Sunday, April 17, 2005

Tex 22 Republicans against DeLay

The Forum has been contacted several times by Republicans from the District and by some National Republican interests about the dissatisfaction that many mainstream Repbublicans feel about how Tom DeLay has taken his extremism beyond their values. As one might hope, many Repbublicans do not share Tom DeLay's wierd worldview. Now some are voicing their discomfort with their politics being lumped in with what Tom DeLay has come to stand for.

Patricia Baig is a Repbublican from Fort Bend County (in the District) who put her money where her mouth is and took out a full page ad in her local paper to invite Republicans to protest Tom DeLay's recent speech at a local convention. The Republicans tried to discredit her, as they always do when they don't like the message, but she stands tall as a Republican who cannot tolerate Tom DeLay's intolerance for people. The Forum and Patricia Baig made contact and are entering some interesting areas for further discussion.

After a lengthy talk on the phone the Forum agreed to forward the contact information for several Repbublicans who have been contact with the Forum to Ms. Baig to see if they would be interested in working with her in future efforts. Watch this blog for further announcements regarding whether this will be a bi-partisan Forum or whether it will be working with a Republican group with similar objectives. Ms. Baig is not going away and she represents a growing sentiment in the District that Republicans have had enough of Tom DeLay.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

DeLay not interested in improving education

Go to the Houston Democratic party site and look at the video of Tom DeLay at the Clear Lake Debate in October of last year. After calling teachers' side job social security benefits a needless windfall and taking them away from Texas teachers, and then taking up special sessions of the part time legislature with his redistricting scandal instead of School funding reform, he explained his priorities in this answer to a question. "I don't believe its my job to improve education". Click on this link to the April 10, 2004 post on the Houston Dems site to see the video.

Not caring about the fact that Texas spends nearly the least on education for its students of nearly every state, and pays its teachers nearly the worst, Tom DeLay demonstrates that he views his job as bigger than caring about the concerns of the people who elect him to office. He has fat cat corporate donors to please. The concerns of the people are somewhere down his list of what is his job.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Power Corrupts: Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

For purely partisan reasons Tom DeLay sought to depose a sitting President: Bill Clinton. His effort failed and he left a trail of devastation from all of his cohorts, none of whom should not have been throwing the first stone. He used his power to try to damage Article I of the Constitution.

When the Ethics watchdog Committee of his own Congress determined that he acted wrongly and admonished him for acts that constitute Bribery he deposed all of the Congressmen and staff who had the temerity to question his conduct: In an extreme abuse of power he just had them removed from the Committee. Another path of destruction. This was an assault on the very integrity of the Second Article of the Constitution.

Now, when the State and Federal Courts refused to bend to his will and unanimously stood by the rule of law, he is aiming to depose whole Court systems. Our Courts were created and honored in Article Three of the Constitution.

He has no objection to laying waste to whole articles of the United States Constitution. He feels empowered to assault each of the three branches of our government. He brags of raw power. "I am the federal Government".

He was never elected by us to dismantle the very Constitution that defines what is so special about America. It invented freedom in government.

What is most disturbing about this pattern is the aura that he dances around, that his worldview includes a calling from his understanding of God. He claims that it is a Moral obligation he is fulfilling. His God is guiding him?

The good people of the 22nd Congressional District will not allow this to stand. In the final analysis it is our votes that will strike the most righteous blows for honor in our Government. His many acts in violation of our founding beliefs have never been brought out more clearly than they have in the last several months. His are not the values Texans stand by.