Friday, September 30

What he said.

My replies to Tom DeLay's whining about "the politics of personal destruction" really don't go any further than a hoary old maxim about made beds and lying in them, but if you want something more substantial than that, go here to read what Daily Kos's Hunter has to say on the subject. A sampling:

Welcome to the world of the politics of personal destruction, you tubthumping, chin-jutting, Bush humping gits. Welcome to the nasty and partisan world that Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Hugh Hewitt, Grover Norquist, Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, and a legion of insignificant lowest-rung toadies like yourselves nurtured into fruition daily with eager, grubby hands, and now look upon with dull-faced faux horror.

I know you hate me, and anyone else who dares disturb the thin strands of alternate reality in which George W. Bush is an intellectual giant, Saddam really was responsible for 9/11, the economy is getting better by the minute, and we capture the most very important members of al Qaeda on a weekly basis.

But here's some advice. You'd better start hating me more. This is the world you forged and, unfortunately for you, I'm beginning to take a fancy for it. Welcome to the politics of your own party, finally sprouting from the ground on which you planted the seeds and shat upon them.

Step back from the edge? You poor boy, asleep in the back of the car the whole trip, finally waking up and wondering where you're at.

Swift boats. Aluminum tubes. Niger uranium. "Mushroom clouds". Whitewater.

Vince Fucking Foster.

You can't even see the edge from here. You left it behind a hundred miles back.

A bit over the top? Perhaps. But I gotta say, anyone who now whines for decency on behalf of Tom DeLay after advancing the slander that Bill Clinton called out a hit on Vince Foster deserves, at the very least, to be bitch-slapped and have a cup of hot coffee thrown in their face. And by "coffee," of course, I mean "battery acid."

Welcome to the world you helped create, Tommy. Sucks, don't it?


Josh M. said...

I read Kos's entry yesterday, and just wanted to pat him on the head. It was adorable.

I honestly have no feelings either way about Tom DeLay - if he did something, let him pay for it. But I've read all 3 1/2 pages of that indictment, and I see absolutely nothing in it that warrants this action.

Anonymous said...

Of course not Josh.... and that makes you adorable!

Josh M. said...

Fine, Bill - educate me.

Fran / Blue Gal said...

So nice to see another Birmingham lefty blog. We're out there!

Adding you to my bloglines subs.

BTW Hunter's daily kos post won Blue Gal's "don't sugarcoat it award" for today.

Keep the faith.
Blue Gal

Anonymous said...

Ok Josh, Texas law says corportations cannot fund political campaigns (are you with me so far? I can slow down if you get lost,,,). The indictment alleges that DeLay, with others, conspired with others to do just that.

Now, I know that those 2 sentences above probably don't show someone like you that DeLay did anything wrong, so let me throw this helpful fact in:

They ain't above the law just because they are republicans. The law applies equally to everyone, including your icons.

Let me know if you need more help with this concept, morality and ethics are difficult subjects. And it's not like the republicans didn't run on a platform of family values or anything like that.....

Anonymous said...

Personally I think Delay is a complete ass. An embarassment to the party on a lot of levels. But he'll get off because the indictment is as thin as Bill's defense of it.

Anonymous said...

That wasn't a defense. That was an explaination. The good folks at the DA's office in Texas don't need me to defend thier work. The nice thing is that when convicted, like most other politicians that office has prosecuted (mostly democrats) DeLay won't go to a cushy federal pen with a golf course. He will be doing his time at fudgepacker state penal institute somewhere in Texas....

Josh M. said...


Anonymous said...

Not at all Josh, I have no such phobia. I am not the one who's leader is going to prison. Why should I be afraid?