* Demonstrators raised quite a ruckus outside while Gov. Rauner spoke to a South Side church over the weekend. Afterward, Rauner met with a small handful of the protesters…
Activist Lamon Reccord, 17, who moments earlier lead anti-Rauner chants and blasted a siren from a megaphone, was part of the group who met privately with Rauner and his wife.
The meeting lasted about 10 minutes. Rauner spoke briefly about the sitdown outside the church.
“What we’ve agreed we’re going to do is every week or so we’re going to meet with members of the community and leaders in the community and talk about the issues,” Rauner said. […]
“I brought to the governor’s attention the pain that this budget impasse is having on the black community,” [activist Eric Russell] said.
“And I told him how it appears he is balancing his budget on the backs of the poor and he basically said ‘I just got here and I’m trying to fix this mess.’ And we took exception to that because there is no level of compassion in regards to him balancing the budget,” Russell said.
“What we’ve agreed we’re going to do is every week or so we’re going to meet with members of the community and leaders in the community and talk about the issues,”
1. When is he going to find the time to meet with these people when his calender is full with his non-stop blame campaign?
2. Why isn’t he in Springfield meeting with the legislative leaders on a weekly basis?
I guess now that school is out for the summer, 1.4% needs a new batch of captives to blather at.
“As you know, l’m quite keen on comic books. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero, Bruce Rauner, common man. Not a great comic book. Not particularly well-drawn. But the mythology… The mythology is not only great, it’s unique.
Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Bruce Rauner, common man, stands alone.
Bruce Rauner, Ivy Leaguer didn’t become Bruce Rauner, Ivy Leaguer. Ivy Leaguer was always in that circle. When the Ivy Leaguer wakes up in the morning, he’s the Ivy Leaguer. His alter ego is Bruce Rauner, common man. His outfit with the Carhartt Coat that’s the phony security blanket he wraps himself in when the Rauner Crew introduced him. Those are his phony clothes, the flannel shirts the vests, costumes.
What Bruce Rauner, common man, wears - the Carhartt, the vest - that’s the costume. That’s the costume Ivy Leaguer wears to blend in with us. Bruce Rauner, common man is how the Ivy Leaguer views us. And what are the characteristics of Bruce Rauner, common man. He’s weak on using his ‘Gs’… he’s quick to make himself a simpleton… he’s a a rube.
Bruce Rauner, common man is Ivy Leaguer’s critique on the people of Illinois.”
–“And I told him how it appears he is balancing his budget on the backs of the poor and he basically said ‘I just got here and I’m trying to fix this mess.’ And we took exception to that because there is no level of compassion in regards to him balancing the budget,” Russell said.–
OW, that was quite a comparison. I have too have an obsession. A sweettooth. Rumor has it from the governors kitchen staff that the RAUN Man has a pantry full of Oreos. That should tell the whole story.