Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was humiliated this week after the Republican Governors Association (RGA) found a unique way to make her pay for her strict COVID-19 lockdown policies that have led to thousands of restaurant jobs being lost in her state.
The RGA announced that the Get Michigan Working Again PAC is making a “four-figure digital buy” on social media and handing out coasters to Michigan bars linking patrons to FireTheDamnGovernor.com, which is a play on Whitmer’s 2018 campaign slogan to “Fix the Damn Roads.”
“Raise a Glass, Have Some Beers, & Hope She Won’t Be Gov Another 4 Years,” the message on the coaster read alongside an arrow pointing at the embattled incumbent. The other side of the coaster states that 38 percent of small businesses have closed in the last year and 392,100 jobs were lost.
“Gov. Whitmer Almost Killed THIS Business,” it reads.
The coaster includes a QR code that links to the website, where the RGA said that business owners can ask for coasters.
“As fellow restaurant owners, we stand with you in solidarity and salute your hard work to keep your establishment running during these difficult times,” Bobby Nahra of Encore Catering & Banquet Center and Thad Sokowronski of Bar Beverage Logistics said in a letter that was sent with the coasters.