June 30, 2011

Thaddeus McCotter Declares for President July 2nd
— Ace

Given Obama's weakness, why not?

McCotter caused a stir at the Ames Straw Poll campaign space auction last week when he attempted to anonymously secure a key place for the August event, according to The Iowa Republican.

His representative was eventually forced to reveal her client after the other campaigns, who thought the anonymous bidder was for an undeclared candidate such as ex-Alaska governor Sarah Palin or Texas governor Rick Perry.

McCotter reportedly paid $18,000 for the prime location that ex-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee occupied during the 2007 Ames Straw Poll.

Old and Busted: Everyone's afraid of Obama

New Hotness: No one's afraid of Obama, not even Mark Halperin

Duh: I wrote he was declaring for Congress. No, dum-dum me, he's already in Congress. He's declaring for president.

McCotter On Red Eye: Clip below.

Pro-Union: Hailing from Michigan, he's pro-union, which I don't love.

Thanks to Allah for that.

Posted by: Ace at 02:50 PM | Comments (150)
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1 Maybe it is time for me to declare. My kids are old enough to deal with my past.

I think.

Posted by: museisluse at June 30, 2011 02:53 PM (Y3n3D)

2 I feel dumb.  Am I supposed to know who this is?

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at June 30, 2011 02:54 PM (HwE/1)

3 major typo in headline.. the hobos will pay tonight

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at June 30, 2011 02:55 PM (RVdHS)

4 Declares for Congress ?

Posted by: JBintheOB at June 30, 2011 02:55 PM (Q1ey0)

5 He's declaring for Congress?

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 30, 2011 02:55 PM (k0TKJ)

6 Oh, this was known a week ago.  Ron Paul got the #1 spot, the one Romney had last time.

My guess?  Thad will have a lot of music and will be the most popular guy by far.

Title needs to be fixed, BTW.  You mean "declares for president".

Posted by: AmishDude at June 30, 2011 02:55 PM (T0NGe)

7 That's it. I'm closing down the Ames Straw Poll and reporting Thaddeus McCotter.

Posted by: Charles Patrick Adkins at June 30, 2011 02:55 PM (45WVs)

8 I 'm declaring for King of the Universe.

Posted by: OBAMA!! at June 30, 2011 02:58 PM (k0TKJ)

9 If his platform includes more Yoga News with Lauren Sivan on Red Eye, he has my vote. Oh, and smaller government.

Posted by: Adrian at June 30, 2011 02:58 PM (PY4xx)

10 He's on RedEye sometimes.  Or was that Bob Newhart?

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, not with a bang but a whimper at June 30, 2011 02:58 PM (UqKQV)

11 OT -Victor Volsky has a good piece at American Thinker.  Gets excellent further in as he goes into the Bolshevik parrallels.

"American Leftism: An Infantile Disorder"

http://tinyurl.com/696dzwd

Posted by: Shiggz at June 30, 2011 02:59 PM (mLAWK)

12 ace, change the lede / title  / whatever

or you misspelled 'President'........

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, not with a bang but a whimper at June 30, 2011 03:00 PM (UqKQV)

13

Pretty sure "Declares for Congress" is a typo....but with you young people, and your subtle sarcasm, and hidden meanings, hoola hoops and carbonated beverages...I just don't know anymore.

Posted by: CJ at June 30, 2011 03:01 PM (9KqcB)

14 New Hotness: No one's afraid of Obama, not even Mark Halperin

Hey, I still have nightmares about that guy's pants crease. Well, hot steamy nightmares, but he is hardcore.

Posted by: David Brooks at June 30, 2011 03:01 PM (bgcml)

15 I feel dumb.  Am I supposed to know who this is?

Thaddeus McCotter, (R-MI).

http://tinyurl.com/3o62qw4

Posted by: Llarry at June 30, 2011 03:01 PM (SI/pw)

16 Matt Taibbi is going to piss himself.

Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at June 30, 2011 03:02 PM (y/+eD)

17 Isn't he the one that declared the rent was too damn high?

Posted by: Bill H at June 30, 2011 03:02 PM (FKMW3)

18 I 'm declaring for King of the Universe.

Posted by: OBAMA!! at June 30, 2011 07:58 PM (k0TKJ)

I'm pretty sure the movie studio has a C...uh...A...O Barry,

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 30, 2011 03:02 PM (bgcml)

19

Who's afraid of the big bad D!ck

The big bad d!ck....

Posted by: everybody at June 30, 2011 03:02 PM (ZUWaD)

20 I feel dumb.  Am I supposed to know who this is?

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at June 30, 2011 07:54 PM (HwE/1)

Old white dude.

Posted by: Your Average Liberal at June 30, 2011 03:03 PM (bgcml)

21

Who's afraid of the big bad D!ck

The big bad d!ck....

Posted by: everybody at June 30, 2011 08:02 PM (ZUWaD)

I've never met a dick I couldn't take on.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper at June 30, 2011 03:03 PM (bgcml)

22 Thaddeus McCotter, (R-MI).

http://tinyurl.com/3o62qw4

Posted by: Llarry at June 30, 2011 08:01 PM (SI/pw)

I guess not. Funny thought, though.

Posted by: Bill H at June 30, 2011 03:04 PM (FKMW3)

23 He has a very dry sense of humor.  This could be a bit o' fun........

a hobby, maybe.  Prep for a Senate run in Michigan ??

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, not with a bang but a whimper at June 30, 2011 03:05 PM (UqKQV)

24 President Thad??

OH, FUCK YEAH!!

...but...what means "Declares for Congress"?

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 03:07 PM (AnTyA)

25 Thaddeus McCotter.... Favorite Congressman of "Red Eye"

Solid top 3 in terms of VP candidate...

Posted by: phreshone at June 30, 2011 03:07 PM (T3vCe)

26

Old and Busted: Everyone's afraid of Obama

New Hotness: No one's afraid of Obama, not even Mark Halperin



A drop of blood drops
Water takes it in ripple
The sound calls the sharks.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 30, 2011 03:08 PM (0q2P7)

27 if  thaddeus brings me back from the dead hes a lock

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 03:09 PM (qc5aI)

Posted by: Jose at June 30, 2011 03:09 PM (WTNJJ)

29 This is great news. He's a funny bastard and very quotable.

Almost as good as if Iowahawk had announced.

Posted by: ontherocks at June 30, 2011 03:09 PM (HBqDo)

30 Declares for Congress ?

What are you guys talking about?

Posted by: a brietbart at June 30, 2011 03:10 PM (GTbGH)

31 Generic Republican 2012!

Posted by: Whatever at June 30, 2011 03:10 PM (w+mvL)

32 that tom petty dude is a dick

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 03:11 PM (qc5aI)

Posted by: Jose at June 30, 2011 03:12 PM (WTNJJ)

34 33 that tom petty dude is a dick

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 08:11 PM

Well he was an American Dick

Raised on Campaign promises

He couldn't help thinking that there was a little more to tax

Somewhere out there...

Posted by: KZnextzone at June 30, 2011 03:14 PM (ZUWaD)

35 Where's all the dick jokes?

Posted by: mike at June 30, 2011 03:14 PM (KsI1l)

36 Whoa, whoa, whoa, seriously? I don't know enough about him but what I do know kicks ass. Especially in the "soft skills" set. He's likable, loves to laugh and is conservative to boot.

Someone burst my bubble before it gets too big. I'm in too crappy a mood to be positive.

Posted by: jcjimi at June 30, 2011 03:14 PM (5eTws)

37 Second-tier candidates, that thunder you hear is The Notorious Thaddeus coming.

I almost pity the media lap-dogs, for they're sure to display their ignorance beyond talking points when they tangle with the man.

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2011 03:15 PM (FQlFL)

38 Mad Man McCotter on Joe Biden, his deadpan is amazing

Posted by: Jose at June 30, 2011 03:15 PM (WTNJJ)

39 He goes right to the top of my list. Btw, he would make an AWESOME VP pick... where he'd be free to devastate the Obama/Biden ticket with his wit and sharp words.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 30, 2011 03:16 PM (bAySe)

40 I'm declaring for concepts!

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2011 03:16 PM (XOK/H)

41

Swap someone with wit and brains up on those debate stages for...Santorum (brains, no wit) and Ron Paul? I'm OK with that.

Posted by: CJ at June 30, 2011 03:16 PM (9KqcB)

42 Conservatives should take note of The Thad.

He's like that overlooked boy in all those teen girl angst movies where she is hung up on the cool, popular, rich yet shallow dick that she is supposed to be with...but then comes to her senses and realizes he's the one she should be with at the end of the flick

I'm usually taking a leak by then, but that's what I've heard

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 03:16 PM (AnTyA)

43 OK, I have a clear front runner.

Posted by: fluffy at June 30, 2011 03:17 PM (4Kl5M)

44

Damn, I lurves me some Thaddeus.   The only thing against him is he's kind of a union guy.   But then he's a rep in a kind of union stronghold.

Still lurves him.   He's some kind of funny and smart as hell.

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 03:17 PM (VfTQp)

45 Thaddeus McCotter, (R) 19 Century

Posted by: LeBron Steinman at June 30, 2011 03:17 PM (rMbEj)

46 37 Where's all the dick jokes?


Pull down your pants and look in a mirror. Happy?

Posted by: GATOR!! at June 30, 2011 03:18 PM (k0TKJ)

47 I'm going to run.

Former Presidential Candidate sifty sounds nice on TV.

Posted by: sifty at June 30, 2011 03:18 PM (gYuf3)

48 i have to tell tom petty   leave my little girl alone

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 03:18 PM (qc5aI)

49 I'm declaring you are all Constructs! 

Posted by: Solipsist at June 30, 2011 03:18 PM (XOK/H)

50

McCotter is my rep here in Michigan. He has done one fine job for us so far, and I simply do not want to lose him, so I will put out some dirt on him. He is an intelligent, strong, well spoken, musically talented, and a rock solid conservative who espouses limited government.

So fire away already.

 

Posted by: MisterMoney at June 30, 2011 03:18 PM (wN82N)

51 Can anyone tell me why my network DNS server won't recognize AoS url?

Right now I'm jack the service of my neighbor.

Posted by: Jack at June 30, 2011 03:19 PM (8IAHO)

52 I've had a bromance crush on 'ole Thad since I first saw him interviewed but does he have any chance at all??

Posted by: jcjimi at June 30, 2011 03:19 PM (5eTws)

53 shouldn't you be Zombie Stevie Ray....unfortunately.

Posted by: KZnextzone at June 30, 2011 03:19 PM (ZUWaD)

54 With hair like that? This guy doesn't stand a chance.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at June 30, 2011 03:20 PM (4Kl5M)

55 OK..I've heard Thad was a possibility, but never took it seriously.

I have wood right now

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 03:20 PM (AnTyA)

56 Oh I'm sporting wood. Big wood. Love the man!

Posted by: Hurricane at June 30, 2011 03:20 PM (NrdQS)

57 44 He's like that overlooked boy in all those teen girl angst movies where she is hung up on the cool, popular, rich yet shallow dick that she is supposed to be with...but then comes to her senses and realizes he's the one she should be with at the end of the flick

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 08:16 PM (AnTyA)

He does not look like John Cusack.  And now you've got me thinking about a pre boob job Demi Moore.  I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: wooga at June 30, 2011 03:20 PM (2p0e3)

58 Posted by: Jose at June 30, 2011 08:09 PM (WTNJJ)

Imagine Thad in a presidential debate!

Posted by: Retread at June 30, 2011 03:20 PM (G+7cD)

59 I've seen the man rock a cardigan sweater. That ain't easy. Ask Fred Rogers.

Posted by: jcjimi at June 30, 2011 03:21 PM (5eTws)

60 A year and a half ago was a crazy time for fashion.


...Gutfield was sporting some douchey specs in that video

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 03:22 PM (AnTyA)

61 Well now Pawlenty only has the second dumbest name in the race.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 30, 2011 03:22 PM (z1N6a)

62 9 I 'm declaring for King of the Universe.

Posted by: OBAMA!! at June 30, 2011 07:58 PM (k0TKJ)

You'll have to get through Battle Cat first.

Posted by: He-Man at June 30, 2011 03:23 PM (2p0e3)

63

And I'm still running...hehehe...no, that is not a joke...

Posted by: Gary Johnson at June 30, 2011 03:23 PM (e2VMT)

64 somebody played the right 3 chords and i reanimated

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 03:24 PM (qc5aI)

65

New Hotness: No one's afraid of Obama, not even Mark Halperin

I know we smell blood, and I've long said Karl Rove and W sold out conservatives more than most acknowledge. But he's right in the WSJ:

Many still like Mr. Obama personally but disapprove of his handling of the issues. They are not GOP primary voters, but they are watching the contest. The Republican Party will find it more difficult to gain their support if its nominee adopts a tone that's harshly negative and personally anti-Obama.

The GOP nominee should fiercely challenge Mr. Obama's policies, actions and leadership using the president's own words, but should stay away from questioning his motives, patriotism or character. He will do this to his GOP opponent to try to draw Republicans into the mud pit. They should avoid it.

Obama can't run on his record. All he has is the leftover personal....stuff. Stick to the record.

Posted by: CJ at June 30, 2011 03:24 PM (9KqcB)

66 I have wood right now Posted by: beedubya Oh I'm sporting wood. Big wood. Love the man! Posted by: Hurricane Keep it discrete, Gentlemen.

Posted by: Winston Wolf at June 30, 2011 03:25 PM (4Kl5M)

67

McCotter is my rep here in Michigan. He has done one fine job for us so far, and I simply do not want to lose him, so I will put out some dirt on him. He is an intelligent, strong, well spoken, musically talented, and a rock solid conservative who espouses limited government.

So fire away already.

 

Posted by: MisterMoney at June 30, 2011 08:18 PM (wN82N)

If he was a woman, they'd go nuts.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 30, 2011 03:25 PM (z1N6a)

68 FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

Thad voted FOR card check??

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

...FUCK!!


Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 03:26 PM (AnTyA)

69 I want to love him.

I can't.

So I'll like him. A lot. I so wish he wasn't in a UAW district. He has some hard choices as a conservative that wants to get reelected.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 30, 2011 03:29 PM (c0+Tb)

70 ooo...ouch

Posted by: jcjimi at June 30, 2011 03:29 PM (5eTws)

71 Another day, another candidate. Meh.

In other news... how in the hell did Nancy Grace nab the #2 spot in cable news ratings for last night? How the hell did Dr. Drew grab #6?!

Posted by: Clueless at June 30, 2011 03:29 PM (piMMO)

72 ...FUCK!!

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 08:26 PM (AnTyA)

Sorry, told ya he was a union guy.

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 03:29 PM (VfTQp)

73 Homeless guy rapes unconscious woman on sidewalk in broad daylight. 
His excuse? "“I thought that lady was dead."
http://tinyurl.com/necrohobo

Posted by: wooga at June 30, 2011 03:30 PM (2p0e3)

74 ok i get it now id vote for him in congress president not so much

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 03:30 PM (qc5aI)

75 Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 30, 2011 08:29 PM (c0+Tb)


OK...Thad is bad.

Next?

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 03:32 PM (AnTyA)

76 the last guy who played an instrument not so good

Posted by: stevie ray at June 30, 2011 03:32 PM (qc5aI)

77 I like this guy. I'd love to see him and Obama debate. Obama would come off like a real...uh...dick.

Posted by: Anonymoose at June 30, 2011 03:32 PM (ZgvjV)

78 Homeless guy rapes unconscious woman on sidewalk in broad daylight. 
His excuse? "“I thought that lady was dead."
http://tinyurl.com/necrohobo

That poor woman will have to be tested for AIDS and Hep for the rest of life.

Posted by: Clueless at June 30, 2011 03:32 PM (piMMO)

79 President Thaddeus McCotter, The Real President of Cool

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 30, 2011 03:33 PM (kOtPb)

80 McCotter may have a sense of humor but let's not get carried away at calling him funny. He's mildly amusing in a high school skit/community theater kind of way. You would chuckle at his antics if your were in an audience but only because everyone else was. 

Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2011 03:34 PM (GZitp)

81 @68

After his petulant, dickwad behavior in yesterday's presser, I don't know how any sane person would think he is "likeable."  He's not.  He never has been to many of us, but yesterday showed just what an ass he really is.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 30, 2011 03:35 PM (kOtPb)

82 Great information! Very useful for me. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Sexy corsets at June 30, 2011 03:36 PM (2g7zz)

83 I think he is a damn funny guy, the debates could actually be interesting.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 30, 2011 03:38 PM (26uEg)

84

Just sitting here cleaning my driver is all....but I do love me some McCotter. He'd make for a wonderful president.

 

Posted by: Hurricane at June 30, 2011 03:38 PM (NrdQS)

85 OT: Moochelle's Lament

F'n Hilarious.

Posted by: Ducatisti at June 30, 2011 03:39 PM (KYE7u)

86 I like Thaddeus.  He's made a few really crappy votes, but he's great on the issues he's straight on.  I have to say that he is very much the sort of person who should be named "Thaddeus".  Sharp.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2011 03:39 PM (G/MYk)

87 Uh, Mr. McKot-ter?

Posted by: Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington at June 30, 2011 03:39 PM (Jyt+i)

88 THIS will be fun. I'm stocking up on popcorn...

Posted by: Militant Bibliophile at June 30, 2011 03:39 PM (WKOe/)

89 85 Great information! Very useful for me. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Sexy corsets at June 30, 2011 08:36 PM (2g7zz)

Do any of your corsets come with attached lace wig merkins?

Posted by: wooga at June 30, 2011 03:40 PM (2p0e3)

90 After his petulant, dickwad behavior in yesterday's presser, I don't know how any sane person would think he is "likeable."  He's not.  He never has been to many of us, but yesterday showed just what an ass he really is.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 30, 2011 08:35 PM (kOtPb)

Most regular voters didn't see it. Like it or not, we still need regular voters to win elections.

Posted by: CJ at June 30, 2011 03:40 PM (9KqcB)

91 Homeless guy rapes unconscious woman on sidewalk in broad daylight. 
His excuse? "“I thought that lady was dead."
http://tinyurl.com/necrohobo

Posted by: wooga at June 30, 2011 08:30 PM (2p0e3)

He must be a regular at the Boston public pools.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2011 03:40 PM (G/MYk)

92 brb, looking up McCotter on Wiki

Posted by: barack hussein obama at June 30, 2011 03:41 PM (GTbGH)

93 Thaddeus McCotter Declares for President That's racist and it's like calling the President a dick.

Posted by: The MFM at June 30, 2011 03:41 PM (FcR7P)

94 Thad voted FOR card check??

I'm looking forward to seeing him in the debates, but that is an absolute deal-breaker for me.

Posted by: sandy burger at June 30, 2011 03:42 PM (XyoGP)

95 You would chuckle at his antics if your were in an audience but only because everyone else was. 

Posted by: lowandslow at June 30, 2011 08:34 PM (GZitp)

The man makes me LOL.   Not too many politicains can do that...actually none that I can think of.   His dry, ascerbic wit will be priceless against teh one.

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 03:42 PM (VfTQp)

96 Like it or not, we still need regular voters

We'll all be ruined by regular voters!

Posted by: Obahmah '12 at June 30, 2011 03:43 PM (lpWVn)

97 After his petulant, dickwad behavior in yesterday's presser, I don't know how any sane person would think he is "likeable."  He's not.  He never has been to many of us, but yesterday showed just what an ass he really is.

Posted by: Lady in Black at June 30, 2011 08:35 PM (kOtPb)

It would help if the GOP and many "conservative" pundits would stop saying that the Indonesian is a nice guy who is trying to help America.  It just makes them look like the idiots they are.  As you say, Barky's always been a petulant ass.  I have been amazed that so many have been unable to acknowledge it.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2011 03:43 PM (G/MYk)

98 McCotter Declares for President It's mine. You can have it when I'm done.

Posted by: Barry XVI at June 30, 2011 03:43 PM (FcR7P)

99 I'd declare but I have too much pron on my computer.

Posted by: steevy at June 30, 2011 03:44 PM (CMbte)

100 wooga 76, they closed comments. I expect they'll take the man's picture down next

Posted by: Zimriel at June 30, 2011 03:44 PM (SXu8P)

101 Funny? You morons thin that shit is funny? lissen up, I'll show you funny right now.
Cunt.
Bwahahahaha

Posted by: Bill Maher at June 30, 2011 03:45 PM (le5qc)

102

Big Government is a special interest and president Obama is its biggest lobbyist.

-McCotter.

 

I love this guy.

Posted by: Juji Fruit at June 30, 2011 03:45 PM (0fzsA)

103 100 This.I hated Clinton but understod how others could find him likeable.

Posted by: steevy at June 30, 2011 03:46 PM (CMbte)

104 Thaddeus?  Now there's a presidential name!

Posted by: Hubert Humphrey at June 30, 2011 03:46 PM (xy9wk)

105

Most regular voters didn't see it. Like it or not, we still need regular voters to win elections.

Posted by: CJ at June 30, 2011 08:40 PM (9KqcB)

No one voted for Obama because he was likeable. They voted for him because he was magically going to make the world wonderful.

Being seen human, and a snotty one at that is a big turnoff.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 30, 2011 03:47 PM (z1N6a)

106 72 I want to love him.

I can't.

So I'll like him. A lot. I so wish he wasn't in a UAW district. He has some hard choices as a conservative that wants to get reelected.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 30, 2011 08:29 PM (c0+Tb)

Lacy, in Michigan a lot of citizens are in unions, stong unions like the UAW, and they are his constiutents. He supports them. This is called representational government. The bailout may not have been the best thing to do for the country, it was the best thing to do for the state of Michigan.   BTW, that is a major reason Romney will have some issues here.    

Posted by: MisterMoney at June 30, 2011 03:48 PM (wN82N)

107 The "welcome back McCotter" reelection theme writes itself

Posted by: Doc at June 30, 2011 03:48 PM (Dg52w)

108 I'll repeat my previous evaluation:

Pro: Mildly amusing. Obviously smart. Quotes Led Zep.

Con: Bald. Congressman. Probably not as funny as he thinks he is.

We need governors and we need fewer, not more, candidates. Hopefully he's running for VP, because that would be great for him.

Posted by: joncelli at June 30, 2011 03:49 PM (Nvw83)

109

Thaddeus McCotter - what a cool dude. and he's on our side!

 

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at June 30, 2011 03:51 PM (0fzsA)

110 The bailout may not have been the best thing to do for the country, it was the best thing to do for the state of Michigan.

Uh, he's not running for President of Michigan though.

Romney may have issues in MI but McCotter may have  primary problems of his own - bigger ones.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 30, 2011 03:52 PM (c0+Tb)

111 Thaddeus sounds like a gladiator name.A gay one.NTTAWWT

Posted by: steevy at June 30, 2011 03:55 PM (CMbte)

112 joncelli 111: Lawrence Auster thinks that Michele Bachmann could be Presidential material, but that she will need to find an old, mean, and ugly running-mate. Otherwise people might think they're fuckin'. (btw, not an exact Auster quote.)

Cheney or Bolton would be ideal. :^D

Posted by: Zimriel at June 30, 2011 03:57 PM (SXu8P)

113

His speech at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.   His strong, strong views on a heck of a lot of issues.   Terroists, Al Queda, China, foreign policy, economics, damn near everything.   He doesn't hold back.

http://tiny.cc/2rfc6

 

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 03:57 PM (VfTQp)

114 Yeah, but, what kind of jet does he fly in?

Posted by: Quequeeg the Harpooner at June 30, 2011 03:59 PM (hZqYp)

115 I want to love him.

I can't.

So I'll like him. A lot. I so wish he wasn't in a UAW district. He has some hard choices as a conservative that wants to get reelected.

The union issue is taking care of itself. The unions are losing all the big battles, one after another.

And it's not healthy to "love" any politician. Support, yes. Love, no. Every single politician will betray you at least once in his or her career. All politicians can rationalize any action he or she takes.

Posted by: Llarry at June 30, 2011 03:59 PM (SI/pw)

116

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 08:57 PM (VfTQp)

For me, Thaddeus is a lot like Rudy.  Very smart.  Clearly capable.  Strong on defense and not bashful about speaking his mind on issues.  Quick on his feet.  But, with a few problems on serious, deal-breaker issues.

I like them both very much but neither would be my first choice for the Presidency, though I would be comfortable with either as President, since, even though I disagree with them on some serious issues, they are not the types to try and force some crap through Congress on these issues while in office.  McCain, on the other hand ...

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2011 04:02 PM (G/MYk)

117 And it's not healthy to "love" any politician.

That does it.  I'm unfollowing you on twitter.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at June 30, 2011 04:02 PM (XyoGP)

118 hmm, Thad the Impaler ,

not bad.

Posted by: willow at June 30, 2011 04:03 PM (h+qn8)

119 Ace is on with FilmLadd.    Link at top thread.

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 04:08 PM (VfTQp)

120 Unions love Satan.

Posted by: Chris M at June 30, 2011 04:14 PM (4lyMJ)

121 Even if McCotter does nothing more than use his ascerbic wit to bash the president, it's a win for our side.   He comes across as very intelligent, and can slay the JEF in a way that will not seem nasty.

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 04:21 PM (VfTQp)

122 Just sitting here cleaning my driver is all....but I do love me some McCotter.

"Cleaning my driver" sounds like a yoofamism for something naughty

Posted by: beedubya at June 30, 2011 04:23 PM (AnTyA)

123 Don't dicks get primaried?

Posted by: kansas at June 30, 2011 04:32 PM (s6csp)

124

No one voted for Obama because he was likeable. They voted for him because he was magically going to make the world wonderful.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 30, 2011 08:47 PM (z1N6a)

Wrong. Liberals voted for him because of that. Normal folks just thought he was a fresh face. Don't make the same mistake Democrats did in attacking Reagan personally.

Posted by: CJ at June 30, 2011 04:33 PM (9KqcB)

125 It's a little simplistic to say that McCotter is pro-UAW or pro-union in general. Here he explains why he supported a bailout for GM:

http://tinyurl.com/3dsqk34

He doesn't say it here, but he asked that Congress, not the Obama administration, handle the restructuring. His mantra, he says, is to make bad decisions of the government less bad.

Posted by: Llarry at June 30, 2011 04:34 PM (SI/pw)

126 He's delusional. Wait until you scrutinize his voting record.

Posted by: Marcus at June 30, 2011 04:36 PM (XYgJW)

127 He's delusional. Wait until you scrutinize his voting record.

Posted by: Marcus at June 30, 2011 09:36 PM (XYgJW)

Every candidate/potential candidate has either a voting record or governing record.   None of them are stellar.

Posted by: Steph at June 30, 2011 04:43 PM (VfTQp)

128

I've pimped McCotter on this site before, but my doubts are still considerable.  Everyone's all over the pro-union stuff (which is a damn bitter pill) so I'll stay off that one.

He's a Republican Main Street Partnership member - considering that Snowe and Collins are members, perhaps "Maine Street Partnership" would be more appropriate.  Lincoln Chafee used to be a member, as was Snarlin' Arlen.  I'm not sure if being a Republican Study Committee member washes that off.   Kudos are also in order for voting against the bank bailout.

He said in his Uncommon Knowledge interview that he distrusts grand plans imposed from Washington and believes Congressmen should be district-oriented.  He blamed much of the spendthrift behavior of the Bush years on having to pay off Congressmen in earmarked pork to compensate for the political capital they were burning back home by supporting unpopular Washington-based schemes (e.g. No Child Left Behind, Medicare "reform" etc...).

I love the guy's wit and his take on national security issues.  I want to believe his populist streak could make him an asset with blue collar voters (with whom he also self-identified in the Unc. Knowledge interview - calling himself a Reagan Democrat, if I recall properly). 

I'm probably just over-compensating for my earlier man-crush on him here, but I'll need to take a longer look at him operating in the spotlight (and answering questions on some of the above) before I can fully support him again.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 30, 2011 04:56 PM (7RhsY)

129 I'm probably just over-compensating for my earlier man-crush on him here, but I'll need to take a longer look at him operating in the spotlight (and answering questions on some of the above) before I can fully support him again.

It's easy for me: I'm voting for the person who ends up running against Obama.

Bachmann, McCotter, Romney, Palin, Perry, Pawlenty, Huntsman, or (God help me) Paul--doesn't matter.

Obama is in a class all his own. He's entirely lawless, which makes the next election the easiest political decision I'll ever have to make.

Posted by: Llarry at June 30, 2011 05:03 PM (SI/pw)

130

133 - Larry

It's easy for me: I'm voting for the person who ends up running against Obama.

Bachmann, McCotter, Romney, Palin, Perry, Pawlenty, Huntsman, or (God help me) Paul--doesn't matter.

Obama is in a class all his own. He's entirely lawless, which makes the next election the easiest political decision I'll ever have to make.

Posted by: Llarry at June 30, 2011 10:03 PM (SI/pw)

Larry, so am I , I just do not want ot have to wear gloves when I do it.

Posted by: MisterMoney at June 30, 2011 05:18 PM (wN82N)

131 122 hmm, Thad the Impaler ,

not bad.

Posted by: willow at June 30, 2011 09:03 PM (h+qn

Well, certainly no worse than the Sperminator

Posted by: Bill H at June 30, 2011 05:49 PM (FKMW3)

132

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at June 30, 2011 09:56 PM (7RhsY)

Hell, there will be no perfect candidate. I rather like Perry and Palin, Cain (if he'll quit saying stupid shit about the 2nd Amendment) looks OK, and I *MIGHT* consider T-Paw. Romney? no.effing.way. Bachman may be a good VP candidate- she's clean and articulate (it's a joke, people). Everyone else is pretty distant.

I'll have to look into McCotter some more- even if it's just for the sharp tongue. I rather like that. A true AoSHQ candidate.

Posted by: Bill H at June 30, 2011 06:02 PM (FKMW3)

133 Wooooo Hooooooo

Now if only Rudy would jump in.

Posted by: curious at June 30, 2011 06:04 PM (k1rwm)

134

We like the cut of this RINO's jib.

McCotter supports union card check. a/k/a The Union Thug Full Employment Act.

McCotter supported the auto bailout. a/k/a The UAW Bailout Bill

McCotter supported Cash for Clunkers.

McCotter voted to require union labor on government contracts.

McCotter voted to override Bush's veto of the 2008 Farm Bill which was among the biggest spending bills in the nation's history until Porkulus came along.

The only reason this guy is a Republican is because the Democrats would be too embarrassed by how far up organized labor's butt this guy has parked his nose to claim him. (apologies to P.J. O'Rourke.)

McCotter has neither the money nor the guts to take on Debbie Stabenow for Senate but he expects to be taken seriously for President?



Posted by: Mitt McCain at June 30, 2011 06:21 PM (u+8qs)

135 Even without his pro-union record, which is the LAST thing Republican voters want in their primaries this cycle, he's another House member with no administrative or management experience.

The United States federal government is the world's largest operation.  It's budget is bigger than any country's GDP except for China and Japan and our own.

Hasn't Obama demonstrated clearly enough the danger of letting an inexperienced manager start at the top?

Any Republicans signing on to "Welcome Back McCotter" must be as dumb as the Sweathogs.

Posted by: Adjoran at June 30, 2011 06:32 PM (VfmLu)

136 Up thread someone mentioned that we should not attack Obama directly and they are correct, but there is no reason why Repubs can't show Obama in clips.  Pictures are worth 1000 words, as they say.

Posted by: rabidfox at June 30, 2011 06:45 PM (OXwTA)

137 This is pretty powerful.

I think if you look at McCotter's record you will see he did what he was supposed to do, look after his state. 

I've been listening to him on red eye and other shows and honestly, this is a very brilliant man with an incredible grasp of foreign policy.

I'm thinking McCotter and Herman Cain would make quite the dynamic duo.

Posted by: curious at June 30, 2011 07:41 PM (k1rwm)

138 I am %100 McCotter! Run! Thad! Run!

Posted by: ronsfi at June 30, 2011 08:43 PM (TevnR)

139 All I can say is that the John Kings (CNN debate guy?) of the world are in for it if they try any " deep dish vs thin crust" questions on my boy Thad. Fucker will tear them a new asshole.

Posted by: lhn at June 30, 2011 10:29 PM (nx4Oe)

140 143 All I can say is that the John Kings (CNN debate guy?) of the world are in for it if they try any " deep dish vs thin crust" questions on my boy Thad. Fucker will tear them a new asshole.

Posted by: lhn at July 01, 2011 03:29 AM (nx4Oe)

Astroglide or KY Jelly?

Posted by: John King at July 01, 2011 12:13 AM (IhzyJ)

141 Everybody who: (1) is hearing about McCotter for the first time today; and/or  (2) is negative about him because of unions,

PLEASE READ HIS BOOK, Seize Freedom!

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at July 01, 2011 12:56 AM (2AfqM)

142 Uh... a question.

What's the guy ever done? 

Really done?  Balanced a budget?  Passed a bill? Cut taxes? Chaired a committee?  Won a close election?  Been elected statewide?

The only thing McCotter has ever run is his mouth.  ( To borrow a phrase a Detroit Mayor once coined about Jesse Jackson.)  Even the most infatuated McCotter lovers on this forum can point only to his "wit".  Look at the guy's record in the Michigan state senate. Its an Obamaesque trail of Hallmark Card legislation -- state poets and state fossils.

Haven't the last 2.5 years proved what awful disasters happen when a candidate's mouth is the candidate's sole qualification for office?

Posted by: R. Perry at July 01, 2011 02:36 AM (u+8qs)

143

If he is owned by the Union Party, they will run things for another 4 years and our country will be done.

Obama ain't winning anything.  I doubt he would even win a primary, and the unions know this.  Why wouldn't they put one of "theirs" in his place.  The ends justify the means.

Posted by: Eric Holder at July 01, 2011 04:18 AM (YA6+6)

144 Why wouldn't they put one of "theirs" in his place.  The ends justify the means.

Posted by: Eric Holder at July 01, 2011 09:18 AM (YA6+6)

Fascinating to see how McCotter is being attacked.  Perry is another Texan.  Just on that fact alone I won't vote for him. don't really care what he's done, he's another Texan and even though you say there are no bush,rove tires, don't believe any of it.  Read a comment on here about McCain/Soros ties.  someone asked why this was never discussed during the election.  So, if that is true, that puts Miss Sarah out of the picture pretty fast.  I kind of wish the poster that made the comment would elaborate.  See in this election, character is crucial, past performance is crucial.  That's why Rudy Guiliani should get in the race.  That's why Michelle Bachman should stay in the race.  That's why herman Cain should stay in the race.  That's why Rick Santorum should keep talking.  If you are looking for your perfect conservative candidate, good for you, but don't expect the independents to vote for them.  They may not be so thrilled to vote for the incumbent but if it's the wrong republican, they won't vote, they've done it before, they'll do it again. 

Maybe it's just me but people are going to be looking for someone with character and conviction and honesty.  They don't want someone too far to the left or too far to the right. 

It's interesting.  I'm accumulating a long list of folks I would never vote for and the list of who I would vote for keeps getting shorter.

Posted by: curious at July 01, 2011 05:35 AM (k1rwm)

145 I met him once. (True story.) He won't win, of course, but he's a smart guy and this run will raise his profile enough so that maybe he can take on Democrat Senator Carl Levin in 2014.

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