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Rick Snyder used a Chicago Democrat and (BIG) Obama Donor to run his transition team.
Rick Snyder then selected a Democrat to be the state treasurer.
Then Rick Snyder used him to assist in selecting another Democrat to manage Detroit. Race was used in the selection process, contrary to the Michigan constitution; article 1, section 26.
Then Rick Snyder gave the Chicago Democrat a cushy job in Michigan state government making $140k a year.
Oh yeah.. BIIIIIIIIG Tent.
I am not celebrating this as a way to point out the insipid nature of Harry Reid and Michigan's US Senators.
They already fulfill a centuries old prophesy that politicians eventually would be not born, but would instead be excreted. Indeed, of all the dumb things Democrats could do with US Senate rules, this one takes the cake.
It's called the nuclear option for a reason. Democrats will regret this decision when Republicans take over the Senate in 2014 and win the Presidency in 2016. It was only a few short years ago that the GOP held the Congress and White House. The RNC as a great research piece on what top Democrats said then....
In 2005, Then-Sen. Barack Obama Called For His Colleagues Considering The Nuclear Option To Think About "Protecting Free And Democratic Debate." SEN. BARACK OBAMA: "Mr. President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to think about the implications of what has been called the nuclear option and what effect that might have on this Chamber and on this country. I urge all of us to think not just about winning every debate but about protecting free and democratic debate." (Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Floor Remarks, Washington, DC, 4/13/05)
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By JGillman, Section News
Only the perpetually stupid could continue to ignore this.
The unapologetic praise for a system that holds no chance of meeting promises made and already broken, is continuing unabated. The use of the term Obamacare as an endearing term, instead of the official title "Affordable Care Act." Appropriately connecting the dots from Obamacare to Medicaid expansion; a feat that be performed only with enablers and collaborators in our State Senate and House. When the bleeding edge of the socialist/fascist movement in this country praises our governor for expanding welfare; a move that promises to explode in our face in 3 years time?
Yet losing the seat to a Democrat is the fear that would keep cowardly Republicans voting for Rick Snyder?
Could anyone remind us all here why his winning really matters again?
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Say What? (No .. really not all that surprised - this WAS a 100% Democrat plan after all)
And There are R's in congress about to cave on this?
Former Detroit Mayor and trendsetter Kwame Kilpatrick got what he earned (again) yesterday with a 28 year sentence for being a good Democrat.
In other news, a pay for play [victim] complains:
"Construction company Walbridge wants as much as $5 million in restitution that prosecutors want awarded to Detroit because company officials argue the firm was victimized by Kilpatrick's criminal scheme."Really, we gone THAT far over the edge.
Its even asked:
"Legal expert Peter Henning has said the companies involved in the conspiracy were going to be needed by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office to help prosecute the case and that it's "hard to distinguish" whether the payer of a bribe is also culpable of a crime.God help us.
Yes. GOD help us, as the US justice department would have to set a new standard unseen in the last 5 years; prosecuting itself, and its employer.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
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Peters is the guy the Dems will be presenting as their choice for US Senate.
This ad mocks Peters Washington record, and abuses the pure Michigan campaign slightly.
Whats not to love?
Bart Stupak was likely the deciding factor in the passage of Obamacare.
Remember this, and the fact that the entire mess we are facing is due to his coalition backing the ACA at a point where it was vulnerable for being recognized as a tool for the baby killers. As a pro-life congressman, he was snookered. Fooled like anyone who capitulates with even a single aspect of the worst legislation that has ever emanated from Washington DC.
And now even while our state senate legislative body considers falling into their own version of bait and switch, there are some on the other side who want a better chance at retaking the governor's seat; and planting the once fooled representative from the UP into it.
"His pals complained that the apparent anointed one, former Congressman Mark Schauer, was not catching fire and that Gov. Rick Snyder might beat this guy. They told Mr. Stupak he was their guy."Wet wood, huh?
Folks, we must remember that memories are short. Stupak would beat Snyder based on that very fact. And the fact he has indicated a non-interest in running? Consider it a courtesy for the time being. This is what the literary world calls 'foreshadowing'.
All the more reason to support a gubernatorial primary challenge on the Republican side.
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