Of the many bottom-feeding scum suckers who roam the halls of Congress, none is more despicable than House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

But DeLay, whose morality can’t even be measured with a micrometer, outdid himself this week when he – of all people – tried to drag both God and morals into the circus he and his political party have made of the Terri Schiavo tragedy.

“One thing that God has brought to us is Terri Schiavo to elevate the visibility of what’s going on in America,” the scandal-scarred Texas congressman told a meeting of the Family Research Council. “Americans would be so barbaric as to pull a feeding tube out of a person that is lucid and starve them to death for two weeks.”

DeLay, of course, is pandering to the rabid religious right – the holy rollers who have infected our government like cancer. He is also trying to divert attention from his mounting legal and ethical problems and pending indictments back in Texas for fraud and money laundering.

“This is exactly the issue that is going on in America, of attacks against the conservative movement, against me and against many others,” added DeLay.

Got a news flash for Tommy boy. The attacks on him have nothing to do with Terri Schiavo. People are after DeLay because he’s dirty, a charlatan for sale to the highest bidder, a Congressman who trades his vote for free vacations for his family.

Honest people think DeLay’s a thief, a cheat and a con man. That’s why those who believe we should have honest elected officials want him sent to some hellhole prison in Texas where he can become a bitch to some lifer named Bubba. Then Bubba can do to DeLay what he and his cronies have been doing to the country for too long now.

Tom DeLay’s attempts to turn the Schiavo tragedy into a political opportunity are typical of what’s wrong with this country. No action is too low for these lowlifes who have infiltrated our government like a swarm of flesh-devouring locusts.

A few years getting bung-holed by some ape in a prison shower is not punishment enough for these traitors to America, these bastards and bitches who sold out their country for political power and put the nation’s future on the auction block for sale to any special interest group with a big political action committee.

George W. Bush and the Constitution-be-damned morons in the White House and Congress claim they don’t like activist judges who rewrite law but when it suits their own purpose they rush into session and pass a lame-brained law that attempts to find an activist judge who will rewrite law to serve their own political interests.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist openly admit they tried to force the federal courts to ignore the law in the Schiavo case and now act pissed when the judges put the law above the illegal attempts by Congress.

But what else can you expect? DeLay’s fellow Republicans know he’s dirty and admit it privately but publicly they rally around him because he’s one of their own. The brain-dead lemmings who follow the party of the pachyderm and keep electing these crooks to office are just as culpable when it comes to high crimes against America.

There’s an old saying that when you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas.

And there’s a lot of itch powder being passed around the Republican Party these days.