I must mention that I had a little bit of a problem at first with the tea party appropriating 'pow wow' into advertising their event. I'm over it. Mainly because their event was held at the Indian casino in Mt. Pleasant,Michigan. Business is business and who am I to deny them their right to give money to a bunch of heathen minorities?
Some highlights from the article:
This year's PowWow exhibitors include the Patriot Voice Radio Network, Stop Common Core, the County Sovereignty Project, Rick Santorum's Patriot Voices, Dave Agema's Top Gun Conservatives, the John Birch Society, the National Rifle Association, and a motorcycle group called Sons of Liberty Riders ("Bikes are optional, but liberty is required"). On the table nearest the entrance, a large sign urges attendees to "Vote biblically!"
The PowWow's lead-off speaker is Dave Agema, a former state legislator who is under intense pressure from mainstream Republicans to resign his current post as one of Michigan's two Republican National Committee members.
Agema has been criticized for public remarks and social media posts denigrating homosexuals, blacks and Muslims, among other groups. Most recently, he has been criticized for posting an article from a white supremacist newsletter arguing that black people are innately inferior to whites.
He (Agema) wraps up his diatribe by urging PowWow attendees to run for public office.
"People tell me: 'But I'm not smart enough to run for state rep,' " Agema says. But he spent three terms in the House, and he's sure the least of those gathered in Mt. Pleasant can run circles around most of his former colleagues.
There was the time, for instance, when Agema asked an unnamed legislator from Detroit to support legislation cutting state expenditures for entitlements.
"His exact words to me were: 'But my people needs those entitlements,' " Agema recalls. He pauses, letting the grammatical error hang in the air. "His exact words."
Although it is quite a long article, it is a fascinating read and does not bog down. However, if you can't get through the whole thing, at least skip to the end where the remarks of one William (Jerry) Boykin will blow your mind.