The Iron Ding-Bat is having a bit of a winning steak at the moment.
True, she did lose on her efforts to close Carl the Barber permanently. But she did get the opening day of the recall drive pushed back forty days, (there is a limited window of time with which you may gather petition signatures for this purpose in Michigan. Consequently there has to be a fixed opening and closing day). Although, I find it intriguing that she made the effort, (her internal polling must be terrifying).
The other win, she just had yesterday. There was a petition drive to get a ballot initiative that would strip her of her emergency powers. That one fell short of the signatures needed to get it on the ballot.
And it failed because it was being run by former Tea Partiers.
The Tea Party was a mass political movement that had all the political impact of a litter of kittens mewing in a box. Which is to say, NONE. They were and are too fundamentally nice, and too civilized. They seem to be under the impression that the Culture War can still be won if they push hard enough with facts, logic, and picking up after themselves. Nevermind that those tactics would never work on an opponent that has rejected those things in favor of believing really hard in their own fantasies and having someone else pick up their shit. The more salient fact is that WE FUCKING LOST THE CULTURE WAR!!!
If you are at all curious as to why the ballot initiative failed it is because of the medium that its proponents chose to use to organize it.
I bet some of you already guessed which medium they used and are now groaning.
You guessed it right.
They used Facebook.
Facebook noticed that someone was trying to use their product to damage a Democrat governor and sure as the last three Star Wars movies were shit, they buried it.
The Tea Party is still dumb.
Okay, I’m done here.