Cronyism

Look to David Kroll in the 90th District

Just happened across this little blurb in mLive, and talk about a vicious circle of dysfunction.

A Holland woman who was a Washington, D.C., aide to former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra is running for state House in the 90th District.
….

The seat is currently held by state Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits.
….

Garcia said. “With term limits, we can’t afford to have somebody learn the ropes (before they get to work).”
….
Daniela Garcia planned to announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination Friday, Feb. 7, at Alpenrose Park, 4 E. 8th St. in Holland, with Hoekstra in attendance. She joins a field that has five other candidates.
…..

She is the daughter of former Holland schools superintendent Frank Garcia [collected pension age 54].
Garica worked with U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers and during Hoekstra’s last two years in Congress [snip]

Is anything above really something to boast about? Let’s refresh our memories on Pete Hoekstra.

Folks, you have an opportunity for better in the 90th District, and his name is David Kroll.

You Betcha! (1)Nuh Uh.(0)

Let’s nip the “Little Ronna” Talk in the bud Right here, Right now

It sure doesn’t take long for the dregs of the Third world voting MI-GOP to reveal what is their next scheme. For example? OK, take a full-time wannabe somebody in Oakland County, who used to be a staffer for ousted Joe “it’s not your money” Knollenberg, now working the crony nepotism angle for filling the opening of the National Committeewoman spot. Skip to 20:57 in the podbean.

Yippie. It’s the “Big Ronna” and “Little Ronna” show.

Oh, and old brother “arithmetic” Romney, 24 + 4 = 30

Michigan’s Gang Of Polyps. These people making up the state Party apparatchik truly are sociopaths.

You Betcha! (6)Nuh Uh.(1)

This is What Rick Snyder is Bailing Out?

via WXYZ

So, this is what Snyder, Richardville, and Bolger, are peddling as their $350M “Grand Bargain”. Got it. And, Oakland County you sure know how to pick winners too.

“That is why it was a no-brainer when I supported a vote on the DIA millage in 2012. More than 63% of Oakland County voters agreed with me. And a majority of voters in Wayne and Macomb did, too.” – L. Brooks Patterson 01/19/2014

You Betcha! (0)Nuh Uh.(0)

As If On Cue

Rush correctly reveals connections with "Main Street" Republicans and the left's operatives.

We see some of the relationships that have developed, explaining how self professed Republicans can stray so far from principles for no other reason than maintaining power.

As alluded to in the article previous to this, it takes a special kind of donkey to carry the water for the Democrat party into the Republican camp. Rush’s update this morning struck a serious note of truth; especially given some of the the operatives here in Michigan.

Indeed, the “Main Street” “Republicans” Are neither.

You Betcha! (0)Nuh Uh.(0)

Sundays Satire: Get Konnected with The Kronies Action Figures

There’s also Michigan’s own Kronies Action Figure: The Alticors. With way cool go go DRIC boondoggle* powers.

*Additional taxpayer funding for new U.S. Customs facility sold separately.

You Betcha! (0)Nuh Uh.(0)

Saturday Morning Divertere – SOTU Chicago Style

Its hard to pass up an opportunity to talk of the real ills of government.

At 1:36, the commenter nails down the issue that confronts us in the USA as clearly as anyone can.

“The problem is Patronage, Nepotism and Cronyism”

damn straight.

Enjoy

H/T Bro AG

You Betcha! (0)Nuh Uh.(0)

Bankrupt – The Movie

Detroit.

Cronyism, corruption, bailouts, favored status, confiscation through eminent domain, picking winners and losers.  Sound familiar?

This documentary premiered yesterday in Washington DC, and offers some historic perspective to the decline of Detroit.

Perhaps even, an explanation (a warning) of what is to come next, as long as we allow our governments to engage in corporatism; a way in which our taxpayers dollars are funneled into the pockets of special interests  and how corruption has abused Detroit, providing little benefit to those paying the bills. At one point Thomas LaDuke makes a great point about not questioning “people’s heart or motives,” but his frustration of how city residents don’t actually see how the city has been run.

Enjoy

You Betcha! (0)Nuh Uh.(0)

Now why might this be?

Something interesting to note with battleground state data that has been released a short while ago.

Gallup: January 2-December 29, 2014

Obama Approval ratings in Senate Battleground States (this is the YEARLY average, the President’s current numbers are actually lower in EACH of these states).

  • Alaska: 33.5%
  • Arkansas: 34.9%
  • Colorado: %42.3
  • Georgia: 45.4%
  • Iowa: 42.5%
  • Kentucky: 35.1%
  • Louisiana: 40%
  • Michigan: 47.7%
  • Montana: 33.1%
  • New Hampshire: 44.6%
  • North Carolina: 43%
  • Oregon: 45.4%
  • South Dakota: 31.7%
  • Virginia: 46.4%
  • West Virginia: 25.1%

The current numbers may be lower, but I see one particular thing that makes sense.

You have to love Michigan’s push for medicaid expansion, and ceding to the Obamacare plan along side other progressive Obama ‘likes’ such as common core, A21, and transportation schemes. The highest appreciation for Obama, coming from the state that is controlled by Republicans.

Because Republicans manage those failed progressive schemes so much better than the Democrats.

#AmIRight?

You Betcha! (0)Nuh Uh.(0)

Tuesday Twofer – SOTU Edition

Given the gelastic fabrications we expect during tonights annual oratorical re-run, I figured it would take TWO videos for us to be properly prepared and to assist in our girding of the loins.

Elections have consequences.

Ugh.

You Betcha! (1)Nuh Uh.(0)