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Rep. McCotter resigns after ‘nightmarish’ month and a half
The Hill ^ | July 6, 2012 | By Jonathan Easley

Posted on 07/06/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT by SMGFan

GOP Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.) resigned on Friday, citing the effects a “nightmarish” month and half has had on his family.

“After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family,” McCotter wrote in a statement. “As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 112th; mccotter; mi2012; resignation; thaddeusmccotter; tmac
Good Luck. God Bless. Thank you.
1 posted on 07/06/2012 2:44:59 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I love his dry, strange sense of humor whenever he was on Red Eye.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 2:46:32 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Something really screwy going on here in Michigan.

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3 posted on 07/06/2012 2:47:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

What’s the background to this? The story at the link doesn’t say much.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 2:49:27 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

“What’s the background to this?”

“Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must ‘strike another match, go start anew’ by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen,”


5 posted on 07/06/2012 2:53:41 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SMGFan

Slightly more information here...

http://farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/after-failed-presidential-bid-mccotter-penned-racy-tv-pilot


6 posted on 07/06/2012 2:55:11 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: cripplecreek
Something really screwy going on here in Michigan.

Say it "ain't" so! LOL!



7 posted on 07/06/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cripplecreek

Dear God. I’m stunned and equally saddened..

He and his family have my prayers.

He and his staff have always been extra special nice.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 2:56:08 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SMGFan
They were meant to come, serve and go.

That's why they weren't paid and was the way it was designed. Everybody in Congress should serve one term and then leave.

Although I like the guy, 26 years is 24 too many.

9 posted on 07/06/2012 2:58:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Here’s a good Washington Rule of Thumb for you: Any time a politician says he is leaving office “for the sake of my family,” he is likely what he has done to his family that’s the real reason for his jumping ship.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: Lurking Libertarian

He didn’t make the ballot due to the fact that the majority of the signatures collected were invalid. Personally I have trouble believing that an experienced congressman like himself could make such a mistake.

There’s an investigation ongoing about what happened.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 3:00:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tflabo

“The show, described by the News as starring “McCotter hosting a crude variety show cast with characters bearing the nicknames of his congressional staffers, his brother and a drunk, perverted ‘Black Santa,’” riffs on drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women’s anatomy, the report said.”

It all comes down to being the fault of a drunk, perverted Black Santa.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 3:01:48 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: elkfersupper
Although I like the guy, 26 years is 24 too many.

Agreed, I like my congressman but I think they need to be limited.
13 posted on 07/06/2012 3:02:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CaribCarter

You have no idea what you are talking about, noobie. He didn’t do anything to his family. The Rats sabotaged his signature petition for re-election and it wasn’t caught until it was too late.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 3:02:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Uncle Slayton
“What’s the background to this?”

It would appear that he committed the unforgivable sin of writing a racy comedy script:

McCotter, a Livonia Republican representing Michigan's 11th Congressional District, penned a 42-minute script for "Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown," a racy television comedy pilot, the News reported after a script was leaked to the newspaper by a disgruntled former McCotter staffer.

15 posted on 07/06/2012 3:04:07 PM PDT by Bob
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To: SMGFan

I’m sorry he’s leaving. I always thought he was one of the good Reps.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 3:04:33 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SMGFan

This is losing a good guy. Hopefully his replacement will maintain most of McCotters’ conservative values.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 3:06:33 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: elkfersupper

He wasn’t a Congressman for 26 years. He served 5 terms — that is 10 years.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I’m sorry he’s leaving. I always thought he was one of the good Reps.

He's been more than a little union friendly but I agree that he was a pretty decent rep. I suspect we haven't heard the last of him. He's a well spoken guy and will probably be turning up on the news shows for years to come.
19 posted on 07/06/2012 3:13:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He wasn’t a Congressman for 26 years. He served 5 terms — that is 10 years.

Sloppy writers.

"Prior to being elected five times to serve the citizens of Oakland and Wayne Counties in the United States House of Representatives, Rep. McCotter also represented the people in the Michigan State Senate and the Wayne County Commission. While on the Commission, he helped change the county charter to require that no new taxes can be enacted without the approval of two-thirds of the Commissioners and 60% of the voters."
--http://mccotter.house.gov/about-me/full-biography
20 posted on 07/06/2012 3:14:21 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: elkfersupper

He had been an elected official for 26 yrs., not all of them were served in Congress. He was a great representative. He was my congressman, and my son interned in his district office. I’m very sorry to see him go. I wonder what will happen to his seat, if they’ll fill it.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 3:14:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: SMGFan

More weirdness from McCotter. Maybe Roberts put him over the edge.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan

5 terms is also to many. 2 is a nice limit. Get the good ones out of DC before they get totally corrupted.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 3:23:33 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: LukeL

“his dry, strange sense of humor”

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/MichiganCongressionalMess/2012/06/11/id/441930
“To those who unhappy at this news, I’m sorry; to those happy at this news, you’re welcome,” he said.

A Tea Party candidate ended up with the Republican nomination and the GOP-e is putting up a ‘mainstream’ write-in candidate.
It’s like they learned nothing from 2008. Fighting amongst themselves guarantees a Dem victory. Fools.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: FrdmLvr

Well, then the story is poorly written. Those of us who don’t live anywhere near there only know what we read.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: FrdmLvr

Well, then the story is poorly written. Those of us who don’t live anywhere near there only know what we read.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: EGPWS

Who is this woman and how or why is she connected to this story about Rep. McCotter? Thanks.


27 posted on 07/06/2012 3:33:26 PM PDT by miele man
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To: mrsmith

Do they really think they can pull a Murcowski in Michigan. The RNC should stay out of it, and let the people decide who they want.


28 posted on 07/06/2012 3:37:34 PM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: LukeL

I always looked forward to redeye especially when McCotter was going to be on the show.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: miele man

That’s Jennifer Granholm, the former Gov. of Michigan......she has NOTHING to do with the story as far as I can tell.


30 posted on 07/06/2012 3:55:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mrsmith

Hopefully the MI. based TEA Party and other conservative groups call rally around Kerry Bentivolio and drive the momentum his way.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 3:59:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Ann Archy
"That’s Jennifer Granholm, the former Gov. of Michigan......she has NOTHING to do with the story as far as I can tell."

She's just another 'rat in a hoodie.

32 posted on 07/06/2012 4:03:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan

Good Luck. God Bless. Thank you.

Amen...


33 posted on 07/06/2012 4:20:31 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: SMGFan
Weird guy and a weirder end to his Congressional career.

Best of luck to his constituents in the choosing his replacement.

34 posted on 07/06/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: SMGFan

I liked him a lot. Sorry he’s leaving but wish him the very best.


35 posted on 07/06/2012 4:52:41 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

I used to wach Redeye a lot too, but I got sick and tired of every conversation somehow ending up being gay related...I’m sick of gay!


36 posted on 07/06/2012 5:10:50 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: EGPWS
Google Image Search is your friend:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/03/jennifer-granholm-dons-trayvon-hood-118239.html

37 posted on 07/06/2012 5:25:42 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Ann Archy

Thank you for cluing me in on Granholm’s identity. She has pretty lips but I was beginning to wonder the gender after seeking the prominent “adam’s apple”.


38 posted on 07/06/2012 7:25:17 PM PDT by miele man
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To: EGPWS

That hoodie highlights her chicken neck.


39 posted on 07/06/2012 8:21:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cripplecreek

Something smells fishy about this entire situation. I really like McCotter.


40 posted on 07/06/2012 11:08:25 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: miele man

I’ll bet she’s had throat capacity expansion surgery.


41 posted on 07/07/2012 4:35:41 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Very strange situation. Which always leads to to believe the real reason hasn’t been revealed yet.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120707/POLITICS02/207070366/1409/metro/Rep-McCotter-gives-up-seat-Congress


42 posted on 07/07/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: KansasGirl

Thank you for your gracious response, Oldbee. We shall see.


43 posted on 07/07/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by CaribCarter
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