One day after announcing his departure from the front lines of the Republican party, Tom DeLay took his first (of most likely many) shot at his adversaries and the Democratic Party.
"My liberal Democratic opponent has been raising money all over the nation," with help from liberal Democrats such as Barbra Streisand, George Soros, and Nancy Pelosi, DeLay said.
"His (Lampson's) money will dry up. This is probably the worst day of his campaign because he knows that any Republican that replaces me on the ballot will win this seat."
It will be fun to see how the Dems scramble to spin this one. And I'm going to enjoy the thought of hearing DeLay working for the party from the outside with the "baggage" discarded. DeLays comment on the state of the Democratic Party sums up much of the sentiment of the Republicans and many independents and moderates.
DeLay said the Democrat Party has no agenda, no solutions -- "all they've got is the strategy of personal destruction and character assassination; and it hasn't worked in the past, it's not going to work in the future. They are a permanent minority party."
As a fitting parting shot in the interview with Fox News, DeLay took the opportunity to "take a wack" at Ronnie Earl with the gloves off:
DeLay again accused Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle of abusing the Texas judicial system by bringing "frivolous" charges against him. DeLay admitted that Earle may have "won the battle" now that DeLay has decided to resign from Congress. "But in the end, we will beat him -- he will once again...be embarrassed and he will embarrass Travis County and he will embarrass the Texas Democrat Party.
(via CNS News)
Dafydd at Big Ligards has more on DeLay