Remember the infamous, ‘K Street Project?’ Supposedly, this project was a strong arm operation of the Republican party, under the leadership of former Republican leader Tom Delay, to pressure Washington lobbyist to get on board with leadership and leave behind the losers, Democrats.
Democrats have never been good losers, but then, who is. Lobbyist are considered to be the fourth branch of the government, and it really is. They write the laws that make the whole country swear, curse and suffer. The Obama campaign knew this, but the president himself, campaigned, there would be no revolving doors in his administration for lobbyist, and yet, the door is wide open to not just lobbyist, but anything anti-liberty.
Lobbyist will always establish a foot in the door, continue to write, rewrite or review legislation. Lawmakers, who are paid by taxpayers to represent districts, regardless of party, for the love of money, will readily open the doors, invite the lobbyist, get their points of view on this, or that legislation, and vote according to the bank deposit.
Both sides of the political coin practice this and it’s never been more evident than with this administration. Think the Affordable Care Act and all it’s wavers to businesses and not to taxpayers.
DeLay’s conviction of money laundering has been overturned and according to the justices, the charges should have been no billed by the grand jury, dropped by the prosecutor, ignored by the judge and common sense applied on behalf of the jury.
What guilty man would wave his rights after the statue of limitation has run out? Delay did and that was a costly mistake.
Democrats went after him for the very same things Nancy Pelosi did while she was Speaker of the House. Lobbyist returned to the liberal ticket and it was business as usual in Washington. Thanks to common sense, the conviction was overturned and Delay was acquitted of all charges, but is that enough?
It shouldn’t be. Delay should go after Democrats for being sore losers. He should go after the Travis County District Attorney’s office for practicing partisan politics instead of the law. He should go after the judge who presided over the case for his misconduct, and last but not least, he should go after the Republican party for abandoning him.