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    Tag: Ballot Initiatives

    Prop 2, 3, 4 Bad Juju

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 05:50:30 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Ballot Initiatives, Prop 2, Prop 3, Prop 4, Bankrupting A State (all tags)

    CPMC not letting up with delivery of its BAD FOR Michigan ad series.

    This Not-For-Sale ad continues the message that our constitution is not for sale to the leftist interests which will bankrupt Michigan.  Particularly with proposals Two, Three, and 4.

    Great work.

    Comments >>

    On Prop 6

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 10:38:26 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Ballot Initiatives, Prop 6, Bridges, Snyder (all tags)

    Maybe someone did us a favor

    Forget about the new international bridge crossing costing, or NOT costing us a dime as the arguments are made.  Forget about traffic numbers being 45% of their once peak, or the other side's arguing for relief from backups that slow down economic activity.  Take away those arguments about whether 'infrastructure' should be owned by private enterprise, or whether its appropriate to destroy a business to correct the situation.

    And just plain abandon those arguments for, or against, Ford's ability to import Chinese transmissions through the newest NAFTA super highway component.

    All of those arguments have legitimate standing.  They also have placed good folks in opposition to other good folks argumentatively, frustrating conversation outcomes, and in fact causing minor political realignments. Perhaps causing a rift within the Michigan Republican party itself. Perhaps because some Republicans would not follow the lead of a moderate governor who decided to make his Democrat predecessor's goal his own.

    But Rick Snyder was not supposed to be "political".  And we have now found out what that means.

    Politics is indeed a game of give and take.  Building on goodwill, an elected leader can do much to move a personal agenda, but is limited to the prevailing common sense provided by greater numbers in leadership and historical precedent. There will be certain things that even the most skilled politicos will not be able to accomplish, as they are sufficiently questionable or in opposition to the values and principles of governing majorities.  There are some areas of 'principle', or simply hardened resolve that cannot be breached, no matter the personality or politics involved.

    A politician who recognizes his or her limits within THOSE rules, will concentrate on efforts to maximize in areas of agreement, and use developed goodwill to work on the marginal things outside of those areas.  In some cases quid pro quo, and alternately, with others brokering for their own advantages.

    But our governor has no use for that system.

    Continued below the fold.

    (7 comments, 892 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    BREAKING - Canvassers defend Michigan Constitution!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 01:49:18 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Labor, Ballot Initiatives, Constitution (all tags)

    This just in from CPMC:

    Lansing, MI, August 15, 2012-- Taxpayers and job providers today applauded the state Board of Canvassers for protecting Michigan's Constitution by keeping an intentionally deceptive attempt by union bosses to hijack Michigan's constitution off the November ballot.

    "We applaud the Board of Canvassers for standing up today in defense of Michigan voters, taxpayers and job providers," said Jim Holcomb, JD, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. "The intentionally confusing and unconstitutional union boss ballot proposal would have undone a lot of the good work families and job providers have done in recent months to position Michigan for an economic comeback.  The Canvassers did the right thing keeping the proposal off the ballot and protecting Michigan's Constitution."

    Not unexpected.

    RMGN was a similarly spawned endeavor, and it too was tossed for its inability to explain to voters in 100 words or less, the incredible changes that would happen if passed.  The method of obfuscation used by the left in these brazen attempts at misleading citizens, likely stems from deep seated psychological issues involving clowns.

    Squeezing so much into such a small vehicle is an incredible feat.

    CPMC's site: http://www.handsoffourconstitution.com

    (2 comments) Comments >>

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