Skip to comments.McCotter calls for a truce between Republicans, Tea Party
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."
There goes the author's credibility.
Is that even a real person?
Who, or what, is a McCotter?
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.
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.
Wrong tone, McCotter. You’ve now firmly placed yourself on the wrong side of the revolution. Good bye.
I may have to vote for this guy.
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.
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!
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.
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.)
“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?
Dems dont pay taxes.
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.
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.
McCotter is admonishing McCain.
McCotter is one of the good guys.
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.
can’t we all just get along?
let’s be like those rinos and demos.
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.
Yea!but McCain is a RINO.
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!
Um, yeah, he is.
"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."
McCotter? Who’s he?
Who, or what, is a McCotter?
saw him on Red Eye one night, man he was funny( ha ha and ho ho )
He still told the Tea Party to grow up, “good guy” or not.
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.
“The Kids Are All Right!”
Oh, yes he is.
That’s an incomplete quote.
Mind including the second half of that sentence, for context please?
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.
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Wish I knew how to embed it.
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You are right on.No need to be humble when your right.
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?
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...
Boy ,does that speak volumes.
McCotter admonished both sides. He’s saying fight Dems, not other Republicans.
This guy needs to go crawl back under his rock.
Go ahead, call us hobbits. Just don’t deny us the right to call a RINO a RINO.
Check out the guy on YouTube. Seriously. He “gets it”.
Watch the video at Post #32.
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.
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
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.
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.
He can stick the grow up comment where the sun don’t shine, hell that is worse than the hobbit comment.
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
Check fire,check fire.Check post number 5 please.
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