With the media all over Delay about his recent indictment what do you all think about us in the blog community raising some cash for former Congressman Nick Lampson who is running against Delay. Oh how nice it be with all this bad indictment coverage to have this huge rally of support around the man running against him. The press would eat that up. Even Netroots fav Richard Morrison, who ran against DeLay in 04, has endorsed Nick. I think this should be our first fundraising event here on DailyKos. Do you all agree? I have set up an Actblue page for Nick. Let's raise some cash and show everyone we are tired of Delay and want a change!
Just some of the reasons we should give DeLay the boot...
Accepted trips from corporations and later helped kill legislation they opposed,
Accepted trips from the lobbyist for a foreign government in violation of House rules,
Paid family members more than $500,000 out of campaign contributions,
Helped sweatshops in the Mariana Islands at the behest of a lobbyist,
Promised a role in drafting legislation to a corporate donor,
Tried to coerce a Congressman for a vote on Medicare,
Allegedly used corporate money given to his PAC to finance Texas campaigns in violation of state law,
Used Homeland Security resources in a dispute with Democrats in Texas,
Diverted funds from a children's charity for lavish celebrations at the Republican convention
Threatened retaliation against interest groups that don't support Republicans,
Stacked the House Ethics Committee with representatives who have contributed to his legal defense fund,
Crippled the effectiveness of the House Ethics Committee by purging members who had rebuked him,
Pushed for a rules change for the House Ethics process that paralyzed the panel,
Sought a rule change that would have no longer "required leaders to step aside temporarily if indicted"