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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I am going to nip this simple-minded view of Eric Massa's resignation in the bud right now, and I'm doing it as someone who:
    1. Was, at least in theory, represented by Eric Massa
    2. Doesn't give two hoots about Eric Massa
    3. Isn't an Obama worshiper
    Let's review the facts. First, we have the three versions Massa told us this past week about why he was quitting:
    1. His cancer is back and he needs to quit to deal with it and with family stuff
    2. He is about to be the subject of an ethics probe and he doesn't want to drag his family through it
    3. He's being forced out of the House
    So to begin with, we're talking about a guy who can't keep his story straight.

    Next, consider the timing. An ethics probe would take months, weeks at the very least, and the vote on the health care bill is (last I checked) scheduled for next week. Massa could easily hang in, vote, and then quit and escape the ethics probe -- since he'd be outside its reach and completely irrelevant in any case once he resigned.

    There is something else going on here that we don't know about, and that is the real story -- not who is eating who.
    I assure you of this. If he was voting for the healthcare plan, there would be no ethics probe. Guaranteed.

    It took a mountain range of evidence to get the Dems to finally turn on Rangel. C'mon.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I assure you of this. If he was voting for the healthcare plan, there would be no ethics probe. Guaranteed.

    It took a mountain range of evidence to get the Dems to finally turn on Rangel. C'mon.
    Guaranteed? GIve me a break, Erod. MY HUSBAND WORKS FOR THIS COMMITTEE. I don't know anything about what Massa is accused of, but I sure as hell know how the ethics process works. So stop talking out of your butt, will you?

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I assure you of this. If he was voting for the healthcare plan, there would be no ethics probe. Guaranteed.
    I disagree, for the very same reason I stated above -- it would take far too long, and by that time the health care vote would've been and gone.

    If I was in his shoes and my own party came after me for not voting as they demanded, I'd stick it out just to thumb my nose at them.

    As I said, there's something else going on here.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Guaranteed? GIve me a break, Erod. MY HUSBAND WORKS FOR THIS COMMITTEE. I don't know anything about what Massa is accused of, but I sure as hell know how the ethics process works. So stop talking out of your butt, will you?
    We knew of Rangel's issues WAY before he was finally asked to step down. This is relatively new, and they rushing Massa out the door as quickly as possible.

    There are no scruples with your party whatsoever. If it doesn't bother with how reconciation works, why would this be any different.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    We knew of Rangel's issues WAY before he was finally asked to step down. This is relatively new, and they rushing Massa out the door as quickly as possible.

    There are no scruples with your party whatsoever. If it doesn't bother with how reconciation works, why would this be any different.
    Okay, Mr. Omniscient. Glad you know so much about the inner workings of the committee. Bye.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    rahm was just displaying the skills he learned while a soldier of the IDF
    This is Chicago Politics at its worst and exactly what was predicted before Obama took office. Chicago politics is about as bad as it gets and now we have that style in the WH

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    It is definitely too convinient. Massa did some poor things, but compared to countless others? I want to believe that the Senate Ethics Committee ****s gold and wipes their ass with silk. But, because I'm not in kindergarten, I realize that they are human beings. They are human beings and subject to pressure, even the kind that makes for great "politics."

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

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    Democrats are eating their own now in order to get this healthcare bill jammed through the House.
    There is nothing wrong with Eric Massa that a daily dose of Haldol for the rest of his life wouldn't cure.
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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    rahm was just displaying the skills he learned while a soldier of the IDF
    Rahm should resign on sexual harrassment charges for that shower incident. He ought to frogmarched out of the Congressional showers with his towel wrap straight down Pennsylvania Ave.

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    Re: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Rahm should resign on sexual harrassment charges for that shower incident. He ought to frogmarched out of the Congressional showers with his towel wrap straight down Pennsylvania Ave.

    That would be a mighty temptation for Barney Frank. Are you sure we, morally, want to put that sort of temptation in Rep. Frank's path?

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