Gretchen Whitmer

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Gretchen Whitmer
Senator Gretchen Whitmer 2011.jpg
Governor of Michigan
From: January 1, 2019 – present
Lieutenant Garlin Gilchrist
Predecessor Rick Snyder
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Michigan Senate, 23rd District
From: March 21, 2006 – January 1, 2015
Predecessor Virgil Bernero
Successor Curtis Hertel Jr.
Michigan House of Representatives, 70th District
From: January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2002
Predecessor Laura Baird
Successor Judy Emmons
Michigan House of Representatives, 69th District
From: January 1, 2003 – November 15, 2006
Predecessor ???
Successor Mark Meadows
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Marc Mallory
Religion Christian (in name only)

Gretchen Esther “Half-wit” (see below) Whitmer (born August 23, 1971, age 49) is the current Governor of Michigan. She previously served in the Michigan Senate, and in the Michigan House of Representatives before that.

Michigan Senate

While a member of the Michigan Senate, Whitmer was at a militant rally in December 2012 protesting then-governor Rick Snyder's enactment of a statewide right to work law.[1] Less than two weeks later, profane and violent liberal bigots assaulted peaceful protestors who supported right to work initiatives.[2]

Governor of Michigan

Whitmer sent racially-motivated disparaging text messages to female African American state representative Karen Whitsett when the latter's conduct fell outside the acceptable norms and boundaries of the Democrat plantation.[3]

Gov. Whitmer asserted on May 25, 2020 that Donald Trump's tweets has caused her to have “the worst night's sleep” in ten weeks.[4]

2018 Michigan gubernatorial election

See also: 2018 Midterm elections

Whitmer ran for governor in 2018 and easily won the gubernatorial election over Bill Schuette by almost 10% of the vote,[5] with the results largely attributed to a blue wave, Schuette being a weaker candidate, and Democrats blaming Rick Snyder and the Republicans over the Flint water crisis.[6]

Tenure

Despite fake news "fact-checking",[7] Whitmer voiced support for defunding the police[8] and cut over $100 million from the statewide police budget, replacing the money with federal dollars at an insufficient amount.[9]

Incompetent handling of coronavirus outbreak

See also: CCP virus in the United States

After it came to be known that hydroxychloroquine was an effective treatment for the CCP virus, Whitmer banned doctors from prescribing it.[10] Only a few days later, Whitmer immediately reversed the crackdown and requested that the Trump administration supply the very drug she had just previously banned constituents from obtaining.[11]

Former U.S. representative Kerry Bentivolio reported to National File in late March 2020 that Whitmer and her office had rejected his offer of accepting several thousand facemasks to distribute throughout Michigan.[12]

Whitmer declared what items are and are not "essential", dictating to grocery stores what they can and cannot sell. In a move reminiscent of the Stalinesque Holodomor, Whitmer would not allow the purchase of seeds during the spring planting season for backyard fruit and vegetables gardens. Self-sufficiency and growing fruits and vegetables at home while on lockdown would maintain social distancing by avoiding grocery stores during the pandemic. Lottery tickets and revenue to the state from gambling however, is still permitted. In addition, Whitmer allows abortion "services" to maintain because they are supposedly "life-sustaining" (blatantly ignoring the fact that abortion is murder).[13]

After Whitmer issued new oppressive regulations barring private gatherings "of any size", a Facebook page called "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" grew to 344,000 followers.[14]

Whitmer banned motor boats and jet skies, but not canoes and sailboats,[15] proving her assumption of dictatorial powers to pursue the Green New Deal anti-fossil fuel agenda rather than to limit social distancing to protect public health. Whitmer's actions revealed the anti-democratic and totalitarian nature of Leftism and the Democrat Party. Michiganders are banned from traveling "between residences" if they own a cottage or a summer home, but the ban only applies to Michigan residents, so an out-of-stater with a cottage in the Upper Peninsula could presumably still visit. The ban also still allows travel between states, so if a Michigander has a cottage in Wisconsin or Ohio, he can travel without fear of being arrested or fined by state police.[16] University of Michigan Law school students filed a lawsuit against Whitmer on behalf of a Michigan timeshare owner over the governor’s stay-home order for civil rights violations.[17]

Whitmer told Politico that 2020 presidential election candidate Joe Biden, sidelined with mental competency concerns and sexual assault allegations, is helping her with her communication strategy[18] and that she and Biden are cut from similar cloth.[19] Biden has admitted to counseling Whitmer as she navigated through unconstitutional territories.[20] Attorney General William Barr issued a statement:

I am directing each of our United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens.... the Constitution is not suspended..."[21]

On May 22, 2020, Whitmer arbitrarily extended the statewide stay-at-home order from May 28 to June 12.[22]

On June 18, 2020, one day before the statewide emergency order was set to expire, Whitmer extended it until July 16.[23] On July 15, she extended the order once again, setting the state of emergency to continue until early-to-mid August.[24] Unsurprisingly, she again extended the order on August 7, 2020 to September 4,[25] and yet again exactly on September 4 to last until October 1.[26]

On July 10, Gov. Whitmer signed an executive order mandating people in Michigan to wear masks in any indoor public spaces and outdoor public areas;[27] violators are expected to be fined up to $500, and private businesses are unconstitutionally required to refuse entry to anyone not wearing masks under the threat of having their licenses withheld.

Whitmer announced on September 9, 2020 that statewide lockdown orders will remain until a coronavirus vaccine is produced and available.[28]

On September 9, 2020, Whitmer signed an executive order mandating face masks to be worn for players at organized sports events[29] despite the danger in breathing through face masks while heavily exercising.[30]

Whitmer said in a press conference on September 10, 2020 that the COVID-19 emergency order could last for additional months.[31]

Cronyism at the expense of public health

"All Business is Essential" billboards appeared to protest Whitmer's assault on the Constitution and human rights.

Whitmer awarded a contract for contact tracing in Michigan to Every Action VAN, an arm of the Democratic data behemoth NGP VAN. The liberal firm works with all of the major Democratic campaign committees and hundreds of labor unions across the country. The move has sparked concern that Whitmer was using the CCP pandemic to strengthen the Democratic Party’s data operation, potentially at the expense of public health.

NGP VAN is run by Stuart Trevelyan, who worked in the Clinton White House and who is reportedly helping presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s campaign.

Whitmer’s own 2019 campaign paid NGP VAN nearly $5,000 in 2019, according to state campaign finance records. Every Action’s other clients include the radical anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace, Planned Parenthood, and the left-wing National Women’s Law Center.

Whitmer also gave a contract to Great Lakes Community Engagement, which is run by Democrat consultant Michael Kolehouse. Kolehouse owns a firm that works to help elect far-left Democrats. Kolehouse said in a Facebook post:: “I hope [Trump] gets Coronavirus ASAP. Can someone do the country a favor and cough on that man.”[32]

Nursing home deaths

In May 2020, Whitmer directed a dangerous policy in ordering seniors, or anyone else, who test positive for COVID-19 to be transported to nursing homes that house healthy seniors,[33] a measure criticized by even a Democrat state representative. A few days later, Republican state senator Peter J. Lucido sought an investigation into the matter.[34] Whitmer's misguided directive came under heavy criticism[35] when in May 2020, a 75-year-old nursing home resident, an Army veteran who had been illegally seized from his apartment by Whitmer goons and sent to the residence without his relatives being notified, was brutally beaten in a racist attack[35] by 20-year-old Jaydon Hayden, a COVID-19 patient with mental health issues who had been sent to the same nursing home and has since been arrested and charged for the crime.[36]

It was reported on June 15, 2020 that one-third of all coronavirus-related deaths in Michigan were in nursing homes.[37] Despite this, Whitmer's administration irresponsibly refused to consider transporting COVID-19 positive patients to vacant centers rather than nursing homes.[38] When later questioned on the matter, Whitmer refused to specify details about the dangerous policy.[39]

Disdain from Michiganders

Known as "Half-wit Whitmer" after a tweet by Donald Trump calling out the governor over her incompetence,[40] a petition to recall the election of Whitmer and oust her from office had garnered over 326,000 signatures as of April 24, 2020.[41] Michigan's Board of State Canvassers rejected it and a recall petition targeting Whitmer's attorney-general Dana Nessel in May 2020, justifying the rejection by claiming that the petitions contained "false statements", "inaccurate statements" and "spelling errors" without elaborating what those "errors" and "false/inaccurate statements" were.[42]

After many Michiganders expressed their strong disdain for the governor over her mishandling of the pandemic and her despotic behavior, a protest known as Operation Gridlock organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition emerged on March 15, 2020 in Lansing to protest Whitmer's totalitarian policies, with thousands driving to the city to put a gridlock on the traffic and oppose the restrictive orders that have been enacted statewide.[43] A grassroots crowd of 100,000 ordinary people marched on the capital with traffic backed up 10 miles.

After the large protest that took place, Whitmer called the protesters "irresponsible" and suggested furthering the stay-at-home order, the very policy among several orders that led to the protest she has contempt for, which also proved the protesters' point regarding her abuse of power and elitism.[44] Whitmer said, "In World War II, there weren’t people lining up at the capitol to protest the fact that they had to drop everything they were doing and build planes or tanks, or to ration food;” Whitmer ignored the fact that during the World War II effort people were working and getting paid; but under her unilateral decrees people are forbidden from working and no-one is earning a living.[45]

Amid the anger from many Michiganders over totalitarian policies, Republicans in the state legislature introduced legislation to limit Gov. Whitmer's executive powers.[46]

Hypocrisy

Whitmer has come under severe criticism for acting like a tyrannical monarch and illegally abusing her power, and for treating Michigan like her own personal fiefdom and its residents as little more than serfs.[36] She is an elitist hypocrite who exempts herself from the edicts she imposes on the people of her state and expects them to follow without question[47] and who claims to be against "anti-choice" legislation[48] while having voted against a bill to reinforce punishments against those that coerce women to get an abortion.[49]

Despite having called a twenty-cent gas tax increase “ridiculous” at the 2018 gubernatorial debate,[50] Whitmer called for a forty-five-cent gas tax increase five months later as governor, claiming that it would fix roads in Michigan.[51]

On September 27, 2018, Governor Whitmer tweeted, "I believe Dr. Ford"[52] when Christine Blasey Ford made an unproven and unreliable sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. However, in 2020, Whitmer said that she "believed Joe Biden" and that “just because you’re a survivor doesn’t mean that every claim is equal" when Tara Reade made a far more severe and credible sexual assault allegation against 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.[53]

It was reported on May 20, 2020 by the Gateway Pundit that Whitmer and her husband Marc Mallory had traveled to their summer home after banning constituents from doing the exact same thing.[54]

In mid-July 2020, Whitmer called efforts to impeach her “outrageous”,[55] making several highly ridiculous claims which highlighted her extreme liberal hypocrisy: Gov. Whitmer claimed that others were “trying to politicize this virus”, despite her being the one who exploited the pandemic to unconstitutionally legislate a far-left agenda; she also claimed that her policies “saved tens of thousands of lives”, when they have directly led to around two thousand deaths. Most importantly, Whitmer admitted to being a tyrant when asserting:


All of these political attacks on my power, all of these political attacks on the power of the executive office are incredibly dangerous.

According to Whitmer in early September 2020, a Trump rally would be "distressing" due to the CCP pandemic yet a Biden campaign event would "follow the science".[56] Donald Trump previously said in mid-July 2020 that he "wasn't allowed" to hold campaign rallies in Democrat-run states that locked down,[57] and upon the news, Whitmer then considered blocking such.[58]

Despite being a strong opponent of a southern border wall, it was reported on September 8, 2020 that Whitmer's residence would receive over $1 million in taxpayer dollars to spend on building an 8-foot tall fencing parameter surrounding it.[59]

Whitmer ironically claimed on September 10, 2020 that Donald Trump is "the biggest threat to the American people."[60]

In mid-September 2020, Whitmer said that Trump "has deceived the public."[61]

Political views

Endorsed by progressive organizations such as Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, and the Human Rights Campaign,[62] Whitmer is a leftist[63] who opposes voter ID, school vouchers, and late-term abortion bans.[64]

References

  1. State Senator Gretchen Whitmer at the Right To Work Protest at the Capitol in Lansing
  2. UNEDITED UNION ASSAULT FOOTAGE! (Warning: Video is NOT for kids, as it contains recorded footage of repetitive expletive usage, assault, and mob violence)
  3. https://twitter.com/LizRNC/status/1253843859412602881
  4. Axios on HBO: Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Promo) | HBO
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  6. Who's to blame for the Flint water crisis? - PolitiFact
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  9. Gretchen Whitmer Defunds Police: Cuts $115 Million from State Cops, Replaces Portion with Fed Cash
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  12. EXCLUSIVE — Former Congressman: Gretchen Whitmer REJECTED My Offer of Facemasks
  13. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declares abortion a 'life-sustaining' service
  14. https://www.facebook.com/groups/4035375409821058/
  15. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/crackpot-michigan-governor-whitmer-bans-motor-boats-jet-skis-not-canoes-sailboats-just/
  16. https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/13/the-coronavirus-is-exposing-little-tyrants-all-over-the-country/
  17. https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/28/michigan-law-school-students-launch-lawsuit-against-whitmer-over-tyrannical-lockdown/
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qR3eYQ78QY
  19. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-27/whitmer-says-she-and-biden-cut-from-similar-cloth-amid-vp-buzz
  20. https://nypost.com/2020/04/28/joe-biden-counseling-michigan-gov-whitmer-amid-coronavirus/
  21. https://www.justice.gov/opa/page/file/1271456/download
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  28. Michigan will not soften coronavirus response until there is a vaccine, Gov Whitmer says
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  30. Wearing Face Mask Could Make Exercise Dangerous
  31. Gov. Whitmer says state of emergency could last for "months”
  32. https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/michigan-governor-whitmer-awards-coronavirus-contract-to-dem-consulting-firm/
  33. Michigan Dem Lawmaker Sounds Off on Whitmer's Nursing Home Order
  34. Michigan Sen. Peter Lucido seeks investigation into placing COVID-19 patients at nursing homes
  35. 35.0 35.1 MI Gov Whitmer Has Some Explaining To Do: 20-Yr-Old Black Man With “Mental Issues” Who Brutally Beat 77-Yr-Old Veteran In Nursing Home, Was Moved To Nursing Facility After COVID Diagnosis
  36. 36.0 36.1 Turning nursing homes into extermination sites: the Gretchen factor at the American Thinker
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  38. Michigan declined nursing home leader's idea to put COVID-19 patients in vacant centers
  39. Gov. Whitmer Declines to Answer Rep. Scalise's Questions on Devastating Nursing Home Policy
  40. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1243726993537073152
  41. Petition To Recall Michigan’s Radical Governor Gets Over 327K Signatures…Whitmer’s Legal Counsel Delays Petition Hearing Due To “Notification Error”
  42. Michigan panel rejects petitions to recall Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel
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  44. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says protests can lead to extension of stay-at-home orders
  45. https://youtu.be/1QtZdbCMQiQ
  46. Michigan Republicans introduce legislation that would limit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency authority
  47. Whitmer Shoves Hypocrisy in Michiganders’ Faces
  48. Gretchen Whitmer on Abortion
  49. SB 1156 - Prohibits Actions that Coerce a Woman to Get an Abortion - Michigan Key Vote
  50. Whitmer takes flak for calling 20-cent gas tax hike ‘ridiculous’
  51. 7 questions about Gretchen Whitmer's Michigan gas tax increase
  52. https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/09/28/i-believe-dr-ford-whitmer-and-others-respond-to-the-kavanaugh-hearings
  53. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigans-whitmer-says-she-believes-joe-biden
  54. CONFIRMED: Governor Whitmer Begs Michiganders Not to Travel to their Summer Home — Then Her Cars Are Seen Parked Outside of HER SUMMER HOME!
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  57. Trump wants to have a 'big rally' in Michigan, says he isn't allowed
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  61. Whitmer: Trump Denying this Virus Is Deadly — He ‘Has Deceived the Public’
  62. Endorsements - Gretchen Whitmer
  63. Gretchen Whitmer on the Issues
  64. SB 776 - Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban - Michigan Key Vote

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