Lady Libertas is adding the transcript from the Eric Massa Radio Interview. It is a bit jaw dropping and since his Chief of Staff has released that he will indeed be resigning today as scheduled and that they are currently packing up his office.
Democratic Infighting – Obama Administration and Dem Leadership have all been very quiet.
From GretaWire – where Greta Rocks It!
From: Edson, Rich
Sent: Mon Mar 08 09:36:26 2010
Subject: RE: significant: Massa says he’s being ousted for opposing health care bill
From Massa Audio:
14:46 “ … mine is now the deciding vote on the health care bill, and this administration, and this House leadership have said, quote on quote: they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they’ve gotten rid of me and it’ll pass. You connect the dots … the future of the Democratic Party rests on passing this health care bill. They could get anyone to say anything about me concerning anything at all, and in fact they did.”15:47
20:31 “… when I voted against the cap and trade bill, the phone rang and it was the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States of America, Rahm Emanuel, and he started swearing at me in terms and words that I hadn’t heard since that crossing the line ceremony on the USS New Jersey in 1983. And I gave it right back to him, in terms and words that I know are physically impossible. I told him to do things I know the human anatomy cannot do.”20:59
23:23 “I’ve had union leaders tell me point blank ‘we are not going to contribute to your campaign unless you vote for this health care bill.’ Is that, or is that not a bribe?” 23:32
25:47 “I was set up for this from the very very beginning. If you think that somehow they didn’t come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote on the health care bill – then ladies and gentleman, you live in a world that is so innocent, as not to understand what is going on in Washington, DC.”26:00 “The leadership of the Democratic Party have become exactly what they said they were running against.” 26:07
26:16 “The entire nation has said, ‘let’s rewrite the health care bill. Let’s find what we can agree on.’ ‘No, no, no, we’re gonna ram this down the throats of the American people and anyone who stands in the way of doing that is gonna be smeared and they’re going to be kicked out of Congress, and we’re gonna have people like Steny Hoyer lying in the press.’”20:33
69:49 “If they ram this health care bill through which apparently they’re going to do now, because I’m not going to be there to vote against it, then it’s going to rip this country to pieces” 69:54