September 7, 2012, - 6:02 pm

Jennifer Granholm: Michigan’s Own Crazy Jenny From the Block

By Debbie Schlussel

Jennifer Granholm, the special brand of crazy that graced last night’s Democratic National Convention, isn’t exactly news to those of us in Michigan forced to live under her for eight years of misery. She was the worst Governor in contemporary Michigan history, overseeing record numbers of lost jobs, closed factories, and people moving out of Michigan in droves. It’s a microcosm of what Barack Obama did to America. We’re used to her hyena-esque rants. She repeatedly pulled that crap at Detroit Red Wing and Pistons victory parades . . . and was booed and laughed off the stage. She was also laughed out of Michigan, after she told us, “in five years, you’ll be blown away!” But the only thing blown away was any hope Michigan had of an economic recovery.

Here’s the Jenny From the Block Granholm we suffered in Michigan:

When Jennifer Granholm ran for Governor in 2002, she ran comical commercials about being an immigrant who worked her way through school. Nope, she wasn’t a Vietnamese boat person struggling to survive and then make ends meet in America. She was the Canadian-born daughter of a wealthy bank president. And her reign over Michigan’s destruction was just as dishonest and fraudulent.

Our recession began under Granholm in 2003, much earlier than in the rest of the country. We went from 6.8% unemployment to 15% unemployment. And Granholm responded with the silliest, kookiest, Kardashian-like measures. She threw tax money at something she called the “Cool Cities Initiative,” giving gay-dominated and supposedly hip cities money to retain their “coolness” and attract young college grads from around the country. The money went poof, and few new grads came here. She then forced Michigan’s small business owners and taxpayers to finance a 42% Michigan film tax credit and tax-free status to Hollywood films and TV shows produced here. People like Drew Barrymore came here for a few weeks, then took the money with them back to Hollywood, and laughed all the way to the bank. Several of the movies were semi-porn, and most went straight to video or to nowhere at all.

And during all this time, there was a reason Michigan needed the auto bailout: it had a Governor–the Governatrix Gran-HO, as I called her on my then CBS Radio show in Detroit–who did nothing to help the auto industry remain solvent. Instead, she spent like there was no tomorrow, made Michigan an inhospitable place for business, and was a union chick, bolstering unions and making it impossible for jobs to remain in Michigan. And she hired Ismael Ahmed, an anti-Israel, pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS cretin whose Arab Muslim welfare organization committed gazillions in Medicaid fraud for pregnant Muslim aliens seeking for you to pay for their birthright citizenship tourism, to run Michigan’s largest agency: the one charged with administering Medicaid. More waste there. A Michigan Arab American Commission meeting I attended featured her administration’s chief job recruiter, bragging that 20% of all hires and appointees in the state were Arabs and/or Muslims and they aimed to bring that number up to a third of all hires and appointees (Arabs and Muslims are 1.5% of Michigan’s population, at the most).

And while Granholm was busy ruining Michigan, her chief advisor and guru–effeminate hubby Dan Granholm Mulhern (he changed his middle name to her last name to reflect who really wears the pants in the family)–a former candidate for the priesthood, AIDS awareness fundraiser, and positivity consultant–was busy putting on programs for Mr. Moms and men who assume the bra-and-panties-wearing positions in their marriages. It was comical, but I had fun with it on my radio show. Most everyone with a pulse and a working brain believes he’s gay. I especially had fun with the Governatrix and her lesbian chief of staff decrying having to wear skirts to Inaugural events. We can’t have masculine alpha she-males wearing skirts. It’s an insult to their testicles.

Jennifer Granholm’s biggest achievement in life is that she fooled Michigan voters repeatedly, but she was helped by Republicans who gave us lame, faux-conservative, Romney-esque candidates as alternatives. Her second biggest achievement was her removal of several facial moles she pretended she was proud of. After telling girls they should accept their physical flaws, she hypocritically didn’t accept hers. After all, she had a show to host on Al Gore’s TV station, once she high-tailed it out of the Michigan she destroyed with big government, higher taxes, massive, silly spending, and a lot of needless regulations, all coupled with unfettered liberalism both fiscally and socially.

So, given all of this, is it really a surprise that Jennifer Granholm, horrible Governor, far-left fanatic from Berkeley, and crackpot Current TV host, had a Howard Dean style screech-fest and freak-out session at last night’s Democratic Convention?

Nope. Those of us in Michigan were forced to live it for eight years. And we’re now glad to be rid of her, even if it means foisting the nutjob-ette on others.

This is, after all, a woman who wanted to become a famous actress in Hollywood (but Hollywood didn’t want her) and became a contestant on “The Dating Game.” The same woman who put on a hoodie in solidarity with Trayvon Martin in a cheap publicity stunt to get attention for her crappy show, which only two vegan cat ladies in Seattle are watching.

Now, she’s getting the fame she always sought, and the world is seeing her and the screechy unhinged creature we always knew she was.

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23 Responses

Here’s a question for Jenny Granmole. What happened to the money you took from the state employee’s pension fund? And, how did that sale of Standish prison work out?

RT on September 8, 2012 at 6:18 am

Debbie – You forgot to mention the Michigan Business Tax, which was worse than the SBT and how the state government shut down under her administration. By far the worst governor EVER.

RW: I didn’t forget to mention the MBT. I didn’t mention it because the MBT was the creation of the Republicans and they were behind it bigtime, which is how it came to Granholm to sign into law. One of its biggest supporters was the fraud Republican State Senator Nancy Cassis. DS

Road Warrior on September 8, 2012 at 6:52 am

I asw this women several times on television, and was singularly unimpressed. She is vapid and obscene. Granholm’s performance was like watcning Paris Hilton go through a midlife crisis. It was that inane.

Worry on September 8, 2012 at 8:17 am

Heavens to Betsy – Harvard Law School’s rep has lost so much of its luster that the only thing left underneath it all is scorched metal. Between fake Injun Elizabeth Warren, Jennifer Granholm (whose bizarre performance speaks for itself), and Barack Obama, that place looks more like a diversity club for the incompetent than a law school. It seems that if your race or gender fits their agenda, the only other qualification to get in is a pulse.

Does anyone remember Obama’s, er, INTERESTING comments about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare deliberations a few months back? Fox News harped on the supposed effort to “intimidate” the court, but the bigger story should have been the fact (made patently obvious by his comment) that this Harvard-trained law professor DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT JUDICIAL REVIEW WAS. How much scorn would be heaped on a Christine O’Donnell – who never even attended law school – if she had made the same error? I’m pretty sure that they teach Marbury v. Madison in MIDDLE SCHOOL.

And Granholm – LOL. Like I said earlier, anyone watching that speech without background info would surely conclude that the woman was either mentally retarded, or making fun of people so afflicted. Harvard indeed.

Statusmonkey on September 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

Obama just gets people excited,ask Chris Matthews about it.

john on September 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

And am I to feel something for Michigan? Maybe a little pity—as in the larger nation, if as appears, to have elected decent people, there just aren’t sufficient numbers of decent people. There is a line in the OT, which reads:

“The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.”.

I wonder, can we fairly assume then, at least some substance to the old bromide: “They get the government which they deserve.”?

PhillipGaley on September 8, 2012 at 10:16 am


    How about the states in the Bible belt and out west whose people unfailingly vote against Democrat candidates year after year? Do THEY deserve the government they get? In any sane system, the feds would ONLY be able to do the things necessary for national survival that were beyond the powers of the individual states. Local elections would be all-important.

    Secession didn’t work out so well last time, but perhaps leftists – if they’re really serious when they make that bogus claim about “producer” blue states and “taker” red states – might be persuaded to “expel” the so-called “moocher states” from the Union?

    Oh no, oh Lord, not that. Don’t throw me into that briar patch. Please no, *anything* but that.

    Statusmonkey on September 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Nationalize GM, screw the taxpayer for $35 Billion and claim it a win.

ender on September 8, 2012 at 10:44 am

LOLOL! Check out her fey, effeminate “Husband”. Gotta love broads like this who wanna be Lesbo so badly but opt for the Nancy Boy “man”. Yikes! I’d rather go full lezzer!

I am sick of Nellie Men. Y’all better man up soon. It’s getting pathetic.

And seriously, there is nothing more of a turn off than a weak man. We don’t mind gay men being like that (and most are NOT!!!!) but there is no tolerance if you are “straight” and more feminine than females. Yuck!

Skunky on September 8, 2012 at 11:35 am


    Didn’t Schlussel already make all of those points? There must be an echo in here or something.

    Oh wait, I keep forgetting, you aren’t reading this, lol!

    Statusmonkey on September 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

if you want to see a more cluless ass than jennifer grantheaft look at R.I.our govenor is called the missing link and he is dumber than a box of rocks.we are one of the most corrupt states in the union because we are run by commie unions and commiecrats.

BRUCE on September 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I thought Granholm was chilling. It made me realize once again how close we are to mob rule. The crazed people yelling and screaming while she was one step away from being insane are actually running this country.

We saw the threat of mob rule in Madison, and it is always present in the background as a deterrent to anyone trying to set this country right.

Little Al on September 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

If you check the Michigan tax bills signed (all of them raising taxes, never lowering them) – many were all signed by Graholm on December 31 (she obviously had nothing to do on New Years Eve) when voters were preoccupied by other things.

Repeat on September 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I liked Granholm’s speech. She was just playing her role as a cheerleader. All that were missing were the pom poms.

There were many things said by her and the Democrats about the rescue of the Big 3 that simply aren’t true. For example, the claim that the Republicans were willing to let the Big 3 go bankrupt ignores the FACT that there was no way that GM and Chrysler could be salvaged without bankruptcy… which the Democrats did as part of their bailout. They don’t like to mention that.

Granholm said she “looked everywhere for help”. Indeed! She looked to the UAW for concessions but it took BANKRUPTCY to gain those concessions; bankruptcy that was required by the O’Bama Administration to reorganize GM and Chrysler. Above all, it was bankruptcy that was required to force concessions from the UAW to get their costs in line with other American auto-makers with foreign ownership (Toyota, Honda, VW etc.)

But there was also some anger in Granholm’s speech and rightly so. She got NO help from the Bush Administration. I can understand her frustration with that.

She was deliberately deceitful about her claim that Mitt Romney grew up “worlds away” from the auto plants.

I don’t place too much value in these speeches for their content. That being said, I thought Jen Granholm did a nice job of cheerleading and the response from the audience suggests that she was successful in that limited goal.

Too bad that’s the same audience that had such a hard time voting for Gd and Jerusalem. And let’s be clear: a good speech and a good speaker doesn’t necessarily translate into competent executive management in private and/or government enterprise.

It’s easy to criticize Granholm’s 8 years in office. My question is: What is she doing now?

I mean… the woman and her family needs an income. Don’t they? What’s she doing for a living these days? I’d be curious to know. I think that would tell us a lot more about Jennifer Granholm than any review of her DNC speech or record as Governor.


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

P.S. Posting during the rain delay of the Richmond NASCAR race.

There is NO Santa Claus on September 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Was she drunk when she gave this speech?

David on September 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Did anyone else notice that when they panned the crowd, everyone looked angry, sort of like a particular Twilight Zone episode when the people wearing angry masks? Also, the woman holding the Ford sign – ironically Ford was the only one of the big 3 to not get bailed out by the Fed Govt and has been very successful without them.

David on September 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

In addition to comments made above, I want to expand about her claim that Mitt Romney grew up “worlds away” from Detroit’s auto factories. This not true as Romney grew up in Detroit. The Chutzpah of this remark lies in the fact that simultaneously, Granholm was growing up in CANADA. Just thought I’d mention that one.

Last but not least, I want to extend my remarks about Granholm’s approach to the UAW. She DID try to gain concessions, but she was totally unpersuasive. It took BANKRUPTCY to gain those concessions; bankruptcy engineered by the O’Bama Administration. Union workers in Michigan got “the shaft” from the O’Bama Administration, but it’s only fair to acknowledge their share of responsibility.

Another union getting the shaft from the O’Bama Administration is also in denial: the UMW. The UMW, The United Mine Workers, is well aware of the O’Bama Administration’s war on coal. They are not endorsing him but know that the overwhelming number of their members will vote for him.

The IBEW is also hurting from O’Bama Administration policies toward coal citing a loss of 250,000 jobs. Still, they cannot bring themselves to actively endorse a Republican candidate.

I think this state of affairs is rather sad. Democrats should not be able to take union support for granted. This is double-so when their policies directly hurt union workers.

Once upon a time, someone explained to me why this is so but I have forgotten. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

There is NO Santa Claus on September 8, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Of course Snyder raised taxes too.

Little Al on September 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

Just proves that Democrat women shouldn’t hold high office. Republican women, by and large, seem a saner and brighter lot not in love with BIG government.

JeffT on September 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The whole damn convention was one giant group therapy session…Granholm was par for the rancid course.

Larry Durham on September 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Just another raving leftist lunatic who squeezed her douchebag too hard and brainwashed herself….

IceNoMore on September 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Jennifer Grandholm was and still is WONDERFUL! And being born and raised in Michigan…I thought she was GREAT! And Love her show War Room….and all of this rhetoric is crazy because it is coming from Conservatives and the real ones to blame are the Republicans! No question about it…put blame where it belongs…and all those working for the auto companies better get on the ground and thank Obama for saving your asses because it was corporate greed that made them ask for the bailouts! This is why it is the Conservatives that are the idiots and why the people have spoken in re-electing OBAMA…now WE have the mandate all the pocketed monies from the Republican idiots couldn’t buy! Get that idiot DICKHEAD out of office in Michigan…he’s a useless piece of SHIT!

Pat Jackson on December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I feel you are being little harsh and unfair in your attacking these two alleged “gay” people who have chosen to play “straight” people in life. They are what they are and made a pragmatic choice, but if they had decided to actually live as gay people with same sex partners I have no doubt you would have savagely dismissed them and given them no chance of success in the world. So in other words, it’s a no win situation.

RCCA on January 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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