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    Tag: fake Tea

    Fake Tea Culprit Implicates MIDem Chair

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:51:51 PM EST
    Tags: Michael McGuinness, Fake Tea, Confession Is Good For The Soul, Cheaters, MiDems, I was Caught, Mark Brewer, Was Not, Ethics (all tags)

    Mike McGuiness has 'ratted out' Mark Brewer as formulating the fake Tea Party scheme in 2010.

    In a reply to a Michigan Liberal's Eric Baerren post on the Michigan Democrat Chair race, McGuinness makes it clear that the scheme was not entirely cooked up with the two who paid the price. McG seemingly hyper-agonized because Dems are criticizing the current speaker for his part in an attempt to turn Roy Schmidt's seat permanently red. (I realize how that reads after typing it..  it stays however) McG says he it is "bizarre", and that he was ashamed of his "starring role". A role by the way which had to cost Michael Shirley twinkle-toes McGuinness a princess' ransom to defend.

    He writes:"

    Past Swept Under Carpet.

    The current chair of the Michigan Democratic Party cultivated the fake Tea Party political party to draw votes from Republicans in 2010. It is bizarre to me that few Democrats seemed to care much (let alone challenge him on whether he was involved or not).  He not only had the audacity to stand for re-election the next year, but had the strange fortune of being re-elected. Apparently a repeat may occur yet again. Wild.

    I am ashamed of my starring role in the scheme. When the state party emissary started calling this county party leader at the last minute pleading to help find candidates for their tea party farce, I should have stopped to actually consider the moral implications of it all, told them to go jump in the lake and shouted from the mountaintops about it.

    That I did not will remain a personal disappointment and a legal black eye for the duration of my life. I thought I was being a loyal party soldier, doing just what the Republicans would do. I deserve all the scorn I got. I'm not interested in relitigating the past, but I got six felonies and he got another term as chair.

    I don't know and I don't anticipate he did anything illegal, but it was and is unethical. Every time I read a quote from the state party chair about how Speaker Bolger and Rep. Schmidt were dastardly fellows I wanted to puke.

    The buck clearly does not stop with him -- or anyone else, from the looks of it. The state party and its leadership should be providing, well, leadership. It is small wonder that Democrats are on the outside looking in at all levels of state government.

    I Must interject here.

    Seriously?  We all have issues to deal with.  What the Democrats and Mr McG don't get, is that its temporary.  Yeah I said it.  Until the REAL Tea types who are keeping the establishment in power have a bit more control, its going to roll back and forth a little. Yeah you guys are a little more prone to the rougher edges, and "by any means necessary" ain't just a cute name for a bunch of dysfunctional freaks.  That's why tea flows right.

    I actually solicited one of these canary songs during the affair.  I didn't get anything from THAT guy, but Mikey was hired by Jocelyn Benson nearly immediately. (hint hint?)   I think I chronicled the conversation that might have happened.  OH yeah this is how it went down.

    Continued below.

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    Second Democrat Official Sentenced in Fake Political Party Case

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 02:48:37 PM EST
    Tags: Jocelyn Benson, OCDP, Fake Tea, Tea Party, Michael McGuiness, Jason Bauer, You All Know What Really Happened (all tags)


    PONTIAC, Mich., Jan., 11, 2012 - A second Democrat Party official was sentenced today for his role in creating a fake "Tea Party" in order to confuse voters in the 2010 election cycle. Jason Bauer served as political director to the Oakland County Democratic Party and as campaign manager to then-secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson. Former Oakland County Democrat Party Chairman Mike McGuinness was sentenced on similar charges in December. Bauer was charged with five felony counts and sentenced to probation by Oakland County Circuit Judge James Alexander.

    "The actions by these Democrat Party officials is disappointing and was a serious attempt to undermine our system of government," said Bobby Schostak, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. "Voters expect political parties to disagree not lie, cheat or steal. These individuals attempted to confuse voters and manipulate the election by fraudulently creating a political party. It is disappointing such high level Democrat officials were involved in this scheme and even more troubling to learn that one served in such a prominent position to a candidate running to be Michigan's chief elections officer. We can only hope that my counter-part at the Democrat Party joins me in condemning these individuals and their action."

    The scheme involved creating a fake Tea Party by Mark Steffek of Clio, Mich., which then held a "convention" to nominate 23 candidates to various legislative offices both at the state and county level. The names of the 23 candidates were then submitted to the Michigan Department of Secretary of State. An investigation into the names by then-Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson revealed that some of the candidates were not aware that the fake Tea Party had nominated them, signatures were forged and at least one no longer lived in Michigan.

    Bauer and McGuinness were charged with three counts of forged records, a 14-year felony; three counts of false swearing, a five-year felony; and, one count of false swearing-perjury a five-year felony. Bauer was also charged with three counts of violating the Notary Public Act.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Apr 09, 2011 at 10:14:30 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Bragging Rights, Chetly Zarko, Sammies, 2011 Watchdog, Fake Tea (all tags)

    For this writer, it doesn't take much to elicit an opinion or engage in an argument of policy. Part of the overall process of the argument is the knowing of whether one has the tools of proof, or something to back up the opinion held.

    I hold a lot of opinion.

    The validation of what we had considered early in the new political 'tea party' was indeed a motivating factor in finding the truth.  It was a nearly unanimous thought among political watchers that the effort MUST be the efforts by Democrats who knew they were about to have their clocks cleaned politically.  The signature campaign identified early by Chetly Zarko as being run by Progressive Campaigns Inc gave even more weight to the theory, and the ultimate release of the candidate slate provided my own investigation with the necessary smoking gun.

    There were likely 100 people working on this as it developed.  Our consideration of what was really the truth, motivated, and guided investigators and tea party types across the state. The stealth efforts of the Michigan Democrat party needed to be exposed by making the connections to the candidates. The race to discovery was on when the slate emerged, and I was lucky enough to cross the finish line first with the connection to THOSE GUYS who had such disregard for integrity, that they would have to defraud Michigan for political advantage.

    Our effort, paid off, and my own resulted last night in an honor I had only dreamed of.

    The 2011 Sammie Watchdog Award.

    Now I am really motivated.

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    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 01:08:00 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Democrats, Jason Bauer, Michael McGuiness, Fake Tea, Oakland County (all tags)


    Granny found the golden ticket. (H/T to grannynanny for this breaking story)

    Or at least the latest news of our friends in Oakland county:

    Michael McGuinness and Jason Bauer both stood mute at an arraignment this morning before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander. The pair were charged under a one-man grand jury convened last fall to investigate claims that phony candidates were trying to get on the ballot to split the Republican vote.

    Oh my..  How long before these gentlemen squeal on their Democrat chair Brewer?

    Obviously things are under control. As they are at all times within the Democrat party of Michigan.

    Bauer has a history of ..being under control.

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    The COST..

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 09:34:19 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Free Speech, 1st Amendment, One Chance, Constitution, Cost, Fake Tea (all tags)

    I haven't yet begun the hunt for the benefactors of the Fake Tea Party signature campaign.  I will gladly accept any leads, or perhaps suggestions which rocks to look under. However, if I was a guessing guy, I would have to have at least one guess point towards a guy who's name begins with "S" and ends with "oros."

    But that is old news right?

    Not that the press gives a lick about who is funding such things.  No matter that what we were able to fight off here in Michigan, a lie that in other states still stands.  The fakers who pretend to stand for something, in an attempt to deny the people suffrage. Fraud.

    One might expect a properly operating government institution to investigate such things.  

    Certainly, credit where credit is due to the board of canvassers and its handling of the Michigan fake Tea fiasco.  We were lucky that statutory language provided a technicality that the fraudsters could not overcome, even in the appeals process.  The rule of Law triumphed, and even given the two Democrats who voted AGAINST the rule of law in the board of canvassers (those persons should be removed immediately) the appeals court, and a denial to hear by the Michigan Supreme Court shows the "system" is still functional.

    But being lucky is not good enough when there is so much money inserted into the process by sources that would do us harm.. and make the cost of dealing with it so high.

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    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 at 01:17:20 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Fake Tea, Supreme Court. (all tags)

    According to WLNS TV6..

    The Supreme court will NOT hear the Fake Tea appeal.

    Thank you God.

    Please enjoy your weekend.

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    Credit Where it is Due

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 at 09:21:49 AM EST
    Tags: Fake Tea, Free Press, Democrats, Brewer, Benson, Fraud (all tags)

    The Ivory Tower this morning has one of the most complete pieces on the Fake Tea Party Fiasco to date.

    More information, more interviews, and an easier to follow trail to the Democrats. Including the following:

    The Free Press found:

    • Mike McGuinness, the recently resigned chairman of the Oakland County Democratic Party, who had denied any role in the Tea Party controversy, recruited his former stepmother to run for state representative.

    • Jason Bauer, 30, of Waterford, former operations director for the Oakland Democrats and McGuinness' roommate, notarized petitions for at least four affidavits to run for office for people who now -- directly or through a relative -- say they didn't sign the affidavits. Overall, he notarized 12 of 23 Tea Party candidate affidavits.

    • State Senate candidate Frantt Whitehill of Midland, who insists he's a real tea partyer, is a Democratic donor who ran for precinct delegate as a Democrat in August.

    The article mentions reporters getting tossed from Mark Steffek's property, the multiple fraudulently filled out affidavits, and an ongoing grand jury investigation.  Add to this a complete and utter denial by Democrat party puppeteer Mark Brewer and would be ballot guard Jocelyn Benson, that they had any connection to the entire attempted vote stealing affair.

    Kudos to the Ivo.. umm Free Press and its crack reporting on this.

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    The Party Is Over

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 07:43:50 AM EST
    Tags: Mark Steffek, Jocelyn Benson, Mark Brewer, Jason Bauer, Mike McGuinness, Democrats, Michigan Fraud, Losers, Double D, Fake Tea (all tags)

    For the fake Tea Party of Michigan.

    Mark Steffek's puppet masters,the Democrats are likely a little hung over this morning.  Mark Brewer is likely cleaning off his hand and counting the pennies left after suffering another failure of epic proportions in an attempt to deceive Michiganders.  The Detroit News reports that the ballot will not see the Gadsden symbol on it this November:

    "In light of the plaintiff's failure to strictly comply with the requirements (of state election law), plaintiff fails to establish a clear legal duty on the part of the defendant to certify the petition," the court ruled.

    Short of an expensive and approved emergency challenge to the MI SC, its done, over.. fin.

    As there is more information beginning to appear that demonstrates fraud in their efforts, a further effort to gain ballot status by the Mudhens of the Democrat party is likely to see even increased resistance.  Additional attempts to move it forward have even better chances to fail.

    They partied hard, drank the wine of deceit, and this morning Democrat hands across the state are holding onto ceramic rings of support.  

    In the spirit of such celebratory events, we now go below the fold.

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