Aw: Joe Cao “hurt” that Obama didn’t endorse him instead of his Democratic opponent

posted at 8:52 pm on October 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

I hope this is idle campaign blather and not a sincere lament about betrayal. Surely even a freshman Republican can’t be so naive as to expect a Democratic president to avoid backing a Democrat in a deep-blue district that’s ripe to be flipped. Can he?

The Louisiana congressman is smarting after Obama used his first general election ad to endorse Cao’s opponent, Democrat Cedric Richmond. According to Cao’s campaign, he had hoped Obama would endorse him considering all he did for Democrats — like being the only Republican to cast a floor vote for the health care overhaul.

“He didn’t even have the courtesy (to call us)” before running the ad, Cao spokesman Devin Johnson told FoxNews.com. “That hurt the congressman. At least, he wanted that courtesy.”

But Cao says there must be an explanation — Obama must not have known about Richmond’s ethical problems…

Cao, who represents an overwhelmingly Democratic district covering New Orleans, is in a precarious spot this November.

Have a look at the right-hand column of Nate Silver’s page listing vulnerable House seats this fall and the odds that they’ll end up flipping. There are 78 total that are in play; just four of them are held by Republicans. What are the odds that The One would go for the jugular in those four races in order to make the GOP’s job of a takeover a little bit harder? Besides, it’s not precisely true that Cao voted for ObamaCare. He did the first time around — when Pelosi’s bill passed the House last November — but he voted no when the House passed Reid’s bill back in March. No wonder The One’s ready to let him twist. Anyway, schadenfreudean fun for RINO-haters!

Don’t be too glum about losing this seat, though. Geraghty notes tonight that the DCCC has already started pulling money from some flailing Dems and decided to leave them for dead — including former VP hopeful Chet Edwards. Let the great triage begin. Exit quotation: “I love the president, and I believe he truly likes me.”


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That odd whistling noise Obama makes when he speaks is very annoying.

At least we know Obama and Loretta Sanchez hate Asians.

SouthernGent on October 5, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Take a Midol.

Chrisin206 on October 5, 2010 at 8:57 PM

I’m speechless on this one.

Jill1066 on October 5, 2010 at 8:57 PM

“Your money`s on the dresser Cao.”

ThePrez on October 5, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Boo freakin’ hoo.

Sucker.

tru2tx on October 5, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Bye-partisan Joe Cao — ciao Joe.

GnuBreed on October 5, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Geraghty notes tonight that the DCCC has already started pulling money from some flailing Dems and decided to leave them for dead — including former VP hopeful Chet Edwards. Let the great triage begin. Exit quotation: “I love the president, and I believe he truly likes me.”

They’re getting the Cousin Eddie treatment from Clark Griswold…

“take you out to the middle of nowhere, leave you for dead???”

ted c on October 5, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Wuss.

LASue on October 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM

he’s Vietnamese!!
/Sanchez

ted c on October 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM

This morning I was going with naive–now I think Cao is trying to save his skin, but he doesn’t know how to do it. So we have politically inept comments.

I changed my mind after looking at the NOLA link. I have to say that was a lot of tripe about his angst about health care money going for abortion and his “core moral value” threshold. No one could be that naive.

INC on October 5, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Ahem, Joe? Dude’s never bring the slut home to meet the parents.

kurtzz3 on October 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Allah, I just want to say that you’re best posts are the ones subtitled “Heart-ache”.

Second best have the atom bomb explosion or the red meat picture.

Obviously, if melting chocolate bunnies or humpbot are involved, that’s a different matter entirely.

Rightwingguy on October 5, 2010 at 9:05 PM

The morning after realization.

bayview on October 5, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Too beaus coup

Too beaus coup!

/FMJ

ted c on October 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM

The Louisiana congressman is smarting after Obama used his first general election ad to endorse Cao’s opponent, Democrat Cedric Richmond. According to Cao’s campaign, he had hoped Obama would endorse him considering all he did for Democrats — like being the only Republican to cast a floor vote for the health care overhaul.

It’s not personal, just politics.

Rightwingguy on October 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM

1st and foremost Cao’s district is extremely liberal and welfare dependent. It’s New Orleans.

2nd, the only reason that Cao was elected was that Jefferson ran out of money in very tough primary and runoff battles. The Dems would not give him any for the general election. No money (cars, and “expense” checks) and they don’t vote at all. It was still a very close race.
Richmond has been disbarred for falsification of where he actually lived when filing for candidacy in a previous local election.

Cao is not black

Before anyone starts telling me that the mayor of New Orleans is white, then just remember that no black candidate got contributions and support and all of Mary Landrieu’s main phone lines went down at all 5 of her offices when little brother Mitch announced his candidacy for mayor at a late date.

Cao is not going to win unless his opponent dies just before election day and then still likely lose.

Kermit on October 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM

The Police – Dont Stand So Close To Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zp3LPRzuXo

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Cao loved the head pats…..

ted c on October 5, 2010 at 9:14 PM

He’s not a RINO. He’s a child.

SlaveDog on October 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM

The Hopey Political Kiss of Death
===================================

One Is The Lonliest Number – Three Dog Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooupzNgybEo&feature=related

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Stupid Cao …

tarpon on October 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Clearly Cao never bothered to read his history on these situations

Defector01 on October 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Kermit on October 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM

LOL.

Rightwingguy on October 5, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Isn’t this the seat that Cold Cash Jefferson held?

Jvette on October 5, 2010 at 9:17 PM

If Cao wins again, Loretta Sanchez is gonna be PISSED.

picklesgap on October 5, 2010 at 9:20 PM

By NATE SILVER

Democratic poll-watchers were having a pretty good Monday. Rasmussen Reports had shown Republicans with a relatively small 3-point advantage on the generic ballot — the narrowest advantage that Rasmussen has shown for Republicans in about a year.
=================================

I do hope,that after Election Night,that there truly is a
tidal wave,and a huge upset leaves,hopefully the Left inex
plicably perplexed,and the right smiling!!

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 9:21 PM

RINOs should become extinct even if they are replaced by a Demo. RINOs confuse the electorate. At least with a Dem, they find out about full bore socialism instead of the slow socilistic death by a thousand RINO cuts.

Dandapani on October 5, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Caoyte ugly.

csdeven on October 5, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Aw: Joe Cao “hurt” that Obama didn’t endorse him instead of his Democratic opponent

Meh.

I don’t care; face the facts, the district is like +26 D or something. Cao needs all the help he can get. He didn’t vote for the actual obamacare bill, he didn’t vote for lots of this stupid spending etc etc.

He’s not a “RINO” — he’s an R in a blue district. Compared to Mike Castle, Cao is freaking Jim DeMint.

Take your anger elsewhere; he votes with us. And i hope he wins. Frankly, in the race-obsessed age of the modern dying liberal party, it’s nice to have successful elected non-old-white guys (Djou in hawaii, cao in LA, jindal, tim scott in SC, soon to be mike williams in texas, soon to be ryan frazer in CO, and of course palin/haley/bachmann/etc) for a change.

He’s not a “rino” rino; he’s a slightly conservative R in one of the bluest districts (= heavily black) in america

picklesgap on October 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM

So Barry didn’t vote for you, Joe, but maybe this will cheer you up.

It sure made my spirit soar.

VibrioCocci on October 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM

To be fair Cao is in a district that is nearly 100% Democrat. He only got the seat because his Dem opponent was convicted of bribery charges (“Dollar” Bill Jefferson) and had to pull out of the race. There hasn’t been a Republican elected in that district since reconstruction and there probably won’t be for another 100 years either. Cao was a fluke. He HAD to be to the left if he were going to represent his district.

That said, his district might just disappear as LA is set to lose one House seat and it is generally the district with the most junior Congressman that gets cut.

crosspatch on October 5, 2010 at 9:29 PM

He wont be missed.

clement on October 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Rmember that No Funds thingy in New Orleans that
GaffeBiden and Hopey wouldn’t vote for the bridge
repairs…..

September 10, 2008 7:30 A.M.

A Tale of Two Bridges
Palin is in the clear. Obama-Biden have one to answer about.
============================================================

Obama and Biden had an excellent opportunity to do the right thing. Just seven weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Senator Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) proposed to transfer $125 million from the notorious Bridge’s budget and instead devote it to rebuilding the Interstate 10 Twin Spans Bridge between New Orleans and St. Tammany’s Parish. The storm chopped up the bridge.
======================

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225603/tale-two-bridges/deroy-murdock

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Oops,thats Remember,s/p snafu!

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Why go out for milk when you got the Cao at home?

Lanceman on October 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM

“…and the scorpion said to the frog, ‘Because it is my nature.’”

fusionaddict on October 5, 2010 at 9:45 PM

But Cao says there must be an explanation — Obama must not have known about Richmond’s ethical problems…

.
Bwaaaahahahahaaahaha!!
“Problems”?
To Obama, those are “qualifications”.

mrt721 on October 5, 2010 at 9:45 PM

First, TOTUS fell and broke….and now….the SEAL….

prophetic!

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101006/D9ILSJE80.html

ted c on October 5, 2010 at 9:54 PM

First the Vietnamese came for the latinos’ congressional district and then they came for the blacks’!! It’s the yellow peril!

chris999 on October 5, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Theme song for the naive?
The original by the Shirelles, no less:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbxxkwBQk_o

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2010 at 10:04 PM

First, TOTUS fell and broke….and now….the SEAL….

prophetic!

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101006/D9ILSJE80.html

ted c on October 5, 2010 at 9:54 PM

ted c:

Now that is a hoot,I will say it,there is no area
on the earth,that SarahCuda can not manipulate,haha!:)
==========================================================

The seal fell about halfway through the president’s remarks to Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women Summit” Tuesday at Carnegie Mellon Auditorium in Washington.

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Theme song for the naive?
The original by the Shirelles, no less:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbxxkwBQk_o

onlineanalyst on October 5, 2010 at 10:04 PM

onlineanalyst: Perfect:)

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 10:12 PM

“He who sharpens the tooth of the wolf dies by its bite.”

/s/ Paladin

Khun Joe on October 5, 2010 at 10:39 PM

“He didn’t even have the courtesy (to call us)” before running the ad to give us a reach-around while he was screwing us“, Cao spokesman Devin Johnson told FoxNews.com.

UltimateBob on October 5, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Pure schadenfreude. Go ahead and cry into your pillow, Cao…it’s obvious you were never smart enough to run with the big dogs….sucker….

CapitalistPig on October 5, 2010 at 11:21 PM

What in the world did this doofus think Obama was going to do? Just because he voted for Obamacare, that was going to win him Obama’s endorsement?

Yeah, his district is like D+26; so does he really think the welfare queens and other government dependents are going to vote for him a second time? He should have realized this was a one-term gig and voted with convictions instead of hoping to win again.

AZfederalist on October 5, 2010 at 11:26 PM

He didn’t vote for the actual obamacare bill, he didn’t vote for lots of this stupid spending etc etc.

He’s not a “RINO” — he’s an R in a blue district. Compared to Mike Castle, Cao is freaking Jim DeMint.

Take your anger elsewhere; he votes with us. And i hope he wins. Frankly, in the race-obsessed age of the modern dying liberal party, it’s nice to have successful elected non-old-white guys (Djou in hawaii, cao in LA, jindal, tim scott in SC, soon to be mike williams in texas, soon to be ryan frazer in CO, and of course palin/haley/bachmann/etc) for a change.

He’s not a “rino” rino; he’s a slightly conservative R in one of the bluest districts (= heavily black) in america

picklesgap on October 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Well, I’m just gonna repaste your comment with my thanks to you for being the one of the 3 people here who has any knowledge of the district or what Cao’s record is and how we all benefited tremendously from the complete miracle that he was even in that seat at all.

Honestly, the nonsensical way the word RINO is flung every which way around here makes you wonder how long people have been paying attention to politics at all. Do they have a clue that these “Red Dog” Republicans don’t represent Hot Air and that they don’t have the luxury of being a Jim DeMint clone because they weren’t elected by Jim DeMint’s HotAirish constituency to represent them?

leilani on October 5, 2010 at 11:27 PM


I don’t care; face the facts, the district is like +26 D or something. Cao needs all the help he can get. He didn’t vote for the actual obamacare bill, he didn’t vote for lots of this stupid spending etc etc.

He’s not a “RINO” — he’s an R in a blue district. Compared to Mike Castle, Cao is freaking Jim DeMint.

Take your anger elsewhere; he votes with us. And i hope he wins. Frankly, in the race-obsessed age of the modern dying liberal party, it’s nice to have successful elected non-old-white guys (Djou in hawaii, cao in LA, jindal, tim scott in SC, soon to be mike williams in texas, soon to be ryan frazer in CO, and of course palin/haley/bachmann/etc) for a change.

He’s not a “rino” rino; he’s a slightly conservative R in one of the bluest districts (= heavily black) in america

picklesgap on October 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM


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Yeah, the lunatic fringe and their “100% our way or you’re a RINO enemy” baloney are the big danger to conservative governance. Most of them aren’t really Republicans at all, mainly Libertine and Buchanazi scum of the earth.

Adjoran on October 5, 2010 at 11:31 PM

You would think that Congressman Cao would remember what Democrats did to the Vietnamese people and never trust them again. Some people are really slow learners.

whbates on October 5, 2010 at 11:42 PM

I always thought Cao was kind gutsy to steal such a seriously blue seat, and never expected him to last more than one term. I only wished that he recognized that he was on a political suicide mission and made the vote count a little more.

DaMav on October 6, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Yes, Cao was a fluke, but considering the district his election was a small miracle.

If he can’t hang onto the seat then having it redistricted out of existence would be worthwhile compensation, though one has to think that the Holder DOJ would interfere with that process to whatever extent they can.

JEM on October 6, 2010 at 12:33 AM

he had hoped Obama would endorse him considering all he did for Democrats.

Why buy the cao when the milk is free?

PattyJ on October 6, 2010 at 1:33 AM

Cao, who represents an overwhelmingly Democratic district covering New Orleans, is in a precarious spot this November.

That’s the understatement of the year.

Joe Cao is like a naked fat man sitting in a bayou surrounded by hungry alligators during mating season.

It’s not going to be pretty – turn your eyes away!

HondaV65 on October 6, 2010 at 3:33 AM

By NATE SILVER

Democratic poll-watchers were having a pretty good Monday. Rasmussen Reports had shown Republicans with a relatively small 3-point advantage on the generic ballot — the narrowest advantage that Rasmussen has shown for Republicans in about a year.
=================================

I do hope,that after Election Night,that there truly is a
tidal wave,and a huge upset leaves,hopefully the Left inex
plicably perplexed,and the right smiling!!

canopfor on October 5, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Silver is a socialist, he’s completely in the tank for the Dems, and as a result, his analyses and assertions are corrupt.

WordsMatter on October 6, 2010 at 7:31 AM

He’s not black or a Democrat. He’s toast. What did he expect from Obama anyway?

Big John on October 6, 2010 at 8:29 AM

But Cao says there must be an explanation — Obama must not have known about Richmond’s ethical problems…

ROFLMFAO. As if Barry concerns himself with ethics. Cao is a dupe.

CantCureStupid on October 6, 2010 at 8:57 AM