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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:33 PM
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NOTES from DLC about DeLay......View from the "Bird's Eye."
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 07:35 PM by KoKo01
DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 28, 2005
A Reform Moment

Today's news that House Republican Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted by a Texas grand jury for alleged participation in a criminal conspiracy to violate state laws banning corporate political contributions has predictably been greeted with righteous glee among Democrats and lurid accusations of a conspiracy among Republicans -- or at least those Republicans who are not already distancing themselves from the powerful and vengeful ex-exterminator from Sugarland.

But tempting as it is to dwell on the possibility that this self-appointed moral arbiter of the nation could soon be strolling the halls not of Congress but of a Texas correctional facility, we urge Democrats to keep focused on a much bigger issue: the systemic pattern of corruption, cronyism, influence-peddling, and partisan intimidation in Washington. DeLay is clearly a major ink-spot in that pattern; even if he evades imprisonment on the Texas charges, let's remember that the object of the fundraising effort in question was The Hammer's obsessive campaign to launch a re-redistricting of U.S. House seats to buttress his power in the Capitol. And that broader determination to ruthlessly hold and use power by the GOP is what has given us a vast array of ethical lapses and bad policies, from Jack Abramoff's enormous roulette wheel of shakedowns and wirepullings, to a long series of fiscally ruinous special-interest raids on the U.S. Treasury, and even down to the staffing of FEMA with Republican campaign operatives.

We've offered a whole package of reform measures to "drain the swamp" in Washington, including lobbying reform, redistricting reform, ethics laws with teeth, and a major rollback of corporate subsidies in the federal budget and tax code. Others should offer their own ideas, but the key thing right now is to make DeLay's "accountability moment" a reform moment for Democrats, and for the country.
DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 28, 2005

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:40 PM
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1. The Big Picture is the PUG/PUB goals which bodes ill for all America cept
for the 1 % upper class.

We have allowed ourselves to be scammed...

Delay is but a symptom/an example/ of the Pub Power producing some side effects...like arrogance/cronyism/and a superiority complex.

The larger picture of how to reduce their power remains...calls for lowering the Ignorance Level....
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:41 PM
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2. Usual DLC Hubris
...the key thing right now is to make DeLay's "accountability moment" a reform moment for Democrats...

Leave it to the DLC to frame the Delay indictment as support for their misguided ideological takeover of the Democratic Party.

Stupid bastards. DLC? Shut the fuck up.
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