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mikelewis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:33 PM
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Dear Freepers, If the Tom Delay scandal is a political ploy...
on the part of Democrats to smear him and ruin his political career, I would not support that. I would find that morally reprehensible. Probably just as repugnant as the way your party leaders have smeared John Kerry and called him a traitor. Or the way you smeared Max Cleland. {That one.. whoa. Low, very very low fellas} Or the way you smeared Sen. McCain. I find all of these acts repugnant and would not support doing the same to any person in our country for any reason. I just find it wrong. If a member or our party used the justice system for political retribution, I would support criminal charges against that individual.

However, you have to understand how very happy I am about this indictment. For a long time, these people have gone beyond the pale time and again. They have thrust themselves into my life in a very disturbing way. To me, they are indeed evil men and I am glad that the law is finally acting to end their reign.

You also must understand that I am eagerly awaiting more indictments. Soon Bill Frist may face a Grand Jury Indictment. That is good news to me. I believe an ex-FBI translator has leveled a charge of treason against Dennis Hastert. Nice. And of course, Karl Rove, Libby, Bolton and hopefully Cheney are looking down the wrong end of yet another Grand Jury investigation. That to me is sweet, sweet music.

Now, in my wildest dreams, there lies the shining light of an impeachment for GWB. I'm not looking forward to this because of Clinton and the blow-job. I frankly don't care about that. That was stupid and you know it. No, an impeachment would mean that my neighbors reject your fucked up plans to try and shape the world in your image. I don't want to live in your world. I can't imagine anyone I ever met, save a few very creepy people, who would want to live in your world. Your world is frightening, filled with terror and despair and self-loathing. I don't like it. The Impeachment of GWB would send a very clear message that the true American spirit rejects such hate-filled ideology. That's why I'd be happy and that's why I am happy now.

I don't want this to be some cheap political trick. I want these "evil-doers" out of my government. I promise you, I want them out for better reasons than you wanted Clinton out. I'm sorry for your misery and the long string of miseries to come. But there is something pleasingly ironic in the fact that the first thing to fall in your terror campaign is the "Hammer".

P.S. Good Luck in '06.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:38 PM
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1. Hear, Hear! Bravo, mikelewis! Recommended!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 PM by I Have A Dream
Thanks for so eloquently articulating the feelings of many people here.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:10 PM
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3. .
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:43 PM
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2. Wild clapping from the peanut gallery!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:38 PM
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4. DeLay is the tip of the iceberg.
He IS the Republican power on the Hill. The rest are a bunch of collective rubber stampers. These people are now leaderless and rudderless.....the implosion begins. And we still have many dots yet to be connected.

Abramoff * Al Qaeda money * DeLay * Norquist * Rove * Plame
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:39 PM
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5. Good post. Couldn't have said it better.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:41 PM
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6. simply put:
This is about justice: paying the price for his own crimes. And there is nothing shameful about being happy that someone is brought to justice.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:06 PM
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7. Dear Freepers, I'm the fly in the milk
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:09 PM by sfexpat2000
Is this political?

You betchurass.


Is Delay guilty as sin and a hundred times as slimey?

(See response to question #1.)


Just for once, I'd LOVE someone to say, you bet this is politics. And you can have that with a side of Freedom Fries.

When did "politics" become a dirty word? Like "liberal" and "choice" and "protest" and, and, and . . . duck, it's the WORD POLICE!

This is about the people, and that's where the word comes from:

Merriam Webster:

Main Entry: political
Pronunciation: p&-'li-ti-k&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin politicus
1 a : of or relating to government, a government, or the conduct of government b : of, relating to, or concerned with the making as distinguished from the administration of governmental policy
2 : of, relating to, involving, or involved in politics and especially party politics
3 : organized in governmental terms <political units>
4 : involving or charged or concerned with acts against a government or a political system <political prisoners>
- politically /-k(&-)lE/ adverb

Is this about the polity, the people?

You betchurass. And here's a double order of politics to go with.

And just to freak your freeper selves out as much as possible, my whole extended family makes it a point to be as POLITICAL AS POSSIBLE every day. Good for the circulation.

:hi:
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:14 PM
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12. As I posted elsewhere -I don't think this is a political ploy...
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 08:15 PM by sendero
.... but guess what Tom Gribble?

I don't give a shit!

That's right. You and your henchmen hounded Bill Clinton for 8 fucking years. It's payback time motherf*cka, enjoy!

See, I'm just not as magnanimous as the OP. I want revenge for every single one of these fuckers. And Tom Delay is as good a place to start as any!
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:59 PM
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8. WOOT WOOT!
right on brother!

kicked and nominated............ :dem: :dem: :dem:
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:03 PM
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9. How nice! Kicked.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:10 PM
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10. The strings are unraveling.
Great post!
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:01 PM
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11. "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!!"
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1203/p01s04-usgn.html

"Unlike most states, Texas does not give its attorney general the power to prosecute criminal acts at the state level. That task goes to the Travis County district attorney - a responsibility Earle took on, forming a public-integrity unit to look into such abuses.

Over the years, there have been bills to defund the controversial unit and to transfer its power to the attorney general's office. But the unit has persisted and Earle has prosecuted 12 Democrats and three Republicans - most of them successfully."


If Ronnie Earle is partison, he has been very soft on the Republicans.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:47 AM
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13. Oh by the way a non-partisan group of 12 Texas residents indicted him..
the DA Earle just produced the evidence. I call that justice at work.
We're all for the "rule of law" .
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:13 AM
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14. Hey Freepers.....
Y'all fake ass hypocrites are going DOWN ! :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:57 AM
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15. Great post! Did the freepsters expect DeLay's opponents to
"play fair" and defeat him "legitimately" in a political race?? And how are DeLay's opponents supposed to do THAT when DeLay himself has stacked the deck by fraudulently imposing redistricting in TX (not to mention that DeLay's and Bush's cronies own and program the voting machines anyway)?
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:56 AM
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16. You encapsulated in a nutshell the difference between Liberals and GOP
They would never ever hold one of their own accountable for anything..
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