It seems that Tom DeLay’s transition from extraordinarily corrupt Washington insider to Tea Party firebrand is complete. On his radio show last week he bizarrely claimed that Cliven Bundy is standing up for the “rule of law.” You keep using that phrase…
“He doesn’t owe the federal government anything because he doesn’t recognize that the federal government can come take his livelihood away from him and he’s standing up for the rule of law, the real law, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and fighting against what is happening to him,” DeLay said.
“The oppression and the tyranny that is coming from our government is just outrageous…. The federal government is building its weapons of oppression and tyranny as we speak.”
And what is this idiocy about the federal government “taking away his livelihood”? They’re charging him about 1/8th the price it would cost him to graze his cattle on private land. He’s getting a staggeringly good deal and still bitching about it. He’s stolen over a million dollars from American taxpayers, for crying out loud. And as a legal matter, this is as easy a case as one will ever find. It could not be more clear. The rule of law is precisely what is not being enforced.