‘Gretchen the Grinch’ comes out to play as defiant Michiganders hold festive Christmas MAGA parade

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made an unexpected appearance at an anti-lockdown Christmas MAGA parade Wednesday at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.

Well, kind of …

Rather, someone wearing a “Gretchen Grinch” costume showed up for the event, which was formally dubbed the “How the Gretch Stole Christmas” protest.

But considering the uncanny resemblance between the masked impostor and the governor herself, it was pretty much as if she herself was there.


You can’t even tell the difference!

The appearance of “Gretchen Grinch” was just one of many fun festivities that rocked Lansing from Wednesday afternoon through the evening as locals fed-up with their state’s restrictive lockdown restrictions gathered to protest.

“Michigan has had a really rough year under the rule of a tyrannous Governor and her overreaching government agencies who continue to suppress freedom, harass, and threaten Michiganders, who choose to practice their God-given freedoms,” the official event page for the protest reads.

“The Gretch and her tyrannical Health and Human Services, have cancelled Christmas gatherings and events, shut down restaurant dining, theaters, bowling alleys, rinks, and more. They force mask mandates and turn communities against each other.”

The page notes that, while “there is no end in sight of this tyranny,” one thing “Gretchen Grinch” can’t “take away is our spirit, our hope, our love for one another and they certainly will not ruin the Spirit of Christmas! So we are taking Christmas back!”

Darn right!

See scenes from the protest, which lasted from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, below:

According to reports, so-called “counter-protesters” — i.e., Antifa — also showed up, though thankfully, and perhaps because it’s Christmas, they mostly behaved.

In some cases, they even danced (*Language warning):

Of course, they chose to dance to Cardi B versus, you know, Christmas music …

Amazingly, the lockdown protesters and Antifa types even managed to find agreement in their shared disdain for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.


But as hinted at earlier, there were some misbehaving Antifa types.


There was also some tension between the protesters and the police over the police allegedly doing nothing when someone “tried breaching the parade route.”


Also at the protest were nuns “against socialism” who called for Americans to “pray for our nation,” Thin Blue Line flag bearers who support the police and, of course, “Recall Whitmer” signs.

See the nuns below:

And oh, there was even a marriage proposal:

The protest comes as Michigan continues to remain in a state of partial lockdown, with theaters, stadiums, arenas, skating rinks, bingo halls, arcades, restaurants (indoor dining), gyms (group fitness classes) and schools all remaining closed.

It also comes only days after Whitmer pulled a stunt in which she enlisted the help of Santa Clause to proselytize to children about her coronavirus rules and restrictions.


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