Progress Michigan blog posts.

Scripture or spreadsheets

As William Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice, “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is a perfect example of what Shakespeare was writing about. The GOP spokesman uses scripture and his stance with the religious right to push regressive policies. Dave Agema likes to say things…

A wide-eyed, mushy corporate love affair

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you’re one of those people who think Valentine’s Day is just another corporate marketing holiday, the Fake Rick Snyder might tend to agree with you. But Governor Rick Snyder LOVES corporations — and his public displays of affection with business at the expense of the middle class could make you…

Gov. Snyder: The “Kickback Kid”

While most hard-working Michiganders were enjoying a well-deserved holiday break, Gov. Snyder signed Republican-led legislation doubling the amount individuals can contribute to campaigns. This, as it turns out, was a really good decision on their part: Republicans raised $5 for every $1 raised by Democrats. According to MIRSNews: From. Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, Republicans…

We want a quarterback, not a punter

Michiganders want a leader, not someone who will dodge tough questions and accountability. Unfortunately, Gov. Rick Snyder is the latter. This weekend, Gov. Snyder aired another Super Bowl ad touting his performance as Michigan’s governor and his bid for re-election. The cost? A cool $500,000. And you can bet your bottom dollar Snyder isn’t spending half a…

Beware of false prophets

After getting trounced at the polls in 2013, Republicans commissioned an autopsy report to figure out why and recommend strategies that could help lead them out of the political wilderness. As you’d expect, the report recommended expanding the Republican Party’s tent by “softening” their stance on immigration reform and supporting LGBT rights. Almost a year…