Expected Republican candidates for governor reviewed.
The Michigan Republican field can be quite interesting sometimes.
As many might already realize, a Democrat candidate could be a criminally challenged former State Representative, and still get the full (and active) support from the party of the left in a bid for major office. The bland but nevertheless regressive nature of the left allows even the most obscene stupidity in it’s ranks. No special prerequisites for candidates other than kill babies, deny God, and let little boys be little girls if they want.
Republican contenders must have their own specific characteristics and features. No such amorphous qualities are allowed to exist on the right (as they do in the left) to win over all factions of the GOP brand. Below is a list of the expected and declared Republican candidates for governor, and my own estimation of their specific advantage and disadvantages in securing maximum support from GOP supporters and grassroots. They may or may not be in the order suggested by the title of this piece.
09/15/2017 4:18PM – EDITORS NOTE – See Comment below referencing Gary Glenn’s feedback
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Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Midland) was seen as one of the shining stars of the tea party movement, and was finally elected to public office after several attempts back in 2012. We all had high hopes for him, but as he ascended into a leadership position, he immediately wilted like so many others.
This becomes incredibly obvious when examining the text of HB4965, a bill designed to punish cities that choose to allow medical marijuana dispensaries. It would cut them off from state funds if their town votes to permit dispensaries within city limits. This is a sinister way to rob localities of their sovereignty as well as an anti-free market measure to punish a growing industry creating more jobs in a state that desperately needs them.
It reads as follows:
THE STATE TREASURER SHALL WITHHOLD ALL OR ANY PART OF ANY PAYMENT THAT A CITY, VILLAGE, TOWNSHIP, OR COUNTY IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE UNDER THIS ACT IF THE CITY, VILLAGE, TOWNSHIP, OR COUNTY ADOPTS A MEDICAL MARIHUANA ORDINANCE.
In an effort to force the public into accepting deviant lifestyles as normal, the Elliot Larsen civil rights act was seen as an avenue of success. Certain GOP representatives were lobbied for maximum influence and given vast sums of ‘campaign’ cash to encourage inclusion of homosexuals a separate protected class under the act.
Foster, a ‘tea party’ favorite when first elected, allowed his political ambitions to put at risk all that he purportedly stood for. Foster gambled on money being more important than blatant disregard for the people he represented, while pro homosexual activists were betting that an avowed ‘conservative’ would be the best path to the change in Elliot Larsen, they failed to properly estimate his constituents.
Instead of getting the change they desired, other GOP legislators in the state were clearly warned that flirting with the goals of the fringe left was nothing short of a political death wish. Elliot Larsen Changes were abandoned, and until now, the path to ‘normalcy’ a freakishly far-off dream.
Yes, “until now.” Because in a few days, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission could be contemplating redefining the definition of sex.
If ever you were going to do the bridge walk, this might be the year to do it. Because of expected traffic backups and associated complications, it is doubtful that there will be a walk after this year’s soon-to-be catastrophe.
Should it be any surprise that as leadership fully embraces their faces with their ass-cheeks, that the terrorists have our number? We pointed out a few months ago that The Islamists continue with their version of winning.
This weekend instead of doing something (anything) fun, entertaining and constructive over the weekend (we had an Air Show at Selfridge celebrating its 100th Anniversary, the Armada Fair, the Woodward Cruise and many others events here in Southeastern Michigan), a group of adolescent protestors with obviously way too much free time on their hands decided to go after their 15-minutes of fame and emulate their fellow Antifa comrades in Downtown Detroit.
And who did this bunch of rabble-rousers target its ire at?
I don’t know what has been more infuriating this week; watching the one-sided coverage on what unfolded in Charlottesville last week or watching what passes for “leadership” in the republican party seeing who can get away from President Trump the fastest?
The sad part here is that I can easily see what happened last week spread to Michigan much sooner than people think.
If you asked me a few years ago who should be chair of the MIGOP, or even further on, the Republican National Committee, my answer would not have been Ronna Romney McDaniel.
I am pretty sure that most who regularly visit and comment here would also share the same sentiment. Romney was seen as the continued extension of the establishment elite GOP, and viewed with suspicion by Michigan conservatives attempting to assert some more control in state politics. As far as I (and perhaps others here) might have been concerned, she represented a step backward.
I was wrong.
When then MiGOP chair McDaniel didn’t flip on the GOP nominee for president like beta manlet Calley and other feminized Michigan politicos, it was revealing, and reaffirmed her commitment to the win. She didn’t back down, and between an incredible effort by the MiGOP team Trump, Michigan was won.
Kalkaska Mayor demonstrates common sense by not engaging in unwinnable enterprise.
I just love it.
If someone said “hey come on by for a bit, cause we want to humiliate you, kick your grapes, and pour shame syrup all over you,” the usual response from squishy politicos, would be “can I bring the sprinkles?” Tis true. That is essentially what has happened in the past.
It goes like this:
1. Politico or popular figure says or does something considered politically incorrect, or off-colored.
2. Rage from community, usually driven from those who simply don’t like that politico. Because .. words.
3. News outlets, always looking for the next hand out of humble pie pile on with sensationalized reporting, never taking a position, but carefully framing the events.
4. Politico, feeling pressure from all side caves in, and feeds the beast.
Few can take the onslaught of abuse, usually delivered by the crazy left in a way that would make Saul Alinsky proud.
“Humor is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.”
We already know the lefties ain’t too humorous up in these here parts. There isn’t really much else for them.
Maybe it does not mean what we had always thought it should mean.
Happy Independence Day.
Celebrate! Take the family out, and have a great time. Wave the flag, blow off some fireworks, But proudly give the finger to big government types everywhere. And don’t limit that last to just a single day in the middle of summer.
Kids in our public schools are not likely taught the truth of the cause of the revolution, but it was not hard to understand, and was spelled out succinctly in the declaration of independence. Colonists had enough. They were done with being pushed around.
The king was a schmuck, the power he claimed over the colonies was not earned, not justified, nor could it be respected. So we flipped him the bird, and wrote him a break up letter.