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Aaron Schock, GOP's fresh face, mixes TMZ and House committees [Meghan's love is HuffPo blogger]
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2009-04-04

Posted on 04/04/2009 7:13:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

The Illinois congressman, 27, is getting attention from paparazzi and politicos, and he's prepared to take full advantage of it.

BY JAMES OLIPHANT

Reporting from Washington -- He is the Republican Dream Date, a smooth-speaking, polished product of Illinois, as comfortable with Facebook as a face-to-face. John McCain's daughter gushed over him as the future of the party. He blogs for the liberal webzine Huffington Post, which said he sports the best abs in Congress. TMZ trails him like a pop star.

And he is two decades younger than Barack Obama.

Aaron Schock, 27, hasn't wanted for attention since being elected to the House of Representatives last fall. He has bounced from Stephen Colbert's show to CNN, and his own videos go viral on YouTube.

Much of the interest stems from his unlined face and full head of brown hair. (He recently brushed aside a suggestion from Howard Kurtz on CNN that he take off his jacket and show his physique for TMZ, which had asked Schock to compare his abs to President Obama's.)

Schock offers an alternative to GOP tent poles such as Sens. McCain of Arizona and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 111th; aaronschock; democrats; huffpo; liberal; liberals; loveisintheair; mcbama; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; meghanmccain; rino; rinoette; rinoparty; schock; shallow; valleygirl
HuffPo blogger and Rep. Aaron Schock, RINO-Ill., praised by Meghan McCain, D-Ariz. [What a shock!] [warning: HuffPo link]
1 posted on 04/04/2009 7:13:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: Dick Bachert; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; AvOrdVet; MaggieCarta; indylindy; ...

Meghan McCain is a RINO.

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"I think Obama's cute."
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2 posted on 04/04/2009 7:14:16 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Schock is just over a year older than me. I had high hopes for him until, just like every other GOPer, he failed to stand up to Obama.


3 posted on 04/04/2009 7:14:55 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

From Illinois, fails to stand up to Obama, blogs for HuffPo, and receives approval from Meghan McCain. Sounds like a liberal to me!


4 posted on 04/04/2009 7:15:51 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
She's not only a RINo she's an A$$hole. Maybe this genetics thing actually has some validity?
5 posted on 04/04/2009 7:16:22 PM PDT by TCats
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To: rabscuttle385
My tin-foil hat is tingling.

The LA Times is gushing over a potential leader of the GOP???

6 posted on 04/04/2009 7:16:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
...GOP tent poles such as Sens. McCain of Arizona and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio.

With tent poles like these, no wonder the GOP's "big tent" is crumbling.

7 posted on 04/04/2009 7:17:52 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
The "American Idol-ization" of politics continues...
8 posted on 04/04/2009 7:18:50 PM PDT by liberty75
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To: rabscuttle385

My congressman. I had high hopes for him until he voted for the unconstitutional tax on Bonuses.


9 posted on 04/04/2009 7:21:34 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good grief, they’re trying to destroy them before they are even no longer wet behind the ears.


10 posted on 04/04/2009 7:22:34 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: rabscuttle385

He is a rising star and what is best about the Republican party and what it has to offer.


11 posted on 04/04/2009 7:23:31 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: darkangel82

He seems to have a conservative record. He certainly is no Rhino. I don’t know a lot about him. He is one of Cantor’s young guns and until recently I’d consider that a good thing but Cantor seems to be changing. I’m not sure what he is going to be like on the other end.

http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=33428#


12 posted on 04/04/2009 7:24:03 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: marajade
He is a rising star and what is best about the Republican party and what it has to offer.

And what is that, marajade? More warmed over yet rancid liberalism? Democrat Lite? Socialist Lite?

Schock is a liberal, both McCains are liberal, and frankly, if this is all the GOP has to offer, then the party is completely and utterly screwed.

13 posted on 04/04/2009 7:26:25 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Maelstorm; darkangel82
Schock voted for the unconstitutional AIG bonus tax. The key word is "unconstitutional."
14 posted on 04/04/2009 7:27:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s a conservative.


15 posted on 04/04/2009 7:28:33 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade

#14


16 posted on 04/04/2009 7:28:59 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

No one it seems would please you.


17 posted on 04/04/2009 7:31:35 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Screw him if he voted for it. He has no excuse for his actions.


18 posted on 04/04/2009 7:35:26 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If he is only 27, he has a lot to learn. No experince. Kind of like Zero........


19 posted on 04/04/2009 7:36:18 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Trteamer

He’s got experience. Did you do a search on his bio on google?


20 posted on 04/04/2009 7:37:15 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade; darkangel82
No one it seems would please you.

I'm perfectly happy with Mark Sanford, Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann and others...who usually vote against unconstitutional items.

21 posted on 04/04/2009 7:39:41 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

a lot of republicans voted for that bill


22 posted on 04/04/2009 7:41:20 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade; darkangel82
a lot of republicans voted for that bill

That doesn't make it right, unless you adhere to moral relativism or are willing to disregard the Constitution.

23 posted on 04/04/2009 7:43:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509879,00.html


24 posted on 04/04/2009 7:44:29 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Sounds like they want to shove this wonder boy down our throats like they did McCain.


25 posted on 04/04/2009 7:44:57 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’d like to see him explain this.


26 posted on 04/04/2009 7:45:30 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

along with half of the republican representatives right


27 posted on 04/04/2009 7:46:47 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade

Do you have a crush on Mr. Schock? He certainly can do no wrong in your eyes.


28 posted on 04/04/2009 7:51:43 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: Dionysius

did you or anybody else on this this stupid thread do a search on how US republican house republicans voted on this bill?


29 posted on 04/04/2009 7:52:57 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: rabscuttle385

If they’re for him I’m against him.


30 posted on 04/04/2009 7:55:33 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marajade; darkangel82; 50mm
along with half of the republican representatives right

And what if the Congress all of a sudden decided to pass legislation taxing all of your income at 90 percent and confiscating 90 percent of the contents of your bank accounts, just because you took the standard deduction or personal exemption on your 2008 tax return?

What Congress did to AIG and TARP recipients was illegally impose an ex post facto law that retroactively changed the legal status of a particular private action, namely the payment of previously agreed upon bonuses to various employees of private corporations that had later accepted "bailout" money (the provision of which was itself unconstitutional) from the Federal Government.

Ex post facto laws and bills of attainder are explicitly forbidden by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Section 9.

Any and all Representatives who swore oaths to defend and support the Constitution and to "well and faithfully discharge" the duties of their offices — regardless of party affiliation — and yet still voted to affirm the aforementioned ex post facto ought to resign, as they are unfit to serve as Federal elected officials.

Of course, in the age where it's okay to violate and run ramshod over the Constitution, according to both parties, then hey, if Congress can pass ex post facto laws without the executive branch, the judicial branch, or the electorate themselves checking the power of Congress, then Congress can also summarily restrict or disparage the individual citizen any of his or her rights as defined in the first Ten Amendments.

But hey, most of the Republicans voted for it, as you say, so it must be okay. Behold, the wonders of democracy, mob rule, and moral relativism! And you dare to call yourself a conservative... /sarc

31 posted on 04/04/2009 7:57:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: marajade; Dionysius; darkangel82; 50mm; All
http://clerk.house.gov/cgi-bin/vote.asp?year=2009&rollnumber=143
32 posted on 04/04/2009 7:58:50 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

then i guess its up to you to run 3rd party candidates who are more conservative than republicans good luck

you are singling out this one representative when it seems half, including the republican leadership, voted for it

misleading at its best


33 posted on 04/04/2009 8:02:21 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Well, maybe McNutts will wake up one day with the sad reality that he will have spawned a generation of leftist moonbats for a legacy to the mighty McQueeg dynasty.
Reap what you sew!
34 posted on 04/04/2009 8:03:59 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K
Well, maybe McNutts will wake up one day with the sad reality that he will have spawned a generation of leftist moonbats for a legacy to the mighty McQueeg dynasty.

You were saying?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2222565/posts

35 posted on 04/04/2009 8:07:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: marajade; darkangel82; 50mm; DirtyHarryY2K
then i guess its up to you to run 3rd party candidates who are more conservative than republicans good luck

You forget that quite a few folks here are conservatives first and Republicans second, when they're not too scared to deviate from the party line and stop voting for the LOTE.

you are singling out this one representative when it seems half, including the republican leadership, voted for it

Well, that says a whole lot about the RINO Party, now doesn't it?

36 posted on 04/04/2009 8:09:08 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

so half of the republicans in the us house of reps are now rinos? I just want you on record


37 posted on 04/04/2009 8:10:17 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
so half of the republicans in the us house of reps are now rinos?

I never said they were RINOs. However, they were stupid enough to vote for a unconstitutional Democrat-sponsored bill.

38 posted on 04/04/2009 8:11:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

it seems there is a lot of stupid to go around


39 posted on 04/04/2009 8:12:59 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
it seems there is a lot of stupid to go around

Stupid is as stupid does.

40 posted on 04/04/2009 8:13:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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this Shock dude sounds like an ass-clown. We need more guys like Thad McCotter. Check out his appearances on Red Eye.


41 posted on 04/04/2009 8:24:02 PM PDT by isom35
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To: rabscuttle385

Good to see the truly important issues - like a politicians abs - are finally coming to the forefront. So much better than taking about all those stuffy fiscal, international, and governance issues.


42 posted on 04/04/2009 8:25:22 PM PDT by eclecticEel (I already have a Messiah, I don't need another one.)
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To: rabscuttle385

43 posted on 04/04/2009 8:40:49 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you were arrested & charged with defending the Constitution, could a conviction be obtained?)
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To: isom35

McCotter is great! Schock seems like a girly man.


44 posted on 04/04/2009 9:03:09 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Trteamer; rabscuttle385

If he is only 27, he has a lot to learn. No experience. Kind of like Zero........

'Zactly like Zero.

Sure, he's doubtless a smarmy, liberal RINO but, I'm fairly sure there must be a rule about Schock threads...

45 posted on 04/05/2009 5:11:25 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Thank you for the link.

I was a little stunned to see that my "adopted" (R) rep from Michigan voted "yea". Think I'll just print this roll call off and send it in lieu of a monatary contribution...

46 posted on 04/05/2009 5:22:48 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: MaggieCarta

27 years old is not old enough to have the life experiences to make informed descisions. I prefer someone who has been around the block a lot longer to be a leader.


47 posted on 04/05/2009 6:01:22 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Trteamer
27 years old is not old enough to have the life experiences to make informed descisions. I prefer someone who has been around the block a lot longer to be a leader.

No argument here.

I think Winston Churchill once said, "If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain." I am not at all sure what sort of "conservative" Schock (I had a hard time not putting an "L" in there somewhere) is, or thinks he is...

48 posted on 04/05/2009 6:23:34 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Trteamer

You might remember that story from a number of years ago about the 19 year old candidate that ran against the President of his school board as a write in candidate and beat her by a landslide. This is the same guy...didn’t realize that until I looked him up. He has quite a few other interesting things in his bio as well.

The vote on the AIG bill is a mark against him, but other than that he seems to be a fairly solid conservative. He is definitely a shift to the right from his predecessor, Ray LaHood (who is now in Obama’s cabinet).


49 posted on 04/17/2010 9:54:09 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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