(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- Democratic Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, is not backing down in the face of huge protests. The controversial governor is responsible for some of the strictest lockdown measures taken in the country, banning supermarkets from selling products that she deems non-essential, shutting down churches, but allowing marijuana stores and abortion clinics to remain open.
After protests continued in the state, Whitmer shocked residents by comparing opposition to her overreach to the attitudes of Americans during World War II.
“In World War II, there weren’t people lining up at the Capitol to protest the fact that they had to drop everything they were doing, and build planes, or tanks, or to ration food,” she said. “They rolled up their sleeves, and they go to work.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “In World War II, there weren’t people lining up at the capitol to protest the fact that they had to drop everything they were doing and build planes or tanks, or to ration food.” pic.twitter.com/1Y6MaRrjUq
— The Hill (@thehill) April 21, 2020
Did she think this comparison would help? Or that people would respond well to this?
Her comments drew a huge amount of criticism not just from conservatives, as you might expect, but from residents of Michigan who are suffering as a result of her unnecessarily heavy-handed restrictions.
The Daily Wire compiled some of the harshest criticisms, and they’re telling. Conservative writer Kurt Schlichter said, “In World War II Michigan didn’t have a dizzy fascist as the governor.”
In World War II Michigan didn’t have a dizzy fascist as the governor https://t.co/5za5tdYRsU
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 21, 2020
Commentator John Hawkins also explained that, in the Second World War, Americans were fighting against people that wanted to “destroy their livelihoods, take their freedom and keep them imprisoned.”
The conservative outlet also featured a tweet from one person who simply said, “Go f*ck yourself, Gretch. They had jobs and could buy seeds.”
Go fuck yourself, Gretch. They had jobs and could buy seeds. https://t.co/ASup2vMWmg
— Rev. Ducati💬 (@Reverend_Ducati) April 21, 2020
The comment references the fact that Whitmer banned the sale of seeds and gardening equipment in supermarkets, effectively banning residents from working in their own gardens during the pandemic.
To understand just how extensive Whitmer’s overreach has been, Michigan has banned motor boating, golf, and even landscaping services. That means people who work in these industries, where they barely come into contact with other people, are out of work. People are also banned from traveling between different houses, meaning they cannot visit their second homes even if they don’t come into contact with someone else. Long-distance driving is also banned.
Will Whitmer keep digging herself a hole, or will this huge backlash make her rethink?
She is a Democrat, so perhaps we know the answer to that one…