Posts tagged "GOP"

New Hampshire voters can do us a favor...

by keeping Jon Huntsman in the Republican presidential race. It’s his turn to bubble to the top, like other GOP candidates have, and perhaps this time he will be recognized as a legitimate alternative to all the other candidates, including Mitt Romney. My own feeling is that the voters don’t know enough about him, due... Read more »

The irony in Gov. Christie's decision not to run for president

The irony is that his decision to remain governor to fix New Jersey’s problems makes him even more attractive as president. The very fact that he sticks to his convictions sets him head and shoulders above the current crop of politicians who would do anything to move up the food chain. Strengthen of character; ¬†ability... Read more »

Will Illinois GOP scuttle school voucher bill?

Tribune photo by Abel Uribe / April 21, 2010 Lorynda Taylor, a science teacher from South Holland District 205, and other protesters march around the State Capitol last month in Springfield, Ill. The protesters, bused down by labor unions and social service advocates, are rallying in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into raising the... Read more »
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An alternative to Schakowsky

Getting tired of the ultra-liberal Rep. Jan Schakowsky? The north suburban/North Side Democrat actually has some competition, but it might be hard to find out much about him because he’s not given much of a chance against the aging congresswoman.  If you want to find out more about her opponent, Joel Pollak, the Milwaukee Examiner... Read more »

NeoCon news and opinion

Because folks defined me a neoconservative before I knew what it was, I might as well make the most of it. Here’s today’s NeoCon News and Opinion briefing:  Three reasons why the high-speed rail lines linking Chicago and other cities won’t work. Congress still spending money it doesn’t have. The big jobs bill would cost about... Read more »

Jobs? What jobs?

The stimulus package passed one year ago (time flies doesn’t it?) was supposed to create thousands, nay, millions of jobs. We in Illinois were excitedly awaiting the money (while the pols were wetting themselves over images of money flowing in for their contracting and consulting buddies. So, how has Illinois done? Pat Brady, Illinois Republican... Read more »
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Is Illinois the next "Miracle in Massachusetts?"

Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady thinks so. But, I’m not so sure. In a statement Wednesday, Brady said of the election in which Republican Scott Brown pulled off a stunning upset: “Illinois is next. Like Massachusetts, Illinois is under control of the single-party rule Democrats who have had unbridled control of the State of Illinois for... Read more »

Voters trust GOP more than Democrats

In a startling comeback–but one that you won’t hear much about on the network news–Republicans now have the trust of more voters on key issues. Here is the Rasmussen Report: Who do you trust now? For the first time in recent years, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 key electoral issues regularly... Read more »
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