VIDEO: My appearance this morning on Democracy Now! with Dawud Walid of CAIR

Michigan in the spotlight

Here is the video of my appearance on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. I shared the segment with the most-impressive Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Michigan and I must say I learned a great deal from him in the short time we spent together.


If that doesn’t work for you, try clicking HERE. You can find the podcast HERE.

(I know I should smile more. It’s just tough to smile about this stuff, ya know?)…

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Mitt Romney pays $10.40 for every Michigan GOP primary vote

The best nomination money can buy

Yesterday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney squeeked out a win over his opponent Rick Santorum by a mere three percentage points.

He got 410,517 votes across the state to Santorum’s 378,124. Romney and his supporting PAC (Restore Our Future) outspent Santorum and his supportive PACs (Red White and Blue Fund & Susan B. Anthony List) nearly two-to-one ($4.27 Million to $2.27 Million).

Doing some quick math, Romney spent $10.40 for each vote. Santorum himself spent $6.00.

Also, 9 out of 10 Romney ads were negative. While that might not be “setting his hair on fire” (seems there is at least one thing Romney is not willing to do to win the nomination – muss his majestic coif), it does show how important Michigan was to him.…

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Emergency Manager law repeal petition signatures delivered TODAY + a conversation with Reverend David Bullock


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This morning at 11:30 there will be a rally in Lansing, Michigan for those who support the repeal of Public Act 4, Michigan’s undemocratic Emergency Manager law. Then, at 1 p.m., close to 250,000 petition signatures will be delivered to the appropriate officials. 160,304 valid signatures are needed to put the citizens’ referendum on the November ballot. Once that many signatures have been validated, the law goes on hold until the election. Also, Republican heads across the state are likely to explode.

Join the Stand Up for Democracy Committee Wednesday, February 29, 2012 as we put a STOP to Dictatorship over Michigan communities.…
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Eclectablog on Democracy Now! Wednesday, 2/29/2012 – 8-9 a.m. ET

All eyes on Michigan

Tomorrow morning I will be on the Democracy Now! news program with Amy Goodman & Juan González from 8-9 a.m., talking about the political landscape in Michigan. With the GOP primary today, the delivery of petition signatures for the repeal of the Emergency Manager law tomorrow, the resurgence of the auto industry ongoing and the vast overreach by Republicans in our state over the past year, we’ll have lots to talk about.

You can find out local radio and television stations that air the program HERE. You can also stream the program live from their website.…

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Liveblog: Michigan (and Maybe a Little Arizona) GOP Primary

Basically, Mitt Romney has already lost Michigan.

In 2008, Mitt Romney won the GOP primary in the state where he was born—the state where his father was governor for three terms—easily. And as of last night’s polls, Mitt was losing to Santorum by a point, knowing that Rick Santorum has outperformed polls consistently in this primary.

Despite any mischief and hilarity today may bring, the key moment of this Michigan GOP Primary took place during Romney’s speech at a nearly empty Ford Field.

During the Q &A, Romney was asked if he was the GOP candidate with the best chance of beating President Obama.…

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So, Michigan Dems, you gonna go support the guy that’s against kids going to college?

Breathe deep and think about what you are doing

Tomorrow is the Michigan primary. A significant number of Dem-leaning pundits and commentators are encouraging Democrats to cross over and vote for Rick Santorum in the GOP primary.

You can do that. It’s totally legal. I’m asking you not to.

I’ve already gone on record as to why I think this is a truly bad idea. Stupid. Misguided. Ill-informed. All that.

Are you really going to walk into your local voting location, declare yourself a Republican and then vote for the guy you hate the most? That’s democracy to you?

Don’t do it.…

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Rick Santorum thinks getting a college education is “indoctrination” & snobby

Elitest vs. Out of Touch

Last Saturday when LOLGOP and I attended the Americans for Prosperity forum in Troy, Michigan (liveblog HERE), GOP Presidential contender Rick Santorum spit upon the goal of giving every American boy and girl the chance to go to college. What’s more, instead of valuing a college education, he described it as “indoctrination” and President Obama trying to “reshape [students] in his own image.”

I’m not joking.

Not all folks are gifted in the same way. Some people have incredible gifts with their hands. Some people have incredible gifts to use and want to work out there making things.…
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The GOP Can’t Deny Its Extremism (Anymore)

America just isn’t that into the 1 percent

We let the GOP pretend they’re for small government, even though they don’t believe in the separation of uterus and state.

We let them say they’re conservative, when they want to pre-emptively start new wars.

We let them say that they care about the American Dream, as they try to destroy the fair progressive taxation that created the middle class.

We let the GOP pretend they’re patriotic when they believe that patriotism ends when the campaign begins, and the campaign never ends.

We let them try to turn words like “elite” and “birth control” and “college” into insults to serve a 1% that indulges all three in epic amounts.…

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