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By JGillman, Section News
"Hey I'm your Brother" said Cain to Abel before dispatching him.
And THAT was "family".
In defense of Republicans who have sold out to Obamacare expansion in Michigan, Lt. Guv Brian Calley issued a letter that attempts to re-unify Republicans who have felt the knife of betrayal from Michigan's executive branch and legislature these past two weeks. The plea to accept Obamacare "as the law of the land" frankly falls on deaf ears, and his words add insult to injury when saying there is a conservative argument for passage.
No really there is no such thing.
And Jen Kuznicki does a fine job of pointing it out. She breaks down into sections his screed, and analyzes the mental disconnect that is being argued. At one point noting his argument of being a conservative:
Me thinks she has a point.I have always been a principled conservative voice inside the administration, but when the Governor makes a decision I will support and help implement that decision.
Its a sad day when the poison from our own flag bearers can so corrupt the conscious decisions of those who would otherwise be considered conservative to a point where they are no better than those who pass all manner of progressive policy. Its hurtful to watch grown men insinuate that they HAVE TO back such heresy for the good of the party.
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Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws
Tonight, eight Republican presidential candidates square off again for two hours of highly structured questions and answers. This time, the debate takes place on the campus of Oakland University and will be televised by CNBC.
What to expect?
At a correspondents breakfast this morning, debate moderators Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood forecast that the debate would center primarily around jobs and the economy. The Michigan setting lends itself to that discussion, since the Enchanted Mitten is home to a reawakening automobile industry and a burgeoning renaissance of its own, courtesy of a Republican governor and Republican-controlled legislature.
Still, we won't escape more questions on the Herman Cain sexual harassment allegations. Should this be a topic during this precious time? Good question, but here's why I think these questions will get asked:
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As the result of some extraordinary oversight, your faithful Wizard has snagged a media credential and will be blogging the GOP debate tonight. Stationed in the media center, I may have the opportunity to ask some of the candidates or their surrogates questions during the post-debate spin-o-rama.
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Okay, first we had the 9-9-9 plan, then we had 9-9-9 with exemptions, and now we have 9-0-9 for the poor. I have had many conservatives telling me this is a good plan, but the introduction of a national sales tax alone was a deal breaker for me. Let alone the fact that the plan seems to change every few days.
Recently none other that Pete Hoekstra went on the record endorsing the 9-9-9 plan when the bandwagon started to roll. He said on Twitter:
I indicated support for Cain 9 9 9 plan as interim step in tax system overhaul. Paul Ryan and Art Laffer express support as well!
Well, it turns out that Paul Ryan has never supported the plan after all. Other conservatives have lambasted the plan including Hoekstra supporter Michelle Bachmann who blasted the idea. Hey, as a former lawyer for the IRS she knows a thing or two about taxes. So here is the question, does Pete Hoekstra still support Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan? And if the answer is yes, which one does he support?
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