Tag: Governor Bruce Rauner

Which billionaire running for office best represents my interests? (Part II)

Which billionaire running for office best represents my interests? (Part II)
Yesterday, I published a look at the GOP candidates for Governor in the Illinois Primary Election. Today, I look at the Democrats. I am not looking at all the Democrats. The race has become a three creature race. The other candidates on the ballot just do not have the quality insults to be successful candidates.... Read more »

The GOP openly embraces racism

The GOP openly embraces racism
Does one have to be a racist to be a Republican today? No, but to be a “good” Republican, one must become an apologist and racist denier. I spent more than four decades in the Republican Party at high levels. I saw the racism in the background. Like many of my fellow neocons who admired... Read more »

Illinois GOP has a racism problem just like the National GOP

Illinois GOP has a racism problem just like the National GOP
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a man I am ashamed to say I supported in 2014 has fired his communications staff in the wake of the racist cartoon shown in the photo above. The photo was published by the Illinois Policy Institute, a Chicago based Libertarian leaning conservative group that is closely tied to the Governor... Read more »
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I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP
A little over a week ago I joined the Democratic Party. I had been an independent for a year and realized not being part of a party meant I was a voice in the wilderness. I’m not content to just be an observer on the sidelines. I want to be an agent for change. From... Read more »

Why has the GOP abandoned common decency?

Why has the GOP abandoned common decency?
What happened?  I spent decades in the GOP and in that time I met many wonderful, kind, decent people.  They would give you the shirt off their backs if you needed it.  They were there to give you a helping hand.  They were there to comfort you in times of sadness or grief. Governor George... Read more »

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party
This was not an easy decision to make.  Politics is like one’s religion, you just don’t change it unless you have a moment of clarity and realize you are on the wrong path.  My family’s involvement in the GOP goes all the way back to the mid-1850s and the start of the GOP in Illinois.... Read more »
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Illinois GOP unleashes hate and racism in the budget fight

Illinois GOP unleashes hate and racism in the budget fight
Senator Toi Hutchinson, (D-Chicago Heights) has long been a target of Governor Rauner and the Illinois Policy Institute.  Illinois Policy is a lobbying arm of Governor Rauner.  Today Senator posted a sample of the hateful, and racist messages she is receiving by email and on social media.  The Senator told me all members who oppose... Read more »

Gov Bruce Rauner's supporters turn to threats in the budget fight

Gov Bruce Rauner's supporters turn to threats in the budget fight
Threats of violence are flying in the Illinois Budget mess.  Conservatives in Illinois sure are a classy bunch.  A member of the Illinois State Legislature told me yesterday that State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100) from Jacksonville was told by supporters of Governor Rauner that “he should expect to be hanging from a tree.”  The member... Read more »

Republicans break ranks with extremists in the Illinois budget mess

Republicans break ranks with extremists in the Illinois budget mess
Twenty-three GOP members of the Illinois House broke ranks with the extremist minority in the House to pass the first budget draft Illinois has had in years. You may read the final version by clicking here. The dogmatic and extreme Illinois Policy Institute singled out the 23 for scorn. IPI has been vocal in keeping... Read more »
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A lifelong GOP, I won't vote for another Republican but I'm not a Democrat either

A lifelong GOP, I won't vote for another Republican but I'm not a Democrat either
Governor Bruce Rauner, Speaker Mike Madigan, President Donald Trump, and Senator Bernie Sanders even though he is an Independent cured me of being in a political party. They’re all the sides of the coin named extremism. That is me in the center of the photo marching in a parade in Bourbonnais, IL in support of... Read more »