Now that McCotter has left Congress, I’m not sure what he is going to do. Unfortunately, he was replaced by someone as bad or perhaps worse than he is. But perhaps it is a boon to the music industry. “Conservative Rock” could certainly use the help.
A year and a half ago, I wrote that Thaddeus McCotter should leave the House and do music full time:
Conservative U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter recently did a video interview during which he is playing what looks like an American flag-painted Telecaster. Rachael Maddow has some fun with it, titling the segment, “This is the Worst Music Video I’ve Ever Seen.” I like Maddow a lot and I think McCotter is a proto-facist. Having said that, clearly being a proto-facist does not mean that you can’t play. The man is good. The world would be a better place if he stopped representing Michigan and spent his time on stage wailing: blow big man!
Here he is with a kind of Fox News house band. I still think that McCotter is rather good (despite this performance), but this band isn’t. Have you ever heard a full tilt rock number like this sound so anemic?