Category: Illinois politics

Oh sure, Pritzker, Madigan and Democrats will fix Illinois

Monday’s inauguration of J. B. Pritzker as Illinois’ governor is, according to his Democrats, a refreshing spring shower that will extinguish the state’s raging fiscal inferno. So pardon me for pointing out that the blaze is so out of control that it will take more than the new Democratic supermajority in the Legislature, a Democratic governor... Read more »

Bleep 'My way or the highway'

Please. Stop. This idiom is for idiots. The politicians who have accused an opponent of engaging in “My way the highway” rhetoric are picking a scab. They persuade only the simpleminded. They only expose their  shallowness. The idiom shows up almost a million times in a Google search. Politicians in both Springfield–Illinois’ state capital–and Washington D.C. use it... Read more »

Mike Madigan's laughable video

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan wasn’t satisfied with just crushing his Republican opponents in the election. He took the unusual and mysterious step of making a video aired on Illinois commercial TV stations informing everyone how nasty the GOP is and that, “In the fights that lie ahead, Democrats are on your side.” What fights? Iron... Read more »
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Rauner goes, Madigan stays, Illinois' problems worsen

Over the next five days, J.B. Pritzker becomes the 43rd governor of Illinois, succeeding Bruce Rauner. Michael Madigan gets re-elected by his flock to yet another term as Speaker of the House. And Illinois will circle the drain. Heading toward the darkness below, even faster than before. Put aside the absurd speculation that with the new dawn, Pritzker and Madigan... Read more »

Rep. Stephanie Kifowit's death wish for GOP lawmaker's family is Trump's fault

You knew it was coming. Someone was certain to blame President Donald Trump for the swill that came out of Rep. Stephanie Kifowit’s mouth. Kifowit, a Democrat from Downstate Oswego, said this about Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard, who asked reasonable questions about a bill that Kifowit sponsored: I would like to make him a broth of Legionella... 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 »
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Will Pritzker and Madigan have an "epic battle" over control of the Illinois Democrat Party?

Here’s someone who thinks they will: The future of Illinois under J.B. Pritzker  SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 6, 2018) — The most expensive gubernatorial race in the nation comes to a close as J.B. Pritzker is elected governor of Illinois. Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman released the following statement: “J.B. Pritzker’s victory sets the stage for an... 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 »

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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A list of Illinois employees and companies that benefited from the GOP tax cuts

The left has been endlessly arguing that the GOP federal tax cuts are hurting the middle class and Americans in general. To balance things out, here’s a list, created by a right-wing group, of employees and companies in Illinois have benefited from the tax cuts. It’s a long list.
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