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DeLay says Republicans have chance to regain Congress in 2010

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Jerome R. Corsi

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A "socialist revolution" launched by President Obama will end in an electoral defeat for the Democrats in 2010, with the Republicans having a chance to regain a majority in the House of Representatives, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND.

"What Obama has done is an abomination," DeLay said in an interview at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, sponsored by the American Conservative Union.

"With the budget the administration rolled out to Congress this week,’" DeLay said, "it’s clear President Obama does not understand economics and his goal is to advance a leftist agenda of massive spending, more social welfare entitlement programs, a huge expansion of government and increased taxes."

DeLay predicted the trillion-dollar deficits projected by the Obama administration budget "will devastate the economy."

The former congressman is actively supporting the Coalition for a Conservative Majority, a non-profit organization led by Chairman Ken Blackwell, the former Ohio secretary of state and finalist for chairman of the Republican National Committee.

DeLay was encouraged only that the Obama administration has moved so far to the political left that the conservative movement has been re-energized.

"If the administration continues along this path," DeLay predicted, "President Obama will go down to defeat in the 2012 presidential election."

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agreed in his CPAC speech today before a central ballroom so packed by the conference’s record 8,500 attendees that adjoining meeting rooms had to be opened for live television feeds.

Entering the room to an extended standing ovation, Gingrich began by taking exception with Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comment that the U.S. is a nation of cowards on the subject of race.

"I welcome an opportunity to have a discussion with you about cowardice – anywhere, anytime, anyplace," Gingrich challenged. "This is a nation courageous enough to not be ruled by people who won’t tell us the truth.

"If the attorney general thinks we are a nation of cowards, the Obama administration is just plain dumb."

Gingrich is general chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future, self-described as "a non-partisan organization designed to rise above traditional grid-locked partisanship to provide real, significant solutions to the most important issues facing our country."

Gingrich, who considered running for president in 2008, called for a revival of the Reagan revolution, agreeing with DeLay in characterizing the Obama budget plan as "the boldest effort to create a European socialism we have ever seen."

Gingrich ridiculed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s performance on camera in the House chamber as Obama delivered his address to Congress earlier this week.

"Pelosi reacted hyperactively to Obama’s speech," he said. "She was standing to applaud even before President Obama completed his sentences.

"She even applauded when President Obama attacked CEOs of bailout companies who continue to use private airplanes," he taunted, to loud applause. "Why should the speaker of the House have a private airplane at taxpayer expense? She should have the same opportunity to encounter TSA as the rest of us."

Gingrich also ridiculed Obama’s congressional address, saying he is "such a master of language that I didn’t entirely understand what he was saying."

"How is it we are not going to raise taxes on anybody who makes under $250,000 a year – unless you use electricity, or buy gasoline, or buy heating oil, or use natural gas?" Gingrich asked rhetorically.

"The group that will be least taxed under President Obama’s budget may end up being the Amish in central Pennsylvania," he quipped.

"I believe we should leave here with the goal of making the elections of 2010 the most consequential in history," Gingrich challenged the CPAC audience.

"What we are being offered by the Democrats is higher taxes, bigger government, more corruption," he stressed. "We have every right to go to the polls and defeat the vision of the Democratic left-wing machine, even if it means running conservative Democrats in congressional districts certain to vote Democratic in the next election."

Jerome R. Corsi is a staff reporter for WND. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972 and has written many books and articles, including his best-sellers "The Obama Nation" and "The Late Great USA." Other books include "Showdown with Nuclear Iran," "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil," which he co-authored with WND columnist Craig. R. Smith, and "Atomic Iran."


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