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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Schostak Prevails

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 09:14:47 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, Party Chair, Bobby Schostak, Todd Courser, Democrats, Plantations (all tags)

    Michigan Republican Chair Bobby Schostak kept a 52-48% advantage over challenger Todd Courser to keep his position as MiGOP chair.

    Given the manner in which loyalty is blind, there is an expectation that advantage will always go to an incumbent.  This is NOT a commentary on the people who voted for Schostak, but rather an observation of elections where the incumbent ought not be challenged.  In other words, 48% voting against, is likely not the percentage who feel the party has been run poorly.  The old adage "the devil you know" comes to mind; the outcome being one that has a few extra points built in.

    Safe to say that 48% or more want to see things change in the party.

    As the incumbent chair continues to serve, it is important he recognizes that those plans for a revitalized party that he borrowed from his opponent in the last two weeks ought to be more than mere lip service.

    Maintaining conservative principles, targeting on core family values, and finding conservative commonalities with groups currently held by the Democrat plantations might be a good start.


    More tomorrow.

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    I'm working on an article . . . (none / 0) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 07:52:43 AM EST
    . . . that's going to have a few of the "behind the curtain" details.  I could have written it last night, but between the duration and pitched floor fight of Friday night's 2nd District Caucus and the duration of Saturday's General Session, I was well and thoroughly exhausted when I finally made it home yesterday (barely having the energy to properly unpack).  I want to review the audited raw totals before I write the article, but I've already developed a mental outline.

    I did notice this morning that Saulius still doesn't get it.  This morning's Weekly Musing refers to the Liberty Coalition (made up of the Republican Liberty Caucus, the tea party network, and the Campaign for Liberty) as folks with an alternative agenda, focused more on intra-party battles than beating Democrats, who made this a closer race than it should have been.  Dumb . ass . has-been

    I could tell by the look on Schostak's face when he went up on stage to deliver his victory speech -- and I think that speech was really toned down from the one he wanted to deliver -- that he at least heard the message that the grassroots will no longer tolerate being used as his toilet, and that he'd better actually deliver on his promises in 2014.  However, whether he actually gets the message will be measured acta non verba.

    Change is coming, I think (none / 0) (#4)
    by The Wizard of Laws on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 09:55:29 PM EST
    I look forward to Kevin's account, and I agree with him about Schostak's demeanor following the convention.  "Chastened" might be too strong a word, but it's in that spectrum.  It also remains to be seen whether the folks elected to state committee will hold his feet -- and everyone else's -- to the fire.  

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