3rd April 20:02
George W. Bush is Tom "The Insect" DeLay's bitch.
The same president who smirkingly invites terrorists to "bring 'em on"
is afraid of Tom DeLay.
From The American Prospect, 8/26/03:
August 26, 2003
On a proposal this summer to extend a $400-a-child tax credit to
low-income families, Mr. Bush at first demanded that Congress
appropriate the money, then backed off in the face of opposition from
his conservative allies in the House, most notably the majority
leader, Representative Tom DeLay of Texas.
The issue is now bottled up in a dispute between the House and the
more moderate Senate, and several Republican senators have called on
Mr. Bush to step in and break the impasse.
Financing for another item on Mr. Bush's compassion agenda, the
national volunteer program called AmeriCorps, faltered this summer
under similar opposition from Mr. DeLay.
Although Mr. Bush forcefully called for expanding that Clinton-era
program in his 2002 State of the Union address, he was largely silent
last month amid objections to a $100 million emergency infusion that
it needed to maintain its current level of operations.
The House rejected that spending, leaving AmeriCorps with an uncertain
"Even the president is not omnipotent," Mr. Bolten said of the House
opposition to the AmeriCorps money.
"Would that he were. He often says that life would be a lot easier if
it were a dictatorship. But it's not, and he's glad it's a democracy."
Senator Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat who called on the White House
to intercede with Republicans to help AmeriCorps, rejects that
argument, saying Mr. Bush has simply been unwilling to spend political
capital by standing up to Mr. DeLay.
Yeah, right, Ge****e, "bring 'em on." I gotcha "bring 'em on" right