Monday, May 05, 2014

State Supremes Toss Beyer Ballot Bid

Although Michael Beyer may still wage a write-in campaign for the Democratic nod  in a state house race against incumbent Justin Simmons, the Supreme Court has removed him as a sanctioned candidate. In a harshly worded opinion that reverses the Commonwealth Court, the state supremes have essentially called Beyer a liar who misrepresented his occupation. 

Beyer is the son of former State Rep. Karen Beyer, who was upset by upstart Simmons four years ago. 

Beyer's candidacy struck me as dishonest from the start. Knowing he could never beat Simmons as a Republican, he switched teams and suddenly became a Democrat right before he started circulating. Amazingly, many Democratic die-hards flocked to this obvious turncoat, whose party affiliation USA matter of convenience, not principle.

It was obvious Beyer knew what he was doing when he called himself a lawyer.  When Justin ran against Karen Beyer, she attacked Justin as an unemployed 23 year old who lived in his parents' basement.  In truth, Simmons had to quit his job to run for office.

Beyer is 30, unemployed and, according to his court testimony, never had a job. According to his court testimony, he lives in his parents' basement.  He had to lie.
He spent 12 years as a full time student. He's been out of law school for a year.  He hasn't taken the bar, has never had a job and doesn't have a job now.  That doesn't look good when you are running for office.

Here's the Opinion. http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/J-51-2014pco.pdf?cb=1

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

From this blog on April 18, 2014, "Give me a break. Once Crosslis realized he was unable to mount a successful circulation challenge, this case was pretty much toast. An appeal is a waste of money."

Oh, and by the way, you spelled the attorney's name wrong.

Maybe an apology is in order?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am more than willing to admit Croslis was right and I was wrong and to apologize for doubting his legal acumen. I considered this the weakest aspect of the case all along. I am more than willing to admit my error and congratulate him.

Anonymous said...

Never passed the bar? That's almost as bad as getting disbarred. Lawyers are scumbags, and the ones who get tossed out are, well bloggers.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Bottom-feeding bloggers, too.

Anonymous said...

Democrat running in a republican district and he just got bitch slapped by the Supreme Court saying he intentionally lied to voters.

Why would he want to be on the ballot? Why would the dems even put any money in this race? The Simmons campaign will make him look like an even bigger idiot then he already does. I see a lot of Pinocchio cartoons in his future!

Anonymous said...

Good choice in candidates Bar. Maybe you should have put your efforts into finding a viable candidate instead of doing Karen Beyer's dirty work.

Anonymous said...

You really whiffed on this one. At least you're not living in your parents' basement and don't lie about your bar status. Mike can still hoot his bong and make his socks stand stiff after a leisurely afternoon on the interwebs. Most Americans don't work and are in his same slippers.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Yeah I called it wrong.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what Simmons does to these nut jobs. Get over it already. With new lines, Simmons is the State Rep in the 131st as long as he wants to be.

Anonymous said...

Merrill Beyer needs to close up shop and get his family the hell out of here. Someone needs to where the pants in the family and say to Karen that enough is enough! Michael never wanted to go to law school. He'll never take the bar. Mommmy and Daddy will continue to pay his way through life. Karen doesn't want her baby to leave, because she's a lonely old crotchety woman with no friends. Michael is her "friend." I do realize that this SHOULD be over, but WON'T be over. KB will work and work to get MB on the ballot one way or another. Let's see, sleeping and partying like she did in Harrisburg isn't working so well for her today now is it? Michael needs to stand up to mommy and say NO MORE GAMES!

Anonymous said...

Bar Johnston had nothing to do with this race

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:17

Better check your facts

Bar signed half his petitions and according to her own Facebook posts "recruited him to run" and "got signatures until her fingers froze" Beyer is her special needs baby. Even if Schwartz ran the abortion clinic it would be to late to abort him

Anonymous said...

Or Kermit Gosnell oops cant say that name to D's

maverick said...

The kids a liar, just like his mother..

Anonymous said...

Like mother like son I guess. Brings back memories: http://youtu.be/TCZs3swN6NQ

Anonymous said...

Waiting for Aurand to show his true leftist self. Only candidate who wants a 10% extraction tax. Thinks competency tests for teachers is a bad idea. Wants to borrow money to buy his way out of the pension problem. Where's he living, on the moon? http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-pa-new-senate-seat-debate-40th-20140501,0,1356668.story

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Anonymous said...

In all seriousness here....Michael or Merrill, if you read this you really need to man up and get out of this race and not try a write in. I'm no fan of Karen but her psychotic behavior is now about to bring down her family.

Michael, you do realize, that charges will be filed with the DA's office in 3 counties about you calling yourself a lawyer to get votes. That is a criminal offense in PA. You could get fined and be disbarred for life. 2 of these counties have Republican DA's.

Everything you worked for would be up in flames. And why? To run in a race where you will get maybe 42% of the vote. I can tell you as an insider, HDCC will not be coming in for you like HRCC did for your Mommy.

Take my advice, end the write in campaign, and move on. It's over. A campaign that you will lose being over is a lot better then your future as a lawyer ending before it even began.

Anonymous said...

yeah, Karen beyer the liar. what are you going to do?

I'll write in mike's name. so what. it's only a primary. how far are you gonna take it!

fletch