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  •  Good at playing the game (3+ / 0-)
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    Snyder is pretty good at playing the, "Look at me, I'm a moderate game."  I hope it's not enough to snow people again this time around.

    However, when he says things like, "Hey, I was against right-to-work," that's in-line with what he was saying all along.  Wasn't enough to get him to veto the damn bill, or call it what it really was, right to work for less.

    Also, he allowed ObamaCare to work in Michigan.

    As for the Detroit bankruptcy, I really don't know enough about it to know if it will hurt him or help him.  At first it looked like the unions and pensioners were going to get screwed big-time, but lately it seems like NPR is trying to paint a rosy picture of everyone pretty getting a decent deal.  I don't know much beyond that.

    I just hope enough pensioners remember how he hiked taxes on them in exchange for tax breaks for corporations.  And I hope everyone else remembers how the roads went to crap over the past couple of years, how financial managers really aren't helping anything get better (and take control away from the people), etc., etc.

    •  And (0+ / 0-)

      Where ARE those high-paying jobs?  Are we better off now than we were when Snyder and the GOP Machine that has run this state since Engler took over??  Hell no.

      Problem is that it's hard to beat an incumbent without proposing an alternative with a plan.  And the MI Democratic party has no known, broad agenda that it could point to and say, "here's what we will do to fix this BS in the first 100 days."

      IMO it's a lot harder to win by just saying "I'm not the incumbent." You need an alternative.

      "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

      by gsbadj on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 02:52:17 AM PDT

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