* Illinois Review has finally begun to cover the cancellation of Saturday’s meeting that was initially called to eject IL GOP Chairman Pat Brady from office. They’re running some reacts. For instance, Joe Walsh…
“In order for the Illinois Republican Party to move forward, Chairman Pat Brady must step down. Pat, in his position as Chairman, can not publicly attack the Party Platform. If he had said the Republican Party must embrace Obamacare, we would be calling for his resignation. If he publicly said we should raise the individual income tax in Illinois, we would demand he step down. The same is true here. The Party Platform supports traditional marriage between one man and one woman and Chairman Brady has not once, not twice, but at least three times publicly refuted that plank in the Platform.
“The majority of Illinois Republicans support traditional marriage and the energetic base of the Party overwhelmingly supports traditional marriage. Republicans can not win statewide without its grassroots devoted base. And this silent majority will not vote nor work to win in 2014 as they should if the current Party Chairman is still in place.
“Pat should do the right thing and resign. If not, the State Central Committee has to vote him out. If he is not replaced soon there will be a schism in the Party that will destroy our ability to win in 2014.”
* Chris Robling…
“We still need reconciliation, and we always need to hear each other very carefully. I am always for that and this might be a great time to start, but we must do so with our focus on 2014. Especially with the SEC finding that Illinois lied to the bond markets, we Republicans are united to reduce the size, scope, waste and bloat of our corrupt and oppressive state government.
“We who consider ourselves Republicans have more than enough to do to rescue our fellow taxpayers and residents in every neighborhood of our beloved state from the serial catastrophes of Democrat domination, wherever and whenever we can. If you consider yourself a Republican, I ask no more than that you put your shoulder to that wheel with me and I am your brother. My litmus test is defeating oppression.
“The clock is ticking. We need a statewide ticket, organization, fundraising and volunteers. In the counties, we need lengthy lists of candidates for county offices. What we do here can foretell the national effort to retake the White House from the Chavez-respecting Obamists. Let’s light the candle that starts that brushfire – let’s do this.”