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*** UPDATED x1 *** Term limits for Madigan, not for Durkin

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

* Media advisory…

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.

All media interested in attending, please RSVP to xxx

WHO
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

WHERE
Selvaggio Steel, Inc.
1119 W. Dorlan Ave.
Springfield, IL

WHEN
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…



Well, I suppose after throwing Leader Durkin under the bus last week he couldn’t do it again today.

*** UPDATE *** Bernie took it to him

- Posted by Rich Miller        

32 Comments »
  1. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:00 am:

    Meh, when you’re a chronic liar, cognitive dissonance is a walk in the park.


  2. - slow down - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:04 am:

    There is a case to be made for term limits, but it’s obvious that Rauner is not the person to make that case.


  3. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:05 am:

    Bruce Rauner a total hypocrite? While I’ll bet the sky is blue too.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:07 am:

    ‘Nember when Leader Durkin was a committee chair for Speaker Madigan.

    Yeah, me too.


  5. - frogger - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:08 am:

    What about Bill Brady? He’s been in the General Assembly since 1993.


  6. - Lucky Pierre - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:11 am:

    Jim Durkin has been the Republican Leader in the House since 2013

    Mike Madigan has been the Democratic Leader in the House since 1983

    100% false equivalence


  7. - Spliff - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:12 am:

    why wasn’t his protege Seth McMillan there? Isn’t all press good press?


  8. - don the legend - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:16 am:

    The steel fabrication business would be in much better shape if only we had term limits. OK, if Governor Junk says so.


  9. - Perrid - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:19 am:

    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?


  10. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:26 am:

    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?


  11. - Montrose - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:27 am:

    That was some impressive staging. Whomever was charged with getting the cork board, easel, and pushpins must be feeling good about themselves.


  12. - Mr. Smith - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:28 am:

    “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.”

    There. Fixed it for you.


  13. - anon2 - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:29 am:

    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.


  14. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:30 am:

    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.


  15. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:31 am:

    “Sheesh, you guys just won’t quit. First you don’t want me to hire Durkin’s completely unqualified sister in law, now you me to hold him to the same standard as I do Madigan? Focus, Raquel, focus.”


  16. - M - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:41 am:

    If it doesn’t apply to both party leaders, it is illegal. Right?


  17. - anon2 - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 11:56 am:

    LP: The People’s Pledge contains a ten-year term limit on state elected officials. That provision does not limit only leadership.


  18. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 12:14 pm:

    Term limits. Because we think people are stupid and need government to limit their choices.


  19. - Just A Dude - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 12:40 pm:

    LP at 11:11. The proposal is a 10 year limt. They are both overdue under the proposed limit. 100% hipocrisy.


  20. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 12:44 pm:

    Somehow it isn’t as impressive on a cork board as on a church front door…


  21. - hmmm - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 12:45 pm:

    - Just A Dude -

    The proposal is term limits on leadership…


  22. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 12:45 pm:

    ===The proposal is term limits on leadership===

    And on legislators in general.


  23. - Just Me - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 1:17 pm:

    Meh. Minority Leaders don’t have the real power and influence that a Speaker/President has.


  24. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 1:19 pm:

    —Meh. Minority Leaders—

    His “pledge” specifically calls for term limits on all legislators, not just leaders.

    http://firemikemadigan.com/


  25. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 1:47 pm:

    =100% false equivalence=

    As per usual with LP- a drive by and a failure to read for meaning.

    The term limitation is not for leadership but for legislators. 100% good for the goose and gander.

    I would be happy to send you a dictionary if you were so inclined.


  26. - Cheer Leader - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 1:50 pm:

    Yay…term limits.


  27. - Yiddishcowboy - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 1:53 pm:

    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


  28. - Pundent - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 3:16 pm:

    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.

    Rauner won’t be missed by either party.


  29. - btowntruth from forgottonia - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 4:35 pm:

    Cheap stunt.
    By the way,when is Rauner running for Governor?
    The way he talks,he is running for Speaker Of The House.


  30. - Lucky Pierre - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 5:52 pm:

    Love to see politicians challenged, especially on tough issues.

    I wish it happened more often on both sides.

    Bernie “take it” to Speaker Madigan and JB Pritzker soon!


  31. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 7:27 pm:

    –I would be happy to send you a dictionary if you were so inclined.–

    Russian/English, pozhaluysta.

    Keep in mind, this is the guy, when I mentioned the other day the ancient Kelleher/Kingman fight at Wrigley, he posted the wikipedia entry, nearly word for word, so as to claim he was there, for cred.

    Because, he is that Illinoise basa-balls-enthusiast, with the Oldest Styles and red hots dogs, not like from Kazan.

    Ponimayu?


  32. - Rabid - Wednesday, Sep 5, 18 @ 10:13 pm:

    Rauner wants to makeup rules for another branch of government


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