Two Democrats Face Nine Felony Charges For Trying To Manufacture A Fake Tea Party Candidate

The strategy here was to manufacture a third-party, “tea party” candidate that would sap votes away from the Republican candidate and hand victory to the Democrats. And it backfired. Colossally.

Two Charged in Tea Party Election Fraud:


Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November’s ballot. …

Former Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

“Some of the people didn’t even know they were on the ballot till they began receiving delinquency notices of filings that were required as a candidate,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

The sheriff says 23 statewide races had questionable Tea Party candidates on the ballot and the investigation may go beyond Oakland County.

These guys are almost assuredly facing prison time, so the question is whether or not they’ll flip on other people in the party thus exposing a wider conspiracy.

But really, is anyone surprised with this? In Wisconsin and Indiana we saw legislators flee the state to hold up the democratic process. Nationally, Obama has given Obamacare waivers to thousands of companies and organizations, picking and choosing who the law applies to and who it doesn’t.

It seems, in the modern leftist movement, respect for the law is a flexible thing.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • realitybasedbob

    If they are found guilty, they should be punished to the maximum extent of the law.
    Elections are at the heart of our great country, no place for an operation of chaos.

    If they know they are guilty, the should just say so.
    Like this MI gop operative did just last year:
    “Man pleads guilty in Dillon recall election case”

  • ellinas1

    ‘But really, is anyone surprised with this?’

    Yes! I am surprised, that only two shysters were found.

  • mikemc1970

    Most Democrats are crooked. These thugs were just following their Alinsky instincts, any means justifies the ends. They are like political jihadists.

    • WOOF

      You are what you eat
      The Teaparty eats Alinsnky Freedomworks.
      In white and black.

      • mikemc1970

        Fight fire with fire, or in this case dirty Democrat tricks.

        • realitybasedbob

          So Mr. 1970, gop are crooked thugs also too?

          • mikemc1970

            Payback is a b1tch.

          • realitybasedbob

            Mr. 1970, thank you for tacitly acknowledging gop has been aligned with Alinsky all along.

          • mikemc1970

            How is paying back Democratic treachery in kind the same as being aligned all along?

          • realitybasedbob

            Oh Mr. 1970, if you can’t figure that one out on your own maybe you should stick to sites like this:

          • mikemc1970

            Oh I already figured out you’re completely wrong. Knew that all along.

        • borborygmi

          When the Gop gets caught doing the same or similiar should they also be prosecuted to the fullest extent like these two idiots.

          • mikemc1970

            WTF are you talking about? As soon as any Republican is caught doing anything even slightly unseemly he’s prosecuted in the MSM and to the full extent of the law that’s applicable. Put down that crack pipe and join us here on earth please.

          • $8194357

            Isn’t that Alinsky as well? Hold your opponents to their own rules and standards while having none of your own as this is sociak justice war and we need to do whatever it takes to win it as the ends will justify the means…standard Democrat operating proceedure since the marxists took “The Party”
            over with FDR’s four term tenure….

      • Sal

        “You are what you eat”

        That would make you a prick.

        • Spartacus

          not necessarily, just a part of one.

          • flamemeister

            I always suspected him of being heavily into necrophiliac coprophagia.

          • SigFan

            Gaaaahh! Just about lost my lunch on that one. Good shot though.

          • flamemeister

            I can only think of a few things more disgusting, so I hope that WOOF appreciates his status.

      • flamemeister

        Is this some more stupid song lyrics? I’m afraid to look.

  • SigFan

    Having grown up in MI and watching the Democrat destruction of a once great state I can honestly say that corruption is so ingrained in the Democrats there this is not even scratching the surface. Stuff like this has been going on for years and it’s about time that the crooks get called on it.

    • $8194357

      Jefferson so stated:
      “When we here in America get stacked one atop another in cities as they are in Europe, we will become as corrupt as Europe we left”…Not exact word for word but you get the point. When local politicians are corrupt people suffer. When national politicians are corupt we all suffer…Biblicly, When the king is corrupt his subjects suffer and mourn. UN corrption? Global subjection to organized central planning for the world to suffer under its corruption….From small structures large ideology grows.

      • SigFan

        Yep as the saying goes “all politics is local”. As these local people climb the political ladder they take their corruption and habits with them and it spreads to all levels. Always has, always will.

  • Mountainmouth

    Dem/Lib/progressive heroes proudly on display.

    They are getting desperate – They won’t win many fair and honest elections.
    They darn sure can’t tell anyone they are socialists and communists.
    Criminality and dishonesty is their best chance – too bad (for them) the voters are catching on.
    The Dems are still quite popular with the deceased and those who vote often is the same election.

  • WF Observer

    Case in point Tom Delay iffy charges at best but prosecuted to the fullest extend and beyond and now sits in jail. While Senator Dodd remained in the Senate ’till he figured he be beat by republicans and quit.

    I could list Republican after republican Prosecuted or just forced out of office while Dems get let off the hook.

    I could list Democrat after Democrat starting with Bill Clinton though all the current non tax paying czars.

    Scores of Dem Congressmen Senators, Rangle, Kennedy, Waters, Dorgan, (Check kiting 1990’s) Conrad, (Countrywide) How many republicans store cash in their refrigerators and stay in office after it gets out? None! The Republican at the airport playing footsie gets canned, Barney Frank has a gay prostitution ring in his apartment and is still in office. The double standards are astronomical!

    John Edwards has an affair and lames the baby on a staffer while running for the president, Bill Clinton rapes Gennifer Flowers and wins the presidency. Yep, sounds fair to me

    Finally ABC Dan Rather and Mary Mapes create fake papers regarding GWB’s military record, and Obama still can’t produce his constitutionally mandated proof of natural citizenship.

    • WOOF

      DeLay, the bugman, in jail?
      Would be good news, but I think he’s out pending appeal.

    • $8194357

      Some very good observations IMO WF…I made most of the same ones myself over the years…