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Maybe take your own advice?

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

* Tribune

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday called Trump’s executive order on immigration and curbing refugee resettlement “overly broad and a little bit hurried.” […]

“Emotion is guiding too much of the conversation,” he said. “The system is not working and we shouldn’t try to deal with it on a piecemeal basis.”

* Elsewhere in the Tribune

Sometimes in politics, emotions get involved. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday brought up emotions when discussing his December veto of legislation that would have provided $215 million for Chicago Public Schools.

“You know, I’m a human being, I get a little emotional sometimes,” Rauner said at an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.

Rauner was explaining his abrupt veto of a plan that had been part of a larger deal he struck over the summer with the Democrats who control the General Assembly — House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.

* By the way, Senate President Cullerton’s spokesman John Patterson explained his boss’ side of the veto story a while back

Cullerton’s aide suggested it was understood that pension reform was to be deferred because of the election. On June 30, a motion filed to reconsider the bill was passed to extend the 30-day deadline to send SB 2822 to Rauner because the Illinois General Assembly would not be able to discuss pension reform until after the November election, according to Patterson.

According to a transcript of Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno at the Senate on June 30 provided by Patterson, the senator of the 41st District said the agreement was to pass the legislation and return to the issue of pension reform at another time when the General Assembly was in session.

According to Patterson, on the same day Rauner vetoed the bill, reporters asked Cullerton whether there was an agreement after a meeting between the two, and he said no, in reference to pension reform.

Patterson said the interview was live streamed on the internet and speculated that it was seen by Rauner or an aide of his, who interpreted it to refer to the entirety of the agreement. Patterson thinks this led to the bill’s veto by Rauner and that there needs to be stronger communication between legislative leaders and the governor.

Yeah. About those gubernatorial emotions. Maybe control them?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Anon221 - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 8:47 am:

    “You know, I’m a human being, I get a little emotional sometimes,” Rauner.

    Try countin’ to 10 once in a while. True governance does not use the emotional trigger response as an excuse for harm. When you do, it’s called revenge.

  2. - Rabid - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 8:55 am:

    Somebody did somebody wrong. It’s not what you know but how you place the blame

  3. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 8:57 am:

    –“The system is not working and we shouldn’t try to deal with it on a piecemeal basis.”–

    What system is not working? Has there been some problem with refugees admitted to the United States that the governor is privy to that the rest of us are not?

    This is the guy who joined other Know-Nothing political hacks to score cheap, nasty points by seeking to bar Syrian refugees from the state, some of the most persecuted, endangered people on Earth.

    Rauner has no standing to criticize Trump on this issue; he was peddling that bile long before Trump was president.

    He can’t deny it, he can’t escape it, and he can live with it for the rest of his days.

  4. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:06 am:

    A few takeaways…

    Rauner owned that he and he alone was the one that vetoed.

    That veto hurt Chicago students, and he realizes that actions have consequences…

    Oh… the Chicago students are still hurt.

  5. - NeveroddoreveN - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:06 am:

    Rauner can only modestly attest to this because many of his gubernatorial emotions were checked and thwarted by the judicial branch of government. I also recall Rauner’s emotions wantin’ to merge the Comptroller and Treasurer’s office. Dang emotions…

  6. - Peters Post - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:22 am:

    Beautiful. Because the Governor loses his temper my kid gets dismissed from school weeks early? How about saying you are sorry and redo the 215 million?

  7. - Thoughts Matter - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:29 am:

    Next time, pick up the phone and call Cullerton and air your concerns. In fact, try some actual governing rather than posturing and pouting.

  8. - don the legend - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:30 am:

    Rauner is pathological. He has to be to say what he says in spite of what he does. Last week this blog witnessed OW put down Lucky Pierre over and over about Rauner’s veto and the so called pension deal. What say you now, Lucky?

  9. - Jocko - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:31 am:

    Yeah, I get emotional too…but I don’t go around vetoing legislation months in the making, blame (and thereby lose the trust of) others, and make up “BS” stories months after the fact.

  10. - Cubs in '16 - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:41 am:

    This story speaks to how dysfunctional and partisan Rauner’s relationship with the GA is. It’s a given he and Madigan don’t trust each other and for good reason but it seems the distrust extends to anyone whom he hasn’t bought and paid for. Clearly, if Rauner trusted Cullerton he wouldn’t have jumped to the wrong conclusion.

  11. - Groundhog Day - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 9:46 am:

    Positivity Trumpian

  12. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 10:17 am:

    🎶 I’ve never seen a vulture cry,
    On a carcass, or in a tree,
    They lack the means, so they don’t try
    They just gorge on Perfidy 🎼

  13. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 10:36 am:

    So when Rauner told the Tribune that political attacks real or perceived, were “irrelevant,” he was lying. What a scumbag.

  14. - X-prof - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 10:56 am:

    Anonymous @ 10:17 — I have to stand up for vultures here. They never harm living beings; they clean up messes left by others and don’t add new ones of their own. I only wish our governor would govern to this standard.

  15. - Arsenal - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 11:09 am:

    ==“You know, I’m a human being, I get a little emotional sometimes,” Rauner said at an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.

    Rauner was explaining his abrupt veto of a plan that had been part of a larger deal he struck over the summer with the Democrats who control the General Assembly — House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.==

    EYE POPPING EMOJI. That’s going to be a hell of a campaign ad.

  16. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 11:43 am:

    ==“You know, I’m a human being, I get a little emotional sometimes,” Rauner said at an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.–

    Next time your fee-fees get hurt, how’s about you take a few minutes for some gentle weeping in a corner, rather than maliciously sticking it to schoolchildren with your veto pen.

    You’re a grown man and the governor. Cowboy up.

  17. - Anon221 - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 1:19 pm:

    X-Prof- there are some vultures that do, actually, attack live animals.

  18. - Whatever - Thursday, Feb 2, 17 @ 4:20 pm:

    ==X-Prof- there are some vultures that do, actually, attack live animals.==

    Note that those critters all wear AFSCME t-shirts.
    John Terranova

  19. - Rabid - Friday, Feb 3, 17 @ 7:00 am:

    Severe emotional challenge

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