May 1, 2009

GOP blogger continues fake outrage


LANSING -- Can the Republican Party get any more petty, desperate and pathetic? You bet.

The guy who runs the official, unofficial GOP blog, “Right” Michigan, stood out in the rain Thursday to video tape people arriving at a lunch time fundraiser for Sen. Hansen Clark, D-Detroit, at the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. He then put the images to the theme song for the TV series “Cheers” coupled with images of the Bush recession to try and make the impression that the world would come to an end because a lunch fundraiser was being held.

See, the huge crime was that you could also get a beer at the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. The lunch was just one of about seven events held in Lansing on Thursday to get the attention of lawmakers, two were held at the Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association alone. In fact, there were four held at that very building this week, and more will be more held there next week.

He made a big deal of the event being held at 11:30 a.m. Apparently, in his world lunch is evil Next Tuesday Rep. Tory Rocca, R-Sterling Heights, is holding a fundraiser at the very same time and same place on Tuesday. Will he be there with his camera? I doubt it.

If this is all the Republicans have; no wonder they are the minority party.

2 comments:

Michigan1st said...

Before you wax rhapsodic about these fundraisers facilitated by the MBWWA, you might want to reflect on how the clout they purchase in Lansing has brought us some of the more anti-consumer laws and highest beverage prices in the country. This isn't a Dem / GOP or progressive / conservative issue; all sides are properly bought and paid for.

Communications guru said...

Before I “wax rhapsodic about these fundraisers facilitated by the MBWWA?” I didn’t know I was. But I agree with 100 percent that this “isn't a Dem / GOP or progressive / conservative issue.” In fact, that was my entire point. I just disagree that “all sides are properly bought and paid for.”

The simple fact is that everybody lobbies lawmakers, and hosting fundraisers is how the MBWWA lobbies and gets face time. I’m not sure if your claim about “anti-consumer laws and highest beverage prices in the country” is true.