Politics and corruption are practically synonymous here in Southeastern Michigan.
Recent names (for most readers here, anyways) include such notables like Coleman Young (the first), Kwame Kilpatrick, The (almost) entire Conyers Family, etc.
Excluding VERY rare circumstances, they have been allowed to go pretty much unchecked by state and local officials since there apparently is some “unwritten” rule prohibiting county prosecutors and Attorneys General from investigating fellow politicians, regardless of party affiliation.
No, I don’t get it either.
Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped the Feds though from doing the job that local and state officials have been reticent to do.
Three side with the rule of law. Eleven put a blue ribbon on his prize.
Well .. craps.
For those of you getting a little excited about being able to finally be proud of our Michigan delegation? It’ll have to wait another day, or week, or decade in all likelihood. The vote? Three Michigan Republicans voted to enforce the rule of law through the ONE tool that congress has.
H R 240 YEA-AND-NAY 3-Mar-2015 3:14 PM QUESTION: On Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment BILL TITLE: Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes
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Not surprisingly, certain lawmakers scored higher than their supposedly ideological brothers. We have seen the squishy unprincipled selling out of the USA for far too long to not expect it to be revealed in this type of scoring.
The card can be maximized by clicking on the image. the corresponding votes are below.
Forever termed congressman John Conyers will not be on the ballot this year. Conyers has been in congress since 1965, (The picture at right from 1977.) and quite possibly will be gone after 2014. From Fox news:
“Longtime Congressman John Conyers of Michigan doesn’t have enough signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, an elections official announced Tuesday.
Conyers’ nominating petitions were insufficient, Wayne County Clerk Kathy Garrett said in a statement.
It follows her report last week finding Conyers more than 400 signatures short of 1,000 needed. Garrett said Tuesday that he had 592 valid signatures after challenges.”
It comes as no surprise that Conyers’ signature counts included WAY too many that were not registered voters.
The REAL talent is in the Democrat party however. Many were likely dead for decades as well.