The Big Buy: Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress

DeLay may be gone, but his legacy isn’t

In These Times
by Joel Bleifuss

06/27/06

The Big Buy is on sale for $14.95 at http://www.tomdelaymovie.com. Get it and show it to your friends, as the documentary's distributor Robert Greenwald puts it, 'not to just enjoy the film, but to change the world.' Every so often a documentary film comes along that makes you think, 'If only more people could see this.' The Big Buy: Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress, by filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck, is such a film. The subject: how corporate money corrupts democracy. The case in point: former Speaker of the House Tom 'the Hammer' DeLay's successful scheme to funnel illegal corporate donations into races for the Texas House in order to gain control the Texas legislature. He then had the legislature redraw congressional district boundaries to give the Republicans control of five additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. As DeLay bragged to Fox News, 'We took the house, we did redistricting, we gained five Republican seats.' Though DeLay refused all requests for interviews, the filmmakers give us a pretty good idea of who this man is...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The film is a warning about how easy it is for American democracy to be hijacked by a combination of relentless ambition and corporate millions. It makes the case that DeLay built a "custom-made Congress" that is still providing votes for his agenda.

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