Comment by Jim Campbell
December, 30th, 2019
Detroit’s Own Crime Family Has Been Run By the Dingels For 87 Years.
Who were John Dingell and his smarmy family?
He left the earth on February 7, 2019.
Where is his spirit now, likely in Heaven or Hell, it’s your choice.
For 87 years with the leftist agenda they drove Detroit into the ground and it has never recovered.
John Dingell was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, a complete disgrace to all those who fought for freedom, which of course he never did.
John Dingell Jr. retired from the House of Representatives as the longest-serving member of Congress in history at 59 years and 21 days and its longest-serving Dean at 20 years on January 3, 2015, and his wife Debbie Dingell was elected to succeed him.
By Daniel Greenfield
December 29th, 2019
A decade ago, Time Magazine unveiled an in-depth article on the death of Detroit.
One of the politicians whom the article blamed for Detroit’s woes was Rep. John Dingell.
Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, receives a kiss from his wife Debbie just before the start of a celebration marking fifty years of service in the House of Representatives at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Mich., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005.
The Dearborn Democrat and his wife Debbie, who now holds his seat, were a powerhouse couple in Washington. (Photo: MADALYN RUGGIERO, Detroit Free Press)
His wife Debbie apparently loved him, at least she made a great show of it when they were being photographed.
Debbie Dingell on The Issues:
Then again it could be a situation where beautiful women love to marry power, who knows?
Dingell is a hardcore leftish on the soft issues like LGBTQ and favors anyone being able to marry anyone they chose.
- Endorsed by EMILY’s List & Michigan NOW. (Oct 2014)
- Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
- Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Being a Motown pimp or ho, her position is:
- Don’t bash the domestic auto industry. (Oct 2014)
- A one-time lobbyist for the automotive industry. (Mar 2014)
On the important issues like Foreign Police, Pro more Gun control, On Tax Reform
- Raising estate tax to the1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
This story originally was published in the Detroit Free Press on Oct. 26, 2005, as Washington’s elite gathered to mark former U.S. Rep. John Dingell’s 50th anniversary in the U.S. House.
The Dearborn Democrat and his wife Debbie, who now holds his seat, were a powerhouse couple in Washington. John Dingell died Thursday of that year.
WASHINGTON – It has been going on so long now, it is nearly overlooked – the high-octane, high-ranking woman from General Motors working the room at a charity event while her towering husband, the dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, holds court with those who want a minute of his time.
In the nearly 25 years that Debbie and U.S. Rep. John Dingell merged lives and Rolodexes, they have created a loving marriage and a political union that rivals those of other beltway power couples with names like Dole, Clinton, and Cheney.
The Dingell clan has held a congressional seat outside Detroit since 1932. Their 87-year tenure has not coincidentally coincided with the decline of a thriving industrial city into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
But it’s been good for the Dingells, three of whom have sat in their congressional seat since the days of Herbert Hoover, the rise of Hitler, and the radio age, and fattened their pockets on its sinecures.
Dingell Sr. was the son of Polish immigrants who started out in politics as a union boss, jumped into a newly created seat, and kept it through eleven elections before passing it on to his son. Dingell Jr, outdid daddy by becoming the longest-serving member of Congress in American history. Before he died, he passed on the seat to his second wife, whom he married when she was 28 and he was 55 years old.
She was a GM lobbyist who married the Congressman from GM.
What was good for GM was good for the Dingells.
By 2014, Dingell Jr. was listed as the third-richest member of Congress from Michigan with a net worth of $3.5 million.
When Debbie took over for him next year, her net worth was up to $3.6 million. The salary for House members was $174,000.
The median household income is $57,000 in the 12th.
Not bad for a family whose business was and is the 12th district from western Detroit through Ann Arbor.
Much of the Dingell money came through GM. And Rep. John Dingell had vocally fought for the GM bailout.
The GM couple, which had millions in GM stock, had a lot riding on taxpayers bailing them out.
Taxpayers spent billions and the Dingells got millions in an arrangement made in the depths of hell.
Even though Rep. Debbie Dingell ran unopposed in the Democrat primary, and even though she was running for office in one of the most heavily Democrat districts in the country, she still raised over $1 million for that campaign, and another $1.2 million for 2018, and is already up to half a million now.
Even though no one running in the 12th whose last name is Dingell could lose an election to Abe Lincoln.
Where’s the money coming from?
Unions, PACs, including the GM PAC, the Ford PAC, Walmart, and, insurance companies.
GM, Ford, and Chrysler had also been paying her an undisclosed salary before she took over her husband’s congressional seat. It was a very neat arrangement.
The Dingell’s take care of them and they take care of the Dingells.
Everyone else can go to hell.
Despite Rep. John Dingell’s motorcade pausing at the Capitol, and the gushing tributes to the “longest-serving” member of Congress, even his own party loathed him in life.
In 1996, the New York Times called him a “bully.”
Some years earlier, Bloomberg had accused him of the “bullying of bureaucrats, executives, and colleagues.”
“In the arrogance of his power, he terrorized individuals and institutions that he wanted to humble,” Anthony Lewis wrote in the Times.
“There isn’t an industry in the country not touched by our committee,” Rep. John Dingell had bragged.
That includes finance which dragged him into the BCCI scandal through a $10,000 contribution and a mortgage on a home in McLean, Virginia.
After ruling the Committee on Energy and Commerce for 28 years, his own party grew tired of him and unprecedentedly forced him out in 2008.
The overthrow of the corrupt “old bull” was the work of none other than Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Despite eventually becoming the longest-serving member of the House, it was his fellow Democrats who conspired to take away the privileges of his seniority.
All that has been forgotten.
Dingell’s descriptions of Asians as “little yellow people”, his greed, shameless abuse of power, and arrogance were replaced with empty tributes to his greatness.
President Trump hasn’t forgotten.
And so, at a campaign rally in Michigan, Trump recalled a phone call from Rep. Debbie Dingell on her husband’s funeral.
“‘He’s looking down, he’d be so thrilled,’” He recalled her saying.
“I said, that’s okay, don’t worry about it.
Maybe he’s looking up, I don’t know.
I don’t know. I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe.
But let’s assume he’s looking down.”
The locals laughed.
It was impossible to be from Michigan, to have had a front-row seat to the antics of the Dingell clan which practically date back to the birth of mass automobile ownership, and imagine “Big John” in heaven.
The image of the old crooked thug with wings and a harp is hopelessly laughable.
It’s easy to imagine him looking up, but President Trump generously tried to assume otherwise.
This isn’t the first time that Trump has gotten into trouble for bluntly poking fun at the niceties of a political industry where every crook is “honorable” and everyone pretends to believe it in public.
Does Speaker Pelosi really believe that Rep. John Dingell was a saint?
If she did, why did she conspire to take away his chairmanship, against precedent and the seniority rules of the road?
Do the New York Times and Bloomberg want to apologize for calling him a bully?
John Dingell was not a nice guy.
Nobody seriously thinks he would have been traumatized by the suggestion that he might not be going to heaven.
This was a man who admired a tombstone that read, “He’s done his damnedest.” There are two ways to read that one.
But Dingell never pretended to be a saint.
His calling card was hauling pork back to his district and supporting local companies, like GM.
Nor did he restrain his rhetoric.
“I’ve read enough of that Steele dossier to know just how risky a ‘used Trump hotel mattress’ can truly be,” he tweeted in 2018, referencing a smear by the Clinton campaign.
But Trump reached out to Rep. Debbie Dingell. John got a nice funeral in Washington D.C. And Debbie responded by voting to impeach President Trump for the smears of her fellow Democrats.
Nor is Debbie a nice person.
At one point she inveighed against the “the 13 white boys–sorry to say it that way–that is going to be doing this in the Senate.”
So much for civility and collegiality.
Was Trump really supposed to pretend that this racist, thieving clan is heavenly?
The D.C. political class throws a fit every time President Trump speaks bluntly about members of the swamp.
And Rep. John Dingell wasn’t just part of the swamp.
He owned his own mire.
In his days ruling the Committee on Energy and Commerce with an iron fist, he would define his jurisdiction by pointing at the planet.
These days his ambit, wherever it may be, is a whole lot smaller.
And that’s for the best.
There’s a place for civility and collegiality.
And had the Dingell clan sailed off into the sunset, maybe we could all remember them fondly the way we do the Hapsburgs, the Bourbons, and the Gambinos.
But they’re not going anywhere.
That’s what this is all about.
After John Sr, came John Jr, and after John Jr. came Debbie, and after Debbie will come, Christopher, currently a Michigan judge, and on and on, endless generations of Dingells, marching through the House, porking, thieving, and procuring, passing the family legacy of taxpayer money on through the ages until the Republic falls.
Should President Trump or anyone else really be afraid to say it’s so?
America didn’t need a single Dingell in her House.
Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center’s
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May he rest in- – – pieces??
Why Granny, how about burning in hell with the rest of his leftist friends?
“The Dingell’s take care of them and they take care of the Dingells.
Everyone else can go to hell.”
Typical political fat cat attitude. Although in this case, “Big Bad” John Dingell sounds like the evil giant- villain of an old cartoon:
Unfortunately, nearly the entire body of CONgress critters is so
corrupt, either Chamber, could have their names swapped out in lieu of the Dingleberries.
Someone who has a terminal disease shou,d become an historical figure by visiting All the members of the left and help them along with acut lead poisoning.
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Too heavy and the kick you put you on your but. Get a 38 special.
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