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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Gov. Snyder, Why Go All Obama & O'Reilly Over A Bridge?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 24, 2011 at 12:42:59 PM EST
    Tags: Governor Snyder, Granholms Bridge Agenda, Silencing Conservatives within the MI-GOP (all tags)

    Not good.  Not good at all.  Today's detnews.com has a disturbing piece highlighting the depths that Governor Snyder's Office will delve in efforts to silence Party discussion that opposes the merits of his Federal and Canadian government entangled public bridge.

    Conservative political commentator Dick Morris' June 9 appearance in Metro Detroit has been canceled under pressure, he says, from the Governor's Office.

    He will, however, speak at the Oakland County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on Wednesday. That appearance, too, was in jeopardy when Gov. Rick Snyder's office urged organizers to rescind their invitation.

    "I was scheduled and then I was canceled," said Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton who has switched to the Republican Party. "Apparently free speech has its limits in Snyder's Michigan."

    Morris, a Fox News commentator, is a consultant to the Detroit International Bridge Co., which owns the Ambassador Bridge and hopes to build a second privately owned span across the Detroit River. Republican Snyder supports a publicly owned span. Many in his party oppose that plan.

    "Obviously the governor's concern was directly related to my opposition to his $2 billion bridge proposal," Morris said.

    Indeed.  This continuation of Jennifer Granholms' bridge scheme by Snyder was ill received when he laid that rotten egg during his SOTS speech.

    From what can be seen, not much has changed from the not so long ago days of Governor Granholm and Jim Blanchard lobbying for this taxpayer subsidized boondoggle other than the DRIC is now rebadged the NITC.  Well, that and now what one can see as Gov. Snyder overtly strong-arming within his Party any opposition with utilizing Democrat Obama style tactics.

    Tom Stroup, chairman of the 11th Congressional Republican Committee, would only say, "The leadership of the 11th District Committee made a decision to cancel the dinner at this point in time."

    What is Gov. Snyder holding over your head for you to suddenly stifle your guest speaker, Mr. Stroup?

    Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel didn't deny talking to the two groups. "There was just strong concern that Dick Morris is a hired gun with a divisive agenda who clearly doesn't have Michigan's best interests in mind," she said.

    Boy howdy!  That governors office decision of who is able to speak their voice within the MI-GOP sure as hell smacks of a recently witnessed Mayor O'Reilly's City of Dearborn free speech zones.  Not good.  And, in regard to the NITC, really not good when most everywhere one looks online it points to the fact that this public bridge fiasco is not only not merited, it's not even anywhere close to being self-sustaining.

    Tea party supporters upset with the June 9 cancellation have booked Morris for an alternate dinner the same night.

    Dennis Moore, director of the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus in Washtenaw County, is helping organize the Waterford Township dinner. "The governor called and strong-armed them into not having Dick Morris as a speaker," Moore said. "Just because we don't agree with the governor on an issue, does that mean (we should be) quieted?"

    Dennis Moore, God bless you, sir.  Thank you for rising to the challenge of this broad-based overreach of Lansing government.  Frankly, I'm also disappointed with our Republican Majority Michigan Legislature's absence of discussion on the "Granholm Bridge: Part Deux" while Governor Snyder rushes along his opaque NITC bill.

    Jim Thienel, chairman of the Oakland County GOP's Lincoln Day dinner, said they received "mild" pressure from the governor's camp not to book Morris.

    "If the governor expresses some concern, you consider everything," Thienel said. "But we had sold tickets, it had been advertised, and there had been no absolute demand. Overall I thought everything was handled very well on the (governor's) end."

    Oh?  Pressured but the show goes on anyway?  Honestly, with being born and raised there, that sure looks to me a lot like a big 'ol old-fashioned Oakland County Conservative way of saying GFY to a group-hugging Millikenesque Governor sitting in Lansing when not hanging out in liberal Ann Arbor.

    Well done.

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    You know, at this rate of... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Tue May 24, 2011 at 01:13:31 PM EST
    ...jacking the retirees and producer-class with tax hikes and squelching opposing views in the article above (this whole secrecy with the NITC isn't going to bode well, either), Rick Snyder is going to P.O. enough people that regardless of his intentions of running for a second term, he's going to hand the governor's office on a silver platter over to the MDP in 2014.

    Those people who are still on the fence really should take a hard look at getting involved in his recall.

    I'm about this close to signing the recall (none / 0) (#2)
    by Republican Michigander on Wed May 25, 2011 at 01:01:49 PM EST
    Right now I'm trying to find out how the replacement goes. If it's Calley, I'll probably sign it. If it's open, I'll only sign it if we got a good republican ready to go so it doesn't get handed to the dems immediately.

    In 2014, I'm already on board a primary challenge.

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