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April 7th, 2005 2:09 pm
Tom DeLay Must Go…

Yep, you heard me right. Tom DeLay must go. Facing mounting questions on ethics and the like, it’s time for him to go. There’s another article in the MSM about DeLay’s campaign and PAC paying his family members for their work on his campaigns. Apparently the organizations, funded by supporters, not tax dollars, were paying DeLay’s family members for working on his campaigns. In other words, Tom DeLay was using money donated by supporters to help his campaign.

In other news, there was a blistering article by the AP about DeLay’s antics involving both his national and state PACs. According to the article, DeLay coordinated the efforts to help other Texas Republicans get elected. The article gives detailed accounts about how Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee (”ARMPAC”) made contributions to Texas candidates while at the same time Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee (”TRMPAC”) also gave money to those Republican candidates. According to the same article, “Federal fund-raising committees like DeLay’s often contribute to state races, which is allowable under the law…” and “Craig McDonald, executive director of Texans for Public Justice, a political watchdog group, said while the relationship of the two PACs is well known…”

So Tom DeLay has been using these Political Action Committees to legally assist political campaigns of Republicans. Tom DeLay must go….

Those leading the charge against DeLay include Harry Reid, who interestingly enough had a few brief words mentioned about his dealings several years ago. According to seeBS news,

The Times used “The Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002″ as the example of how the influence of Reid’s family got things done in the Senate. The bill was sold to his colleagues as a bipartisan bill to help the environment in Nevada. But included in the bill were several windfalls to Nevada corporations � who had hired Reid relatives to push for the legislation.

The Howard Hughes Corporation paid $300,000 to Reid’s son-in-law Steven Barringer’s firm. One provision in the bill benefited a real estate development run by the senior partner in a Nevada law firm that employs Reid’s four sons. The cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson were also helped by the bill � all three were represented by Reid’s family members.

The Times also mentioned legislation sponsored by Reid over the years that benefited the University of Nevada at Reno, the Nevada Mining Association and the state’s mining companies, and the American Gaming Association, all who had hired Reid family members to lobby for them.

Shortly after the Times talked to Reid, the vice chairman � and former chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee - about this story last fall, he decided to ban relatives from lobbying his office, but not their entire firms.

Unlike Tom DeLay, Harry Reid is affecting legislation in direction response and in direct payback for kickbacks for his kids.

Others hot on the trail of DeLay’s misdeeds include Nancy Pelosi, who was fined last year by the FEC for multiple violations in trying to circumvent contribution limits. One of the respondents named in the action is Paul F. Pelosi, the treasurer of “Nancy Pelosi for Congress”.

So Tom DeLay has been ruining the good name of Congress by working within the guidelines, laws and ethical mandates. Mr. DeLay should heed the advice of his colleagues Reid and Pelosi and enter into a political life of kickbacks, illegal contributions and real ethics violations. Mr. DeLay should stop, as Pelosi calls it, “blowing the ethical standards of the House” and instead join her and other top Democrats in “restor[ing] the integrity of the ethics process and regain[ing] the confidence of the American people”…

Maybe DeLay could get his wife and daughter in on those great Nevada kickback schemes, then get them hired by the companies benefitting from legislation he sponsors, and then top it off by allowing them to donate that hard-earned money to his PACs beyond the legal limits for years to come. Talk about confidence restoration!

So I’ve made up my mind… Tom DeLay must go….

…straight to the Democrats, the MSM and all the other hypocrites hounding his ass for no other reason than his success against the liberal agenda and tell them to kiss his ass.

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