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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Its nice when the left is bummed.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:18:54 AM EST
    Tags: KOS, Democrats, Allen, McDowell, Recount (all tags)

    From the KOS, where every now and again in the spirit of broken clocks they can be correct twice a day:

    "MI-01: Primary ends with concession, despite vote margin in the teens
    This is pretty shocking, and no doubt disappointing for Michigan Democrats who would have likely welcomed a protracted recount. But state senator Jason Allen has conceded the GOP primary for Congress in the district long occupied by Democrat Bart Stupak, congratulating teabagger favorite Don Benishek on his fifteen vote victory. Allen determined that he didn't want to put either campaign through the expensive and time-consuming process, which would have taken weeks and siphoned six figures, in all likelihood, from both Republican campaigns. Benishek now advances to face Democratic state legislator Gary McDowell, who had the Democratic field cleared for him and has been able to conserve resources for the general."

    I am pretty sure they misspelled "teapartyguy" on purpose, but I left it unchanged for proper context.  

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    Anytime the Left is Bummed (none / 0) (#1)
    by MichWolverine on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 01:50:53 PM EST
    Anytime the Left is bummed is a good thing.  I'm just extremely torn regarding GOP primaries during such a crucial election cycle.  While I believe every citizen has the right to run for public office (except convicted criminals), I often cringe at the lack of wisdom some candidates exhibit by staying in the race too long.

    In this race, the voting was close, so each candidate was obviously correct in believing they had a chance to win.

    I've been through every election cycle since Jimmy Carter was elected President.  Far too often, I've seen GOP candidates beat up on one another, including financially, only to have the last one standing become an easy target for the lone Dem opponent.

    Then there are always the semi-GOP candidates who form third parties (Ross Perot) and hand elections to the Dems.

    We just witnessed a huge field of GOP candidates for Governor.  Did all of those candidates really believe they had a chance to win?  I mean, c'mon.  If even three of them had dropped out, the outcome of the vote could have been far different.  Was it arrogance that made them stay in the race?  I just don't know.

    I don't have an answer.  Obviously, it was within their right to run for the office, and stay in the race until the end.  Did they help themselves by doing so?  Did they help the GOP by doing so?

    I give Mr. Allen a lot of credit for making the decision he made.  Now Mr. Benishek and the GOP can save their resources to take on the Dem, McDowell.  

    I referenced Jimmy Carter because, not since his Presidency, has this country been in such incapable hands.  This election and the 2012 election are crucial.  This is no time for arrogance or popularity contests.  All Conservatives (whether they label themselves as GOP Republicans, Tea Party Members, Federalists, Constitutionalists like me, Independents - cough, cough, etc.), must join together with one voice in order to put down the Socialist/Marxist regime that has taken hold in our country.  

    If we fail, we will lose far more than an election.

    "If we fail, we will lose far more. ..." (none / 0) (#2)
    by maidintheus on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 03:59:55 PM EST
    So simply stated anyone should understand. Maybe the GOP and any candidates, current and future, can be sent a statement of the sentence each election cycle.
    And thx for the post J.

    KOS (none / 0) (#3)
    by Rougman on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 10:09:53 PM EST
    I'm afraid that you've forgotten that they use a 24-hour clock.

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