Category: Michigan Republicans

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

This past Monday, Congressman Tim Walberg held a townhall meeting in Tecumseh, Michigan where he met a raucous crowd who were largely angry with him, his Republican colleagues, and President Donald Trump. During the question and answer period, one attendee described how angry she is with President Trump’s tweets. Rep. Walberg responded, “I can’t control his tweets. I have to […]

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Michigan Republican senator wants to have private, for-profit police forces – What could possibly go wrong?

Michigan Republican senator wants to have private, for-profit police forces – What could possibly go wrong?

This post has been updated to correct information about training requirements for a “special police officer”. It takes a lot to surprise me when it comes to “Republicans Gone Wild!” type legislation in Michigan these days. After all, this is the state where Republicans passed a law forcing women to purchase special insurance to cover abortions – what I call […]

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Two years ago today Gov. Snyder admitted to the #FlintWaterCrisis and people STILL cannot drink the water

Two years ago today Gov. Snyder admitted to the #FlintWaterCrisis and people STILL cannot drink the water

On April 25th, 2014, with its government run by the latest in a series of Emergency Managers appointed by Republican governor Rick Snyder, the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water system over to the Flint River, ending a decades-long purchase agreement with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) which draws its water from Lake Huron. Within a few […]

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Michigan Republicans show why we can’t trust them with our healthcare, pass “Citizens United on Steroids” bill

Michigan Republicans show why we can’t trust them with our healthcare, pass “Citizens United on Steroids” bill

As Republicans in the U.S. Senate are considering their last ditch, hail Mary attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of it that should be truly concerning to everyone and that’s the concept of giving healthcare dollars to the states in the form of block grants to spend largely as they wish. Here in Michigan, our Republican-controlled […]

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If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

While the attention of the country is focused on the our unhinged president and his cruel, heartless Republican Party that is scheming every day on how to cut the taxes of their super wealthy benefactors and destroy the social safety to pay for it, Michigan Republicans have other plans. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof told The Detroit News this week […]

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Acting like a bratty 13-year old child, Michigan GOP senator Joe Hune openly mocks constituent via Facebook

Acting like a bratty 13-year old child, Michigan GOP senator Joe Hune openly mocks constituent via Facebook

Connor Bridges from Fowlerville reached out to his state senator Joe Hune this week to express his disappointment in his continued support of Resident Donald Trump. What followed may be the most unprofessional behavior by an elected state legislator toward one of his constituents that I’ve ever witnessed: Click to embiggen The rally Connor speaks of was a gathering of […]

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My County Dem Party asked our GOP counterparts to join us in condemning Nazis & Ku Klux Klanners. Answer: CRICKETS

My County Dem Party asked our GOP counterparts to join us in condemning Nazis & Ku Klux Klanners. Answer: CRICKETS

As you may know, I am the Chair of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party in Michigan. We’re in a liberal bubble where the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University are. Yesterday, following Donald Trump’s egregious “Both Sides” defense of fascists, our Executive Board composed a press release and then reached out to our Republican counterparts in the Washtenaw County […]

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Concealed weapons for convicted stalkers? “What could go wrong?” House Republicans say

Concealed weapons for convicted stalkers? “What could go wrong?” House Republicans say

In early June, the Detroit Free Press published a terrifying story about a Michigan woman whose ex-husband has allegedly attempted, repeatedly, to solicit people to kill her while serving a prison sentence for stalking. Two days later, 59 members of the state House of Representatives voted to allow people who’ve been convicted of stalking to carry concealed weapons without even […]

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In Michigan, working 103 days out of the year is considered a “full-time” legislature

In Michigan, working 103 days out of the year is considered a “full-time” legislature

Michigan gubernatorial candidate and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is trying to prove his conservative cred by pushing for a part-time legislature. It’s not going well. He was forced to restart his petition drive to put a part-time legislature on the ballot in 2018, the year he himself will be on the ballot, when it was discovered that his plan would […]

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AG Schuette’s staff busted editing online docs to cover-up potential illegal acts while on taxpayer time

AG Schuette’s staff busted editing online docs to cover-up potential illegal acts while on taxpayer time

Government officials working to cover up questionable behavior is as old as politics itself but it’s rare to catch them boldly doing it in real time. That, however, is exactly what Progress Michigan staff did during a recent investigation into what appears to be improper use of private emails to do government business and possibly doing political work while at […]

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Michigan Republicans solve problem of open gun carrying without a permit/training by making it worse. Much, much worse.

Michigan Republicans solve problem of open gun carrying without a permit/training by making it worse. Much, much worse.

There’s a messed-up loophole in Michigan’s gun laws that makes it legal to open-carry a firearm without the need for training or a permit. If you carry a concealed weapon, training and a permit are required by law. Republicans have decided now is the time to correct this discrepancy but their approach is to make it worse. Much, much worse: […]

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