R.I. Dem Loses It Over Obama Snub: Tells Prez to ‘Shove It’
October 25, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Talk about sour grapes. When Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, a Democrat, learned President Obama was visiting the Ocean State, but would not be giving Caprio an endorsement, the candidate blew up. Mincing no words, Caprio, the General Treasurer, literally told the President to “shove it” during a radio interview. His lowbrow tirade is certainly one of the uglier moments in an already toxic political climate this election season.
Also running against Caprio as an Independent candidate, is Lincoln Chafee, a dependable supporter of Obama and his policies, who is leading Caprio by about 5 points. Chafee also endorsed Barack Obama during the presidential primary.
The Republican candidate John Robitaille is only polling at about 25 percent.
President Obama made a campaign appearance in Rhode Island today at a Democratic fundraiser.
Caprio made his comments during an appearance on WPRO Radio.
“I never asked for President Obama’s endorsement. He can take his endorsement and really shove it, as far as I’m concerned,” said Caprio.
“We had one of the worst floods in the history of the United States a few months back and President Obama didn’t even do a fly over of Rhode Island,” like President Bush did during when New Orleans had their problems. He ignored us and now he’s coming into Rhode Island and treating us like an ATM machine,” continued Caprio.
The enraged Caprio attributed the lack of a presidential endorsement to Washington politics as usual, adding he would promote the lack of an endorsement, as a “badge of honor and a badge of courage,” because he is a “different” type of Democrat.
He certainly is different.
The entire audio can be found here.