The UAW’s Smoking Gun

July 17, 2008

It turns out that all the suspicions about Reform Michigan Government Now’s stealth plan to “reverse pack” the courts to benefit the state Democrat Party have now been shown to be right on target.

The smoking gun is a PowerPoint injudiciously posted on one of the UAW’s regional member websites and discovered by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which has now posted the revelatory document on its website. The UAW PowerPoint makes no bones about the purpose of the measure, boldly titling it: “Government Reform Proposal: Changing the rules of politics in Michigan to help Democrats.” The emphasis is their own.

The Associated Press and Detroit Free Press ran with the news this afternoon.

The UAW’s PowerPoint lays out “the problem,” which is that “Democrats in Michigan have not controlled the entire State Legislature in 25 years,” and the Democrats “Must control Governor, Senate, House and Supreme Court” next time redistricting is to occur.

“The Problem,” as slides 7 and 8 spell out, is that there is no way that Democrats can achieve this result fairly through the democratic electoral process. As the slides say, it is “a very long shot proposition.” Nor, as the UAW concedes, will redistricting reform by itself be approved by the voters.

The only hope then is to “change the rules,” and do it by stealth, because if the people of Michigan knew how flagrantly anti-democratic the Democrat Party in Michigan was, they might cast the bums out into the political wilderness for another 25 years.

The Mackinac Center calls the Democrat maneuver a “a crassly partisan and breathtakingly cynical political maneuver.”

I agree. It’s time for Governor Granholm to demand the Michigan Democrat party fire Mark Brewer as chairman. This unethical and corrupt ballot proposal scheme is beyond the pale. If she fails to act then she risks tying her legacy forever to that of her chairman: two partisans who attempted to hijack the Michigan constitution and Michigan government for partisan gain.

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