Thursday, September 15, 2005

DeLay(ed) stupidity

Tom DeLay has weathered attack after attack from the left and come out no worse for wear. So what does DeLay go and do? He opens his big mouth and says something so stupid that no right thinking person can believe it:
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory," and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.
Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans' choice to borrow money and add to this year's expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn't seem possible.
"My answer to those that want to offset the spending is sure, bring me the offsets, I'll be glad to do it. But nobody has been able to come up with any yet," the Texas Republican told reporters at his weekly briefing.
I can think of a lot of bike trails that can be pushed off a while. I believe there is a bridge in Alaska that could wait. Just a couple of things off the top of my head. DeLay is insulting the intelligence of those of us who should be his supporters, and in doing so is inviting attacks from his right. He's been in Washington long enough to know that he probably has more to fear from attacks from the right than from those to his left.

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