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Saturday, May 30, 2015

* Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights)

“Now, there are a lot of negotiations that are happening in this building, but I don’t pretend to believe that I’m going to negotiate you into becoming a Democrat, any more than I think you can negotiate me into becoming a Republican.”

The governor needs to remember that the Democrats have super-majorities in both legislative chambers. But the Democrats need to finally come to terms with the fact that Illinois voters chose a Republican governor last year, 50.3 to 46.3 percent.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

17 Comments
  1. - Just Me - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 10:40 am:

    Agree a billion times over.


  2. - Langhorne - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 10:47 am:

    The 50.3/46.3 equation is now 30/60, soon to be 36/71


  3. - Macbeth - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 10:51 am:

    Rauner is acting as if he won by a super majority. He didn’t.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 10:52 am:

    Half loaves.

    I never understood why Rauner wanted to take on 60/30, when he really just needed 23 to get compromise and victories.

    When Rauner used the Thompson Pivot, I thought that was going to be the breakthrough.

    Very shortly after, it became apparent, that was never the plan.

    The rest is just both parties (no pun intended) just going after one another.

    Lesson learned(?)


  5. - Macbeth - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 10:59 am:

    Interesting, though. Had Rauner stayed the course he seemed to chart during the election campaign, he would have been far more successful, I think, in moving things forward. His error seems to be drastic course change immediately after the election.

    The election Rauner, I admit, was compelling — and sounded like he had some interesting, albeit difficult ideas. However, the Rauner from Day 0 post-election was one of the more strident, uncharasmatic, off-putting politicians I’ve seen — even more so than Scott Walker.

    He may be a good beer guy or a good biker guy, but to the “outsiders” he essentially lied to get elected.


  6. - Team Sleep - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 10:59 am:

    Macbeth - yes, but remember that Pat Quinn also ran around after his VERY narrow reelection in 2010 and reminded people that he had a “mandate”.

    I also see Governor Rauner learning from the HRO mistakes of 2014. Why spread yourselves so thin when you can win 3-4 seats if you have a concentrated effort? If the Rauner camp and the HRO had zeroed in on Sente’s, Yingling’s Smiddy’s Mautino’s and Cloonen’s districts, they could have picked up 3 or 4 of those seats. And then issues like the AFSCME arbitration bill would be gone. Instead, they spread themselves too thin and literally paid for it. I think 2016 will have a different strategy and ending.


  7. - Quinn T. Sential - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 11:02 am:

    You’re giving far too much credit to the party labels in the last Governors race. They voted 50.3 against Pat Quinn.


  8. - Norseman - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 11:03 am:

    What we have is an irresistible force paradox.


  9. - Archiesmom - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 11:15 am:

    Leave it to Toi to sum it up in one sentence. Amen, sister. Her’s hoping there can be some middle ground achievable.


  10. - The Captain - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 11:17 am:

    The same voters that elected a Republican Governor last year elected every single member of the House. House members would be wise to continue to advocate for the issues/policies/positions they stood for in the last election.


  11. - beenthereseenthar - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 2:49 pm:

    Rainer beat Pat Quinn, a despised governor. Look at some of the votes in southern counties, Quinn never got more than 20%, in some cases only 10% in one county. Rainer won by default. A good candidate would have beat Rauner. As the Beatles sang “Money Can’t Buy You Love”. Rauner is a one termer.


  12. - Rich Miller - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 2:51 pm:

    ===Rauner is a one termer. ===

    Please.

    Were you one of those guys who kept saying he couldn’t win the primary… and then he couldn’t win the general?

    If Hillary wins next year, her first midterm could be a disaster for Dems in this state.


  13. - walker - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 3:51 pm:

    ==If Hillary wins next year, her first midterm could be a disaster for Dems in this state.==

    Absolutely correct.

    Rauner’s play, if he chooses, is one more win in Illinois, then on to the national candidate stage in 2018 for 2020. He won’t have enough of a record of achievement in Illinois to be credible before then.


  14. - K3 - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:40 pm:

    This is what I don’t get-Rauner is obviously not interested in governing. Why didn’t he drop out of the primary and endorse Dillard. He could still have his fund to influence the hgop and play a huge role while someone who could govern executes the plan. His ego could still be satisfied because he’s the man behind the curtain. Unless these murmurs of his national aspirations really are true…


  15. - K3 - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:46 pm:

    He won’t have a record of achievement ever in Illinois if he stays on his current path. Hillarys first midterm or not, he’s going to have to show some accomplishments to get re elected in 18. He beat a governor with a 25% approval rating by only 4%


  16. - Norseman - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 4:57 pm:

    === He won’t have a record of achievement ever in Illinois if he stays on his current path. Hillarys first midterm or not, he’s going to have to show some accomplishments to get re elected in 18. ===

    I don’t want to hear the “he won’t get re-elected” harangue either. I heard that about Blago. Guess what, he got re-elected despite his incompetent and slimy actions. Like Blago, Rauner will bury his next opponent using tons of cash to misrepresent his/her positions/record etc. This guy will be gov until he gets tired of losing (I was going to type frustrated, but he’s already there) and takes his marbles and goes home.


  17. - K3 - Saturday, May 30, 15 @ 6:02 pm:

    Yet for all his money he beat the most unpopular governor in the country by 4 percent. Let’s see who the Democrats nominate in 18 before crowning Rauner and his cash “king for life”


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