WatchDog Wire: Is Bullying Bentivolio a Wise Move?

By: Dick Manasseri
WatchDog Wire


Did you hear the AARP advertisement on the Frank Beckmann show on WJR Detroit today, threatening seniors that they are about to lose Social Security and Medicare benefits due to cuts to spending in D.C.? The ad ends by inviting listeners to call an 800 number and tell a single person, [Rep.] Kerry Bentivolio [MI-11 R] to stop attacking seniors and their benefits – strange?

Did you read the national news article, “Who’s behind GOP’s rush to the right?” by Doyle McManus, a Los Angeles Times columnist?

McManus writes, “But they (DeMint and Heritage Action) should expect some push-back. Some of those K Street Republican lobbyists told me last week that they are already organizing to support endangered incumbents, including McConnell, and plan to do some “primarying” of their own, funding moderate GOP challengers against several tea-party members of the House, including two Michigan Republicans, Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio.”

Only two names in a national article, and one is Kerry Bentivolio – odd co-incidence? What’s going on here?

Could it be that K Street Republican lobbyists, with money from large GOP donors, like Bentivolio’s announced GOP challenger, David Trott, are funding a campaign with national co-conspirators like AARP to discredit one of the few leaders in D.C. who:

Wouldn’t the GOP national and Michigan money be better spent attacking the AARP-favored campaign of avowed leftist Gary Peters for the U.S. Senate from Michigan?

Tea Party activists, libertarians, and grassroots Republicans are uniting more every day in the anger they feel toward the progressive GOP establishment; they are hardening their commitment to stand with statesmen like Kerry Bentivolio, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz as part of the emerging Cruz Coalition.

Dick Manasseri, a resident of Rochester Hills, is a big fan of the US Constitution, doing whatever he can to preserve and protect it for his children and grandchildren.

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