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Tag: Mike Bishop
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Want to see how Ronulans deep-six Rep. Bentivolio's reelection? Chem-trails.
"We'll bring in some Air Force folks right here in our district. We can have an oversight reform committee hearing right here and we'll investigate," said Bentivolio in response to an audience question. "I'd like to find out about it too."
Oh, Lord. Please Kerry, don't play with your vegetables. We here at RM didn't bust our asses in 2012, just to have a few PaulTards in the crowd grenade us in 2014.
But despite such embarrassing diversions the first-term Congressman, say political insiders, will be difficult to unseat in 2014 - even with last week's announcement that
In the redrawn CD-11, I wouldn't be so cocksure as to hang my hat on "the power of incumbency". Not in Oakland, and Wayne County's den of vipers, anyway.
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By JGillman, Section News
When was the last time a sitting Republican governor of Michigan was subjected to a primary?
Truthfully, I am not sure if it has ever happened. In 2014 it would likely succeed, according to polling by iCaucus that was completed on Friday and finalized this weekend. The scientific polling was done over a week targeting a specific group that will decide who is the GOP flag bearer going forward; active, educated and engaged republican delegates.
As a foreshadowing through early results had revealed, there is little question of where folks are at this point in time, and on the eve of Snyder signing Obamacare capitulation into law in Michigan. The polling shows Rick Snyder in disfavor with delegates, and unwelcome to nearly half. Less than 40% would NOT like to see a primary challenge.
Not surprisingly to this writer, the results are not as clear with Lt Governor Brian Calley, who has results that are within the margin of error. Outside of the polling there is a sense that many conservatives still find the problem to be with the governor himself, and Calley to be more incidental and possibly holding the governor to more conservative positions than he would be otherwise.
This might be the case, and might be seen as an additional reason to oust the governor who requires such 'care'.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
And no, I'm not talking about Randy Richardville, though I agree that he needs to go, too. Nope, I'm referring to a different scoundrel here.
Last Sunday, on the Dump Saul Anuzis facebook page, I wrote:
"While all of this various and sundry political talk is very fascinating, let's please keep our primary objective in mind . . . that of dumping Saul Anuzis as Michigan's RNC National Committeeman. We do need to start recruiting a potential challenger, and develop a delegate strategy (using the 2010 pool) to accumulate the votes necessary to dump him."
The conversation threads, both on the page and in the group, were starting to get a tad afield of the original purpose, which is to focus the efforts to replace Saulius Anuzis as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman. Best to stay focused here, as we only have about seven weeks left to work with. Grab a pot of coffee, and let's go below the fold.
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Stopping an extreme labor payback agenda with an abuse of our transportation department? Well played leader Bishop.
Mike Bishop's office on Thursday said it will not come up for a vote. What is it?
A $5.5 Billion dollar expense to taxpayers that has big labor and government special interest finger marks all over it. Its the approval of legislation that would ultimately approve the building of a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor. Its the approval of a process which again pits government against business. Business which has already been serving the needs of travelers quite adequately.
Its the DRIC Boondoggle.
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By JGillman, Section News
And I am not talking about the election, though it too turned out very good for the future of Michigan.
There was a very real possibility of paying even higher taxes these last two years.
Bishop says "it made a difference right away," when asked after his presentation during a Traverse City visit about how long it took for legislators to start taking the rallies on the steps of the capitol seriously. He continued, talking about how it gave strength to many lawmakers to hold the line. "..they knew they had support."
They had some serious support.
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By JGillman, Section News
8AM rules committee thing tomorrow.. Some are concerned it will be designed to favor particular candidates. Hopefully on the up and up. Chairing it will be Jason Allen. Fair play gentlemen, is key to restoring trust within the party. You cannot afford to blow this opportunity, and you may.
Betty Weaver is on the Bus.. What I find to be a strange event, is the appearance of Elizabeth Weaver at our Traverse city Pick up Spot for the Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally Bus heading to DC. Had the pleasure of an hour long conversation between GR and Okemos, where she boarded the bus to head to the event. Apparently a big Beck fan.
Robo Calls suck.. No fewer than 20 Robo calls a day as a reward for becoming a precinct delegate. Bill Schuette, Michelle McManus and Mike Bishop topped the list. Question.. Do we have a THIRD alternative to the AG nod?
Non identified emails, and fake websites set up to encourage voting by delegates.. THEMICHIGANREPORT.COM is as fake as reporting blogs go. Anyone who cannot put their name or normally used moniker on their work is hardly worth paying attention to. FAIL.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
I recently received an anonymous email criticizing Bill Schuette for certain decisions on the Court of Appeals. The email was so ludicrously awful, I almost deleted it immediately, but then I thought again -- it's an election year, and people who aren't familiar with the law might accept this as some sort of authority. Hence, we set the record straight here, by reposting my emailed response:
I join with Joan Fabiano in condemning this ridiculous attack on Bill Schuette. While everyone has a right to his or her opinion, no one has a right to be wrong on the facts. The anonymous person who attacked Judge Schuette for decisions in three cases involving criminal sentencings clearly does not understand the law or criminal procedure. These decisions show that Judge Schuette understands and applies the law as it is written. Moreover, the anonymous sender completely mischaracterizes the decisions themselves.
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