GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - November 10, 2008
PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
-- Risinger, Koehler could climb ladder Leadership upheaval in Illinois Senate will create opportunities - Adriana Colindres
-- Decisions loom in Illinois Senate New leadership on the horizon after Jones, Watson leave positions - Ryan Keith
BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
-- As leaders change, Illinois lawmakers look for results - John O'Connor
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: ENTIRE FRONT PAGE WITH 4X8-INCH PHOTO OF MICHELLE OBAMA: MORE EVIDENCE THAT THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS EXISTS TO CREATE GOOD LITTLE DEMOCRATS: "The American Federation of Teachers Web site already features lesson plans that weave Obama into social studies, language arts and technology classes."
-- Work not over: Farrakhan Says Obama supporters must keep pulling in same direction - Francine Knowles
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Steinberg promotes Obama and Emanuel and blasts "religious conservatives," Oberweis, and Palin
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Everyone knows that when America's stock market goes down, American voters blame America's president and blame his political party. Richard Roeper denies that countries, organizations, and people that hate America, that hate Bush, that hate the Republican Party, that hate conservatives, and that want Obama elected did anything to drive the stock market down during October. Terry Savage denies that the stock market went down even more after Obama won and has stayed down because more and more Americans fear that those who hate America will be successful in driving the stock market down even further.
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-conservative news media did everything it could to make McCain the Republican Party's presidential candidate. After the anti-conservative news media succeeded, if McCain had run as an anti-conservative, would the anti-conservative news media have done everything it could to elect McCain as President?
-- First Democrat wins seat on Kendal County board History is made in GOP bastion - Steve Brosinski
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: VERY SAD: Since the 1960s, thousands and thousands of laws have been enacted and thousands and thousands of court decisions have been rendered that require government, business, employers, etc., etc. to give preference to minorities and to females. Nevertheless, sadly, many minorities and females, especially those who are younger, continue to have problems. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. During the 29 years that I worked for three federal agencies, my superiors made it clear to me that they had to give preference to minorities and to females and especially to those who were younger. As they wasted my career and eventually forced me to take early retirement, they made it clear to me that they had to punish me because I complained about reverse discrimination. Sadly, the November 4 election results show that minorities and females, especially those who are younger, work even more closely together for candidates who promise to give them even more preference.
-- What's next for the GOP in suburban Cook County? - Sheila Ahern and Eric Peterson
-- Did political party switch help Froehlich? - Eric Peterson
-- Vets weather tribute in Wheaton - Jack Komperda
-- Deal with abortion, illegal immigration - L. Dean Hufsey, Elgin
-- Roskam headline diminishes voters of 6th Congressional District - Ray Smith, Wheaton
-- End of racism? Nice idea but not reality - Roseanne Stavros, Hawthorn Woods
-- Farrakhan delivers address about Obama - Leah Hope
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6495905 (Includes video clip)
-- Obama to use executive orders for immediate impact - Stephen Ohlemacher (DIERSEN: Outrageously, in a failed effort to curry favor with the Democrats and/or because he rejected important planks in the Republican Party platform, Bush let stand many outrageous Clinton Executive Orders that directly conflict with important planks in the Republican Party platform.)
-- Ayers, Wright meet at Friday speech - Nathalie Tadena
-- Wright: Pass culture to next group of activists - Nathalie Tadena
KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
-- Concealed carry referendums pass 10-4
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat Party dominated Beacon News promotes Democrat Tony Michelassi, the youngest person ever elected to the DuPage County Board. Diersen challenges the Beacon News to interview all those who voted in the DuPage County Board District 5 race and a) report on how many admit that they voted for the "23-year-old grocery store photo clerk" and b) report what they say about why they voted for him. Of the 32,124 who voted for Michelassi, how many will admit it? 10,000? 5,000? 1,000?
-- New Website Effort for Tom Cross - Illinois GOP Network
-- In Defeat, Republicans Opting for Insanity - Chuck Muth
-- Farrakhan Praises Obama at Mosque
-- Obama Plans Overturning 200 Executive Orders
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- The Financial “Rescue” that Bankrupted America - Cliff Kincaid
-- Almost 90 Percent of Muslims Voted for Obama Despite Differences on Abortion, Marriage - Kevin Mooney
NORTH STAR WRITERS
-- Surprise! Jews Back Obama - Stephen Silver
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bill Sammon, Washington Deputy Managing Editor for FOX News, reports on Bush's first meeting with Obama 4 years ago.
(THE REPORT: President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama are probably hoping their meeting Monday goes better than their first get-together, which left a bad taste in the mouths of both men. Four years ago, Obama and other newly elected members of the Senate were invited to the White House for a breakfast meeting with Bush, who pulled the young Chicagoan aside. "Obama!" Bush exclaimed, according to Obama's account of the meeting in his second memoir, "The Audacity of Hope." "Come here and meet Laura. Laura, you remember Obama. We saw him on TV during election night. Beautiful family. And that wife of yours -- that's one impressive lady." The two men shook hands and then, according to Obama, Bush turned to an aide, "who squirted a big dollop of hand sanitizer in the president's hand." Bush then offered some to Obama, who recalled: "Not wanting to seem unhygienic, I took a squirt." The president then led Obama off to one side of the room, where Bush said: "I hope you don't mind me giving you a piece of advice." "Not at all, Mr. President," Obama told the commander-in-chief. "You've got a bright future," Bush said presciently. "Very bright. But I've been in this town awhile and, let me tell you, it can be tough. When you get a lot of attention like you've been getting, people start gunnin' for ya. And it won't necessarily just be coming from my side, you understand. From yours, too. Everybody'll be waiting for you to slip, know what I mean? So watch yourself." Bush then noted that he and Obama had something in common. "We both had to debate Alan Keyes," the president said. "That guy's a piece of work, isn't he?" Obama laughed and even "put my arm around his shoulder as we talked," he recalled, although he added the gesture "might have made many of my friends, not to mention the Secret Service agents in the room, more than a little uneasy." Despite this display of bonhomie, Obama said the president's demeanor turned downright frightening when he laid out his agenda to the freshly minted lawmakers. "Suddenly it felt as if somebody in a back room had flipped a switch," Obama wrote. "The president's eyes became fixed; his voice took on the agitated, rapid tone of someone neither accustomed to nor welcoming interruption; his easy affability was replaced by an almost messianic certainty. As I watched my mostly Republican Senate colleagues hang on his every word, I was reminded of the dangerous isolation that power can bring, and appreciated the Founders' wisdom in designating a system to keep power in check." When I quoted from this passage to Bush during an Oval Office interview, the president seemed irritated to learn he had been taken to task by the senator he once counseled. I thought I was actually showing some kindness," Bush said indignantly. "And out of that he came with this belief?" The president added with a bit of a scowl: "He doesn't know me very well.")
-- As US churches mark election, Obama skips services - Deanna Bellandi
-- Farrakhan hails Obama's win, but warns of racial tensions
-- Election Over, Ayers, Wright & Farrakhan Emerge - Jake Tapper
-- Obama's Other Transition: Handling a Tougher Press Corps - Howard Kurtz
-- Does Obama Need the Press? - Howard Kurtz
LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party platform is outrageously anti-religious. Democrats gloat over their success in buffaloing so many "religious voters."
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Election of Obama Recasts National Conversation on Race - Jonathan Kaufman and Gary Fields
-- Emanuel Says Auto Industry Essential to U.S. Economy - Todd Shields (DIERSEN: As reported in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine, in 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer to me because it caved into pressure from the federal government to stop hiring Whites until it met its quota requirements.)
-- Obama, Candidate of Change, Looks to Old Hands From Clinton Era - Catherine Dodge and Kristin Jensen
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: 95% of Muslims voted and 89% of them voted for Obama
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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - November 10, 2008