Grow local leadership, not the federal bureaucracy
Defend our freedom to choose
against the progressive growth of government.
Surge: Illinois - conservative or Republican websites
Illinois redistricting - a flawed process - Get ready for the
gerrymandering to begin. In this state, elected officials get to
pick their voters, rather than the other way around. Voters need
to become more aware of this, and punish them at the polls.
January 12, 2011 -
Lawmakers pass income tax hike - Note the $4 billion debt
increase in addition to the increase in the personal income tax from 3%
to 5%, and the corporate tax rate from 4.8% to 7% (plus 2.5% personal
property tax, which raises the effective corporate tax rate further).
January 11, 2011 -
Illinois poised to abolish death penalty- Do you know which
Illinois Republicans helped to pass this? The six Republicans in
the Illinois House who voted for repeal of the death penalty during this
lame duck session were: Mark Beaubien, Bob Biggins, JoAnn Osmond, Bob
Pritchard, Skip Saviano and Ed Sullivan.
January 11, 2011 -
Swimming in debt, Ill. considers massive tax boost- Now that
the election is over, the Democrats in Springfield are pushing for even
larger increases in debt and taxes, with no serious spending reforms in
sight. Note that they allege that the 3% income tax rate is low,
but neglect to point out that other taxes are high, such as on property.
Their initial proposal would have given Illinois the highest corporate
tax rate in the industrialized world, but they backed off that (for
now). It's a good indication, however, of their mindless spending,
debt, and tax increases, which destroy investment and job creation.
Herman Cain at RightNation 2010 - He gave a rousing speech which
even impressed Glenn Beck. If you haven't seen Herman Cain before,
look up some of his prior videos on YouTube, including FoxNews and Tea
Andrew Breitbart Forces President Obama’s Protesters to Fold Up Shop
- videos and background on the protesters by Andrew Marcus of Founding
Bloggers, including reported ties by the leaders to the Democratic
Socialists of America. Other than those who arrived by bus as an
organized "astroturf" protest group, only one loyal Obama
supporter was identified. She had made the effort to show up on
her own initiative as suggested by the DNC website for OFA -- Organizing
September 17, 2010 - If you needed any more reason to support Adam Kinzinger
against Debbie Halvorson, have a look at what her campaign attempted to
do recently. No matter whether you regard yourself as conservative
or liberal or in between, there is no excuse for this type of behavior
by a member of Congress. If Nancy Pelosi has any integrity left at
all, she will initiate an ethics investigation or censure action.
If Debbie Halvorson had any integrity left, she would resign as a
disgrace to her constituents. The ties to OFA (DNC successor to
the Obama campaign) make this latest action even more outrageous, as it
clearly disgraces the Democratic Party leadership (which is no small
feat, given their disgraceful actions and arrogant contempt of voters).
September 7, 2010 -
Chicago Mayor Daley won't run for re-election - Unusual timing
for the announcement, during the election season. Distraction?
Rahm Emanuel is obviously waiting in the wings, as are others, to run
for this job. Maybe Blago will even toss his hat in the ring?
July 12, 2010 -
What have prosecutors proved about Blagojevich? If you
liked the Blago tapes, imagine what it would have been like to have a
tape of Rahm Emanuel's reaction on the day that Blago was arrested, and
during the Obama team's efforts to distance themselves ASAP. They
clearly didn't trust Blago from the start - one of their rare lapses of
bad judgment. They understood Illinois "pay to play" politics.
They just were clueless about how to govern.
June 23, 2010 -
Navy exaggerations damage Ill. Senate candidate- Another AP
attack on Mark Kirk with no real news content. Why didn't they pay
attention during the primary? For their next trick, will they
start treating Andy Martin's candidacy or others as though they were
June 23, 2010 -
Blago trial a distant, unwanted headache for Obama- The
national media sure has been trying to bury this story lately. The
rare coverage has been superficial at best. Of course, the
deliberate pre-trial overexposure of Blago provides a pretext to treat
it all as old news.
June 15, 2010 -
House ethics panel seeks fundraising info on 8- Why don't they
look into the fundraising of everyone who has been involved in writing
this new financial industry regulation? It seems odd that they are
going after the Republicans, but not the Democrats on the committee.
Take a look at
OpenSecrets to see how much money has been raised by those who
are not being investigated. At last count (March 31 FEC data) for
the 2010 elections, they show roughly $10 million from PACs and $6
million from individuals related to the financial services industry,
dwarfing all other sectors. Then look at the details by member to
see where the money is going. Not much is actually going to the 5
Republicans who are being "investigated". It's going to the
For example, over $400,000 is going to the #2 Democrat on
the committee, Melissa Bean (D - IL 8th). That accounts for
roughly one third of her total fundraising, and over half of the PAC
money, while individual donors from her affluent hometown add up to less
than $40,000. Since this suburban Chicago district isn't exactly a
center of the financial services industry, does that make anybody else
wonder that she is getting more PAC money from this industry than Barney
Frank, and almost as much in total as Nancy Pelosi? Who is she
representing in Washington?
If this bothers you, consider supporting her opponent,
There may be nothing illegal or unethical about it, but voters need to
stand up to the hypocrisy about such special interests.
primary election results from Feb 2 - highlights
Congress - 8th District - Joe Walsh
- a Tea Party favorite won 35-25 in a crowded field of candidates
News media and party insiders had favored other candidates, but Joe
organized many energetic volunteers who worked very hard to achieve this
victory, and will do so again. There is a very good chance of
defeating incumbent Melissa Bean (D) in November. Please help his
Congress - 11th District - Adam Kinzinger
won the race to replace incumbent Debbie Halvorson (D). He had
been actively supported by Tea Party and 9/12 groups in the greater
Joliet / Will County area. Once again, this is an important
campaign which Tea Party folks can enthusiastically support.
Congress - 10th District - Robert Dold
- won the race to replace Mark Kirk in a field of many candidates.
He is also a conservative who should attract strong support to hold this
seat in 2010.
Congress - 14th
Randy Hultgren - surprised many observers by winning the race against Denny Hastert's son Ethan
Hastert, for whom Newt Gingrich had done a fundraising appearance.
Several other conservative candidates had dropped out of this race
fairly early, which helped Hultgren. Hopefully the party
organization will get the message about how they anoint their friends as
the RINO party insider and liberal news media favorite
Mark Kirk won decisively. On the Democratic side, he will be
up against Obama friend Alexi Giannoulias for the Senate seat previously
held by Barack Obama. Various Tea Party and 9/12 groups had
favored Patrick Hughes, who finished second (losing roughly 57% - 19% -
not yet final), and conservative Judge Don Lowery, who finished far
behind (around 8%).
Bill Brady narrowly won the race against Kirk
Dillard and former IL GOP chairman Andy McKenna in a crowded
least Andy McKenna lost (after running attack ads against the other
leaders, while ducking debates). There were popular conservative candidates
favored by Tea Party groups, such as
Dan Proft and
Andrzejewski, but they finished far behind, and that just split away
conservative votes in this race. That led to a 20% - 20% - 19%
split among the three leaders. The Democratic race for Governor
was also very tight. Incumbent Pat Quinn won.
Republicans have a good chance to win in November, by which time the
trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich will remind voters of his
Governor - Jason Plummer
won in a crowded field, and also deserves support in November.
Illinois Comptroller -
Judy Baar Topinka
won decisively. Too bad. Jim Dodge finished third.
As in 2009, local Tea Party and 9/12 groups or tax issue
groups are planning many local rallies.
Chicago Tax Day Tea Party in Federal Plaza (130 S. Dearborn) is
at noon on April 15. There are also plans for volunteers to help
promote the rally at suburban and downtown
commuter rail stations. A separate rally is planned from 3-5
pm in Daley Plaza. There are also rallies in Peoria, Decatur, and
other cities. Check with your local organizers for details.
April 24, 2010 -
Candidate for Obama's old US Senate seat undaunted Isn't
it remarkable that, after the problems with Broadway Bank were
well-known for months, the FDIC chose to combine the closure of this
bank with several others in Illinois so that it looked less newsworthy,
and announce it late on a Friday night, when it would typically attract
less media attention?
Of course, Giannoulias'
friendship with Obama had nothing to do with this - just as we are
supposed to believe that the SEC complaint against Goldman Sachs by a
3-2 partisan vote, after months of investigations, just happened to be a
coincidence with Obama's push for new financial industry regulatory
powers. Nothing to see here, folks, move along, move along.
April 3, 2010 -
Democrats stand by candidate for Obama's old seat- Don't
Democratic voters have a problem with their party leaders thinking that
they know best, and can replace candidates who won their primary?
After all, they try to make sure that only their friends get onto the
primary ballot in the first place, and work to make sure that their
friends win. At what point in this process do Democrats have to
recognize that voters still have some rights to make their own choices?
February 18, 2010 -
Study: States must fill $1 trillion pension gap - Comment: Illinois
was rated one of the worst. Could there be a correlation to
Democratic legislatures and government union deals? Note that this
just estimates state problems - not county and local - before the market
February 17, 2010 -
Illinois Republicans see unique chance for victory - Comment:
What is the party organization actually doing to achieve victory in
2010, rather than just talk about the chance of it? If they
do achieve victory, such as by voters holding their noses again and
voting for Kirk as the lesser of evils, what can we expect of them? Will
they misinterpret that victory as a mandate for RINOs to reach across
the aisle and work with their progressive friends on more big government
February 15, 2010 -
Emperor has no clothes: Pensions are short cash - Comment: Terry
Savage explains in the Chicago Sun-Times her analysis of Illinois being
broke, even though the politicians in Springfield are still trying to
conceal that reality from voters.
"If you would
like to see more facts and figures, check out the Web site www.IllinoisIsBroke.com
, created by the nonpartisan Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of
Chicago. A visit to the site shows a few pictures that are worth a
thousand words -- and billions of dollars."
February 8, 2010 -
Dem. lieutenant governor candidate exits Ill. race - Comment:
Aren't allegations of improper conduct a litmus test issue to even
qualify for the Democratic primary? In any case, it sure didn't
take long for the party leaders to smear Cohen as soon as he won by
February 3, 2010 -
Ill. gov. declares victory, challenger vows fight - Comment:
Note the low turnout among Democrats relative to past elections.
The real news was in the Republican primary, including Tea Party
favorite Joe Walsh winning the IL 8th race for Congress in a crowded
field, Adam Kinzinger winning IL 11th with Tea Party supporters in the
Joliet / Will County area, and Randy Hultgren surprising Ethan Hastert
(Denny's son) in the IL 14th.
Republicans should laugh like a sitcom laugh-track, rather than shout
"You lie!", during the State of Delusion address tonight. Get Obama off
script and angry by showing that nobody is taking his rhetoric seriously
now. Don't be the "party of no". Be the party of "Are you kidding?"
Laugh at the insanity of his proposals. Then, pull a classic
Reagan move, as with Gorbachev. Smile and say, "Let me tell you why we
don't trust you."
January 21, 2010 -
Illinois to receive $6 million for green jobs - Partisan pork?
Look into where the money goes through DCEO. Similarly, on
November 26, 2009, Melissa Bean took credit for helping to steer $2.47
million in grants to McHenry County government for "green projects" in
government buildings out of the "stimulus bill". These are just a
couple of examples.
December 25, 2009 -
Cut the Power of the Family Courts - Comment: Interesting
article by Phyllis Schlafly about the intrusion of family court judges
and "experts" on parental rights.
December 17, 2009 - JOHN McCAIN - STAY OUT OF THE
ILLINOIS PRIMARY RACES!!
Senator John McCain has sent out an e-mail in Illinois
to strongly endorse the Senate campaign of Mark Kirk. If that
didn't give you reason enough to vote against Kirk yet, check out
sites such as
Champion News, or use our new Search: Illinois Politics
tool to look up what others are saying about Kirk.
December 15, 2009 -
Illinois town welcomes plan to house Gitmo detainees - Comment:
Maybe somebody should talk about the dismal business environment in
Illinois which makes even the opening of a federal prison facility for
terrorists seem attractive to unemployed residents. At least now
they can feed the town off the federal trough like everyone else who
supports the job creation plans of liberals.
December 11, 2009 -
Memo may point to IL as site for Gitmo detainees - Comment:
Can we make it a condition that all Illinois politicians who are
convicted will get sent to the same facility in the future? That
should assure long-term job security in Marion even if we stop capturing
and convicting terrorists.
December 10, 2010 -
Hopeful for Obama seat changes tune - Comment: AP story treating
Mark Kirk as though he was the only Republican candidate for Senator,
rather than one of many. It calls attention to some aspects of his
voting record which do not appeal to conservative Republicans.
December 9, 2009 - Illinois 11th Congressional
District and US Senate candidates forum at the Holiday Inn Joliet
(411 S. Larkin) from 6 - 9:30pm in the Louis Joliet Ballroom.
Free, with cash bar. For details and to register, see
Don't forget - if Mark Kirk has the nerve to
show up - to ask him about why he has now reversed his opposition to
having Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Thomson after initially
seizing the chance to get some free media publicity by pretending to be
standing up to the administration. Now he claims to be a realist
on the premise that it is a done deal already, and thus pointless for
to oppose it. There is more honor among thieves in Chicago than
among politicians. Send Mark
December 3, 2009 - Melissa Bean on Neil Cavuto's show on
Fox Business, trying to explain why she thinks the government should
have the preemptive authority to break up companies. This is just
one of many examples why we need to replace Melissa Bean in the IL 8th
District. Go Joe Walsh!
November 24, 2009 -
Illinois Democrats: Keeping Obama Senate seat not easy - Comment:
We certainly hope it won't be easy. Note that the AP is
still only talking about Mark Kirk - who is obviously their own liberal
RINO favorite among the many Republican candidates. If he wins the
primary, that would make it much easier for the Democrats to hold the
seat. Is that the deal? He still hasn't really explained why
he voted in favor of the cap and trade legislation, among other
November 20, 2009 -
Ethics committee: No punishment for Burris - Comment: Of course,
the timing of this decision is unrelated to getting his vote on the
health care legislation this Saturday. Mary Landrieu got $300
million for Louisiana. What did others get? Burris got off the hook in another Friday
night surprise while attention was elsewhere. As Glenn Beck says,
watch the other hand ...
November 20, 2009 - Illinois 8th Congressional
District candidates forum at McHenry County Community College
conference center (building B) on Rt. 14 north of Crystal Lake starting
at 6:30pm. Republican primary (Feb 2, 2010) candidates at this
event are expected to include
Joe Walsh and Greg Jacobs. They will be running against
Melissa Bean, who also faces a Democratic primary challenger, Jonathan
Farnick (see his
2007 comments), as well as a Green Party candidate, Bill Scheurer,
against Bean twice previously.
details, see the Patriots United
website as one of the co-sponsors.
November 18, 2009 -
Gitmo North - Investors Business Daily article about the
proposed transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to the Thomson prison facility
One Year Notice : Melissa Bean - (IL 8th District,
US House of Representatives) - on Saturday, November 7 to express concern about her
votes on the stimulus, cap and trade, health care, etc. and get organized in
preparation for her unemployment after 2010. For more information,
Corrupted Politics, or
Party. There were similar rallies elsewhere in the country
on November 7, such as in Nashville TN
and in downtown Chicago
as the one year countdown starts to the 2010 election.
November 4, 2009 - Tea Party Gubernatorial Forum
organized by the Joliet
Tax Day Tea Partywith confirmed candidates
Adam Andrzejewski, Dan
Proft, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, and Bob Shillerstrom.
This was a free town hall style event.
Andy McKenna and Jim Ryan didn't show up to face the estimated 1200 voters there.
November 1, 2009 -
GOP ex-candidate endorses Democrat in NY race - Comment:
So much for the party loyalty which Michael Steele and Newt Gingrich
were so worried about when they supported her. We shall soon see
whose endorsement carries more weight with voters in the NY 23rd
Perhaps Republican leaders will
finally wake up before making such endorsements for 2010 primaries.
We have a similar problem in Illinois with the Mark Kirk campaign as a
liberal Republican candidate for US Senator to replace Roland Burris.
Hopefully voters will not follow party leadership in their support of
his campaign, in which case the February 2 primary in Illinois may help
to change "the Chicago way" of deals among party leaders who are out of
touch with voters and play power games with other people's money.
Newt Gingrich is in damage control mode now - endorsing Hoffman,
and "deeply disappointed" with Dede. Perhaps he would like to
encourage Illinois Republican Party leaders to
Senate Bill 600 in the Illinois legislature so that Illinois
Republican voters can finally pick their party leaders directly?
Thanks to everyone who helped to thwart the efforts of
people like this pro-Obama organizer to shout down people in the 9th
District who wanted to actually question Jan Schakowsky about health
There were a lot of people there.
Favorite photo - Note the Mark Levin book in the foreground, and the
sign in the background: "You can't kill us all by 2010. Vote 'em
Trying to find a health care town hall by a member of
Congress in the Chicago area? Try looking up a meeting by
Schakowsky (D - 9th) at Niles West High School on August 31st at
6:30 PM. Illinois Review posted a
list of town hall meetings as of August 7. Tea Party
Patriots has also been maintaining a useful national list of
health care town hall events for reference. It seems that many
members of Congress are keeping a pretty low profile in their districts
August 28, 2009 - Counter-protest in Joliet - as
Organizing for America stages a rally to pressure Rep. Debbie Halvorson
to support the health care bill, the Joliet Tea Party folks are planning
to be there.
Two Rialto Square,
116 N. Chicago
Street Suite 401,
Joliet, IL 60432
Be aware that similar events are being staged by Obama supporters
elsewhere - not as open town halls where they might face criticism, but
as controlled "astroturf" events to create the illusion of public
August 25, 2009 -
Health care is hot topic for talks - Kirk's town hall is so
packed that a 2nd session was added - Chicago Tribune coverage of
the Mark Kirk town hall in Arlington Heights.
August 23, 2009 - Daily Herald -
Kirk hosting town hall meeting today- note the last line about
an August 31 event in Skokie by Rep .Jan Schakowsky. The story has
attracted lots of comments. Note the huge turnout despite the
short notice for an event at 3pm on a workday. Maybe they still
remember his cap and trade vote, even though he has kept a lower profile
than usual after that move. See the
video and photo
images from the Mark Kirk town hall meeting.
August 24, 2009 -
Daily Herald interview with the new GOP chairman for Illinois, Pat
Brady. He already seems to be endorsing Mark Kirk in the belief
that he will win. That's the stated priority - not principles.
New - on Tea
Party Nation - the
Illinois 8th Congressional District group - for those who don't
think that Melissa Bean is the best Rep for this district, and
want to do something to replace her in the 2010 election. If you
are in the district and share this point of view, please join the group.
For those in other districts, please consider creating similar groups to
start organizing for 2010 now.
recent lawsuit against one of her major donors. Is anybody
else bothered by the $800,000+ in out of state contributions to her
campaigns? It seems remarkable that she has been able to raise $3
- $4 million in 2006 and 2008 to defend this previously Republican seat.
Her top donor has been the pro-choice Democratic PAC Emily's List, plus
various labor unions. Is she really representing this district in
DC, or serving the Democratic Party as a fairly reliable vote?
This is not a
529, PAC, or a promotional organization for any candidate. The
idea is simply to foster social networking among individuals who want to
do something to replace Melissa Bean in 2010.
Please, somebody do the same to help remove Mark Kirk - who voted for
the cap and trade bill!
1, 2009 -
Burris is an outcast in clubby Senate - Comment:
Surprise, surprise. He still receives "warm welcomes" in Illinois
because "several dozen supporters" greeted him last week, such as a
longtime friend who is still willing to go on the record as shaking his
hand in public?
Network talked a lot about the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party and
some of the problems with the Illinois Republicans on their 8AM Sunday
morning radio show on Chicago's 560 AM
WIND. This includes a challenge to Andy McKenna, who had
the temerity to characterize the Tea Party participants as "insurgents".
The liberals, including the RINOs, are the insurgents who keep trying to
expand their own power. We're pushing back against those
insurgents. That includes bringing reform to the
Republican Party in Illinois and elsewhere by finding new leaders.
Make a note of the idiotic comments of
Rep. Jan Schakowski (D-IL) about the Chicago Tax Day Tea party - and
remember her opinion of you on election day. She richly deserves
obscurity. Let the arrogant Democratic politicians from
Illinois criticize us as much as they want. Just remember it in
Network - Illinois talk radio and the Illinois
Republican Renaissance Project (PAC). Note that they have
been very critical of many of the Illinois Republicans in Springfield,
and their leaders, and how Republican candidates have been selected in
recent years. In short, they aren't just attacking the Democrats.
They are holding Republican officials in Illinois to account, too.
Their focus is primarily on Illinois state and local performance, rather
than political developments in Washington.
recent suggestions from their February 22, 2009 broadcast and website
articles are worth noting.
One is the creation of a new "Committee of 100"
among business leaders and major Republican donors to push for reforms
to the party in Illinois, rather than to keep giving money to the same
A second is for Republican voters to visit the
websites of the party in other states to compare what they are doing,
including how they are actively engaging voters at the grassroots level.
Our Surge by State tools make it easy to do
that, as do the links at the national GOP website,
Wow! The Chicago Tea Party grew from around
500 participants on February 27
(organized in just one week) to an estimated 6,000 - 10,000 for the
Chicago Tax Day Tea Party on April 15. This was supported by the
presence of WLS talk radio personality Mancow as well as Jonathan Hoenig
("Capitalist Pig") and other speakers. The large plaza in front of
the Kluczynski Federal Building was packed. We'll need an even
larger venue for the Independence Day
Tea Party on July 4!
The Young Republicans also held a separate Tea Party
event at Navy Pier, which probably attracted about 250 people, with 150
on the Tall Ship "Windy" for the tea-tossing ceremony and speeches
by various Republican politicians talking to their supporters, including
Andy McKenna. Contrast that to the Federal Plaza - which was about
thousands of individuals telling their politicians what they think.
Founding Bloggers has posted some photos from the Chicago
Tax Day Tea Party. They also published a video rebuttal to the
biased CNN coverage of the protest.
Tax Day Tea Party
protests were held in many cities on April 15. These were
locally organized through online and
Algonquin, IL- April 15 at noon - Cornish
Park opposite Port Edward's, under clock tower
Bloomington, IL Tax Day Tea Party
Carbondale, IL Tax Day Tea Party
Cartersville, IL Tax Day Tea Party
Cary, IL Coffee Station Tea Party - April 15
from 3-6pm at the Metra tracks
Champaign-Urbana, ILTax Day Tea Party - April 15 - 12-3pm West Side
Park, 400 University Ave.
Chicago, IL Tax Day Tea Party protest on April 15 - the venue
this time is the Kluczynski Federal Building
Plaza at 230 S. Dearborn from 12 - 2pm - not Daley Plaza as in
February, or Millennium Park as some had discussed earlier as a
Crystal Lake, IL - April 15 at noon - SE
corner of Rt. 14 and Main by Home State Bank
Dixon, IL - April 15 from 5-6pm at the
bandshell on the river by the high school
Effingham, IL - April 15 6-7pm -
pavilions at Lake Sara Beach beyond Cardinal Golf Course
Lisle, IL Tax Day Tea Party protest on April 15,
12-2pm Community Park
Marion, IL Tax Day Tea Party
Moline, IL - April 15 from 4-6 pm at 2001
Naperville, IL - April 15 at City Hall, 400
S. Eagle St. - time not yet reported
Nauvoo, IL - April 15 at noon - outside City
Hall, east side of Mormon Temple
Oswego, IL / Kendall County - April 15 at 5:30pm - Hudson
Crossing Pedestrian Bridge over the Fox River (Along Route 34 at
Washington and Harrison)
Peoria, IL - April 15 at 11am - 2pm,
meet downtown at Peoria Public Library, corner of SW Hamilton and Monroe.
Then start at the Federal Courthouse across the street and move on
down to the Peoria County Courthouse. See also
Campaign for Liberty list for Illinois.
Quincy, IL Tax Day Tea Party
Rockford, IL - April 14 from 1:00 - 3:30pm at the Rockford
Public Library - and another is reported on April 15 from 12 - 2pm at
Sinnissippi Park by the iron sculpture at Rock River
Springfield, IL - April 15 from 11:30 -
at the Capitol Building, 2nd and Capitol
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