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Rep. McCotter: Romney and Obama could be running mates
Washington Examiner.com ^ | June 9, 2011 | Stephanie Wang

Posted on 06/10/2011 3:00:25 PM PDT by Hojczyk

One thing is for sure; U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., won’t be backing fellow Michigander Mitt Romney for president.

“Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they’re running mates." McCotter said at a Plymouth, Mich. event held Wednesday afternoon, a day before Romney's arrival in the Wolverine state.

McCotter added:

“In the area of cap and trade, the President and Mr. Romney both believe in climate change. In the area of health care, both the President and Mr. [Romney] believe in comparative effectiveness research and government controlling the supply of health care. What you see in the area of the Wall Street Bailout, both Mr. Romney and President Obama believe that the bondholders and shareholders on Wall Street should be held harmless, with no restructuring, no downsizing, no management changes, no equity, and no preparation for future to get capital flowing back again.”

A couple of weeks ago, McCotter said he was "seriously considering" entering the presidential race, and this event has sparked further speculation. Why attack a GOP presidential candidate if you're goal is to get reelected to the House?


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney4911mosque; romney4backstabbing; romney4bigdig; romney4carpetbagging; romney4iag; romney4obama; romney4romney; romney4shapeshifting; romney4sharia; romney4soros; romney4tarp

1 posted on 06/10/2011 3:00:28 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

McCotter’s right.


2 posted on 06/10/2011 3:01:42 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Hojczyk

John Batchelor show

Spoke Thaddeus McCotter, MI-R, re Mitt Romney’s dart into the congressman’s district of Livonia, in Western Detroit, on Thursday 9. Thaddeus McCotter, our guitar wielding rhetorician, is distinctly aiming to enter the presidential contest. Mitt Romney chose to travel to the 11th MI without explanation to the resident Republican congressman or the local GOP office. Romney’s weakness as a GOP candidate — McCotter observes that Romney is not POTUS’s rival, rather Obama and Romney should run together — most outweigh his strengths, and in Detroit the Romney folly of writing a November 2008 NYT op-ed in favor of Motor City destruction is now another Iron Cross around the candidate’s neck: Romney to Motor City: Drop Dead. Combining the McCotter op with the Gingrich collapse with the Romney bail on the straw polls, with the noise from Giuliani and Rick Perry of Texas, the GOP field gets sketchier for the long road to Iowa and New Hampshire in January 2012. The economy looks laughably weak through the Winter and into the Spring of 2012 — Las Vegas land is now worth 15% of its 2007 prices — so there is plenty of room for maneuvering among the GOP wannabees.


3 posted on 06/10/2011 3:02:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Thanks for the tagline.


4 posted on 06/10/2011 3:03:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (“Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they’re running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

And now to fix said tagline.


5 posted on 06/10/2011 3:03:56 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they’re running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: Hojczyk

Because he can’t help it. He’s that great.

The people in TM’s district are SO fortunate. He’s awesome. I love it when he’s on Redeye. He blinks and makes everyone look ilke idiots.

I’m stuck with ratsh!t dws here in d-20 (S FL).

http://www.karenforcongress.com


6 posted on 06/10/2011 3:04:33 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: Hojczyk

Preach it Thad!


7 posted on 06/10/2011 3:06:44 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: Hojczyk

LOL!! Thaddeus is my kind of statesman. I don’t agree with everything he backs, but he never hesitates to say what he thinks.
I wish I could find the speech he gave from the floor of the House. He had poster board signs with pictures of cars, lol, and he was cutting right to it, taking the Dem’s and Madame Speaker out with skill and dry humor.

Thanks for the day brightener!

May God raise up Patriots and reveal Statesmen.
Tatt


8 posted on 06/10/2011 3:12:43 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: bicyclerepair

I am a Thad fan.


9 posted on 06/10/2011 3:14:59 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: Hojczyk

HOORAY Thaddeus McCotter! WOOOHOOO!


10 posted on 06/10/2011 3:24:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Hojczyk

He is perhaps the most articulate speaker in the House. The many times I’ve heard him on the John Bachelor show he has always been very impressive, in command of his facts, never so much as a prolonged pause, much less any uhs and such. He also speaks at a very rapid pace but always clear as a bell.

He certainly should have been the first choice for the House Speaker’s slot.

If Sarah chooses to run he would be IMO the best running mate, reasonably young, and the perfect man to be president of the Senate with the ‘gravitas’ of a young Dick Cheney. And an ideal successor to Palin. 16 years of that combo would go a long way to bring this country back domestically and abroad.


11 posted on 06/10/2011 3:26:18 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Hojczyk

I like this guy.


12 posted on 06/10/2011 3:30:26 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Hojczyk

Mormonism and Islam aa Brotherhood?


13 posted on 06/10/2011 3:34:05 PM PDT by Paperdoll (No more Bushs!)
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To: bicyclerepair
"“In the area of cap and trade, the President and Mr. Romney both believe in climate change."

". . . when he’s on Redeye."

No Republican is a Conservative and worthy of the Presidency until he flat out says "climate change/global warming" is a Communist plot.

yitbos

14 posted on 06/10/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Hojczyk
If one is wanton of voting for Romney, why not vote for Obama and get the version that isn't watered down?
15 posted on 06/10/2011 3:36:38 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hojczyk
ROMNEY BBALL
16 posted on 06/10/2011 3:36:41 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: bruinbirdman
No Republican is a Conservative and worthy of the Presidency until he flat out says "climate change/global warming" is a Communist plot.

I would even settle for the one word version...."NUTS"!

17 posted on 06/10/2011 3:39:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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18 posted on 06/10/2011 3:45:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Hojczyk
McCotter sure kept a low profile in the run up to the 2010 elections.

Just sayin'.

19 posted on 06/10/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

He’s on Dennis Miller’s show quite frequently. As Dennis says of “Young Thad”, “I like the cut of his jib”.


20 posted on 06/10/2011 4:00:07 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: hawkboy

Red Eye regular.


21 posted on 06/10/2011 4:20:56 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Hojczyk

The phrase, “...and we’d notice the difference how?” comes to mind.

and this from a guy who preferred him over McCain.....

Could we please nominate a conservative this time!?!?!?!


22 posted on 06/10/2011 5:11:33 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Hojczyk; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 06/10/2011 5:12:00 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Ouch. Better put some ice on that.


24 posted on 06/10/2011 6:54:49 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Hojczyk

Game. Set....


25 posted on 06/10/2011 6:58:52 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: EGPWS
"I would even settle for the one word version...."NUTS"! "

Ol' McCotter comes purdy close.

He is rather impressive on Red Eye, a walking Oxford debate, dignified yet homespun.

yitbos

26 posted on 06/10/2011 7:13:55 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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