December 22, 2007

Thad's Gone Mad

Thaddeus has a new PAC. The Apocalypse Committee, as Harper's Magazine dubbed it, is just plain silly.

The real name of the PAC is the "Champions of American Freedom PAC". In an article put out by Thad, he writes "Republicans successfully promoted economic prosperity".

Really, Thad? I don't know if you saw the Sunday Free Press a couple weeks ago. The Wayne County foreclosure notices were 100 (!) pages long. Is that economic prosperity? The economy is faltering, only 27 percent of Americans approve of the job our Republican President is doing with the economy.

Thaddeus also calls the 110th Congress far too liberal. Now, I'm a liberal. And this Congress has been as liberal as that media I've been promised for years. If you don't want to read in between the lines there, a Congress that has continued the War in Iraq, caved on S-CHIP and almost gave the telecom industry immunity is not liberal.

I'd go into more, but honestly, just read it. It will give you many more reasons to be Mad at Thad.

December 1, 2007

Mad At Thad Group

The Facebook group now has 42 members.

It is truly a great thing to see that kind of advocacy for a new Representative in Congress.

Now, 42 down, 58 to go.

November 25, 2007

Beware Of Bias


FOX News is declaring that blogs are biased. Yes, we are. I probably won't show too many stories that make McCotter look good. But I tell you that. Daily Kos tells you that they support Democratic politicians. FOX News, though just as biased if not more, presents itself as 'Fair And Balanced'. That is the crime here.

So let me alert you: if you are looking for stories about Thaddeus McCotter that will balance mine, go to FOX. They will be both lacking in facts and supporting McCotter's view - the opposite of my blog.

Tom Spencer Has A Website Up

Tom Spencer is one of the Democrats challenging Thaddeus this cycle. He also has a campaign website up.

Tom Spencer For Congress

Tom seems to be a pretty solid liberal. He is against the War In Iraq, he supports renewable energy, he supports diplomacy and health care. So it looks like we have at least one solid challenger.

I don't know about Tom's electability. But he is a veteran, so that should sit well on issues of national security.

We've got a long way to go, but things are starting to come together.

November 23, 2007

Thad's 'Liberty Alliance'

Thaddeus McCotter supports liberty. He says it, so it must be true.

In an article at the conservative Human Events, McCotter calls for the creation of a Liberty Alliance. It would be much like the UN, but would only include fully free states. It seems like a good enough idea, but there are a couple of problems with it.

First, Thaddeus McCotter has not supported liberty here in America. The ACLU gives Thad a lifetime rating of 9%.

Second, this is another issue of negotiating with rogue states. Would this alliance send help to Sudan? The whole point of the UN is resolving conflict - the majority of conflicts involve nations like China or Burma.

At least Thad wants us to stay in the UN.

The Democrats

According to the 2008 Race Tracker, two Democrats have filed to run for the seat.

Tom Spencer is one, and he has posted on the blog He seems like a very good candidate.

Edward Kriewall is the other. He has filed with the FEC, but I don't know that much about him.

The primary will be August 5, 2008, so we have plenty of time to decide who the nominee will be. But right now we have very little info on the candidates, so there is a need for some sort of forum or debate.

I hope that this will be a productive primary, and we have a lot to learn about our candidates.

Mad At Thad Facebook Up

Well, I figured it was just about time to get a group up. So now we have an official Mad At Thad Facebook group.

This group will make it much easier to get out news with events and interact with other members of the eleventh.

My goal is to get 100 people in the group. Can we do it?

Mad At Thad Facebook Group

November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving. I was at the game today - what a bummer. That's the Lions for you.

Have a safe holiday.

Thad On Frank Beckmann - 9/21

Thanks to communicationsguru for bringing this interview to my attention.

First, a little bit of background: WJR is a right-wing controlled radio station. They air the comedian Rush Limbaugh, as well as Sean Hannity. Also, McCotter gave us this gem in September:

So this interview was a cupcake for Thad.

Frank Beckmann Show - 9/21

The main issue that was discussed were robocalls going around the eleventh Congressional district attacking Rep. McCotter about his position in regard to trade with China. Thad wants to limit trade with China, and I agree with him on that.
But the biggest error that Thad makes in this interview is saying that the Republican party does not have any robocall operations, at least not to the scale of the Democrats. This is just false. Earlier this month, robocalls were used in Kentucky to attempt to dissuade voters from supporting Democrat [url=]Steve Beshear[/url] . To suggest that only Democrats play dirty politics is not only not true, the Republican Party uses this tactic much more.

Just one more reason to be Mad At Thad.

Thad's Shady Record On The Constitution

Thad McCotter supports the Second Ammendment - his band is named after it! But as far as the rest of the Constitution goes, Thad is a little less consistent.

Just last week, McCotter voted against John Conyers' RESTORE bill, a measure meant to provide for more judicial oversight on wiretapping of American citizens. The bill still passed the House, but Thad's vote on it is very alarming.

Our Representative in Congress should not support unchecked executive power. Just one more reason to be Mad At Thad.

I'm At Michigan Liberal!

Well, I had just about forgotten about this blog. Yet today I was reading Michigan Liberal, and I noticed that my blog was listed on the side.

I have a reason to continue writing now.

August 1, 2007

Thaddeus' Stance On The War

Thaddeus McCotter remains a staunch supporter of George Bush's failed policy in Iraq. He has voted against a bill with a timetable for withdrawal every time that one came up for a vote.

Recently, the local anti-war crowd has been targeting our favorite Representative. Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a coalition of unions and other groups who support ending the war, held a protest outside of Thad's Livonia office on July 5. Also, on July 26, a vigil was held in Kellogg Park, Plymouth, mourning the death of the 138 Michigan soldier to die in Iraq. Flowers were sent to McCotter's office.

July 28, 2007

Who Is Thaddeus McCotter?

Thaddeus McCotter is a name. His mother was Joan McCotter, a former city clerk. Without the name recognition that Tad got from his mother, it is unlikely that he would ever have been elected.

Thaddeus McCotter is an enabler. He votes with President Bush 92% of the time.

Thaddeus McCotter is a fringe conservative in moderate's clothing. Though he paints himself as a man with the center on his mind, he was rated 0% by NARAL, 100% by the Christian Coalition, and 0% by the ARA, a group opposed to the privatization of social security.

Thaddeus McCotter is a rubber stamp.

Here is a campaign ad from 2006:

Good Day


This blog is devoted to the ousting of Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R - Michigan) from his current seat as the Representative of the eleventh congressional district of Michigan.

The man is a rubber stamp of Bush's policies. He supports the war, is against stem cell research, and is an example of everything wrong with the Republican Party.

In 2006, an underfunded and underappreciated radio host, Tony Trupiano ran against Rep. McCotter. He lost, of course, but managed to keep Bad Thad under 55% of the vote. I have no idea whether Tony is going to run again. But with any attention from the DCCC, this is a race that can be won for the Democrats.

I will attempt to demonstrate some of the many reasons that this race should recieve as much attention as any in 2008.