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Not the -- fiscally conservative roots former Republican House majority leader Tom DeLay joined now on the phone.
He's gonna weigh in on this -- -- a congressman welcome good to hear you again.
I'm represented James ball we just vote and that he's attacking socialism attacking -- allowed -- attack in government spending.
It's -- aggressive young new leadership that the Republican Party needs.
Well do finally leadership.
The party and and members of the party have been calling for leadership for over three years and finally we're start to see it.
And it's coming because the parties trying to find out who we is.
It's returning to its space.
And that's what this is all about so yes it's it's about time.
Young leaders came forward and and expressed what the Republican Party is all about a conservative philosophy of conservative worldview.
So you think that the Republicans just have to rebuild from the ground up following the disastrous performance in the last election.
And the overwhelming majority the Democrats in congress rebuild from the ground up going back to Reagan principles you think.
Well Reagan principles but -- our basic principles of freedom and security and and less government less taxation.
-- -- We have lost our way over the last three years.
We should've done this two years ago before that the presidential election but we did have a leader.
Leading the Republican Party and in the presidential election but that was 6000.
Our our view.
But I think it is it forgive me for droppings and I I do detect a fundamental shift.
In the American electorate.
That -- is not so pro capitalism any longer.
But once a larger government role the doesn't mind taxation of off to upper income people but wants a bigger government role in the economy.
Really but once the Obama program I I got a suspicion.
But there's been a shift in that direction in the last three or four years regardless.
Of whether Republican leadership -- try to take -- I don't see it that way at all do I there it -- the American the American people are still centered to right.
But they need leadership in the in the absence of leadership of course they're gonna vote -- Obama are of course they're going to kick out.
The Republicans have put in the Democrats in congress.
Good leadership which I had it should have stood for something.
-- -- -- -- To what Obama stood for what it Democrats are standing port and finally that happening and and that will happen even more.
Particularly in answer to these outrageous.
Policies that the Obama administration's already talking about the first thing out.
In this administration is going to be a huge stimulus bill using our crisis our economic crisis.
As an excuse for bigger government and more socialist.
You've been on the inside of -- I wanna talk to about this maybe a trillion dollar stimulus package you've seen it from the inside.
I imagine this is going to be the mother of all political fights and the mother rubble -- barrels.
Boy it's it's -- to be the worst thing -- resolved and I've been on the on the one hand on the other hand it's gonna be the best bang for the Republican Party the American people are going to be absolutely.
As sickened by by this says stimulus package.
And the Republican Party is going to be able to take this stimulus package and beat up the Democrats for the next two years because.
It's going to be as you say is going to be full of stuff that's going to be embarrassing this can be outrageous.
This Europe and and it it's going to be ineffective.
A huge government spending program is not going to bail us out of this crisis.
Former house majority -- -- Tom DeLay Republican Texas on the followed.
Happy new year to -- thanks for joining us.
Happy new year to --
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