Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Pot, meet kettle
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Pot, meet kettle

Friday, Sep 26, 2014

* Republican Bobby Schilling is quite upset with a new DCCC TV ad

“Congresswoman Bustos and the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) should be ashamed of themselves for promoting an edited, dishonest video and running advertisements based upon it,” Schilling said.

“This was bullying, plain and simple,” he continued. “I’m calling on Congresswoman Bustos and the national Democrats to do the right thing and remove this dishonest advertisement from the airwaves.”

Schilling wants the campaign to get away from disputing political ads and center more on the issues.

“There has to be some way we can have (ads) vetted through so you have independent people looking at and say, ‘This is and honest ad, and here’s the facts’ and be able to put it out,” Schilling said. “But, that’s probably never gonna happen.”

* Oh, for crying out loud. And I do mean “crying.” I think I posted the ad already, but here it is in case you missed it

* The script…

The Sensata plant in Freeport closed and shipped off more than 100 jobs to China…

When workers in Freeport needed their Congressman, Bobby Schilling turned his back on them.

Schilling voted to protect tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs

– and even voted to let them keep their government contracts.

He used your tax money to help send American jobs overseas.

We don’t need any more politicians like Bobby Schilling.

* From the QCTimes

Schilling, who represented the 17th District from 2011-12, objected to the new ad Tuesday, calling it a “lie.”

The commercial doesn’t say so directly, but the Democratic committee confirmed it is referring to a September 2012 confrontation between the former Republican congressman and a few workers from Sensata Technologies at a Stephenson County Farm Bureau meeting.

Workers at the meeting demanded to know whether Schilling supported a piece of legislation and, after some back and forth that involved what appeared to be a farm bureau official, the workers began chanting “yes or no,” and Schilling was escorted by one of his campaign staff to the back of the room.

When at least some of the Sensata workers left the room, Schilling returned to the front of the room, according to a video of the incident posted at the time by Schilling’s campaign.

“They’re saying Schilling walked out on constituents. That’s a lie,” the Republican said in an interview Tuesday.

* And check out how he goes to great lengths to prove his point

Yes, he makes some valid arguments, but his over-interpretation of the simple phrase “turned his back” is more than a little goofy.

And I have to agree with Cheri Bustos’ campaign that his idea to have “independent people” vet ads is pretty rich coming from a guy who ran a TV ad this month which brutally slammed as “shamefully misleading.”

As I often say in comments: Move along, please.

…Adding… This just came over the transom. From a WEEK TV story

“And they did this to try to bully and intimidate and put this out to make it look like I walked out on a meeting. I believe it is unamerican and it’s the bad part of politics for anyone to do that, whether it is Republican or Democrat” said Schilling.

Oh, please. Unamerican? Clean your own house first, dude.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 12:31 pm:

    Schilling’s motorcycle ad is still one of the best seen this cycle.

    As for this? ==Turned his back== is overkill, but like Rich says, ==Move along==. Both can play dirty, and have.

  2. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 12:40 pm:

    Schilling wants to pitch hardball but have only softballs thrown his direction.

    His next press release: “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you! Nyah, nyah, nyah!”

  3. - wordslinger - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 12:54 pm:

    He’s feeling bullied and intimidated? About what? He might want to keep that to himself.

  4. - Apocalypse Now - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    Schilling needs to keep banging away on the Bustos lie about her pay. Voters really understand it and it matters.

  5. - Carl Nyberg - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 1:28 pm:

    Which Illinois politicians have mastered the line, “It wasn’t my best day; if I had it to do over again, I’d do it differently”?

    Insisting that something that was clearly a mistake wasn’t a mistake makes the politician looking ego-driven and petty.

  6. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 1:43 pm:

    I don’t think you get many votes by whining.

  7. - low level - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:15 pm:

    “Schilling wants the campaign to get away from disputing political ads and center more on the issues.”

    Hahahaha! Dude, stop crying and go back to making pizzas on your bike if that’s really how you feel about it. If you can’t stand the heat, go back into the pizza kitchen, Bobby-O!

  8. - A guy... - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:40 pm:

    Really dude. Don’t shoot your mouth off. Shoot back. You’ve got her down, and now you only have yourself to blame for giving her candidacy CPR. Really stupid. She’s involved in a domestic dispute over keeping a promise…and “you” change the narrative? Wow man. Open your eyes.

  9. - walker - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    “Un-American?” Get a clue.

    Adams v. Jefferson, or Lincoln v. Douglas make today’s politics look like tea parties — er, I mean to say child’s play.

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Caption contest!
* Biss on board with Pritzker's publicly funded campaign idea
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner aide claims governor will likely sign stand-alone 72-hour gun buy waiting period bill
* Sanguinetti calls Madigan "harasser-in-chief"
* Affordable housing, Dan Proft and the Illinois Policy Institute on the city's Northwest Side
* It's just a bill
* Appellate court directs Board of Elections to reopen Mautino case
* Massive school superintendent lawsuit lines up with massive ISBE budget request
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Madigan coverage roundup
* *** UPDATED x1 *** A new one on me
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Visit our advertisers...









* The Mix — Some cool things to do May 25-31, 2018..
* Rauner's Gun Bill Veto Is Not All or Nothing, A.....
* Rauner's Gun Bill Veto Is Not All or Nothing, A.....
* Aide explains Rauner's gun veto - Danville Comm.....
* County attorney to consider threats in North Wo.....
* Rauner says Texas is more union job friendly th.....

* Rockford Park District mulls sale of well-known water park
* Civil rights lawyer defending suspect in commander's death
* Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane
* Condemned Ohio man blames killing on 'homosexual panic'
* Woman armed with rifle shot to death by police
* Rauner's gun veto not all or nothing, aide says
* 3 men convicted in fatal shooting of teen in front of twin
* Man convicted in fatal shooting of teen in front of twin
* US man gets 15 years in prison for illegal handgun exports
* The Latest: Rauner urges lawmakers to mull entire gun plan

* Lawmakers debate non-death penalty parts of Rauner's safety rewrite
* Bernard Schoenburg: Butler seeks to help caucus with $$, joins gun group
* Two anti-sex harassment bills go to Rauner's desk
* Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp
* Rauner's gun veto not all or nothing, aide says
* Illinois Senate panel endorses wage-equity plan
* Judge: IDOC must comply with prison mental health plan
* Madigan denies retaliating against Democratic lawmaker, calls for investigation
* Madigan denies retaliating against Democratic lawmaker, calls for independent investigation
* Madigan denies retaliating against Democratic lawmaker

* A low-tech way to help ex-offenders rejoin society
* Steve Dolinsky wants you to know Chicago is a great pizza town
* Chicago's best pizza in 10 categories
* Home Chef sells to Kroger in deal worth as much as $700 million
* Madigan retaliation probe not independent, AG candidate charges

* Former CBOT chairman Patrick Arbor arrested at Boston airport
* No immigration deal unless ‘real wall,’ good security: Trump
* 3 armed robberies, carjackings this week on Southwest Side: police
* Comey among ‘rotten apples’ in FBI, Trump says
* Trump lauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem
* The Mix — Some cool things to do May 25-31, 2018
* 3 men, 2 women wounded in Chicago gun violence Wednesday
* North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts
* Jeep Wrangler: Award-winning Wrangler delivers on & off the pavement
* Summer Celebrations 2018— Our guide to the Chicago area’s festivals

* Donald Trump on national anthem: Players who protest 'maybe shouldn't be in the country'
* North Korea says it has demolished its nuclear test site with series of explosions
* Man who groped customer during massage at Evanston spa found guilty of sex abuse
* If public perception changes on Kevin White, it will be because of his play, not his words
* Chicago's population down third year in a row - but we're still ahead of Houston: census
* Women are landing more seats on corporate boards, but pace of change is 'glacial'
* 'First Reformed' review: Ethan Hawke’s bracing dark night of the soul
* Woman must reset her dorkometer for dating success
* Morning Spin: Emanuel doesn't take a side in sports betting debate

» Illinois Could Get More Nurses Trained To Help Sexual Assault Survivors
» May 23, 2018 - Full Show
» Gun Restraining Order Bill Passes IL House, Latest in String of Gun Legislation
» Mr. Beef’s Chris Zucchero Helps Chicago Celebrate Italian Beef Week
» NW Indiana Cop Has A History Of Confrontations At Bar
» Update on Illinois Men Accused of Bombing; Evictions in Decatur; Illinois Politics Update
» Madigan Calls For Investigation After Accusations Of Retaliation
» Survivor Shares Experience With Rape Kit Testing
» Inspector General: End Public School Perk For Chicago’s Wealthiest
» May 22, 2018 - Full Show

* Lawmakers debate non-death penalty parts of Rauner's safety rewrite
* Bernard Schoenburg: Butler seeks to help caucus with $$, joins gun group
* Our View: SIU drama can't lead to more bureaucracy
* Our View: Deterrence program carries great potential
* Two anti-sex harassment bills go to Rauner's desk
* Illinois governor gets bill legalizing industrial hemp
* Rauner's gun veto not all or nothing, aide says
* Illinois Senate panel endorses wage-equity plan
* Judge: IDOC must comply with prison mental health plan
* Madigan denies retaliating against Democratic lawmaker, calls for investigation

* Now hiring in Decatur and Macon County. Recently posted employment opportunities for job seekers
* New adoptables in Decatur and Macon County. Pick your new dog or cat!
* Woman sues East St. Louis Police, says she was injured when struck by a squad car
* St. Clair County man had video on how to groom, sexually assault children, charges say
* Just released: What do census numbers show about Decatur's population total? Let's look at the data.
* Agency heads anticipating 20% cut in United Way funding
* Decatur and Macon County neighbors: Obituaries published today
* Daily Digest 5/24/18
* Rick's Six: Hot and humid, LeClaire eatery closes, and shots fired
* United Way asks public to embrace new way of calculating agency's impact

* Did ICE raid St. Charles restaurants?
* She said she was sexually assaulted by a state trooper. His camera footage shows otherwise.
* Mazzone's Hawthorne selections for Thursday's races
* Feder: WLS cuts ties with Dick Biondi
* EU imposes sales conditions on Russia's Gazprom

* Blockchain Is 'World-Changing', Says US Co...
* Metra's new shop will crank out more refur...
* Congressional Hearing on UFOs Suggested by...
* Democrats turnout surged in primaries: report
* MRO Workforce Grant Program Takes Another ...
* Who has signed the DACA discharge petition
* Black women, the “backbone” of the Democra...
* Guest Opinion: The 'center' cannot hold
* Nazis in America: Meet the Worst Candidate...
* McDonald's workers allege widespread sexua...

* Koch Group Pushing Lawmakers for DACA Fix...
* GOP also reveled when president failed...
* White House-backed prisons bill divides pa......
* Prison reform bill passes US House...
* Trump Administration Ups Dose Of Shame As ......

* Harris, Feinstein, Colleagues Call on Sess......
* Roy Blunt is right on harassment bill: Tax......
* AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the mas......
* The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks o......
* The Latest: Rockets to remember Santa Fe s......

* Milwaukee. 1968.
* Teachers.
* Dealing with slaughter in the schools, Congress should follow the example of John Wayne
* 33-Unit Rental Building Rises on Sheridan, While Surrounding Area Booms
* St. Boniface Cemetery To Hold Memorial Day Field Mass
* Art Show Opening Reception At The Guesthouse Hotel On June 1st
* Will ‘da Judge’ buy “Fast Eddie” claim his witnesses are too old to remember?
* Columbia College is eliminating book costs, fees for adult students
* What are higher-ed’s analytics priorities?
* 2018’s Cities with the Most & Least Student Debt

* IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness
* Rend Lake Water Conservancy District Water Main Break
* Statement from Gov. Rauner
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May
* IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters

* TNW Conference 2018: What you need to know
* US Department of Justice is investigating Bitcoin price manipulation
* How the storytelling of today shapes the technology of tomorrow
* Nokia 8 Sirocco review: A premium indulgence
* The TicWatch Pro uses a transparent second display to save power
* Pool on your iPhone is better when it’s more like a video game
* We're all a bit of Trump when it comes to cybersecurity

* Most Essential White Sox Vote: Round 5
* White Sox hit 3 HRs; Covey gets 1st MLB win
* This May Have Been the Soxiest Evening of 2018
* White Sox Minor League Update: May 23, 2018
* Garcia exits with knee sprain after stolen base
* Sheets posts big game for Winston-Salem
* White Sox hit 3 HRs; Covey gets 1st MLB win

Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0

Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller