DeLay finished as majority leader

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    Wow, who'd have thought that misbehavior would actually have consequences?

    Good luck with that.

  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    Sadly enough, he'll probably get plenty of it. Never overestimate the sensibilities of Texans.
  3. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    That would be funny if a Dem won in Texas. If DeLay does get reelected, it just proves that conservatives in TX really are hypocrites who will vote for a criminal (there is no doubt now, he is a criminal) just because he has an (R) next to his name. Who knows, maybe they won't vote as much and the Dem (if they aren't totally reprehsible) could actually have a chance. Especially if DeLay goes down, which at this point he doesn't seem to think he will, but who is he kidding. Wishful thinking, but it sure would send a message.
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    My understanding is that DeLay will face a serious challenge in his district next year -- ironically enough because of the redistricting he did. Apparently he took in a few more Democrats in his district so that he could make other districts safer for other Republicans -- on the theory that he was pretty much unbeatable at that point and likely to remain so. Sounds like hubris to me...

    However his poll numbers in his home district are looking somewhat anemic right now. It appears even die-hard conservative Texans aren't THAT interested in having a potential felon representing them.

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