Category: Tea Party

The GOP’s own rules are forcing it into an internal civil war

The GOP’s own rules are forcing it into an internal civil war

There are a lot of recriminations being aimed at the Republican Party these days about allowing a narcissistic, sexist bigot to be their presidential nominee. But there was little they could do once Trump began his march toward the primary. After spending decades laying the groundwork for his faux populist candidacy, demonizing liberals, Democrats, immigrants, women, and all the other […]

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Tea party charter school leader admits becoming a cyber school was simply a way to get chartered

Tea party charter school leader admits becoming a cyber school was simply a way to get chartered

I wrote my first piece about the Livingston Christian Academy, now called the Livingston Classical Academy (LCA), back in December of 2014. Since then, the group – which hopes to open a school with a curriculum steeped in tea party ideology and right-wing principles – was sent packing by Brighton schools. However, after shopping around, LCA ended up landing a […]

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To the tea party activists who blew up the Republican Party, welcome to your worst nightmare: President Hillary Clinton

To the tea party activists who blew up the Republican Party, welcome to your worst nightmare: President Hillary Clinton

The Detroit News recently published an article highlighting two Michigan tea party activists who are working on a “Dump Trump” campaign to deny Donald J. Trump the Republican nomination for president by changing the rules of the Republican convention. One of them is Wendy Day, a Howell-based tea partier who is best known, at least to me, as the woman […]

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With 11 months left in Obama’s term, Michigan 7th District Republicans vote ask Tim Walberg to intro articles of impeachment

With 11 months left in Obama’s term, Michigan 7th District Republicans vote ask Tim Walberg to intro articles of impeachment

President Obama now has less than a year left in his final term in office. But that hasn’t stopped the drumbeat of calls for his impeachment among the most fervent haters of the country’s first African American POTUS. This past week, the Michigan 7th Congressional District Republicans passed a resolution asking Congressman Tim Walberg to introduce articles of impeachment. In […]

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Denied by Brighton schools, group shops its tea party charter school to Whitmore Lake schools

Denied by Brighton schools, group shops its tea party charter school to Whitmore Lake schools

You have to give the group headed up by rabid tea partier Pasquale Battaglia credit; they are persistent. After having their request to charter their tea party charter school denied by Brighton Public Schools, they have turned their attention now to Whitmore Lake Public Schools. The WLPS voted on October 26th to put out a call soliciting a cyber charter […]

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Allegan County tea party chair triples down on “Michigan Republicans are far worse than Islamic terrorists” insanity

Allegan County tea party chair triples down on “Michigan Republicans are far worse than Islamic terrorists” insanity

A few days ago I wrote about Stephen Young, the chair of the Allegan County Tea Party. Allegan County is the home base for former State House Rep. (I love saying that) Cindy Gamrat and Young has been Gamrat’s staunchest and most vocal supporter. Young was so outraged at Gamrat being thrown out of the legislature that he went on […]

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Allegan County Tea Party head: Ouster of Cindy Gamrat the same as 9/11 attacks, Michigan Republicans worse than terrorist jihadists

Allegan County Tea Party head: Ouster of Cindy Gamrat the same as 9/11 attacks, Michigan Republicans worse than terrorist jihadists

Cindy Gamrat got elected in Allegan County largely because there is such an active tea party presence there. Her over the top politics are so in-sync with this group that even her lying and philandering weren’t enough for her to lose their support. In fact, the head of the Allegan County Tea Party, Stephen Young, told WZZM, “The question now […]

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Courser/Gamrat: The Truth Will/Should/Maybe Set You Free

Courser/Gamrat: The Truth Will/Should/Maybe Set You Free

I wrote the following on my Facebook page yesterday: “This is more than just an outrage. It is more than just two tea party zealots forcing their ill-conceived and obsessive behavior and “ideas” upon the unwashed and uneducated who have followed them with gusto and hearty resolve. This is more than just about hypocrisy and plain stupidity. “What it is […]

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Common Core foes are losing it, seeing monsters where no monsters exist

Common Core foes are losing it, seeing monsters where no monsters exist

Back in March, I penned an essay critical of Michigan tea party legislator Todd Courser’s complete freak out over a bipartisan move to create a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) endorsement for graduating high school students. If students complete six credits each of math and science, a half credit each of technology and engineering, and meet certain other criteria, […]

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Debunking some common progressive liberal excuses for not voting YES ON PROPOSAL 1

Debunking some common progressive liberal excuses for not voting YES ON PROPOSAL 1

Part 2 of a series. Part 1 is HERE and Part 3 is HERE. Before I get into this piece, I want to clarify a couple of things. First of all, in the conversation on Proposal 1 in Michigan, at least on the progressive side, we are starting from the position that Republicans are hideous leaders that created gigantic hole […]

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Proposal 1: The issue that has turned too many Michigan progressives into tea partiers

Proposal 1: The issue that has turned too many Michigan progressives into tea partiers

Part 1 in a series. Part 2 is HERE and Part 3 is HERE. There are few topics that unite tea partiers with progressive liberals but Michigan’s Prop 1 has not only united these two disparate groups, it has, for all intents and purposes, turned many progressives into tea partiers in their own right. What I mean by this is […]

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