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I gotta tell you all, its been a crazy year.
Personally, my family and I have suffered a few losses, and that expanded into the conservative community as well with bloggers/activists David Hinz, and Chetly Zarko. Well, David passed in 2009, but with the new reality we own, things tend to blend, and pretty much everything from February 2009 falls into what I consider the last year.
All of the efforts that truly started in 2009 with the Santelli rant igniting the movement of the last 200 years started paying dividends this year. Those of us who knew its effects would be incredible indeed, kept at it, writing about the strength of an awakened consciousness that the MSM pooh poohed. The insistence of our 'fringe' and inconsequential movement, failing and as mistaken as the reports of Mark Twain's death so many years ago.
The news of THIS movement's demise was indeed greatly exaggerated.
However there were moments of doubt.
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2010 has been an incredible year for Michigan politics and other ways in our lives.. Ways both good and bad. As a community we have suffered losses that are tough to bear, and gains that give us hope. I think it has been the year with the most personal effect on my own life, but also might well be a defining one in the history of Michigan and the entire nation.
Lets have RightMichigan.com send off 2010 ..with a bang.
Lets share our experiences and thoughts. Get your stories together, and leave room for the last few days that exist between today and the Christmas - New years day week. As this year has shown us it doesn't take long for some things to develop.
And as legend Yogi Berra once offered.. "It ain't over till its over"
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At the top of Democrat Mark Schauer's re-election campaign web site, he has the slogan
"Turning Michigan around, one job at a time"
Based on his voting record, I think voters need to interpret his campaign slogan literally.
Even though it's proven time and again that large spending bills are job and economy killers, Democrats can count on a "yes" vote from Mark Schauer.
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No words that I have, can adequately give thanks for the sacrifice soldiers have made, and continue to make daily. Al I can do is offer my appreciation for such dedication and love of country.
Indeed we shall not forget those who have given all.
~ Promoted by JGillman - Welcome Chairman! ~
Last weekend, while Michiganders were busy enjoying their weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were using every procedural trick at their disposal to pass a $2.5 trillion government-run health care experiment that Michigan simply doesn't want.
Michigan Democrats like Mark Schauer and Gary Peters are on board with Pelosi and her gamesmanship to pass the job killing measure even though Michigan consistently struggles with the highest unemployment rate in the country.
While the Democrats claim their number one priority is the economy and creating jobs, we have yet to see it as they continue to push an unpopular job-killing health care bill down our throats. Every day they talked about health care over the past year, Representatives Schauer and Peters weren't talking about how to bring much-needed jobs to Michigan.
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Lieutenant Governor John Cherry ended his gubernatorial campaign with an announcement at noon.
Cherry's decision comes in the wake of months of internal and public polling that indicates all major Republican candidates beat or come close to beating Governor Jennifer Granholm's heir-apparent.
With Cherry's departure, the Democratic Party primary for governor is wide-open. House Speaker Andy Dillon may run if the Democrats can cope with a nominally pro-life candidate.
Most recently, a Rasmussen poll conducted for Detroit-based WJBK (FOX 2) reported Cherry lost to Congressman Pete Hoekstra by 14 points, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard by 10 points and Attorney General Mike Cox by 6 points.
Cherry's favorable rating of 35 percent is also dismal, while Hoekstra has a 50-26 percent favorable/unfavorable rating.
It's also an early sign that the White House wants to avoid a repeat of 2009 when Republicans picked up the governor mansions in New Jersey and Virginia.
This also means Cherry realized he can't escape his dismissal record as the governor's helpmate for the past seven years; a period of time that saw one family leave Michigan every 12 minutes for a brighter future.
It's a record of failed leadership -- including the Granholm-Cherry-Dillon tax increase of 2007 that put the final nail in the coffin of businesses on main streets across Michigan.
It's a record of a broken state with the worst economy in the country, crumbling infrastructure, struggling schools and cash-strapped local governments.
Most importantly, it's a record that can't be defended.
Michigan has waived goodbye to her future. She has lost too many future doctors, scientists, engineers, job-creators, teachers and innovators because of Granholm and Cherry.
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There's been a push for a constitutional convention (con-con) by a small, but influential group of Lansing elites and their followers. This has been going on for the last three years. I'm strongly opposed to opening Pandora's Box here. The Argus fails to make a solid case for it here. In fact this is one of the sloppiest editorials I've ever seen from the Argus
Some background - I've been aware of the con-con push since December of 2006, almost exactly three years ago.
This group of Lansing insiders, elitists, and termed out legislators (Frank Kelley, Joe Schwarz, Harry Gast, Phil Power, Debbie Dingell, and John Hertel) had their agenda they wanted to push. They did not like constitutional amendments, Headlee's protection on property taxes, term limits (I agree with that aspect), give the governor much more power, raise taxes, eliminate recalls, and end elections of judges and university trustees. That was as of 2006.
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+ Apologetic Agema admits errors but won't resign
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+ GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season
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+ Mike Huckabee's comments on birth control gift for Dems
+ Granholm to co-chair pro-Clinton PAC for president
+ Republican panel approves tougher penalties for unauthorized early primary states
+ Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit
+ Peters raises $1M-plus for third straight quarter in Senate bid
+ Bill would let lawyers opt out of Michigan state bar
+ Michigan lawmakers launch more bills against sex trade
+ Balanced budget amendment initiative gets a jumpstart
+ Feds subpoena Christie's campaign, GOP
+ Poll: At Obama's 5-year point, few see a turnaround
+ Obama to release 2015 budget March 4
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