June 07, 2008
All I want for election season

Mere words cannot hope to capture the awesomeness of this (via Julie Mason:

Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay (Texas) called Barack Obama a "Marxist" on the Mike Gallagher radio show Thursday.

Explaining that Obama clinching the Democratic nomination is a good thing for John McCain, DeLay said Obama's "weakness" is that "nobody knows him."

"And if McCain does not define him as what he is -- hey, I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist," DeLay said.

The radio host agreed with DeLay, who is facing money laundering charges, saying Obama is "desperately trying to cover up what seems to be the kind of old school Marxist radical liberal failed ideology."

"Absolutely," DeLay said. "No doubt about it."

Dear Jesus,

Please, pretty please, do everything in your considerable power to ensure that Tom DeLay keeps getting his name in the paper, his voice on the radio, and his face on teevee from now through November 4. I promise to be a good boy and eat all my vegetables in return if you do. Thank you very much.

Your friend,


(PS - Be sure to read the comments - they're pretty awesome, too.)

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 07, 2008 to Show Business for Ugly People

Yep, DeLay needs to keep talking - and Dick Cheney needs to keep showing up in the 22nd District to campaign for Olson.

Posted by: Dennis on June 7, 2008 2:33 PM

I think my very favorite part of any insult is when it's not just a Marxist that a Democrat is being called - but a radical liberal one, as opposed to just the ordinary variety.

Posted by: Claire Kline on June 7, 2008 6:21 PM