MI Republican Congressmen at the top of the anti-relief vote

It should come as no surprise that professional clowns Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio are at the top of the list (alphabetically, ha!) of the Republicans who voted against relief for Sandy victims. Here’s the image, snagged from DK: More on the vote at Daily Kos

Ryan’s Medicare scheme may cost Benishek his seat

I was perusing the news for today’s briefing and I came across this article on DKos: House Republicans have real reason to fear Paul Ryan Even before Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan to the ticket, our Battleground polling results indicated an erosion of support for Republicans, largely based on Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare and […]

Republican Party treason – the coordinated strategy to weaken the US economy during a time of war

Treason: Under Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution, any person who levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies by giving them Aid and Comfort has committed treason within the meaning of the Constitution. The term aid and comfort refers to any act that manifests a betrayal of allegiance to the […]

Michigan primary election results – US Senate and US House of Representatives

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Michigan August 2012 primary election results – US Senate and US House of Representatives Hoekstra defeats Durant, etc. for the opportunity to lose to Debbie Stabenow in November. Not much question in the results: Clark Durant Gary Glenn Randy Hekman Pete Hoekstra Debbie Stabenow 217,457 36,128 45,299 357,186 397,613 Stabenow (inc) v Hoekstra in November […]

NRA/Florida ALEC Gun Model Most Closely Matches Michigan Bill & more OMG Gun Stuff


A new report shows that Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in the middle of the Trayvon Martin tragedy was written by the NRA and pushed in multiple State Legislatures by ALEC finds that a Michigan 2005-2006 Bill most closely matches the controversial Florida law. Even as all that is happening, the Michigan ALEC member sponsor […]

DCCC courting Snyder supporter Joe Schwarz to run against Walberg

So Joe Schwartz is considering another run against Tim Walberg, this time as a Democrat. Schwarz backed Schauer over Walberg in both elections but supported Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2010 campaign. “I consider myself an independent,” he said. “I haven’t gone anywhere philosophically … I’m a fiscal conservative, someone who’s for a very strong military […]

BREAKING: Trevor Thomas files paperwork in MI-03 to unseat tea party candidate Justin Amash

As I wrote about earlier this month, Trevor Thomas was mulling a run for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. With polling completed and suggesting a very viable candidacy, Thomas filed paperwork this morning to make it official. Here’s the press release: Trevor Thomas Files to Run in 3rd Congressional District, Pledges to Stand Up […]

Racist Hoekstra ad reframes the conversation, but not how he wanted it to

Missed it by THAT much Pete Hoekstra is nearly giddy about all the attention his racist ad had garnered. Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Holland, stood his ground Monday, saying the ad did what he wanted: It drew a clear contrast between himself and Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. […] “We knew we were […]

Pete Hoekstra airs offensive, racist ad during Super Bowl XLVI


Who thought THAT was a good idea? “Twitter Pete” Hoekstra, the man who wasn’t even smart enough to buy his own domain during his run for Governor of Michigan, ran an ad during this year’s Superbowl that was so blatantly racist and offensive to Asians that even GOP consultants are flinching. The portrayal of a […]

Fred Upton appoints Big Gas lobbyist to position on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Iraqi war vet and “Friend o’ the (Eclecta)blog” John Waltz (pictured right) is running for Congress in Michigan’s 6th district against the pro-Big Oil, pro-Big Business, anti-environment incumbent Fred Upton. This is a good thing because, honestly, Upton is everything we do NOT want in a Congressional Representative. Upton is the chair of the House […]

Dan Kildee: Federal interests, local responsibility, and regional cooperation

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. Fairly early on in the interview I asked Dan to speak about sustainable energy. Specifically I was interested in how we go about making America a green country when there are so […]

Dan Kildee – Aligning government with the values of the people

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. It’s funny that Chris blogged this yesterday, Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing. because that ties right in with the topic for […]