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DeVos outfit trying to stack convention delegate spots to give heave-ho to Goat Killer

by: Eric B.

Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 14:15:15 PM EDT


As we all know, the Michigan Republican Party is bound by their bylaws from pursuing the party's best interests and brooming Goat Killer from the office of national committee man. A normal organization whose leadership didn't want as its de facto public spokesman to be someone who regularly embarrasses it by slurring homosexuals and Muslims would find a way within their bylaws to jettison that person, but for some reason unprecedented in the history of organizations, the Michigan Republican Party's hands are tied on this. So, they have to resort to this.

The Michigan Freedom Fund, in a recruiting mailer sent out to potential delegates this week, targeted Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema and urged his critics to get involved in party politics.

"Does Dave Agema speak for you?" asked the mailer. "If not, join the majority of Republicans who believe freedom, character and virtue do not include hate. Stand up and be heard!"

The answer is that, yes, Dave Agema speaks for them. He did and does and will do. He got the Republican National Committee to unanimously adopt a policy plank endorsing marriage as between one man and one woman, and even if the people who've loudly and ass-coveringly demanded his resignation weren't forbidden by their bylaws from introducing a resolution under the section entitled Resolutions and Amendments to force him out of office, they probably couldn't get a majority of people on the state central committee from voting in favor of it. I mean, they've still got Doug Sedenquist as a member, and he stalked his ex-wife and held police at bay with a rifle while in Wisconsin, to which she fled after he beat up his daughters (allegedly), and later used a computer to try to extort her. I mean, what's a little homophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry next to that?

Eric B. :: DeVos outfit trying to stack convention delegate spots to give heave-ho to Goat Killer
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Context (4.00 / 4)
And, let's put the Michigan Freedom Fund into even further context.  It's headed up by a guy who married his partner here in Ingham County on March 22 when same-sex marriage became legal, and then had the balls to praise the governor for taking a "brave" stance when he refused to recognize the marriage.

I'm sorry, but the entire party is one big mindf#ck.  The so-called moderates can't come to grips with the facts that the inmates are running the asylum, and the crazies can't come to grips with the fact that they are losing on social issues.  They are like petulant children who you have to drag through the supermarket because you wouldn't let them buy that Transformers action figure they wanted.  They've already lost, but they'll make you pay for it.

Reap what you sow.  They coddled the Dave Agema's of the party for far too long, and now it's too late.  And, that's even assuming they are serious.  As Greg McNeilly has shown, he's not serious.  Were he serious, he wouldn't keep trying to play both sides of an issues on which you can't play both sdes.


The comments confirm your opinion about why Agema is still there (4.00 / 1)
There are lots of people leaving comments supporting him and saying that, yes, he does represent them.  The animals are indeed running the zoo!

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

Speaking of animals (4.00 / 1)
Mrs. Dudgeon and I are buying a Detroit Zoo membership. I wonder if it will be good for admission to this summer's Michigan GOP convention.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

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Zoo (4.00 / 1)
I'd get my shots before going to the convention, though.  At least the Detroit Zoo the animals remain within their enclosures.

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