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The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress (2006)

 |  Documentary  |  19 May 2006 (USA)
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A look at the criminal investigation of Texas Congressman Tom DeLay on campaign fund-raising charges and his efforts to redraw the state's Congressional districts.

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Jacqueline Blankenship ...
Herself - Republican Activist, Sugar Land, Texas
Beverly Carter ...
Herself - Publisher, Ft. Bend Star, Sugar Land, Texas
Paul Burka ...
Himself - Senior Executive Editor, Texas Monthly Magazine
Jim Hightower ...
Himself - Author, Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Molly Ivins ...
Herself - Syndicated Columnist
Craig McDonald ...
Himself - Texans for Public Justice
Lou Dubose ...
Himself - Co-Author, 'The Hammer'
Martin Frost ...
Himself - Former U.S. Congressman, Dallas (as Rep. Martin Frost)
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Himself (archive footage)
Bill Ratliff ...
Himself - Former Texas Lt. Governor
Jeff Wentworth ...
Himself - Texas State Senator, San Antonio
Rosemary Lehmberg ...
Herself - Assistant District Attorney
Lon Burnam ...
Himself - State Representative, Ft. Worth
Garnet Coleman ...
Himself - State Representative, Houston
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A look at the criminal investigation of Texas Congressman Tom DeLay on campaign fund-raising charges and his efforts to redraw the state's Congressional districts.

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The Story of GOP Texas-style Crony Capitalism
28 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This story would be amusing if it weren't true. This is a story of a corrupt Texas mountebank who ruthlessly seized power in the nation's capital. Robert Greenwald--the filmmaker who exposed a political operation disguised as a "fair and balanced" news channel in Outfoxed--takes on one of the most egregious members of Congress in US history, Tom DeLay. The film tears the cover off of the culture of corruption that DeLay created in the US Congress. DeLay has out-Bushed George W. Bush when it comes to crony capitalism. While I knew most of the things the film shows, many people not versed in DC politics will be utterly shocked when they see this film—apparently the alleged liberal media didn't see fit to report much about DeLay's redefinition of the word "sleaze" until his indictment. The only thing bad about the film is that it doesn't have the time to flesh out all the seediness of DeLay's rotten career e.g., his sordid dealings in the Northern Mariana Islands (DeLay took the side of predatory industrialists in this US territory who were running squalid sweatshops and forcing female workers into prostitution and into having abortions when they became pregnant--great from a guy who claims to speak for US Christians). Every American should see this film. Buy the DVD. Go to a screening. Tell your friends about this monumental film and vote out DeLay's spiritual brethren. Pray that DeLay and his cronies (including the ones in the White House) are brought to justice and receive the maximum prison sentences for their crimes against America.


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