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Sore Winners

Reported by Ellen - November 22, 2004

Saturday night's (11/20/04) After Hours with Cal Thomas featured an interview with Republican Congressman Tom DeLay. You might think that DeLay would have been feeling happy with over the election of George W. Bush, his success in his re-districting plan that added new Republicans to the House of Representatives and his evasion of that pesky House ethics rule that was conveniently changed just to allow him to continue in his leadership position in the likely event that is indicted.

But no, Delay is still angry at the Democrats.

Delay's first swipe was that the Democrats have "no ideas, nothing to run on, no agenda." (Comment: except improved access to health care, repealing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, smarter fighting of the War on Terror, etc, none of which did host Thomas mention). DeLay then added that the Democrats have been on a "jihad for two and a half years now."

Poor DeLay. It's not only a Democratic "jihad" after him but also the news media. "Anything that happened to me is on the front page but showing that I have been exhonerated of (the) frivolous charges... (are) sunk somewhere in the bowles of the New York Times."

DeLay then went on to make an even bigger misstatement about the US Tax Code that host Thomas also let go by. DeLay said (without giving any backup statistics to prove his case), "American people want to scrap the tax code. They want to get rid of a code that "PROHIBITS them to invest and save and create jobs." If our code did prohibit that, Americans probably would want to scrap it. Perhaps DeLay meant to say "inhibit." Unfortunately, just like the facts upon which he based the rest of his statement, we'll never know.

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