Being bullied by out-of-council bar fests is NOTHING compared to what goes on in DC.
After 5 months, Paul Mitchell decided he couldn’t handle the political nature and pressure of a lowly St. Clair City Council seat.
Paul Mitchell in may of 2008, was fed up with council members who wouldn’t support his road millage (this while the banks were just starting to show cracks at the seams from declining property values) and talked behind his back. Those meanies made him send a letter of resignation to then Mayor Bill Cedar, to inform him he was taking his marbles and going home. He wrote regarding a millage discussion on the council:
“I believe resignation is the best course of action for me in light of my experiences in almost 5 months on council. ..”
“… several council members would support (some reluctantly) a community survey and strategic planning at an open meeting, but then have separate private conversations ..”
Really? Is that all it takes to scare him off? Something that (right or not) happens in every single community every single day. Something that would be better served by staying on and making THEIR existence more miserable. Transparency is not served well with a side order of quitter’s soup. Woof.
Our message to Mr Mitchell?
Toughen up puss-cake. If you are going to buy yourself a seat in the US Congress you better damned well have the fortitude to handle the fact that most every person you speak with in DC is hiding something.
If I had my Druthers, the best man for a seat in Congress is the guy willing to take a few arrows, and guard the purse a little better than all those before him. (or her)
There are certain folk who I have no question would be outstanding legislators, yet cannot muster the financial resources enough to pay for 30 seconds of air time. They have a great message that resonates with constitutional types. Those folks have a clear understanding of this ‘Republic’ we are a part of. One of them is THIS guy whom I personally believe is as solid a conservative as they come.
Then there are OTHERS who certainly have the resources, but no history, and frankly seem to have no message other than “I am a conservative” (and play an accordion, shoot crossbows, etc.) Yeah, One particular guy has CASH, and piles of it to work with. And anyone who thinks money can’t fake out Republicans in primary elections has never heard of Rick Snyder.
There is an another candidate who has impressed the wife of Russell Kirk, author of “the Conservative Mind” sufficiently, that she has written an op-ed endorsement exclusive for RightMi.Com
She was referring to the now frequent television commercials for fourth district congressional candidate Paul Mitchell. And if you have never heard of him before, its because he has not held political office that you might recognize. Another bucket list brigade member, GOP primary candidate Paul Mitchell has already piled tons of cash into Michigan’s 4th congressional district race in an effort to present himself as a real contender.
Cable and broadcast buys for April and May have already exceeded a quarter of a million dollars, and sources have indicated he intends to whiz away his entire bank account to feel extra special if necessary. And who cares if anyone knows who he is, or what he stands for?
Ah yes, the “what do you stand for?” question. That place where people look beyond the claims of a candidate being a conservative first, and actually predict what kind of legislator they might actually be.
And if the nape hair instincts kick in at the point where you realize a candidate has no record to examine, is blowing a wad of his own cash, and was the finance chair for the Michigan Republican Party, then you might be paying attention.
In 2011, then senate candidate Peter Konetchy spoke to a group of conservatives in Kalkaska, Michigan.
He spoke on issues that have become front and center in the fight against government overreach. Our Constitution and what we have allowed to be done to it as a part of the conversation. I have a video of the entire meeting on Youtube.
As a part of the question and answer, the question was asked: “Do you support the repeal of the 17th amendment?” His response was clear and to the point, and very relevant to much of what our current troubles are.
We have a short window to demonstrate support for this constitutional conservative in a relatively safe Republican district. Make it clear Constitutional Conservatives mean business by spreading the word, and offer support in whatever way possible.
“Today, I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives,” Camp said in a statement. “This decision was reached after much consideration and discussion with my family.”
We wish him the best of luck in future endeavors.
We also hope that Peter Konetchy is ready to fend off an expected establishment chosen congressional candidate. Konetchy is currently the only announced candidate for the 4th congressional district in Michigan