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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    A Message To The GOP

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 10:27:56 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Republicans, Rick Snyder, Bart Stupak, Abortion (all tags)

    Bart Stupak in many ways cornered himself into a no win position as the health care debate drew down and the vote neared.  He tried to walk the tightrope of partisan divide, and understood full well his conservative supporters of the last 18 years were counting on him to hold up to their trust.  They didn't want expansion of abortion paid for by tax dollars, and he said it wasn't going to happen.  He postured for "the fight," and half of us actually believed he might hold to his stated principles.

    In the end he caved, based on the promise of executive will.

    I suppose he hoped that his constituents would believe the executive order signed by the President might actually have some effect of law.  It may theoretically, but it cannot be enforced effectively, and Hyde will not cover the new departments and provisions.

    But he must have known it, but he aired up his chest and exclaimed he was taking the high and moral road..

    Jay Ambrose would have to agree, and offers him as an example of puffery to be a warning to the GOP candidates who would be office holders:

    "Here's my plea to Republicans. Don't be Bart Stupak. Don't stand up like King Kong, thumping your chest in defiance of an administration you think has gone wrong, and then, when the pressure builds and a deception offers you a way out, run off like a chimp chased by a roaring lion.

    For a while, this Democratic representative from Michigan was a hero, at least to some. He was standing on principle, and nothing could make him budge. He and 10 other Democrats he spoke for would vote against the health care bill in the House and thereby defeat it unless some language was restored. He wanted it made absolutely clear there would be no federal funding for abortions. Period. End of story."

    Ambrose, a syndicated columnist, alludes to the possibility that there are forces within the Republican party that might temper the resolve of those GOP candidates who are pledging to repeal, remove or otherwise disable the offensive legislation that Stupak helped pass.  His plea essentially is live up to your words, live up to the standard with you are placing yourself under, and don't become just another Stupak, ending with:

    "There's a lesson here for Republicans. Lately, they've mostly been talking as if outraged by this health care monstrosity, vowing to find a way someday to repeal it and figuring on standing up generally to Obama's runaway spending and his plans for a European-style welfare state, but what's that I am beginning to hear - some softening of the stance? Could be. The Left is going after the Republicans with all the vitriol at its ample command, saying as one of its less offensive offerings that they are the party of no.

    I hope they are. I hope Republicans will keep saying no to catastrophe and ruin, no to keeping a law that has already cost businesses billions of dollars, that has already caused planners to drop plans for 60 new hospitals, that one organization says will create a massive doctor shortage and that is expected to start sending health insurance premiums further skyward any day now.

    We've seen you buckle before, Republicans. Don't do it again. Don't emulate Bart Stupak, thereby letting the country down and paying the same price he did."

    Indeed, we have seen Republicans buckle..  

    We know of some who could care less..  One being "Republican" governor wannabe Rick Snyder, who refused to sign an initiative that merely reaffirms Michigan's sovereignty under the tenth amendment.  He isn't very "Republican" which by its very name implies "rule of Law."  And law, based upon the foundation provided by our constitution is necessary for our liberties..  So Snyder is out of the question.  We know where he stands.

    This year we will see a lot of seats change over into Republican hands. Whether you see it as a cyclical phenomenon, or the result of the poor leadership offered by Democrats, most agree the numbers will change dramatically.  There will be a great number of opportunities to show real principled leadership by Republicans, and a greater chance for failure if they do not live up to their presentation.

    Prospective Republican candidates, if you do not intend to fully vest yourself in the removal of this horrendous misplacement of the public trust on the American people, do not present yourself as such, and remove yourself from the process.  You must be on board with all efforts both here in Michigan, and Nationally to right the wrongs of this runaway government or you will be fought from within even your own party.  All the way.

    Consider it a warning.

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    My Warning to Republicans is this. (3.00 / 1) (#1)
    by LookingforReagan on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 11:51:21 AM EST
    Before 1854 there was no Republican Party. There was a collection of political parties both large and small supporting individual political causes and ideas. The political power lay in the hands of the Democrats especially because the South had more citizens even though slaves were only counted as 3/5 of a person. Still the power of the purse lay with the Democrats. The Whig party was powerless as more and more disaffected members left out of disgust. Soon members of other political parties began drifting away from one ineffective group after another. Contacts among those who opposed the political goings on in the country began and soon they began coalesce around a common idea.Freedom. In 1854 a convention was called to meet at Jackson Michigan. This was the begining of the Republican Party. Soon the party gained enough strength to nominate candidates for public and national office.John C. Fremont was the standard bearer in 1854 for President. Looking at the first election successes wouldn't have bouyed the hopes of those who had joined the fledgling effort. But politics is a strange creature. In just four short years the Republicans had effectively won the Presidency, won Governorships in many northern states and elected many candidates to Congress. If four short years.
    To those who claim that 3rd party's never succede I say this. The Republican party in it's humble beginnings was just one among many small parties in the middle of the 19th Century. It is still one of only two parties of national importance. If the Republicans do not find their way, their voice and understand the will of the people they will be relegated to the same status as the Whigs. We, the Conservative wing will give this party one last chance to come to Reagan and do what is right for America and her people. Failure now will have far reaching consequence. There is no doubt that nature fills a vacuum. But I do not beleive that a 3rd party always fails. Depending on need we have seen them succeed in the past and I beleive they can succeed again. If the Blue bloods and Country Club elites do not have the stomach for this fight then I can see a new party emerge today as the Republican party did a century and a half ago. It will be a party based in Conservative ideas with a reverance for the Constitution and the vision of the founders. With members dedicated to the nation and it's welfare rather then political expiedencey. If the Republicans fail to carry out the promises they make there will be a new party in this country. A Conservative party and it will succeed.

    • Candidates by grannynanny, 04/14/2010 12:18:04 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Straw Polls by JGillman, 04/14/2010 12:27:00 PM EST (none / 0)
    The Media (none / 0) (#2)
    by grannynanny on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 11:51:28 AM EST
    What I am so angry about is the media.  It is like a constant uphill battle.  Their propaganda and promotion of this liberal agenda "litter-ly" makes me sick.  

    I just had my first experience with the libs in the newspaper industry - specifically the Lansing State Journal and an article it wrote about an incident of home invasion that took place at our residence.  Instead of reporting the facts - they splashed a catchy headline, named the suspect and put us in a more dangerous situation - as we fear he may retaliate.  The radio stations picked it up and it was all over the radio airwaves as well.

    I called the editor to let him know my displeasure and he was not the least bit concerned about our safety and refused to take the article down from their website and in fact moved it from the 3rd story to the headline.  Believe me, I am not a happy camper with these liberal pieces of crap!

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