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Governor Whitmer Faces Backlash Over Strict Stay-At-Home Order

Michigan Gov. Whitmer faces fierce backlash over strict stay-at-home order
"We're responsible adults and can be trusted to go out in public," said one critic.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing on Monday.Michigan Office of the Governor / Pool via AP
 
April 14, 2020, 7:07 AM CDT / Updated April 14, 2020, 8:13 AM CDT
By Allan Smith and Erin Einhorn

 

DETROIT — 

 

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed one of the most restrictive stay-at-home orders in the country late last week in hopes of containing the coronavirus outbreak in her state — one of the hardest hit.

The backlash has been immense.

 

Michiganders, many from the more conservative areas of the state, believe Whitmer's latest order went too far. They accused her of stripping them of their constitutional rights. Online, they pledged to protest, signed petitions calling for her recall and joined Facebook groups dedicated to having the order curtailed.

Whitmer's executive action extended her prior stay-at-home order through the end of April and toughened it up.

For at least until then, Michiganders won't be allowed to travel to in-state vacation residences. They are not permitted to use a motor boat. Business restrictions have been tightened, including that large stores must close areas "dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint," among other measures. Violators could be fined or charged with a misdemeanor, though the practicality of strict enforcement was unclear.

 
 
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"The reason we started this group wasn't that we were against the quarantine. We're not," the group's founder, Garrett Soldano, a chiropractor and former Western Michigan University football player, said in a Facebook Live on Monday. "We were against our very constitutional rights taken away from us."

 

Whitmer said her actions are centered on flattening Michigan's curve of infections. The new restrictions are aimed at curbing foot traffic in stores and preventing the outbreak — now focused around Detroit — from spreading quickly through the northern and more rural parts of the state, where the health system is not well equipped for a major outbreak.


The governor said she understood how difficult the measures could make things for business owners and those who are struggling with shutting down much of their livelihood.

"There's nobody who'd rather be able to push a button and just return to life as normal," Whitmer, a Democrat, said. "But no button exists in this environment."

 

Multiple protests against the governor are scheduled, including one where critics plan to descend on the state Capitol in Lansing and cause a ruckus — from their cars.

That event, hosted by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Michigan Freedom Fund — a DeVos family-linked conservative group — is set for Wednesday. More than 3,000 Facebook users have pledged to attend. Organizers want people to create a traffic jam, honk horns and flash signs.

"People always say: 'Conservatives never protest because they are too busy working,'" the event page says. "Well, guess what. You're not working — so it's time to PROTEST."

Matthew Seely, a spokesman for the Michigan Conservative Coalition, said the event is intended to be "nonpartisan."

"We are asking people to become united on this one issue — all Michiganders to say we've gone too far," he said. "We're responsible adults and can be trusted to go out in public."

 

Whitmer said it's "OK to be frustrated" and "angry."

"I've got thick skin," she said. "And I'm always going to defend your right to free speech. So, I just ask that those who are protesting these orders do so in a safe manner so you don't get sick and you don't subject our first responders to risk, either."

 

The governor later criticized one of the protest hosts over its link to the DeVos family, the most powerful in the state's conservative politics.

"This group is funded in large part by the DeVos family," she said, calling on them to disavow the event. "I think it's really inappropriate for a sitting member of the United States president's Cabinet to be waging political attacks on any governor."

Nick Wasmiller, a DeVos family spokesperson, said the family "hasn't spent a dime on this protest, nor has it offered prior support to the organizing entity" but "understands the frustration of fellow Michiganders as elements of the governor's top-down approach appear to go beyond public safety."

 

With a national debate raging over how quickly portions of the economy can be reopened in the coming weeks or months ahead, Michigan is emerging as a possible battleground.

The conflict highlights a rift between the more conservative parts of the state that helped lift President Donald Trump to victory in 2016, and cities like Detroit, a heavily Democratic and minority community that boosted Whitmer into office and is now experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of any place outside of New York state.

"I just can't hear about one more black health care worker, police officer or bus driver die while getting a barrage of complaints from white folks outraged because they can't go golfing," state Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, tweeted.

 

Whitmer herself has risen in national stature as the pandemic developed, an up-and-coming Democratic leader of a swing state who suddenly has to lead Michigan through a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. Joe Biden has mentioned her as a possible running mate in the fall; Trump has clashed with her.

"I think it's noticeable when you see when the governor started being talked about as a potential vice presidential nominee ... the demeanor and the tone changed dramatically," state Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, a Democrat, told NBC News of the response to the order. "So there's no question that politics had something to do with it."

 

Though she drew Trump's ire late last month, their feud has cooled. Asked by conservative One America News on Monday about whether he would order his administration to intervene if other states followed Whitmer's lead, Trump said, "I don't think that's going to happen."

 

"It is strong, it's a very strong position to take," the president said of Whitmer. "But they're making a lot of progress in Michigan, so let's see how it all works out."

Michigan Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield decried Whitmer's order, lamenting that while lawn care and boating have been deemed "nonessential," marijuana dispensaries remain open and the state-run lottery is ongoing.

 

Chatfield, who took heat from Michigan Republicans over remarks he made praising Whitmer, said he felt the governor fumbled the latest order, which he believes unnecessarily forces people to abandon remaining hobbies and harms businesses. He wants the governor to adopt a regional plan while adhering to guidance set by the Department of Homeland Security, and he remains optimistic she will soon adjust the order.

"We need to do all we can in Michigan to ensure that we have southeast Michigan's back," Chatfield said. "But part of allowing us to have southeast Michigan's back ... is by having a vibrant economy where there's a low risk for individuals and where social distancing can be followed."

On Monday, Whitmer said such actions weigh "heavily" on her and pointed to those who've lost friends and family members to the virus.

"While some of us are grieving the loss of our freedom," she said, "they're grieving the loss of their loved ones."


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These people definitely come from the murky end of the gene pool.

 

 

 

Susan J. Demas: Don’t whitewash the GOP’s extremism on full display during Whitmer protest

 

https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/04/17/susan-j-demas-dont-whitewash-the-gops-extremism-on-full-d...

 

 

 

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@Panjandrum wrote:

These people definitely come from the murky end of the gene pool.

 

 

 

Susan J. Demas: Don’t whitewash the GOP’s extremism on full display during Whitmer protest

 

https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/04/17/susan-j-demas-dont-whitewash-the-gops-extremism-on-full-d...

 

 

 


'The Proud Boys' protesting against her, doesn't suprise me.   The likes of the people protesting should make her more popular !

 


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@Panjandrum 

You got that right!

Are we now be asked to support trump's version of a "confederate United States"?, and they are unhappy "confederates"?

Or claiming that the Governor is a nazi?

This must be the "Chernobyl gene pool", 

ground zero!

 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

@Panjandrum 

You got that right!

Are we now be asked to support trump's version of a "confederate United States"?, and they are unhappy "confederates"?

Or claiming that the Governor is a nazi?

This must be the "Chernobyl gene pool", 

ground zero!

 


More like the "cesspool" of the Republican right wing extremists!

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Trump is denigrating anyone who stands against him getting in his way in reference to his plans on ending the lock-downs to early.  He is also generating anyone he sees as a political threat in the future, including in him being elected again in November. Whitmer is a threat against him in both counts. 

 

Whitmer is a strong woman, that is strike  1  against her with Trump.

 

Whitmer stands in the way of Trump getting his way in ending the lock-downs, strike  2  against her with Trump.

 

Whitmer is a possible pick as the Vice-Presidential running mate for Joe Biden (also my pick).  That is strike  3  against her with Trump.

 

"That woman in Michigan" is a thorn in Trump's side and I hope the voters are a thorn in his side this coming November.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

Trump is denigrating anyone who stands against him getting in his way in reference to his plans on ending the lock-downs to early.  He is also generating anyone he sees as a political threat in the future, including in him being elected again in November. Whitmer is a threat against him in both counts. 

 

Whitmer is a strong woman, that is strike  1  against her with Trump.

 

Whitmer stands in the way of Trump getting his way in ending the lock-downs, strike  2  against her with Trump.

 

Whitmer is a possible pick as the Vice-Presidential running mate for Joe Biden (also my pick).  That is strike  3  against her with Trump.

 

"That woman in Michigan" is a thorn in Trump's side and I hope the voters are a thorn in his side this coming November.


Rather than "thorn in the side"  ..... "boot to the back side" is a more deserving action for a criminal, treasonous sexual predator!

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 Whitmer says that this bs. revolt will only prolong the restriction.    For those who seem not to understand how the contamination process works, here is a KISS pictorial.   https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPREAD/xegpbwexvqz/index.html

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@afisher wrote:

 Whitmer says that this bs. revolt will only prolong the restriction.    For those who seem not to understand how the contamination process works, here is a KISS pictorial.   https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SPREAD/xegpbwexvqz/index.html


Do you actually expect trump supporters to be swayed by something so factual?

 


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In case you have not noticed  you see these type of backlash all over the US. In my State after the Reb. party came out to have small business opened. 2 days later one of their Mayors gave a emergency declaration of local emergency requesting the Gov. to open small business. (His City is the heart of a hot spot  with the virus growing every day) Then another Reb. objected to P. election being moved, then a mega church sued for their lockdown. We see the same thing in Ohio, and Pa. The far right Reb. party in action helping Trump destroy the USA.

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@john258 wrote:

In case you have not noticed  you see these type of backlash all over the US. In my State after the Reb. party came out to have small business opened. 2 days later one of their Mayors gave a emergency declaration of local emergency requesting the Gov. to open small business. (His City is the heart of a hot spot  with the virus growing every day) Then another Reb. objected to P. election being moved, then a mega church sued for their lockdown. We see the same thing in Ohio, and Pa. The far right Reb. party in action helping Trump destroy the USA.


Yep, the far right crazies are protesting now in Kentucky too. It seems like a national effort to take us back to increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections. They are idiots, and trump prompts them by his own actions. We have got to get access to enough tests to start testing large portions of the population that are not showing symptoms. 50% of those that tested positive in Iceland showed no symptoms, those that don''t show symptoms and aren't quarantined spread the virus. If we "open up" America before having access to enough tests and before the 'curve' reverses, we are doomed to another wave of mass hot spots and thousands more dying. We are not close to being ready to "open".


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Governor Whitmer Faces Backlash Over Strict Stay-At-Home Order

 

Governor Whitmer is right,  if you close down part of the state people will just get into cars and drive to the part of the state that's open.

 

It doesn't require many irresponsible people to spread the virus, it only takes one.

 

This world wide virus pandemic started in China on November 16th from just one person.

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CBS News   2 hours ago
It is policymakers' decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say, 'This is the lesser of these two evils',"  
said  REP.  TREY HOLLINGSWORTH of INDIANA ...   

THERE  

is the prime example of how republicans feel about YOU. I think if Mr Hollingsworth feels that way about the virus ... then he ought to go first and show us how and go into the ER or any hospital and visit the patients....no mask necessary....put on your big-boy pants...it's the lesser of two evils. after all.

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@JANMB wrote:

  

 

CBS News   2 hours ago
It is policymakers' decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say, 'This is the lesser of these two evils',"  
said  REP.  TREY HOLLINGSWORTH of INDIANA ...   

THERE  

is the prime example of how republicans feel about YOU. I think if Mr Hollingsworth feels that way about the virus ... then he ought to go first and show us how and go into the ER or any hospital and visit the patients....no mask necessary....put on your big-boy pants...it's the lesser of two evils. after all.


He values money over lives. All Republicans value money over lives, tRump included.


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JANMB posted..

THERE

is the prime example of how republicans feel about YOU.

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Very wrong to say that. FYI he speaks for himself and not for the Republican party..OK?
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   Ignoble donald supporters demonstrating in North Carolina recently:   They are using the same straw arguments.   Worse, they take their children to these events- where they have no PPE / masks and no social distancing.     https://twitter.com/KaplanABC11/status/1250081622885650434

 

    Apparently the complainers here don't care if they contaminate anyone else - it is once again :  ALL ABOUT ME....children be damned.  

 

    The:  but my cabin in the woods is one of the weakest arguments, but not quite as bad as the uberwealthy who get in private jets to head off...oops they were stopped at destination and told to GO BACK to where they originated their flight.  

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@afisher wrote:

    The:  but my cabin in the woods is one of the weakest arguments


Again hiding, "Michiganders won't be allowed to travel to in-state vacation residences."

 

My argument is not a weak nor a straw man argument.

 

Gretchen Dim Whitmer and her supporters don't know the average population densities of the areas surrounding vacation residences versus non-vacation residences but they make bad decisions based on good intentions, anyway.  A liberal is the kind of person who brakes her car for a squirrel, causing a hundred car pile up behind her, and brags about it. 

 

 

You are getting sleepy.
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@aruzinsky wrote:  A liberal is the kind of person who brakes her car for a squirrel, causing a hundred car pile up behind her, and brags about it. 

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And a conservative is the kind of person who runs over granny crossing the street with her walker so as not to be late for his golf outing at the Country Club.

 

 


 

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https://www.newsweek.com/residents-gridlock-michigan-streets-protest-governor-whitmers-coronavirus-l...

RESIDENTS GRIDLOCK MICHIGAN STREETS IN PROTEST OF GOVERNOR WHITMER'S CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN MEASURES

A closed sign is seen on the Suburban Buick GMC that is currently closed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to stop the spread of coronavirus,COVID-19, in Ferndale, Michigan on March 26, 2020. - President Donald Trump, keen for an early lifting of economically costly social distancing measures against the coronavirus, said he would propose dividing the United States by risk levels. In a letter to state governors released by the White House, Trump said that better testing now allows the mapping of virus threat on a local level. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
JEFF KOWALSKY/GETTY
Michigan residents purposely gridlocked streets Wednesday in protest of Governor Gretchen Whitmer coronavirus lockdown measures.

Eric Lloyd, a reporter for WWTV Michigan, tweeted a video of the gridlock near the capitol building in Lansing.

"The Operation Gridlock protest hasn't even officially started but the streets around the Capitol are already packed with cars honking their horns and locking up the streets. This is Allegan Street just on the south side of the Capitol. Nobody's moving anywhere," Lloyd wrote on Twitter.

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I think she sees her mistake. I wonder if she cares.
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@KidBoy2 wrote:
https://www.newsweek.com/residents-gridlock-michigan-streets-protest-governor-whitmers-coronavirus-l...

RESIDENTS GRIDLOCK MICHIGAN STREETS IN PROTEST OF GOVERNOR WHITMER'S CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN MEASURES

A closed sign is seen on the Suburban Buick GMC that is currently closed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to stop the spread of coronavirus,COVID-19, in Ferndale, Michigan on March 26, 2020. - President Donald Trump, keen for an early lifting of economically costly social distancing measures against the coronavirus, said he would propose dividing the United States by risk levels. In a letter to state governors released by the White House, Trump said that better testing now allows the mapping of virus threat on a local level. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
JEFF KOWALSKY/GETTY
Michigan residents purposely gridlocked streets Wednesday in protest of Governor Gretchen Whitmer coronavirus lockdown measures.

Eric Lloyd, a reporter for WWTV Michigan, tweeted a video of the gridlock near the capitol building in Lansing.

"The Operation Gridlock protest hasn't even officially started but the streets around the Capitol are already packed with cars honking their horns and locking up the streets. This is Allegan Street just on the south side of the Capitol. Nobody's moving anywhere," Lloyd wrote on Twitter.

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I think she sees her mistake. I wonder if she cares.

Well ..... "wonder" no more KidBoy2!

She "did care" as she supported their right to protest and ASKED THEM TO AT LEAST WEAR MASKS ..... which they refused to do.

 

And she "saw no mistake" on her part as you falsely suggest.

 

Rather, she "saw" morons who were stuck in the insane traffic jam they created, left their vehicles and gathered in large groups with no masks and handed out candy to children with no protection!!!

 

She also saw vehicles with out of state plates (obviously NOT Michiganders), treasonous people carrying Confederate flags and Trump campaign signs ..... making the protest look more like a typical rabid Trump rally than a legitimate protest!!!

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@KidBoy2 wrote:
https://www.newsweek.com/residents-gridlock-michigan-streets-protest-governor-whitmers-coronavirus-l...

RESIDENTS GRIDLOCK MICHIGAN STREETS IN PROTEST OF GOVERNOR WHITMER'S CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN MEASURES

A closed sign is seen on the Suburban Buick GMC that is currently closed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to stop the spread of coronavirus,COVID-19, in Ferndale, Michigan on March 26, 2020. - President Donald Trump, keen for an early lifting of economically costly social distancing measures against the coronavirus, said he would propose dividing the United States by risk levels. In a letter to state governors released by the White House, Trump said that better testing now allows the mapping of virus threat on a local level. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
JEFF KOWALSKY/GETTY
Michigan residents purposely gridlocked streets Wednesday in protest of Governor Gretchen Whitmer coronavirus lockdown measures.

Eric Lloyd, a reporter for WWTV Michigan, tweeted a video of the gridlock near the capitol building in Lansing.

"The Operation Gridlock protest hasn't even officially started but the streets around the Capitol are already packed with cars honking their horns and locking up the streets. This is Allegan Street just on the south side of the Capitol. Nobody's moving anywhere," Lloyd wrote on Twitter.

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I think she sees her mistake. I wonder if she cares.

Too bad trump supporters don't realize they are mistaken in thinking that social distancing and lockdowns are a "mistake".


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When will Republicans get serious?  This nation, the entire world in fact, is caught in the grips of a plague (call it pandemic if you will) which has already sickened over two million people around the world and cut short the lived of tens of thousands both here and abroad.

 

Pardon me for my lack of care or concern that my Republican fellow Americans feel put upon or inconvenienced by this governor or any other governor's Stay-At-Home order.  Our governors had to take it upon themselves to lead (Trump's abject failure) in order to save lives!  And as far as I am concerned, a life saved is of greater value and importance than a conservative's trip to their cabin by the lake or their next golf outing.  Poor babies!

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LydiaN586309 posted..

When will Republicans get serious? This nation, the entire world in fact, is caught in the grips of a plague (call it pandemic if you will) which has already sickened over two million people around the world and cut short the lived of tens of thousands both here and abroad.



Pardon me for my lack of care or concern that my Republican fellow Americans feel put upon or inconvenienced by this governor or any other governor's Stay-At-Home order. Our governors had to take it upon themselves to lead (Trump's abject failure) in order to save lives! And as far as I am concerned, a life saved is of greater value and importance than a conservative's trip to their cabin by the lake or their next golf outing. Poor babies!

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I see by your post that you do not understand that people, regardless of party want their leaders to be reasonable. Governor Whitmer is not being reasonable.

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KidBoy2:   I see by your post that you do not understand that people, regardless of party want their leaders to be reasonable. Governor Whitmer is not being reasonable.

 

 

This is what Gov Whitmer has ordered. Please read and tell me what is so unreasonable that it's worth risking infection with Covid-19 and spreading it to others.

 

https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-525182--,00.html

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Today you saw the next phase of Trump in action. He goes after the Gov. of 3 States with Dem Gov. who are using the fed guidelines that Trump put out, and he tells his followers to liberate the state from the guidelines by holding demonstrations. He attacks the Gov. of NY for trying to help his state get out of the disaster the virus has created. In his virus hour on TV this afternoon he tells the people of VA their Gov. is trying to take their guns away. When asked about his attack on the 3 Dem gov. this morning in his virus hour he refuses to say anything but that the people are being mistreated. Then we hear from Dr. F how testing is needed for reopening. Trump  says the Gov. are responsible for testing, and must pay for it.

Does anyone think this country can do anything but sink further down to the bottom due to Trump. Trump is just about as bad as the virus. We have a National Problem where people die every minute and all Trump can do is punt to the States, refuse to help them, and use the virus to create problems in States controlled by Dems in hopes they will vote for him in Nov. He get his enablers (Brown shirts) into the street to riot and spread the virus. He knows full well that the virus in time will kill, and hurt his supporters but could care less as he will benefit. Never have we seen such actions by any American President. We have seen these actions by Hitler, Kings, and other dictators who killed their own people so they could carry out what they wanted. The really sad thing is how his enablers try and cover for their master even after he has shown clearly they mean nothing to him, but are the fodder to be used as he pushes on with his agenda to become full Dictator. Trump has told all he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal of being full Dictator. People dieing mean nothing to him. We are all seeing the real mob boss Trump in action, and his enablers as they cover for him. Just look at the Internet tonight on how active they are with pure nonsense, then look at FOX and see what the leaders are putting out. How did we ever sink so low, and all in 3 years.

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@KidBoy2 wrote:

LydiaN586309 posted..

When will Republicans get serious? This nation, the entire world in fact, is caught in the grips of a plague (call it pandemic if you will) which has already sickened over two million people around the world and cut short the lived of tens of thousands both here and abroad.



Pardon me for my lack of care or concern that my Republican fellow Americans feel put upon or inconvenienced by this governor or any other governor's Stay-At-Home order. Our governors had to take it upon themselves to lead (Trump's abject failure) in order to save lives! And as far as I am concerned, a life saved is of greater value and importance than a conservative's trip to their cabin by the lake or their next golf outing. Poor babies!

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I see by your post that you do not understand that people, regardless of party want their leaders to be reasonable. Governor Whitmer is not being reasonable.


Whitmer is doing the same thing the governor of Kentucky is doing but we don't have crazy far right Republicans protesting and carrying AR-15s to do so. They are the ones "not being reasonable".


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@KidBoy2 wrote:
LydiaN586309 posted..
When will Republicans get serious? This nation, the entire world in fact, is caught in the grips of a plague (call it pandemic if you will) which has already sickened over two million people around the world and cut short the lived of tens of thousands both here and abroad.

Pardon me for my lack of care or concern that my Republican fellow Americans feel put upon or inconvenienced by this governor or any other governor's Stay-At-Home order. Our governors had to take it upon themselves to lead (Trump's abject failure) in order to save lives! And as far as I am concerned, a life saved is of greater value and importance than a conservative's trip to their cabin by the lake or their next golf outing. Poor babies!
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I see by your post that you do not understand that people, regardless of party want their leaders to be reasonable. Governor Whitmer is not being reasonable.
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As always, @KidBoy2 , there goes the accusation of a commenter's failure to "understand" something or other.  On the contrary, it is not that I don't understand the selfish desires of some people to free range about--regardless of the sufferings of others.  But what I do not understand, given the amount of death and hardship this pandemic has already caused...is, "What is the rush?" 
Two and a half more weeks to see if we can slow the spread of disease.  Two more weeks to test and treat the sick and bury the dead.  To me, two more weeks is not unreasonable.  Two more weeks, even a month or more, to try and save life is more than reasonable to me. 
So the actions of Governor Whitmer and the other governors who took a stand and did something when our Commander in Chief offered no solutions at all, were well within reason.  In fact, it was and is more than reasonable.  Moreover, it speaks of compassion--an emotion seemingly devoid in some. 
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LydiaN586309 posted...

As always, @KidBoy2 , there goes the accusation of a commenter's failure to "understand" something or other. On the contrary, it is not that I don't understand the selfish desires of some people to free range about--regardless of the sufferings of others. But what I do not understand, given the amount of death and hardship this pandemic has already caused...is, "What is the rush?"
Two and a half more weeks to see if we can slow the spread of disease. Two more weeks to test and treat the sick and bury the dead. To me, two more weeks is not unreasonable. Two more weeks, even a month or more, to try and save life is more than reasonable to me.
So the actions of Governor Whitmer and the other governors who took a stand and did something when our Commander in Chief offered no solutions at all, were well within reason. In fact, it was and is more than reasonable. Moreover, it speaks of compassion--an emotion seemingly devoid in some.

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Have you heard of some of the restriction she has put on her people?

FYI The protest was not about stay at home. People can accept that. What people can not accept is that some of her restriction are asinine..I have seen and heard them..no I do not have a list.

Bash Trump if it make your day!

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@KidBoy2 wrote:
I see by your post that you do not understand that people, regardless of party want their leaders to be reasonable. Governor Whitmer is not being reasonable.


Bottom line Kid, is the virus being "reasonable"?  No?   Do you see anything in the below photo that is?  Anything other than stupid.  Two more weeks too much of a sacrifice ~ for the greater good~ ?   These fools calling their fight with the virus over.  They've had enough!  They must have a crystal ball or are finally ready to start a civil war for rump.  What an opportunity!  Total madness, non-stop.

 

US-HEALTH-VIRUS-PROTEST

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Ocean Flower posted..

Bottom line Kid, is the virus being "reasonable"? No? Do you see anything in the below photo that is? Anything other than stupid. Two more weeks too much of a sacrifice ~ for the greater good~ ? These fools calling their fight with the virus over. They've had enough! They must have a crystal ball or are finally ready to start a civil war for rump. What an opportunity! Total madness, non-stop.

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The madness is what Governor Whitmer has done.

You need to look up what she has done...please do so, being informed is a good thing.
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