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  • Democrat ousts Rep. Joseph Cao in Louisiana

    11/03/2010 2:06:32 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 39 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/2/10 | n/a
    New Orleans — Republican U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district, a rare seat that Democrats were able to snatch from the GOP...
  • US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down as Democrats face electoral disaster

    10/30/2010 7:21:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/30/10 | Toby Harnden
    US midterm elections: Barack Obama's world turned upside down as Democrats face electoral disaster By abandoning his own rhetoric of bipartisanship, President Obama divided America and set the course for a heavy Democratic defeat in Tuesday's midterm elections, argues Toby Harnden. By Toby Harnden, American Way Published: 2:00PM BST 30 Oct 2010 Welcome to the world as it was supposed to be for Barack Obama. Standing outside his campaign headquarters on St Charles Street in New Orleans, Cedric Richmond, the Democratic candidate, saluted a "great president" and rattled off the supposed benefits to his district of the Obama administration's reforms....
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune election recommendations

    10/29/2010 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    This newspaper makes the following recommendations for Tuesday's ballot. CONGRESS U.S. Senate David Vitter Much of Sen. Vitter's first term in the Senate came in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches that left 80 percent of New Orleans under water. The senator fought hard to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable and to get recovery resources for South Louisiana, including vital funding for coastal restoration. He was a leader in the push to finally close the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, the corps-built waterway that contributed to the devastation during Katrina. He also played an important role in...
  • Joseph Cao's father, My Quang Cao, dies at 78

    10/25/2010 7:53:27 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    WWLTV /AP ^ | 10/21/10 | none
    My Quang Cao, a former officer in the army of South Vietnam and the father of U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, has died in New Orleans at age 78, Cao's campaign said Thursday in a news release. The cause of Cao's death on Wednesday was not listed but the statement said he had been battling diabetes, as well as post-traumatic stress syndrome resulting from his years as a prisoner following the fall of South Vietnam to the communists in 1975...
  • Obama a partisan hypocrite

    10/09/2010 3:22:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 8, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- At some point after calming the threatening seas and sprinkling world peace around the globe, President Obama promised us he would find time to bring about a political truce in Washington. On the Seventh Day or thereabouts, the "post-racial" Obama would become the first "post-partisan" president. Of all his audacious promises, this was one of his most pedestrian. After all, his party firmly controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress, and his approval ratings were flying close to the sun. With absolute strength, Obama was perfectly positioned to work with conservatives and Republicans to govern from...
  • The Mother Of All Idiotic Race-Baiting Democrat Statements

    10/07/2010 5:55:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 7 October 10 | macaoidh
    The prize – and he will likely keep it for some time – goes to Louisiana Democrat Party press flack Kevin Franck, who put out a statement in answer to new charges of skeletons in Cedric Richmond’s closet which ups the ante on left-wing accusations of racism. “Joseph Cao and his allies are trying to take New Orleans politics back to the bad old days of Leander Perez and the White Citizens Council…Mr. Cao clearly thinks that an orchestrated whisper campaign based on racist stereotypes of African-American men will help him win votes, but those shameful race-baiting tactics have no...
  • GOP Rep Cao. "Hurt" after Obama Endorses Dem , warns of Opponents Ethics History

    10/04/2010 3:28:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/10 | Staff
    Republican Rep. Joseph Cao -- in an act of either selfless concern or political expediency -- says he "must" warn President Obama that the Democratic candidate he's endorsed in the race has a history of ethical problems. The Louisiana congressman is smarting after Obama used his first general election ad to endorse Cao's opponent, Democrat Cedric Richmond. According to Cao's campaign, he had hoped Obama would endorse him considering all he did for Democrats -- like being the only Republican to cast a floor vote for the health care overhaul.
  • Democrats gun for GOP member who is friendly with Obama

    09/04/2010 1:49:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/10 | Sean Miller
    NEW ORLEANS – Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-La.) has a friendly relationship with President Obama, but that won’t stop Democrats from trying to oust him in November. Cedric Richmond, Cao’s Democratic challenger, said he plans to focus on the Cao-Obama relationship this fall. But Richmond has a different take on their bond than the freshman Republican. Occupying one of the most Democratic districts in the country, Cao frequently expresses his “love” for Obama. Earlier this year, the president invited Cao to watch the Super Bowl at the White House, though Cao could not make it because of a snowstorm. Cao...
  • Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao shies away from partisan debate

    09/02/2010 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Times-Picayune [New Orleans] ^ | 9/2/10 | Stephanie Grace
    Most Republicans are probably thrilled that their party is in striking distance of regaining its majority in the U.S. House this fall. Yet for Anh "Joseph" Cao, the unlikely first-term GOP congressman from the overwhelmingly Democratic 2nd District, the battle for control could make his already uphill re-election run still more steep. (snip) On a personal level, Cao said, "I love the president, and I believe he truly likes me." Cao said he's visited the White House about 10 times -- not counting the Superbowl party that he missed...
  • House Passes State Fiscal Aid Bill (Cao, Castle vote with Dems for Union bailout)

    08/10/2010 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://news.firedoglake.com ^ | August 10, 2010 | By: David Dayen
    With relatively few defections from the caucus, House Democrats passed a bill providing $26.1 billion dollars to states for their Medicaid programs and education budgets, by a count of 247-161. All Democrats but 3 supported the bill, and all Republicans but 2 opposed it. The specific tallies will be released shortly. Earlier, Democrats passed the rule on the bill with more Democratic defections, 229-173. The bill will reduce the deficit by $1.3 billion dollars, and is paid for by a combination of removing tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and major cuts to the expanded food stamps program...
  • Joseph Cao Poll Shows Big Lead

    07/12/2010 6:49:14 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 57 replies
    Hotline On Call (National Journal) ^ | July 12, 2010 | Reid Wilson
    Conventional wisdome suggests Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) is the most vulnerable GOPer in Congress, seeking re-election in a heavily African-American district in which any scandal-free Dem should easily top half the vote. But conventional wisdom has been wrong before, and a new poll for Cao's campaign hopes to prove it wrong again. Cao led state Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) by a 51%-26% margin, according to a survey conducted May 27-June 2 by LA pollster Verne Kennedy. Cao leads Richmond by a 67%-13% margin among white voters, and by a narrower 39%-36% margin among African American voters. That African American vote...
  • GOP Rep. Joseph Cao Tells BP Executive He’d Be Asked to Commit “Hari Kari” in “Samurai Days” – Video

    06/16/2010 4:45:38 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 231+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Louisiana Republican Rep. Joseph Cao suggesting to BP America Executive, Lamar McKay, that in the “Asian Culture, we do things differently. During the Samurai days, we’d just give you a knife and ask you to commit Hari Kari.” Unbelievable. Cao ought to be ashamed of himself for using his platform as a Congressman to say something like this. Encouraging BP Leaders to commit suicide is no joking matter, and it would not solve the problems in the Gulf in any way. We need some grown-ups in Congress.
  • Rep. Joseph Cao asks oil execs to commit "hari-kari"

    Members of Congress chastised the largest oil companies Tuesday, accusing them of being no better prepared than BP to avert an environmental catastrophe. As the oil executives testified at a House hearing, Rep. Joseph Cao said: "In the Asian culture, we do things differently," Cao said. "During the samurai days, we'd just give you a knife, and ask you to commit hari-kari." As the oil executives testified at a House hearing, Rep. Henry Waxman asserted that the companies' spill response plans amounted to "paper exercises" that mirrored BP's failed plan. Their strategies to plug a spill deep beneath the sea...
  • Cao ‘Hopes to Reconsider’ Vote This Weekend

    03/19/2010 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 952+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | March 19, 2010 | Robert Costa
    Rep. Anh Cao (R., La.) tells National Review Online that he “hopes to reconsider” his vote on the health-care bill this weekend, should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi guarantee, “with certainty,” that she can fix its abortion language in a separate, later legislative measure. He says he will consult with “legislative experts” tonight and tomorrow to determine whether any Pelosi-abortion deal is valid.
  • (TPM) CNN: Cao May Vote Yes

    03/19/2010 10:33:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies · 2,477+ views
    TPM ^ | 3-19-10 | TPM
    CNN is reporting that Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-LA) is again undecided, even considering voting yes. Cao had previously said he would definitely vote against the bill, despite voting yes in November. President Obama yesterday asked him to take another look at the abortion language in the Senate bill and see if he could vote for it
  • Lone GOP health care backer's campaign cash dips (RINO Cao-La.)

    02/24/2010 7:07:38 PM PST · by max americana · 28 replies · 643+ views
    MyWay (MY means Obama) ^ | Feb 24, 2010 | AP Obama tool Ben Evans
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since his vote, and he is quickly burning through a dwindling bank account after resorting to a costly national fundraising operation. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, the unlikely congressman from New Orleans, is facing the perils of bipartisanship unlike any other lawmaker in Washington - trying to please a heavily Democratic constituency while relying on core conservatives for money to fuel his campaign. Although Republican leaders have continued supporting Cao with money from their campaign committees despite his health...
  • Rep. Anh 'Joseph' Cao's fundraising suffers after voting for health care bill

    02/24/2010 11:44:17 AM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 754+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | February 24, 20101 | Ben Evans
    The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since his vote, and he is quickly burning through a dwindling bank account after resorting to a costly national fundraising operation. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, the unlikely congressman from New Orleans, is facing the perils of bipartisanship unlike any other lawmaker in Washington -- trying to please a heavily Democratic constituency while relying on core conservatives for money to fuel his campaign. Although Republican leaders have continued supporting Cao with money from their campaign committees despite his health care position, the...
  • “Bipartisan” White House Super Bowl party to feature … one Republican

    02/05/2010 3:32:19 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 812+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | Allahpundit
    That Republican? Joe Cao of Louisiana, who famously became the only Republican to vote yes on ObamaCare. Quoth Byron York: “That will make the White House Super Bowl party precisely as bipartisan as the health care bills, at least so far.” Here’s the full guest list: * Members of Congress * Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) * Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) * Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) * Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) * Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) * Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) * Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) * Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) * Cabinet members: * Secretary Shaun Donovan * Secretary Arne...
  • Obama to Throw a "Bipartisan" Superbowl Party

    02/05/2010 11:19:46 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 362+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/5/10 | HAP
    One of the so called Republicans that Obama invited to the WH is Joseph Cao of Lousiana who happened to be the only Republican to cross the aisle and vote for Obamacare when the vote came up in the House on Nov. 7th, I'm sure that was just a coincidence...
  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal supported by [GOP] Rep. Anh 'Joseph' Cao and his expected challengers

    02/04/2010 6:18:49 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 19 replies · 566+ views
    Nola.com ^ | February 3, 2010 | Bruce Alpert
    The question of whether Congress should repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow openly gay soldiers to serve likely will be a divisive issue in the fall elections, but not in the 2nd Congressional District. Incumbent Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-New Orleans, and his expected Democratic challengers state Reps. Cedric Richmond and Juan LaFonta expressed support Wednesday for President Barack Obama's call to change the policy, a move that also has been endorsed by top military officials. "When the military hierarchy supports it, I defer to the people who do it for a living and have the...
  • Anh 'Joseph' Cao is first among House Republicans in support for Barack Obama

    01/20/2010 6:16:36 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 56 replies · 1,787+ views
    Nola.com ^ | January 19, 2010 | Bruce Alpert
    New Orleans Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao supported President Barack Obama more often than any of his fellow House Republicans in 2009. The statistic isn't surprising given that Cao, who defeated embattled incumbent Rep. William Jefferson in December 2008, represents one of the nation's most heavily Democratic districts and faces a strong challenge as he seeks a second term this fall. According to a report by Congressional Quarterly, Cao supported Obama's position 68 percent of the time last year, including casting the only GOP vote for the Democrats' health-care legislation. On average, House Republicans supported the president only 26 percent of...
  • The Lone Republican: Cao Likely to Oppose Health Care on Final Vote

    01/19/2010 1:59:59 PM PST · by MarkAccord · 9 replies · 804+ views
    If Democrat Martha Coakley loses today’s special Senate election in Massachusetts, some White House and Senate aides have determined that getting the House to pass the Senate health care bill unchanged is their last best hope for victory on President Barack Obama’s signature issue. If so, the president is likely to lose the one vestige of bipartisanship on the health care issue. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao of Louisiana, the lone Republican vote for the health care overhaul on either end of the Capitol, will not vote for the Senate bill, Cao spokeswoman Princella Smith said this morning. The language roping...
  • Republicans Condemn Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

    12/22/2009 5:54:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies · 2,830+ views
    See BS ^ | 12/22/2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Five Republican representatives – Chris Smith, Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts, Trent Franks and Anh "Joseph" Cao – have written a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Mouseveni pressing him to stop pending legislation that would severely criminalize homosexuality and sometimes impose the death penalty for homosexual acts. In the letter, which you can read in full here, the men say their religious faith requires them to oppose the legislation because it contradicts the "foundational Christian belief in the inherent dignity and worth of all men and women." The Ugandan law has become a hot topic in America because, as National Public...
  • Cao’s Catholic conscience

    11/11/2009 6:51:28 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies · 748+ views
    GetReligion ^ | November 9, 2009 | Mollie
    When the House narrowly passed its health care reform bill on Saturday night, it received 219 votes from Democrats and one from a Republican. I mentioned already that I was at the hospital with my daughter when it passed so I was passing time following reporters and pundits on Twitter. Many of them expressed shock — or at least surprise — that any Republican would support the bill. And when it was revealed that the lone vote came from Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao, people referred to him mostly in that “oh yeah, he’s the guy who beat the corrupt William...
  • Ed Schultz Interviews Rep. Cao; Praises Him For having "Guts" and Being "The Lone Changer" - Video

    11/11/2009 4:44:49 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 403+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 11, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of MSNBC's Ed Schultz interviewing Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao, the only Republican to vote for the House Health Care Bill. Schultz asked Cao "do you think you went with the majority in your district?" Cao answered "absolutely my district is 75% democrat, 64% minority, and we have a very poor population." Cao called his vote "a vote of conscience, a vote to serve the needs of my people down here in this district." Cao said that he has had some fundraisers canceled on him and some donors have requested their money back. Schultz asked him "is this...
  • 'The future is Cao':GOP House Leader Boehner(Cao&Dede support should disqualify him from leadership)

    11/10/2009 5:43:48 AM PST · by bestintxas · 10 replies · 482+ views
    american thinker ^ | 11/09/09 | Lee Cary
    When “Joseph” Cao was elected to the 2nd Congressional District in Louisiana, House Minority Leader John Boehner hailed him as representing the GOP’s future. Cao was the only Republican to vote for the Pelosi healthcare reform bill Saturday evening. According to the POLITICO, in a memo dated December 7, 2008 and addressed to House Republicans, Boehner wrote: As House Republicans look ahead to the next two years, the Cao victory is a symbol of what can be achieved when we think big, present a positive alternative, and work aggressively to earn the trust of the American people. Joseph Cao is...
  • Cao Casts Lone GOP Vote for Health Care

    11/09/2009 4:49:34 PM PST · by kellynla · 14 replies · 542+ views
    CBS NEWS / WASHINGTON POST ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | Perry Bacon Jr
    When Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao won a stunning victory in a heavily Democratic district in New Orleans last December, the GOP was so thrilled that House Minority Leader John A. Boehner sent a memo to his colleagues headlined "The Future is Cao." But on health care, Cao had for months considered bucking the party that embraced him, while the White House wooed his vote. And this weekend, as a group of Democrats gained momentum in an effort to limit abortion in the health-care reform bill, Cao, a staunch opponent of abortion, dialed up the White House. He said he might...
  • Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

    11/09/2009 12:27:46 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies · 1,443+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2009 | Connie Hair
    House Democrats passed the 2,032-page Pelosicare bill on a near party-line vote Saturday night 220-215 (roll call here). The only Republican voting in favor of the measure was New Orleans-based Joseph Cao who has long ago proven to be a tax and spend (and spend and spend) liberal. After a week of intense arm twisting, threats and promises from party leaders, more than half of the 52 so-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats voted in favor of the over $1.3 trillion measure. These are the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker...
  • 'The future is Cao' said GOP House Leader Boehner

    11/09/2009 11:31:12 AM PST · by rhema · 83 replies · 2,744+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2009 | Lee Cary
    When “Joseph” Cao was elected to the 2nd Congressional District in Louisiana, House Minority Leader John Boehner hailed him as representing the GOP’s future. Cao was the only Republican to vote for the Pelosi healthcare reform bill Saturday evening. According to the POLITICO, in a memo dated December 7, 2008 and addressed to House Republicans, Boehner wrote: As House Republicans look ahead to the next two years, the Cao victory is a symbol of what can be achieved when we think big, present a positive alternative, and work aggressively to earn the trust of the American people. Joseph Cao is...
  • Rep. Cao to Steele: You Need Me

    11/09/2009 9:50:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,035+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/9/09 | Rick Klein
    Rickkleinblogpic ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: The decision by Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., to vote for the Democrats’ health care bill last night would put him directly in the Republican Party’s firing line, under the standard enunciated by RNC Chairman Michael Steele last week. On ABCNews.com’s “Top Line” last week, Steele said of Republicans who support President Obama on health care or the stimulus bill: “So candidates who live in moderate to slightly liberal districts have got to walk a little bit carefully here, because you do not want to put yourself in a position where you’re crossing that line...
  • Cao To Steele: Come And Get Me -- Just Remember You Need My District

    11/08/2009 10:30:24 PM PST · by advance_copy · 59 replies · 2,585+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 11/8/09 | Versha Sharma
    Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), the lone GOP vote for the House health reform bill that passed late last night, has responded to RNC Chairman Michael Steele's warnings about stepping outside of party lines. (WATCH Steele: "We'll come after you.") Cao told CNN that Steele retains "the right to come after those members who do not conform to party lines, but I would hope that he would work with us in order to adjust to the needs of the district and to hold a seat that the Republican party would need." He represents the second congressional district of Louisiana, a solidly...
  • Defending Cao ( Why was he the lone Republican to vote for the healthcare bill?)

    11/08/2009 8:22:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies · 2,919+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/8/2009 | Quinn Hillyer
    Conservatives need to take a deep breath, relax, and stop bashing Joseph Cao. The man never claimed to be a fully committed economic conservative. He represents a district that is about 75 percent Democrat and 62 percent black (or thereabouts). He SAID ALL ALONG, FOR MONTHS, that he would probably vote for health care reform if it included strong pro-life language such as the Stupak Amendment. He stuck to his guns, even though his district is not majority pro-life. He is a traditionalist Catholic, former Jesuit seminarian, and he stands up for the principles he holds dear, one of which...
  • One Republican Votes For Healthcare Bill [District: 60% Black & 60% Democratic]

    11/08/2009 1:41:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,117+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 08th, 2009
    One Republican Votes For Healthcare Bill Anh 'Joseph' Cao of Louisiana was elected last year to replace Rep. William J. Jefferson, who faced corruption charges. "My vote tonight was based on my priority of doing what is best for my constituents," Anh "Joseph" Cao said of his lone Republican vote for healthcare reform. (For The Times) By Steve Padilla November 8, 2009 Anh "Joseph" Cao, a Vietnamese-born former ethics teacher and Catholic seminarian, last winter surprised and delighted Republicans by defeating a longtime incumbent in a heavily Democratic congressional district in Louisiana. He provided another surprise -- but probably no...
  • Cao is only Republican to vote for Democrats' health care plan

    11/08/2009 1:38:37 PM PST · by trumandogz · 31 replies · 1,150+ views
    nola.com ^ | 11.7.09 | Jonathan Tilove
    In the end, satisfied that the House health care reform bill would not subsidize abortions, Rep. Anh "Joseph'' Cao, R-New Orleans, voted "yes" late Saturday night, making him the only Republican in the House to vote for a bill that passed 220-215. U.S. Rep. Ahn 'Joseph' Cao was the only member of Louisiana's seven-member House delegation to support the Democratic plan. Cao also was the only member of Louisiana's seven-member House delegation to support the Democratic plan.
  • Rep Cantor, stop apologizing for Rush, T-party signs, and apologize to ME

    11/08/2009 11:50:19 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 41 replies · 1,265+ views
    vanity rant | Mamzelle
    You apologize for what Rush says. You publicly grovel for some sign somebody you didn't know was carrying at a demonstration. You tell us no Republican will vote for Pelosi's monstrosity. You tell us that Rep Cao is the "face of Republican future." You support a Marxist for NY23. I'm a Conservative who votes for Republicans and donates to them. Apologize to ME.
  • Update: Lone GOP vote came after call from President Obama

    11/08/2009 10:36:05 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 82 replies · 3,275+ views
    CNN ^ | Nov. 8, 2009 | Dana Bash and Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao was the only Republican to vote in favor of the Democratic health care bill that passed the House late Saturday, a vote that came after President Obama called to personally to ask for his support, Cao told CNN. The president dialed the freshman congressman from Louisiana around noon on Saturday, hours before a vote on an amendment offered by anti-abortion Democrats that banned most abortion coverage from the public option and other insurance providers in the insurance "exchange" the legislation would create. That measure passed later in the evening. Cao said he explained...
  • Cao The Lone GOP Traitor Told A Laugning Crowd That He Is A Closet Democratic.

    11/08/2009 9:44:02 AM PST · by Cecilia Trent · 30 replies · 1,835+ views
    Proud Conservative Gal ^ | 11/09/09 | Conservative Gal
    The One Republican Vote For Socialized Medicine Was Rep. Anh (Joseph) Cao of Louisiana One Republican voted for Pelosicare: GOP Rep. Anh (Joseph) Cao of Louisiana. And from the time he was elected, Cao has backed the S-CHIP expansion, the $108 billion IMF bailout, and the omni-waste spending bill. And he voted to rebuke GOP Rep. Joe Wilson for calling out President Obama on his health care lies. His remarks: "Louisiana Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao on Sunday morning released a statement after he voted as the only Republican in favor of the Democratic health care reform bill.
  • Cao says he put his district's needs over his party's wishes

    11/08/2009 8:27:08 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 94 replies · 2,098+ views
    CNN ^ | 08 NOVEMBER 2009 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) - Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao said Sunday he put the needs of his district over the desire of his party in being the lone House Republican to vote for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system. Cao's "yes" vote ended up being unnecessary for House Democrats in the 220-215 tally, but as the only GOP member to support the bill, he gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi license to tout bipartisan support for the controversial measure. "I felt last night's decision was the proper decision for my district even though it was not the popular decision for...
  • Louisiana Republican Congressman Cao releases statement (Lone R vote)

    11/08/2009 5:16:04 AM PST · by listenhillary · 87 replies · 3,115+ views
    BNOnews ^ | 11/08/09 | From the BNO Newsroom
    Louisiana Republican Congressman Cao releases statement after voting in favor of Democratic health care reform bill WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Louisiana Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao on Sunday morning released a statement after he voted as the only Republican in favor of the Democratic health care reform bill. The health care reform bill, dubbed the "Affordable Health Care for America Act" (H.R. 3962), passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 220 - 215 vote. "Tonight, I voted to keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortion and to deliver access to affordable health care to the people of Louisiana," Cao said...
  • Cao Votes for “Life”; Achieves Legislation to Protect the Health of All Americans

    11/08/2009 5:26:35 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 1,317+ views
    Joseph Cao Press Release ^ | 11/7/2009 | Joseph (RINO) Cao
    Tonight, Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (LA-2) voted in favor of the comprehensive health reform bill, H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Of his vote, Cao said: “Tonight, I voted to keep taxpayer dollars from funding abortion and to deliver access to affordable health care to the people of Louisiana. Cao said: “I read the versions of the House [health reform] bill. I listened to the countless stories of Orleans and Jefferson Parish citizens whose health care costs are exploding – if they are able to obtain health care at all. Louisianans needs real options for primary care,...
  • The Republican that voted with Obama-Pelosi-Reid and the rest of the Democrat Communist Party

    THE REPUBLICAN THAT VOTED WITH OBAMA-PELOSI-REID AND THE REST OF THE DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST PARTY * Posted by gary on November 8, 2009 at 1:44am in General, Uncategorized Town Hall * Add as Friend View Discussions JUST LIKE COMMUNIST VIETNAM HE CAST HIS VOTE WITH THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST A Prized Republican on the Ropes Joseph Cao was hailed six months ago as the future of the GOP. Yesterday, he voted to rebuke Joe Wilson. Can the most endangered Republican in the House survive? By Benjamin Sarlin. As he made his way to the podium to give his health-care speech last Wednesday—a...
  • Taxpayers need to stop paying all taxes as the beginning of a taxpayer revolt.

    11/07/2009 10:05:16 PM PST · by Stayfree · 78 replies · 3,132+ views
    November 7, 2009 | Stayfree
    The American people need to send a stronger message to Washington...we are not paying any more tax money until you stop passing laws we do not want. We need to get everyone who has withholding tax to change it to zero NOW! Stop paying any federal taxes until Congress starts listening to us. We can bankrupt them in a month if we act fast and furious.
  • Profile in treason: Anh Cao (Call, e-mail, fax info)

    11/07/2009 8:28:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 217 replies · 12,105+ views
    Contact information: Washington, D.C. Office: 2113 Rayburn House Office Building, District of Columbia 20515-1802 Phone: (202) 225-6636 Fax: (202) 225-1988 New Orleans Office: (more district offices) 4640 South Carrollton Avenue, Suite 120 New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 Phone: (504) 483-2325 Fax: (504) 483-7944 New Orleans Office: 4640 South Carrollton Avenue, Suite 120 New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 Phone: (504) 483-2325Fax: (504) 483-7944 web contact formIt would be appropriate to let him know how much we appreciate his vote. Not for the value of the vote, but because he gave the Dhims cover to say that it was "bipartisan."
  • Health care plan's effect on Medicare questioned

    09/11/2009 12:50:08 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 8 replies · 1,016+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 11, 2009 | Jonathan Tilove & Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- The day after President Barack Obama urged Congress to quit bickering and enact health-care reform, Republicans on Capitol Hill said his trillion-dollar plan would be enacted on the back of Medicare recipients and sound the death knell of Medicare Advantage. "That program will be killed off," Rep. John Fleming, R-Minden, one of three doctors in the Louisiana delegation, said on the House floor Thursday. Medicare Advantage is an option utilized by one in five Medicare beneficiaries. More than 145,000 Louisianians are enrolled in the program, which provides additional benefits, from glasses and hearing aids to preventive care services,...
  • [Louisiana Congressman] Cao explains health proposal at forum (crowd voices its opposition)

    08/19/2009 6:24:54 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 13 replies · 1,230+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | August 19, 2009 | C. J. Lin
    U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao faced a tough crowd at the Westwego Community Center on Tuesday night, with skeptics of President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul the health care system cheering for the least amount of government involvement in the health insurance sector. Cao, R-New Orleans, spent the first 20 minutes of the hourlong town hall forum explaining the basics of the various bills, trying to dispel confusion and anger about "death panels," mandated health plans and other issues that have been raised at similar town hall meetings across the country. "It is controversial because right now, with respect to...
  • U.S. [Republican] Rep. Ahn 'Joseph' Cao says he's 'leaning' toward House Democrats' health plan

    08/14/2009 6:13:20 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 106 replies · 2,946+ views
    Nola.com ^ | August 13, 2009 | Bill Barrow
    In a public forum defined as much by passionate declarations on abortion as by statements about health care policy intricacies, U.S. Rep. Ahn "Joseph" Cao, R-New Orleans, said Thursday that he "leans" toward supporting the House Democrats' vision of a medical system overhaul provided it won't pay for procedures to end pregnancy. "The word is 'leaning,' " he repeated to about 150 people gathered at an Irish Channel Neighborhood Association meeting, the first of four planned public forums for Cao during the August recess. Besides the abortion caveat, Cao further tempered his statement with his concerns about how major policy...
  • Catholic congressman: I'd rather save my soul than vote for the health care bill

    08/03/2009 1:23:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 1,590+ views
    cna ^ | August 3, 2009
    Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao New Orleans, La., Aug 3, 2009 / 02:06 pm (CNA).- Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, (R-New Orleans), the first Vietnamese-American congressman and a Catholic,  announced this past weekend that, because of the “stealth mandate” for abortion still present in the Health Care bill, he prefers to “save his soul” rather than  vote in favor of it.Cao, the only member of the Louisiana House delegation who had not weighed in on where he stands on the health reform bill, told the Times-Picayune on Saturday that he cannot support any bill that permits public money to be spent...
  • Hate crimes bill gets Cao's vote (18 Republicans vote for special justice for some)

    05/02/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 1,396+ views
    http://www.nola.com ^ | April 30, 2009 | By Jonathan Tilove
    ... Cao was one of 18 Republicans to vote for the bill and was one of eight Republicans who co-sponsored the legislation, which is intended to extend hate-crime protections to people who are victims of crimes based on their gender, sexual identity or handicap. Cao was joined in his support by Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, who cited the strong support of law enforcement groups for the legislation, even as the rest of Louisiana's seven-member congressional delegation, including the lone Democrat, Rep. Charlie Melancon of Napoleonville, voted no. Melancon was one of 17 Democrats to vote no. To its opponents,...
  • Republican may vote for Obama budget

    03/31/2009 1:20:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 915+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 31, 2009 | Molly K. Hooper
    Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) may buck his party when the House votes on President Obama’s budget proposal later this week. The freshman lawmaker told The Hill that his constituents are split, adding that he wants more information before deciding whether to stick with his party or side with the president, who carried his district overwhelmingly in November. “At this point, I’m not sure which is approach is better,” Cao said Tuesday morning. If he votes yes, Cao would be the first Republican in recent memory to support a Democratic budget resolution. Every House Republican voted against the 2007 and 2008...
  • Organizers Of Cao Recall Say AG Renders Opinion(recall tossed)

    03/04/2009 12:53:39 PM PST · by BBell · 8 replies · 820+ views
    99.5 Rush Radio ^ | March 4, 2009
    New Orleans ministers say Louisiana Attorney General has ruled that state law does not allow recall of federal officials Wednesday, March 4, 2009 The New Orleans ministers who launched a recall effort against 2nd District Congressman Joseph Cao last month say they've now been told by Louisiana's Attorney General that state law does not allow the recall of federal officials. The advisory opinion had been sought by Secretary of State Jay Dardenne who presides over elections. The campaign was launched after the newly elected Congressman who succeeded Bill Jefferson, voted twice with his fellow Republicans in the House against an...