Sweet Jesus, Snyder must still be high off the fumes of sizzlin’ lame duck.
You probably know that Schostak is out campaigning for re-election as Chair of the Michigan GOP. There was some speculation as to whether he could hang on, but things are looking up for him now:
From: Governor Rick Snyder
Date: Sat, Jan 12, 2013
Subject: Bobby Schostak for MRP Chair
Dear Republican –
A little over two years ago, you and I were part of a movement that led to the transformation of our state. Michigan had record unemployment, our young people were fleeing our borders for opportunity, and our state finances were a mess.
I ran a positive campaign in 2010 that rejected our position at the bottom of the economic food chain. I called it Michigan 3.0: the Era of Innovation. But it was never about me. It was about we. This was about building an environment of success around our people and putting us on a path to economic recovery so that our children and grandchildren could make a life here.
You, the grassroots base of our party, worked hard, knocked doors, made phone calls, texted friends, sent emails, made donations, and did what it took to change the direction of our state. The voters liked what we had to say and elected a Republican Governor and a Republican legislature. You were an important part of that success.
More of this crap over the jump
Once we took office we immediately made some tough decisions in order to begin to put Michigan on a path to recovery. Some of those decisions weren’t popular, but they were necessary for economic recovery to take hold. Consider some of what we accomplished together:
- Balanced budget, delivered in record time with no accounting gimmicks
- Reduced debt by billions
- Abolished the job-killing Michigan Business Tax
- Added meaningful educational reforms
- Regulatory reform, eliminated ten regulations for every new one passed
These accomplishments are producing real results. We now have one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, the private sector is creating jobs again, and our population is growing for the first time in 8 years.
We need a strong Republican Party in order to continue this success. We had some challenges nationally in 2012 but we can be proud of the results at the state level. The Republican State House was re-elected to join a Republican State Senate and my administration, a rule of law Supreme Court was returned, we held the congressional delegation and special interest attempts to amend the constitution were defeated. This was a team effort. Thank you for all you have done.
I am writing you today to ask you to join me in supporting Bobby Schostak for re-election as our Party Chairman. Bobby has built a strong team and supported it with the resources necessary to get our message out. We need his leadership to continue.
I will be taking a more active role in helping our party achieve success in 2014, as I did in 2010. We will lead the country in technology and outreach, run a positive campaign based on our successes and vision, and come fall, we will win.
We can do great things, together. Remember what we achieved in just the first two years. Just imagine what we can achieve in the next six.
I hope you will join me in supporting Bobby Schostak for re-election as we work towards making those dreams reality.
Governor Rick Snyder
Oddly, there’s no mention of Snyder’s special law that dumped $2.4 million into the pocket of David Schostak, Bobby’s brother and business partner. Seems strange, doesn’t it? That was quite an accomplishment.
Anyway, if you’re one of those folks still wondering what Snyder’s “hint at a second term” might really mean, and you were too stupid to pick up on the whole 10 year plan when he first mentioned it over a year ago, then this part of the email is for you:
Remember what we achieved in just the first two years. Just imagine what we can achieve in the next six.
Which is politic for, “Hey Michigan if you want to cry, I’ll give you something to cry about!!” Oh, and yeah, he’s going to run again.
Now I don’t personally care who chairs @MIGOP or how many ethnic vice chairs they have (hint: one, and her husband sells hot dogs). But I didn’t want to miss the chance to point out yet one more turn of the Snyder, as he reveals himself to be the creepy sick-ass political animal that he never wanted you to see.