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(RNC Committeeman) Dave Agema shows support for 'Duck Dynasty' star, calls out 'LGBT Gestapo'
Grand Rapids Press ^ | 12/20/2013 | Matt Vande Bunte

Posted on 12/21/2013 2:41:58 PM PST by darrellmaurina

GRANDVILLE, MI -- Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema supports the “Duck Dynasty” family whose hit television show may be over now that one of the stars has been suspended for comments the A&E cable network deemed offensive to gays.

In a Friday, Dec. 20, Facebook post visible to his social media friends, which include an MLive Media Group employee, Agema lauded this statement released by Phil Robertson’s family.

“Good for them,” Agema wrote. “The LGBT Gestapo speech police will not succeed when families like them are Biblically solid. You are in our prayers. May A&E fall into the pit they dug for you. STAND!”

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: daveagema; duckdynasty; gayagenda; gaystapo; grandville; homosexualagenda; michigan; philrobertson; rnc

1 posted on 12/21/2013 2:41:58 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

Heard Karl Tokyo Rove snidely putting Phil down on Gretta. He needs to go. Him and his lackeys.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 2:43:28 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: darrellmaurina

May A&E fall back into the pit they crawled out of.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 2:43:43 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: darrellmaurina

The RNC should stay out of it. They will only ruin everything.


4 posted on 12/21/2013 2:48:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: cripplecreek; napscoordinator; wagglebee; AmericanInTokyo; Diamond; little jeremiah; xzins; ...
It's probably a good idea to ping this out to social conservatives as well as those involved in the current Duck Dynasty controversy. Cripplecreek, you know who to alert among Michigan Freepers.

It seems likely that the A&E channel has decided to put pro-homosexual ideology above profits, wrecking one of their most popular shows. That's their call; private businesses can do what they want.

But it's time for us to make clear that choices have consequences, and for conservatives to stand by those who make right choices and against those who have deliberately made wrong choices.

GLAAD was quite clear in threatening A&E if they didn't act. Again, that's their right in America under the First Amendment.

But Free Republic also has a history of effectively showing conservative muscle against the entertainment industry. Anybody remember what happened to the Dixie Chicks? ;-)

5 posted on 12/21/2013 2:49:33 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Viennacon; sickoflibs; Liz; Mr. K; MrB
“The LGBT Gestapo speech police will not succeed when families like them are Biblically solid. You are in our prayers. May A&E fall into the pit they dug for you. STAND!”

Ping-a-ling...

6 posted on 12/21/2013 2:50:25 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: darrellmaurina

gaystapo.


7 posted on 12/21/2013 2:52:44 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: darrellmaurina

How many hours until he is former RNC committeeman?


8 posted on 12/21/2013 2:54:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway
We agree, Nick... this is not a job for the RNC. Agema wasn't speaking (as far as I know) on behalf of the RNC.

Also the RNC decided this month not to rebuke Agema for previous “anti-gay” remarks. Good for them.

The point is that homosexuals are mad at the comments he made on his Facebook page because he is a Republican National Committeeman. They aren't willing to let anyone have free speech rights except themselves, apparently.

While this isn't an RNC issue (yet), it's good to know there are RNC members taking the right side, and give them appropriate levels of support.

9 posted on 12/21/2013 2:55:12 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: nickcarraway

The RNC will likely be silent, this was just one member on his own. Will he be kicked out now?


10 posted on 12/21/2013 2:56:00 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I've been saying for a while that Dave Agema needs our support. As far as I know he's the only tea party backed RNC committeeman there is and the GOPe desperately wants him gone.

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11 posted on 12/21/2013 2:59:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
The RNC should stay out of it. They will only ruin everything.

I guarantee you, there's going to be some flunky GOP spokesperson who's going to apologize and make some stupid comment that homos are welcome in the Big Tent GOP, and the liberals are going to jump all over it and use it to try and divide conservatives.

Typical Republicans, riding someone else's coattails for a job they should be doing all along.

12 posted on 12/21/2013 3:00:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: GeronL

Its been almost a year since the first time he drew fire for speaking out on the gay issue.


13 posted on 12/21/2013 3:00:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The GOPe has been apologizing and attacking Agema almost since the day he took the RNC seat.


14 posted on 12/21/2013 3:01:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: darrellmaurina

Has the dear president put his useless 2 cents worth in on this subject, yet? I hope he realizes that he needs to keep his nose out of this one, he has divided this nation enough already.


15 posted on 12/21/2013 3:09:40 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Viennacon

I just wish conservatives would realize the importance of taking control of the RNC. Its where party policy is made and we tend to ignore it.


16 posted on 12/21/2013 3:18:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: darrellmaurina

LGBT = Little Gonads Big Tits


17 posted on 12/21/2013 3:27:01 PM PST by abclily
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To: Viennacon

I don’t understand why they still interview Karl Rove on TV. He stutters, spits, and stammers. Speaks in fragmented sentences. Tiresome already!


18 posted on 12/21/2013 3:29:30 PM PST by abclily
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To: nickcarraway
The RNC should stay out of it. They will only ruin everything.

Doesn't matter. The RNC leadership is headed for the same fate as A&E brass and Cracked Barrel corporate board members. It will take more time than we like but it shall happened. Mark it!
19 posted on 12/21/2013 3:39:31 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: tuffydoodle

Shouldn’t the Bummer be saying if he had a son he would look like the gay Pajama boy, only black?


20 posted on 12/21/2013 3:49:32 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: tuffydoodle

Obama oddly enough has said I think yesterday he loves duck dynasty

I think fearless leader has his finger in the political wind on this one


21 posted on 12/21/2013 3:54:34 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: Viennacon

Was just going to say...the RINOS won’t like this. And now you got Rove Reich bloviating already. Sick puppy, that one.


22 posted on 12/21/2013 4:10:49 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: nickcarraway

Time for the RNC to push back, and to represent the people that elected them..

The Dems have no fear of these nasty issues, that’s why they run everything today. Cramming crap down our throat and in our face has had a free pass for 40 years.

It is past time for smash mouth on defending these moral and ethical and religious traditions being shoved over the cliff.


23 posted on 12/21/2013 4:17:11 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: darrellmaurina

We live in an upside down world

Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!


24 posted on 12/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: darrellmaurina

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/duck-dynasty-fallout-glaad-reeling-biggest-backlash-years-010050637.html


25 posted on 12/21/2013 4:37:14 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: wardaddy

If anyone really believes that BO really actually said he likes DD doesn’t understand BO. I’d be willing to bet that he has NEVER seen the show and has no idea who they are. He said that because it makes him seem like a regular joe. Jarrett told him to say it. I don’t believe one word that comes out of his mouth about anything.


26 posted on 12/21/2013 5:15:45 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: RitaOK

Plenty of RINOs here in Michigan whining about this including the Governor but Agema isn’t backing down. He’s even told republican pols to stop running their mouths based on liberal rumors about what he said.

He’s been a pretty good state senator as well. He had the left all stirred up a few years ago for pushing for constitutional literacy requirements before graduating from high school.

He and Terri Land were elected to the RNC at the same time. Terri is now running and leading the race for the senate seat Karl Levin will vacate next year. She’s pretty solid as well.


27 posted on 12/21/2013 5:20:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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27 posted on 12/21/2013 7:20:50 PM by cripplecreek: “He and Terri Land were elected to the RNC at the same time. Terri is now running and leading the race for the senate seat Karl Levin will vacate next year. She’s pretty solid as well.”

I knew Terri Land way back when she was a relatively low-level staffer and I was a regular volunteer for the Kent County Republican Party, where my father had been executive director before turning down a job in the Ford White House and instead moving to Lansing to work for the state-level party.

I was not an evangelical when I worked alongside Terri Land, and therefore wasn't looking for the same things I would look for today in a political leader. Also, I've radically changed since the 1980s (conversion does those things) and I would never want people to evaluate me based on long-ago statements and actions that don't reflect what I believe today.

What I will say about Terri Land is that I saw her as a hard worker. I saw her as a loyal and committed Republican. (That's a compliment, not a negative, and said in a pre-Tea Party context when this massive “anti-GOP-elite” mindset wasn't anywhere near as powerful as it is today — lots of people I knew back then were much more interested in their business than in supporting the Republican Party, but Terri Land believed in using the Republican Party to make a difference.)

But perhaps of most interest to Freepers is something I saw of her years ago when we were both delegates to the state Republican convention and the group we would now call “GOP-e” was trying to get rid of a certain incumbent perceived as “too radical.” I think it was an attempt to dump an incumbent member of the University of Michigan board, but I am not absolutely sure. At the state convention, Terri Land voted against the effort. I asked her why later, and her response was that she didn't think anyone had made a good case that he was so bad that he needed to be removed. What stuck with me was her comment that if the party leadership could do it to him, they could do it to anyone, and she didn't think that was right.

That probably speaks well of her to Freeper and Tea Party circles — i.e., she's willing to stand up and say “no” to party leaders, even though she definitely is one herself, if she thinks the party leadership is acting in heavyhanded ways and not documenting good reasons for its actions.

Hope those comments about Terri Land are helpful. But keep in mind the last time I saw her face-to-face was back in the late 1990s when I visited Grand Rapids to get some documents I needed (she was at the time the county clerk). She recognized me on my way in, and personally took me to the right place to get what I needed. The biggest thing that does is show that she has a good memory for someone she hadn't seen in years. I was at that point working in a Christian nonprofit organization and had largely left politics.

People do change, but their core values usually don't, and I have no reason to believe what I saw of Terri at that long-ago state convention was different from what she'd do today if she saw party leaders harassing an outspoken conservative.

28 posted on 12/21/2013 6:56:59 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

Like Dave Agema, Terri Land was elected to the RNC by a coalition of tea partiers, libertarians, and GOP conservatives working together to get the old guard out.

From what I know of her she appears to be a lot like our current Secretary of state in the fact that she pulls a fair bit of old school democrat support for the right reasons.


29 posted on 12/21/2013 7:14:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek; darrellmaurina

Thanks for the ping; post. BUMP for Dave Agema!


30 posted on 12/21/2013 8:07:39 PM PST by PGalt
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To: darrellmaurina

Hard to believe that MI has even one conservative, but they do.


31 posted on 12/21/2013 8:35:45 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Michigan has a lot of conservatives. Problem is the fraud that takes place in the big D areas.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 8:51:49 AM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

Fortunately we have a solid conservative SOS who is coming down hard on election fraud. Ruth Johnson doesn’t even let democrats commit fraud against other democrats which is winning her friends among the more moderate democrats. Its why Detroit elected their first white mayor in nearly 50 years and they did try to keep him out.


33 posted on 12/22/2013 9:13:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks darrellmaurina.

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34 posted on 12/22/2013 9:39:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: darrellmaurina

PRESIDENT
Dave Agema


35 posted on 12/22/2013 2:08:05 PM PST by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: darrellmaurina

THE RNC STANDS FOR .......REALLY NOT CONSERVATIVE...... LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!

The RNC is lower and worse than the gaystapo. I expect to fight the gaystapo. I don’t expect the GOP to be a big coward AND stab me in the back.

The GOP does only one thing these days, stay quiet in the hope that the dems will lose because the speak out and might misspeak. Well in a democracy, people need to know where and why you stand ....and if you remain silent, they don’t vote for you because they don’t know wtf you stand for and why......and they also see that the reason for the silence is because their are no guts.


36 posted on 12/22/2013 2:14:41 PM PST by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, WIN LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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