The Big Buy – Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress

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“By the time we finish this poker game, there may not be a federal government left! Which would suit me just fine.” -Tom DeLay, 1994 In a stunning 1994 interview, shortly after the now infamous Republican revolution, Tom DeLay sat down and laid out his vision for America: to destroy the Department of Education, HUD, OSHA, the NEH, the NEA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. His self-stated goal was to “completely redesign government.” The Bi… More >>

The Big Buy – Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress

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5 Comments
  1. Unfocused, repetitive, and worst of all – boring! What should have been a slam dunk documentary about one of the worst blights on the modern age of politics instead turns out to be a damn shame. Ronnie Earle, the district attorney at the center of the film, says, “This isn’t about Democrats and Republicans, this is about cops and robbers.” If only the makers of this film could have been so concise at some point in the first reel or two of their documentary as to what it is they were trying to say. Instead, from the start, The Big Buy feels like a film you’ve walked into thirty minutes late. Following the theme stated by Earle of cops and robbers, The Big Buy is supposed to have a film noir aesthetic, but the intended use of light and shadow is so intermittent you likely won’t notice. Somewhere in this mess is a good film and a better story, to bad it’s not being told here.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. I made up my mind to watch this to the end, but it wasn’t long before I wanted to hammer something, like my TV, because this was about the most aimless and boring documentary I’ve ever sat through. I don’t understand why, given all the trouble it must be to arrange and film all these interviews, it was considered too much trouble to provide just a little bit of back-story narration up front, or some narration during the documentary to tell me what’s going on, or some text on slides to mark section breaks, or something to keep this from turning into one big long stream-of-conscienceness firehose of interview clips that were supposed to be telling me something.

    Yes, there is a direction. We start with interview clips telling about Tom DeLay’s early years in Texas politics back in the 1980’s, and we end up with DeLay resigning, but it’s a long and tedious journey from here to there; kind of the film equivalent of driving on a highway through Texas, without even any signs to tell you that you’re in Texas.

    Anyway, I didn’t have any feelings about Tom DeLay going into this, and I must admit I learned something, but can documentary makers please get back to making geniune documentaries again? Maybe do a little work up front so I don’t have to put everthing together myself while watching something that seems one cut above raw footage? Perhaps then the message would get out a little faster and better, whatever that message happens to be.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Item was close geographically and the seller’s response was quick. I would order materials from them again.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. The investigators did their work, and the facts hit hard in this well producers documentary. Delay is a manipulator of democracy, one who plays to win, not one who cares about democracy and due-process. Like Stalin, he’ll do anything and wave the flag as rationalization. I’m thankful for the people who produce and direct these expos’es.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This video really helped clarify what Tom Delay and his corporate pals did to steal the election… what a democracy we have! I highly recommend it.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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