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Last minute blitzing being planned for the Hoogendyk campaign, as he faces down one of the least conservative members of the Republican congressional delegation from Michigan.
Saturday the 4th, be looking out for a motivated team participating in a door to door blitz. In fact, be a part of that blitz and hang out with a great group of patriots having fun and actually doing something. Questions? Contact Steve.
In the meanwhile, its worth taking a look at these:
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Tapayer Party Mel Valkner sends THIS out today to email boxes:
"Re-election goes to those who have best served their constituents. That is not the case with Rep. Fred Upton. Like President Obama, he is out of touch.No kidding.
Stay involved people.
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Speaking of that great stalwart of energy Frederico Uptonogoodio ..
Mr I-want-to give-more-money-to-A123, proudly defended the Keystone XL pipeline in the new Highway Bill. At least he suggests it will happen after November:
"Congress approved a new highway bill today without a Keystone XL pipeline provision championed by Congressman Fred Upton.A change indeed.
And perhaps as a reward for such courage, the change might include an even more local element than the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania avenue alone.
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Obviously RightMichigan.com is seen as one of the truest conservative voices in Michigan.
Yeah, I used the word 'obviously'. If it weren't so, we wouldn't be used as the initiation tool for the wet-behind-the-ears punk Republican fraternity, and its sponsoring institution, Sergeant Upton's Lonely Brain Club Band.
Because we have a(dare I say it) 'liberal' posting policy, nearly ANYONE could post here. In fact, if it isn't spam, and it isn't lefty talking points, (some people call them lies) we let the conversation stay. It allows for a free discussion, and sometimes it even gets fiery. Debate is good for the soul, and frankly sharpens the tools we use in fighting off the progressive horde.
Its the American way.
But posting here has apparently become the holy grail for some folks. The very same folks who were maybe once upon a time excited to go to the big city 'Mayberry', and hopefully find the icon with the single bullet in his shirt pocket, now find excitement in our editorial environment. So much so, that we are being used as the tool to try and (do the impossible) convince the conservative base that Fred Upton, who has the lowest conservative ranking for a congressman in Michigan, is the better candidate in the CD6 race. Not through a series of accolades for the man who banned what might be the greatest invention of the industrial age, but denigrating the character of the opponent Jack Hoogendyk through non substantiated claims and falsehoods.
And even as it was obviously a hit piece, it was allowed to remain.
Our commenting community quickly eviscerated the post adolescent author as was expected, and we did not expect to hear much from him again other than the weak rambling that is so often associated with such affairs. What he doesn't know, is the whimpering his mom hears at night from the basement is really bothering her.
Maybe its time for him to move out.
But we'll move along .. below the fold.
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King's privilege right?
ALG President Bill Wilson today sent a letter to the House Ethics Committee today questioning Michigan CD6 Fred Upton's use of taxpayer paid franked mail to tout his political rating by the NRA to his constituents. The letter suggests Upton could well afford to campaign on his own dime without the use of taxpayer dollars:
"To be clear, if Mr. Upton had chosen to write about specific legislation mentioning key organizations who supported or opposed it as part of his rationale to his constituents as to why he voted a certain way, that would be inside the lines. However, putting out what can only be called a "campaign" piece using taxpayer funds is repugnant.Sense of entitlement, indeed.
Once bitten by the entitlement bug, its hard to shake I suppose. Stamps for Christmas cards, or pictures of hunting folk carrying guns to posture for support. All paid for with the sweat from taxpayer brows. Upton for his part, has defended his actions already, claiming the money he DIDN'T spend shows he is a fiscal hawk."
"Again this year, I will be returning money to the treasury that I could spend," Upton said."Oh.
Then there is nothing to see here. Move along.
Seriously, its time to make an attitude adjustment in DC.
Someone says its time to dump Upton:
"In 1986, Upton primaried a sitting Republican by running to that man's left. He has been running to the left field foul line ever since. Now it's time to return the favor."CD6, its upton you.
OK Cheezy name pun aside, let the dumping begin.
By JGillman, Section News
Congressional candidate Jack Hoogendyk has called Congressman Fred Upton out for supporting a huge stimulus program at the federal level. On May 9, Congress voted on amendments to H.R. 5326, an appropriation bill for the Justice and Commerce Departments. Amendments were offered to make cuts to the total appropriation of nearly $53 billion.
As written by Daniel Horowitz from the Madison Project, "The most important amendment that has been proposed so far is Mike Pompeo's amendment #37 to abolish the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA is a failed Great Society program that serves as a stimulus/pork slush fund for special interest communities under the guise of assistance to economically distressed areas of the country. It's nothing more than a fund for corporate welfare and a way of picking winners and losers in the market. It has been as successful in creating jobs as Obama's stimulus." This amendment would have saved $3 billion in wasteful "stimulus" spending over ten years.
Unfortunately, the amendment failed.
All Democrats and 104 Republicans voted against the amendment. Included in that number was Congressman Fred Upton, who has lately been telling his constituents back home that he is opposed to stimulus spending and bloated budgets. "Voting against this amendment is hypocrisy on his part. I can only assume he thought nobody would find out," stated Hoogendyk.
"The Pompeo amendment is just one example of how Congress and Fred Upton can make meaningful cuts, one at a time, to reduce the size of the federal budget which is in serious need of reduction," he continued. Upton voted wrong on several other amendments that would have saved a total of over $8 billion in the coming year.
"It's in the amendment process that government can be reduced," said Hoogendyk. "Now is the time for courage and action."
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Part of the trouble with selecting the right candidates for elective office, is that it seems like those who are electable become too easily swayed by establishment habits, either shortly before or after taking office.
We have talked about candidates we prefer on RightMichigan.com often. And generally the endorsements will be far in between, and few. In fact, personal affirmations of course will be the only way you might see a favorite endorsed for office anyhow. So before we move along too far into the election season, I want to let you know we DO have friends who we can trust to send to Washington.
Go below the fold for why.
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