Category: Repubicans

Y'all make me sick

Y’all as in President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with their crews of genius political consultants, cowards who won’t abide compromise and the ideologically impaired whose  tantrums echo across the land when they don’t get their way. The issue, of course, is immigration. From both sides, it’s compromise and moderation be damned. Even worse, it’s both... Read more »

Do Republicans deserve a choice in the 2020 presidential primary?

You bet they do. Absolutely. They should be spared an impossible choice between Donald Trump and some wild-eyed, hard left Democrat. Or as it was in 2016 a choice between Trump and the compulsively ambitious Hilary Clinton. But wait, some will say, “I don’t like Trump, but I like his policies. So I’m holding my nose and voting... 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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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 »

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 »
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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 »

Bombs mailed to liberals awaken tinhats

The Chicago Tribune reports: The Secret Service said Wednesday that it had intercepted packages containing “potential explosive devices” addressed to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York and former President Barack Obama in Washington. The devices were recovered not long after an explosive device was found in a mailbox at the Bedford, N.Y.,... Read more »

Illinois' balanced budget? The joke's on us

If we’re to believe the Illinois politicians–Democrat and Republican–the new fiscal year 2019 “balanced” budget they passed overwhelmingly is a bipartisan lovefest, a return to what should be a normal budget process and a first step to putting the fiscally challenged state back on track. Ha, ha. The joke’s on us. And the politicians know it.... Read more »
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Rauner's lipstick on a pig state-of-the-state address

If Gov. Bruce Rauner thought he could paper over Illinois’ many ills in order to attract Amazon to the Prairie State, then he must think that the company’s decision-makers are fools. In his state-of-the-state address he must have thought that because Twinkies were spawned here the company that’s using state-of-the-art digitals to zoom to the dominate... Read more »
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