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In his own words

by: Eric B.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 21:23:36 PM EST

From earlier this year:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday questioned the approach of his fellow GOP governors in the upper Midwest, saying in an interview with The Associated Press that their efforts to push divisive legislation may make governing more difficult in the long run.

"I think it's unfortunate that they've gotten to that, I don't want to see that happen," Snyder said of the high profile fights and protests in neighboring states like Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. "If you want to draw it as a contrast, you look at now that they've had those things happen, do they have a productive environment to solve problems? Not necessarily. They're still overcoming the divisiveness, the hard feelings from all of that."

Snyder said he preferred a consensus approach and would continue to resist what he viewed as divisive legislation.

"There's so many things we can agree on and let's get them done," he said.

Shoulda listened to yourself, asshole.

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Not sure where I read or heard it, today, but someone was reporting that the caucus essentially told Richardville they'd oust him as majority leader if he didn't advance Right-to-Work.  The far-right rolled Randy and Rick, and had a willing partner in Bolger, and this is on top of the Kock and Devos money crashing in to help roll them.

It's always been said, but this is a perfect example of the saying that Republicans are afraid of their base, and Democrats ignore their's.

The Detroit News reported that...
It was the final nail in the coffin.  It's the same crap they pull on Boehner on a Federal level.  What this shows is that 27% of the country is actually in charge of almost everything.  It's a frightening thought.

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Once again, Rick Snyder proves that once a bullied child, ALWAYS a bullied child
Understanding our Governor starts and ends with his admission last year -- when he signed the watered-down anti-bullying legislation -- that he had subjected to bullying from childhood all the way into college.

Couple that with a Lansing culture that REWARDS bullying behavior, and in which some of the most powerful Republican Senators and Representatives show all the traits of having been BULLIES when they were young, and you have what we have...

A weak Governor who cannot stand up to his party's right wing, and is now clearly afraid of being primaried in 2014 unless he caves on issue after issue.

Which has a very small plus for Democrats in two years. More and more, Snyder's endless happy-talk rhetoric is being shown as empty hypocrisy, which will hurt his appeal to the centrists, independents and DINOs who made up most of his 22-point margin over Virg Bernero in 2010.

I also think that his coattails will be much shorter -- featuring fewer low-information straight-GOP ticket voters, and more people who have been directly harmed by bills Snyder signed looking for a change.

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." ~ Harlan Ellison

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You know
He may still win in 2014, but I think it's pretty clear that 2010 was a complete fluke.  We had perfect storm working against us that year including 8 years of a Democratic governor (party fatigue), a rising tea party, a Democratic candidate with very low name-recognition, and the other candidate being the mythical "businessman."

Snyder will get an immediate boost from his base, for this...and lose everyone else in the long-term.  He's made 2014, which was looking like a good/decent year for him, instantly competitive regardlss of who the Dem candidate is.

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