Thursday, April 06, 2006

Livingston County Republicans endorse John Arthur and Wendy Day for Howell School Board

Tonight at the Livingston County Republican meeting, Howell School Board candidates John Arthur and Wendy Day were endorsed by the party's executive committee. They are active members of the committee and party, and share the principles and values of our party. Good luck to them.

John and Wendy are also endorsed by the Concerned Taxpayers' Group. LOVE PAC has not endorsed anyone yet. I am uncertain if the MEA or local affiliates have endorsed anyone.

25 comments:

Kevins said...

Wow, another surprise. Why are political parties endorsing in a nonpartisan race? I don’t recall that happening in the county, or any county, before.

Republican Michigander said...

Republicans support republicans. Why should anyone expect different? You all backed Joe Carney rather heavily. We're just being out in the open and honest about our partisanship.

You democrats lost any credibility about "nonpartisan races" when your party went after Justices Markman, Taylor, and Young in the 2000 Michigan Supreme Court race. Your party ran those "Markman Taylor and Young, Oh my!" ads. Thanks for that. It made my choices rather easy.

Anonymous said...

The Livingston Democratic Party made no comment on Joe Carney's race. You have not seen the Democrats say a word about non partisan races in Livingston County!
I personally believe this should change, but it's the truth.

Kevin said...

Please Dan, stop insulting our intelligence. You can’t possibly believe it was just the Democrats who use attack ads? Republicans are the best at it. I personally thought the Supreme Court ads were over the top in 2000, but it wasn’t just the Democrats. You tried to compare one candidate backed by the Democrats to a child molester. I think it was Fitzgerald. The only difference was the Democrats came up with an attack ad that was more memorable, so you’re blaming us for being more creative? As for the worst attack ad ever, where were when the smear boat vets smeared every American who ever earned any kind of medal or decoration in the military?
As for Joe Carney, show me where the Livco Democratic Party ever endorsed him?

Thanks for the endorsement, it made my choice easy.

Anonymous said...

Right to Life endorses Wendy Day and Jim Pratt for Howell School Board.


Right to Life endorsements

Anonymous said...

You cannot recall it Kevin because it never happened!

Kevins said...

Sorry, anonymous, it did happen. Here’s an excerpt from a column in the Detroit Free Press by Dawson Bell that ran on Sept. 27, 2000.

“The Michigan Republican Party will continue to air, with minor revisions, a controversial advertisement accusing Democratic state Supreme Court candidate Judge Thomas Fitzgerald for being soft on crime. The advertisement criticized Fitzgerald's decision to uphold a reduced sentence to a child molester. It originally asserted that Fitzgerald "gave that repeat pedophile less than the minimum sentence, just a slap on the wrist.”

Of course, it was another lie by the Michigan gop, but that’s par for the course.
Maybe I’m not a political hack as much as other people on this blog, but I have never heard of Michigan Right to Life endorsing school board candidates. I’m not saying they haven’t, but I have never heard of it. First of all, who cares? Unless, of course, they are giving them money. When is anti-choice every going to enter into a school board setting. What the heck, RTL is dead anyway, according to what I read here.

Anonymous said...

The Chair of the Democrat party is on the School Board in Brighton - but he's able to keep his politics out of it? Really? Are you aware that Planned Parenthood speaks at the Brighton "Health" class? I'm sure promoting abortion is in the best interest of our children's health. Right to Life endorses and it matters. The Howell School Board is responsible for their school promoting an agenda instead of education. These school boards brought the partisanship on themselves by making partisan choices. Who better than Republicans to identify Republican values when we see them?

Kevins said...

Yes, the Chair of the Democrat party is on the School Board in Brighton, so what, he was elected on his own merits without any support or endorsement of the party. How can we possibly expect someone to put their views aside once they are elected, and I don’t think he made any secret of his views on the issues. No, I’m not aware that Planned Parenthood speaks at the BHS health class. But I have no problem with it, and I’ll also guarantee they were doing that before Joe Carney got there. They are the leading providers of reproductive health services to low-income woman, and they do not promote abortion. They should be there.

It was the so-called “love pac” that is pushing a social agendas of discrimination, and Democratic values are more inline with family values than republicans.

Anonymous said...

Joe Carney did not receive help from the Livingston Dem's??? Are you serious??? You are such a hack I don't know why anyone wastes their time with you, especially me! If your really think Carney didn't get dem help you need some new meds to stop your dellusions. That was the most laughable comment I have read yet. A close second is the one about dem social policies being closer to main stream America's. I guess that is why you guys are out of power in all branches of government. You are a boob!

Kevins said...

You can sure throw names and insults around, but that’s about it. Tell me and show we where the Democrats endorsed or helped Joe Carney. If you feel that way, then stop “wasting your time with me.” In reality, it’s me wasting my time with you because I actually research the information I post instead of just shooting my mouth off and starting with the personal attacks because you're not smart enough to debate with facts.
Yes, Democratic values are more inline with family values than republicans. It’s not even close.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are so much smarter than poor old me. I mean, you really do your homework with the facts. "Yes, Democratic values are more inline with family values than republicans. It’s not even close." Now that is some fact based argument!! And as for the "fact" that you are indeed a boob, I just call it the way I see it. If you really think that the dems did not support Joe Carney, then maybe I could join you in fairy land some time. I need a break from reality.

Kevins said...

Please, give me one link, article or example of the Democrats endorsing or helping Joe Carney. Just one.

Anonymous said...

I don''t care if they indorsed him or not. Are seriously saying that the dems were not involved in his race? Get real! Of course they didn't endorse. It would be the kiss of death. I the dems thought it would help they would. No one can have a debate with such an idiot. I like to think I do not support blindly. You are a kool aid drinking fool.

Anonymous said...

I know, it''s endorse. I don''t want to be called stupid because of a typo.

Kevins said...

Don’t worry, genius, no one is going to call you an idiot just because of a typo; you have given lots of other evidence for people to draw that conclusion.

I’m having trouble understand what you are trying to say because your rant is so poorly written, but from what I can make out is, yes I am saying the Democrats did not help Mr. Carney get elected to the school board. So, they didn’t endorse him, so how did the Democrats help Mr. Carney get elected? And, you have to show me some shred of proof that they helped him.

By the way, what you’re doing is not called debate by any standard, anonymous.

Republican Michigander said...

One visit to the County Clerk's office looking up the records of "Joe Carney for School Board" shows who helped him.

That place is a gold mine for information.

Kevins said...

Well, then why don't you do that Dan, and then you can enlighten us all.

Anonymous said...

Kevins - Dan already did that. He's trying to help you not look like such a liar. Go to the Clerk's office and see for yourself. It even shows you the dollar amount they have donated. MEA PAC donated (in one posting) $499 to Joe Carney's campaign. Also signs and feet on the ground. Dan - give up on this moron. He only thinks his thoughts are true and the rest is made up. You know, like the Dictionary of Kevins, 3rd edition. Having worked for the Newspaper before puts him in the class of know all, be all in his own mind. What a wonderful place to lolligag.

Kevins said...

I said it once and I’ll say it again, Dan and Anonymous, please enlighten us on how the Democrats endorsed and supported Joe Carney?

I don’t care if the MEA PAC gave him a million dollars, that has nothing to do with the Livingston County Democratic Party. Zero. The MEA is a labor union and state association, and as such they have always endorsed and donated to candidates. Are you trying to tell me that every teacher in the state is a Democrat? I believe the majority are probably Democrats because most educated people tend not to be right-wing zealots like you. However, as much as I wish all teachers were Democrats, I know it’s just not true. I’ll even bet the MEA has donated to republicans.

And if Dan does give up on me its because he can’t refute the facts, moron. Either way, I could care less, but I’m not going to let him or you get away with misinformation.

Republican Michigander said...

Kevin, you know where the clerk's office is, right? It's in the courthouse. Go up there, and ask Joan for the "Joe Carney for School Board" campaign records, and you can take a look. I'll do so myself once I have a chance to go look at the records. To say that the dems didn't support their chair Joe Carney is laughable. His campaign counted on three things to win. Dissatisfaction with incumbents over supporting the millage (Right flank troubles), the MEA/BEA(Brighton's affiliate), and yes - Democrats.

Kevins said...

Gee Dan, thinks for the directions to the Clerk’s office, but I don’t need them. What will I find when I get there? That the Livingston County Democratic Party endorsed Joe Carney? Will I find that as a party and group it organized and supported Joe Carney. The answer is no. That is the issue, and it has always been the issue. I never said the Democrats “didn’t support their chair.” He’s a smart, honest and caring man; of course individuals who are Democrats voted for and supported him, as well as plenty of republicans too. Individual Democrats from Brighton may have donated to his campaign, and I hope they did.

I agree with your three reasons as to why he got elected, but so what? What does that say or prove about this argument. Nothing, Dan.

But what the arrogant Livingston County republican party did was a first. It endorsed candidates in a typical, arrogant power grab, and its choosing partisan party politics over student’s educations. This is the first time a political party has ever, ever endorsed in this county, and it’s the first time an outside pac got involved in a school board race in this county. No matter how you spin it dan, that’s a fact.

Republican Michigander said...

The difference Kevin, is that we are HONEST and OPEN about backing our candidates. It's no secret that the democrats were backing Carney, they just were covert about it. The donations tell the story. Even Bob Alexander stepped in to help his friend.

Kevins said...

Oh Dan, you are a funny man. You have no leg to stand on so you make stuff up. It’s so sad, but typical of the republicans in this county. You politicized a nonpartisan race in an arrogant power grab, and then you blame it on the Democrats. Joe Carney has been the chair of the county Democratic Party for at least six years, he’s involved in a lot of community events, his wife Cathy is the chair of the 8th Congressional District, and she’s on the Fonda Island Briggs Water Authority to name a few. Do you think in all those years of community service that they have met a few friends? I do too, so how are the many people who know, like and admire the Carneys and support them some sinister plot by the Democrats in the county? It’s no secret that they have made many friends and admirers over the years, and many of them are Democrats, including Bob Alexander. However, there was no organized effort, “covert” or otherwise, to support Joe.

I didn’t know we had that much power. Soon we will, and the party is growing, but I didn’t think we are there just yet. Its republicans like you and buddy moorehouse that used to joke the Livco Democrats can hold its meetings in a phone booth. Now, your saying we have the power to get anyone we want elected. You can’t have it both ways, and your argument does not hold water and it’s a lie.

Talk about grasping at straws. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Carney is a "smart" man? Great, keep on electing him to chair your worthless couty party. The guy is a goof and everyone knows it. It's nice to be a Republican with Joe Carney as dem chair.