Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay is a former House majority leader, the second-ranking leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. As majority leader, he was responsible for developing the issues and policies that formed the Republican agenda. When Mr. DeLay left Congress in 2006, he devoted himself to helping conservatives. He is the founder of First Principles LLC, a consulting firm that works with a range of political organizations in the fields of grass roots, new media, communications and issue advocacy.

Most Recent Articles by Tom DeLay:

In Obama’s speech, a conservative call to arms

Jan 23, 2015 — Tom DeLay

Washington Times
I found President Obama’s State of the Union address this week infuriating — and exhilarating.

It was infuriating for all the usual reasons. For all the talk that this time things would be different, in the first State of the Union speech since the American people repudiated his entire agenda we got the same old Mr. Obama, arrogant, disdainful, defiant of the new Republican majorities and of the voters who sent them to Washington. Had there been a referee on the premises, he would have thrown a flag for taunting.

Conservative rebels trouble GOP-controlled Congress

Jan 9, 2015 — Tom DeLay

-Washington Times
They say you only get one chance to make first impression, and right now, I’m a little worried about how the new Republican majorities in the House and Senate are coming off in the very first days of the 114th Congress.

Gruber, Feinstein and the consequences of deceit

Dec 11, 2014 — Tom DeLay

After years of deception and cover-up, the American people, through the hard work of their congressional representatives, finally learned the ugly truth this week about terrible acts done in their name but without their knowledge. While many of those responsible continue to defend their handiwork, the revelations are sure to leave a permanent stain on those in government who played any role in the atrocities revealed.

Forget the race-baiting, let’s debate the real meaning of Ferguson

Dec 5, 2014 — Tom DeLay

Washington Times
President Obama is proposing a task force, and — for once — I’m glad that he did.

No time for a GOP surrender: A call to arms

Nov 20, 2014 — Tom DeLay

Washington Times
Nobody ever won a battle by surrendering.

In the wake of the great Republican midterm triumphs, when the American people decisively rejected the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, a depressing but age-old debate has broken out among Republicans over what to do with their victory. And, unfortunately, we’re already hearing voices counseling moderation — that we should run from a fight with the president before it’s even begun.

GOP must be rock steady to fight the spin

Nov 14, 2014 — Tom DeLay

GOP must be rock steady to fight the spin

The American people better hope Obamacare covers Dramamine, given the furious amount of spin coming out of Washington since the midterm elections.

After the wipeout comes the need for a Republican agenda

Nov 6, 2014 — Tom DeLay

-Washington Times
That wasn’t a wave. That wasn’t even a tsunami. Tuesday was a Category 5 political hurricane in which the American people effectively wiped out the entire agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.

Prediction: A very good Tuesday for the GOP

Oct 30, 2014 — Tom DeLay

The debates are done. The arguments have all been made. The closing ads have all been shot. So let’s skip the philosophical debates for one week and just talk about on who’s going to win next Tuesday.

Shoot the lame duck and focus on 2015

Oct 16, 2014 — Tom DeLay

Washington Times

All the signs point to a very good day for the Republicans when Americans go to the polls in the midterm elections next month. With the president so unpopular and a slew of good candidates on the ballot, the GOP will pick up seats in both the House and Senate, and will very likely hold the majority in both chambers for the next two years.

Zeke Emanuel reveals the progressives’ death wish

Oct 14, 2014 — Tom DeLay

“Here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: Living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.”—“Why I Hope to Die at 75,” Ezekiel J. Emanuel, The Atlantic Monthly.

A war president whose heart isn’t in it

Sep 26, 2014 — Tom DeLay

I majored in biology, not psychology, in college, but I think you can tell a lot about this president by analyzing his body language during this very momentous week.

Uncertain trumpet: An anti-war president goes to war

Sep 19, 2014 — Tom DeLay

Uncertain trumpet: An anti-war president goes to war

As the Congress and the country debate the momentous question of how to meet the threat posed by the Islamic State and other enemies in the war on terrorism, one thing has become increasingly clear: It’s impossible to conduct and win a war when you’re led by an anti-war president.

A day to remember, a war to fight

Sep 12, 2014 — Tom DeLay

A day to remember, a war to fight, 9/11, Obama, Bush

When the first plane hit, I was participating in a press conference so insignificant I can’t even recall what the topic was.

But on that ordinary day, a beautiful fall morning in Washington, I was privileged to witness some of the most extraordinary and inspiring acts of courage and sacrifice of my entire life in public office. As our press conference proceeded on a little corner just outside the Capitol building, you could look down the Mall and see the smoke that was starting to come from the Pentagon.

Obama’s schedule, rhetoric belie world realities

Sep 6, 2014 — Tom DeLay

Meetings, meetings meetings.

You can tell a lot about a person from his appointment book, and that’s certainly true of our president this week. Meeting with Democratic supporters in Wisconsin one day and world leaders in Europe just a few days later, President Obama told us all we need to know about his administration’s shortcomings, in both foreign and domestic policy.

Liberal failures and the real lessons of Ferguson

Aug 29, 2014 — Tom DeLay

Washington Times

Clearly, something tragic happened during the confrontation on the street that day that left a young man dead and a community in chaos. Certainly, our hearts go out to the family and we can all hope that the investigation into what happened will be swift, thorough and fair to all parties.

Coming together is a primary challenge for Republicans this fall

Aug 8, 2014 — Tom DeLay

A pair of primaries this week offered an instructive lesson in what Republicans must do—and must not do—as they gear up for battle with President Obama and the Democrats this fall.

Defending an ally and defending the Constitution

Jul 31, 2014 — Tom DeLay

First published in the Washington Times

First up, I think any friend of our embattled ally Israel has to be outraged by how President Obama and his top aides are treating the clashes now underway with Hamas in Gaza. From their very first responses to the crisis, you would almost think the administration was supporting the terrorists of Hamas over Israel.

Failed policy the real reason Obama skipped a border trip

Jul 12, 2014 — Tom DeLay

First Published in the Washington Times

In a funny way, you can totally understand why President Open Borders Obama decided in the end not to make the trip down to the border on his trip to Texas this week, to view for himself the failure of his immigration policy and the devastating results of his handiwork for Texas and the rest of the border states.

From King George III to King Obama I

Jul 4, 2014 — Tom DeLay

First Published in the Washington Times

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”James Madison, “The Federalist #47”

For those of you looking to teach your children a little history this Fourth of July holiday, current events are supplying a very nice lesson. The Founding Fathers were dealing with a crisis brought on by the excesses of King George III. Today, we’re dealing with another crisis brought on by the excesses of King Obama I.

A president who’s getting what he wants — unfortunately

Jun 30, 2014 — Tom DeLay

First published at Washington Times

With so many scandals and policy missteps building up around the White House these days, I actually want to start out by giving President Obama a little credit.