Its that time of the year again.
Last year’s spectacle included such lofty goals as improving third grade reading, talking about Michigan’s energy future, and a bit of in-your-face breaking the law. Certainly, there isn’t much that could be done to put such a performance to shame.
Unless something actually happened in the meantime.
I suppose we could expect him to talk up the miserable failure of the tax increase package which happened on May 5th. An 80-20 loss in these strange times must certainly be the new ‘winning’ formula. Up is down and down is up, and obviously the citizens wanted it so bad they voted “NO.” So a new roads tax package was crafted from ..the old tax package.
But, 2016 is going to be different. I can feel it. Things are looking up. Well, of course we have to get by the Detroit schools issue. I know he will talk about making that a priority. Maybe the impending doom in Wayne county finances? Perhaps the collapse of ‘Healthy Michigan,’ due to its incredible and unpredictable success?
Maybe it might be concentrated on all the good things that are about to happen to Flint?
Michael Moore may be calling for the guv’s head right now, but I guess he must not understand the new standards of bizzaro progressivism. Truth is, Snyder is more personally responsible for poisoning the Republican party brand than he is any of the chilluns in Flint. It was at RightMichigan where the original warnings were issued for that anyhow. But we couldn’t possibly have known how bad it could be.
I would stop short of claiming the governor is personally responsible for the cluster foxtrot in Flint. In fact, it reeks more of failed liberal irresponsibility that has destroyed once great cities many times prior. Corruption, waste, fraud, and a failure to reward competence breeds such tragedy. Moore, Jackson, Hilldog, and all the others using it to advance their political goals need to consider that those same goals metastasize all too easily into the next Flint or Detroit, or ..
But Snyder’s desk is the buck stopping place.
It might be interesting.
"..I would stop short of claiming the governor is personally responsible for the cluster foxtrot in Flint..."
I would argue that he is the only one responsible for jump-starting any meaningful investigation in to what happened before Watergate-style break-ins occurred at Flint city hall or FAR before his communication guru was told to jump the sinking ship for obvious reasons..when?.
This isn't about what happened now or who 'made' it happen (that's obvious)...it's all about who covered up for who...what political price they will pay for doing so in '16...and why Republican legislators weren't briefing their constituents on the matter FAR before the AG began his investigation but 5 days ago.
..the above is why I have a problem with the precinct delegate strategy in terms of what does one say now?
"Yeah, we're trying to take back the Republican Party here in Michigan...because not ONE of those RINOs simply attempting to keep their enemies closer over all these years...was EVER involved in trying to keep this all quiet!!
In other words...how do you BUILD credibility with those who can literally recite the time line for what just happened...and realize full well that this was NEVER something that the entire party (right down to the local level) wan't WELL aware of...FOR A LONG TIME?
We're talking about poisoning kids here for heaven's sakes...how does a party come back from that...and who would WANT to save it?