Tuesday, January 04, 2005

You Won, DeLay Blinked: Post your comments!

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  • Yes, Yes, this is great...this is some of the best news I have heard for a while...thanks to all those who voiced their opinions on this. keep up the activism.

    By Blogger eely, at 11:30 AM  

  • Good. Let's hope that this is the beginning of more accountability in this Congress. BUT what's to say that there isn't a "fix in" in Texas, so that DeLay KNOWS he's never going to have to use the DeLay rule anyway???

    By Blogger Marcus Woodward, at 11:41 AM  

  • It's a great victory to send a message to our representatives, that we won't tolerate them getting a free pass, when they do things against the law. We must vote out these bad examples, that can't follow the law like all of us must or pay the penalty.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:56 AM  

  • Great news! Now let's keep them all accountable, starting with actually funding the promises made: tsunami relief, AIDs assistance to Africa, and No Child Left Behind, for starters.

    By Blogger heather, at 12:12 PM  

  • And let's not forget to let our senators know that the likes of our torture-approving, geneva conventions-sneering attorney general appointee is absolutely unacceptable, and one more cynical minority appointment. Where on earth do the Bushes dig up these
    candidates (Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, etc) who sell their constituents down the river with their decisions every working day and waking minute? The "I got mine, so it's your fault if you didn't get yours" attitude of each of them is appalling. Thomas and Condi don't believe there is racial discrimination. Our new AG appointee doesn't recognize that the Geneva Conventions protect all those young Latino men serving in the military because they trust the government and/or have no other employment/education options. God help America.

    By Blogger heather, at 12:28 PM  

  • I live in a red state so this victory is especially sweet. The moral values crowd figured it finally had to walk the walk instead of only blathering about exemplary character.(My Republican congresswoman has been feeding at DeLay's campaign money trough for years.)

    They did the right thing but for the wrong reason: a cynical political move but hey,what do you expect from hypocrites.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:47 PM  

  • This is a good start to the convening of the 109th Congress. But don't be fooled - Tom DeLay is NOT finished. You have to remain vigilant because he didn't cave in on something he was going to get from his buddies in Congress, especially the pig representatives who continue to feed at the corporate money trough.

    He's trying to keep from being indicted in Texas...

    By Blogger The Christian Progressive Liberal, at 3:36 PM  

  • It's good to celebrate, but you can bet Delay has worked some skanky secret deal for his reversal. Wonder what his Senate colleagues gave him? Whatever it was, you can bet John and Jane Q. Public are at the losing end of the deal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 PM  

  • they went ahead and voted for the change in the investigation rules, though. Ties = no investigation now.

    By Blogger Torrid, at 7:25 PM  

  • The GOP is letting DeLay bite the bullet he created. But they're doing so for pragmatic reasons—they have an agenda they want to put forward, such as robbing social security and appointing right-wing nuts to the courts. Supporting DeLay would've jeopardized that, especially if he's indicted. But, as Torrid says above, the GOP gained a little-noticed ethics victory which may be more important: making it impossible to pursue ethics violations without a majority vote to do so on the evenly divided ethics committee. Plus, the GOP is gunning for Hefley and may replace him with a DeLay supporter.

    By Blogger Leslie, at 7:50 PM  

  • Way to go; maybe ethical bipartisanship can prevail. However, there's more to this story yet...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:24 PM  

  • Tommy Boy is a blight on our nations reputation for keeping corruption to a dull roar ... it is now a howling storm ... I hope you find the volume knob and get it dialed back down to acceptable parameters (I know, I know ... NO corruption is better ... but really now ... it is NOT the norm :) Keep up the good work!

    Power to the real people!

    By Blogger Swingnerd, at 12:58 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:19 PM  

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