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Tom DeLay: 'American People Never Miss the Government' When It's Shut Down (TEXT and VIDEO)

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Recently-acquitted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R) on Friday advised Republicans to "stick to your guns" because it was a "false notion" that refusing to raise the debt limit could hurt the credit of the United States.

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Carrie B (306)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:01 pm
I swear to heaven ~ republicans have a monopoly on stupid!

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:18 pm
Out to Lunch!!!!
Thanks Carrie.

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Friday September 27, 2013, 2:31 pm

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday September 27, 2013, 3:07 pm

Kit B (276)
Friday September 27, 2013, 6:03 pm

What I think about Tom DeLay is all in form of expletives, I don't care what he thinks. The man belongs in prison and not speaking to the press.

Susanne R (235)
Friday September 27, 2013, 11:35 pm
According to The Washington Post:

"$150 million a day. That’s the price-tag to taxpayers for closing down the government. In 1995, the record three-week closing cost a $1.25 billion or $1.9 billion in today’s dollars."

Sorry, Tom. That's going to be noticed!

Considering all the "ghosts" in his closet, you'd think that Tom DeLay would choose to stay out of the limelight. If there was any justice in this world, he'd be in prison serving a three-year sentence for criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election laws. And that's just one of many skeletons. Being the narcissist that he is, he just can't help himself.

If the government does end up shutting down, I hope all the garbage that's not going to get picked up ends up on his front lawn!

Arielle S (313)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:34 am
Yes, DeLay should be in prison - I know of no one who misses him.

David C (131)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:20 am
...all I know is that I haven't missed Tom DeLay recently.....maybe he can go away again....

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 1:00 pm
What planet did he say he is from?

Vicky P (476)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 1:39 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:27 pm

Debra G (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:33 pm
"Recently acquitted..." Thanks to getting all the Democrats dumped off the appeals board, he finally gets acquitted. Mr. DeLay, the American people sure never missed you.

Dianna M (16)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:36 pm
". . . DeLay told host Chris Cuomo that the Republican Party would not take the blame if the Republican Party forced the government to be shut down . . . " I beg to differ, Mr. DeLay, Republicans WILL take the blame--they just won't take the responsibility. Do you really think that's the same thing?

Roseann d (178)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 2:54 pm
Yeah right, take the word of a criminal. Well, his whole dang party should have been in the slammer right along with for their undemocratic and often treasonous actions.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:06 pm
Noted, thanks.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:25 pm
I am with my friend, Dave. I had thought (stupidly) that he had gone away, far, far away.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 3:54 pm
The GOP are so stupid it's embarrassing to see. De Lay should go back to the rock he crawled out of.

Janet R (38)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 4:16 pm
What a fricking moron. Vote the twit out.

Jason R (67)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 4:39 pm
Send the weasel back to prison, where he belongs.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 5:38 pm
When did he get out of the nut house? He is so stupid and he can't possibly get his feet and hands out of his mouth. He still has room for more in his mouth, what can we stuff him with. He is a jerk and the problem is that the government is full of DeLay's. That's why the country is the way it is. Eve4ryone is pulling in their own direction and as long as it doesn't hurt them, to hell with the voters.

Louise D (44)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 6:15 am
I suppose with the free time he will spend it doing what he loves most: slapping ice cream cones out of children's hands.Still, his recent acquittal suggests he will now forget about outlawing prison rape but this is a stupid strategy to say the least. There seems to be a willing need to jump into self destructive behavior as the GOP have got some of the dumbest politicians ever to have crawled out of a corporate bum hole in decades. The last time there was a Government shutdown it was a disaster for the Republicans, so expect a spectacular cull of Tea Party and GOP candidates in the midterms.

Rehana VN (0)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 11:53 am
Empty vessels make the most noise! This one's really hollow.

Karen Chestney (112)
Monday September 30, 2013, 2:55 am
Of course a Gov. shutdown WILL hurt the Country in innumerable ways !---Not raising the Debit ceiling will cause Eminence damage world wide!!! And --yes the Republicans will be to BLAME ! The Speaker of the House-- John B. is the worst & most inept-dumbest Speaker ever! The RWnut jobs are running wild. THEY are American TERRORISTS- bent on destroying the GOV.ALL because they hate Pres. OBAMA. VOTE them out in 2014 & 2016!

Avril Lomas (0)
Monday September 30, 2013, 9:40 am
WE surely DO NOT miss. Mr Delay and his crooked machinations. (and you cannot dance either Tom!.)
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