Until Proven Otherwise, I'll Assume Tom Delay Practices Polygamy
by Josh Orton, Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 11:14:17 AM EDT
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.
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.
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.