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    Tag: Signatures

    Send In The Clowns

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 09:05:40 AM EST
    Tags: Thaddeus McCotter, Fred Upton's Republican Main Street Partnership Member, Auto Bailout, Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act, HR 3936 Union Pension Bailout, Union Shill, Bogus Fiscal Conservative, Pompous Ass, Indistinguishable Center-Left, Book Tours on PAC money, 2012 distraction, Congress, Republican Primary, CD11, Incumbent Mentality, Loren Bennet, Dick Posthumus, MI-GOP Establishment, Rocky Raczkowski, Bill Runco, Bobby Schostak, Sharon Wise, Establishment, Responsibility, Signatures, Ruth Johnson, Bill Schuette, The Basics, Former AG Mike Cox, Tea Party, Kerry Bentivolio (all tags)

    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.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    It's either fraud or massive incompetence and either one should be fatal running for Congress

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 31, 2012 at 10:46:53 AM EST
    Tags: Thaddeus McCotter, Fred Upton's Republican Main Street Partnership Member, Auto Bailout, Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act, HR 3936 Union Pension Bailout, Union Shill, Bogus Fiscal Conservative, Pompous Ass, Indistinguishable Center-Left, Book Tours on PAC money, 2012 distraction, Congress, Republican Primary, CD11, Rocky Raczkowski, Bill Runco, Bobby Schostak, Sharon Wise, Establishment, Responsibility, Signatures, Ruth Johnson, Bill Schuette, The Basics, Former AG Mike Cox, Tea Party, Kerry Bentivolio (all tags)

    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."

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office had turned over preliminary findings to Attorney General Bill Schuette's office, which won't comment. But Cox said investigators have tools working in their favor -- a stack of paper evidence, names and signatures of circulators and the power of an investigative subpoena to compel circulators to talk.

    "Ruth and Bill are going to have to go to where the facts go, whether that leads them to (McCotter's staff) or to Thad," said Cox, who said he won't run as a write-in for the McCotter seat. He said his family and the McCotters are close, but now he is for "anybody but Thad."


    But for nominating petition fraud, the sanctions spelled out in Michigan's election law are misdemeanors.

    Someone who signs another's name on a petition, makes a false statement, or signs a petition as a circulator who is not faces up to a $500 fine and 93 days in jail.

    Additionally, if the candidate or a petition circulator knew of such petition fraud and didn't report it to authorities, he is guilty of misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and one year imprisonment, under the law.

    Rest here

    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.

    Thanks, Thad.

    (10 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed May 30, 2012 at 07:06:45 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan. Congress, Signatures, Thaddeus McCotter, MIGOP (all tags)

    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.

    The overt copying is "frankly unheard of," said Chris Thomas, Michigan's director of elections, as he thumbed through the stack of petitions. "It's amazing when you sit and look, and it starts to dwell on you what they've done."

    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.

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    You Really Messed Up McCotter

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:51:26 PM EST
    Tags: Thaddeus McCotter, Congress, Republican Primary, CD11, Kerry Bentivolio, Rocky Raczkowski, Bill Runco, Establishment, Tea Party, Responsibility, Signatures, The Basics (all tags)

    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.

    This I'm doing."

    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.

    More below the fold. ~

    (6 comments, 952 words in story) Full Story

    Not Something You Might Expect

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 25, 2012 at 11:40:25 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan. Congress, Signatures, Thaddeus McCotter, Kerry Bentivolio (all tags)

    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.

    That review suggested that McCotter may not have enough valid signatures to be put on the ballot."

    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.

    Stay tuned.

    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.

    (1 comment) Comments >>


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 at 11:14:56 PM EST
    Tags: Gary Glenn, Pete Hoekstra, Clark Durant, Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock, Michigan, Indiana, Republicans, RINOS, US Senate, Responsibility, Primary, Signatures, Tea Party (all tags)

    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.

    More below ~

    (23 comments, 699 words in story) Full Story

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