Campaign Finance Regulation – Fascism’s Trojan Horse

Ahh, the controversial Austrian statesman. Nothing like a reference to Adolf to prick up everyone’s ears. Kind of like adding a couple bottles of grain alcohol to the thin gruel of ordinary political discourse.

Years ago Tom Delay, a second-rate political fixer from Texas became the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. That is, third in line for the Presidency in case of the death or incapacitation of the President and the Vice-President. Now under indictment for violating campaign-finance laws, he’s begun violating Godwin’s law as well. You see, Delay had to give up his seat in Congress after being indicted for said violations of campaign-finance laws. Which means, as he wrote in a recent book, that the "liberals" who are "persecuting" him are really goose-stepping Nazi fanatics, as Tiny Revolution reports:

It’s the same thing as I say in my book, that the Nazis used. When you use the big lie in order to gain and maintain power, it is immoral and it is outrageous…

It’s the same process. It’s the same criminalization of politics. it’s the same oppression of people. It’s the same destroy people in order to gain power. It may be six million Jews. it may be indicting somebody on laws that don’t exist. But, it’s the same philosophy and it’s the same world view.

2 thoughts on “Campaign Finance Regulation – Fascism’s Trojan Horse

  1. Tom Delay a ‘second-rate’ political fixer?

    You could call Delay a second (or even third-rate) many things. But he was a first-rate political ‘fixer’ for a long time. Only thing he couldn’t fix was Ronnie ‘Ham Sandwich’ Earle, and that was only because the Democrats changed the principles of jurisprudence.

    The new principles, you ask? I oblige:

    Verdict first, trial later.

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  2. Well, Tom ‘the Bug Man’ Delay did have a lot of political cunning, I give you that.

    However, I would say first-rate political fixers are the ones who don’t (1) get indicted; (2) lose their office; (3) contribute to a scandal that loses their party control of Congress; and (4) allow their lobbying machine to fall into the other party’s hands.

    Even if he’s a first-rate political fixer, he’s just plain not very bright, as the interview I linked to makes painfully clear. To imagine that this empty suit got somewhere near being President should give every American cause to reflect about America’s political discourse and the policial process. As should the fact that George W. Bush is now President. Is there anybody left who doesn’t get the feeling — watching one of W.’s stumbling, deer-in-the-headlights press conferences — that this is a man who is very seriously out of his depth?

    I suppose there’s nothing wrong with a political culture that doesn’t require its leaders to be intellectuals. However, what we’re seeing are the results of a political culture that doesn’t even required them to be smart.

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