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Is Justin Amash the new face of Republicanism?
Triblive ^ | 20 April 2013 | George Will

Posted on 04/22/2013 5:00:21 AM PDT by Amish

Is Justin Amash the new face of Republicanism?

By George F. Will

Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m. Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013

WASHINGTON

America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, the embodiment of vanilla Republicanism.


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1 posted on 04/22/2013 5:00:21 AM PDT by Amish
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To: Amish
I really like what I'm reading about Justin Amash. I do hope he runs for the Senate seat.

Here's a little history on how he's been treated by the Speaker of the House.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 5:16:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cripplecreek

What is the perspective from Michigan?


3 posted on 04/22/2013 5:17:14 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Amish; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Impy

Ahmanutjob’s Press Secretary ? No.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Amish

Yea but no. He is good on some stuff, but way too in the Ron Paul camp on national defense. He actually criticized McCain for being too hard on Iran and voted against sanctions for Iran. Being to the left of McCain on anything is not a face we want out front.

Stick him in some finance committee or something.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 5:32:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Amish

He also blew it on North Korea as well.
http://twitchy.com/2013/02/15/rep-amash-votes-no-on-resolution-condemning-north-korean-nuclear-test/


6 posted on 04/22/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Amish

...and pro-amnesty
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/03/us_rep_justin_amash_reveals_3-.html


7 posted on 04/22/2013 5:47:23 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring; BillyBoy; Impy; AuH2ORepublican

He also voted “present” on defunding Planned Parenthood back in 2011. What is unfortunate is that the ACU ratings don’t often show how liberal/statist (or bizarre) some members like Amash are (since they rate him an 88% overall, which ignores all this other stuff). The Paulites especially can really do nutty things... how exactly does one rate “condemning” McCain for an attack on the Iranian dictator ? That alone ought to earn a one-way ticket out of Congress. I expect that sort of unhinged stuff from the peanut gallery of the Stalinist Dem wing, the Cynthia McKinney types, not from the GOP.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 6:04:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Amish

Amash Bump.

Very impressive fellow. I wish there were more House members like him and fewer ones like Boehner and Cantor.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; fieldmarshaldj; mnehring; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

He’s a clown.

No one has announced for Levin’s seat yet which surprises me. If he were to be the nominee, kiss the seat goodbye. Paulestian types are losers at the polls. But I hope he runs and loses the primary.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 6:32:33 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SharpRightTurn
Very impressive fellow. I wish there were more House members like him and fewer ones like Boehner and Cantor.

Sorry, you can't be impressive, on a conservative site, and be Pro-Amnesty.
11 posted on 04/22/2013 6:37:51 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SharpRightTurn

How ‘bout fewer members like Boehner, Cantor AND Amash ?


12 posted on 04/22/2013 6:41:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Servant of the Cross; Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; ...
Personally I prefer Dr Rob Steele who was the late entry tea partier who gave Dingell a real run for his money in a safe district.

Dr. Rob Steele twitter page

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Michigan legislative action thread
13 posted on 04/22/2013 6:43:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mnehring

I’d love to put my congressman (Tim Walberg) in the senate but he’s just not a tough campaigner or terribly outspoken guy. Just one of those quiet toilers who doesn’t look for TV cameras.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 6:57:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

If George “The Squish” Will is writing positive things about him, I don’t like him.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 6:57:43 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Amash is OK on some issues, but he is a Liberaltarian and as such has that baggage that will turn off half the conservatives without gaining a single RAT vote.

There is a reason that libertarians can't get elected to anything if they come out of the closet and admit it.

16 posted on 04/22/2013 7:16:25 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

At this point I would take just about anyone to the right of Saul Anuzis. Amash wouldn’t be my first choice but if he won the nomination I would vote for him.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
What is unfortunate is that the ACU ratings don’t often show how liberal/statist (or bizarre) some members like Amash are (since they rate him an 88% overall, which ignores all this other stuff).

ACU gave Mitch McConnell a 100 score last term. That should tell you everything you need to know.

18 posted on 04/22/2013 7:24:05 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Amish

RINOism to Libertarianism: Out of the frying pan and into the fire.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 7:24:28 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (RINOism to Libertarianism: Out of the frying pan and into the fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

You could vote for him 10x and he will still lose. I would be forced to vote for him if he gets the nomination, but he would lose bigtime.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 7:27:18 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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