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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tom DeLay: Theocratic, Nazi Thug (TNT)

John Kelso is rapidly becoming one of my favorite columnists at the Austin American-Statesman. His Friday column, "Tom DeLay: He would have cut and run at the Alamo" (The dead-trees version carries the headline "Hammer's scared of being nailed"), ridicules DeLay for his cowardly cutting and running from his re-election campaign against Democratic challenger Nick Lampson. Here's the money-shot:
Sure, Tom DeLay is a human piñata these days. But he's been whackin' his opponents with a stick for candy for quite some time. So now it's his turn.
But DeLay is apparently not done whacking his opponents for candy. Not by a long shot, as evidenced by the despicable behavior exhibited by his minions on Thursday at a press conference where Lampson was to call on Governor Goodhair to announce a special election for May 13th to fill DeLay's seat until November. Not simply content to heckle Lampson or stage a peaceful counter-protest, these thugs descended en masse on the press conference, verbally and physically harrassed Lampson supporters, and assaulted a 69-year-old retired CPS worker. The media even caught footage of the assault - click here and scroll down to the very bottom for one such video. It's very revealing. One DeLay supporter in the video even denies the blatant thuggery being orchestrated by anyone. Oh Really?
----- Original Message -----

From: Cress Ann Posten

To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;

Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:26 PM

Subject: Attention All Who Support Tom DeLay....

Attention all who support Tom DeLay...

Tomorrow morning (Thursday, April 6), Nick Lampson is holding a press conference to demand that Governor Perry immediately schedule a special election to replace Tom DeLay.

Hmmm. Exactly who is Nick Lampson to demand that Governor Perry circumvent the law?

Chris Homan is organizing a rally to show support for Tom tomorrow morning, (Thursday, April 6).

Meet tomorrow morning (Thursday, April 6) at 9:45am on the first floor of the parking garage attached to the Marriott Town Center, in Sugar Land.

***IMPORTANT NOTE***--Please call the campaign office at (REDACTED) and let them know if you can attend, or email Leonard Cash (click on link to his name below) so that they can get a head count.

----- Original Message -----

From: chris homan

To: ‘Cress Ann Posten’

Cc: ‘Leonard Cash’

Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 6:10 PM


We would meet tomorrow morning at 9:45 am on the first floor of the parking garage attached to the Marriott. Please get folks to call our campaign office (REDACTED) and let us know they can do it - or e-mail Leonard Cash (in the cc field above) so that we can get some head count. Let’s give Lampson a parting shot that wrecks his press conference.

Tell me, is this how conervative Republicans "show support" for hardened criminal Tom DeLay?

(Source: KPRC Channel 2 in Houston, TX)

Oh, and just for your edification, here's the woman who denied that this was a planned assault on democracy by DeLay's campaign manager:

(Source: KPRC Channel 2 in Houston, TX)
Oh, nobody organized this. We're just a bunch of poor, persecuted conservative Christians who just spontaenously decided to do our part to kill all the evil, Satanic "libruls."

Even worse, DeLay's campaign manager, Chris Homan said that there's more where this came from. A promise of future thuggery by a prominent member of a prominent Republican's campaign staff...why does this sound like domestic terrorism?

Sidebar: I wonder if this is what the American Legion meant when they voted to use "whatever means necessary" to ensure that everyone falls in line and verbally fellates The Most Holy George W. Christ 24/7/365.

If this is the America you want, by all means, do continue to vote for the party of corruption, xenophobic theocracy and homophobia.

On the other hand, if you're sick and tired of reactionary thugs driving our country over a cliff, be sure to check out Nick Lampson's site and send a few bucks his way. If you live in TX-22, consider volunteering and voting for him.

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