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Tag: mister thirty-six percent
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
Solomon's words of wisdom here have been quite helpful this past week and a half, when I've had the sense to heed them. Further relevant advice comes from my dad (a Mustang pilot during WW2) and one of my elementary school teachers (a Mitchell navigator during WW2): If you're not drawing fire, then you're not over your target.
Judging by some of the flak I've been catching since Labor Day, I'd say I've discovered a target the value of which neither the blueblooded old guard party elites nor the Snyder-Calley "nerd herd" want as public knowledge.
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By JGillman, Section News
When was the last time a sitting Republican governor of Michigan was subjected to a primary?
Truthfully, I am not sure if it has ever happened. In 2014 it would likely succeed, according to polling by iCaucus that was completed on Friday and finalized this weekend. The scientific polling was done over a week targeting a specific group that will decide who is the GOP flag bearer going forward; active, educated and engaged republican delegates.
As a foreshadowing through early results had revealed, there is little question of where folks are at this point in time, and on the eve of Snyder signing Obamacare capitulation into law in Michigan. The polling shows Rick Snyder in disfavor with delegates, and unwelcome to nearly half. Less than 40% would NOT like to see a primary challenge.
Not surprisingly to this writer, the results are not as clear with Lt Governor Brian Calley, who has results that are within the margin of error. Outside of the polling there is a sense that many conservatives still find the problem to be with the governor himself, and Calley to be more incidental and possibly holding the governor to more conservative positions than he would be otherwise.
This might be the case, and might be seen as an additional reason to oust the governor who requires such 'care'.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Let me point out that a mere five days ago I'd pointed out that a convention rules change approved by the MIGOP Policy Committee subtly sent a signal that Brian Calley is somewhat vulnerable to getting his keister kicked off of the republican ticket at next year's Michigan Republican State Convention. This would square with what a couple of C.I.s inside the Republican Legislative Caucus are telling me, but at this point I don't have anything that I can corroborate on the record.
Nevertheless, I was kinda hoping that it'd be more than 48 hours before someone went shooting their mouth off to the press. (62 days or so sounded like a really good number.) Apparently, I shouldn't underestimate some people's ability to attract reporters.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
I've been a more-or-less regular contributor to this site since June 28th, 2008, and more than once I've referenced John F. Kennedy's admonition that those who insist on making a peaceful takeover impossible ultimately make takeover by revolt necessary. Without variation, that reference has been in the context of yet another ham-handed move, by the blueblood elites that populate the state party's halls of power, to shut down the voice of the grassroots volunteers and convention delegates.
Just in case the bluebloods weren't paying attention, the August 2010 State Convention, the May 2012 State Convention, and the February 2013 State Convention sent a pretty consistent message that the rank and file are beyond fed up with party leadership (both internal and publicly elected) behaving like their priority is staying in power rather than in delivering results consistent with the party platform. However, what came out of the State Committee (specifically, the Policy Committee) over the weekend didn't do anything to advance a détente. Realistically, the net result may have been to provide the liberty-minded network with a primary target that heretofore wasn't even on the radar.
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