Rick Santorum accuses Romney campaign of “political thuggery” in Michigan GOP primary


Honestly, the Michigan Republican Primary is the gift to Democrats that just keeps on giving. They are referring to the decision by the Michigan Republican Party to award two at-large delegates to Mitt Romney. As memiller writes at Blogging for Michigan, Santorum’s camp thought they should have split the two delegates and the decision goes against the MRP’s own rules.

The two at-large delegates awarded Tuesday in the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary were supposed to be split proportionately by Party rules, that is (given the results), one for Romney and one for Santorum. Given that each candidate also won seven Congressional Districts, that made the overall split 15 to 15 — a tie in delegate terms.…
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Pictures from delivery of petition signatures to repeal Public Act 4

Here are some photos, courtesy of Michigan Forward, from the delivery of over 226,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of States office on Wednesday. Some details along with a statement from Michigan Forward are available in yesterday’s News Round-up.

Rally at Central United Methodist Church

Another rally shot

Brandon Jessup, Rev. David Bullock, Rev. Charles Williams and others delivering petitions to the SOS

Happy petition deliverers!

A very important receipt

And now the second and equally-challenging phase begins.…

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Will WJR continue to air Limbaugh after he says women who use contraception should post videos of their sex online?

The day after Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” for advocating for birth control, he doubled down today by saying all women who get free contraception through their health care should post videos of themselves having sex on the internet.

Folks, if you ask ‘em, if you ask ‘em, the Washington, D.C. Department of Health will send you free condoms and and lube! The D.C. Department, free condoms and lube if you just ask ‘em for it.

So, Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal: if we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it.

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Ann Arbor teen who fought “anti”-bully bill takes on another “Bully” issue

Look out world, here comes Katy Butler. Again.

Last November, I wrote about an amazing teenager from Ann Arbor named Katy Butler (HERE and HERE.) She and her friend Carson Borbely put a petition on Change.org to try to force legislative change on what became known as the “License to Bully Bill”.

Well, Katy is back at it. Because she has been such an activist on the issue of bullying, starting at the tender age of 16 and continuing now that she’s 17, she is very well-informed about the issue. She recently found out about a new documentary film called “BULLY” that follows several teens who are dealing with bullies and reveals the impact this has on them and their family and friends.…

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Judge issues stunning smackdown to Detroit Emergency Manager review team

Yeeouch. That’ll leave a mark.

One of my newest heroes these days, Ingham County Judge William Collette has had just about enough of Governor Sndyer’s Detroit Emergency Manager review team. As I mentioned this afternoon in my Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up, this review team tried to circumvent the Open Meetings Act, which Judge Collette had already found them in violation of, by setting up a subcommittee that would continue to meet in secret.

Judge Collette is pissed.

An Ingham County judge this afternoon ordered all 10 members of the Detroit emergency financial review team to appear in his courtroom March 12 to answer why they should not be held in contempt for attempting to evade his finding that the review team is subject to the Open Meetings Act by forming a smaller committee to meet in secret.
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Public Act 4 repeal signatures delivered + Michigan Emergency Manager New Round-up

It just goes on and on and on and on

Lots of news to cover today. Make sure you click through to the jump page if you’re reading this from the front page of Eclectablog.

  • Stand Up For Democracy coalition delivers 226,637 petition signatures
    Yesterday, the Stand Up For Democracy coalition and Michigan Forward delivered well over the 160,304 signatures needed to put the repeal of Public Act 4 – Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law – on the November ballot to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office in Lansing.

    Here is Michigan Forward’s statement:

    Today, Michigan Forward, the Stand Up for Democracy Coalition and countless volunteers and supporters representing the labor, civic, and faith based communities from around the State of Michigan submitted 226,637 signatures to repeal the “Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act,” known as Public Act 4 (PA 4).
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LOLGOP of the Week

It may be impossible to just pick one

Here’s the idea. We’re going to pick a LOLGOP Moment of the Week but we need your help.What is the clunkiest, most telling GOP gaffe you’ve come across this week?Is it Rush admitting he doesn’t know how birth control works? Santorum revealing his vomitous response to the Separation of Church and State? Or Mitt’s record setting flip flop?…

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The GOP clownshow continues – Michigan edition

You call that “winning”?

Although Mitt Romney is crowing about his big win in Michigan this past Tuesday, it appears that he split the Michigan delegates evenly with Rick Santorum.

Comically, though, the Romney camp is saying that’s not true.

Santorum, campaigning in Tennessee, one of 10 states with contests on Super Tuesday next week, said he and Romney have split Michigan’s total of 30 delegates.”We tied the state of Michigan,” John Yob, adviser for the Santorum campaign, said in a press phone call Wednesday. “We view that as a major success.”

But Romney’s camp disputed the issue was closed.

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