January 29, 2008

Thad's Review of George Bush's State of the Union

Well, the reviews are in and apparently, George Bush nailed his State of the Union address last night. Thad said:
"I am heartened that the president is following the House Republicans' lead by targeting wasteful spending and pork barrel earmarks for extinction."

Thad is determined to end earmarks. Oh boy!

Wait a second. In February, when the House voted to end secrecy on earmarks and ban deficit spending, Thaddeus voted 'nay'.

Hypocrisy - just one more reason to be mad at Thad.

Thaddeus Votes Against Children's Health Care Again

Thaddeus McCotter voted against overriding George Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Thad has voted against the bill every opportunity that he has had. As you may remember, when the group Catholics United reminded Thad that voting against helping poor, sickly children was not pro-life or pro-family, Thad called them "the devil". That comment earned him the title of 'Worst Person in the World'.

Just one more reason to be mad at Thad...

January 27, 2008

Tom Spencer's Campaign

I just recieved an e-mail from Tom Spencer's campaign.

I would like to thank you for joining my effort to become your next Representative in Congress. There's no question we have a long road ahead of us, but I believe the incumbent is not invincible, as long as his challenger has the support needed to retire him.
I believe I am that challenger. I have a long history of service to my country and my community, which continues through my children. I am not a career politician, I am a man of the people. I am not beholden to big business, corporate lobbyists, or special interests...I am beholden to the people of my District, and will represent them to the best of my ability.
I have been meeting and getting to know as many folks as I can in the last few weeks and will continue to do so. Many have already offered to lend support to my campaign, and I am pleased and honored for the great support and advice I have received. You can help further...just let all your friends know that I am campaigning to unseat McCotter. Right now, please forward this email to as many people as you can, and get the word out! Encourage them to visit http://www.tomspencer4congress.com/ to see who I am, what I stand for, and what I will do in Congress. Encourage them to join the effort by subscribing to my mailing & volunteer lists. Let's work together to take back our District!
Some of the biggest hurdles we have to face are financial. Campaigns need contributions to operate; that's just a fact. And with a grass-roots campaign like mine, every dollar counts, and every dollar will be used wisely to win. That's why I am imposing upon your generosity to make a contribution to my campaign. You can donate online at http://www.tomspencer4congress.com/ by clicking on the "Make a Donation" button in the Main Menu. And please forward this along to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers so they can lend a hand too!
I firmly believe that together, we can take back the 11th District and work to bring good paying jobs, affordable health care, peace and prosperity to Michigan and the entire country. Thank you for your continued support, and may God bless you and your family.

Tom seems like he would be a very good Congressman. He is actually trying to use the netroots (he posted on this site!), whereas Novi City Manager Edward Kriewall has yet to set up a website. I'd love to see the debate - we need all the help we can get in deciding who would be better to oust Thad. Also, a debate could see some local media coverage, which is very needed in facing a well financed incumbent.