Skip to comments.Rep. Capauno Tells Fellow Democrats: 'You're Screwed'
Posted on 12/15/2009 6:28:45 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
When House Democrats gathered on Friday for their end-of-the week caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol, caucus chairman John Larson (D-Conn.) told the group he wanted them to hear first from Rep. Michael Capuano, who'd just returned from a primary campaign for the Senate seat in Massachusetts vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.
Larson asked Capuano, who finished in second place, to share the wisdom that he learned on the campaign trail.
Capuano took to the microphone, looked out at his colleagues and condensed what he'd learned into two words. "You're screwed," he told his friends in the House, according to one attendee. The room's silence was broken only by soft, nervous laughter.
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Well, well, this was an unexpected moment of candor. I’m hopeful that he’s right. Republicans will clean up if they play their cards right.
The Dems are outpacing the GOP in fundraising. So gaining Congressional seats is not a given.
Read the story, it boils down to “The government has the answers, but we aren’t doing enough quickly enough”.
The amazing part about that article was how the Dem’s constituents were asking for handouts to “create jobs”.
Dems are so pathetic.
Yes, but the devil’s in the details. He reports that people just want jobs and they don’t care a whit how they get them. His constituents in Taxachusetts told him just hand over the money, gobs and gobs and gobs of it, to the towns and let them hire people for make-work work.
He tells the Dims they’re screwed but it has nothing to do with the power-grab Health-Graft bill. The screwedness can be easily fixed—from a Dimcrat perspective—by throwing money at it.
So we are screwed even worse than this fool thinks we are. His constituents are howling for more government handouts as the solution to their unemployment.
Conservatives have to be very careful & take it race by race, district by district to make sure not to split the vote & let Dems win because of conservative divisions.
I think your graphic is in poor taste. Stuff like that gets picked up by others and gives us a bad name
A big wild card is Independent Libertarian Joseph Kennedy on the ballot. Chances are he would draw more dumb democrats by his name.
We’ll gain at least a few. How much is and where is the where the fundraising comes into play.
His campaign in MA (for Ted Kennedy's seat) put a lot of emphasis on his opposition to the war in Afghanistan. He basically said that he would vote against it 100% of the time. He lost the race. Now, I'm not saying he lost because the residents of MA support the war and he does not. They don't. But Capuano is not reporting on what he heard the voters tell him during the campaign. He is merely repeating statements from his campaign literature. So how much does that represent the Will of the People??
And jobs? He's pushing for government handouts. He wants more Stimulus. "Give me millions to hand out, and I can create jobs and grow the economy." This is the other leg of his (failed) campaign. Again, this isn't what people told him as he campaigned across MA -- this is what he told them.
He is not a reliable guide. Now, I think he is correct that the Dems are screwed, but his "solution" is for the US to more of a pacifist nation, and to spend billions more on Stimulus.
Our hope should be that the Dems listen to him and take his advice. Because he understands nothing.
Beltway GOP Insiders are dysfunctional. Its a shame that the chaotic Tea Party movement is better organized than the RNC, NRCC, and NRSC.
We wouldn't want to be accused of racism or something.
This is one Dem words we need to bust ass to make true
My advice to the congressional majority: take Capuano's advice, go ahead, vote against Afghanistan, throw more money at state and local governments and public employment, run more deficits, print more money, then sit back and see how screwed you are next election.
Dems are screwed? sounds good. But they screwed the Nation royal.
( with the help of rinos)
Capuano is a full blown commie.
After the event, a top finance official from the town approached him. "Not only could I do it in 30 days, I could do it in a week," she said.
Is this how the Democrats think they can restore prosperity to America? Just give a city a million dollars so they can hire? If so, they are dumber than I could have imagined.
Government handouts do not create lasting wealth. They apparently think they can borrow money from the Chinese to buy votes and let their grandchildren pay it back.
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