Issues such as Right To Work, Balancing a budget, eliminating the MBT, being top achievements. All things we argue that ANY Republican should have done, and many would have done better. They call his record for Michigan a "SUCCESS" for Republicans, a claim which begs the questions: Is promoting expansion of welfare important to Republicans? What of Destroying private businesses while rewarding a foreign government? What about transparency? Do Republicans dislike that? What about Tax Increases before cuts? Trains the require taxpayer subsidies? How about taking money from your neighbors and giving to their competitors? (MEDC)
Contact: Jason Gillman
For Immediate Release
Sept 20, 2013
Michigan businessman, Republican activist and RightMichigan.com operator suggests there is still time and good reason for a primary challenger to appear on the Republican ballot in 2014.
Jason Gillman, a manager of the website RightMichigan.com, 80+ days ago placed a countdown clock on the website promising a "gubernatorial surprise", leading many enthusiastic readers to believe there would be a primary challenger to Governor Rick Snyder announced at the beginning of the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. Speculation has since been answered that such a candidate does not yet exist or, at this time, has yet to step forward.
"We had hoped to have one of of several possibilities in place by start of the conference, and it just didn't work out," said Gillman, adding "this does not take away from the effort going forward to either replace the governor with a successful primary challenge or, allow him to lose in the General election."
Gillman says a growing number of c Conservative Republican activists across the state are willing to leave Rick Snyder's voting box blank, while fighting to preserve the majorities in the State House and Senate. "We have a number of engaged and very articulate advocates for a strong Republican majority, who are also willing to send a message to those Republicans not interested in the platform of the Republican Party."
Northern Michigan Republican and writer, Priscilla Miller says: "I am willing to leave the Governor's check box blank in the general election. To borrow from resigned Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton's infamous quote, "What difference at this point does it make," when there is no difference between a Democrat and Republican, except for the "R" next to his name? The expansion of Medicaid in Michigan, opens the door to Obamacare which will provide for additional taxpayer funded abortions, in the state."
Radio host Brian Sommerfield, argues: "This gov is not a Republican in any way. Not fiscally, not on social issues, or constitutionally. I honestly do not find much difference between him and our current president. I will not support him! He does not represent the platform of the party and I feel he is hurting the brand down the ticket."
From other Northern Michigan Republican grassroots; Stephanie Jacobson: "Overall, I feel the governor's actions do not represent the direction that the state needs to go. I see Lansing's power and control over our everyday lives growing everyday. It's time to send a clear message that the Republicans cannot ignore. I would like to see competing ideas. Right now very few legislators are offering any ideas other than the growth of government in some way, shape or, form," Noting the capitulation of some legislators to the Governor's Liberal wishes. Tanya Lamb Hill: " I will never again vote for the "lesser of two evils". I will only vote for principled Conservatives who actually have an agenda that seeks less taxes, and less regulations. If I vote for someone and they stray from that they will never get my vote again." Sherry Loar: "I can't in good conscience support Snyder. I have come to realize that although I despise the policies of Granholm and the Dem's.....the Dem's actually never cost me the money the Republican's I worked so hard to elect have cost me."
Upper Peninsula native and republican radio personality, Doug Sedenquist is blunt, "Tax Payer Funded Abortions, Higher Taxes, Higher Fees and Obamacare have helped me come to understanding that the lessor of two political evils is often more evil," driving home one of the core objections to Snyder's tenure. Obamacare, a law which received not a single vote from Republicans in the U.S. Congress, is being implemented by Republicans in Lansing, under a Republican governor; something that would not have happened if a Democrat was governor during this time.
South Michigan Conservative Republican and Radio host, Thomas Laduke goes even further and says: "I might vote for a moderate Democrat being the Republicans in the legislature would all of a sudden wake up and oppose a program like they just passed being there was a "D" after the Governors name"
And these grassroots see a way to prevent further damage to the Republican brand by cutting out the 'poison'; a governor who responds poorly to Conservative critics and ignores what they see as a legitimate platform.
One Republican party official wishing to remain anonymous dubs it "Operation Gridlock", referring to the associated effect if Republicans keep the legislature but give up the governor's seat. He says "If the governor proposes Liberal policies, the House or Senate will not take up the bill. Likewise, legislation that reflects the values of the Republican platform coming from either chamber would likely face a roadblock at the governor's pen, perhaps a price to be paid for 'enforcement' of Party values"
Gillman says he hopes the reality of a possible pick up in the US Senate contest will keep Republicans excited enough to help the down ticket races. "There may not be enough voters interested with Snyder as the flag bearer to help with the other statewide contests," adding. "If we see Rick Snyder as the Republican nominee, it could cause a lack of interest for the grassroots seeing a Party that has no real representation of the Republican platform. And THAT," he says, "should come as no surprise to anyone."
Yes, folks the help wanted sign is out.