There are times when politicians think what they’re saying will resonate when, in fact, their words are damaging to the point they’re trying to make. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been digging her own political grave since the coronavirus crisis started, but she put the digging into overdrive by using the uncanny “it’s snowing anyway” defense.
Michigan has arguably the most draconian response of any state in the nation when it comes to fighting the coronavirus. The state is third in coronavirus-attributed deaths behind New York and New Jersey and fourth in confirmed cases. But Whitmer’s moves to completely lock down her state have rankled many of her constituents. This clip from an interview today won’t help.
Are you serious? You have placed us under house arrest in Michigan for snow @GovWhitmer ? I thought you were just your garden variety Soros lacky, but now you are proving to be an idiot! https://t.co/SIVwPRB9X9
— Mark Young (@MarkYoungTruth) April 15, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: My draconian lockdowns are totally fine because it’s SNOWING.
This is not satire. This is real.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 15, 2020
Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is turning Michigan into a police state.
Her latest defense for her draconian measures?
From delayed-aid requests to VP auditioning, her handling of this crisis has been a complete disaster. pic.twitter.com/yK8kEuUWxx
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 15, 2020
The odd justification for her stay-at-home order has prompted ridicule on social media, but that hasn’t stopped her from doubling down on her authoritarianism. But patriots across the state have defied the order and gone to the capital to protest. Many who didn’t attend today’s protest told NOQ Report they’ll be attending the digital Saving America Conference on Saturday.
“Operation Gridlock” has drawn thousands to surround the capital building and protest in the streets. Despite being viral across social media, the hashtag has not trended. It has clearly been manually removed from trending in an effort to downplay the success of this grassroots movement. Still, there is plenty to see on Twitter and some media outlets are covering it:
"They're sending a message to Gretchen Whitmer that they don't agree with her stay at home order, it goes too far, it takes away their rights."
"You can't buy paint, you can't buy grass seed, I mean, c'mon." pic.twitter.com/ngqsOyUZnU
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) April 15, 2020
Massive convoy heading from Lowell to Lansing for #operationgridlock. Group is protesting @GovWhitmer extending stay-at-home order through end of April. Saying it violates their rights @wzzm13 pic.twitter.com/Jfc4u9odf2
— Noah Fromson (@NoahFromson) April 15, 2020
Thousands of people from all over Michigan are converging on our state Capitol today to protest the governor’s restrictive “Stay Home” order and get their voices, and car horns, heard. #OperationGridlock pic.twitter.com/bgjH4wKCUQ
— MI House Republicans (@MI_Republicans) April 15, 2020
For as far as the eye can see! Patriots from all over Michigan and other states here in solidarity pic.twitter.com/anbLku2hpz
— Detmer for Congress 2020 (@DetmerMike) April 15, 2020
Time to get your freedom back. https://t.co/gGbrMgrJcs
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 15, 2020
A convoy of motorists protested Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's pandemic directive, calling on state leaders to allow small businesses to reopen.
Dubbed "Operation Gridlock," the demonstration jammed the streets around the capitol. https://t.co/5qef4M6K1e pic.twitter.com/zbpvG4OWns
— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2020
Thousands of people packed the roads in Michigan to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, one of the most restrictive in the country. https://t.co/jnyJeyPfK3
— PragerU (@prageru) April 15, 2020
The protest, organized by Michigan Conservative Coalition, was supposed to be big, but the massive show of force surprised even the organizers. People were instructed to stay in their vehicles and practice social distancing, but that wasn’t always the case. To make matters worse for Whitmer, news broke today that at least four sheriffs have declared they will not be enforcing her executive order.
Four Michigan sheriffs say they will not enforce @GovWhitmer’s orders https://t.co/gGqiwwf7ZG
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) April 15, 2020
BREAKING: Four Michigan sheriffs refuse to enforce Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order.
Read more: @dcexaminer https://t.co/v7B8C1B6dD
— Spencer Neale (@Spencer_Neale) April 15, 2020
Events like Operation Gridlock will be necessary going forward as we fight the rising authoritarianism pushed forth by progressive politicians. Civil disobedience is an important tool when defending the Constitution. Kudos to patriots who are fighting the good fight.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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