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By JGillman, Section News
Conservative activists and organizers from across the state of Michigan have had enough.
As promised, Governor Snyder will have to face the reality that the conservative base might well leave him to fend for himself as he repeatedly (and without remorse) promotes expansion of the ACA in Michigan. Joan Fabiano and Jen Kuznicki in an article and open letter to the Governor explain that Republicans should, and will not be casting their vote for him in the coming election.
"It is with careful consideration that we decide on a course of action that is, in our view, politically problematic, but nonetheless a forthright answer to a governor who will not listen to his base: Conservatives should not help this Governor get reelected."This decision does not come easy, and the letter is signed as well by some of the most effective grassroots leaders in the state.
Many are concerned that The 2014 Democrat candidate for governor is likely to take advantage of this, and they are correct. Thus another reason to fight for, and support the legislators who stand up for limited government intrusion into our lives; something clearly pointed out as part of the problem with the ACA by Fabiano and Kuznicki:
'Unsustainable consequences of the passing of the "Affordable" Care Act will leave millions without a job, and millions with cut hours and wages. Those consequences lead us to believe that expansion will overwhelm the system, rip off doctors, temporarily prop up hospitals, all leading to requests for more taxpayer funding on both the State and Federal levels.And all of this merely the tip of the iceberg.
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By JGillman, Section News
For Dennis Lennox. And maybe some things you could really care less about.
As Lennox goes on a personal campaign to destroy Decorated Veteran Dave Agema, the credibility he carries with some folks needs to be put back in check. A little background on this guy is in order.
First off, Lennox is no dummy. He is a little queer, (Odd, but I reserve that the matching definition could be that of the reader's own thoughts) but he knows the political game better than most children his age. In fact, a little better than many who have been in the Republican party for some time, as he plays THEM so well. He is a CMU grad or some such thing, and was vice president at one time of the Young Americans for freedom, a group that was once sanctioned (and relieved by the administration)for anti-homosexual chalkings prior to a veterans support event. It was rumored the chalkings were an attempt to drum up 'news' by SOMEONE in that YAF chapter. It made national news, and attention was given. A lot of attention.
Almost as much as the fabled attacks by university officials while doing the Gary Peters video taping thing, at one point earning him a label of "mentally unstable and a potential "campus shooter" because of his aggressive, in your face tactics". Which was false, and drew the ACLU to his side, yet was likely a label he sought. It also made national media.
Lennox went to the 2008 RNC event in MN as an alternate delegate. I was there as well. On the way in during one session he happened to be walking up the same route on the outside of the security fences. Along that route, was every national leftist blogger in the US. He made it a point to stop and announce himself to quite a few of of them. to make sure THEY know who he was and gave them 'official' interviews as a Republican going in.
At that time of course, he had other things going on as well that would add to his 'national persona'.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
Individual sovereignty is under attack.
Not the wacko, every-man-is-a-sovereign-the-United-States-is-a-corporation kind of sovereignty, but the notion that, as individuals, we have worth and dignity that deserve protection.
This attack exists in every corner of our society and has found its way into our language. Liberal politicians talk about the "cost" of a tax cut and ask conservatives, "How are you going to pay for that tax cut?" They thus view tax cuts as expenditures, but expenditures of what? Of the money to which they deem the government entitled.
A tax cut "spends" nothing. It is an acknowledgment that the money being taxed belongs in the first instance to the earner, not the government. Most Americans would willingly pay taxes to support legitimate government functions, but we resist ferociously the notion that our incomes belong to the government.
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to the Obama campaign.
Mitt Romney's election team cannot coordinate with the PAC groups that have been circulating around the state of Michigan in the last month, but it CAN be aware of where they are, what responses have been, and shifting poll data. The shifting polls as I mentioned in a prior opinion show an RCP of +4 Obama, with a tie otherwise from a 2.9% MOE poll. A Romney super PAC has ad buys in major markets in Michigan for the last week, and now it seems team Obama is in a panic:
".. the Obama campaign is going on Detroit broadcast TV with ads for 11/1 -- 11/6."OK, just a match play right?
Now there have been visits throughout the state by Ann Romney, and they have been standing room only affairs on short notice. $2 million is not chump change, even to these guys. They know its not 2008, and Obama has a record to run from, as well as a funny thing going on about Benghazi. (Like WHY didn't he want to offer help to our ambassador and those with him?)
The article above notes Obama ads will be about the auto bailout and Romney's comments about a bankruptcy. Going to that well once more may not have the desired effect however, as Romney has made his case quite well about his opinion piece in the debate process.
Desperation now driving the Obama campaign to do exactly what Democrats do when in office. Throw money at the problem hoping it does something. .. Anything
No silly, Sam Wurzelbacher, is still scrapping: barely.
Obankruptcy. Barack, and the Democratic Party built that.
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We may be rid of the dope .. soon enough.
Re-looking at the polling numbers from a week and a half ago for a comment reply brought a little optimism for Michigan. I looked back:
indeed. A Monster spooky break.
And then I looked forward to the poll mentioned as an "outlier":
There were 35,000 calls made, and just a little over 1,100 responded.
Think about what that means. Look at the questions asked, and the responses, and tell me you don't see an over sampling of frustrated Democrats.
There is a good chance we see something no one expected only a few months ago. Michigan for Romney By 1 1/2 points.
Now excuse me, I need to go make some in-trade buys.
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I can't wait for the Biden debates.
Midwestern values, and a plan already presented to deal with the debt and deficit, Ryan is a pretty solid pick with little negatives for the left to pick apart. There will be detractors of both sides, and folks like myself would have preferred an Allen West pick, but this is not an overall bad move for team Romney.
I watched this live a couple of years ago, and was very impressed.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I be lovin' the 'ol rumor mill today. Oh, what fun... via detroitnews.com
Could Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder be a vice presidential pick?
Ya right, don't bust your arm patting yourself on the back, Rick. 5th worst.
"There is that perception that Michigan still has a ways to go," said J.P. Donlon, editor in chief at Chief Executive Group. "We haven't received much in the way of feedback that evidences the changes are yet significant for them at this stage."
Actually, Snyder makes a lot of sense for Romney, especially when the Obamneycare debates start in the general election. Snyder is the only governor pushing hard for the Health Insurance Exchange. That should be a huge clue that the GOP heir apparent will merely tinker with retooling the ACA. Wanna bet $10,000 on that? LOL
Now, the ultimate upside for Conservatives in Michigan? It gets governor milquetoast the hell out of our hair so Right-To-Work can be pursued without Snyder's obstruction. Calley expanded government with pushing his pet insurance coverage mandate through, so it'd clearly be to his advantage to work towards the R-T-W goal. If not, then Calley has made himself an easy primary target in 2014. The possible Win-Win outcomes presented are limitless.
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