"And if McCain does not define him as what he is — hey, I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist," DeLay said.It would be important to prove such a thing to "Hammer" DeLay, he should know something about communism, he practiced it as a House member. "Wait," you say, "I thought he was a Republican?" Yes, he is. I know he's talking about Marxism, but in practice the way it worked was communism. There was this silly little theory this guy named Marx had about economics but in practice what happened was that the elite used the worker bees to subsidize their life styles and their failures. Whatever the theory had to say about workers' paradise, the hard reality was that the unrestrained elite privatized the profits and socialized the risks. Yes, DeLay calls it by other names, capitalism, Free Market, and evokes the dead hand of Adam Smith. Poke your fingers in your ears and look at the results stripped of all the rhetorical flourishes and you see the same thing.
There is no Free Market or free capitalism, in the US. Not now and never has been. The feud between Jefferson and Hamilton was about just exactly who it was that was going to benefit from the rigging of the system. Hamilton won. Our system was set up. The system has been continuously jury rigged over the centuries but it is where it now is and a great deal of the credit lays with DeLay and his ilk of name callers. The total tax burden on a factory line worker exceeds by several multiples that of the top 1% of earners. Wealth hides its wealth from the tax burden and you buy the idea they pay huge taxes. Major corporations suck at the federal tit without competition or any real oversight. When the big money loses, a way is found to make sure that the worker bee pays for it.
The DeLays of the world have made sure that most news you get is from the corporate world. They have almost single handed presided over the death of actual news gathering and distribution. There are still a few hold outs, McCaltchy has done some good work on the heels of buying Knight Ridder, but this is still marshmallow news. They have got to be able to sell you papers and to go to war for the average American would put them so far away from their competitors that people wouldn't buy their papers. It is really easy to smell really good standing next to a sewer a week out from your last bath.
Tom DeLay is a human cockroach masquerading as a politician. Some people still take his nonsense seriously because they pay no attention to the man behind the current. Behind the curtain is K Street, Abramoff, Republican messes of broken government, corruption on a scale unseen since the Civil War, and a degradation of those who do the work to make the system wealthy. With tongue firmly in cheek they talk about family values to voters whose families skirt disaster daily thanks to their version of economics. They will talk about socialized medicine as the policy holders bear the cost and pass investment bank money onto the insurers.
These battles they wage are not about the common American, they are about keeping the wealth flowing upward. Their concern about health care regards the top of the insurance corporations and the investment banks intake of huge amounts of their money. Do you honest to god think your appendectomy is their concern? It is of huge import to you because without it you'll die and done improperly you'll die and you think it matters to someone with dollar signs and decimal points driving all their thinking?
Well sure Tom DeLay says Obama is a Marxist, any concern whatever with the welfare of the worker bees is in his mind Marxist. No one worker bee amounts to the life or death of the system, but the general health of them drives the health of all. DeLay could care less. I'm well left of Obama and I'm a capitalist so that might tell you something about what DeLay is - beyond an indicted money launderer.