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From Daniel G….. U. S. Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY 29) to RESIGN Monday…..

Hello Dog!

The Road for you Party got a whole lot more tougher moments ago. U. S. Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY 29) who announced his Retirement on Wednesday will RESIGN on Monday Hotline On Call & POLITICO reporting.



Embattled Governor David A. Paterson (D-NY) has to call a Special Election after Massa’s Resignation, a Special Election Democrats will CERTAINLY lose.

Daniel G.

The Dog wonders what is the real deal on this move?…..and Daniel you are calling the seat before anyone declares?…..Come on!?

March 5, 2010 - Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | ,


  1. Some Points to calm the Dog:

    1. With Massa’s Resignation Monday Pelosi needs only 216 Votes for Health Care – THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

    2. The Democrats have NOONE to run in this District, they have no bench here – THAT’S BAD NEWS FOR YOU

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. Ok….I’m calm…He, he, he…she has the votes…we both know that…….

    I’m happy to seem this issue finally got Obama off the fence……

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • She DOESN’T HAVE the Votes RIGHT NOW james. Listen correctly what I write.

      It only means that she now needs 216 Votes instead of 217 FOR passing ANYTHING.

      Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

      • Yea she does…she won’t be out there w/o knowing they got it…the stakes are too high…..

        Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010

  3. Statement from Massa:

    Two days ago as I sat reading my new annual CAT scan, having been told that the anomalies in the films may or may not be scar tissue, I decided to finally take the advice that my doctors have repeatedly given me, and that is to take care of my family and myself before my profession. After I decided not to run again I was told, for the first time, that a member of my staff believed I had made statements that made him feel ‘uncomfortable’ I was told that a report had been filed with the Congressional Ethics Committee. At no point prior to this had any member of the Ethics Committee communicated with me directly — if fact I first read it on the internet.

    “I own this reality. There is no doubt in my mind that I did in fact, use language in the privacy of my own home and in my inner office that, after 24 years in the Navy, might make a Chief Petty Officer feel uncomfortable. In fact, there is no doubt that this Ethics issue is my fault and mine alone. But in the incredibly toxic atmosphere that is Washington D.C., with the destruction of our elected leaders having become a blood sport, especially in talk radio and on the internet, there is also no doubt that an Ethics investigation would tear my family and my staff apart. Some would say that this is what happens when you stand apart from political parties, which I have done. Others will say that this is what happens to a non politician when they go to Washington DC. I want to make something perfectly clear. My difficulties are of my own making. Period. I am also aware that blogs and radio will have a field day with this in today’s destructive and unforgiving political environment. In that investigators would be free to ask anything about me going back to my birth, I simply cannot rise to that level of perfection. God knows that I am a deeply flawed and imperfect person.

    “During long car rides, in the early hours of the evening, late at night and always in private, I know that my own language failed to meet the standards that I set for all around me and myself. I fell short and I believe now, as I have always believed, that it is not enough to simply talk the talk, but rather I must take action to hold myself accountable.

    “Therefore, effective at 5 PM on Monday the 8th of March I will resign my position as the Federal Representative of New York’s 29th Congressional District in the 111th Congress. I do so with a profound sense of failure and a deep apology to all those whom, for the past year, I tried to represent as our Nation struggles with problems far greater than anyone can possibly imagine. I hope that my family, constituents, and fellow Members of Congress can accept this apology as being both genuine and heartfelt and I wish for them and all Americans only the best. I will take all actions possible to ensure that my personal health is secured in that I know that mine is a far more fragile lifeline than most. For the millions of fellow cancer survivors with whom I share this experience, they, more than anyone else, will understand the honesty and openness in this statement.

    “I ask that members of the press respect the privacy of my family, my staff, and me at this time.

    “-Congressman Eric Massa”

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  4. No,

    she doesn’t have it. There is no Vote scheduled and Stupak and his gang isn’t onboard.

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  5. YES SHE DOES……..He, he, he……

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  6. This is for ALL the marbles…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  7. You see what happened to Bunning …right?

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • james,

      You’re such a jerk man. LISTEN, there will be no Health Care Bill this year.

      Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

      • We will see…..

        Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010

  8. The Wall Street Journal reports a major emergency meeting has been called in Albany to discuss the fate of disgraced NY State Governor David Paterson (D), who is under state and maybe federal corruption for abusing his office for personal gain.

    PS: the National Enquirer has reported former United States Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina) maybe indicted on the charges from attempting to bribe his mistress to keep quiet and rumors are Edwards slapped his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth during an argument.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Politicians……..ugh!

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  9. CD,

    Do you have a Link for the Wall Street Journal Paterson Story?

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  10. Daniel G., I read the article in the newspaper and don’t have the link, but you can go on Google and type in Wall Street Journal, then you scroll to the politics section and you’ll find the Paterson story.

    Do you think NC State Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) or US Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) will challenge embattled Governor Beverly Perdue (D) in 2012 in the Democratic gubernatorial primary ?

    She’s very UNPOPULAR and pissing her own political party off.

    Here’s the Arkansas link, and P1 didn’t update any new challengers to Beebe.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  11. CD,

    Here is the Challenger to Mike Beebe (D-AR)


    Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • we haven’t had a post on that governor’s race since Jan 5th!

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  12. James B, can you post this link about the Alabama governor’s race please ?


    They seem to think the GOP nomination will be coming down to Tim James (R) and Bradley Byrne (R) for the right to face off against likely Democratic nominee, US Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), who is raising another $1 million including having transferred $1 million from his congressional account.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • it will be included in a post about Alabama and gambling later….

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  13. James B, IL Brandon, and everyone else:

    More on the Alabama Governor’s race:

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  14. james,

    We need to talk over:

    CD just makes stuff up that doesn’t exists, gives no Links, etc…

    He needs to stop that.

    There wasn’t an Emergency Meeting in Albany.

    Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  15. Daniel G., how long do you think Paterson will hang on and serve out his term as NY State governor ?

    I’d say 2 months.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  16. For EVERYONE on this blog, here’s more on KBH Senate seat sweepstakes from KVUE-TV, ABC 24 Austin.



    She’s lost 2 races, a congressional race back in 1982 and now the governor’s race in 2010, she’s FINISHED forever and will never be heard from again in my homestate and I look for her to serve the final 2 years of her Senate term and retire for good, being replaced by Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R), who would be the state’s first African American United States Senator if elected and he’s got 3 statewide victories in his belt.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Drewhurst will be Senator. Go away African Americans. You killed us with Obama.

      Comment by Daniel G. | March 5, 2010 | Reply

      • Daniel…… Blacks will be here until……get used to that……

        Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010

  17. Daniel……. did you mean that ?

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  18. James B, Williams is 3-0 in statewide elections and is popular with the grassroots conservative and he will PRESSURE Perry to appoint him to KBH’s Senate seat in case she decides to resign.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 8, 2010 | Reply

    • if…….

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 8, 2010 | Reply

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