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McCotter calls for a truce between Republicans, Tea Party
The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-30 | Peter Kasperowicz

Posted on 07/30/2011 5:50:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), a Republican presidential candidate, called Saturday morning for Republicans and the Tea Party to stop fighting and work together to help save the country, presumably from Democratic policies, although he was not specific.

"On the right, take note," McCotter said on the House floor. "It is as unwarranted and injurious for a Republican to call a Tea Partier a hobbit as it is for a Tea Partier to call a Republican a RINO."

McCotter was referring to a comment earlier this month from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who compared Tea Partiers to hobbits. That sparked rebukes from Tea Party sympathizers, including from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and other Tea Party favorites. The derisive term "RINO" is an acronym for "Republican in name only."

Paul was quoted in the press saying he'd rather be a hobbit than a troll because "the hobbits were heroes" in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series.

"We cannot unite America if we divide the movement," McCotter warned. "Consequently, the time has come for the Tea party to grow up and the Republican Party to wake up and come together to serve and save this great nation."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
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1 posted on 07/30/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 07/30/2011 5:53:14 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rabscuttle385
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), a Republican presidential candidate

There goes the author's credibility.

Is that even a real person?

3 posted on 07/30/2011 5:53:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: rabscuttle385

Who, or what, is a McCotter?


4 posted on 07/30/2011 5:53:53 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Your title is misleading imho.

McCotter is saying that RINOs need to work with the tea party. Specifically McCain needs to grow up.

More or less the opposite of your title.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 5:54:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: rabscuttle385

Anyone NOT in that list of 22 who voted Nay does not matter much because millions of people will be doing everything they can to replace them in 2012.

The 22 Nays will be the leadership of the next Republican Congress.


6 posted on 07/30/2011 5:54:28 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wrong tone, McCotter. You’ve now firmly placed yourself on the wrong side of the revolution. Good bye.


7 posted on 07/30/2011 5:54:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I may have to vote for this guy.


8 posted on 07/30/2011 5:55:28 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
McCotter is saying that RINOs need to work with the tea party. Specifically McCain needs to grow up.

I was unaware that the Juan "You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency" McCain is or was ever part of the Tea Party.

9 posted on 07/30/2011 5:55:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Lets compromise, You do the right things for our country and we will support you. You don’t do the right things for our country and we will throw you out. Sounds like a fair compromise to me.

Spending more money is not the right thing to do, If you can prove it mathematically then do so, If not then stand for spending less then we bring in!


10 posted on 07/30/2011 5:55:56 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s call in Rodney King for a little wisdom and calm. Why indeed can’t we all *get along*? Peace, harmony and economic collapse.


11 posted on 07/30/2011 5:56:05 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'll just go back to the dream I was having, before love went astray." Al Stewart)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCotter is wrong. Rino and hobbit are not similar. I don’t have a clue what a political hobbit is, but I do know what a repub in name only is....a liberal republican masquerading as a conservative.

Perhaps hobbit is an acronym, but I doubt it.

My son in the early days of Iraq would frequently refer to fobbits. (Similar to remfs for those of an earlier army.)


12 posted on 07/30/2011 5:56:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Grow up and wake up?”

This? From a Congress that is $14.3 TRILLION in debt? From just about the ONLY city in the US that has a bunch of cranes and serious construction going on?


13 posted on 07/30/2011 5:56:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: gorush

Dems don’t pay taxes.
Republicans do.

14T/155 million that pay tax is 92,000 dollars owed by each of us. Nancy wants to add $9,000 dollars to this figure.

Our kids each owe $92,000. Nancy wants them to owe $101,000.00 , Even if they have yet to complete Kindergarten they owe this!

This debt does not take into account our annual tax obligations.
THERE IS NO MORE MONEY.

Life as Nancy knows and wants it - must end.

Nancy is puzzled about the fight to raise the debt- “why now, why this president?”

Pelosi is unaware of the current economic climate Americans are faced with.

Balanced Budget- Flat Tax.


14 posted on 07/30/2011 5:56:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: rabscuttle385

Last time I checked McCotter, The Tea party is the Reason u are in the majority. I don’t recall seeing any RINO’s or Moderates carrying the water in the 2012 elections. Where were u. Were u out there like Palin working hard to get a majority? NO., u were not.


15 posted on 07/30/2011 5:57:04 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s not.

McCotter is admonishing McCain.

McCotter is one of the good guys.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 5:57:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Consequently, the time has come for the Tea party to grow up..."

Well, THAT makes me just want to climb into bed with the Rinos.

Funny, McCotter says to stop calling names...and then accuses the Tea Party of needing to grow up.

...sheesh...and, I even liked Mcotter.

17 posted on 07/30/2011 5:58:06 PM PDT by moovova (Obama rolled up his sleeves...and cut 2 strokes off his golf score.)
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To: rabscuttle385

can’t we all just get along?

whine.

let’s be like those rinos and demos.


18 posted on 07/30/2011 5:58:34 PM PDT by ken21 (dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thad is a smart fellow and a great spokesman. He needs to be a better listener.

The country is speaking, Thad. You need to be still and listen.


19 posted on 07/30/2011 5:59:19 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: rabscuttle385

Yea!but McCain is a RINO.


20 posted on 07/30/2011 5:59:34 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hey! McCodder, wake up and smell the tea brewing! The GOP is a bunch of has beens and losers, the only reason the GOP is in control of the US House is because of the tea party!

That is one hell of a way to start off your campaign for the US Presidency! You grow up and get a life while you are at it!

21 posted on 07/30/2011 5:59:52 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
He’s not.

Um, yeah, he is.

Direct quote:

"Consequently, the time has come for the Tea party to grow up..."

So unless McCain is part of the Tea Party, McCotter isn't telling him to "grow up." Maybe "wake up," but definitely not "grow up."

22 posted on 07/30/2011 6:00:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCotter? Who’s he?


23 posted on 07/30/2011 6:00:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: Arm_Bears

Who, or what, is a McCotter?

saw him on Red Eye one night, man he was funny( ha ha and ho ho )


24 posted on 07/30/2011 6:00:50 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

He still told the Tea Party to grow up, “good guy” or not.


25 posted on 07/30/2011 6:01:06 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("President Fox's vision for an open border is a vision I embrace"- Rick Perry)
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To: rabscuttle385
They got it exactly backwards.

It's the GOP and the Democrats that must grow up and end their childish, immature and irrational spending.

The Tea Party members are the only adults in the room.

26 posted on 07/30/2011 6:01:32 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: rabscuttle385

????????
27 posted on 07/30/2011 6:01:46 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: rabscuttle385

“The Kids Are All Right!”


28 posted on 07/30/2011 6:02:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: PAR35

Oh, yes he is.


29 posted on 07/30/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s an incomplete quote.

Mind including the second half of that sentence, for context please?


30 posted on 07/30/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: rabscuttle385
We cannot unite America if we divide the movement...

The RINO establishment is not part of any movement, they are just hoping to be the hospice caregiver during the death of the republic. The only movements are those away from the founding principles and those returning to the principles. If you wish to return, then you can't get there fast enough. The RINOs want no movement, they just wish for thing to remain as they are, with them fat, happy and stupid. I do believe that the establishment republicans are more fearful of the tea part than the democrats. After all those on the other side of isle are their golf partners; tea party types are the reason they belong to private country clubs.

31 posted on 07/30/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: PAR35

http://www.mccotter2012.com/

You might also like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2crMJwpYTog

Wish I knew how to embed it.


32 posted on 07/30/2011 6:02:57 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Mind including the second half of that sentence, for context please?

FR imposes character limits on titles.

33 posted on 07/30/2011 6:04:04 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You are right on.No need to be humble when your right.


34 posted on 07/30/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: rabscuttle385

this guy just doesn’t seem to get it. We are trying to save the nation. We are not the ones threatening the fiscal health of this country, we are the ones trying to preserve it. We are right. Our cause is right. Our fight is right. Why would we give in?


35 posted on 07/30/2011 6:04:26 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh no, She knows damn well what she is doing...she is on the take as his her husband and his “businesses”...
This is robbery, plain and simple...


36 posted on 07/30/2011 6:04:53 PM PDT by Shady (Capitalism works for men who do. Socialism works for men who don’t The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Arm_Bears

McCotter: In the Debt Ceiling Mess Americans Have More Courage Than Obama and Democrats Think They Do

37 posted on 07/30/2011 6:05:20 PM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: gorush

Boy ,does that speak volumes.


38 posted on 07/30/2011 6:05:24 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: moovova

McCotter admonished both sides. He’s saying fight Dems, not other Republicans.


39 posted on 07/30/2011 6:05:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: rabscuttle385

This guy needs to go crawl back under his rock.


40 posted on 07/30/2011 6:05:42 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go ahead, call us hobbits. Just don’t deny us the right to call a RINO a RINO.


41 posted on 07/30/2011 6:06:12 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RC one

Check out the guy on YouTube. Seriously. He “gets it”.

Watch the video at Post #32.


42 posted on 07/30/2011 6:07:59 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: NoLibZone

True, but now that half of the population pay no federal tax the game is lost. The culture necessary to produce the America that was so successful for 150 years has degraded to a point that we will not be able to restore our once great political experiment to it’s former glory. Our lost culture cannot be legislated back into existence...more’s the pity. We live in interesting times, 235 years ain’t bad for a republic. But I fear it is going to get ugly soon.


43 posted on 07/30/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rabscuttle385

There once was a congressman, Thaddeus
The strenuous fight made him maddeus
So he yelled, “Tone it down!”
And looked a clown
His moment of fame he has haddeus


44 posted on 07/30/2011 6:09:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They've swindled every penny out of the living, so now they've moved on to looting posterity.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
McCotter is one of the good guys.

If McCotter is one of the good guys, how come he voted for Boehners crap sandwich of a bill?
45 posted on 07/30/2011 6:10:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: freekitty
McCotter admonished both sides. He’s saying fight Dems, not other Republicans.

There is very little difference between a Democrat and a RINO. Yes RINOs are real and are an enemy to the tea party.

FYI, my Hobbit name is Togo Proudfoot.

46 posted on 07/30/2011 6:11:42 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: gorush

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

John Adams


47 posted on 07/30/2011 6:13:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: rabscuttle385

He can stick the grow up comment where the sun don’t shine, hell that is worse than the hobbit comment.


48 posted on 07/30/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: EternalVigilance

There once was a lad named McCotter
Ladies thought, whose hair made him hotter.
He spoke from his heart
taking many a dart.
Speaking truth, which he said quite a lott’er :D


49 posted on 07/30/2011 6:15:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: Windflier

Check fire,check fire.Check post number 5 please.


50 posted on 07/30/2011 6:15:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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