The Embarrassingly Sorry State Of Illinois
As a lifelong resident of Illinois I feel ashamed. I hold my head low because of the embarrassingly sorry state of politics here. From the state that gave the nation the community organizer-in-chief comes a whole host of topics, issues, and events, that would make Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan denounce ever having lived in this state. When Speaker of the House John Boehner, Eric | Read More »
Illinois Republican Primary “Endorsements”
On Tuesday, primaries will be held in Illinois to decide candidates for the general election in November. Besides the gubernatorial election, there is also a Senate seat and some competitive House seats. For Governor, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn faces a daunting task to get reelected. To hear some voices in Illinois, he may even face a tough primary fight against progressive activist Tio Hardeman. There | Read More »
Update on 2014 Gubernatorial Races- Part 3: The Midwest
There are ten races in the Midwest in 2014. Of those ten, Republicans hold the governor’s office in all but two, although one is term-limited (Dave Heinemann in Nebraska). All the others are seeking reelection. Of the two Democrats, one faces a tough fight for his job (Pat Quinn in Illinois) while the other (Mark Dayton in Minnesota) is not as safe as many once | Read More »
3 IL House Republicans Ensure Illinois Redefines Marriage
A little after 4 O’clock this afternoon the Illinois House passed SB10. The bill redefines marriage permiting same sex couples to marry. The bill now heads to Governor Quinn’s desk after the bill passed the Illinois Senate earlier this year. SB10 passed in the house 61-54, the bill needed 60 votes in order to pass. This redefinition of marriage was made possible because three Republicans | Read More »
Dana Loesch Rocks AFP Restore Illinois Summit(video)
Saturday talk show host and conservative commentator Dana Loesch spoke to the attendees of Americans For Prosperity Restore Illinois Summit.
GOP Operative Calls Conservatives And Tea Partiers “Uneducated” “Toxic Losers” “Neanderthals” And Ted Cruz Stupid
Frank Dyke is an area captain with the Winnebago County Republican Party and precinct committeeman in Rockford first ward who most of you have never heard of. That needs to change because what Frank has had to say in the last few days about conservatives, the Tea Party, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and congressional candidate and Tea Party leader David Hale is important because it | Read More »
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, David Hale
, Government Shutdown
, Mark Levin
, Mitt Romney
, tea party
, Ted Cruz
Supreme Court To Rule On Whether Forced Unionization Violates Constitution
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving forced unionization in Illinois. The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation ( MCLF) and two other organizations requested that the Court hear the case. The MCLF, along with The Cato Institute and the National Federation of Independent Business, have filed an amicus brief. The case was filed by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation on | Read More »
Illinois High School Students Given Death Panel Assignment
Sarah Palin endured endless mockery and condemnation when she first used the term “death panel” to describe what Obamacare will do to healthcare in the country. Since then it has been shown that there are indeed death panels in Obamacare, namely the Secretary of Health and Human Services, currently Kathleen Sebelius(see the case of a young lung transplant patient), and the IPAB board that will | Read More »
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 »