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    Tag: Base

    Mondays Divertere: A Special Kind of Stupid

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:50:39 AM EST
    Tags: GOPe, Bobby Schostak, Bill Runco, Sharon Wise, DELE-GATE, Corruption, MIGOP Credentials Committee, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio Amnesty, Centrists lost 2012, Michigan, Base, Conservatism, Tea Party, Grassroots, 2A, un-a-LIEN-able, SB 59, Snyder veto, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    Bill's video couldn't be more timely as Karl Rove, declares War on the Tea Party.

    Comments >>


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 11:31:14 AM EST
    Tags: Division, "DELE-GATE", Bobby Schostak, Corruption, Michigan, Republicans, Credentials, Spin, Saul Anuzis, Grassroots, Base (all tags)

    How appropriate that the call for a head count be the very word which describes the event just before the GOP implodes.

    To preface this, I do not give a Rats A$$ which candidate's team posted this up. As many of you may know, We have been actively recruiting delegates throughout the state of Michigan to toss the corruption from the party with prejudice.  Georgia's Republican party problems are not unique, and we face the ignoring of the rules regularly in our own state as well.

    Make no mistake, the technology today gives us the best opportunity to regain control over our party, but if you don't show up for the fight you cannot win.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Day 15 - A History

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 09:19:07 AM EST
    Tags: "DELE-GATE", Bobby Schostak, Corruption, Michigan, Republicans, Credentials, Spin, Saul Anuzis, Grassroots, Base (all tags)

    Some media folks have expressed an interest in seeing the entire body of work from this site on the "Dele-Gate" affair.

    We wouldn't want to let them down.

    It IS the Ides of March after all.

    As an aside, should anyone think this is fun, think again. While we occasionally try to offer a little humor in some of the presentation, the fight for the soul of our state party is nothing to laugh at.  Some of us prefer rule of law, transparency, accountability, and an open acceptance of responsibility for mistakes made.  We identify what is wrong, attempt to repair, take ownership where necessary, then move on.

    And others? Its about mitigating damage, but not correcting what is wrong.  The lie begets the lie, and as we have all seen the same theme in the worst TV show and movie plots, it always results in more embarrassment than if the fault was accepted up front.

    So Fun? No.  I never much cared for those shows, as it ticked me off to see such willful deceit with an obvious end.

    Our current reading list on this subject is below the fold.

    (2 comments, 583 words in story) Full Story

    Quote Of The Day - Day 12

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 09:59:53 AM EST
    Tags: "DELE-GATE", Bobby Schostak, Corruption, Michigan, Republicans, Credentials, Spin, Saul Anuzis, Grassroots, Base (all tags)

    "Dele-Gate" continues, with us patient waiting for the resignations that ought to happen.

    Romney supporters agree.  Cheating is silly.

    Oh, you silly Michigan Republicans. Yes, I voted in the primary. Yes, I voted for Mitt Romney. Yes, I want to see Romney prevail in the delegate count. No, I don't want Saul Anuzis to put his thumb on the scale. Give Santorum his stupid delegate and be done with it. Intentions aside, retroactively "interpreting" the rules to favor a favored candidate smacks of dishonesty even if such interpretation is valid and squeaky clean. The appearance of impropriety is what matters, not the actuality of impropriety.
    And in this case we have both appearance and fact.

    Note the lack of a waiver (still waiting on ANY repudiation folks!) for approval of the change, prior to it happening, issued by the RNC.

    Thumb on the scale indeed.  

    Merchant of corruption.

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    Bobby Schostak: Grassroots Are Stupid

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 12:03:22 PM EST
    Tags: "DELE-GATE", Bobby Schostak, Corruption, Michigan, Republicans, Credentials, Spin, Tea Party, Grassroots, Base (all tags)

    Michigan GOP Chair Bobby Schostak ain't Obi Wan Kenobi.

    "There is no trouble" and "The ones you seek aren't here" and all the jedi mind trick posturing that Bobby will try, doesn't change the fact that the MiGOP betrayed the trust of Michigan Republicans. The treachery so obvious, that the credentials committee, occupied primarily by a single candidate supporting crew, couldn't even get a unanimous vote in its decision to cheat.

    So when those of us (who support honest dealings) see from people supposedly representing our values, an attempt to subvert political process, we bristle. And then we speak out.

    This is NOT Chicago. And we are NOT the Democrat party.

    However, given the RINO Power mentality which runs the Michigan Republican party it might just as well be.

    And doubling down below the fold, Bobby Schostak does the "suck it up sunshine" routine, attempting to make OUR efforts at transparency appear divisive.

    (8 comments, 2052 words in story) Full Story

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