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Reign DeLay

A few more thoughts on our Majority Leader.

By 4.15.05

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Here are few more thoughts on Tom DeLay.

There are about 240 Republicans in the House of Representatives. Tom DeLay is Majority Leader, an important post to be sure, but there are other important posts in Congress occupied by Republicans.

Why are the mainstream media and the Democrats in Congress going wild over Tom DeLay?

It is not because he employed his wife and his daughter in his Political Action Committees at salaries lower than many elementary school teachers make on a per hour basis. That is a commonplace in politics. Elected officials are paid miserably and need to make ends meet in any legitimate way they can.

It is not because he accepted trips from lobbyists. That, too, while not the greatest use of time on earth, is a commonplace.

The reasons the liberals and the MSM are after Tom DeLay are two:

He tells the truth and he is effective in promoting George Bush's agenda.

He told the truth about how we have an out of control court system. He told the truth about an unelected elite in black robes literally enacting a slow motion coup against the Constitutional authority of the Congress. He told the truth about the brutality and viciousness of the killing of the totally innocent Terri Schiavo -- killed, again, in a manner so cruel we would not let a serial child rapist and murderer be executed that way.

The truth is so revealing about the hideous anger and death wish of the pro-death elite in this country that DeLay simply cannot be allowed to keep saying it.

Second, he is effective. He gets the job done in redistricting Texas to take away the Democrat gerrymander and elect more Republicans to Congress. This mirrors the electoral preference of Texans, but it terrifies the other side, accustomed as it is to using the gerrymander to get more seats in Congress than it has popular votes in the nation. He gets the President's agenda through Congress. He does not suffer fools or hypocrites gladly.

The Democrats are so used to Republicans who would rather be pals with the Georgetown liberal smart set than actually go to the mat for the President that they have gone into shock, then attack mode against Tom DeLay.

He is a truth teller and a doer for the people's agenda. So he has to be intimidated and smeared and indicted by a political hatchet man prosecutor into oblivion -- unless the people he serves stand up for him.

That's us, folks, and the time is now.

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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.