Skip to comments.Liberal group Progress Michigan makes fun of lawmaker kidnapping plot
Posted on 09/25/2011 1:12:33 PM PDT by Kieri
News that a lawmaker was the target of an alleged kidnapping and murder-for-hire plot sent shockwaves on Friday through Lansing and the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
Liberal group Progress Michigan makes fun of lawmaker kidnapping plot, takes down post after Democrat Barb Byrum named target
MIRS reported that the Michigan State Police had uncovered that a prison inmate was willing to pay up to $500,000 to abduct a lawmaker. But the MSP didn't release the lawmaker's name.
But the liberal group Progress Michigan was in a lighter mood, promptly posting on its Facebook page, as reported by MIRS:
"BREAKING! An inmate in the state prison system was plotting to kidnap a member of the Legislature and hold the lawmaker for ransom in an effort to secure his release and cash. Question: Would anyone actually pay a ransom?"
Later that night, MIRS reported that Rep. Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) was the target of the plot.
Not surprisingly, Progress Michigan has since taken the snarky post down. Guess it's not so funny when it's a Democrat, eh?
Susan J. Demas is a contributing political columnist who provides opinion, analysis and reports breaking news on local and national issues from a Michigan perspective.
Actually I’m surprised this didn’t make bigger news.
Apparently the democrats didn’t think they could pin it on a deranged tea partier.
They took it down because the snarky remark might actually be right in this case. Interesting that the target wasn’t a Republican.
Really odd that Susan Dumbass would condemn such a thing. I guarantee she wouldn’t have condemned it if Tim Walberg had been the target.
She treats him like he stood her up on prom night.
Once they found out that the threat came from a prison inmate, the chances of a Democrat being the mastermind shot through the roof.
The idiot inmate was in prison for solicitation of murder.
Key word here is 'apprehensions'.
Somewhat of a lie, I say.
Yeah, let those weed growers come on in. It's easier then sneaking it over the border.
Probably safer growing here then in Mexico. Not so many heads laying around...SO FAR.
I think you’re lost Princess. LOL
Oh I see. Wrong thread. Oops
LOL I’ve done that more than a few times myself.
Should be on Illegal Immigration Collapse story.
Think I;ll go there now if I can stay on track. lol