Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Walberg ready to be in the minority

Tim Walberg's headed to congress and The Adrian Insider has all the information about his win over Democrat Sharon Renier.
Walberg said he's ready to be in the minority party after the Democrats stormed the U.S. House of Representatives.
"I have plenty of experience in that in the state Legislature, and we were able to accomplish a lot of good things there, in the minority, so it doesn't frighten me," Walberg told the Battle Creek Enquirer.
Walberg beat U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz in the August primary to go on and face Renier, who finished better than expected.
Not surprising to some, the Jackson Citizen Patriot called Schwarz for comment on Walberg's victory Tuesday.
"It's a win," Schwarz told the Citizen Patriot from home. "But it's a smaller win than Republicans usually get in this district."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being in the minority will make him even more irrelevant. We've all lost in this election, he doesn't represent this district and he certainly doesn't represent me.

I predict he will be soundly defeated in 08 for lack of any accompolishment. People on both sides of the aisle know all about him and how he conducted his campaign.

10:07 AM  
Blogger BigBlue said...

Good thing Walberg won, otherwise we would have to deal with a person who has acted rude and crude in her campaign. Instead of calling Mr. Walberg and politely congratulating him in his victory, as many Democrats & Republicans have done around the country when they lost their election, Ms. Renier instead called Mr. Walberg a "thief, liar, cheat, and a scumbag". Nice, classy. What a shame.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So not only do we have an ineffective representative, but we also have an ineffective member of the minority with no remarkable skills? Great, looks like I'll be voting for Schauer in two years.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as Renier calling Walberg names, I can only say that she is apparently...intellectually honest.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the whole reporting in the Daily TElegram showed Ms. Renier to be a really classy lady and dumb to boot. It was the most emabarrassing editorial any one in the public service could get. We dodged a bullet there.
sorry 1st anonymous, he does represent the district, He was ELECTED by the people in the district.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, regardless of the Jackson Citizen Patriot, Ms. Renier, & Representative Schwarz's "sour grapes" attitude, Mr. Walberg was elected by the citizens of the 7th district. And as for the accusation that the election was bought, that's just more evidence of the opponents' attempt to avoid admitting they ran a poor & weak campaign. Maybe while the Walberg volunteers and staff were working in the heat, rain,& wind, and putting in late hours night after night, the Schwarz campaign should have done the same, instead it was "Lights Out" early at their headquarters in Jackson. As for Renier, it was much easier for her to slander Mr. Walberg and throw out sensational press releases than to put in an honest days work. Her failure to call Mr. Walberg and concede the election shows her character. Intellectually honest? Not when she stands there and looks at you in the face and lies about her stance on abortion. She knows her views do not represent the voters of the 7th district so she avoids saying the word "abortion". The democrat voters "fell asleep at the wheel" in the primary. They should have put forth a more mature, honest, and articulate candidate.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Walberg will maintain the seat because he'll employ the Nick Smith strategy of being the incumbent and not making waves. Since he is in the minority he has an easy out to the "he hasn't done anything" arguement.

'08 and 2010 could be vulnerable primary years for Walberg, but there has to be a Republican candidate willing to step up to challenge him that can get enough votes. So far, that sort of name has not emerged.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walberg is an out and out liar from the get go. His entire campaign was based on falsehood and slander.

The good Christian voters who backed him because the believed he was a "man of morals and principles" will soon realize they've been betrayed by a false prophet.

Walberg is neither principled nor moral. He is a disgrace to people of faith.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Schwarz refused to go down in the gutter to win an election. You call him a sore loser. Tim Walberg condoned some of the most reprehensible smear tactics and he knowingly misrepresented Schwarz's stances and positions.

I would expect this from some politicians, but for an ordained minister to act this way is sick. Renier was right, he is a liar, a cheat and unfit to represent me.

Schwarz did not vote to my liking 100% of the time, but he is honest and upstanding even when it means he loses. I'll take that anyday over a politician like Walberg.

11:26 AM  

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