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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

DeLay Wins First Round

Posted by on March 7 at 21:33 PM

Tom DeLay won his party’s nomination with 64% of the votes today. Sad, but not a huge surprise.

What I really want to point out, though, is the following quote, which perfectly illustrates what a fucking asshead this man is.

“I have always placed my faith in the voters, and today’s vote shows they have placed their full faith in me,” DeLay said in a statement. “Not only did they reject the politics of personal destruction, but they strongly rejected the candidates who used those Democrat tactics as their platform.”

And to the 10,005 people (with 14% percent reporting) in Texas who voted for this man, from the rest of us: Fuck you.

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This could prove to work out in the general elections, though. On NPR the other day I heard someone talking about how if DeLay were to lose the primary, it would show that the Republicans can clean up their own mess, and hold themselves accountable. Obviously this is not the case, and here's hoping that argument will be made repeatedly and vocally by DeLay's opponent.

We can hope. It'll take a miracle in that district. But I'm starting to have a powerful faith in Jack Abramoff; I think he's about to blow the freakin' lid off the sucker. He's mad as hell at the Republicans, and he's got photographs. The Vanity Fair piece is just the beginning. DeLay's campaign may be hampered if he has to run it from a jail cell.

It looks like Sugarland is going to be represented by a Democrat soon. Of course, it won't last. Gary Condit's district voted him out by electing a Republican. The next election, they voted a Dem back in.

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