Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Another Classic Ass Kicking by DeVos by Akindele Akinyemi
Another classic debate last night on WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids as Dick DeVos firmly placed his foot up Granholm's ass once again.
This man get's better and better all the time.
One more time Dick DeVos was right on the money and while Granholm was talking foolishness as usual DeVos stayed the course on jobs creation and getting Michigan back to work. DeVos also spoke about how Granholm need to own up to her past weakness as well as her inability to create jobs for Michigan residents.
I have never seen a Governor like Jennifer Granholm. Thsi woman will lie and crawl her way out of a situation and while people thought she won the deabte based on looks and charisma most of us did not hear what she was saying.
For instance Granholm claims the following:
Michigan’s economy is uniquely challenged, due to the automotive industry.
Since Jennifer Granholm became governor of our state, the State of Alabama created nearly 14,000 automotive manufacturing jobs. This marked a 43% increase in the automotive manufacturing workforce in that state and can be attributed to the state’s attracting 29 automotive plants in the past two years (Mobile Register, 2/17/06).
Last fall when Delphi Corporation announced its bankruptcy, Governor Daniels of Indiana took action, speaking with company officials and trying to convince them that Indiana had profitable facilities that would be good for consolidation. Granholm’s response? After releasing a public statement (which mysteriously no longer appears on the governor’s official website) blasting the company’s executives, the administration claimed that it was in a “HOLDING PATTERN” (Indianapolis Star, 10/13/05).
Honda Motor Company announced the future construction of a new plant in the Midwest, creating 1,500 jobs. Though the governor was in Japan, Granholm did not meet with the Japanese based company’s executives, because, as she said on the Paul W. Smith Show on May 17, 2006, she was “totally booked”.
She said this on abortion that blew my damn mind:
She would have signed the partial-birth abortion bill had it contained provisions that protected the life of the mother.
However, Granholm have said the following:
“I am pro-choice because that is where the law is right now.” (Granholm, Credo, October 26, 1998).·
“EMILY’S List members gave nearly $600,000 to Granholm [in 2002].” (Detroit Free Press, October 7, 2005).·
“EMILY’S List….announced… that it’s targeting Michigan as its top priority in the 2006 election.” (Lansing State Journal, September 24, 2005).·
“We will do whatever we have to do to make sure [Governor Granholm] and [Senator Stabenow] get re-elected.” (EMILY’S List National Political Director Karen White, Detroit Free Press, October 6, 2005).·
“I am pro-choice, I am pro-choice, I am pro-choice! I’ve been endorsed by EMILY’S List and they don’t endorse people who are not pro-choice.” (Granholm, Between the Lines, April 18-24, 2002).·
“I am 100% pro-choice” (Jennifer Granholm, MIRS Capitol Capsule, July 18, 2002).·
“As promised, Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed a bill designed to cut down judge shopping among abortion-seeking young women who want a judicial shortcut around the state's parental consent bill.” (MIRS, February 6-7, 2004).·
“Governor Jennifer Granholm today vetoed SB 395, the bill designed to eliminate partial-birth abortions in Michigan…” (MIRS Capitol Capsule, October 10, 2003).·
“In her veto statement, Granholm argued that the legislation did not make exceptions for the life of the mother and would not stand up to court challenges. However, the measure included language that proponents of the bill said created the exception Granholm claimed wasn’t in the bill.” (MIRS Captiol Capsule, January 31, 2006).·
“Granholm, who is Catholic and doesn’t favor the death penalty, said the issue of abortion should remain the decision of a pregnant woman and her faith.” (Saginaw News, 3/26/02)·
“Nobody likes partial birth abortion. But it is a private and medical decision.” (Detroit News; 10/1/03) ·
“My position on abortion is that I do not feel that the State should be regulating this issue. I think it is a very private, personal issue that deals with the context of their home with their spouse, if that’s applicable, with their parents, with their minister or priest and it is a very private, ethical decision.” (Sen. Phil Show; 6/17/98) ·
“Governor Jennifer Granholm today vetoed SB 395, the bill designed to eliminate partial-birth abortions in Michigan…” (MIRS, October 10, 2003). ·
“In her veto statement, Granholm argued that the legislation did not make exceptions for the life of the mother and would not stand up to court challenges. However, the measure included language that proponents of the bill said created the exception Granholm claimed wasn’t in the bill.” (MIRS, January 31, 2006).·
“Gov. Jennifer Granholm vetoed a bill designed to cut down judge shopping among abortion-seeking young women who want a judicial shortcut around the state's parental consent bill.” (MIRS, February 6-7, 2004).
Granholm also said that a state energy plan is now being created under her leadership.
But the facts tell otherwise:
Despite presiding over an historic blackout in August of 2003, Governor Granholm waited nearly three years to begin working on a comprehensive energy plan for Michigan. (Gongwer News Service, 4/6/06) ·
According to the Michigan Public Service Commission, the body picked by Granholm to develop “her” plan, a final report on Michigan’s energy policy should not be expected until December 31, 2006.(MIRS Capitol Capsule, 4/24/06) ·
Earlier this year, the Granholm administration complained profusely about the high cost of gasoline in Michigan. Rather than acting at the state level, the governor chose to pass the buck to President Bush, posting an online petition on the state’s website for citizens to sign. (MIRS Capitol Capsule, 4/21/06) ·
Also in an effort to pass the gas price buck on the federal government, Granholm was a proponent federal legislation to cap the profits of oil companies and crack down on gas companies that were gouging. However, a study commissioned by the Federal Trade Commission indicated that no such gouging was taking place. (Detroit News, 6/4/06) ·
Despite the United States Department of Energy’s willingness to hear cases for a $1 billion environmentally friendly power plant, and the fact that Michigan’s energy plan would likely call for the construction of new power plants, Governor Granholm made no effort to attract the plant to Michigan. (MIRS Capitol Capsule, 5/12/06)
So while we sit and hee-haw on how DeVos can't debate, look like a deer in headlights on TV, etc what the hell has Granholm done? And with these stunning facts makes you wonder why the hell would African Americans would vote for EITHER Granholm or Stabenow for re-eelction when most of us do not believe in abortion to begin with.
In fact, even Gov. Granholm's supporters feel like she is doing a horrible job as Governor and how the State of Michigan is heading the wrong way. Proof of this is right here in this picture:
I have said again and again that people are working on her campaign for a check and that's it. Michigan Young Democrats are stomping for Granholm on paper and voting for DeVos behind closed doors.
My prophecy will come true on November 7th.