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Rep. Massa: I will vote against the interests of my district
The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2009 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 08/17/2009 9:07:21 PM PDT by Abakumov

[Video transcript]

MASSA: I will vote for the single payer bill.

PARTICIPANT: Even if it meant you were being voted out of office?

MASSA: I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bho44; bhohealthcare; congress; corning; democrats; ericmassa; healthcare; liberalfascism; massa; newyork; notbreakingnews; nutroots; obamacare; politics; rochester; socializedmedicine; tyranny
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1 posted on 08/17/2009 9:07:21 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

What an (**wipe.


2 posted on 08/17/2009 9:09:19 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (Prayers Up! It's our last defense!)
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To: Abakumov

Does this mean he will vote to end Affirmative Action?


3 posted on 08/17/2009 9:10:22 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment
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To: Abakumov

Start a recall on this schmuck NOW! Notify him that he’s TOAST.


4 posted on 08/17/2009 9:11:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Abakumov

lemming


5 posted on 08/17/2009 9:17:28 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Abakumov

Fine. You roll the die, you take your chances.


6 posted on 08/17/2009 9:18:39 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Abakumov
I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.

Representatives are supposed to be voting in the interests of their districts at all times. That is what is truly helpful.

7 posted on 08/17/2009 9:23:51 PM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Abakumov

Please don’t call him “Rep.” because he is admittedly NOT!


8 posted on 08/17/2009 9:24:46 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Abakumov

This pantload Massa doesn’t seem to understand that his job description is “Representative”.


9 posted on 08/17/2009 9:25:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Abakumov
Massa is a "former Republican" who claims to have left the party because of the Iraq war. Born in South Carolina and now living in Corning NY, Massa a former Navy guy served under General (lol) Wesley Clark and he later campaigned for Wesley Clark during Clark's failed presidential bid.

Messa's district extents from the Rochester suburbs in the north to the sparsely populated Southern Tier, from Elmira on west.

Why this guy wishes to control the lives of his constituents even against their will, I'll never understand.

10 posted on 08/17/2009 9:30:48 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Abakumov

From Massa’s Congressional website: “As your member of Congress, my #1 priority is serving you.”


11 posted on 08/17/2009 9:31:53 PM PDT by BAW (NO, NO, a trillion times NO.)
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To: Blue Jays
NITWIT Congressman Eric Massa (D-N.Y.):


12 posted on 08/17/2009 9:35:03 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Abakumov

WOW! What an evil thing it is!


13 posted on 08/17/2009 9:36:46 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Abakumov

Let the lemmings follow obama over the cliff. They can ALL end their careers together. We the People can ensure it.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 9:36:52 PM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: Blue Jays

When representative democracy goes tin can over asshat. Next time on Oprah.


15 posted on 08/17/2009 9:41:01 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Blue Jays

Wesley Clark's lefthand man.

16 posted on 08/17/2009 9:41:35 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Abakumov

if the Republican chalanger doesn’t use that soundbite in a commercial they will miss the best advertisment they could ever create!


17 posted on 08/17/2009 9:42:58 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: FreeReign
I "love" how all these jerks claim they are former Republicans...that's just another 'talking point' instruction from the DNC..."Don't forget to get in that you are a former Republican!"

A**hats!

18 posted on 08/17/2009 9:43:21 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: FreeReign

Man, could he sit any closer to him without clark being in his lap?


19 posted on 08/17/2009 9:45:10 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (O-B-A-M-A = One Big Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: Abakumov
Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform
20 posted on 08/17/2009 9:46:25 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: Abakumov
Peter Jennings will not be here to yell at America's new temper tantrum of 2010.

First Place "Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It's clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It's the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week....Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old."

- ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings in his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14,1994.

21 posted on 08/17/2009 9:48:06 PM PDT by dancusa (Smile liberals. Welcome to the todays community organizing. We aren't going away or shut up.)
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To: All

Eric Massa announced his upcoming Obamacare Town Hall Meeting schedule for the month of August.

Wednesday, August 26th
Perinton Community Center
1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY 14450
5:30-7:30PM

Monday, August 31st
Big Flats Community Center
476 Maple Street
Big Flats, NY
5:30-7:30PM


22 posted on 08/17/2009 9:51:57 PM PDT by Sammy67
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To: Abakumov

voters, can you spell RECALL?


23 posted on 08/17/2009 9:53:48 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Abakumov
For goodness sakes, talk about him following HIS own agenda and not the interests of his constituents.

He must really think he is smarter than all of his constituents. Politicians need to remember who they work for and this guy needs to be voted out and pronto.

24 posted on 08/17/2009 10:05:40 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: paul51

He wants to control his constituents’ lives and his name is Massa? You can’t make this stuff up!


25 posted on 08/17/2009 10:05:59 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Abakumov

The sad thing here is that he really believes it will help the people. It is obvious that he has never taken an economics course at any time in his life.


26 posted on 08/17/2009 10:31:24 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE I served under some great Officers in the Navy....thankfully not under the POS!

Born in Charleston, S.C., the son of a career naval officer, Massa grew up in various locations, including Argentina and New Orleans. Massa graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1981 and went on to serve in the Navy for 24 years. He qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer on the USS New Jersey (BB-62), and eventually served as aide to former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark. Near the end of his Navy career he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, from which he later recovered. A former Republican, he left his party over the issue of the Iraq War and campaigned in New Hampshire during the campaign of his former boss, Wesley Clark’s failed presidential bid.


27 posted on 08/17/2009 10:34:01 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Abakumov

Yes Massa!


28 posted on 08/17/2009 10:34:31 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Blue Jays

He even looks evil!


29 posted on 08/17/2009 10:36:10 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Sammy67

ahhhh! Big Flats might be doable....


30 posted on 08/17/2009 10:39:20 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Sammy67
Eric Massa announced his upcoming Obamacare Town Hall Meeting schedule for the month of August.

Wednesday, August 26th Perinton Community Center 1350 Turk Hill Road Fairport, NY 14450 5:30-7:30PM

Monday, August 31st Big Flats Community Center 476 Maple Street Big Flats, NY 5:30-7:30PM

He might change his mind after he's been through a rowdy town hall meeting where his constituents are yelling at him. LOL!

31 posted on 08/17/2009 10:43:26 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: outhousepatrol

Massa’s In The Cold Cold Ground Curta Pajama
He’ll meet his end in 2010 (Politically)

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


32 posted on 08/17/2009 10:44:58 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Abakumov
What's important to note is that this video clip wasn't at a townhall meeting in his district in front of his constituents.

No, this video was shot at a leftwing Netroots meeting in Pittsburgh PA. Also note that he is talking to these Netroots leftwing nuts and he his calling his constituents behind their backs, "rightwingers".

33 posted on 08/17/2009 10:46:28 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: LS

This seems to go along with what you’ve been saying about the Dems willing to get this through at any cost...


34 posted on 08/17/2009 10:49:01 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: BAW
He's going to need to add "looking for a resume editor and apartment" to his priorities.

Texas reps aren't that dumb. Natural selection and environmental pressures, and all of that. Wouldn't be healthy, and they couldn't breed on account of lack of ability.

/johnny

35 posted on 08/17/2009 10:52:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
He's going to need to add "looking for a resume editor and apartment" to his priorities. Texas reps aren't that dumb. Natural selection and environmental pressures, and all of that. Wouldn't be healthy, and they couldn't breed on account of lack of ability. /johnny

I would guess that this well connected, carpetbagging Massa guy, who probably doesn't even like living in his Appalachian district, probably has a job already lined up in the Obama administration.

36 posted on 08/17/2009 10:58:15 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
probably has a job already lined up in the Obama administration.

An even better reason for keeping the ole resume fresh.

That job posting may not last long after the American people finish reforming their government.

And face it, it's time to reform the government. Mulligan, do-over, whatever you call it. Bring it down and build something that fits.

We are/did reserve the right to choose our government, not just which branch/party gets to screw us.

/johnny

37 posted on 08/17/2009 11:03:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

well said.


38 posted on 08/18/2009 12:58:35 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

LOL!


39 posted on 08/18/2009 1:01:14 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Abakumov

Huh? So, HE knows what’s best for the people of his district? I think the “I will vote against the interests of my district” tells it all. That is the money line and a huge gift to his opponent in the next election.


40 posted on 08/18/2009 1:45:34 AM PDT by bustinchops
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To: Lorianne

Mass’a attitude is a perfect snapshot of the arrogance of the elite ruling political class.


41 posted on 08/18/2009 1:54:10 AM PDT by bustinchops
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To: Abakumov

Spoken like a true ex-representative


42 posted on 08/18/2009 2:57:32 AM PDT by screaming eagle2
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To: BAW

New slogan for his website:

“Thanks for voting for me so I can do the things I want to do without listening to you”


43 posted on 08/18/2009 3:59:30 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: Abakumov
massa
44 posted on 08/18/2009 4:11:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Abakumov

This guy has courage! He’s the only one being honest and saying he won’t represent his constituents... all the other ‘rats say they are representing their districts that are generally ‘NO’ on Health Care[less] Reform, while voting ‘YES’ for it.


45 posted on 08/18/2009 4:22:52 AM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: Abakumov
MASSA: I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful. (inaudible participants' comments regarding the "interests" of the district statement from Mr. Massa)

hmmmm....

46 posted on 08/18/2009 4:56:46 AM PDT by NotSoModerate (Report dissenters to snitch@whitehouse.gov for a $4,500 tax credit)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Start a recall on this schmuck NOW! Notify him that he’s TOAST.

Gotta do better than that. Go after everything that he's touched as well. All who have ever supported him.
47 posted on 08/18/2009 5:01:19 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Abakumov

I wonder if he’ll walk to his local office some day to discover a large load of fertilizer in front of the door?


48 posted on 08/18/2009 5:01:45 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TheThinker

It is an established principle that elected officials have a responsibility to do what they think is ethically and morally right—and what is right for America. For the most part that has coincided with constituents desires.

If the people in this man’s district overwhelmingly felt that gays and lesbians should not only be ostracized but also be removed from society, do you think he should vote for that?

If the people overwhelmingly in this man’s district wanted to return to enslaving people, do you think he should vote for that?

If the people overwhelmingly in this man’s district wanted all women to wear burkas, do you think he should vote for that?

If this man is willing to fall on his sword to push universal government health insurance then so be it. Personally, I think he’s counting on—when push comes to shove—the voters reelecting him rather than voting for a non-demrat candidate.


49 posted on 08/18/2009 5:03:28 AM PDT by dools007
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To: dools007

Your examples are hyperbole, and don;t even fit your criteroa of being ethically and morally right.

Does the government have an unconstitutional right to determine YOUR level of medical care and your ACCESS to medical resources?

That’s the question. It is neither moral nor ethical for the government to do either.

So for Mr. Massa to say he is voting against his constitutents in this matter is both immoral and unethical.


50 posted on 08/18/2009 5:13:00 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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