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Tag: stem cells
By JGillman, Section News
In fact, go ahead paint the windshield black and hit the gas.
The Governerd has drawn the line in the embryonic muck used in our universities. He doesn't want the details of taxpayer funded stem cell research to be TOO transparent. From the Ivory tower:
"Republican Michigan legislators who are trying to force the University of Michigan to provide details on embryonic stem-cell research have a big hurdle to overcome: Gov. Rick Snyder.
Of course such transparency might reveal even more of the dirty little secret known as Detroit with its status as abortion capitol.
My goodness we hate to see little shredded blobs of plasma go to waste. Golly if those mean ol Republicans would just stop nosing around where they aren't welcome! Just give the money and shut up already.
Anyhow, had to put it out there. Stay tuned.
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By Saul Anuzis, Section News
Last Friday Bill Schuette and David Leyton met on the set of "Off the Record" with Tim Skubick for what was billed as a no-rules debate.
You can read the reports about the debate all over the internet or you can watch it for yourself at wkar.org. It turned out to be one of the wilder debates you'll ever see and actually proved to be quite informative.
Most voters don't know much about David Leyton other than the fact that he's the local prosecutor in Flint, the 4th most violent city in the United States and a city where local community leaders have demanded Governor Granholm deploy the National Guard to protect the streets because of Leyton's ineffectiveness.
After Friday's debate, we now know a bit more. Granted, we still don't know how Leyton voted on Michigan's medical marijuana law. He was asked directly five times and each time would only answer that "the people have spoken." But he did have a few answers liberal enough that he felt comfortable providing. According to David Leyton himself-
*Leyton supports affirmative action.
*Leyton supports unrestricted human embryonic stem cell research.
*Leyton supports civil unions and "special benefits" for gay couples. (Those are his words.)
But maybe more informative than what Leyton said directly was what he said when attempting to dodge one question in particular.
Attorney General Mike Cox months ago went to court to back Arizona's common sense illegal immigration law. Skubick asked the candidates whether or not Michigan needs an Arizona style immigration law of its own.
"Michigan needs a law that's good for Michigan and that's an Attorney General who cracks down on employers who hire illegal immigrants."
The answer to the illegal immigration problem, to national security and to securing Michigan's borders is to declare war on job makers and only to declare war on job makers. And that shuffling noise you hear is the sound of more job providers making their way towards Michigan's exits in case another job killing liberal like Leyton lands in Lansing.
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By Nick, Section News
When Rick Snyder's name first started bouncing around the Lansing press corp as a potential 2010 GOP Gubernatorial candidate I started getting calls and emails. Who is this guy? Where did he come from? What has he done in the Party?
As a guy who prides himself on knowing (or at least knowing OF) everybody in and around the Party in this state it pains me to no end to admit this... I had to tell them I had no idea.
And I didn't. Rick Snyder? Umm... who?
Snyder has never been involved at the activist level. He's never been involved with the Michigan Republican Party or the State Committee. Never met him at a Convention. Don't remember bumping into him on the Cox (02), Bush (04) or DeVos campaigns and he isn't in my blackberry. (After traveling for two years with a guy like Dick DeVos, that's actually saying something.)
But that doesn't mean I wasn't able to do a little digging in the time since, and among other things, I've learned the man wasn't lying when he told the Michigan Business Review that he's a "moderate" Republican.
Color me disappointed.
"Moderate," fair readers, is code for one thing and one thing only when it's followed by the word "Republican"... weak knees on the life issue and unequivocal support for abortion-on-demand. "Moderate" almost always means pro-abortion.
Sure enough... according to the state's campaign finance records, the Ann Arbor Venture Capitalist has given a few bucks to GOP candidates over the years but Snyder's only political giving at the state level during the 2008 campaign was to the Cure Michigan campaign.
Those are the folks who successfully championed a stem-cell ballot initiative to allow the state to spend tax dollars on 100% obsoleted, 100% fatal human experimentation.
According to Open Secrets' federal campaign finance reporting database, Snyder is also a regular donor to Democrat John Dingell, giving the ultra-liberal thousands of dollars over the better part of a decade.
Synder has also shelled out big bucks to a group called "Its My Party Too PAC." IMP-PAC is an arm of the so-called "Republican Leadership Council," a group of "moderate" GOPers. According to their website:
RLC-PAC's vision is a Republican Party that is unified by the basic tenets of fiscal responsibility and personal freedom, but that allows for diverse opinions on social issues by its members.
Their big names are notable and outspoken pro-aborts Tom Ridge and Christine Todd Whitman. It's a one-issue PAC. Abortion-on-demand.
As far as the inside-baseball goes, Snyder is surrounding himself with former John McCain associates and I can confirm that his campaign is being headed up on the ground by former national McCain strategist John Yob. (John is also the son of former RNC National Committeeman Chuck Yob.)
You can read the Review's biographical information at the link above and you can check out the Ann Arbor News's coverage HERE, though, a word of caution, Judy McGovern lists the loooooong since departed Dick DeVos as a potential candidate, so up-to-date and accurate information might not be her strong suit.
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