On one side: a political newcomer with ties to the tea party. On the other: a veteran Republican lawmaker who is clearly the preferred pick of the party establishment.
Mr. McCotter’s absence sets up a showdown between Kerry Bentivolio, a high-school teacher and tea-party activist, and former state lawmaker Nancy Cassis.
Ms. Cassis, 68, a former state senator with the backing of many of the state’s Republican leaders, launched a write-in bid for the nomination last month after Mr. McCotter’s departure left Mr. Bentivolio as the only Republican on the ballot.
And what's wrong with Kerry?
The only thing I can find is that he believes The Constitution actually means something -- that is, it's composed of real words that have plain meaning.
This makes Republicans "nervous"? Why?
More to the point, isn't the real issue here that they damn well should be nervous given the way they've wantonly violated their oath of office for the last 30 years?
Yeah. And so should the Democrats.
As FedUpUSA points out, this is really about bringing to an end the screwing that the American people have taken repeatedly due to crony crap in all sectors -- from banks to housing to medical care and on and on and on. Kerry is tired of the crap and has stood up to make a difference. He's not doing it to get rich or to become a lobbyist after the fact and play "grease the palm"; to the contrary.
Tell me why the GOP shouldn't be tossed out on their ass -- essentially all of them. TARP anyone? ZERO prosecution of the frauds that have taken place -- documented and even admitted frauds? How about George Bush's administration which sued to block states who were seeking to keep their citizens free of being rammed in the ass by these very same banksters, and who might have been able to stop or mitigate some of the worst problems before the crisis of 2008 erupted?
You Republicans think that everyone forgot about that eh?
Well, I did not.
Kerry did not.
As for Nancy Cassis, she can go straight to Hell. Her game-playing while in state government and her intent to hose every citizen of Michigan is well-documented and irrefutable.
If the people of Michigan send her to Washington in preference to Kerry Bentivolio the state needs to be sawed off at the Ohio and Indiana line and deeded to Canada.
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