Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Obama Hurts Cao's Feelings

Republican Joseph Cao had his feelings "hurt" by President Obama when he endorsed Cedric Redmond, his Democratic opponent in Louisiana's Second Congressional District.

Cao has been one of the few Republicans who have supported Obama's legislative initiatives. He voted in favor of Obamacare last November although he did vote against the final version this past spring.

Cao indicated that Obama might not be aware of Redmond's history of ethical problems such as the suspension of his law licence.

Joe, let me break it to you gently. Obama would have endorsed Charles Manson if he were running in your district as a Democrat.

The Vietnamese born Cao, of course, became the first Republican elected in Louisiana's Second Congressional District in over a century after defeating William Jefferson, who at the time was under indictment for bribery and other corruption charges. Jefferson was later convicted and sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.

Cao, however, is one of the few Republicans who is vulnerable this fall. Frankly, Cao is vulnerable because he made the mistake of attaching himself to Obama. I think this will be one of the few Democratic gains in November.

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