“We’ve had a standstill down in Springfield, and I think the Governor and Ken Dunkin have a partnership, and I think it’s bad for Chicago, bad for Illinois. And the question is: Are we going to have somebody rewarded that, in my view, is not going to pass a budget that invests in Chicago and in Chicago’s schoolchildren, or are we going to hold everything hostage?”
* And if you have the time, watch this video of Rep. Dunkin speaking to elderly constituents, many of whom won’t look at him…
From the video…
“All I did, all I did was go around Mike Madigan and got the governor to release $2 billion. $2 billion for child care assistance, for the developmentally disabled and for senior services.”
Dunkin is not very good at thinking on his feet. Dunkin’s central theme regarding why people shouldn’t listen to Obama on the Stratton endorsement is because Obama endorsed Emanuel. Dunkin is then required to admit that he too endorsed Rahm. Dunkin then excuses that endorsement by saying he didn’t know about McDonald or the tax increases.
But then Obama didn’t know about that stuff either when he endorsed Emanuel.
- The Dude Abides - Monday, Mar 14, 16 @ 12:33 pm:
Chuck Norris once asked Mike Madigan to be his bodyguard.
Diner: I can’t believe we have to listen to this lying has been gas bag, rather than listening to Chicago’s jazz station WDCB 90.9fm tasteful broadcast of jazz, blues, acoustic/Americana music like we usually do. Oh well, some folks need the $50 I guess.
Dunkin’ aint so good sittin’ down either ….remember he was sittin’ before he jumped up into the President field of vision.
BTW Dunkin’ deal on child care was mostly a coincidence. The GOPies were foldin’ and the $uper$tar saw a chance to boost Dunkin’ too. They they got to know him. Then they shifted to Bentom
If anyone knows African American voters and watched the full video through to the end you will see he warmed up to a few of them and may well have flipped a few. That my friends is working it hard in the field. I still think the Rauner tag has stuck too much and may well cost him the election.
Ken Dunkin has been an embarrassment to the State of Illinois and the Democratic Party since he was elected in 2002. Hubris, dishonesty, thuggery, greed, and a pattern of poor judgment have all been hallmarks of his tenure as a public official. The voters of the 5th District have a choice of whether to move on or whether to maintain the unprincipled and undisciplined representations they currently have.
Dunkin claims he voted with Unions 95% of the time. Great but the one vote he was desperately needed on he was a no show. Kind of like the 95% free throw shooter who misses in Game 7 with the championship on the line.
Only in Illinois are people so bass ackward that you would claim that a man who has the power to literally annihilate all life on planet Earth is doing the bidding of a the leader of 1/2 of the state legislature.