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Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

* Sun-Times

“Mike Pence did it for the Hoosiers, and now Mike Pence along with President Trump are doing it for every American right now,” Rauner said at the [Friday] event.

Rauner backed up his praise for Pence on Monday, but wouldn’t answer whether his approval of Pence implied a pro-Trump stance. When asked directly whether he supported Trump, Rauner said he’s “supportive of many things,” such as tax cuts and rollback of regulations, but he opposed the way the administration handled the Charlottesville violence or the separation of children at the border.

Rauner’s evasiveness drew ire from Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker at a Women’s Rights and Resistance lunch Pritzker hosted Monday. During his speech at the event, Pritzker accused Rauner of supporting Trump’s “dangerous” agenda.

“Donald Trump is implementing a misogynistic and racist agenda,” Pritzker said. “Bruce Rauner supports that agenda, sometimes explicitly and sometimes by his silence.”

* Meanwhile…

…Adding… DGA…

Talk about bad timing. Just as Governor Bruce Rauner was embracing President Donald Trump’s administration, Trump met with President Vladimir Putin and all but absolved Russia from accusations it interfered with America’s elections. Trump’s trip coincided with the announcement that the state’s voter database was “likely targeted” by Russian hackers who stole the data of 500,000 voters in the 2016 election.

Rauner was especially effusive with his praise for Vice President Mike Pence, whom he called one of the “greatest leaders in American history.” What was the Vice President’s view on the meeting? He said it was proof Trump “will always put the prosperity and security of America first.”

“Bruce Rauner’s embrace of the Trump administration could not have come at a worse time,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “Just days ago, Rauner was praising Mike Pence as one of the ‘greatest leaders in American history’ and now the Vice President is defending Donald Trump’s sellout to Russia. Does Rauner regret his words?”

…Adding… Check out the view count on this Facebook ad. Trump apparently sells well

* Related…

* Editorial: McCann is a McFraud: It’s hardly a secret, but the relationship between third-party gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann and Democrats backing J.B. Pritzker for governor is becoming more and more obvious every day.

* Fact-check: Pritzker camp wrong on Rauner and jobs, just ask Pritzker camp

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 12:45 pm:

    The tronc cartoonist is harrumph-harrumphing about the level of political discourse? Does he think he’s producing the Gettsburg Address every day?

    The level of self-awareness on the tronc editorial pages is knee-high to a gopher.

  2. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 12:48 pm:

    ===Mike Pence along with President Trump are doing it for every American right now,” Rauner said===

    Pence and Trump are doing it TO every American. And Rauner is cheering all the way.

    Did Rauner mention anything to Pence about the impact of SALT on Illinois? No? Oh, I’m sure it was just an oversight.

    All y’all who vote for these grifters deserve everything they do to you.

  3. - titan - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 12:57 pm:

    If this is the tone and content we’ll see for the next 112 days (and with greater frequency as the end nears), there may be enough voter fatigue to give us the libertarian and conservative parties as established parties.

  4. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 12:57 pm:

    Can’t disagree with the political cartoon shown. But are my eyes deceiving me or is the cartoonist depicting Pritzker with wearing Blagojevich hair?

  5. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 1:04 pm:

    Sam McCann, because JB and Bruce McCan’t

  6. - I Miss Bentohs - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 1:16 pm:

    Illinois sitting and getting drunk seems correct.

  7. - dbk - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 1:26 pm:

    Unemployment may have gone down, but most Americans - including Illinoisans - aren’t doing great if they don’t belong to the 9.9%:

    Does the tronc cartoonist realize there’s a moral distance between “child caging” and “toilet tearing-outing”?

    But he’s right about one thing: 112 days and counting, counting…

  8. - Anon221 - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 1:34 pm:

    In case you really, really want to keep track;)

  9. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 1:50 pm:

    If the focus is on Rauner’s record these past 3+ years and where Rauner failed Illinois, and the actual facts that certify Rauner’s failures…

    … now we’ll get “both sides”… both sides saying the ridiculous, and promoting the over the top hyperbole.

    Sometimes the simple message is the message that cuts deepest.

  10. - Stark - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 2:02 pm:

    It’s totally not making me buy an editorial (News-Gazette) when it’s littered with missing letters and grammar errors. Copy editor, anyone? That’s embarrassing.

  11. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 2:27 pm:

    == It’s hardly a secret, but the relationship between third-party gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann and Democrats backing J.B. Pritzker ==

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Seriously, McCann has received union contributions and help for years. This is just a bit more heavy handed.

  12. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 2:34 pm:

    The Stantis cartoon reminds me that the Trib has their agenda, and that most voters don’t care about it. Candidates seeking to win elections are usually better at identifying issues that actually resonate with voters.

  13. - Springfieldish - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 2:54 pm:

    How often do you say, “That Stantis cartoon reminds me of ….”

    It might be because he’s a marching-orders cartoonist, mirroring the IPI and Tonc’s penchant for integrity.

  14. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 3:10 pm:

    Even in drawing a false equivalence, Tronc fails. If you have a hard time choosing between a “child cager” and a “toilet tearer outer,” then maybe you shouldn’t be voting at all.

  15. - Aldyth - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 3:24 pm:

    Most of the Hoosiers I know were delighted when Pence got on the ticket, because they were sick and tired of Pence doing it to Indiana.

  16. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 4:24 pm:

    One side cares about children, the other side cares about money

  17. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jul 17, 18 @ 5:11 pm:

    One side cares about children, the other side cares about money==

    You seem so definate with that - which side are you on?

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