Back in 2010, when ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was convicted on money laundering charges related to campaign fundraising, all three network morning and evening news shows made sure to tell their viewers. But last night and this morning, after an appeals court overturned that verdict and completely acquitted DeLay of those charges, none of the broadcast networks bothered to even mentioned the former Republican leader’s exoneration.
It’s good that justice was served and the political witchhunt from the left was exposed. Regardless, the majority of America will have no idea due to the bias of the media in this country.
However, I wouldn’t schedule any parades to celebrate just yet. Delay may be a Republican, but he certainly wasn’t a fiscal conservative. In fact, he was quite content with the big spending federal government leviathan we have. From 2005 in The Washington Times – DeLay declares ‘victory’ in war on budget fat
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an “ongoing victory,” and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.
Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans’ choice to borrow money and add to this year’s expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn’t seem possible.
“My answer to those that want to offset the spending is sure, bring me the offsets, I’ll be glad to do it. But nobody has been able to come up with any yet,” the Texas Republican told reporters at his weekly briefing.
Asked if that meant the government was running at peak efficiency, Mr. DeLay said, “Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority we’ve pared it down pretty good.”
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Government at peak efficiency? Really, Mr. Delay? No fat left to cut? Gee, I have an idea. Perhaps if you had cut out the fat called Fannie and Freddie under your watch, we wouldn’t have had a financial crash in 2008 caused by the housing bubble. Oh yes Tom, there is always some juicy fat to trim off our spendaholic federal government budget.