RUSH: T. Rex and Bang a Gong. We dedicate this bumper song to Eric Massa now trying to find himself. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network, 800-282-2882. Great to have you here.
By the way, this Massa guy, he had a track record that nobody reported that a lot of people knew. For example: "According to Peter Clarke, a Navy shipmate, Massa was notorious for making unwanted advances toward subordinates. He tells the story of his friend Stuart Borsch, with whom Massa shared a hotel room while on leave during the first Gulf War. 'Stuart's at the edge of the bed,' Clarke says Borsch told him at the time, 'and [Massa] starts massaging him. Massa said, "You'll have to get one of my special massages." He called them "Massa Massages."' Ron Moss, a Navy shipmate and Borsch's roommate, confirmed that Borsch told him this story at the time. ... Clarke says that Massa's roommate, Tom Maxfield, was also assaulted. 'Tom lived on upper bunk,' Clarke said. 'When you're on ship, you're almost exhausted 24-7. So a lot of times you sleep with your uniform on. Tom and Massa shared a stateroom together. Massa climbed up on the top of his bunk, which is hard to do--you never crawl up on somebody else's bunk. He wakes up to Massa undoing his pants trying to snorkel him.'" I kid you not. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is in The Atlantic. This is in TheAtlantic.com. He wakes up to Massa undoing his pants trying to snorkel him. What the hell is that? We'll just have to imagine.
And Washington Post: "Nancy Pelosi's office was told of concerns about Eric Massa." You know, this is how they got Foley out of there. The Democrats knew about Foley and the pages and they held it and they held it and they held it. They gave it to Brian Ross right before the 2006 elections and now the same accusations are being made here that Pelosi and Hoyer, Pelosi, (imitating Pelosi) "Well, I had heard rumors, but I didn't know these details. What a sad guy, what a very, very sad guy." The Washington Post story describes "a lunch date that Massa made with a congressional aide in his 20s who worked in the office of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). According to a person briefed on the call, Racalto was concerned that the lunch followed a pattern by Massa -- who is married and has two children -- of trying to spend time alone with young gay men with no ostensible work purpose."
Gerry Studds got a standing O for announcing he did this kind of stuff when he was in the House. (interruption) You know, Snerdley, that's an excellent point. We were told this kind of stuff doesn't happen in the military. Anyway, the point is the Democrats knew all of this. They knew a lot of this and they just sat on it. "Republican leaders cited as precedent the committee's 2006 decision to investigate claims that Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, sent sexually explicit messages to former male pages. The committee's decision came after Foley stepped down from Congress. ... The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the claims relayed to the ethics committee were far more serious than that, involving multiple incidents and potential victims almost as far back as January 2009, when Massa took office." The Politico has the story: "Pelosi Aide Knew of Massa Concerns far Earlier than Previously Known." She took no action and is laying it off on her staff. Well, the staff didn't tell me, we knew that there were rumors and so forth.
RUSH: I don't know where the scandal is with Eric Massa. I mean so? He's performing these kinds of sexual acts in the Navy, and I thought the Democrats -- you know, don't ask, don't tell. Where's the scandal? No big deal. This guy is a tea bagger, if you want to know. Not a tea partier.
RUSH: Now, let's put this in proper perspective. Let's go back and look at the whole Mark Foley circumstance. Pelosi and the other Democrat leadership knew about Mark Foley for months -- and what was he accused of? Texting pages! Whatever Foley was accused of doing, it's like far less than what Massa did do, all right? But the Foley thing involved "children," pages, teenagers. Pelosi and the Democrat leadership sat on the Foley information until the day after the deadline for putting people on the Florida ballot, so that they could run against Foley or a blank space -- and, of course, they won the Foley seat. They are that venal, folks. They were willing to allow this "exploitation," so-called, of House pages to go on and on and on for months and months and months just to take a congressional seat. That's who we're dealing with out there in Pelosi.
It's 360-2 to reopen the investigation to look into when Pelosi knew, and it's a bunch of Democrats that didn't vote here, and some Republicans, too. That's kind of interesting. That kind of tells us where the Democrats find themselves. That kind of tells us what the Democrats really are, and that is: Scared to death of everything going on regarding their electoral chances in November.
RUSH: I'll tell you what, these guys at the DNC, they hate me, which I don't mind. I want you to listen to this. This afternoon on MessNBC, the hapless Contessa Brewer asked a question written for her on the teleprompter of this Woodhouse guy, DNC. Here's the question they wrote for Contessa on the teleprompter: "Do you think that the RNC goes forward with this ad if there's been backlash --" this is about Massa "-- do you think the Massa thing will influence negatively Democrats who want to run for reelection?"
WOODHOUSE: I think there will be a backlash, and we will not be shy about reminding people that about 48 to 72 hours ago, Republicans were embracing Eric Massa because they thought that he left -- forced out of Congress because of his opposition to health care and now they want to hang Massa on us. They embraced him, Rush Limbaugh embraced him, it's going to come back to haunt them.
RUSH: We want to hang Massa on you? He is you. He's a Democrat. We didn't embrace the guy. Mr. Woodhouse, you gotta understand how things work here. When it becomes obvious that there's a raving lunatic in your party we are more than happy to spread the evidence. In this case the evidence was Massa's own words. So, yeah, Massa said he might reconsider resigning. We'd love to have him in there screwing you guys up and voting "no" on this precious little bill of yours. And when he said all he needed was the story to go national, he might reconsider, I said, well, I'll help out here. So I just played his words. I didn't embrace this guy. He owns you and you own him. He's got a big D by his name there.