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*** UPDATED x1 *** Rep. Bailey, other Eastern Bloc members meet with Willie Wilson to talk reparations (I did not make that up)

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

* Press release…

* Rep. Darren Bailey’s remarks

I’m a farmer about four hours south of here and a first term representative. And as a farmer, when things don’t work right you have to take a look at everything, try to determine what the problem is. And sometimes you’ve got to listen to the advice and and take other people’s ideas into consideration. And Dr. Wilson about two weeks ago, he called me up and he drove four hours south to Lewisville Illinois and sat with several area representatives to talk and share his ideas to this problem, this crisis that we’re experiencing. I don’t know the answer. I don’t know that I completely agree with some of the solutions and ideas that I’ve heard.

But one thing I do know, the one thing that I’ve discovered with government is that people don’t listen very well. A lot of people want to strive with their ideas, a lot of people want to push their agendas. So we are here today to listen, to simply to listen to an idea, and consider and certainly pray for an outcome. I’m so honored that we can be here with the church today, it’s the church that’s going to make the difference in this state and in this country and I’m so honored, of all places, to be here.

Listening has never been Bailey’s strong suit, of course.

* By the way, I asked Dr. Wilson’s spokesperson for comment on this Bailey statement from the other day and never heard back

Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is questioning the Black Lives Matter movement based on that fact that a disproportional rate of pregnancies for black women end in abortion.

“If black lives matter, why are Illinois taxpayers funding the killing of unborn black babies?” asked Bailey, the first term 109th District representative and recent winner of a personal lawsuit against Gov J.B. Pritzker.

*** UPDATE *** I didn’t even think to check, but a commenter pointed out that Wilson contributed $3,000 each to Reps. Darren Bailey and Blaine Wilhour and House candidate Adam Niemerg (who’s running in Bailey’s district) this month.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

23 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 12:45 pm:

    If Bailey is so pro-life, he should be leading the Black Lives Matter movement due in part to his pro-life logic.

    The Eastern Bloc ridiculousness is consistently about being a phony to an honest discussion and a need to find an out to have an overt racist way to be, or support this current president.


  2. - The Ford Lawyer - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 12:45 pm:

    There for a minute I thought we were talking about the country singer and I was REALLY confused.


  3. - Keyrock - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 12:49 pm:

    You did make that up, right? You had to make that up.


  4. - DuPage Saint - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 12:52 pm:

    I would think this is a good thing. What on earth harm does it do to talk to anyone? It may end up no where, it probably will end up no where but what if it did?


  5. - Former Downstater - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 12:57 pm:

    Wilson was passing out money to the Eastern Bloc before the meeting. https://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionSearchByAllContributions.aspx?ddlContributionType=dVqWfVfXtGbo2Q%2blNS2vueGUIMwvg67a&ddlState=oic7Hn5bdFg%3d&ddlFiledDateTime=oic7Hn5bdFg%3d&ddlFiledDateTimeThru=oic7Hn5bdFg%3d&txtLastOnlyName=8aPD6JfBqrD69VrEJ%2bLiMQ%3d%3d&ddlLastOnlyNameSearchType=anL9SDIfaKAiUwh%2fXw40AWySvimT6mHv&txtFirstName=E04PjnqESNpQDg65%2f61j7w%3d%3d&ddlFirstNameSearchType=anL9SDIfaKAiUwh%2fXw40AWySvimT6mHv&ddlVendorState=oic7Hn5bdFg%3d&T=637284273595422114


  6. - Gohawks123 - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:05 pm:

    2020 just always throwing us curve-balls


  7. - Roadrager - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:05 pm:

    Willie Wilson and the Eastern Bloc do have a lot in common - they are very interested in promoting themselves, and occasionally, conservative politics. If the ILGOP ever tires of the Bloc’s antics, perhaps they can defect to the newly-formed Willie Wilson Party, which Wilson announced he would be running under in hos next campaign, seeking the office of actually I stopped caring before I finished typing this sentence.


  8. - Candy Dogood - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:07 pm:

    I suspect they think that if they can change the conversation to being about reparations that they believe the impact would be less support among white folks for the BLM related protests and issues.

    But who knows what Wilson has planned for that meeting.


  9. - Keyrock - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:07 pm:

    O.K. With the update, I guess you’re not making this up,


  10. - VWXYZ - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:15 pm:

    == Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is questioning the Black Lives Matter movement based on that fact that a disproportional rate of pregnancies for black women end in abortion.==
    So private pay non black abortions are ok then?


  11. - Lt Guv - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:15 pm:

    Pinch. . . I’m sober - check. . . Not stoned. . . check. Next thing is Trump gets a Nobel Peace Prize. Bizzaro world.


  12. - DownSouth - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:29 pm:

    Lt. Guv - pretty much my reaction as well. Lord, I feel like I have fallen off into some parallel universe today.


  13. - 47th Ward - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:35 pm:

    Whatever their motivations, good for Bailey and the others to agree to meet and listen. Not sure what Church and praying have to do with finding solutions, but if that helps these legislators find a path forward that leads to economic equality for Black Americans who’ve been shut out of our economy for so long, then my prayers will be answered too.


  14. - gfalkes - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:37 pm:

    “That, my dear (Legislator),” says (Dr. Wilson), “has been established. We are just negotiating price.”


  15. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 1:59 pm:

    “We are just negotiating price.”
    Politicians have to fund raise. What else is new?


  16. - Sayitaintso - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 2:26 pm:

    Gosh, so much cynicism here. By golly, if Trump and Little Rocket Un can work things out, then……..wait, forget it.


  17. - Boone's is Back - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 2:31 pm:

    “So I called up Bruce Rauner to get his advice and he told me that there are these three GOP reps that I should meet with..”


  18. - Lynn S. - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 3:11 pm:

    1st:

    Has something happened to the air we breathe or the water we drink?

    I swear, it’s like today is “through the looking glass”, “we’ve gone waaaaayyyy past opposite day, folks”, around here today.

    Not complaining (banned punctuation).

    Just trying to make sense of how the world seems to be spinning today.


  19. - JoanP - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 3:19 pm:

    At first I thought this was the Illinois edition of The Onion.


  20. - Lynn S. - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 3:32 pm:

    Secondly:

    I know of Lewiston (not in Beetle’s district)

    and

    Louisville (in Beetle’s district).

    But I don’t know of a “Lewisville” in Illinois. Is it in Lincoln County?

    And if “Lewisville” doesn’t exist, who wrote Beetle’s comments? How much are they being paid, and by whom?


  21. - Huh? - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 4:50 pm:

    Politics makes strange bedfellows.

    Wealthy people looking to influence politicians who want to stay in office.

    What does willie want and how will beetle help him get it? Will we believe anything that comes out of beetle’s mouth that supports willie’s position?


  22. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 9:39 pm:

    ===And if “Lewisville” doesn’t exist,===

    Please pardon all transcription errors.


  23. - frisbee - Monday, Jun 22, 20 @ 10:21 pm:

    8 hours roundtrip plus an hour meeting comes out to about $333 an hour for the $3,000 donation, factor in gas and and a little publicity it seems worthwhile


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