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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

* Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider was at the City Club today…

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 1:56 pm:

    Maybe Tim Schneider should have a meet and greet with Rauner at Chicago State…

    Right? Exactly right.

  2. - Will Caskey - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 1:56 pm:

    So…was that a confession or a boast?

  3. - G'Kar - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 1:58 pm:

    “I’ve done a really poor job of minority outreach.”–Ya think?!?

  4. - HRC2016 - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:05 pm:

    I think the ILGOP chair needs to talk to Rauner first before he speaks anywhere in Illinois.

  5. - Amalia - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:09 pm:

    Here’s a tip, don’t adopt the position of your Presidential candidate and say that Chicago needs “stop and frisk.” not a good time for Republicans now here.

  6. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:10 pm:

    ===These coveted minority votes are addicted to entitlements. It’s like convincing a drug addict to give up drugs with a home visit. Pointless.===

    - Rhino Slider -,

    You MAY not want to volunteer for the outreach.

    Just sayin’…

  7. - @MisterJayEm - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:11 pm:

    “What’s the point? *** These coveted minority votes are addicted to entitlements. It’s like convincing a drug addict to give up drugs with a home visit. Pointless.”


    I can’t help but wonder if racism might not play a role.

    – MrJM

  8. - thunderspirit - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:14 pm:

    Rhino Slider, Fox News called looking for their talking points. They’d like them back please.

  9. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:15 pm:

    –These coveted minority votes are addicted to entitlements. It’s like convincing a drug addict to give up drugs with a home visit. Pointless.–

    Funny, I go through the day, every day, and the overwhelming majority of black, Hispanic and Asian citizens I encounter are working, or on their way to work or school.

    Where are you hanging out that your experience is so different?

  10. - illinoised - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:21 pm:


    You beat me to the punch.

  11. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:23 pm:

    Enrollment at Chicago State is 3,578 students down from 7,362 in 2010. Enrollment is down again this year. What are your solutions OW, more money so they can give another University President another $600K severance after 9 months on the job.

    Perhaps the state should fire the board and start over. Once again, if 1/2 of the state money for higher education wasn’t going for pensions and this institution was run better perhaps there would be more state spending. As it is now, they are throwing money at an institution thta should be consolidated with a better run organization

  12. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:25 pm:

    “These coveted minority votes are addicted to entitlements. It’s like convincing a drug addict to give up drugs with a home visit. Pointless.”

    Is it hard to see the keyboard with that white hood over your head?

  13. - Last Bull Moose - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:30 pm:

    Outreach means that you accept some of the ideas and beliefs of the new people you are trying to attract. Republicans have had outreach like they are trying to convert the heathen.

    If the Republicans are serious they would push for three member districts with cumulative voting and open primaries with the top 5 vote getters going into the general election. This will almost certainly allow some Black and Latino people to be elected as Republicans.

    “What do you (Republicans) have to lose?”

  14. - Blue dog dem - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:38 pm:

    The proof is always in the results. Everyone needs to ask the old Ronnie Reagan question. i better off today than…..

    Whatever Dems have been doing to try snd help low income people doesnt appear to be anything more than temporary. We need CHANGE. DIDNT I HEAR THAT somewhere before?

  15. - HRC2016 - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:39 pm:

    Isn’t outreach, giving money to a locally owned AA bank? Isn’t outreach trying to help an AA representative get re-elected with the help of Dan Proft? Isn’t outreach placing two prominent AA leaders in positions on the Tollway and Education boards? Hmmmm… has that helped the AA community?

  16. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:48 pm:

    ===What are your solutions OW===

    Use the Google when it was discussed here the futures of SIU, WIU and CSU… Then get back to me.

    Until then, it’s not about me, hows about you focus on the Post

  17. - Huh? - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    Did Rhino Slider get the hook? There are a couple of quotes attributed, but no post.

    To the post - it is a tough sell when the leader of the States party of cutting services and the leader of the National party is a self professed loud mouth.

  18. - Dr X - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    What is the brand?

    The brand is we don’t care about you and never did.

    How do you sell that brand?

    At least the Reps were honest about it.

    The Dems say “We’re not Republicans.”

  19. - SAP - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 2:51 pm:

    I’m willing to give Schneider some props for owning up to a mistake.

  20. - Honeybear - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:02 pm:

    –Whatever Dems have been doing to try snd help low income people doesnt appear to be anything more than temporary.–

    100% agree. In part why I am no longer a DEM.

  21. - Earnest - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:12 pm:

    >What are your solutions….

    That’s a great topic for debate. Illinois needs a strong higher education system to be competitive and attract business. There have been some interesting discussions here.

    Same thing with human services. It’s expensive, and fair to talk about what’s the most effective and efficient way to accomplish our goals…fair even to debate what our actual goals should be.

    Heck, even AFSCME. I recall some very interesting discussions here during Quinn’s conflicts with them about what rule unions should play in the modern age to remain relevant.

    Instead we have a governor using the survival of the fittest approach while distracting from that approach with vague talk of a turnaround agenda. Illinois can do better than a leader whose efforts are about distraction from his true intentions. It can do better than a democrats who don’t have a vision for the future of the state and therefore don’t frame the debate themselves.

  22. - Boone's is Back - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:12 pm:

    Well the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. At least he owned up to it.

  23. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:20 pm:

    –WASHINGTON — Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on every rung of the economic ladder, ending years of stagnation.

    The median household’s income in 2015 was $56,500, up 5.2 percent from the previous year — the largest single-year increase since record-keeping began in 1967, the Census Bureau said on Tuesday. The share of Americans living in poverty also posted the sharpest decline in decades.–

  24. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:22 pm:

    You and Rise Previs, Tim.

  25. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:35 pm:

    President Trump’s Executive Order on Stop and Frisk should do wonders for Schneider’s recruitment campaign.

  26. - very old soil - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:51 pm:


    Please read what Wordslinger just posted. Brought to you by Obama and Dems despite a Republican Congress.

  27. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 3:53 pm:

    ===Brought to you by Obama and Dems despite a Republican Congress.===

    Imagine what could have been accomplished with just a little help from the Republicans in Congress.

  28. - just sayin' - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 4:25 pm:

    The City Club is obviously where you want to be to talk abut the need for more minority outreach.

    At least Tim Schneider is honest about the unbelievable incompetence which is a refreshing change for the IL GOP. Score that as progress.

  29. - blue dog dem - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 4:31 pm:

    Since I just learned to use Google. Might I refer everyone to Travis Smiley and some quotes in the Huffington Post regarding black prosperity under the Obama admin.

    Now since old Blue is white, I know I am not, in this day and age, entitled to comment on this topic. But I did anyway.

  30. - Last Bull Moose - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 4:35 pm:

    See what happens when illegal immigration turns negative with a net outflow. Partly snark.

    This recovery has been running for a long time. Hope we get another year or two out of it. There are a lot of things that could go wrong, even if Hillary is elected.

  31. - walker - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 4:38 pm:

    Schneider, as a Cook County Commissioner, has had the contacts and multiple opportunities, for this kind of direct outreach, for years.

  32. - Because I Said So.... - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 5:13 pm:

    Scheinder talked about the importance of passing Rauner’s turn around agenda and expounded on various aspects of it. But when questioned on lack of funding to social services and higher education, he responded, that’s policy and I don’t get into policy. So Rauner’s agenda isn’t policy?

  33. - Rabid - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 6:46 pm:

    How many minority appointments were made to fill in GOP terms?

  34. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 27, 16 @ 7:08 pm:

    –How many minority appointments were made to fill in GOP terms?–

    I’d wager that Comptroller Munger is among a decided minority of politicians who struggles with multiplication tables and the identity of her campaign manager.

  35. - Chuck Tom - Wednesday, Sep 28, 16 @ 8:57 am:

    I bet Maze’s got his hand out ready for Tim’s check. #whatsinitformazejack

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