Category: GOPocrisy

Ethically-challenged Republican Rep. Trott introduces law to compel ethics training for members of Congress

Ethically-challenged Republican Rep. Trott introduces law to compel ethics training for members of Congress

Republican Congressman and multi-millionaire David Trott from Michigan’s 11th Congressional District is arguably one of the most ethically-challenged members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He made millions of dollars building a vertically-integrated foreclosure business that drew national attention when he threw a 101-year old Detroit woman out of her home tossing her life-saving medications into a dumpster. His foreclosure […]

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Steven Johnson, Christian hypocrite

Michigan Republican whose “Christian beliefs shape his worldview” votes to deny Flint federal funds for #FlintWaterCrisis

The effort to bring federal dollars into Flint to help them deal with the Republican-made catastrophe that poisoned their drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead has been long and arduous, primarily because Republicans themselves did everything they could to make the path long and arduous. First, it took nearly a year for Republican members of Congress to even pass […]

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What is your O’Reilly Factor™?

What is your O’Reilly Factor™?

Here’s a handy way to help history know how big of a creep you are Bill O’Reilly really may be in trouble this time. As an occasionally offensive hack whose Twitter icon is a self-cleaning elephant, I’ll let the free market decide if the career of host of the interminable O’Reilly Factor should survive revelations that Fox News seems to […]

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Michigan GOP enacts laws to make selling fetal tissue MORE illegal and to ban local plastic bag regulations

Michigan GOP enacts laws to make selling fetal tissue MORE illegal and to ban local plastic bag regulations

Apparently things are just fine in Michigan because Republicans here have resorted to (a) making something illegal more illegal and (b) to restricting local municipalities from passing local regulations for their community. So much for “local control”. The first bill makes the sale of fetal tissue resulting from abortions more illegal. I say it makes it “more illegal” because it’s […]

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REMINDER: Democrats know how to win in the Midwest

REMINDER: Democrats know how to win in the Midwest

We all do better when we all do better In a few short weeks, Michigan has fallen from being part of the “blue wall” to a state that some suggest Democrats should give up on in favor of sunbelt states like North Carolina, Arizona and Georgia. Nothing would be more depressing if life weren’t a Golden Corral filled with things […]

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Michigan GOP argues the recount should stop because there was no voter fraud & that voter suppression bill is need due to voter fraud

Michigan GOP argues the recount should stop because there was no voter fraud & that voter suppression bill is need due to voter fraud

I saw a tweet by my pal Roscoe Woods, the president of the largest American Postal Workers Union local in the state of Michigan that made my head spin. Here’s the tweet: MI AG says no evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election, Applauds decision to stop recount. MI House attacks our democracy anyway. #resist — Roscoe (@bluelapeer) December 8, […]

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Michigan Republicans add appropriation to voter suppression bill making it democracy-proof (immune from citizen referendum)

Michigan Republicans add appropriation to voter suppression bill making it democracy-proof (immune from citizen referendum)

This past week I wrote about a package of voter suppression bills currently being blasted through the state legislature (HERE and HERE.) They are House Bills 6066, 6067, and 6068. Here’s a piece of what I wrote on Friday: First, we have the voter suppression effort that I wrote about on Wednesday. This legislation does away with the option to […]

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Republican Gary Glenn’s campaign admits it exploited elderly Korean War vet for political purposes

Republican Gary Glenn’s campaign admits it exploited elderly Korean War vet for political purposes

Last week I wrote about how the campaign of notorious homophobe and anti-worker Republican Gary Glenn had exploited an elderly Korean War vet in an effort to smear Glenn’s Democratic opponent Geoff Malicoat. An “open letter” was sent to multiple media outlets suggesting that horrific anti-veteran comments made on an online forum in 2006 were penned by Malicoat. The letter […]

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UPDATED: GOP House Rep. Gary Glenn exploits elderly veteran in an attempt to smear his Democratic opponent

UPDATED: GOP House Rep. Gary Glenn exploits elderly veteran in an attempt to smear his Democratic opponent

A letter was recently sent to the Midland Daily News and the Midland and Bay County Democratic Parties (and probably from others) purporting to be from a retired Korean War veteran named William Miller. The letter, titled “Open letter to the Midland Democratic Party and the citizens of Bay and Midland Counties” and sent by email, contains the link goo.gl/idnIMf […]

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UPDATED: Republicans, desperate to win MI-01, air ironically false ad about Lon Johnson’s residence

UPDATED: Republicans, desperate to win MI-01, air ironically false ad about Lon Johnson’s residence

This post has been hilariously updated below. Recent polling in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District shows Democrat Lon Johnson with a narrow 2-point lead in the “Leans Republican” district. This has Republicans freaking out and now they have resorted to airing a completely false ad contending that Johnson doesn’t live in Kalkaska as he claims and, in fact, lives in a […]

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GOP State House candidate Steve Marino: Tax cheat, sleazy lobbyist, unmitigated liar, or all of the above?

GOP State House candidate Steve Marino: Tax cheat, sleazy lobbyist, unmitigated liar, or all of the above?

It’s not often that a candidate for office reveals themselves to be such an incredible [expletive deleted] as Macomb County Commissioner and MI-24 State House candidate Steve Marino, 27, has this week. A tracker sent to a “coffee hour” held by Marino recorded him making some amazingly outrageous comments, largely related to his time as a lobbyist for Delta Dental […]

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