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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Michigan GOP Threatens "Legal Options"?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 03:41:22 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Randy Richardville, RTW, FTW, MiFTW, Right-To-Work, Senate, Labor, Forced Unionism, No Confidence (all tags)


    Instead of acknowledging that there is trouble within the Michigan Senate, it might appear that the Senate GOP is going to circle the wagons.

    Not so worried about that.

    Around these parts we certainly acknowledge Michigan Senate majority leader Randy Richardville is a lousy excuse for a Republican.  He obviously has a conflict going on inside the ol oil can with regard to which side of the labor argument to be on.  He is a Republican.  However, and unnaturally, he seems to side with the goons that feast on the poor and unfortunate, that have more than enough problems without the help of a skim scam being protected by self service:

    "On Wednesday, March 14, Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, introduced Senate Bill 1018. The measure mirrors House Bill 4003, which was designed to stop the "skim" and prevent future forced unionizations. Co-sponsoring Hildenbrand's bill are 21 Senate Republicans. Only 20 votes are needed to pass legislation in the Senate.

    This should mean there are now 22 GOP Senators leaning toward voting "yes' on HB 4003 and sending it to the Governor. However, they can't vote for the bill if Sen. Richardville refuses to put it up for a vote."

    This has resulted in a number of criticisms (well deserved I might add) of the maj. leader about him pursuing his own agenda; one that is paid for in some way with union support.

    It has also created an atmosphere where the population at large, and those within his district are fed up enough to seek ANY legitimate effort to have him ousted. Their argument?  He does not represent Republicans, any more than Mark Brewer of the Michigan Democrats does.  

    ~ below the fold ~

    Senate Republicans are ready to vote on this issue but cannot.

    Which leaves many in the state feeling that their "elected voice" has been muffled by the majority leader.  Essentially, the words "put a sock in it" is what is coming out of Richardville's office, and has prompted some to place his personal troubles on display:

    ""We are looking into the possibility that what they did was illegal. It certainly was inappropriate at best. I would just characterize it as disgusting," Amber McCann, Richardville's spokesperson, told Gongwer. "Whatever the intent of the communication was, the result is that the senators have rallied behind their leader. ... Whatever the sender's motivation is, it's had the opposite effect on the caucus."

    The situation became public after  Bishop discussed allegations involving Richardville on a Charlevoix talk radio program. Tea party activists are upset with Richardville because of his reluctance to push right-to-work legislation in the Senate."

    Oh, did I fail to mention that the Majority leader seems really sensitive about this subject?

    Apparently, Richardville has other issues besides being a stooge for the unions.  The result which has had some accusations and allegations thrown his way. The threat of "legal options" of course, is to silence the cacophony of voices wishing that the roadblock to reason would simply step down. The threat also seems to  be coming from HIS office alone, not anywhere else.

    Welcome to public life Randy.

    Its a great big glass house with generous amounts of outside inspection. A place where someone will always be gunning for you. It can be a satisfying morally fulfilling place or its a place where lies catch up to you.

    It truly is a place of ones' own making. A bed made, slept in, etc.

    Infidelity? Don't know. Not such a good idea.  Certainly not familiar with the particulars, but it wouldn't surprise me that a man of such identifiable "character" has earned whatever it is that has been branded on his dark side.

    The nearly half of the Michigan State Senators who are ready for a vote of no confidence couldn't have a better opportunity to put a stint in the pipes, and allow the blood of reason to flow once again.  There is no threat but the threatening tone of reality that you have to listen to. Right To work, and the particular issue of STEALING from the unfortunate to pad the wallets of union friends of the leader are realities.

    The names of those willing to remove him in favor of a sane truly Republican gatekeeper would be heralded as heroic in my view.

    The ongoing resistance to removal by a few enablers will have its own effect.

    Update [2012-3-22 16:0:27 by JGillman]: No more than a couple minutes after posting this, the Michigan senate PASSED SB1018! The bill is identical to HB 4003 so it should be ready to go in a few days. This is GREAT News!! Good for him, and the Senate.

    There has been increasing pressure on the majority leader to be accountable to the people who gave him his position. It should be expected that RTW will eventually make it .. one way or the other.

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    You telling me (none / 0) (#1)
    by LookingforReagan on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 09:48:24 AM EST
    This clown can't be removed? If he was elected by the Senate majority it would seem to me that he can be tossed just as quickly. It doesn't say much for the elected class in the Senate that they ever thought this guy would do a good job. SOMEBODY should have seen it. I would say the Republican members of the Senate responsible for this mess and it is time they clean it up.
    There is always the choice of a recall in his district. That might be an option. So either get your mind right of face losing your job. Pretty clear choices.

    • Removal by PeteMorris, 03/29/2012 09:31:51 AM EST (none / 0)
    Gee, I cannot imagine... (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 03:42:05 AM EST
    Heh, whupz (none / 0) (#4)
    by jgillmanjr on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 01:09:31 PM EST
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