The Phantom Menace
While the Democratic Party continues to wallow around in the muck of low poll numbers, they are engaging in their old narrative. ‘Blame Bush’ has a ring to it that makes the collectivists smile and remember happier days. They wax sanguine at the unfettered use of the phrase from 2005 onwards. Everything bad that happened was as a result of the Bush Administration. The media could publish | Read More »
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Eric Massa and the mock-feudal Congress.
Heh. I’ve been referring to Congress as being barons and petty-nobility – very, very, very petty nobility – for some time; but it’s nice that other people have noticed. Eleanor Clift (via Instapundit): ?It took just three weeks for upstate New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa to resign his seat in Congress after accusations surfaced that he had sexually harassed members of his staff. The | Read More »
NYS Young Republicans skewer David Paterson, demand Massa replacement election
Why no replacement election for Eric Massa? Because Republicans would take the seat, right? The New York State Young Republicans video (at all three links below) deserves a watch. David Paterson’s slogan of “SCREW YOU, TAXPAYER!” could catch on. From the Albany Tmes-Union’s Capital Confidential: Young Republicans get animated April 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm by Casey Seiler The state’s Young Republicans released the above | Read More »
Unions Miffed at Massa’s Mess
In less than a month, Democrat Eric Massa has gone from relative obscurity to shock and speculation, then short-lived notoriety, and, finally, the ignominious FUBAR of what Democrat strategist Bob Shrum is calling a “human train wreck.” It’s not a particularly good way to spend one’s 15 minutes of fame but, it is politics after all and, so often, pols’ careers end with a *SPLAT.* | Read More »
Pelosi Knew – UPDATED
UPDATE: The Daily Caller reports that the House GOP will introduce a privileged resolution calling on the Ethics Committee to investigate Pelosi’s and Hoyer’s handling of the Massa allegations. Specifically, the resolution calls on the committee to find out what the Democratic leadserhip knew about Massa, when they knew it, and what they did – or didn’t do – about it. Good for the House | Read More »
Beck vs. Massa Was Classic Train-Wreck Theater
Glenn Beck was wrong, its as simple as that. He wasn’t wrong for interviewing Eric Massa because as a TV commentator, showman, and the man responsible for generating ratings for the Fox News network during the 5-6 hour it was an interview that Beck had to take.
Where Glenn Beck was wrong, was apologizing for wasting our time at the end of the interview. This interview was no waste of time because it moved the story along, in the end it destroyed the myth that Eric Massa’s claim had any viability.
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Do we need an investigation into the Massa/Hoyer thing?
Full disclosure: I regret Eric Massa’s resignation solely because I was looking forward to seeing his concession speech on Election Night, seeing as he’s an opportunistic progressive sycophant who last year spouted off bizarre nonsense about ‘treason’ to other progressives equally ignorant of the Constitution. Michelle Malkin has two posts nicely summarizing precisely why embracing this guy is a poor life choice for conservatives; my | Read More »
“Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!”
It appears that Obama is channeling his inner David Farragut when it comes to healthcare reform. The Admiral’s now legendary cry, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead,” worked well in the Battle of Mobile Bay, but will the same approach work in the battle for health care reform? After all, Farragut was able to keep the vast majority of his forced intact – with all | Read More »
Eric Massa Trashes Dem Leadership on His Way Out the Door
Lady Libertas has popcorn popping and will be sitting back and watching the Eric Massa saga unfold today. Eric Massa is the US House of Rep Congressman from NY-29 who announced his resignation last week due to a House Ethics Probe about misbehavior during a wedding and inappropriate comments. Massa apparently has decided to take out the Democratic Leadership on his way out the door. | Read More »
Massa: Pelosi, Hoyer Forcing My Resignation to Pass Health Care
New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa may not be ready to leave Washington, hinting in an interview he may rescind his resignation, scheduled for 5 P.M. Monday. On his weekly radio show, Massa, one of thirty-nine Democrats who voted against last year’s health care bill, said House leadership was orchestrating a public relations campaign against him for the sake of accelerating his resignation and lowering | Read More »
Massa to resign Monday.
Although I’d like to note one thing, here: Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) will resign Monday at 5pm, a source close to the embattled incumbent tells Hotline OnCall. Massa has been pressured by House Dems to step aside amid an ethics controversy that caused him to announce earlier this week he would not run for a second term. Earlier this week, the House ethics committee confirmed | Read More »
So. Eric Massa is retiring. Eric. Massa.
You know Eric Massa: he’s the progressive Congressman from NY-29 who doesn’t know what ‘treason’ is. Remember this? Yeah, they just ate that up with a spoon at the Netroots Nation thing. And now Massa’s retiring, officially for health reasons; but amid… allegations. Which is interesting; because the first, logical assumption that such allegations involved “show us on the doll where the Congressman touched you, | Read More »
Congressman Massa (D-NY) and Treason
The United States Constitution gives a good working definition, and the starting point of a good legal definition, of treason : Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. In practice, treason is committed when a United States citizen either actively engages in war against the United States, or | Read More »