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National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director, Brad Dayspring's statement on Rep. Peters reportedly entering the Senate race:
"Gary Peters already lost a statewide campaign and that was before supporting a cap and trade energy tax policy that would effectively put Michigan out of business and ObamaCare which will raise health care costs. It takes a special kind of guy like Peters to ask for a promotion from the very same people that his policies would put out of work.What he said.
It should be noted however, that Peters enters with about $800k to start. Sans a fight in the Democrat primaries, it is likely a sufficient start. Presumed entrant Mike Rogers' reported $1.4 M would be spent down considerably in an expected multi-candidate contest by Republicans.
Rogers seems to have some other baggage to climb over as well.
No one is jamming anything down their throats.
Somehow I doubt that if the Democrats in prison (given a higher incidence of Democrat criminality, I use them in this example) were to claim they should be served no-fat lattes, it would be laughed at. At what point does a political ideology of a prisoner dictate how we feed him or her? From the Ivory Tower:
"A federal lawsuit was filed today against the Michigan Department of Corrections, alleging several Muslim inmates aren't getting enough "nutritional" food during the month-long fast of Ramadan and are being forced to eat foods that violate their religious beliefs."They can eat the swill the others are eating. They ARE criminals, right?
Consider it a part of their debt to society. The Michigan department of corrections should not cave under any circumstance to this type of suit that is meant to undermine the operations of our prisons. Rewarding this group CAIR and the dangerous ideology they represent by acceding to their demands, is unnecessary, and dangerous policy capitulation.
H/T Weasel Zippers via Pricilla M.
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This nation is infested by those who would defraud us.
Nearly everyone knows SOMEONE who is on the public dole. Whether it is food stamps or corporate thievery, (not covered in this essay) shouldn't the taxpayer have the right to know where his resources are channeled by government? Especially given the "Sobering Data" published in the DHS sanctioned Michigan lottery report in 2012
"Nearly 14 percent of all lottery winners are either welfare recipients themselves or reside in a household with welfare recipients."It seems that we have at the very least 14% of lottery winning abuse. (and that only identifies those who have won)
After revelations that at least two major lottery winners were STILL collecting assistance, the report was commissioned and legislative action has been sought to address such abuse. At the same time Democrat legislators like Rashida Tlaib take the typical progressive route and wish to encourage more abuse through inaction. By attempting to assign shame, that might be more appropriately placed on those who beg for assistance and abuse our generosity by gambling with it, to the DHS director Corrigan (God Bless Her) who sees a problem.
"Though DHS found 19 people with lottery winners of more than $100,000, 83 percent of lottery winners on welfare rolls won less than $5,000. Democratic state Rep. Fashida Tlaib accused the agency of being too harsh on people with small lottery winnings.Tlaib, of course reminding us that it doesn't take a whole lot of mental horsepower to be a state Rep from SE Michigan. Here's to gerrymandering!
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By JGillman, Section News
Have you ever taken your socks off after three days use, and put them back in the drawer unwashed to be used again at a later date?
NO? Me either.
It just happens to be the analogy (well ONE of them) that comes to mind with what appears to be Michigan Democrat's pick for the US senate seat that is being vacated by Carl Levin in 2014. Gary Peters is one of those cats that have been around for too long, with policy desires that stink to high heaven, and will be hauled out for even higher levels of destructive office occupation when they have nothing better to offer.
And they really don't. Have. Any. Better. Oh..Whats that smell?
MEET MICHIGAN DEM'S #1 RECRUIT For US SENATE
There is nothing like a made up global crisis to provide for a cronyism scheme that is enforced by government to instill confidence in a free people, hmm? His vote for the The job killing Waxman-Markey Bill; The "American Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009" cleared the house 219-212. Had it passed the senate, it would have mandated changes in the way we live our lives, eventually putting controls on when and HOW we could use energy without paying severe penalties. In fact, if taken to the extremes, the air you breathe could have actually been taxed under that bill.
Take a deep breath. There is more.
The effect on industry would have been even more draconian, effectively putting the EPA in charge of operational elements of all industry, adding regulatory expense and killing jobs. A 20% mandate on renewable energy built in to the bill would have made it nearly impossible for energy producers to keep costs at a level that promotes local (U.S.A.) manufacturing and jobs. More jobs would flee to other nations that have yet to strangle their industrial base with such unrealistic legislation.
More smelly socks below.
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That's a Dead End Sign- So Why Hit the Cruise Control?
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I suppose that true conservatives are considered interlopers nowadays.
Even within the Republican ranks, good conservatives who carry strong convictions, and won't be bullied to become moderate are labeled as 'extreme'. Labeled in ways that are more harsh than what they would call the reversed polarity party of the Democrats; a party THEY SAY that sites like this should be attacking, before challenging Republicans.
At the convention as I was speaking with a 1st district delegate and past chair, I was reminded that we are expected to stay in line until fully vested in all manner of the process. Though she would not acknowledge the suggested verbiage of "waiting our turn", she said nothing that would support anything but a path of subservience to the powers-that-be first. "You cant't just jump in and be chair, Jason!" She exclaimed after losing patience with the successful whip efforts in our district. I wonder where she was in 2010?
I didn't hear her say then; "You can't just jump in and be GOVERNOR!" to the guy who had WON with 64% of Republicans opposing him.
I guess its just about the money. Cause that makes it OK.
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Michigan Republican Chair Bobby Schostak kept a 52-48% advantage over challenger Todd Courser to keep his position as MiGOP chair.
Given the manner in which loyalty is blind, there is an expectation that advantage will always go to an incumbent. This is NOT a commentary on the people who voted for Schostak, but rather an observation of elections where the incumbent ought not be challenged. In other words, 48% voting against, is likely not the percentage who feel the party has been run poorly. The old adage "the devil you know" comes to mind; the outcome being one that has a few extra points built in.
Safe to say that 48% or more want to see things change in the party.
As the incumbent chair continues to serve, it is important he recognizes that those plans for a revitalized party that he borrowed from his opponent in the last two weeks ought to be more than mere lip service.
Maintaining conservative principles, targeting on core family values, and finding conservative commonalities with groups currently held by the Democrat plantations might be a good start.
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