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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    You're Grounded!

    By TiredIronTim, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:48:15 AM EST
    Tags: Snyder, Michigan Republican Party, gas taxes, Medicaid expansion (all tags)

    Don't make me come in there- or you'll be sorry!!!.

    Continued below

    I don't get it. I just don't get it.

    The leadership of the MRP- and the Administration that supports it, got slapped upside the head at the latest convention like a mouthy teenager that finally crossed the line with their fed-up parents.

    The principled and Conservative grass roots of the Party threatened to take away the car keys if the powers that be didn't shape up and start flying Right.

    So what does the Administration do? They wait 3 days to show us who's the Boss, yank their indebted Speaker's chain,and then tell the team to vote Snyder's Exchange baby out of committee. And despite hundreds of hand delivered warnings the very next day- while staring us dead in the eye with contempt, they ran right out there into heavy traffic and played Kumbayah with the Democrats and passed the bill with righteous indignation.

    Well, now ya done it!

    Having been a dumb and uppity teenager, as well as the parents of one- we've seen this movie before. And not surprisingly, all hell broke lose immediately following this latest transgression in the House.

    In the annals of parent/child relations, this wasn't your run of the mill talkin out of turn dust-up. This was more akin to a "stealing the neighbors car and gettin drunk in it" crisis. And as such, an appropriate response from the entire family ensued.

    The principled Conservative grass roots came unglued. Their moderate cousins lashed out with uncommon ridicule and disdain. And even their old guard grandparents- loyal and true for decades of thick or thin unconditional love, weighed in with threats, wrath and venom. It was a withering assault visited upon the House, the Senate, the Administration and even the Chairman's office.

    At last, the Michigan Republican Party was united.

    Except of course, for a few leaders acting like a kid with the earbuds on and the volume cranked up.

    The message has been sent. The message is clear. And the message has been received.

    And yet, emanating from the Senate is the sound of crickets on a hot summer night. The sound is deafening, and the lack of respect is profound. Who does this errant child think they are?

    Do they really think that we won't change the locks on the front door and get on with our lives?

    For the sake of the family's well-being, sometimes tough love becomes a viable option of last resort. Sometimes the only recourse is to cut the ties that bonds them and let the kid go it alone.

    In reality, quickly and deliberately killing the exchange cancer that keeps reappearing is a no-brainer. Right next to it on the front burners are the gas tax bomb and the Medicaid-expansion weapon of mass destruction. This is a recipe for disaster.

    And yet the bubble boys in Lansing keep thumbing their noses at us, playing with matches and apparently unaware of the fuse sitting there in plain sight. The ensuing blast will kill this dying relationship between the Conservative grass roots and the Party that needs them to survive.

    Indeed, we have a problem.

    For some, placing limits on the growth of govt and crafting tax-free solutions to our state's longstanding decision to ignore our crumbling roads and bridges is a bitter pill to swallow. And their inability to understand our resolute opposition to blindly off-loading financial responsibility for today's Medicaid costs onto our heirs via the federal govt is deeply troubling.

    We've been yelling loud and clear that we've had enough already.

    The price of admission to the GOP Fan Club is way too high, the benefits are too strikingly similar to the Democrat package, and it's becoming increasingly clear that it's time to start shopping for a better place to park our investments of time, expertise and money.

    The time to wake up and smell the roses has long passed. Insolence and intransigence is no longer an option. Limited govt, responsible governance, reasonable taxes and unfettered freedom are not just lofty catch words.

    They have always been, and will always be- principles to live and die for. And consequently, those who live by them will not support a Party that doesn't.

    Failure to acknowledge this is an option. Failure to abide it is not.

    Tim Bos

    < Michigan Republicans did not lose 62% of Partisan Races | A Message From The Pope To Our Michigan Senators >

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    Ah, childbirth (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 11:33:35 AM EST
    Somewhat ironic this morning from ye 'ol inbox is a similar humorous quagmire fitting of the diehard apothecaries still administering elixir on a metastasized, malignant Team R.

    I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down, and had an ice-cold beer.  The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking on various topics.  Finally, I thought about an age old question:

    Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts?

    Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting kicked in the nuts.

    Well, after another beer, and some heavy deductive thinking, I have come to the only logical conclusion for that question.

    A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, "It would be nice to have another child."

    On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would like another kick in the nuts."

    I rest my case.  Time for another beer.

    Choices... another kick in the nuts, anyone?

    What's really sad? (none / 0) (#3)
    by KG One on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:53:53 AM EST
    How difficult is it for a politician to say "no"?

    I mean, really.

    Guv: I want to expand medicaid here in Michigan.

    Principled Conservative: No.

    Guv: Well why not? Michigan will save money in the long run?

    Principled Conservative: Which in turn will be borne by the taxpayers to pay for an unfunded mandate imposed by a law that the Constitution does not allow.

    Guv: uhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

    Or, how about.

    Guv: I want to raise the gas tax and vehicle registration fees. The poor condition of Michigan roads are costing Michigan Motorists far too much money.

    Principled Conservative: No argument there. Michigan Roads are in terrible shape. How are we spending the money that we are already collecting from motorists right now?

    Guv, Er, ummmm, well...., I'm not sure. I don't have any charts, diagrams or outlines to justify the need for more money. But, I'm confident that we're spending all of it correctly or else I wouldn't be asking for more taxes.

    Principled Conservative: Those ne'er-do-wells over at that RightMichigan website. The same ones that are having a field day pointing out your consistent lack of not following your party's clearly stated principles? They had come up with many good suggestions on where we can get the required funding to fix Michigan Roads.

    Guv, Er, ummmm, well....,let me consult with my advisors and I'll get back to you. Damn those pesky RightMichigan bloggers!

    Principled Conservative: I'm sorry? What was that Gov. Snyder? I didn't quite catch that?

    Guv: Oh, nothing. Nothing

    • Hmmm... by Corinthian Scales, 03/16/2013 05:00:30 PM EST (none / 0)
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