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*** UPDATED x4 - Ives denies any promise to meet again *** ILGOP unity watch

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

* Pantagraph

Rauner also took time to address Ives’ claim that Rauner signed legislation to make Illinois a “sanctuary state.” He said law enforcement in fact asked him last summer to sign the Trust Act, which stops police from arresting residents based solely on their immigration status, because they feared Democrats would pass something more restrictive in its place.

The attack was a centerpiece of Ives’ campaign for governor, which came within three percentage points of defeating the better-funded and incumbent Rauner.

“I am passionately against sanctuary states and against illegal immigration,” he said Wednesday.

* Illinois Review

Upset that the only choice Republicans in the 3rd CD have on the November ballot is a known Nazi sympathizer, a group of Cook County GOP members of the Jewish faith called on Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison to step down in a letter sent to Cook County GOP committeemen

* SJ-R editorial

Thumbs Down: To Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Rep. Jeanne Ives for not contacting each other since Election Day.

It’s been more than three weeks since the two battled it out on the ballot for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The two still haven’t talked. Frankly, the person who loses usually calls to concede the race. It seems clear Ives isn’t interested in doing that. Rauner also hasn’t shown any desire to mend fences.

No one expects these two to be buddies. But even Little League players shake hands and say “good game” after the innings have all been played. The two primary opponents need to talk and put this in the past.

* The electronic Twitter machine…


*** UPDATE 1 *** With a hat tip to a commenter, somebody has a new website called LyingIves.com. The site was created on January 29th, but it appears to have been udpdated since the primary ended

Ives has a long history of truth distorting and contempt for those she disagrees with.

Her colleagues call her abrasive and stubborn.

She’s only passed five inconsequential bills in the General Assembly.

She ran one of the most negative campaigns in Illinois history

Now she demands the Republican Party cater to her whims.

We are better than this.

There is no “paid for” disclosure on the site that I could find, but whoever is running it says: “This site is dedicated to exposing her lies till she leaves office.”

*** UPDATE 2 *** This was a good idea. He needs to start flipping public perception on Ives. She’s the one, after all, who never conceded to him…



*** UPDATE 3 *** Greg Hinz

Rauner, in an interview I had with him today on another subject, confirmed that he and Ives did indeed have a brief meeting yesterday.

“We spoke last night. I saw her at (Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery),” Rauner told me. “I went over to shake hands, and we promised to get together soon.”

Attempting to confirm.

*** UPDATE 3 *** From Rep. Ives’ spokesperson…

She was there for dinner with representatives from the Greater O’Hare Association and Tom Morrison.

Rauner walked through the restaurant.

There was a perfunctory greeting, and no further discussion. No such plans were made or suggested

- Posted by Rich Miller        

42 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:00 am:

    ===A Rauner spokeswoman said they “ran into” each other there and it was not a planned meeting, but they did chat.===

    “they did chat.”

    Is this…

    “Something” or “Nothing”

    Right now, looks like nothing.

    Could BE something if both want it to be… but now, it’s nothing.


  2. - Arsenal - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:07 am:

    ==But even Little League players shake hands and say “good game” after the innings have all been played.==

    While I understand what they’re trying to say, it must be awfully comfortable to think of politics as only a game. But it’s real and important. If you want to take Ives’ perspective (I know you don’t), their disagreement is over literal matters of life and death.


  3. - INI - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:08 am:

    @Oswego

    Pretty naive on your part to think that they actually did just coincidentally run into each other.


  4. - Generic Drone - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:08 am:

    Rauner is a sore winner. He took his bat and went home.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:10 am:

    ===Pretty naive on your part to think that they actually did just coincidentally run into each other.===

    Pretty naive on your part to think the parlor game of “Something or Nothing” isn’t me poking both sides to come out and say it’s something.

    But…


  6. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:12 am:

    –A Rauner spokeswoman said they “ran into” each other there and it was not a planned meeting, but they did chat.–

    In the movie biz, I guess this would be the opposite of a “meet-cute?”

    I’m not seeing a “When Brucie Met Jeanne” rom-com here.


  7. - People Over Parties - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:16 am:

    There’s nothing wrong with a Rauner alternative, but does it have to be one that is as bigoted as Jeanne Ives? Every argument she makes is weakened with that ad.

    Also, as SJ-R noted, the loser usually concedes. It was on her.


  8. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:16 am:

    There is nothing either side could do to fix this. Belittling them for not showing unity is just belittling and useless.

    Rauner can only play defense until November. No one believes him.


  9. - Anonymous - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:23 am:

    Someone was upset with her, though idk if this is a Rauner site, no markings on it. Lyingives.com


  10. - Last Bull Moose - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:28 am:

    Unity will not give Rauner victory. And a Rauner victory will not help Republicans. The Republican social conservatives are anchored in the past. And that past is fading with each obituary and being replaced with each birth.


  11. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:36 am:

    Did the chat look something like this?

    Bruce: Golly Jeanne, I hope we can patch things up and start workin’ together.

    Jeanne: Sure Bruce, as soon as you apologize for lying about me.

    Bruce: Gee whiz Jeanne, I know campaignin’ was tough but can’t we work together to stop that tax and spender JB?

    Jeanne: Sure Bruce, as soon as you apologize for lying about me.

    Bruce: Gosh, I’m sorry if yer feelins were hurt.

    Jeanne: Publicly Bruce and with feeling. Not this bogus nonsense about “sorry if my feelings were hurt.” How about “I’m sorry that I lied about you Jeanne?”

    Bruce: Well shucks Jeanne.

    Jeanne: I didn’t think so.

    {end scene}


  12. - Rabid - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:36 am:

    Rauner passes a note “do you like me? Circle yes or no”


  13. - G'Kar - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:38 am:

    Another reason why I prefer Engrained over O&I.


  14. - Whatever - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:38 am:

    The same old disappointing GOP circular firing squad is alive and well. With Rauner holding the party hostage with this checkbook, there’s no chance for leadership or strategic thinkin’. Fire. Aim. Ready!


  15. - Worth It - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:39 am:

    Ives needs to continue down this road because RESIST is her brand now. Congratulations Dan Proft.


  16. - Who Dat - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:49 am:

    A quick “whois” lookup yields little data on the lyingives.com site:

    Registrant Contact
    Name:
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 1242205735
    Organization:
    Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 1242205735
    Street:
    96 Mowat Ave
    City:
    Toronto
    State:
    ON
    Postal Code:
    M4K 3K1
    Country:
    CA
    Phone:
    +1.4165385487
    Email:
    email@contactprivacy.email


  17. - Real - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:51 am:

    Pretty naive on your part to think that they actually did just coincidentally run into each other.

    -I concur

    To the post. It’s all about forming a campaign against Donald Trumps favorite Governor. Rauner backed himself into a corner coming into office thinking his money would get him everything he wanted. Rauner has zero accomplishments in 4 years and I would not call him a failure.. A failure is only a term that should be used for someone that wanted to do good. Doing good was never any of Rauner’s intentions when assuming office.


  18. - Winnin’ - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:52 am:

    Jeanne, it is always best to cave.
    Look at how things turned out for Bill Brady, against whom Rauner spent millions in the GOP primary, blistering his reputation and labeled him a Careerfella.
    Plus, you must acknowledge that you lie, too.
    But it is much more fun to see you pout and refuse to eat your vegetables.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:54 am:

    The fun would be…

    … if Rauner thought making nice would help with the Right… and the Right, in the end, are too far gone now, making nice with Ives or not.

    *That* would be fun.


  20. - Skeptic - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 12:01 pm:

    “No one believes him.” In his (indefensible) defense, if the commenters here are any indication, there are at least three people (none of which are me btw) that believe him.


  21. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 12:03 pm:

    ===It’s all about forming a campaign against Donald Trumps favorite Governor.===

    Meh.

    “Bruce Rauner failed” oughta do it. Trump’s midterm helps with anti-“GOP” message, as all POTUS know… the losses at the midterm can occur.

    Ives, McSweeney, they understood that, pointing out Rauner isn’t Trump, and making Rauner a friend of the Left… while wanting Labor destroyed.


  22. - DuPage - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 12:17 pm:

    @- Generic Drone - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 11:08 am:

    ===Rauner is a sore winner. He took his bat and went home.===

    That reminds me of Rauner with his “If I don’t win the election I’m gonna move to Italy”.
    Governor, don’t let the door hit you too hard.


  23. - Pundent - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 12:52 pm:

    =“This site is dedicated to exposing her lies till she leaves office.”=

    You can’t hide your LyingIves.


  24. - Hysteria - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 1:00 pm:

    As an Ives supporter, I can assure you that nothing that Rauner says or tweets will flip my perception of Ives. My guess is that if he tries to put the blame on Ives, it’ll only push her supporters further away from him (if that’s even possible). Remember, Rauner is responsible for the division in the party, not Ives.


  25. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 1:24 pm:

    –Pretty naive on your part to think that they actually did just coincidentally run into each other.–

    Yeah, what are the odds, in Springfield, during session, at dinnertime?

    Who conducted the super-secret negotiations for this high-level “chance” meeting? Matt Helm and Jethro Bodine, Double-Ought Spy?


  26. - vanilla ice - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    == As an Ives supporter, I can assure you that nothing that Rauner says or tweets will flip my perception of Ives. ==
    The moment Ives teamed up with Dan Profit, I knew she wasn’t sincere.


  27. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 2:29 pm:

    ===The moment Ives teamed up with Dan Profit, I knew she wasn’t sincere.===

    True or not… Ives’ supporters voting against Rauner… Rauner needs them… Ives’ sincerely or not.


  28. - Annonin' - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 2:56 pm:

    Yikes, GovJunk and the Commando in the Obed & Issacs. Does the joint have no standards.


  29. - Arsenal - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 3:08 pm:

    Ives is the symptom, not the cause. Making her the heel won’t fix the problem.


  30. - Cubs in '16 - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    ===“We spoke last night. I saw her at (Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery),” Rauner told me. “I went over to shake hands, and we promised to get together soon.”===

    Rauner couldn’t just stop after “I went over to shake hands”? He really can’t help himself.


  31. - Soccermom - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    This one goes out to Jeanne Ives…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojL_35QlSI


  32. - Arsenal - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 3:51 pm:

    It’s unbelievable how utterly flummoxed he is by all this.


  33. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 3:52 pm:

    ===She was there for dinner with representatives from the Greater O’Hare Association and Tom Morrison.

    Rauner walked through the restaurant.

    There was a perfunctory greeting, and no further discussion. No such plans were made or suggested===

    Rauner is a phony. Continuing who he is.


  34. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    I’m going to throw out this long distance dedication from Jeanne to Bruce (with all due apologies to PJ)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBZoL8wpZzU


  35. - Pundent - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 4:37 pm:

    At this point not talking to Rauner is what’s keeping Ives relevant. What does she possibly gain by having a discussion? She can continue to maintain that she hasn’t compromised her principles and live to fight another day. Who knows, we might see her run for something down the road. Rauner will likely be nothing more than a footnote in history come November.


  36. - a drop in - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 4:46 pm:

    “Who conducted the super-secret negotiations for this high-level “chance” meeting? ”

    I don’t know for sure but apparently there was no gun planted in the women’s washroom.


  37. - wordslinger - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 4:53 pm:

    –Rauner couldn’t just stop after “I went over to shake hands”? He really can’t help himself.–

    No, he cannot. He must lie, always, in matters large and small.


  38. - Back to the Mountains - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 4:56 pm:

    Reminds me of the scene in Billy Madison where Chris Farley is boasting and every time he stops Adam Sandler goes “no, you didn’t.”


  39. - ste_with a v_en - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 5:02 pm:

    LyingIves.com has a sponsor.

    “Paid for by Citizens Against Negative Divisive Offensive Republicans”


  40. - Hysteria - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 5:32 pm:

    Just laughed out loud, on the train ride home, when I read the latest update. When will Rauner learn to stop?


  41. - Pundent - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 7:01 pm:

    What’s absolutely amazing to me is Rauner’s propensity to lie about the most trivial things for no apparent benefit.


  42. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Apr 12, 18 @ 9:55 pm:

    I googled Lying Ives and all I got were Rauner’s lies. Except for the Lying Ives website.

    The Lying Ives website that slams her on social issues looks like a Raunerite place. Uber-left North Shore Limousine Liberals (h/t as always OW). Raunerite contempt for social conservatives. Hmmm…

    That or a great troll job.


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