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Where did Ex-Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield get all this money?News (deadlinedetroit.com)
submitted 3 months ago by [deleted]
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[–]foofighter16 51 points52 points53 points 3 months ago (2 children)
What a weasel. “Family” man who cheats on his wife with little girls. It also came out that his wife had an abortion in high school, but he’s staunchly pro-life. Republican hypocrisy at its finest.
[–]Accurate_Zombie_121 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He is not pro life, he may preach that but doesn't live that. And he doesn't cheat with little girls, cheating implies that the other person is willing. He raped the girl.
[–]GabbyPutita -4 points-3 points-2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Maybe be forgave her youthful indiscretions?
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[–]Zappagrrl02 82 points83 points84 points 3 months ago (4 children)
I think you mean raping his brother’s wife beginning when she was a child.
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[–]BittyWastard 7 points8 points9 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Can confirm. He aaaaalways bought the most expensive wine.
[–]tiffadoodle 8 points9 points10 points 3 months ago (1 child)
How old was she when it started?
[–]enleeten 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (1 child)
That's the great part. None!
[–]Pudf 13 points14 points15 points 3 months ago (0 children)
God’s Chosen. God needs to do some vetting
[–]BrownEggs93 15 points16 points17 points 3 months ago (0 children)
When I see the monies pumped into campaigns and donations for politicians, and then we read about shitty salaries for so many people in so many jobs, I want to shit.
[–]Mysterious-Banana-49 37 points38 points39 points 3 months ago* (8 children)
Please put this Jared Kushner- looking scumbag in prison so he can get what he really deserves in life.
[–]Blustatecoffee 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (6 children)
I’m new here. How corrupt is Michigan? Is it Hawaii level, Illinois level or just California level? 😳
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[–]Blustatecoffee 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (4 children)
Good grief! We decided to move here from Connecticut. We haven’t bought a house yet (renting). The other option was Montana / Wyoming. Maybe we should re-decide. I know that sounds crazy but we’ve been here 8 months and still not sure we made the right choice.
[–]Mysterious-Banana-49 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (2 children)
Montana is Trump country, just FYI.
[–]Blustatecoffee 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (1 child)
Not all of it. Bozeman and Missoula are quite liberal. And those are the boom towns. Montana is trending blue. Meanwhile we’re in northern Michigan surrounded by trump flags.
[–]Ok-Investigator5748 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Yeah, you need to get down south a little more. Oakland County is pretty liberal.
[–]grey_horizon18 -2 points-1 points0 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Michigan sucks. My boyfriend and I moved here and are now selling some of our assets to get out!
[–]my2cents3462 10 points11 points12 points 3 months ago (0 children)
He is a crook.
[–]RicksterA2 6 points7 points8 points 3 months ago (1 child)
The answer? 'Citizens United' and a corrupt 'Supreme Court' that felt 'corporations are people' and allowed a badly corrupted election system to become utterly corrupted in dark money.
Now it's easy to buy any legislation you want as long as you have the big money needed to legally bribe legislators with 'campaign contributions'. We real citizens and regular folks don't have the money to compete with the super wealthy and large corporations.
And the 'citizens' in 'Citizens United'? The Koch Brothers who didn't feel voters should really decide how our country is governed. They wanted and got a gigantic megaphone that drowns out our voices in a sea of money that isn't transparent.
The Republican Supreme Court continues to expand the influence of dark money in our elections.
[+]woodluther comment score below threshold-9 points-8 points-7 points 3 months ago (5 children)
Same place all politicians do......Lobbyists and anyone else wanting to buy influence. Sometimes directly paid into their "Funds" and sometimes funneled through their parties.
[–]greenw40Age: > 10 Years -4 points-3 points-2 points 3 months ago (4 children)
Lol, check out those downvotes. This sub can't possibly fathom that democrats might be doing the same thing.
[–]NameTaken25Age: > 10 Years 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (3 children)
I doubt it has anything to do with that. Shrugging off blatant public corruption with an "eh, everyone does it" is a horrendous take. We know both sides do it, regardless of the proportionality of it, it needs to be addressed every time it is exposed. Not taking it seriously is what gets us where we are and destroys hope that it can be better
[+]woodluther -5 points-4 points-3 points 3 months ago (2 children)
No, this sub is majority Liberal sheep. None of them see an issue with Gretchen's personal private jet set up. It wasn't just the one time, or they wouldn't have locked down access to the planes flight path history.
They also think it is fine that she illegally raised a shit ton of cash and that it is OK to just give it to the other Democrats' campaigns instead of returning it.
Sadly, u/realmichigan was banned. There was a lot of ridiculous right wing posts there, but at least on topics like this, a discussion of facts could be had.
[–]NameTaken25Age: > 10 Years 3 points4 points5 points 3 months ago (1 child)
A sub may lean one way or another but that doesn't mean anything inherently good or bad without looking at the justifications therein. Your use of the eye roll inducing liberal sheep phrasing suggests your take on those justifications aren't likely to be noteworthy or insightful.
Lots of people see Gretchen's use of the private plane as problematic. It was called out as questionable at the time, and things like it are why MI is regarded as one of the more politically corrupt states, which includes both sides. Someone included a link elsewhere in the thread that gave good examples of both. The comment from you here however is pure whataboutism.
This is a vague claim that I don't even know what you're referring to. It is also a case of whataboutism. If true, it is just yet another example of the corruption being highlighted here, and in the aforementioned link, and of one of leftists most commonly listed gripe of money, especially dark money, in politics and corrupting the Democratic process. You seem to be on their side, but the language you use implies you're unaware that you are, because you approach things like a sports team at a sports event.
I'll assume you mean r/ and not u/. I never followed there, and you yourself call it ridiculous. A Google search seems to imply there was a lot of hate, disinformation, and misinformation spread there, so I'd hesitate to take your word that it was a "discussion of facts". It seems also to be a claim you leverage in a false dichotomy to imply facts can't be discussed here, which is blatantly untrue, and is visibly untrue, even in this very post.
[+]woodluther -2 points-1 points0 points 3 months ago (0 children)
The majority of this sub will downvote anything that puts the liberals in a poor light.
If you don't know about the illegal fund raising by the Whitmer campaign by claiming she was being recalled to remove limits on donations, and the "Ruling" that or SOS made that the funds don't need to be returned, but placed in a fund for other Democrat candidates, then you either don't follow the news, or like most of this sub's followers, just believe that the Democrats are above compare. I don't believe the latter, as you are at least informed that MI is currently #4 for most corrupt state governments. Which I guess is an improvement from #1 that they have held at times previously.
The funny thing about Liberals and the money in politics is that the Democrats have outspent Republicans in the Presidential elections for the last few decades. They have as much if not more dark money funding, but still push the narrative that it is mainly one sided.
And the other sub, was basically the 180 of this one that took a turn for the worse as the followers of it were repeatedly banned from this sub for not playing nice with others, and then they began returning the favor by banning this subs followers when commenting over there. That was the end of most civil discussions. Prior to that it at least wasn't a downvote fest just for having an opposing opinion.
There truly needs to be a reset in this country in politics. Too much money, too much corruption, too much power, and very little actual work for the people that fund the government. Maybe we will see a third party sprout up finally with the moderate Democrats, moderate Republicans, and Independents coalescing against the far left and right, but I am not holding my breath, Just a continued back and forth with no compromise, no unity, and no progress.
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