Friday, January 28, 2011

Yes he is

In today's Washington Post, Tom Campbell says "DeLay is not a bad man."

I beg to differ. You can tell a lot about a man by the positions he espouses. And Tom DeLay espoused bad, bad positions.

Take just one example: the Northern Mariana Islands. Until fairly recently (2000) in that US territory,
91 percent of the workforce who were immigrants -- from China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh -- were being paid barely half the U.S. minimum hourly wage and were forced to live behind barbed wire in squalid shacks minus plumbing, work 12 hours a day, often seven days a week.

One man - Tom DeLay - worked very very hard to keep it that way.
"Made in the USA" went on everything produced in those islands. Most Americans would be appalled to know the conditions that "in the USA" meant. Tom DeLay was ecstatic.
In 1997, on a golfing visit to the Islands, he told the islands' employers: "You are a shining light for what is happening to the Republican Party, and you represent everything that is good about what we are trying to do in America and leading the world in the free-market system."

Later, DeLay would tell The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin that the low-wage, anti-union conditions of the Marianas constituted "a perfect petri dish of capitalism. It's like my Galapagos Island."
Tom DeLay thought the whole country should be run like that. Yeah.

Tom DeLay is not just "someone who lost his way in pursuit of what he thought was right".

Tod DeLay is a bad man. And three years in jail might not be long enough.

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