Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Candidate Frank T. Caprio Says to Obama … Take Your Endorsement and “SHOVE IT” … He Treats Us Like an ATM Machine


President Obama … “SHOVE IT”.

President Barack Hussein Obama causes chaos and hostility in the Democrat party. The man who was supposed to bring red and blue states, Republicans, Democrats and independents together, seems to have difficulty in his own party as he fractures Democrats in Rhode Island.

Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Frank T. Caprio told President Barack Obama to take his endorsement and “shove it”after the Democrat candidate was spurned by the President. Obama while traveling to Rhode Island for a fund raiser did not endorse the candidacy of the Democrat stating that he was going to sit this one out. Real Clear Politics has the race a near tie between Frank Caprio (D) 32.0%, Lincoln Chafee (I) 30.3% and  John Robitaille (R) 20.0%. An Obama endorsement would have gone along way in a Caprio victory; however, Obama decided not to endorse his own party.

Welcome to Rhode Island, where Democratic politics are so quirky that the party’s nominee for governor welcomed President Obama on Monday by declaring, on live radio, that the president could “take his endorsement and really shove it.”

Later, as if to drive home his point, the Democrat, Frank T. Caprio – miffed that Mr. Obama is refusing to endorse him in the governor’s race – was a no-show when the president toured a local factory here, although he had an invitation from the White House to attend.

The lack of an endorsement was looked upon by many as an unstated endorsement of liberal Republican turned independent Lincoln Chaffe. Obama is repaying the favor to Chafee of his political endorsement when Chafee served in the US Senate as a Republican. Knowing that the 2010 midterm elections are all but lost, Obama seems to be caring more about his own reelection bid in 2012 than supporting members of his own party. After all, it’s all about Barack Obama.

But Mr. Obama is also doing his best to stay out of the gubernatorial race – a tight three-way contest in which Mr. Chafee, a one-time Republican senator who is now an Independent, is the front runner. In 2008, Mr. Chafee endorsed Mr. Obama for president.

Now Mr. Obama is returning the favor, keeping his mouth shut “out of respect for his friend Lincoln Chafee,” as Bill Burton, the White House deputy press secretary, said Monday.

Frank T. Caprio was a no show at the Rhode Island political Obama fundraiser.

What else did Caprio have to say about Obama during his radio interview with John DePetro on WPRO-AM, nothing too kind.

The reality here is that Rhode Islanders are hurting. We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. 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 when New Orleans had their problems. He ignored us and, now, he’s coming into Rhode Island and treating us like an ATM machine.

So what I’m saying to President Obama very clearly is, I’ll wear it as a badge of honor and a badge of courage that he doesn’t want to endorse me as a Democrat because I am a different kind of Democrat. I’m going to fight for big changes in the state. I’m going to fight for jobs every day. And this place could be such a great place. And we don’t need these Washington insider politics. It’s at its worst.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Candidate Frank T. Caprio Says to Obama … Take Your Endorsement and “SHOVE IT” … He Treats Us Like an ATM Machine”

    1. Greg the Mongoose on October 26th, 2010 7:08 am

      Frank T. Caprio is a hero.

    2. southernsue on October 26th, 2010 7:52 am

      i don’t trust this RI guy, he is a”D” and he will say anything to get elected. they are desperate.

      be at the polls in nov and vote out the democrats.

      btw, remember that all the democrats have been voting lock step to obumbles policies. don’t be fooled. if these democrats aren’t blocked they will continue with the ruination of our country.
      SM: Well Chafee is not much better. he is a RINO’s RINO. So much that he left the Re[ublican party and ran as an Independent. He endorsed Obama over McCain when he was a GOP US Senator. So do you think he is not really a liberal Democrat too?

    3. super dave on October 26th, 2010 9:43 am


    4. NGBoston on October 26th, 2010 10:17 am

      Ever hear of a dude named Rahm? Caprio pales in comparison to many of the nasty comments out of Mr. Emmanuel’s mouth.

      These campaigns run so much on raw emotion. Disrespectful of our President, sure. He is not the first Politician to open his mouth and spew negative comments by a long stretch. Can you blame the guy, really?

    5. Miss-Underestimated on October 26th, 2010 8:22 pm

      Now I call that covering your butt and running for cover. Too late to distance yourself from the man you all put in office

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