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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
No joke. Dick Posthumus' decade old Lt. gov running mate just announced he's going write-in.
Yannow, with all the light that is being shined on the incumbent mentality within the Party establishment, they really are starting to make the AGW zealots and Earth Day kooks look a lot less insane by comparison.
This is all the more reason why I'd vote for Kerry Bentivolio.
Send Kerry a few jingle$ if you can, folks. The Party is stacking the deck against him.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Attaboy, Mike. That's the "rules matter" Jarhead that folk like and respect.
via The Detroit News
"No one has heard of anything so over the top before," echoed former Republican Attorney General Mike Cox. He added: "To have really overt massive potential fraud is really very unusual."
Isn't that just lovely? Bottom line: We have a smarmy, career DC politico doofus from his specially redrawn District-11 who is now wasting our tax dollars on a misdemeanor witch-hunt that he is responsible for creating.
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After the SOS was through, that was the number of legit signatures left.
Though he personally did not commit the criminal acts, it was his judgement of character to have hired whomever was responsible for this:
"A review by The Detroit News of the petition signatures found full copies of a sheet of signatures that were photocopied once and in some cases two times and mixed in with the 136-page stack of signatures. In some cases, a different petition circulator's name was signed to the duplicate copy.Thad McCotter was pretty well toast the minute the first duplicate was signed by a second scoundrel in his campaign.
It will be an interesting thing to watch as McCotter takes an underdog position as a write-in candidate while simultaneously fighting the fallout commentary from this affair. It will also be interesting to see if the MIGOP adopts its usual support-the-incumbent position, things being what they are.
We clean up our own mess indeed.
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By JGillman, Section News
While we enjoy a primary like no other, at least you could have gotten yourself on the ballot properly.
Damn shame to throw away such a remarkable career, and then like chasing your last dollar bill over the rails of a bridge you take the leap. An Angel named Clarence isn't going to help as all the world becomes a little different Thad.
So much for dignity.
Its an amazing thing how someone can get so smug that he allows the simplest part of his campaign to slip out from under him. Signatures. A thousand legitimate freaking signatures. And then to say "the buck stops here", yet pretend that he is too loved to accept the situation as it is. In "You clean up your own mess" McCotter says:
"Having promised people I would seek another term in the United States Congress and, thereby, give them the chance to vote for or against me, the only way to clean up my mess is to run a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination for Michigan's 11th Congressional District.Is that how he cleans up a mess?
Folks, it ain't spilt TEA here. That pot is brewing and hot, and quite full yet. Its the drunk on power embarrassment factor on full display. Grapes all over the floor, stains and all.
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As you read this, there are interesting happenings that have an unknown possibility.
According to reliable news outlets, Michigan Representative Thaddeus McCotter may not be on the ballot this year.
"In preparation for the August Republican Congressional Primary, the Bureau of Elections did what is called a "face review" of the petition signatures that McCotter turned in as part of his re-election campaign in the 11th Congressional District.Excuse me, say what? Wow?
If this is true, one must ask .. how?
According to the Unofficial SOS primary count, on the last day, team McCotter turned in 2000 signatures. Only 1000 are needed. Thad McCotter Turned in 553 more signatures than Kerry Bentvolio, a Republican primary challenger, yet his turn in of May 14th (a day before the deadline) doesn't seem to be creating a stir. For a "face count" to demonstrate a potential loss of more than half of signatures gathered, it is a sign of real trouble for the veteran congressman McCotter.
Something big is going to break. I can feel it.
As an aside, if it is determined McCotter is ineligible, Veteran and educator Bentvolio will need to start raising cash FAST in order to compete properly and hold the seat for Republicans in the SE district CD11.
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By JGillman, Section News
Bottom line is we need to understand when we've taken the wheel, and are actually driving this thing.
I don't doubt the ability of the tea movement to shoulder once again, a myriad collection of RINOs, power hungry moderates, and mislabeled Republicans this election. I expect them to once again carry across the finish line, the standard bearers of establishment elitism and compromise. But there is something else that we will see.
They will have replaced a few of those along the way.
And it starts with the victory of Richard Mourdock over Richard Lugar in the Indiana Republican US Senate primary. Tea party grass roots ultimately helped by favorites such as Palin, and Club for growth, to overcome the entrenched RNC financed defense of "Obama's favorite Republican" made the Bob Bennett loss of a couple years ago more real. It took it from fluke status to a legitimate answer for politicians who pander too far over to the left for their own good.
Fair play,and a good game. Play to win, and when we don't, we plod forward to the next election.
But what really makes this especially interesting, is that the same folks who shepherded in Mourdock, are now backing Gary Glenn. The search to replace Stabenow has brought out a number of candidates, all of whom would be satisfactory when making the stark comparison to the puppet of the leftists, but not all will make it into the final cut.
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