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Monday, Apr 24, 2017

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During brief remarks, Rauner criticized the state for failing to meet goals aimed at encouraging the use of minority businesses in state government, as well as high minority unemployment.

“I’m a business guy. I’m not a politician. I don’t like to pay lip service. I don’t frankly like to talk about stuff. I like to do things that get results. Results are all that matters,” he told the audience.

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41 Comments
  1. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:32 pm:

    I’m gobsmacked. How can he stand there and say stuff like that?


  2. - wordslinger - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:33 pm:

    Take him at his word. He’s getting the results that he wants. It’s the only thing that makes sense.


  3. - Henry Francis - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:37 pm:

    Wait, he wants more minority businesses to do business with the state? Don’t such businesses already have enough to overcome, now he wants them to provide work and not get paid for it?


  4. - Langhorne - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:37 pm:

    Not only does he have NO self awareness, apparently no one is able or willing to tell him so.

    This message is hard to swallow in the first months of a campaign. 2.5 years of failure later, and I am concerned about his mental health if he believes this


  5. - JT Spalding - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:38 pm:

    So…..is he just gonna softball it in there like that?


  6. - Team Warwick - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:39 pm:

    “Results are all that matter.” 648 days without a full state budget as of today, thats the results that matter?


  7. - Winnin' - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:41 pm:

    Sounds like a politician of the worst kind, to me.


  8. - @misterjayem - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:43 pm:

    ““I’m a business guy. I’m not a politician. I don’t like to pay lip service. I don’t frankly like to talk about stuff. I like to do things that get results. Results are all that matters.”

    “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control’, they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink’.”

    – MrJM


  9. - Wizzard of Ozzie - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:44 pm:

    Inquiring Democratic candidates for Governor would like to know if there was video of this exchange…


  10. - PublicServant - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:45 pm:

    If they don’t use that in an ad, the Dem candidates ought to be arrested…wait…that’s a distinct possibility here in Illinois.


  11. - crazybleedingheart - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:45 pm:

    https://capitolfax.com/2014/09/17/black-radio-ad-slams-rauner-for-failure-to-hire-a-single-african-american-at-company/


  12. - Slippin' Jimmy - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:46 pm:

    Blah, Blah, Blah surely can’t be a winning campaign slogan.


  13. - SinkingShip - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:49 pm:

    If results are all that matter, and you have no results, then you’ve failing. Yet Rauner’s messaging is that he’s winning. It stands to reason, then, that results have no effect on whether you’re winning. Therefore, failure is winning, and “results” have as much value as the points did on Whose Line Is It Anyway?


  14. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:49 pm:

    Zero!

    That’s the number of African Americans Bruce hired during his long, illustrious businesses career. Tells you what he really thinks.


  15. - Rogue Roni - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:52 pm:

    Maybe you should have looked harder for minority owned warehouses? But then again your cronies wouldn’t have cashed in on that.


  16. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:54 pm:

    Worst higher ed funding in the nation, by a HUGE margin.

    This equals WINNING.

    If losing in the long run is your goal.


  17. - Earnest - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:58 pm:

    >Results are all that matters

    And he’s achieving the results that matter to him.


  18. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 3:59 pm:

    “I’m a business man. All I care about is results. That’s why the state hasn’t had a budget since I became Governor. It’s also why I’m willing to risk $50 million plus of my own money to be Governor for the next four years. You know, business.”


  19. - stlboy - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:03 pm:

    why would you need $50 million in a campaign fund if you weren’t a politician?


  20. - btowntruth from forgottonia - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:09 pm:

    “I’m not a politician.”
    Fifty million dollars says you are.


  21. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:12 pm:

    ===I’m not a politician.===

    Let’s see what Merriam Webster has to say…

    ===a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government===

    Boy oh boy he is right. He is not a politician. He is not experienced at the art or science of government and is not actively engaged in conducting the business of government. Wow and I was about to tell him to stop contradicting the dictionary! I have to admit it… I was wrong and he was right….


  22. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:13 pm:

    ===Zero!

    That’s the number of African Americans Bruce hired during his long, illustrious businesses career. Tells you what he really thinks.===

    ===why would you need $50 million in a campaign fund if you weren’t a politician?===

    Two very good points. I’m sure the “audience” simply forgot to ask Rauner about these.


  23. - XDNR - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    You are failing Illinois Governor, your devastating results on higher ed, social services, bond ratings and economic/fiscal uncertainty due to the lack of a budget says so!


  24. - Anon - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:19 pm:

    ===now he wants them to provide work and not get paid for it?===

    It’s 1859 up in here!


  25. - GOPgal - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:21 pm:

    When you run for and win elected office, you are by definition a politician. And when you run silly duct tape ads without actually doing anything, you are by definition paying lip service.

    I don’t even pay attention to this guy anymore. But occasionally you stumble across something that’s absurd even by Rauner standards.


  26. - DuPage Bard - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:24 pm:

    If they have this on tape, “I get results. Results are all that matter”, the ad writes itself and is a slam dunk.


  27. - XDNR - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:25 pm:

    It’s all about business decisions, ask Diana.


  28. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:28 pm:

    Do we think he believes those words?


  29. - Chicago_Downstater - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:29 pm:

    @Ducky LaMoore

    *Slow clap*

    Spot on! Thanks for that.


  30. - Flynn's mom - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:33 pm:

    I’m not a politician and, based on my goofy non campaign commercials and costumes, I can’t play one on TV.


  31. - don the legend - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:43 pm:

    I’m afraid the democrat candidates are waiting for the MEDIA to come ask them for a response. Not gonna happen. Unfortunately they will have to pay each time they want to respond. That’s why the opening bid is 50 million dollars.


  32. - zatoichi - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 4:48 pm:

    Talk about writing the opposition’s ads.


  33. - Wensicia - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 5:27 pm:

    “Results are all that matters” as the credit ratings for this state and all of its educational institutions are reduced to junk status…These are the results he’s proud of?


  34. - peon - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 5:45 pm:

    The Governor loves to “talk about stuff”. Second only to the labor destruction thing.


  35. - Rabid - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 5:59 pm:

    Salesman can’t articulate stuff that isn’t true. End justifies the means


  36. - walker - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 6:05 pm:

    Rauner’s so stuck in campaign mode, he thinks Pat Quinn is still governor.


  37. - Because I said so.... - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 6:06 pm:

    All the guy does is talk. Talk and no action!


  38. - Tired Teacher - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 6:42 pm:

    Results? Destruction of higher ed? People denied vital social services? Wow; mission accomplished. So sad


  39. - Nick Name - Monday, Apr 24, 17 @ 7:03 pm:

    He’s getting the results he wants.


  40. - Generic Drone - Tuesday, Apr 25, 17 @ 7:58 am:

    Boy, the first Democratic candidate to us this against Rauner in an add could win. Better jump on this one and fast cuz its a winner!


  41. - SOIL M - Tuesday, Apr 25, 17 @ 8:18 am:

    Its not “Results” that matter, it is “Positive Results” that actually matter. Therefore the governor is putting himself in a spot where what he says, and he himself no longer matters.


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