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Waxman topples Dingell for key panel chair
A/P via Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR

Posted on 11/20/2008 9:12:48 AM PST by mmanager

WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry Waxman — a liberal ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — has wrested the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from veteran Rep. John Dingell when the new Congress convenes in January.

Waxman, a California liberal and avid environmentalist and booster of health care programs, toppled Dingell Thursday on a vote of 137-122 in the Democratic Party caucus, capping a bitter fight within party ranks.

Dingell has been the top Democrat on the panel for 28 years and is an old-school supporter of the auto industry. Waxman has complained that the committee has been too slow to address environmental issues like global warming.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; 111th; bho2008; dingell; energy; houseenergy; michigan; nostrilitis; pelosi; waxman
It just keeps getting worse. I'm in the coal industry and this clown will make sure on O's promise of bankrupting the industry (along with oil).
1 posted on 11/20/2008 9:12:48 AM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager

—didn’t see it on the other threads on this, but Dingell was a reasonably pro-firearms voice-—”Nostrils” Waxman is viciously anti-gun—


2 posted on 11/20/2008 9:15:21 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: mmanager

Nostrildamous Rules!

3 posted on 11/20/2008 9:16:04 AM PST by llevrok (I missed doing drugs in the '60's but won't in my 60's)
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To: mmanager

Nose hairs found all over Capitol.


4 posted on 11/20/2008 9:16:04 AM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Doc Savage

He could park the auto industry in his nose.........geez.


5 posted on 11/20/2008 9:17:07 AM PST by Concho (Bitterly Clinging to Guns and Religion)
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To: rellimpank
Nostrils” Waxman is viciously anti-gun

Get ready for banning of lead ammo, gun ranges classified as toxic waste sites, and a host of other infringements.

6 posted on 11/20/2008 9:17:17 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: mmanager

OY VEY! He’s a Jewish porker!


7 posted on 11/20/2008 9:21:17 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mmanager

WON BY A NOSE


8 posted on 11/20/2008 9:21:44 AM PST by DeaconRed (It was Sunny when Noah started building the ARK . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: mmanager
“It just keeps getting worse”

Yep going from bad to worse. In fact about as bad as you can get. There are not enough adjectives to describe Waxman.

9 posted on 11/20/2008 9:26:25 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Voter#537

“on a vote of 137-122”
Yup! Just barely nosed him out!


10 posted on 11/20/2008 9:37:21 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: mmanager

the good news is that there will be smaller bailouts as the market for environmental products is much smaller than the auto industry.


11 posted on 11/20/2008 9:41:26 AM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: mmanager; All; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Marine_Uncle; BOBTHENAILER; ...

Now things are really getting ugly!


12 posted on 11/20/2008 9:56:41 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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Marketwatch:

Rep. Waxman new head of House Energy and Commerce Committee

**********************************EXCERPT**********************

The 137 to 122 vote by Democratic lawmakers on Thursday marks a significant shift in congressional leadership, and opens the door to stronger environmental standards for the auto industry. Dingell, a staunch supporter of the U.S. auto industry, has successfully blocked tighter regulations for carbon emmission standards. End of Story

13 posted on 11/20/2008 9:58:52 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: mmanager

What an ugly mug. He should wear a bag over his head.


14 posted on 11/20/2008 9:59:31 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ugly is Waxman!


15 posted on 11/20/2008 10:12:42 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Buy what we need before Zer0 is sworn in. He and Pelosi will not have our buying $'s in 2009!)
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To: Candor7

Infighting within the party?


16 posted on 11/20/2008 10:16:29 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Allegra
Of course there is arguing within the Dihms. The ones who don't want to en-flame the GOP voting base are trying to rein in the radicals, only to be pushed out or shouted down.

It bodes an ill wind for 2 years for us, BUT, it means we need to have the RIGHT candidates in place for another revolution.

17 posted on 11/20/2008 10:22:44 AM PST by Pistolshot ("Democrats don't show respect, they just demand respect " - ClearCase_guy)
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To: Pistolshot
It's a shame that things like deliberately exaggerated shock don't come across on the internet. (Sigh...)

My post was meant in jest. :)

18 posted on 11/20/2008 11:28:28 AM PST by Allegra
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To: mmanager

Great choice, but pooh is still pooh.


19 posted on 11/20/2008 12:04:04 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Allegra
This looks like another victory for the Pelosi cadre, which means that instaed of composing a practical National Energy Policy. we will be stuck with strictly "ideologically driven "Green" initiatives.

America will get quickly very tired of these maroons. Like I said to my son," They have controlled the house and Senate for 2 years and what have they accomplished for a national energy policy?"

Bumpkiss. A 9% approval rating?

No reason to expect anything different.

Any policy that does not call for NEW nuclear power plants in every state, drilling offshore and in Alaska, natural gas terminals in Florida and California,as well as their "green" wind power initiatives, will simply be more blivovating. Take away your SUV Allegra. YOU get a camel!

At least it will be able to spit on WAXMAN if he should ever visit. Thats a plus!

20 posted on 11/20/2008 12:19:06 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just what the three auto makers need. A guy that will drive the stake into their ribs.


21 posted on 11/20/2008 4:57:11 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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