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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Half-baked L. Brooks Patterson just can't stop himself from placing his ham-handed electioneering fingers into any CD-11 event that should be decided by voters.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is renewing his call for Republicans and Democrats to narrow their selection to one candidate to avoid the cost of a special primary election to fill the term of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
Um, Brooks .. there is only one Democrat from Local 245 in the special election. AND there was only one Republican that filed well in advance too, well, until the cabals write-in candidate and her endorsing former state legislator and current Livonia council president, undoubtedly squeezed that Livonia civics grapevine enlisting at least two other filers covering for write-in Nansee Crassis.
Patterson said Tuesday that both major political parties should hold a lottery to pick one Republican and one Democrat in order to avoid a special primary election Sept. 5.
Fiscal responsibility? Really? Sorry bub, you tossed that meme out the window with pushing the DIA tax hike.
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
You read that right. After the signature gathering primary election fact, smear merchant write-in Nancy voted for expanding Crony Capitalism that continues to spell doom in Pontiac, and Corporate welfare in Detroit. Her vote. Sure, ringleader L. Brooks Patterson is able to appear as the mack daddy of SE Michigan, if, or the reality is, when Oakland County is able to keep them taxpayer subsidized, write-in Nancy approved pie plates spinning in the air. All it takes is for folk like them, is to reach into Joe Taxpayer's pocket to do it, and now, L. Brooks Patterson is pushing the DIA tax hike too.
"Taxes go to projects that are worthy, whether we use them or not," Patterson said, noting that when he travels around the world to recruit business, he is always asked about schools, neighborhoods and cultural amenities. "The DIA is a huge opportunity for me to answer that question in a positive way. It's an economic development tool for me."
Or not? Holy bejesus! Why don't you have another cocktail, Brooksie? You too, Nolan.
Now, the truth below.
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Nolan Finley of the Detroit news correctly assesses the CD11 Primary race between Kerry Bentivolio and the write-in candidate who (having more money than common sense) is willing to cough up $200k of her own money.
But he takes a shot at the Veteran, Engineer, Teacher, Reagan organizer, Farmer, in a rather underhanded way that is confusing. When talking about her strategy of attacking Bentivolio, a statement without foundation (as is often done by smug editorialists) is made:
"She doesn't need to pound the negatives of Bentivolio, the tea party activist, reindeer farmer and school teacher. Nor does she need to extol her superior qualifications. Both are obvious."What?
Perhaps you could elaborate Mr Finley? What is so obvious that it required merely a cheap shot from your pen to prove? That he is crazy because he is a reindeer farmer? Or a teacher? Help us out here. And WHY is she superior? Because she could pass a tax (the MBT) that is now threatening to have consequence on the budget because it was written so poorly?
Lets talk about obviousness. The write in candidate has her own issues. Those including the fact she was AWOL when the opportunity arose to throw her name into the mix along with Bentivolio for the Republican nod. OF COURSE she could have not known that McCotter had a crappy team working for him, and would put the district in play for primary action. But like all other races, there are primaries for a reason.
They help us select the best candidate going forward from the perspective of the party electing them.
A late entry as if she is saving the party is pretty obviously a play for a faction's control of that seat. Obviously, Brooks isn't happy Kerry is not his best bud.
As an aside, if she is willing to spend HER OWN Money so recklessly, it should be a concern to those voters who would put her in the house that allocates money that is NOT HERS.
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