Our Last Chance Dance…

Buying the Future...

Most folks think we elect our governments, we do not…

Let’s look at this through the lens of reality for just a moment, and hope it sinks in…Money buys power, which in turn buys more money, through the trading of favors…Both parties hand pick their candidates for primary elections, which would appear to be ‘normal’ on its face, but they also provide these people with a well oiled mechanism not only to win, but also to destroy any and all competition…This was demonstrated with devastating effectiveness in the 2014 37th District Senate primary…Republican establishment lobbyists and support groups attacked Greg MacMaster with hideous ads and heralded the ‘virtues’ of Wayne Schmidt as a true ‘conservative’…When confronted (personally, by me) with the blatant lies and pandering of the campaign ads, Wayne simply said “I didn’t put those out.”…So I guess that made it just fine with him…

PastedGraphic-1There was also this mailer (again, “I didn’t put those out,”) that our ‘conservative’ Senator-to-be used to encourage ‘crossover’ voting in the primary…

Please note that the “League of Conservation Voters” (responsible for this, and many radio and TV ads) is NOT a ‘conservative’ organization, but Senator Schmidt had no problem embracing this support…and refuses to reject it and its venom…

How does any true ‘citizen’ combat such well funded, well organized opposition???…In most cases, we can’t…We get lucky every so often defeating a truly despised incumbent our capturing an open seat, but 95% of the time, we get crushed by the ‘machines’…So where does that leave ‘the people’???…The choice is not ours, it is dictated to us…The primary determines the general election candidate (theirs) and we get to choose between two ‘evils’ in the November votes…We have only one other option left to us, one that expresses the ‘will of the people’ not just once, but twice…Recall…

12231453_1517169498596422_1600511783_nFor the 37th State Senate District, the minimum number of valid signatures required is 23,384.

http://wayneschmidtrecord.com

 

 

 

Above…Governor Snyder signs the gas tax…

Take a good look at our ‘conservative’ representation in Lansing celebrating yet ANOTHER tax ( and bureaucratic expansion with it) upon an already overburdened and economically depressed populace…Is YOUR Senator in there???…Literally proud to take our money in spite of the overwhelming rejection of the Prop-1 fiasco…Now, factor in Flint…

These people have attempted to isolate themselves from the voters even further by passing legislation in 2012 restricting the recall process available to the people by compressing the ‘valid’ signature time frame from 90 days to 60…Making the attempt nearly impossible under normal circumstances, by design…Now, they all feel secure in their jobs having rigged the election process, and isolated themselves from voter reaction further by the near elimination of Constitutionally protected rights to petition the government…Every resident in the State of Michigan, registered voter or not, should be absolutely outraged at the arrogance of this government…The organizers of these recall attempts hope they are…

What we do have in our favor for these efforts is a very contentious Presidential election campaign in progress…This election season has stirred the interest of voters in dark, dusty corners everywhere in the country, and the vast majority of that interest is in dumping established government…Michigan’s Presidential primary is March 8th, we will roll out the the petition signature drives next weekend, to include signature gathering near as many polling stations as we can man…This give us the very best opportunity to meet the petition requirements within the 60 day ‘window’ and place Wayne Schmidt on a recall election ballot on August 2nd…When you see a petition circulator (and they will be highly visible), stop what you are doing and sign the petition!!!…This is ONLY the 2nd step of an extremely difficult process, it MUST succeed to give the voters a second chance to literally judge the performance and merit of Senators Wayne Schmidt, Arlan Meekhof, Jim Stamas, and Darwin Booher…so far…

Should we fail, and the above mentioned legislators are confident we will, this may truly prove to be the peoples’ “Last Chance Dance”…

God Bless the sovereign State of Michigan…

…and the United States of America

 

Tom..

 

 

 

 

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  3 comments for “Our Last Chance Dance…

  1. Sue Schwartz
    February 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    For assistance in obtaining and circulating petitions Please contact:

    recallwayneschmidt@yahoo.com

    What is most egregious of all this is the gas tax bills (three of them) literally contained the EXACT SAME LANGUAGE which we voters said NONONONONO by 80 to 20 percent. I am very upset that the loud voice of us voters was ignored. This is despicable. Even more upsetting is that Schmidt, et al ignored the mandate of those he's sworn to represent. He violated the public trust--this is, in my opinion, criminal.

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    • JD
      February 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Anybody circulating these petitions should be thanked for teaching our children how our system can indeed work despite legislator's best effort (recently) to prevent it from doing so.
      These people will be creating a true Michigan political legacy and their efforts need be framed as such when this moving story of patriotic duty is (finally) passed down to those cleaning up our mess.

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      • Tom Backers
        February 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        I certainly hope so...Political activism is our patriotic DUTY....This lesson needs to be relearned...

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