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The Republican’s "Joe Lieberman?"
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, July 27, 2006

Red State is calling for out ouster of Michigan's Joe Schwarz in a move reminiscent of the campaign against Joe Lieberman, although seemingly much less nasty:
It has been a long time since Republicans threw out one of their own in an ideological battle. This year with conservatives angry about inept Republican leadership in the House, we all have a chance to strike a blow for conservative values.

Joe Schwarz (RINO-MI) is one of the most liberal Republicans in the House. Schwarz is friends with labor unions, not workers. He is friends with teachers unions, not families. He is friends with tax hikers, not tax cutters.

Joe Schwarz has received money from Planned Parenthood and is being supported by the League of Conservation Voters and the liberal "Republican Main Street Partnership."

Joe Schwarz voted to keep the Bridge to Nowhere. He voted to force employers rebuilding from Katrina to pay the so-called prevailing wage. He voted against exploring ANWR. He supports the Supreme Court's Kelo decision. He supports raising the social security payroll tax and is against private accounts.
The point? Obviously ideological purity isn't the exclusive requirement of only the left, although I will note, given the write up above and I'm not sure how Schwartz really fits the Republican ideology. And Red State is calling for Republicans to back his Republican primary opponent in the August 8th primary. However I bring it up for a different reason than just the purging aspect.

The reason for the purge:
House Republicans will not learn their lesson if the Democrats win in November. They will learn their lesson if we start replacing liberal Republicans with conservative Republicans.
We at least agree Republicans need to learn a lesson in November even if we disagree how that's to be accomplished.

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Previous Comments to this Post 

I certainly think it is a good move, at least if Red State is suggesting someone I might like more. I would love to purge pretty much every representative from Louisiana, regardless of party. That is why you have a primary. My problem with Lieberman’s critics is the nastiness and dishonesty about whom he is. Supporting Lamont is one thing, demonizing Lieberman another.
Written By: Lance
I would love to purge pretty much every representative from Louisiana, regardless of party.

Are you suggesting that Louisiana is not a well-governed state? I’m shocked . . . shocked to hear that!
Written By: David Shaughnessy
It wouldn’t be so funny if you lived here.....

Oh hell, it’s real funny in a picaresque kind of way, and I was wrong. I don’t agree with him about everything, but I see Jindal as a real step up in general. So no purge there. After that, Vitter? Landrieux? I think I am going to be sick.
Written By: Lance
At least you have C-Ray taking care of NOLA. I love New Orleans but, sheesh, what a mess.
Written By: David Shaughnessy
It’s what primaries are FOR. Lord knows I’ve never gotten someone from the primary to the White House, but you vote for what you LIKE in the primary, then you vote for what’s BEST at the Novemeber election. Does the Conservative challenger stand a chance in the General? Also is the Democrat more or less conservative than the RINO? Those are questions that need to be asked.
Written By: Joe
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Yeah, we do have primaries for a reason and its about time we started to use them.
Written By: jpm100
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What needs to be done is taking back the primaries from the more extreme sides of both parties.

I do believe that could be a winning strategy for ’08

Take Back the Primaries ’08!!!
Written By: Keith, Indy
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Lieberman votes the Dem. party line on almost everything other than the war. Not a good comparison with Schwartz.

Schwartz is a tax and spender at every turn and now I hear Bush is coming to MI. to support him. Schwartz is in a safe Repub. seat so whoever wins the primary will win in Nov. So what is Bush thinking?
Written By: steve
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To learn more about the race between Joe Schwarz and Tim Walberg in Michigan’s 7th District GOP primary, see
Written By: Adrian Insider

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