Tag: Brian Calley

Whitmer and Schuette maintain decisive leads in most recent MI-GOV poll while El-Sayed, Thanedar, and Calley are barely competitive

Whitmer and Schuette maintain decisive leads in most recent MI-GOV poll while El-Sayed, Thanedar, and Calley are barely competitive

Emerson College released a poll of the Michigan gubernatorial race this week and, with the primary just two weeks from today, it’s looking increasingly like it will turn out as expected with former Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer facing off against our rabid conservative ideologue and Attorney General Bill Schuette: Democratic Primary Whitmer 39 Thanedar 17 El-Sayed 12 Republican Primary […]

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission tells AG Bill Schuette to go pound sand

Michigan Civil Rights Commission tells AG Bill Schuette to go pound sand

On Sunday, Eli Savit posted an essay here at Eclectablog outlining why Bill Schuette — Michigan’s own version of the odious Ken Cuccinelli — was out of line telling the state’s Civil Rights Commission that they couldn’t enforce their policy of including gender identity and sexual orientation as a protected class of citizens. Yesterday, the Civil Rights Commission met to […]

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Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley ships in students from around the US for his “grassroots” campaign for governor

Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley ships in students from around the US for his “grassroots” campaign for governor

On May 30th, when Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley announced his candidacy for governor ahead of the 2018 election, he told the audience, “What you will see over the course of this summer is the most high-tech, effective, grassroots campaign, a movement to amend Michigan’s constitution.” “Move over establishment,” he said, “Because the people of the State of Michigan are […]

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Lt. Gov. Calley explains why no lead water lines have been removed in the #FlintWaterCrisis and, oh brother…

Lt. Gov. Calley explains why no lead water lines have been removed in the #FlintWaterCrisis and, oh brother…

It’s now been 142 days since Gov. Snyder admitted in public that he and his administration knew there was a problem in Flint. A big problem, actually: the poisoning of the city’s drinking water with the powerful neurotoxin lead. Since then exactly ZERO lead water lines running into the homes of Flint residents have been replaced. This morning Lt. Gov. […]

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BREAKING: Dave Agema posts Facebook post re: corrosive impacts of bigotry on our democracy with the comment “Educational!”

BREAKING: Dave Agema posts Facebook post re: corrosive impacts of bigotry on our democracy with the comment “Educational!”

Today Dave Agema posted a piece to his Facebook page describing the corrosive impacts of bigotry, racism, and intolerance on our American democracy with the comment, “Educational!”.

“This article is making me rethink my position on the inferiority of anyone who isn’t white, male, straight, Christian, or American,” wrote Agema. “Our republic is damaged when people denigrate any of our citizens.” …

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Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley attends Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat’s tea party Bigotfest 2015

Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley attends Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat’s tea party Bigotfest 2015

This past weekend, newly-elected extremist tea partiers Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat held “The Powwow”, a gathering of tea partiers with the subtitle, “Going on the Offense”. Given the line-up, “offense” (as in “offensive”) was the operative word in the title, of course. Courser and Gamrat, who recently released their Manifesto designed to turn Michigan into a theocracy, invited notorious […]

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley takes one day off each week to fly to Harvard for classes

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley takes one day off each week to fly to Harvard for classes

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has been taking off every Wednesday to hop a flight to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend classes at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in order to get a master’s degree in public administration. Calley defends this paid time off to go to school, saying, “I’ve got no scholarships or help […]

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UPDATED: Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley believes President Obama does not support our military men & women

UPDATED: Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley believes President Obama does not support our military men & women

If you want to know just how extreme Republicans in Jackson, Michigan are, the fact that they chose Allen B. West as the keynote speaker for Lincoln Day fundraising dinner last week tells you pretty much everything you need to know. Besides being one of the most intentionally outrageous tea partiers in the country, West recently attacked the patriotism of […]

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Former tea party darling Brian Calley being kicked to the curb by … the tea party

Former tea party darling Brian Calley being kicked to the curb by … the tea party

This is hilarious Once the hero of the tea party by bringing a solid conservative and nearly libertarian slant to Michigan government, Lt. Governor Brian Calley is no longer feeling the love from from his off-the-charts-conservative tea party supporters. They appear to be on their way to get him replaced on the ticket in 2014. Some tea party members in […]

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Lt. Governor Calley not cold-hearted enough for the tea party

Lt. Governor Calley not cold-hearted enough for the tea party

Lipton Lite?

Once the darling of the tea party, Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley seems to have fallen out of disfavor of late. Calley, the father of a child with autism, has championed mandatory insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism. This does NOT sit well with his tea party brethern, nosiree Bob.

I have been tempted to write about Calley’s interesting situation. His tea party support suggests that he’d be against any sort of mandate like this but, apparently, having an autistic child has pried open his heart a bit, at least in that regard. At any rate, I haven’t been inclined to criticize him for his hypocrisy or for his use of his position of power to advocate for a cause that’s near and dear to his heart and family, not when it can help out a group that needs it.

But the tea party is. They are totally inclined.

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley fights not to let his principles get in the way of doing the right thing

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley fights not to let his principles get in the way of doing the right thing

Wait. He said WHAT???! Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has a most amazing quote up on the front page of MIRS News’ website today: Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing. – Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY in talking about his support for legislation requiring insurance companies include autism treatment in its […]

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