Sunday, October 09, 2005

10 Asinine Tom DeLay Quotes

Come and Take it!: October 2005: "10 Asinine Tom DeLay Quotes"

1) "I AM the federal government." -- snarled at the owner of Ruth's Chris Steak House, after being told to put out his cigar because of federal government regulations banning smoking in the building, May 14, 2003 (Source)

2) "So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." -- clarifying, at the 1988 GOP convention, why he and vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War(Source)

3) "Now tell me the truth, boys, is this kind of fun?" -- joking to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

4) "We're no longer a superpower. We're a super-duper power." -- explaining why America must topple Saddam Hussein in 2002 interview with Fox News (Source)

5) "Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes." -- bloviating about the Republican agenda, March 12, 2003 (Source)

6) "Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills." -- pontificating on causes of the Columbine High School massacre, 1999 (Source)

7) "A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure. To provide stability. Not that a woman can't provide stability, I'm not saying that... It does take a father, though." -- explaining his family values in a radio interview, Feb. 10, 2004 (Source)

8) "I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church." -- interpreting the Constitution (Source)

9) "Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on $4.25 an hour [the minimum wage in 1996] are hard to resist. Fortunately, such families do not exist." -- during a debate in Congress on increasing the minimum wage, April 23, 1996 (Source)

10) "I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution." -- in a CNN interview, Dec. 19, 1995 (Source)


Anonymous bineaux said...

You could only find 10 quotes? You must have been facing a deadline.
Once there was a young and handsome Roman emperor who grew so peeved with his Senate that he appointed his favorite horse to fill the first vacancy that occurred.
Therein lies the solution for Tom DeLay. Surely appointing the back-end of one of his favorite horses to something would give Bush some satisfaction & appeal to the Conservative Base at the same time. As long as it isn't The Supreme Court, it's a win-win deal.

9:57 PM  

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