If you ever wondered where low information voters come from, here’s one place to start: Low information reporters.
Here’s an excerpt from MLive.com. See if you can spot the problem sentence in this excerpt of our MLive reporter recanting Mark Schauer (Democrat) latest campaign speech:
He pledged to fight for a minimum wage increase, restoration of school funding and the earned income tax credit and repeals of pension taxes and right-to-work legislation that banned collecting union dues.
Uhhh, “legislation that banned collecting union dues“? Really?
Michigan’s Right-to-work law only prohibits forcing workers to pay dues to a union:
Right-to-work means that unions can’t require an employee be fired for declining to pay union dues or agency fees, while maintaining a union’s ability to collectively bargain.
You would think a reporter covering Michigan’s Gubernatorial campaign would know what, exactly, Michigan’s right-to-work law actually says since the right-to-work issue is going to be an important topic in the governor’s race for the next nine months or so.
*** Cross posted @ MCT ***
Last night the Prevaricator did what the Prevaricator does; he lied through his teeth, pretended that his policies are effective, and then complained about how much of a failure government has been, as not doing enough.
It was an exercise in pandering to all groups and deflecting any responsibility for being the lousiest of leaders.
The GOP response was predictable and boring, but provided no inspiration and left those of us right of center with a sadness and nostalgia for Reagan’s bold colors. Not surprisingly, the alphabet networks, and even Fox left out the only response worth listening to.
Sen Mike Lee – R has been a solid conservative who like most of us here, rejecting Corporate cronyism, and supports a return to the constitution. His efforts reject the ongoing destruction of our culture and country by the Prevaricator in chief, and his party; the Democrats. He stands apart from those within his own party who appear to be cowering in the corner, afraid to speak out against the lawbreaking by this administration.
Given the gelastic fabrications we expect during tonights annual oratorical re-run, I figured it would take TWO videos for us to be properly prepared and to assist in our girding of the loins.
Elections have consequences.
Not stated directly, but it would probably help him out.
Implied by Tim Skubick, and more directly stated by a commenter; “Snyder is a Republican, so he will not get the $250 million for the customs plaza necessary to complete his end-around bridge play.” Tim says:
Can’t you see it now? The governor shows up with shovel in hand, let’s say in October, one month before the election, for the launch of the bridge project. He could boast – although he says he does not take credit – that 20,000 jobs are being created with a whole host of them aimed at union workers in vote-rich southeast Michigan.
The Democrats want this state back. And even though Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has ‘progressed’ their goals in many ways, he still wears the R flag, and is by association to it; the enemy.
A solution of course, would be for Mr Snyder to own up to his meandering left of center on so many issues, and simply switch.
First of all, people can want to their hearts desire.
There are certain truisms however. Diamonds are sparkly, fish swim in the sea, electricity allows us to interact in this way, and “Marriage,” is between a man and a woman.
Call it what you want, “pairing,” “Coupling,” “Partnering,” etc.. but its not marriage unless its between a man and a woman. And to be clear, it is NOT a civil right.
On the old blog, Kevin Heine posted a great article on a recent manufactured issue within the Michigan Republican Party. At the end of it he posted a video that is well worth the watch.
Once upon a time, there was a snake who at the end of a path wanted to cross a river. The river was raging, and it looked hopeless.
Along came a horse down the path, looking to cross that river. The snake said “HEY! Could you help a brother out?”
The horse was accommodating. He carried that snake across that river safely to the other side, where he dismounted and promptly bit the horse.
The horse was dumbfounded. “Why did you bite me?” he asked.
The snake replied “I’m a snake, stupid.”
Indeed, as one might trust those who are recipients of favor, there is a fairly consistent expectation that simply feeding an alligator wont protect you when he is hungry again. In this case of carrying the snake, its in his nature to bite.