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Friday, Jan 11, 2019

* JB Pritzker’s campaign manager and incoming chief of staff…

I’d earlier sent her a screen cap of a comment on that post which had been auto-moderated

This is more proof that feminist do not care about men. Feminist love to complain when men dominate things. Yet, when women dominate things they cheer (see above comments)! That is the definition of hypocrisy. If feminist cared about equality, they’d be outraged that this list is 87.5% female, just like they would be if the list was 87.5% male. Feminist do not care about equality. Instead, what they care about is advancing women and the expense of me.


But this was my favorite comeback of the day

And that, my friends, is just one more reason why there’s an award named after Wordslinger.

As I said at my City Club speech and told my subscribers in November, white men, as a group, lost this election. Some of them obviously ain’t happy about it.

* But yesterday was just one day of announcements. There have been several such lists released and lots more are on the way. Hannah Meisel at the Daily Line did the math to date

Pritzker has tapped 12 women and seven men so far. While Pritzker’s three deputy governors — former Comptroller Dan Hynes, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP partner and former attorney general candidate Jesse Ruiz and State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago) — are men, Pritzker’s inner circle will be made up of women. […]

Pritzker’s vast transition team and numerous committees ended up being 37.5 percent female, mirroring the approximate number of women in the legislature sworn in on Wednesday. […]

The a little more than half of the 19 people Pritzker has appointed so far are white, but the governor-elect said in the closing weeks of the governor’s race that it would be his “goal” if elected to have a cabinet and boards that mirror the diversity of Illinois.

Illinois is one of the nation’s most diverse states. According to the latest stats available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the people of Illinois were 61.3 percent white, 17.3 Hispanic, 14.6 percent black, and 5.7 percent Asian.

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  1. - LoyalVirus - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:06 pm:

    Feminists haz a sad that y’all are on to the whole world domination plan…

  2. - Precinct Captain - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:07 pm:

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” — George Orwell, Animal Farm.

    White men always have been and always want to be the “more equal” ones. That time is fading fast and rightfully so.

  3. - Union thug - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:08 pm:

    I await the first transgender appointment

  4. - Sonny - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:08 pm:

    At $250k-$300k, they shall overcome.

  5. - @misterjayem - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:13 pm:

    “what they care about is advancing women and the expense of me.”


    And I will always do my utmost to advance women at the expense of self-pitying bozos.

    – MrJM

  6. - lakeside - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:15 pm:

    Feminist is bad people.

    (I do care about the expense of that dude, though. I bet we’ve spent too much energy on him, like, globally.)

  7. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:18 pm:

    Speaking for at least one middle-aged white dude, if you think this is some sort of white dude oppression, you are in fact the snowflake.

  8. - Skeptic - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:19 pm:

    “white men, as a group, lost this election. ”
    We lost, get over it.

  9. - What's in a name? - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:22 pm:

    Maybe as a “white male” Rauner is offended by this.

  10. - ArchPundit - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:24 pm:

    ===Pritzker’s vast transition team and numerous committees ended up being 37.5 percent female, mirroring the approximate number of women in the legislature sworn in on Wednesday. […]

    True, but he could do better as women are exactly 50 percent in the House and nearly that in the Senate. The number of women in the Lege who are Republican collapsed this cycle.

    Not a strong criticism of Pritzker who is definitely doing better than anyone else, but pointing out that Democrats need to do even better.

  11. - Earnest - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:26 pm:

    >Yet, when women dominate things

    I’m not sure you’re dominating things when the person who has all the power to nominate you is a white heterosexual male billionaire. /s

  12. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:26 pm:

    I await the IPI cartoon for this theme with great anticipation…

  13. - ShyBoy - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:27 pm:

    Also as you said at your City Club Speech, Rich: the white men got the governor…

  14. - OneMan - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:40 pm:

    == Yet, when women dominate things ==

    They already do on a bunch of stuff that might surprise you. I would suggest you read some Tom Peters. Getting those viewpoints, personalities, etc may be the smartest thing I have seen JB do so far.

    From a paper from Tom Peters linked below.

    First speech of the year in 2001. A fellow comes up to me afterwards. He’d attended a seminar of
    mine a couple of years ago, when I was just warming up on this topic. He said he thought about
    it, decided to take me somewhat seriously, and do a little quick and dirty research. The results
    astounded him. It turns out that 80% of his purchasers of a primary product were women. The
    product: riding lawn mowers!
    And on it goes. Forty-eight percent of American working wives earn 50% or more of the family
    income. American women write 80% of all checks, pay 61% of all bills, own 53% of all stock
    (and fueled the mutual fund boom), constitute 43% of all Americans with a net worth of a halfmillion dollars or more, make 29% of financial decisions single-handedly and significantly
    influence 75% of financial decisions. As of the first quarter of 2000, women became the majority
    users of the Web. Six out of every 10 new Web users are women, and 83% of wired women are
    the primary decision makers for family health care, finances and education.

  15. - Confused - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:45 pm:

    So, it looks like he’s running low on whites. Should be closer to 2/3rds.

  16. - nadia - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 12:50 pm:

    In general men have controlled government, both Federal and State. For the most part, men have led the screw ups of what you may consider screwed up. Time to let women have a shot at doing it better. Good chance women will improve things.

    Male, pale and stale can’t be the biggest portion of the recipe for better government.

  17. - Fixer - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 1:19 pm:

    “As a white male” I want the most qualified person available for the job to be doing it. African American, Asian, Hispanic, male, female, whatever. Get the best folks for the job.

  18. - Arsenal - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 1:20 pm:

    When Ruth Bader Ginsburg is asked how many women is the ideal number for the Supreme Court, she always responds “Nine.” When the person asking the question is inevitably shocked, she explains that the Supreme Court was 100% men until 1981 and no one was shocked.

    Gubernatorial candidates in IL probably desegregated a little earlier than that, but the same principal applies. For the majority of the state’s history, it was all men. For the vast majority, it was majority men.

    It will be OK if this one is majority women (if it even ends up that way).

    And of course, the Governor himself is still a man.

  19. - DuPage Saint - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 1:35 pm:

    Typical males. We break something in this case a state and then we want the women to clean it up and make it better

  20. - Anonymous - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 1:45 pm:

    It’s now the time of “Women will be Women”…way past time…Boys will be Boys didn’t work.


  21. - Nacho - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 2:09 pm:

    Funny how the same people who assure everyone that the overwhelmingly white and male makeup of the corridors of power is just “the best people for the job” are suddenly deciding identity politics isn’t so bad.

  22. - dbk - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 2:40 pm:

    I saw that tweet and smiled to myself. Somebody’s following this site…

    Kind of interesting that (a) nobody’s noted that the fact that JB’s “inner circle” is almost all female should be national news and (b) no one’s remarked on what his appointment of so many women to that circle says about JB himself.

    Here’s what it tells me: he’s confident about his own identity, he values and appreciates the viewpoints and expertise women will bring to the administration, and he’s willing to pay for that expertise, regardless of gender.

    What’s not to admire about a gov like that?

  23. - Been There - Friday, Jan 11, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    Well at least Madigan is still appointing white males to leadership. /s
    Probably made a couple of heads explode across the aisle but I would think most people wouldn’t have gave It a second thought that Harris is gay except it was in the release. And it shouldn’t make any difference here that none of these were not white males. Times have changed for the better.

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