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Tag: Mark Jansen
One of the frustrating but not unexpected consequences of electoral defeats in legislative races is a significantly more difficult time both influencing and moving legislation and generating any sort of public awareness about your efforts.
The mainstream media, particularly in Michigan, is naturally inclined to avoid anything positive Republicans are doing anyways, and extreme-minority status gives editors one extra excuse to flash a thumbs down when it comes to covering GOP legislative efforts.
Even the Republican controlled Senate has a hard time breaking through the gatekeepers in the MSM because, after all, whatever they're doing is going to get scuttled by Andy Dillon in the House or Jennifer Granholm and John Cherry in the Governor's office anyways.
To the casual observer it might appear that our friendly neighborhood GOPers are unimaginative, asleep at the wheel or just plain lazy. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are a good number of genuinely rock-ribbed conservatives in Lansing fighting every single day on the side of working moms and dads, job makers and Michigan families against the big government liberals running this town.
But, at the risk of frivolously paraphrasing one of the most important lessons in Christendom, "how will voters hear if no one tells them?"
Beauty of the blogosphere is we can go around our friends in the mainstream press and talk about the things they and the Democrats would rather we didn't. So, going forward here at RightMichigan, on and around session days, we'll be posting a regular column, tentatively called the Caucus Courier, highlighting the various happenings from members on the right side of the aisle.
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