Eric Massa

Massa-ive Distraction - Why You Should Never Consort with the Enemy

Playing with Massa has landed Glenn in Swampland.  

YahooNews posted a serious "Overmatched by Disgraced Dem!" zinger on it's landing page this morning, meant to compliment the writer's understanding of unbiased mainstream media propagation. This article that was meant to denigrate and soil Glenn Beck, based on guilt by association, was listed under these titles on various pages scattered throughout the web:  

 This one article under various titles, designed to give passerbys the impression much has been written on the topic, was written by one slimey, Slimeland "Swampland"  blogger Michael Scherer, Time's White House "correspondent" who went to Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism to learn how to blog about Jay Z and Beyonce, Saturday Night Live, groping and back hair.  

Yes, there's a reason why Scherer blogs at Swampland.  

We could credit Scherer for giving a stab at explaining the White House's healthcare legislation via the blogger's old cut 'n paste fall-back (while taking the devil's word for it) , but on the day that news broke of the the Democrat's hostile, reinvent-the-rules, no-vote, socialist take over of legislation through the Slaughter Solution , Scherer was busy doing the write-up about Massa's Caligulan orgy discussion on Glenn Beck's show.  

Perhaps doing other things as well.  

The problem is, one of conservativism's darlings, who was once thought of as "the next Rush," whom perhaps Rush "should fear," did not heed the advice of conservative media mavens such as Michelle Malkin who advised Beck on his radio show that Massa is  

a sick, desperate pol looking to save his hide and distract from his smelly ethics problems and personal problems. This is not a hero, not a bona fide champion of reform and integrity in government. He’s the jerk who gave the figurative middle finger to his own constituents as he proclaimed last year that he would ram single-payer down their throats no matter what they thought..  

Beck refuted Michelle's insistence that Massa's controversy was a distraction by pouting and yelling at her like a petulant teenager responding to a parent's concern over questionable behavior (after they've left the room) with "You don't know!"

She would blog about Massa 2 days before her heated discussion with Beck, and mere hours later, would blog about the Slaughter Solution before Massa would appear on Beck's show.  

For Beck, this was never a question of finding a replacement -- who would NOT want to appear on Beck's show, even last minute? -- but more of a refusal to capitulate to the sage advise of conservative veterans, that included Rush who said a full day before the Massa interview:  

[Massa's] out there challenging me to a fight. He wants to come on this show, calling me a coward on this phony soldier business. And these guys in the media are trying to say I'm one of this guy's champions. Anybody who embraces this guy, including the Democrats, please do, but it isn't me ..  

Actually from the moment this thing started yesterday I suspect a rope-a-dope and I still think a rope-a-dope's going on and I still think that anybody out there who embraces this guy is in for big trouble.  

Anybody who embraces this guy is gonna get caught.  

On the day before Beck's radio discussion with Michelle and the Massa Interview, Talking Points would skewer Rush's comments, an obvious, ominous foreshadowing of how the left would interpret Beck's handling of Massa. On the day of Beck's radio discussion with Michelle and Massa Interview, Rush would talk about "The Train Wreck That Passes for TV "News in 2010."  

Neither would influence Beck's decision to host Massa for an entire "faaaascinating" hour.  

So, while Obama continued his campaigning in the Middle America (no John McCain?) to advance socialized healthcare, and the Slaughter Solution would be on everyone's radar -- from small, conservative news organizations in my homestate to media giants, Glenn Beck would decide to follow through on his commitment to court controversy, like "one of this guy's champions."  

Glenn played with caca and he got his hands dirty.  

As for me, an established conservative who understands a bit about the dynamics of media and polics, -- and integrity and character -- my question about Beck is this:  

Is he courting conservativism because the movement is the "Now Controversy"?  

A serious question. 

About Fox, I would ask:

Why does Fox News allow this sort of gamble that would result in a distortion about the conservative movement?

Because this is what happens when you consort with the enemy: you lose control of the narrative. 

And then it gets picked up by people like Scherer who like  to blog in Swampland. 

I am comforted because the only reason Beck showed up on Scherer's radar was because of Massa. 

Massa will always be Progressive's Progeny, their breed. 

He doesn't belong to us. They own him and others like him, even if he's been blackballed and labeled "damaged goods" by their own. 

I have hope, not because Beck has said Michelle was right, but because conservative truth prevails.

I pity their envy. 








Glenn's Integrity in Question: Is Conservativism Just Another "Now" Controversy?

Nevermind Glenn's referring to Michelle Malkin as Michelle Obama ("Gosh, why am I even saying this?" @ 9:08).

Glenn's got a worser problem than Freudian slips of the tongue.

The video's here, via The Right Scoop.

Eric Massa will be gracing Glenn Beck with his Democratic presence tonight, and although Michelle warns Glenn profusely by telling him Massa's

a sick, desperate pol looking to save his hide and distract from his smelly ethics problems and personal problems. This is not a hero, not a bona fide champion of reform and integrity in government. He’s the jerk who gave the figurative middle finger to his own constituents as he proclaimed last year that he would ram single-payer down their throats no matter what they thought..

.. Glenn insists on playing the consumate libertarian, 3rd party (divide the vote) hero.

But then, I wonder.

He'll be giving considerable air time to another "ram the damn thing, Mr. President. Ram it!" entranced surrogate. How much time should you give your typical Ram-It guy?

And rather than restrict Messa to the standard 15-minute, "let's consider the opposition" segment, Mess will bless Glenn's entire show while Glenn gets high on "fascination" (@ around 10:00):

I think it's faaaaascinating.  No body's seen the show. You don't know what i'm going to do tonight. You don't know what he's going to do tonight. You have no idea. And the controversey is now. I think that's faaaascinating.

What does this say about Glenn's integrity?

For all I know, he may be exploiting the conservative movement because the "controversy is now."


NY 29: Time to stop this un-Kuhl comeback bid

The mission statement fot this website indicate that we are here to build a new, vibrant responsive Republican Party. Not to accede to letting failed insiders continue the insanity that resulted in back-to-back election debacles in 2006 and 2008.

If there's ever been a reason for the Rightosphere to rise up and nip a bad idea in the bud it's coming this morning from upstate New York.  Failed former Republican Congressman Randy Kuhl   now thinks he ought to run again for the seat he lost to the now disgraced and soon to resign Eric Massa.

In a world full of bad ideas, this ranks up there as one of the worst.

Randy Kuhl is an aging member of the NYS GOP establishment who simply isn't a very popular politician. In three runs for this district, he never exceeded 51.6% of the vote. And this district is probably the closest thing to a GOP stronghold in contemporary New York.

No, when you run thousands of votes behind John McCain's performance in a state he didn;t campaign in you are simply not a good enough politician to be offered a second chance. (McCain won NY 29; Kuhl didn't) Not when you accomplished little in your prior stint in Congress. And where your 24 years of service in the hideous cesspool known as the New York State Legislature is going to be held against you.

And consider this. Kuhl lost to Massa in spite of the fact Massa had never held a single elected or appointed office in the district.   

Randy is a "Cuse grad. But that's about his only attribute.

Kuhl is worse than the usual "Certified Pre-Owned candidates" the GOP establishment are finding--most of them were successful politicians in the past.  This campaign would have the reek of failure from the get-go.

Before Massa fell on his sword the Republicans had what one wag thought was a "sacrificial lamb" in the race--former Corning Mayor Tom Reed, Jr.   But there's no comparison to Kuhl.  Reed is young, on his way up and actually won an election.

If the powers that be think the populous Monroe County portion of the district near Rochester need a candidate, then County Executive Maggie Brooks makes more electoral sense than a retread from tiny Hammondsport.

Here's the main point. If we don;t make abundantly clear this is a huge mistake that we aren't signing up, then the good old boys in the DC and NY GOP establishment are going to take care of their own.

This can't happen on this one. We've got to go to the mattresses on this one.

Running retreads to public office in 2010 just isn't "Kuhl". And we aren;t going to be "Kuhl" with them even trying on this one. 


Politicians do what they want

Politicians have always been accused of flip flopping, but now, as is evidenced in the recent town-hall meetings, they have reached the point where they just plan ignore the voters wishes and desires and do whatever they want. They no longer claim to represent the voter, but represent themselves once elected.

Baron Hill (IN-09), refuses to allow his constituents to tell him how to run his office. I suppose being a Representative for him means ignoring the voters wishes.

'Let me repeat that one more time. This is my town hall meeting for you. And you're not going to tell me how to run my congressional office. Now the reasons why I don't allow filming, is because usually the films that are done end up on YouTube in a compromising position."

Of course, if he behaved like a Representative and didn't do anything compromising, he wouldn't be on YouTube so much in compromising positions.

Eric Massa (NY-29), also thinks he knows better than his voters.

"I will vote adamantly against the interests of my District, if I actually think what I am doing is going to help them... ...I will vote against their opinion."

"Every town-hall meeting, show of hands, 90% against and 10% for. Ok, got it, no problem. There comes a time when members of congress sometimes must vote against popular opinion because they know it is in the interest of their districts and the country..."

So Rep. Massa let's the cat out of the bag. Congress-persons think they know better, they are the parents and will vote what they think is best. The voters aren't grown up, or intelligent, or knowledgeable enough to know what is best for them. So the peoples representatives will vote their way, and not represent you and your needs. After being elected, they represent themselves, and their opinions and desires. The opinions and desires of the people aren't worthy of being represented.

You can do something about it. Fill out and mail them the Tax Expenditure Allowance (TEA) form. Tell them where you want your tax money spent, and on what. Put your congressperson on an allowance, they are behaving like children and spending your money any way they please. The real adults in this country have to put the spoiled spendthrifts in Congress on a shorter leash.

If your share of taxes for the Federal Department of Education is to high for what you want or desire from them. Then lower the allowance congress gets for it. Make your share of taxes paid to that Department lower, and spend that money on a Department you think is underfunded. Or tell congress to use it to pay down some of the National Debt and stop borrowing from your children and grandchildren to pay for congressional pork. Pork for their friends and  family, paid for by money borrowed from your children and grandchildren.

TEA form at :

well, the GOP nomination for NY 29 just got a lot more valuable

Not sure if I were holding a "right wing, Republican district" if I'd go outside my district and tell a bunch of left wing activists I'd "vote against my district" on single payer health care; especially if I were a freshman Democrat like Eric Massa.  

Apart from admitting the Town Halls are killing the move towards socialized medicine, this is nasty toxic  Hey, telling the truth on that point might get you support in the Southern Tier.

Hopefully, we will do better than running another Randy Kuhl, a careerist underachiever  with personal issues who couldn't exceed 51.5% in three tries in a district drawn to favor Republicans.


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