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Video - Rep. Massa: I will vote against the interests of my district
washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 8/16/09 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 08/16/2009 11:33:17 AM PDT by paltz

Representative Eric Massa (D- NY) addressed an intimate group of Net Roots activists during their annual Net Roots Nation gathering in Pittsburgh this weekend. Mr. Massa reiterated his support for a single payer health care bill. He discussed the risks he takes for wanting to support such a measure in his "right wing Republican district."

According to Swing State Project, Mr. Massa won his 2008 race by two percentage points. The voting pattern index (PVI) is a Republican +5 seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee has the upstate New York congressman in their sights for 2010 along with 69 other House Democrats as reported by Politico. The transcript is below, and check out the corresponding video above

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: communitycenter; congress; democrat; ericmassa; fairport; healthcare; liberal; massa; monroe; netroots; newyork; ny; obamacare; perinton; politics; rochester; westernny
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1 posted on 08/16/2009 11:33:17 AM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz
what a campaign commercial to run.
2 posted on 08/16/2009 11:35:22 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: paltz
What is in a name?

His people want us all to say, "Yes, Massa!"

3 posted on 08/16/2009 11:37:36 AM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: paltz
The slumbering giant is stiring.


OBAMA HEALTH CARE BY THE NUMBERS


EZEKIEL EMANUEL AND OBAMA HEALTH CARE

(Must Read - Shocking, cited quotes by Emanuel)


OBAMA'S BRIDGE TOO FAR


THE STORM UNLEASHED ON AMERICA

A PETITION ON FACEBOOK FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION

...and, hehehe, that is also why so many "fishy" posters, conversations, and emails are showing up all over the nation.


FISHY POSTERS - REPORT TO THE OBAMA-COMMISSAR

4 posted on 08/16/2009 11:38:45 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: paltz

This guy is my rep, and I am completely disgusted. I’ve written letter after letter, and went to his town hall metting and he still does not listen. He is far worse than the RINO who voted for TARP that he replaced.


5 posted on 08/16/2009 11:40:05 AM PDT by dajeeps
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To: paltz

Do it Massa!! Do it and say goodbye Mo!


6 posted on 08/16/2009 11:41:14 AM PDT by timetostand
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To: dajeeps

He sounds like a real piece of work.


7 posted on 08/16/2009 11:41:59 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: dajeeps

“This guy is my rep, and I am completely disgusted. I’ve written letter after letter, and went to his town hall metting and he still does not listen. He is far worse than the RINO who voted for TARP that he replaced.”

Sounds like he’s the one saying “Yes, Massa”


8 posted on 08/16/2009 11:42:35 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: paltz

"You right-wingers are going to vote for me, whether you like it or not"!

9 posted on 08/16/2009 11:45:21 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dajeeps

What bothers me most about this is the sureness he has about voting against the constituents.

I’ve wondered for a while what Pelosi has promised and how she is going to deliver the votes next year.

It can’t be anything but fraud.


10 posted on 08/16/2009 11:45:40 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: paltz
MASSA: I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.

Just wow! I hope somebody sends this to his district's local GOP.

11 posted on 08/16/2009 11:46:03 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: paltz
I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.

He does not care........because he knows the party will generate the votes dead or alive he has the votes.

12 posted on 08/16/2009 11:46:11 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: paltz

What’s with all the zombies? They’ll do their evil master’s work and the heck with the voters. He needs to be shown the door.


13 posted on 08/16/2009 11:46:42 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: paltz
Massa has one of New York's famously gerrymandered districts which was once solidly rural and Republican but which was rejiggered to include Rochester's southernmost, upscale liberal suburbs.

And to make matters worse, the other end of the district (Chautauqua County) was cut out and combined with liberal Buffalo. Guess whose voters win that race?

14 posted on 08/16/2009 11:48:16 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Kakaze
I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.

He has totally lost sight of what "representative" means.

15 posted on 08/16/2009 11:51:43 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: OpusatFR

“I’ve wondered for a while what Pelosi has promised and how she is going to deliver the votes next year.

It can’t be anything but fraud.”

Absolutely. This is, as he says in this video, the most conservative district in at least the state (he says contry, but I think he exaggerates). Our RINO got the boot for not listening and I can’t imagine this guy doing the same thing and not sharing the same fate.


16 posted on 08/16/2009 11:52:40 AM PDT by dajeeps
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To: dajeeps

He’s the congressman from my district, but obviuosly not my representative. he’s a typical libhole.


17 posted on 08/16/2009 11:55:50 AM PDT by wny
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To: dajeeps

What Pelosi has planned? You think all that “unspent” stimulus money will suddenly appear in all Dem districts at risk in 2010? I do.


18 posted on 08/16/2009 11:55:50 AM PDT by bunster
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To: paltz

Sweet makes them easy to target and identify for future elections.

Man the democrats are dumb.

They still think obama is playing chess ! ROFL


19 posted on 08/16/2009 11:56:00 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: BfloGuy

I’m in Rochesters’s southernmost suburb (NE Ontario County) It is NOT liberal. This ahole won by 1.6%, mainly by riding Obie’s coattails....


20 posted on 08/16/2009 11:59:12 AM PDT by wny
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To: dajeeps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfhO38CPlAI

He is probably used to vote this way???


21 posted on 08/16/2009 12:00:06 PM PDT by danamco
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To: paltz

With garbage like this nitwit he will probably win because of the RAT political machine will find enough dead as voters or homeless to buy. Whoops forgot ACORN and unions, how can he miss?


22 posted on 08/16/2009 12:01:14 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: paltz

dumASSa


23 posted on 08/16/2009 12:01:26 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: paltz

Maybe the RNC sees even easier pickings elsewhere, but Massa and Higgins (NY-27) have been total lap-dogs for Obama on stimulus, cap n trade, etc... and their constituents here in Upstate NY are NOT happy. These two will LOSE in 2010 to any serious candidate.


24 posted on 08/16/2009 12:02:20 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: paltz
What I learned from the congressional clunker town-halls ... First and foremost how arrogant the average member of congress is. Second how poorly they understand America, the people who make it work, and the needs of those people.

Congressional clunkers are very shallow of mind, weak of reasoning, and mostly talking point spotting know nothings.

They live and die for their position in the WDC walled city politburo. It means everything to them.

25 posted on 08/16/2009 12:04:16 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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That looks like the cast from “Goodfellas”.


26 posted on 08/16/2009 12:09:22 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: paltz
How nice of him to write and produce his political opponent's commercials for them.
27 posted on 08/16/2009 12:09:54 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" - Turkish Proverb)
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To: danamco

At least that way he’d have some shabby excuse. They way it looks, he’ll go out and vote against his constituents and be proud of it.


28 posted on 08/16/2009 12:14:31 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: paltz

I’ll be glad to see Massa go. Where do I make a contribution?


29 posted on 08/16/2009 12:16:47 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: paltz

“I will vote against the interests of my district”

Steve Massa 2008 - 2010

His political epitaph.


30 posted on 08/16/2009 12:18:55 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: paltz

Massa: "If you reelect me you are all idiots!"


31 posted on 08/16/2009 12:20:52 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: DarthVader
It's Eric Massa, not Steve. And he said

“I will ADAMENTLY vote against the interests of my district”

32 posted on 08/16/2009 12:20:53 PM PDT by wny
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To: windsorknot

My ex-wife’s Italian Grandfather would have said,
“I’ma tella you! He’sa dumassahole!”


33 posted on 08/16/2009 12:38:57 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Why Don’t we start a campaign to send nothing but pink slips to Washington with these words on each slip:

VOTE YES against our interests and
YOU’RE FIRED in 2010!


34 posted on 08/16/2009 1:04:42 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: paltz

Now you see how the democrats got elected. Make yourself look moderate then vote liberal. This is what confused me about the stimulus and cap and trade bill. The democrats ran more moderate candidates, some with conservative positions, so that the choice was easier for voters. I assumed that they actually were moderate. Nope.


35 posted on 08/16/2009 1:12:36 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: scooby321
"As long as there is and "Enquirer (or similar media venue) everything you say or do will become available to the whole world." - Fernando Flores.

So any politician that thinks they can have a crooked life any morem, or say something that won't get back to the people is crazy. The only down side of this video is that no rational republican seems to have the skill to use it to beat this guy or like minded people in Congress.

36 posted on 08/16/2009 1:54:16 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: paltz

Brain Surgeon. B.S.


37 posted on 08/16/2009 2:41:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: paltz

Congresscritters who publicly go against the wishes of their constituents, with no apology ... how very strange.

Perhaps Tea Party organizers should visit their local voter registration authority, to do a little asking around. And do it soon.

Something tells me we might have already lost the 2010 election!


38 posted on 08/16/2009 7:43:21 PM PDT by DNME (THROW OUT THE ENTIRE CONGRESS -- NO INCUMBENTS!!)
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Do you have any idea what he means by "a medicare coupled public option?"

I ask because it sounds completely at odds with what Obama plans for medicare -- virtually gutting it.

39 posted on 08/17/2009 2:04:17 AM PDT by browardchad
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“Do you have any idea what he means by “a medicare coupled public option?”

I don’t know for sure. I haven’t finished reading HR3200, I’ve read completely the one proposed by Ms. Eshoo, HR1321 Healthy Americans Act that deals with private insurance carriers and doesn’t include a public option.

My guess is that it means one of two things:

First, it could mean that he’s trying to tie the public option with medicare so he doesn’t have to drop the the public option. In other words, Medicare would become the public option.

Second, it could be that he’s saying that as double-speak in attempt to assuage the public fear that Medicare is going to be repealed and the elderly will have to face the “death panels” instead of being treated.

To me, they sort of mean the same thing.


40 posted on 08/17/2009 2:53:13 AM PDT by dajeeps
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First, it could mean that he’s trying to tie the public option with medicare so he doesn’t have to drop the the public option. In other words, Medicare would become the public option.

That would be an even worse disaster. Obama sent a bill to the House last month authorizing the formation of the Independent Medicare Advisory Council, or IMAC. The group of five non-elected members would have total control over Medicare spending, and a freeze in any increase in spending would begin in 2014.

You can read about it here -- as David Broder of the Washington Post says in the piece, "...Congress will have to decide if it is willing to yield that degree of control to five unelected IMAC commissioners. And Americans will have to decide if they are comfortable having those commissioners determine how they will be treated when they are ill."

41 posted on 08/17/2009 4:55:05 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: paltz
I personally produced the ops research against massa for Kuhl’s campaign and I can tell you this does not surprise me. massa may be a Naval Academy grad but he is a marxist scumbag. Randy had his problems but the dopes who voted for massa for “hope and change” are a disgrace to common decency. Up state New York is a 100,000 square mile funeral home and won't change until conservatives get back into power up there.
42 posted on 08/17/2009 5:49:30 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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That is a garbage bill... This is the really scary part:

“...IMAC would annually recommend a set of broader reforms to improve the quality or reduce the cost of medical care. On each report, the president would have 30 days to approve or reject the recommendations, but he would have to act on the whole package, not pick it apart.

If he approved, the package would go to Congress and could be overruled only by joint action of the Senate and House within 30 days. Absent that, the secretary of health and human services would order the changes into effect. “

I have no reason to believe that this wouldn’t be a part of health care “reform” regardless of what they try to do with it. Whether they fold Medicare into a public option, or repeal it and dump everyone onto standardized insurance plans with private providers.

It all comes down to the government deciding what we do and don’t get... and more importantly when it’s time to just someone go.


43 posted on 08/17/2009 5:56:15 AM PDT by dajeeps
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To: jmaroneps37

I didn’t like what Rep. Kuhl did, but I held my nose and voted for him anyway because these libjerks scare the crap out of me.


44 posted on 08/17/2009 5:59:19 AM PDT by dajeeps
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To: paltz

Related FR Post.

Congressman Eric Massa D-NY29 town hall meeting Aug 26

Wednesday, 8/26/09:

5:30-7:30 pm

Perinton Community Center 1350 Turk Hill Road Fairport, NY 14450

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2310735/posts


45 posted on 08/17/2009 2:07:34 PM PDT by Sammy67
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According to Swing State Project, Mr. Massa won his 2008 race by two percentage points. The district’s voting pattern index (PVI) is a Republican +5 seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee has the upstate New York congressman in their sights for 2010 along with 69 other House Democrats as reported by Politico.


46 posted on 08/17/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT by Sammy67
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To: kcvl

He looks like Flounder from “Animal House”.
Ohhh Boy....


47 posted on 08/17/2009 2:31:24 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: paltz

Look beside as*hole in the dictionary and his picture will be there. I want to see every single member of the House and Senate tarred and feathered and removed from office forever! We need to start over.


48 posted on 08/17/2009 2:38:00 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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Rent me a cot in your garage and I will run against this idiot.

If the residents re-elect this moron they deserve to be euthanized when they reach old age.

Keep the pressure on this clown.


49 posted on 08/17/2009 2:57:26 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: paltz; All

you really think we’ll win 69 seats in 2010?


50 posted on 08/17/2009 3:13:42 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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