Category: Elections

George H.W. Bush's presidency was far from ho-hum

For all the great things that George H.W. Bush accomplished during his presidency, there’s at least one historian who thinks not so much: Northwestern University history Professor Michael Sherry. Sherry’s willfully blind assessment of the Bush’s great four years in the White House amounted to condemnation by faint praise. Two sources  (here and here) sum up in identical  language Sherry’s flawed perspective... Read more »

Why the Illinois GOP got shellacked

To borrow from former President Barack Obama, who once said his own party got shellacked by Republicans, Illinois Democrats ripped the faltering Illinois Republican Party a new one in Tuesday’s midterm elections. How did that happen? Blame the Republicans themselves for their ineptitude. Illinois GOP leaders need to find themselves some new political advisors; the ones now... Read more »

Why was a Democrat sample ballot in my voting booth?

Image my surprise that when I went into my voting booth today to discover  a Democrat sample ballot there. I immediately summoned a judge to the booth and firmly told her that no sample ballot should be allowed in the voting booth and not in the polling place. She immediately took it, tore it up and... Read more »
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My fear is bigger than your fear

Democrats accuse Republicans of fear mongering, pointing to how President Donald Trump is playing on fears that America will drown under the weight of  illegal foreigners and that they are a threat to our national security and personal safety. And more. Republicans accuse Democrats of fear mongering, pointing to how the left is sliding America into... Read more »

With the booming economy, Dems had to find another way to scare the bejabbers out of voters

And they found it: Dire warnings  that Republicans would kill the law requiring health care insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. That the fear-mongering assertions were taken up by Democrat candidates and their supporters at almost the precise same time indicates that it was a strategy universally adopted by the party. It was Plan B after... Read more »

Fellow conservatives, do not vote for Sam McCann

Sen. Sam McCann, a Republican-in-name-only from Downstate Plainview is running for Illinois governor; he is trying to pass his name off on the ballot as the  “Conservative Party” candidate to be Illinois’ governor. I know conservatives. I’m a proud (mostly) conservative. Sam McCann is no conservative. He’s in bed with Democrats, including House Speaker Mike Madigan and... Read more »
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Planned Parenthood is just another rich special interest group trying to buy the mid-term elections

Who’s that? The biggest spender in this election cycle is the Las Vegas Sands (i.e.casino mogul Sheldon Adelson) who is giving Republicans and conservatives 100 percent of the  $56.7 million its pouring into political campaigns. Fie! Never mind that coming in third, is Tom Steyer‘s total contribution of $50.2 million, all of it going to Democrats and liberals. Well, you’d... Read more »

My 22-year-old prescient Sun-Times column about today's nasty elections

You are mistaken if you think nasty, divisive elections are something new. On February 25, 1996 while I was a member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, I wrote a column that sounds like it was ripped from today’s headlines. It was about the vile slings and arrows directed at Pat Buchanan who was a perennial presidential... Read more »

J.B. Pritzker' deadly dose for Illinois' economy

Not just what the doctor ordered to fix Illinois economy, stem the fight of residents and businesses out of state, and solve the systemic  problems with the state’s spending. If anything it will make it all worse, terribly so. Democrat gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker has cowardly, insultingly and dangerously refused to say exactly how much higher... Read more »
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Is Emanuel's decision not to run and his issuing $10 billion in city bonds related?

What does Rahm (Lame Duck) Emanuel plan to do after leaving the mayor’s office next year? Here’s a thought: He’s planning to issue $10 billion in bonds to help pay down the city’s huge pension debt. Imagine the commissions that the bonds will generate. Now ask where Emanuel plans to work after he leaves office.... Read more »
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