Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?
Elitist GOP Factions Shoot Both Feet
By JGillman, Section News
Its pretty bad when a KOS contributor decorates the wall of RightMichigan.com with an underlying truth.
In the side twitter bar the question
"What? After paying for #AFP/#RTW #Tentgate 2012 Dick DeVos' Greg McNeilly now anti-#MITeaParty?"
Having been a part of the RTW/FTW effort, I must say I was quite pleased with the impetus placed on FTW in Dec 2012 by Dick DeVos and Ron Weiser, without which, it might never have happened. But it isn't a free pass for the abuses laid out by operatives of the GOP, and in particular the MiGOP club which doubled down on the national slaparound the tea folk have been getting from media and complicit (Vichy) Republicans.
December 2012 WAS important though. Snyder at the time might have even overcome a bit of the reaction to the Prop 2 debacle by Michigan's labor unions, but a reminder that anything he had done good was outweighed by cronyism, unilateral international transactions, and the promise of tax increases that moved him. Truthfully, if not for Weiser and DeVos RTW might never have come to be. It never was a part of Rick Snyder's agenda, and never really will be heart-fought from ongoing union boss opposition.
Something those two saw that the governor could care less about, was the strength of the Tea party movement within the GOP construct. There was a very real possibility that the governor, sans a significant policy delivery to the base, would face a primary challenge (perhaps by the sitting AG) thus creating a divide in the 'acceptable' GOP hierarchy. The AG, already on record as opposing the Obamacare Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion, and showing significant support among the Tea types worried the power brokers.
And those "wackos" were brought under control, right?
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The utter disdain for grassroots Tea-types is apparently quite hard to hide. The plausibly denied comment at a private affair didn't have the bad ripple effects that could have happened if Conservatives within the GOP were easily offended. In fact becoming 'hardened by fire' has become the maturing process along with grassroots attempts to reform the Party of Lincoln and Reagan. Weiser's tone not one of dislike necessarily, but rather of disrespect is unfortunately amplified by those who haven't the discerning ability to recognize that defecating on the people who are holding them up will surely find that gravity is its own reward.
Dick DeVos' minion Greg McNeilly, continually pumping out the press releases in favor of his so-called 'freedom fund' has hardly been a pal to those busting their grasses to see a freer Michigan. His comments a few weeks ago of Tea Party "Magpies and Malcontents" who are an "invasive species" within the Republican Party demonstrates that personal hobbling invited no pain for him. The fact he was not dressed down by those who sign his paycheck is a sad indicator of where Mr. DeVos stands with regard to the Tea Party and grassroots Constitutional Conservatives.
The latest McNeilly finger poo-fling of course could not escape even those who make it their business to despise the good Tea folk. His fertilizer toss only slightly subtle with a reinforcing milquetoast warning to the GOP:
Greg McNeilly, a GOP consultant from Michigan, agrees the party shutdown strategy was ill-advised, but says Republicans have time to safeguard themselves as long as they don't use the same tactics next year when the budget and debt ceiling again will need congressional approval.Greg, hey buddy, how many toes you got left?
You DO REALIZE of course that congress gave away its ability to do that right? Perhaps if you stopped shooting your mouth off in trying to belittle the effort of the people who are the strength behind any resistance to this administration, you might have noticed that Camp, Benishek, Rogers and Upton helped to give away the power of the purse, and unless challenged (and won) at a high court level, its all gone.
".. the House passed HR 807, which not only explicitly requires the payment of the national debt in the case of an impasse over the debt limit, but even allows the President to exceed the debt limit itself in order to protect the nation's credit."OOPS.
Poof. Bang. Oh well. We can pretend "freedom funds" will save the day with such sage advice as offered by the political homunculi among us. Who needs feet-on-the-ground when such astute conservative philosophers are backed with a presumably unending pyramidal supply of cold hard cash and trite punditry. Even if they are missing a couple of 'cat-kickers.'
And while we are at it, lets watch Paul Welday blow off the remainder of the GOP walking apparatus with his challenge that [a good fight is one that is never had.]
Adding to the association that Welday has previously been the beneficiary of David Trott, the self financed foreclosure mogul and challenger to Tea type and Constitutional Conservative favorite Kerry Bentivolio, Mr Welday has plenty of stupid things to say about principle.
"Well, my fellow conservatives, we must first stop obsessing about what other adults might be doing in the privacy of their own bedrooms. If it is lawful, consensual and doesn't encroach on you - it's time to let it go. And if gay people want to formalize their relationships, we should look at this as more an affirmation of our values than an assault on our liberties...Oh right.
Forget about standing for anything, cause THAT is not where the GOP elites want us to be right now. And truthfully, I have no knowledge of Conservatives and/or Tea types who are obsessing with bedroom issues. It is the Progressive Center-Left who is championing that false flag, Mr. Welday. However, when force of government is instrument used to jam their perversions in our faces for 'fairness', the line has been crossed, and we will state so eloquently, and appropriately.
And as for abortion, how "extreme" does one have to become to stop murder?
But, Welday would take his non confrontational stance even further and suggests we Conservatives and grassroots Tea folks are wasting our time to try to stop such things as unlawful laws, and violations of our Constitution.
The push to defund Obamacare "was doomed to failure from the very beginning," said consultant Paul Welday, a former chairman of the Oakland County GOP. He urged Republicans to refocus on economic growth.Doomed I tell ya.
"Refocus on economic growth," yet ignoring the 800 lb economic gorilla in the room that is... Obamacare!
Where do we grow these sunflowers anyways?
All in all, it will be amazing if the MiGOP much less the national Republicans can entice Conservatives to join in the fun come 2014 with such duplicitous brainiacs running the PR department. If not for the absolute confidence many of us of a constitution dead and gone forever by getting out of the fight completely, we might let these 'GOP' geniuses go on about their happy little performances without challenge.
But then they wouldn't have anyone left to oppose.
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