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    'Rahm is the devil's spawn'
    'Rahm is the devil's spawn' - Glenn Thrush - POLITICO.com
    Whatever he has done or not done, I will miss Eric Massa, for no other reason than his gift with a phrase.

    In an amazing, far-ranging interview/monologue with a Rochester-area radio station, Massa admits making an off-color, sexual comment to a young staffer -- but still claims Democratic leadership ratted him out to kill a health care "no" vote.

    That brought him to the subject of Rahm Emanuel and arm-twisting:

    “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn,” Massa said, according to City Hall. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”

    Later in the interview, Massa -- who sits down with Glenn Beck for a one-hour interview on Tuesday -- tells a bizarre story about Emanuel accosting him in the House gym -- in the buff:

    "Let me tell you a story about Rahm Emanuel," Massa started. "I was a congressman in my first eight weeks, and I was in the congressional gym, and I went down and I worked out and I went into the showers...I'm sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird and here comes Rahm Emanuel not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn't going to vote for the president's budget. Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?”

    Massa has never enjoyed a particularly close relationship with Emanuel, who was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee when Massa first ran for unsuccessfully, without much DCCC support, in 2006.

    Massa's near defeat of incumbent Randy Kuhl that year -- he lost by 6,033 votes -- attracted the attention of Emanuel's successor Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who helped Massa defeat Kuhl in a nail-biting rematch in '08.

    Massa relationship with House leadership has been in the dumps for months, and only got worse after he bucked Democrats on the health reform vote last fall -- earning him the enmity of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her ally Emanuel who personally lobbied fence-sitters. It's not clear if Massa, who was regarded by Pelosi and the White House as a lost cause, was part of his effort.

    But he says he was the subject of Rahm tirade over his decision to oppose leadership on cap-and-trade: "[W]hen 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.”

    Few tears have been shed over Massa's departure on the Hill. Other members describe him as volatile, argumentative, the antithesis of the a team player -- even though he supported leadership on many other issues, including the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
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    I am not sure he could find any takers.
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    Here's a different twist: I read something today which stated that the WH libs would like to get rid of Rahmbo because he's trying to push the President to the center in order to garner more support for Obie's programs. Course that does match the "anything for a vote" scenario...I don't for a second think he's a centrist. In fact, I don't think he adheres to any principles besides any expedient ones which keep him in the power circle.

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    They're even lying about his missing vote. The Dems are saying it won't matter because he was going to vote against it anyway. It is not only NOT an aye vote but it will no longer be a nay vote. So it hurts doubly to eliminate his vote from the healthcare debate. Look at it this way. Suppose the thing passes by one vote. Then his nay vote would have made it a tie.
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