Rep Thad McCotter jumps into to GOP race

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Who?
    I know. That's what I thought. A guitar-playing five-term congressman from Michigan.
    Here are Mr. McCotter's five core principles (direct from his website at http://www.mccotter2012.com)

    1. Our liberty is from God not the government.
    2. Our sovereignty is in our souls, not the soil.
    3. Our security is from strength, not surrender.
    4. Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.
    5. Our truths are self-evident not relative.

    Stop Thad, stop!
    You had me at #1 lol lol

    But seriously, does anyone understand #2?
    Does he mean we should give up the soil (except in #3 he seems to be saying the opposite).
    #3 seems to go against the current Republican "let's reduce defense spending" mantra
    #4 seems like an odd comment from a Michigonian (Michiganer? Michiganite?). Isn't DETROIT in Michigan? I've seen quite a few auto industry interviews recently in regards to the stimulus.
    Not to mention a lot of other government contracts.
    #5 Right. And we're still living in the 1780s.

    Isn't it time for a GOP candidate who talks about real issues and how they plan to actually address the real problems America faces? Or am I too demanding???

    1. profile image64
      logic,commonsenseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They'll probably start about the same time as the Democrats wake from their fantasy of spending other people's money without limit.

    2. Doug Hughes profile image57
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you haven't got a clue how to address real problems you fall back on faith-based politics.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image58
        uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        #1 sounds a lot like Natural Law Theory, The Declaration of Independence, John Locke and Thomas Jefferson - those must be some crazy church meetings.

    3. uncorrectedvision profile image58
      uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      See this is one fundamental difference between liberals and conservatives.  Liberals have no sense of human nature, rights, society, civilization as constants.  There is no understanding or attempt at understanding.

  2. secularist10 profile image83
    secularist10posted 7 years ago

    They're all a bunch of intellectual losers. Short on ideas, long on rhetoric. "Souls not soil" is an excellent example of that. WTF does that even mean.

    "Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector."

    Try changing the legal and regulatory framework of this country in a fundamental way, and see how long your prosperity lasts.

    "Our truths are self-evident not relative."

    If they are not relative, why does he refer to them as "our truths"? smile

    He's also a darling of Fox News. Unsurprising given his apparent skill with vacuous catchy rhetoric.

  3. Stump Parrish profile image59
    Stump Parrishposted 7 years ago

    1, we should be able to do away with our huge military and simply allow god to protect our constitutionally provided liberties. This has worked so well for atheists, homosexuals, muslims, jews and black to name a few of the groups that will be forced to give up their liberties under this moron. There is appearantly no need for any government, and yet he seeks to take over what we dont need. (NOTE) I did not once mention the word hypocrite in this response).

    Again, no need for government if our souls have the supreme authority over this country. This makes even more sense when you look up the definition of sovereignty..."It can be found in a power to rule and make law that rests on a political fact for which no purely legal explanation can be provided" that explains the thinking of the religious in America. No legal authority but it's the sumpreme rule of the land.

    3. that is simply showing that he has no intention of reducing the 10 billion dollars a month that we are borrowing from china to operate our military.

    4, all hail corporate America and Faux News. Long live the corporations, death to the consumers.

    5 Their truths are only appearant to them and aren't relative to reality.

    Happy holidays all, peace.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image83
      Mighty Momposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for clearing that up for me, Stump!
      It still makes zero sense, but at least it's been logically explained smile.
      Peace back and Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY, everyone! MM

    2. uncorrectedvision profile image58
      uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Obviously the notion of individual sovereignty eludes some.  It is one of the concepts behind our foundation that makes America unique.

  4. lovemychris profile image64
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago
  5. Ralph Deeds profile image66
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago

    Another GOP dwarf candidate.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image83
      Mighty Momposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They are all certifiable.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image58
        uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It will be so fun if one of those crazy dwarfs beats the golfer in 2012.

        1. lovemychris profile image64
          lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No actually, it won't.
          All the hard-won rights people have fought and died for will be thrown to the wind.

          In favor of religious ideology, superiority-preaching and a lack of human values.

          Will be like going backwards in time. The Dark Ages comes to mind.

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image58
            uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Ow, my side is starting to hurt already anticipating the defeat of the golfer.  It is also funny to read the silliness from liberals about Thad McCotter.

            1. Mighty Mom profile image83
              Mighty Momposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              When Thad McCotter wins the GOP nomination we (the liberals) will eat our words.
              Somehow, I don't see that happening.
              See Doug Hughes' thread on the decline of the tea party...

              1. uncorrectedvision profile image58
                uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                He doesn't have to win.  The attitude toward all the GOP hopefuls is that all are unworthy of challenging the golfer when any of them would be better than the golfer/name caller in chief.  You won't have to eat your words unless Barry gets the "change" he wants then words are all he has to offer.

                There has never been a less qualified person, less interested person to ever be President of the United States.  How many days has Barry been on vacation, played golf, partied with Beyonce, campaigned, fund raised or just spent running down American business since taking office.

                Now he attacks a sector of the economy that was just beginning to rebound - the private jet industry.  How many machinists, mechanics, aircraft technicians, flight attendants, pilots, hanger operators, plane manufacturers, seat manufacturers, aircraft aluminum fabricators, jet engine manufacturers, avionics companies, aircraft paint makers, painting technicians, janitors, receptionists, secretaries, truck drivers and shipping clerks will lose their jobs because Barry and liberals have decided that it is a sin to fly a corporate jet.

                These are thousands of hourly, punch the clock and work you butt off jobs that will die because Barry and the faithful have decided that corporate jets are evil.  Liberals are job killers.  Thank god because for every job Barry kills he creates a potential vote against him.

  6. AnnCee profile image70
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    Oh sorry. . .  didn't mean to stumble in on your nice little circle . . .  http://www.booak.com/emoticons/graphics/embarrassed/06.gif

  7. Reality Bytes profile image80
    Reality Bytesposted 7 years ago

    I already recognize the fact that I am a sovereign individual.

    If this idea eludes you then please research it.

    1. uncorrectedvision profile image58
      uncorrectedvisionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      One of the ideas that makes America exceptional - the sovereign individual

 
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