If Rick Santorum isn’t sexy enough for you, here’s Thaddeus!

From The CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR:

Thaddeus McCotter, a US Representative from Michigan whose agenda appeals to tea party activists, announced his bid Saturday to win the Republican presidential nomination.

Rep. McCotter champions lower federal taxes, energy independence from foreign sources of oil, he is against illegal immigrants receiving government benefits and he endorses the concept of American “exceptionalism” regarding foreign policy.

Original comic book cover

McCotter launched his campaign at a rock festival in Whitmore Lake, Mich. and later demonstrated his lead guitar skills onstage.

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Musical pedigree aside, McCotter’s connection to the automotive industry is likely to give his economic agenda merit.

He lives in Livonia, Mich., and he represents a suburban district outside Detroit. His seat on the House Financial Services Committee is credited for helping restructure General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group, rescuing both companies from bankruptcy through government loans.

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McCotter says he supported the federal government’s hand in helping both companies recover and adds that their restructuring can be used as an example of what can be done to Social Security and the banking system.

“If you continue to raise taxes, if you continue to massively increase government, you are crushing the chances of a recovery…. The White House should finally get the message that we are not going to make this recession worse, we’re not going to make it harder for people to recover, we want to fix and restructure government starting with the debt ceiling,” he told [Mike] Huckabee on his show last weekend.

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McCotter is the third House Republican running for president, joining US Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Ron Paul of Texas. Other candidates for the Republican nomination are former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former US senator Rick Santorum, and businessman Herman Cain.

Name recognition remains McCotter’s first obstacle.

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37 responses to “If Rick Santorum isn’t sexy enough for you, here’s Thaddeus!

  1. Another clown joins the circus….. yawn.

    Don’t you just love the fact they play the same old “no new taxes” tune, now with added scare tactics!!!
    “If you continue to raise taxes, if you continue to massively increase government, you are crushing the chances of a recovery.”

    Or you might begin to pay down the $14 trillion dollar debt the repugs racked up.

    Oh well, those are just zeros & if we learned anything from George “the decider” Bush, it’s that if you ignore the economy, it will go away!

    P.S. Love the poster!

    • i thought the same thing, fran. another clown joins the circus. maybe they can show up for debates in one of those little clown cars. i think it might be quicker if the rethugs just named the people who aren’t running for the nomination.

  2. Great choice for an image today, Nonnie–DC trying to be Archie. I bet the comic book was a failure, just like McCotter will be.

    Speaking of which, I’m glad he’s so delusional that he thinks he can run for President. That means he’s, so far, not running for his own fairly safe House seat (I suspect a fix is in for that one, as the son of the person who held a seat in most of his post-2012 district was on the redistricting committee and is widely rumored to want his father’s seat back; McCotter drew his district the same way 10 years ago) or for U.S. Senate against Debbie Stabenow. The best bet for the GOP nod is John McCulloch, Oakland County’s Water Resources Commissioner. I blogged about that a month ago in Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner–oh the possibilities!. All indications are that McCulloch will announce next week. Between McCotter and McCulloch, a lot of dominoes could fall the Democrats’ way here.

    • how lucky am i, neon vincent? mccotter’s name instantly made me think of welcome back, kotter, and instead of going to amazon, which i usually do, i googled. i didn’t even know there were kotter comic books. i went to the site to scroll through the covers, and when i saw one with an elephant, i thought the blogging deities were smiling down at me. :)

      i suspect something is up, but it’s not necessarily political. well, it is political, but i’m wondering if old thad has decided he likes showing up on faux news. from what i read, he’s one of their darlings. he plays guitar with chuckleberry, and dennis miller thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread (whire bread, of course). that alone, in my book, is enough to disqualify him )plus, it doesn’t help that he looks like a younger fred thompson). so anyways, i wonder if he’s just trying to raise his profile so he can get on the faux news/rightwing radio gravy train.

      i don’t really know much about him, but i did remember that he’s been in a poster before. here’s a quote of his about the heath care reform bill:

      “may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia”
      :roll:

  3. Epic cover! :-D

    It’s time to start broadcasting the message around America. Anybody canNOT be president. George W. Bush already proved that. The ass clown brigade needs to take note.

    • thanks m’liss! isn’t it kinda sad when the only thing they can point out that makes this particular assclown different than the others is that he plays guitar?

  4. jean-philippe

    And he’s a big fan of Berlusconi:

  5. johncerickson

    Allow me to add my kudos on the poster. I knew they scraped a LOT of barrels to make money, but a Kotter comic? Ugh!
    So, we’ve got enough candidates for a baseball team. Here’s an idea. Trade jobs with the Cubs! Ain’t no way these turkeys can play worse ball than the Cubs, and I’ll bet the Cubbies could run things in DC a HECK of a lot better! :D

  6. I just noticed something.

    “McCotter launched his campaign at a rock festival in Whitmore Lake, Mich. and later demonstrated his lead guitar skills onstage.”

    Am I ever glad I moved out of that town a year ago!

    • was he your congresscritter, neon vincent? i was reading cordelia lear’s diaries over at the big orange about ol’ thad. (the link is to a bunch of diaries with that tag, but i can’t get the search function to work to weed out just cordelia’s diaries.)

      • No, which is why I was surprised he kicked off his campaign there. The south half of Whitmore Lake is in Michigan #7, which four different representatives during the time I lived in it, three Republicans and one Democrat, Mark Schauer. The north half is in Michigan #8, which is represented by Mike Rogers. McCotter’s district, Michigan #11, is over both county lines to the east of both districts. It’s also to the west of where I live now, which, for the moment is represented by Gary Peters in Michigan #9. Next year is another story, as I document in It’s redistricting time! Whatever happens, I won’t get McCotter!

  7. Watched the clip…don’t quit your day job (no money for nothin’, no chicks for free) And he admires the new Duce’, the last word in ultra monopoly capatalism and sexual appetites! The trouble with all these fools is the assumption that things will always stay the same. How about floating an idea about hiring 2 to 3 million aids to help the elderly, a true looming crisis. Or employing million to modernize and repair all our decrepit roads and the 1/3 of bridges ready to go anytime? Why just yesterday, I was shaken from complacency in a rude manner when sis comes storming through the front door, excitedly yelling “Did you hear that plane? I think they’re going to do a drop!” My mind goes to thinking that an old transport is fixing to start chucking out 20 kilo bales and I get excited too. What I do see is a white and red OV-10 Bronco sailing by close over the trees followed by a S-2 Tracker with the same paint scheme and she says “Don’t you see it??” See what? I walk to the end of the driveway to get away from the trees and I see it: FIRE! Two hills away across the cow land. Then the Cal Fire SuperHuey show up with a bucket and fire trucks from all over try to get up these narrow rural roads and get in posistion. If that localized blaze hits that brown grass, we will be goners (the dwelling anyway) She has seen this unfold before and is terrified. I go down to the little reservior a mile down the road and watch the copter dip the bucket and speed back to the flaming hilltop. After an hour it all calms down, the smoke abates, and I can hear pumper truck dousing the hot spots. My point of this is just to show how quickly things can change in life and things do not stay the same. Tell that to a politician.

    • that sounds so scary, jerry. stay safe. i hope a lot of idiots who can’t live without their fireworks aren’t careless enough to do some really, really horrible damage tomorrow. the fact that so many cities don’t have the money for 4th of july displays this year might mean that a lot of people will try to have do-it-yourself displays that might go awry.

  8. Jamzeneline

    Hi,

    I’m new to the forum and just saying hello.

    • johncerickson

      Hello, Jamzeneline. Hoping you’re real – the last “person” I said hello to was a bot from US Airways. Welcome, and enjoy! :D

      • there’s no link anywhere, john, so either jamz is on the level, or s/he is the worst bot evah. :wink:

        • johncerickson

          With my luck, probably a bot! :D Then again, things may be looking up – we’re trying to push a decent young couple into buying or renting the house with which we share a drive. Kinda redneck, yeah (and half my freakin’ age!!!!), but they’re some of the best people I’ve met down here, PERIOD!

    • hello jamzeneline,

      welcome to the raisin! :D

      hope you’ll stop by again soon.

  9. Your photoshops are going viral. This one is already on The Beer Party’s Wall on Facebook. It isn’t the only one.

    So, ready to join Facebook yet?

    • wow! someone spent some time going through the archives. i wish they had thrown in a link now and then. oh well. i’m still on the fence as far as facebook goes. i spend way too much time on the computer already.

  10. Goody! Another GOP clown to add to the mix! I will have to search the intertoobs for another clown shot as I already have one of Batshit Bachmann, T-Paw and Mittens..I use them regularly. Your poster is of course spectacular Nonnie! ;)

    Douchenozzles..you can’t live w/them..you can’t kill ‘em.

    • Dusty, thanks for following my blog. I’m glad you did, as it got me to look at yours. I should have done that a long time ago!

      • I didn’t know you had a blog Vincenzo. But it’s a good blog and chock full of wonderful technical information I can use in my bitchfests, with proper attribution of course. I just opened that blog this week..been toiling away on Blogger forever. I hate Blogger..or as I call it: Booger. ;)

    • dusty, my sista! :D

      it’s a circus that never ends. i wonder which idiot will be auditioning for faux news entering the race next.

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