|Governor of Michigan|
From: January 1, 2019 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Michigan Senate, 23rd District|
From: March 21, 2006 – January 1, 2015
|Successor||Curtis Hertel Jr.|
|Michigan House of Representatives, 70th District|
From: January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2002
|Michigan House of Representatives, 69th District|
From: January 1, 2003 – November 15, 2006
|Religion||Christian (in name only)|
Gretchen Esther “Half-wit” (see below) Whitmer (born August 23, 1971, age 48) is the current Governor of Michigan. She previously served in the Michigan Senate, and in the Michigan House of Representatives before that.
While a member of the Michigan Senate, Whitmer was at a militant rally in December 2012 protesting then-governor Rick Snyder's enactment of a statewide right to work law. Less than two weeks later, profane and violent liberal bigots assaulted peaceful protestors who supported right to work initiatives.
Governor of Michigan
Whitmer sent racially-motivated disparaging text messages to female African American state representative Karen Whitsett when the latter's conduct fell outside the acceptable norms and boundaries of the Democrat plantation.
2018 Michigan gubernatorial election
- See also: 2018 Midterm elections
Whitmer ran for governor in 2018 and easily won the gubernatorial election over Bill Schuette by almost 10% of the vote, with the results largely attributed to a blue wave, Schuette being a weaker candidate, and Democrats blaming Rick Snyder and the Republicans over the Flint water crisis.
- See also: CCP virus in the United States
After it came to be known that hydroxychloroquine was an effective treatment for the CCP virus, Whitmer banned doctors from prescribing it. Only a few days later, Whitmer immediately reversed the crackdown and requested that the Trump administration supply the very drug she had just previously banned constituents from obtaining.
Former U.S. representative Kerry Bentivolio reported to National File in late March 2020 that Whitmer and her office had rejected his offer of accepting several thousand facemasks to distribute throughout Michigan.
Whitmer declared what items are and are not "essential", dictating to grocery stores what they can and cannot sell. Among nonessential and banned items are seeds for people to grow their own fruit and vegetables during the national emergency. Self-sufficiency and growing fruits and vegetables at home while on lockdown would maintain social distancing by avoiding grocery stores during the pandemic. Lottery tickets and revenue to the state from gambling however, is still permitted. In addition, Whitmer allows abortion "services" to maintain because they are supposedly "life-sustaining" (blatantly ignoring the fact that abortion is murder).
After Whitmer issued new oppressive regulations barring private gatherings "of any size", a Facebook page called "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" grew to 344,000 followers.
Whitmer banned motor boats and jet skies, but not canoes and sailboats, proving her assumption of dictatorial powers to pursue the Green New Deal anti-fossil fuel agenda rather than to limit social distancing to protect public health. Whitmer's actions revealed the anti-democratic and totalitarian nature of Leftism and the Democrat Party. Michiganders are banned from traveling "between residences" if they own a cottage or a summer home, but the ban only applies to Michigan residents, so an out-of-stater with a cottage in the Upper Peninsula could presumably still visit. The ban also still allows travel between states, so if a Michigander has a cottage in Wisconsin or Ohio, he can travel without fear of being arrested or fined by state police. University of Michigan Law school students filed a lawsuit against Whitmer on behalf of a Michigan timeshare owner over the governor’s stay-home order for civil rights violations.
Whitmer told Politico that 2020 presidential election candidate Joe Biden, sidelined with mental competency concerns and sexual assault allegations, is helping her with her communication strategy and that she and Biden are cut from similar cloth. Biden has admitted to counseling Whitmer as she navigated through unconstitutional territories. Attorney General William Barr issued a statement:
I am directing each of our United States Attorneys to be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens.... the Constitution is not suspended..."
In May 2020, Whitmer directed a dangerous policy in ordering seniors, or anyone else, who test positive for COVID-19 to be transported to nursing homes that house healthy seniors, a measure criticized by even a Democrat state representative. A few days later, Republican state senator Peter J. Lucido sought an investigation into the matter. Whitmer's misguided directive came under heavy criticism when in May 2020, a 75-year-old nursing home resident, an Army veteran who had been illegally seized from his apartment by Whitmer goons and sent to the residence without his relatives being notified, was brutally beaten in a racist attack by 20-year-old Jaydon Hayden, a COVID-19 patient with mental health issues who had been sent to the same nursing home and has since been arrested and charged for the crime.
On May 22, 2020, Whitmer arbitrarily extended the statewide stay-at-home order from May 28 to June 12.
Cronyism at the expense of public health
Whitmer awarded a contract for contact tracing in Michigan to Every Action VAN, an arm of the Democratic data behemoth NGP VAN. The liberal firm works with all of the major Democratic campaign committees and hundreds of labor unions across the country. The move has sparked concern that Whitmer was using the CCP pandemic to strengthen the Democratic Party’s data operation, potentially at the expense of public health.
NGP VAN is run by Stuart Trevelyan, who worked in the Clinton White House and who is reportedly helping presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s campaign.
Whitmer’s own 2019 campaign paid NGP VAN nearly $5,000 in 2019, according to state campaign finance records. Every Action’s other clients include the radical anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace, Planned Parenthood, and the left-wing National Women’s Law Center.
Whitmer also gave a contract to Great Lakes Community Engagement, which is run by Democrat consultant Michael Kolehouse. Kolehouse owns a firm that works to help elect far-left Democrats. Kolehouse said in a Facebook post:: “I hope [Trump] gets Coronavirus ASAP. Can someone do the country a favor and cough on that man.”
Disdain from Michiganders
Known as "Half-wit Whitmer" after a tweet by Donald Trump calling out the governor over her incompetence, a petition to recall the election of Whitmer and oust her from office had garnered over 326,000 signatures as of April 24, 2020. Michigan's Board of State Canvassers rejected it and a recall petition targeting Whitmer's attorney-general Dana Nessel in May 2020, justifying the rejection by claiming that the petitions contained "false statements", "inaccurate statements" and "spelling errors" without elaborating what those "errors" and "false/inaccurate statements" were.
After many Michiganders expressed their strong disdain for the governor over her mishandling of the pandemic and her despotic behavior, a protest known as Operation Gridlock organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition emerged on March 15, 2020 in Lansing to protest Whitmer's totalitarian policies, with thousands driving to the city to put a gridlock on the traffic and oppose the restrictive orders that have been enacted statewide. A grassroots crowd of 100,000 ordinary people marched on the capital with traffic backed up 10 miles.
After the large protest that took place, Whitmer called the protesters "irresponsible" and suggested furthering the stay-at-home order, the very policy among several orders that led to the protest she has contempt for, which also proved the protesters' point regarding her abuse of power and elitism. Whitmer said, "In World War II, there weren’t people lining up at the capitol to protest the fact that they had to drop everything they were doing and build planes or tanks, or to ration food;” Whitmer ignored the fact that during the World War II effort people were working and getting paid; but under her unilateral decrees people are forbidden from working and no-one is earning a living.
Whitmer has come under severe criticism for acting like a tyrannical monarch and illegally abusing her power, and for treating Michigan like her own personal fiefdom and its residents as little more than serfs. She is an elitist hypocrite who exempts herself from the edicts she imposes on the people of her state and expects them to follow without question and who claims to be against "anti-choice" legislation while having voted against a bill to reinforce punishments against those that coerce women to get an abortion.
Despite having called a twenty-cent gas tax increase “ridiculous” at the 2018 gubernatorial debate, Whitmer called for a forty-five-cent gas tax increase five months later as governor, claiming that it would fix roads in Michigan.
On September 27, 2018, Governor Whitmer tweeted, "I believe Dr. Ford" when Christine Blasey Ford made an unproven and unreliable sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. However, in 2020, Whitmer said that she "believed Joe Biden" and that “just because you’re a survivor doesn’t mean that every claim is equal" when Tara Reade made a far more severe and credible sexual assault allegation against 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Endorsed by progressive organizations such as Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, and the Human Rights Campaign, Whitmer is a leftist who opposes voter ID, school vouchers, and late-term abortion bans.
- State Senator Gretchen Whitmer at the Right To Work Protest at the Capitol in Lansing
- UNEDITED UNION ASSAULT FOOTAGE! (Warning: Video is NOT for kids, as it contains recorded footage of repetitive expletive usage, assault, and mob violence)
- Axios on HBO: Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Promo) | HBO
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- Who's to blame for the Flint water crisis? - PolitiFact
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- EXCLUSIVE — Former Congressman: Gretchen Whitmer REJECTED My Offer of Facemasks
- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declares abortion a 'life-sustaining' service
- Michigan Dem Lawmaker Sounds Off on Whitmer's Nursing Home Order
- Michigan Sen. Peter Lucido seeks investigation into placing COVID-19 patients at nursing homes
- MI Gov Whitmer Has Some Explaining To Do: 20-Yr-Old Black Man With “Mental Issues” Who Brutally Beat 77-Yr-Old Veteran In Nursing Home, Was Moved To Nursing Facility After COVID Diagnosis
- Turning nursing homes into extermination sites: the Gretchen factor at the American Thinker
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- Petition To Recall Michigan’s Radical Governor Gets Over 327K Signatures…Whitmer’s Legal Counsel Delays Petition Hearing Due To “Notification Error”
- Michigan panel rejects petitions to recall Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel
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- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says protests can lead to extension of stay-at-home orders
- Michigan Republicans introduce legislation that would limit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency authority
- Whitmer Shoves Hypocrisy in Michiganders’ Faces
- Gretchen Whitmer on Abortion
- SB 1156 - Prohibits Actions that Coerce a Woman to Get an Abortion - Michigan Key Vote
- Whitmer takes flak for calling 20-cent gas tax hike ‘ridiculous’
- 7 questions about Gretchen Whitmer's Michigan gas tax increase
- CONFIRMED: Governor Whitmer Begs Michiganders Not to Travel to their Summer Home — Then Her Cars Are Seen Parked Outside of HER SUMMER HOME!
- Endorsements - Gretchen Whitmer
- Gretchen Whitmer on the Issues
- SB 776 - Late-Term/Partial-Birth Abortion Ban - Michigan Key Vote