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Dan Benishek: Of The People, By The People

October 26, 2010

Originally posted at RedState

We are getting down to the wire here and a candidate who can win needs our help. Dan Benishek is running in MI-1 for the seat that Bart Stupak is vacating. Y’all remember Bart Stupak, right? The man who proved that the myth of the Pro-Life Democrat is just that; a myth. He disgustingly sold out the unborn, after promising not to, and voted for Obamacare. Then bravely ran away, in the form of retirement.

Dan Benishek is the man that can, and should, replace the cowardly Stupak. He has a money bomb going on right now; donation page can be found here. His latest ad, entitled “Get Us Back” shows why we need him to win:

Sarah Palin endorsed Dan Benishek earlier this month. At the time of her endorsement, she said this:

There’s a lot of talk about the race in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District.  Dr. Dan Benishek is the kind of commonsense voice we need in Washington to replace the retiring Bart Stupak. As a physician, he understands why Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with true health care reform. Dan is determined to work to get our country’s fiscal house in order. As a self-described “hunter and fisherman and proud member of the NRA,” he’s great for Michigan 1st District, which like Alaska, is home to outdoor enthusiasts who love their hunting and fishing.

She’s right. I’d only add that Dan Benishek “gets” it. The ad featured above? That ad was made by the grassroots. Specifically, it was created by our very own Ben Howe, whose recent trilogy of videos can be found here, here and here.

Dan Benishek doesn’t just talk the talk, you see. He’s fully engaged. He is truly of the people and by the people. He went to the grassroots to hear what they have to say. He put his trust in them. When the ad was released, this is what his campaign had to say:

At this critical moment of the campaign, Dan has put his trust in the grassroots to convey his commonsense conservative message.

This is not your typical campaign ad. It’s not all about Dan. It’s about the things that upset ordinary Americans and got them politically involved for the first time in their lives: too much spending; the bailouts; a growing debt; higher taxes; an out-of-control government that ignores the people.Dan will fight for you in Washington.

No, not typical at all. It’s not Washington as usual. It’s not the typical entitlement mentality. Dan Benishek is a man who will fight for, and with, We, The People. Let’s fight for him, too.

Please pay a visit to his website here.


Cross-posted from RedState and cross-posted at Hot Air’s Green Room

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. ttyler5 permalink
    October 27, 2010 4:16 am

    Hey, my Congressman is an outspoken anti-big government Doctor, too! :^D

  2. ttyler5 permalink
    October 27, 2010 4:17 am

    In fact, they call him “Dr. No” :^D

  3. nyca permalink
    October 27, 2010 1:06 pm

    I remember back in 2000 when people voted for Bush because they thought, “hey, he’s just like me! That guy gets me! I can have a beer with that guy!”

    It’s now ten years later, enough time to reflect on that decision. How’d that “smoke ’em out of their holes” cowboy routine go? We’re over 8 years into two unwinnable wars. How’d that free market, faith-in-the-market “ownership society” go? Worst economy in 80 years. How’d that have a beer thing go? Turns out he’s an alcoholic.

    Better do your homework before you vote another anti-establishment run-of-the-mill everyman into government, because the last time you did it, incalculable damage was done. And unlike the charges leveled against current legislation, Bush’s legacy is right there to be seen and evaluated. And any way you cut it, it was a failure.

    • October 27, 2010 5:50 pm

      nyca, you are correct about Bush. I voted for him 8 times for Gov of Texas and for Podus. He did not however claim to be conservative as far as I can remember and his notion of “compassionate conservatism” was somewhat disgusting. He does deserve part of the blame for the mess we are in now but somebody has got to stop the “community organizer in chief” along with the members of Congress who never saw money that they would not spend. Bush does not get a “pass” for his bungling of the economy but Obummer will gladly destroy the country completely if he is allowed to continue.

      • nyca permalink
        October 27, 2010 8:42 pm

        johnny, I disagree with you about Obama. As bad as you may think he is, or as negative as you may be about the state of the country and the world, it’s important to remember how far he’s taken us in less than two years.

        I recently had a conversation about American politics with a Danish guy who was in the states visiting a friend. He told me what it felt like to watch the elections in Europe (he was in Berlin at the time) and what it meant to the people around him. He said that for all intents and purposes, Obama was elected the president of the world, not just the United States. The world believed that the message of hope and change he campaigned for was possible, and that the slow, downward spiral that we had come to accept wasn’t a forgone conclusion.

        And here we are two years later, in a political climate that feels more like the 1950s than the 2010s. We’re living in an era of neoMcCarthyism, yet we’re obsessed with the faux glamor of the 18th century. We’re living in the information age, where answers to so many questions are literally at your fingertips, yet huge percentages of the population are factually mistaken about the birthplace and religion of our President. It’s simply pathetic.

        Destroying the country? His main objectives in the past 20 months have been to achieve what he promised on the campaign trail – to end the unwinnable wars that are bankrupting our country and destroying a region; to extend the same level of medical care to Americans that every other citizen of the developed world enjoys; and to repair the horribly broken system of economic equality in this country that led to the biggest financial crisis that nearly every living person has ever experienced. These are principled promises – they don’t take any explanation or analysis. They are simply the right thing to do. And for this country, and for the world, they are the things that need to be done.

        I’d say that’s a far cry from “destroying the country.”

        In my opinion, what’s destroying the country is the the desire to destroy what that Danish guy saw on election day. What’s destroying this country is the nonsensical bickering between the left and the right, the hateful anger, the half half truths, the outright lies, the propaganda, and the cynicism brought out by any shill willing to take a cent to add to the pile of hate and hurt instead of concentrating on solving problems.

        Lori Ziganto included.

        • KillTruck permalink
          October 27, 2010 8:48 pm

          You’re a psycho.

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