Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » ILGOP throws kitchen sink at Ammons
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
ILGOP throws kitchen sink at Ammons

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

* From the ILGOP

“America is still reeling from a disastrous, eight-year liberal agenda. Illinois can’t afford a Bernie-inspired radical liberal like Carol Ammons.” - Illinois Republican Party spokesman Aaron DeGroot

This past February, The News-Gazette reported State Representative Carol Ammons is considering a run for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. Even as Democrats across America rejected Bernie Sanders’ radical agenda during the 2016 Presidential Primary, Ammons doubled down, took Bernie’s campaign cash, and pushed liberal policies that would make even Bernie blush.

Carol Ammons and Bernie Sanders are a liberal match made in a workers’ paradise:

BUDGET-BUSTERS

Carol Ammons and her spending habits have pushed Illinois to the brink. Ammons voted for Mike Madigan’s wildly out-of-balance budget, the largest spending plan in state history. The Madigan-Ammons budget was $7 billion out-of-balance - large enough to force a massive $1,000 tax hike on every Illinois family.

Bernie Sanders loves spending money, especially when it’s other people’s money. In Washington, Sanders pushed free college, free healthcare, free everything. Sanders’ policies are so expensive that some estimates say his proposals would add $21 trillion to the national debt over the next decade.

TAX-LOVERS

Carol Ammons hasn’t seen a tax she doesn’t like. In Springfield, Ammons supported extending the 67% Quinn-Madigan tax hike on every Illinois family without offering any reforms. Even worse, Ammons has advocated tax hikes on Illinois businesses and job-creators, putting our state’s economy at risk.

Bernie Sanders is Washington’s biggest tax fan. During his failed bid for president, Bernie proposed $15.3 trillion in tax hikes, “hitting virtually everyone, including the politically all-important middle class.” Even Hillary Clinton’s tax plan wasn’t that extreme.

SOCIALIST-SYMPATHIZERS

Carol Ammons makes no bones about it - she gets her inspiration from left-wing, Communist radicals. In 2014, Ammons said her “all-time hero” was a two-time failed candidate for Vice President on the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) ticket. Her hero even traveled to failed nations like the Soviet Union and East Germany, praising Vladimir Lenin and supporting his violent massacre of political dissidents.

Bernie Sanders will say it himself - he’s a proud socialist. Sanders has spoken highly of deceased-Communist leader Fidel Castro, praising his authoritarian Cuban government. Bernie Sanders even honeymooned in the Soviet Union and addressed foreign governments sympathetic to Communism.

Whew. That’s a lot of muck to throw to protect Rodney Davis’ behind.

By the way, the “hero” referred to above is Angela Davis.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

33 Comments
  1. - Tough Guy - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:19 am:

    If I were the Republicans, I’d be a little more careful throwing around Russian comments given the Trump administration’s dilemma(s).


  2. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:26 am:

    Seriously guys, not everything deserves a nuclear response.


  3. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:26 am:

    Geez, the national leader of the GOP thinks the current Russian dictator is a swell guy. And he’s sweet on Trump.

    Who’s the audience for this hystrerical dorm-room screed? The John Birch Society?


  4. - Arsenal - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:28 am:

    I’m not sure that Ammons would mind being painted as Bernie Sanders’ wingman…


  5. - Truth Squad - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    Why would ILGOP do this now? Dumb timing.


  6. - The Dude Abides - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    Wow, now they are comparing Democrats and Liberals to Communists.


  7. - d.p.gumby - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:38 am:

    does she kick puppies and drown kittens, too?


  8. - Mr. K. - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:41 am:

    Make the letters big and in random fonts — and it reads like a hostage note from washed-out 60’s radical.


  9. - Demoralized - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:44 am:

    Wow. A socialist and a communist. It’s hard to take them seriously when they go off the reservation like this.


  10. - Archiesmom - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:46 am:

    They may find that Bernie and Madigan are not the same shibboleth, to their surprise.


  11. - Norma Desmond - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 11:54 am:

    Carol’s problem is that she thinks the whole district is like the People’s Republic of Urbana. Rodney will beat her like a drum, no matter the anti-Trump wave that may or may not be developing.


  12. - Collinsville Kevin - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:04 pm:

    My only comment regarding the tone of this is “haters gotta hate.”


  13. - Compromise requires two sides - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:13 pm:

    -Carol Ammons and Bernie Sanders are a liberal match made in a workers’ paradise:-

    News flash

    ILGOP finally admits they are againsts working families


  14. - Anon221 - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:18 pm:

    Someone’s been drinkin’ 1950’s Kool-Aid. Good grief! Sorry, but all the “red baiting” is not going to get me to vote for “Where’s Rodney”.


  15. - Mr. Smith - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:19 pm:

    Norma Desmond @ 11:54:

    And Davis’ problem is that he believes that he can be completely unaccountable and unresponsive to the residents of the district that don’t have (R) as their political affiliation. Perhaps he will beat whomever runs against him like a drum - but as long as he acts like the invisible man, he’s going to keep hearing about it. Even if his response, like yours appears to be, consists of nothing more than sticking his fingers in his ears and repeating “They aren’t real! They aren’t real!”


  16. - I'mDone - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:22 pm:

    DeGroot’s a tool.


  17. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:27 pm:

    I think ILGOP needs to switch to decaf at their office


  18. - Gooner - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:37 pm:

    In all seriousness, do they have a high school intern writing this stuff?

    It is like they told some kid “churn out a rant that sounds like somebody’s drunken uncle, and we will give you $10 for each reference to Madigan and Socialism.”

    It is bad writing. It is boring.

    The party really needs to invest in a decent writer. It is embarrassing.


  19. - illini - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:38 pm:

    This seems to be little more than a preemptive strike at a potential ( not yet declared ) candidate. And, yes, they are trying to protect Rodney.

    My question is this - other than those on this site and possibly those who get blast emails from ILLGOP - how many voters will ever see this attack on a “maybe” challenger?


  20. - A guy - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 12:49 pm:

    That toolbox must have only different weight hammers in it.


  21. - Amalia - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    might get some Clinton love since Bernie is anathema to many of us. especially as apparently 21% of Bernie voters lost their way and voted for Trump, aka, those who want to blow up the system voted for the guy ruining things now.


  22. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 1:35 pm:

    I’m struggling a bit to find a fair word here, so I’m going to say that the Ammons Family is somewhat polarizing in greater C-U. Rep.Ammons could invent the cure for cancer and the News-Gazoo might give her 2 graphs just above the classifieds. Her husband’s past indiscretions are similarly seldom omitted from news stories.
    Rodney did not help himself by hiding in T’Ville and not having a real town hall meeting.


  23. - MikeMacD - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 2:07 pm:

    With no mention of the Bolsheviks I find it difficult to be alarmed by these warnings.


  24. - @MisterJayEm - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 3:10 pm:

    No mention of Saul Alinsky or Bill Ayers?

    A missed opportunity, ILGOP…

    – MrJM


  25. - OurMagician - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    There is actually some things about Carol and her husband that should be brought to light, none of this is it.


  26. - illini - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 3:56 pm:

    @MrJM - I thought the same but didn’t want to give ILLGOP even more ammo.


  27. - kitty - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:24 pm:

    Expect the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Jim Dey to run with this edict from Mr. DeGroot. Rep. Davis would have gained a measure of respect had he facilitated a town hall meeting. Differences aside, he is smart and has excellent public speaking skills.


  28. - walker - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:28 pm:

    Money to burn, and a warehouse of kitchen sinks.


  29. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 4:40 pm:

    And you wonder why the IlGOP is the permanent Moon Party.


  30. - James Knell - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 5:50 pm:

    Who is Alexander Kerensky endorsing?


  31. - Johnny Justice - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 7:01 pm:

    This shows the GOP has a box of rocks for brains. If Ammons is this bad, keep your mouth shut & hope she wins the primary so you can clean her clock in Nov. This just helps insure she won’t be Rodney’s opponent.
    The GOP could learn a thing or do from Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-MO), who helped Todd Akin get the GOP nomination and then cleaned his clock in Nov. He’s the guy who said a women who’s raped can’t get pregnant unless she enjoys it.


  32. - Illinoised - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 7:22 pm:

    Ammons is a socialist sympathizer? I wish she would move to my district, she would have my vote. Why did the attack piece end with a positive comment about her?


  33. - wordslinger - Thursday, Mar 16, 17 @ 7:35 pm:

    So in Illinois GOPworld a “workers’ paradise” is a bad thing?

    Aren’t you guys supposed to pretend you support workers in your words, and just reveal your antipathy and contempt for them in your actions?

    That’s how Boss Sugar Daddy does it.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for Thanksgiving
* Campaign miscellaneous
* Question of the day
* Rauner's appointees kept Illinois in Crosscheck
* Illinois Policy Institute's lobbying arm got $2.5 million last year from group that bankrolled Merrick Garland fight
* There's more to Springfield than horseshoes
* Pritzker unveils opioid plan
* *** UPDATED x1 - Mendoza responds *** Rauner admin: "There can be no assurance that a budget will be enacted in future fiscal years"
* New Proft TV ad claims Durkin and Madigan "like Illinois state government just as it is"
* Rauner: "Illinois is at the edge of disaster"
* Shimkus won't endorse in gubernatorial primary
* Pritzker is taking a page from Rauner's 2014 campaign (in a good way)
* Biss wants more tax return details
* *** UPDATED x5 - Pritzker, ILGOP, Pritzker, Rauner, ILGOP respond *** Pritzker clarifies tax stance after Crain's interview
* Sen. Murphy endorses Silverstein challenger
* State GOP again demands that Durbin and Duckworth give away their Franken money
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Illinois governor's race: 'Are we going to have.....
* McCaleb: Reasons to be thankful in tax-and-spen.....
* Gubernatorial race coming to a polling place ne.....
* GUEST COLUMN: Legislating responsibly in regard.....
* Ex-Buffalo Grove Mayor Ends 59th District State.....
* GEORGE WILL: 2018's most important, expensive, .....


* Philanthropy earns Howard Buffett spot on Wall of Fame
* Police to target shoppers abusing handicapped parking spots
* Man stabbed to death in Carbondale, girlfriend charged
* TransCanada: Over 24K gallons of oil recovered from spill
* Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas
* Fire at Metra station in Wheaton
* Report says multiple DCFS workers in Illinois attacked
* 3 charged in April slaying of Chicago area Lyft driver
* Operative in Mexican drug cartel appears in Chicago court
* Sexual harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed

* Laura Campbell suspended from IDOT job for interviewing friend for job
* Sex-harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed
* Hunters take 51,365 deer during first firearm weekend
* House task force to review sexual harassment
* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas
* Fact check: Are Gov. Rauner's grandparents immigrants?
* Londrigan accused of attacking Davis for 'opposite' of remarks
* Gov. Rauner signs sex harassment legislation
* Under the Dome Podcast: Governor's race, sexual harassment, Rodney Davis

* Judge swears in new U.S. attorney for northern Illinois
* Get ready to pay more to keep the lights on . . .
* Get ready to pay more to keep the lights on—by turning power plants off
* Chicago is buying into bitcoin in a big way
* Correction


* Woman, 24, shot in Old Irving Park
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Nov. 24, 2017
* Dear Abby: Tenant misbehaves, blames sleepwalking
* 2 charged after running from stolen vehicle in Loop
* High school friends play 50th Turkey Bowl
* Lombard home uninhabitable after fire, no injuries reported
* Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team
* Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe
* Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely ‘explosion’
* Woman, 24, shot in Bronzeville drive-by


* Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'
* Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution
* 3 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 1 shot by security guard
* Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, 2 others still sought
* Homeless man accused of stealing $50 from man who said he had no cash
* Man killed is among 6 shot: 'You have to hope that no one comes down the street shooting.'
* Odd holiday gifts for the Chicago sports fan in your life
* Man says, 'You deserved it,' shoots at slain man's grave: Prosecutors
* Blackhawks' John Hayden fined for second high-sticking penalty in three games
* Friday's matchup: Bulls at Warriors


» Cinderella Chicago Football Team Heads to State, Aiming For Repeat
» Senior Republican Congressman Declines To Endorse Gov. Rauner
» AT&T Pushing 'Small Cells,' But Some Cities Object
» Third-Party Candidates Want Rules Eased To Get On Ballot
» Third Party Candidates Want Rules Eased To Get On Ballot
» How Chicago’s New Budget Could Affect You In 2018 — And Beyond
» How A Chicago Cop Sentenced To Prison Could Affect The Jason Van Dyke Trial
» Illinois Lawmaker's Plan To Combat Opioid Abuse With Cannabis
» Black Lives Matter Takes On Hunger With New Food Box
» State Week: Are Voters Thinking About 2018?


* Laura Campbell suspended from IDOT job for interviewing friend for job
* Counterpoint: Car buyers lose when government tells them what to buy
* Point: US automakers are swept up in a global electric-vehicle rush
* Eugene Robinson: Congress should investigate Trump's alleged sexual misconduct
* Thumbs Up: To local football teams going to state tournaments
* Bernard Schoenburg: Lineup for 2018 to get going with filing
* Our View: Forget the excess, give thanks for simple needs being met
* Sex-harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed
* Hunters take 51,365 deer during first firearm weekend
* Byron York: Six scenarios for GOP disaster in Roy Moore Senate race


* Belleville Thanksgiving 5K
* Belleville seeks to demolish 'dangerous' home
* Belleville woman gives emotional appeal to save home from demolition
* Crash claims another life
* Hundreds of volunteers, families turn out for busiest 'Mr. Thanksgiving' meal yet
* Carbondale native walks in 'Project Runway' season finale
* Third person dies after I-55 crash that killed Staunton sisters
* Belleville apartment building evacuated after Thanksgiving Day fire
* Holiday shopping kicks off in Decatur
* Road construction will mean detours in Davenport this week


* AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team
* China reports breaking up gang that moved $3 billion abroad
* Bucket Bowl: Indiana, Purdue put postseason hopes on line
* Giants get 1 1st down, 47 yards in half, lose 20-10 to Skins
* Mississippi stuns No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 in Egg Bowl

* US lawmakers urge Trump to prod Rody on dr...
* Republican tax overhaul plan gets mixed re...
* Mary Kramer is named group publisher of Cr...
* Geneva Chamber honors Gaines for 40 years ...
* DOJ to ban US lawmakers should Duterte ord...
* Panel encourages women to consider careers...
* US lawmakers to Duterte: 'Sovereignty does...
* Letter: Why I support Lauren Underwood - N...
* Hultgren and Ruppersberger: Protect infras...
* This RSS feed URL is deprecated

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* Can Chicago support more pro soccer? Does North Side want its own team?
* Refugee Families Celebrate First Thanksgiving At St Thomas Of Canterbury
* The Week In Chicago Rock
* What You Need To Know About The FCC's Plan To End Net Neutrality
* Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Holidays
* Thanksgiving – a holiday diminished?
* Watch Hanbun chef David Park turn a spicy, fermented condiment into dessert
* Restaurant Slated For Lawrence House Retail Space
* Thanksgiving in Chicago: best things to do
* Is it time to reimagine justice and accountability for sexual misconduct?


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Razer Phone’s camera deemed “a dealbreaker,” but it will get better
* The Pocketnow Black Friday 2017 deals watchlist
* The Moto Z’s Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly useless
* [TA Deals] The Treblab X11 headphones are discounted more than 80%
* [Deal] Pick up some cheap SD cards from Amazon’s Black Friday sales
* Verizon quietly launches $30 and up Ellipsis 10 HD, offers free ZenFone V with new lines
* Pixel phones get instant access to Google Lens through Google Assistant

* Terrerobytes: Hall of Fame letter obscures Hall of Fame ballot
* Sox team with Chicago comedian vs. cancer
* MLB clears two offseason obstacles
* Black Friday sale: Take 25 percent off in Shop
* Take 25 percent off Shop orders $25 or more
* Climb machine: Eloy working way up to MLB
* First year of White Sox rebuild closing with 40-man maneuvering


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller