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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:03 PM

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter Resigns After ‘Nightmarish’ Month

Source: ABC News

(Michigan Republican Thad McCotter (R) resigns, effective immediately. )

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter has apparently reached his breaking point. The Michigan Republican announced Friday evening that he is resigning from Congress after a string of “calumnies, indignities and deceits.”

In the past year McCotter failed at running for president, failed to collect enough petition signatures to get on the ballot for his re-election and, to add insult to injury, stirred up controversy this week after a racy TV pilot he wrote was leaked to the press by a former staffer.

“After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family,” McCotter wrote in a statement that was as unique as the representative that wrote it. “As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.”




Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/rep-thaddeus-mccotter-resigns-after-nightmarish-month/



Hey Thad - don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Reply Rep. Thaddeus McCotter Resigns After ‘Nightmarish’ Month (Original post)
James48 Jul 2012 OP
louis-t Jul 2012 #1
tanyev Jul 2012 #2
Denninmi Jul 2012 #3
Faygo Kid Jul 2012 #4
IamK Jul 2012 #5
Lifelong Protester Jul 2012 #6
Turbineguy Jul 2012 #7
lindysalsagal Jul 2012 #8
COLGATE4 Jul 2012 #9
sofa king Jul 2012 #13
gopiscrap Jul 2012 #10
wordpix Jul 2012 #11
marble falls Jul 2012 #12

Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:10 PM

1. All of it self-inflicted.

And, as usual, he blames others.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:12 PM

2. Sounds like the missus is ready to kick him to the curb.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. Unfortunately, I will be in his former future district next year.

He was somewhat moderate as R's go. He supported the auto industry and the auto bailout. The two main R candidates for his seat in the upcoming August primary are in a battle to out Tea each other. And, because of the extreme gerrymandering the far right R legislature in Lansing got away with, whichever one of these a-holes wins the primary will win the seat unless there is a miracle of some sort.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:17 PM

4. McCotter sings his way goodbye:

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. hopefully him & his name will teleport back to the 1800s...

 

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:46 PM

6. Rachel will be crushed.

Hey, and take that danged guitar with ya when you leave.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:47 PM

7. He'll continue to soak the Country

with his pension.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:10 PM

8. Almost sounds like the hooker's name is about to be released to the news

or some other scandal. I've never heard of the guy, and I don't know anything about him, but on the face of it, this sounds like just round 1.
Ding!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:33 PM

9. To paraphrase Shakespeare

Nothing so became him in his political life as the leaving of it...

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 08:53 AM

13. Or a Civil War performance review:

By leaving politics and moving to bad scriptwriting, he raised the reputation of both professions.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 11:22 PM

10. What a POS

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 11:29 PM

11. statement reads like 18th C prose - wonder what the real reason is besides "absence of harmony"

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 07:37 AM

12. I bet there is one more big assed McCotter shoe just waiting to drop.

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