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Old 03-03-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek reelection after only one term in office.

According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House Ethics Committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.

Eric Massa to retire amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer - John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen and Josh Kraushaar - POLITICO.com

Its time to clean house they all need to go and we start over




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Old 03-03-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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lol how funny is that
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Any coincidence that he voted against health care - and all of his misbehavior NOW comes to the surface?

Massa: Gas drilling, health care reform need further review

Massive health care overhaul bills that were approved by both houses of Congress are essentially dead at this point, said Massa, who voted against the House version and said it's time to start over.

"I believe we want to solve the problem. I won't vote for legislation that nobody can understand and will take us boldly in the wrong direction," Massa said. "Both bills are gone. What will happen instead is we'll try to tackle the smaller pieces of the pie one at a time. It's a complete restart."


The article is dated Feb. 1.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Seems like there is more to this story...

Massa Implicates Emanuel, Dem Leaders (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/03/massa_implicate.php - broken link)

Embattled Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) lashed out in an emotional radio appearance Sunday, accusing Dem leaders of what he suggested was an orchestrated campaign to force his resignation.

"There's a reason that this has all happened, frankly one that I had not realized," Massa said on WKPQ radio on Sunday. "Mine is now the deciding vote on the health care bill, and this administration and this House leadership have said, quote unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it'll pass."

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"When I voted against the cap and trade bill, the phone rang and it was the chief of staff to the president of the United States of America, Rahm Emanuel, and he started swearing at me in terms and words that I hadn't heard since that crossing the line ceremony on the USS New Jersey in 1983," Massa said. "And I gave it right back to him, in terms and words that I know are physically impossible."

"If Rahm Emanuel wants to come after me, maybe he ought to hold himself to the same standards I'm holding myself to and he should resign," Massa said.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Originally Posted by Jadex View Post
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek reelection after only one term in office.

According to several House aides on both sides of the aisle the House Ethics Committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.

Eric Massa to retire amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer - John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen and Josh Kraushaar - POLITICO.com

Its time to clean house they all need to go and we start over



You are a few days late [that was last week's scandal] Who's next?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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The week before was Rangel week and it continues with his failure to report income on taxes.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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One more...

Eric Massa: Democrats ousted me over health care

"I have to come find out that on New Year's Eve, I went to a staff party — it was actually a wedding for a staff member of mine," Massa said. "There were 250 people there. I was with my wife, and in fact we had a great time. She got the stomach flu, I went down to sing "Auld Lang Syne." And with cameras on me — I'm talking three of them — filming me, I danced with the bride, and I danced with the bridesmaid. Absolutely nothing occurred.

"I said goodnight to the bridesmaid. I sat at down at the table where my whole staff was, all of them, by the way, bachelors. One of them looked at me and — as they would do after, I don't know, 15 gin and tonics and goodness only knows how many bottles of champagne — a staff member made an intonation to me that maybe I should be chasing after the bridesmaid. His points were clear, and his words were far more colorful than that.

"And I grabbed the staff member sitting next to me and I said, 'What I really ought to be doing is frakking you,' and then tossled the guy's hair and left, went to my room, because I knew the party was getting to a point where I shouldn't be there."

"Was that inappropriate of me? Absolutely."

A Massa aide has told POLITICO that the New York Democrat has been engaged in inappropriate behavior “for eight months.”


So if the last sentence is true, what's the difference between him and Barney Frank other than their votes?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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You are a few days late [that was last week's scandal] Who's next?
The OP was from last week.

My bringing this up again is because of the new ties to the health care (and other) legislation.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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and another-

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"Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn," Massa said in a radio interview. "He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."

Massa also accused Democratic leaders of forcing him out of office because he had voted against healthcare reform.


"This administration and this House leadership has said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this healthcare bill," he said. "And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots."
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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You are a few days late [that was last week's scandal] Who's next?

Wow it is getting to be from week to week, you never know what news we are going to hear about our lovely politicians, both parties included. They just can't seem to keep themselves out of the news, can they!
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