Category: Michigan Republicans

Once again Michigan shows the importance of the judiciary as voter suppression gets a pass and GOP legislators subvert democracy

Once again Michigan shows the importance of the judiciary as voter suppression gets a pass and GOP legislators subvert democracy

After receiving the good news last month that a federal judge had commanded the Michigan Secretary of State to allow for straight-ticket voting, yesterday we got bad news: A three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the ban on straight ticket voting could remain in place for the November election. The result, of course, is […]

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Running scared & insulting the #Resistance – Michigan Republicans are now arguing using OUR language and OUR framing

Running scared & insulting the #Resistance – Michigan Republicans are now arguing using OUR language and OUR framing

Michigan Republicans are terrified of the impending blue/pink wave that is about to run them over in our state and across the country. Starting with the Women’s March in January of 2017 and continuing with the March for Science, the March for Our Lives, and the rise of the Indivisible and #Resist movements, millions of people who had never paid […]

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Released emails show that Republicans have been gerrymandering Michigan to intentionally hurt Dems for YEARS

Released emails show that Republicans have been gerrymandering Michigan to intentionally hurt Dems for YEARS

It’s no secret that Michigan is one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the entire country. Here’s the 11th Congressional District, for example: The 9th District is almost as bad: Note that they are both adjacent and interlocking. The 11th District is highly Republican and 9th District is reliably Democratic. For good measure, here’s the 14th which is another […]

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Michigan GOP stoops to blackmailing Gov. Snyder and the federal government to hurt Medicaid recipients

Michigan GOP stoops to blackmailing Gov. Snyder and the federal government to hurt Medicaid recipients

Michigan Republicans have pending legislation that would make our state’s Medicaid rules, as LOLGOP put it, “the most regressive requirements in the entire nation.” They would force hundreds of thousands of poor residents to either find a job that will allow them to work no fewer than 29 hours a week or they’d lose their benefits. It would also impose […]

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In MI-08, Democrat Elissa Slotkin has outraised the GOP incumbent Mike Bishop for 3 cycles WITHOUT corporate PAC money

In MI-08, Democrat Elissa Slotkin has outraised the GOP incumbent Mike Bishop for 3 cycles WITHOUT corporate PAC money

I first became interested in Democrat Elissa Slotkin’s run to replace the odious Republican Mike Bishop in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District when I watched her amazing ad. In the ad — and in our subsequent interview with her on The Sit and Spin Room podcast — Slotkin said her impetus for running against the corporate shill Bishop was watching him […]

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Dem Abdul El-Sayed gets a taste of ACTUAL “birther-like tactics” from GOP senator & shameless bigot Patrick Colbeck

Dem Abdul El-Sayed gets a taste of ACTUAL “birther-like tactics” from GOP senator & shameless bigot Patrick Colbeck

Back in February, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accused unnamed “establishment Democrats” of using “birther-like tactics” to derail his primary campaign after Bridge magazine published an article raising questions about his eligibility to run due to residency requirements. I was hard on Dr. El-Sayed writing, “Publishing this article is not a “birther-like” tactic and the accusation is offensive. People […]

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Advocacy group running brutal ads holding Republicans Mike Bishop & Fred Upton accountable for voting against affordable healthcare

Advocacy group running brutal ads holding Republicans Mike Bishop & Fred Upton accountable for voting against affordable healthcare

Listeners of The Sit and Spin Room podcast co-hosted by me and LOLGOP know that we are adamant that Democrats running against Republican Congressional incumbents hold their opponents’ feet to the fire for their repeated efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their actions have threatened access to affordable healthcare for hundreds of thousands, even millions of Americans. ALL […]

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Michigan Republican grovels before his corporate puppet masters, introduces resolution to create “Corporate Citizenship Day”

Michigan Republican grovels before his corporate puppet masters, introduces resolution to create “Corporate Citizenship Day”

This is becoming indecent… It’s no secret that Michigan Republicans are deeply in the pocket of corporations in our state. One of their first orders of business after taking control of our state government in 2010 was to pass a massive tax cut for corporations paid for by raising the taxes of over half of the residents in our state […]

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Republican Mike Bishop doesn’t want you to know his stances on guns & unions, quietly scrubs them from his website

Republican Mike Bishop doesn’t want you to know his stances on guns & unions, quietly scrubs them from his website

It’s well-known that Republican Mike Bishop is deeply embedded in the pockets of the super-wealthy like skabillionaire Matty Moroun so it’ll likely come as no surprise to you that he disdains unions and is all in for gun manufacturers and their corporate front group, the NRA. In fact, his website used to crow about his pro-gun, anti-union stances. Here’s a […]

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Republicans could face backlash in 2018 over Michigan’s roads

Republicans could face backlash in 2018 over Michigan’s roads

“So much for running a government like a business. You can keep the $100 your tax cut will give me, if you take responsibility for your conduct and reimburse me what your potholes have cost me.” That’s the message Ann Arbor attorney John Minnock had for Gov. Rick Snyder this week, as reported by the Detroit Free Press. He wasn’t […]

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The unmentioned outcome of the #TrumpTaxScam: Forcing states to cut taxes just to keep their citizens from paying MORE

The unmentioned outcome of the #TrumpTaxScam: Forcing states to cut taxes just to keep their citizens from paying MORE

When Republicans in Congress passed the Trump Tax Scam, one of the things they did was to raise taxes on citizens at the state level. In Michigan, that increase in taxes amounts to $1.5 BILLION, something even Republicans have been forced to admit. Democrats, who have been trying to enact an increase in the personal tax exemption for years, today […]

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