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DeLay says that when, in the coming years, he is not fighting the indictment in Texas (he insists that he is not guilty) he will be building a conservative grass-roots equivalent of MoveOn.org. “God has spoken to me,” he said. “I listen to God, and what I’ve heard is that I’m supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the conservative base of the Republican Party, and I think we shouldn’t be underestimated.” He said that Republicans should spend their impending exile reminding themselves what they stand for. “I see this as a cleansing process, where you can return to your principles, which are order, justice, and freedom—the basic principles of the conservative movement. We have to redefine government based on conservative principles, we have to win the war against our culture, and we have to win the war on terror.”

Tom DeLay, The New Yorker 27 Comments [5/30/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Zipperback

It's overly dramatic, but I'm not really getting \"fundie\" vibes here.

5/30/2007 1:25:26 AM

Osiris

What happened to \"The Hammer\"?

5/30/2007 1:53:32 AM

Sean

>“God has spoken to me,” he said. “I listen to God

If anyone other than a politician said this they'd lock him up in a padded room.

5/30/2007 1:54:15 AM

Sandman

\"...the war against our culture...?\" Good gravy, how self-hating can you get?

5/30/2007 2:30:16 AM

Praetyre

Having more than one MoveOn is like having two Holocausts. I suppose that the Traditional Values Coalition is the far right version of MoveOn.

5/30/2007 3:03:10 AM

Doctor Whom

“I listen to God, and what I’ve heard is that I’m supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the conservative base of the Republican Party, and I think we shouldn’t be underestimated.”
So, then, it really does stand for \"God's Own Party.\" If you want me to believe that, then show me the Almighty's voter registration card.

5/30/2007 3:32:02 AM

MK

Hammertime!

5/30/2007 3:38:20 AM

PhantasyElementz

Saw him on Colbert today, and I did get a vaguely fundie impression. I guess I was right.

5/30/2007 4:14:41 AM

papabear

It would be cleansing to have Tom DeLay remove himself from politics and public life.

5/30/2007 4:22:48 AM

Brian X

papabear:

I think at this point, the only way that's happening is judicious application of the Falwell Method. And while I don't think he'd be missed any more than Falwell is, I think I would prefer yet more public scandal.

5/30/2007 6:09:19 AM

Redhunter

“I see this as a cleansing process, where you can return to your principles, which are order, justice, and freedom



It would've been cool if you had done this BEFORE serving in office, but I guess being lazy and crooked wouldn't really fit in so well, would it?

5/30/2007 6:48:27 AM

Prager

Boy there are a lot of criminals doing the lord's work. So many so that I wonder which lord they're working for...

5/30/2007 8:43:09 AM

PhoenixUltima

If God is really behind the republican party you'll be able to find me buying pentagrams and summoning manuals.

On a barely related tangent; I think the coolest shirt ever would be one that says \"Jesus Saves, but still takes 3d8 fire damage\".

5/30/2007 10:03:49 AM

szenah

Win the war against our culture? What is it with fundies and battle metaphors?

A war against \"our\" culture sounds like a tiny minority seeking to impose its rules on the majority. Does he think an American Taliban would be a good thing?

5/30/2007 10:48:41 AM

quantumspirit

Originally posted by zipperback

It's overly dramatic, but I'm not really getting \"fundie\" vibes here.

\"God has spoken to me\" -- how is this not fundy? I'm a Christian, and if I said this to someone, I'd be put away and put on something stronger than Prozac and Depakote.

5/30/2007 11:28:06 AM

TheManeki

To paraphrase Lily Tomlin: \"Prayer is when you talk to God, and schizophrenia is when God talks to you.\"

5/30/2007 11:42:45 AM

NonProphet

\"The war against our culture\"? I don't think I like the way that sounds.

@PhoenixUltima: There's a shirt in my local gaming store with the phrase, \"Jesus Saves, everyone else takes half damage.\"

5/30/2007 12:48:01 PM

MarylandBear

@NonProphet:

I always preferred \"C'thul'hu saves... in case he's hungry later.\"

5/30/2007 1:47:07 PM

Grungust

I don't know why, but \"conservative base of the Republican Party,\" and \"grass-roots\" just don't seem like they should go together.

5/30/2007 2:00:43 PM

ABeastOfPrey

God is a liberal.

5/30/2007 2:01:03 PM

flipper

Isn't funny how all these fundies under indictment for tax fraud and vote-buying are claiming it's God's work. What a group of crooks, trying to drag poor God into their cheating and stealing. They show no regret or remorse, just arrogance. \"Jesus wept.\"

5/30/2007 2:25:06 PM

Matilde

This guy is a genious in double standards and contempt. Foley at least looked honest.

5/30/2007 3:26:19 PM

backup1723

Haruhi has spoken to me. I listen to her, and what I've heard is that I'm supposed to devote myself to rebuilding the SOS Dan, and I think we shouldn't be underestimated.

Also, she tells me to tell that God guy to stop playing with her world.


5/30/2007 4:33:17 PM

Old Viking

Tom hates being away from the trough.

5/30/2007 7:34:27 PM

Coffee

I am very disturbed by all the references to battle and war among fundie Christians. They seem to see life in general as a war to be waged on behalf of their Gawd. I mean, I thought Gawd could fight his own battles. Guess they just want to feel special.

And yeah, Tom, this might have sounded more convincing before you were indicted. Now you just sound desperate to be relevant again.

5/31/2007 11:54:21 AM
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