The Republicans better hope their gambit works, because they sure seem to be giving it the full-court press:
Regardless of such troubles, the convention began Friday with a fiery speech from House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land, who arrived at the podium to a standing ovation.
In front of a banner reading, “We get the party started!”, DeLay, like other speakers at the Friday event, rallied the young Republicans with harsh words about the Democrats.
“The trend isn’t just about liberal rhetoric, it’s about a disturbing liberal psychology,” DeLay said. “A bizarre, knee-jerk reflex to assume the world’s worst problems are America’s fault.”
DeLay also defended White House adviser Karl Rove, who came under fire for a New York speech he made Wednesday in which he accused “liberals” of wanting to “offer therapy and understanding for our attackers” after the Sept. 11, 2001, strikes.
DeLay said: “That is not slander, that is the truth.”
Full speed into the breach!