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Halloween messages

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012

* Forwarded by a friend…

* From Tammy Duckworth…

The prospect of Joe Walsh being re-elected to Congress is a bit like the threat of an actual zombie apocalypse: absolutely terrifying.

But while a zombie apocalypse is pretty unlikely, Joe Walsh’s reelection is a very real possibility and we only have 6 days left to prevent it. Will you contribute $10 now to help us defeat Joe Walsh?

Not convinced yet? Here are three more ways a second term in Congress for Joe Walsh would be like a zombie apocalypse:

1. They both involve lots of screaming. In the case of a zombie apocalypse, the screams would come from frightened victims. In the case of a Joe Walsh second term, the screams would come from a congressman who yells at his constituents and said he went to Washington to “scream from the mountaintop.”

2. Both would bring back to life something better left alone. The idea of dead bodies rising from their graves is pretty scary. So are the retro policies Joe Walsh wants to resurrect - including big tax giveaways to the wealthy and policies that side with big corporations that pollute the air and ship jobs overseas.

3. No matter how fast you run away, you won’t be able to escape its effects. If Joe Walsh is reelected, it would have consequences for everyone - from seniors who rely on Medicare to students seeking an affordable education.

We’re having some Halloween fun, but truly, we can’t afford to head into Election Day unprepared.

* From 21st Century Democrats…

It might be Halloween, but what is a scarier thought than Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the White House and the Republicans in control of the Senate?

That would be horrible for our country.

But we are close to reaching our goal – we need to raise only $2,700 before midnight tonight.

With your help, we can do it!

Our candidates are counting on your support, so let’s make Halloween the scariest day of the year, not Election Day!

* And, of course, the Illinois Republican Party’s scary message about Speaker Madigan…

Be safe this Halloween. Observe your local ordinances regarding Trick-or-Treating hours, and above all, be on the alert for Democrats who may try to trick you with more debt, higher taxes, more wasteful spending and sucking the blood (money) out of suburban taxpayers with their plan to shift their pension mistakes on suburban homeowners who already pay some of the highest tax rates in the country.

House Speaker Mike Madigan, State Senate President John Cullerton and Governor Pat Quinn are plotting, scheming and threatening the state with more of the same, tired, 67% tax hike politics.

It’s a poisonous brew, but there’s no need to scream or be frightened.

Republican candidates can reverse the curse and put Illinois back on the right track.

Vote Republican on Tuesday.

“Madigansylvania”

Boo!

- Posted by Rich Miller        


19 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 1:31 pm:

    Yeesh. It’s scary to think that anyone thought any of these efforts were creative or amusing.

    Memo to political ops: In the future, please don’t feel the need to put out Halloween-themed stuff. It’s just not working.


  2. - Jar Jar Binks - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 1:43 pm:

    What’s even scarier is the thought of a 7th Star Wars movie. I really hope I’m the central character in the new movies!


  3. - MrJM - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 1:50 pm:

    “Good news! We’re just putting the final touches on that ad we’ve been working on… it’s got a really clever Thanksgiving Day theme.” — Overheard in the offices the Republican Party of Cook County.


  4. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 1:58 pm:

    I hope no one got paid for turning out any of this crap.


  5. - Cal Skinner - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 2:06 pm:

    My favorite is of Mitt Romney holding a bowl of gold coins.

    One kid says to the other, “Hey! These are real gold! Cool!”

    Underneath is the line “Kids loved trick-or-treating at the Romney house.”


  6. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 2:22 pm:

    I like the cartoon. Truth hurts sometimes.


  7. - PQ's Primary Opponent - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 2:40 pm:

    me thinks that madigan is very happy with pat brady as gop chair. it is not like he has a winning formula with this statewide anti madigan theme. another decade in the insignificant camp.


  8. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 2:41 pm:

    ===me thinks that madigan is very happy with pat brady as gop chair===

    I dunno about that. The anti-Madigan message is working better this year than ever before. Not to say that it’s winning elections, but it’s working better.


  9. - soccermom - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 3:13 pm:

    “Working better?” So the idea here is for the ILGOP to notch a personal best? I’m good with that…


  10. - soccermom - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 3:26 pm:

    Seriously — what is Mike Madigan’s overall name recognition among independent voters statewide? I mean, we can assume that Republicans will oppose the Speaker. But will antipathy toward the speaker turn blase voters who may lean GOP into likely voters who vote for GOP House candidates? I’m not buying it, unless somebody has numbers that say different.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 4:02 pm:

    “In a world, where going after families is considered inexusable …

    (little girl voice) ‘He’s Tall!’

    Now comes sometihng scarier than ‘the guys down the street’, fiercer than a Madigan Precint Captain … More vile than a Candidates ‘telethon’

    (a woman’s voice)’He’s … he’s … freakishly tall …EEEKKK’

    RP Lumber, in conjunction with a shell company run by LP Lumber … and produced by the makers of ‘The LG Hiding in you Neighborhood …brings you …

    Franken-Plummer!

    (Old man pleading) ‘NO!!!!!!’

    Franken-Plummer! you can try to ‘Phil Ponce’ him, you can try to ‘out-resume’ him … but the money and the petitions come out … and they are coming for you.

    (Robert Plummer) ‘He’s alive … He’s Alive … Phil Ponce, ask it again … He’s Alive!!!

    So, turn off the commercials, Ignore the the Press Release .. for Goodness sakes, Man, Vote Absentee …

    Before Franken-Plummer … gets you!

    (Jason studdering on Chicago Tonight)

    ‘Not recommended for the blind followers of the Plummer Machine. This Monster is rated ‘Cry-baby’…”


  12. - downstate hack - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 4:18 pm:

    “I dunno about that. The anti-Madigan message is working better this year than ever before. Not to say that it’s winning elections, but it’s working better.”

    It seems to me a better theme would have been a straght forward “60% tax increase and still the Dems have Illinois billions in debt”. I doubt the Madigan gambit will win any seats.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 5:13 pm:

    “Hello Trick-O-treater … who are you …lemme guess … Jack Nicklaus? … No? … Arnold Palmer?…No? Hmmm … ok, then just tell me…”

    “I am dressed as Tom Cross on Election Day!”

    “Now i get it!”

    And I hope … HOPE … every HGOP “Volunteer” gets “treated” better … this Election Day!

    Happy Halloween from You #1 Fan, Staffers!

    Oswego Willy


  14. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 5:35 pm:

    Willy, and you say you are comically challenged.

    AA stands in awe.


  15. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 5:57 pm:

    You are a good man, AA …

    I’m just tring to get by …


  16. - I M Willis - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 6:05 pm:

    Boy I am I glad I moved out of Illinois.


  17. - Michelle Flaherty - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 8:42 pm:

    – “I dunno about that. The anti-Madigan message is working better this year than ever before.”–

    You mean better than 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

    The GOP reminds me of people who play the lottery expecting to win.


  18. - Just saying......... - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 8:49 pm:

    And the GOP wonders why it remains stuck in the minority. I think this is the worst I’ve ever seen.


  19. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 10:53 pm:

    Stupid !


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