Well hey, we're not going to see Joe for a few days anyway! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
If Rudy came out with proof that the kidnapping plot was a false flag, I'd be ecstatic.
Marijuana legalization was on the ballot at Whitmer's election and the Republican governor candidate was a well known pompous jerk and weak candidate overall.
The lockdown in Michigan has really hurt her support among traditional working class Dems, but only somewhat among the commie style new Dems. The lockdown has been insanely unpopular though. Like whole industries (not just plants or companies) completely collapsed and some just aren't coming back or are barely going to have a presence anymore. Many,many people are incredibly angry at her, her flippant attitude about it, and her reaction to the state Supreme Court ("they're wrong") has not endeared her at all.
That said, it's a very purple state. I think Whitmer has angered enough people and Trump has enamored enough people for him to win, but It will be close.
He is VERY popular in Michigan. I live in Macomb County, one the most populous counties in the state and it leans conservative. There is Trump stuff everywhere. Flags, yard signs, car decals, homemade Trump decor, etc. He's going to take Macomb County.
The counties to watch are Washtenaw (Ann Arbor), Wayne (Detroit), Oakland (Big Suburbs, leans Dem), Ingham (Lansing), and Kent (Grand Rapids). They will almost certainly go Dem, but will they have enough votes to overcome the rest of the state and the Republicans from those counties as well? We'll see. I predict Trump will take Michigan and by a larger margin, though mostly because it was razor thin last time so any gain is going to look big. It will be a tighter margin than we may like to see (maybe win by 3-5%?) But a win nonetheless.
In Michigan the law has been that they must arrive to the county clerk by the close of polls on election day. The first judgment extending the time to turn in ballots was against current state law, and thusly it was reversed.
As a Michigander, I was waiting for this ruling!
My mother is like this. Anything positive about Trump or negative about Biden is clearly a lie from a biased source, no matter what that source is. She's cut off several extended family members and I'm sure she would cut me off too if I really got into it with politics with her.
If Charles Langworthy takes the Michigan 9th District, you can be assured that American politics has changed.
Maybe my husband's job will come back. It's been a long six months.
I don't know, I live in Macomb County and every 3rd house has a Trump sign or flag,many more have American flags way later into fall than usual, and I have seen 5 Biden signs driving my usual routes between Fraser, Warren, Sterling Heights, and out to Armada and back. There is also a line of "Union Workers for Trump" signs opposite the big Chrysler plant in Sterling Heights.
My niece started kindergarten this year, online, in South Carolina at her daycare. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law got called up after two weeks saying my niece isn't taking it seriously. What else could anyone expect?! Not to mention she's a late August birthday and just turned 5 before school started. Online education like this is a sham.
For the record, I homeschool my kids and my also-summer-birthday kindergartner is doing great and learning way more. I feel bad for my niece.
I have noticed this trend and while I'm not quite as optimistic as you, I also don't think you're wrong. I'm Christian, conservative, and a mother of 4. I'm in my early 30s. I intend to have more children. My friends who are also Christian, conservative mothers in their 30s nearly all have at least 2 children, some up to 7 and counting. The ones who do not have more than 2 have generally had medical issues that have prevented or limited their ability to have more children. These children are also all attending our church's school or are homeschooled.
I wasn't always conservative or devout, and I have many long term friends who live entirely secular lives. They are "normie" Democrat voters, they aren't out to have a revolution but want more giveaways for perceived fairness, want government to regulate perceived wrongs in society, and generally don't like Trump because of his personality and media reporting. None of them have children. They might have one or two in the future, but they've been saying that for years. They've been engaged or dating for years without marriage.
I agree that there simply isn't a way to home grow new Democrat voters when they don't have sufficient children to replace them. However, the specter of unmitigated immigration is looming as the way to do it. Republicans must cease most immigration for a number of years to allow natural growth/replacement within the American population.
I'm sorry. My mother and sister are like that. They have alienated a lot of the extended family by starting completely unnecessary political fights. They don't know my husband and I support the president but I'm certain they suspect it entirely on the fact that I don't adore Biden vociferously. All I can do is pray for God to soften their hearts to those they disagree with and to stop the hatred they hold for others.
Michigan Militia exists, but it is mostly a boogeyman conjured up whenever a pearl clutching story is needed. Wait 48 hours and see what details change.
I mean, Margaret Thatcher was a woman and she debated quite well.
It's Midwest Nice. You never see the smackdown coming.
Names list of a bunch of obvious RINOs who Trump supporters could not care less about.
YAAAAAAAS SLAY KING. ASK THE COURT PACKING QUESTION.
You always have the CHOICE to have sex or to abstain. You don't have the choice to end the life of another human being!
PENCE ON FIRE.
Ok, her speech pattern is bothering me. I've never actually listened to her speak. It sounds almost like she had speech coaching to change an accent, but she never fully succeeded. She drops the ends of her words, especially at the end of the sentences and warbles her vowels.
She has a such a weird speaking pattern.
STOP PLAYING POLITICS WITH PEOPLES' LIVES
Straight Fire from the Laser Eyes
Explains why she never had kids of her own.