Tom “The Hammer” DeLay Is Back: Please Go Back Into Obscurity! :(

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, forced out of office, and facing a federal trial on corruption charges in the future, was back in the spotlight on CNN State of The Union with Candy Crowley this morning, and after his appearance, the best advice one could give him is GO AWAY! πŸ™

Already controversial for promoting the “Birther” movement which has questioned the birthplace of Barack Obama, DeLay now has the gall to defend those senators, including Jon Kyl of Arizona, who claim that unemployment compensation promotes laziness and lack of interest in seeking work! πŸ™

DeLay expands this idea of Kyl to say that everyone knows that most people on unemployment compensation like being unemployed, and will only look for work a few weeks before it runs out! So in other words, the fact that unemployment compensation only covers up to half of a worker’s salary up to a certain level, is motivating to have people sit around and enjoy their unemployment period! πŸ™

What an insult this is to the millions on unemployment compensation, many who are desperate to feed their families, pay their rent or mortgage, and have no health care in most cases while unemployed! πŸ™

I hope the Republican party continues to promote this hard hearted, Social Darwinism concept of those who are unemployed and poor. In the midst of the Great Recession, the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, primarily caused by Republican Congresses and the Bush Administration through their advocacy of massive tax cuts for the rich and deregulation of business corporations, they have the nerve to advocate such views! πŸ™

This kind of mentality will, if there is any common sense left in this country, lead to the GOP NOT gaining massive numbers of new seats in Congress, as they have the cocky belief is about to happen! πŸ™

One comment on “Tom “The Hammer” DeLay Is Back: Please Go Back Into Obscurity! :(

  1. Michael March 8, 2010 11:12 am

    Let the reemergence of Tom DeLay serve as a reminder of those who are so critical of the Democratic Congress of what horrid leadership the institution endured in recent times. DeLay’s attitude recalls the “out of sight out of mind” mentality that made the GOP the minority in Congress; and to this day we still cannot get rid of him. It should be obvious that DeLay is not in touch with average Americans; because not everyone in this country who loses their job can go on “Dancing with the Stars” as they await their date in court on corruption charges. It’s insane to think that a party trying to capitalize on a growing populist movement would look down their nose at people who are struggling in challenging economic times.

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