Tag: Lee Chatfield

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

The projection of religionists in the march toward an authoritarian Gilead – wsg David Atkins

David Atkins on Twitter: @DavidOAtkins David Atkins’ work at Washington Monthly can be found HERE. David’s remarkable Twitter thread that inspired this episode is here (read the whole thing including the CODA): You are watching in real time as mainstream conservatism warms itself up to embracing QAnon's "liberals are pedophiles" doctrine wholesale. The reasons are simple: 1) QAnon has been […]

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The Lee Chatfield saga gets WORSE and a new gun safety ballot proposal for Michigan

The Lee Chatfield saga gets WORSE and a new gun safety ballot proposal for Michigan

Simon D. Schuster on Twitter: @Simon_Schuster Michigan Campaign Finance Network on Twitter: @MichiganCFN Michigan Campaign Finance Network’s website is at MCFN.org. Sergio Martínez & Simon D. Schuster at the Michigan Campaign Finance Network: Lee Chatfield Raised Millions and Traveled Often. Michigan Law Means Much Remains Secret. Jonathan Weisman and Reid J. Epstein at The New York Times: G.O.P. Declares Jan. […]

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For Michigan Republicans, racism is the brand, not a mistake

For Michigan Republicans, racism is the brand, not a mistake

The Michigan State Legislature, under the leadership of Mike Shirkey and Lee Chatfield has furthered the ‘boys club’ misogyny that has been present for years, its leaders have actively supported the insurrectionist militias that have attacked the Michigan and U.S. Capitol buildings, and has been incredibly backward in its view of LGBTQ+ rights. It being February, and Black History Month, […]

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MIGOP vs. LGBTQ+ — The story of Michigan Republican Lee Chatfield failing up – spectacularly

MIGOP vs. LGBTQ+ — The story of Michigan Republican Lee Chatfield failing up – spectacularly

I have taken the past couple of days to reflect on how Mike Shirkey and the Republicans in the Michigan State Legislature have contributed to the culture of misogyny and support of the insurrectionist militias that have attacked the U.S. Capitol. But these are not their only sins. They have also victimized and persecuted members of the LGBTQ+ community through […]

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Mike’s Militia: Republican Institutional Support of Insurrectionists Unacceptable

Mike’s Militia: Republican Institutional Support of Insurrectionists Unacceptable

Yesterday I highlighted the bad behavior of the Michigan Senate Majority Leader, a handful of his colleagues, and the sexist environment that they have engendered through decades of underrepresentation for women in the halls of power in Lansing. But misogyny is not their only sin, so I thought it appropriate to share another.  The recent impeachment trial of Former President […]

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Here’s why Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde ACTUALLY dared to defy Trump

Here’s why Michigan Republican Aaron Van Langevelde ACTUALLY dared to defy Trump

The following essay was written by my pal Roger Kerson, an Ann Arbor-based writer and media strategist. Enjoy. After former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who do you think is the second-most famous graduate of Cooley Law School? My money is on GOP attorney Aaron Van Langevelde. He cast the deciding vote to certify Joe Biden’s 154,000 vote-victory at the Michigan […]

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Michigan Republicans make it crystal clear: They are on TEAM COVID

Michigan Republicans make it crystal clear: They are on TEAM COVID

On May 6th, Michigan Republicans sued Governor Gretchen Whitmer to prevent her from taking action to protect Michigan residents from a rampaging coronavirus which causes the all-too frequently fatal COVID-19. By October, the Republican-led state supreme court agreed with them and ended her emergency powers just as another wave of COVID-19 infections was beginning to appear. Since then, Gov. Whitmer […]

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GOP House Speaker Chatfield’s comment that AG Nessel and Gov. Whitmer are “driven purely by emotion” is TOTALLY NOT SEXIST AT ALL, says Chatfield

GOP House Speaker Chatfield’s comment that AG Nessel and Gov. Whitmer are “driven purely by emotion” is TOTALLY NOT SEXIST AT ALL, says Chatfield

INSERT PAINFUL EYEROLL HERE… The Republican Speaker of the House in Michigan’s legislature is Lee Chatfield, a 30-year old father of five and graduate of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University who attempted to bring a loaded handgun onto a commercial flight last summer. In a recent interview, Chatfield characterized Attorney General Dana Nessel and Governor Gretchen Whitmer as “driven purely by […]

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Michigan Republicans, led by irresponsible gun owner and desperate candidate Rep. Lee Chatfield, play politics with Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, a catastrophe waiting to happen

Michigan Republicans, led by irresponsible gun owner and desperate candidate Rep. Lee Chatfield, play politics with Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, a catastrophe waiting to happen

The following guest post was provided by Clean Water Action in Michigan, our state’s top environmental watchdog and advocate for clean water. If you’re not familiar with State Rep. Lee Chatfield, I urge you to read the piece I wrote about him last week titled “Northern Michigan Republican Lee Chatfield can’t control his guns or his campaign“. If you’re unfamiliar […]

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Northern Michigan Republican Lee Chatfield can’t control his guns or his campaign

Northern Michigan Republican Lee Chatfield can’t control his guns or his campaign

Lee Chatfield is a state House Representative from northern Michigan and a white man with a real fetish for guns. He loves his guns so much that he proposed a bill in 2016 that would have made illegal local gun ordinances even more illegal. Apparently not a big fan of local government control, Chatfield’s bill was described as “super-preemption”: Yeadon […]

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Wife of conservative Michigan Republican, an apparent rape victim, blackmailed for political gain

Wife of conservative Michigan Republican, an apparent rape victim, blackmailed for political gain

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Rep. Lee Chatfield DOES have a Republican primary challenger. Stephanie Chatfield, the wife of conservative tea party Republican state House Representative Lee Chatfield, revealed this week that she had an abortion when she was in high school. In a post on Facebook, Ms. Chatfield revealed that she became pregnant […]

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