Michigan’s Governor Snyder A True Disgrace To The Party
I keep asking the question of my fellow Republicans in Michigan, “When is Governor Rick Snyder going to join the Republican Party?”
I have been writing about him since he got into office, defying my fellow Republicans to tell me exactly what kind of Republican assaults the rights of the individual like this? They look at me as if I’m the one who just doesn’t understand how to follow the leader.
Well, I suppose that’s true, I hate following people, if I’m behind you on the highway in my truck, I’m passing you.
But no conservative can accept Snyder’s actions.
A phone call from Dan from Traverse City, Michigan on last night’s Mark Levin radio show brought back some memories.
Dan was pleased with Governor Snyder for allowing private landowners to clear grasses and other vegetation from their beaches on Michigan’s Great Lakes. Snyder just signed the law, removing the necessity for grooming permits, but landowners will still have to ”Mother may I?’ the Army Corps of Engineers. The environmentalists had a cow, complaining that the little fish and microscopic animals that feed, hide, and spawn in the weeds will all meet a cataclysmic end, and it’s an abomination to allow the rich landowners to ruin our beautiful, natural coastline.
It is a step in the right direction, rather than what our wonderful Repubics (as Mark calls them) had been in line to do, and many still are, which is find a way to get government to do the work, and be the saviors, like Jason Allen’s little fix a couple of years back.
Allen was my Senator, and is still lurking out there somewhere to get back into legislating, but he made a big deal about declaring some grasses and reeds, “invasive species” and then sanctimoniously railed against these invasive species and that government had to do something about it.
Fine everyone, clean your beaches, don’t be stupid about it, there’s plenty of shoreline for the animals. It’s not like he just approved fracking and directional drilling.
In fact, this little thing is a pebble next to what he should be doing. And the massive changes he is trying to do, against his own party and packed congress is unreal.
Take for instance his constant drumbeat for high-speed rail. By the way, those of you who don’t understand Michigan Republicans, they, as a group, as part of their platform, pushed for taking away local control of townships just so they could get the high-speed rail project between Detroit and Chicago in line. There are some good conservatives in the House, but they are fighting hard against their own party, necessitated by the left-thinking of the Governor. Once believed to be on the ash-heap, another study, spending another 4 million is in order.
Snyder just vetoed 3 major changes to voter laws. Claiming that the idea that absentees must provide identification and proof of citizenship when showing up to collect an absentee ballot in person is somehow “confusing,” Snyder vetoed the efforts of his conservative Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson.
Ruth was a tea party darling and was voted in at the convention because of all the new tea party members of the Michigan Republican Party in 2010. I’m sure she’s as disgusted with her fellow Republican as we are. All her efforts stopped by the stroke of a pen. And she talked about voter fraud, she railed against the SOS project by the liberals, and that’s what got her elected. Snyder is a fool.
But wait, there’s more. Mike Cox, our previous Attorney General signed Michigan on to the 26 States who sued to stop Obamacare. When AG Schuette came into office in 2011, he pledged to continue on the path of trying to stop Obamacare. So what does our feckless leader do? He and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, became the only Republican Governors in the Nation to decline to fight Obamacare. Not only that, after Christie vetoed his legislature’s approach of putting together exchanges, Snyder rushed the exchange through the Senate (we have a super-majority of Republicans in the Senate) and the House refused to push it through prior to the Obamacare ruling.
Now, after the ruling, Snyder wants a study done on the expansion of Medicaid, but is still fretting over losing funding in creating exchanges overseen by the likes of Planned Parenthood and SEIU. Now he wants to “partner” with the feds because Michigan is running out of time. Hurry up, we have to destroy healthcare.
Freedom To Work? No way says Rick the dick, not on his watch.
And he even twisted the Constitution’s meaning to get his stupid DRIC bridge built, partnering with Canada, and ignoring the will of the people by bypassing Congress. Are moderates always bent on tyranny?
I have called for the primary-ing of this leftist before he ruins the party completely. The pendulum is swinging the other way, and Rick is part of an old way of doing business, and he is infuriating conservatives.
When I joined the Republican Party 4 years ago, I was told ideology doesn’t have any place in determining new members. Snyder is the best example I can think of, of where that mindset leads. Principled leadership is all I’m asking for.
Here is the phone call from the Mark Levin Show that started me up:
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MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans."It always amazes me the sheer number of women who defend abortion. Legal abortion has killed 52 million innocents since '73, that means 26 million roughly, were women. Sick." -Jen KuznickiAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. -Margaret ThatcherEntrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald ReaganI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret ThatcherBroadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. -Winston ChurchillCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill
I Don’t Deny Global Warming ExistsI don't deny that global warming exists. It does not exist. There is not a pink elephant in my kitchen. I'm not denying it. It is not there. If I denied that there was a pink elephant in my kitchen, it would have to be there, but I would be lying to myself and everyone and walk around it to cook. But it is not there, therefore, I am not denying that it is.
Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."
- I can find neither solace or comfort in government. I cannot find hope nor light among those pretending to take my best interest to heart. I cannot worship or revere another human being because there are none alive that can instill my faith. Give me the One God; the One Who had created the heavens and earth and had purposefully breathed life into me. The One Who dwells in the secret place and watches over me and always keeps me company when all others abandoned me. But for Him I would have no purpose in this life; thank you Dear God.