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By JGillman, Section News
Truly a loss to the GOP if Betsy DeVos remains committed to her recent effort of removing Dave Agema from the position of Republican National Committeeman.
There was a reason he won the position in the first place; as someone who would hold TRUE to conservative Republican principles, and strengthen them in the national platform. While the establishment Republicans are decrying Democrats as "bad," Committeeman Agema was rebuilding the foundation so Republicans could say why. Real fiscal restraint, real solutions aimed at preserving families and traditions that have made this country great.
And the feeble sensibilities of an offended malcontent within the party continuously stirs up sympathy for the other side's (progressive Dems for those of you who remain unsure) point of view?
"Hey look at me! I am a Republican and I don't like your stand on what I like to do, so you better tolerate my perverse lifestyle or I will forever more divide the party until I get what I want! You can call it a big tent if you want."And like the 'Tasmanian Devil' of the cartoon world, shredding the bonds of good conservatives, and instilling doubt upon the conscience of a party that once at least as a promise, stood for decency and honor.
When moral restraint is removed in one way, it certainly follows that the caps are off in others too.
A sin is a sin is a sin, right?
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I can't stand condescension.
Especially when its used in the face of an article that begins with a lie
The title "'Filthy homosexuals': Michigan GOP leader Dave Agema's Facebook post sparks furor " SCREAMS out to the casual reader that MI Committeeman Dave Agema made such a statement. I was amazed he would say such a thing.
Amazed I tell ya!
Funny.. he never did. He quoted someone who actually said:
"Part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their filthy lifestyle, as one homosexual admitted in the October 1987 homosexual rally on Washington: "We are no longer seeking just a right to privacy and a protection from wrong. We also have a right -- as heterosexual Americans already have -- to see government and society affirm our lives"Huh.. so very different.
Yet when challenged, instead of acknowledging the error in reporting, the editorial board for MLIVE simply deletes comments they do not like. I can understand that on someone's personal blog, but this entity presents itself as a news source. Editor Dave Murrays says:
"Readers,Yeah ok Dave. lets take a look at what got MY comments ALL Deleted.
Go below the fold.
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At least when it comes to the fake tea scandal.
Often we will find ourselves with opposing viewpoints from the Ivory Tower. There is a point I guess, when things become more than obvious, and "bad" can be called what it is. Apparently today we are allies:
If voters' faith has already been shaken by the corruption we've seen in southeast Michigan and the inability of public officials around the state to work together to solve our problems, this Tea Party nonsense rattles it further.
The editorial is correct in questioning who planned, financed etc..
The lawyer, Michael Hodge, is expected to be challenging the 2-2 decision by the board of canvassers tomorrow. Who might he present as willing to stand for the party? Will Mark Steffek show up? What of Jason Bauer, who now bears the tire tracks of Michigan Democrats on his back? Benson and Brewer, and McGuinness, Democrats who have effectively "blanket partied" that fourth stooge at the OCDP sure as heck won't, but will be there in spirit.. to be sure.
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By JGillman, Section News
SLAP!! Yessiree... That's the message folks!
The Donkeys that have brought us the RMGN, High taxes, Granholm, Obama, and this year the FAKE TEA party, have taken a blow on the face. The Fake Tea Party has been denied its position on the November ballot for now:
Petition forms didn't have "The" before "Tea Party" on it, which is the proper name that the mysterious startup political party used on other campaign documents. The vote to approve The Tea Party petition failed in a 2-2 vote with the two Republican board members voting not to approve it.
But to be on the ballot... they still have an uphill battle.
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All I can say is I wouldn't want to be the dog waiting to be kicked when the Oakland County Chair gets home.
According to the Detroit News, the Oakland County Democrat Party will:
"review its protocols after reports that a top staffer appears to be among the operatives behind the effort to get Tea Party candidates registered in Michigan.
He crossed the line.. the line on the side of the road. Then he was hit by the bus McGuinness is driving, then backing up.
My guess is repeatedly.. backing up.
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By JGillman, Section News
How incredibly funny it is that the very same progressive movement which downplayed the tea party movement as marginal. The Democrats are trying to field a "tea Party" in Michigan with the petition gathering to create this new political organization. Chetly Zarko first brought this information to light today. Zarko's investigation suggests it might be an attempt by progressives to tie up the actual "tea Party" name in a way that limits its use by activists who have successfully gathered to address issues in government. That it could be stolen as a trademark:
"The petition claims to seek access to the ballot for an entirely new party - the "Tea Party", although when Zarko Research interviewed known organizers of the Tea Party they all knew nothing about it. When shown copies of the petition, Wendy Day of Howell, Michigan, organizer of Common Sense in Michigan considered one of the lead Tea Party protest organizers in the state, told us that the Tea Party as she has known it has never sought official access to the ballot and works to create an environment where both of the existing parties work for reform and limiting governmental intrusion into the lives of individual citizens. Day condemned this effort and stated it was an effort to dilute the impact of the current Tea Party - she argued this was evidence that forces opposing reform were taking the Tea Party seriously - so seriously that indeed they are trying to steal its trademark and hijack it. "
More than likely, it is an attempt to fragment what is seen as a lightly bound (though large)group of individuals who have now decided to speak up to the unconstitutional nature of our current representatives.
Now there is more..
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