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    Tag: MIGOP (page 2)

    Electing Precinct Delegates

    By AdrianPoulisse, Section News
    Posted on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 12:44:36 PM EST
    Tags: precinct delegate, MIGOP, Vote (all tags)

    It has become even more important to elect solid precinct delegates!

    Continued below the fold ..

    (7 comments, 246 words in story) Full Story

    Boogiemen and Line Jumpers

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:57:03 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, MiGOP, Republicans, Democrats, RINOS, Tea Party, Conservatives, Stupidity, Pain, Saul Anuzis (all tags)

    I suppose that true conservatives are considered  interlopers nowadays.

    Even within the Republican ranks, good conservatives who carry strong convictions, and won't be bullied to become moderate are labeled as 'extreme'. Labeled in ways that are more harsh than what they would call the reversed polarity party of the Democrats; a party THEY SAY that sites like this should be attacking, before challenging Republicans.

    At the convention as I was speaking with a 1st district delegate and past chair, I was reminded that we are expected to stay in line until fully vested in all manner of the process. Though she would not acknowledge the suggested verbiage of "waiting our turn", she said nothing that would support anything but a path of subservience to the powers-that-be first. "You cant't just jump in and be chair, Jason!" She exclaimed after losing patience with the successful whip efforts in our district. I wonder where she was in 2010?

    I didn't hear her say then; "You can't just jump in and be GOVERNOR!" to the guy who had WON with 64% of Republicans opposing him.

    I guess its just about the money.  Cause that makes it OK.

    Continued below

    (2 comments, 455 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    RightMichigan.Com Endorses Blake Edmonds For Michigan Republican Party Youth Chair

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:15:39 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, GOP, MIGOP, Republicans, Youth Chair, Endorsement, Conservative, Blake Edmonds (all tags)

    Though we apply a decent dose of critique and praise at times, we don't always officially endorse from here.

    History will demonstrate that its hard to do so, without a near guarantee at some point that we eat crow.  Some folks make mistakes, and we might even be associated with those mistakes when, and if, that time comes.  In fact, associations are often a good indication of a candidate's character, or at the very least, his or her ability to discern the good from the bad.  An occasional judgment lapse doesn't define a person, and as well, a minor success or effort does not either. However, we must embrace those who bring the whole package in a productive manner.

    We must look at the big picture.

    Today, we start with the recognition that our young voters have not only been misled by current political events, but their indoctrination in our failing public education system completes the corrosive understanding of government and politics.  Folks, we recognize the need to concentrate first and foremost on that big picture by stepping up our outreach to our younger voters and activists. We need to embrace them.  Not only to rebuild their trust in traditional conservative values as espoused in our Republican platforms, but get them involved as it is THEIR future we are fighting for.

    To reach them, RightMichigan.Com endorses the selection of Blake Edmonds for the Michigan Republican Party Youth Chair.

    Blake has been fortunate enough to have had a solid family values background, a sense of self reliance, work ethic, and skills that have allowed him to develop a college Republican organization that has kept the interest of his peers for more than a single meeting.  He is willing to expand upon those skills statewide with a realistic strategy of growth by inclusion and involvement. This last point cannot be over-emphasized. Without a sense of belonging, its hard to rally the effort needed to win elections and spread a constitutional Republican message. A history of his efforts point to a likelihood of success as youth Chair.

    We note the clearly conservative voices in support of Blake as well with Jen Gratz (HERO of Michigan's MCRI effort) Sarah Ledford, (incumbent youth chair) Jeff Sakwa, (2012 candidate, MSU trustee) and Dave Agema, who has demonstrated that there is room in the Republican party for ethical conservative leadership. On Blake's site one can find some quite favorable commentary.   Association with these conservative stalwarts, along with a well considered plan of action, complemented by results already achieved by bringing a conservative Republican message to our youth, seals the deal.

    A last word needs to be said however.  for Blake, and others whom we may endorse in the next few days, it is important that he is allowed to accomplish what needs to be done.  That requires a commitment to a party environment that fosters inclusion.  Clearly, it would be helpful to consider a change at the top of our state party, so that such talent is not held back by a repressive central control.

    And THAT, We will address shortly.

    (17 comments) Comments >>

    If For NO Other Reason

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 07:27:21 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, MiGOP, Republican Party, Chair, Donations, Democrats, WTF, Bobby Schostak, Working Against Ourselves, Suicide Party (all tags)

    This particular list is a reason that Bobby Schostak ought not be the Republican Party chair for Michigan.


    OH yeah.. Bi-partisanship.  Enough to go on by itself, but lets add to it with

    Democrat LAURENCE DEITCH received $2000 from each of the Schostak Brothers in his re-election for regent.

    In 2008.  Why?

    One thing that has become clear in the last couple of years is that pandering to the other side brings nothing but misery. Seeding the other side with financial resources makes it harder for OUR guys to succeed.  Does it ultimately matter if the chair is a good fundraiser, if our donations go to fight the beast he has fed in the past?

    Consider this merely a start of a fact based critique.

    Expect more.

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    Sleep With Dogs You End Up With Fleas

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 01:42:58 PM EST
    Tags: MiGOP, Bobby Schostak, backroom shenanigans, House Speaker Jase Bolger, Roy Schmidt, Matt Mojzak, 76th State House, Republicans, Party Change, Michigan Democratic Party, Mark Brewer, Tea Party, TEA Party wannabe, scandal, charges, arrested, convicted, slap on the wrist, Ruth Johnson, fraud, election integrity, Bill Schuette (all tags)

    via The Detroit News

    House Speaker Jase Bolger personally appealed Monday to Ingham County Circuit Court judges to reject a request to empanel a one-judge grand jury to investigate a foiled election-rigging scheme in a Kent County legislative district.

    Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer and state party chairman Mark Brewer petitioned the court last week to launch its own probe into Bolger and state Rep. Roy Schmidt's attempt earlier this year to plant a fake Democrat in the 76th District and allow Schmidt to become a Republican with a patsy opponent.

    Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth determined in July that no crime was committed after Schmidt's faux opponent, a 22-year-old friend of his son and nephew, dropped out of the race days after filing in May. But Democrats have called Forsyth's investigation into question after the Republican prosecutor acknowledged cancelling warrants to search Bolger's phone records and Schmidt's phone and email records.

    A Michigan State Police detective said he had probable cause that Bolger and Schmidt may have caused subornation of perjury by knowingly procuring Matthew Mojzak to commit perjury by falsely claiming to be a 76th District resident for at least 30 days prior to the May 15 filing date.

    Rest here

    Dropping the State Po-po investigation sure do create one of those "urban legend" nightmares for the MI-GOP.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Schostak Statement On Wisconsin

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 10:56:43 PM EST
    Tags: MIGOP, Republicans, Bobby Schostak, Wisconsin, Statement, TeaParty (all tags)

    Lansing, Mich., June 5, 2012 - Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to major networks declaring the results of the Wisconsin recall election:

    "The real winner tonight are all of Wisconsin's hard working tax payers. I want to congratulate the citizens of Wisconsin for choosing Gov. Scott Walker and putting the interests of hard working middle class families ahead of the radical agenda pursued by liberal interest groups and union bosses.

    "The message from Wisconsin is clear: Hard working tax payers are fed-up with the status quo and hungry for the common-sense bold-changes offered by Republicans.

    "This is a great day for all Americans who stood squarely with Wisconsin Republicans, Tea Party organizations, and all conservatives in defending our liberty and freedom, and an especially bad night for Barack Obama.

    "I especially want to thank Michigan Republican Co-Chair Sharon Wise for leading a group of Michigan activists to Wisconsin and thank the countless volunteers in Michigan who stood with Gov. Scott Walker by participating in the phone-from-home program.

    "Michigan is on the cusp of a dramatic turnaround and I look forward to turning our focus entirely toward defending Michigan's comeback against Democrats and special interests who hope to stall the progress made by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led House and Senate."

    (3 comments) Comments >>


    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed May 30, 2012 at 07:06:45 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan. Congress, Signatures, Thaddeus McCotter, MIGOP (all tags)

    After the SOS was through, that was the number of legit signatures left.

    Though he personally did not commit the criminal acts, it was his judgement of character to have hired whomever was responsible for this:

    "A review by The Detroit News of the petition signatures found full copies of a sheet of signatures that were photocopied once and in some cases two times and mixed in with the 136-page stack of signatures. In some cases, a different petition circulator's name was signed to the duplicate copy.

    The overt copying is "frankly unheard of," said Chris Thomas, Michigan's director of elections, as he thumbed through the stack of petitions. "It's amazing when you sit and look, and it starts to dwell on you what they've done."

    Thad McCotter was pretty well toast the minute the first duplicate was signed by a second scoundrel in his campaign.

    It will be an interesting thing to watch as McCotter takes an underdog position as a write-in candidate while simultaneously fighting the fallout commentary from this affair.  It will also be interesting to see if the MIGOP adopts its usual support-the-incumbent position, things being what they are.

    We clean up our own mess indeed.

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    So You Think Its Over?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 at 05:24:01 PM EST
    Tags: Roy Schmidt, Matt Mojzak, 76th State House, Republicans, Party Change, MiGOP, Schostak (all tags)

    The Dems are still Bailing.

    All the talk of a dead Tea Party, weakened Republican party, conservative sitting on their hands, etc...  One only has to look as far as a finger-in-the-wind wielding Roy Schmidt.  Schmidt, following the in-trade expectations of crushing defeat of legislators on the left has realigned his loyalties.  Michigan GOP chair Bobby Schostak says:"

    "Representative Roy Schmidt is the latest casualty of the Democratic Party's extreme agenda of politics ahead people, and I applaud Rep. Schmidt for choosing to put his convictions and constituents first by joining the Republican Party. Michigan's economic comeback has just begun and there is still a lot of work to be done. But, make no mistake, the parties could not be any different - Republicans continue to offer serious solutions to defend Michigan's turnaround while Democrats hope to return Michigan to the days of broken budgets, big deficits and failed policies that will derail Michigan's comeback."
    But conveniently, no conservative shelled out the $100 to  file and primary him on the Republican side.

    He will be facing Democrat Matt Mojzak for the 76th state house seat.

    Been here before?

    We shall see.

    (8 comments) Comments >>

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