Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - November 11, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - November 11, 2008


BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- State lawmakers returning with no budget fix on tap - Kurt Erickson
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/11/11/news/doc4918a31329f74633555853.txt

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA AND ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: State’s revenue plunge continues - Ryan Keith
http://www.sj-r.com/state/x1362872732/Sj-r-com-Exclusive-State-revenues-continue-big-slide
-- McCain v. Palin: Character counts - really? - Michelle Malkin
http://www.sj-r.com/opinions/x776439428/Michelle-Malkin-Character-counts-really

SOUTHWEST HERALD & SOUTHTOWN STAR
-- Candidates Will Have Decide Their Choices - Rich Miller
http://www.swnewsherald.com/online_content/2008/11/111008ov_mil_choices.php
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/miller/1271707,111108Millercol.article
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Meanwhile, some pro-life groups threw down the gauntlet last week. The groups told the Senate Republicans to choose whomever they want to replace retiring Senate Minority Leader Frank Watson, just as long as it isn’t Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont). Family PAC led the charge. The group, run by longtime conservative activist Paul Caprio, sent a letter to Senate Republicans this week expressing dismay that the pro-choice, pro gay rights Radogno was being seriously considered as Watson’s replacement. Radogno, Caprio wrote, was “not in the mainstream of Senate Republican thinking on key family issues.” Caprio said that while he has degrees of differences with various members of the Senate Republican caucus, he believed that almost any other Senator in the 22-member caucus would be better as the Republican leader than Radogno. Caprio wouldn’t discuss the list of possible alternative candidates, but he did say that he could work with another declared candidate, Sen. Kirk Dillard, even though Dillard (R-Hinsdale) had appeared in a television advertisement for Barack Obama. Caprio said it was “stupid” of Dillard to do that, but he believed Dillard would be an honest broker, unlike Radogno. Radogno said last week that she has yet to speak with Caprio about his campaign, but she’d like to sit down with him soon. She said as leader she would try to focus on the issues that “bring Republicans together,” and vowed not to impose any of her beliefs on other members. It’s not certain how much impact this move by Caprio and social conservative groups will have. The Senate Republican caucus as a whole is very conservative and pro-life groups are very influential with them. But they are also some of the most independent-minded people under the Statehouse dome.)

DAILY HERALD
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay gives Daily Herald reporter Jim Fuller lots of quotes that are critical of many candidates, elected officials, political party leaders, etc.
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=249653
-- Business Week: Mt. Prospect is 'most affordable place to raise kids' - Sue Ter Maat
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=249676&src=1

BEACON NEWS
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Beacon News promotes Jake Parrillo who promotes Tom Cross, cites the November 8 GOPUSA ILLINOIS email as a source
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/1271655,2_1_AU11_CROSS_S1.article
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jesse Jackson and others who the huge majority of Blacks say represent their views shout over and over again that older White male American conservatives caused all their problems. How much pressure will Blacks put on Obama to punish older white male American conservatives? When all the older white male American conservatives are gone, which group will all the problems be blamed on?
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/1272246,2_1_AU11_OBAMAREAX_S1.article

ILLINOIS ISSUES
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bethany Jaeger reports on the race for the Illinois Senate minority leadership position
http://illinoisissuesblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/as-we-head-into-first-week-of-illinois.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So far, two Senate GOP members are openly seeking the minority leadership position, while two others are mentioned as potential candidates if the caucus can’t agree. Sen. Christine Radogno of Lemont and Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale both represent suburban Chicago districts in mostly DuPage and Will counties. Both have described themselves as fiscal conservatives who can work with different factions within the Illinois Republican Party. And both say they have a good understanding of issues throughout the state. Radogno says she’s “definitely” interested in becoming Senate minority leader. Although she says she had absolutely no intentions to become a career politician, she now fills the caucus’ No. 2 position and serves as its budget negotiator. She also ran for statewide office in 2006 but lost to Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, the current state treasurer. Radogno didn’t agree or disagree with former Gov. Jim Edgar’s statements that the Illinois GOP needs to move toward the middle for it to revive its stature. She simply says: “I think what we need to focus on are the issues that we all agree on. And those, quite frankly, are the very ones that are on voters’ minds right now, and that is jobs, the economy and policies that allow people to succeed. That would be making sure they have job opportunities so that people can make their own way.” Her name also has been mentioned as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2010. Radogno doesn’t rule it out. “It’s hard to never say never. Right now, my interest is clearly legislative,” she says, adding, however, that, “it may make it more challenging to run for governor if I were leader.” Dillard also uses the word “definitely” in describing his interest in the position. “I definitely know that I am the best person to move my caucus and the state’s business forward in Springfield.” He says the principles in which he ran Edgar’s office as his chief of staff and in which he used to run the DuPage Republican Party are the blueprint for the way he would operate as a Senate leader. Dillard sought the leadership position before, but the caucus selected outgoing Senate Minority Leader Frank Watson. Watson announced last week that he would not seek the position after having a minor stroke last month. “Sen. Watson was my friend. And I tried to help him in any way that I could, from fundraising on down,” Dillard says, but, “no matter who the new Senate leader is in the Republican Caucus, it is imperative that we remain cordial and cohesive because when you only have 22 members, you have no room for dissention.” Some dissention did occur when Dillard, who says he has a personal relationship with President-elect Barack Obama, appeared in a TV ad for the Democrat during the campaign season. But Dillard cites his relationship with Obama as helping to break the logjam of recent ethics legislation, in which Dillard says he was one, with Comptroller Dan Hynes’ leadership, who encouraged Obama to call Senate President Emil Jones Jr. to call the bill for a vote. Dillard also cites his legislative work with Obama to revise the state’s death penalty statute. Dillard also won’t rule out a run for governor, but he says he won’t run in 2010. “I’m 52 years old. I have time.” Two other names mentioned as possible compromise GOP candidates are Sen. Dave Luechtefeld of downstate Okawville and Sen. Dale Risinger of Peoria. We’ll see if commitments to the leadership candidates solidify this week and next. Republicans have an internal caucus meeting scheduled for November 19.)

NBC5
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Limousine liberals are liberals who, thanks to capitalism, earn so much money and/or have so much money that they can easily pay higher taxes. Limousine liberals dominate America's governmental entities, religious and charity institutions, news media, education system, entertainment industry, clothing industry, etc., etc. Many limousine liberals have invaded DuPage County to take advantage of the prosperity and safety that conservative Republicans created there. Limousine liberals, and people who limousine liberals bamboozled, mainly young minorities, elected Obama. Limousine liberals badmouth capitalism and the concept of individual responsibility and have no problem with socialism, communism, dictatorships, race and gender based preference giving, open borders, amnesty, more guest worker programs, more mass immigration, promoting abortion, promoting homosexual activity, abolition of religion and the Second Amendment, etc. Limousine liberals blame all past, present, and future problems on older white male American conservatives. When all the older white male American conservatives are gone, which group will all the problems be blamed on?
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/elections/national/Most_affluent_voters_key_to_Obama_sweep.html
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Every country, every organization, and every person that blames their problems on a rapidly diminishing group of people - older white male American conservatives - helped elect Obama. How much pressure will these countries, these organizations, and these people put on Obama to punish older white male American conservatives? When all the older white male American conservatives are gone, which group will all the problems be blamed on?
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/elections/national/Dem_groups_claim_Obama_win.html

NAPERVILLE SUN
-- Officials say more funding needed for roads - Paige Winfield
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1271950,6_1_NA11_CHAMBER_S1.article
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats demonize and denigrate DuPage County Republicans as being "wealthy." If Democrats had their way, they would drive each and every Republican out of DuPage County. But wait, if Republicans really are "wealthy," then they are paying a huge percentage of property taxes in DuPage County. For sure, Democrats demonize and denigrate me as being "wealthy." For decades, one outspoken resident in my precinct has regularly complained that I do not pay enough in property taxes. I have been a Wheaton homeowner and DuPage County property tax payers since 1978. During 2008, I paid $8,972.14 in property taxes on a 24-year-old 2,200 square foot aluminum sided home built on a former septic field that has foundation, easement, and lot drainage defects and a furnace, central air conditioning unit, and roof that needed replacement. I seriously doubt that I could have sold the home on January 1, 2007 at its assessed value at that time. I do not have children. Neither I, nor my parents, nor any of my ancestors have ever attended any school in DuPage County. Nevertheless, outrageously, in 2008, $6,210.36 or 69% of the $8,972.14 in property taxes that the I paid went to DuPage County public schools that are overwhelmingly staffed by Democrats who badmouth Republicans, promote Democrat Obama, and focus on creating "good little Democrats."
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1271664,6_1_NA11_DELINQUENT_S1.article

PIONEER LOCAL
-- Democrats see some success in GOP DuPage - Jeff Danna
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/elmhurst/news/1271529,em-WEBdemocrats-111008-s1.article
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Dan Cronin, who easily won his state senate race last week, was not available for comment. But a former chairman, state Sen. Kirk Dillard, agreed that the GOP is still very strong in the county. He pointed to incumbent Congressman Peter Roskam's win over Democrat Jill Morgenthaler in the 6th District. In 2004, the race between Roskam and Tammy Duckworth was fairly close, but this year, Roskam won by 18 percentage points. It's possible many residents voted a split ticket, choosing Obama for president but picking Republicans for more local offices, Dillard said. He also said he didn't think the Democrats' County Board wins were significant. "A 15-3 advantage on the County Board would be the envy of any Republican county in America," he said. Still, both party chairmen said they aren't taking the results for granted. Democrats and Republicans are going to campaign even more aggressively in the next election.)

DAILY ILLINI
-- VERY SAD: Daily Illini promotes Ayers
http://media.www.dailyillini.com/media/storage/paper736/news/2008/11/11/Editorials/Ayers.Comes.To.Town-3535887.shtml

CHAMPION NEWS
-- The good news: "No we can't" make big government work - John Biver
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1387
-- Armistice Day and echoes of history - John Biver
http://www.championnews.net/article.php?sid=1390

TOM ROESER
-- Chicago Sun-Times: It Gives Me Great Joy. Speaking of Newspapers. Egan Raises a Glass with Obama as Money Cascades In.
http://www.tomroeser.com/blogs/blogview.asp?blogID=24812

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- Rev. Wright: Media Used Me Against Obama
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,449364,00.html

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- Fed Covers Up Financial Crisis - Cliff Kincaid
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/fed-covers-up-financial-crisis/

HUMAN EVENTS
-- GOP, Avoid A 2008 Repeat - Mac Johnson
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29433

NEWSMAX
-- Obama's 'Change': Appointing Beltway Has-Beens - Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
http://www.newsmax.com/morris/morris_obama_transition/2008/11/09/149401.html

NEWSMAX & HUMAN EVENTS
-- Keene: Obama Will Overreach - Ronald Kessler
http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/kessler_keene_obama/2008/11/10/149603.html
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29414

ONE NEWS NOW
-- Voters distrust 'diluted' GOP - Chad Groening and Jody Brown
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=315160

DAILY MAIL
-- The night we waved goodbye to America . . . our last best hope on Earth - Peter Hitchens
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1084111/PETER-HITCHENS-The-night-waved-goodbye-America--best-hope-Earth.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
-- Georgia congressman Paul Broun warns of Obama dictatorship - Ben Evans
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iRxZox4GFoIweckPDP1oRhKBlHOwD94CDDM80

USA TODAY
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: People who blame their problems on those who have more than they have a) elected Obama and b) expect Obama to deliver. Will that prompt Obama to use government to take more and more money away from those who have more and use government to give more and more of that money (minus overhead, of course) to those who have less?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-11-10-poll-obama_N.htm

NEW YORK TIMES
-- Darkness at Dusk- David Brooks
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/opinion/11brooks.html?ref=opinion
-- Sparring Starts as Republicans Ponder Future - Adam Nagourney

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/us/politics/11repubs.html

NEW YORK TIMES & WASHINGTON POST
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: New York Times and Washington Post denigrate those who voted for McCain
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/11/us/politics/11south.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/10/AR2008111003026.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- What does the GOP do next? Take some political risks - Paul Ryan
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122637412685416573.html

BLORGE
-- Sarah Palin derides bloggers as "kids in pajamas sitting in the basement of their parents' homes" - Erna Mahyuni
http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2008/11/11/sarah-palin-derides-bloggers-as-kids-in-pyjamas/

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