Sunday, October 31, 2010


Despite His Mega-million-dollar ad campaign to the contrary, Gary Peters is not as he seems. In his bid to hold on to his first-term congressional seat in a race that’s been handicapped as one of the closest, most competitive in the nation, Mr. Peters is projecting himself to be the champion of Main Street and the tough watchdog protecting our interests against big banks, Wall Street and other assorted “sinister” outside influences.

But Mr. Peters is not as chaste as he would have you believe. Just in time for Halloween comes an expose ( from the Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, ProPublica that is ripping off his masquerade as the guardian of mainstream America against the excesses of greedy banks, Wall Street, Big Pharma and special interests.

ProPublica published a blockbuster investigation of the 69 New Democrats, of which Peters is a member. The expose documents how the New Democrats have raked in millions from the very same “fat cat” lobbyists they decry in public and how they have wielded their congressional clout as payback, weakening important financial and consumer reforms.

“In the past year and a half, New Democrats have pulled in more than $18 million in campaign contributions from their lobbyist fundraising network. The lobbyists, in turn, have mingled with lawmakers and their staffers at least 850 times during fundraising events and informal get-togethers,” ProPublica reports. In the past two years, since the start of the 2008 election cycle, the financial industry has donated $24.9 million to members of the New Democrats, according to a Business Week profile of the New Democrats.

Peters himself has profited handsomely from his membership in the New Democrats, pulling in close to half of his PAC donations (from 1/1/2009 through 09/30/2010) from interests which also donated to the New Democrats. Peters and his New Democrat colleagues refused to be interviewed for the story, the reporters note.

At the bidding of these special interests, according to the articles, the members of the New Democrats Coalition, several of whom, like Gary Peters, sit on the House Financial Services Committee, have watered down financial regulatory reform, fought to ensure that banks receiving TARP money didn’t have to trim executive bonuses and helped block a proposal to allow bankruptcy judges to adjust home mortgages — a move many experts say could have mitigated the wave of foreclosures. Records show The National Association of Realtors PAC donated more than $403,000 to the New Democrats according to ProPublica.

The New Democrats tapped Peters because he had the perfect resume, having made his living as a Wall Street insider with 23 years combined experience as an executive at Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber. But nowhere is this background to be found in Peters’ ads or on his campaign website where his focus paradoxically is “cracking down on Wall Street.”

Peters was also named as one of three House conferees selected to hammer out the final financial reform bill while the leadership of the New Democrats “worked behind the scenes to make sure the interests of the New Democrats and their allies were represented” ProPublica reported.

Both the ProPublica and Business Week accounts chronicle how the New Democrats also played a decisive role during the healthcare reform debate, delivering a win for Big Pharma and biotechnologies on a class of medicines called biologics used to treat cancer, anemia and arthritis. At stake was the period of patent protection during which cheaper generics would be prevented from competing. The biologics industry wanted to keep the patent window at 12 years; the Administration pressed for seven years following a Federal Trade Commission report concluding that the 12-year monopoly was “too long.” Ultimately, the New Democrats threw their “full weight” lobbying their party leadership and prevailed for Big Pharma, sliding through the 12-year patent protection.

The New Dems were also instrumental in shaping regulations for over-the-counter derivatives, the largely unregulated, complex financial products that were at the epicenter of the global financial meltdown. According to the Business Week report, a full-court press by the major investment banks and a consortium of businesses leaned hard on the New Democrats to ease up on the Administration’s insistence that derivates be moved to regulated trading platforms to prevent “reckless behavior on Wall Street.” The recommendations advanced by the New Dems “created a loophole that would allow risky and unregulated derivates trading” the head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission warned, ProPublica reported.

Despite pitched back-room dealing, the New Dems’ derivatives exemptions were scrapped in House/Senate conference. And while the New Dems didn’t produce for Wall Street as it had hoped on this particular issue, “the group helped make the overall bill more palatable to the financial industry by forcing concessions on multiple fronts,” ProPublica reports.

So, even though the New Democrats — including Gary Peters — “helped block or water down measures proposed by the White House and Democratic leaders, many of its members are receiving cash infusions and strong support from party institutions like the DCCC,” ProPublica explains. It’s no wonder that the DCCC has just dumped $497,000 in last minute advertising buys for Peters, making him among the top 10 recipients of the DCCC’s 11th-hour giving.

It is troubling indeed that Peters, who portrays himself as a crusader for “Main Street” against the excesses of “Wall Street” is himself compromised by these apparent conflicts of interest, as exposed by ProPublica. Mr. Peters needs to come clean to his constituency immediately about his role in the New Democrats bloc.


MSM Monitor: Chrysler's Congressman to Be Driven Out of Congress

MSM Monitor: Chrysler's Congressman to Be Driven Out of Congress

Saturday, October 30, 2010

BREAKING: Independant Gray to support Rocky AND Gary Peters Corruption exposed

The Oakland Press

Independent Candidate Bob Gray Throws support to Rocky Raczkowski in 9th Congressional race

The following article/link about Gary Peters corrupt connection to Wall Street needs to go out immediately.   If any unsure voters are still out there, this will convince them that there is absolutely no integrety or honor in this man. He is totally out for himself and has no concern for the voters in his district.

Or you can read the article here:


Until I can find the correct embed code, please just click on this link and forward to all your friends and family in the 9th.  This video is a riot.


I have yet to see Rocky not able to give a perfect speech, and still, every one of them truly comes from his heart.  He is a natural. This spontaneous speech yesterday at the Wateford TeaParty Express Rally I'm sure won him more votes yet.  This guy is on a roll.  Go Rocky.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


"Just got off the phone with Charlie Crumm from the Oakland Press. I am humbled and honored that the Libertarian candidate for the Michigan Ninth Congressional District, Adam Goodman, has officially dropped out of the race and has endorsed our campaign. Adam will be a valuable voice in our effort to get America back on track after we win on Tuesday."

Below is an article to compliment this and also an opportunity to read the green with envy comment by Dan Farough, Peters' campaign handler. I always call him a handler, he is not what I would call a manager.  A manager would never act that slimy.

Also fairly new is Rocky's latest ad, if you haven't seen it yet.


Help the Rocky for Congress campaign by following the simple steps listed belows or by clicking on this link.  Then forward this to your friends and family and ask them to help push the last few days.  Together we will win on Tuesday.


Finally an easy to view and understand video, explaining the frivolous lawsuit against Rocky Raczkowksi and exposing the despicable lies Gary Peters is spreading about him.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Remember on November 2nd that Gary Peters voted for Obamacare in spite of the fact that the voters in his district didn't want it. He voted for Cap and Trade and the Stimulus. His votes will impose massive tax increase to the residents in the 9th district, the Stimulus worked so well that we have 60,000 people unemployed in Oakland County. Rocky will listen to us.  Vote for Rocky and help him defeat Gary Peters by clicking on the Donate button on the right side of this page. 


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rocky Raczkowski (R) or Gary Peters (D) ?

This was a recent question on Twitter. My answer:  That's a no-brainer, vote for Rocky Raczkowski. The "blogprof" just did an excellent writeup on yesterday's endorsement by the Oakland Press for Gary Peters. Make sure you read the protesting comments.

Watch Rocky's interview with WXYZ

Read the truth about the lies Gary Peters spreads about him here:

Support Rocky and donate on his website at

Thursday, October 14, 2010


34122 Woodward Ave. Birmingham, MI 48009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 14, 2010 CONTACT: Susan Emfinger, 248-556-4400

Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, will lend the endorsement of its Freedom PAC to 9th Congressional Candidate Rocky Raczkowski this Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at a troop salute and veterans/military family rally at Shiawassee Park in Farmington, Mich.

"As a soldier, I am honored to have the endorsement of Move America Forward, whose mission work on behalf of our troops is near and dear to my heart," stated Rocky. "I know firsthand how much it means when serving overseas and in hostile terrain to receive a care package, an encouraging note and the warm gratitude of pro-troop outfits exemplified by Move America Forward."
The primary focus of the Move America Forward PAC is to help war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are running for Congress and/or those candidates who will strongly support America’s troops before Congress, especially when it comes to winning the war against Al Qaeda and its allies. The organization also advocates for the elimination of excessive rules of engagement, which constrain our military and put them at an unfair advantage and expose them to greater risk in fighting the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Rocky, the Republican seeking to unseat freshman Democrat Gary Peters, enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves at the age of 17. His 24 year military career includes two tours in the War on Terror, most recently in the Horn of Africa. Rocky was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Slated to appear at the rally are former U.S. Navy SEAL Ben Smith who served in Iraq from 2000 – 2005, and Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee, whose son, Marc, was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in Iraq and who was awarded a Silver Star for valor, posthumously.

Paid for by Rocky for Congress


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


In my humble opinion the ads speak for themselves. Simple, to the point, about the issues, a Representative through and through that wants to truly work for us.  Watch these videos and say Good bye to Gary Peters. But don't forget to donate to Rocky's campaign.

Friday, October 8, 2010


 Michigan Republican Takes Critical Second Step in ‘Young Guns’ Program

Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Republican Andrew ‘Rocky’ Raczkowski (MI-09) has reached ‘Contender’ status as part of its Young Guns program. ‘Contender’ status is the second step in the three-level program, with Raczkowski now facing a new set of benchmarks to reach ‘Young Gun’ status in his bid to unseat Democrat lapdog Gary Peters. Since being elected in 2008, Peters has eagerly rubber-stamped his party’s reckless agenda that includes a trillion-dollar stimulus, a job-killing cap-and-trade bill and a disastrous healthcare takeover.

Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. By achieving ‘Contender’ status, Raczkowski has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve vital fundraising goals.
“Rocky Raczkowski has already proven that he will be a formidable candidate by meeting the Young Guns program’s rigorous goals and is well on his way to building a winning campaign that will put this seat in the Republican column,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Rocky is part of a strong pool of candidates who are frustrated with the Democrat majority’s agenda of more spending and less jobs and aren’t willing to stand by any longer. His campaign has put Gary Peters on notice that Americans are ready to turn the page on the failed experiment known as the Obama-Pelosi agenda.”

With business, military, and community involvement serving as the cornerstones for his campaign, Andrew Raczkowski has the experience and enthusiasm needed to help carry his constituents’ interests to Washington. Elected in 1996 to the Michigan House of Representatives, Raczkowski soon climbed the ranks and in 1998, became the youngest Majority Floor Leader in the nation. Prior to his public service, he volunteered in the U.S. Army Reserves and has completed several military tours with his most recent one ending just over a year ago in September 2009. Raczkowski also has extensive business experience, as he is the former Chairman and CEO of Star Tickets, a Michigan corporation that employs many Michigan residents, and also serves with the Chamber of Commerce, Optimists, Jaycees, ALS of Michigan and many other civic and charitable organizations.

While already having achieved certain benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, Raczkowski now faces a new set of rigorous goals that will elevate him to the top level of the Young Guns program and help him build a competitive, effective and winning campaign.
h/t Glenn Clark, MI 9th GOP

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Rocky Raczkowski has all the attributes from life, business,military and political experiences that qualify him to be my next  Congressman.  But the one specialty that sets him apart from his opponent Gary Peters is the “it” or electability factor. This is not something a person can learn, you are born with it. Watch him in a crowd or at a townhall how he reaches out to the voters.  Watch him at a parade how he criss-crosses the roads reaching out to the people.  He listens, he talks to them, and always answers phone calls or letters.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes, I’ve experienced it myself.  I feel ,he truly cares about us, the folks in his district, he cares about our State and he deeply cares about our Country.  When he says that he will work for us, I believe he literally means it.


The recently passed Small Business Jobs Act sponsored by Gary Peters is not all it's cracked up to be.  It is supposed to be designed to increase lending to small businesses and create incentives for small business investments. What I hear, however, is that most businesses do not want to have anything to do with the government.  What I hear from some banks is that they won't lend if they don't have the money themselves, they do not want borrowed government funds shoved down their throats.

Here is an excerpt of an email I received with a different take on this situation. 

"Peters makes it sound like those d*** banks won't do their job and lend to small businesses. What's wrong with them? The banks (Wall Street) are the bad guys.

Now comes Gary Peters and his trusty companion Tonto to the rescue. By printing another $50 billion, and saying that this "extra" money can't be borrowed by the feds - there is now money that the government can FORCE the banks to lend to businesses.

The fallacy is that - if the feds were not borrowing every REAL dollar and every FIAT dollar in the economy - with their Stimulus spending, annual budget deficits, and bailouts of every nature - there WOULD ALREADY be funds available to lend.

In 20 months, Gary Peters aided and abetted the theft of more dollars from the American People than all the presidents from Washington through Reagan - COMBINED".

A story about what we have going on:

I've got a job that brings in money (taxes). I wish it was more since my wife (Congress) always spends a lot more than I bring home. I don't have the courage to get my wife to slow down her spending. Where would I have her cut? Everything is so important. Clothes, groceries, cable TV, hair styling, magazines, lawn service, Friday casino night, restaurants, ball game tickets, car repairs. The list never ends.

In the meantime, my kids (small businesses) are not eating a lunch at school. All our money is tied up in credit cards and debts. The kids are ornery, their teachers are complaining, and the pediatrician visits are more frequent. There's no money left to pay for lunches.

Who is the bad guy? My boss (the taxpayers). He's not paying me enough. If ONLY he would pay me more - and more - and more - I could fix everything. So I'll keep asking for raises and pad my expense reports more.

Finally, the school principal calls. "Your kids need lunch money. They are no longer studying (working) because they don't have any energy (jobs). They need lunch money (loans) to get energy (jobs, productivity) so they can study (do more business).

I respond, "Your cafeteria (the banks) should be giving them free lunches (private loans). I pay my school taxes - there should be plenty of money for the school cafeterias to do their job - give the kids lunches, like they were set up to do." The principal states that the taxes pay for teachers and school costs - not for lunches.

After weeks of unsuccessful pressuring of the school (banks, another bad guy) to give my kids free lunches, I steal (not REALLY my money) $100 from a co-worker's wallet and send it to the school to pay for a lunch card for my kids.

So one month later, my kids are eating lunches but still aren't working very hard. They are conserving their energy, because they don't know when the lunch money will run out. They won't go out for any sports (hiring) - sticking to the basics - too much risk of overextending their available energy (funds).

My boss (taxpayers) wants to fire me. He can't keep paying me more and he's tired of my constant harping for a raise. Also he's tired of the accountant telling him that he found something else funny with my expense reports.

But my wife keeps on spending. And I am still in denial that I am also spending, too.

If only the lunch money lasts until I hit my big score at the casino (November 2nd). Then everything will be great.

A reading from the Book of Peters, Chapter 1, verses 1 through 10. Therein endeth the lesson. Praise Be to Pelosi. Amen.
H/T Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty
Help me support Rocky Raczkowski, iCaucus endorsed candidate who will go to Washington and represent the voters and not Pelosi, the unions and special interest.