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*** UPDATED x6 - Rauner piles on - Ives explains - Ives disinvites - Sen. Brady, Bourne, Wehrli say Ives should cancel *** Oppo dump!

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

* Fundraiser invite…

* I don’t think I’d ever heard of Bill Whittle until today, when a certain helpful somebody sent me the invite and a link to this backgrounder

While discussing “black America” during a December 2015 appearance on Molyneux’s program, Whittle described African Americans who support the Democratic Party as literal slaves who prefer to remain in captivity. He said that that the party has “30 million” slaves and the “terms of their slavery are very simple — there’s a word for somebody who is fed, and clothed, and housed, and whose health care is taken care of by another person, and that word is slave.” Whittle then suggested that African Americans commit voter fraud on behalf of Democrats as a condition of their slavery, claiming, “On the voting plantation that the Democratic Party has set up in America, we demand two hours of work from you every two years. Every two years we demand that you go down to the voting places and vote, once, twice, three, four times, however [many] times as you can imagine, or manage, and that’s the work we expect for you in exchange for keeping you in bondage.”

During another 2015 appearance on Molyneux’s show, Whittle compared the “Islamic invasion of Europe” to “inner cities” in America “that are absolutely toxic, violent, enraged, bitter, [and] racist.” He went on to claim Black Lives Matter is “the street muscle” of the Democratic Party and that the group will make sure “everything’s gonna burn” if welfare is reduced. Again drawing a comparison between Europe and the United States, Whittle said, “We have the exact same problem here with these same kind of communities. They’re unemployable — unemployed and unemployable — they’ve been on assistance their entire lives, they’ve never had to work before,” and he said that these people should get jobs because a job “beats the laziness” out of people and “disciplines” them into “civility.”

Whittle called President Obama an “unqualified, unknown individual” who was elected “specifically and only because he is black” and said that electing Obama was “atoning for our slavery” during a January 2016 appearance on Molyneux’s show. Moments later he said, “I didn’t own any slaves, and therefore I’m not responsible for slavery. I’m not benefiting from slavery because I never owned any slaves,” and he said, “There’s nothing in this country that survived the Civil War that was the result of slavery.” Continuing to discuss the Civil War, Whittle said the “greatest tragedy in American history” is “not slavery, it’s not the Civil War, it’s what happened after,” before complaining about the philosophy of W.E.B. DuBois.

In 2013, Whittle published a video for PJ Media with the title “The Lynching” that discussed the February 2012 shooting of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Whittle suggested that George Zimmerman, who killed Martin, had an experience tantamount to a lynching. Whittle said that text messages found on Martin’s phone, which he said were “not ‘airable’ here for extreme graphic content,” showed that Martin was “violent and highly sexualized.” What was “airable” on Whittle’s video, however, was an image (warning: disturbing image) of Martin’s body after he had been shot, which Whittle left on the screen for several minutes.

Whittle bizarrely labeled CNN anchor Don Lemon “racist” against white people because Lemon pointed out that President Donald Trump sounds different when he is using a teleprompter, as compared to when he speaks without one, during a March NRATV appearance.

…Adding… More oppo. From earlier this month

Nationally-syndicated talk show host, Mike Gallagher is in Chicago to headline a fundraiser for GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives.

* Who’s he?

Yesterday on Fox News’ “Dayside,” conservative radio host Mike Gallagher proposed that airports institute a “Muslims only” line for airport travelers during a segment Tuesday on racial profiling.

*** UPDATE 1 *** GOP state Rep. Grant Wehrli…

“Bill Whittle has a history of espousing racist ideas. That type of shameful rhetoric has no place in the Republican Party and Representative Ives should cancel her fundraiser with him.”

*** UPDATE 2 *** Rep. Bourne…


*** UPDATE 3 *** SGOP Leader Brady…



*** UPDATE 4 *** He gone…


*** UPDATE 5 *** Press release…

The Ives for Illinois campaign was unaware of the remarks made by Bill Whittle, reported in Capitol Fax. Whittle was a guest of the event organizer. His comments are obviously offensive and objectionable. Whittle has been disinvited from the event. Representative Ives, additionally, disavows any endorsement from Mr. Whittle. A video of Whittle speaking in support of Ives has been pulled from the campaign’s social media pages.

*** UPDATE 6 *** Hmm



- Posted by Rich Miller        

101 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:14 pm:

    I don’t see the controversy. This seems perfectly appropriate for a Jeanne Ives event, especially given Dan Proft’s role.

    Seriously, is anyone surprised by this?


  2. - Annonin' - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:14 pm:

    Wonder why we have to go all the way to Woodstock?


  3. - Last Bull Moose - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:15 pm:

    With friends like this, who needs enemies?

    Ives needs to repudiate him immediately. This is a David Duke moment for her.


  4. - SweetLou86 - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    Is any of this supposed to hurt her with Republican primary voters?


  5. - Heh - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    Team Rauner responds to the Blair Garber assault.


  6. - Sonny - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    I smell a public shaming coming for those who still have a shred of dignity and self-awareness. Shut it down. Resign. Check yourself. Do a self-evaluation. All of the above. Whatever. Yuck.


  7. - Rabid - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    Every day is groundhog day in Woodstock IL, starts today


  8. - Perrid - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    So they both seem to be on the fringe. Not surprising they like each other.


  9. - Groundhog Day - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:24 pm:

    I. Can’t. Even…….


  10. - Honeybear - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:25 pm:

    Wow………..can’t even……..


  11. - Regular democrat - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:26 pm:

    Rich i have to borrow your word sheesh.


  12. - Rabid - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:26 pm:

    Its the same time as woodstock willie’s beer tasting


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:29 pm:

    Ives helps Rauner…

    Here’s where that happens…

    Can Rauner somehow pounce on this without directly going after her?

    Welp, if history is any indicator…


  14. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:29 pm:

    Agree with 47th, I don’t see why you guys are so very surprised at this. 20 years ago it would have been shocking, but this is standard stuff for the MAGA faithful nowadays. Anyone who has a trump cheerleader in their Facebook feed (mine are family members) has already seen this a dozen times. Remember all the Obama cartoons passed around by Republican Party bigwigs, depicting the president and First Lady with bones in their noses, or watermelons growing on the front lawn of the White House? Did you expect all the racism to magically end when Obama left office?


  15. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:29 pm:

    The first “Woodstock” had a lot of dope too.


  16. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:31 pm:

    Well, I guess since David Duke has already endorsed Bruce Rauner, Ives had to settle for a lesser-known racist hero to headline this.

    This is mainstream Republicanism in Trump’s America. Get used to it.


  17. - Telly - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:32 pm:

    == Ives needs to repudiate him immediately. This is a David Duke moment for her. ==

    I don’t know. If you took an exit poll of GOP primary voters would the views of the majority of respondents differ all that much from this guy? This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party, not Jim Edgar’s. Repudiating this guy might hurt her chances.


  18. - RNUG - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:32 pm:

    == Anyone who has a trump cheerleader in their Facebook feed (mine are family members) has already seen this a dozen times. ==

    Guess I must not be a good Republican /s

    First time I ever heard of the guy.


  19. - Memo From Turner - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:35 pm:

    Although it is Media Matters as the source, they back there story with facts and direct quotes:

    STEFAN MOLYNEUX: We, of course, have had a whole bunch of experts from both the left and the right on talking about IQ differences between ethnicities, and I think that helped to bring the issue more to the forefront of your thinking, is that fair to say?

    BILL WHITTLE: Yeah, I mean obviously that’s the controversial part of The Bell Curve is the IQ difference between ethnicities, but I think the deeper issue is since IQ seems to — general IQ, g, right is the term they use — since it so closely correlates to both poverty and crime on one hand and generally success and wealth on the other, it would be useful to be thinking about what a society that was recognizing these differences looked like. You can’t — I just love your example, I’ve used it every time with attribution, although it’s hard for me because it’s such a damned good analogy, but it’s like you said, you can’t put somebody on a basketball team to make them taller.

    Jeanne Ives is not stupid. Whoever set this up is a disgrace to the Republican party? If Ives booked this vis a vis Proft, then it is time to bow out. There is no room for this kind of stuff.


  20. - Retired Educator - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:35 pm:

    Wow—Why would you want this guy? Putting out a flyer to brag about it. I am at a loss for words.


  21. - Deadbeat Conservative - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:38 pm:

    I assume Ives had a choice of decent speakers, but she just had to “Whittle” it down to this crackpot.


  22. - Roman - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:42 pm:

    Don’t forget, Jeanne said gay people have families because they see children as objects of desire. What this guy said is almost tame by comparison.


  23. - PJ - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:43 pm:

    This is 100% an accurate reflection of Jeanne Ives’ feelings towards black and Muslim people. One didn’t even need this as confirmation. Just listed to just about any of her floor speeches.


  24. - A Parent - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:44 pm:

    Why wouldn’t you want to hear a white guy from Bermuda who dropped out of the University of Florida theater program share his thoughts on the African American political experience?


  25. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:47 pm:

    Who would want a couple of racists shilling for them? Sheesh.


  26. - Thoughts Matter - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:52 pm:

    This is why I will be pulling a Democratic primary ballot this year. The extremists have run the non extremists out of the Republican Party. Those quotes turn my stomach. Like RNUG, I’ve never heard of this guy before.

    The only comment he made that I can even deal with is that no one alive that was born in America has owned slaves, nor been one. However, unlike him, I recognize that our lives are affected by our ancestors lives. We still have a long way to go to make us all feel equal.


  27. - @misterjayem - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 12:57 pm:

    With vanishingly little chance of victory, the Ives campaign is an opportunity for Proft and Uihlein to move views we’ve heretofore judged as deviant and unworthy of serious consideration into the realm of legitimate controversy.

    And as a result, the next right-wing candidate publicly supported by a carnival of grotesque bigots won’t be recognized as beyond the pale.

    – MrJM


  28. - Thoughts Matter - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:06 pm:

    Let me further say that just because we weren’t born when something happened doesn’t make it any less devestatingly awful. In case I left any doubt as to how terrible I think we treated people prior to the Civil War.


  29. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:08 pm:

    Cicero Dan raising money for Cicero Dan. And if that means having a racist on his dance card,oh come on, it’s all just business to Cicero Dan.


  30. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:14 pm:

    This has to be a joke or a setup not even Proft could be dumb enough to have this guy anywhere close to Ives campaign. Whoever did this just put Ives out there to get hammered over this guy appearing


  31. - Jocko - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:15 pm:

    I guess the only people NOT invited to an Ives fundraiser are homo-activists.
    https://capitolfax.com/2017/08/04/people-is-weird/


  32. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:17 pm:

    Ives and Proft are just dog whistling to the choir.


  33. - annoying - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:17 pm:

    Whittle was the best they could do? Eeeks


  34. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:19 pm:

    The perversion of the word “conservative” by fever-dream racists is grotesque.


  35. - Jack Kemp - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:22 pm:

    Yep. That sounds like her crowd. Real “policy oriented” folks, these guys.


  36. - ESL - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:24 pm:

    Bill Whittle has delivered hundreds of commentaries on the Internet. He confronts difficult issues and does not sugarcoat his phrases to be p.c. Good job of cherry picking quotes to produced a desired result. Like going nuts when someone dared to point out that East St. Louis is a slum.


  37. - annoying - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:25 pm:

    ===Bill Whittle has delivered hundreds of commentaries on the Internet. ===

    ooh, he talks to people on the internet. Wow, that’s big time.


  38. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:25 pm:

    ==Guess I must not be a good Republican /s

    First time I ever heard of the guy.==

    Ha! To be fair, these are southerners who still insist on using terms like “Yankees” and “the War of northern aggression” - idk if that makes it any easier to understand, but I do try to keep it in mind. My elderly stepmother is the worst of the lot, amazingly. Paula Deen has nothing on this woman, and Facebook has no idea what it unleashed.


  39. - Memo From Turner - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:28 pm:

    ==Like going nuts when someone dared to point out that East St. Louis is a slum.==
    Kinda like Jeanne. Please don’t try and defend the indefensible.
    https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/31/rauner-appointeesupporter-in-hot-water-over-social-media-comments/


  40. - Actual Red - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:28 pm:

    ESL–
    Cherry picking? What contact could there possibly be that makes any of these quotes not despicable?

    Please go back to Breitbart.


  41. - People Over Parties - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:28 pm:

    Take notice, Tribbies. Is this who you want to endorse?


  42. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:29 pm:

    ==Bill Whittle has delivered hundreds of commentaries on the Internet. He confronts difficult issues and does not sugarcoat his phrases to be p.c. Good job of cherry picking quotes to produced a desired result. Like going nuts when someone dared to point out that East St. Louis is a slum==

    Mr. Proft, don’t you have a campaign to run? Commenting on Capfax is probably not the best use of your time right now.


  43. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:32 pm:

    ===Take notice, Tribbies. Is this who you want to endorse?===

    lol

    “Take notice, Tribbies. Is it Rauner you want to endorse who got wallop by Ives?”

    Rauner isn’t a Republican, hasn’t governed like a Republican.

    If the worry is that Ives could even get close to securing that endorsement, and this stops it, Rauner is in far worst trouble then even you think, lol


  44. - ste_with_a_v_en - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:34 pm:

    I think Vman said it best

    VanillaMan - Friday, Aug 4, 17 @ 3:23 pm:

    She is a bad cartoon of an embarrasing stereotype


  45. - JoanP - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:35 pm:

    “Wonder why we have to go all the way to Woodstock?”

    Maybe the campaign is hoping that by the time they get there they’ll be half a million strong?


  46. - Pc - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 1:49 pm:

    By the time they get to Woodstock they’ll be wearing sheets


  47. - Northsider - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:04 pm:

    Thank you, Rep. Wehrli, but you’re too late. That rhetoric is front and center in today’s GOP, and is one reason why this (pasty) white guy will never vote Republican.


  48. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:07 pm:

    Is anyone askin the question of what is going on in the House Republican caucus? Ives runnin against Rauner…Wehrli criticizing Ives…their leader durkin in primaried…Cabello stating Rauner should resign. This is the caucus that has helped Rauner the most, yet so disfunctional.


  49. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:11 pm:

    ===what is going on in the House Republican caucus?===

    Jim Durkin and Bruce Rauner are learning the difference between a caucus and a cactus.


  50. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:13 pm:

    Jeanne Ives supported by a racist? Say it ain’t so. Next you’re going to tell me she’s supported by homophobes too.


  51. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:16 pm:

    Mr. Wehrli himself… is the embodiment of what is wrong with the Republican Party.

    Mr. Wehrli will tweet and promote such ridiculousness red meat silliness… why take Mr. Wehrli serious now, when someone who could have real credibility could be a reasonable voice.

    Mr. Wehrli isn’t that voice.

    Read is twitter. It’s enlightening.

    It’s goid he said what he said, but to be the voice of Republicans with some of those tweets too…

    I thank Mr. Wehrli for this narrow condemnation.


  52. - Jack Kemp - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:36 pm:

    There goes Oswego Willy again. The “Republican” who’s never met a Republican politician he likes.


  53. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:39 pm:

    Grant Wehrli if your really a conservative why are you endorsing a man who has taxpayer funded abortions on his platform and signed the sanctuary state?
    Nevermind just keep cashing the checks. False outrage from a Rauner puppy.


  54. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:40 pm:

    - Jack Kemp -

    Go read the Wehrli twitter… tell me it helps.

    It’s as though you ignore what I say… but only hear what you want me to have said.

    I thanked him for his narrow thoughts only to this matter, lol


  55. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:45 pm:

    To Ms. Bourne…

    I thank her for her tweet…

    Did she forget her twitter password or something when Rauner vetoes the school funding trailer? Sen. Manar tweeted, her partner in the school funding deal… but..,

    Hmm.

    I’m glad she found her twitter password for this..


  56. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:46 pm:

    ==who’s never met a Republican politician he likes.==

    There’s a difference between Raunerites and Republicans


  57. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    ===There’s a difference between Raunerites and Republicans===

    … those who can’t see a difference, I can’t help.

    (Tips cap to - Demoralized - )


  58. - TaylorvilleTornado - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:49 pm:

    Further evidence that the modern GOP needs to be destroyed.

    The party of Lincoln has been corrupted by religious zealots and racists.


  59. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:57 pm:

    Does that Dan Proft know how to throw a party, or what?

    Who else could have thrown an Illinois GOP funder starring an Internet loon bemoaning how it’s all been downhill since Lincoln and Grant won the war.

    Such a genius — just ask him, he’ll tell you.


  60. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 2:58 pm:

    The Governor isn’t even in charge of attacking his own opponent.


  61. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:08 pm:

    Media Matters?
    LOL
    Bill Whittle?
    LOL

    The governor who hasn’t been in charge and blew this week’s Tribune interview is nervous.
    LOL

    You folks fell for it too.
    LOL


  62. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:12 pm:

    Of course Jeanne Ives has him speaking. This is how she celebrates the start of African American history month.


  63. - annoying - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:15 pm:

    == Does that Dan Proft know how to throw a party, or what?Who else could have thrown an Illinois GOP funder starring an Internet loon bemoaning how it’s all been downhill since Lincoln and Grant won the war. ==
    Whittle is not just any internet loon - he’s like a nobody internet loon. Tapping that guy should make Proft the “smartest guy in the room” as he himself likes to say.


  64. - People Over Parties - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:17 pm:

    ===You folks fell for it too.===

    Fell for what, exactly?


  65. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:22 pm:

    ==This is how she celebrates the start of African American history month.==

    That is an excellent point. Come celebrate Black History Month with our special racist guest.


  66. - Jack Kemp - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:27 pm:

    “There’s a difference between Raunerites and Republicans”

    Yes. I, too, have never met a true Scotsman.


  67. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:52 pm:

    Man…

    That anyone thinks this is a good idea blows my mind.


  68. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:52 pm:

    Man…

    That anyone thinks this is a good idea blows my mind.


  69. - hisgirlfriday - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 3:55 pm:

    Have Werlhi and Avery Bourne called for Blair Garber’s removal from the Republican State Central Committee yet?

    Such sincere concern about racist talk from the IL GOP these days.


  70. - Wensicia - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 4:05 pm:

    Still no comment from Ives?


  71. - Real - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 4:32 pm:

    I say there is no difference between Raunerites and republicans. Republicans have always been Raunerites indirectly before Rauner became governor. It’s just now that they are Raunerites directly. Raunerites represent the 1 percent agenda. Which is what republicans have been doing for a very long time.


  72. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 4:37 pm:

    ===I say there is no difference between Raunerites and republicans.===

    Willfully ignorant or blissfully unaware?

    ===Republicans have always been Raunerites indirectly before Rauner became governor.===

    No. Labor, for one example, use to endorse Republicans, they’d be hard pressed to endorse Raunerites.

    Republicans fund higher education. The “Brave 15, the “Perfect 10” proved that. Raunerites want universities closed.

    ===It’s just now that they are Raunerites directly. Raunerites represent the 1 percent agenda. Which is what republicans have been doing for a very long time.===

    You are utterly clueless as to what a Raunerite is.

    I think your ignorance is based on your blissful unawareness to the subject


  73. - ste_with_a_v_en - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 4:38 pm:

    Say what you will about Republicans…this man does not represent who we are. Ives shows her true colors.


  74. - ste_with_a_v_en - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 4:50 pm:

    @JeanneIves spokeswoman says Bill Whittle has been disinvited after backlash from other Republicans.


  75. - @misterjayem - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 4:59 pm:

    “@JeanneIves spokeswoman says Bill Whittle has been disinvited after backlash from other Republicans.”

    Well, it’s still an upcoming $100 event on her website — https://ivesforillinois.com/events/

    – MrJM


  76. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:01 pm:

    This week on Real Lawmakers of DuPage County …

    Fissures emerge between Wehrli and Ives, while Connelly faces the choice of a lifetime.


  77. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:04 pm:

    ===Yes. I, too, have never met a true Scotsman.===

    Aw, - Jack Kemp -… your ad hoc ignorance…

    There is a distinction. Raunerites are uber-left, costal limousine liberals on social issues like public funded abortions and “sanctuary states”… while requiring unions and universities be destroyed.

    That sound like a Republican to you?

    LOL


  78. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:07 pm:

    White Robe Optional.


  79. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:15 pm:

    So after this FUBAR, does Uncle Dick make Proft wash the car or something before he gets his allowance?


  80. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:17 pm:

    word, Proft is sent to the woodshed to uh, Whittle away the time for awhile.


  81. - Just Visiting - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:17 pm:

    If you’re explaining Ives, you’re losing. There remains no way to explain Ives as not being a racist homophobe however.


  82. - People Over Parties - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:35 pm:

    So, why does Ives attract these sorts of people to her campaign, anyway?


  83. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:41 pm:

    Jeanne does not support bigots, racists, or homophobes, or tolerates those that do. LOL


  84. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:51 pm:

    Oswego Willy will interrupt his minute by minute commenting in order to be a late substitute for Bill Whittle.


  85. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 5:55 pm:

    ===will interrupt his minute by minute commenting in order to be a late substitute===

    Nope.

    I think Ives helps Rauner, case in point this instance.

    I’m not with Ives. If you’d read what I write, you would’ve already known that, but you can’t pick a name so why would I expect you to read too?


  86. - blue dog dem - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 6:00 pm:

    Run Jeanne. Run. Just be sure to look both ways before crossing streets. The road you are on is dangerous and will be booby trapped. Careful.


  87. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 6:11 pm:

    Well that didn’t take long to have a affect. Cook County Commissioner and Cook County GOP Chairman Shawn Morrison just put out a press release endorsing Rauner


  88. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 6:24 pm:

    I’m so old, I remember when Rauner had no idea what racism looked like.


  89. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 6:28 pm:

    –I’m so old, I remember when Rauner had no idea what racism looked like.–

    It certainly wasn’t in “crumbling prisons” Chicago schools filled with “virtually illiterate” teachers.


  90. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 6:44 pm:

    “YouTube Conservative Commentator” should have said it all


  91. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 7:13 pm:

    === “This just shows how unelectable Representative Ives really is.” ===

    Do I need to roll out the links to the stories about Ben Tracy, the body man Governor Rauner personally approved of whose Twitter account was littered with homophobic slurs?

    I do. I really do:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-aide-fired-for-unacceptable-tweets-on-his-first-day-on-job/

    LOL. When your opponent is having bad news day, best to lay low.


  92. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 8:01 pm:

    Read tribune Ives cancelled


  93. - Blue Dog Dem - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 8:17 pm:

    Hey Bruce, just remember the LIE you told everyone on SB40.


  94. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 9:18 pm:

    Well Ives wanted Blair Garber to resign over racial issues so when will she be announcing that her campaign is over and she is dropping out?


  95. - Rabid - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 9:51 pm:

    govenor worried about his electability insults swing voters intelligence. 55% of the people who don’t like Rauner, pull a GOP ballot, your gone


  96. - LoisLearned2much - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 9:52 pm:

    If Ives really wants to beat Rauner she would dump dirty Dan, losing Liberty PAC & the IOP token woman and Ives campaign spokesman. #dumpthejunk


  97. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Feb 1, 18 @ 10:21 pm:

    Didn’t Rauner run away from saying David Duke was a racist on an African American radio show?
    Matter of fact David used it on his website


  98. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 7:16 am:

    Ives looks outside, sees the shadow of a racist, and goes back into her hole. 6 more weeks of winter.


  99. - JoanP - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 8:54 am:

    How do you not know this about your speaker? Don’t you vet them? In this day and age, don’t you check their social media?

    Sheer incompetence on the part of the Ives campaign.


  100. - Kimbo Slice - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 9:02 am:

    So glad most people in IL still don’t who this woman is. I truly hope it stays that way. I refuse to post anything about her on my social media or with friends for fear people will learn she is running for Governor.


  101. - Rabid - Friday, Feb 2, 18 @ 1:07 pm:

    The quickest path for the removal of Rauner is Ives


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