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The left's attempt to remove Snyder via recall is not going to work. And that is just fine.
I know many of you have secretly (or not) wished that the recall attempt to remove governor Snyder might go through. I was not one of those, but given the way things get done, I understand why. That is what makes this a successful conservative community driven site. Friendly opposition is good, and has (by the way) resulted in readership levels going through the roof. (We may break 80 in the next DBKP Report due out soon.)
But as far as that recall attempt was concerned, it was too tall a hill to climb. If I had to guess, they were counting on bringing over enough seniors, and those who were negatively affected by he tax code changes Snyder and the legislature enacted. Perhaps they were hoping for some ultra conservative types to buck the changes enough to sign as well. Some may have.
Lansing -- The committee working to recall Gov. Rick Snyder will fall far short of collecting the more than 800,000 signatures it needs by Friday to put the issue on the November ballot, a spokesman said Monday.
The story continues, saying that a little more than 300,000 signatures were gathered. Indeed, A push for a Sept 29 Deadline for the February ballot using the majority of signatures might get it close, but will likely prove futile.
Frankly, I doubt Snyder ever really feared this recall attempt.
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Pay attention to what is going on in Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan.
Our legislators, our governor, our management team running the state needs support. They need encouragement, they need your civil words ringing in their heads with every stroke of a pen, every yea or nay, with every debated word.
Disagree? Good. Let them know why you disagree, explain the logic in clear unmistakable language that soothes the chaotic premises some of our lawmakers seem to take with them in their operations of daily affairs in Lansing and DC as well. Remind them why they were elected, and how they campaigned, and how votes or acts that seem contradictory will put them opposite the ideas used to get them where they are.
Please don't call them names. At least not OUR guys. Save that for the dirtbag Dems. Save it for the bizzarro world rejects that stupid people vote for. Save the poison for those who bleed poison.
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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws
Remember the music from Jaws that heralded the shark's return? I hear that music in my head just before Elizabeth Weaver launches another one of her loony broadsides against the Supreme Court and the process for selecting justices.
The latest is her harebrained idea for choosing justices. You can find it here. After taking advantage of the current system for two terms, Ms. Weaver has decided that the entire process has to be scrapped (this will, of course, require that our Constitution be amended). Her notion is that, instead of party nominations, all Supreme Court candidates would have to file nominating petitions, use public money only, and be elected by district, with the state being divided into seven districts.
Why? Well, because "people in varying parts of the state look at life in different ways" and all current members of the Court live in "the Detroit/Lansing beltway."
First, I-96 is not a beltway. It does not circle Detroit or Lansing. A corridor? Maybe, but definitely not a beltway. Ms. Weaver's incorrect use of the term "beltway" reflects her sloppy thinking while on the Court. All members of the Court are elected by all of Michigan. It's not a "Court of Representatives," it's the Michigan Supreme Court, deciding cases for the entire state.
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By JGillman, Section News
Someone's been drinking the 'Donkey Dew..'
I wanted to get this out earlier, but have been slammed with other responsibilities.
Last night left me a little disappointed. Perhaps if Republicans do not understand now, they may never. Though there might be time for redemption, (success)it will not come as the result of what was said in the Governor's state of the state speech.
Regulars will note my early opinions on Mr. Snyder prior to his becoming our nominee. It was not at all flattering, and raised points questioning the involvement of Snyder's business interests with those 'government' incentives created by the entity HE in fact had a hand in creating. As a businessman he did what was necessary to make his business survive, thrive, etc.. And had little problem disassociating any negative effect on those other businesses that pay taxes, from the government corporate welfare system known as the MEDC.
Snyder carried forward into the 2010 cycle a message that "Lansing has to stop picking winners and losers", yet as recently as 2007, his own business enterprises were still milking our cow... Using the only teat that wasn't spouting dust.
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By JGillman, Section News
Today, Snyder, Schuette, Johnson, and a host of others took their positions up as wished upon them by the voters in this state.
"We need to stop being divisive and be inclusive. We have spent too much time fighting among ourselves, and have become our own worst enemy,"
Tell me you didn't write that yourself, and that you borrowed it from the Center for Michigan.
Inclusive perhaps, if it is inclusive of the reality that leftist policies brought us here. This "moment of opportunity" you mentioned at another point, is indeed that. Sir, If you go down the road of everybody gets their pet project saved, we won't be using that opportunity very well. This is an opportunity to perhaps share a little of the reality the taxpayers who are NOT employed in state government, must endure. De-certifying the unions would be a good start in helping the State employees KEEP their jobs.
I was the worst critic of the nerd before he won in the primary. I must admit however, I have been pretty silent on Snyder's expected performance because I think we can make a lot of noise that doesn't much matter at this point. When he screws up, we will be right there.
The event today had Snyder talking about his family's prior service in the capitol. His maternal grandfather apparently was a custodian there. kind of a neat story actually, demonstrating the level in which a family can grow in Michigan, and in this nation once revered as the basket of opportunity of the world.
Opportunity in Michigan and nationwide destroyed by the type of leftist Marxism exhibited by Snyder's predecessor and the wrecking crew known as our current federal administration.
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If that does not raise the hair on the nape, nothing will. ..My fingers started bleeding as I typed it.
This election cycle has all the elements of becoming a disaster for Michigan. After November, we have the distinct possibility of becoming the stone age capitol of the nation. Thuggishness and head thumping could rule, as union interests finalize their takeover of government with someone who is even MORE beholding to them than Jennifer Granholm.
You like the Minimum wage? Expect it to be double. A "living wage" is what those who would make the Lansing Mayor our executive want. Never mind the ability to pay for it. Never mind that the 25% unemployment we now have (YES its really that)would triple. There would be a lot of good hearted government types to take care of us.. till we carry with us the last vestige of "wealth", (our sole-less shoes) and make our way across the border to a state less inclined to lead paint consumption, and oxygen deprivation.. and closed head injuries.
How might this happen? Seriously, how on earth might this meat puppet of organized labor find his way to the governor's mansion? Even with the deep pockets of Soros, and his SOS project, and the most corruptible union element at his disposal, most folks would agree that Bernero is too far into the netherworld of leftist dreams to be considered seriously.
Believe it or not, One man (and its not Bernero) can cause this apocalyptic event to occur.. If you are curious, read on..
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By Wendy Day, Section News
Job Description and Qualifications: A governor is the chief executive of a state, similarly to how the president is the chief executive of the country. Specific duties for governors are defined by each state's constitution, but commonly, they sign bills into law, propose budgets, and see that state agencies are staffed and operating as directed by law. Also, a governor is the commander of his or her state's national guard.
Candidates for Governor must:
Have lived in the United States for at least 5 years
Candidates for Governor should:
Be of good moral character
To watch video responses to these questions, go to Governor Wanted
How did you tell your wife you wanted to run for Governor and what does she think about your campaign?
What was your favorite job and why?
Describe a time you stood up for what you believe in and it cost you something politically. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
Describe a time you had to lead in a crisis. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
How, specifically, will you demonstrate your support for the 10th Amendment?
If you could only pass one bill during your first term, what specifically would it say?
Policy Questions on issues including taxes, business, abortion and education.
When your time in office is done, what will you want people to say about you?
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Seriously, no matter the side you are on, the Republican Governor candidate's ads are getting good and more upbeat..
My personal favorite is the first one for Mike Cox. (what can I say?) It addresses the real issue in Michigan, a LOUSY environment to do business, (unless you are hooked by bureaucrats in a bizarre Rumplstiltskin scheme..) and is not the place that investors look to first any longer.
The second ad also uses a fast moving theme, and shows Pete Hoekstra is working hard on his campaign. Ideas bus. It doesn't identify the problem as well as the first, but it points out the value of getting input from around the state.
Mike Bouchard's "look" ad is pretty good too. It identifies the problem, and offers him up as a solution provider in the past, and identifies him as a "conservative" which resonates well right now.
Rick Snyder talks of "re-inventing " Michigan government in his short spot, "Jobs." He apparently wants to look at Michigan as a business, and apply business solutions.
All of the ads have one commonality. They are focused on the candidate as the solution provider. No cheap shots, no overblown complaining, and each worth looking at.
The ads for the top contenders below the fold.
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