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ILGOP gives Thanksgiving dinner advice for talking politics

Monday, Nov 25, 2019

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Rich,

With Thanksgiving approaching this week, we wanted to make sure you were equipped with all of the latest information you need to tell your loved ones this holiday season that Illinois is controlled by a ring of corrupt Democrat politicians led by Michael Madigan.

Who says you can’t talk politics at the Thanksgiving table?

Here are some important updates to share with your holiday guests:

    Governor JB Pritzker, Speaker Mike Madigan, and their top political allies are all under federal investigation.

    The Democratic Party of Illinois is a vehicle for no talent cronies and grifters to reward friends, wield power and personally profit from public office.

    A wide-ranging corruption probe throughout the state has already yielded indictments for two Democrat state legislators and the most powerful Chicago alderman.

    The FBI is issuing warrants and subpoenas on Mike Madigan’s top political cronies; it’s just a matter of time before the machine comes to a screeching halt.

We’ve pulled together all of this information on our new website, which tracks the web of corruption that Mike Madigan and his political cronies have built throughout the state:

VISIT DemCorruption.com

We are aggressively gathering more resources to keep updating this website with all of the new information we receive.

Before Thanksgiving Day, can we ask you to chip in $5 to our STOP CORRUPT ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS fund?

We’re still $10,000 away from our end of month goal.

Thank you for continuing to support the Illinois Republican Party. We wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

Anthony Sarros
Executive Director

I checked and didn’t see any significant updates from the launch of the site.

Also, people who insist on talking politics during holiday dinners shouldn’t ever be invited back. It’s a time for family togetherness, not cable TV debates. Sheesh.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

22 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:19 pm:

    Meh.

    If i were the ILRaunerites, I’d offer free viewing of the “Madigan” documentary again.

    Maybe the Dems can get to 77 in the House, 42 or so in the Senate?

    Better hope no GOP folks get caught up in the red light cameras or Exelon stuff.

    Watch what does happen.


  2. - Practical Politics - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:20 pm:

    Good point. Politics should be off limit on Thanksgiving. Such a truce ought to be bipartisan.

    While the Republicans are being faulted today, it is worth recalling that Barack Obama’s emissaries once famously called for his supporters to hold such discussions to engage their persuadable relatives.


  3. - 47th Ward - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:21 pm:

    Talk politics at Thanksgiving so you can cut down on your Christmas shopping list.


  4. - TominChicago - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:23 pm:

    If anyone knows about no talent grifters, it is the post-Rauner ILGOP.


  5. - Bourbon Street - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:26 pm:

    ==Who says you can’t talk politics at the Thanksgiving table?==

    Anyone with a brain.


  6. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:38 pm:

    Meh, Governor Rauner signed the Exelon bailout. If he had any idea of what appears to have been going on, shouldn’t he have voted the bill and shouted about corruption from the mountaintops?


  7. - Anyone Remember - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:42 pm:

    Here in Sangamon County, found the quickest way to stop such chatter is to ask “Ever heard of Bill Cellini?”


  8. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:46 pm:

    “It’s a time for family togetherness, not cable TV debates.”

    Agree very much. There’s no point in fighting. Why look for trouble on days that should be spent in appreciation and celebration? Nothing will get solved at the dinner table. Fighting can just make people dig in more.


  9. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 2:52 pm:

    Anyone that wants to talk about Mike Madigan or Donald Trump at the dinner table can assure themselves a big helping of gravy… on their lap.


  10. - SOIL M - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 3:03 pm:

    I still believe the old saying “you don’t argue politics or religion in a bar”. The same goes double for Thanksgiving. It is a time to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. If you are thankful for the politics today, you should sit quietly and reflect on yourself.


  11. - Demoralized - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 3:11 pm:

    Such class. This is certainly what I would want to be doing on Thanksgiving with my family and friends.


  12. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 3:25 pm:

    Nothing says you’re the party of “family values” like trying to get families to tear themselves apart on Thanksgiving.


  13. - DIstant watcher - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 3:26 pm:

    Haters gonna hate, but you can’t beat somebody with nobody.


  14. - Alex Ander - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 3:47 pm:

    My idea: Don’t. Politics is a stupid thing to talk at the Thanksgiving table.


  15. - Skeptic - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 4:01 pm:

    ““It’s a time for family togetherness, not cable TV debates.” And speculating who’s more pathetic, the Lions or the Bears.


  16. - Yiddishcowboy - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 4:12 pm:

    Sheesh, how I hate the term “cronies.” Rauner seemed to use the aforementioned term a lot…too much, IMO. I guess that’s why I despise it so. Pot, meet kettle.

    And, IL GOP, surely you’ve better things to do with your family and loved ones than discuss politics on this special day. But, hey, it’s a free country, so yap all you want.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 4:31 pm:

    === Also, people who insist on talking politics during holiday dinners shouldn’t ever be invited back. It’s a time for family togetherness, not cable TV debates. Sheesh.===

    Yep. Never talk politics at family events. If you do, you’re called out, it’s not pretty.


  18. - SOIL M - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 5:13 pm:

    If anyone wants to argue politics on Thanksgiving you could just give them one of those home DNA tests and hope for the best. With any luck you will be able to take them off of your Christmas list and send them to someone else’s home next year.


  19. - twowaystreet - Monday, Nov 25, 19 @ 5:21 pm:

    Meeting the partners family for the first time and given I will be asked, “and what do you do for work?” a bunch of times. Not talking politics will be unavoidable, what would people’s advice be?


  20. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 6:02 am:

    “ Not talking politics will be unavoidable, what would people’s advice be?”
    How about those Bears? Did you see the new movie/concert/play? Let’s play cards, spoons anyone?


  21. - Froganon - Tuesday, Nov 26, 19 @ 8:55 am:

    Redirect all questions to better topics like the amazing book you just got (The Soul of An Octopus), an interesting historical figure (Alexander Von Humboldt as in Humboldt Park and the Humboldt Current). Especially, listen and find a good thing about them. Pie and ice cream are very helpful with all of this. Good pie, sweet peace and perfect turkey to everyone.


  22. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Wednesday, Nov 27, 19 @ 6:54 am:

    Yes. Corruption is bad. Pass the pumpkin pie.


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