A SoapBlox Politics Blog
[Mobile Edition]
- About Us
- Email Us (news/tips)
- Editorial Policy
- Posting Guidelines
- Advertise Here

Subscribe to Michlib daily email summary. (Preview)
Enter address:

Michigan Political Blog Ad Network

Advertise Liberally

50 State Ad Network

Bill Maher declares war on America's most hated Congressperson and Tim Walberg

by: Eric B.

Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 10:46:46 AM EDT

The number of Michigan Congresscritters in Bill Maher's Flip A  District tournament now number three: Koo Koo Kerry, America's Most Hated Congressperson and rustic yahoo Tim Walberg. America's Most Hated Congressperson at least sees benefit in this.

Given that Benishek is running for re-election and has both primary and general election opponents, his campaign has turned Maher’s insult into a badge-of-honor and fund-raising opportunity by reminding voters that “Obama and his allies have sent out marching orders to their cronies in the liberal media. Go on the attack. Take me out.”

This is very strange, since his most serious challenge at this point is probably winning his primary election and not beating Jerry Cannon in November. But, still, ya's gots to make your mojo where ya's can.

Eric B. :: Bill Maher declares war on America's most hated Congressperson and Tim Walberg
Tags: (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Flip a District
Has been fun to watch and speculate on who Maher is going to pick. Personally, I think Maher will pick someone who has at least a decent shot of losing already, who has a solid dem. candidate running against them, and someone who would be fun to watch lose.

While Benishek might be the easiest to beat, and Cannon is a good candidate, the U.P. might not have the interest Maher is hoping to garner.

"Real Time" is an entertainment program first
So you're pretty close when you mention Maher and his producers wanting the #FlipADistrict winner to be "someone who would be fun to watch lose."

More properly, the winner will be the District Bill Maher can tap for the greatest comedy and entertainment value.

It's the reason why so many Districts that might be better candidates for an actual "red to blue" flip aren't making the cut.

It's also the reason the 11th was one of the first Districts named -- the cast of characters is like a reality TV showrunner's dream, and the events leading up to the present race are rife with absurdity.

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." ~ Harlan Ellison

[ Parent ]

Progressive Blogroll
For MI Bloggers:
- MI Bloggers Facebook
- MI Bloggers Myspace
- MI Bloggers PartyBuilder
- MI Bloggers Wiki

- Blogging for Michigan
- Call of the Senate Dems
- [Con]serving Michigan (Michigan LCV)
- DailyKos (Michigan tag)
- Enviro-Mich List Serve archives
- Democratic Underground, Michigan Forum
- Jack Lessenberry
- JenniferGranholm.com
- LeftyBlogs (Michigan)
- MI Eye on Bishop
- Michigan Coalition for Progress
- Michigan Messenger
- MI Idea (Michigan Equality)
- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
- Rainbow Mittens
- The Upper Hand (Progress Michigan)

Upper Peninsula:
- Keweenaw Now
- Lift Bridges and Mine Shafts
- Save the Wild UP

Western Michigan:
- Great Lakes Guy
- Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott
- Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Gay
- Public Pulse
- West Michigan Politics
- West Michigan Rising
- Windmillin'

- Among the Trees
- Blue Chips (CMU College Democrats Blog)
- Christine Barry
- Conservative Media
- Far Left Field
- Graham Davis
- Honest Errors
- ICDP:Dispatch (Isabella County Democratic Party Blog)
- Liberal, Loud and Proud
- Livingston County Democratic Party Blog
- MI Blog
- Mid-Michigan DFA
- Pohlitics
- Random Ramblings of a Somewhat Common Man
- Waffles of Compromise
- YAF Watch

Flint/Bay Area/Thumb:
- Bay County Democratic Party
- Blue November
- East Michigan Blue
- Genesee County Young Democrats
- Greed, Eggs, and Ham
- Jim Stamas Watch
- Meddling Outsider
- Saginaw County Democratic Party Blog
- Stone Soup Musings
- Voice of Mordor

Southeast Michigan:
- A2Politico
- arblogger
- Arbor Update
- Congressman John Conyers (CD14)
- Mayor Craig Covey
- Councilman Ron Suarez
- Democracy for Metro Detroit
- Detroit Skeptic
- Detroit Uncovered (formerly "Fire Jerry Oliver")
- Grosse Pointe Democrats
- I Wish This Blog Was Louder
- Kicking Ass Ann Arbor (UM College Democrats Blog)
- LJ's Blogorific
- Mark Maynard
- Michigan Progress
- Motor City Liberal
- North Oakland Dems
- Oakland Democratic Politics
- Our Michigan
- Peters for Congress (CD09)
- PhiKapBlog
- Polygon, the Dancing Bear
- Rust Belt Blues
- Third City
- Thunder Down Country
- Trusty Getto
- Unhinged

MI Congressional
District Watch Blogs:
- Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (CD08)

MI Campaigns:
MI Democratic Orgs:
MI Progressive Orgs:
MI Misc.:
National Alternative Media:
National Blogs:
Powered by: SoapBlox