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Tom DeLay: 'It's Really Looking Good' for GOP in Midterms

By    |   Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 07:30 PM

Republican Senate candidates appear to be breezing toward victory in the midterm elections, although there are a few trouble spots, says Tom DeLay, former Texas congressman and GOP House majority leader.

"It's really looking good," DeLay said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"I'm a little worried about Pat Roberts in Kansas. We could lose a seat there," Delay said of the veteran Kansas senator who is waging an intense battle against independent Greg Orman.

"And I don't like what I'm seeing going on in Georgia [with the GOP's David Perdue facing Democrat Michelle Nunn]. We could lose the seat there, so we would have to pick up eight seats in order to win the Senate.

"But Georgia's red enough that the Republicans will win, and Pat Roberts is pretty solid in Kansas, even though he's behind in the polls right now."

Also helping the GOP's slate is the waning popularity of President Barack Obama — even with his strong action against ISIS this week, DeLay says.

"The American people, at least in the recent polls, still don't trust this president anymore," he said, "and dropping a few bombs into Iraq and Syria is not going to regain their trust."

DeLay said he approves of Tuesday's major airstrike in Syria, although it should have come sooner.

"The president's not doing what I would like to see happen, and that's shock and awe. But at least we're doing something," he said.

"We haven't done anything really for the last three to four years, which allowed all these terrorists to rebuild and recruit soldiers and start taking over countries.

"So, I'm very glad that we are finally doing something. I've got some reservations. I hope the president stays out of it. I hope he doesn't pick bombing sites like President [Lyndon] Johnson did. Let the military do their job."

Asked by host Steve Malzberg if the timing of the U.S, airstrikes had political overtones, DeLay said:

"I don't want to assign ulterior motives except for the fact that the president doesn't do anything unless it's political and a political decision.

"That's why it's taken so long to get here. We should have been doing this six months ago. The point is we can't sit around and wait. We've tried doing nothing, and it's got us to this point to where we're putting our own people in harm's way.

"Probably in a more dangerous situation than we would have if we had done this a year or so ago."

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