Thursday, February 12, 2009

Congressman Capuano pops his cork

There is so much that is so wrong with this spew of verbiage (he never asks a question, does he, he just explodes - though I must admit, it does resonate!). One of the most glaring oversights is the congressman's total inability to recognize that the U.S. Congress has not exactly been reeling in the years, stowing away the time either. But boy, this sure is entertaining.

Where else on earth do some of the most powerful men on the planet (and at one point you get to see them all lined up behind their table tents, their lawyers hovering nearby) get sent to up to the woodshed and screamed at for five minutes on national television? I love America.

Here's more about Congressman Capuano:

Michael Everett "Mike" Capuano (born January 9, 1952) is an American politician and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 8th District of Massachusetts (map). The district includes the northern three-fourths of Boston, as well as Cambridge and Somerville. Serving the same seat his father once held, Capuano served as Alderman for Ward Five in Somerville from 1976 to 1979. Later, he became Alderman-at-Large, holding the position for two terms (1985 to 1989). Capuano then went on to become mayor of Somerville from January 1990 through December 1998. Capuano was elected to Congress in 1998, succeeding fellow Democrat Joseph Kennedy II. He has been reelected five times, all unopposed. He was most recently reelected in 2008. Along with being a member of the House Committee of Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Committee of Financial Services, Capuano also serves on the House Democratic Leadership team as a member of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Capuano is considered to be one of the biggest supporters in Congress for increasing international aid funding. He has become a voice for victims of the crisis in the Sudan and has secured new funding bills aimed at assisting poor African nations. (Wiki)

At least he's consistent!


Kevin said...

RE: "There is so much that is so wrong with this spew of verbiage"

I'd completely disagree with you on this BB. I think he is dead on! In his assessment of the guilt that those before him have, he's given a very accurate charge.

Now it's incomplete, that I'll grant you. He college Rep. Barney Frank should have a just as strongly worded tirade, as well as the millions of his constants of mortgage brokers and borrowers who also took out loans they could not afford and made promises of ever-increasing equity they could not keep. He is dead, in fact he just made an eloquent argument that new regulation is not needed but enforcement of the old, people should be fired or go to jail if they knowing violated the old.

He is dead on in this one slice of the lack of irresponsibility of this one part of the problem. There is more layers to what brought us into this mess.

Signed, one who seen 22% drop in retirement and complete ten year devaluation in his home and sweated the last two+ years on my job which is connected to housing, but solvent because I followed the wisdom of my Great Depression age parents to life simply,


Kevin said...

Addendum: Rep. Capuano did something unique & unexpected for any Dem. to do, if you listen, he connected the Bush administration to the Obama one.

Since the Dem. basic gain-to-power both house over the last set of national elections have been not by setting forth a new platform (as '94's "Contract with America") but merely being anti-Bush as his approval rating fell ... this is VERY odd of him.

Rick Arllen said...

Perhaps instead of seeking term limits, we should seek to limit incumbency to once per family for a period of at least three generations. This political family follow though is turning us into a nation led by mini-dynasties.

Anonymous said...

Capuano isn't really taking the higher road here, he's talking out of both sides of his face, as he takes lots of money from banking, investment/finance and big real estate firms, all of which are tied in with this economic crisis/the bailouts. If you use you reveal just how much money Capuano takes from those industries. In '08 alone he took $239,000. from banks, finance and investment firms and individuals who work at the top of those industries.


BabyBlue said...

He sure is entertaining!


Kevin said...

Well, Mary, it does not invalidate his words, only makes him a hypocrite ;-)

[*sad in all seriousness, but with a precious mental image of Rep. Capuano reprimanding himself in a mirror with all the liberal Dems who pushed for more lax terms on borrowers for "affordable housing {we got that now!}" standing behind him so he can dish them their portion too*]

Kevin said...

sad = said, but agian, maybe a freudian slip :-)