FILE — In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer has ordered a review of Michigan auto insurers’ use of non-driving factors to set premiums and their pricing of policies that coordinate medical coverage with drivers’ health insurance. The Democrat’s move Wednesday comes as Republican lawmakers prepare to soon unveil legislation designed to reduce what on average are the country’s highest car insurance rates. Whitmer says the state must take a “hard look” at how insurers set rates to ensure their practices are lawful. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer must be feeling the heat from her own draconian methods of dealing with the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak as she’s now trying to explain why it’s not so bad and not doing a very good job of it.
Appearing on “Today,” Whitmer explained that her orders to stop people from doing everything from traveling to their own properties in different parts of the state to planting gardens within the bound of their own home won’t be that big of a deal because…
…wait for it…
…there’s snow on the ground.
Apparently snow justifies the suspension of Michiganders to do what they want on their own properties. I had no idea.
“So we just had snow. I’ve got snow on the ground in Lancing. We’re expecting 30 inches in the upper peninsula,” said Whitmer. “The fact that we’re cracking down on people traveling between homes or planting, or landscaping or golfing, really for a couple more weeks, isn’t going to meaningfully impact people’s ability to do it because the snow will do that in and of itself.
It’s okay everyone! Whitmer’s dictatorial leadership is justified! See, there’s snow in Michigan. pic.twitter.com/RPBreEUd5t
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 15, 2020
People who are more than used to seeing snow begged to differ.
that's just a light dusting
— Aimless Drunk (@WoodWhisperers) April 15, 2020
What’s more, Whitmer seems to be completely off on her predictions about how long the snow will be around.
"For a couple more weeks, isn't going to meaningfully impact people's ability to do it because the snow will do that in and of itself."
4/18 – 4/29: all days have forecasted high temperatures of over 53 degrees.
— Dan Kuiper (@dkuip2) April 15, 2020
Whitmer is clearly trying to sell the idea that her tyrannical hold on Michigan is no big deal but it seems that it definitely is. The petition to initiate a recall election for Whitmer that I reported about on Monday is now approaching 250,000 signatures with more being added by the second.
Petition or not, it’s pretty obvious that Whitmer is feeling the heat from her own Orwellianism. This shallow attempt at justification either means she has no excuse except for shallow reasoning or she doesn’t care enough to come up with a better reason for stopping people from doing work in their own homes.
If she was being considered a candidate for Joe Biden’s running-mate, then I’m pretty sure the powers that be in the DNC are starting to look elsewhere. This is just wackadoo.