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Race is on to replace Pete Hoekstra in Congress

There are 83 comments on the MLive.com story from Jan 10, 2010, titled Race is on to replace Pete Hoekstra in Congress. In it, MLive.com reports that:

The race to fill Pete Hoekstra's congressional seat now that he's running for governor is turning into a GOP brawl as four candidates try to prevail in a primary election that practically guarantees a November win.

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Been there

Caledonia, MI

#1 Jan 11, 2010
As long as it isn't Pete, I don't care!
Unbelievable

Holland, MI

#2 Jan 11, 2010
Been there wrote:
As long as it isn't Pete, I don't care!
That is the kind of apathetic attitude that landed us the president we have today....frightful.
GOPer

Jackson, MI

#3 Jan 11, 2010
We know the winner of that district will be a Republican. When, if ever, did a Dem hold that seat?
Impeachment

Holland, MI

#4 Jan 11, 2010
It doesn't matter who or what the voting public desire anyway with these damn liberals.
Like Montana, or gay marriage, every state that put the issues to a vote homosexual marriage was voted down.
but the liberals don't care or respect the will of the people they just keep pushing for their agenda.

they feel because they are "enlightened" or some how so Noble their cause is beyond the will of the people who elected them.

like, the war..remember the war..what happened to end the war now?
Dingo

Denver, CO

#5 Jan 11, 2010
Impeachment wrote:
It doesn't matter who or what the voting public desire anyway with these damn liberals.
Like Montana, or gay marriage, every state that put the issues to a vote homosexual marriage was voted down.
but the liberals don't care or respect the will of the people they just keep pushing for their agenda.
they feel because they are "enlightened" or some how so Noble their cause is beyond the will of the people who elected them.
like, the war..remember the war..what happened to end the war now?
Well said, Impeachment.
Was health care such a 3 alarm fire that it had to supercede getting people back to work, or controlling the deficit, or ensuring the safety of Americans from radical terrorists? The Democrats told us it was and then went about their agenda, despite what the American people made clear was the real emergency - The Economy and the War on Terror.
And what have they accomplished for the American people by rewriting history, faking numbers and creating emergencies that didn't exist? Millions will still go uninsured. Health care expenses will still rise. There's virtually no proof that quality will increase, but history has shown in every other country that's tried this plan that it in fact will decrease exponentially. Lawyers and special interest groups will still make billions from taxpayers.
Not one benefit to the people the Democrats have claimed to represent. Just more expense, worry, and less security.
bonds77

Plainwell, MI

#6 Jan 11, 2010
Look at that, shouldn't Galt be running?

Since: Jul 09

SW Michigan

#7 Jan 11, 2010
GOPer wrote:
We know the winner of that district will be a Republican. When, if ever, did a Dem hold that seat?
Is anyone running with a Dutch last name?
How's that go...If you're not Dutch, then your not ????

Let's hope it's not the Holland parade organizer.
John Galt

United States

#8 Jan 11, 2010
Bonds:

Takes lots of money to buy the seat and I wasn't resident when most of the Republican primary canidates kicked off.

Thanks for the endorsement but I'd have to give this some long thought. Only elected position I have held is delegate to the state Republican convention.

I'm pretty bitter and I hold some positions outside the mainstream, such as the Constitution.
bonds77

Plainwell, MI

#9 Jan 11, 2010
A republican with a pulse will take W. Michigan votes. Simple as that. Unfortunately, the same can be said about Detroit.

Too bad people can't make up their own minds.

Yeah, Galt, that could be said for you. You might not have a shot.
moretruth

Holland, MI

#10 Jan 11, 2010
Remember that photo op of Obama with Texas volunteers and the Che Guevara flag?

That didn't convince you liberals then, and a years worth of history since the "change" still hasn't caused most libs to see the error of their ways.

Te campaigns for Governor aren't going to matter anyway, the liberals will vote for whom ever they are told to vote for by obama, or for the candidate that best represents socialism and the destruction of the republic or both.

Reality, history, truth or facts will not influence the liberal vote.
just hate for the established system.
moretruth

Holland, MI

#11 Jan 11, 2010
http://www.wnd.com/index.php...

Just in case you "forget" *cough*
bonds77

Plainwell, MI

#12 Jan 11, 2010
Obama 2008:
Popular vote: 66,862,039

McCain 2008:
Popular vote: 58,319,442

Wow, that's a lot of "liberals".

Oh, but that's right, it was all registered dead people. Or fraud.

Listen to yourself, seriously.
John Galt

United States

#13 Jan 11, 2010
No, that's alot of Obamatard's.
bonds77

Plainwell, MI

#14 Jan 11, 2010
Yes, Galt, we know, 120 million people were really stupid and the 1.5 million that voted 3rd party were all on the honor role. We know.

Good thing we have someone like yourself to point that out. What would we do?
bonds77

Plainwell, MI

#15 Jan 11, 2010
Or honor "roll"
John Galt

United States

#16 Jan 12, 2010
bonds77 wrote:
Yes, Galt, we know, 120 million people were really stupid and the 1.5 million that voted 3rd party were all on the honor role. We know.
Good thing we have someone like yourself to point that out. What would we do?
I never mentioned third parties Bonds nor any specific numbers. Boy you do like to fabricate things, don't you?

But yes, a significant portion of the voting public is mis-informed. They don't vote on the man or woman, or the persons voting record/principles, they vote on feeling or with the herd. I don't think any better or worse of an informed person that voted for a third party or for Obama/McCain.

What I despise is the uninformed or manipulated voter. And there are so many.

Have you done any political canvassing? Do you realize how stupid and ill informed most of the public is? I mean, look at the post that started this thread. Voting is not simply checking a box, it is thoughly researching a subject/candidate and making the best informed choice. INFORMED is the key word here.

If you can't spend the time doing this, you shouldn't be voting.
Disco Stu

Russell Springs, KY

#17 Jan 12, 2010
But yet,.....anybody can.

Isnt this country the greatest!!
I know I love it!
Tom Joad

Thousand Palms, CA

#18 Jan 12, 2010
Disco Stu wrote:
Isnt this country the greatest!!
I know I love it!
Yup...mostly ;)
John Galt

United States

#19 Jan 12, 2010
From the horses mouth...
Disco Stu

Russell Springs, KY

#20 Jan 12, 2010
Guess what Tuck?
Shocking as it may be, nobody owes YOU, or anybody else for that matter, any explanation or justification for how & why they vote.

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