Thaddeus G. McCotter

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show."

Hollywood Lands on the Moon

Don’t let the sexist title fool you, “First Man” is one woke biopic about American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who is portrayed by Ryan Gosling, an admitted Canadian.But don’t take this Philistine’s word for it. Check out this rave by David Rooney in The Hollywood Reporter:This is a strikingly intelligent treatment of a defining moment

By | 2018-09-01T09:26:12+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|

The British Invasion 2.0: Buttnik-mania!

Like Rock-n-Roll, this British invasion was sparked by Americans; adopted by the English; and imported back to our fair, unsuspecting shores. Now, comes the madness… Buttnik-mania! Yes, “Buttnik,” the orange, diaper clad, 20-foot-high “Trump Baby” balloon that took flight over London during the President Trump’s inaugural visit, is wafting across the pond to

By | 2018-08-17T19:02:08+00:00 August 18th, 2018|

Free Speech: The Right to Be a Moron

For many, the most arduous aspect of supporting free speech is the principled requirement to defend disagreeable speech; moreover, the degree of difficulty in defending free speech increases in proportion to the detestable nature of the individual or entity uttering said offensive speech.Yet we must. For to infringe upon the free speech rights of

By | 2018-08-11T14:38:44+00:00 August 12th, 2018|

Times to Turn the Other Cheek in the Culture War?

Some conservative commentators seem to be confused about the New York Times’ hiring this week of Sarah Jeong to sit on the newspaper’s editorial board. I’m thinking in particular of NeverTrumpers who opine that this hiring and others like it are perfectly acceptable because media outlets may hire whomever they please. When that

By | 2018-08-03T18:24:45+00:00 August 4th, 2018|

The Rise and Fall of ‘Buttnik’

Given CNN’s breathless coverage, you’d think it was the launch of Sputnik. But, no, it was the launch of “Buttnik”—the orange, diaper-clad “Trump Baby” balloon that took flight over London during the president’s visit. On Friday morning the 20-foot-high (or six meters for metric fans) dread specter of Trump loathing wafted 98 feet

By | 2018-07-13T15:56:24+00:00 July 14th, 2018|

The Democrats’ Declaration of Dependence

This Fourth of July, as Americans celebrated our nation’s Declaration of Independence, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) issued its own Declaration of Dependence. Yes, the socialism that linked the historically murderous regimes of Hitler’s Nazis, Stalin’s Bolsheviks, and Mao’s Red Guards is now the economic policy guiding the elite of the party of

By | 2018-07-08T00:03:15+00:00 July 7th, 2018|

Obama the Oracle

Courtesy of Edward-Isaac Dovere at Politico, we have an opportunity to enlighten our benighted selves with the mystic pronouncements of former president and present political oracle Barack Obama, offered this week at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Beverly Hills (California, not Michigan). The event was intended to help the DNC dig out

By | 2018-06-29T23:44:58+00:00 June 30th, 2018|