NY Democrat Congressman Resigns Amid Sexual Harrassment Charges Against Male Aides

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  1. Trinity

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    Rep. Massa has them all beat...not only do his actions add to the growing reputation of corruption of Democrats but of NY politicians. Add to that...the terrible reputation being forged of Rahm Emanuel and the turmoil in the White House.

    Rahm Emanuel controversy: White House fights image of turmoil

    Eric Massa's naked politics
    Howard Kurtz
    Washington Post
     
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    And a different take:
    Eric Massa's (Unintentional) Gift to the White House


    So everyone thought that Eric Massa would go on Glenn Beck's show and trash the White House and fuel conspiracy theories about Chicago-like intimidating tactics used to threaten lawmakers into voting for the health care bill.

    But the first thing that Massa said was that he wasn't forced out, "I forced myself out."


    Beck's night ended there. His lip curled up.


    Then Massa used the platform to (a) look a little crazy (b) defuse a conspiracy theory that he helped to create and (c) lambast Beck a bit for his own overstatements.

    Take off those tinfoil hats, folks....
    Eric Massa's (Unintentional) Gift to the White House - Politics - The Atlantic
     
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    I'll tell you what this does... turns off the NPAs, and edges us another step closer to some serious political reform (or revolution. Take your pick oligarchs). It's time to drain the cesspool, not expand it.
     
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    It was sheer bliss watching Massa take accountability for his own actions. Much to the chagrin of Glenn Beck who then apologized to his viewers for "wasting their time"... and to our beloved forum troll.
     
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    That guy is nuttier than LaPalin........like Sarah he does not know when to shut his mouth.
     
  6. houtx48

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    He did out victim Beck............which is pretty hard to do.
     
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    ahaha, yes. "outvictim" hits the nail on the head.
     
  8. midlifebear

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    Well, this is fabulous news. The Youtube interview is a delight. :smile:


    P.S. I've always been a sucker for men who read The Atlantic Monthly or Harpers. Pardon my man crush.
     
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    Poor Rahm expected to catch Scott Brown in the shower instead he got Eric Massa. Better luck "TRAWLING" the showers Rahm.........Closet Queen!!!
     
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    I think Rahm is hot........I'd do him
     
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    Yeah, Rahm's slick enough of a politician, I think he comes pre-lubed.
     
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    man, can't wait to see the sleazy dem party lose the mid-term elections

    then maybe the country can get back on course
     
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    Man, I love these pills!
     
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    Heck, I've been published several (8) times in The Atlantic, I can only imagine how giddy that must make you.
     
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    Agree, kinda. Feel the same way about Mark Sanford, but in both cases there would have to be an s/m element in which I call 'em "you piece of shit" while banging them. If the naked shower finger-in-the-chest story is true, Massa should have punched him out then and there.
     
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    What course were we on that you think we should get back on?
     
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    I think he must have been referring to the handcart headed for hell
     
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    I don't see how Massa corrupted any Democrats. E.g. in a corrupt environment one would expect a cover up of his indiscretions by corrupt persons. Instead once the alleged incidents of sexual harassment came to light the House ethics committee was to investigate them. As the article says, Massa's opposition to healthcare reform didn't cause him to be ousted by Democrats. He "forced himself out" with his choice to resign, thus preventing further scrutiny by the House regarding his sexual misdeeds. Currently, and unwisely, he won't remain silent and recounted past episodes of his inappropriate behavior on television.
     
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    dreamer20: I agree. But unlike so many "fallen" Republicans of late, at least Massa is willing to own his failure and not blame it on anyone or anything else.
     
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    Firstly, I didn't say Massa corrupted any Democrats...he could have but I did not make that point. Secondly, Massa's actions add to the culture of corruption now being associated with the Democratic Party along with Pelosi's failure to 'drain the swamp' and her long support of Charlie Rangel.

    Lastly, there is more discussion of when Pelosi and Dem Leadership knew of Massa's improper actions. :rolleyes:
     
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