DeLay and Blackwell have formed a 501(c) 4 organization will focus only on matters that are important to conservatives and would play no role in political campaigns. Blatant lie, at the end of the article, their main focus and concern is stopping
It’s time for progressives to stop Tom DeLay once again. As we try to move forward, DeLay and Blackwell will drag us back in time. Oh boy, I can’t wait to return to the good old days of conservative BS which has caused wars, blatant lying, scandals, record deficits, invasion of privacy on all levels, Supreme Court justice disasters, domestic disregard, religion in everyone’s face and bedroom and good old family values. What a freaking treat!
- The markets, which include Houston; Scranton, Pa.; Pittsburgh; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Phoenix and Las Vegas were identified by DeLay as areas where Democratic organizations will also be focusing their efforts in the coming months.
- He said that Democratic organizations have proven extremely adept, pointing to the recent blitz they launched during the debate on the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Republican groups did not counterattack, DeLay noted.
- DeLay said that if such a GOP response had been mounted, more Republicans would have felt comfortable voting to sustain the president’s veto.
- Ideally, DeLay said, groups will meet once a month and will be encouraged to set up meetings with members of Congress in their respective districts. The group’s members will be trained in how to communicate the conservative agenda and how to become effective activists for conservative principles in public policy and in politics.
- “Through a strong conservative coalition we can help change the nature of the conversation … we want to win the war, we can change the nature of the discussion,” he said.
- Both men agreed that the Democratic nomination of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) would cause conservatives to mobilize quickly, but would also pose the largest threat to Republicans.
- “There is no doubt about it that if the right doesn’t get its act together, she’s going to be the next president,” DeLay said.
- DeLay dismissed the idea that the ethical cloud that hung over him during his final years in Congress or Blackwell’s unpopularity as Ohio’s secretary of state would inhibit the cause.
- “I’m here to push the conservative cause and if I can influence [conservatives] and defeat [those] that are doing the wrong things… it’s about the cause, not Tom DeLay,” DeLay said.
- Blackwell echoed DeLay, saying he welcomed any challenge to his conservative credentials.