From a blog
I wrote before the 2010 mid terms about the Republican’s chances of winning
back the US House I said the following about the races in Michigan we needed to
“Three Michigan races needed to win the US House back.
are the 1st district (the UP) with (Rep) Dr. Daniel Benishek vs. (Dem)
McDowell, the 7th district with (Rep) Tim Walburg vs. incumbent (Dem) Mark
Schauer and lastly the 9th with (Rep) Andrew (Rcoky) Raczkowski vs. incumbent
(Dem) Gary Peters.”
Well, we won those battles and we got the US Senate back
in Republican hands.
Looking at the 2014 elections from that perspective, the
only conclusion I can draw is that the Democrats are hard up for candidates. Two of those who lost elections are running again.
The defeated Democrat Congressman Mark Schauer is running
for the Michigan Governorship. The
defeated Congressman Gary Peters is running for the US. Senate.
Do you see the irony?
Two Democrats defeated in District wide races somehow think that will
translate into statewide victories. ???
The Republican Governor Rick Snyder already won his
statewide race, Terri Lynn Land the Republican Contender for the vacated US
Senate seat already has won two state wide elections as Michigan Secretary of
State. Neither of their opponents
Somehow I’m sure the Democrats will try to spin it into being a good thing. Can’t wait to hear that whopper!
Terri Lynn Land has started to attract national
attention. Polling data continues to
show that she is dead even with the Democrat.
Michigan is becoming one of the races that could help Republicans win
back the US Senate in 2014.
Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell recently held a fundraiser for her with
a group of Republican Senators running the ideological gauntlet from McConnell
to Rand Paul. Without a primary
challenge and with this kind of support Michigan's Senate Seat is becoming a winnable race for
I called and talked with her about the fundraiser and I
could tell she was pleased and excited. She informed
me that she also spent the day being shown around to some of the PACs located
around DC. I got the impression she was
excited about that.
I recently went to the Republican 2nd
District Meeting in Allendale in which Congressman Bill Huizenga was on Skype
with us. I told him about the Senate
fundraiser and asked whether if the House was planning anything along those
lines. He confirmed that the Michigan US
Senate race was starting to pick up traction in Washington and Terri was
getting on everyone’s radar. He also
thought it a good idea for the House to do something similar.
So with that in mind, we need to help get out the vote
for Terri Lynn Land. It’s about time for
a change of leadership in the Senate.
PS. Also at the 2nd
District meeting Judge David Viviano was present and gave us a nice talk about
his qualifications and pride in being appointed by Governor Snyder to fill the vacancy
on the Michigan Supreme Court. The Judge
spoke glowingly of the predominance of “the rule of law” ethic on the Court
today. I remember the fight to get the
court back to a majority in belief of the rule of law and Bob Young as the Chief Justice.
Judge Viviano’s appointment turned it into a
5-2 rule of law court. In an interview
after his appointment the following Q+A confirms this.
comments are that you're a so-called "conservative" justice, and now
the court will be 5-2 in favor of the conservatives over the so-called
"As I've said already, I'm a rule of law judge. What it comes down to is I
have a healthy respect and understanding of the constitutional form of
government that our Founders created. Part of their genius was putting in a lot
of checks and balances so that government wouldn't grow so powerful that it
would overtake the citizens and our individual liberty. One of those is the
separation of powers. We have a Legislature that makes the law, we have an
executive that enforces the law and we have a court that applies the law. If
the court goes beyond its constitutional role, then we end up taking from the
people their right to have their elected representatives shape policy in the
state. So our job is to take the work product of the Legislature and the
policy-making branches of government and to fairly apply those laws to the
cases that are brought before the court."
The article above was written by Jameson Cook for the
Oakland Press News.
I got a chance to talk with Judge Viviano before the
meeting and after. I’m hoping to get him
to come to Oceana County to campaign.
I can’t overstate how important and vital the guarding
of the Rule of Law is to the protection of our US Constitution and our
freedoms. The Rule of Law is the
cornerstone of our freedoms.
The absence of corruption - conventionally defined as the use of public power for private gain - is one of the hallmarks of
a society governed by the rule of law, ...
If you think the government is not following the law for its own gain, or
if you think some are above the law and corruption is getting out of hand then,
need to get out the vote for this man, and his fellow rule of law Judge Brian Zahra. FYI liberal Michael Cavanagh is running for re-election. Let's out vote him too.
Regards, Live Dangerously be a Conservative