Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Shri Thanedar Isn't Progressive

By       Message Ashu M. G. Solo       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 3482
- Advertisement -

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar wants to be something, not do something. He's interested in advancing his resume, not public policy. He cares about himself, not the people.

Thanedar appeared to think that "Governor Thanedar" had a nice ring to it, so he decided to blow much of his fortune on getting elected without caring about which party he did it in according to political consultants he talked to, without any experience in public office or as an activist, and without caring about or having a good understanding of the issues. Thanedar chose to run as a Democrat after previously donating money to campaigns of conservative Republicans like former governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and former senator Jim Talent (R-MO).

The office of governor isn't an entry-level position. Why wouldn't Thanedar run for the state legislature? Does he think he's too good to be a state representative or state senator? If Thanedar cares about progressive issues, why didn't he advocate for them as an activist before his gubernatorial campaign? Thanedar's experience in chemistry and business can't substitute for experience in politics and public policy.

Without experience in elective office or activism, Thanedar can only be judged by his business record and campaign conduct. After Thanedar's first chemical-testing company went bankrupt, he tried to stop animal shelters from adopting monkeys and beagles that chemicals were tested on. He wouldn't report spiked drugs to the Food and Drug Administration. Thanedar didn't even have the decency to condemn state Senator Patrick Colbeck (R-MI) who falsely claimed that one of Thanedar's opponents has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which supports Sharia law.

- Advertisement -

Thanedar claims to be a progressive. Is all of this supposed to be progressive? The problem with electing someone who isn't what he claims is his heart won't be in the fight, so he'll discard his campaign positions when politically expedient to do so. Thanedar doesn't have the ethical values, knowledge, experience, or progressive values to be the governor of Michigan.

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Ashu M. G. Solo is an interdisciplinary researcher and developer, electrical engineer, computer engineer, intelligent systems engineer, political and public policy engineer, mathematician, public policy analyst, political writer, former (more...)
 

Ashu M. G. Solo Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

George W. Bush, Chickenhawk in Chief

Shri Thanedar Isn't Progressive

Cheney the Chickenhawk

Defining "Rich"

Questioning State-Sanctioned Murder

Eight Kinds of Conservatives