Posts tagged "Republican"

The case for Jon Huntsman for the GOP presidential nomination

The name recognition of one Jon Hunstman is about zilch, but his qualifications are most impressive, even for conservatives. When Newt Gingrich flames out, as he eventually will, as the latest to surge in the polls for the GOP presidential nomination, there won’t be many left in the field to turn to. Maybe that’s when... Read more »

Suburban Democratic congressional candidates up against it

Here is some bad news for those candidates, including Dan Seals, the Democratic candidate to replace Mark Kirk in the north suburbs 10th congressional district: Heading into the final two months of the mid-term election campaign, most voters believe that Democrats in Congress want to raise taxes and spending while Republicans in Congress want to cut... Read more »

Democrats at Illinois state fair praise themselves for cleaning up their mess

It’s as if Republicans were to blame for giving us Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Here is a week worth of chuckles in which:  House Speaker Michael Madigan sets the Democratic strategy for the coming elections: Face it head on. Point out that Democrats threw him out of office. (But ignore the fact that it was the... Read more »
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Hello, Bill Brady, where's your campaign? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: TV ads beginning in Chicago area. At this rate, you’re not even an afterthought.But be of There is a Bill Brady.This is him. good cheer. Here’s a terrific analysis of what Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady needs to do to beat incumbent Pat Quinn. So far, it looks like Brady doesn’t exist, as if... Read more »

Bill Brady's tax sin

(This post contains a correction.) Uh, oh. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady reluctantly released his income tax returns and we now we know: He didn’t pay federal income tax in 2008 and 2009! Nor did he pay state income tax in 2008! Bill Brady: Tax hypocrite? This, we’re instructed, is bad news for Brady and... Read more »

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 »
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Mark Kirk, Come Out of Your Neutral Corner

Democrats apparently figure that they have Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk cornered. “Do you,” they demand to know, “favor the repeal of our wonderful comprehensive health reform or do you not?” They have a point. Thanks to Kirk’ lack of clarity, Republicans also have been asking the same question. Kirk, the moderate North Shore congressman,... Read more »

Act II: Slaying the health care legislation

The question with the passage Sunday of Democratic health legislation now becomes: Who will arrive first to slay this monster, the voters in November or the U.S. Supreme Court? Beyond its many policy flaws, the legislation raises some serious constitutional problems that could send the high court into unexplored territory. Can, for example, the federal... Read more »

Live blog on health care summit

President Barack Obama hosting a bipartisan meeting on healthcare legislation at Blair House, across the street from the White House, with a few dozen members of Congress. {Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)  My thoughts: Where was the call to action? Where are specific ideas for follow-up? Is someone going to draft... Read more »
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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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