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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Bernero, Benson and Leyton? Only if we let them...

    By Saul Anuzis, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 08:48:03 AM EST
    Tags: Bernero, Benson, Leyton, Snyder, Ruth Johnson, Schuette (all tags)

    This is a big election year.  

    Only eight weeks from today here in Michigan we will head to the polls and elect a new Governor and Lieutenant Governor, a new Secretary of State, a new Attorney General, an entirely new state House and Senate, members of the Michigan Supreme Court, members of boards of education and boards of regent and local office holders across the state.

    Everything is on the table and up for grabs and the differences couldn't be bigger between Republicans and Democrats.

    We've got a choice for governor between Rick Snyder and America's angriest mayor, Virg Bernero, a man whose platform seems to consist of three plank--shout louder than anyone else, do everything under the sun to empower Big Labor and set up a state-run bank (because state government seems to run everything else so well).

    We've got a choice for Secretary of State between Ruth Johnson and Jocelyn Benson, a near carbon copy of Jennifer Granholm.  The only difference real between Benson and Granholm is that Benson is significantly more liberal.  

    And then there's the choice for Attorney General between Bill Schuette and David Leyton, a county prosecutor in Flint where violent crime has skyrocketed on his watch.  David Leyton seemingly never saw a violent crime case he wouldn't plea bargain. Sure, maybe you plea bargain some first offenses to keep the courts from clogging up. But when you're the Prosecutor in the most violent city in the state -- a city on track for a record setting number of murders this year -- business as usual is not good enough.

    Leyton has been such a failure that this past year community leaders in Flint have called for the National Guard to be deployed to curb the continuing violence.

    Three choices.  Each of them no choice at all.

    And with the Governor, the Senate and the Supreme Court handling redistricting that will go a long ways to determining control of the legislature for the next decade, the stakes this year couldn't be any greater.

    But you know all of that.  The question for each of is is what are we going to do about it?

    It's going to take our combined effort again this year to make sure Michigan turns the corner away from the Democrats' record shattering tax hikes, nation's worst unemployment rates and big-government liberalism.  

    Pick a race.  Blog about it.  I'll pledge here and now to do that myself.  You can expect to see me here every single week between now and the election talking about the critical races facing each of us.  I hope you'll join me.

    And then call one of the campaigns and get involved.

    Let's show the Democrats-- who've given us more dangerous streets, higher unemployment, higher taxes and bigger government-- that enough is enough.

    (Saul Anuzis is the Michigan Republican National Committeeman and the immediate past Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.)

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    You are so right, Mr. Anuzis! (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 10:13:19 AM EST
    "We've got a choice for governor between Rick Snyder and America's angriest mayor, Virg Bernero, a man whose platform seems to consist of three plank--shout louder than anyone else, do everything under the sun to empower Big Labor and set up a state-run bank (because state government seems to run everything else so well)."

    Between throwing my principles out of the window and hoping/praying that my vote isn't wasted on someone whose stand on the issues is murky, at best.

    I will be casting my vote for someone whose stand on the issues is more clear and straightforward.

    Stacey Mathia will be getting my vote in November.


    Between a wishy-washy governor, an angry governor, or a governor who actually stands for limited government, I want my vote to stand for something in November!

    Them? (none / 0) (#4)
    by sailingconservatively on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 10:59:40 AM EST
    Of late, there is(has been) far too much we  versus them mentality.  The time is now to reclaim the unified mantle of us.   WE are the citizens of Michigan.   We all must live here, work here, play here and raise our families here.

    Verge Bernaro? Rick Snyder?  Bill Schuette?   Are you certain these are our only choices Mr. Anuzis?   This is a conservative blog.   Rest assured we do not as a whole, subscribe to the party line of the (horribly mangled) GOP hireachy.   As KG One has so aptly stated we have other choices.   Snyder vs. Bernero?   Good lord, it is the 2008 presidential election all over again.   Pick bad or select really bad.   Who sends this junk up the line to we the voters?   You want a unified and strong GOP?  Give us candidates that are worthy.  

    Mr. Leyton is a weak individual whose politics govern his movements.  Mr. Schuette is so wound up in the connectivetivity of the system that he is  far too bound by his affiliations to remain unicumbered.

    No thank you.   I will be casting votes for Dan Grow  for Attorney General along with several other independant candidates.  I am not alone...   caveat emptor Michigan voters,  do yourselves and everyone else a service and get educated on the candidates.   Rick Snyder is NOT viable and Verge Bernero makes our current governor look like Ron Reagan.

    • Werd.. by jgillmanjr, 09/07/2010 11:09:20 AM EST (none / 0)
      • moderately confused by sailingconservatively, 09/07/2010 11:33:30 AM EST (none / 0)
      • coleman? by JGillman, 09/07/2010 12:05:21 PM EST (none / 0)
        • Lost by sailingconservatively, 09/07/2010 01:45:18 PM EST (none / 0)
          • Re: by JGillman, 09/07/2010 03:53:45 PM EST (none / 0)
            • Yeah, my bad by jgillmanjr, 09/07/2010 04:48:44 PM EST (none / 0)
    Okay, let me connect the dots. (none / 0) (#13)
    by KG One on Wed Sep 08, 2010 at 12:23:56 AM EST
    HR-1207 for those who aren't familiar is a bill proposed by Rep. Paul to conduct the very first audit of the federal reserve. Created in 1913, the Fed has NEVER been audited during its entire history.

    After the recent Wall Street crash, people became interested in this bill, and it received a significant number of sponsors/co-sponsors that passage was all but certain.

    Given that the Fed is responsible for providing the currency to our banking system, this bill should seem like a no-brainer.

    After the recently passed Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill passed, support for this bill mystery evaporated.

    I shouldn't have to remind anyone here on the importance of knowing that our financial system is on stable footing. An audit is the best method to determine that.

    The fact that people who were originally clamoring to sign on to this bill, suddenly withhold their support when an actual vote was taken, should be cause for concern.

    As I stated earlier, I was originally against the idea of a state bank.

    But given the uncertainty of our financial system, along with the recent unexplainable about-face of elected officials in the know, it is prudent to re-examine that premise.

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