Skip to comments.Itís Time to Dump Upton for Jack Hoogendyk in MI-6
Posted on 07/10/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Its hard to think of a more liberal Republican that occupies a more consequential position in Congress than Fred Upton. Its 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. Its not just the fact that this same man was the Thomas Edison of the incandescent light bulb ban. Its about Republicans shedding an image of hypocrisy.
Upton is charged with oversight over Obamas 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 weve learned anything from the past decade of congressional politics, its 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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This primary is on August 7 and a Jack Hoogendyk victory would add to the ranks of real conservatives in Congress.
Time for Verlander to dump Upton.
Crappy 1st inning for Verlander. Hell, that’s a half season’s runs for him.
I heard him interviewed and he had no comprehension that bulb design/physics are well beyond the scope of Congressional Control.
Good gravyboats! Do the chaps in Whitehall know about this?
She’s dating Zoolander? She’s dead to me, dead!
Oh boy...I can think of two big, round and succulent reasons to vote for Fred Upton...
Voting for Fred won’t get you any closer to motorboating his busty niece.
Not me, per se.