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Itís Time to Dump Upton for Jack Hoogendyk in MI-6
Red State ^ | May 15, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 07/10/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

It’s hard to think of a more liberal Republican that occupies a more consequential position in Congress than Fred Upton. It’s not just the fact that the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the most powerful House panels, is a big supporter of green energy. It’s not just the fact that this same man was the Thomas Edison of the incandescent light bulb ban. It’s about Republicans shedding an image of hypocrisy.

Upton is charged with oversight over Obama’s Solyndra-like loan guarantees, yet he pushed for the same type of loan for United Solar Ovonics, whose parent company recently filed for bankruptcy. If we’ve learned anything from the past decade of congressional politics, it’s that we need a clean break from the Republican party of the past – the party that supported practically everything that we now hold against Obama and the Democrats.

Whether it was green energy venture-socialism, bailouts, stimulus, campaign finance reform, handouts to labor, expansion of government-run healthcare, price and wage controls, tax increases, funding for abortions, funding for the UN, or bloated spending bills, Upton was a leading voice for big-government and a centrally planned economy. In fact, the only time he became a penny pincher was when it came to missile defense. Is this the man we need running the most important domestic policy committee?

Fortunately, we are no longer stuck with a liberal in such a position of leadership. Once again, staunch conservative former state rep. Jack Hoogendyk has stepped up to the plate for the daunting task of challenging a 26-year veteran chairman. In 2010, he came out of nowhere to garner 43% of the vote against Upton, even though he was outspent 20-1.

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TOPICS: Michigan; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: fredupton; jackhoogendyk; michigan

1 posted on 07/10/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: cripplecreek; grellis; Quantum; Darren McCarty; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ...

This primary is on August 7 and a Jack Hoogendyk victory would add to the ranks of real conservatives in Congress.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Vote for the candidate with the funny name in the 6th district.

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3 posted on 07/10/2012 5:37:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Time for Verlander to dump Upton.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: equaviator

Crappy 1st inning for Verlander. Hell, that’s a half season’s runs for him.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 5:46:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

He knows...


6 posted on 07/10/2012 5:49:42 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Mr. You-need-mercury-in-you-lamps.

I heard him interviewed and he had no comprehension that bulb design/physics are well beyond the scope of Congressional Control.

7 posted on 07/10/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clintonfatigued
It’s Time to Dump Upton for Jack Hoogendyk in MI-6

Good gravyboats! Do the chaps in Whitehall know about this?

8 posted on 07/10/2012 7:48:28 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("... until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword.")
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Turn-Out-Light-Bulb-Fred-Upton/226823067415352


9 posted on 07/11/2012 11:47:59 AM PDT by Amish (A Michigan Voter)
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To: equaviator; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican

She’s dating Zoolander? She’s dead to me, dead!


10 posted on 07/11/2012 3:30:00 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; equaviator; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; AuH2ORepublican

Oh boy...I can think of two big, round and succulent reasons to vote for Fred Upton...


11 posted on 07/11/2012 6:52:38 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Voting for Fred won’t get you any closer to motorboating his busty niece.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Not me, per se.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 7:10:00 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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