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."

The Barrs and the Bees: An Appeal for Audience Empowerment

A hullaballoo is raging in the media about . . . what else? The media. I will not repeat the socially unacceptable quotes by Roseanne Barr regarding Valerie Jarrett, and then, Samantha Bee regarding Ivanka Trump. They're easy enough to find. Naturally, because of the political connotations of what was written and uttered, people from

By | 2018-06-01T12:31:14+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|

Countdown to Triviality!

One of the great banes of 21st-century American culture is TV’s “countdown clock,” which ominously winds down to the start of a media hyped event. Because no one protested its initial appearance, the countdown clock today is ubiquitous, heralding everything—except something important. We’ve seen the countdown clock inject itself in politics, such as

By | 2018-05-18T10:19:57+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

‘Blue Wave’ Election vs. ‘Green Wave’ Economy

America’s economy is booming—people are working; job growth continues; consumer confidence is soaring; other economic indicators show increasing optimism. All of this a testament to the entrepreneurial genius of the American people who made this remarkable growth possible, especially now that they’ve been freed from excessive taxation and regulations. Of course, there are

By | 2018-05-12T08:35:09+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

Have You Seen Your Leaker, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?

Well, I was just passin’ the time . . .” Though I prefer reading back issues of Creem magazine to current editions of “news” publications, and despite my best efforts to drown out the present cacophonous political discourse beneath the deafening blast of a Marshall stack, by happenstance I stumbled upon “hot news”—i.e.,

By | 2018-04-01T10:42:53+00:00 March 31st, 2018|

Will $1.3 Trillion Blobnibus Devour the GOP?

In 1958, The Blob appeared in theaters across America. The plot was standard science fiction fare: a meteor lands on the outskirts of a small Pennsylvania town and unleashes a ravenous alien life form that exponentially grows as it devours everything and everyone in its path. Well, it does until—spoiler alert!—teenage protagonist Steve Andrews

By | 2018-03-24T11:35:41+00:00 March 24th, 2018|

John Bolton is the Wise Choice

President Trump has named Ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor. It is a wise choice in challenging times. Bolton will succeed outgoing National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, to whom Americans owe a debt of gratitude for his lifetime of honorable and, doubtless, continuing service to our nation. Indeed, it

By | 2018-03-24T11:06:04+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

President Trump Betrayed—Again

Yet again, President Trump’s trust has been betrayed: a cretin from the White House’s inner circle has leaked that Trump was advised not to congratulate former KGB Lt. Col. Vladimir Putin upon the Stalin-wannabe’s retaining his iron grip on the presidency of the Russian Federation. Obviously, the leaker betrayed the president’s trust to

By | 2018-03-22T13:04:26+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|

B.S. News: Mueller Investigation Leaves No Stone Unturned

Leaving no stone unturned in digging into President Trump’s reported collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election, sources familiar with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team’s published leaks posit the investigation has undertaken a groundbreaking development: the exhumation of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Disinterring Khrushchev from his marbled tomb in Novodevichy Cemetery,

By | 2018-03-18T12:57:35+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

President Trump: Rocking the Swamp With Who’s Next

The president’s administration was in chaos in a time of national crisis, one in which the very fate of our free republic hung in the balance. There were internecine battles inside his cabinet, which was composed of many who opposed, and in some instances sought, his position. There were vitriolic condemnations of him

By | 2018-03-18T10:27:59+00:00 March 17th, 2018|