"And let the future begin of the Barack Obama dynasty, because that's what it's about to become." he declared. "The dynasty of Barack Obama."
The crowd in the room erupted in applause and cheers at Recchia's declaration.
"I don’t know about you, but I’d love to know what Recchia is talking about," NRCC spokesman Ian Prior said. "Does he want to amend the Constitution to allow Obama to continue to serve at his will? Is Recchia hoping Michelle Obama runs in 2016? Does this mean that Recchia fully supports all of Obama’s policies, including Obamacare?"
The video, first spotted by blogger "Rusty" at the Mental Recession, reportedly dates back to 2009.
"If I had a life-threatening case of the hiccups and the only cure was to frighten the ever-loving bejeezus out of me, uttering the words 'Barack Obama Dynasty' would certainly do the trick," he wrote.
"Rusty" suggested Recchia knows about dynasties, having once written a federal judge asking for leniency in the case of reputed Colombo mobster Angelo Spata last year.
In a statement, the NRCC said:
“While most Democrats across the country are trying to distance themselves from Barack Obama, it looks like Domenic Recchia is going to have a hard time doing that with a video out there of Recchia calling for a ‘Barack Obama dynasty.’ Given the problem Democrats had actually reading Obamacare before it was passed, it’s certainly understandable that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would recruit someone who hasn’t read the Constitution."
On Wednesday, the Staten Island Advance said Recchia was unanimously nominated by local Democrats to take on Rep. Michael Grimm, the Staten Island Republican who apologized for threatening to break a reporter in half.
Grimm communications director Nicholas Iacono called Recchia a "radical liberal" who will "rubber-stamp Bill de Blasio's job-killing policies," adding that Recchia's liberalism is needed "as much on Staten Island as more traffic."
"He's out of city offices to shop around for and wants Staten Island to be his last resort. Unfortunately for him, Staten Islanders are tired of words and want the real results that Congressman Grimm has delivered from day one," he added.
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