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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:26 PM

Grand Traverse County GOP (MI) kicks out former Gov. Milliken after he endorses Hillary

Grand Traverse County Republicans have voted to no longer recognize Gov. William Milliken as a Republican. Party delegates passed the resolution at a convention in Grand Traverse County on Thursday night.

Milliken, a longtime Traverse City resident who is the longest serving governor in Michigan history, announced that he was endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president last week.

Its just the final straw, says Jason Gillman, a county delegate and former Grand Traverse County Commissioner who wrote the resolution.

More: http://interlochenpublicradio.org/post/grand-traverse-gop-denounces-governor-milliken

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Reply Grand Traverse County GOP (MI) kicks out former Gov. Milliken after he endorses Hillary (Original post)
LuckyTheDog Aug 2016 OP
Siwsan Aug 2016 #1
LuckyTheDog Aug 2016 #4
Siwsan Aug 2016 #5
roamer65 Aug 2016 #7
Siwsan Aug 2016 #8
roamer65 Aug 2016 #9
Siwsan Aug 2016 #10
roamer65 Aug 2016 #15
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #23
chillfactor Aug 2016 #2
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #19
Iliyah Aug 2016 #3
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Aug 2016 #12
roamer65 Aug 2016 #16
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #18
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Aug 2016 #21
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #22
roamer65 Aug 2016 #6
canetoad Aug 2016 #11
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #17
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #13
lpbk2713 Aug 2016 #14
MichiganVote Aug 2016 #20

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:30 PM

1. Well, he endorsed John Kerry, and I think he endorsed President Obama

He also endorsed Gary Peters, one of our TWO Democratic Senators.

Maybe Governor Miliken will take the opportunity and join the good guys.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:52 PM

4. He's 94 years old...

... So I hope he does so soon.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:56 PM

5. Yea, but he's pretty spry!

Funny but the thing I remember most about him, as Governor, was my impression that he is a really nice guy.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:16 PM

7. He was a great governor...up near Soapy Williams.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:20 PM

8. That's my memory of him. Back when Republicans could be good guys, and stay in office

Up until Engler, Michigan was pretty lucky with our Governors. At least in my lifetime.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:21 PM

9. Mmmm...don't get me on that porcine twit Engler.



Lol.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:23 PM

10. I won't. I promise. Even typing the name sent me into political PTSD

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:27 PM

15. I bet it did.

I get riled up about him and I can feel my BP go up...lol.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 10:13 PM

23. Fucker stole from the teacher's pension and this one is doing the same.

 

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:33 PM

2. good for the governor.....

he has a conscience while the rest of that crazed GOP bunch must have lost theirs.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:59 PM

19. He was a very good Governor. We all liked him. Granted-diff. times but he was the real thing.

 

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 06:37 PM

3. How childish

What happened to "FREEDOM"

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:49 PM

12. I'll be honest

If a former Democratic Governor endorsed the last four Republican candidates for President, I'd advocate he be thrown out of the party as well.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:28 PM

16. Nah. He'd be running the DLC in the Democratic Party.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:58 PM

18. Well this is a real break with older voters of either party in Mi. Everyone respected Milliken.

 

Just goes to show you they have no idea who voters are.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 10:04 PM

21. But as I said, he endorsed Kerry, Obama, Obama and now Hillary....

While any reasonable Republican SHOULD BY ALL MEANS reject Trump, it's hard to argue this guy is still a Republican any more than Zell Miller is a Democrat.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 10:11 PM

22. Like I said, different times. But no, he is a republican and always will be.

 

I don't know your age, and am not asking, but politics was not always as it is today. Granted there was the McCarthy era and some other periods when parties were overrun with power and ideology. But republicans did not denigrate democrats as they have for the past 20 years. It just wasn't like that.

A Trump would never have made it in the "old" days. Poisoning citizens and children in Michigan would not and did not happen. In Michigan its not as if regulations haven't been lax. There was a time when our water / environmental issues were very bad b/c of businesses and the public's magical beliefs that water could hide toxins. And of course there are some historical horrific stories of mining in the UP.

But nothing approached the lack of common decency that is seen today, among the voters or the politicians. That said, Milliken would not have endorsed a Democrat in the past days but the Trump mess moves everyone to make diff. choices.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:12 PM

6. Dear Jason,

Fuck you!

You can take the remnants of what you call a political party and shove them up your ass.

Fucking twit.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:26 PM

11. They have just aligned themselves with Trump

And must suffer the electoral consequences.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:57 PM

17. The whole fucking state has been like Trump since Snyder's first election.

 

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:16 PM

13. TC is a place that has a cross of money, rednecks, small business and "conservatives"

 

Milliken is a well respected Michigan figure who is a private citizen. If this is the TC GOP response to this man, then this guy is about as smart as the Domino CEO who threw out Ernie Harwell from baseball.

What a jerk. But that's what we have in this state. Jerks 24/7, all day, everyday.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 08:21 PM

14. They revoked his "Lie, Cheat and Steal" card.






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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 10:00 PM

20. His political MO would never allow him to do what these assholes do today.

 

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