Tag: Michigan Republicans

Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

Congressional Sedition Caucus members like Tim Walberg are terrified of their constituents

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court to disenfranchise voters in four states, including Michigan, by overturning the will of the voters in electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 election, few people in the 7th Congressional District were surprised to learn that their “representative” Tim Walberg had signed on to […]

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Republicans willing to risk the lives and health of Michiganders to spit in the face of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Republicans willing to risk the lives and health of Michiganders to spit in the face of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Republicans have a long history of being on the wrong side of many of the issues the citizens of Michigan care most about. From education to privatizing essential government services like prisons and schools, they have invariably sided with the corporatists who stand to benefit most from shifting tax dollars to corporate bank accounts. I thought I had seen […]

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Governor’s prescription drug task force report lights the way to lower prescription costs for Michiganders

Governor’s prescription drug task force report lights the way to lower prescription costs for Michiganders

In February of last year, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer convened a task force to study the causes of increasing prescription drug costs and to make recommendations to solve this intractable problem. Today, the task force released its report and it has a number of steps the state government can take help get control over drug prices which are rising much […]

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Incoming Michigan GOP Chair Meshawn Maddock funneled $10,000 in COVID bailout funds into husband’s campaign for state House

Incoming Michigan GOP Chair Meshawn Maddock funneled $10,000 in COVID bailout funds into husband’s campaign for state House

When it comes to off-the-rails Trump devotion, there are few people in Michigan more dedicated that Meshawn Maddock. Maddock is a leader in the Michigan Conservative Coalition that organized of protests against Gov. Whitmer’s COVID-19 response measures last spring where armed militants entered the Capitol and shocked the state and the nation. More recently the group organized numerous buses to […]

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Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss: It’s time to hold Michigan Senate Republicans accountable for undermining democracy

Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss: It’s time to hold Michigan Senate Republicans accountable for undermining democracy

On January 5th, eleven of Michigan’s State Senators signed a letter addressed to “Members of the United States Congress” asking for an investigation to “examine the credible allegations of election-related concerns surrounding fraud and irregularities” in the 2020 election. The letter legitimizes conspiracy theories about the election that have been stoked by Donald Trump and other Republican leadership in an […]

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The overt and disgusting hypocrisy, misogyny, and racism of Michigan’s GOP legislative “leadership”

The overt and disgusting hypocrisy, misogyny, and racism of Michigan’s GOP legislative “leadership”

Earlier this year, Michigan Republican Senator Peter Lucido appeared to suggest in public that a 22-year-old female Michigan Advance reporter would like to engage in a gangbang with a group of Catholic teen-aged boys. Here’s how Allison Donahue described Lucido’s disgusting remarks: After the Senate session ended and the chamber cleared out, a line of about 30 boys from Lucido’s […]

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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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As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As lawsuits to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s historical presidential victory get shot down one by one like ducks in a shooting gallery, Republicans in Michigan are determined to keep their supporters riled up into a frothy lather by convincing them, without evidence or honesty, that the Biden-Harris win along with Sen. Gary Peters’ victory were actually stolen from them. They’re […]

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Michigan Republicans shrug at surging COVID hospitalizations and go home until December

Michigan Republicans shrug at surging COVID hospitalizations and go home until December

The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan is creating tragically sad outcomes, particularly on the west side of the state. In Muskegon, where lame duck president Donald Trump held a giant campaign rally less than four weeks ago, the scene at Mercy Hospital is grim: Inside the walls of Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, employees who are “terrified” and untrained are […]

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Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

Michigan Republicans reintroduce Ted Nugent-approved bills to allow baiting of deer & elk and reduce fines to $1

In September of last year, Ted Nugent, Michigan’s most embarrassing former resident, testified before the Michigan House Government Operations Committee in support of House Bill 4687 that would reverse a statewide ban on baiting deer and elk. Nugent told lawmakers that his personal hunting experiences make his opinions on this topic more valid than the peer-reviewed science. I’m not kidding: […]

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Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

Michigan GOP Senator Lucido told female reporter, “These boys could have a lot of fun with you”

“He assured me it was nothing personal and this is just how he talks to young women.” It’s been quite awhile since a Michigan Republican has made the news for being a disgusting, sexist pig. But State Senator Peter Lucido reset that clock this week with remarks he made to Michigan Advance cub reporter Allison Donahue: I waited outside the […]

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