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Question of the day

Monday, Jun 9, 2014

* The Democratic Party of Illinois is to _____ as the Illinois Republican Party is to _____?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


108 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:20 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Globetrotters, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Washington Generals.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:25 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to hammer as the Illinois Republican Party is to nail.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to an organized mess, as the Illinois Republican Party is to a mess disorganized.


  4. - LincolnLounger - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:31 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to governing competence as the Illinois Republican Party is to relevance.


  5. - Stones - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:32 pm:

    Blue / Red


  6. - Stones - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:35 pm:

    Rubber Soul / Her Majesty’s Satanic Request


  7. - Six Degrees of Separation - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:35 pm:

    The Combine/The Combine LOL


  8. - 47th Ward - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to stupid self-interest as the Illinois Republican Party is to heartless self-interest.


  9. - Tommydanger - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    Dumb and Dumber


  10. - x ace - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “Ripple” as the Illinois Republican Party is to “Dom Perignon”.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Family Business as the Illinois Republican Party is to Monkey Business.


  12. - Tommydanger - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:40 pm:

    Self-satisfied and lazy


  13. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to nanobots and the Illinois Republican Party is to Robbie the Robot.


  14. - Tommydanger - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:41 pm:

    Arrogance and self-pity


  15. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:43 pm:

    filet mignon, 88% beef


  16. - Wensicia - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    Takers / Fakers


  17. - Jake From Elwood - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:47 pm:

    I.D.P. is to a derailment as I.R.P. is to an inability to locate the track.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:54 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to addition as the Illinois Republican Party is to zero sum game.


  19. - Bogart - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:54 pm:

    self serving/self loathing


  20. - train111 - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to ‘ossification’ as the Republican Party of Illinois is to ‘comically inept’


  21. - A guy... - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:55 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to ethics as the Illinois Republican Party is to candidate research.


  22. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:56 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to taking care of their own, as the Illinois Republican Party is to eating their own.


  23. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:58 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to East Germany as the Illinois Republican Party is to Argentina.


  24. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 1:59 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Jack In The Box as the Illinois Republican Party is to Burger Chef.


  25. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Quinn as the Illinois Republican Party is to Rauner.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:03 pm:

    Rauner is not a Republican, lol.

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “Park Place and Boardwalk” as the Illinois Republican Party is to “Marvin Gardens and “pay 5% of your worth or $200.”


  27. - zatoichi - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to a can to kick as the Illinois Republican Party is to a kicked can.


  28. - bottom rung. - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Vladimir Putin as the Illinois Republican Party is to Kim Jong Un?


  29. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:04 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to US Post Office as the Illinois Republican Party is to MySpace.


  30. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:06 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Blagojevich as the Illinois Republican Party is to Ryan.


  31. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:08 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to $54,000,000 “granted” as the Illinois Republican Party is to $54,000,000 “sold”.


  32. - So. ILL - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to record debt, high taxes, unemployment, and staggering corruption as the Republican Party of Illinois is to “somehow still in the super minority in both chambers.”


  33. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to GM ignition switch, as the Illinois Republican Party is to no ignition switch.


  34. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:12 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Cook County as the Illinois Republican Party is to Effingham County.


  35. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:13 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Cross Dressing as the Illinois Republican Party is to Turkey Dressing.


  36. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:15 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Halloween as the Illinois Republican Party is to Ground Hog Day.


  37. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:15 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Illinois politics, as the Illinois Republican Party is to wishing for Wisconsin demographics.


  38. - bottom rung. - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:15 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Dick Cheney as the Illinois Republican Party is to Dan Quayle


  39. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:16 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Typewriters as the Illinois Republican Party is to PDAs.


  40. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:17 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “GOTV”, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Ads on the TV.


  41. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:18 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Enron as the Illinois Republican Party is to Western Union.


  42. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:20 pm:

    - VanillaMan -, the next time you “complain” about all my commenting, lol…

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to The Telegraph, as the Illinois Republican Party is to the Pony Express.


  43. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Fruit Loops as the Illinois Republican Party is to Bran Flakes.


  44. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:22 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Sears as the Illinois Republican Party is to Montgomery Wards.


  45. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Detroit as the Illinois Republican Party is to Omaha.


  46. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:24 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Jim McPike, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Jack Dorgan.


  47. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Carrier Pigeon as the Illinois Republican Party is to AOL.


  48. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:26 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to knowing their voters, as the Illinois Republican Party is to hoping the voters don’t ask too many questions.


  49. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:28 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Scientology as the Illinois Republican Party is to Shakers.


  50. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Cuckoo as the Illinois Republican Party is to Dodo.


  51. - a drop in - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    OW vs VM. Pass the popcorn.


  52. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Great Chicago Fire as the Illinois Republican Party is to camp fire.


  53. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Cabrini Greens as the Illinois Republican Party is to Golfing Greens.


  54. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to SNAFU as the Illinois Republican Party is to NOCLUE.


  55. - The Hog's Hairpiece - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:43 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Dr. Johnny Fever as the Illinois Republican Party is to Les Nessman?


  56. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to banjo as the Illinois Republican Party is to accordion.


  57. - Ken_in_Aurora - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:45 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Felix as the Illinois Republican Party is to Oscar.


  58. - Walker - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    The Dem Party of Illinois is to Fergie Jenkins as the Repub Party if Illinois is to Herb Score.


  59. - Walker - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    The Dems are to George Patton, as the Repubs are to Charles DeGaulle.


  60. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Pulling One Way, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Pulling itself Apart.


  61. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to rust as the Illinois Republican Party is to bust.


  62. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:50 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is counting voters, as the Illinois Republican Party is to counting Counties.


  63. - PublicServant - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to lipservice as the Republican Party of Illinois is to no service.


  64. - siriusly - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Windows as The Illinois Republican Party is to Linux.


  65. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to ordering ala carte as the Illinois Republican Party is to no ordering “off the menu”


  66. - MrJM (@MisterJayEm) - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to if you do as the Illinois Republican Party is to if you don’t.

    – MrJM


  67. - siriusly - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:53 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to George Lucas as The Illinois Republican Party is to JJ Abrams.


  68. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to winning World Championships as the Illinois Republican Party is to Winning the “Division”.


  69. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Giannoulias as the Illinois Republican Party is to Kirk.


  70. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:55 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Tent Camping as the Illinois Republican Party is to camping with no room in the Tent.


  71. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to The Road Runner as the Illinois Republican Party is to Wile E. Coyote.


  72. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Harold’s Chicken Shack #11 as the Illinois Republican Party is to Chik-fil-A.


  73. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Deep Bench, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Back Bench.


  74. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Ensure as the Illinois Republican Party is to Metamucil.


  75. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 2:59 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Snoopy as the Illinois Republican Party is to Charlie Brown.


  76. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “Check all that apply” as the Illinois Republican Party is to “must, only, never, always”.


  77. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:03 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “phone tree communications”, as the Illinois Republican Party is to meeting in a phone booth.


  78. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:06 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Torch Light Parades, and Pitching in after a Primary, as the Illinois Republican Party is to just Torches and Pitchforks at times.


  79. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Perry Mason as the Illinois Republican Party is to Matlock.


  80. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “surprised victories”, as the Illinois Republican Party is to surprised when they win.


  81. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Andy Taylor, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Barnie Fife


  82. - downstate hack - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    The Democrat Party is to the inept majority as the Republican Party is to the silent and unseen minority.


  83. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Dr. Jekyll as the Illinois Republican Party is to Mr. Hyde.


  84. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to incompetent as the Illinois Republican Party is to in cahoots.


  85. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    Mr. Hyde, I see what you did there…lol

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to shoe leather as the Illinois Republican Party is to putting their foot in their mouth.


  86. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is a punch in the guy, as the Illinois Republican Party is to being a punch line.


  87. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to PRIDE Parade as the Illinois Republican Party is to Arenzville Burgoo.


  88. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Jaws as the Illinois Republican Party is to Flipper.


  89. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Chaotic Order, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Ordering Chaos.


  90. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Taxes as the Illinois Republican Party is to Texas.


  91. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:16 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Walter Cronkite as the Illinois Republican Party is to Bill O’Reilly.


  92. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to jogging suits as the Illinois Republican Party is to Carhartts.


  93. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Purple ties as the Illinois Republican Party is to purple brusing.


  94. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:23 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to baking winning cakes, as the Illinois Republican Party is to the image of “let them eat cake”.


  95. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to retail politics as the Illinois Republican Party is to shopping “off the rack”.


  96. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to blue collar strategy, as the Illinois Republican Party is to singing the Blues on Election Night.


  97. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Skeleton Key , as the Illinois Republican Party is to square peg in a round hole.


  98. - K3 - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:34 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to the NFL as the Illinois Republican Party is to MLS


  99. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to the handling of Scott Lee Cohen, as the Illinois Republican Party is to the handling of Jason Plummer.


  100. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:37 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Coca Cola, as the Illinois Republican Party is to New Coca Cola


  101. - Almost the Weekend - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:41 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Mike Madigan as the Illinois Republican Party is to Bruce Rauner.


  102. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to “Politics is Local”, as the Illinois Republican Party is to “Loco National Talking Points”.


  103. - Robert the Bruce - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 4:03 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to waiting for an election to end as the Illinois Republican Party is to waiting for the laws of mathematics to end.


  104. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 4:04 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Gallant, as the Illinois Republican Party is to Goofus.


  105. - DuPage - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 5:18 pm:

    The Illinois Democratic Party is to “don’t worry, we are unsinkable, let’s re-arrange the deck chairs”, as the Illinois Republican Party is to “lock the gates to the 3rd class level to be sure WE get seats on the lifeboats”.


  106. - Downstater - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 7:42 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to Webern’s Concerto for Nine Instruments as the Illinois Republican Party is to Copland’s Appalachian Spring.


  107. - 47th Ward - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 9:00 pm:

    The Illinois Democratic Party is to unconstitutionally diminished pensions as the Republican Party of Illinois is to unconstitutionally ending pensions.


  108. - Upon Further Review - Monday, Jun 9, 14 @ 10:23 pm:

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is to the Welfare State as the Republican Party of Illinois is to feudalism.


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        * Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Hits New Low - Illinois’ Economic Comeback Continues; Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More than Six Years
        * Illinois Ranks #1 in Volunteer Rate Among the Country’s 8 Largest States - 2.57 Million Illinoisans Give $7.2 Billion in Service
        * Law Enforcement, IDOT Make Final Push to Save Lives in 2014, Roadside Safety Checks Planned Over Holidays - New Episode of “The Driving Dead” Premieres Friday as Holiday Travelers are Reminded to Drive Sober and Buckle Up




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