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Last Friday's 6th District Convention was almost uneventful, and while Liberty Coalition forces were moving in on 6th District management around the edges, the core positions, such as Treasurer, Chair, and Secretary went to establishment moderates. But the corrupt practices came to the fore, and were almost missed. It started when this writer had to make a motion to have the results of the elections be released to us; they started by NOT giving vote totals on the Chair race. (Read on and let your anger mobilize you...)
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One of the arguments you often hear against the Tea Party from liberals and establishment Republicans is that Tea Party candidates cost Republicans control of the US Senate. But does this claim stand up to scrutiny? Let's examine race-by-race to determine whether it is true.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
No joke. Dick Posthumus' decade old Lt. gov running mate just announced he's going write-in.
Yannow, with all the light that is being shined on the incumbent mentality within the Party establishment, they really are starting to make the AGW zealots and Earth Day kooks look a lot less insane by comparison.
This is all the more reason why I'd vote for Kerry Bentivolio.
Send Kerry a few jingle$ if you can, folks. The Party is stacking the deck against him.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Attaboy, Mike. That's the "rules matter" Jarhead that folk like and respect.
via The Detroit News
"No one has heard of anything so over the top before," echoed former Republican Attorney General Mike Cox. He added: "To have really overt massive potential fraud is really very unusual."
Isn't that just lovely? Bottom line: We have a smarmy, career DC politico doofus from his specially redrawn District-11 who is now wasting our tax dollars on a misdemeanor witch-hunt that he is responsible for creating.
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By JGillman, Section News
While we enjoy a primary like no other, at least you could have gotten yourself on the ballot properly.
Damn shame to throw away such a remarkable career, and then like chasing your last dollar bill over the rails of a bridge you take the leap. An Angel named Clarence isn't going to help as all the world becomes a little different Thad.
So much for dignity.
Its an amazing thing how someone can get so smug that he allows the simplest part of his campaign to slip out from under him. Signatures. A thousand legitimate freaking signatures. And then to say "the buck stops here", yet pretend that he is too loved to accept the situation as it is. In "You clean up your own mess" McCotter says:
"Having promised people I would seek another term in the United States Congress and, thereby, give them the chance to vote for or against me, the only way to clean up my mess is to run a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination for Michigan's 11th Congressional District.Is that how he cleans up a mess?
Folks, it ain't spilt TEA here. That pot is brewing and hot, and quite full yet. Its the drunk on power embarrassment factor on full display. Grapes all over the floor, stains and all.
More below the fold. ~
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By JGillman, Section News
3 .. 2 .. 1.
From MLIVE a couple years ago:
So, Dave Camp? Saul Anuzis? And those of you in the Republican Elite circling your wagons around your chosen son? Where were you then?
Nowhere to be found.
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I gotta tell you THIS ad (H/T KRH) is powerful.
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Starting today, all hands are on deck for either Mitt Romney, or Rick Santorum in Michigan. Its been a long time where the Republican presidential primary contest has mattered so much to one or the other candidate. Newt and Paul have no chance according to initial polling, but the statistical deadlock makes every effort toward influencing our voters that much more important. A loss here for Mitt means he will have to have to reassess his presumed plan in life, and perhaps add a "plan-B". A win for Rick solidifies the growth of support experienced after the "beauty contests" a couple weeks ago.
Mitt and Rick are hitting the state hard. To be sure, surrogates are moving about as well. Including the hectic activity by Super-pacs in the near constant advertising around our local and cable news shows. Romney will be in Traverse City on Sunday, is touring the state and Santorum has already started appearing at southern Michigan spots, and there is a Susan B Anthony list Bus tour out stumping for him.
One would expect Romney to be faring better in Michigan, his home state.
Especially considering all of the top name advocacy; Snyder, Schuette, Kahn (the guy who sold out to forced unionism), Richardville (the guy who has Kahn's back)Congressman Dan Benishek, 1st District, Congressman Bill Huizenga, 2nd District, Congressman Dave Camp, 4th District, Congressman Fred Upton, 6th District, Congressman Tim Walberg, 7th District, Congressman Mike Rogers, 8th District, Congressman Thad McCotter, 11th District, etc etc. etc.
If Romney loses in Michigan, the super Tuesday event could be scary for the blueblood Rs. It may mean there are folks are vulnerable to primary activity if running for their next terms. It means Republican voters are not going to fall in line so easily and might be willing to look at challengers from outside the establishment prescribed choices.
Its a good sign.
Tuesday has started, but the voting begins here.
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