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Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate to Obama: "Shove it"

And he's a Democrat:

In a year when some Democrats are keeping President Obama at arm's length, Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio went a provocative step further Monday, telling Obama to "shove it" after learning from a reporter that he would not be getting an endorsement from the president.

As Obama traveled to Rhode Island for an official stop and a campaign fundraiser, White House officials said Obama would sidestep one local contest - the governor's race - out of respect for Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator now running as an independent. Chafee was an early Obama supporter and a fellow opponent of the war in Iraq.

But the news stung Caprio, who had said earlier that he would welcome Obama's backing. He took to the airwaves to denounce the president and to try to turn the development to his advantage, quickly making the contretemps the central political news of the day.

"What I'm saying to President Obama very clearly is, I'll wear as a badge of honor and a badge of courage that he doesn't want to endorse me as a Democrat, because I am a different kind of Democrat," Caprio, the state treasurer, said on WPRO-AM.

While that is a line that could resonate in countless races across the country this year, it was a surprise to hear it in Rhode Island, a deeply Democratic state where Obama remains popular and was expected to have a smooth ride Monday.

Any expectations that Obama will have a smooth ride politically can only come from those partaking of hallucinogenic drugs or those overdosing on kool-aid.  There can be no clearer indication of how radically liberal Obama is than this story coming out of Rhode Island where even up there they want to distance themselves (and more) from him.

It's hope and change to believe in.


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Comments (6)

Just another Democrat whom ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Just another Democrat whom Barry has no use for. Therefore he gets 'the bus treatment'. It's all about loyalty, Chicago style.

Wow. Even the dems are sta... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Wow. Even the dems are starting to realize that all he wants from them is money and he doesn't give a rip about their futures.

Not surprising when you consider that Barry is an ideologue and likely blames the failure of his policies not on the fact that they are insanely stupid, but on the idea that they weren't done well enough, he wasn't sufficiently leftist and that stupid people, who don't understand his genius, failed to cooperate.

What the idiot in RI has to realize is that since he comes from a reliably liberal state obama can $--t all over him and still get the votes from his state. Barry knows this so why should he do anything for this schmuck? Barry will pander to people who can do something for him. This guy has no power because obama knows that push come to shove he will get this guy's support and the support of the congressional delegation and the voters in that state. They need him more than he needs them. Where else are they going to go? They are unwilling to go to the GOP. obama is the only game in town for them.

He should feel honored that... (Below threshold)
914:

He should feel honored that Barry did not visit and deliver the political "kiss of death" for him. Anything Barry is out of season right now. Including photo ops, autographs, tee times. Well, I guess having a picture taken with the worst president evah might be kind of a novelty but... What do you do with it?

Another Democrat with bus t... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Another Democrat with bus tire tracks down the middle of his back. This time it was the short bus. How many is that now? Looks like before Barry is done, he will have thrown the whole Democrat party under the bus.

Well, I guess havi... (Below threshold)
Stan:
Well, I guess having a picture taken with the worst president evah might be kind of a novelty but... What do you do with it?

Use it as a dartboard? Naw better not, the Secret Service will be on you like flies on shit.

Time for another beer summi... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Time for another beer summit, I guess.




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