2023 Is On The Ballot Tuesday, Not Trump

Your Vote Tuesday Will Determine Political Control in 2023

A lot of Michigan’s independents and weak Republicans are planning on voting against President Trump on Tuesday.  They are being very short sighted.  Actually shooting themselves in the foot.  They will not get another chance to influence Michigan politics or our economy for a decade or more.

Few analysts are predicting that the Democrats will take control of the Michigan Senate on Tuesday, but quite a few are saying that the Democrats have a good shot at taking the Michigan House.  Polls show Bill Schuette at some disadvantage to Gretchen Whitmer in the Governor’s race.  Those same polls are projecting easy wins for Proposal 2018-02, the Democratic Party redistricting coup, and Proposal 2018-03, the voting fraud promotion plan.

Keep in mind that Governors tend to get reelected, so if Whitmer wins on Tuesday, she could well be in charge out to the end of 2026.  Projecting another lost decade for the Michigan economy is entirely reasonable.  Taxes and regulation will skyrocket.

But the Democrats won’t win the State Senate, they say.  They are being very short sighted.  Democrats will win the Senate, but not until 2022.  Here is why:

Proposal 2018-02 is designed to turn the Michigan Senate (and the House, should it still be Republican) over to the Democrats in 2023.  Michigan’s impatient Democrats and the League of Women Voters (but I repeat myself) have joined together in a federal lawsuit to effect this change even if Proposal 2018-02 fails.  They are nothing if not determined.

A radical redistricting plan will create a tremendous demand for campaign funds in 2022 and Michigan Republicans will have great difficulty funding both legislative races and the Governor’s race.  The 2022 campaign will be all the more difficult to win under the fun-and-games voting standards ushered in by Proposal 2018-03.

This nexus will provide a Governor Whitmer a further advantage in her reelection campaign, beyond just incumbency. Look at the funding problems Schuette and James are experiencing now for a preview of the 2022 campaigns.

Michigan Republicans have a limited universe of campaign donors, mostly from within Michigan. Michigan Democrats draw most of their funding from outside of Michigan, creating a much larger war chest stuffed by Silicon Sultans, Wall Street pirates, Hollywood crackpots, and Emily’s List gender warriors.

The November 6th General Election will determine political control in Michigan and the health of its economy for a decade or more.  Every Michigan voter should clearly understand that they are actually voting on Michigan’s government and economy in 2023 – and beyond – Tuesday.

Not Trump.

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  6 comments for “2023 Is On The Ballot Tuesday, Not Trump

  1. Sue Schwartz
    November 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Your analysis is excellent, but, scary as hell.

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  2. KG One
    November 5, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I don't disagree with the projected outcome, but I do disagree with how we got here in the first place.

    Pres. Trump isn't the problem.

    Pres. Trump wanted a wall to keep America safe, the "republican"-controlled Congress stonewalled him during every opportunity and passed multiple CR's without funding. Islamic terrorists entering America? Good luck with that. Congress didn't want to touch that issue...it was all done through E.O..They still haven't even addressed (read: abolished) DACA after all this time.

    Pres. Trump wanted to scrap Obamacare once and for all, the "republican"-controlled Congress essentially told him to FO. Now all the campaign ads today harp about maintaining coverage of "'pre-existing" conditions. Even B.S. includes this now in his campaign speeches.

    Pres. Trump wanted to defund unconstitutional appropriations like PP, the "republican"-controlled Congress still kept writing them checks anyway. PP's antics could be made into a modern-day horror film. Oh, wait?

    Pres. Trump wanted to help jump-start America's economy by allowing us to keep more of what we earn, the "republican"-controlled Congress only thought that should only be a "temporary" measure. But the business community? Washington republicans couldn't trip over themselves fast enough to make that provision permanent.

    The problem isn't Pres. Trump, but milksops (and trust me, I'm being very kind with THAT description) who decided to ride his coattails during the previous election and then went back to their old ways after getting back into office.

    Michigan Voters are catching onto this little scam in greater numbers, and quite frankly, are getting tired of it.

    Michigan republicans have an image problem of their own making.

    I challenge anyone to argue otherwise!

    When you don't adhere to the same Conservative Philosophy that you ran on when you were getting elected, don't be very surprised when those same voters tell your party what to go and do with itself November 6th.

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    • November 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Well said, K.G. . . . it's been some time since I've put my own post up, but recent events have an idea or five germinating in my head, and what you've just written is a core element of one of those ideas.

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      • KG One
        November 7, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        Now, you've got me curious.

        I'll be looking forward towards reading about it.

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    • November 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

      One note to add to your quite accurate list, is that limp-dick Speaker Paul Ryan, and the rest of the "republican" U.S. House leadership, blocked a floor vote on Congressman Steve King's (R-IA-04) "heartbeat bill," in spite of that bill gathering more than 170 co-sponsors ( more here: https://youtu.be/nt2yms7HW2w ). Just in case you needed a reason to despise the professional political establishment even more.

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