“If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” John Quincy Adams
The New MIGOP Mafia
PRIMARY VOTERS GUIDE (Tues. Aug 5th)
The New MIGOP Mafia
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” Peter Clemenza
The New MIGOP Mafia actually is part of the voter’s guide!
It has become apparent that the current Lt. Governor Brian (Godfather) Calley has formed his own Convention election Mafia Borgata (family) apparently in an attempt to “whack” challenger Wes Nakagiri
Consigliere John Yob, “We have put together the largest precinct delegate recruitment project in Michigan history…”senior advisor John Yob said in an email.
The “recruitment project ‘ consisted of numerous surveys to determine a precinct delegates’’ political philosophy and if he/she was a ally or potential Calley voter. But wait there is more!
Capo Richard “Richie the Boot” McMellan who formed a shadowy 527 Group, Michigan Advocacy Trust (financial donors unknown) was tapped to send out mailers in at least four counties that highlight so-called “true conservatives” in contested precinct delegate races. ”True Conservatives” meaning being loyal to Godfather Calley.
Original paperwork listed Linda Lee ”Doll face” Tarver, (MIGOP ethnic vice chair,) as the group’s chair.
Knowing the jig was up Richie broke Omerta (code of silence) and started singing, fingering “Big Norm” Schinkle and “Tony Boy” Draunt. Shinkle and Daunt both work for the McNeilly family’s, “Michigan Freedom Fund”
“Big Norm” Schinkle (8th District Chair) immediately distanced himself saying, “I don’t know nuthin!” This is “the Boot’s” idea!
This follows early reports of a Calley family soldier, Nick “the Bug” Buggia, also a notary, who attended a county GOP meeting collecting prospective delegates’ paperwork and affidavits of identity but instead of turning them into the Gratiot County Clerk’s Baggia took the documents to Grand Rapids for “review” (review meaning probably checking into whether they support Godfather Calley) before turning their documents in.
Later, consigliere John Yob, of the Calley family, admitted that Buggia does work for his “operations.”
Putting aside “The Godfather” references when was the last time anyone ever send out a flier suggesting a vote for precinct delegates?? Probably about 25 years ago when Pat Robertson ran for president and there was a flood of newcomer grassroots, many Christians into the GOP. Same story, different date. The powers that be trying to stay the powers that be. However, isn’t this supposed to be the Party of free and open elections? This type of behavior makes of mockery of that process and further cements in the minds of many that there is NO difference in the Parties. And when there is no difference why bother going to the polls?
Suggested NOT to Vote for any name that appears on the Michigan Advocacy Trust Flier
Are there open precinct positions in your area? Check your sample vote for example if there is a “Vote for not more than 4″ and only two precinct delegate candidates running than it is not too late to become a Precinct Delegate!
You fill out a “Declaration of Intent Write-In Form” has to be NOTARIZED and turned in to the the “BOARD OF ELECTION INSPECTOR” AT THE POLLING LOCATION ON ELECTION DAY (TUES, AUGUST 5). Vote for your self, have a couple friends vote for you and you WIN!
Find your sample ballot online HERE
Suggested Vote NO
This link is to a position paper Wayne County Taxpayers Association Position Paper and Citizens Research Council of Michigan Key Summary
The first thing I think of when hearing the bi-partisan touting of these bills is, What did the Democrats/Liberals get by voting for it? Call me suspicious or just maybe a student of history.
Suggested Vote NO
Why really budget if you can just keep asking for tax payer money and receive it? Usually for “services” the government shouldn’t be offering and you do not use
These are important elected positions yet these are offices that receive very little research. One method when information is scarce is to visit Liberal/Democrat sites to see who they are endorsing and at the very least do NOT vote for them! UAW link to county-by-county statewide endorsements for all offices on the ballot
I decided to focus on mostly incumbent races that have challengers.
Grassroots activist and state GOP Committee member Isabelle Terry compiled a list of some of the most egregious policies and who voted for them. I added the Obama Care Exchange, the $9.8 Fed start of money for a state based “benefit” Exchange, Obama Care Fed Grant and the Road Tax
Suggested votes are based on mostly on these criteria
Medicaid Expansion (ME)
Obama Care Exchange (OCE) (SB 693 –Senate Vote Only)
Obama Care Start Up Grant OCG (HB 4111–House Vote Only)
$9.85 million in Federal funding to establish a State-based health benefit exchange, called MIHealth Marketplace (FF)
Road Taxes (RT) (PASSED in the HOUSE. FAILED in the SENATE
&/or Common Core (CC)
&/or the Minimum Wage Hike (MW)
&/or the Detroit Bailout (DB).
Since the Snyder administration policies have has included, Obama Care Exchange, Medicaid Expansion, DRIC bridge, increased taxes and an increased Michigan budget, Common Core, corporatism via the MEDC and changing the Elliot Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include “sexual ordination” AND Gov. Snyder has refused to fill out a Right to Life questionnaire and has supported a “woman’s right to choose” I will continue to “vote for principle” and not vote for him and “cherish the sweetest reflection that my vote is never lost.”
Suggestion for Governor
Leave Blank or Write In
1ST DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Arcand, Pro-life, limited government
Your Benishek is Broken! Scorecard of Michigan Congressmen Votes from RightMI.com
Can’t we do better than 60%?
Yes We Can!
SUGGESTED VOTE ARCAND
3RD DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Ellis So far, Ellis has spent $1.2 million — and loaned himself $1 million (according to the Freep July 30, 2014) favored by the GOP establishment that Amash has alienated by not being a “team player” and voting his Constitutional philosophy
SUGGESTED VOTE AMASH
4TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Konetchy Understanding of the Constitution and pro-life
SUGGESTED VOTE KONETCHY
6TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Bussler, Pro-life, limited government
Can’t we do better than 60%?
Yes we can!
SUGGESTED VOTE BUSSLER
7TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
“We recognize that Tim needs to step up to the plate on constitutional issues, but we also recognize ‘touched‘ when we see it.
Anyhow, as a plus for the incumbent Tim Walberg recently authored H.R. 5212, the ‘Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act,’ which seeks to restore personal property rights under the Fifth Amendment and ensure due process of law by reforming long-standing civil forfeiture policy. It puts a little more teeth into the due process um ..process.”
I concur with Jason Gillman of RightMI.com
SUGGESTED VOTE WALBERG
8TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Not an incumbent race really as Mike Rogers suddenly withdrew but Mike Bishop was Senate majority leader under Granholm
Personally I like Mike but the truth is that Granholm instituted the Michigan Business Tax under his watch as Senate majority leader. Bishop is also endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a pro-corporatist, anti-market interest group dedicated to defeating principled grassroots conservatives. RedState
McMillin has been a solid limited government, pro-life Rep. and is endorsed by Justin Amash
11TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Bentivolio, Scorecard favors this incumbent
Trott Lawyer who made millions foreclosing on homes. member of Mitt Romney’s Michigan finance committee in 2012, and a donor to the pro-Romney super-PAC Restore Our Future The Detroit Free Press “Freep”
7TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Colbeck was instrumental in attempts to stop the Medicaid Expansion. “The plan almost fell apart when Republican Sen. Patrick Colbeck decided not to vote the first time the bill came up, leaving it with a 19-18 tally, one vote shy of passage.
A bill needs 20 votes to pass. If Colbeck, an ardent opponent of the expansion, had voted no as expected, a 19-19 tie would have happened. And Lt. Gov. Brian Calley would have had to cast the tie-breaking vote. He was prepared to support the expansion.” He also led the charge in denying the bill immediate effect, “The Senate failed to get the two-thirds meaning it won’t become law until April 1″ USA Today
And Colbeck was to my knowledge the only Senator to be publicly vocal against the huge (transportation) tax increases. See video of Sen. Colbeck’s passionate speech on the Senate floor.
10TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Null, Jake Alexander
(Jacob Anthony Barnett)
Rocca MW,ME , voted Against Right to Work
12TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1)
Marleau introduced the state (Obama Care) Health Exchange bill SB693 and was recently quoted, “Sen. Jim MARLEAU (R-Lake Orion), chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee, said he has draft legislation in the trunk of his car that would raise that question once again.
I know nothing about Gray, no Internet footprint but would you vote for someone who carries a draft of an Obama Care Exchange bill in the truck of his car just waiting for the chance to try again??
Sometimes there is just NO one to vote for. That’s a choice too
LEAVE IT BLANK OR WRITE IN A NAME! Be Creative! Snidely Whiplash? Capt. Kangaroo, Bozo, Michael Scott (from “The Office”) etc
15TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Kowall, — MW, ME, DB, RT
Maddock “100% Pro-life”, limited government
Past Time for a Change VOTE MADDOCK
24TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Forlini, — ME, DB, RT, OCG
I know nothing about Arzo Smith, no Internet footprint however Forlini’s record is a NO vote. Once again sometimes there is just no one to vote for.
SAVE YOUR INK
28TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) Wyoming, MI 49418
MacGregor, P. — CC, OBG, RT
31ST DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Daley, — DB
Green, M. — (OCE)(FF) He voted for the “funny money” before he voted against it
Voted against Right to Work
I can not in good faith vote for anyone who voted for the Obama Care in any form
34TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Hansen, G — RT, OCE, FF, ME
Sundquist Pro-life, limited government
Time for a Change VOTE SUNDQUIST
37TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
MacMaster, — ME, FF
Schmidt — ME, FF, RT
Schmidt DOES need to go. A “Can’t say no to special interest” RINO however once again I can not suggest voting for anyone who voted for the Obama Care Medicaid Expansion.
39TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION FILES IN OAKLAND COUNTY
Kesto – MW, ME, OBG,CC, RT NERD PAC money went to Kesto to get him elected, he owes and his voting shows it
O’Hagan–Pro-life, solid limited government
41ST DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1)
Yes he is an incumbent and no he does not have a Primary but he is one of few incumbents we need around
46TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Jacobson — MW, ME, CC, DB , OBG, FF, RT
Is there any big government policy this guy hasn’t voted for?
He probably helped Marleau put the new draft for a state Obama Care Exchange in his trunk of his car!
Reilly I do not “know” him but I like where he stands on the issues and he is pro-life! And really could he do any worst than Jacobson?
51ST DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Graves — MW, CC, DB, RT
Barr Once again, no web site, Internet footprint etc
64TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Poleski, MW, ME, CC, DB, OCG
This Rep does not have a Primary opponent but he doesn’t deserve your vote either.
Save Your Ink
67TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Hayhoe, John L.
He is not an incumbent and he has no opponent however, this is my former territory (Delhi Twp-Holt) and this guy is a total and complete good ole boy RINO and folks in Delhi who do not know already need to know. Actually he is apolitical because he would vote any which way to keep his job on the Delhi Township board.
John Hayhoe refused to fill out a RTL questionnaire because…he isn’t! He actually gave money to an uber, uber Liberal candidate Kara Hope running for County Commissioner (Delhi township good ole boy uber Liberal clerk’s Evan Hope wife) running against an incumbent Republican!
He also voted for the new homosexual/transgendered “whatever’ ordinance that is part of a state wide plan by homosexuals activists to change Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights law to include sexual ordination. And other offenses I do not have the space to list .
And the GOP wonders why so many people see no difference between the two parties? This guy is the poster boy for the reason REAL Republicans and REAL Conservatives stay home instead of going to the polls.
LEAVE IT BLANK OR WRITE IN How about ANYONE but Hayhoe?
72ND DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Yonker ME, CC, DB, RT
Hudson “I emphatically oppose the expansion of MEDICAID as a part of Obama care.I am passionately opposed to Common Core in our schools. I am 100% prolife. Since I do not NEED this job, I will not answer to anyone except God and the people I represent.”
Works for me!
SUGGESTED VOTE HUDSON
78TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Pagel – ME, CC, DB RT, OCG
Walker “I am a grassroots conservative who believes in Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, traditional family values, personal responsibility and individual liberty”
79TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION FILES IN BERRIEN COUNTY
Pscholka –ME, CC, DB, OCG, RT
Duran Pro-life, and solid limited government
Enough! VOTE DURAN
85TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Glardon MW, ME, CC, DB,RT, OCG, FF
Sode, the ONLY thing I could find on him was that he has been a Perry township board and is now a Perry Township Planning Commissioner
So if your from the Perry area and know him to be a solid limited government guy suggested vote for Sode OTHER WISE SUGGESTED NO FOR GLARDON
86TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Lyons MW, ME, CC, DB, RT, OCG
Obviously the word ‘conservative or CPAC means nothing as this Obama Care colluder was voted “rising Conservative star” Do these people even bother to look at the voting record??
Rigas- solid pro-life, limited government, small business owner
87TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Callton ME, DB, OCG, RT
DON’T WASTE YOUR INK
89TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION FILES IN OTTAWA COUNTY
Price MW, ME, CC, DB, OCG, FF, RT
Don’t really “know” Matt Wiedenhoeft but I agree with his stand on the issues!
Oh yes time for a change!
93RD DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Leonard DB, MW, RT
Leonard has no Primary opponent but apparently he will have an opponent in November
From a local New source, “Right around Christmas time, Michael TREBESH said 22 people — Republicans, county officials, township officials — came to his house and urged him to make another go at the state Legislature.
Trebesh said he tossed around the invitation, but wanted to try something different in 2014. The three-time Republican candidate opted to run as an independent.”
102ND DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Potvin, OCG, RT, MW
103RD DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
107TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE 2 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION
Chatfield Pro-life, solid limited government
Foster, ME, CC, OCG and “party guy Frank” is also an advocate to amend Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include “sexual orientation”
ANOTHER INCUMBENT THAT NEEDS TO GO
SUGGESTED VOTE CHATFIELD