Where taxes are concerned, I 'm not entirely certain, but it seems like we 're going to have to somehow pay back all the money the Republicans have wasted, stolen, and thrown to their cronies. Maybe we should begin by taxing the hell out of Big Biz interests, while regulating prices so they don 't screw us regular folks through the back end.
Then we can tax the rich again.
The ersatz "war on terror " doesn 't seem to be going all that well, either. Gawd, the more chickenshit the Republican, the more likely he is to accuse any Democrat of being a "cut and run " Liberal. I, for one, would feel a whole lot more secure if more of our troops were positioned to defend the United States from sea to shining sea, Canada to Mexico, healthy and in good spirits, with equipment that wasn 't beaten all to hell from continual exposure to battle conditions and desert sandstorms.
The Republicans, from Bush to Cheney to Rummy, right on down to DeLay, keep telling us how high the morale is among our military personnel. Apparently, none of them have seen the polls, wherein 72% of the warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan have had more than their fill. They are completely fed up with Rummy 's Neverending War.
Let 's face it, if the GOP did not control both the Senate and House, were there reasonable and open debate within those bodies, would that the system of checks and balances had been kept properly in effect, George W. Bush would have been impeached long before becoming King George XLIII.
To suggest bringing impeachment proceedings against King George XLIII as unconstitutional is just ignorant. In the first place, he was never honestly elected. Then at every juncture he tries to (and often gets away with) rule with dictatorial impunity. That statement more than illuminates the arrogant nature of Tom DeLay, the schmuck who led the charge for impeachment against President Bill Clinton, essentially because he was a Democrat.
For 20 years he 's been getting by in Congress through trickery and deceit, never once showing any real interest for the good of anyone but Tom DeLay and family. Even in going out he can 't be honest.
Tom Delay is a textbook example of Napoleonic complex taken to its highest degree. A man of vertically challenged physical stature, he walks around with a perpetual smile to keep all, friend and foe, off balance. In true Biblical style, DeLay 's posse always follows at least two to three steps behind him. Not one to confront someone face-to-face, Smiler DeLay will get you when you 're not looking, probably when you least expect it at a moment that 's safest for him.
He 's perpetually in complete denial of any wrongdoing on his part; it 's always somebody else 's fault, be it the media or the Democrats, or a District Attorney. Maybe it 's one of his assistants or Scooter Libbey. For a while he blamed Michael Schiavo and those infernal Judges in Florida for the political fallout. Over the years it 's been a series of Judges whose decisions he didn 't like.
But just ask Tom DeLay, and he 'll tell you, "I 've done nothing wrong. "
He 'll repeat this over and over, and over again even when it 's not asked.
He says it so much one comes to the realization it 's not so the listener buys it, it 's so he believes his own horse droppings.
Wolf Blitzer squeezed about 10 minutes or so out of DeLay on Tuesday, April 4, for a live interview in CNN 's The Situation Room. Here then are some of DeLay 's verbatim comments, smiling all the way (note how often he denies wrongdoing, then remember that these are only the ones I 've documented):
On when he made the decision to leave Congress: "I decided before Tony Rudy went down ... " (Yep, no question Tom has a good idea what's in store, since he was pretty much the only logical connection between his former aide Tony Rudy and one of his best friends, Jack Abramoff.)
"Democrats have no agenda, no solutions. They 've been criminalizing politics and attacking my reputation for 10 years. All they believe in is 'politics of personal destruction ' ... "