Tag: Speaker Mike Madigan

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 »

Which billionaire running best represents my interests? (Part I)

Which billionaire running best represents my interests? (Part I)
Illinois is having an election. Voters have a difficult choice. Which billionaire, racist, or alien from another planet should we elect? Those are the choices facing voters in the upcoming gubernatorial election. A recent poll of voter attitudes in the state is interesting. A survey company asked 1200 likely voters in the upcoming election whom... Read more »

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good
I was not ready for the welcome I received from rank and file Democrats.  It’s been a little overwhelming.  I expected suspicion, mistrust, and the cold-shoulder.  I was judging their reaction to my joining the party through my Republican eyes of 44 years.  Suspicion, mistrust, and the cold shoulder is a sort of GOP value,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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