The result could not be even remotely legal, so how can the proposal go forward?
The name “Puppets not People.” Would be more apt.
Proposal 2 of 2018 is one of the most bizarre creations to be tested before the voting public. Several pages of changes to our state constitution without the benefit of a convention, and a significant change to state government through a vote where maybe TWO or THREE percent of voters will have a full understanding of the changes being made.
The Michigan Supreme Court failed miserably in stopping what amounts to a coup of Michigan’s constitution.It should immediately review and recall its decision, or face future docket challenges it cannot meet.
The mess this proposal will create is undeniable. Literally prepared for court battles, the proposal inserts language into our constitution that authorizes the commission to ‘prosecute’ the legislature for financial ability to defend itself against expected redistricting challenges. What this means is that unlimited taxpayer dollars will be used to fend off any taxpayer disagreements with whatever crazy apportionment happens.
This ‘clever’ bit of political takeover quite frankly takes the power AWAY from the people of Michigan. The Orwellian name ‘voters not politicians’ gives certain political influences (through social media and misinformation) more of a permanent grasp on the political mechanics, with little or no chance for timely corrections.
A group called United Impact Group, LLC is asking clerks across Michigan for copies of voted ballots and other material from the November 2016 election, using the Freedom of Information Act. Michigan’s news media cannot seem to figure out who they are and are posting ominous articles.
The first Congressional District needs to reconsider inappropriate action.
There are people within the Republican party that still don’t get it.
It is one thing to privately support candidates they like. It is fully yet another to officially endorse a candidate while the party itself is still determining the outcome.
An official endorsement implies many things, among which is the suggestion that anyone else who wishes to participate within the process is really no longer welcome. That the efforts made to support a party committee will be diverted to represent interests that the contributor does not want.
Is the 1st CD cte trying to lessen overall involvement by those who might disagree with pet choices in a primary?
When a general election arrives it is all hands on deck as implied with membership of the party. However, in a primary or pre-convention contest, the suggestion that all members have coalesced to agree that a single candidate is preferable over another is ludicrous and irresponsible.
I am a member of the 1st congressional district, and as a Republican delegate I was never consulted, nor asked for an opinion on the letter you see to the right. Are we to conclude that duly elected delegates are to be ignored by the 1st congressional district executive board in the acts of favoritism?
There was no vote that we were allowed to participate in on this, and unilateral decision making is apparently the new rule. While I had no horse in this contest, it is troubling that those who do would pretend to know my favor.
The first congressional district should rescind its endorsement until after the convention has selected its candidate.
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Every two years, the factions of the Republican party get to have a little fun.
Don’t get me wrong, the democrats run the fun/ridiculous machine overtime. No matter what anyone tells you, those who hook their wagons to the Socialist lite democrat banner are already exhibiting what should be in the APA DSM manuals. The GOP has a few critical cases, but generally the differences are in the way we want to approach the argument.
However, there are still too many people who think that a life of crime ..er a life of service .. a political paycheck is the way to go. Perhaps the prestige of those ‘power’ positions, and maybe even the real reward of patronage while in and out of office can make such aspirations appealing.
It may seem that the time spent and asses people have to kiss to grab that golden ring would be far better spent with family, doing vacations, building a business, etc. I have run a couple of primary challenge campaigns to incumbents, but have no desire to be seated long term. Some folks do it to effect REAL reformative change however.
I suspect most politicians actually feel that they have a ‘mission’ as well when starting on such an adventure, but also having won a campaign against an incumbent in a primary, I have also experienced the pressure of acceptance. To the novice of political office, it is exceptionally easy to be sucked into the ‘best intentions’ paradigm.
“Demeaning women and disrespecting others is unacceptable behavior. I am raising four kids to stand up for others, to love their neighbor, to exemplify respect and integrity. I do not tolerate anything less from my kids, and I will not tolerate anything less from someone who wants to be President of the United States,” she wrote in 2016.
She wrote that she had remained quiet until then out of respect to voters who had chosen Trump as the nominee, “But it is clear that Donald Trump has not earned my respect or my vote.”
Apparently, she didn’t give that vote to him either.
This morning’s radio audio has Tim Skubick asking if she voted for him. She replied with “I support President Trump and the policies that are coming out of his administration. ” or some other variation of this, but for the three times she was asked, three times she avoided directly answering the question.
Clearly, she didn’t vote for the president in the general election of 2016. It is understandable that in the primary other Republicans might get the vote of the flag bearer, or flag bearer jr. Hell, we all had our favorites. But when the choice in the general means electing a Republican or promoting a dedicated criminal enterprise, it seems a person of reasonable intelligence might choose the former.
Schuitmaker has opportunity To defend Colbeck at the most appropriate time, yet chokes.
Pat Colbeck was a champion for Michigan.
And for a couple more months he still will be a champion. I’ll not mince words about it. I support our nominee wholeheartedly, but truly I believe Pat was a man who by all measure attempted to find solutions and serve the people of this state with principles solutions, honor, and substance.
Pat had a long road to get to the point where he decided to run. His eight year service as State Senator was solid, and he was/is unafraid to face down the jackals like Richardville and Meekhof; two of the swampiest representatives to ever find leadership roles in Lansing.
Still serving his constituents in Lansing until the end of this year, Pat Colbeck lost all committee assignments, and had all office control removed. Why? Because he wouldn’t play kiss the pollywog’s ass’ with Senator Arlan Meekhof. This is not a common occurrence in Michigan’s robust history, and could only happen with the thinnest skinned critters in leadership.
Bill Schuette is immediately ready to face down the failed ideas of the left.
The left is bereft of ideas.
Well, maybe not ‘bereft’, but the ideas they have are generally failed attempts at creating equal outcomes instead of promoting equal opportunity. Socialism, a well documented catastrophe of civilization’s epoch is now the new norm for the Democrat party. The tragedy of the ‘best intentions’ has no equal in ways of starving and inciting misery in otherwise viable populations.
Bill Schuette, having earned the nomination of the Republican party is wasting no time challenging the nominee of the Democrats. In a press release today he appears confident that a comparison of her record and rhetoric will expose the regressive policies of those who once upon a time preferred to be called ‘progressive.’
That is all it would have taken to get on the ballot; using his correct address. Instead Matt Morgan, who apparently aspires to be one more representative of the disaster known as the Democrat party in Congress, failed at the mere task of properly gaining ballot access.
Aside from the institutional failure of socialist ideology, the Democrat party has had it’s own trickle down of success. The bench is thin, and the possibility of getting a real live veteran (Morgan) who actually believes in redistribution, cultural denigration, and murdering the unborn has them ..energized.
This photo represents the full out effort of the local and state Democrats to drag him over and onto the November ballot. This is duplicated throughout the district at each polling place complete with nearby Subaru with a ‘Bernie’ bumper sticker.