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October 25, 2004

Tom DeLay: "We are a permanent majority"

By Byron LaMasters

If Tom DeLay had his way, we probably wouldn't even bother having elections anymore.

Watch DeLay on Drive Democracy.

Update: There's also a new Richard Morrison ad up today, "Drunken Sailor".

Posted by Byron LaMasters at October 25, 2004 06:04 PM | TrackBack


From around the mid 1980s until the early 1990s the GOP and its fellow travellers in the media would reassure themselves by proclaiming that Republicans had a "lock on the electoral college".
When Bill Clinton picked that lock in 1992, the Republicans went into shock. :P

I wonder if there are any surviving quotes of DeLay talking about that "lock".

Posted by: Tim Z. at October 26, 2004 03:45 AM

Dobbs seems to agree. Judging from the ass-kissing he's been doing over at Contumacy, it looks as though he's ready to switch teams if this election doesn't go well for the Dems:

From http://www.contumacy.org/bbs/index.pl?read=37030#37030

I Want to Write for Contumacy
Andrew Dobbs -- Friday, 22 October 2004, at 6:04 p.m.

Hey, I put together an article describing my conversion from an anti-War kid to a strong supporter of the War in Iraq. It is long and I could cut it down (if I must) but I'd like to see it printed. I could post it on here if anyone is interested or email it to them perhaps. Just let me know what I need to do to get it published or to get it considered for such.

Thanks guys.

Here is are a couple of excerpts, tell me what you think:

"The fact of the matter is that despite all the losses we face and the difficulty ahead, our success is imperative and cowardly suggestions of withdrawal are in the tradition of appeasement that allowed Hitler to plow across Europe, that let the Soviet Union spread its poisonous doctrine all the way to 90 miles off the coast of our country, that would have kept the Taliban in power in Afghanistan and Tojo in Japan. In the end, we are a part of nothing new, but something as old as the Maccabees. In the face of tyranny the weak will always fold and those who care more about liberty than comfort will continue to stand strong. Now is the time for resolve, not for defeatism."
"Despite the growing costs and the continuing difficulty, we are on the right side of history. In the face of terrorism, we refused to be cowed. In the face of a psychotic tyrant with WMDs, we stared him down. In the face of a man with no regard for rule of law, with no respect for the truth we brought certain and just punishment. And now we are presented with a struggle to stabilize Iraq that we might have the opportunity to remake the entire region. This ought to offer phenomenal hope and inspire deep resolve in the souls of all Americans- Democratic and Republican. One party seems to be well on that path already and despite my deep disagreements with them on most other issues, we can unite on the front of promoting our ideals. I promise to continue fighting in my party for what I feel to be right that some day soon a freer world might be wrought."

Give me a break. What a lot of trite nonesense.

Posted by: curious at October 26, 2004 02:22 PM

"Here is are a couple of excerpts, tell me what you think..."

I think Andrew Dobbs is apparently a moron.

Posted by: Shah at October 26, 2004 04:26 PM
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