First off, congratulations to the people of Michigan. The state’s Supreme Court just ruled that Governor Gretchen Whitmer is violating the Michigan Constitution by extending her lockdown orders. Whitmer appeared on Meet the Press with noted partisan liar Chuck Todd the other day to complain about it. Oh, and she may have actually tried to incite an assassination attempt against President Donald Trump.
We’ve been talking an awful lot about Governor Whitmer this year. She very nearly became Joe Biden’s woman running mate in the presidential election, but she was very narrowly edged out by Kamala Harris. Whitmer has also been in the spotlight because of her truly insane coronavirus lockdowns.
While all of the blue state governors were trying to out-do each other, Whitmer went looney-tunes with her emergency powers. She banned people from buying gardening seeds and paint. She forbade people from driving upstate to their second homes to get away from the virus. And then, of course, she was caught driving up to her second home with her husband a few days later.
Whitmer has made it a point to blame all of her personal failures in Michigan on Donald Trump. Every single time that an elderly person died in a nursing home in Michigan after Whitmer ordered nursing homes to accept sick coronavirus patients (like the Governors in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California also did), it was “Donald Trump’s fault!” Trump has blood on his hands over mishandling the coronavirus in Michigan, according to Whitmer.
During her appearance on Meet the Press, Whitmer claimed that the Supreme Court ruling against her emergency powers was “partisan.” Chuck Todd, not being very bright, nodded along at this declaration.
A majority of Michigan Supreme Court justices ruled that Whitmer was violating the state’s Constitution. But the dissenters on the court also agreed that Whitmer was violating the state’s Constitution; they just felt that her powers were neat and should have been kept in place.
Chuck Todd then cued up a softball for Whitmer by claiming that this ruling was “unprecedented,” because the majority did not cite “any case history” in coming to its decision. Why, it was like the court just made up its ruling out of thin air!
Governor Whitmer and Chuck Todd were in total agreement on this point. There was no relevant case history cited in a state Supreme Court ruling to take away Gretchen Whitmer’s dictator powers. Naturally, this was another complete and total lie that Todd and Whitmer must have came up with before appearing on camera together.
The majority opinion explaining why Gretchen Whitmer does not get to be a totalitarian dictator over the citizens of Michigan is 50 pages long. In those 50 pages, there are 60 previous court cases cited in the footnotes as reasoning for their decision. That’s 1.2 citations per page for those keeping track at home.
The only shocking thing about the ruling is that it was not a unanimous decision, since every single member on the court agreed that Whitmer’s extension of the coronavirus lockdowns is unconstitutional.
The thing that was truly shocking about the interview was the decoration on Whitmer’s desk during the interview. It was visible during several segments of her softball session with Chuck Todd, on the left-hand side of the screen. It looked like a decorative candle for a birthday cake, in white lettering with a blue outline around it. The decoration was several numbers assembled in this order:
The number 86 placed on top of the number 45.
To “86” something is a slang term meaning to get rid of it, specifically by burying it. The Urban Dictionary defines “86ing” someone as a euphemism for killing them. And 45, of course, refers to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Her friends at the next cocktail party will probably giggle over it. Can you imagine how any Republican in office would be treated by the media and the authorities if they put up a little sign behind them that suggested Joe Biden should come to some harm? It’s not funny – and the Secret Service should be paying Whitmer a visit over this.