In a move I think it’s safe to say nobody saw coming, Republican Congressman Dan Benishek has dropped out of the 2016 race for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. This comes after he hypocritically said he would NOT drop out so that he could focus on veterans’ issues, something he has paid scant attention to since he became a member of […]Read more ›
Tag: Dan Benishek
EXCLUSIVE: Is Republican Congressman Dan Benishek using his position to cash in on his connections to Big Business?
Last month, I wrote about how Republican Dan Benishek, the Congressman from Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, had broken his promise not to run for a fourth term by pandering to military veterans. The true reasons for his decision to renege on his promise weren’t clear but his hypocritical pandering was blatant and nauseating. Evidence has now come to light that […]Read more ›
Michigan Congressman Dan Benishek’s hypocrisy on veterans issues lands him in GOP’s Vulnerable Patriots Program
Dan Benishek, the Congressman from Michigan’s 1st Congressional District made a pledge when he first ran for that seat that he would only serve three terms. When he recently reneged on that pledge, I sorta shrugged. Republican politicians lying about things isn’t particularly BREAKING NEWS!!! However, when Benishek revealed his supposed reason for breaking his pledge, I got angry. According […]Read more ›
Climate change denier and “scientist” GOP Congressman Dan Benishek: “I haven’t SEEN the science that proves it”
“I can’t SEEE-EEE you…” In a recent interview with ABC10, Republican Dan Benishek was questioned about his views on global climate change. He responded, “The climate may be changing, but I don’t think man is contributing to it.” Pushed further, he had this to say: “I’m not sure there’s any evidence to prove that there’s man-made catastrophic global warming…there’s no […]Read more ›
VIDEO: MI-01 Congressman Dan Benishek refuses to say if he’ll pledge not to vote to shutdown the government while aide tries to grab camera
It’s tough being a member of Congress. Your constituents are always up in your grill, holding you accountable for your votes, and wanting answers. “Do you support this bill?” “Why did you vote this way?” “Why did you vote that way?” “Will you try to shut down the government of the United States of America to prove a political point […]Read more ›
DCCC targets Michigan Republicans for support of Paul Ryan’s “screw the poor, enrich the rich” budget
Republicans know who butters their bread and it ain’t YOU! Paul Ryan introduced a new budget bill recently that is basically a rehash of his previous budgets. As LOLGOP put it, “In Ryan’s Randian hellscape, everything must be done to tame the debt in the next ten years, except anything that could hurt the GOP immediately with seniors, though huge […]Read more ›
It’s bad enough to be a Republican but do you have to be a jackass, too? When Republicans blasted their way into the halls of Congress after the tea party wave of 2010, they found themselves among colleagues, some of whom had been there for years, even decades. John Dingell, for example, was entering his sixth decade as a member […]Read more ›
Florida Rep. Trey Radel, stepping down due to cocaine use, donated to Dan Benishek’s Congressional campaign in 2012.
You will know them by the friends they keep Florida Congressman Trey Radel announced yesterday that he’s “taking a leave of absence” after being busted earlier in the week for buying cocaine from undercover police officers. Radel is a supreme hypocrite. Earlier this year he voted for legislation that would require anyone receiving food stamps to be drug tested. No […]Read more ›
What’s the hold-up, Mr. Boehner? In about 60 days, the current agreement to keep our federal government funded will run out. This sets the country up for another battle with tea party Republicans dead-set on repealing the Affordable Care Act. With the power of the Republican-led House of Representatives apparently in the hands of Senator Ted Cruz, there is, apparently, […]Read more ›
As GOP popularity tanks nationally over #GOPshutdown, Americans United runs ads against vulnerable legislators
We Will Make Them Famous And You Will Know Their Names Things are not looking good for the Republican Party these days. Poll after poll shows that they are bleeding support in literally historic fashion. Here’s the most recent Gallup poll: [Image credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog] With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives engaged in a tense, government-shuttering […]Read more ›
Communications Workers of America slam GOP Rep. Dan Benishek for supporting outsourcing of THEIR jobs
What is it with Republicans and outsourcing of our jobs?
Republican Congressman Dan Benishek doesn’t just lock his constituents out of his office. He also supports the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign companies. The Communications Workers of America aren’t having it and are running radio ads encouraging people to fight back.
Listen to their radio spot after the jump.Read more ›