Today, Governor Rauner will be joined by elected officials and candidates for office to promote The People’s Pledge, a commitment to put term limits on state elected officials and to vote for anyone other than Mike Madigan for House Speaker.
See below for details on today’s event.
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Governor Bruce Rauner
State Representative Tim Butler for the 87th District
Steve McClure, candidate for State Senate for the 50th District
Mike Murphy, candidate for State Representative for the 99th District
Herman Senor, candidate for State Representative for the 96th District
Selvaggio Steel, Inc.
1119 W. Dorlan Ave.
Today - September 5th, 2018
Press Check-in at 9:45 AM
Event will begin at 10:00 AM
* The governor was asked an interesting question…
Rauner has 4 GOP candidates post their signed pledge on a bulletin board. They say they want 10 year term limits to stop Speaker Madigan from controlling the House BUT Rauner wouldn’t commit to holding Minority Leader Durkin to same standards. He’s held office for nearly 20yrs. pic.twitter.com/H2a22dxPR3
Is this latest limit a limit on being any elected official, or just on leadership positions? The governor has gone back and forth, and Durkin has only been the minority leader for what, 6 years I think?
Will this bring more jobs to Illinois? How will someone with less experience help? Couldn’t someone ask that question. How does someone with less experience do a better job? Any other professions the governor thinks experience doesn’t matter?
“Today, Governor Rauner will be joined by elected officials and candidates for office to promote The People’s Pledge, a commitment to put term limits on state elected DEMOCRATIC officials and to vote for anyone other than Mike Madigan for House Speaker.”
Is this ten-year limit retroactive, or prospective, the way the proposed initiative amendment was?
Obviously such a policy is a nonstarter if it applies only to Democrats, as Rauner insinuates.
If term limits had been in effect for the last 30 years, then the following Republicans, in addition to Leader Durkin, would have had their distinguished careers cut short: Tom Cross, Bill Black, Lee Daniels, Patty Bellock, Dan Brady, Beth Coulsen, David Leitch, Sid Mathias, Mike McAuliffe, Rosemary Mulligan, Ray Poe, Skip Saviano, Art Tenhouse, Kirk Dillard, Pam Althoff, Doris Karpeil, Dale Righter, and Frank Watson. That’s a lot of talent and experience that would’ve been lost after a decade.
This simply shows how sincere Rauner is about term limits. That is, not very.
It’s just a political stunt. His contempt for voters grows with each passing Madigan attack. I can’t wait for Rauner to leave office. Maybe then we can make some progress on the many problems facing Illinois. This joker is an incompetent failure.
What the heck is wrong with some of you people? Are you that enamored with Rauner that you excuse his hypocrisy? The so-called pledge applies to all legislators, not just leadership and not just Madigan. You want Madigan out? Fine, I certainly understand. I, don’t care for the guy either. But to selectively apply the pledge to just Madigan, or Dem leadership, in general, is sickening and an example of just how yentzed-up and partisan politics has become./End rant
Rauner is so singularly focused on Madigan that he’s either incapable of seeing the hypocrisy of his standard or simply views Republican legislators who would be impacted as collateral damage. More than anything it really underscores how Mike Madigan has taken up permanent residency in Rauner’s head.