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Waxman attacks Dingell: Now it gets interesting for Democrats
Kansas City Star ^ | 11/6/2008 | Yael T. Abouhalkah

Posted on 11/06/2008 8:20:06 AM PST by markomalley

California's Henry Waxman unleashed a surprise attack Wednesday against fellow Democrat John Dingell of Michigan.

Each wants to lead the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee; Dingell is now chairman.

The panel will be extremely important in 2009, when President Barack Obama unveils his plans to dramatically alter America's energy strategy.

Obama correctly wants to push renewables, something dear to Waxman's heart.

Dingell, on the other hand, has been a longtime supporter of the Big 3 auto companies. He succeeded for years in fending off congressional attempts to require higher fuel efficiency from U.S. vehicles.

In Waxman's attack against Dingell, he said in part: "The issues we will confront are immensely difficult. We will need the very best leadership in Congress and our committees to succeed.

"Enacting comprehensive energy, climate, and health care reform will not be easy. But my record shows that I have the skill and ability to build consensus and deliver legislation that improves the lives of all Americans."

Jodi Seth, a Dingell spokeswoman, responded:

"Tearing a leadership apart is something the Republicans should be doing after their big loss. It shouldn't be the first order of business for the Democrats after a historic election."


(Excerpt) Read more at voices.kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: dingell; nostrilitis; obama; obamatransitionfile; pelosi; waxman
This is going to be fun...
1 posted on 11/06/2008 8:20:07 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’ll take the Dingell berry for $10..........


2 posted on 11/06/2008 8:21:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: markomalley

This is going to be fun. All eyes are on the Democrats. Let us see how long it is before this falls apart.


3 posted on 11/06/2008 8:22:26 AM PST by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: markomalley

They should work it out with a duel. Shotguns at 15 feet.


4 posted on 11/06/2008 8:22:31 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Red Badger

Your on. When it comes to democrats having a cat fight always bet on the crazier one. And Waxman jumped off the sanity train a long, long time ago.


5 posted on 11/06/2008 8:23:11 AM PST by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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To: markomalley
This is going to be fun...

Only if you think that hitting your big toe with a hammer is "fun".

We called in the painters, and they've started tearing down walls and remodeling!

6 posted on 11/06/2008 8:23:41 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: markomalley

Unions versus environmentalists, news at 10.


7 posted on 11/06/2008 8:24:56 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Pan_Yan

Pelosi will have to put down this insurrection and fast. Dingell will retain his chair. Waxman is not gonna take it away..........


8 posted on 11/06/2008 8:26:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: Piquaboy

Hand grenades would be better...........


9 posted on 11/06/2008 8:27:37 AM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's heart is blacker than the devil's riding boots...............)
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To: markomalley

We don’t need Californians setting energy policy.

What an unmitigated disaster that would be for the country.

Barak is already pretty stupid for saying we shouldn’t build coal plants. I take the idiot at his word, but I know that is subject to change depending on who is writing the check.


10 posted on 11/06/2008 8:30:13 AM PST by steveyp
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

the gays and blacks are still fighting each other.

coming soon: kids who like their iphones vs the commies who want them to dig ditches for the common good.


11 posted on 11/06/2008 8:30:35 AM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Red Badger

Given her last two years of utter incompetence I wonder if she is going to have to make some serious concessions with the boys to keep her precious gavel.

Any of you photoshop geeks out there want to make a Pelosi/ Gollum precious gavel picture for us?


12 posted on 11/06/2008 8:31:23 AM PST by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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To: markomalley

Note to self: buy popcorn futures.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 8:32:14 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Red Badger

I don’t think she will. Pelosi sides with Waxman and has gone up against Dingell before.

This isn’t about Dingell v. Waxman as it is Everbody Else v. Michigan. Michigan has demonstrated it’s happy to eat crap sandwiches with an extra helping for dessert.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 8:32:37 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: markomalley
Let the ugly dogs attack one another that is what happens when you put rabid dogs in a cage together..
15 posted on 11/06/2008 8:33:10 AM PST by PLD
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To: Piquaboy
"Shotguns at 15 feet"

I believe that Dingell actually owns guns and supports the 2nd Amendment.

16 posted on 11/06/2008 8:33:11 AM PST by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (RINOs? PUMA))
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To: markomalley

There is nothing quite so delicious as vicious bifactionalism. Heads will roll. In politics, it is akin to civil wars.

I saw this on Beacon Hill in Boston years ago. It was quite a hoot as the governor’s office(Dukakis) was at endless war with the legislature(more than 70% Democrats).

Hah!


17 posted on 11/06/2008 8:33:52 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: markomalley

Waxman need not go out in a downpour. He’d drown.


18 posted on 11/06/2008 8:36:44 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: markomalley

19 posted on 11/06/2008 8:37:35 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Obama, you are NOT my President!)
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To: markomalley
America's buzzards* ... have come home to roost**

Not much of an economy to feast on.

* Democrats ** in the Capitol

20 posted on 11/06/2008 8:37:36 AM PST by syriacus (There would not be so many undecided voters, if Obama's plans were less confusing.)
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To: ari-freedom

When will the trial lawyers clash with Wall Street bankers?


21 posted on 11/06/2008 8:37:42 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: reagan_fanatic

LOL!


22 posted on 11/06/2008 8:38:09 AM PST by syriacus (There would not be so many undecided voters, if Obama's plans were less confusing.)
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To: markomalley

Waxman will win by a nose!


23 posted on 11/06/2008 8:38:40 AM PST by AU72
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To: Kieri

Dingell has a “rapport” with the automakers and the UAW that Waxman cannot match. He’s not a crazy environmental whack job like Waxman. At least Dingell knows that if the Big 3 and UAW goes down, his job is toast. Waxman hasn’t got that problem. He wants to intimidate them into making green crap nobody will buy................


24 posted on 11/06/2008 8:39:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: markomalley

What about Dingell/Norwood?


25 posted on 11/06/2008 8:39:32 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: markomalley
Dingell, on the other hand, has been a longtime supporter of the Big 3 auto companies. He succeeded for years in fending off congressional attempts to require higher fuel efficiency from U.S. vehicles.

The wheels on the bus go bump, bump. bump.

26 posted on 11/06/2008 8:44:42 AM PST by bmwcyle (Primary support for McCain and Huck showed complete stupidity)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

lol.. good one


27 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:23 AM PST by nhwingut (,)
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To: Piquaboy

After Obama’s new gun laws take effect, they won’t be able too.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 8:46:08 AM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Pan_Yan
And Waxman jumped off the sanity train a long, long time ago.

How that piece of Kalifornia crap ever even once served on LA Council is beyond me. He was a stone empty head and tried to look important. His elevator does not go to the top floor.

29 posted on 11/06/2008 8:49:18 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: markomalley
The Rats first componet of an energy bill will be to tax gas an extra $1.00 a gallon to promote "alternatives".....

Mike

30 posted on 11/06/2008 8:50:55 AM PST by MichaelP (Lets take a deep breath......and SCREAM!!!)
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To: markomalley
Henry Waxman is too busy to be on a committee. Two of his constituents have been waiting two years for a reply to this letter (and a dozen similar ones):
The Honorable Henry A. Waxman
United States House of Representatives
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


Dear Congressman Waxman,

Please excuse us for writing to you at this late date, almost 4 years since the events we will describe. Through the years we have tried many other ways to seek remedy, but all avenues proved fruitless. We beg the assistance of your office, as United States citizens and residents of the 30th congressional district.

Our only child, Gregory, was on a business trip to Moscow in October of 2002. While on this trip he took a break from work and relaxed as a spectator at the popular Russian musical, ‘Nord-Ost’, in a theater on Dubrovka Street in Moscow. On the night he was in attendance, Chechen rebels seized him and over 800 other hostages, and held them in a standoff that lasted almost 3 days. To end the hostage crisis, the Russian authorities availed themselves to a secret gas based on Fentanyl... (SNIP)
No call or letter from an aide or even an intern. Henry is simply too busy attending to the needs of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Pacific Palisades, West Hills, Canoga Park, Bel-Air, Century City, Westwood, Brentwood, Topanga, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Beverlywood and West Los Angeles.
31 posted on 11/06/2008 8:57:18 AM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: markomalley

Dingell is pro-gun too.


32 posted on 11/06/2008 8:58:13 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama is not your hip black friend)
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To: markomalley

Wait, a waxman wants to have a pi**in’ contest with a “dingell”?....... LMAO


33 posted on 11/06/2008 8:59:04 AM PST by tiredoflaundry
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To: markomalley

The senate is going to throw Mr. KKK himself under the bus.

Or push him down the stairs, Chicago style.


34 posted on 11/06/2008 9:01:04 AM PST by Carley (Vote McCain/Palin.....Change babies can live with.)
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To: markomalley

How long do you think it’ll be before the “civil war” breaks out in the Dem Party. Which minority group do you think will win? Since Obama is black, will the Black Caucus rule? Do you think Nancy will be sent back to the kitchen?

I’m going to enjoy this. It’s already begun.


35 posted on 11/06/2008 9:02:05 AM PST by Yankereb
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To: markomalley

I just heard Dingell trash Waxman on WJR Radio in Detroit in the top of the hour news segment.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 9:10:44 AM PST by Flight of the Phoenix
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

Popcorn! Getcher popcorn!!!

37 posted on 11/06/2008 9:13:23 AM PST by grellis
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To: Kieri
...and the thing is, MI dems are about to be thrown under the bus (YET AGAIN!!!) along with the rest of us in the state. Either they are too stupid to realize it or too lazy to care. Crap sandwiches all around! Let them eat fecal de fois gras!
38 posted on 11/06/2008 9:19:06 AM PST by grellis
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To: markomalley

It is all rhetoric. When it comes down to where the rubber meets the road, it is the environmental groups who protest, appeal and sue to prevent alternative energy alternatives. In my county, they have stopped geothermal, are currently protesting a cogeneration plant, and are pushing to rip out 4-5 hydroelectric dams on the Klamath. On the east coast, they are protesting wind farms and you know they absolutely hate nuclear energy.

We have tons of biomass we need to clean out of the Forests for forest health, fuel reduction and species diversity needs, yet no Democrat will lift a finger to support cellulosic alcohol technology, cogeneration plants at mills, or wood chip gassifier heating systems.

Here are Obama’s recent promises: http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2008/2008-11-05-091.asp


39 posted on 11/06/2008 9:19:42 AM PST by marsh2
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To: Kieri
This isn’t about Dingell v. Waxman as it is Everbody Else v. Michigan.

funny, considering that as dems now control everything, they can look forward to michigan being the model for where the rest of the country is heading.
40 posted on 11/06/2008 9:23:06 AM PST by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
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To: markomalley
"Tearing a leadership apart is something the Republicans should be doing after their big loss. It shouldn't be the first order of business for the Democrats after a historic election."

Oh, quit with the crocodile tears... Everybody knows that whenever there's a Commie takeover, the first order of business is the purges...

41 posted on 11/06/2008 10:12:27 AM PST by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: Osage Orange; Piquaboy

...in a clothes closet.


42 posted on 11/06/2008 12:47:06 PM PST by magslinger (If you take my gun from me, mind the barrel. It will be hot.)
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To: magslinger

That would work..........


43 posted on 11/06/2008 12:48:05 PM PST by Osage Orange (Victims that fight back live longer.....................)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Jodi Seth, a Dingell spokeswoman, responded: "Tearing a leadership apart is something the Republicans should be doing after their big loss. It shouldn't be the first order of business for the Democrats after a historic election."
The election shouldn't have gone Obama's way. What's "shouldn't" got to do with anything?
44 posted on 11/10/2008 2:23:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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45 posted on 11/10/2008 2:26:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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