The Stunning Arrogance and Ignorance of Rick Snyder

While children and teachers in Detroit are forced to attend schools where black mold and mushrooms grow, and windows need to be propped open in the winter because the boilers can’t be regulated, Gov. Snyder enjoys his recently renovated $2 million condo in swanky downtown Ann Arbor.


While nearly 9000 children in Flint must undergo mandatory blood tests that will likely reveal permanent brain damage caused by lead leached from water pipes, Gov. Snyder enjoys a daily chauffeured limousine ride to Lansing every day, eschewing his taxpayer-provided and maintained mansion in Lansing.


While Flint’s 100,000 citizens must rely on bottled water and try to avoid ingesting any tap water while they bathe or brush their teeth, Gov. Snyder deflects responsibility for his incompetence by blaming civil servants who were following his orders.


While Michigan’s citizens watch the national media mock our state for man-made disasters and epic displays of governmental mismanagement, Gov. Snyder hires a PR firm to spin his negative press clippings.


Mr. Snyder—if you have a shred of decency remaining, and care about this state, do the right thing: resign. Now. Spare us all the indignity of you pretending to “fix” the problems you have created through a pathetic blend of arrogance and ignorance.


Please, just go away.

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Jackie B (Sunday, 24 January 2016 23:34)

    I am so ashamed that I voted for the Nerd, I am one of the 100,000 that now have to pay for contaminated water to come into our homes. Flint has the highest water rates in the State, maybe even the nation. Now our property values are worth ZERO because the Nerd wanted to save money. His Emergency Manager, the EPA and the Nerd knew what would happen! They were told, but decided not to listen, then they joke about poisoning the people of Flint?! He needs to not only resign, he needs prison time!

  • #2

    Frank Brichetto (Sunday, 24 January 2016 23:37)

    do it now, before you end up like your gubernatorial colleague, Rod Blagojevich.

  • #3

    E.Spearman (Monday, 25 January 2016 03:42)

    It's sad and unfortunate that the black and poor are so hated that Snyder felt living and learning in these catastrophic conditions was alright. I pray the youth in his family see him for the horrible soulless individual he is. You can't really say sorry for such an intentional harmful act. May Snyder and L.Brooks Patterson have coffee together made with Flint tap water.

  • #4

    Tamie (Monday, 25 January 2016 12:52)

    Why isn't he being charged with murder?

  • #5

    Rick Stone (Monday, 25 January 2016 13:04)

    While Michigan voters reject Snyder's ridiculous proposals to "solve" Michigan's problems, Snyder & his cronies find ways to bypass the will of the people and enact those same proposals.

  • #6

    Anonymous anonymous (Monday, 25 January 2016 17:44)

    He's a republican what do you expect? He's a selfish bastard

  • #7

    Elena Herrada (Monday, 25 January 2016 19:37)

    Governor Snyder belongs in prison, but the next one can do the same if the structural issues that allow banks to steal our public trust. The system is rotten with corruption.