Why does House majority leader Tom DeLay still have a job?
Oh yeah, America has given the neo-cons in this country a moral mandate.
Silly me. I hate this damn democratic, evil, liberal, atheist, homosexual, minority bubble that I live in.
Somebody please come and pop it for me. It’s getting hard to breathe in here. Not to mention this bubble is skewing everything I try to look at that’s on the outside of it.
From inside this bubble, hearing Tom DeLay say that "the time will come for the men responsible" for the death of Terri Schiavo "to answer for" their actions, that sounds an awful lot like a call for some Texas style vigilante justice, and that is impeachable.
If I am a federal judge I would like to know exactly what Tom DeLay meant by that statement, particularly in light of a federal judge having her mother and husband executed just last month and then a Jesus freak being charged with placing a bounty on the head of Michael Schiavo and the federal judge that ruled on his behalf in the Terri Schiavo case.
Ted Kennedy said that, if DeLay wasn't putting out the call for vigilante justice, he'd better say so. Calling DeLay's comments "irresponsible and reprehensible," Kennedy said: "I'm not sure what Mr. DeLay meant when he said 'the time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior.' But at a time when emotions are running high, Mr. DeLay needs to make clear that he is not advocating violence against anyone.
But let’s not sit here and debate about what Tom DeLay meant. Let’s just go right up to him and ask him what he meant. I’m sure he will be glad to clear all of this up right?
Well Tom didn’t. He refused to.
And this is what America wants their representatives in office to be like?
Dubya’s approval ratings have dropped to the lowest of any president since World War II. He has less of an approval rating right now than Nixon had after Watergate.
55% of Americans believe that the GOP are using government to interfere in American private lives with their moral agendas.
That is about 4% more Americans than did back in November when Dubya and the Jesus freak, theocon, security mom coalition got together and told America that God is Republican, white, rich, male, and a US soldier and that all that is wrong with the world can be found with the black, woman, Jew, homosexual, atheist, baby killing, terrorist sympathizer democrat ticket and they bought it.
Sure Bush, DeLay and the Republican Party in general have taken hits for all of this moral posturing in the Schiavo case, but what does it really amount to, really?
Dubya’s approval rating for handling the economy which has been shit since he took office is at a new low of 41%.
It has dropped nine points in the last two months. The cause for the plummet? No doubt the culprits are mostly Ohioans that are just now realizing that after 3 years of being out of work, with no end in sight, whether or not fags get to marry is the least of their concerns.
His approval on Social Security is at 35%. Even knucklehead’s warm and dopey personality is starting to grate on people as only 45% of Americans say that they can stomach him.
The latest USA Today/CNN poll shows that a solid 50% of Americans believe that the Bush administration misled the American people about whether or not Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
You don’t say?
So with all of this in the news why do people like Tom DeLay continue to get support?
The answer is simple.
The neo-cons can act like this because they know they are untouchable.
You know it, I know it, and most importantly they know it.
You can’t fuck up as bad as they did the first four years in office, win the next election and not feel justified bringing a 300 pound gorilla to show-n-tell.
And if anybody doesn’t like it, just threaten to let it loose.
Between the security moms, the theocons, and everyone else who normally forsakes the secular world that came out to support the two staples of the neo-con platform, Jesus in every school and Muslims on every deportation boat, this is the kind of stuff that has allowed the neo-cons to devolved American political discourse to what it is today a bunch of whiny brats who if they don't get their way want to kill you for it.
Plus it doesn’t hurt to have a majority in both houses of congress, that way there will never be a serious congressional inquiry with any teeth to it looking into anything you might do or say.
And now evidently that includes calling for honest, hard working Americans to bring a little good ol’ Texas justice to the doorsteps of federal judges that have the gall to rule against greatest moral mandate since Moses told Pharaoh to let my people go.
Even if the neo-cons are just making it up as they go along.
Welcome to America 2005.