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Nolan Finley (Detroit News)
Detroit native Carson could break barriers in Senate race
Dr. Ben Carson is a Black History month staple. Each February, schoolchildren hear the story of the impoverished African-American boy from Detroit, a struggling student whose mother made him read two books a week until he bloomed into a scholar.
Leaving Detroit for Yale, Carson eventually found his way to John Hopkins, where he became one of the world’s most preeminent neurosurgeons, gaining international acclaim in 1987 for performing the first separation of twins conjoined at the head. He is held as an African-American hero.
But some are calling him a token, an Uncle Tom, a traitor to his race. Why?
Because he came out of the closet. As a conservative. Maybe even a Republican. And African Americans aren’t allowed to be Republican and keep full membership in their race.
The furor over Carson’s politics began in February, when he was invited to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast.
The doctor told an audience that included President Barack Obama that the president’s policies are hindering economic growth and opportunity in America.
Liberals screamed that Carson was parroting right-wing talking points and disrespecting the president.
Social networks lit up with diatribes against Carson, calling him a “house negro” and worse.
All of which, of course, caused conservatives to fall in love with him. They invited him to keynote last week’s CPAC 2013 gathering, where the Republican right included him on a list of potential GOP presidential candidates.
About that prospect, Carson, who officially calls himself an independent, said: “If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it, I would.”
Read More at The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130321/OPINION03/303210319#ixzz2OBM2N5lx
In Bruce Township, Richard Cory will face write-in candidate Randy Ingersoll for the position of supervisor. Jonathan “Randy” Ingersoll is a write-in candidate for the supervisor position of Bruce Township. In an story written in the Romeo Observer, Randy states…
“Among other things, I don’t like the election process that has given Bruce Township a single choice for general election,” he said. “I would like to give everyone a write-in option.”
Ingersoll said his background in engineering, construction and facilities management would give him the ability to address the sewer debt, bring civility to township relations and keep the budget balanced.
“The current administration has done a good job reducing expenditures, and if I can I’ll maintain that trend and keep it going,” he said.
The RATP has also learned that Randall Ingersoll is 52 years old, semi-retired, with a professional background in engineering, construction and facilities management. He has never held a political office before. Randy has issued the following statement:
Watch (here) as your local candidates address their constituents during the RATP October 22,2012 Rally and Local Candidate Night.
Romeo Area Tea Party presents “Dinner with
Michigan Supreme Court Candidates.
September 24, 2012
Doors open at 5:45pm. Dinner and Opening Ceremony begin at 6:30pm.
Location: The Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
Click any of the images below for more information on your Supreme Court Candidates.
Justice Stephen Markman
Justice Brian Zahra
Judge Colleen O’Brien
Click here for a copy of the Event Flier
Monday, August 20th @ 7pm
The Romeo Area T.E.A. Party will host a “Washington Update” with guest keynote speaker U.S. Congresswoman Candice Miller. Additional speakers to include Barbara VanSyckel, Macomb County Republican Party Executive Committee Chairperson and Victoria Czapski, Macomb Victory Center Director. The RATP monthly meeting will be held at The Palazzo Grande, 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby, Michigan.
Though tempting, we at the Romeo Area Tea Party cannot officially endorse candidates, nor tell you who to vote for in an election. Our stated Mission Statement and Philosophy frown on such actions. What we can say is… the general foundation the T.E.A. Party is based on “conservative” principles, almost always fiscally conservative and very often socially conservative. Like our Founding Fathers, T.E.A. Party Members frown on excessive spending and run-away taxation. Spreading the wealth using government redistribution techniques is “not fair”. Individual voters can better determine when and where to spend, save and contribute their money. And finally, like our founding fathers who “Threw Out the Bums” when the Boston Harbor filled up with crates of TEA one night, so often goes a T.E.A. Party member’s vote.
Can I vote a “split” ticket?
Show me the $Money$
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