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Dingell Running For Re-Election
National Journal ^ | 1/20/11 | Jeremy P Jacobs

Posted on 01/20/2011 12:27:00 PM PST by markomalley

Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of the House, said Thursday that he'll seek another term next year.

"It's the greatest job in the world," Dingell told the Detroit News. "I can help people and ... make things better, and I represent some of the finest people on earth. The people in southeast Michigan are nothing short of wonderful."

Dingell, 84, was first elected to the House in 1955 in a special election after his father, who previously held the seat, passed away. In February of 2009, he became the longest-ever serving member of the House. In his next term, he'll surpass former West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd (D) as the longest serving member of Congress in history.

Dingell, who has previously served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also commented on the possibility that his district composition could change significantly since Republicans have complete control of the redistricting process in Michigan.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; dingell; justgoaway; michigan; rats

1 posted on 01/20/2011 12:27:02 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Gee, if his opponent buries him, would that make him a DINGELL BURY?


2 posted on 01/20/2011 12:31:14 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: markomalley

I guess Dingell didn’t get the memo that the donkeys got their asses kicked in November and it ain’t lookin’ all that much better for 2012!


3 posted on 01/20/2011 12:32:49 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: markomalley
Dingell, 84,

Term limits.

Mandatory retirement at 75, at least.

4 posted on 01/20/2011 12:32:59 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: markomalley

July 8, 1926 (age 84)

What is wrong with these old men that they can’t let go?


5 posted on 01/20/2011 12:33:13 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: Dick Bachert

He is the Crat Partys Dingleberry.


6 posted on 01/20/2011 12:36:20 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: donna

I have a fil like this...still thinks he needs to be the loudest and still trying to command the floor.....mostly we just ignore...


7 posted on 01/20/2011 12:41:00 PM PST by cherry
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To: markomalley

When I’m 84 I want to be sitting in a small cabin dispensing wisdom to my grandchildren and young preachers.

These old dudes hanging out in Congress are like high school grads who keep hanging out in the school for the next few years. Someone ought to take them by the elbow and walk them out to the car.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 12:41:26 PM PST by lurk
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To: markomalley

I hope Dr. Steele runs against him again. I’m sure this time he’ll get support from the RNC. He nearly beat Dingell last time and would have, had he had more cash.


9 posted on 01/20/2011 12:41:41 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: markomalley
"[Playing the 'system' with my well-established toolbag filled with graft, corruption, kickbacks, and nepotism...] I can help people and ... make things better, and I represent some of the finest people on earth. The people in southeast Michigan are nothing short of wonderful [because through the policies I've supported, I've ran this place into the ground--from the looks of things--and what else would I call them--suckers?]"

Filled in with what must be going through his mind, as he answered that question.

10 posted on 01/20/2011 12:42:13 PM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: donna

He’s 84 and looks and acts about 104.


11 posted on 01/20/2011 12:42:30 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: markomalley

They could run any carrot with a dingell’ing
face carved into it and it’s constituents would
still vote for it. Pavlov’s dog conditioning.


12 posted on 01/20/2011 12:52:03 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: donna

Let’s see get paid $175k a year, free healthcare, free junkets and you don’t even have to read the bills your voting on. Sounds like the perfect retirement to me. Hey Digleberry, no kidding you have the greatest job in the world. Now get the hell out of there and make room for somebody not in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s.


13 posted on 01/20/2011 1:00:55 PM PST by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: grellis

It seems like the only way he’ll leave is when he joins his voters in Michigan Memorial Park. I’m sure my family there voted for him in November.


14 posted on 01/20/2011 1:18:56 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: markomalley

This is great news for the people of MI who have suffered so much in the national economic slump. They have their Dingell to fight for them!!! And morever they really believe that.


15 posted on 01/20/2011 1:19:21 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: FrdmLvr

I don’t know about that, after all you are talking about the blockheads in MI, many of whom many vote for Myth Romney too.


16 posted on 01/20/2011 1:20:56 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: markomalley

“It’s the greatest job in the world,”


He got that right, It is the greatest job in the world.

No work involved, he doesn’t even have to read what he votes on, He has Secretary’s and interns, gets the best perks in the world. Free postage to mail out his propaganda, why: He doesnt even have to think.

Everything bought and paid for by the taxpayer.

He doesn’t have to worry about re-election either ,the people who vote for him don’t have to think any more than he does. They are democrats and just vote party line.Same thing he does.


17 posted on 01/20/2011 2:02:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: markomalley

It appears to me that his first priority should be to live until 2012 than decide what he will do.


18 posted on 01/20/2011 2:13:50 PM PST by Saltmeat
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To: markomalley

“I can help people and ... make things better

Someone should look at the progression of southeast Michigan since he has been in office. I am quite sure things have gone in the crapper over that period. Dingell, and the Democrat Party should be held responsible!!


19 posted on 01/20/2011 2:36:45 PM PST by Laserman
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To: markomalley

Lets remember that John Dingell resigned his position on the NRA board of directors so that he could vote FOR Bill Clinton’s assault rifle ban and magazine ban.


20 posted on 01/20/2011 3:08:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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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.


21 posted on 01/21/2011 8:36:58 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: markomalley

“It’s the greatest job in the world,”

It sure is, especially when the press and the constituants don’t hold you accountable.


22 posted on 01/21/2011 8:48:19 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Term limits.”

While term limits sounds like a good idea on its face, the actual resulting government is seen in Michigan. You just end up with a rotation of the same folks from one public office to another, at all levels of the state. In addition, you get a lot of votes for terrible legislation when they know they are being termed out and it won’t matter.

I’d rather have a knowledgable electorate that votes smartly.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 8:50:39 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: markomalley
Dingell, 84, was first elected to the House in 1955 in a special election after his father, who previously held the seat, passed away.

I sincerely hope that Dr Steele will consider running again as a Republican. And, begin campaigning in earnest before Labor Day.

I also hope that the MSM will fairly cover any debates these two may have. Dr Steele was far and away the better candidate in the debate I attended.

24 posted on 01/21/2011 9:33:59 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Goodbye, tagline! It's not you, it's me.)
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To: markomalley

“It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”

Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), on passing Obamacare


25 posted on 01/21/2011 12:40:04 PM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: markomalley
Here's some info on his wife, Debbie Dingell:

Debbie Dingell is vice chairwoman of the General Motors Foundation, which handles the automaker’s community affairs work, and a senior executive at the company. She is also a member of the board of governors for Wayne State University.

His son Christopher was a state Senator and is now currently a Third Circuit Court Judge hailing from the same district.

This family has literally made a multi-generational career and fortune off Michigan taxpayers...........

26 posted on 01/21/2011 2:00:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
Dingell, who has previously served as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also commented on the possibility that his district composition could change significantly since Republicans have complete control of the redistricting process in Michigan.
Thanks markomalley.


27 posted on 01/21/2011 4:22:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: markomalley; grellis; jenk; sergeantdave; Darren McCarty; Impy; InterceptPoint; netmilsmom; ...
Isn't it kind of crazy for any congresscritter, especially an 84 year-old not in the best of health, to declare he is running for another term when his current term has barely begun? And especially when he doesn't know what his prospective district will look like?

Arrogance or senility?

28 posted on 01/21/2011 4:49:30 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

He wants to nip any retirement rumors in the bud.


29 posted on 01/21/2011 4:52:43 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: markomalley

I say run baby run. Let the American people hear over and over his words about the Health Care bill and WHO really wrote it.

Not to worry, the Dummies will tell him to “Sit Down And Shut Up” before this joke goes to far.


30 posted on 01/21/2011 4:58:24 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: markomalley
I live right outside this district and have an Ann Arbor address. The sad part - Dingell's probably the least worst guy from that district who could win. Steele did a great job, but that's just a nasty district.

If someone from Ann Arbor City like Rebekah Warren or Liz Brater runs and wins, we'll be wishing for Dingell. Even redistricting would be tough since Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti are 70% dimocrap and combine for 160,000 people. The area around Metro Airport is bigtime dimocrap as well.

31 posted on 01/21/2011 5:12:53 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: CSM
While term limits sounds like a good idea on its face, the actual resulting government is seen in Michigan. You just end up with a rotation of the same folks from one public office to another, at all levels of the state.

Interesting.

Amendment: Term limits and then NO MORE POLITICAL OFFICES OR APPOINTMENTS.

32 posted on 01/22/2011 3:44:20 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: donna

As he stated in a radio interview about Obamacare — It takes a long time to control the people.-— Seems he is still working on it, only now he is calling it help people.


33 posted on 01/22/2011 4:18:55 AM PST by opentalk
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To: justiceseeker93
...Arrogance or senility?

Actually...my money's on it being a little of both. What an awful combination.

34 posted on 01/22/2011 7:52:13 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (A zebra does not change its spots~Al "Nature Watch" Gore)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; justiceseeker93; fieldmarshaldj

Yes he wants to scare off any potential challengers. His age and any major changes to the district leave him vulnerable.

I have to think that Lynn Rivers prays daily for his death.


35 posted on 01/22/2011 4:47:43 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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