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Governor says he’s spending “a hundred percent” of his time focused on Madigan and Pritzker

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 - Posted by Rich Miller

* From Gov. Rauner’s press conference today

It’s important that my focus, my focus is on defeating Madigan and Pritzker. A hundred percent, that’s where I spend all my time and my attention. […]

My time is a hundred percent, all of my message, all of my time, my attention is focused on Madigan and Pritzker.

Madigan has officially taken up permanent residence in the governor’s head. Also, that doesn’t leave much time for governing. Just sayin…

* Meanwhile, we have a bit of snarkiness from the Rauner campaign…

Serious Questions for Tonight

After months full of campaign platitudes and liberal pipe dreams, tonight is the final debate for Democratic governor candidates to address voters before Tuesday’s primary election.

However, there are still some important questions the candidates need to answer before voters cast their ballots on Tuesday:

    * In which of the three states is Bob “Three State” Marshall watching tonight’s debate?
    * Where did JB Pritzker put all those toilets?
    * When will Chris Kennedy break his silence on the CNN documentary about his family?
    * Is Daniel Biss really just waiting for Dick Durbin to retire?

But seriously, how can JB Pritzker advocate raising taxes on hardworking Illinois families while he himself dodges taxes using offshore trusts?

But seriously, Rauner won’t even debate his own primary opponent. /s

       

39 Comments
  1. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    That doesn’t leave much time for the veterans in Quincy. Did he really want to say that?


  2. - Nacho - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:34 pm:

    Sounds to me like Rauner is afraid of Marshall. Clearly the candidate he least wants to face in November.


  3. - illini97 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:35 pm:

    One hundred percent? That’ll make a good sound bite.

    I guess he has plenty of time not to govern when he admits he’s not in charge. He’s happy to let the adults handle things while he whines.


  4. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:35 pm:

    Wait I thought Janus was his sole focus.


  5. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:35 pm:

    If only bruce thought helping veterans not die of legionnaires disease in state facilities was helpful to defeating madigan and pritzker.


  6. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:36 pm:

    ===It’s important that my focus, my focus is on defeating Madigan and Pritzker. A hundred percent, that’s where I spend all my time and my attention.===

    Isn’t this the same governor that also said he doesn’t think about politics at one point or another?

    Geez, Rauner is like a lil kitty chasing around a laser light.


  7. - Roman - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    == doesn’t leave much time for governing. ==

    See: Quincy, veterans home

    And maybe it explains why Team Rauner doesn’t know how to properly file a veto message.


  8. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    –It’s important that my focus, my focus is on defeating Madigan and Pritzker. A hundred percent, that’s where I spend all my time and my attention. […]–

    Good thing he’s got so much time on his hand. Just think if he had a job with real responsibilities to anyone.


  9. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:38 pm:

    What about Bob Daiber? Nothing snarky about him? What gives?


  10. - Publius - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:39 pm:

    Well I guess he finally admitted that he has spent 0% of his time governing


  11. - pawn - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:43 pm:

    100%.

    I am so insulted. Do your dang job! We expect that a Governor should be able to walk and chew gum, as the cliche goes.


  12. - A Jack - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:43 pm:

    But seriously Governor, don’t you have a budget you need to get balanced and passed before July 1?


  13. - lakeside - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:43 pm:

    “I am spending absolutely no time doing my job. Please reelect me.”


  14. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:44 pm:

    No time for thinking about his costume changes? Really?


  15. - Cubs in '16 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:47 pm:

    I wonder if it’s laser focus or just the run-of-the-mill focus.


  16. - LXB - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    “State employee admits he spends all his time on personal endeavor”


  17. - Steve Rogers - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    Given his knowledge of math, he probably thinks he has another 100% to focus elsewhere.


  18. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 3:59 pm:

    So instead of concentrating on digging Illinois out of the hole that he’s been digging for 3 years he’s going to concern himself totally with winning a second term so that he can fail to be in control for 4 more years. OK, thanks for nothing Bruce!


  19. - A Jack - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:00 pm:

    But seriously, who is running the state while Bruce has 100% of his focus on the election? Oh yeah, I guess that would be Diana.


  20. - Leigh John-Ella - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:04 pm:

    I’ve been amazed he hasn’t named a task force to recommend how he should focus on trying to beat them.


  21. - Math don't count - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:06 pm:

    =Given his knowledge of math, he probably thinks he has another 100% to focus elsewhere.= Yes and,
    Given his supporters’ knowledge of math, they probably think he has another 100% to focus elsewhere.


  22. - Lt Guv - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:10 pm:

    Ahab


  23. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:12 pm:

    When you give 110%, you can devote 100% to something by working Day and Night. Take it one election at a time, get in the game, do all the little things. . . wait, did I read a press release or was it http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1339772-the-30-most-played-out-sports-cliches ?


  24. - Honeybadger - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:15 pm:

    Madigan has officially taken up permanent residence in the governor’s head. Also, that doesn’t leave much time for governing. Just sayin…

    It’s not like he has been much governin’ anyway.


  25. - Honeybadger - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:16 pm:

    meant to say, It’s not like he has been doing much governin’ anyway.


  26. - A guy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:24 pm:

    He sure does devote 100% of himself to a lot of stuff.


  27. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:31 pm:

    Maybe Rauner took the same math class as Shah, and that 100% is just a portion of his 150000% work ethic;)


  28. - Cubs in '16 - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:34 pm:

    The amount of absolute terminology a person uses is directly proportional to their level of honesty.


  29. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:35 pm:

    ==But seriously Governor, don’t you have a budget you need to get balanced and passed before July 1?==

    He has not cared about balancing or passing a state budget for the past 3 years, why start now?


  30. - Douglas - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 4:48 pm:

    He wil re-prioritize his focus after March 20th, when he makes plans to return to the private sector.


  31. - dbk - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 6:05 pm:

    Goin’ after MJM is clearly easier than goin’ after a solution to the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at the IVHQ.

    Nothing original here, but question to CapFax commenters: What can be done about this abdication of the responsibility of leadership in Illinois?


  32. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 6:21 pm:

    I haven’t seen trolling that lame since the last time I read a Grant Wherli Tweet.

    =But seriously, how can JB Pritzker advocate raising taxes on hardworking Illinois families while he himself dodges taxes using offshore trusts?=

    Are they channeling Rodney Dangerfield? I don’t know Bruce, you raised taxes on those hard workin’ people and created massive additional debts by not paying the bills. Why did you do it?


  33. - RNUG - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 6:56 pm:

    === What can be done about this abdication of the responsibility of leadership in Illinois? ===

    Two possibilities, slim.and none, both highly unlikely at this point … The ‘R’ word and the ‘I’ word


  34. - Morty - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 7:50 pm:

    He sure ain’t governin’ so he’s got the time on his hands


  35. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 7:55 pm:

    Math is tough.
    Defeating Madigan and Pritzker = 100% so,
    Governing = 0%
    Budget balancing = 0%
    Social Services = 0%
    Schools/Universities = 0%
    Quincy Vets = 0%
    Accomplishments = 0%
    Term limits/work comp = 0%
    Pulling those hundreds of employers to Illinois = 0%


  36. - Thoughts Matter - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 10:03 pm:

    The ad writes itself. Bruce’s words voiced over background of the Veterans Home ( with the death count), shuttered social service agencies, etc.


  37. - BLUEDogDem - Wednesday, Mar 14, 18 @ 10:08 pm:

    Makes ya understand the Rauner approval rating thing.

    Bruce. Drop out. Save face. This is gonna leave a scar.


  38. - Streamwood Retiree - Thursday, Mar 15, 18 @ 12:34 am:

    ==Where did JB Pritzker put all those toilets?==
    In Biss’ house so he can wash out his mouth.

    I’m for whoever Rauner sees as his biggest enemy.
    It’s sure not Biss or Kennedy. Those blago ads? They just show me how scared Rauner is. His anti-Ives ads would have me voting for Ives if I was an (R). Vote for Rauner and have four more years of gridlock.


  39. - Anonymous - Thursday, Mar 15, 18 @ 8:07 am:

    Well when your incompetent and obsolete leader your time means nothing.

    So 100% of nothing is still nothing


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