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05-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Thaddeus McCotter weighing White House bid (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55546.html)

In an interview Monday with POLITICO, Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said he’s seriously considering a White House bid and will decide within the next two weeks.

McCotter argued that the current crop of GOP candidates simply isn’t making the case about how to confront what he described as the existential threats facing the country.

“I think the majority of the Republican electorate isn’t happy with the choices they’ve got and want to take a look at new people,” he said.

McCotter said his party must address four major issues: “The challenge of globalization, the war for freedom against terrorists, the rise of Communist China and whether moral relativism erodes a nation built on self-evident truth.”

Oh bruddah. The guy cracks me up and gives great speeches, but he has got to be one of the biggest proponents of neocon FP in CONgress.

Son of Detroit
05-24-2011, 12:50 PM
He's my Rep. He's good on Audit the Fed, but total typical Republican.

05-24-2011, 01:16 PM
His record isn't bad. He stood firmly against TARP before it was fashionable to do so. I could actually vote for him, considering the dearth of quality candidates. This is the best candidate to pop up other than Paul, which is certainly saying something.

05-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Here are some of his votes:

For Medicare Part D (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2003/roll332.xml)
For Making Permanent 14 Provisions of the PATRIOT Act (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll414.xml)
For Extension of Unemployment Insurance (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll683.xml)
For Cash for Clunkers (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml)
For Extension of Cash for Clunkers (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll682.xml)
For Chrysler and GM Bailout (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml)

05-24-2011, 03:38 PM
Thaddeus McCotter? Does he hark from the 1600's? No name recognition whatsoever.

05-24-2011, 03:51 PM
Total liberal internationalist on Foreign Policy. Agree that he's erudite and has a good wit, but he's pretty much a Bush Republican to me.

05-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Thaddeus McCotter? Does he hark from the 1600's? No name recognition whatsoever.

Here's a good taste:


Here's a bad taste:


05-24-2011, 04:47 PM
I don't like him one bit. I see him on Red Eye on FOX News, and he comes off like a smarmy douchebag. Looking at his voting record only reinforces my initial opinions about him. And he'd have no shot whatsoever.

05-24-2011, 04:48 PM
just another thug

South Park Fan
05-24-2011, 04:56 PM

05-25-2011, 02:33 PM
ZOMG! Matt Lewis is under the misguided impression that McCotter is a libertarian!


(He and Andy Levy (https://twitter.com/andylevy) are fighting on teh twitter about this article.)

I was watching the Red Eye on youtube where were Gutfeld was trying to get McCotter to run for POTUS, and they were talking about the GOP field and Gutfeld asked him what he thought of Gary Johnson, and McCotter said, "'Legalize it, mon,' is not a national agenda." Levy defended him.

05-25-2011, 02:45 PM
Let's hope he runs. He could be the Duncan Hunter of this race, and one more neo-con to steal 1% of the vote from Romney.