“We’re approaching a third fiscal year without a budget and our bond rating is about to go to junk, but Illinoisans can find Bruce Rauner sitting at his desk waiting for someone else to do his job,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Governor Junk has driven this state to the edge of a fiscal cliff and he is about to slam his foot on the gas.”
*** UPDATE 2 *** Text from a top Republican…
Hey - Think it is worth noting that the party has pulled down the digital ad they released last night following the floor action this morning
If Mike Madigan suddenly decided to resign, and Rauner failed to get anything done with whomever replaced him, would the strategy switch to “because… (New leader)”, or would Rauner finally admit he’s a failed Governor?
Which is your preference: a junk bond rating or a tax increase? You can’t blame Madigan for a junk bond rating if at the same time you are criticizing him for a tax increase to avoid a junk bond rating. That kind of logic only exists in Daffy Duck cartoons.
The last two years of destruction is TOTALLY Rauner’s fault- it’s ridiculous he runs these ads. Yes, perhaps budgets could have been different in the past, but the junk bond status and complete demise of social services is directly because of Rauner, not Madigan. I’m so upset with Rauner and am really considering leaving this state if we can’t get our s*$% together.
===“We’re approaching a third fiscal year without a budget and our bond rating is about to go to junk, but Illinoisans can find Bruce Rauner sitting at his desk waiting for someone else to do his job,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Governor Junk has driven this state to the edge of a fiscal cliff and he is about to slam his foot on the gas.”===
This needs to be continued at such a level and at such a pitch that the reinforcing of “Governors own” is as reflexive, and no “less true” than “Pat Quinn failed”
It was short, it brought it back to Rauner, and the gas peddle is a great end to the thought.
The Rauner/ILGOP message has been awfully reactive lately- being the second one to bring out the costumes, the second one to use the “junk” label…maybe the money can make people think they’re actually “first”, but you very rarely want to be the one *responding* to attacks.
Right now most people are disgusted with Rauner. He has been an awful Governor. We can vote him out. Madigan is truly despised, but he is a lock to get re-elected and we are frustrated. Pat Quinn looks great beside these two.
I blame Rauner for everything, $256B pension liability, $15B in unpaid bills, chronically unbalanced budget, Chicago pension crisis, Chicago crime epidemic, it’s all his fault. He was elected to fix it, and he failed.
LP, so great that you got your Rauner talking points handy.
As to the ad? Cmon. Lame. Super-lame. Extremely lame. I know you are but what am I lame!
We didn’t give him the moniker, his biggest fan the WSJ gave him the moniker. Governor Junk works way way way better than Junk Madigan. That’s why we have @governorjunk and governorjunk.com. Imagine when someone really put those to use…
The Madigan Meltdown of 16 straight years without a balanced budget and no compromise with Senate Democrats for the past two plus years is apparently all Governor Rauner’s fault.
Pay no attention to the Speaker’s role in Illinois decline, JB will fix everything by continuing the Speaker’s failed polices that allowed Illinois to lose population and wealth over the past few decades.
Madigan could have made the state income tax increase permanent or Madigan could have had the rate extended before Rauner replaced Quinn. For political purposes, Madigan did not do it and let the temporary income tax hike expire. That’s on the Speaker.
Say what? You having some short-term memory loss there? Perhaps you’ve forgotten how Rauner personally got involved to kill an extension of the tax increase immediately after he was elected. He thought he had the upper hand. How’d that work out?
“Tell ya what I’m gonna do!”
“I’ll shake up Illinois and turn it around!”
“I’ll put jobs back!”
“I’ll put our government back in order!”
“It’s all Madigan’s fault!”
“Who’s with me?”
A majority of voters applaud.
“I wanted to turn around Illinois, but Madigan won’t let me!”
“Relect me so I can finish the job Madigan never let me start.”
“Madigan will get reelected, so you need me so he won’t own the governor’s office!”
“Madigan caused this disaster that he now wouldn’t let me fix, by not passing my reforms that had no one wants!”
“If you think Junk Bond status is bad for Illinois, wait until the Democrats are elected to every statewide office!”
“I’m the only thing that could save Illinois, if Madigan would let me!”
“Who’s with me?”
“Hey LP, are you on the payroll or just an exuberant volunteer?” He’s more like a Ken doll, you know where you pull the string on his neck and one of a limited number of sentences comes out. “Blame Madigan!” “Madigan is a meanie!” “It’s all Madigan’s fault!” “Math is hard!”
Rauner keeps telling us that there’s a pony under that mountain of poop. We’ve been digging for it since 2015, and now the mountain is three times higher, costs more to clean up - and there’s NO DAMN PONY.
Rauner lied to everyone.
Now everything is worse than ever.
You Rauner supporters are still digging for that pony?
Polls showing that everyone wants a pony doesn’t mean there’s a pony under Rauner’s mountains of poop.
Rauner played you for a gullible rube and you keep asking why I stopped shoveling.