Events, Rick Snyder — January 31, 2014 at 6:29 am

Rick Snyder to announce his candidacy Sunday, roll out his rebranding tour next week. Here’s the schedule.


Rebranding is something Republicans are not that good at.

This Sunday, Rick Snyder will attempt to make lightning strike twice by running a high dollar, high profile commercial during the Super Bowl. When you have as much money as he does, you can afford to do things like that. He’ll be spending a whopping $400,000 for his SuperBowl ad.

In 2010, he attempted to convince the state (and the rest of the country) that he is a nerd. He’s not a nerd. Nerds are endearing. Nerds value education. Nerds aren’t corporatists who pay for massive corporate tax cuts on the backs of the middle class, schools, and seniors. Nerds don’t claim they’ve created a “surplus” out of money they stole from these groups.

Rick Snyder is a Republican and he hates being called that. That’s why we need to keep reminding everyone about it and drop the “nerd” BS. He’s a Republican through and through.

● A Republican who has signed legislation to allow for more dark money in our elections.
● A Republican who has signed legislation that reduces women’s access to safe and legal reproductive services.
● A Republican who has signed legislation to kneecap union members and their organizations.
● A Republican who has signed legislation to diminish and harm our educators.
● A Republican who has raised taxes on over half of our residents and taken away tax breaks for the middle class & the poorest Michiganders.
● A Republican that has overseen the take over of our state’s largest city and the disenfranchisement of over half of the African Americans living in Michigan.

Next week, Gov. Snyder begins a rebranding tour to whitewash his record and to attempt what has become a rather difficult task given his record: to re-convince Michigan that he’s a moderate and not a conservative ideologue. Here’s the schedule, in case you’d like to go help set the record straight:

10:00-11:00 a.m. – James Group International in Detroit (4335 W. Fort Street)
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Two Men and a Truck in Lansing (3400 Belle Chase Way)
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Downtown Market in Grand Rapids (435 Iona Ave SW)

10:00-11:00 a.m. – Alphies Embroidery in Traverse City (2425 Switch Drive)
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Zehnders of Frankemuth in Frankenmuth (730 S. Main Street)
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills (27055 Orchard Lake Road – event will be in a classroom)
6:00-7:30 – Fundraiser at Bacco Ristorante in Southfield (29410 Northwestern Highway)

If you’re in the area of one of these events, grab some friends and some signs and head on over. I’m sure Republican Rick Snyder would love to meet you.

[Eclectameme by Anne Savage for Eclectablog]