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Rick Snyder Criticizes Opponent PeteHoekstra for Citing Attempted Terror Attack In Fundraiser Letter
Mlive.com ^ | December 29, 2009, 7:02AM | Brian McVicar The Grand Rapids Press

Posted on 12/29/2009 4:54:18 PM PST by fight_truth_decay

Candidate Rick Snyder criticizes opponent for governor Pete Hoekstra for citing attempted Detroit terrorist attack in fundraising letter

U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra was blasted Monday for using an attempted terrorism attack to raise money for his campaign for governor.

A fundraising solicitation Hoekstra's campaign e-mailed Monday criticized the response by President Barack Obama administration's to a failed attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 as it neared landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The solicitation showed poor judgment, according to a campaign spokesman for Rick Snyder, an Ann Arbor venture capitalist and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate.

Grand Rapids Press File PhotoRick Snyder"It is extremely disappointing that the congressman would us a potentially tragic incident to raise money for his political campaign," said Snyder spokesman Jake Suski. "In these troubling times, words can't describe how sad it is to see an attempt to politically capitalize on a failed terrorist attack just three days after it happened.

"Unfortunately, Congressman Hoekstra's Washington style of politics isn't the answer to our lack of leadership in Lansing."

The solicitation asks supporters for campaign donations from $25 to $250. In it, Hoekstra, a Holland Republican, says the Obama administration failed to take responsibility for the security lapse and has made national security decisions that should "frighten us all."

"Barack Obama's policies may impress the 'Blame America First' crowd at home and his thousands of fans overseas, but they sure don't do anything to protect our families in Michigan or the rest of America," Hoekstra wrote


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: fundraisingletter; michigan; petehoekstra; ricksnyder
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Complete text of U.S. Rep.[R] Pete Hoekstra's fundraising letter
sent in aftermath of attempted Detroit terrorist attack

Republican vs. Republican

Appropriate?
Not so appropriate?
People are angry.
Will the money roll in?

1 posted on 12/29/2009 4:54:21 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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Complete story:
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/12/candidate_rick_snyder_criticiz.html

2 posted on 12/29/2009 4:57:01 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

C’mon America, hep a botha out.

http://hoekstraforgovernor.com/


3 posted on 12/29/2009 4:57:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Doesn’t look “inappropriate” to me. The congressman was trying to illustrate his national security credentials.

Crowded GOP primary in Michigan. The economy is gonna be the overriding issue in that race.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 4:59:49 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

The primary will come down between Pete vs Cox.

The polls, so far, show Pete to bet the best general election candidate. However, MI still gives Obama higher than national approval ratings. Too many suburban GOP voters are moving out of the Wolverine state to try their chances below the Mason Disxon line.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 5:09:00 PM PST by yongin
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To: fight_truth_decay
This was beyond stupid.
National security has no business being an issue in a gubernatorial race.
I never liked Hoesktra as Governor to begin with. #1, he's also foreign-born (Netherlands).
#2, he's been in Washington and historically Congressmen and Senators make poor Governors.
#3, he's doing a perfectly fine job in Washington, and would make a great CIA Director in a future Republican administration.

6 posted on 12/29/2009 5:11:06 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
That's funny Rick Snyder's criticism's mirror almost exactly thre multiple threads over at DailyKos have been saying for days: Here and here, for example.

Is Michigan ready for a DailyKos Republican?

Who exactly IS Rick Snyder?

7 posted on 12/29/2009 5:25:52 PM PST by montag813
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
National security has no business being an issue in a gubernatorial race.

Well, there were Michigan residents on Flight 253 &, if the attack had been successful, the wreckage would have littered the Michigan landscape & killed who knows how many other people on the ground. So, IMO, it's a valid & relevant issue.

8 posted on 12/29/2009 5:28:59 PM PST by elli1
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To: fight_truth_decay

Typical Democrats screaming “NO FAIR” when they are exposed for being what they are. Chickenshits.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 5:55:50 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: elli1

Meanwhile my idiot congressman Mark Schauer is calling for an investigation of airport security. Apparently he hasn’t figured out that Amsterdam isn’t in Holland Michigan.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 6:25:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: rockinqsranch

“Typical Democrats screaming “NO FAIR” when they are exposed for being what they are.”

Okay, is this guy Snyder some kind of RINO or what?


11 posted on 12/30/2009 3:18:38 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I have an (R) MI gubernatorial candidate in mind- Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 3:20:44 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator

IMO yes.


13 posted on 12/30/2009 3:40:16 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
But they are both Republicans..
14 posted on 12/30/2009 6:46:27 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
#1. How is foreign born relevant to being Governor? The current Comrade Governor, wasn't born here either. Pete is sure as hell a better American than her.

#3. Having a foreign born CIA director wouldn't bother you more than a foreign born State Governor?

15 posted on 12/30/2009 7:47:07 AM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

“But they are both Republicans..”

One is. The other IMO is a Demo incognito known as a RINO.


16 posted on 12/30/2009 9:17:14 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I'm not voting for Hoekstra, but that's his bread and butter. Security issues. That's another reason why I wish he's staying in Congress, despite his banks bailout vote.

"Rick Michigan" as he calls himself, wouldn't get my vote for anything. He's evasive in his answers and stances. He's not pro-life. He's the only candidate right now who loses to the democrats in the polls. Go to RightMichigan and look up Snyder in the search box.

17 posted on 12/30/2009 10:39:06 AM PST by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: elli1
Well, there were Michigan residents on Flight 253

Still a federal matter, not a state one.

18 posted on 12/30/2009 4:39:18 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: ASA Vet

The problem is that Hoesktra is beltway. In my opinion he’ll continue the statist quo rather than shake things up. I prefer to see someone local win Lansing.


19 posted on 12/30/2009 4:41:49 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Rick Snyder, an Ann Arbor venture capitalist and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate
Ann Arbor has those?
20 posted on 12/30/2009 9:20:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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21 posted on 12/31/2009 7:58:38 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And Cox is an arrogant idiot from personal experience. OH Mike how is that Kwami thing going? My vote is on Pete. He is conservative and good.


22 posted on 12/31/2009 8:34:19 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: SunkenCiv; ExTexasRedhead

So let me get this right. This cork sucker is a carpet bagger from Wayne County, moves into the People’s Republic of An Arbor (way liberal) and takes shots a Pete. Well RINO go home to where ever you came from.


23 posted on 12/31/2009 8:40:30 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: 70th Division

I am voting for Pete. He is the best in the race so far, IMO. When does primary voting begin anyways?


24 posted on 12/31/2009 1:13:29 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: SunkenCiv
There's a few of us Republicans down here, even transplants from the north like me. Some of us are actually conservative as well.

Snyder isn't conservative.

25 posted on 12/31/2009 3:11:23 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: 70th Division

He’s from Battle Creek, not Wayne County. Joe Schwarz country.


26 posted on 12/31/2009 3:13:40 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What is “beltway”? In my years of following Pete he has always voted as a strong conservative would (except one time). I know him personally and he is rock solid. He is from my district and a person with solid conservative leanings could turn this state around.
You don’t even know him yet you reject him?
Cox is the beltway Republican not Pete.


27 posted on 01/01/2010 6:04:37 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What is local?
Pete has lived in the Holland area since he came here when he was 2 years old.
Is local from Detroit area?
Do you think being born and then moving to America with parents at age two disqualifies you from being governor?
Your arguments against Pete don’t fly.


28 posted on 01/01/2010 6:09:30 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: westmichman
Congrescritters make horrible Governors.
My remarks stand.
29 posted on 01/01/2010 6:33:16 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO GREEN BAY PACKERS GO!)
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To: westmichman
Mike Cox isn't a beltway guy. Mike wasn't even supposed to be the Attorney General in 2002. That was supposed to go to then Senate Majority Leader and real beltway guy Dan DeGrow. DeGrow had no grass roots support and dropped out of the race. Mike and his grass roots team was on our own and we still won.

If Hoekstra is the nominee, I'll vote for him, although my vote goes to Mike in the primary. On every issue he promised me, he has delivered. Hoekstra isn't bad, but that 2nd bailout vote really soured me.

30 posted on 01/01/2010 7:03:19 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Name some “R” congress critters that have made horrible governors. Thanks.
My comments stand as well.
I like Mike Cox but he will have to win the primary without very many west Michigan Republican votes IMHO.


31 posted on 01/01/2010 7:10:21 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: Darren McCarty

I agree on the bailout issue but on every other vote, he has voted as a solid conservative.
I like Mike and have helped get him elected to AG position.
(I like Darren McCarty too).


32 posted on 01/01/2010 7:14:35 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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