The Whitmer Plan

The Whitmer Plan

Say, remember when this was “two weeks to stop the spread?”  Apparently the Whitmer Plan is “Why do today what you can put off for later?”

Yesterday, Governor “Karen” Whitmer announced that Michigan’s lockdown has been extended until June 12.  She claims the extension is necessary to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed due to a mythical “second wave” that might happen if you are permitted to earn a living.

Here’s my theory behind the Whitmer Plan.

It isn’t motivated by “science” or “data,” but instead is motivated by incompetence.

Governor Whitmer is in over her head.  She sincerely does not know how to manage this.  If I had to guess, I’d say she hasn’t a clue how to pull Michigan out of this dive she sent it into over two months ago.

Governor Lockdown implementing the Whitmer Plan reminds me of that scene from I Love Lucy where Lucy takes a job at the candy factory.  Remember that?

Gretchen isn’t going to admit she can’t handle the job.  Extending the lockdown is her way of shoving the problem down the front of her uniform.

Rather than make the hard choices and tough calls now, the Whitmer Plan is to put it off as long as possible in hopes that nobody notices she hasn’t a single solitary clue what in the hell she’s doing.

The Whitmer Plan is pretty much no plan at all.  It’s kicking the can down the road and hoping nobody notices she’s kicking the can down the road.

When it comes to serving as a chief executive of a state, Whitmer is out of her depth.  So she avoids doing her job and blames it on a so-called “second wave” of infections.

Now some assume that the Whitmer Plan is to tank Michigan’s economy to the point where voters are so angry with Trump they vote for Biden.

And, sure.  That’s a possibility.  After all, Whitmer is a Democrat.  And Democrats do not understand that if they push too hard and too far, inevitably it blows up in their faces.  I call this Operation Backfire.  And the Democrats are famous for it.

But it isn’t the Trump Plan to keep the state of Michigan on lockdown for three months (and counting).  That’s the Whitmer Plan.

And I imagine most Michigan voters know who is the author of their current misfortune.

Sure, there are plenty of Michiganders who probably approve of the Whitmer Plan.  Lots of voters fall for the Democrat Principle known as “the politics of good intentions.”  And so long as they think Governor Lockdown “means well,” they’ll continue to approve.

Problem is, the longer it goes on – especially as more states lift these draconian orders and life returns to normal – the more likely it is Michiganders will wake up to the fact that Gretchen’s good intentions are a road to nowhere.

Could she be doing it on purpose? I supposed.

But sometimes the simplest explanation is the most plausible.

And I think the simplest explanation is this: Gretchen Whitmer isn’t up to the job.

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12 thoughts on “The Whitmer Plan

  • May 23, 2020 at 9:54 am
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    One great strategy is to put a lock down on Witmer. Force her to stay in solitary confinement, not get paid, and be on lockdown until June 12. watch how fast she’ll crack when she realizes that she’s part of her stupid plan.

  • May 23, 2020 at 10:45 am
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    Wait til she announces she wants to raise taxes because no money is coming in. LOL

  • May 23, 2020 at 5:23 pm
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    Anyone who approves of Witmer is perfectly happy laying on the couch.

    • May 23, 2020 at 8:34 pm
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      I think she is trying to show herself as a strong leader, fit for national office. Unfortunately she seems to be channeling her inner Lucretia Borgia instead.

      • May 25, 2020 at 12:41 pm
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        I was thinking more along the lines of The Sheriff of Nottingham, as portrayed by Alan Rickman. Every time the protesters tick her off, she takes it out on the rest of us.

  • May 24, 2020 at 4:02 am
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    Really sad that Michigan, home of the USAutomotive industry, has fallen to this level. No comments from the unions? Arte Johnson once said, “very interesting”.

  • May 24, 2020 at 7:11 am
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    I love your site and ingenuity.

  • May 24, 2020 at 8:16 am
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    Dianny — I just read Gov Cuomo is blaming the New York nursing home deaths on President Trump now.

    I remember you writing about how skilled Cuomo is about shifting blame. This may be a good article for you.

  • May 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm
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    Early on, the epidemiologist in Sweden noted that none of the countries of the world that jumped into a lockdown stated at the time a plan or strategy for how it was to be ended

    • May 24, 2020 at 12:51 pm
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      So, it’s like the domestic version of the war in Afghanistan.

  • May 27, 2020 at 10:07 am
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    A 5-gallon tub of roofing cement and a dozen feather-stuffed pillows, and we then have the makings of overthrowing a tyrant. Liberal politics? Apply liberally.

    Perhaps she actually IS incompetent: for a Democrat that’s no impediment. But the trickle-down effect applies not to the economy but to public morale. This ignorant, power-crazed hack simply has to be removed from office, and waiting for her term to expire in two years is simply not acceptable.

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