Well, well, well, it seems that some Michigan Republicans are starting to distance themselves from the great and powerful Donald Trump. As a lifelong Michiganian (not Michigander), I can’t say I’m surprised. These GOP folks may pretend to be Trump’s biggest fans on social media, but behind closed doors, they’re dissing him faster than The Donald can tweet at 3am.
Are Michigan Republicans Hedging Their Support of a Second Trump Term? https://t.co/K3A4N0h84g
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Now, Michigan is a blue state, folks. Let’s not kid ourselves. The Republicans here are a little more left-leaning than in other states. It’s been that way ever since we elected Jennifer Granholm back in 2002. And don’t get me started on Governor Whitmer – she’s just continuing the trend. Michigan hasn’t elected a Republican senator since 1994, for goodness sake! It’s been 30 years of Democratic dominance, and it ain’t changing anytime soon.
So when I read this article about Michigan GOP officials keeping their distance from Trump, I wasn’t surprised one bit. Apparently, only a handful of our elected Republicans have publicly endorsed Trump for a second term, and that says a lot. They’re worried about the hot-button issue of Trump’s controversial tactics and his obsession with his 2020 loss. Can you blame them? They’re just trying to save their own political bacon.
But let me tell you, dear reader, the real problem here is not these wishy-washy Republicans. It’s the fact that Michigan is losing population. We’re bleeding folks left and right, and those who stick around tend to lean Democrat. It’s a sad state of affairs, really. And don’t give me that argument about how Republicans just need to get out the vote. I’ve been hearing that for 30 years, and it ain’t happening.
Now, I don’t doubt that the grassroots energy in Michigan is firmly behind Trump. He’s got a loyal following, no doubt about it. But let’s be realistic. If Trump were to win the GOP nomination in 2024, he would lose in the general election here. The Michigan GOP knows that. That’s why they’re keeping their mouths shut and waiting to see who the nominee will be. They’re all about self-preservation, my friends.
So, let’s not get our hopes up that Michigan Republicans will be jumping on the Trump train anytime soon. They’re just trying to save their own skins and stay in power. And hey, who can blame them? Politics is a tough game, and sometimes you have to play your cards right to come out on top. But mark my words, Trump may have the grassroots support, but he won’t win in Michigan. It’s as blue as the Great Lakes themselves.
As always, folks, stay tuned for more of my conservative musings and rants. I’m Duke, and this is RedState – where we tell it like it is, with a little bit of attitude.