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Report: Secret Vote to Dump Dingell (MI)
WXYZ/Channel 7 ^ | 11/19/08 | WXYZ

Posted on 11/19/2008 11:43:38 AM PST by Kieri

WXYZ) ABC News is reporting that House Democratic leaders have voted to strip Michigan Representative John Dingell of his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce committee.

The entire House Democratic caucus will have to vote on this tomorrow morning.

The secret ballot vote of the House steering committee was 25 to 22.

Dingell is the longest serving Democratic member of the House.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; banglist; democrats; dingell; energy; greens; house; pelosi; waxman
Democrats have held power in Michigan for far too long, the state has over 9% unemployment rate, and they expect DEMOCRATS to save them???
1 posted on 11/19/2008 11:43:39 AM PST by Kieri
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To: Kieri

So what did the Dingell-berry do to pi$$ them off?


2 posted on 11/19/2008 11:45:40 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Kieri

I guess green energy and the auto companies don’t mix. Someone suspects Dingell of having a conflict of interest, methinks. Of course, the entire dem party is a conflict of interest.....


3 posted on 11/19/2008 11:45:55 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Kieri

but isn’t the new guy a Dem too?


4 posted on 11/19/2008 11:46:35 AM PST by HappyinAZ
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To: Kieri

and they expect DEMOCRATS to save them???

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over & over; expecting different results.


5 posted on 11/19/2008 11:46:48 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.)
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To: Kieri

So now we get the demagogue Waxman. No offshore drilling, no new coal plants. Gas back to $3.00 by spring, $5.00 by July. Electric brownouts by 2010, rationing by 2011.


6 posted on 11/19/2008 11:46:59 AM PST by henkster (It's time for a conservative "long march through the institutions.")
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To: Kieri

But what about Dingell-Norwood?


7 posted on 11/19/2008 11:51:08 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: henkster

I thought Dingell was loved by all


8 posted on 11/19/2008 11:51:49 AM PST by queenkathy (Pray 4 Josh... www.carepages.com ( joshuaourwarrior) brain injury from allergy shot)
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To: WayneS

He’s from Michigan. That seems to be the main qualification these days.

Dingell represents Ford’s district (Dearborn). He’s also pro-gun rights, believe it or not. Waxman hates the auto industry and that’s why he went after Dingell.

Michigan is on the decline in so many ways. Maybe with Obamanation in power the decline will happen faster so we can hit bottom faster and *hopefully* recover by voting the libs and dems OUT here.


9 posted on 11/19/2008 11:52:12 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Kieri
The secret ballot vote of the House

SECRET ballot?

What? I thought a check on a card next to your name was all that was needed now?

10 posted on 11/19/2008 11:57:46 AM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: WayneS; calcowgirl

“So what did the Dingell-berry do to pi$$ them off?”

No carbon trading. Waxman is big on carbon credit trading.


11 posted on 11/19/2008 11:59:09 AM PST by Shermy ("And so, of course, we've got a deficit, but I know we can grow out of the deficit" Bush II -2004)
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To: Kieri

Dingell is reasonably pro-gun, though I believe he voted for the first AWB.

Waxman OTOH, is a fanatic anti-gunner. He’ll try to outlaw any bullet with any lead content via regulation. Whether he succeeds or not isn’t the issue right now - but Dingell would never do this. We’re going to have to waste time, money & effor to defeat him on this.


12 posted on 11/19/2008 11:59:39 AM PST by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: Kieri
John Dingell Jr. and his father, John Dingell Sr., have served in the MI Congressional delegation uninterruptedly for the past 75 years.

Junior is 83 days away from breaking the all-time record for the longest service in the House.

13 posted on 11/19/2008 12:01:45 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: WayneS
So what did the Dingell-berry do to pi$$ them off?

Several months ago Dingell said he would like to see a $.50 per gallon of gas increase in taxes in order to stir people into driving less.......and this was at the time when gas prices were at their highest.

I don't know if that had anything to do with it........

14 posted on 11/19/2008 12:02:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson)
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To: Ancesthntr
"Dingell is reasonably pro-gun, though I believe he voted for the first AWB."

He was on the board of the NRA once and gets consistent NRA A+ ratings.
15 posted on 11/19/2008 12:06:45 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden (I)
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To: Kieri

Darth Waxman Rises.


16 posted on 11/19/2008 12:13:10 PM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101

With Waxman, you can kiss 2 of the Big 3 goodbye. Chrysler will go first, then GM. Ford might make it.


17 posted on 11/19/2008 12:25:07 PM PST by BurbankKarl (a)
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To: Kieri

Dingell just wasn’t quite leftist enough.


18 posted on 11/19/2008 12:36:45 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Kieri

Why is this keyworded with Banglist?


19 posted on 11/19/2008 12:48:45 PM PST by BorisTheBulletDodger (-Boris the Banglist Nazi)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Al Gore will not be happy.


20 posted on 11/19/2008 12:49:51 PM PST by TankerKC (I'm waiting for my government ration of hope.)
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To: BorisTheBulletDodger
Reading the thread will explain that
21 posted on 11/19/2008 12:50:23 PM PST by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Kieri

bttt


22 posted on 11/19/2008 1:04:44 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: BorisTheBulletDodger

Believe it or not Dingell actually supports gun rights.


23 posted on 11/19/2008 1:07:43 PM PST by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: Hot Tabasco
[Several months ago Dingell said he would like to see a $.50 per gallon of gas increase in taxes in order to stir people into driving less.......and this was at the time when gas prices were at their highest.

I don't know if that had anything to do with it........
]


The more likely reason is that he has fought higher CAFE standards for years due to the effect on auto jobs. This is the first step towards forcing the auto industry to build only 1.2 liter Yugo Hybrids that run on electricity.

The second step is to wait for Obama’s inaugural and then come up with a larger bailout plan that includes forcing the re-tooling of all plants to build the type of car that the environmentalists want.

The third step is to put a tax on all cars that are not ‘environmentally friendly’, as defined by Washington. The tax will fall disproportionally on the Toyota, Honda, et al, plants in the South that are not unionized.

The left will not miss the opportunity to use the auto industry as their guinea pig.

24 posted on 11/19/2008 1:16:36 PM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: HOYA97; BorisTheBulletDodger

Not only does Dingell support gun rights...
I recall hearing him doing a “purple-faced rage” speech about some
Fed law enforcement group (BATF?) and yelling at the top of his lungs
that they were Jack-booted Thugs.
I think this was a bit after Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidian event.

(I do note there’s no mention of the jack-boots in Wikipedia article:
never speak ill of fellow Democrats/Liberals/Socialists/Communists, I guess)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dingell

An avid sportsman and hunter, he strongly opposes gun control,
and is a former board member of the National Rifle Association.
For many years, Dingell has received an A+ rating from the NRA.


25 posted on 11/19/2008 1:27:40 PM PST by VOA
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To: Kieri

Bad week for the atate of Michigan.


26 posted on 11/19/2008 1:29:07 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Kieri

27 posted on 11/19/2008 1:32:08 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Kieri

Once again the democrat party took one out of the plantation house and put him back in the field.


28 posted on 11/19/2008 1:41:40 PM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

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29 posted on 11/19/2008 2:56:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Kieri

Secret ballot?

I though the left was against that (unions anyway).


30 posted on 11/19/2008 3:07:44 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Sarah Palin - High ideals on high heels)
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To: Kieri

Rated A+ by the NRA.


31 posted on 11/19/2008 3:13:50 PM PST by Crawdad (Barack Obama hates black people.)
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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.

Based on this, the B3 would have to be absolutely insane to continue seeking govt bailout...if there were strings before, they were nothing compared to what Congress will come up with now. If the B3 go along with it, just for a little jingle in the pocket, they deserve to fail.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of Dingell's, but he's at least got a notion of what the econazis are doing to the auto industry.

32 posted on 11/19/2008 4:54:48 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

As, hmm, I think it was Tip O’Neil said, “all politics is local”.


33 posted on 11/19/2008 5:29:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: montag813

ewwww


34 posted on 11/19/2008 5:31:02 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: VOA
Not only does Dingell support gun rights... I recall hearing him doing a “purple-faced rage” speech about some Fed law enforcement group (BATF?) and yelling at the top of his lungs that they were Jack-booted Thugs. I think this was a bit after Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidian event.

Yeah, a DEM SAID it FIRST, a Repub, W's dad, repeated it, and the left-wing media assigned the ORIGINAL quote to W's dad, NEVER mentioning the dem who said it FIRST (like Rush calling Obama the "magic Negro", somethoing that was ORIGINALLY quoted by Al Sharpton, I believe).

As far as Henry "Nostrilitus" Waxman (the UGLIEST creature in congress) goes, it sounds as if the deck is being stacked in congress AND Hussein's admin for a BIG push for more Draconian gun control than we've EVER seen before, including 1968.

BUY GUNS, AMMUNITION, AND MAGAZINES NOW, WHILE YOU STILL CAN.

Keep your powder dry.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

35 posted on 11/19/2008 7:32:10 PM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: WayneS

Dingell had a brain attack (stroke) awhile back and is not all there. On local tv here, he makes Byrd look like a genius. The best thing he’s got going for him these day’s is an attractive wife.


36 posted on 11/19/2008 9:24:54 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: WayneS
So what did the Dingell-berry do to pi$$ them off?

Ummmmm He sits on the NRA Board of Directors? One of the most pro gun Dems in history. Think it's a move to prevent stalling any antigun legislation? You betcha!

37 posted on 11/20/2008 3:34:52 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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