I stole a quote from a friend who declared, “Four more beers!” in response to the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Past that (and the bets made and won with commenters!), I would like to thank everyone who voted, especially those who participated above and beyond voting straight-ticket or picking what the advertisements … Continue Reading →
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Seems there are citizens and non-citizens voting in the great state of Michigan. But let’s look a little closer before we start another cycle of rhetoric and fear.
It’s bad enough we’re under the national spotlight for epic fails in politics these days, be it a race-baiting spending ad, a stolen Secret Service VP U-Haul, or everything Thad McCotter. It’s just another thing when I honestly forgot about the MI-11 special election today. I am happy that I’m not voting in this strange hybrid … Continue Reading →
Crossovers lean more easily toward Clark Durant than Pete Hoekstra, and that’s the voter you must have to defeat Debbie Stabenow in the general election.
Well, this is interesting news. Now it is okay to cancel elections and primaries.
Take the title both ways if you like. Applaud Rep. Thaddeus “Crazy Train” McCotter, who resigned abruptly, and set off a series of awfully-coincidental events, first and foremost a special election that robs the only petition-qualified candidate (Kerry Bentivolio) of a fair primary race. Clap your hands at the marvel of partisanship and establishment politics. … Continue Reading →
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter just ended his write-in campaign. I think he’s decided to join The Avengers’ sequel.
To hear the MIGOP trying to sell this idea of “write-in,” I wonder why they’re selling you empty promises. Follow along, folks. This is what Michigan law actually says: MCL 168.541 District primary elections; not held when no opposition; certification of candidates; notice to city and township clerks. “If upon the expiration of the time for … Continue Reading →
I’m not picking a horse in this MI-11 race, but let’s be clear about a couple things. 1. From the Detnews’ awesome reporting, we learn that only 244 of the 2,000 petition signatures submitted by Rep. Thaddeus “Rocks-in-Head” McCotter were valid. Fake TEA petitions beat him by tens of thousands of at-least-close-to-valid signatures (I checked … Continue Reading →
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is going to run as a write-in. In a redistricted-for-GOP 11th, you’d think this was a good idea. They cherry-picked conservative towns and threw them into the tidy-bowl swirl that surrounds the North Woodward corridor. From Birmingham to Troy, there are 3 Congressional districts within a mile of each other. All drawn … Continue Reading →