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Welcome to the blogosphere, cupcake.
Pissant’s unhinged rant of the day.
These extremists are what Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson rightly calls the “Taliban wing” of the GOP.
Ah yes, old Babbling Brooksie is a helluva example.
While the extremists attempt to portray themselves as principled conservatives fighting against what they claim to be Republicans-in-name-only (aka RINOs), the truth is they are the pretenders.
That isn’t to say everyone in the tea party is a conservative pretender.
Far from it, actually.
Unfortunately, the mothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers who filled parks and courthouse lawns four years ago were preyed upon by all sorts of hucksters and grifters, who declared themselves to be the tea party leaders.
They then aligned with extremists, themselves the descendants of the John Birch Society who were rightfully expelled from the conservative movement by Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr. and Michigan’s own Russell Kirk when these three served as the political and intellectual leaders of conservatism.
That’s why political leaders and activists who were the tea party long before the tea party existed — Macomb County’s Leon Drolet comes to mind — [snip]
Ps. Mush-mouth Buckley’s son turned out to be a pile of dung, too.
And in other news…
And, some Boomer generation Femocrat with the Progressive two last names thing going on attempts to whitewash The Religion of Peace™ and a whole lot of dead bodies. American Sharia? Really? Good luck with that.
Does money or principles prevail? You decide.
Have a FaBuLoUs rest of the afternoon.
Capitol Confidential Receives Multiple Awards For Impactful Journalism
Reporting can sometimes be more of a dance than simply presenting the facts.
Capitol Confidential has become a powerhouse of Michigan government and policy reporting. Since its inception in 2010 it has blossomed into a respected source of information and insight. And its writing is now being recognized for that growth.
In typical ‘main stream media,’ there are natural limiters to obtaining the truth, or at least properly reporting it. Be it an advertiser’s objection to something once written, or a source of information who might have been embarrassed by a writer’s depth of coverage, there are conditions which can prevent a full telling of events; even if the tale of those events is comprise of “Just the facts ma’am.”
We might be inclined to opine from these pages, but more often there is a collection of facts and history woven into our stories. If one looks through RightMi.com, it might be hard to find advertising, because we can equally offend all comers. Not that a few bucks wouldn’t help, but enjoying our content and putting the neck out to support what is an informative opinion site are two different options.
And one involves risk.
Noted Clown Presstitute and Media whore Nolan Finley thrashes about in the big-top of meaninglessness once more.
Since the hit piece by itself is hardly readable without a little vomit expunging itself in one’s throat, I have created a little guide that will help folks figure out what it is he thinks he is talking about.
**Nolan Finley Footnotes and Definitions**
**”Mainstream Michigan Republicans”
**”Veteran GOP activists”
All used to firmly plant in the mind of the reader as the ‘NORMAL’ ones. but in reality = “Entrenched Unprincipled Progressives in the GOP”
**”GOP fringe groups”
The folks who saved the party in 2010 from self destruction, gaining majorities in places undreamed of.
**”most of Michigan’s GOP leadership.” = A select small group of individuals who feel a sense of entitlement to leadership and ownership for all the efforts REAL GRASS ROOTS perform. A group that does not like to share power, especially if it is with “Extremists”
**”detriment to the party’s success.” = A condition fully subjective and to the whim of “GOP Regulars”
**” a political action committee, called Advance Michigan” = Party hacks testing unexploded ordnance with a ball peen hammer like a bunch of chimpanzees. Some of which might carry a “have a nice day” smiley face sticker
**”common sense conservatism.” = A time tested method by progressives in the Republican party in which decline is clearly managed. (See “Surrender” in the French military handbook)
**” embarrassing the party” = Upholding party platform positions and mores.
**”“This will be a broad-based movement to help advance conservative principles” = A statement by a man standing on a precipice and one foot over the chasm (See Wile E. Coyote) We’ll be taking bets on whether the sign that says “help!” hangs in mid-air for a second after his descent.
““We can be our own worst enemy.” = The Only thing that made any sense in the entire page.