I’ve never fully understood the loathing that the GOP feels for Obamacare. After all, it was essentially their idea to begin with and it was proven to work by their very own presidential candidate in 2012, Mitt Romney, when he implemented it in Massachusetts. But now I have figured it out. I realized the true answer after I saw this […]Read more ›
Tag: Bobby Schostak
There is a school of thought (apparently) that outlandish, even stupidly dumb ads are good because they get you to watch, sort of like a high-speed train derailing in front of you. I get that. I don’t necessarily agree with it, but I get it. So, there’s stupidly dumb and then there’s this hot mess of moronic childishness from the […]Read more ›
My reporting on the Michigan Republican Party’s odious mailer encouraging people to call the phone of the ailing mother of Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 61st House district John Fisher has gotten LOTS of attention. It’s had thousands and thousands of views and the cross-posted version at Daily Kos has given it national exposure. It’s been picked up by other sites, […]Read more ›
Michigan Republicans boot American Bridge tracker from “open to the public” rally with Terri Lynn Land & Mitt Romney
American Bridge, a group dedicated to holding Republicans accountable for what they say and do, sends trackers to various events around the country to make sure they’re being kept honest. Yesterday, when multi-millionaire Mitt Romney was in Michigan to promote the Senate candidacy of multi-millionaire Terri Lynn Land, an American Bridge tracker was there with a ticket in hand. He […]Read more ›
Michigan GOP goes to the gutter, sends mailer asking people to call Dem candidate’s mother who is in hospice care (UPDATED)
This story has been updated HERE. This story is beyond disgusting. The Michigan Republican Party has mailed out a hit piece on John Fisher the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 61st House district. The mailer asks the recipient to call a phone number to complain about Fisher’s support of the Affordable Care Act. The number they give rings at the bedside […]Read more ›
AFTERNOON GRAB BAG: Eric Schertzing making it competitive in MI-08, DGA releases new ad going after Rick Snyder
Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing released an internal poll today showing him within striking distance of Republican Mike Bishop. Schertzing is down just 5 points, 42-37, in a poll with a 4.9 point margin of error. In the same poll, when respondents were read “a balanced series of positive messages about both candidates”, the two are tied at 43-43. This […]Read more ›
VIDEO: Michigan GOP Chair Bobby Schostak: “The debates are gonna happen” & “Gov. Milliken is irrelevant”
This past weekend, the Chairs of both the Michigan Republican Party, Bobby Schostak, and the Michigan Democratic Party, Lon Johnson appeared on Fox 2’s “Let it Rip!” program to discuss the upcoming election. Schostak showed up without a tie, carrying an aloof and almost derisive attitude. He struggled to defend his candidates time and again. In contrast, Johnson was well-dressed, […]Read more ›
(VIDEO) Michigan Republicans take myth-making to a new level while remaining silent on truly important issues
When the numbers don’t support you, myth-making is your only other option Last week House Speaker Jase Bolger told the Detroit Free Press that Governor Snyder’s biggest challenge as a campaigner is his biggest asset as he governs. “The governor insists on no credit and no blame,” said Bolger. This was only one day after the Michigan Republican Party sent […]Read more ›
And he accuses US of fighting amongst ourselves? Governor, please.
With all of the attention that was paid these past two weeks between the race for the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, it was easy to miss the fact that the Michigan Republican Party had a highly-contested race themselves. When the dust had settled at their convention on Saturday, incumbent chair Bobby Schostak had won a narrow 833 to 768 vote over tea party challenger Todd Courser, a favorite of the so-called “Freedom Caucus”. Courser ran on a platform of “liberty and constitutional conservatism”.
The election was so close that Governor Snyder made a surprise appearance at Michigan GOP convention, taking time from the National Governors Association meeting in progress in Washington, D.C. to make an impassioned plea for Schostak’s candidacy. He was even seen pulling people aside to lobby for their votes.
He then accused Democrats of doing the very thing his party was engaged in as he gave his speech. Details after the jump.Read more ›
Like father Romney, like son Schostak: Obama and the Democrats will continue to hammer away at the fact that it was their decision to rescue GM and Chrysler with billions of dollars of aid. Romney, for one, has said the auto companies needed to go through a structured bankruptcy – as they did – but that taxpayers should not have […]Read more ›