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Old 12-08-2012, 02:17 AM
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Michigan Democrats are on a roll! (The ones not not in jail, that is)...

Just after a Detroit councilwomen tells us Obama should bail them out because Detroit supported him in the rlection, we up the ante with this little nugget...Have Obama PUNISH the whole state for legislators voting the way she didn't want them to...

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A top Michigan Democrat is looking to President Obama to deliver retribution to Republicans after the GOP-dominated state legislature approved a package of bills that could make this stronghold of union power the nation’s 24th right-to-work state as early as next week.

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who on Thursday called the votes to approve the right-to-work measure “petty and vindictive politics,” sparked more backlash Friday when she said she wants the president, who is set to visit Detroit on a previously scheduled political trip on Monday, to push back on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder by holding back federal money for a new international bridge project to Canada and a badly needed mass-transit program in ailing Detroit.

“We are hoping that when President Obama comes to Michigan next week, that this is going to be on his radar screen, that he’s going to say Michigan doesn’t care about their middle class, [so] why should we be bending over backwards to make sure that this governor is able to deliver on his promise,” said Mrs. Whitmer in an interview with local radio station WWJ.

Her remarks, amid calls from other Democrats and union leaders to use all legal means necessary to stop the bills from becoming law, drew a stern rebuke from WJR host Frank Beckmann, in Detroit, who wondered on his program Friday if Mrs. Whitmer, considered a possible gubernatorial candidate in 2014, might want to reconsider her words.

“This should immediately disqualify her for any consideration to run for governor,” Mr. Beckmann said. “Taking the interests of the entire state of Michigan, the entire region of Detroit, holding them hostage because you object to legislation that has passed in 23 other states and has caused great economic growth?… That’s outrageous.”
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Default Re: Dems look to Obama to punish Michigan over labor vote

I don't think it's up to the President to punish the governor , the voters will probably do that next term.
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With Detroit resembling a European city at the end of WWII after being in the hands of Dems for the last 50 years, I think it is about time that someone there changed direction and began thinking that just MAYBE the progressive agenda of the Dems has done more harm than good in that state.
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I don't think it's up to the President to punish the governor , the voters will probably do that next term.
Yeah cause, ya know... unions worked so well for detroit. They're just booming because of them!

Oh wait...

Well anyway, we surely wouldn't want to try anything different now would we! I mean, Detroit's doing so well, so why rock the boat!

Oh wait...

Umm.. yeah... let's 'punish' the governor. That'll make everything all better!

Oh wait... by 'punishing' the governor, they'd be punishing the people of detroit. But that's okay! Cause what's important is punishing the governor!
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I don't think it's up to the President to punish the governor , the voters will probably do that next term.
Hey, the liberals are all about dictatorships, because forcing people to live according to their ideology isn't coming fast enough. On another thread someone wished that Obama wanted to govern by executive order. This is the way liberals like their way enforced. Going to the Supreme Court to have the court rule in their favor (judicial activism) is another method they like to use. And if we don't follow their wishes, punish us all in an emotional tirade.
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