Allen West: People who disagree with me (like Pres. Obama) should “get the hell out of the USA”

Deport the democrats!

Congressman Allen West doesn’t like anyone who disagrees with him and his politics. He doesn’t even want them in the country. This past weekend, he said that President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should “get the hell out of the United States of America”:

West gave a 10 minute speech at the Lincoln Day Dinner, telling a very approving audience that, “We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (Debbie Wasserman Schultz), let them know Florida ain’t on the table.”

West then told his rivals to, “Take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else.

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Governor Rick Snyder disses President Obama during his visit to Michigan

President schmesident

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder snubbed President Obama during his visit to Michigan last Friday. Instead of attending the speech at the University of Michigan, Governor Snyder instead gave a speech in Grand Rapids at the Michigan Press Association (MPA) convention. He also didn’t greet the President when he arrived in Michigan on Thursday night.

[W]hen he got the invitation to meet with Obama when he visits Michigan today, Snyder’s spokeswoman Sarah Wurfel, said, “We can’t make it work.”

Snyder was to give a speech to the Michigan Townships Association annual meeting Thursday night in Detroit when Obama was arriving at Metro Airport.

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Last Day – First quarter fundraising drive

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the fundraising drive this week. As I have said to most of you, I will do everything I can to earn your donation.

There are two things I plan to use the donations for in the coming year. First, I will be purchasing electronic subscriptions to the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and the New York Times as well as increasing my monthly contribution to Michigan Public Radio. Why should I do this when their content is online for free? Because good reporting must be paid for and supported financially.…

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More photos, video and interactive content from President Obama’s visit to Ann Arbor

Picture this

My wife has put up an amazing multi-media post from yesterday’s visit to Ann Arbor, Michigan at her blog Politics in Pictures.

If you were there, you can look for yourself in a fully interactive panoramic image (you can even make it go fullscreen and zoom in and out!) If you don’t see yourself, you can also look for your face in this amazing widescreen image:

Click image for much larger version.

There is also some video and LOTS of still images.

I highly commend your attention to her terrific post. It’s amazing and not something you’ll find anywhere else.…

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Day 6 – First quarter fundraising drive

It’s sorta like NPR, only different

Hi, folks. I’m winding down my first fundraising drive here at Eclectablog. The response has been excellent and very gratifying.

The new media landscape these days makes it very difficult to earn a living doing what I do. Journalists are not being hired and most online content is free. There are really no existing models for monetizing a blog unless you are a HUGE blog and can generate significant ad revenue. I’m working on that but, well, it takes time.

So, if you value what you read here, if you think what I’m doing is worthy of your support, please consider dropping a small (or large!) donation in the Eclectablog Tip Jar™.…

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Today’s Moment of Derp – “I don’t know how you regulate common, everyday things such as driving while impaired”


Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on legalizing marijuana:

Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox admitted Friday he smoked pot when he was in high school during the 1970s. But during a symposium on the impact of marijuana reform, Cox stressed there are practical problems in legalizing marijuana, and that’s why he wouldn’t support changes some activists in Michigan are seeking.

“I am not for it mostly because I don’t know how you regulate common, everyday things such as driving while impaired,” said Cox, a Republican. “If it becomes legal, I don’t think I’ll ever use it again.

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Highland Park schools get their Emergency Manager after all

Not like we didn’t see it coming or anything…

As predicted, Highland Park schools have been assigned an Emergency Manager

LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday confirmed an emergency manager in Highland Park Schools and appointed certified public accountant Jack Martin to take over the troubled district.

Martin’s appointment is effective Monday. The move was not unexpected after a review team recently recommended appointment of an emergency manager, citing the growth in the school district’s deficit to $11.3 million, among other factors.

Martin, founder and chairman of Martin, Arrington, Desai & Meyers PC, is the former chief financial officer for the U.S.

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President Obama’s spokesman calls out Republicans directly on their obstructionism

Today, on their way from Michigan to Andrews Air Force Base, Press Secretary Jay Carney held a press gaggle. In it, he specifically laid the blame for obstructionism at the feet of Republicans; House Republicans in particular.

Question: Some Democrats sometimes get upset when he refers to the obstructionist Congress, and they feel that he’s lumping them in with Republicans, and I’m wondering if he’s going to make a distinction –

MR. CARNEY: I certainly don’t think you’ve heard that kind of concern expressed by Democrats in any — in recent memory. I think we’ve made pretty clear, because the facts are incontestable, that the unfortunate obstructionism the country has encountered in passing common-sense, mainstream measures to get the economy going, in passing a balanced approach to deficit reduction and long-term control of our debt, have been Republicans exclusively.

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