LOL. “I would suggest that Republicans lost because they did not communicate their message and their victories with enough strength to overcome short-term, media-fed issues that arose right before the election,” Mr. DeLay writes in the book, “No Retreat, No Surrender” (Sentinel), referring in part to the Congressional page scandal.
“In typical take-no-prisoners fashion, Mr. DeLay, who left Congress last year after his indictment in Texas on charges related to campaign financing, lashes out at Newt Gingrich, the former speaker (“ineffective speaker of the House…he knew nothing about running meetings and nothing about driving an agenda,”), and other fellow leaders of the 1994 Republican revolution. He hits the Republican leader of the ethics panel that admonished him, calls former President Bill Clinton “slimy” and portrays leading Democrats as his evil liberal tormentors.”
I also caught a little bit of the bug exterminator cum indicted criminal on Meet the Press this morning, where he made the following observation about Democrats, anti-war protesters and those who want to set a timetable about our involvement in Iraq.
FMR. REP. DeLAY: Well, I–it, it is my opinion that when you go to war, we ought to all come together. You can debate going to war, that’s a legitimate debate. But once you have our soldiers and our, our young people dying on the battlefield, we should come together, and we shouldn’t have what we had yesterday on the Mall of, of, of–in Washington, D.C. When the–those are not, in my mind–my opinion, patriots that are talking about impeaching the commander in chief….
MR. RUSSERT: But setting a date for–is setting a date for withdrawal…
FMR. REP. DeLAY: …every step of the day, undermine–I think it’s aiding and abetting the enemy. When you tell the enemy what your strategy is, that’s aiding and abetting the enemy because they can use that strategy to come back and harm your soldiers.”
Does anyone know when this guy is going to prison? Because it can’t come quick enough.
Cross posted from AoF