Category: Republican-Fail

Michigan Republicans throw GOP candidate Steve Marino under the bus

Michigan Republicans throw GOP candidate Steve Marino under the bus

Republican Macomb County Commissioner and candidate for the 24th House District seat, Steve Marino, has been in the news a LOT lately. His 27-year-old big mouth has him in big trouble with his own party, with people he’s either trashed or lied about, and for his call to raise the retirement age to 75. It appears that his own party […]

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27-year-old GOP State House candidate Steve Marino wants to raise the minimum age for Social Security to 75

27-year-old GOP State House candidate Steve Marino wants to raise the minimum age for Social Security to 75

That fresh-faced 27-year-old in the picture there on the right is Steve Marino, a Macomb County Commissioner who is running for the State House in the 24th House District. He’s also either a tax cheat, sleazy lobbyist, unmitigated liar, or all of the above, and a guy who has no respect whatsoever for House Speaker Kevin Cotter. The Michigan Democratic […]

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As the 1-year anniversary of Gov. Snyder acknowledging the #FlintWaterCrisis nears, GOP-led Congress still fails to act

As the 1-year anniversary of Gov. Snyder acknowledging the #FlintWaterCrisis nears, GOP-led Congress still fails to act

This Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary since Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan had been poisoned with lead. (NOTE: That will be Day 366 on the Eclectablog Flint Water Crisis Watch counter because 2016 is a Leap Year.) In reality, Flint residents haven’t had safely drinkable tap water for nearly two years. It […]

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Michigan AG Bill Schuette sues U.S. government to deny you overtime pay

Michigan AG Bill Schuette sues U.S. government to deny you overtime pay

In his never ending crusade to harm people who aren’t wealthy and well-connected, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, shown here sweeping up horse manure, joined a lawsuit against the federal government with twenty other states to stop new labor rules requiring businesses to pay overtime to white collar workers who make less than $913 a week or $47,476 a year. […]

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GOP House candidate Steve Marino: House Speaker Cotter “does a bad job in Lansing…Doesn’t have any real backbone”

GOP House candidate Steve Marino: House Speaker Cotter “does a bad job in Lansing…Doesn’t have any real backbone”

Last week I wrote about 27-year-old Republican Steve Marino. Marino is a Macomb County Commissioner and candidate for the state House. In recordings made by a Michigan Democratic Party tracker at a coffee hour, Marino bragged about cheating on his taxes and, apparently, lied about picking up bar tabs for other Republicans as a lobbyist among other things. Earlier this […]

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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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As if we needed it: More evidence that privatizing/profitizing prison services is an abject failure in Michigan

As if we needed it: More evidence that privatizing/profitizing prison services is an abject failure in Michigan

There are three things that should never be privatized and profitized. You don’t have to be an expert in public policy to know that when profits are on the line, the needs of those being served will be trumped by the desire to increase profits. The first of these things is healthcare. We’ve seen the tragic outcome of that in […]

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UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court shoots down Michigan AG Schuette’s voter suppression effort

UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court shoots down Michigan AG Schuette’s voter suppression effort

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, shown here sweeping up horse manure, has led an effort to suppress Democratic turnout in Michigan elections by fighting to uphold a ban on the option to vote a straight-ticket in our elections. The legislation, passed by our GOP-dominated state legislature, was a blatant attempt to harm Democrats’ chances given that one-half of all voters […]

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The Uncampaign: Republican candidate in MI-52 just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks

The Uncampaign: Republican candidate in MI-52 just throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks

Michigan’s 52nd State House District is a R+1 district that has been held by Democrat Gretchen Driskell for the past two election cycles. It was held briefly between 2010 and 2012 by now-MIA Republican Mark Ouimet. Before that, Democrat Pam Byrnes represented the district for four years, serving for a time as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House. The […]

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While Gov Snyder and AG Schuette fight in court, still no action to replace lead water lines in the #FlintWaterCrisis

While Gov Snyder and AG Schuette fight in court, still no action to replace lead water lines in the #FlintWaterCrisis

It has now been 328 days since Gov. Rick Snyder publicly admitted that the drinking water in the city of Flint, Michigan had been contaminated with the powerful neurotoxin lead. This admission came months and months after the problem had been brought to light and, in the 328 days since then, no lead water service lines have been replaced through […]

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GUEST POST: Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting is unacceptable

GUEST POST: Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting is unacceptable

The following guest post was written by Barb Byrum. Barb is currently the Ingham County Clerk and is a former State Representative who served three terms in Michigan House of Representatives from 2007-2012. She is currently running for re-election to serve a second term as the Clerk of Ingham County. Byrum grew up in Onondaga, Michigan, a small rural town […]

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