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GOP funder Ron Weiser: The perfect choice for Trump Victory Fund leadership given his racist comments about Detroit

GOP funder Ron Weiser: The perfect choice for Trump Victory Fund leadership given his racist comments about Detroit

Earlier this month, Donald Trump reached an agreement with the Republican National Committee to form a joint fundraising committee called “Trump Victory”. The fund will allow donors to funnel as much as $450,000 each into Republican coffers. The agreement is between Trump, the RNC, and the state Republican Parties in Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Yesterday, the committee announced its leadership team and one of the Vice Chairs is Michigan’s own Ron Weiser, a wealthy fundraiser for Republicans and someone who is the perfect choice to be raising enormous amounts of money for a wealthy racist:

We all know how Donald Trump feels about Detroit and Michiganders in general.…

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Michigan GOP using anti-LGBTQ bigotry & fear as smokescreen for destroying Democratic control of state Board of Education

Michigan GOP using anti-LGBTQ bigotry & fear as smokescreen for destroying Democratic control of state Board of Education


State Board of Education President John Austin, photo by Anne C. Savage for Eclectablog

In December of last year, Rick Joseph, the 2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year and self-described “former homophobe”, approached State Board of Education president John Austin asking if he’d be interested in developing guidelines for Michigan school administrators when it comes to making the school environment safe and welcoming for LGBTQ students. That’s currently not the case in far too many places as the facts show:

  • 8.4% of Michigan students report as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
  • 12% of LGB students did not go to school in the past year, because they felt unsafe-twice the rate of heterosexual students
  • 46% of LGB students had grades that consisted mostly of C’s, D’s and F’s-twice the rate of heterosexual students
  • 29% have attempted suicide in the last year-4.5 times the rate of non-LGB students

For transgender students, it’s even worse and they face levels of violence and intimidation that surpass any other group.…

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GOP chief Ron Weiser talks trash about Detroit. These are the guys that want to run the city.

GOP chief Ron Weiser talks trash about Detroit. These are the guys that want to run the city.

Roll the tape, Jim...

The finance chairman of the Republican National Committee and former Michigan Republican Party chairman Ron Weiser was caught on tape talking serious trash about Detroit back in August. In light of the fact that Michigan Republicans seem hellbent on taking control of the city and its resources and revenues, this major party figure's comments, hideous as they are, are very illuminating. Let's roll tape (after the jump.) Read more ›
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