Pete Hoekstra, the none-too-bright former congressman who lost in his run to be Michigan governor in 2010, won the Republican primary to win the right to face Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November. And the Worldnutdaily is helping promote his campaign by claiming that it represents a “conservative revolution” in Michigan.
Former Michigan Rep. Pete Hoekstra easily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate this week. He now faces two-term Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow. The senator holds a double-digit lead according to two different polls, but Hoekstra says when voters understand how Stabenow has been a loyal follower and supporter of President Obama’s agenda – which Hoekstra says has been terrible for Michigan and the nation.
Good editing, don’t you think? When voters understand that, then what? The sentence just ends without a conclusion. Even if it was a coherent sentence, of course, the claim is absurd. Obama is going to win Michigan in November, and probably with relative ease, so trying to tie Stabenow to Obama is not likely to be an effective strategy.
The GOP nominee also takes aim at a common Obama narrative that his administration’s bailout and restructuring saved the U.S. auto industry. Hoekstra says the Obama approach will reap temporary benefits because of all of the money spent but he insists a free-market approach would have set up Detroit for much stronger growth in the long term.
“The way to get manufacturing forward in America is not by bailing them out, it’s giving them the tools so that they can actually compete,” said Hoekstra.
Ah yes, vague platitudes. What tools would those be, Pete? And how could the auto industry use those tools if they didn’t exist?