Politics & Prejudices
Where's the outrage?
As more Michigan children slip into dire poverty, few notice, fewer care
Published: February 5, 2013
Well, consider it corrected — though the Democrats certainly haven’t been publicizing that you can join for free.
This is especially relevant now since it looks like there’s going to be a serious effort to oust Mark Brewer, the longtime state party chair, at the party’s convention at Cobo Center later this month.
Two major labor unions have turned against Brewer, and things heated up further last week, when Mike McGuinness, a former Oakland County Democratic Chair, accused Brewer of masterminding a 2010 scheme to put fake Tea Party candidates on the Michigan ballot. McGuinness isn’t exactly the most credible of sources; he pleaded no contest to six felonies in connection with the caper, and just got off probation.
But none of this helps Brewer. By the way, if you are motivated by this to become an official member of the MDP and vote at the convention, forget about it. They’ll sign you up, but you can’t vote for party chair unless you were a member before Jan. 26 — except, Alvanitakis says, for “precinct delegates, candidates and elected officials,” who can sign up any time.
So much for the party of the people. All Democrats are equal, in other words … some are just more equal than others.
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