Michigan Republican Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land Declares Federal “War Generals” Incompetent. The Targeted Enemy Being Michigan.
[Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn] Land, a Byron Center Republican, had defended presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s anti-bailout position two years ago and noted that GM had become known as “Government Motors.” She declined to revisit the topic Wednesday during a brief exchange with reporters, which she cut short following the forum.
“I’ve always supported auto workers,” Land said. “Detroit put Michigan on wheels. They’re the backbone of our economy here in Michigan. It’s great that the autos are doing well. I support the autos, and what I want to do is go down to Washington D.C. and make sure we have a competitive environment here in Michigan and that you don’t over-regulate, you don’t overtax and you don’t over-burden Michigan families.” …
Land used the forum to tout her credentials as a former Kent County Clerk and Michigan Secretary of State while suggesting that “the federal government has declared economic war on Michigan.”
— Terri Lynn Land dodges auto bailout question, clarifies call for ‘free’ Internet after Senate forum, Jonathan Oosting, MLive.com, yesterday
Uh-huh. I mean, if you’re conducting a war, you really shouldn’t deliberately give the enemy the ammunition it needs to regroup and fight back. Michigan’s economy was down for the count in 2008-09, when suddenly the federal government’s economic war generals handed the enemy, Michigan, the only lifeline anywhere in sight. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!
These generals should be court-martialed for treason. Or at least for gross incompetence.
Count me among the (apparently) very few politics watchers who think these Republican Senate candidates will not make it to November spouting utter gibberish and disconnected cliches, and win.