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    Tag: Gary Glenn

    Taking The Field This Saturday

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:06:44 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Conservatives, Tea Party, Surprise, Pow Wow, Cindy Gamrat, Dave Agema, Tony DeMott, Gary Glenn, Mo Shuman, Todd Courser, Randy Bishop, Sherry Williams, Douglas Davis Jr (all tags)

    We aren't going to give up because of a few milquetoast GOP types that prefer terms of surrender.


    Over 200 TEA Party and grassroots leaders and activists from around the state will be gathering at the Soaring Eagle Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m..

    The event, titled "Taking the Field", will include attendees and speakers from various TEA Party groups and Michigan's Campaign for Liberty.  

    "This will be the first coordinated statewide meeting between these two major grassroots movements.  It is exciting to see two very strong parts of the grassroots coming together to network and unite on issues that both movements feel passionate about,"  stated Cindy Gamrat, co-organizer of the event and founder of the Plainwell Patriots.

    Continued below the fold.

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    State Representative Announcement - Gary Glenn

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 11:21:29 AM EST
    Tags: Mackinac Island, Michigan, Gary Glenn, $100 Project, Madison Project, State Representative, Elections, Primary, Republicans, 98th District (all tags)

    Last, and most certainly not least is the guy who had his name plastered in the background of all the other video announcements.

    I have had several video segments from an event on Mackinac Island with candidates in a fundraiser. The Madison Project PAC, and Jack Hoogendyk have been seeking REAL Republicans to support for legislative positions, and much like our $100 project are supportive of primary efforts that bring conservative values into play.

    Gary Glenn, who shepherded Right To Work in Idaho in 1985, and has been a stalwart supporter/participant of Michigan's effort is looking to gain Michigan's 98th district house seat.  Gary wrapped up the "pickle bucket" stump round up on the island in this clip.

    Go get em Gary!

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Consultants Miss Big Picture, Fail To Connect Dots

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 07:07:26 PM EST
    Tags: 2014 Michigan Gubernatorial Election, Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer, 2014 Michigan Gubernatorial Republican Primary, Dave Agema, Gary Glenn, Bill Schuette, 2014 Michigan Republican State Convention, Brian Calley, Wes Nakagiri, 30th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, causa provocare, sending a message, Michigan Banana Republican Party, MIGOP convention rule 22, MIGOP Policy Subcommittee, poisoning the party brand, creeping progressivism, executive-grade arm-twisting, good old boys network, GoverNerd, Nerd King, Slick Rick, mister thirty-six percent, Mr. 36%, Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, integrity argument, constitutionally-restrained government, liberty-minded network, acta non verba, empowered grassroots operation, politician paper training, corinthian scales vs. absolute standard, "Mastermind" vs. "Oracle" (all tags)

    Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
    Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
    Proverbs 26:4-5 (English Standard Version)

    Solomon's words of wisdom here have been quite helpful this past week and a half, when I've had the sense to heed them.  Further relevant advice comes from my dad (a Mustang pilot during WW2) and one of my elementary school teachers (a Mitchell navigator during WW2):  If you're not drawing fire, then you're not over your target.

    Judging by some of the flak I've been catching since Labor Day, I'd say I've discovered a target the value of which neither the blueblooded old guard party elites nor the Snyder-Calley "nerd herd" want as public knowledge.

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    Provable Vulnerability

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 11:05:58 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, Survey, 30th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, poisoning the party brand, creeping progressivism, executive-grade arm-twisting, constitutionally-restrained government, Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, integrity argument, causa provocare, liberty-minded network, acta non verba, empowered grassroots operation, sending a message, politician paper training, corinthian scales vs. absolute standard, "Mastermind" vs. "Oracle", Rick Snyder, GoverNerd, Nerd King, Slick Rick, mister thirty-six percent, Mr. 36%, Dave Agema, Mike Bishop, Keith Butler, Betsy DeVos, Gary Glenn, Pete Hoekstra, Bill Schuette, Michigan Banana Republican Party, MIGOP convention rule 22, MIGOP Policy Subcommittee, Brian Calley, Wes Nakagiri (all tags)

    When was the last time a sitting Republican governor of Michigan was subjected to a primary?

    Truthfully, I am not sure if it has ever happened.  In 2014 it would likely succeed, according to polling by iCaucus that was completed on Friday and finalized this weekend. The scientific polling was done over a week targeting a specific group that will decide who is the GOP flag bearer going forward; active, educated and engaged republican delegates.

    As a foreshadowing through early results had revealed, there is little question of where folks are at this point in time, and on the eve of Snyder signing Obamacare capitulation into law in Michigan.  The polling shows Rick Snyder in disfavor with delegates, and unwelcome to nearly half. Less than 40% would NOT like to see a primary challenge.

    Not surprisingly to this writer, the results are not as clear with Lt Governor Brian Calley, who has results that are within the margin of error.  Outside of the polling there is a sense that many conservatives still find the problem to be with the governor himself, and Calley to be more incidental and possibly holding the governor to more conservative positions than he would be otherwise.

    This might be the case, and might be seen as an additional reason to oust the governor who requires such 'care'.

    Continued with SO MUCH MORE below the fold.

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    RTW Champion Seeks State House Position

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 09:43:02 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan 98th, Gary Glenn, State Representative, Republican, Conservative, Right To Work (all tags)

    Several things are happening that will shape the future of Michigan's political scene.

    One particular item is that former US Senate candidate and conservative Republican Gary Glenn is seeking the 98th District House seat. As a result of the failure to lead by our elected congressional types, there is a need for stronger leadership in our state legislatures that Glenn seems to understand.

    "We have to get our government back to a more local level and do our best to dismantle this leviathan in Washington, D.C.," said Glenn. "I don't put a whole lot of faith in Congress to dismantle itself or the federal bureaucracy to do so, which is why I think we are going to need people of fortitude and conviction in state leadership positions who are going to wage that battle."
    True enough.

    There is no question that courage will be needed by state lawmakers to defend Michigan's sovereignty against an acceleration of federal power grabs.  And the man who shepherded Idaho's Right-To-Work legislation into place, worked diligently on Michigan's freedom to work, as well as seeing Michigan's 2004 defense of Marriage act through is hardly a wimpy advocate of conservative principles.

    In the two videos below the fold, Gary talks of history, energy policy, tradition, family, and what was at the time, a hope that Michigan would become the next Right To Work state.

    And not without his help we saw that last part materialize late last year.

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    And Then There Were Three

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 08:43:21 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, US Senate, Clark Durant, Pete Hoekstra, Randy Hekman, Gary Glenn, Debbie Stabenow (all tags)

    Michigan's US Senate race just changed a little.

    OK maybe a lot.

    Gary Glenn announced last night that he would withdraw from the race and endorse charter school founder Clark Durant.  Citing Hoekstra's voting record, Hoekstra's record on right to work, and the ability for Durant to reach out across lines to a greater base in the general, Glenn made it clear Hoekstra was not the best choice to oppose Debbie in November:

    "To help save our country from the brink of bankruptcy, our highest priority must be defeating big-spending liberals like Debbie Stabenow.  I've grown more convinced over the course of this campaign that because of the obvious vulnerability of his own big-bailout, big-debt, big-spending record, nine-term Congressman Pete Hoekstra can't beat Stabenow."

    "Since Pete Hoekstra can't beat Debbie Stabenow, my sense of duty requires me to step aside and assist the conservative candidate whose broad and growing range of support from all corners, financially and otherwise, makes him clearly more likely to defeat Congressman Hoekstra in August so we have a chance to defeat Sen. Stabenow in November. That's clearly Clark Durant."

    Glenn's announcement comes on the heels of recent radio blitz attacking Hoekstra on his record.

    A point man who had passed Right-To-Work in Idaho along with Charlton Heston, Glenn made specific reference to a comfortable relationship with Jimmy Hoffa JR by Hoekstra.  That comfortable relationship insinuated along with a record of Hoekstra opposing RTW.

    More than 40 tea party groups throughout Michigan had recently selected Glenn as their preferred candidate through the Michigan For Conservative Senate campaign. Glenn was identified through a series of debates and events as the most conservative,  yet the cost of a statewide campaign proved to be too much in the end.  Hoekstra's visible absence from most of the events where the other candidates attended will likely mean those groups break for Durant or Hekman, rather than the man who seemingly didn't consider their effort to be worth his time.

    Durant was well received in those events as well making him a likely favorite for their efforts going forward.  Randy Hekman may receive considerable support as well, given his recent endorsement by tea party favorite Dave Agema, who recently defeated Saul Anuzis for Republican National Committeeman.  Anuzis, an NPV supporter backs Durant.

    Money as always, will play a critical role in the next two weeks as we witness the shift in support, and realignment by active political elements in our state.

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    How Would Our Senate Candidates Have Voted?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 at 05:40:35 PM EST
    Tags: Sen Rand Paul, Rep Justin Amash, HR 4268, No Michigan Representative as Cosponsors, Crony Capitalism, Export-Import Bank, Corporate Welfare, RINOs, Comrade Stabenow, Comrade Levin, Michigan, TEA Party Movement, Right, Conservatives must vote, Gary Glenn, US Senate, Konetchy, Hoekstra, Durant, Hekman (all tags)

    S.Amdt. 2101 to H.R. 2072 (Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012)

    Today's vote: ONLY NINE Senate Republicans worthy of being in DC... Coburn (R-OK), DeMint (R-SC), Hatch (R-UT), Lee (R-UT), Moran (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Risch (R-ID), Rubio (R-FL), Vitter (R-LA)

    The Senate minority Lugar/Graham/Brown/Mitch McRINO's voted in lockstep with comrades Stabenow, Levin, and Harry Reid.

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    Five Make It & Glenn Tops In Signature Count

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 at 05:11:29 PM EST
    Tags: Gary Glenn, US Senate, Michigan, Konetchy, Hoekstra, Durant, Hekman (all tags)

    For those who are concerned about boots on the ground in the US Senate race, it's time to take a second look.

    Gary Glenn today announced over 27,000 signatures collected. State law requires U.S. Senate candidates to gather a minimum of 15,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, the highest requirement in the nation, and 100 signatures from at least half of the state's 15 congressional districts.  Glenn far exceeded both requirements, submitting signatures from all 83 counties in the state and more than 500 signatures from all 15 districts.

    But it was not as much as the gun to the head method employed by labor for Debbie Stabenow's 30,000 signatures.  Ones that still may include a few from voters of a posthumous state.

    And Glenn's goal, buttressed by the truly grass roots Mi4CS effort has not only been met but has apparently exceeded the signature counts of each of the other opponents.  Some of whom had to pay for signature gathering.  Hoekstra stopped at 22,000 a month ago, Durant, yesterday, with 24,407, Hekman and Konetchy both today with 19,323, and 15,500 respectively.  Konetchy for his part, is likely to be now crossing both sets of fingers and toes.

    Yet it is all quite Impressive.

    The argument can now begin on the philosophical strengths of each candidate.  The requirements alone are a test of will and ability to pursue the office.

    NOW...  Permissi ludicrum suscipio!

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