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Democrat Hypocrisy at the "Endorsement Convention"

From candidates to constituents, the Michigan Democrat Endorsement Convention this past weekend was full of "Liberal Logic." Below are just a few of our favorite moments. If this convention taught us anything, it's that we can't afford to take a Michigan left in November! Donate today and join our fight to keep Michigan red!   - Whitmer On Special Interests - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer should probably steer away from statements concerning loyalty to special interest groups. The irony of her message is that she said in it a speech to the Labor Caucus — a group to which she is very much beholden. We understand why she wants to mask her establishment Democrat roots, she’s just not doing a very good job of it.   - Hypocrisy On Voter I.D. - At their most recent endorsement convention, the Michigan Democratic Party required each participant to show ID to get their credentials. It begs the question: Why don’t they have the same standard of security for every Michigander at the ballot box?   - Friendly Fire Obstruction -   United they stand? From Congress to the streets, “obstruction” is a platform all Democrats believe in – even if it means blocking fellow party members. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed must really be out of genuine ideas if his plan is to simply obstruct his opponents – literally.   - A Questionable Ad -   We can’t get over this ad. Under Mark Brewer’s leadership from 1995 - 2013,... More >

Democrats Divided

While the Michigan Democrats’ progressive narrative continues to race to the radical left, the vast majority of their constituents are left without a voice. Michiganders deserve a party that prioritizes results through the empowerment of all individuals. The Michigan Republican Party is a big tent. To all Democrats in Michigan who are feeling left behind by their party we say: give us a chance and we will give you a choice. Democratic endorsement convention reveals divide between progressives, African Americans Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 4/19/2018 In every Michigan gubernatorial election cycle in the last 48 years, except for one, an African American has been nominated for one of the top three slots on the Democratic ticket. But that streak ended Sunday when Democrats endorsed two white women for two of the top three slots — Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel for attorney general and former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state. And the leading contender for governor, in polls and endorsements, is former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing, who is also white. The convention left many African Americans disheartened and wondering about their participation in this year’s election and their future in the party, especially since Pat Miles, an African American, Harvard University-educated lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the western district of Michigan, was also competing for the state attorney general’s slot. “Dana out-organized and out-campaigned Pat Miles and his folks, but it’s also obvious that it seemed to be... More >

MDP Stacking the Deck

As written before, this weekend’s “endorsement convention” was nothing more than a political stunt the Michigan Democrats used to hand pick and rig the system in favor of the party’s preferred candidates. MDP strong-armed the candidates into pledging not to continue to campaign and adhere to the choice made at this “endorsement convention.” Dillon went as far as threatening to blacklist the “loser” amongst the Democrat elite should they choose to forego the non-binding decision made by rigged system. As reported in MIRS: “One Democratic insider tells MIRS that MDP Chair Brandon Dillon talked with both Nessel and Miles in an attempt to eliminate an effort from either side to pursue the AG nomination after this week's conclave if they are not successful Sunday. He reportedly explained to both of them that they needed to commit to a pledge not to continue their battle for the nomination at the August nominating convention, where the official nominee will be named. ‘There should be no sour grapes and no second chance,’ on this Dillon apparently strongly suggested to them both. He apparently explained the rules are the rules and no one should challenge them after the Sunday vote, the source told MIRS. He expects both campaigns to be aware of this and ‘not go back on your word’ and abide by the delegate decision. If one of the two decided to go rogue, it was suggested that ‘breaking your word’ could become a campaign issue and the party leaders would be reluctant... More >

Democrats want to take money out of your pocket

Happy Tax Day! Today marks the last time you have to file under this horrible and antiquated system! Since the passing of the GOP Tax Bill in December, people all over Michigan have already seen astronomical rewards. The Democrats, however, plan to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Doing so would only take money out of middle-class family's pockets. Hard-working families should be able to determine how they spend their money, not the government. Through the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and numerous other pro-growth policies, Republicans are offering results, not resistance. Democrats want to take away YOUR money: Shri Thanedar, a Democrat candidate for Michigan Governor, called the GOP Tax Plan a “scam,” yet Michigan based companies such as Mill Steel Company, Fiat Chrysler, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Engineering, Consumers Energy and more have given their employees thousands of dollars in bonuses and increased pay. Senator Debbie Stabenow told her constituents that the GOP Tax Plan “…will hurt MI families by raising taxes on the middle class…” This claim is patently false. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act was designed for the middle class. It not only lowers taxes, but it has doubled the standard deduction, raised the child tax credit, and has stimulated several bonuses and pay raises for hard working Michigan families. Elissa Slotkin, candidate for U.S. House district 8, stated that the GOP Tax Plan only “…offers massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and corporations…” Yet according to the U.S.... More >

MRP Announces Two GOP Gubernatorial Debates

LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party is hosting two Republican gubernatorial primary debates and has confirmation from Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Senator Patrick Colbeck, Dr. Jim Hines, and Attorney General Bill Schuette.“We are excited to get our Republican candidates in front of Michigan voters so that they learn what we already know: our candidates are better for Michigan’s future than the Democrats,” said Michigan Republican Party Communications Director Sarah Anderson.The first debate will be on Wednesday, May 9 in Grand Rapids at WOOD TV studios. The second debate will occur on Thursday June 28 in Detroit at WDIV studios. Additional details will follow regarding times, media credentials, and ticketing. More >

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Democrat Hypocrisy at the "Endorsement Convention"

From candidates to constituents, the Michigan Democrat Endorsement Convention this past weekend was full of "Liberal Logic." Below are just a few of our favorite moments. If this convention taught us anything, it's that we can't afford to take a Michigan left in November! Donate today and join our fight to keep Michigan red!   - Whitmer On Special Interests - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer should probably steer away from statements concerning loyalty to special interest groups. The irony of her message is that she said in it a speech to the Labor Caucus — a group to which she is very much beholden. We understand why she wants to mask her establishment Democrat roots, she’s just not doing a very good job of it.   - Hypocrisy On Voter I.D. - At their most recent endorsement convention, the Michigan Democratic Party required each participant to show ID to get their credentials. It begs the question: Why don’t they have the same standard of security for every Michigander at the ballot box?   - Friendly Fire Obstruction -   United they stand? From Congress to the streets, “obstruction” is a platform all Democrats believe in – even if it means blocking fellow party members. Democrat gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed must really be out of genuine ideas if his plan is to simply obstruct his opponents – literally.   - A Questionable Ad -   We can’t get over this ad. Under Mark Brewer’s leadership from 1995 - 2013,... More >

Democrats Divided

While the Michigan Democrats’ progressive narrative continues to race to the radical left, the vast majority of their constituents are left without a voice. Michiganders deserve a party that prioritizes results through the empowerment of all individuals. The Michigan Republican Party is a big tent. To all Democrats in Michigan who are feeling left behind by their party we say: give us a chance and we will give you a choice. Democratic endorsement convention reveals divide between progressives, African Americans Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 4/19/2018 In every Michigan gubernatorial election cycle in the last 48 years, except for one, an African American has been nominated for one of the top three slots on the Democratic ticket. But that streak ended Sunday when Democrats endorsed two white women for two of the top three slots — Plymouth attorney Dana Nessel for attorney general and former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state. And the leading contender for governor, in polls and endorsements, is former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing, who is also white. The convention left many African Americans disheartened and wondering about their participation in this year’s election and their future in the party, especially since Pat Miles, an African American, Harvard University-educated lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the western district of Michigan, was also competing for the state attorney general’s slot. “Dana out-organized and out-campaigned Pat Miles and his folks, but it’s also obvious that it seemed to be... More >

MDP Stacking the Deck

As written before, this weekend’s “endorsement convention” was nothing more than a political stunt the Michigan Democrats used to hand pick and rig the system in favor of the party’s preferred candidates. MDP strong-armed the candidates into pledging not to continue to campaign and adhere to the choice made at this “endorsement convention.” Dillon went as far as threatening to blacklist the “loser” amongst the Democrat elite should they choose to forego the non-binding decision made by rigged system. As reported in MIRS: “One Democratic insider tells MIRS that MDP Chair Brandon Dillon talked with both Nessel and Miles in an attempt to eliminate an effort from either side to pursue the AG nomination after this week's conclave if they are not successful Sunday. He reportedly explained to both of them that they needed to commit to a pledge not to continue their battle for the nomination at the August nominating convention, where the official nominee will be named. ‘There should be no sour grapes and no second chance,’ on this Dillon apparently strongly suggested to them both. He apparently explained the rules are the rules and no one should challenge them after the Sunday vote, the source told MIRS. He expects both campaigns to be aware of this and ‘not go back on your word’ and abide by the delegate decision. If one of the two decided to go rogue, it was suggested that ‘breaking your word’ could become a campaign issue and the party leaders would be reluctant... More >

Democrats want to take money out of your pocket

Happy Tax Day! Today marks the last time you have to file under this horrible and antiquated system! Since the passing of the GOP Tax Bill in December, people all over Michigan have already seen astronomical rewards. The Democrats, however, plan to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Doing so would only take money out of middle-class family's pockets. Hard-working families should be able to determine how they spend their money, not the government. Through the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and numerous other pro-growth policies, Republicans are offering results, not resistance. Democrats want to take away YOUR money: Shri Thanedar, a Democrat candidate for Michigan Governor, called the GOP Tax Plan a “scam,” yet Michigan based companies such as Mill Steel Company, Fiat Chrysler, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber Engineering, Consumers Energy and more have given their employees thousands of dollars in bonuses and increased pay. Senator Debbie Stabenow told her constituents that the GOP Tax Plan “…will hurt MI families by raising taxes on the middle class…” This claim is patently false. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act was designed for the middle class. It not only lowers taxes, but it has doubled the standard deduction, raised the child tax credit, and has stimulated several bonuses and pay raises for hard working Michigan families. Elissa Slotkin, candidate for U.S. House district 8, stated that the GOP Tax Plan only “…offers massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and corporations…” Yet according to the U.S.... More >

MRP Announces Two GOP Gubernatorial Debates

LANSING, Mich., April 13, 2018 – The Michigan Republican Party is hosting two Republican gubernatorial primary debates and has confirmation from Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Senator Patrick Colbeck, Dr. Jim Hines, and Attorney General Bill Schuette.“We are excited to get our Republican candidates in front of Michigan voters so that they learn what we already know: our candidates are better for Michigan’s future than the Democrats,” said Michigan Republican Party Communications Director Sarah Anderson.The first debate will be on Wednesday, May 9 in Grand Rapids at WOOD TV studios. The second debate will occur on Thursday June 28 in Detroit at WDIV studios. Additional details will follow regarding times, media credentials, and ticketing. More >

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