You can knock me down and watch me bleed
But you can’t keep no chains on me
—Kid Rock (Robert Ritchie) “Born Free”
“I concede she [Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)] is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their bullshit!”—Kid Rock quoted by Phillip Stucky “Kid Rock Leads Democrat In New Poll”
A brash, rough talking, sometimes crude political outsider with a large media following, taking on the political establishment’s elite. Where have I seen this before?
I’m talking about Kid Rock, not Donald Trump. Robert Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, has announced that he is running for the US Senate—and I for one believe he is quite earnest about it, and furthermore may very well get elected.
A friend of mine in Michigan, with his finger on the pulse of Michigan’s grassroots, tells me that there are a lot of people very excited about Ritchie running. He is quite popular in his home state.
Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan GOP says, “He’s well-liked in Michigan. He’s a hometown darling. He’s got deep connections to Detroit. He’s done a lot throughout the state. Anybody who’s writing him off is making a mistake.”
Ritchie was born (1971) and raised in an upper middle-class environment in the small town of Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan, about thirty miles from Detroit. Behind his rock star persona is a thoughtful intelligence that can take people meeting him for the first time by surprise—“observers have expressed surprise, even bewilderment, at discovering an intelligent, articulate, charismatic and even introspective person in real life.” I would say that Ritchie’s “wild bad boy” persona is not a facade, so much as it is one facet of a multi-faceted personality.
Through it all, he came across as utterly authentic even as he was constantly redefining himself. He hasn’t so much reinvented himself as proven to be totally malleable while maintaining a sense of authenticity.—Tim Alberta, Zack Stanton (Sarah Gamard) “Senator Kid Rock. Don’t Laugh.”
Kid Rock’s fame will no doubt give Ritchie a big boost, but Ritchie’s biggest liability will also be, “Kid Rock.” You can be sure that the Democrats will make hay with his—how shall I put this—less than politically correct statements of the past (and present for that matter).
But We the People are more than fed up with polished, silver-tongued political weasels promising us the stars and stabbing us in the back. We know that the globalist elites, both Democrat and Republican, look down on America’s working men and women and view us with disdain. We know that arrogant snobbery is the coin of the realm in DC and that they consider us stupid, deplorable, bitter gunslingers.
Michigan, once part of the Democrats vaunted “Blue Wall” is suddenly a battleground where Democrats and Republicans are now fighting for blue collar voters. This became a central theme during the 2016 election season, where Donald Trump won over the white working class vote.—Delphi Analytica “Kid Rock ahead in hypothetical matchup with Debbie Stabenow, Large number of voters are undecided”
Because they prefer to wear “Russia Did It” blinders Democrats have failed to see the screamingly obvious truth that people do not like being lied to, robbed, ignored, and treated with contempt. Imagine that.
Trump saw that truth, related to it, and spoke our language, spoke to our concerns—and gave the finger to political correctness. We the People loved him for that and admired his toughness and authenticity. It was obvious to us that he meant what he said and said what he meant and was no smooth-talking snake oil salesman. And we elected him president because of it.
We need some sharp elbows and rough edges in DC. This o so refined “hail fellow well met” collegial bulls—t has led us nowhere but deeper into the swamp. Time for a wake-up call, and Robert Ritchie may be just the sort of street-wise change agent needed to rattle the smug DC establishment and give it a long overdue motivational kick in the butt.
Gear up! Kid Rock in 2018.
Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States. Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines. While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division. (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel). Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings. Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970). Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.
If you are a white student walking into a Michigan college admissions office, you have to be wondering whether you are going to be admitted based on your grades or denied because of your ethnicity. This may soon become the reality for a countless number of white college students across the wolverine state, or America if the U.S. Supreme Court rules to invalidate state voters that voted against using race to determine college admittance in 2006.
Of course racial discrimination is unfair, repugnant and dangerous to the social viability of a nation when it is used to deny the rights of its citizens. The problem which voters in Michigan thought had been corrected was to toss out race-conscious affirmative action admission plans with a fairer race-neutral approach.
At the core of the case is the notion that fifty-eight percent of Michigan voters were seriously in error in amending the Michigan constitution to prohibit discrimination in admission to state colleges on the basis of national origin, sex, race or ethnicity.
To most voters in Michigan this seemed like a relative no-brainer. How could anyone oppose not using discriminatory practices to deny a prospective student entry to college?
It seems that the liberals and race baiters who thrive on erecting barriers to race neutrality and color blind solutions wanted a different result. Instead of desiring to work to determine real solutions to any potential problems minorities might be experiencing in matriculating from high school to college admittance, they took the more convenient route to cry racism!
This approach taken by the civil rights organizations in the state and nationally have determined without much effort, to use a formula that strips sanity from the law and replaces it with fear and racist scare tactics. The goal is to scare the judicial community and moderates who are lukewarm on everything, to abandon common sense and support a fraud which has no foundation in law or on recent facts.
Where is the proof that there is continued discrimination against minorities since the voters in Michigan decided that reverse discrimination is unjustified and beneath the dignity of a state that wants equal treatment for all of its citizens? What about a state’s sovereignty under the 10th Amendment, where the state and its citizens have a right to determine its own course in order to balance justice and equality under the law?
Another key question of law which the court must grapple with is whether or not a state amendment that bars discrimination in its constitution can be found to be unconstitutional because it does not allow discriminatory practices and remedies.
Are you confused now?
You should be, because in effect, what the advocates of affirmative action are arguing is that the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment should allow a state to openly and intentionally discriminate against a race or ethnic group as a means to remedy previous discriminatory practices.
from assaults from organized union protesters
“There will be blood,” angrily threatened State Representative Douglas Geiss openly from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday, according to Fox News. His frustration in the chamber was shouted out by thousands of organized labor supporters who rallied outdoors in the state capitol in opposition to Michigan’s 'Right to Work’ law. The legislation was signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder late Tuesday afternoon. Is union tyranny over?
Over the past several weeks, union unrest over right to work legislation had surfaced into slowly burning embers waiting to be ignited. On Monday, the igniter-in-chief arrived. So on Monday when, President Obama visited the Detroit area; he had been scheduled to discuss the fiscal cliff and its impact on Michigan families.
Instead he moved to shove Michigan elected Republican lawmakers off the legislative cliff. He eagerly chided legislators for supporting Right to Work legislation coming to a vote the next day in Lansing, the state capitol.
His invasion into the privacy and sovereignty of the state of Michigan was unnecessary, unwanted, unneeded and served to ignite hot language in an already combustible atmosphere. Instead of sticking to his script or teleprompter, Obama forgot his place and scolded Michigan’s governor and state house and senate leaders by sarcastically stating:
“These so-called 'right-to-work' laws, they don't have anything to do with economics. They have everything to do with politics," He then went on to add, "What they're really talking about is they're giving you the right to work for less money." President Obama
It is abundantly clear that Obama never took an economics course, if he believes that out-of-whack union wages and benefit packages have not placed a stranglehold on state, and local government budgets as well as private sector job creation. In fact, according to Fox News, seven of the states that have the most improved job creation numbers have Right to Work legislation on the books.
If you are a resident of Michigan or any other state and are or have been a member of a union, you know what it feels like to be threatened by union goons. They openly tell you when you can work, and when you cannot, and who you have to support for political office and who you should not. This is not union protection of wages, this is union thuggish behavior, used to harass, threaten and intimidate you!
To add insult to injury all of this is done courtesy of union dues paid by workers!
Yet, the Right to Work drive for Michigan workers arrived this year, past due on the desk of state capitol legislators. Just how could this happen in the cradle of organized unionism? To workers who have long supported this effort, it seems crystal clear. They want the right to jobs and the right to work!
Michigan is now the 24thright to work state in America.
As union labor gathered by the thousands, Michigan’s legislature voted approval Tuesday to "right-to-work" legislation. The House and the Senate both approved the measure, making membership and payment of union dues optional. Governor Rick Snyder has promised to sign it into law.
More than 12,000 protestors from around the Midwest gathered for the vote. Union thugs dissatisfied with the vote attacked the Americans for Prosperity tent, tore it down and slashed it apart with knives while members of AFP were still inside.
Union promised there will be more to come.
Barack Obama described the legislation thusly: “These so called right-to-work laws, they don’t have anything to do with economics, they have to do with politics.”
This is coming from someone whose entire position on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington DC has nothing to do with economics. It is all about politics. It is all about destroying the Republican Party and promoting a patently un-American fringe Marxist ideology.
Michigan’s right-to-work law makes it illegal to require financial support of a union as a condition of employment. When it comes to recruiting businesses to Michigan it will make the state more competitive. Critics claim it will cripple the ability of unions to fund their political policy objectives.
Unions are forgetting some fundamental principles. No one should be forced against their will to join a union or to have their paycheck skimmed by unions. If someone disagrees with their politics, no one should be forced to fund union politics.
For “progressives”, who lay claim to sole possession of concern for working people, forcing Americans who object to their political policy objectives to fund then as a precondition of employment is hypocrisy in the most classic sense.
Hypocrisy, when it comes to speaking about “progressives”, is par for the course.
It is morally right for workers to have the power of decision where it comes to supporting labor unions financially. People should have the right to work without being forced to pay union dues. Americans who want to work should not be enslaved by unions.
FAKE "TEA PARTY" FILES AS POLITICAL PARTY IN MICHIGAN...
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