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Another Dem Rising Star Implodes: Michigan's Gov. Jennifer Granholm
Reaganite Republican ^ | January 5, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/05/2011 4:21:07 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Touted as an Ivy-League-educated 'genius', 
the results simply aren't there... sound familiar?


A guest-post by Hannah McKale:

The After Effects of Jennifer Granholm's 
Failed Governance

In her 2006 State of the State address, Jennifer Granholm declared, “You are going to be blown away!” in regards to the hopeful future Michigan had. She claimed her attempts to attract jobs using foreign investments would both diversify the job climate as well as allow the economy of Michigan to move away from the auto-making industry. She must really regret making those statements, despite being oddly keen on the events of years to come.

Now it is 2011. Governor Jennifer Granholm is soon to be moving into the darker pages of Michigan's history as she prepares to leave office, but unfortunately many of her decisions made while in office will have effects on this beleaguered state well into the future.

Arriving at the end of her term, we can now compare her predecessor’s unemployment average versus the unemployment rate today. Despite what you have thought of former Governor Engler's approach at politics, his 4.8% unemployment rating is less than half of the current 13.1%. It's difficult to believe Granholm's continuous claims that she saved the automobile industry, when nearly half of the auto industry is unemployed, and a third of Michigan's industrial workers are unemployed as well.

To respond to this unemployment problem which Michigan has been battling with for nearly the past decade, Granholm has proposed and initiated several cuts in government spending, but in all of the areas which will only serve to hurt Michigan's already failing economy. Cutting nearly a fifty million dollars from the transportation budget has left many Michigan roads in perilous condition. Roads in Michigan are infamous for their enormous potholes thanks to brutal winters, and funding for plowing the roads has been cut from Michigan's budget as well.
  
It seems as if Jennifer Granholm has spent the second half of her time as governor fighting battles other than the economic troubles this state is experiencing. Fights such as bringing the internet to the entirety of Michigan. Approximately five percent of the state is unable to receive broadband internet because the providers have declared it would not be profitable to extend their services into these regions. Note, most of these regions are incredibly rural, with few inhabitants. The internet is a grand tool, but should over one hundred million dollars of funding be poured into a project such as this when there are dozens of much more important issues at hand? Is the availability of high-speed internet more important than the job security of over a tenth of the state? The plan to lay down over 2,000 miles of fiber optic cable will be completed by Merit Network, and several other private firms sometime in 2011.
  
Many pundits made a show of Jennifer Granholm when she first took office, and even just two years ago, Chris Matthews went so far as to call her a genius. While she must have been an intelligent speaker in order to successfully make her way into office, it is a far flung statement to even insinuate Granholm's term as governor has been anything approaching the levels of 'genius'. Anyone with a degree from one of the top online schools for public administration could do an equal job in office, and Granholm is an Ivy Leaguer.
  
It is certainly not genius to tax and spend just as the majority of the United States government has done, but Jennifer Granholm has not shown any problem with appealing for government aid, while still ignoring the true problems this state is facing. A teetering unemployment level, coupled with little hope of any local economic recovery to come has left many with a bitter taste in their mouths when the name Jennifer Granholm comes to mind. The fall out of this particular administration may be felt for several years to come.

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2010/05/proposed_plan_to_cut_spending.html 

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/12/post-mortems_on_the_tenure_of.html 

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2008/09/30/matthews-biden-sparring-partner-genius-can-she-play-palin
Hannah McKale recently received her Masters in Political Science, and is currently seeking a Ph.d program. McKale focuses much of her writing on the international political economy. When she is not working she is often traveling the world, or advocating for online universities.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; granholm; jennifergranholm; jobs; michigan; unemployment

1 posted on 01/05/2011 4:21:15 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
Chris Matthews went so far as to call her a genius.

Being called a genius by a moron isn't exactly a feather in your hat.


2 posted on 01/05/2011 4:33:31 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Tralala boom-dee-aye!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Democrats when they were in charge of states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia were trying to turn these states into failed states just like Michigan.

In fact, democrats in charge of aby state now are trying to do that with the states they currently run.

Look to California now as just a precise example of that.

California used to be the fifth largest economy in the world.

Under Brown, look for California to be close to dead last as far as US states are concerned, right along with Michigan, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts.


3 posted on 01/05/2011 4:36:07 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: reagan_fanatic

But NO tingle! What does that tell you lol


4 posted on 01/05/2011 4:39:04 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Ev Reeman

Exactly- imho Ohio is one to watch as an experiment, they’ve shifted towards the GOP to get them out of this mess


5 posted on 01/05/2011 4:40:18 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

But thank God Gov. Granmole cannot be President. She was born in Canada eh.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 4:47:42 AM PST by Eric Roelfsema
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To: Eric Roelfsema

Do you have the BC?


7 posted on 01/05/2011 4:50:12 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Reaganite Republican

the olny thing Grandmole blew away was the Michigan economy.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 4:50:41 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Eric Roelfsema
Ditto for The Guvernator, another major disappointment.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 4:51:59 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Cincinatus

Campaigned as the Terminator and governed as Pee Wee Herman.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 5:00:45 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The democrat left wing communists always confuse education with wisdom and wind up being the fools the truly are and always will be because they refuse the wisdom given by God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ and condemn themselves and those fools who follow them to a life of hard condemnation and eventually to hell, a place they say does not exist.
Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour and judge of the unjust and cruel.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 5:03:53 AM PST by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
She claimed her attempts to attract jobs using foreign investments would both diversify the job climate as well as allow the economy of Michigan to move away from the auto-making industry.

her only attempts to attract any "foreign" investments were the auto industry. she made multiple trips to europe and japan to try to "attract" car companies to invest in MI. every attempt failed.
12 posted on 01/05/2011 5:05:13 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Now if we could only get rid of the other Marxist idiots, starting with Stabenow and Levin. These two may as well speak russian and goose-step.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 5:07:09 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: Reaganite Republican
What a mess the state of MI is, some her doing, some from previous Admins, etc...

But let's look what happened on her watch...

· Comerica moved to Texas, that one to me was the warning shot that the state was dead man walking.
· Pfizer left Ann Arbor
· GM and Chrysler, Belly Up....
· Kawame was left to long in the Job when she could have acted....
· Largest outflow of people in the nation, loose a district.
· The State is so broke, and it hits Now as "Porkulus" dries up. Ask a CPA that has been briefed on it, it is not good..
· or · The New Governor, Rick Snyder warns up to 350 Municipalities may have to go chapter 11....

Yes Jenny, we are blown away....

14 posted on 01/05/2011 5:08:02 AM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Reaganite Republican

Didn’t she declare she’d bring in 20,000 green jobs over the next 20 years or some somesuch?


15 posted on 01/05/2011 5:10:16 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

She’s a failure.

That’s required line item #1 for any democrat’s resume if they are to be regarded within the party, or offered a job in the future.

(line item #2 is some combination of sexual deviance/marital infidelity)


16 posted on 01/05/2011 5:23:06 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Reaganite Republican
Yea she's a real genius....NOT

I would love to know where all that money for the internet has been spent. I'm rural Michigan, in the UP. We have Hughes net and before that Pasty.net wireless, for the past 6 years or so. It's either that our dial up, which is hardly worth having. But, if she's spent all that money on the internet, what was the point? I can get internet anyway, no thanks to the millions and time she's spent trying to get it to me. I guess she thought we could all stay home and do our work, grocery shopping ect. from home. Meanwhile our roads are a mess. The UP especially where I live, receives around 250+/- inches of snow a year. And she has cut back on plowing the roads? What a genius(sarcasm)

17 posted on 01/05/2011 5:27:20 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

If this woman is a genius, then my IQ is off the charts.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 5:27:58 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
<-sarcasm->Political leaders from Ivy League Schools always lead to productive and fiscally sound government, as well as being illuminative beacons towards the promotion of the idea that free individuals should govern themselves. The United States needs more elites to rule we, the sheep of the ordinary populous. Repubs and Dems, it does not matter, only that our overlords are Ivy League “educated”. <-/sarcasm->
19 posted on 01/05/2011 5:30:05 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi

yes but she sure is Hot!


20 posted on 01/05/2011 5:34:20 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: InvisibleChurch

Green jobs?

That should sound alarm bells right there!


21 posted on 01/05/2011 5:35:29 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: InvisibleChurch

Green jobs?

That should sound alarm bells right there!


22 posted on 01/05/2011 5:35:29 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Reaganite Republican

I hope Texas has room for 75 million people!


23 posted on 01/05/2011 5:36:28 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Reaganite Republican

Clearly, this record of Granholm’s will gain her a special place in the marxist Democrat Hall Of Fame.

You see, she was successful, extremely so, in their estimation.


24 posted on 01/05/2011 5:36:38 AM PST by dforest
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To: Dr. Ursus
I hope Texas has room for 75 million people!

As long as they're all God-fearing, gun-toting conservatives, then yes we do.
25 posted on 01/05/2011 5:40:53 AM PST by TexasAg
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To: wally_bert

“Campaigned as the Terminator and governed as Pee Wee Herman.”

Good witticism BUMP.


26 posted on 01/05/2011 5:42:38 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

In Graham’s defense, she was a democrat. Democrat policies fail. She was doomed from the start. And Michigan was doomed from the start. Just like U.S. was doomed at the start of 2009.


27 posted on 01/05/2011 5:43:55 AM PST by paman12
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To: TexasAg

I think we may have to start over with the U.S. with Texas
leading the way!


28 posted on 01/05/2011 5:48:21 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Reaganite Republican
In her 2006 State of the State address, Jennifer Granholm declared, “You are going to be blown away!”

So, which legislator got the lewinsky?

29 posted on 01/05/2011 5:49:25 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

To the left, a PhD degree from an ivy league institution is a guarantor of illumination and genius unless your name happens to be Dr. Jerome Corsi or Dr. Katherine Albrecht.


30 posted on 01/05/2011 5:53:46 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The Peoples Republic of Michiganders weren’t convinced she was the worst attorney general in the history of Michigan...so they elected her as governor and she became the worst governor in the history of Michigan...so they elected her again and she broke her own record as the worst governor in the history of Michigan.

The definition of insanity or unteachable useful idiots?


31 posted on 01/05/2011 5:53:55 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Reaganite Republican

I never thought of her as a rising star. She’s more like the liberal woman who helped ruin Detroit.


32 posted on 01/05/2011 5:54:55 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Reaganite Republican

Blown away...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PdHC9kAJK4

It’s good that she’s gone but she’s still taking in clean air and exhaling collective dioxide.


33 posted on 01/05/2011 5:58:47 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Reaganite Republican
In her 2006 State of the State address, Jennifer Granholm declared, “You are going to be blown away!”...

Code for "Stay out of Detroit!"
34 posted on 01/05/2011 6:08:51 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Roads in Michigan are infamous for their enormous potholes thanks to brutal winters, and funding for plowing the roads has been cut from Michigan’s budget as well.”

Let’s not forget Michigan’s liberal allowances for Gross Vehicle Weight in commercial trucking, which is the highest in the nation. Michigan roads are at the mercy of trucks weighing 50% more than the national average, as the trucking industry has long strangled any attempts to change the laws.


35 posted on 01/05/2011 6:26:12 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: wally_bert; Cincinatus

I voted for him when I lived out there, but Arnold lacks the political skills for dealing with the overwhelming Leftist establishment, is a RINO at heart, and is married to a Kennedy, which has further rotted his brain

I fear that joint in his early movie career might have had some lasting effect as well lol


36 posted on 01/05/2011 6:43:57 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Dr. Ursus
I hope Texas has room for 75 million people!

My next door neighbors are from Michigan. We are in Central Texas and they are constantly complaining about the weather. It is either too hot or too cold. The neighbors before them were from Maine. Same thing. They moved to North Carolina. There are so many of those we call them half backs. They move to Texas and then leave and go half way back home, stopping in the middle some where.

Remember, people. Texas is very hot and very cold. There are gigantic, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, hidden recluse spiders, scorpions, coyotes (both canine and human), and we are all uncouth red necks. Think long and hard before moving down here. California would probably be your best bet.

37 posted on 01/05/2011 6:51:35 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: taildragger

She certainly “blew away” a lot of jobs.


38 posted on 01/05/2011 6:54:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dr. Ursus
I think we may have to start over with the U.S. with Texas leading the way!

As long as we kick out Austin.

39 posted on 01/05/2011 6:57:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yes,Austin should be surrounded and neutralized.


40 posted on 01/05/2011 7:01:29 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: TexasAg
As long as they're all God-fearing, gun-toting conservatives, then yes we do.

Texas is unbearably hot, everything has thorns on it, and it is ugly as far as the eye can see. We don't have room for them, and they should stay the hell out of my beloved Republic.

41 posted on 01/05/2011 8:04:54 AM PST by laotzu
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
Remember, people. Texas is very hot and very cold. There are gigantic, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, hidden recluse spiders, scorpions, coyotes (both canine and human), and we are all uncouth red necks. Think long and hard before moving down here. California would probably be your best bet

Amen, brother. Good advice.

42 posted on 01/05/2011 8:07:38 AM PST by laotzu
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To: taildragger

You know, I did a post on Kwame Kilpatrick and was looking for the lakefront mayor’s mansion he held stripper parties at in Detroit on street view...

I actually found a LIVE mugging in process on StreetView, just a couple blocks from the Manoogian Mansion, unreal- looks like he’s shaking down some poor drunk early in the A.M.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2010/05/straight-from-ruins-of-detroit-live.html


43 posted on 01/05/2011 8:16:27 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
But NO tingle! What does that tell you lol

Chris likes boys.

44 posted on 01/05/2011 1:51:53 PM PST by jimt
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To: jimt
I don't think Canada will take ex-Gov. Jennifer Granholm back. That to do? Become a visiting professor in economics at Ann Arbor. Right!
45 posted on 01/05/2011 11:23:25 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: bmwcyle

It is well known that Jennifer Granholm was born in Canada. It has been brought up many times in the news in Michigan.


46 posted on 01/06/2011 5:54:57 AM PST by Eric Roelfsema
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To: Eric Roelfsema

That easy for liars to deny and bury.


47 posted on 01/06/2011 6:34:58 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: bmwcyle

Courtesy of wikipedia.

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician.

Granholm was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Shirley Alfreda Dowden and Victor Ivar Granholm


48 posted on 01/07/2011 7:48:33 AM PST by Eric Roelfsema
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To: Eric Roelfsema

The left has a lot to clean up on the net.


49 posted on 01/07/2011 9:01:23 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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