Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)
This woman is a national menace. – The brain-dead, malevolent bullying by Michigan Governor Eva Von Whitmer is tearing that state apart like none other in the nation.
While free states like Texas, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia are opening their economies back up, yesterday, this plastic-faced aspiring South American strong woman urged her state legislature to pass a resolution extending her irrational statewide lock-down for another 28 days. What she got instead was a massive demonstration in which thousands of freedom-loving Michiganders gridlocked traffic in downtown Lansing for hours while another group of them forced their way into the state capitol building and staged protests in the house and senate galleries.
Instead of extending Herr Whitmer’s “state of emergency” order that expired at midnight, the house of representatives approved a resolution to prevent an extension and limit the terms of any future orders issued by Whitmer to no more than 15 days. House members also approved a resolution authorizing Speaker Lee Chatfield to sue the Governor if she tried to extend the state of emergency via another executive order.
From a report by Channel 4 in Detroit:
“We believe the law is very clear on this,” Chatfield said. “That’s why every extension since 1976 has come through legislative approval, because that is what the law requires. We followed the law today. We want to partner with the governor next week. We don’t want this to have to go to court, but should she reject our vote, that’s where we’re going.”
The state senate approved the house measures later in the day, and Herr Whitmer predictably promised to veto them. She also then issued an executive extension of the state of emergency order for 28 days. This is key, since her stay-at-home order does not expire until May 15, but requires the existence of a state of emergency to remain in effect.
To be fair to the Strong Woman, Michigan has been hit fairly hard by the Wuhan Virus, recording 41,000 infections and almost 3,800 deaths. However, just as in many other states, the outbreaks have been heavily focused in big cities like Detroit and in poorly-regulated nursing homes.
But Michigan is a largely rural state, and a big frustration to many residents is that the Governor makes virtually no effort to intelligently differentiate between the densely-populated areas and areas with extremely low density. The manifest stupidity of banning things like the selling of seeds, mowing lawns and the use of motorized boats on Michigan’s lakes – but not sailboats or kayaks – has also caused outrage among the more independent-minded members of the state’s population.
Making matters even worse, Herr Whitmer has responded to every protest effort with condescension and promises of increasing crackdowns, refusing to recognize the validity and constitutional grounding for most of their arguments. She has become the literal national poster child for god-awful leadership in this crisis.
How this abusive, Soros-puppet ideologue managed to be elected Governor in a state with GOP majorities in both houses of the legislature will forever remain one of the great mysteries of our time. The bad news is that she isn’t up for re-election until 2022. The good news for Michiganders is that, while her plastic face remains pasted firmly on her noggin, her ideological mask has come completely off. She will have a hell of a time convincing Republicans who no doubt voted for her in 2018 to repeat that bit of stupidity in 2022.
That is all.
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