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John Dingell (D-MI), longest-serving lawmaker in Congress, will seek re-election (at 84!!)
The Hill ^ | 2-20-10 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 02/20/2010 11:52:32 AM PST by Justaham

The longest-serving member of Congress said Saturday he seeks to stay in Congress.

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) said he intends to seek reelection this fall, when he'll be 84 years old.

Dingell made the announcement on Saturday during an appearance before University of Michigan Democrats in Ann Arbor, reported the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; dingell; mi2010

1 posted on 02/20/2010 11:52:33 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

He should be required to pass a mental acuity and physical ability test!

If there is a minimum age limit (35) for POTUS - then there should be a maximum age limit for Congress.

It would be the fair and right thing to do;)


2 posted on 02/20/2010 11:55:12 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Justaham

I guess he’s too old to learn how to cook fries or flip burgers. People with college degrees have snatched up all the Walmart greeter jobs.


3 posted on 02/20/2010 11:56:07 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: Justaham

Well now gee! Why not?

Just look at what he has done for Michigan over his entire congressional career. More hard proof of the inane stupidity among regular Michigan voters.

Like so many others in Congress, the only goal for Dingle-Berry is to die on “active duty”. We have an ongoing contest among Congress Critters to see who can live the longest and be the biggest pimple on the ass of progress while accomplishing absolutely nothing.


4 posted on 02/20/2010 11:56:48 AM PST by Bean Counter (I keeps mah feathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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To: Justaham

.

Term

Limits.

NOW!


5 posted on 02/20/2010 11:57:05 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: Justaham

” For every thing there is a season” Tis the time for Dingle to go to pasture .


6 posted on 02/20/2010 11:59:10 AM PST by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Justaham

Rep. John Dingell being sworn in by Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn in 1955.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 12:00:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

THIS is bad news for Barry! The Muslims of Dearborn will run an Independent Candidate, split the Democrats and get a Republican elected.


8 posted on 02/20/2010 12:03:29 PM PST by rovenstinez (All)
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To: sodpoodle

>>He should be required to pass a mental acuity and physical ability test!<<

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The test should be a general requirement for EVERY politician.


9 posted on 02/20/2010 12:03:44 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: Justaham

The only good news is that it is for a 2 year term and not 6 years like in the Senate.


11 posted on 02/20/2010 12:04:55 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Hot Tabasco

Great point!


12 posted on 02/20/2010 12:06:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: Justaham

We can only hope and pray the coming November Tsunami will be strong enough to sweep him away too.


13 posted on 02/20/2010 12:15:05 PM PST by re_tail20
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To: Parley Baer
Lautenberg of NJ is 86 and has stomach cancer. But he intends to hold on to his seat, and will probably run for another term in 2014 if he's still breathing. If ever a Senator needed to retire or be replaced it's that old ultra-liberal dirtbag. One good thing will come from his cancer, Reid will only have 58 votes while Lautenberg is being treated for his cancer and not in the Senate to vote.

Although, after my son was stricken with cancer 2 years ago I don't wish that awful disease on anyone, not even a far-left Democrat Senator.

14 posted on 02/20/2010 12:27:04 PM PST by epow (When I married Miss Right I didn't know that "Always" was her first name.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You’re thinking of Conyers.


15 posted on 02/20/2010 12:36:28 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: Justaham
Time for Oscar the Cat to pay a visit to this worthless MF*er.
16 posted on 02/20/2010 12:41:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FrdmLvr
You’re thinking of Conyers.

You're absolutely right! It's weird, I do that all the time........I read Dingell but my mind sees Conyers.

Well anyway, my comment about Conyers still stands .....LOL!

17 posted on 02/20/2010 12:57:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Politics has gotten everyone here too puckered up.........)
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To: Hot Tabasco

They’re all the same! LOL


18 posted on 02/20/2010 12:59:25 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Great point!

I got the wrong guy.......I was thinking of Conyers......LOL!

19 posted on 02/20/2010 1:00:56 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Politics has gotten everyone here too puckered up.........)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Wasn’t this guy’s wife up to something too?


20 posted on 02/20/2010 1:02:10 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: Justaham

Dingell wants to hang on until redistricting in 2011 so he can pass on his seat to his wife or his son.


21 posted on 02/20/2010 1:03:06 PM PST by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: sodpoodle

They tried to pass some kind of rule like that in the Senate once but Grand Wizard Byrd slobbered and drooled all over it so much that the bill couldn’t be read and voted on.


22 posted on 02/20/2010 1:06:20 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Justaham
I will give Dingell his due on one point. He knows “global warming” is complete bovine excrement!
23 posted on 02/20/2010 1:12:05 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Justaham
Hey, Lautenberg is already in his 80's and has stomach cancer and yesterday they reported that he has said that he intends to run for another (6!) year term in the Senate.

My husband is fond of telling me that it is much more likely for a politician to die in office than to be voted out. Let's hope 2010 is an exception.

24 posted on 02/20/2010 1:17:17 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

Another “shovel ready” dem.


25 posted on 02/20/2010 1:28:31 PM PST by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Wasn’t this guy’s wife up to something too?

I don't think so.......I believe Dingell is nothing more than a lifetime hard core liberal from downriver Detroit but not the type of liberal as Conyers and the current party is......

I look at Dingell as the congressional counterpart of Joe Lieberman. Don't forget, Dingell was recently ousted from some committee because he didn't toe the line on global warming and he did so to help protect the Detroit auto industry.........

So he does have some redeeming factors.........

26 posted on 02/20/2010 2:03:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Politics has gotten everyone here too puckered up.........)
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To: Eleven Bravo 6 319thID

I think you better do your homework over!! Robert Byrd is 92 and the OLDEST AND LONGEST SERVING MEMBER OF CONGRESS!!That decrepid old bassard has been there since 1952!!! And uninterrupted for 50 years in the senate!!


27 posted on 02/20/2010 2:07:17 PM PST by langoley
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To: Justaham

Liberal democrats don’t know how to quit...(unless the polls say they will lose) They don’t have any blood in their body’s, just politics. Its what keeps them alive..


28 posted on 02/20/2010 3:40:38 PM PST by goat granny
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