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Fred Upton retiring
I'm often political on this board, but I'm going to say something non-partisan about Fred Upton. When I was on Capitol Hill, I'd run into Justin Amash, introduce myself, and tell him I was from his district. Amash would proceed to run away from me, like he had a million things better to do than talk to me.

But not Fred Upton. Hell, I'm not even from his district. But I would say hello to Fred, introduce myself and tell him I went to WMU and used to live in SW MI. I did this a few times. Fred would stop and say hello and ask me what I was doing in town and what I did at WMU and how long I was there, etc. Many good politicians are very good at feigning interest, but I never really got this from Fred. He seemed genuinely happy to meet me and briefly talk to me. That meant a lot.

I disagree with Fred on most issues, but I appreciate his real bipartisanship and genuinely believe he was working to improve life for residents of his district. Washington will be a worse place without Fred.
04-05-2022 03:03 PM
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
^ Ditto to last paragraph.
04-05-2022 03:48 PM
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He didn't suck-up to Trump, and spread Trumps lies like the rightwing nut-jobs..
04-05-2022 04:47 PM
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He didn't suck-up to Trump, and spread Trumps lies like the rightwing nut-jobs..
04-05-2022 05:18 PM
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
Good.

Don't pretend you liked the guy, guys.
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04-05-2022 05:28 PM
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
His party (my former party) has been taken over by MAGA zealots and Qanon crazies.
04-05-2022 07:41 PM
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
(04-05-2022 05:28 PM)Bronco14 Wrote:  Good.

Don't pretend you liked the guy, guys.

Fred stood up to fascism. Too bad you can't say the same for yourself.
04-05-2022 08:37 PM
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
Bummed to see Upton retire, but I get it. The party has gone off the rails, with the likes of Boebert, MTG, Gaetz, Cawthorn, DeSantis, etc., being the faces of the GOP now. The rational, pragmatic ones are either getting purged and/or relentlessly attacked by the new base. I can't imagine what Upton's voice mailbox was like after he voted for impeachment.
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(04-05-2022 05:28 PM)Bronco14 Wrote:  Good.

Don't pretend you liked the guy, guys.
He'll likely get replaced by some Trump sycophant who will try to convince us elections in America are fake & plotting to kidnap the Governor of Michigan is OK.
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(04-05-2022 09:11 PM)BroncoMinor Wrote:  He'll likely get replaced by some Trump sycophant who will try to convince us elections in America are fake & plotting to kidnap the Governor of Michigan is OK.

Bill Huizenga, close enough
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
I lived in Fred's district. We need more Fred Upton's in Congress. Not less.
04-07-2022 07:52 AM
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This thread making me optimistic :)
04-07-2022 05:43 PM
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RE: Fred Upton retiring
I applaud Congressmen Upton and Meijer for standing up for what is right. IMO, the republicans need these type of men to lead the party.
04-08-2022 10:28 PM
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