Dingell’s Last Stand

Tomorrow is a big day.  ~ Reposted from RightMichigan.com ~

Tomorrow, October 20 2010, Congressman John Dingell Faces Dr. Rob Steele of Ann Arbor in a Debate at Monroe Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center. It is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Congress’ most senior legislator John Dingell faces the culmination of his life’s work. He will get to defend the utter failure that is socialism. He will have to argue successfully, that Socialism has brought about good things for the area he represents.

One must ask, how bright was the South Eastern part of the great state of Michigan in 1954 when Dingell first became a congressman, and what parts of his political philosophy has brought about the success he sees now? Should he first identify what he has personally done, or perhaps highlight the great achievements that have improved life for Michiganders who have entrusted him in Washington with their welfare?

Indeed success speaks for itself, he might declare. And perhaps how Detroit has grown to become the shining jewel of the nation, and Michigan’s manufacturing has grown to be the envy of the world, and indeed how such wonderful opportunity abounds!

If it was true.

Unfortunately, the man with the voice of Michigan’s 15th district cannot even read the legislation that affects all of us, much less read the tea leaves that would easily predict the failure that has already happened here because of that legislation. Unfortunately, a misunderstanding of the needs of Michiganders, handicaps this man who has been on the public dole for over a half century. Unfortunately there are people who have actually thought he had enough to offer, that he has remained in his position of public trust for so long.

And now as the public wakes up, even a little bit of understanding that creeps into the psyche of Michigan voters, and people start to wake up in a new day where everything they thought was right, is indeed upside down. The trough is empty, the crops are bare, and the seed corn has been ground for muffins. Even the continued insistence by those who support Dingell to keep the blinders on and remain in the dark finds a new discomfort when the back of the belly meets the front. Its too expensive to go to work, its too costly to hire, and to keep the lights on might mean keeping the cabinet bare.

He has succeeded.

And tomorrow, he will get to defend his accomplishments. He will get to argue that the pain of losing a job to another part of the world is necessary, to protect us from unscrupulous employers who would take advantage of us here. He will get to offer an explanation of how rewarding failure brings about positive change. He will pronounce a victory in the fight for better health care because government can now “control us.”

And he will tell the world that Dr Rob Steele would take all of that success away.

I can’t wait.

3 comments for “Dingell’s Last Stand

  1. October 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Your boy Steele is going to get his ass kicked both tomorrow and on Nov. 2. Steele already had a chance to debate the Congressman, and he chickened out. Steele is now busy backing off of his the positions he took to win the primary. The man may be a teabagger, but he is a true Republican; every time he opens his mouth he lies.

    • JGillman
      October 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

      Oh my goodness!

      Lets see.. A man who is a doctor, understands the motivation of doctors, has his own practice, and understands free markets and private efforts in business,

      OR…

      A lifelong politico who has been disconnected from the concept of earning a living for 50 years.

      If it wasn’t for the gerrymandering the REPUBLICANS did Dingell wouldn’t have his seat for the length of time he has. The closeness of this race is a testament to the dissatisfaction of folks who might naturally be his constituents.

      But you just keep going on about “teabaggers” and hang on to your perverted sense of social justice. Who knows.. Maybe you can get a government job forever too someday.. oh wait.. I’ll bet you think that is what you have.. Good luck bud.. at the very least I am coming to Lansing sometime in the future.

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