So what's new with the attack-dog Democrats calling for Tom DeLay's ouster? This has been ongoing for quite some time, even before the current string of spurious charges and stretching back to Al Franken and Howard Dean's October retirement party for him. As Al pointed out in a recent CBS article,
if Bush is defeated, "We’ll still have Tom Delay. We’ll still have a Republican congress and we’ll still have Rush and O’Hannity. And we’ll still have O’Reilly. And, we’ll still have Fox. We’ll still have the Wall Street Journal editorial page."In other words, as long as Conservative opinion exists, the Left must erradicate it by whatever means necessary, according to Franken. Far from extending a tolerance towards alternative viewpoints, or appreciating the balance of a dynamic national thought process yielding the richness of diverse sensibilities, those like Al prefer to bath the American scene in the sewerage of rhetorical hyperbole. "Actually God asked me to," he declared in reference to writing his book, and continued,
"... because he was so pissed off at Bush who claimed, whose friends claimed, he had been chosen by God. And God said, 'No, he hadn’t. He was just chosen by Clarence Thomas," said Franken at a book convention, where he was promoting his book “Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them."As flippant as this may actually be, his is nevertheless, the pinnacle of intellectual thinking of the Leftwing opposition in America today. Open irrationality has replaced pretense to render lunacy on parade. Is it any wonder that Leftists must resort to throwing pies, and other forms of escalating violence against those with whom they disagree. They have become clowns. For the party of so-called tolerance, "Hate and rage" are not family values - they are political virtues. And in the aftermath of yet another clobbering election defeat, Delay has become the target of opportunity for the full rage of a movement that has nothing whatsoever left to offer.
Ben Stein is certainly no Franken, yet today he is quite frank in his defense of a good statesman over at the American Spectator Online,
If we must choose today between the sensibilities of Franken's world or that of Stein and DeLay, the choice is all too clear. The malevolent abomination that has stitched itself together from the refuse of the human psyche, offers little more than chaos and misery in place of the benevolent liberty from which it was birthed.
Here with a few truths about Tom DeLay, the embattled GOP Majority Leader in The House of Representatives.
1.) Tom DeLay is morally probably the highest level public servant I have ever met. With virtually no political gain to be had from so doing, he has been the most enthusiastic supporter of Israel in the U.S. Congress. He has stood with Israel against terrorism and international anti-Semitism without reservation or fear. This is a man with more moral decency in his little finger than his detractors have in their whole bodies.
2.) The attack against him in the Texas courts are an outrageous -- but sadly emblematic -- Democrat attempt to use the judicial system to defeat electoral process. The DA who is tormenting him is the same one who made up an indictment of Kay Bailey Hutchison out of whole cloth to try to reverse the results of a solid electoral victory by the Republican party in Texas.If this kind of deviltry works, we can expect local Democrat district attorneys to routinely indict any Republican who is successfully turning out the electorate for the Republican Party. No elected official, no bureaucrat, is more unaccountable than an out of control, hatchet job prosecutor, and this is just what we are seeing at work against Tom DeLay.
3.) The very fact that the Mainstream Media are so desperately struggling to smear Tom DeLay is proof positive of what a good job he is doing at leveling the electoral playing field.
4.) If we throw him to the wolves, we are betraying a dear friend of the party, and a good man -- and allowing a vicious dirty trick through the judicial system to subvert the Constitution.
5.) Tom DeLay's comments about a judiciary that sanctioned the torture murder of Terri Schiavo and how it has to be brought to account was a brave and entirely sensible approach to an issue that dismays and frightens many Americans. His comments are yet another sign of what a fine patriot this man is.
6.) He has been there for us, and we need to be there for him.