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    Tag: Tea party

    Wanna Make Some History?

    By TiredIronTim, Section News
    Posted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 10:07:47 AM EST
    Tags: Repeal Obamacare, Direct Primary Care Networks, Medicaid reform, TEA Party (all tags)

    It can't happen without you

    (1 comment, 752 words in story) Full Story

    Breaking - McNeilly Targets Ruth Johnson as EXTREMIST

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:37:56 AM EST
    Tags: Greg McNeilly, Freedom Flunky, Progressive Losers, Transparency, Conservatives, Ruth Johnson, Tea Party, Magpies And Malcontents, Anonymity (all tags)

    "Freedom Fund" mouthpiece Greg McNeilly, known for his dislike of conservatives and Constitutionalists, has now tied himself and his Dick Devos funded organization to being anti-transparency.

    In doing so he has laid bare a probability only hinted at just yesterday.

    "Oh, and as for Ruth in 2014?  They ask the question:
    "Will Ruth Johnson pay a political price for her stance on disclosure? To seek reelection, she has to be nominated next year at a Republican convention. How will GOP delegates respond to this sort of renegade behavior?"
    If ANY Republican elites even suggested such a move, She would be well served to take her momentum that much more forward and shoot for Guv, where Mr 36% is extremely vulnerable.
    Way to step the game up Mr. "Freedom" Flunky.

    Today's message is straight forward WAR.

    "But if big-government extremists in Lansing, like Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, have their way, issue advertisements like the Federalist Papers would be illegal in the state of Michigan."
    You might want to walk that back a bit Mr McNeilly. Perhaps start understanding that your entire educational effort would likely be dwarfed by the fourth graders of that period.

    They were a little smarter than you then.

    Going further and quoting a leftist?

    "Even far-left Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens noted: "Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority." This is not a left and right issue; this is an American issue.

    Defending minorities from the tyranny of a majority is the point of our Bill of Rights and an important responsibility for those who support social justice and personal liberty."

    Hello progressive left language in the Republican Party brought to you courtesy of the "Freedom Fund."

    the full letter below the fold.

    (1 comment, 744 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Opening Slideshow

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:02:27 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Tea Party, Powow (all tags)

    For the Tea Party Powwow in Mt Pleasant a couple weeks ago.

    Some great folks in there.

    We aren't giving up anytime soon.  

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    After Further Review

    By TiredIronTim, Section News
    Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:54:34 AM EST
    Tags: Common Core, TEA Party, Rick Snyder, GOP (all tags)

    For every action, there is an opposite and deliberate reaction.

    (2 comments, 669 words in story) Full Story

    Elitist GOP Factions Shoot Both Feet

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 12:39:49 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Camp, Benishek, Rogers, Upton, GOP, Vichy Republicans, Elitists, Paul Welday, Greg McNeilly, David Trott, Aim Low, Obamacare, No Fight Worth Having, Ron Weiser, Dick DeVos, RTW, Rick Snyder, Cronyism, Tea Party, Consitutional, Conservatives, Wackos, Wacko Birds, Foot, Lead Poisoning (all tags)

    Its pretty bad when a KOS contributor decorates the wall of RightMichigan.com with an underlying truth.

    In the side twitter bar the question

    "What? After paying for #AFP/#RTW #Tentgate 2012 Dick DeVos' Greg McNeilly now anti-#MITeaParty?"


    Having been a part of the RTW/FTW effort, I must say I was quite pleased with the impetus placed on FTW in Dec 2012 by Dick DeVos and Ron Weiser, without which, it might never have happened.  But it isn't a free pass for the abuses laid out by operatives of the GOP, and in particular the MiGOP club which doubled down on the national slaparound the tea folk have been getting from media and complicit (Vichy) Republicans.

    December 2012 WAS important though. Snyder at the time might have even overcome a bit of the reaction to the Prop 2 debacle by Michigan's labor unions, but a reminder that anything he had done good was outweighed by cronyism, unilateral international transactions, and the promise of tax increases that moved him.  Truthfully, if not for Weiser and DeVos RTW might never have come to be.  It never was a part of Rick Snyder's agenda, and never really will be heart-fought from ongoing union boss opposition.

    Remember that.

    Something those two saw that the governor could care less about, was the strength of the Tea party movement within the GOP construct.  There was a very real possibility that the governor, sans a significant policy delivery to the base, would face a primary challenge (perhaps by the sitting AG) thus creating a divide in the 'acceptable' GOP hierarchy.  The AG, already on record as opposing the Obamacare Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion, and showing significant support among the Tea types worried the power brokers.

    And those "wackos" were brought under control, right?

    Continued below the fold

    (3 comments, 1241 words in story) Full Story

    2013 Tea Party Powwow Keynote Emery McClendon

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 11:38:46 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Tea Party, Emery McClendon, Conservatives, Powwow, Keynote, Mt Pleasant (all tags)

    There is a great deal to cover on the tea party powwow in Mt. Pleasant today, but a little inspiration is in order.

    With over three hundred tea party leaders representing over 50 organizations around the state, its safe to say the powwow was an icredible success.  A happy standing room only crowd with max seating in place should drive home the point that the Tea Party is hardly gone.

    Emery McClendon is an Indiana Tea type who has become a sought after speaker at tea party events and was the winner of Americans for Prosperity's 2010 "Activist of the Year" award.  Enjoy.

    Next up - Interviews!

    (7 comments) Comments >>

    Agema Endorses Bentivolio

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 10:13:55 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Congress, Kerry Bentivolio, Dave Agema, Conservatives, Obamacare, Tea Party (all tags)

    For good reason.

    Given our support for primaries as a way of determining the most conservative candidates, it would be a little contradictory to announce opposition to a primary itself. However, there is no reason we cannot advocate for the better candidate.

    Today, Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema endorsed Kerry Bentivolio for Congress.

    Bentivolio says

    "Dave Agema is a veteran and a fighter for conservative principles. While in Lansing, Dave valiantly fought against big government and reckless spending. I'm honored to fight alongside him to keep this seat in conservative hands."
    Our objective. Of Course.

    Agema says

    "While Kerry is busy fighting to get rid of Obamacare and keep us out of war, some establishment Republicans are busy thinking about their political ambitions and targeting Kerry. This seems to be a Tea Party vs. Establishment race. I am proud to stand with conservatives throughout Michigan in supporting Kerry Bentivolio for Congress."
    As are we.

    Prior to being elected as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema served 6 years as a State Representative. While in the State House, he was consistently named one of the most conservative legislators. Dave, a veteran of the Air Force and Air National Guard, is a retired airline pilot. He resides in Grandville with his wife Barb.

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    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.

    (440 words in story) Full Story

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