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Tag: Mark Schauer
By JGillman, Section News
Mark Schauer's campaign for governor has been down to the public assistance office because he doesn't have enough money to pay the help.
In an absolutely hilarious statement, his spokesperson explains the plight as NOT being needed for paying the help:
Schauer spokesman Zack Pohl said the campaign has "every day expenses" such as offices, employees and materials to pay for and denied the request for public funding was a sign of a fundraising weakness for Schauer seven months before the primary.Nah. Its fundraising weakness.
Schauer isn't seen a good investment, even though he is all the Dems have, and that isn't saying much. In the meantime, if the political welfare check doesn't arrive on time, you can bet the operations will be done out of a cold cardboard box with a few less employees. Economic reality folks.
And in other news, Governor Rick Snyder will spend half a million smackers to persuade folks what a good job he has done:
" Records reviewed by the Free Press show the Snyder campaign has purchased $400,000 worth of TV air time during the Feb. 2 Super Bowl with Fox affiliate WJBK-TV (Channel 2) and $18,000 worth of ad time on the Lansing Fox affiliate, WSYM-TV (Fox 47). Though full details were not available, the purchases are part of a statewide buy for a 60-second spot. "And 60 second spots are made for telling stories.
Snyder and Schauer BOTH have interesting pasts with regard to finance reporting though. The nerd fund, with its 'Mysterious' donors, and Mark Schauer with Campaign finance irregularities
Yup. Peas in a pod.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
This campus commie is a piker in comparison.
They have hold of your child's mind seven hours a day...
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto of their plan for the "abolition of the family," to "replace home education by social" or public schools, and to replace monogamy with "an openly legalized community of women" (sharing women in common).
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.
Solomon's words of wisdom here have been quite helpful this past week and a half, when I've had the sense to heed them. Further relevant advice comes from my dad (a Mustang pilot during WW2) and one of my elementary school teachers (a Mitchell navigator during WW2): If you're not drawing fire, then you're not over your target.
Judging by some of the flak I've been catching since Labor Day, I'd say I've discovered a target the value of which neither the blueblooded old guard party elites nor the Snyder-Calley "nerd herd" want as public knowledge.
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By JGillman, Section News
An iCaucus poll taken this week has revealed troubling news for Rick Snyder and Brian Calley.
Polling of delegates throughout the state has revealed that Both Rick Snyder and Brian Calley could face successful challenges in the primary and at convention respectively. MIRS and other sources are reporting that the polling has so far shown that those responding indicate 44-41% Snyder should face a primary challenger in 2014, and Calley a convention challenger 40-37%. The remaining percentages are undecided. Margin of error 4.99%, and Confidence 95%.
WHOM the preferred challenger might be is another matter entirely. With a number of names used to reflect different philosophic grounding ONE (as yet unnamed) possible poll answer barely gets outside of the margin of error but ahead of Snyder, and three fail terribly against Snyder according to my other sources. (again, unnamed-as-yet) This comes as little surprise as the governor is facing stiff opposition by conservatives across the state putting pressure on state senators, and the one possibility that senate Dems might stick Snyder in the back on the final vote so they can call his 'leadership' weak.
Somehow I doubt that.
In fact, the Dems are just starting to tell us what they are afraid of.
Go below the fold for more.
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This site has served the conservative community for a long time.
Recognizing that many 'moderate' elements now lurk for fear of being drawn into arguments they cannot win, there ARE ways to get a pulse on what is being considered. Even the soft conservatives out here are getting the fire-to-the-hand test of loyalty by the governor who doesn't really seem to have ANY center of gravity. When the first answer is always to go back with hands out for more taxes, its an insult to the 'conservative' voter who actually feels some bizarre obligation to support it. When we see this:
"The MIRS subscription newsletter reported Monday that the quadrant leaders "are moving toward a package" that would devote all revenue collected at the gas pump -- including fuel excise and sales taxes -- to roads while boosting the state sales tax by one percent to replace lost revenue currently earmarked for schools and cities."I am all for making sure the taxes collected on Gasoline goes to roads.
However, the increasing cost on gasoline and subsequent sales tax windfall provided cover for the fungible nature in which the schools are supported. It allowed other areas of state government to grow, and covered the years of neglect and lack of schools oversight by the legislature. The schools have enough to operate on, but do not have some of the tools in which to better manage what they get. Snyder's additional sales tax is NOT the way to solve this.
There really has to be a question forming in the minds of even the most ardent Republicans.
We are NOT ATM machines. How the hell did we get here?
We need to know where you are at. Is Rick Snyder at all trustworthy to see through another 4 years? Would readers of this site vote for a Democrat to prove a point? Would a third party bid be a better way of giving Snyder's unpredictable 'antics'?
Take the poll.
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Bart Stupak was likely the deciding factor in the passage of Obamacare.
Remember this, and the fact that the entire mess we are facing is due to his coalition backing the ACA at a point where it was vulnerable for being recognized as a tool for the baby killers. As a pro-life congressman, he was snookered. Fooled like anyone who capitulates with even a single aspect of the worst legislation that has ever emanated from Washington DC.
And now even while our state senate legislative body considers falling into their own version of bait and switch, there are some on the other side who want a better chance at retaking the governor's seat; and planting the once fooled representative from the UP into it.
"His pals complained that the apparent anointed one, former Congressman Mark Schauer, was not catching fire and that Gov. Rick Snyder might beat this guy. They told Mr. Stupak he was their guy."Wet wood, huh?
Folks, we must remember that memories are short. Stupak would beat Snyder based on that very fact. And the fact he has indicated a non-interest in running? Consider it a courtesy for the time being. This is what the literary world calls 'foreshadowing'.
All the more reason to support a gubernatorial primary challenge on the Republican side.
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By JGillman, Section News
~ Reposted from MTTM ~
I will let the reader look up the origin of the term, but the meaning is clear. Michigan has been betrayed by these "representatives."
Allow me to begin by presenting Michigan's "esteemed" US Senators.
First we have the "you can't replace me, cause Michigan will lose all that seniority" Carl (the Marx) Levin. Serving in the US Senate Has been Tough on Carl. His net worth? Carl Levin's net worth was between $1,396,019 and $3,091,000 in 2007, according to Levin's mandated financial disclosure statements. Carl has done well for himself and has graciously accepted any PAC money that comes along to pad his overly abundant war chest. Carl is a "rank and File Democrat, who voted for Bailouts, Health Care, and Carbon initiatives that have cost this state its manufacturing base.
Next, we have Debbie (I can feel global warming when I fly) Stabenow, who has the hand of leftist interest so far up her backside, you can see a ring finger when she opens her mouth to speak. Even the cookie monster's puppetry is more subtle. The cookie monster is also smarter. Stabenow's net worth was between $-50,000 and $-15,001 in 2007, according to Stabenow's mandated financial disclosure statements. Nuff said.
But hey, I get only two Senators to pick on. Thank you, God. The remainder of Michigan woes owes a great deal to the following Representatives.
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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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