Convicted Felon Tom DeLay Ridiculously Wants Obama Investigated for ‘Connections to Radical Islamists’

tom-delay-idiotI love how Republicans continue to insist that their unwavering disdain for President Obama has nothing to do with race, yet accusations are made about him that would never have been made if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s half African-American and his name is Barack Hussein Obama.

The most infamous element of this racism was of course the “birther” movement, where millions of Americans (and even some members of Congress) demanded that President Obama produce a long-form copy of his birth certificate.

And even when he did, birthers still doubted that it was authentic.

Another ridiculous accusation many of these people have made is that Obama has connections to Islamic radicals who want to undermine the United States.  This one is a bit more fringe than “birthers,” but it’s still a conspiracy that’s been fairly consistent with many on the far right since he was elected in 2008.

Well, convicted felon Tom DeLay recently came out calling for President Obama’s impeachment and an investigation into his “connections to radical Islamists.”

All because President Obama exchanged five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdahl.

DeLay said that the House ought to impeach Obama to “serve as a warning” to any future presidents about “undermining the rule of law.”

He also added that the House should open an investigation into Obama’s “connections to radical Islamists” and his “leaning and having too much sympathy for radical Islamists.” 

Apparently to DeLay, unless you proudly admit to committing war crimes as Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld have all admitted to doing, you’re “sympathetic” towards Islamists.

And I love how after five years of captivity DeLay thinks this deal hints at Obama having “connections to radical Islamists.”  If President Obama really did have connections to radical Islamic groups, he wouldn’t have spent five years trying to get Bergdahl back.

Also let’s not ignore the fact that since Obama became president we’ve killed Osama bin Ladin, increased our drone strikes used against terrorists and have yet to close Guantanamo Bay.  Not exactly events that I would categorize as “friendly toward Islamic radicals.”  In fact, his use of drone strikes and not closing Guantanamo Bay are two things that have actually made him very unpopular with many liberals.

Then again, these are words spoken from a convicted felon who said not too long ago that “God wrote the Constitution.”  So he’s not someone I would call overly credible – on anything at all.

But maybe instead of DeLay worrying about some ridiculous conspiracies about President Obama, he should focus on his ongoing battle to overturn his money laundering and conspiracy convictions.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Mrs_oatmeal

    Why are people like Tom DeLay even deemed credible? We don’t care what he says, he was a traitor to the American people.

    • Andy Kinnard

      Exactly. Dude is madly thrashing to find some kind of relevance.

      • Charles Vincent

        One criminal can spot another???
        Hola Senior Kinnard. Que paso?

      • Colleen A Shea

        Name one “crime.” One, just one (without quoting FOX talking points).

      • Charles Vincent

        Easy I can name several but how about the drone killings of three US citizens with out affording them due process as the constitution says. This was carried on all MSM and I read about it in the NY Times. Then there is the illegal overflight and drone use over another country with out that countries consent. And how about the illegal action in Lybia or the illegal proxy war in Syria. And that’s what I can pull with out googling or using Noam Chomsky’s reasons.

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    Forward Progressive, no more article about DeLay. His words are irrelevant and meaningless. Please.

  • prytani

    seriously…Tom Delay … irrelevant thug…really dude shut up..and really we need to stop printing what the clowns are saying…they are disgusting and embarrassing … hoping people won’t forget them…well too freakin bad you don’t matter
    ….

  • Stephen Barlow

    How did Delay get out of jail again?