STEP TOO FAR
You know state GOP co-chair Meshawn Maddock has gone too far when The Detroit News columnist Nolan Finley, a staunch conservative if there ever was one, is calling for her head. Maddock, wife of state Rep. Matt “Mad Dog” Maddock (R-Milford) is an avowed Trumpster, one of 16 Michigan Republican officials, along with MIGOP Grassroots Vice-Chair Marian Sheridan of West Bloomfield, who signed a fraudulent document in late 2020 submitted to the Electoral College saying Michigan’s electoral votes should go to to former President Donald Trump. Her latest transgression is what many view as racist statements about Democratic Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. Add that to her taunting of protesters in a Black Lives Matter video that surfaced from 2020, and her posting of a ridiculous report that Midland Public Schools have litter boxes in school restrooms for “furries” – people who live in a stuffed animal fantasy world. Finley, in an opinion column calling for Meshawn to resign or be forced out, noted that Republicans have an opportunity this election to reach out to Independents and other voters – “But few are likely to walk through a door being held open by a hater...the antics of one highly placed crackpot can influence the perception of the whole party.” True that.