Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay Practices Polygamy

Yesterday on Mike Gallgher's right-wing radio show, Tom Delay made a presumption about Barack Obama (via ThinkProgress):


GALLAGHER: There are reports of dissent within the Obama camp, that they don't want to have a Clinton on the ticket. Listen, if their pride gets in the way, because I'm with ya, I think that they ought to recognize what she could do for them. But if they reject her, I think John McCain -- that's going to be good news for Sen. McCain.

DELAY: Oh I think it's good news for Sen. McCain, the other weakness that he [Obama] has is that nobody knows him. And if McCain does not define him as what he is -- hey, I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist.

GALLAGHER: Yeah, that's, we hear that everyday. Congressman, every day someone will say to me, and I've said it, it's as if this were a guy who's desperately trying to cover up what seems to be the kind of old school Marxist, radical liberal failed ideology.

DELAY: Absolutely.

GALLAGHER: That's what he is.

DELAY: No doubt about it.

GALLAGHER: And John McCain, it's incumbent upon John McCain to point that out because if he doesn't, people are going to get enamored with this guy the way they did.

Huh.

Delay, you'll remember, is the disgraced former Speaker Majority Leader who still faces charges of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money.

And so, unless he proves me wrong, I'm just going to assume Tom Delay practices polygamy. Hunter is even less charitable.

On a more serious note, reading Delay's quote really brought a smile to my face, because it's fun to watch GOP desperation. As a GOP surrogate, Delay probably ranks near the weakest. And I can't imagine charges of "Marxism" have much traction - Delay should have just gone all out and called him a Communist Muslim. From Mexico. No...Iran.

Tags: Barack Obama, snark, Tom DeLay (all tags)

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42 Comments

Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I'll Assume Tom Delay Practices Polygamy

with who? sheep?

by Alice Marshall 2008-06-06 11:20AM | 0 recs
Peggy Noonan ..

sure opened up a can of worms .. didn't she?

(I believe it was her who first uttered those now immortal words)

by Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle 2008-06-06 11:43AM | 0 recs
Nah, Teen Pornography

Until Tom Delay can prove otherwise, I am convinced he practices his polygamy with teenagers he picks up from internet chat rooms.

Isn't that how most repugnant ones do it?

by Eman 2008-06-06 12:04PM | 0 recs
Speaker DeLay?

I don't believe Tom DeLay was ever speaker.  I think he was majority whip and then majority leader, but never speaker.  

Also, I think it's great that people like De Lay go out and say things like "he's a Marxist" because most people, thinking or otherwise, know that those kinds of statements are just absurd.  

And Tom, Marxism is pretty far from liberalism...you're out-of-touch, inane talking points belie how little you and your failed cronies have/had to offer this country.  

by Peter from WI 2008-06-06 11:21AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

That would assume more than one woman would marry him.

I think DeLay is a Klan member.  He's never been defined in my state of California.  Until he defines himself to me personally, I think he's a Klan member.  

by mijita 2008-06-06 11:23AM | 0 recs
An Iranian Communist Muslim....

....that drives a Volvo.  

And has a grande Starbucks Americano (deceitful, that) in a porta-pack in the front seat.

Next to the bag of French fries.  

by palamedes 2008-06-06 11:24AM | 0 recs
mmmm ... desperation.

by truth hurts 2008-06-06 11:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

Nothing wrong with polygamy if it involves consenting informed adults.

by My Ob 2008-06-06 11:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

There was nothing wrong with communism in theory either.

by Freespeechzone 2008-06-06 11:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

My favorite moment of the week was saying something to my Republican friend about Delay . . . my friend said "who?".  I reminded him and he said, "Oh yeah.  Isn't he in jail?"

by scytherius 2008-06-06 11:30AM | 0 recs
Now the Rightwads want Hillary for VP?

We all know they have the best interests of Democrats at heart.

She should ask creeps like Murdock, Scaife, Limbaugh, Gallager, Cheney, Bush, Rove, McCain, and DeLay to stop doing her so many kind and helpful favors, as they've done as much as anything to sink her boat

But she's never being able to refuse their help.

by Freespeechzone 2008-06-06 11:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Now the Rightwads want Hillary for VP?

You should consider breaking your addiction to Hillary hate sometime soon.  Try drugs or therapy if you have to.  Good luck!

by JustJennifer 2008-06-06 11:34AM | 0 recs
I've got nothing against Hillary.

Just some of her friends.

by Freespeechzone 2008-06-06 12:42PM | 0 recs
Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

has no credibility anywhere.  I can't believe this guy is in public.  Earlier, I was forgetting which one he was the other day, diapers, Plame, young boy pages, fraud, fraud, airport bathroom, fraud, treason, fraud, fraud, dc madam, fraud...

It's easy to get confused with these guys

by KLRinLA 2008-06-06 11:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I have a friend whose husband looks exactly like Tom Delay.  It's quite distracting.

by JustJennifer 2008-06-06 11:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

Do you think he is cheating on your friend, for no reason except the fact that he looks like Delay?  And then you check yourself, but you just can't quite help the initial feeling of distrust whenever you see "Delay"/friend husband?

That would be distracting

by KLRinLA 2008-06-06 11:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I have kind of gotten over it, but when I first met them (several years ago) I was really taken aback.  And when I said something I got an immediate "yeah we know".  LOL  

by JustJennifer 2008-06-06 12:05PM | 0 recs
I had a biology professor who looked just like..

James Watt.   I felt sorry for him because he was this really big ecologist, and he was the identical twin on James Watt.   You just had to make sure you never mentioned it to him, because he got really pissed about it.

by monkeyga 2008-06-06 12:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

Oh, I've been reading noquarter today and they have all kinds of folks calling Obama a Marxist.  These are folks who claim that Hillary is great because of UHC -- very weird!  

by politicsmatters 2008-06-06 11:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

Yeah nothing  oxymoronic about that...the commenters there must think the viewers are of equal intelligence or lower, but I don't think monkeys use the intertubes yet.

by KLRinLA 2008-06-06 11:59AM | 0 recs
Until proven otherwise...

I'm just going to come out and say it, Tom DeLay is a serial arsonist with cephalopilic tendencies.

Yes, that means he starts fires and is in romantic love with squid.

I haven't been proven wrong yet.

by Dracomicron 2008-06-06 11:44AM | 0 recs
Surrogates

The vetting process in the McCain camp must be a little stressed.

Who do they want speaking for McCain?  Of course, McCain is an outstanding speaker in his own right, but he can't be everywhere at the same time (oh, that is were so).  Who can effectively deliver the McCain message?

Bush? Cheney?  Rumsfeld? Delay? Hastart? They're all so busy...What about Foley?  He's not doing much right now.  And Doolittle.  I think he's got a pretty relaxed schedule.  And his wife can probably fundraise for him.

Bob Ney...oh wait.  He's busy.  I know.  Tom Tancredo.  He'd be great.  Alan Keyes can always rev up a crowd.  Come on...there's gotta be someone out there.  

by smoker1 2008-06-06 11:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

i thought this diary is a continuation of that strange one posted by Hunter earlier this morning.

regarding DeLay, it's clear that's his terminology is still stuck in the 90's. It's pathetic to see someone continue talking points that are becoming less and less relevant to most Americans.

It's also ironic that he believes "liberal" policy is proven to be a failure when it has given us huge successes like a cleaner environment, better working conditions and hopefully universal healthcare in the coming decade. What has conservative policy given us besides hate, bloated budgets and stupidity?

by alex100 2008-06-06 11:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

What does it tell you about our media that they still give voice to people like Tom DeLay, Karl Rove, William Kristol, et al?

And what does it say about Americans that they tolerate it at best, make it worthwhile for media outlets at worst?

by Juno 2008-06-06 11:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I get what you are saying, but it sounds like you are advocating for censorship.  Everyone deserves to speak their mind... and we have the right to ignore them.

The media gives them an outlet because it gives them ratings - and therefore money.  It's all about the money.  

by JustJennifer 2008-06-06 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

Not hiring discredited people is not censorship.

by Juno 2008-06-06 04:07PM | 0 recs
Using Tom Delay's Logic

"Tom Delay has sex with a cow twice a week and a mule twice a month."

Now unless of course Tom Delay can "prove me wrong."

by HillsMyGirl 2008-06-06 12:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Using Tom Delay's Logic

If he denied it his mistress would GET AWFULLY pissed.

by yitbos96bb 2008-06-06 12:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise,

I'm assuming he has sick fetishes (until he proves otherwise).  Well, I'm off to give my interview!

by mtnspirit 2008-06-06 12:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

was indicted and resigned in disgrace.  Oh wait...

by The Animal 2008-06-06 12:15PM | 0 recs
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by yitbos96bb 2008-06-06 12:18PM | 0 recs
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Wow THIS was the comment I got warned for... Ok no more prison sex jokes... jeez... a little overboard there guys.

by yitbos96bb 2008-06-06 01:23PM | 0 recs
Does that even mean anything

I know that these guys are all still fighting the 60's, but does Marxism really resonate with anyone else anymore?

The likeliest net effect of this comment is a spike in page views for the wikipedia entries related to Karl Marx.

by Natasha Chart 2008-06-06 12:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Does that even mean anything

LOL I agree.  Marxism?  Is that supposed to be an insult?

by JustJennifer 2008-06-06 12:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I wouldn't worry about being called a Marxist.  At least half of voters won't know what the hell a marxist is.  A fifth of Americans couldn't find the US on a MAP!!!!!!!  Seriously, How stupid do you have to be to not find your own country.

by yitbos96bb 2008-06-06 12:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I am not sure what you intended with that comment.  I think laughing at what you perceive to be stupidity isn't very mature.

by JustJennifer 2008-06-06 12:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay

I'm pointing out that there are A LOT of STUPID people in our country who don't know history or basic geography.  It says something of our education system.  Its insulting to me as an American that fellow Americans are that stupid and that nothing is being done to fix it.

Frankly I find your comment offensive, uncalled for, unnecessary and fairly pointless.

by yitbos96bb 2008-06-06 01:26PM | 0 recs
There's a delicious irony here.....

Tom de Lay, Dick Armey, and Jerry Falwell spent the better part of the 1990's harrassing the Clintons, with all kinds of bombastic charges. My favorite was the rumor Falwell spread, claiming that they regularly ran drugs and had people murdered down in Arkansas.

I've said from the beginning of this year's campaign that the Obama people must be taking lessons from Tom deLay. The stuff they dished out was far worse than anything that ever came from "the hammer", but bore an eerie resemblance to it.

So now you all have found each other; have fun, because you deserve each other. Not sure how Tom will get along with "Father" Pfleger, but with all of Pfleger's Hillary-hate, they'll probably become fast friends!

And be careful: remember, there's no honor among thieves.

by BJJ Fighter 2008-06-06 12:46PM | 0 recs
One question

Why are you fighting BJ's?

by Neef 2008-06-06 09:46PM | 0 recs
Your question sounds homophobic

BJJ stands for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (for some of us, politics/activism is just one component of our lives; we do other stuff as well)

BJJ involves submission fighting and cage matches, usually with NHB rules. Nothing to do with what you suggest.

But given Barack's one-time friendship with a preacher (no, not Rev.Wright, this time) who claims to have had success offering "the cure" for gay people, I'm not surprised to receive a homphobic question.

by BJJ Fighter 2008-06-07 11:50AM | 0 recs
The fact that it does

doesn't necessarily reflect poorly on me.

I'm a happily married man, and thus see BJ's as something to celebrate. Thus, fighting them seems...counterproductive.

I would never have expected that to be spun as "homophobic". Amazing, and I mean that.

by Neef 2008-06-08 02:14PM | 0 recs
Funniest headline ever!

Tom Delay a polygamist?

And what is so wrong with polygamy?  

by dMarx 2008-06-06 02:13PM | 0 recs

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