DeLay Praises Newt's Contract on America
Tom DeLay apparently doesn't care that Newt Gringrich has dropped him like a hot potato. On his website, he is still praising Newt's 1994 "Contract With Amercia." He's even comparing it to the Magna Carta. Since I wrote about the proposed legislation regularly for almost two years back in 1995 and 1996, I just can't let this pass. First, an overview:
1995 began with the inauguration of the newly Republican-dominated Congress. The first order of business for the House was to promise the passage of new laws within the first 100 days of the session, lumped together in a decorative but ill-conceived package titled "Contract With America." One of the components of the "Contract" called for the passage of "tougher" crime laws, named the "Taking Back Our Streets Act" (TBOSA), bundled within a set of ten bills.
The Contract was the brainchild of Newt Gingrich, and could best be described as a Republican Nightmare:
|< Attorney General Gonzales Meets With ACLU | Tom DeLay's Non-Apology >|