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Tag: Ballot Initiatives
CPMC not letting up with delivery of its BAD FOR Michigan ad series.
This Not-For-Sale ad continues the message that our constitution is not for sale to the leftist interests which will bankrupt Michigan. Particularly with proposals Two, Three, and 4.
Maybe someone did us a favor
Forget about the new international bridge crossing costing, or NOT costing us a dime as the arguments are made. Forget about traffic numbers being 45% of their once peak, or the other side's arguing for relief from backups that slow down economic activity. Take away those arguments about whether 'infrastructure' should be owned by private enterprise, or whether its appropriate to destroy a business to correct the situation.
And just plain abandon those arguments for, or against, Ford's ability to import Chinese transmissions through the newest NAFTA super highway component.
All of those arguments have legitimate standing. They also have placed good folks in opposition to other good folks argumentatively, frustrating conversation outcomes, and in fact causing minor political realignments. Perhaps causing a rift within the Michigan Republican party itself. Perhaps because some Republicans would not follow the lead of a moderate governor who decided to make his Democrat predecessor's goal his own.
Politics is indeed a game of give and take. Building on goodwill, an elected leader can do much to move a personal agenda, but is limited to the prevailing common sense provided by greater numbers in leadership and historical precedent. There will be certain things that even the most skilled politicos will not be able to accomplish, as they are sufficiently questionable or in opposition to the values and principles of governing majorities. There are some areas of 'principle', or simply hardened resolve that cannot be breached, no matter the personality or politics involved.
A politician who recognizes his or her limits within THOSE rules, will concentrate on efforts to maximize in areas of agreement, and use developed goodwill to work on the marginal things outside of those areas. In some cases quid pro quo, and alternately, with others brokering for their own advantages.
But our governor has no use for that system.
Continued below the fold.
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This just in from CPMC:
RMGN was a similarly spawned endeavor, and it too was tossed for its inability to explain to voters in 100 words or less, the incredible changes that would happen if passed. The method of obfuscation used by the left in these brazen attempts at misleading citizens, likely stems from deep seated psychological issues involving clowns.
Squeezing so much into such a small vehicle is an incredible feat.
CPMC's site: http://www.handsoffourconstitution.com
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