Free Publicity Courtesy of the Tea Bagging Michigan PowWow.

Saturday , 10, January 2015 Leave a comment

Had plans for today – a lunch date with like-minded progressive folk. Imagine the delight to find out via twitter that Up North Progressive got some unexpected free publicity!

When this happens, you’re doing things right.

Of course, when your Powwow features a growing pariah in the state GOP, it will cause some big name backers to step away from your politics and and policy. One of the sponsors of the Going on Offense Powwow, The Mackinac Center, withdrew their sponsorship and refused to participate in the tea party conference at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant this weekend. The problem came from some extremely disturbing racist comments made by Dave Agema, a committee member of the Michigan GOP. Other than delete his facebook post containing the disturbing comments, there has been no apology nor statement that Agema will step down from the Michigan Republican Party. All of this points to the obvious growing rift between neo-liberal capitalists and racist tea party factions within the GOP, and these two groups are fighting for control of the party.

In 2010 the neo-cons welcomed them in. In 2015 they’re at each other’s throats. Dog. Fleas. Yadda yadda yadda. The next two years are going to be a blast.

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