The Democrats are hell-bent to destroy Rep. Massa because he won’t vote for Obamacare. Massa says he’s retiring for health reasons, but even if he wanted to stay he said he wouldn’t due to Democrat rage over his promise to vote against the attempt to take over yet another chunk of the private sector.
How angry is Team Obama? Talk radio is buzzing with an incident in the shower Massa described during an interview:
“Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) said. “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.”
Rep. Massa describes a confrontation with Emanuel in a shower: “I am 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.”
That’s nothing. Massa will know Emanuel is really angry when the same argument takes place in the shower at Massa’s house.
In any case, the argument in the Congressional shower quickly broke up when the two men fled after Barney Frank came in.
Emanuel’s aggression in the shower is a nice metaphor for how the Democrats get things done. Rahm certainly has a talent for knowing where to catch people at their most vulnerable, that’s for sure — a trait that is common among political thugs and prison rapists, if you’ll pardon the redundancy.
Speaking of that, here’s how the Emanuel vs. Massa scene went down:
Maybe Emanuel saw the below video of Massa at a convention of lefty bloggers last year, where he promised to “adamantly vote against the will of his constituents” to get health care passed, and assumed Obama had a friend in Massa.
Massa later explained that he’s only against the current legislation, not the idea of government health care, but that’s not how the lefties took it — hence their current fury:
Update: Rep. Dan Lipinski had better watch his back the next time he’s in the shower too.