Yesterday the Texas Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of former Republican House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence to convict DeLay in the first place. DeLay was ecstatic that his long legal battle was finally over, but admitted that the personal cost of combating the legal assault by the Democrat Party was devastating. Having served in Congress from 1984 to 2006, DeLay was known as a hard-line conservative who, when serving as Majority Whip, would not compromise with liberal Democrats and was deeply despised by his opponents.
Rush Limbaugh recounted Democrat efforts to smear DeLay and bring criminal charges against him on a purely partisan basis to crush a political opponent who was so effective in advancing conservatism in government. Democrat attorney, Ronnie Earle, went through eight Grand Juries before finding one that would allow him to bring charges against DeLay and brought him to a court presided by a Democrat jurist. His conviction, Limbaugh said, was typical of how liberals destroy their political opponents through smears because they always lose in the arena of ideas.