Tag: Republican-Fail

Livingston County, Michigan reveals the perils of one-party rule

Livingston County, Michigan reveals the perils of one-party rule

Outside of the entire west side of the state of Michigan (“DeVos country”), the most conservative area in our state is undoubtedly Livingston County, home of Howell and Brighton and a bastion of tea party fervor. Republicans dominate so completely in Livingston County that, in some races, there often isn’t even a Democrat on the ballot. Nobody wants to be […]

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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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Running scared & insulting the #Resistance – Michigan Republicans are now arguing using OUR language and OUR framing

Running scared & insulting the #Resistance – Michigan Republicans are now arguing using OUR language and OUR framing

Michigan Republicans are terrified of the impending blue/pink wave that is about to run them over in our state and across the country. Starting with the Women’s March in January of 2017 and continuing with the March for Science, the March for Our Lives, and the rise of the Indivisible and #Resist movements, millions of people who had never paid […]

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BREAKING: Federal judge smacks down GOP Sec. of State’s effort to suppress the vote for Black Michiganders, must allow straight ticket voting

BREAKING: Federal judge smacks down GOP Sec. of State’s effort to suppress the vote for Black Michiganders, must allow straight ticket voting

In 2015, Republican legislators sought to consolidate their enormous political advantage (through gerrymandering) by eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan, something Michiganders have been able to do since 1891. This move, in addition to suppressing the votes of Black Michiganders, had the advantage of increasing the probability that Republicans would win statewide seats like the State Board of Education and […]

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If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

If local governments don’t screw over their retirees, Michigan Republicans may just dissolve their city

While the attention of the country is focused on the our unhinged president and his cruel, heartless Republican Party that is scheming every day on how to cut the taxes of their super wealthy benefactors and destroy the social safety to pay for it, Michigan Republicans have other plans. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof told The Detroit News this week […]

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Acting like a bratty 13-year old child, Michigan GOP senator Joe Hune openly mocks constituent via Facebook

Acting like a bratty 13-year old child, Michigan GOP senator Joe Hune openly mocks constituent via Facebook

Connor Bridges from Fowlerville reached out to his state senator Joe Hune this week to express his disappointment in his continued support of Resident Donald Trump. What followed may be the most unprofessional behavior by an elected state legislator toward one of his constituents that I’ve ever witnessed: Click to embiggen The rally Connor speaks of was a gathering of […]

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My County Dem Party asked our GOP counterparts to join us in condemning Nazis & Ku Klux Klanners. Answer: CRICKETS

My County Dem Party asked our GOP counterparts to join us in condemning Nazis & Ku Klux Klanners. Answer: CRICKETS

As you may know, I am the Chair of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party in Michigan. We’re in a liberal bubble where the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University are. Yesterday, following Donald Trump’s egregious “Both Sides” defense of fascists, our Executive Board composed a press release and then reached out to our Republican counterparts in the Washtenaw County […]

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Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners, and other fascist terrorists, you will NOT scare us and you will NEVER win

Nazis, Ku Klux Klanners, and other fascist terrorists, you will NOT scare us and you will NEVER win

One of the big questions of for today’s Americans is “What would you have done when the fascists were rising to power in the run-up to World War II?” We no longer need to ask that question because will now be able to see precisely what we WILL do. My grandfather knew. He enlisted in the Army and went off […]

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Go Ahead and Celebrate the Massive Failure of Trumpcare

Go Ahead and Celebrate the Massive Failure of Trumpcare

There’s been some finger-wagging that liberals shouldn’t be cheering the Republicans’ huge defeat on Trumpcare. As everyone knows, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) didn’t actually put the bill up to a vote because it was doomed by defections from moderate Republicans and Freedom Caucus members alike. And President Trump didn’t know the bill well enough to whip votes, Politico Magazine […]

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Michigan Republican Senator preps bill to blow $9 BILLION hole in state budget

Michigan Republican Senator preps bill to blow $9 BILLION hole in state budget

In a state facing massive infrastructure problems from roads that have gone unrepaired for years to a city poisoned by lead that needs tens of thousands of lead water service lines replaced, one Republican Senator has a plan: pass a law ending our state income tax, a move that will blow a $9 BILLION hole in our state budget: Senate […]

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Trump gets undeserved credit for GOP reversing itself on gutting ethics committee when it was voters who did it

Trump gets undeserved credit for GOP reversing itself on gutting ethics committee when it was voters who did it

Over the past month and a half since the election, LOLGOP and I have been exhorting folks listening to our podcast to activate and be present in the lives of their state legislators, members of Congress, and their U.S. Senators. In fact, the cold open to our last podcast is a recording of us calling Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office to […]

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