March 23, 2008

DCCC's List of Targets: No Thad

The DCCC has a list of targets for 2008, and Thad is not on the list. It appears that national Democrats are writing this race off. They seem content to wait for 2012, when there will be a new, more favorable Eleveth District. Well, I guess we'll have to do this on our own. But I still see a path to victory for the Democrats in November.

We were never going to outspend McCotter, even if the DCCC was supporting us. We aren't going to win as the default candidate. It will take a truly people powered campaign. The fate of this campaign lies in the hands of the people. Let's take it away from the lobbyists this fall.

March 21, 2008

It's Been A Busy Couple Of Weeks...

A little while back, Mad At Thad was mentioned in an article in the Observer and Eccentric. The article was about the lack of enthusiasm that the Eleventh District Democrats have seen about ousting McCotter. The author of the article, Hugh Gallagher, found a couple notable exeptions:
In the blogosphere, where apparently many people spend their time, two sites are devoted full time to "exposing" McCotter, madatthad.blogspot.comand
I emailed Mr. Gallagher, thanking him for mentioning the blog. Mr. Gallagher found it interesting enough that a fourteen year-old was writing a political blog that he decided he'd like to write an article about me and the blog. So he interviewed me Monday, and yesterday the story came out.

High school freshman's blog makes a case against McCotter

I'm elated that this blog and this cause are getting some exposure. To any new readers, I encourage you to look around the site. I think you'll find something that will make you Mad At Thad, whether it be his continued support for the war or his record on the environment, Thaddeus McCotter is not representing our interests in Washington. I think it's time we call him on it, and send some new blood to the Hill this November.

I would like to thank Mr. Gallagher for writing the story, and my station manager up at 88.1 The Escape, Bill Keith for pointing out the original story.

March 16, 2008

Thaddeus Still Supports The War

Five years into the War, Thaddeus is still in denial.

With almost four thousand American dead, including one hundred and seventy four with Michigan ties, Thad still supports George W. Bush's War in Iraq.

Thaddeus is silent on the War, in public at least. He doesn't even mention it on the 'issues' page of his website. No, Thaddeus doesn't want you to know that he supports the War. But he has voted for every single bill funding the war.

He claims to be a fiscal conservative, and yet remains silent on the nine billion dollars we have lost in Iraq, let alone the over half trillion we have spent overall. Thaddeus continues to support the tremendous price in blood and treasure that we have squandered in the Fertile Crescent. He doesn't want you to know that.

End the war, end Thad's time in Washington.

March 7, 2008

Was 15% Too High?

As you may remember, Thad's rating from the League of Conservation Voters was an abysmal 15%. But Thad has shown no signs of cleaning up his act. In fact, just last week he voted against the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, a bill that passed despite Thad's dissent. The bill repeals tax breaks for oil companies in order to pay for further investments in alternative energy, as well as tax breaks for individuals who take the initiative and invest themselves.

This vote matches up perfectly with his horrendous voting record on environmental issues. But there is a deeper level to this vote. Thad is voting to keep tax cuts in the pockets of the rich oil companies while simultaneously voting against cuts for the rest of us.

One more reason to be mad at Thad.