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01/10/2011 10:40 PM ID: 87361 Permalink   

Disgraced Former US House Republican Leader Tom Delay Gets 3 Years

 

Five years ago Tom Delay was indicted for diverting corporate donations to Texas legislative political campaigns in violation of Texas law. After his indictment, Delay resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Republican Tom Delay was sentenced to 3 years in prison for money laundering and 10 years probation.

Six of the recipients of Delay´s money won their elections in Texas joined in redistricting Texas strengthening Delay´s political power. Tom Delay was known in the House as: "The Hammer".

 
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  17 Comments
  
  Yep  
 
Typical Republican ethics in action!
 
  by: Lurker     01/10/2011 10:45 PM     
  "diverting corporate donations"  
 
Tom Relay
 
  by: fonzo   01/10/2011 10:56 PM     
  Thanks For The r  
 
N/T
 
  by: ichi     01/10/2011 11:31 PM     
  I hope they put him in with "Common Criminals"  
 
I mean really! This is a guy who is very much in touch with the Common Man.

According to WikiQuote he said:
Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on $4.25 an hour [the minimum wage in 1996] are hard to resist. Fortunately, such families do not exist.
 
  by: gbestwick   01/11/2011 02:20 AM     
  @shannon: pre-emptive strike  
 
You´re an idiot.
 
  by: VermiciousG     01/11/2011 03:01 AM     
  VermiciousG  
 
i made no comments here on this subject, now who is an idiot? oh, looks like you!
 
  by: shannon853   01/11/2011 03:09 AM     
  @shannon  
 
Understand the word "pre-emptive", moron?
 
  by: VermiciousG     01/11/2011 03:12 AM     
  @Lurker  
 
I didn´t realize that Charlie Rangel or John Edwards were Republicans.

Cheating on your dying wife and having a baby with your mistress is really ethical.

Liberals have no high-ground on any topic.
 
  by: carnold     01/11/2011 03:39 AM     
  @CArnold  
 
Cheating on your dying wife and having a baby with your mistress is dumb behavior. they´re both assholes for what they´ve done to their families and their own reputations. Rom delay and any Democrat you care to name who bully lesser statesman into complaisancy like Delay did deserve the full abuse of the penal code.

Seriously, I´ll back you up on the liberals that pull that shit.
 
  by: VermiciousG     01/11/2011 03:47 AM     
  Nice try, CA  
 
Charlie Rangel never did anything illegal. He is above reproach. John Edwards´ private life was not illegal, either. Neither rigged elections with laundered money.
You are pathetic talking about high-ground. You and your ilk have none.
 
  by: Lurker     01/11/2011 03:55 AM     
  @CA  
 
Let´s just get this out in the open. You keep pointing to Democrats doing things that you as a Republican don´t like.

But why don´t you address it when Republicans do the exact same things? If you were consistent in your professed values, you´d support neither party.

Newt Gingrich cheated on his dying wife. http://www.truthdig.com/...

Republican Mark Foley sent lewd text messages to teenage boys. http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Republican Larry Craig tried to have sex with another man in an airport bathroom. http://www.nolanchart.com/...

Former President George W. Bush abused cocaine and marijuana. He is an alcoholic who drank alcohol while president. http://www.andina.com.pe/... http://www.salon.com/... http://www.nytimes.com/...

And John McCain´s relationship with wife Cindy started as adultery. http://www.realchange.org/...

So if you´re going to continue to claim that you give a damn about stuff like this, you should probably stop supporting and defending Republican politicians.
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     01/11/2011 04:37 AM     
  @shannon853  
 
I don´t think you need to make any further comments to establish that you are an idiot.

But just in case, you did successfully fail to understand VermiciousG.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   01/11/2011 10:02 AM     
  @CA  
 
You´ve been one of the most biased, prejudiced, and close-minded person ive seen on this site.
 
  by: joshjje   01/11/2011 03:01 PM     
  typical democratic reaction  
 
rangle for years of tax evasion got a slap on the wrist and a standing ovation! to me is does not matter if demo or repub. if a crook, hang them higher as the abused an american trust!
 
  by: shannon853   01/11/2011 04:14 PM     
  VermiciousG  
 
you avatar says it all. you ataqrted being an asshole, so keep showing people you are. maybe your mom should send you to bed with some cookies and milk to shut your idiotic mouth up. asshole! ywhen you attact someone that had not even made a comment in the column, you show your about as mentally challanged as the nut case in arizonia.
 
  by: shannon853   01/11/2011 04:18 PM     
  3 YEARS!!!???!!!???  
 
He was facing a possible life sentence and got 3 years. I guess it pays to be politically connected. I call this "The Criminal Just-Us System". If you are one of "Just-Us" you are getting off easy and doing your time in a Federal Country Club.

Real bummer the golf course only has 9 holes and the pool isn´t Olympic size. I´m sure Delay can divert some corporate money and get this situation corrected.

Government employees and especially elected officials are sworn servants of the people and should receive the harshest penalty for abusing our trust.
 
  by: Valkyrie123     01/11/2011 04:48 PM     
  @shannon: I´m gonna try-n-do this in your language  
 
ataqrted ????

WTF IS THAT? Learn a verb you fucking moron.

And? WTF is "attact" genius? You mean attract. Dear God learn to spell. You might actually be plausible if you could spell Democrat correctly.

BTW "American" should be capitalized you desperate CUNT!

[ edited by VermiciousG ]
 
  by: VermiciousG     01/12/2011 05:18 AM     
 
 
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