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Rauner of two minds on Chicago

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

* Gov. Rauner’s campaign account…


* Gov. Rauner’s state account…



- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - Anon0091 - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:23 pm:

    Heavy, heavy sigh. And you wonder why he’s been such a failure as a job creator. Tough to attract jobs when you’ve been dissing your own state for four years.


  2. - Reality - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:24 pm:

    On the bright side we know there’s no coordination between his state and political office.


  3. - jim - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:26 pm:

    isn’t it obvious that any major city, including Chicago, would have BOTH strengths and weaknesses. No city or state is all one way or all the other.


  4. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:26 pm:

    Cellini says on a per capita basis a Springfield right up there


  5. - Annonin' - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:38 pm:

    What is the point of being a total fool if one cannot offer daily reminders.


  6. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:39 pm:

    Poor guy. You just have to shake your head and chuckle.

    He touts Chicago being the most corrupt city and tries to make JB the common element in all that is corrupt there.

    Then just 86 minutes later he touts how Chicago is an innovator, an incubator. Without mentioning that JB was one of the founders and funders of the City’s biggest and most successful incubator (1871).


  7. - Christopher - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:41 pm:

    So this time Rauner was talking out of both sides of his mouth: Chicago is good and Chicago is bad.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:46 pm:

    This is also the same Rauner who wants the bad 32% income tax hike repealed…

    … but will need every dollar to get a balanced budget and pay off the $1.1 billion he overspent last fiscal.

    Rauner doesn’t care, thinks people are rubes, wears costumes, wears ties for whom he actually respects, and wants to hurt working people as much as he can, first, last, and always.

    Taking his words seriously at your own amusement.


  9. - Anonymous - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    Bipolar much


  10. - SOIL M - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:54 pm:

    Maybe he has spent too much time with Willie and has a few brain lapses.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:58 pm:

    I also find fun…

    A sitting governor that flat out despises his/her state.

    “Worst”, “Most Corrupt”…

    … Governor… you’re the sitting governor… you sound either passively complicit, extraordinarily and grossly inept, or you don’t care, and say whatever, to whomever, whenever it suits you.

    “What will different in a Rauner second term?”

    Look at those two tweets.

    Nothing will be different.


  12. - Jocko - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:59 pm:

    Neither Twitter feed speaks to the findings by the Illinois Auditor General. I recall Bruce saying “[E]very dollar that is improperly spent on fraud, waste or abuse is a dollar that should have gone to where it’s needed most.”


  13. - Concerned Dem - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:09 pm:

    Are we sure he even wants to Governor anymore? The number of unforced errors and the negative ad fodder he’s produced in just the last year screams, please someone put me out of my misery.


  14. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:10 pm:

    Rauner is a politician’s politician, as far as talking out of both sides of his mouth. Voters need to be careful about those who say they’re not politicians, because that word doesn’t just mean office-holder.


  15. - Two-State Solution - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:23 pm:

    These are not conflicting opinions. Both can be held by the same time. Not sure what the big deal is.


  16. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:27 pm:

    ===These are not conflicting opinions. Both can be held by the same time.===

    “Why would Amazon come to such a great incubator city that is so corrupt?”

    “How could any company see the great climate over the corruption that is the worst?”

    You go with both can be possible, lol


  17. - Pieroge tirebiter - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:34 pm:

    This guy has gone straight from mr. Burns to be coming Grandpa Simpson


  18. - Ducky LaMoore - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:58 pm:

    Corrupt? Self Dealing? Peyton Prep? Exactly.


  19. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 4:07 pm:

    Effective governors clean up corrupt cities with their states.

    Rauner fails to do that because he isn’t an effective governor.

    Rauner is supposed to tell us what he has done to make Illinois a better state, asking for reelection. Instead he tells us how he is a helpless failure that needs another term to begin doing what he never started.

    See that exit Bruce?
    Use it.


  20. - Gooner - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 4:28 pm:

    The second campaign tweet is the entertaining one. That person didn’t even bother to take a quick look at the Gov’s account.

    It just makes them look ridiculous. The team has absolutely no idea what they are doing.


  21. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 5:09 pm:

    So why’d you clout your daughter into CPS? Shouldn’t she have stayed in nice, safe Winnetka?


  22. - ZC - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 5:34 pm:

    I like Dick Simpson and his institutional knowledge of Chicago politics, but holy cow, this is a clickbait conclusion for this study.

    No control for population size. No control for the number of officials. Just listing the raw number of prosecutions.

    It’s not a good day for UIC’s poli sci department, put it that way.


  23. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 5:38 pm:

    “Rauner of two minds on Chicago”

    But the second point of view isn’t added to the first, it negates it.

    One mind minus one mind equals no mind.

    And that’s our Bruce.

    – MrJM


  24. - Retired Educator - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 7:01 pm:

    Rauner has had 3 plus years to help make a difference. He has done nothing but call names, blame others, and complain. He has attacked everything in Chicago from the Teachers to the Police. What has he done to make anything better? I can’t think of a thing, the problem is neither can anyone else.


  25. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, May 17, 18 @ 6:32 am:

    ==So why’d you clout your daughter into CPS? Shouldn’t she have stayed in nice, safe Winnetka?==
    The Simpson report is about the Chicago metro area, and Northern Illinois, including Winnetka.
    Actually it’s about 1706 convictions over 40 decades for an area that has had roughly 10 million people. I’m not quaking in my boots.


  26. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, May 17, 18 @ 6:42 am:

    Since Rauner put the Dick Simpson’s report front and center, is he planning on pushing for Simpson’s reforms, like public funding of all political campaigns?


  27. - Peoria Citizen - Thursday, May 17, 18 @ 10:51 am:

    I see no flaw in his statements.

    Chicago is a world class city with a corrupt political system.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, May 17, 18 @ 10:53 am:

    ===Chicago is a world class city with a corrupt political system.===

    … then why would an Amazon or other company go and relocate to Chicago?

    Words matter.


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