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WHAT: There will be a "Cardboard Cutout" Constituent Townhall without Representative Fred Upton. The Representative was invited to participate in the townhall but will not attend, so activists in the Southwest Michigan area are holding one anyway with a cardboard cutout in his place.
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Just write em out of existence Kerry.
Get that Fair Tax legislation ready.
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Starting today, all hands are on deck for either Mitt Romney, or Rick Santorum in Michigan. Its been a long time where the Republican presidential primary contest has mattered so much to one or the other candidate. Newt and Paul have no chance according to initial polling, but the statistical deadlock makes every effort toward influencing our voters that much more important. A loss here for Mitt means he will have to have to reassess his presumed plan in life, and perhaps add a "plan-B". A win for Rick solidifies the growth of support experienced after the "beauty contests" a couple weeks ago.
Mitt and Rick are hitting the state hard. To be sure, surrogates are moving about as well. Including the hectic activity by Super-pacs in the near constant advertising around our local and cable news shows. Romney will be in Traverse City on Sunday, is touring the state and Santorum has already started appearing at southern Michigan spots, and there is a Susan B Anthony list Bus tour out stumping for him.
One would expect Romney to be faring better in Michigan, his home state.
Especially considering all of the top name advocacy; Snyder, Schuette, Kahn (the guy who sold out to forced unionism), Richardville (the guy who has Kahn's back)Congressman Dan Benishek, 1st District, Congressman Bill Huizenga, 2nd District, Congressman Dave Camp, 4th District, Congressman Fred Upton, 6th District, Congressman Tim Walberg, 7th District, Congressman Mike Rogers, 8th District, Congressman Thad McCotter, 11th District, etc etc. etc.
If Romney loses in Michigan, the super Tuesday event could be scary for the blueblood Rs. It may mean there are folks are vulnerable to primary activity if running for their next terms. It means Republican voters are not going to fall in line so easily and might be willing to look at challengers from outside the establishment prescribed choices.
Its a good sign.
Tuesday has started, but the voting begins here.
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Well maybe not.. One would expect a small amount of self restraint. Even from a far left progressive liberal.
One might expect the lefty blogs to do it. Its possible that some sheltered individuals who do not understand what it means. Maybe even in a private setting, or closed group to gin up the primal mana.. OK Got it.. But.. The use of a pejorative term depicting a homosexual act between two men is hardly appropriate for anyone's use in a public forum, much less for a sitting member and candidate for US congress.
Gary Peter's use of THAT word should raise eyebrows. Henry Payne discusses this at the Michigan View:
"My friend here is a teabagger," Peters is purported to have said at one juncture, pointing in Raczkowski's direction. A Peters staffer at the event reportedly froze at the term's use. Repeated calls to the Peters campaign to confirm or deny the term's use were not returned. "
Indeed, the cry for civility seems to be the noise made by the lefties when they are getting a substantial (and legitimate) beat down on policy, but when it is convenient they forget what such a thing may be.
A full apology for this slur is unlikely. Even though he has dishonored the seat he currently holds. I will use the best term I can think of to describe his behavior, while maintaining the decency standards of this site.
My Friend, Mr Peters there is a Michigan Democrat.
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The Obama administration may have trouble selling the remainder of its incredibly awful tasting gruel. Nothing says "over seasoned" like a good in-your-face repudiation of all that they have served in merely a year's time. How could you possibly argue with a customer who under normal circumstances will take whatever it is you dish out, but now is throwing back what has been served.. directly at you? Our federal and state governments may have to dodge a few more times lest they wear the sloppy sticky mess they have offered.
Michigan voters should note the incredible promise the election of Republican Scott Brown to a US Senate seat in MA holds. It shows that even a quite dark blueberry state such as Massachusetts is capable of throwing away a decidedly distasteful mix of the socialist crap pie that has been getting force fed to this country's citizens. Perhaps it was a little too much elitist spice, and not enough salt of the earth.
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