Saturday, January 07, 2006
Ding dong the witch is dead! I guess Tom DeLay finally realized he's not in Kansas anymore. With that, he's officially abandoned his bid to remain House Majority Leader. Time for celebration, indeed. But after we toast this sweet, sweet victory, let's quickly shift focus to what's most significant, which is what DeLay's resignation represents to Democrats everywhere who've viewed the last twelve years of Republican rule as a political Mt.Everest. But to paraphrase the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, "we've now gotten to that mountaintop, and looked over, and we've seen the promised land." And its spells v-i-c-t-o-r-y for Democrats in 2006.
The fall of The Hammer, Tom DeLay, is just the tip of the iceberg. DeLay may be one of the first real political casualties for the GOP, but he certainly will not be the last. Some two-dozen or more Congressmen, Senators and conservative leaders are potentially on the hotseat stemming from the explosive scandal that is the Jack Abramoff House of Cards. Let's not forget one very important thing here. DeLay has not resigned for the simple good of the country. He's quitting because he knows what prosecutors know: that he's as guilty as sin. Stupid he's not.
Let DeLay's resignation empower Democrats across the nation to firmly realize that we can and will take back the House and possibly the Senate, and bring some lawfulness and decency back into American politics. It's time to take back control of government from this morally, ethically and legally bankrupt band of outlaws called the Republican Party.
Now is the time to seriously get to work. We need to mobilize and strategize. We need to not only see DeLay quit his leadership post, we must not rest until he's gone from Congress altogether. Go to www.Lampson.com and do whatever you can to help Nick Lampson kick the political crap out of DeLay next November. Volunteer in your home states, and/or where there are other close races. Send money. This is war, folks, but we just won a very major battle. Victory is ours to be had if we fight hard and play it smart.