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McCotter Is McGone?

Posted on | July 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

by Smitty

Whoa. The Blaze reports that one of the few semi-real people inside the beltway has ejected:

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. As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.
The recent event’s totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family. 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.
I do not leave for an existing job and face diminishing prospects (and am both unwilling and ill-suited to lobby), my priorities are twofold: find gainful employment to help provide for my family; and continue to assist, in any way they see fit, the Michigan Attorney General’s earnest and thorough investigation, which I requested, into the 2012 petition filing.

Godspeed, sir. I hope this isn’t an indication of weirder revelations to follow.


4 Responses to “McCotter Is McGone?”

  1. PoliticalClownParade
    July 7th, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    I rooted for Thad when he announced his candidacy.  He got a raw deal from the RNC in the debates.  The powers that be were hellbent to keep this brilliant and honest man out.

    Proof that some will stop at nothing to keep honest men and women from participating in a free republic.

    Godspeed indeed.

  2. Cindy Dyer
    July 7th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    Gainful employment. Imagine that… That’s the kind we NEED in government. It’s not fair.

  3. Adjoran
    July 7th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    You can consider a guy “real” or “semi-real” because he is glib on TV.  I look at the actual record, and McCotter has been nothing but a union stooge since he came to DC.  He’s not cast a single vote against the union bosses that I ever heard of.

    If it were a Democrat who had been caught submitting phony petitions, I suspect the soft sighing of the saddened masses here would take on a different tone.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  4. K-Bob
    July 8th, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    Sure. Good luck getting a Republican of any sort in THAT district without at least staying away from anti-union votes.  Just because he didn’t crusade against unions doesn’t mean he was stooge like you claim.

    We saw the same crapola trotted out against Santorum, too, so I guess that never gets old.

    Party members always get permission from the party whip to abstain on issues that would kill them in re-elections.  That’s as old as the slave states themselves, so the level of dismissal you heap here is way out of whack with basic politics.

    He must have a strange story to tell, for sure.  He’s been touted as one of the most libertarian guys in congress for years.  Even had strong libertarian support for his sad, little Presidential campaign.  But rubbish?  Compared to everyone else in congress?  Doubtful.