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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:59 PM
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FT: Republicans in disarray after DeLay indictment
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:30 PM by UpInArms
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/d0b8ed02-303e-11da-ba9f-00000e...

Republican leadership in Congress was thrown into disarray on Wednesday after Tom DeLay, the second most powerful member of the House of Representatives, was forced to step aside to fight allegations of campaign finance irregularities.

Mr DeLay, the House majority leader, is a central figure in the conservative movement, valued for his fundraising prowess, his ability to squeeze out victories on close votes, and his management of House schedules to protect his members from difficult votes.

<snip>

His indictment is a blow to President George W. Bush at a time when the White House is facing growing unrest in Congress.

He's the one person they can't replace, Steny Hoyer, a senior Democrat in the House, said earlier this year of Mr DeLay.

...more...

And lookie here! We will have two arm-twisters to fill in for the "hammer"!

4:07pm 09/28/05 HASTERT: REPS BLUNT AND DRIER TO SHARE HOUSE GOP LEADER POST

(edited to add newsline and comment)

(editing again to add the following:

Not two after all:

House GOP selects Blunt to replace DeLay

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/newsfinder/pulseone.asp...

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Republicans on Wednesday unanimously selected Majority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, No. 3 in the House GOP leadership, to temporarily take over Rep. Tom DeLay's majority-leader duties, lawmakers said. DeLay, R-Texas, was indicted earlier Wednesday by a Texas jury on a charge of conspiring to violate state election laws. Under House GOP rules, DeLay was required to temporarily relinquish his leadership post. Earlier news reports indicated that House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., would push for House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, R-Calif., to fill in for DeLay.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:02 PM
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1. "His indictment is a blow to President George W. Bush"--beatiful
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:05 PM
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2. Disarray??? Like they could not see this coming????
Talk about being overwhelmed by one's own hubris!!!!!!!

Hell, even America's Most Wanted did a piece on Ambramoff's connection to the casino murder, and prominently mentioned DeLay WEEKS ago!!!
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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:20 PM
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10. They really must think
they'll get away with anything!
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:07 PM
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3. Beautiful
It's about time
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DaveColorado Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:10 PM
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4. America's Most Wanted
That's lush.
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:15 PM
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9. I think his passport should be revoked in case he has thoughts
of going on the lam.
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AlamoDemoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:44 PM
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12. LOL...where would he go...Scotland again?
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Brundle_Fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM
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27. He'd better bloody well not haf ta gear
unto our great land, he'll hav his heed ta play with, and get a punt striaght back home to ya.

Up your Kilt Tommy boy!
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:12 PM
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5. ahahhahahahaa!
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RaRa Donating Member (705 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:13 PM
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6. Happy "sigh". Let the dominoes begin to fall on this party. n/t
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Riverman Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:13 PM
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7. Yeah - They got scared and dumped Gay Drier for Roy Blunt for
Majority Leader!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:34 PM
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30. You got that one right - Dreier is most definitely not only gay, he is a
very sexually promiscuous gay. Trolling for quickies and one-night-stands at Republican fundraisers, no less (I have insider knowledge about this). Shameful behavior. No wonder the fundies didn't want him to take over for Delay.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:15 PM
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8. Fry the bastard!
"Hot-tub" Tom is as hypocritical as they come! The xian Reich-wing scumbag is going down!
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 PM
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11. I'd like a copy of the indictment to frame and put up on my wall! (n/t)
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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20. I wanna frame Tom DeLay's conviction of a felony
I want a photo of Tom DeLay in the joint, even if it is a Club Fed and not the real thing.
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:12 AM
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35. Try this.
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 06:13 AM by Dulcinea
CNN has a PDF file of it.

www.cnn.com
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:45 PM
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13. oh boo hoo!
i am so loving this! :evilgrin:
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:51 PM
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14. Ha Huh........... in Nelson's voice
:-)
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:26 PM
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15. Yeah, throw hot water on a bunch of ants, and they scurry around ...
in disarray. Similar result when just one Republican gets into hot water.
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:46 PM
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16. People only have the power others give them. DeLay is now rendered
a lowly Republican. Take away the money and the political cover and he is even an ignorant, criminal going all the way back to his exterminator days.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:50 PM
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17. Serves Them Right
I get personal satisfaction from seeing these two-faced pricks go down while dragging their breeding ground of a political party down with them.

Remember how the GOP and media went after Clinton and his family? They are lucky we don't have the monetary means to bring these fuckers down.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:52 PM
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:55 PM
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19. Delay slandered Micheal Shiavo, as I recall.
So, a little bit of bad karma is coming back on Delay - not that there isn't plenty more where that came from.
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SF Bay Area Dem Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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21. To many "rumors" about Drier that make unacceptable to the fundies
... I am speaking of his sexual orientation and the rumors surrounding it. That makes him unacceptable to these whacked out fundies It will be nice when someday this will not be an issue anymore...
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:37 PM
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31. Not just RUMORS about Dreier...............he is most definitely gay,
and can't seem to refrain from promiscuous behavior even at Republican fundraisers. He likes to hit on attractive men he thinks are single and might be gay. He hit on a friend of mine who is NOT gay, and the friend told all. I told my friend he should have said yes to Dreier and then taken a camera to the rondezvous..........
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 PM
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22. Actually, Republicans seem to be in disarray ever since the Crown
Fool was re-elected. Bush the Lesser must walk around in a continuous blue funk these days. He doesn't seem to do anything right.
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:36 PM
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23. Oh, frabjous day!
;) :party: :toast: :dem:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:49 PM
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24. Actually, I'm surprised they didn't make him King. Oh, yeah. Already
have one of those.

Roaches check in, but they frog-march out.

It's a happy day for truth and justice.

One for us, kids.

:hug:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:57 PM
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25. Democrats have been so very very patient.
We deserve so much.

America has been wounded. And they kicked it while it was down. Now we wait for the ambulance. Then the police.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:32 PM
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26. This is good, but when do we move on with Plamegate? It seems to
have dropped completely off the radar. The more charges and investigations through out the Repuke machine at once, the more they can scream partisan witch-hunt until the trials begin.

Meanwhile the biggest crime - waging an illegal war on false pretenses gets buried.
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TiredTexan Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:24 PM
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28. I've written a poem to celebrate................
I am beyond excited
Crooked Tom's been indicted
Though his world may be blighted
Mine's been good and righted!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:31 PM
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29. "neener neener neener" Now watch kestrel91316 blow this RAZZBERRY
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:42 PM
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32. I started dancing around, singing, "They indicted Tom DeLay,
They indicted Tom Delay!"

My puppy started jumping, and I danced with her. Now she thinks I am nuts.

Does anyone remember that poem Jeff Matson posted here, sung to the tune of "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley?"

It had a stanza that said "Hang Down Your Head, Tom DeLay...Bug Boy is Gonna Fry."

I need to search for that.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:48 PM
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33. I found it! Jeff's song about DeLay is in this thread:
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:58 PM
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34. 1 down more than we think to go.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:15 AM
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36. The "disarray" thing was confirmed for me
yesterday. Every time Delay's ugly mug was on TV he was forcing a smile and insisting repeatedly that this unites the Rethug party. heh heh

That's right Tom, repeat it often enough and it'll be true. Mmm Hmm.

Julie
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:56 AM
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37. Kick.
Suffer and die, assholes.
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