LIVEBLOG: Americans for Prosperity forum in Troy, Michigan 2/25/12

Bring on the conservatives!

LOLGOP and I are liveblogging and live tweeting the Americans for Prosperity forum in Troy, Michigan today. Be sure to check out his Twitter feed as well as checking back here throughout the day.

On tap today: GOP front runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, former candidate Herman Cain, Michelle Malkin, Andrew Breitbart, conservative radio show host Frank Beckmann and AFP Michigan Director Scott Hagerstrom. Invitees Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and President Barack Obama declined.

1,200 tickets were sold to the event and it is sold out. You’ll be able to watch Rick Santorum’s speech live on C-Span.…

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Trevor Thomas gains endorsement of Gov. Jennifer Granholm in MI-03, campaign gains momentum

Now we’re talking!

Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Trevor Thomas, has scored a key endorsement this week from former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

I’m excited to introduce to you my friend Trevor Thomas, who is running to be the democratic contender against Rep. Justin Amash in Michigan’s 3rd District.

The son of two autoworkers, Trevor joined my re-election campaign in 2006, and he played a vital role in our victory. He was an even bigger part of our administration’s efforts in our second term. In fact, I remember traveling to Grand Rapids with Trevor as we visited with members of the media and highlighted issues like our No Worker Left Behind program to help Michigan workers transition to a global economy.

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Mitt Romney chooses empty, cavernous space for Detroit speech to a tiny crowd

Who thought THAT was a good idea?

I cannot for the life of me understand why he did it, but when Mitt Romney came to Detroit today, he chose the 65,000-seat Ford Field. It was such a bizarre choice that even the Detroit Free Press wrote about it.

Romney camp’s game plan: Make Ford Field look crowded
It won’t be hard to fit 1,200 members of the Detroit Economic Club into 65,000-seat Ford Field for today’s speech by GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

What will be hard is making it look like Romney isn’t speaking to a nearly empty stadium.

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Obama isn’t responsible for rising gas prices. Surprise: it’s Wall Street. – UPDATED

GOP presidential candidates: paid shills for Wall Street

There has been an endless litany of GOP wharrgarbl lately about how rising gas prices are the fault of President Obama and his environmental policies. According to these professional wharrgarblists, all we need to do is drill more and open the Keystone XL pipeline and prices will magically fall below $2 per gallon.

Sounds nice, I know. Problem is: it’s utter tripe.

U.S. demand for oil and refined products — including gasoline — is down sharply from last year, so much that United States has actually become a net exporter of gasoline, unable to consume all that it makes.…
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“The Saga of Larry Tunner” – Can you spare 99¢ to help get an important film made?

Buddy, can you spare 99¢?

Followers of this website know that I have been plugging the Occupy-themed movie called The Saga of Larry Tunner. I have read the script and have become good friends with the filmakers Andrew Tomlinson and Jeff Morgan of Prometheus Motion Pictures. I can say without reservation that, should they release this movie next fall before the election, it could have a profound effect in shaping the conversation about our presidential election.

Unfortunately, like many indie films, they are struggling with fundraising. They have only 10 days left to raise about $30,000. That’s where YOU come in.…

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Sarah Palin for President – “Sara 2012″

Herp derp

I managed to get on a Washington Times email list at some point and this morning in my inbox I got an offer for a FREE! Sarah 2012 bumperstick:

The funniest part about this is the article linked in the email I got a site called “The Patriot Update” titled “Palin ‘Game’ for another run?”.

Here’s a smattering of the comments. The misspellings are borderline comedy show.

“I’m a staunch conservative.Unfortunately, it still seems we Republicans don’t have a real “stand out” candidate that makes me feel like they could beat obama. I will tell you this however, partly because of her “dorkiness” and partly because of her inexperience and “quitting” attitude in respect to Alaska, Palin would be the least likely to be able to unseat obama.

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5 Things Michiganders Need to Know About Mitt Romney

You know Mitt Romney is delusion about the Government-led rescue of the auto industry. He’s pretending that there was capital to save the industry from anywhere by Washington DC. Then he’s saying that he would have done everything Obama did, except he would have punished workers more while protecting Wall Street’s interests.

Mitt’s refusal to stand up for the auto industry is enough to lose Michigan for decades. But I think it’s important to understand why this man truly should scare you.

1. He doesn’t think of hiding the truth as lying. 
In 2002, Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts as a “moderate” and/or a “progressive.” His own words.…

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The Death of a Campaign: Pete Hoekstra continues to pay for his racist campaign ad

Karma’s a bitch, eh, buddy?

Pete Hoekstra’s “Debbie Spenditnow” Superbowl ad is the gift that keeps on giving.

To Democrats.

Poll results over the past few weeks show Hoekstra sinking like a rock:

Image/data from Talking Points Memo Polltracker

This week, he got more good tragic news for his campaign: among registered voters, Stabenow now leads Hoekstra 53% to 32%.

But the best news for Democrats? This:

Yup. According to the Detroit Free Press, Hoekstra is crushing his opponents with 48% of the vote in their latest poll. The nearest contender is “Undecided” with 40%, followed by Clark Durant with 5%.…

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