Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Political historian explains DeLay story

Yesterday, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) received two more indictments for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC) allegedly raised $190,000 in corporate donations and then sent it to the Republican National Committee in DC. The RNC then turned around and distributed the money to Republican candidates for the Texas state legislature.

Texas law states that no corporate money can be used in political campaigns which is the obvious reason one would have to go through the convulated distribution process explained here.

Allan Lichtman cuts through the fog in defining the real impact of DeLay's corrupt politics in Texas. Lichtman is a political historian at American University and is running to succeed the retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-MD).

Excerpt from his post
over at Booman Tribune:

The big corporate interests behind Tom DeLay knew full well what they bought in Texas. They bought our government. Absent DeLay's gerrymandering, the Democrats, not Republicans, would have picked up congressional seats nationally in 2004, putting Democrats in a much better position to regain control of Congress next year.


Post a Comment

<< Home