The Eric Massa story continues.
The story starts last week, when Massa, (D-NY) a freshman Congressman, was implicated in a potential sex scandal. It came to light that he may have made inappropriate advances towards a male staffer. A few days later, Massa came out with a statement saying that he would resign on the following Monday. That yes, he uses extremely foul language in his inner office, and that the blame lies with him about it.
But now, a new story. However, it’s a same old story. Massa is a “no” vote on Forced Universal Health Care. He has been in the past, and he continues to be now. The Obama Administration has already stated, in all sorts of language, that they will do whatever it takes to pass their Statist agenda. Now, Massa is saying that the administration is behind this story – that the supposed “inappropriate advance” is total nonsense, and that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) is guilty of leaking the story, and perpetuating the myth.
Massa claims that it is not a string of incidents, but rather an incident. One. At a wedding of a Massa staffer on New Years Eve, and (my words) of guys being goofs (as more comes out about this story, the more that “guys being goofs” is just not the case.) Massa’s wife was not feeling well, and they both left the wedding to go back to the hotel room. Massa then comes back to the party to sing “Auld Lang Syne.” He dances with the bride, with a bridesmaid and then joins a table of staffers – all men, and all single (except for Massa.) One of the staffers turns to Massa, and jokes that Massa should make his move on the bridesmaid. Massa then, according to his account, “…grabbed the staff member sitting next to me and I said, ‘What I really ought to be doing is frakking you,’ and then tossled the guy’s hair and left, went to my room, because I knew the party was getting to a point where I shouldn’t be there.”
Massa went on a radio station to explain this story:
Stories are now coming out regarding run-ins with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, including in the gym showers. Massa is clear in his most recent statements – the Obama Administration has launched this probe, and has made it public (and leaked it!) in order to force him out of Congress because he is voting no on their Statist prize – Forced Universal Health Care.
Where is the truth? What is the fiction? What can be believed? Why is it happening?
Massa, one would think, has a long way to go in proving any legitimacy in this claim. He already came out last week and announced that he would be resigning. He mentioned some health issues (a recurrence of cancer.) He already admitted that he owns this reality. There is a very open and shut case that can be told about Massa. This latest outburst could be spun as the last gasps of a dying man. An angry, bitter, defeated and somewhat out of control man.
But the story is too close to the reality we already know about. The Administration will stop at nothing to pass Healthcare. Rahm Emanuel is known as a pit bull, with a history of obscenity-laden tirades and a remarkably gruff style (even President Obama has joked about Emanuel’s profanity.) It seems to be well within the realm of possibilities that Massa has been hung out to dry by the Administration. That Rep. Hoyer did leak the probe before it was concluded. That there is a concentrated effort to get rid of him, so that his vote can not stop the House from passing any convoluted version of Forced Universal Healthcare they wish.
The Statist agenda fits this story. Nothing can get in the way of their desired goals. The ends always justifies the means. The possible ruiniation of a man’s career is small potatoes, especially when you consider that the administration is willing to destroy Capitalism to provide less effective health insurance to people who are already have the health insurance of their choice (all in the guise of helping others,) and throw others in jail if they don’t buy health insurance.
Massa is now reconsidering his resignation. If he does stay in the House, one has to wonder if he will reconsider the “D” after his name, as well.
Rep. Massa did resign, as he said he would, which is strange if his stories are true. He then went on Glenn Beck’s show on FOXNews, and proceeded to look foolish. Michelle Malkin has done a great job in exposing the past of Massa as well.
I asked in the post, “Where is the truth? What is the fiction? What can be believed?” So far, the only thing we know for sure is that Massa is one strange fellow.