Thaddeus G. McCotter

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee and current itinerant guitarist.

“Dude, You’re in My Garage”: Why Socialism Blows

“It looks good on paper” is an timeless phrase used to describe an appealing abstract concept unworkable in practical application—or worse. To avoid wastes of time, money, and energy, in the real world the phrase is often heard and heeded. In the political world, however, it is seldom heard and almost never heeded.

By | 2017-09-18T11:18:39+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Democratic Party Outreach: Faithful Catholics Need Not Apply

In the wake of President Trump’s election, the Democratic Party that nominated the first Roman Catholic for president, Al Smith, and elected the only Roman Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, has been trying to divine how best to restore its appeal to “blue collar” voters—a vast swath of whom are culturally conservative Catholics.

By | 2017-09-13T10:50:44+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

Tackling the Statue Issue

In my youth, I played football at Catholic Central High School. I played both the offensive and defensive line.  As a defensive lineman, the goal was to search, destroy, and sack the quarterback; as an offensive lineman, the goal was to be bloodied and battered so the quarterback could garner laurels and girls.

By | 2017-08-28T12:08:27+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

In Iceland, Where ‘Life is Grey,’ Eugenics Reigns

You might have missed an exceptional report on CBS News this week. The network dispatched its “On Assignment Team” of Julian Quinones, Arijeta Lajka and correspondent Elaine Quijano to far-flung Iceland, a nation of considerable news interest because “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births.” How on earth did

By | 2017-08-22T10:33:29+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

Steve Bannon, Superstar: Are You Really What They Say You Are?

Let’s face it: nothing pleases the Left more than Republican-on Republican-violence—especially when it aids the Regressive agenda. So, if you’ve discerned snickers and smirks amidst the latte-sipping social justice warriors patronizing the Starbucks you pass on your trek to 7-Eleven for a Big Gulp (before it’s banned), this untoward occurrence is the consequence

By | 2017-08-14T11:18:50+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

‘Boca Constrictor’ Has House Ethics Committee Tied in Knots

Generally, conservatives believe congressional Democrats do nothing constructive; thus, conservatives prefer congressional Democrats do nothing at all. The rationale is that, as it regards the fate of our free republic, the Left’s idle hands will do less damage in the Devil’s workshop than their active hands will do in Congress, however similar the

By | 2017-07-26T13:36:02+00:00 July 21st, 2017|

Adam “Pathfinder” Schiff: Stalking the Kremlin or the Chupacabra?

My radio colleague John Batchelor has pegged U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-NY) as “the Pathfinder.” The reason being that, as ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has been most vocal and visible in trying to divine the truth behind the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia—and, in a fortuitous

By | 2017-07-26T22:16:53+00:00 July 11th, 2017|

Of Baseball and Bloodshed in Our Chaotic Age

The annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is a bipartisan, bicameral contest between Republican and Democratic teams. Each side diligently practices for weeks, but it is far from toil (though the aging athlete’s aching muscles indicate otherwise). For the participants, it is an idyllic nostalgia trip that swaps the cut and thrust of

By | 2017-07-26T22:18:27+00:00 June 14th, 2017|