Are Illinois politicians beyond redemption?
Political scandals are not exclusive to any one state – but Illinois seems to have perfected it. In fact, if you type “Illinois gov” into Google and the search engine auto-completes with “illinois gov jail.” And for good reason – four of the state’s past seven governors have been sent to the big house, culminating in Governor Rod Blagojevich’s high-profile attempt to sell a departing | Read More »
Rockford Tea Party Leader Looks To Primary Boehner Yes Man Rep. Adam Kinzinger
During the 2010 and 2012 election cycles Tea Party candidates across the country have been changing the political conversation and holding both the Republican and Democrat Parties accountable for the states this country finds itself in. Rockford Tea Party coordinator and Army veteran David Hale is ready to continue that in 2014 as he seeks to primary Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger in the 16th | Read More »
Updated:Heritage Action Town Hall, Indianapolis
I had the privilege of attending the Heritage Action Town Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the first stop on their second leg of the Defund Obamacare tour. Senator Jim DeMint was there as was State Treasurer and former Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock. Three members of Congress were there. Randy Hultgren of Illinois, Marlin Stutzman of Indiana’s Third District, and Todd Rokita of Indiana’s Fourth | Read More »
Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) And Tea Partier Battle Over Defunding Obamacare
At a town hall meeting Wednesday evening sponsored by the Illinois chapter of Americans For Prosperity in Rochelle, Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger stated his negative opinion of the effort by House and Senate conservatives to defund Obamacare in the upcoming Continuing Resolution. Kinzinger is dead set against trying to defund Obamacare via the CR and is totally against the idea of a potential government | Read More »
Danny Davis (D), Bobby Rush (D): involved in Mugabe lobbying scheme?
Guys, guys, guys: Mugabe’s radioactive. I know that his money spends as good as anybody else’s, but that’s only because he uses foreign currency for the bribes lobbying. Zimbabwe’s local currency is, in a word, useless; and there’s a reason for that. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
ACLU reverses course on further #Zimmerman prosecution: will @BarackObama… AGAIN?
Jeralyn Merritt of Talk Left has always had a stubbornly sensible streak about her when it comes to the absurdities of her side’s legal-themed shenanigans, and sometimes it gets loose. Case in point: her addressing of basic reality on the Martin-Zimmerman case, and exactly why the ACLU was smart to reverse course and get out of any further race-baiting in the form of trying for | Read More »
West Point Grad Looks To Challenge Dick Durbin For US Senate
West Point graduate and Chicago business man Doug Truax today announced his intention to be the Republican nominee for the US Senate from Illinois and challenge incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin. Truax released the following video introducing himself to the people of Illinois today. Truax also issued the following press release: Tired of watching U.S. Senator Dick Durbin preside over statewide and national decline, successful entrepreneur, | Read More »
Illinois today became the 50th state to allow concealed carry of firearms. Lawmakers have overridden the line-item vetoes of hapless Governor Pat Quinn (D-Chicago).
Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey Leaving Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Getting Concealed Carry Permit
At a town hall meeting of the Rockford Tea Party about Illinois’ pending concealed carry law Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey announced that he has/is leaving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Morrissey said that he first joined the group believing that they would stick to their name and work to stop the possession of firearms by criminals. However, as the | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 5
If ever there was a region where incumbent Republican governors can experience the great GOP gubernatorial apocalypse, it is the upper Midwest. Three of the races involve Republican incumbents who rode the Republican wave of 2010 into office. They are Rick Snyder in Michigan, John Kasich in Ohio and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. That potential loss of three Governor’s offices may be mitigated by a | Read More »
Broke Illinois Looking To Tax Deliveries
The state of Illinois is broke(not to mention broken). The corporate and individual income tax increase of two years ago has been insufficient to make a dent in the states backlog of nearly $10 billion in unpaid bills let alone any of our other fiscal problems(like the nearly $100 billion in unfunded pension obligations). But, don’t worry the Illinois Department of Revenue has an idea, | Read More »
2 IL GOP State Senators Join Dems In Denouncing Citizens United
Today the Illinois Senate approved a joint resolution that denounced the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling and called for Congress to send to the states a Constitutional amendment to overturn that ruling. Joining the Senates Democrats in voting for the measure were Republicans Karen McConnaughay and Pamela Althoff. 8 other Republican Senators voted against the joint resolution while the remaining 9 Republican Senators along with | Read More »
IL State Rep. Compares Traditional Marriage Supporters To Nazis
Sara Feigenholtz Illinois state Representative Sara Feigenholtz(D), of the 12th district, in a recent interview with the St.Charles Patch compared supporters of traditional marriage to Nazis. The representative for the 12th Illinois House District now has her sights set on helping the LGBT community secure the right to marry. She has been a staunch advocate on this issue. “For me, the most precious thing I | Read More »
Concealed Carry For All Illinois Residents
Since the 7th circuit court of appeals ruled that Illinois ban on carrying concealed firearms was unconstitutional a clock has been ticking. The Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pat Quinn have until June 9th to pass and sign into law a bill that would allow for concealed carry in Illinois. If they can’t, or won’t, do that then Illinois residents get concealed carry anyway as | Read More »
#EpicFail: Illinois GOP Keeps Pat Brady As Chairman
Saturday afternoon the Illinois Republican state central committee meet in Tinley Park to decide that fate of embattled GOP chairman Pat Brady. Following the inability of the IL GOP to gain the Governors mansion in 2010 and the absolute shellacking Republicans in Illinois got in the 2012 election(losing 5 congressional seats and Democrats gaining super majorities in the state House and Senate) there was a | Read More »