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MRP Chairman Schostak Statement Regarding Senator Rick Santorum's Decision to Suspend His Campaign
LANSING, MICH., April 10, 2012 - Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement, regarding Senator Rick Santorum's decision to suspend his campaign for president:
In other news, other high level MiGOP officials breathed a 'seppuku free' sigh of relief today, and put away their tantō blades.
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By JGillman, Section News
The Michigan GOP credentials committee met last night and shuffled the hours so that we would lose one today.
They just don't know when to stop.
Saul has his weekly "musings" propaganda letter out, and of course he feels the need to include further repudiation of the truth. First he makes the point he is a family man with mouths to feed so we feel sorry for him if/when he gets his corrupt rear tossed from the party mechanism, then he goes into the Romney inevitability meme. THEN states the obvious and points out how dangerous Obama is, so we rally together with him, and finally drops the straw man "Operation hilarity" bomb:
From Democrat/Liberal Activist Joe DiSano "Operation: Hilarity."Whatever.
The Dems I know voted both ways. And as I pointed out previously, the Snyder win by actively pursuing Democrats and independents in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary only got a "stfu," and "you don't know what you are talking about." and "It didn't happen.", by the same folks who now cry foul. And frankly, most of the presumed crossover Dems FEAR Santorum far more than Romney on two levels; Ability to beat Obama, and Governance.
They won't take that chance. No Freaking Way. More below ~
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By JGillman, Section News
We have yet to see the minutes of the alleged meeting February 4th, where the rules were 'adjusted' for a winner take all of at large delegates.
In fact, there is really no proof the meeting ever took place. The folks who occupy the credentials committee have had ample opportunity to PROVE their intent was not to subvert the rules for the gain of their guy, but are slow in even coming up with made up documentation.
Kinda sucks when not everyone is on board huh Saul? Bobby?
It also doesn't help when EVERYTHING points towards the rules being CHANGED February 29th. (After the contest was over)
Like the RNC Memo from way back in 2011. Below the fold
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By JGillman, Section News
Out of the 10 states involved in the "Super Tuesday" part of our election, how many will have questionable results, delayed counts, and angry grass roots?
Am guessing about 4-5. But that is just a guess. And lets take the guess a little further with a favoring Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday theme. Certainly it would follow, as the Iowa, Viginia, Maine, and Florida races demonstrate, team Romney has a bag of tricks, like we have never seen. And by golly this list would be incomplete without adding Michigan to the mix.
Funny thing about election fraud in the 21st century, as the internet makes it a little harder to escape the truth.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Dear Michigan Republicans:
Stop it. All of it. Just stop.
It is truly amazing how we pay lip service to unity, then immediately turn around and try to tear each other apart. This gives aid and comfort to the enemy, and it stokes the mistrust that so characterizes our current political process.
The negative campaigning, the dirty tricks, the middle-of-the-night meetings that rewrite the rule book - does it matter? In the long run (meaning about six months from now), will any of this matter?
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No sullen silence here.
The "operation chaos" by the Democrats may have tossed a few votes toward Santorum, but I suspect there were an equal amount thrown at Romney by the Dems simply as the sudden fear that Santorum might actually take the nomination set in.
Net result? Nothing.
The REAL story here is one of an incredible amount of money thrown in a single state to smother yet another contender who threatens the coronation of an elite favorite. The story of a Three point statewide win belies the reality told by a 40-50 percent absentee count. A vote that for the most part happened prior to Colorado. In Grand Traverse County alone, some precincts had more absentee ballots cast than those on election day.
In my own TWP precinct 1, 159 votes were cast today. 189 votes were cast by AVB. Votes today? Santorum 52, Mittens 64, others make up remainder. AVB? 35 and 61 respectively, a far different polling percentage wise.
precinct 3 makes the difference stand out more. Today Count Santorum 111, Mitt 88. Absentee? 41 and 57. A complete turnaround. Most of the other township precincts in Grand Traverse county have similar turnarounds.
A little more below
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By JGillman, Section News
3 .. 2 .. 1.
From MLIVE a couple years ago:
So, Dave Camp? Saul Anuzis? And those of you in the Republican Elite circling your wagons around your chosen son? Where were you then?
Nowhere to be found.
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Santorum visit in Traverse City, Michigan.
If you have not yet made up your mind before going to the polls today, please spend an hour.
You will find it is worth it.
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