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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Already Working The Phones

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 08:54:30 AM EST
    Tags: MIGOP May 2012 State Convention, Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, Saul Anuzis, Dave Agema, integrity argument, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, Tom Pearce (all tags)

    Yesterday, State Representative Dave Agema submitted his Convention Candidate Affidavit of Candidacy to the MIGOP Policy Committee (via the State Party Chairman), complete with the approval signatures of eight district chairs.  Now, it's officially on.  And an indication of how this campaign is going to be fought is the name that's showed up on my caller ID five times in the past 36 hours (though he somehow hasn't yet seen fit to leave a message on my voicemail).

    It would seem that former state representative Tom Pearce is now phone-canvassing potential state convention delegates on behalf of Saul Anuzis' campaign for Michigan's Republican National Committeeman.  While Mr. Pearce is certainly free to advocate for any candidate he pleases to, there is something the underinformed should know about the relationship between these two men.

    It's well known that Anuzis' consulting firm, Coast to Coast Strategies, is still on retainer by those pushing the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC).  The NPVIC is perhaps the single most diabolical effort in this nation's history that has as its clear goal the overthrow of the sole remaining intact constitutional protection of state sovereignty . . . the Electoral College.  (Yes, the Tenth Amendment is still there, but until the Seventeenth Amendment is repealed, the 10th is somewhat toothless.)  Bypassing the Electoral College will mutate our federal republic from a union of individually sovereign states into a monolithic direct democracy, and in the entire history of mankind no direct democracy has done anything other than destroy itself . . . only republics endure.

    As I said, it's well-known that Saul Anuzis and his firm are being paid to consult for, and lobby on behalf of, the NPVIC.  What is not necessarily well-known is that the Tea Party of West Michigan has exposed Tom Pearce as a paid lobbyist on behalf of the NPVIC (and perhaps even on the Coast to Coast Strategies payroll directly).  What I suspect is happening here is that Mr. Pearce is now working to retain Mr. Anuzis in his office as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, because this provides the National Popular Vote crew with some semblance of credibility which would be immediately lost if Mr. Anuzis were to be defeated.

    To go back to where I started, it's perfectly fine for Mr. Pearce to advocate for the election of whomever it pleases him to, but I think the reader should be aware that there may be more to this advocacy than meets the eye.  Which, when dealing with Saul and his crew, isn't really a surprise.

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    And the robo-calls . . . (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Wed May 02, 2012 at 08:56:11 AM EST
    . . . have now begun.

    Twice in the space of one evening; this Anuzis cat wants my vote something fierce.  It's interesting to note that nowhere in the robo-message does Saulius mention:

    • His opposition to MCRI

    • His support of net neutrality

    • His paid lobbying on behalf of the NPVIC

    • His engineering of the Michigan Dele-Gate Fiasco

    • His leaving the MIGOP at least $250,000 in debt upon his departure as State Party Chairman (when he started four years previously with $1,000,000 cash on hand and no debt)

    • His "o-fer" record as State Party Chairman (losing majorities in the State Legislature, the Congressional Delegation, and the State Supreme Court)

    Nope, he's just a conservative activist seeking re-election.

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