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October 11, 2010

Enough attacks. Citizen writer Lives: Michigan

Well there sure were no surprises last night were there? A self made millionaire...{Republican Rick Snyder} and an angry, desperate little man...{ Democrat mayor of lansing } who did not advance his cause one inch.

I am a union member thus, one might think I would LOVE the Angry Mayor. Fact is, me and my fellow union workers think he is a total joke and sure death for Michigan! What got the Democrats in trouble is the same strategy that Verge is using to lose this election. Attack, distort, lie and avoid the issues! He used at least ½ of his time repeating the same untruths over and over and over, and didn’t give the voters of Michigan one shred of details. We didn’t hear how he will separate himself from the failing policies of the current administration. As a matter of fact, he was totally transparent. After a question, he totally blew smoke, gave no details, and attacked the Nerd, than went back to repeating the same couple sentences to close each response. He did this consistently, over and over all night long!

Intelligent people have become sick and tired of people who are intent to spend half of the time blasting the other guy and the other half telling us how his cities economy is so bad, he gave himself and everyone else a pay and benefit cut. On the other side, we had a guy who got rich doing business with everyone all over the world, and when the state of Michigan made it hostile to business here, sold his company and spread the wealth among the workers who lost their jobs. Sounds pretty bad right? How many jobs were lost during the angry mayor’s watch and what kind of compensation did they get when Verge cut them loose?

If anyone here can read body language, the angry little mayor had a triple blink going in his right eye signifying that either he is a complete liar or so angry that his eyes are about to explode from his head from the pent up rage. Who in the hell wants a guy like this negotiating with our state house? Do you want this idiot dealing with lawmakers in this erratic and psychotic looking fashion? Not me! I would rather have a guy who keeps a cool head, sticks to the facts and refuses to digress into the mud slinging and bold face lies that we have had to deal with for years and got us where we are now.

Independent fact finding agencies and Truth in Politics has identified the claims that the angry mayor keeps throwing out there time and time again to be 100% false and misleading, yet Verge keeps on relying on the angry rhetoric. We have a clear outsider on one side that made a life of putting himself through college, built several successful companies, and negotiates with other companies with larger annual revenue streams then our whole state. On the other, we have a mayor who can do nothing more than employ the same old slash and burn tactics to get elected while looking like he is ready for the psyche ward. Do we really need another person who is going to divide our state house? GOD NO!

The Nerd showed himself able to maintain his cool and composure in the face of repeated attacks, lies and rhetoric. He stayed on point and gave Verge no where to go except into the dark hole of anger and baseless attacks.

I don’t often vote Republican, but if this hate filled short circuit of a man thinks that using the same old business as usual will get us anything but more of the same, there is no way I can vote for this desperate career politician.

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10 Comment(s)

I agree 100%

In addition, Verg Bernero didn’t give one single bit of his health care benefits. His wife is a public school Principal and gets better benefits, on the Michigan Taxpayers, than he would have gotten as the Mayor. The guy is a total hypocrite.

--by No more career Democrats on 10/11/10   Lives: Dearborn  

Me too. I've had it with the Dems. They talk, the talk . But dont walk, the walk.

--by Joey on 10/11/10   Lives: Detroit area  

The best governor this state has ever had is Granholm. Since she cannot run, this state is doomed.

--by you morons on 10/11/10   Lives: Detroit area  

Dont you just love the way that Democrats refer to anyone that disagrees with them as morons ? What class the liberals have. I now am sure I will vote Repubican.

--by Carrie on 10/11/10   Lives: Dearborn  


Yea Granholm was GREAT! I am sure the 30+% of our Michigan population that hasn’t yet left Michigan who are unemployed or under-employed would not agree with you.

I think back to when Murry Feldman was interviewing the brilliant governor Granholm when VW moved to Virginia back in 07. When asked for her perspective on the move she said, and I quote:

"We simply cannot compete with China and Mexico because of low labor costs."

Mr. Feldman responded, and I quote:

"But Governor Granholm, they moved to VIRGINIA, not to Mexico!"

Like all Democrats, this socialist idiot Granholm went to war with the state Republicans, and than allowed the automotive unions to drive our economy into the ground with pay and benefits that are not deserved to people who perform a job a chimp could do.

Bernero will do exactly the same exact thing! He has already started ripping the Republicans in our state government, and he already takes PAC money from labor unions.

--by Get a life Democrats - your day has passed and THANK GOD! on 10/12/10   Lives: Detroit area  

The Dems/Liberals will only see what they want to see regardless of the evidence. If Snyder is elected and turns things around in Michigan, they will all claim that the credit should to to Obama and his national policies. It is difficult to have a meaningful debate or conversation with people who refuse to view the the evidence objectively. Bernero is not saying one single thing that we have not heard before.

--by RH on 10/24/10   Lives: Dearborn  

Everyone should be real proud that our country will soon be run by the very wealthy. Enjoy the party ... morons.

--by Bizarro World on 11/4/10   Lives: Detroit area  


Yea, and Bernero could have saved us all!

--by XX on 11/6/10   Lives: Dearborn  

Hey, Bizarro, have you thought that our country WASN'T run by the very wealthy? I just saw a blog entry on another thread about Ronald Reagan allowing crack-cocaine smuggling, which is true. And our friend-of-the-common man, Bill Clinton, didn't make much of that Republican crime because Arkansas - and Clinton's friends, if not Clinton himself - was involved in the smuggling. The rich running the country. Our founding fathers were mostly rich, and were being supported by the rich. And there is billionaire George Soros supporting the Democrats - and Obama's campaign starting three years ago. According to the news, Soros has made most of his money by collapsing the monetary value of foreign countries. Soros is the very wealthy. No matter who you voted for last Tuesday, Bizzaro, the country will still be run by the very wealthy.

--by Is this new? on 11/8/10   Lives: Dearborn  

I liked the comment stating "if" Snyder turns things around. He left out the "if he doesn't ". You see, that is because if he doesn't, Obama will get the blame. It works both ways.

--by they are all crooks on 11/19/10   Lives: Detroit area  

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