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    Tag: CD6

    Crunch Time For Hoogendyk

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 11:48:26 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, CD6, Fred Upton, Jack Hoogendyk, 10 reasons (all tags)

    Last minute blitzing being  planned for the Hoogendyk campaign, as he faces down one of the least conservative members of the Republican congressional delegation from Michigan.

    Saturday the 4th, be looking out for a motivated team participating in a door to door blitz.  In fact, be a part of that blitz and hang out with a great group of patriots having fun and actually doing something.  Questions? Contact Steve.

    In the meanwhile, its worth taking a look at these:

    Just a start.

    Tapayer Party Mel Valkner sends THIS out today to email boxes:

    "Re-election goes to those who have best served their constituents. That is not the case with Rep. Fred Upton. Like President Obama, he is out of touch.

    Here are ten reasons Fred Upton deserves to lose to Jack Hoogendyk in the Republican Primary August 7th:

    • Article II, Section 10 of the Michigan Constitution says, "No person shall be elected to office as representative in the United States House of Representatives more than three times during any twelve year period. Upton has been elected 13 straight times.
    • Last election he promoted a "Five-Point Jobs Plan" none of which have been implemented.
    • When he came to office the National Debt was $3.5 trillion, now it is nearly $16 trillion despite having a Republican President and Congress 50% of the time.
    • Upton voted for the $1 trillion TARP bailout, much of it going to big banks.
    • Upton voted to outlaw the ordinary incandescent light bulb.
    • Upton voted for "Cash for Clunkers," a wasteful spending bill that disastrously destroyed thousands of good used cars driving up prices by 25%.
    • Upton voted for NAFTA causing the loss of 400,000 high-paying Michigan jobs.
    • Upton voted for the federal education program "No Child Left Behind" destroying local authority of public schools.
    • Upton for the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, an unfunded federal healthcare plan leading to Obamacare.
    • Upton has lied about Jack Hoogendyk - so much for being a "nice guy." At least 10 negative mailers have been sent by Upton about Hoogendyk, none of which are true and full of distortions. Why trust someone who will not tell the truth, simply to win an election?

    Oh sure, he did a little good here and there but, overall, the harm he and his cohorts have inflicted will cost our children and grandchildren trillions of dollars over their lifetimes.

    In spite of all the above, Kalamazoo County Republican leaders including Margaret O'Brien and Tonya Schuitmaker are supporting Upton, contrary to their most vocal supporters that stood behind them in their last election - all for the sake of the "establishment."

    Ultimately you decide who will represent every district in the U.S. Congress. Everyone knows we can't keep going the way we are - so why would vote again for the same incumbents, in this case Fred Upton?

    Isn't it time to vote for the other guy and let him have a try to get us out of this mess?

    No kidding.

    Stay involved people.

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    And While We Are At It

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 11:18:37 PM EST
    Tags: CD6, Energy, Michigan, Upton, KeystoneXL, No Courage (all tags)

    Speaking of that great stalwart of energy Frederico Uptonogoodio ..

    Mr I-want-to give-more-money-to-A123, proudly defended the Keystone XL pipeline in the new Highway Bill.  At least he suggests it will happen after November:

    "Congress approved a new highway bill today without a Keystone XL pipeline provision championed by Congressman Fred Upton.


    "They've done a good job in the last three-plus years of slowing us down," Upton said in an interview with MLive/Kalamazoo from the House floor before the vote. "It will probably take a change in November to see the project go forward."

    A change indeed.

    And perhaps as a reward for such courage, the change might include an even more local element than the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania avenue alone.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Maybe It Was A Frathouse Initiaton

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 10:33:45 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Upton, Jeffy, HotPockets Basement Brigade, Hit Piece, Republicans, CD6, Hoogendyk, Conservative (all tags)

    Obviously RightMichigan.com is seen as one of the truest conservative voices in Michigan.

    Yeah, I used the word 'obviously'. If it weren't so, we wouldn't be used as the initiation tool for the wet-behind-the-ears punk Republican fraternity, and its sponsoring institution, Sergeant Upton's Lonely Brain Club Band.  

    Because we have a(dare I say it) 'liberal' posting policy, nearly ANYONE could post here.  In fact, if it isn't spam, and it isn't lefty talking points, (some people call them lies) we let the conversation stay.  It allows for a free discussion, and sometimes it even gets fiery. Debate is good for the soul, and frankly sharpens the tools we use in fighting off the progressive horde.

    Its the American way.

    But posting here has apparently become the holy grail for some folks. The very same folks who were maybe once upon a time excited to go to the big city 'Mayberry', and hopefully find the icon with the single bullet in his shirt pocket, now find excitement in our editorial environment.  So much so, that we are being used as the tool to try and (do the impossible) convince the conservative base that Fred Upton, who has the lowest conservative ranking for a congressman in Michigan,  is the better candidate in the CD6 race.  Not through a series of accolades for the man who banned what might be the greatest invention of the industrial age, but denigrating the character of the opponent Jack Hoogendyk through non substantiated claims and falsehoods.

    And even as it was obviously a hit piece, it was allowed to remain.

    Our commenting community quickly eviscerated the post adolescent author as was expected, and we did not expect to hear much from him again other than the weak rambling that is so often associated with such affairs.  What he doesn't know, is the whimpering his mom hears at night from the basement is really bothering her.

    Maybe its time for him to move out.

    But we'll move along .. below the fold.

    (1 comment, 652 words in story) Full Story

    Upton Mailer Draws Fire

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 24, 2012 at 03:28:04 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, CD6, Republican, Fred Upton, Franking, Mailer, NRA, Ethics, Money, Abuse (all tags)

    King's privilege right?

    ALG President Bill Wilson today sent a letter to the House Ethics Committee today questioning Michigan CD6 Fred Upton's use of taxpayer paid franked mail to tout his political rating by the NRA to his constituents.  The letter suggests Upton could well afford to campaign on his own dime without the use of taxpayer dollars:

    "To be clear, if Mr. Upton had chosen to write about specific legislation mentioning key organizations who supported or opposed it as part of his rationale to his constituents as to why he voted a certain way, that would be inside the lines. However, putting out what can only be called a "campaign" piece using taxpayer funds is repugnant.

    I am confident that between the political campaign war chest that a powerful committee chairman can easily amass, and his own personal wealth, Mr. Upton could afford to pay for his own political direct mail without need of taxpayer assistance. Given this confidence, this mailing is all the more offensive, as it reveals Mr. Upton's sense of entitlement to the perks and benefits of office that are so repugnant to Americans across the political spectrum."

    Sense of entitlement, indeed.

    Once bitten by the entitlement bug, its hard to shake I suppose.  Stamps for Christmas cards, or pictures of hunting folk carrying guns to posture for support.  All paid for with the sweat from taxpayer brows.  Upton for his part, has defended his actions already, claiming the money he DIDN'T spend shows he is a fiscal hawk."

    "Again this year, I will be returning money to the treasury that I could spend," Upton said."

    Then there is nothing to see here.  Move along.

    Comments >>

    Fair Is Fair

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 at 04:34:40 PM EST
    Tags: Fred Upton, Jack Hoogendyk, Michigan, CD6 (all tags)

    Seriously, its time to make an attitude adjustment in DC.

    Someone says its time to dump Upton:

    "In 1986, Upton primaried a sitting Republican by running to that man's left.  He has been running to the left field foul line ever since.  Now it's time to return the favor."
    CD6, its upton you.

    OK  Cheezy name pun aside, let the dumping begin.

    Comments >>

    Hoogendyk Slams Upton Slush Fund Vote

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 11, 2012 at 08:48:31 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, CD6, Fred Upton, Jack Hoogendyk, Slush Fund, Wasteful Spending, Amendment, EDA, Economic Development, Picking Winners, Rino Loser (all tags)

    Congressional candidate Jack Hoogendyk has called Congressman Fred Upton out for supporting a huge stimulus program at the federal level. On May 9, Congress voted on amendments to H.R. 5326, an appropriation bill for the Justice and Commerce Departments. Amendments were offered to make cuts to the total appropriation of nearly $53 billion.

    As written by Daniel Horowitz from the Madison Project, "The most important amendment that has been proposed so far is Mike Pompeo's amendment #37 to abolish the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA is a failed Great Society program that serves as a stimulus/pork slush fund for special interest communities under the guise of assistance to economically distressed areas of the country. It's nothing more than a fund for corporate welfare and a way of picking winners and losers in the market. It has been as successful in creating jobs as Obama's stimulus." This amendment would have saved $3 billion in wasteful "stimulus" spending over ten years.

    Unfortunately, the amendment failed.

    All Democrats and 104 Republicans voted against the amendment. Included in that number was Congressman Fred Upton, who has lately been telling his constituents back home that he is opposed to stimulus spending and bloated budgets. "Voting against this amendment is hypocrisy on his part. I can only assume he thought nobody would find out," stated Hoogendyk.

    "The Pompeo amendment is just one example of how Congress and Fred Upton can make meaningful cuts, one at a time, to reduce the size of the federal budget which is in serious need of reduction," he continued. Upton voted wrong on several other amendments that would have saved a total of over $8 billion in the coming year.

    "It's in the amendment process that government can be reduced," said Hoogendyk. "Now is the time for courage and action."

    Roll Call notes below the Fold ~

    (445 words in story) Full Story

    No Question - Its Jack Hoogendyk

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 05:41:37 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, US Representative, CD6, Jack Hoogendyk, Republican, Personal Endorsement, 6th congressional District (all tags)

    Part of the trouble with selecting the right candidates for elective office, is that it seems like those who are electable become too easily swayed by establishment habits, either shortly before or after taking office.

    We have talked about candidates we prefer on RightMichigan.com often.  And generally the endorsements will be far in between, and few. In fact, personal affirmations of course will be the only way you might see a favorite endorsed for office anyhow.  So before we move along too far into the election season, I want to let you know we DO have friends who we can trust to send to Washington.

    One of them is Jack Hoogendyk.  I personally endorse him for the Michigan 6th District.

    Go below the fold for why.

    (6 comments, 820 words in story) Full Story

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