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."

Lessons in Swamplarking: How to Speak Swamplark

In this week’s study of swamplarkers—those political critters who wallow in the muck to tell the world you suck and pile drive the country through rock bottom—we prick up our ears to understand their lexicon. Each instance of how they conduct their social intercourse with their fellow predators, their prey, and the public

By | 2018-03-31T11:14:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|

Lessons in Swamplarking: The Scurrilous Art of Leaking

Last week, I discussed the swamplarkers, those D.C. denizens who sift through the sands of time and sin looking for that golden nugget of “gotcha” to ruin other people’s lives while enriching their own. Having identified this loathsome species of political animal, let us now endeavor to chronicle their predatory practices, in that

By | 2017-12-16T14:04:38+00:00 December 16th, 2017|

The Swamplarkers’ Dirt Purge

Reveling in my freedom in our Age of Communications Revolution, I found myself rummaging through the bowels of YouTube (best not to say for what). In the process, I discovered an exotic foreign past time: “mudlarking.” Pursued in a nation purporting to be a United Kingdom, properly licensed royal subjects amble along the

By | 2017-12-11T10:59:25+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

The Conservative Movement: ‘How Much Wisdom Have We Lost?’

"The Poverty of Riches," depicting aristocrats queueing outside a pawnbroker's shop to sell their unwanted property. (1894) In autumnal weather, one grows wistful . . . As a member of Generation X, I remember how difficult it was to scrounge up conservative tomes, publications and—above all prizing—broadcasts. Indeed, if memory serves,

By | 2017-11-19T13:51:49+00:00 November 18th, 2017|

Dems’ Russia Collusion Ruse: ‘Blame Trump and Hope for the Best’

When asked about the Russian collusion scandal, Hillary Clinton opined: "I think it's probably bigger than Watergate because it's about the future." Former Director of National Intelligence James “The” Clapper concurred, claiming the collusion case “pales” in comparison to Watergate. Today, we can see they weren’t just boasting. They were, in fact, correct.

By | 2017-10-30T10:13:51+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

‘Dances With Daffodils:’ Staying Sane in an Insane Age

It’s a commonplace that we live amid a communications revolution. With the Internet and smartphones, a few keystrokes propel a person’s views—however sublime, salacious or ridiculous—reverberating around the globe. Which, if you spend two minutes on Facebook, you know is doomed. What to do in an epoch of disproportionality, wherein any and every

By | 2017-10-14T19:49:28+00:00 October 14th, 2017|

The World is Your Oatmeal

When Lisa De Pasquale first informed me she was writing a new book about the Left, I was concerned for her mental health. Fortunately for all us but those on the Left, she’s kept her head; and, buoyed by her common sense, conservative principles and—something sorely lacking in her quarry—a sense of humor,

By | 2017-10-06T14:08:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|