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POLITICS: Tom Delay will not seek re-election

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posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:42 PM
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The CNN wire is reporting that Tom Delay will not seek re-election for the coming term. The former Republican House Majority Leader, who was forced to step down due to an indictment in Texas, is expected to announce his decision tomorrow. The reasons for his decision are unclear at this time.
 



www.cnn.com
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Tom DeLay , who was forced to step down as House majority leader last year after being indicted in his home state of Texas, will drop out of his re-election race, two Republican congressional sources told CNN Monday.

The reason for DeLay's departure was unclear. He was calling supporters and colleagues Monday night to tell them of his decision, the sources said.

He was expected to announce his departure at a news conference Tuesday morning. Last month, DeLay easily won a contested Republican primary for his suburban Houston House seat.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


To call this an important development would be a great understatement. While the report is exceedingly bare, more information will crop up in the coming day. As you see from the links below, it is being reported all through the wire. The speculation now is, what will his official reason be for leaving?

Will he admit guilt in the charges leveled against him? In what is bound to be a heated political campaign in the midterms, will want to avoid becoming a liability? Likely, he will step down from the limelight, and become a player in the background of the Republican Party.

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posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:05 PM
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My heart is deeply troubled, a good man has been torn apart by insane wolves at his throat. Perhaps doom is upon the USA sooner than we all thought. Perhaps Iran or OBL have put forth a plan that is unstoppable and Tom wishes to spend the end of days with his family.

God bless a good man........Tom Delay



posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 12:09 AM
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Wow. I'm truly surprised. A man who had risen to a powerful place in Congress from being a bug exterminator. He also "redistricted" Texas so that more Republicans would fill the legislative branch of the state. Well, what will the Republicans do now that he is out of the game?

All I can say is that retired politicians...always turn into lobbyists. I don't think Congress went through with restricting politicians from serving in the Lobby yet.




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df1

posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 02:09 PM
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thermopolis
God bless a good man........Tom Delay

I hope that the legal system puts the vile mr. delay and his corrupt cronies in prison for a long time. IMHO the courts can not impose a penalty that is too harsh on these people. May God strike tom delay down with lightning.



posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 02:12 PM
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This doesn't surprise me at all, I have been following the troubles he has been having with his dirty links and business deals and to tell you the truth I was expecting him to resign earlier than this.

He knows he is guilty of what he has been accused off and no even Jesus is going to get him out of this one.

Amen.


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posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 02:17 PM
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Crime doesnt pay. He's still young enough, yet he's a defrauded and beaten man. :shk:

I am sure justice will prevail.



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posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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Even Mr. Delay realizes after an indictment , it's very difficult to be an effective politician when you are singing like a mocking bird and ratting out your friends. Sorry about the mixed metaphors.

Mr. Tom brought it upon himself, but the GOP has thrown him to the wolves and he is pissed. Now it get nasty.

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posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 03:47 PM
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I don't know if this is always the case, but do you guys think that the GOP has a habit of "ex-communicating" people who don't work with the party agenda? First Katherine Harris. And now Tom DeLay.

But in between the two, I think Tom DeLay might return to the good graces of the neo-cons solely because he knows how to get his hands dirty. But then again....there is always the possiblity of a "Presidential Pardon"...if it is possible.

But if the GOP does go through with washing their hands with DeLay, it would be divine justice to see him rot away in Huntsville Prison. After all, Texas is supposed to be a state that supports tough crime, right?



posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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Interesting, conviction without facts.............

Ronnie Earl will be on trial by the time this is over.



posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 11:07 PM
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About Ronnie Earle: I think it's time to post some facts about him in order to see which side he stands on.


thinkprogress.org
EARLE HAS PROSECUTED FOUR TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS: “Over Earle’s 27-year tenure, his Public Integrity Unit has prosecuted 15 elected officials, including 12 Democrats.” [Los Angeles Times, 5/15/05]

EARLE PROSECUTED DEMOCRATS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF STATE GOVERNMENT: “Some of the Democrats prosecuted by Earle and his Public Integrity Unit are former Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis, former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox, former State Treasurer Warren Harding and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Yarbrough.” [AP, 12/12/04]

EARLE AIDES WENT ON TO RUN FOR OFFICE AS REPUBLICANS: “Some of his top assistants have been with him for decades. A few have gone on to run for elected office as Republicans.” [Los Angeles Times, 5/15/05]


And if that isn't enough, take a look at The Texas DA pitted against the power of Tom DeLay. This mediamatters.org report on Mr. Earle even lets out even more truth about him.

Prosecute him? Well...how about redistricting? In fact in 2003, some GOP members were dead set for this plan...as told in the Austin Chronicle. Wow. Even Texans can't "mess with Texas".



posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 11:19 PM
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Dont' bother ceci2006 a sheep is a sheep , They believe in Santa, Jesus the tooth fairy and republican politics.
It's about time Delay is gone now if we could just get rid of the rest of the traitors.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 06:12 AM
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Thanks DirtyDevil. I know. But it is also important to put the facts out there so that people find out for themselves about D.A. Ronnie Earle.

Ceci



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 08:08 AM
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My heart is deeply troubled, a good man has been torn apart by insane wolves at his throat

What? The man is a criminal and corrupt. Good thing the jerk is gone. He should've been thrown out of office.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 09:05 AM
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I just love the tolerance and diversity of ideas on the site...........oh, but there are none if you are a conservative............



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 09:07 AM
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I just love the tolerance and diversity of ideas on the site

Ah, so when its to protect a criminal, who's a republican, then tolerance is seen as a virture.


Its a joke to say that people are being intolerant of Delay, the man is a crook, he's a corrupt politician and a liar, people don't need to be tolerant of his immoral, unethical, and illegal behaviour.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 09:30 AM
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How about a little PROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 10:28 AM
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This aint a court, we're not having a trial here. Delay is scum, he's corrupt, he's been arrested, he's been charged, and there will be a trial to legally determine his guilt. OJ Simpson wasn't found guilty by a jury, be he practically cut the head off his wife. Delay hasn't been found guilty by a jury, but lets not pretend this is some fantasy made up by 'evil liiiiibbbberallls'
According to this line of thinking, Clinton didn't get a BJ in office neither


df1

posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 11:56 AM
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thermopolis
I just love the tolerance and diversity of ideas on the site...........oh, but there are none if you are a conservative............

Oh please spare us the victimhood and violins. Delay is not being prosecuted because he is a conservative, he is being prosecuted because he is a criminal. As for republican conservatism, it died with barry goldwater. The only remaining remaining conservative in the entire party is congressman ron paul, who I voted for when he ran for president as a libertarian.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 03:48 PM
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It would be kind of hard for the Hammer to run for office from inside a 6'x8" cement room.



Rove and Abramoff must be squealing like stuck pigs.



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posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 03:57 PM
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The Abramoff fallout keeps expanding every week.

Here's an interesting piece: www.waynemadsenreport.com...

April 4, 2006 -- DeLay implicated in Florida gangland hit of casino boats owner. Former GOP Majority Leader Tom DeLay's surprise announcement that he will resign from Congress in a few weeks and not stand for re-election after winning the GOP primary in his Houston area district came after a bombshell was dropped in the Broward County, Florida trial of former John Gotti hit man Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello for the February 2001 gangland slaying of Sun Cruz casino boat owner Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. Moscatiello is on trial with Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari and James "Pudgy" Fiorillo in the murder of Boulis.

I have even seen a couple of pieces in recent months about a Mr Atta having frequented the Sun Cruz casino boats in the weeks before the events of september 11th 2001. Curious stuff!



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