Bobby Schilling (R, IL-17) calls President’s bluff.

    Getting rid of Phil Hare in IL-17 last year was one of life’s little pleasures – originally because Phil Hare was an odious little apparatchik toady who inherited the seat and kept it from inertia, but later because I grew to like Bobby Schilling.  Small business guy, pretty friendly, enjoyed taking whacks at Hare at every opportunity: what wasn’t to like? Turns out that Representative | Read More »

    Bobby Schilling (R, IL-17) calls President’s bluff.

    Getting rid of Phil Hare in IL-17 last year was one of life’s little pleasures – originally because Phil Hare was an odious little apparatchik toady who inherited the seat and kept it from inertia, but later because I grew to like Bobby Schilling.  Small business guy, pretty friendly, enjoyed taking whacks at Hare at every opportunity: what wasn’t to like? Turns out that Representative | Read More »

    Phil Hare (D, IL-17) lies about corn growers’ endorsement.

    You know, in some ways I’m going to miss this miserable ignoramus, once he’s gone: Phil Hare’s such a marvelous chew toy, and the ones that I had expected to be savaging this season were unexpectedly unsatisfying. Alan Grayson? Too slimy; I wanted to take a shower every time I saw him in the news. Carol Shea-Porter? The room-temperature IQ problem made it kind of | Read More »

    Phil Hare (D, IL-17) lies about corn growers’ endorsement.

    You know, in some ways I’m going to miss this miserable ignoramus, once he’s gone: Phil Hare’s such a marvelous chew toy, and the ones that I had expected to be savaging this season were unexpectedly unsatisfying. Alan Grayson? Too slimy; I wanted to take a shower every time I saw him in the news. Carol Shea-Porter? The room-temperature IQ problem made it kind of | Read More »

    Bobby Schilling’s (R CAND, IL-17) moneybomb.

    Bobby Schilling is of course the guy who is making the Democrats futilely throw money down the Phil “What’s the Constitution?” Hare rathole: he’s currently ahead in the polls and is heading towards a victory in two weeks. HE CAN STILL LOSE. Remember, folks: we can’t count on anything, and this is Illinois.  That’s why the moneybomb: it’ll help keep Bobby in the race for | Read More »

    Bobby Schilling’s (R CAND, IL-17) moneybomb.

    Bobby Schilling is of course the guy who is making the Democrats futilely throw money down the Phil “What’s the Constitution?” Hare rathole: he’s currently ahead in the polls and is heading towards a victory in two weeks. HE CAN STILL LOSE. Remember, folks: we can’t count on anything, and this is Illinois.  That’s why the moneybomb: it’ll help keep Bobby in the race for | Read More »

    Bobby Schilling (R CAND, IL-17), pizza-swirler.

    That’s not an euphemism, by the way: Bobby Schilling‘s new ad shows him making a pizza. An interesting skill to have, and frankly more useful than the skill set exhibited by his opponent Phil Hare, which these days mostly seems to involve lying about his opponent and being in deep, deep denial about the federal debt. Moe Lane (Crosspost) PS: Interestingly, the bipartisan John Deere | Read More »

    Bobby Schilling (R CAND, IL-17), pizza-swirler.

    That’s not an euphemism, by the way: Bobby Schilling‘s new ad shows him making a pizza. An interesting skill to have, and frankly more useful than the skill set exhibited by his opponent Phil Hare, which these days mostly seems to involve lying about his opponent and being in deep, deep denial about the federal debt. Moe Lane (Crosspost) PS: Interestingly, the bipartisan John Deere | Read More »

    Democrats Acting Badly Watch: IL-17 AND IL-18!

    This cropped up at one of Phil Hare’s events.  Some background (you can see the raw video here): Phil Hare was doing his best to ignore his constituents’ rather pointed questions about Hare’s lack of awareness when it came to Constitutional law; eventually Hare fled to an area where said constituents could not follow; they turned to leave; and then a Democrat called one of | Read More »

    Democrats Acting Badly Watch: IL-17 AND IL-18!

    This cropped up at one of Phil Hare’s events.  Some background (you can see the raw video here): Phil Hare was doing his best to ignore his constituents’ rather pointed questions about Hare’s lack of awareness when it came to Constitutional law; eventually Hare fled to an area where said constituents could not follow; they turned to leave; and then a Democrat called one of | Read More »

    Nobody loves Phil Hare (D, IL-17).

    ‘d like to note for the record that RedState, like Jim Geraghty, was making encouraging sounds about the Bobby Schilling / Phil Hare race well before the recent (commissioned) poll that shows Schilling leading the incumbent 45/32.  Phil Hare, of course, is yet another Democrat who feels entitled to his seat, despite his lack of a knowledge of even the basics of American constitutional theory: | Read More »

    Nobody loves Phil Hare (D, IL-17).

    ‘d like to note for the record that RedState, like Jim Geraghty, was making encouraging sounds about the Bobby Schilling / Phil Hare race well before the recent (commissioned) poll that shows Schilling leading the incumbent 45/32.  Phil Hare, of course, is yet another Democrat who feels entitled to his seat, despite his lack of a knowledge of even the basics of American constitutional theory: | Read More »

    Illinois House Races

    Illinois looks like an exciting state in 2010, with both competitive Senate and Governor races. The grassroots may have been disappointed in the primary, but there really is no reason for that. There was no serious challenge to Kirk, and while the Tea Party candidate didn’t win the Governor spot, the winner is a solid conservative. In truth, this may bode well for downstream races. | Read More »

    Meet Bobby Schilling (R CAND, IL-17).

    He’s running against Phil Hare; yes, Hare’s the guy that can’t tell the Constitution from the Declaration of Independence. Interestingly, Bobby reported in the interview that apparently this isn’t the first time that Hare’s done this. It’s always sad when our elected officials start treating their seats as rights, not privileges… Bobby’s website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    Phil Hare (D, IL-17) does not know the first Rule of Holes.

    [UPDATE] This is the guy who shot the original video, apparently. It never hurts to put your contact info in the end credits… Think of this as a teachable moment, Congressman Hare. Background here: and check Hot Air for more. Moe Lane PS: He read the bill, mind you. Three times. PPS: Bobby Schilling for Congress. Crossposted to Moe Lane.