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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Democrat Debbie Dingell will run for the House seat currently held by her husband, John, who announced this week that he will retire after the longest congressional career in history, a Democratic official said Tuesday. Debbie Dingell was born the year before John, 87, was first elected to Congress in 1955. She's chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, a former executive with General Motors and a member of the Democratic National Committee. Her husband gave her a strong endorsement on Monday. "If she ever runs, she's going to be one hell of a congressman -- and she won't need any advice from me," John Dingell said.

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After a combined 78 years in the House, you'd think the voters would think twice about electing her. But then again, I'm sure that she is the most highly qualified person in that district. It does seem to reason that she would pull a Hillary Clinton.

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Jeezus, enough already.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-02-25 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Jeezus, enough already."

Oh, yes! Spare us, oh Lord, please spare us.

While I have you here, Doc, have you seen anything of our ol' bud, Prag the Prog teacher?

#2 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-02-25 04:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

Aside from nepotism, she's likely a good candidate given her 30 years at GM and experience as a Congress member's spouse. Assuming the district tilts Democrat, she's probably a shoo-in.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-26 08:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

What BS. We need term limits and mandatory retirement at age 65. Enough of these fossils.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-02-26 08:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Democrats are much worse than Repubs in following the blind pied pipers that own them for the benefit of the elites that own the Party.

Which Party typically wants term limits and fresh blood, vs which one typically prefers a royal family that carries on with the tradition of corruption? Go to any liberal forum and post about term limits and the response is dead silence, and more corruption. It is how they got into power and maintained it and corrupted cities.

Don't get me wrong the Rs are not far behind in the corruption dept. but they are still behind.

#5 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-26 09:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Term limits take power away from elected officials and invest it in staff members who run the committees and subcommittees. They are a feel-good measure that doesn't make government better.

As for the "royal family" crack, your party's last two presidents were father and son and one of the most-mentioned potential 2016 candidates is another son. Another candidate is the son of someone who ran for your nomination in 2012 and 2008.

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-26 10:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

A very old saying [for a family dynasty]: A Dingell in time saves nine.

#8 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-02-26 11:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Term limits would likely never work well.
But something has to be done to make it easier to run against incumbents, who use the system and tax dollars to promote themselves and entrench. Furthermore, especially in Congress, something has to change to make third party candidates have a legitimate shot.
As bizarre as Jesse Ventura was, his very election shows how much disgust voters have for the two parties. He was the none of the above candidate. When voters hear an alternative view they often like it.

#9 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-27 01:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

Oh great.. another Dingell berry wants to be in Congress.

#10 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-02-27 08:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

#6 Rcade....As for the "royal family" crack, your party's last two presidents were father and son and one of the most-mentioned potential 2016 candidates is another son.

My Party? I don't have a Party, because I fully recognize that neither big 2 Parties serve America or average Americans. Both serve overlapping elites at the top that have neither allegiance to America or to most Americans.

As example the Ds pretend to serve the poor allegedly to help them, while they push policies like open door immigration that will only make them poorer. The Rs pretend to be conservatives when their primary mission is exactly the opposite -- global corporatism and doing the bidding of USA Chamber of Commerce.

Both Parties allowed the USA consumer market to be cannibalized and our economy outsourced to other countries. Treason is not beyond the scope and definition of what their actions or inactions did to the USA.

#13 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-27 01:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

That district has been represented by the Dingell family for 45% of the time that Michigan has been a state. Anyone see anything wrong with this?

#14 | Posted by IslandGuy at 2014-02-27 01:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

As bizarre as Jesse Ventura was, his very election shows how much disgust voters have for the two parties. He was the none of the above candidate. When voters hear an alternative view they often like it.

#9 | Posted by Diablo

Aside from incumbent power and control, a huge problem is our consolidated corporatized biased media, that divides us politically and culturally so that they can then profit and gain power. Citizens United and the money it poured into the system is their friend. They benefit from it the most and the public becomes divided and brainwashed.

The media purposely paints every candidate not vaccinated and in the fold or control of the status quo as "bizarre", or racist, or bigoted or something else that their masters know will turn us against them.

The same corrupt gang that got us into unnecessary wars, and failed to protect our economy to benefit Wall St, allowed the media voice and point of view to be consolidated and given to a limited few. That voice is then used against society, not as the 4th estate, but as a cabal intended to control public opinion.

#15 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-27 02:02 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

While I have you here, Doc, have you seen anything of our ol' bud, Prag the Prog teacher?
#2 | Posted by jestgettinalong

'Fraid not. I haven't been on here as much recently, though. He's definitely a terrific poster.

#16 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-02-27 03:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

While I have you here, Doc, have you seen anything of our ol' bud, Prag the Prog teacher?
#2 | Posted by jestgettinalong
'Fraid not. I haven't been on here as much recently, though. He's definitely a terrific poster.

#16 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

I think he's ------. ;-)

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-02-27 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

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