Friday, August 22, 2008

Yes Virginia, there are Reps who really Do Care

Crossposted on RightMichigan

We hear so many stories of politicians who do not seem to care about their constituents they are supposed to serve that I want to share a personal story that is a refreshing departure from that image.

When the now famous revolt on the House floor by Republicans against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to adjourn the House of Representatives without allowing a up or down vote on off shore drilling was breaking, I immediately started e-mailed my congratulations and encouragement to the Republican "ring leaders". One of those was Michigan's own Congressman Thaddeus McCotter,(11th district) Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee and a Member of the House Financial Services Committee

So I send my message and that was that, or so I thought.

This week I received a surprise package in the mail, from none other than Congressman McCotter.

It included a handwritten note thanking me for my encouragement and in turn, encouraging me to "keep up the good work" on my blog as "we need your voice" Of course, that is not just for me but all my fellow bloggers, we can and do make a difference!

Congressman McCotter also included a gift of a CD of patriotic songs.
Oh btw, he isn't even my rep!

However, the thanks really belongs to representative McCotter for uttering the words," This is the people's house. This is NOT Pelosi's politiburo"
And for giving conservatives something to really cheer about!

My package also included Congressman McCotter's
“Speaking Democrat:” A Primer

For those needing a translation of Democrat Double-Talk
(enjoy :-)

Speaking “Local Democrat”

“Democrats are progressive.”
Translation: “Democrats are regressive.”
“CHANGE” = “THE 1970s”
“Democrats will bring you change.”
Translation: “Democrats will bring you the 1970s.”
“Democrats support proactive government.”
Translation: “Democrats support proactive socialism.”
“Democrats will enhance revenues.”
Translation: “Democrats will raise taxes.”
“Democrats will only tax the rich.”
Translation: “Democrats will only tax you.”
“Democrats will invest your money.”
Translation: “Democrats will waste your money.”
“Democrats have an energy policy.”
Translation: “Democrats have a lethargy policy.”
“Democrats will replace your blue collar jobs with green collar jobs.”
Translation: “Democrats will replace your blue collar jobs with unemployment.”

Speaking “Global Democrat”

“Democrats will protect America from Iranian nukes through tough, principled diplomacy.”
Translation: “Democrats will protect America from Iranian nukes through tough, principled magic.”
“Democrats will engage America’ enemies.”
Translation: “Democrats will appease America’s enemies.”
“END” = “LOSE”
“Democrats will end the Iraq War.”
Translation: “Democrats will lose the Iraq War.”

Contextually Construing “Electoral Democrat”
(i.e. Walking the Party Plank)

“As a progressive party, Democrats will bring you change by using government to enhance revenues from the rich to invest in the production of energy and green collar jobs; and by using diplomacy to engage America’s enemies and end the Iraq War.”

Translation: “As a regressive party, Democrats will bring you the 1970s by using socialism to raise taxes from you to waste in the production of lethargy and unemployment; and by using magic to appease America’s enemies and lose the Iraq War.”

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