May 22, 2009

Republicans put the con in Convention


Apparently, the misnamed and misguided “tea parties” organized by rightwing Republicans and extremist hate groups allegedly to protest government spending and taxation has spawned a convention and a political party.

The gatherings were organized primarily by a pair of conservative Washington, D.C.-based lobbying groups and Republicans last month as so-called “grassroots efforts" turned out to be nothing more than an anti-President Obama rallies and a fundraiser. It has been claimed they are nonpartisan efforts, despite Republican elected officials who spoke at and helped organize the rallies.

Something called the “Michigan Tea Party State Convention” is set for June 13, and organizers claim the farce “isn't about party politics- it is about We the People.” That is simply not the case; this is just another Republican rally. My friend, ka_Dargo, discovered it was Wendy Day who registered the Tea Party Convention domain name.

Day is a member of the Howell School Board, a founding member of the anti-gay hate group LOVE (Livingston Organization for Values in Education) and a member of the Livingston County Republican Party executive committee.

The so-called convention will be held at the Capitol City Baptist Church in Holt, south of Lansing, and it will feature “general sessions,” “break-out sessions” and “winning ballot initiatives.” The fact is that 5013C non-profit groups, such as churches, are not permitted to do anything to help or hinder the election of any candidate to public office, and this clearly violates that rule.

A look at the panels for the breakout sessions further dispels the myth that this is a nonpartisan event, and it clearly proves it’s a GOP rally.

One of the breakout sessions is called “Welcome to the Underground! New media panel on blogging and social networking.” That is an area the Republicans have had trouble with, and the decision to include this in the convention is so surprise. One of the panelists is Nick De Leeuw, a former DeVos for Governor staffer who now runs the official unofficial GOP blog “Right Michigan.”

Another session called “Headlines and Interviews- Working with Media” features Detroit News reporter Dawson Bell, named one of the most biased reporters in the conservative media, and it will be moderated by former Republican state Representative and Macomb County Commissioner Leon Drolet, who is also a candidate for Michigan Senate in the 11th District.

The session on ballot proposals will be moderated by Scott Hagerstrom, the director of the extremist rightwing group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) of Michigan, one of the two lobbyist groups that organized the “tea party.” He was also a staffer for former right wing Republican Rep. Jack Hoogendyk.

The session on the state of the economy features panelists Jack McHugh, a senior legislative analyst for the rightwing think tank Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Paul Kersey, the director of labor policy at the same rightwing think tank; and moderated by Ken Braun, a policy analyst for, you guessed it; the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

9 comments:

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

The only thing I can figure is that dishonesty is genetic amongst our Republican brothers and sisters.

Communications guru said...

You got that right. Thanks for discovering who owns the web site.

Anon said...

Great job, Guru! Great job, Dargo! You figured out that Wendy Day registered a Web site name! Good for you!

How dare she register a domain name! How dare she! Who does she think she is, anyway? A free American? Ha!

Keep up the great work, guys - figuring out who owns domain names.

Communications guru said...

Thanks, brett. It sure blows up that myth about the misnamed “tea parties” being grassroots, nonpartisan events.

Anon said...

Why do you call everyone "brett" when they don't agree with you? I'm new to this blog. Is this some inside joke I need to know about? Seriously.

Communications guru said...

“I'm new to this blog?” And I’m a conservative Republican, brett.

kevins said...

Hey, Anon, I'll help you out.

Guru is a pathological liar whose audience is basically people who like making fun of him.

For all I know, brett is guru's pet name for a 7-year-old boy that he is very fond of. Maybe he's so fixated on this child that he can't get him out of him mind.

Communications guru said...

Brett is you, you idiot. Who is making fun of me? You, brett? If that’s the case, then you are doing a piss poor job, as usual.

ka_Dargo_Hussein said...

To the dumbfuck who wrote this...Great job, Guru! Great job, Dargo! You figured out that Wendy Day registered a Web site name! Good for you!

How dare she register a domain name! How dare she! Who does she think she is, anyway? A free American? Ha!

Keep up the great work, guys - figuring out who owns domain names.
...If she had not advertised on the LivCo Daily as a non-partisan event, it wouldn't have been dishonest. Does that help you out numbnuts?