We police our own, but fact of the matter is that Democrat Mark Schauer had the biggest campaign finance violation and fine that Michigan has seen to date. In 2007 former RM editor and operator Nick DeLeeuw noted the unmitigated gall of Schauer, and the 22 counts of his election violations:
“Here’s how it worked. Schauer decided to go ahead and raise a bunch of illegal campaign cash. He received illegal money from Democrats including Carl Williams, Alexander Lipsey, Bob Schockman, Gretchen Whitmer, Mickey Switalski, Buzz Thomas, Liz Brater, Mike Prusi, Gilda Jacobs, Glenn Anderson and Mark Slavens and then pitched in $187,000 himself. Mind you, the limit is $20,000.
Once the Democrats realized they’d been discovered each of the folks who currently serve in the legislature went ahead and asked for refunds. Essentially they said “oops, our mistake, don’t punish us for it!” Prusi, Whitmer, Switalski, Brater, Thomas, Slavens and Jacobs all took their illegal cash back, essentially admitting they’d been caught with their hands in the cookie jar and trying to make things right (well after the fact).
But no such change of heart from Mark Schauer. When he breaks the law he stands by his criminal activity! And he stands by his man, too. Ken Brock, the anti-Semite who’s racist comments drew the ire of everyone in Michigan except Mark Schauer, was the Senator’s treasurer on this particular money laundering operation and signed all of the papers. “
The scheme was noted and investigated.
This is somehow NOT surprising.
“Top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder claiming principal property tax exemptions in 2 states”
A top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who ran for a Republican precinct delegate post this month in Bath Township is registered to vote in two states and has reportedly claimed principal property tax exemptions in each.
Oh yeah.. Isn’t he a voting delegate too? Why yes, yes he is
“Black pastors denounce Michigan Republicans “Dance with the Devil” on Elliott-Larson: Michigan GOP House Speaker Bolger “sold his soul” for $100,000 from so called “gay rights” advocates, pastors say”
Read the rest.
The Detroit News: “Michigan GOP braces for Tea Party Showdown”
” Calley, who declined to be interviewed for this story, has never publicly opposed the governor on major policy decisions, but routinely says he is “the conservative voice” inside the Snyder administration. “
Consider this single paragraph for a moment.
The governor has Raised taxes on some, went behind the legislature’s back on the NITC, pushed hard for Obamacare in Michigan, pushes Common Core, hired several Democrats to key positions, bails out Detroit, pushes rail subsidies, and will likely sign on the dotted line when the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights act is presented for modification. Modified so that dangerous behavior is blessed not only with the ongoing media push, but with the unforgiving and ‘intolerant’ hammer of law on those who disagree with that behavior.
All of which begs the question: “When does your conservative voice matter Mr Calley?”
Pissant’s unhinged rant of the day.
These extremists are what Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson rightly calls the “Taliban wing” of the GOP.
Ah yes, old Babbling Brooksie is a helluva example.
While the extremists attempt to portray themselves as principled conservatives fighting against what they claim to be Republicans-in-name-only (aka RINOs), the truth is they are the pretenders.
That isn’t to say everyone in the tea party is a conservative pretender.
Far from it, actually.
Unfortunately, the mothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers who filled parks and courthouse lawns four years ago were preyed upon by all sorts of hucksters and grifters, who declared themselves to be the tea party leaders.
They then aligned with extremists, themselves the descendants of the John Birch Society who were rightfully expelled from the conservative movement by Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr. and Michigan’s own Russell Kirk when these three served as the political and intellectual leaders of conservatism.
That’s why political leaders and activists who were the tea party long before the tea party existed — Macomb County’s Leon Drolet comes to mind — [snip]
Ps. Mush-mouth Buckley’s son turned out to be a pile of dung, too.
“The Greatest LIE in American Politics is this: THAT WHAT ONE IS OR DOES IN PRIVATE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW THEY ACT OR RULE IN PUBLIC.
We are told an Officials Political and Private lives are separate. That past failures are not to be considered as evidence of future possibilities. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH, FOR ONE’S CHARACTER FROM WITHIN WILL BE REVEALED IN DUE TIME, WHILE IN PUBLIC OFFICE. WHILE THE PENDULUM SWINGS, PEOPLES LIVES, LIBERTY, AND PROPERTY HANG IN THE BALANCE.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A POLITICIAN OR OFFICIAL, WHOSE RHETORIC IS INCONSISTENT, SWAYING WITH THE BREEZES, (or the winds of Donors) ALLIANCES OF THE MOMENT OVER-RIDING LONG TERM PRINCIPLES, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE FOOLED WITH YOUR CHANGING RHETORIC USED TO HIDE YOUR RECORD.
WE WILL KEEP THE STATESMAN, ELEVATE THOSE WE TRUST, THOSE WHO HAVE STOOD BY US, AND PROMOTE THE REST BACK TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF OUR REPUBLIC, THAT OF SIMPLE CITIZEN. PAST SERVICE WILL BE REWARDED WHEN DESERVED, AND DISMISSED WHEN APPROPRIATE.”
(Paraphrased) Plymouth Rock Foundation Executive Director, Paul Jehle
Webster’s Dictionary defines a Statesman as:
1: one versed in the principles or art of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government or in shaping its policies
2: one who exercises political leadership wisely and without narrow partisanship
Politician is defined as:
1: a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government
2 a: a person engaged in party politics as a profession b: a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons
Not sayin’, just sayin’
Perhaps, legal minds would care to opine?