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Now I'm sure that you have all heard that that Randy Kuhl in August said that

I firmly believe that the Democratic majority wants the American public to suffer and to hurt so they can make some political gains at election time, and I think that's wrong."

Now most of us given the chance to think about a comment like that for a couple of months might decide that there are better ways to phrase such an ugly sentiment or dissavow it.  Well not Randy.

First here is Randy saying his fun quote back in August.

When Eric Massa said

"It's an incredibly divisive statement...I think that no one in a position of responsibility should make, I have to ask you to ask him what he meant by that."

Well good ol' Randy was asked about his quote he gave his normal song and dance.

When 13WHAM did that, Kuhl did not back off. He insists that when looked at in context, he clearly stated that he wanted an energy bill and saw Democrats standing in the way.

"That's what I was forcing and saying to you," Kuhl said on Wednesday. "It's very, very frustrating and it leads one to believe that in fact this is done for an intentional purpose.  I still believe that."

"He says outrageous things about my positions that just aren't true then he says outrageous things about Patriotic Americans serving in public office," Massa said. "And, we're seeing this as a national trend."

Kuhl said, "I think it's outlandish to think that a comment that I made 11 weeks ago is the beginning of a quote-unquote trend of my party some two and a half months later. I'd like to think that I had that kind of leadership capability and that I was that much forefront thinking."

Kuhl also said that he sees the "controversy" as a move from a desperate candidate.  

So apparently he just did this completely on his own because he's not claiming that he's leading anything.  Of course Randy's never lead anything in his life so its not suprising that he doesn't think he's leading the charge on this.

Randy needs to be punished.  And I can think of no better way to punish him then to fill the coffers of Eric Massa's campaign.  Now I don't expect the kind of generous out pouring of support that Bachmann's challenger got.  But a clear message to the republicans that this kind of retoric will only lose you and election is the first step to the kind of Change that Barack Obama's talking about.  Carrot and Stick.  This kind of talk deserves a stick.

Originally posted to Parmenides on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 07:20 AM PDT.

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