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Thad McCotter To The Tea Party: Time To Grow Up
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Posted on 07/31/2011 10:32:24 AM PDT by mnehring

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), a Republican presidential candidate, called Saturday morning for Republicans and the Tea Party to stop fighting and work together to help save the country, presumably from Democratic policies, although he was not specific.

“On the right, take note,” McCotter said on the House floor. “It is as unwarranted and injurious for a Republican to call a Tea Partier a hobbit as it is for a Tea Partier to call a Republican a RINO.”

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KEYWORDS: hobbit; mccotter; rino; teaparty
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1 posted on 07/31/2011 10:32:29 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Thaddy, we hardly knew ye.


2 posted on 07/31/2011 10:34:59 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: mnehring

Yeah, us RINOs gotta help this addict finance MORE cocane.

Grow up and help!!!!


3 posted on 07/31/2011 10:35:25 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: mnehring
“It is as unwarranted and injurious for a Republican to call a Tea Partier a hobbit as it is for a Tea Partier to call a Republican a RINO.”

Hobbits are at least honest.

If a RINO were honest he would call himself a democrat at minimum.

4 posted on 07/31/2011 10:35:36 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mnehring

He is a RINO.

National Right to Work called him “Big Union’s Manchurian Candidate”.


5 posted on 07/31/2011 10:36:19 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: mnehring

more “bipartisanship”,

righta?

/s


6 posted on 07/31/2011 10:37:01 AM PDT by ken21 (dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: mnehring

Who is Thaddeus McCotter and why should I care what he says?


7 posted on 07/31/2011 10:37:30 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
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To: mnehring

I love all these Dems and Reps who are bashing the Tea Party lawmakers. I heard one this morning say this morning that we’ve seen that TEA PARTY people can’t govern.
EXCUSE ME? We are not in the position we are in because of the TEA PARTY. Years of REpublican compromising and legislating has gotten here. HOW DARE THEY blame the tea party. Oh my blood is boiling.

They may as well make the hard choices now, because no member of Congress who has been there more than 6 months will be reelected.


8 posted on 07/31/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: mnehring

Yeah,Hurtful to call Juan McCain a RINO,How about Commie and Traitor to the Flag as well?


9 posted on 07/31/2011 10:38:50 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: mnehring

Fact check:

Same incomplete cite as yesterday.

McCotter did not (just) criticize hobbits. He also criticized rinos - standing in between like you would to break up a fight.

If we must gratuitously McCotter - bash, can we at least be intellectually honest about it?

This is barely better than how democrats “communicate”.

(disclaimer: I like McCotter)


10 posted on 07/31/2011 10:39:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: sauropod

Actually, he’s running for president.


11 posted on 07/31/2011 10:40:38 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: mnehring
Thad, thanks for flying with us today. Bye-bye.

Did you know I'm running for president?

Buh-Bye

I can win it all, really.

BUH-BYE

Please...listen to me...I can recite my stump speech right now.

SECURITY!!

12 posted on 07/31/2011 10:41:10 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I think the phrase is “Can’t we all just get along”.
He was just trying to be a moderate, we get it.


13 posted on 07/31/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Hildy
"They may as well make the hard choices now, because no member of Congress who has been there more than 6 months will be reelected.

Agreed..why are these jerks blaming anything on members of their own party when the Dem Senate blocked two Bills that passed the House? Apparently "the grown-ups" have become senile and need to retire.

14 posted on 07/31/2011 10:41:58 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: mnehring

All righty then, RINO’s don’t like being called RINO’s? Ok then, how about we just call them State-ist Pigs? Does that work?


15 posted on 07/31/2011 10:42:01 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Earthdweller

Bingo. They need to be pounding that, not pounding on ‘hobbits’.


16 posted on 07/31/2011 10:42:50 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I dunno.

More like a coach.


17 posted on 07/31/2011 10:43:04 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: mnehring

I sort of like the hobbit thing.

Like “Yankee Doodle” in a way. :D


18 posted on 07/31/2011 10:44:03 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: mnehring

Et tu, Thaddeus?


19 posted on 07/31/2011 10:44:58 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I see, and there I thought he was a Congressional Representative. My bad. I didn’t realize he had a different job.


20 posted on 07/31/2011 10:46:08 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

He’s right about one thing: Tea Partiers shouldn’t call anyone RINOs anymore. If you believe in freedom and small government and fiscal responsibility and you have an R on your voter ID, then you are the RINO. This is because the Republican Party no longer stands for any of those things. It is the party of Western European Socialism (while the Dems are the party of Third World Commmunism).

I guess our only choice as an American now is: do you want to work as a slave to the government and have some luxuries or do you want to sit around with nothing to do all day in a tin shack waiting (hoping??) for the daily food delivery?

May God have mercy on us all.


21 posted on 07/31/2011 10:47:11 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: mnehring

:)

OK I’ll quit. Just standing up for the guy, is all.


22 posted on 07/31/2011 10:47:18 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: mnehring

We have seen what you “Grown Ups” have done to this country for decades, McCotter. The “Tea Party didn’t start the fire, it sounded the alarm”, as Senator Sessions said.


23 posted on 07/31/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Bryanw92
I guess our only choice as an American now is: do you want to work as a slave to the government and have some luxuries or do you want to sit around with nothing to do all day in a tin shack waiting (hoping??) for the daily food delivery?

Or even worse, waiting in the pouring rain in line for a daily bowl of fish eye soup in the barb wire surrounded FEMA reeducation camp no. 143B.

24 posted on 07/31/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I know that.

So far as I can see, he’s had an unremarkable career.

Again, who is Thaddeus McCotter and Why should I (or anyone else) care what he says?


25 posted on 07/31/2011 10:53:55 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I like him, too, and fervently hope that his candidacy allows him into the GOP debates. With his intellect and wit, that should liven things up a bit.


26 posted on 07/31/2011 10:54:36 AM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: mnehring
Yes, you worthless TEA Party folk, it's time to toss out your promises to those who just elected you.

It's high time to join with the rest of us here in DC, WE know what's best for everyone, give up your sanctimonious ideas, let your voters know that you care NOTHING about those promises nor them.

It's all about US, it's all about our power, it's all about our greed and our corruption, you see and standing on your petty principles put us in a very, very bad light by exposing US as shams!

You shine the light of truth in darkness when we demand slights of hand performed, slipping crap into these bills after midnight or even after they are signed.

Please, please grow up, please join us, please don't blow our cover!

27 posted on 07/31/2011 10:54:41 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Actually, he’s running for president.

Why? McCotter has no chance to win considering he's a union toadie. This guy voted for card check. There is no way a candidate who ever voted for stripping workers of their right to a secret ballot is ever going to win the Republican nomination. From what I read he also supports the union pension bailout scam too. This guy should be lucky he isn't facing a primary challenge from a real conservative.

28 posted on 07/31/2011 10:55:16 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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Good boy, Thaddeus, your compliance will be rewarded by the Left, and yes, the RINOs. Have fun at the birthday party!


29 posted on 07/31/2011 10:57:19 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: central_va

Yeah. I was being hopeful and positive and assuming that we’d at least be allowed to live out our miserable lives under our benevolent socialist masters. LOL!


30 posted on 07/31/2011 10:57:21 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: Bryanw92
This is because the Republican Party no longer stands for any of those things. It is the party of Western European Socialism (while the Dems are the party of Third World Commmunism).

So it seems to many. Please tell me when the last time the Republican party has been as conservative as it is today? The Tea Party and movement conservatives have pushed the Republican Party further to the right than it has been anytime in recent memory - and in just a few short years I might add. If we keep up this pressure the GOP might become a genuine, serious conservative party for the first time in its existence.

31 posted on 07/31/2011 10:59:48 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: mnehring

Fall into line and accept the Democrat cancer. To hell with your principles and your nation.
Thanks for the advice, Thad.


32 posted on 07/31/2011 11:00:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mnehring

Ummm hummm... Hobbits the saviors of middle earth.

Enough said.


33 posted on 07/31/2011 11:00:37 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: sauropod

>> Again, who is Thaddeus McCotter and Why should I (or anyone else) care what he says?

He’s a brilliant, witty, part-time Conservative from Michigan, prone to moments of absent minded foolery.


34 posted on 07/31/2011 11:01:08 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Longbow1969

Oh come on.

McCotter’s not a union toady.

He’s a congressman in Michigan. He’s standing up for his constituents, and frankly for American jobs.

Hitting the right buttons for this poster. Of course reasonable views can differ. Though I don’t consider your view to be reasonable!! :)

(just kidding)

This obsession with destroying unions won’t work, We will destroy America long before we destroy unions.

Somewhere between the first step of destroying America, and the second step of destroying unions - America’s economy will collapse and we will be replaced utterly, by the People’s Republic of China. Which is ironically - history’s single largest LABOR UNION.

Perspective, please. Let’s not tear our own country down ok?

I sort of like it here.


35 posted on 07/31/2011 11:02:00 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: Longbow1969
McCotter has no chance to win considering he's a union toadie. This guy voted for card check. There is no way a candidate who ever voted for stripping workers of their right to a secret ballot is ever going to win the Republican nomination. From what I read he also supports the union pension bailout scam too.

LOL, the guy is a complete scumbag. I didn't know he was runnung for president.
I wonder what that scam is all about?

36 posted on 07/31/2011 11:02:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mnehring

Grow up?

Is somebody now pumping out R. talking points?

McCotter, one of the faster flameouts in history.


37 posted on 07/31/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Waywardson
Dennis Miller has him on fairly often. The last time I heard him, he
did take some calls, and one caller gave him grief over the auto
bailouts at taxpayer expense, and McCotter tried to direct the
attention towards all the jobs at suppliers of the automotive
industry that were saved, rather than the saving of bloated
workforce of under-worked, overpaid UAW members.
38 posted on 07/31/2011 11:04:48 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Lancey Howard

I believe McCotter advanced taxpayer funded bailouts for unions of his State giving me the impression wealth-transfer and indebtedness is not a serious concern for him.

In the grand scheme, it’s appalling the GOP is unwilling to use a fraction of the force employed by the Democrats; the kind of force recently used during the Left’s Obamacare assault on America. Instead, the GOP turns on its own sniping at those pushing for greater accomplishments.


39 posted on 07/31/2011 11:12:37 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

>> This obsession with destroying unions won’t work,

Bogus premise.

The formation and existence of unions is legitimate up to and not including the point where extortion of taxpayer property begins. That’s the threshold separating Liberty from Socialism and Communism.

McCotter plays both sides of the fence. He deserves the criticism he’s earned.


40 posted on 07/31/2011 11:21:31 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Longbow1969

To be honest, the Republican Party hasn’t been conservative at all. Through the power of 20/20 hindsight, it is becoming pretty obvious now that the endgame is in sight that it has been the party of western European Socialism for at least 20 years and probaby much longer. If they’ve had a benevolent goal for all these years, it has been to ease us into a nanny-state socialism, with plenty of chances for corporate leaders to still make money off our labor, but with a comfortable but very well-planned existence for the rest of us who are destined to he human animals living on a farm. They will treat us well enough to make revolution unthinkable and we’ll be fed and cared for as long as we are productive. But farm animals is all we are to them.

They are much smarter than the Dems, who would herd us into communism with no plans other than “it will get better once everyone gets with the program”. Their way ends with such poverty and hopelessness that revolution becomes a strong possiblity, and that’s not good for the business of the crony capitalism, which is the only form of free enterprise the Dems champion.

So, considering the choice, I am happy that the Republicans are the smarter and kinder Marxists (and people farmers).


41 posted on 07/31/2011 11:22:29 AM PDT by Bryanw92
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To: Gene Eric

Fair enough.

IMHO he also deserves some support.

He’s got mine.


42 posted on 07/31/2011 11:23:31 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
This obsession with destroying unions won’t work, We will destroy America long before we destroy unions.

Public unions should be abolished. Period. They should not exist and have done enormous damage to this nation. When thinking about big things to turn this country around, one of the first is to outlaw all public sector unions.

Private sector unions are destroying themselves without any help. The last thing we need to do is help prop them up by denying American workers the right to a secret ballot when it comes to whether they want to join a union. And under absolutely no circumstances should American taxpayers be bailing out irresponsibly managed union pension funds.

Somewhere between the first step of destroying America, and the second step of destroying unions - America’s economy will collapse and we will be replaced utterly, by the People’s Republic of China. Which is ironically - history’s single largest LABOR UNION.

Had labor unions in the manufacturing sector acted more responsibly (and had management treated them more adversarially instead of cozying up to them) we would be competing much more effectively with overseas competition today.

I am not entirely anti-union. There does have to be a balance between labor and management, but American unions have long ago ceased being anything more than a far left lobby group living off the dues of the workers it is supposed to represent.

McCotter’s not a union toady.

Well, I think some of the positions he takes is all the proof one needs. But yeah, I know he's a rep from Michigan and congresscritters aren't perfect in their attempts to represent their districts. Still, come on now, you know he has absolutely no chance to win the nomination. No candidate that ever supported Card Check is going to win the GOP anytime soon. Even George McGovern opposes Card Check!

43 posted on 07/31/2011 11:24:01 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: crosshairs
Yeah, all of these guys just LOVED the Tea Party when they were giving them the majority in the House. Now, not so much.

The Tea Party hasn't changed. They want the spending to stop. I guess these guys in charge didn't think the Tea Party candidates actually meant what they were saying.

44 posted on 07/31/2011 11:26:34 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

In context of the article, what are you supporting? You realize McCotter is disparaging the TEA Party in his statements, don’t you?


45 posted on 07/31/2011 11:26:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Gene Eric

He’s attempting to be a go-between. A hobbit liaison.

I think. Can’t speak for the guy, but that’s what it seems.

He’s a refreshingly blunt speaker. Not given to pc syrup - if he’s saying “grow up”, it’s like you would say to a sibling.

Seriously I think everyone’s a bit too quick to find fault with McCotter. I believe he’s one of the good guys.


46 posted on 07/31/2011 11:30:46 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: mnehring

Okay, Thad, that’s it. You just lost a vote from your home state.


47 posted on 07/31/2011 11:33:51 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Well at least until you calm with the anti-TEA talk.


48 posted on 07/31/2011 11:35:15 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Bryanw92
To be honest, the Republican Party hasn’t been conservative at all.

No, it hasn't. When people howl about how the GOP is full of RINO's now, I wonder what period of history they are hearkening back to when the Republican party was supposedly conservative.

The modern Republican party, at least for the last 75 years or so, has been the go-along, get-along party. It is more conservative than the Democrats, but since WW2 has basically accepted (sometimes grudgingly) the premise that an expanding social welfare state was an ideal goal. The GOP of the 60's and 70's was downright liberal compared to today. Just look at the stuff Richard Nixon was pushing (universal healthcare, EPA, price controls, etc).

If they’ve had a benevolent goal for all these years, it has been to ease us into a nanny-state socialism, with plenty of chances for corporate leaders to still make money off our labor

I think you give them too much credit to be honest. Their primary goal has been getting elected. The left and their media allies had shaped the battlefield so comprehensively for so long that just stopping some of the worst liberal Democratic impulses was the only goal they really had.

With the rise of the new media, the left no longer has a stranglehold on the information the citizenry gets. This, and the ability to communicate and organize with ease, has allowed the Tea Party and movement conservatives to drive the Republican party further and further to the right. If we keep pushing, if sites like FR continue to stay active, if we continue challenging the establishment that is always looking to hold on to theirs gains - if we do those things the Republican party might, for perhaps the first time in its existence, become a genuine conservative party.

49 posted on 07/31/2011 11:39:40 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: sauropod

You should care because his name has lots of consonants in it and we should all exercise our left brain, or is it right brain? And also because he is running somewhere for president of the US. So there.


50 posted on 07/31/2011 11:39:43 AM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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