Theodore's World: Nut Case Like The Rest Of the Left Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.)

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March 09, 2010

Nut Case Like The Rest Of the Left Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.)

Massa served under Clark and worked on Clark’s doomed presidential campaign. Clark provided the cash-strapped Massa critical PAC support, nutroots help, and funding for Massa’s congressional bid.

Gen. Clark, you may recall, was also the speech-stifling zealot who led the backdoor “Fairness Doctrine” drive to kick Rush Limbaugh off of Armed Forces Radio in 2007. The pretext for that censorship campaign was Harry Reid and the Left’s false claim that Rush had “smeared” American troops because he dared to mention the disturbing trend of phony, anti-war soldiers like the infamous Jesse MacBeth (see here and here for refresher courses on Winter Soldier Syndrome). You may remember that Rush turned the Democrats’ attack on its head and raised millions of dollars to benefit the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation by auctioning off Reid’s bully letter.

Well, here’s another reminder that the relentlessly opportunistic Massa chimed in on the side of Clark, Reid, and the leftists providing cover for anti-war fraudsters like MacBeth and his ilk. In fact, he recorded a YouTube campaign spot attacking Rush that as of 11:40pm Eastern tonight, was still featured on his MassaforCongress channel:

H/T Michelle Malkin


MASSA 1:38:00 —

“You’re a pompous coward and it’s about time that someone called you out on it. And that someone is me. My name is Eric Massa. I’ll go on your show any day. And I’ll say it to your face and I’ll say it anywhere. You did your best to dodge military service while hundreds of thousands of Americans wore the uniform to give you the privilege of misusing the radio waves and spread propagandistic lies that are wholly inaccurate about our military service members. I know them personally. Many of them are deep and dear friends of mine. And I daresay, Mr. Limbaugh, if you asked any of them today, they’d much rather stand with those of us who stood with each other rather than with you.

I’m tired of your tactics..You might have a lot of weight to throw around, but it doesn’t carry a lot of weight with me. Rush Limbaugh, I’ll go on your show any day. My name is Eric Massa and you know where to find me.


Wild Thing's comment.......

This guy is nuts, I am so glad Michelle got this information. Rush was talking about it this morning on his show, how Massa said these horrible things about him ( Rush) in the past.

Update from John McCormack at Weekly Standard: “Reliable sources on Capitol Hill say the House ethics report on Eric Massa will be damning.”

Don't Embrace Eric Massa
Sources say the investigation into Massa will be damning.

Weekly Standard

Reliable sources on Capitol Hill say the House ethics report on Eric Massa will be damning. Obamacare opponents, like Glenn Beck, might want to think twice before indulging Massa and letting this Democratic creep become the posterboy of Obamacare opposition.

It was already self-evident that Eric Massa's story didn't add up. As Jonah Goldberg notes, it doesn't pass the smell test: If Massa admits he "tousled" the hair of a male staffer and told the staffer he ought to be "fracking" him, the whole story is probably much, much worse. And as Michelle Malkin says, "Don’t trust Democrat Rep. Eric Massa any further than you can throw him."

The Atlantic's Chris Good points out that Massa's timeline doesn't make any sense, either. When the story broke about Massa's ethics violations, it would neither have helped nor hurt Democrats to have him in office as a committed "no" vote:

When news broke last Wednesday that Massa would finish out his term without seeking reelection, that he faced these allegations, and that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer knew about them, the number of votes needed to pass health care reform was 216.

The next day, that number changed: Thursday afternoon, Republican Rep. Nathan Deal (GA) announced he would postpone his own retirement and stay in Congress long enough to vote "no" on health care. At that point, with another sitting lawmaker available for a vote, the magic number increased to 217.
Only after that point did it become beneficial, in theory, for Democratic leaders to force Massa out. The next day, Friday, Massa said he would resign effective the following Monday (today), and the number went back down to 216, helping Democratic leaders.

So Massa's staffer brought the issue to the attention of Steny Hoyer weeks ago, and the story leaked at a time when it didn't help the Democrats' health care vote one way or the other to have him in office. And Massa has changed his story--at first he said he was retiring because of health reasons, and then he resigned because he said Rahm Emanuel was out to get him. If the ethics charges are trumped up, why didn't Massa stay in the House another month to vote against health care?

Posted by Wild Thing at March 9, 2010 02:30 PM


Unfortunately, Glenn Beck has Massa scheduled for today. Thats one hour from now PST.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at March 9, 2010 03:59 PM

I thought I read somewhere he was kicked out and couldn't vote, I know that doesn't make sense. But with the Bitch in charge, he's probably lucky he's still breathing.

Posted by: Mark at March 9, 2010 04:38 PM

I certainly wouldn't embrace Mr. Massa, but giving him an outlet to attack his fellow Demunists who he feels shafted him is not a bad idea. See Dick Morris.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 9, 2010 05:03 PM

For a Naval Officer, he sure doesn't know what the heck he's talking about when he says military personnel don't like Rush. Them men and women in uniform know they no better friend than Rush Limbaugh. Massa knew exactly what Rush was talking about when he mentioned "Phony Soldiers". For him to say this only proves he has no honor.

Posted by: BobF at March 9, 2010 07:18 PM

I saw Massa on Glenn Beck. The interview was a dud. Glenn apologised to his audience for wasting their time.

This guy is either scared to death or has sworn an oath of secrecy to obama. Bottom line, I think they got to him and threatened him, his family and whatever else they could. He spent 24 years in the Navy, I don't think he was an officer.

He kept talking about corruption in Washington but wouldn't name any names, tell any tales about how bad the corruption really is or why he actually had to resign.

Glenn asked him why he didn't stay and fight or at least long enough to vote against Health Care. He cited his family, his recurring Cancer and a few essential items which made little sense.

There is an old quote from some poem long ago, which Marv Levy recited to his players after one of their fruitless attempts to win a super and it fits here.

"Fight on, my merry men all, I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed a while, Then I'll rise and fight with you again."
- John Dryden

This what our congres has turned into a bunch of World Class pussies.

Posted by: Mark at March 9, 2010 09:17 PM

I didn't know the relationship of Massa to Rush. Bet Glenn didn't know all of this before inviting him to his show. It was a boring show today--nothing news worthy. Like Beck said, he wasted an hour of his time today.

Posted by: Ron Russell at March 9, 2010 10:36 PM

Thank you so much everyone, thanks for the information too about the Glenn Beck infterview of Massa.
Curmudgeon, thanks for the heads up about Dick Morris too.

Mark, thanks for the John Dryden quote!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 10, 2010 12:43 AM

Unravelled Dems, I just love it !!! Glad I missed Beck today then. Screw Massa!!!!
Today was spent at Ft. Lewis, nearly 36 years after I left there. Interestingly, I had a discussion with a 25 year old SP4 from the 2nd Inf div Strykers recuperating from surgery and doing desk work, his partner was a retired Vietnam Vet, both have no use for the CIC and we talked candidly in hushed tones about what's happening. That SP4 has only a few months left on his enlistment, he's talking about leaving due to the ROE's and the pussified leadership, his unit is in Afghanistan. Shades of Jimmah all over again, I have tomorrow scheduled there also. (no I'm not re-enlisting) DEERS Paperwork!!!

Posted by: Jack at March 10, 2010 12:44 AM

It is not surprizing that Glen Beck was wasting his show time. The really sad part is that this guy really isn't the biggest nutjob in the Democratic Caucus.

Posted by: Avitar at March 10, 2010 01:53 AM

Jack, first hand account of how the military may feel of this loser. I can't blame him. We are in deep trouble. I know there will probably be many jr. officers do 5 and dive if this arrogant loser gets another 4.

Posted by: jan at March 10, 2010 07:30 AM