Sunday, April 10, 2005

There He (Congressman Carter) Goes Again

As Tom DeLay gets dragged deeper and deeper into his corrupt quicksand, our congressman, John Carter, is plenty happy to stand by his side: DeLay on the defensive
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), an ardent DeLay supporter, said, “The minority party has decided they are going to super-saturate the media with inaccurate reports.”
I'm not sure I would expect anything else from a man who donated $5,000 to Tom DeLay's Legal Expense Fund from his own campaign stash. He obviously doesn't think he needs to save that money for the next election. I'm sure Congressman Carter believes the only way he could possibly lose in 2006 would be if he didn't back Tom DeLay and help DeLay make excuses for his misdeeds. With Congressman Carter taking in $10,000 from Mr. DeLay's PAC -- Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC) -- it sure makes it look like an I'll-scratch-your-back-if-you'll-scratch-mine kind of deal going on here.

Along with playing money games with Tom DeLay -- If you give $10,000 to my campaign, I'll give $5,000 to your Legal Expense Fund -- Congressman Carter is also a member, with Tom DeLay, of a fringe group that wants to impeach any judge that doesn't rule the way they like: DeLay says judges have 'overstepped' authority
He [Lamar Smith] and DeLay co-chair the 2-year-old Judicial Accountability Working Group, which includes Reps. John Culberson of Houston and John Carter of Round Rock. It aims to educate the public and Congress about judicial abuse and, Smith said, support judicial nominees who "will not substitute their own policy views for the law."
This is nothing more than a threat to judges and our traditionally independent judiciary just like all the others. In a district where a member of Congress has to worry about reelection, you might think they would be trying to run away from a corrupt, disgracefully greedy, abuser of power like Mr. DeLay instead of donating to his Legal Expense Fund from their own campaign stash. Not John Carter! This, obviously, is part of my ongoing strategy of tying John Carter to Tom DeLay. It's also part of highlighting another strategic theme, the arrogance of unchecked power.

One last thing: I know most people reading what I am writing here already know this stuff, and I'm mainly preaching to the choir. So I have a request. To help get this message out to those who don't already know this about their elected leaders, forward this to them or tell them yourself. Either way, let them know that there are people keeping an eye on Williamson County.


At 4/11/2005 5:48 PM, Anonymous MNmean said...

Delay is having one beneficial effect on his party. He is becoming the center of attention as the primary role model for discredited politicians. That takes the eyes of Texas off the ineptitude of the local Republicans in state government as they play out their deceitful game of turning public schools over to private interests without seeming to do so.

At 4/12/2005 10:21 AM, Blogger wcnews said...

That's true nationallly as well. The point I'm trying to focus on is how to use this against our local representation. There is not doubt that between Krusee and Gattis they are going to do whatever Craddick and Perry want. Which is a tax shift from the wealthy (property owners/property tax) to the middle class and working person (Sales tax and business taxes - which are passed on to the consumer).


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