Its the easily missed truisms on display in any article of note, that are Oh-So important.
The Detroit News: “Michigan GOP braces for Tea Party Showdown”
” Calley, who declined to be interviewed for this story, has never publicly opposed the governor on major policy decisions, but routinely says he is “the conservative voice” inside the Snyder administration. “
Consider this single paragraph for a moment.
The governor has Raised taxes on some, went behind the legislature’s back on the NITC, pushed hard for Obamacare in Michigan, pushes Common Core, hired several Democrats to key positions, bails out Detroit, pushes rail subsidies, and will likely sign on the dotted line when the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights act is presented for modification. Modified so that dangerous behavior is blessed not only with the ongoing media push, but with the unforgiving and ‘intolerant’ hammer of law on those who disagree with that behavior.
All of which begs the question: “When does your conservative voice matter Mr Calley?”
I imagine you are a swell guy. All your friends, and even more recently your wife will say as much. You might even feel as if you are a conservative Mr. Calley, even with that crazy thing you did forcing insurers to model their underwriting to suit YOUR particular needs.
And as for the “routine” claim that you are “the conservative voice” in the administration?
How bad does Rick Snyder have to get before you speak up? What liberal things must he do? How great a progressive stride does he have to take in order to activate your spidey senses?
Or worse yet, if you are acting on behalf of conservatism Mr. Lt. Governor, what devastating things have you headed off to qualify such a “routinely” made claim of your conservatism? Is there anything so great that you could perhaps point it out to those of us who have watched patiently; waiting for something that we can bear witness to?
C’mon! Throw us a bone. Give us some red meat. tell us what it is that you do, have done, where your ‘conservatism’ matters. Something substantial; possibly meaningful.
And if there is something so bad that it bears no repeating, then shouldn’t that make us fear even more? What horrific acts have you stopped within the administration with the power of conservatism? What kind of monster must the governor be that you cannot at least marginally face him on some out-in-the-open issues, (as a bona-fide conservative) yet imply that you perform some great service to conservatives behind the scenes as the moderating ‘voice’ within.
Do you firmly grasp his chains? Hold him back? Sing songs of liberty to him? Temper his madness in some way?
For someone who has “never publicly opposed the governor on major policy decisions” yet feels he has earned the trust of platform republicans, there MUST be something of import that we are not yet privy. To call yourself the ‘conservative voice in the administration does indeed imply that the governor is NOT, correct?
The convention is drawing near, and folks are on the edge of their seats. The quote at the beginning begs these questions be answered.
Please. Do tell.