Monday, April 18, 2005

Wow! Gangsta, Clueless, or Venal?

We seem to have reached a point in our political discourse in which words mean absolutely nothing.

Witness this quote from embattled (at least I pray he is embattled) Rep. Tom Delay:
"It is unfortunate in our electoral system, exacerbated by our adversarial media culture, that political discourse has to get so overheated that it's not just arguments, but motives are questioned."
Amazingly, and ironically, Delay made this comment to the National Rifle Association, which has never been known to, uh, undersell their viewpoints.

Where to start? I cannot think of anyone who is more responsible for the venomous atmosphere in Washington than Tom Delay, and it makes me absolutely sick to see Evangelicals rising to his defense. But since many folks likely to be reading this don't share my perspective on Delay and Evangelicalism's Republican captivity, you'll probably be saying - "That's just your opinion". Uh no, it's not. Due to the miracle of the internets, a list of only some of Delay's most poisonous statements is only a mouse click away. (thanks to Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings).

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