Political News and Commentary with the Right Perspective. NAVIGATION
  • Front Page
  • News
  • Multimedia
  • Tags
  • RSS Feed

  • Advertise on RightMichigan.com


    Get the RightMighigan.com toolbar!



    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Right now is time to start hitting

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 09:08:08 AM EST
    Tags: Dan Benishek, Jason Allen, Gary McDowell, 1st Congressional, US Congress, Voting, Recount, Republicans, Democrats (all tags)

    With a single vote difference between the two candidates in the 1st congressional district, it would be irresponsible to back off and concede.

    Already the recount process has begun, and each of the candidates will pay their $10 per precinct they might feel has the greatest opportunity to find a mistake that corrected, would favor them.  In fact the Benishek team has released this message:

    "Dr. Dan Benishek now leads Senator Jason Allen by 13 votes after a day of clean-up of election results from the cliff-hanger fight for the 1st District Republican nomination for Congress.

    In Gladwin County, correction of a math error on the results sent to the Secretary of State's office resulted in an 11vote boost for Benishek. And when Delta County certified their vote today, Jason Allen added one vote to his tally, while Benishek added two votes to his, for a net gain of one. "

    If that is the case, a Hundred or so other precincts may well find minor errors that aggregated, might produce a very definite difference from what we see now.

    Its expected the recount process will last till about Sept 1., which leaves us with an issue.

    The Republican party, torn and bloody from the primary election that had interlopers decide so many races including the standard bearer, has been calling for unity from the time the gubernatorial victory was announced.  The call has been to come together and beat the Democrats in November, and push back as much as we can.

    The sting in the governor choice is still there, and might well be slow to heal, but the Benishek-Allen contest can offer us the best opportunity to move forward in a significant manner.  

    The candidate for the Democrats is Gary McDowell.  He will have a months jump on campaigning, and given the red-blue=purpley make up of the 1st District, its an option that is not acceptable.  A month in fund raising, exposure, and offering opposing ideas on how best to correct the mistakes of the past congress is a big deal.  A month could make several points difference in the results.  A month.. could mean another Lefty Democrat in the 1st congressional district.

    The fact remains that campaigning for both Allen and Benishek MUST continue, but since the primary is over and the votes are counted, it must be targeted differently.

    I am hopeful the Benishek campaign and the Allen campaign can connect with a common message that spells out the failures of the Democrat party in the current Congress and plaster the air waves with the message the McDowell is a continuation of that, as one.. in unity.  If they were even to do a spot together, the POWER of that message would be hard to overcome.  Then, when the final recount is done, the true victor will have a proper level of ongoing support to back him up.

    Gentlemen..  Are you with me?

    As an aside..
    Before we start tearing into one candidate or the other, consider that the votes are done already.  The cross over into the republican primary probably had a neutral result in this contest, unlike that of the Governor race.  There ARE times to come together.  This is one of them.

    < Snyder and Dillon | Our Sunday Feature >

    Share This: Digg! StumbleUpon del.icio.us reddit reddit

    Display: Sort:
    I have to admit, I'm not a gentlemen... (none / 0) (#1)
    by maidintheus on Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 10:27:44 AM EST
    ...but I'm with you ;)

    A gentleman? Anymore... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Corinthian Scales on Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 11:21:24 AM EST
    ...not so much.

    I honestly don't see it in my best interest with conducting myself in a gentlemanly fashion when it comes to the prospects of my District sending a deceitful Jason 'MBT' Allen to DC.

    Come together?  For Allen?  Not.  A.  Chance.

    J-man, I'm rather surprised that you would contemplate any showing of that kind of support with your fabric displayed on here being so adamantly against those who practice deceit for their personal gains.

    Look, if Jason 'MBT' Allen ends up being the MI-GOP's top prospect to send to DC then it really doesn't matter if it's him or McDowell.  Fug 'em both.

    So yeah, these two need to speak out together. (none / 0) (#8)
    by maidintheus on Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 12:48:38 PM EST
    And this bumps this thread to the top :)

    545 (none / 0) (#10)
    by LookingforReagan on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 12:05:48 PM EST

                     The article below is completely neutral, ...not anti republican or democrat.  Unless you believe that our country, as we exist right this moment, is the BEST it can be, you will appreciate this man's thoughts.

              Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinal has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgements made that impact each one of us every day.

              It's a short but good read.  Worth the time.  Worth remembering!

               545 vs. 300,000,000


              Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

              545 PEOPLE--By Charlie Reese

              Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them..

              Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

              Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

              You and I don't propose a federal budget.  The president does.

              You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.  The House of Representatives does.

              You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

              You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

              You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

              One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

              I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress.  In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

              I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.  They have no legal authority  They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing.  I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.  The politician has the power to accept or reject it.  No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

              Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault.  They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

              What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.  No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.... .  The president can only propose a budget.  He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

              The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.  Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi.  She is the leader of the majority party.  She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want.  If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

              It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility.  I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.  When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

              If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

              If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

              If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ.

             If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

              There are no insoluble government problems.

              Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.  

    Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

              Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

              They, and they alone, have the power..

              They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

              Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

              We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

              Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

              What you do with this article now that you have read it.........  Is up to you.

              The following might be funny if it weren't so darned true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:

              Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed.

              Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.

              Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts Anyway!

              Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.

              Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.

              Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think.

              Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries, Tax his tears.

              Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass.

              Tax all he has Then let him know That you won't be done Till he has no dough.

              When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore.

              Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid...

              Put these words Upon his tomb, 'Taxes drove me to my doom'... When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax..

              Sales Tax
              School Tax
              Liquor Tax
              Luxury Tax
              Excise Taxes
              Property Tax
              Cigarette Tax
              Medicare Tax
              Inventory Tax
              Real Estate Tax
              Well Permit Tax
              Fuel Permit Tax
              Inheritance Tax
              Road Usage Tax
              CDL license Tax
              Dog License Tax
              State Income Tax
              Food License Tax
              Vehicle Sales Tax
              Gross Receipts Tax
              Social Security Tax
              Service Charge Tax
              Fishing License Tax
              Federal Income Tax
              Building Permit Tax
              IRS Interest Charges
              Hunting License Tax
              Marriage License Tax
              Corporate Income Tax
              Personal Property Tax
              Accounts Receivable Tax
              Recreational Vehicle Tax
              Workers Compensation Tax
              Watercraft Registration Tax
              Telephone Usage Charge Tax
              Telephone Federal Excise Tax
              Telephone State and Local Tax
              IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
              State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
              Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
              Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
              Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
              Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
              Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax
               Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
              Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax


                Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
                We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

              What in the hell happened?  Can you spell 'politicians? ' I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!

    • Oh My by grannynanny, 08/07/2010 04:51:23 PM EST (none / 0)
    Display: Sort:


    Make a new account

    Tweet along with RightMichigan by
    following us on Twitter HERE!

    Related Links

    + [2]
    + Also by JGillman
    create account | faq | search