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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Jan 7, 2006.
Wow, who'd have thought that misbehavior would actually have consequences?
Good luck with that.
Sadly enough, he'll probably get plenty of it. Never overestimate the sensibilities of Texans.
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.
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.