Yesterday, Democrat Rep. La Shawn Ford indicated his support for term limits as means of compromising with Gov. Rauner to end the budget impasse.
Rep. Ford told CBS Chicago, “What do you think about term limits for someone like Mike Madigan? I mean, that’s a term limit. I would most likely be for that if we could figure out a way to make some compromises with the Governor to help the people that I represent.”
“It’s encouraging to see Democrats break away from Mike Madigan’s irrational opposition to any form of term limits and his unwillingness to compromise. Democrats and Republicans alike should work together to pass bipartisan reforms that the people of Illinois are demanding.” – Illinois Republican Party Spokesman Steven Yaffe
If term limits for leadership are so great, why don’t the minority leaders lead by example? I recall when Tom Cross first became minority leader, he promised a ten-year limit. That was quietly repealed a few years later.
I’m concerned with Rauners efforts to split off members of the black caucus. Big efforts were under way. I realized that when I became confused at the inclusion of Jimmy Odom in the original founders of Intersect Illinois in January. Why? With all due respect Odom is a business lightweight who got the company he founded literally bought out from under him. Why is he so involved? It has become very apparent that he has been very busy making deals and connections. ADME is a shell organization/initiative. They produce great headlines and newsprint but little else. But maybe I’m wrong. I’d love to hear if Rep. Ford is enrolled in the ADME program. He is an “entrepreneur”. Hmmmmmm