Shock: Thaddeus McCotter Resigns From Congress

Former GOP candidate for President and frequent Red Eye guest, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.) resigned on Friday, after enduring what he characterized as a “nightmarish” month and half.

The Hill reported:

In a bizarre, rambling and error-riddled statement, the five-term Michigan Republican said recent events have “severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family.”

“As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave,” he said.

“The recent event’s totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family,” he added. “Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must ‘strike another match, go start anew’ by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen.”

The lyrical reference was to Bob Dylan’s 1965 classic “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.”

The resignation ends an increasing strange series of events surrounding McCotter, beginning last fall when he launched a long-shot – many said hopeless – bid at the GOP presidential nomination.

I’m sure The Hill didn’t mean to add to the totality of “calumnies, indignities and deceit” sustained by McCotter over the past month and a half, when they called his statement, “bizarre, rambling and error-riddled”. It may have been slightly bizarre and rambling, but error ridden? Talk about kicking a man when he’s down.

Last month, McCotter was thrown off the ballot after failing to get the required 1,000 signatures, however, McCotter, who turned in 2,000, says he’s a victim of political sabotage. Reportedly, of the 2,000 signatures submitted, only a few hundred were deemed valid by Michigan state election officials.

I searched YouTube for video of McCotter’s statement, but it’s not up, yet.

I did find this discussion on Michigan Public TV from 6/08/12 regarding  the political fallout of McCotter’s petition problems, and the effect it is having on Michigan Republicans:


Video: Thad McCotter On Being Left Out Of Debates – “It’s Disheartening”

Video: Thaddeus McCotter Formally Announces His Candidacy For The Republican Nomination

Video: Thaddeus McCotter On Huckabee

Thad McCotter Behind Consternation and Confusion In Ames Straw Poll Auction

Why Not? McCotter For President

More McCotter For Prez Talk

Yep, McCotter Is Definitely Thinking About Running For President

Dick Morris: Obama Set To Sign UN Gun Control Treaty, July 27 (Video)

 Dick Morris has been ringing alarm bells about the Obama regime’s plans to betray America by ceding US sovereignty to the UN through 4 UN treaties  currently under consideration by the US government; The International Criminal Court, The Law of the Sea Treaty, U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and Small Arms Treaty.

Morris reports that Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton plan on signing the the Small Arms treaty in NYC on July 27, in another of the regime’s “under the radar” gun-grabbing schemes:

On July 27th, the nations of the world are scheduled to meet in New York to sign a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Disguised as a way to prevent the proliferation of small arms throughout the world, it is, in fact, a backdoor way to legislate gun control in the United States and effectively repeal our Second Amendment.

The ATT will set up a global body which will require all nations to regulate firearms so that they can prevent their exportation to other countries. Inevitably, this will require countries to inventory the guns in private hands and to register them. A gun ban is not far away.

Morris says that even if the treaty is not ratified by the Senate, it is still somewhat binding under the Vienna Convention, so it’s up to a subsequent President to renounce the treaty.

He asks that you please  sign the petition at his site, and include your name and address so it can be sent to your Congressman and Senators.


CNS News: As U.N. Finalizes Arms Trade Treaty, Opponents Warn of Global Gun Grab:

In a letter to Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the eve of the conference, 130 Republican lawmakers outlined their concerns that the treaty being negotiated could negatively affect U.S. security, foreign policy and economic interests – as well as Americans’ constitutional rights.

“The ATT must not accept that free democracies and totalitarian regimes have the same right to conduct arms transfers: this is a dangerous piece of moral equivalence,” the letter stated.

“Moreover, the ATT must not impose criteria for determining the permissibility of arms transfers that are vague, easily politicized, and readily manipulated,” it continued, referring in particular to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Israel.

The lawmakers warned that they would oppose the appropriation or authorization of any taxpayer money to implement a “flawed” treaty.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Audio: Mark Levin Tears into David “The Red” Axelrod

Drawing heavily from a John Nolte report at Big Journalism, Thursday,  Mark Levin railed against the Obama campaign and its coordinated effort with the media to take down Romney.

In his report, Smear Romney! Axelrod Tweets Media Its Marching Orders, Nolte put a spotlight on Axelrod’s efforts to get the media to put out the Obama campaign’s chosen narrative for Romney:

On Tuesday, no less than the Twitter account owned by the President of the United States tweeted out a link to an article written by Vanity Fair’s Nicholas Shaxsone. The article is nothing more than a smear-job laced with innuendo about Romney’s finances. It’s also meant as bait for a corrupt media eager to join in the Obama campaign’s mission as defined by Plouffe above.

Yesterday, the Obama campaign changed tactics just a bit. They probably didn’t expect Breitbart News to report the fact that Shaxson is a hard-hard-hardcore leftist and a cheerleader for the Occupy movement, so yesterday David Axelrod launched this series of tweets.

If you click Axelrod’s link, he’s no longer linking to the pro-Occupier’s article. What he links to is an AP article published — and this is no coincidence– the morning after the Vanity Fair article was released but based on the exact same reporting and subject, and filled with the same lack of facts and evidence. It’s all about innuendo. It’s all about “raising questions.” It’s all about distracting from the economy. It’s all about colluding with Obama to define Mitt Romney.

“This entire operation is a fraud starting with the President on down, because ladies and gentlemen, this is the way David the Red Axelrod and the rest of them operate, because if you really knew what they were and what they are, you wouldn’t vote for them,” Mark Levin fumed on his show, Thursday evening.

He concluded his rant, by shouting:

“This much I know about Mitt Romney, none of his friends were ever part of the Weather Underground that used violence to blow up buildings and kill people in this country. This much I know about Mitt Romney – none of his friends were ever mouthpieces for the PLO. This much I know about Mitt Romney, he would never ever hire a ….you know what… like David the Red Axelrod.

Video via The Right Scoop

For background on Axelrod’s red history, see Paul Kengor’s seminal expose in The American Spectator, David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack

No single person is more responsible for making Barack Obama president. Come November 2008, it was nothing short of a stunning change for America, a genuinely historical feat the man known as Ax hopes to repeat in November 2012.

And it helps that the two—story-maker and story, composer and theme—think alike. “You know, he and I share a basic worldview,” Obama told the New York Times. “I trust his basic take on what the country should be and where we need to move toward—not just on specific policy but how politics should be able to draw on our best and not our worst.”

Axelrod agreed unhesitatingly, saying of Obama: “He’s not just a client. He’s a very good friend of mine. We share a worldview.”

Axelrod’s World

That worldview began taking form and focus in New York a half century ago. There began three decades of varied leftist influences on Axelrod, from progressives to communists, that would redound all the way to the Oval Office—and with the direct effect of each influence not always clear.

Read it all.

I’m with Levin, (as you probably know by now, I say it at least  once a week) Take the gloves off. Start telling the world what we’re dealing with, here. Those people still on the fence will be swayed by the regime’s lies unless they hear the uncomfortable truth about the people who are telling the lies.

See also:

Newsbusters: CBS’s Glor Calls Out David Axelrod For His ‘Extreme’ Attack on Romney