Tim Skubick: Schauer, Peters choose to appear with Obama - Fox 2 News Headlines

Tim Skubick: Schauer, Peters choose to appear with President Obama

Posted: Updated:
Mark Schauer and Gary Peters Mark Schauer and Gary Peters
  • Tim SkubickMore>>

  • Mark Schauer details proposal to help women in the workplace

    Mark Schauer details proposal to help women in the workplace

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:59:06 GMT
    Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is looking to win over the female voters in the upcoming election. He's proposing five points to help women in the workplace.
    Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is looking to win over the female voters in the upcoming election. He's proposing five points to help women in the workplace.
  • The curse of Michigan's Lt. Governor

    The curse of Michigan's Lt. Governor

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:25 GMT
    No kid ever grows up wanting to be lt. governor, the second banana in state government.In Michigan there is a rich history of the second-in-charge wanting to use the office as a stepping stone to the top job as governor. Turns out it’s been a slippery stone as only two of twelvel.g.'s actually made it.The two winners were lt. governor John Swainson who served as the right-hand man to Gov. Soapy Williams and when he decided to retire, Mr. Swainson ran and won.Lt. Governor Bill Milliken served...
    No kid ever grows up wanting to be lt. governor, the second banana in state government.In Michigan there is a rich history of the second-in-charge wanting to use the office as a stepping stone to the top job as governor. Turns out it’s been a slippery stone as only two of twelvel.g.'s actually made it.The two winners were lt. governor John Swainson who served as the right-hand man to Gov. Soapy Williams and when he decided to retire, Mr. Swainson ran and won.Lt. Governor Bill Milliken served...
  • Jennifer Granholm back in office?

    Jennifer Granholm back in office?

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-07 14:14:46 GMT
    Oh boy, the anti-Granholm mob will have fun with this.  They are talking in California about running the former Michigan governor for something as part of the “new generation” of D’s on the west bank.
    Oh boy, the anti-Granholm mob will have fun with this.  They are talking in California about running the former Michigan governor for something as part of the “new generation” of D’s on the west bank.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) -

For the past couple of weeks, the GOP propaganda machine has been grinding out one release after another suggesting Democrats Mark Schauer and Gary Peters were afraid to show their faces when President Barack Obama showed his at MSU last week.

Mark Schauer has yet to confirm he will be there, one release reported.

The GOP logic goes like this: Since the president is in trouble on Obamacare and since Mssrgs. Schauer and Peters voted for the darn thing, therefore they would not risk being within twenty miles of their president.

Well the president arrived and by golly so did the candidate for governor and U.S. Senate.

And then to prove that there was no pleasing the other party, the GOP fired off another release this time chastising  both of them for...what else?  Showing-up.

In a breathless release Chairperson Bobby Schostak lamented that, "By standing with the President today, Gary Peters and Mark Schauer decided they care more about publicity for their lackluster campaigns than the hundreds of thousands of Michigan families who lost their health care plans…."

And if they had been no shows the release would have said, Peters and Schauer chickened-out and abandoned their own president for fear it would cost them votes in November.

In case you need a road map, the R's have research that suggests so many folks are unhappy with Obamacare that linking it to other Democrats could pay off big time for the GOP.

Even the White House knows this.  Some Congressional Democrats would be mighty pleased if the President stayed out of their districts during their re-election bids.

But there were Mr. S and Mr. P.  feverishly working the MSU crowd as they awaited the President to sign the farm bill.

On the GOP notion that they were afraid to show their mugs in the same room with you-know-who, Mr. Schauer says that defies reality and Mr. Peters says if the president comes back again, he'll be there.

So if they had any reservations about the risk, they didn't show it and they even got a shout out from the President who called them by name but did not mention they were running for office.

After all this was billed as a non-political trip to Moo-U.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:47 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...
    The U.S. Army War College says a group of faculty will investigate whether Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh plagiarized a research project he submitted in 2007.
  • Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

    Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:37:23 GMT
    Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian...
    Sen. Mitch McConnell issued a strong call Thursday for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.
  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:16 GMT
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices