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By JGillman, Section News
"Freedom Fund" mouthpiece Greg McNeilly, known for his dislike of conservatives and Constitutionalists, has now tied himself and his Dick Devos funded organization to being anti-transparency.
In doing so he has laid bare a probability only hinted at just yesterday.
"Oh, and as for Ruth in 2014? They ask the question:Way to step the game up Mr. "Freedom" Flunky."Will Ruth Johnson pay a political price for her stance on disclosure? To seek reelection, she has to be nominated next year at a Republican convention. How will GOP delegates respond to this sort of renegade behavior?"If ANY Republican elites even suggested such a move, She would be well served to take her momentum that much more forward and shoot for Guv, where Mr 36% is extremely vulnerable.
Today's message is straight forward WAR.
"But if big-government extremists in Lansing, like Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, have their way, issue advertisements like the Federalist Papers would be illegal in the state of Michigan."You might want to walk that back a bit Mr McNeilly. Perhaps start understanding that your entire educational effort would likely be dwarfed by the fourth graders of that period.
They were a little smarter than you then.
Going further and quoting a leftist?
"Even far-left Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens noted: "Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority." This is not a left and right issue; this is an American issue.Hello progressive left language in the Republican Party brought to you courtesy of the "Freedom Fund."
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By JGillman, Section News
Its pretty bad when a KOS contributor decorates the wall of RightMichigan.com with an underlying truth.
In the side twitter bar the question
"What? After paying for #AFP/#RTW #Tentgate 2012 Dick DeVos' Greg McNeilly now anti-#MITeaParty?"
Having been a part of the RTW/FTW effort, I must say I was quite pleased with the impetus placed on FTW in Dec 2012 by Dick DeVos and Ron Weiser, without which, it might never have happened. But it isn't a free pass for the abuses laid out by operatives of the GOP, and in particular the MiGOP club which doubled down on the national slaparound the tea folk have been getting from media and complicit (Vichy) Republicans.
December 2012 WAS important though. Snyder at the time might have even overcome a bit of the reaction to the Prop 2 debacle by Michigan's labor unions, but a reminder that anything he had done good was outweighed by cronyism, unilateral international transactions, and the promise of tax increases that moved him. Truthfully, if not for Weiser and DeVos RTW might never have come to be. It never was a part of Rick Snyder's agenda, and never really will be heart-fought from ongoing union boss opposition.
Something those two saw that the governor could care less about, was the strength of the Tea party movement within the GOP construct. There was a very real possibility that the governor, sans a significant policy delivery to the base, would face a primary challenge (perhaps by the sitting AG) thus creating a divide in the 'acceptable' GOP hierarchy. The AG, already on record as opposing the Obamacare Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion, and showing significant support among the Tea types worried the power brokers.
And those "wackos" were brought under control, right?
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There is a great deal to cover on the tea party powwow in Mt. Pleasant today, but a little inspiration is in order.
With over three hundred tea party leaders representing over 50 organizations around the state, its safe to say the powwow was an icredible success. A happy standing room only crowd with max seating in place should drive home the point that the Tea Party is hardly gone.
Emery McClendon is an Indiana Tea type who has become a sought after speaker at tea party events and was the winner of Americans for Prosperity's 2010 "Activist of the Year" award. Enjoy.
Next up - Interviews!
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For good reason.
Given our support for primaries as a way of determining the most conservative candidates, it would be a little contradictory to announce opposition to a primary itself. However, there is no reason we cannot advocate for the better candidate.
Today, Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema endorsed Kerry Bentivolio for Congress.
"Dave Agema is a veteran and a fighter for conservative principles. While in Lansing, Dave valiantly fought against big government and reckless spending. I'm honored to fight alongside him to keep this seat in conservative hands."Our objective. Of Course.
"While Kerry is busy fighting to get rid of Obamacare and keep us out of war, some establishment Republicans are busy thinking about their political ambitions and targeting Kerry. This seems to be a Tea Party vs. Establishment race. I am proud to stand with conservatives throughout Michigan in supporting Kerry Bentivolio for Congress."As are we.
Prior to being elected as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema served 6 years as a State Representative. While in the State House, he was consistently named one of the most conservative legislators. Dave, a veteran of the Air Force and Air National Guard, is a retired airline pilot. He resides in Grandville with his wife Barb.
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By JGillman, Section News
We aren't going to give up because of a few milquetoast GOP types that prefer terms of surrender.
TEA PARTY AND CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS IN MICHIGAN HOLD FIRST COORDINATED EVENT TO GATHER TOGETHER AND GAIN MOMENTUM HEADING IN TO 2014!
Over 200 TEA Party and grassroots leaders and activists from around the state will be gathering at the Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m..
The event, titled "Taking the Field", will include attendees and speakers from various TEA Party groups and Michigan's Campaign for Liberty.
"This will be the first coordinated statewide meeting between these two major grassroots movements. It is exciting to see two very strong parts of the grassroots coming together to network and unite on issues that both movements feel passionate about," stated Cindy Gamrat, co-organizer of the event and founder of the Plainwell Patriots.
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It's always the principle of the matter
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Some things just don't make any sense.
Such is the diatribe from a self important Greg McNeilly, who wishes the Tea Party Types to leave the Republican party. Labeling Conservatives Magpies and Malcontents and even
"... Many of them are actually an invasive species, they are not Republicans."says the political operative.
While many of us are at the conference building connections and assuring the long term strength of a Conservative Republican Party that actually has SOME foundation that is worth defending, a spinning political homunculus assumes the role of who is, and who is not, of importance to the party of Reagan.
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The wound in the Michigan Republican Party needs some cleaning.
Though centrists, moderates, center left types wish to call Conservatives 'purists', we reject that notion. The request that some form of substance is present, or that at least minimally, or that a reasonable alignment with the platform of the Party be observed should not label Conservative Republicans in that way. Even within our own ranks we have many unique visions of what the Party should be, while still agreeing on one aspect; that it is different from the Democrat Party.
While recognizing the good he has done, we should note that there is nothing so special (including the coveted RTW) that wouldn't have happened with any other Republican at the helm; a fact also emphasized with the realization that another Republican would have been FAR MORE effective in many areas of fiscal responsibility and responsible governance. Conservative Republican activists across the state have opined, and a few are quoted in the release noting they will not support Rick Snyder in the general if he is the party nominee.
We are in the process of disinfecting a very deep wound, and though some wait for an "awkward" statement with 'baited breath', those same persons might be wise to consider the possibility that the wiser and older Conservative Republican Party members actually have a clue what principles are, and how to apply them.
And that the Bactine sometimes stings for a bit when applying liberally.
But when it is all said and done, the healing will begin.
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