Courtesy of WaPo:
If all roads in Michigan lead to the state capitol, conservative protesters on Wednesday made sure they were closed.
For miles, thousands of drivers clogged the streets to demand Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ease restrictions and allow them to go back to work. They drowned downtown Lansing, Mich., in a cacophony of honking. They blared patriotic songs from car radios, waving all sorts of flags from the windows — President Trump flags, American flags and the occasional Confederate flag.
But in the massive demonstration against Whitmer’s stay-at-home executive order — which they have argued is excessive and beyond her authority — the pleas from organizers that protesters to stay in their vehicles went unheeded. Many got out of their cars and crashed the front lawn of the capitol building, with some chanting, “Lock her up!” and “We will not comply!”
“Do you think [Whitmer] is listening?” Breitbart News reporter Kyle Olson asked one of the organizers, Meshawn Maddock, a leader of the Michigan Conservative Coalition, on Facebook Live.
“Oh my God, how could she not be listening to this?” Maddock responded, adding, “There’s no reason why right now today she couldn’t come out and say, ‘Michigan, I hear you, and it’s time to get workers back to working.’ ”
The governor had heard plenty. She responded to the demonstration during her Wednesday news conference, saying she was “disappointed” in the mostly mask-less protesters outside and those in cars who affected bus service and even blocked an ambulance (which the organizers denied).
Whitmer said the protesters might have just made the situation worse in a state already dealing with more than 28,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the third-worst in the nation. The protest, called “Operation Gridlock,” “endangered people’s lives,” she said.
“We know that this demonstration is going to come at a cost to people’s health,” Whitmer said. “We know that when people gather that way without masks … that’s how covid-19 spreads. And so the sad irony here is that the protest was that they don’t like being in this stay-at-home order, and they may have just created a need to lengthen it, which is something we’re trying to avoid at all costs.”
Can you believe they are still chanting “Lock her up?”
That is because they have been programmed from watching Trump for three years to respond in this way.
I mean get a load of this shit:
Some images from the protest so far pic.twitter.com/oNn4HA7mNt
— Mikenzie Frost (@MikenzieFrost) April 15, 2020
That is a mass of vehicles jammed packed with the dumbest people in that state.
If the ground had opened up and swallowed those cars the average Michigan IQ would likely have risen by almost ten points.