McCotter does NOT Rock
“McCotter Rocks” is a newly created site in praise of the 11th District Congressman essentially to help bolster the re-election chances of Michigan’s most vulnerable incumbent Congressman. Representative McCotter argued passionately last fall that Republicans lost big in November 2008 because they “lost their way” by supporting things such as the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.
But for someone quite willing to lecture his fellow Republicans for failing to stick to their principles, McCotter seems to be more of a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of guy. Sure, he voted against both 2008 bailouts, but he was also the only GOP Congressman from Michigan to vote for card-check in 2007. And McCotter is apparently going to support the 2009 version as well. He has also voted to expand the government’s role in health care by supporting S-Chip’s reauthorization in 2009. This after saying on October 3, 2007: If the GOP doesn’t battle Dems on SCHIP, the party will “not only lose the next election. It will lose its soul.” And of course McCotter was arguably the most outspoken advocate of the domestic auto industry receiving a “bridge loan” from the federal government. RLCMI would suggest that the fine Congressman take a little of his own advice, “seize freedom” and start anew with a better voting record.