by Ryan Felton
[The Michigan Tea Party's] fast-emerging leader is a scarily bizarre character named Todd Courser, who nearly got himself elected chair of the Michigan Republican Party last February.
Incumbent Bobby Schostak, a pretty typical business/country club/pander-when-necessary type, barely survived — and only after Gov. Rick Snyder intervened. Courser, an accountant and tax lawyer from Lapeer, then gave a positively creepy speech in which he said he believed that Jesus wanted him to run to save the party.
Yet, even though those sinners turned their backs on the Lord, Courser doesn’t intend to give up. He doesn’t believe in democracy, really; he would fit right in with the Iran of the ayatollahs, if you substitute “Jesus” for Mohammed.
His website says he went to law school to preserve the “Christian heritage of America,” and a steady stream of rambling essays and blog posts make it clear where he stands: “When looking at the uprising in Egypt and our role in the world, remember this is what democracy looks like. It’s ugly. Democracy is mob rule. We were set up as a republic, not a democracy. Democracy is tyranny by the majority.”
Courser, who sports a Lenin-style beard and an intense, almost frightening blue-eyed stare, prefers tyranny by the minority. Looked at in terms of things that are real — like Right to Work legislation, taxing pensions and slashing funds for education — Gov. Rick Snyder is the most hard right governor we’ve had in modern times. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is more so.
In an essay, “A Few Thought’s Before Mackinac,” Courser says, “We need a credible candidate to challenge Brain [sic] Calley, because he supported Medicaid expansion … and supported Obamacare exchanges.”
But alas, “I’m just not certain Wes Nakagiri is that choice … because of his past ties to the establishment.”
I know it’s hard to see or recognize but with every exposure, every freedom and liberty bill, with every email educating people about the proper role of government and society, with each step explaining what is and is not God ordained as given rights, with each of these steps and having a few liberty eyes and ears and voices in the state capitol, we can all sleep just a little wee bit easier….but we do need many more eyes and ears and voices for Liberty and Freedom in the state house for 2016…
And so on that note, if the roads are so darned/damned bad, well then cut back and stop eating the wine and caviar and tighten the belts and eat a little Hamburger Helper and let’s spend the people’s treasury on the things that should be a priority for government! LIKE THE ROADS!