Remember when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) called out President Obama during the POTUS’ speech on ObamaCare before a joint session of Congress? Wilson’s cry of, “You Lie!” had the Obama cultists, Congressional Black Caucus, and Liberals in general in an uproar filled with wild, jabbering cries of racism for weeks.
Even many Americans sadly shook our heads and wondered what had become of dignity and decorum in the political sphere.
One now has to wonder if there will be any similar outrage when indecorous and undignified commentary to or about President Obama is coming from a fellow Democrat – in this case the Democrats’ candidate for Governor of Rhode Island, Frank Caprio who publicly declared that Obama could take his endorsement and shove it.
This morning on WPRO Radio Providence, Democratic Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, whom President Obama has not endorsed, lashed out.
“I never asked President Obama for his endorsement and what’s going on here is really Washington insider politics at its worst,” Caprio said. “He can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I am concerned.”
Deferring to his friendship with former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator currently an independent gubernatorial candidate who endorsed the president in 2008, the president has not endorsed Caprio.
Recent polls indicate that Caprio and Chafee are in a tight race. According to the Providence Journal, Caprio was unaware that the president would not be endorsing him until a reporter told his campaign the news over the weekend.
President Obama will visit Rhode Island this afternoon, touring the facilities of American Cord & Webbing in Woonsocket and delivering remarks at two receptions in Providence, R.I., raising money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Caprio today charged that the president is “coming into Rhode Island treating us like an ATM machine. I will wear it as a badge of honor and a badge of courage that he doesn’t want to endorse me as a Democrat.“
Two salient facts lead me to believe that there won’t be a similar outcry against Caprio:
Firstly, much of the outrage against Rep. Wilson was fabricated by the Liberals to further the ObamaCare agenda and the rest was just the normal handout-seeking race-baiting Americans have come to expect from the Congressional Black Caucus. What little real outrage was leveled against Rep. Wilson was from the Obama cultists.
Secondly, Obama is an utter and abject failure. Even his one-time supporters have wandered away from him in disillusionment and disgust. He has gone from Messiah to Pariah with a record breaking rapidity. Liberals aren’t going to feel or manufacture any outrage over insults to Obama by their own Party members or supporters – not this close to the elections.
Who knows? Caprio’s outburst might even win him his very closely contested election.