More Michigan Media Lies; Not Even Quality Fake News
Ingrid Jacques tells us that the Michigan GOP is “running scared” in an opinion posted yesterday at The Detroit News. “Republicans fear that the end of traditional district drawing by lawmakers is their death knell.” Michigan’s Republican Party leadership shares our dismal view of the baleful effect of Proposal 2 on our future.
Ms. Jacques goes on to quote Secretary of State elect Democrat Jocelyn Benson, who will be in charge of the Proposal 2 redistricting commission:
“I have a deep background in redistricting law and in particular citizen-led redistricting,” Benson told me in an interview last month. “I do believe that it is the most impactful way that you can remove the conflict of interest that currently exists in districting, where people are drawing their own districts and preserving their own power.”
Ms. Jacques concludes her opinion, however, with soothing ‘independent’ reports from Wayne State Law Professor Robert A. Sedler saying there’s no doubt this will benefit Democrats, but that’s just because the contorted districts Republicans have drawn will no longer exist; and Eric W. Lupher of the Citizens Research Council imagining the GOP will keep control of at least one legislative chamber in the coming decade.
Republicans have nothing to fear. It is another tin foil hat conspiracy beloved of Trump supporters.
Feeling some reassurance? You shouldn’t.
Benson, of course, is an outright partisan Democrat. You would expect her to soft soap the hangman’s noose which is Proposal 2.
Wayne State Law Professor Robert A. Sedler is an Act Blue contributor and a big time contributor to Democratic candidates at the federal and state level, in this very election cycle. A subtle point which Ms. Jacques failed to relate in her opinion; if she even knows it. Think Professor Sedler is going to be candid with Ms. Jacques, or the Michigan public? He seeks only desolation and destruction for Michigan Republicans.
Eric W. Lupher has been President of the Citizens Research Council since September of 2014. He was out shilling for Proposal 2 on Radio Moscow, promoting CRC’s Report 402 in June. The CRC is all in with the Stephanopolous-McGhee ‘Efficiency Gap’ theory, which (along with the Gelman-Katz-Tuerlinckx studies) is the deceitful intellectual propaganda the Democrats used to promote Proposal 2. Ms. Jacques certainly knew of Mr. Lupher’s sub rosa promotion of Proposal 2, but failed to tell her readers. Mr. Lupher is not going to disinherit his grotesque stepchild.
Suffice it to say, the good Ms. Jacques got played. One can only hope she was a useful Democratic tool, and not an actual collaborator in the destruction of Michigan’s Republican Party.
But who really knows?
The Detroit News was a big promoter of RINO Rick Snyder, the Fifth Columnist who set up the collapse of the Michigan GOP. Why wouldn’t they use their last shreds of credibility to complete Snyder’s nefarious project?