GOP, Michigan, Michigan Republicans, Republican-Fail, Rick Snyder — September 24, 2011 at 9:51 am

Gov. Rick Snyder faces the tea party music, Lt. Gov. Calley denies reality


On Mackinac Island at the GOP Leadership Conference this week, Governor Rick Snyder got a frigid reception from tea party types on his position on a new bridge to Canada, Right to Work for Less bills, and a new proposal for doctors to report children’s body mass indices in an effort to curb childhood obesity. The question, at this point, is will he do his own thing or will he be co-opted by the tea party?

But the best part is this:

The governor said he thought he had made progress when given the chance to “explain the facts.” On the Detroit-Windsor bridge and the child body mass index, “a lot of people had jumped to conclusions.”

[Lt. Gov. Brian] Calley dismissed the interchange.

“That’s how Republicans are,” he said. “It’s not a top-down organization.”

Bwahahahahahaaaa!!! Not a “top-down organization”??? Dude, Grover Norquist is calling ALL the shots in the Republican party these days. Those stony stares you got from all those tea partiers are pure evidence of it.