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KISS fans boo Munger’s mention of Rauner

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

* Must’ve been a lot of AFSCME members at the show last night…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

33 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:14 am:

    No, just people who are sick of Rauner’s failures as a governor.


  2. - RIJ - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:16 am:

    The above was me - my nick usually auto-fills.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:19 am:

    ===Must’ve been a lot of AFSCME members at the show last night…===

    That is priceless!

    To the Post,

    This is a microcosm of the Munger challenges…

    Munger goes up there, ill-advised at best, political malpractice in the least…

    … Munger goes up there, and as a proxy for Rauner, and at first is seen as an out of sorts fit with the program, then… when Rauner is mentioned… they turn on Munger.

    Hysterical.

    I especially like how Munger tried to “out-shout” the booing, raising her voice above the Bronx Cheers.

    The only saving grace is Mendoza is so inept that ridiculous positioning of Munger here, and as a surrogate/proxy for Rauner is only reinforcing Munger as that Rauner proxy.

    Otherwise, this would be less comical and more… painful… to watch.

    People wavy their KISS, not Munger holding up the show to kiss up to Rauner and all the “good” Rauner is doing.

    Do better Munger Crew.


  4. - Give Me A Break - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:21 am:

    Attention Springfield area GOP GA members: Did you watch that? Did you hear the reaction to your Gov’s name? Just wondering.


  5. - City Zen - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:23 am:

    She said her favorite Kiss song is “Detroit Rock Bankruptcy”.


  6. - Cubs in '16 - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:30 am:

    The concert goers were ready to ‘Shout It Out Loud’ themselves, not to hear Munger give Rauner a shout-out. Rock fans in general don’t like politics mucking up their fun.


  7. - Nick Name - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:43 am:

    Why was she even on stage?


  8. - Give Me A Break - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:47 am:

    And whoever advised her to get on the Grandstand stage during a concert has no understanding of how these things played out in the past.

    Years ago, when Big Jim was about to sign legislation doing away with private use pickup trucks needing to be inspected each year, someone decided to have him sign it on stage right before Willie Nelson took the grandstand stage at the fair.

    Guess what? He got a lot of boos and was yelled at despite the Willie Nelson crowd liking the bill Big Jim was signing.

    So staffers, don’t do the grandstand stage thing. You may love your boss, not everyone does though.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 9:56 am:

    ===He got a lot of boos and was yelled at despite the Willie Nelson crowd liking the bill Big Jim was signing.

    So staffers, don’t do the grandstand stage thing. You may love your boss, not everyone does though.===

    Here endeth the lesson.

    It’s a concert… being held up by a politician. For starters that’s… “not good”


  10. - MAD MAX - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:06 am:

    I was there last night, and was surprised how LOUD the boos were. Didn’t have anything to do with the politicians holding up the concert, as they were talking about helping veterans and giving KISS a key to the city. The whole mood changed IMMEDIATELY when she mentioned Rauner’s name. Even Paul Stanley realized how it changed and piped in something like “doesn’t matter your party affiliation, it’s about the vets…”


  11. - Moe Berg - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:08 am:

    Maybe it’s just a bunch of folks realizing that a governor who wants to pay state workers less and slash government spending might not be such a good thing for the local economy, businesses and real estate values in the Capitol City. Or, maybe they don’t care as long as Rauner keeps having a pint at Obed & Isaac’s once in a while. That’ll make up for it, right?


  12. - Langhorne - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:17 am:

    Dumb. A KISS concert, really? Thats where the good lady of lincolnshire thinks she can fill in for rauner (dumb for him also), and wrap herself in the flag and veterans issues. She coulda been giving away free beer tickets and she woulda been booed.


  13. - Tommydanger - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:25 am:

    First, second and third rules of political speechifying; Kmow. Your. Audience.


  14. - zatoichi - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:29 am:

    I was there in the stands. The booing was much, much louder than the video indicated. Kiss was doing a honor the military thing which went fine until Rauner’s name came up. Paul Stanley jumped on the mic with a ‘we can disagree about the politicians, but we all honor the heroes that gave us that freeedom to disagree’ speech. The comments around me about Rauner were far from kind and not family friendly.


  15. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:31 am:

    ==- Tommydanger - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:25 am:==

    Sure, but Loser Leslie doesn’t know that because she isn’t really a politician in her own right, she’s just a pawn of Bruce Rauner.


  16. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:44 am:

    C’mon. She just wanted to sing with the band.

    You throw us everything you’ve got
    You keep complaining and my seat gets hot
    You want social services, we’ll call you lazy

    You say you wanna listen to Bruce spin
    The pain keeps on growin’, just so we can win
    You want solutions, we’ll drive you crazy

    Raunerites keep on shouting, they keep on shouting

    I wanna duck and roll all night and hold paychecks every day
    Repeat…


  17. - Bobby Catalpa - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 10:57 am:

    I will say this, though. I remember going to Farm Aid — in 2004, I think — and Senator Barack Obama went onstage to introduce (IIRC) Wilco.

    Big, big roar for Obama. I mean, Farm Aid in general is a political event — Neil Young makes no bones about it when he comes out and sings (as does Willie and Mellencamp et al.)

    But it was interesting to see Obama — the first time I’d seen him in person — and even more interesting to witness the affection of the crowd.

    So, yeah, fans generally don’t like politics — but they do have a sense when politics — and even politicians — matter. They — we — aren’t as dumb as we look.


  18. - Mama - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 11:04 am:

    Vote according in November even if you don’t like either presidential candidate! Illinois’s general election in Nov is to important to sit out.


  19. - Federalist - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 12:05 pm:

    I have been a strong opponent of Rauner. But maybe I will have to reconsider after looking at the audience in this video.


  20. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 12:21 pm:

    Great to hear and see that KISS fans booed Rauner. That’s unlike Gene Simmons, who practically worships money and seems like someone who would support Rauner.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 12:21 pm:

    ===I have been a strong opponent of Rauner. But maybe I will have to reconsider after looking at the audience in this video.===

    That says more about you… than saying anything about the audience.

    Thanks for tipping me off!


  22. - Keyser Soze - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 1:45 pm:

    The boo’s came from high above, in the cheap seats. That bunch was outclassed by KISS’s front man who pointed out that the subject wasn’t politics, it was about a tribute to U.S. war veterans. Given this, the cheap seat crowd was an embarrassment. Set that aside, the concert was terrific. You had to especially like the KISS guys who manned the flame throwers and other pyrotechnics.


  23. - Obamas Puppy - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 3:04 pm:

    No Rich just a lot of people from Illinois who do not like this Governor, unlike you who has an ongoing love affair with him and his staff. Please take a step back Rich - please.


  24. - Mama - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 3:26 pm:

    The tribute to U.S. war veterans became political the minute Rauner’s name was mentioned.


  25. - Mama - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 3:30 pm:

    ==It’s a concert… being held up by a politician. For starters that’s… “not good”==

    OW, you are spot on!


  26. - Federalist - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 3:55 pm:

    @Oswego Willy,

    Your welcome! Have a nice day.


  27. - Trolling Troll - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 4:04 pm:

    Keyzer so- whatever:

    So the poor people who can’t afford VIP track tickets should just shut up because they are poor and don’t deserve a voice? Tax takers I suppose.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 4:26 pm:

    - Federalists -

    It’s all good. No worries.


  29. - Keyser Soze - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 4:29 pm:

    There is a time and a place for everything. On the stage with KISS was a democrat Mayor and a republican Comptroller, along with a Marine Veteran, and an honor guard. It was about honoring veterans. It had nothing to do with politics, wealth, or social status. As a sidebar, if one wanted to see rabble there was plenty for everyone on the track. The people on the track didn’t boo. The boo’s came from a pocket of ill-mannered boors in the upper deck. Who knows, they may have been wealthy boors.


  30. - Truthteller - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 5:00 pm:

    I think everyone can agree that Rauner has worked hard to earn those boos. They are well deserved


  31. - Anon - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 6:33 pm:

    They’re not booing. They’re chanting “Bruuuuuuce!”


  32. - S-Town - Thursday, Aug 18, 16 @ 8:11 pm:

    Keyzer Soze

    I was on the track, booing with a TON of others also booing. It has more to do with the Governors failures over the past two years and incessant attacks on the middle class, than it does with the price of a ticket.


  33. - Red tower - Friday, Aug 19, 16 @ 5:21 am:

    If you want to save tax dollars get rid of the comptrollers office.


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