Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of this term after 58 years in Congress. Yes, 58 years. That’s way too much time and nothing to celebrate, according to many:

Dingell’s retirement announcement generated a fresh wave of calls for term limits:

Perspective on the length of time Dingell has been in Congress:

  • Richard J Sunkle

    It scares me just living in the next district over from the klingon brothers.

    • disqus_glB3YKQ95H

      Both Democrats from the great and successful state of Michigan. Dingell’s wife, Debbie, was Vice President of Government Afffairs for the old GM. No conflict of interest there, I’m sure.

      • arttie

        /sarc on – oldGM was a very successful company as we learned during their collapse. /sarc off

  • JeffWRidge

    Crazy-eyes and the Crypt Keeper, together again.

  • World B. Free

    Linda @LindaLacey8
    @TomFreemanOmaha @NancyPelosi @john_dingell Oh shut up Tom Freeman, stop being a Debbie Downer

    Check out “Linda’s” profile on Twitter… she loves speaking out against Tea party extremists.

    As if it’s extreme to be opposed to corrupt politicians (or indeed ANY politician) spending nearly 60 years in office. SMH

    • Richard J Sunkle

      81+ years in office between John Dingell and his father.

      Even the Dingell name is a political product. It was changed to fit the “Ring in Dingell” slogan his father ran on.

      • grais

        So he rode someone’s coattails into a ‘career’ as a lifelong slug leeching a ‘living’ from taxpayers. Is there anything he ever did on his own?

        • plumberskid

          Nope.

      • Oeberon

        John Dingell: The berry MI has been unable to shake from its a55 for 58 years.

      • DebsFriends

        I don’t care which party you belong…we need new blood in the house and senate. These 70’s hippies got in there and never left. I say term limits. Most of the senate are in their 70’s. Let’s vote them out and get some people in there who have actually run a business and lived outside DC. Stop sending the same people back term after term.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    TERM Limits Terminal Limit

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Because if they were not serving the public, they’d be serving time.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    He’s been in a year longer than I’ve been alive. At that time, Detroit was an economic powerhouse and Michigan was one of the best places in the country to go find work.

    How’d that voting pattern work out?

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Wonderful, and you’re a racist bigot for pointing out how much damage Democrat policies do when they are unopposed. – liberal logic

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Well technically I’m a racist bigot for just waking up and not worshiping Obama each day, but I get your point.

  • carmenta

    With a headlines that starts ‘Nancy Pelosi lauds….’ I already knew it was going to be some useless piece of verbal diarrhea, praising another of her coven.

  • conservative hispanic

    This turd was sworn in 5 days before my parents were married!!!!

  • grais

    He’s been voting himself pay raises since I was 2 years old. Is there anyone on the left who would find that even a little bit wrong? 58 years of self-service…praiseworthy. The founders spin in their graves.

  • alanstorm

    How can one retire without ever holding a real job?

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Well, well, well, so since now he gets to go home, being such the Michigan prized citizen, he’ll be able to buy the city of Detroit with his taxpayer retirement fund at a really cheap price and get it’s motor running, again…Oh wait, will Conyers help him out, with that too? We doubt it.

  • seemorejustice

    Pelosi, according to her Twitter bio, is “focused on strengthening America’s middle class and creating jobs… She needs to find new line of work. Epic fail in current occupation!

  • Evin

    Why are people who work for the government called public servants?

    Typically a servant does personal matters for a household. We pay these people to do far more than that. Stop acting like working for the government is basically doing volunteer or charity work.

    • snapper451

      Public servant means getting rich off us. This guy lived the life – has a pension that would choke a horse. People should not get rich off getting into govt.

  • Evin

    Proposed term limits:

    2 terms US senator (12 years)
    4 terms for House (8 years)

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      1 term for US Senator, and 2 term for House.

      And we should lower President to one term also. That way if someone does a lot of damage (Obama), there is no threat of re-election.

      • NRPax

        Throw in a repeal of the 17th Amendment while you’re at it.

      • Harry A

        And if someone does a lot of good? You would want to swap Reagan’s 2nd term for Bush’s first term?

        • Geoffrey Dickstein

          Not really.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    If you’re a self-serving jerk who has done more for yourself than the people you are serving, you lose the right to call yourself a “public servant.” All of the Democrats and many Republicans don’t get to call themselves “public servants.”

  • ceemack

    Unsurprisingly, Nanzi Pelosi’s definition of “public servant” is quite thoroughly different from mine.

    To me, it means “to serve the public.”

    To Nanzi, it means “to serve oneself at the public’s expense.”

  • Rightside

    didn’t he play weyland on prometheus?

  • BorderLine Guy

    Can we give “spandlegax” and his lack of senatorial election knowledge to the Dems?

  • snapper451

    Dingell equals scum of the earth. It was all about him. Good riddance and bring on term limits please! Can’t wait til Pelosi flies west on her broom for good too!

  • CBDS

    Term limits!!!

  • Phillip Wilson (Zerocks Globe)

    Furthermore, if we are to be free, our monetary rewards must result from the usefulness of our efforts rather than subjective judgments from others regarding our merits.