Monday, March 7, 2016

Out Of Touch: Detroit News Editorial Board Says Horrendous Prop 1 Is Great But Trump Is A "Fraud"

By Brandon Hall

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The Detroit News editorial board evidently LOVES Prop 1, the biggest tax increase in modern Michigan history, yet they attack Donald Trump for being a "fake Republican."

You can't make this stuff up...

"Trump is neither a Republican nor a conservative," they write. "And we share as well the frustration with the national political dysfunction. We get why Americans tired of small vision political leaders would rally to a candidate who talks about making the country great and rich again.

But Donald Trump is not the one who will make it happen. He is, quite simply, a fraud. And he can’t win the presidency. His negatives are too high.If nothing else, Michigan Republicans should think about this when they go to the polls: A vote for Donald Trump Tuesday is a vote for Hillary Clinton in November."

This is the same group who helped cheer lead the largest tax hike in decades:

"If Prop 1 fails on Tuesday, Michigan residents can expect a renewal of the futile quarreling over how to fix the roads by a cowardly Legislature that lacks the political will to make difficult choices.

That's the reason the measure is on the ballot. If lawmakers could have got the job done, this proposal would not have been necessary.

Prop 1 is the only guarantee that road work will be fully funded and will get underway immediately. Given the shocking condition of Michigan's highways, this measure merits a yes vote."

And they attack Trump? As a fake Republican and Conservative? Talk about out of touch! And some wonder why Trump is so popular...
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

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