Aug 17, 2010

Teabaggers causing problems at GOP convention

If you would have told me a few years ago that the Republican Party could move any farther to the tight I would have said that was impossible, but the extreme Astroturf Teabaggers are driving the party off the cliff.

Subscription only MIRS is reporting there may be some fireworks at the GOP state convention in Lansing on Aug. 28. Bill Ballanger, editor and publisher of Inside Michigan Politics and one of the most respected pundits in the state, told MIRS that the convention “could be pandemonium.”

“The convention could be pandemonium,” he said in MIRS. “Who gets the lieutenant governor nomination and the secretary of state nomination could be on hold. It could spill over into Sunday."

MIRS also reported that the county conventions on Thursday were a zoo. It appears the same thing even happened in predominantly Republican Livingston County, despite attempts at spin to downplay it, and the tea baggers are causing a split.

Apparently, the state convention is supposed to be a one-day convention without caucus meetings, but MIRS is reporting that Gene Clem, a leading tea bagger, said “a movement is underfoot to have a pre-convention on Friday night” for teabagger delegates.

Clem told MIRS “the group may also take a straw poll at that Friday night caucus over what is expected to be the biggest convention battle -- the race for the party's nomination for Secretary of State.”

The problem is there have been no arrangements for a Friday night caucus.

For all the excessive media coverage of the predominantly racist and fringe tea baggers, they had very little effect in the primary election. But Ballanger said the tea baggers are making some noise at the convention. After all, the teabagger farce has always been the radical and millitant fringe of the Republican Party.

"I would say this is the biggest insurgent wave to hit the Michigan Republican Party since the Pat Robinson takeover in 1987," Ballenger said in MIRS. "I don't think we had a real showing by the Tea Party manifesting itself in the primaries.”

2 comments:

Republican Michigander said...

""It appears the same thing even happened in predominantly Republican Livingston County, despite attempts at spin to downplay it, and the tea baggers are causing a split."""

It appears that you are full of shit, as usual.

Communications guru said...

Well thank you. That must mean you’re a liar then.