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ypsiguy Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 03:57 PM
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Where's George?
For the past few years I've been on the MIGOP e-mailing list. (I even posted some tirades from Betsy DeVos, which were misunderstood by a DU moderator and resulted in my banishment from DU. All is forgiven.) Anyway, the MIGOP e-newsletter used to have a huge picture of GW Bush on its masthead. Oh how things change... These days Bush is nowhere to be seen. He's been replaced by (if you can believe it) Abraham Lincoln (!?!) and Ronald Reagan. Same crap underneath, however.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 04:41 PM
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1. None of the republicans are listing their party affiliation on their
hand outs or signs. At least thats the case in my area, Allegan.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 09:07 PM
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2. GOP signage in this area doesn't show "Republican" either.
Edited on Tue Jul-25-06 09:22 PM by TahitiNut
"R" - It's the scarelet letter, not the scarlet letter. I think the one that's making me most nauseous is Marty Knollenberg's (son of fascist Joe), despite becoming the target of juniorpsychobitchfromhell, Debbie Schlussel ...
Then, there is the Knollenberg family--Republican U.S. Congressmen Joe Knollenberg and his son Marty, a candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives. Both Knollenbergs accepted thousands in campaign contributions from the Nijad Fares family. Until recently, Fares' father, Issam Fares, was the Syrian-installed, Hezbollah-backed Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon. Why would the Fareses care about the Michigan legislature? Well, they wouldn't. But Mar(t)y Knollenberg's Congressman father--as a high-ranking member of the House International Relations Committee--introduced successful legislation in 2000 (along with then-U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham), which sent at least $86 million (Knollenberg sought $268 million) in USAID funds to Hezbollah-controlled Southern Lebanon for the ostensible purpose of rebuilding hospitals and infrastructure allegedly "destroyed" by Israel. The money has never been tracked.

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/1144


The TV ads for Marty are truly vomit-inducing, attempting to show that cretin as a "small businessman" "with a solution" for the economy, portraying him at an easel of crayon-scrawled catch-words. Tax cuts. Reduced spending. But more for Defense, of course. Unfreakingreal.

What clueless Debbie seems to totally miss is that Spencer Abraham was/is a thrid-generation American of Lebanese descent - not at all ignored when Spencer the Dim was trolling for votes. Furthermore, John Akouri, currently a councilman for Farmington Hills (in Joe's gerrymandered district) and formerly Joe's Press Secretary and Communications Director, is a Lebanese-American who's very active with the American Lebanese community. (Well, fucking D'UH!)


I'd love to pamphleteer the area's GOP households with Debbies column ... and the key paragraph highlighted.
:evilgrin:

Petard. Hoist.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 10:00 PM
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3. That's interesting. As the world turns.....
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-25-06 11:48 PM
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4. Really? Allegan?
Just north of you, in Ottawa County (I don't live there, but I drove through there once), state house candidate Joe Serawski's (sp?) signs say GOP JOE.

Then again, being a Democrat in Ottawa County is like being a sane Republican in Washington or Lansing: It gets kinda lonely at times.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 08:32 AM
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5. So far, all the political junk we've recieved in the mail has excluded
mention of a political party. To be fair, some of the Democrats have sone the same. Outdoor signs also have excluded a political party designation in some, but not all signs.
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sonroadera Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 09:32 AM
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6. That is my experience too.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 12:49 PM
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7. Most of them don't mention what they're for so much as
what their "values" are. Like I care.
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