Tea Party Blocked from Michigan Ballot

Ballot Access News:

On August 23, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers blocked the Tea Party from appearing on the November 2010 ballot. The vote was 2-2. A tie keeps a party off the ballot. Apparently some of the party’s documents refer to it as “The Tea Party” whereas other documents just call it “Tea Party.” Also, this story discusses some problems with the affidavits of candidacy. The party will now go to court. Thanks to Jason Miller for this news.

4 thoughts on “Tea Party Blocked from Michigan Ballot

  1. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    Dan Evans, AP, four teen minutes ago:

    ……. Sloan said that while some proposals to alter the Constitution have merit, most are little more than posturing by politicians trying to connect with voters.

    “People are responding to the politics of the day, and that’s not what the framers intended,” she said. “They intended exactly the opposite — that the Constitution not be used as a political tool.”

    The good news, Sloan and Kende said, is that such proposals rarely go anywhere.

    Since the nation’s founding, just 27 have survived the arduous amendment process, and 10 of those came in the initial Bill of Rights.

    Only two have come in the past 40 years, and both avoided ideology. One, ratified in 1971, lowered the voting age to 18; the other, ratified in 1992, limited Congress’ ability to raise lawmakers’ salaries.

    ___ http://www.news.yahoo.com

  2. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    And what does the TEA Party linked Constitution Party have to with the United States Constitution? What does the CP fakey dakey Veterans Association have to do with former active duty military”

    [a] paulie sure does not seem to like Don Lake very much.

    [b] paulie seems to be much more tolerant of Doctor Donald J. Grundmann, a wacko tax avoidance type whom threats physical violence

    [c] paulie seems to be much more tolerant of grossly biased registered REPUBLICANS Hill, Gordon, Cassidy, GOP moles whom proclaim them selves as THIRD PARTY [Watch] and INDEPENDENT [Political Report] advocates

    [d] paulie seems to be much more tolerant of grossly devious with TPW and IPR sneak thief Cody Quirk. After years of criticism, Mister Quirk allowed his actions to impact the moderators, viewers and [especially] the donators of IRP

    [e] Lake runs on and on, specific detail after detail and I am at fault

    [f] Lake gives the Readers Digest version and I am at fault

    [g] as much of a fairly balance “360 degree” criticizer, and a concerted anti establishment type, I can not seem to catch a break with folks whom flirt on line, do foolish run ups, ignore logic left right and center.

    [h] Oh, well, If I do a ‘Cody Quirk’ and disappear into the ether, at least I won’t cost the voluntary contributors of IPR $4,800 of hard earned funds tossed out the window and picked up by media thugs, and, yuck, LAWYERS. And current bar members, not disbarred has beens like CONSTITUTION PARTY hit man Gary Odom.

    [i] Oh, Tea Parties [what ever in the world they are], Constitution Hypocrites, and the Constitution Party/ constitution movement. No connecting the dots there *sarcasm* ……..

    [j] now paulie, hit the Don Lake criticism button, while ignoring folks whom blatantly lie:

    ctweber
    Nightmare Nightingale
    Donald J. Grundmann
    Bill Lussenheide
    David Christensen
    Jerry Denham
    David Miller

    [k] and California’s American Independent Party STILL listed, two years after the FACTS, [and repeated requests by Don Lake and others] as an entity associated with the Constitution Party. And paulie’s logic, and paulie’s rationale? ……… It is literally interfering with partisan operations. Plz justify …….

    [l] just think, you snarkie, snakie, snottie class clown, instead of being disingenuous above, you could have been a class act and merely said ‘plz elaborate’ ——– but I suppose the implosion of the USA is not serious or important enough to be sober and grown up?

  3. Paulie

    [a] paulie sure does not seem to like Don Lake very much.

    [b] paulie seems to be much more tolerant of Doctor Donald J. Grundmann, a wacko tax avoidance type whom threats physical violence

    I like Don Lake at least as much or more than I like Don Grundmann. No idea why you think otherwise. Although, I don’t consider tax avoidance a bad thing.


    [c] paulie seems to be much more tolerant of grossly biased registered REPUBLICANS Hill, Gordon, Cassidy, GOP moles whom proclaim them selves as THIRD PARTY [Watch] and INDEPENDENT [Political Report] advocates

    What do you mean by registered? For example, Gordon lives in Alabama, which does not have voter registration by party. And yes, I do work across party lines sometimes. Shocker.


    [d] paulie seems to be much more tolerant of grossly devious with TPW and IPR sneak thief Cody Quirk. After years of criticism, Mister Quirk allowed his actions to impact the moderators, viewers and [especially] the donators of IRP

    Cody got blindsided by a money making scheme by the LV Review-Journal. Could have been me.


    [e] Lake runs on and on, specific detail after detail and I am at fault

    [f] Lake gives the Readers Digest version and I am at fault

    At fault? For what?


    [h] Oh, well, If I do a ‘Cody Quirk’ and disappear into the ether, at least I won’t cost the voluntary contributors of IPR $4,800 of hard earned funds tossed out the window and picked up by media thugs, and, yuck, LAWYERS.

    Cody has not disappeared, he’s at TPID and has his own blog (Nevada Statesman). And I fault LVRJ in that situation. Like I said, I was lucky it wasn’t me.


    [i] Oh, Tea Parties [what ever in the world they are], Constitution Hypocrites, and the Constitution Party/ constitution movement. No connecting the dots there *sarcasm* ……..

    The Tea Party of Michigan has nothing whatsoever to do with the Constitution Party.


    [j] now paulie, hit the Don Lake criticism button, while ignoring folks whom blatantly lie:

    ctweber
    Nightmare Nightingale
    Donald J. Grundmann
    Bill Lussenheide
    David Christensen
    Jerry Denham
    David Miller

    I only recognize about half those names, and don’t know the alleged lies you are referring to. Of the names I recognize, I have substantial disagreements with all of them.


    [k] and California’s American Independent Party STILL listed, two years after the FACTS, [and repeated requests by Don Lake and others] as an entity associated with the Constitution Party.

    Where? The only link I see in our blogroll is to the Keyes-affiliated group.

    And paulie’s logic, and paulie’s rationale? ……… It is literally interfering with partisan operations. Plz justify …….

    Please justify….what? Where is the listing of which you speak?


    [l] just think, you snarkie, snakie, snottie class clown, instead of being disingenuous above, you could have been a class act and merely said ‘plz elaborate’ ——– but I suppose the implosion of the USA is not serious or important enough to be sober and grown up?

    Sometimes I’m serious, sometimes not. If I can’t laugh, you can have your revolution.

    That said: please do connect the dots.

    This article was about ballot access of the Michigan Tea Party. Your comment was about constitutional amendments. What’s the connection?

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