His remarks are nasty and un-American. The house divided rhetoric is sadly becoming a reality as the right zooms into bizarro world.
BTW, Dems gave African Americans the first black president. Republicans give them voter suppression. Who do you think they believe?
- Last Bull Moose - Friday, Oct 16, 20 @ 12:40 pm:
How do we get the Republican Party back from these ignorant and inept people? Maybe we could give them smart pills washed down with a shot of empathy.
- Unconventionalwisdom - Friday, Oct 16, 20 @ 12:43 pm:
It’s Curran’s last resort.
- West Side the Best Side - Friday, Oct 16, 20 @ 12:45 pm:
Curran should be going to confession after those remarks.
- TheInvisibleMan - Friday, Oct 16, 20 @ 12:45 pm:
“Death comes for us all”
makes it hard to argue you have a stance on literally anything that will help people.
- Grandson of Man - Friday, Oct 16, 20 @ 12:51 pm:
With language and ideas like Curran’s, does the GOP really not know why it struggles with African-American voters?
The party of personal responsibility sure hates taking responsibility for its governance as it relates to poor POC communities. It’s only Democratic local electeds’ fault, never the governor, like Rauner, or the president, like Trump.
“Cut your neck”—really, Mr. Curran. These remarks certainly qualify as mortal sins. Better run to the confessional and seek absolution for this rhetoric.
- The Way I See It - Friday, Oct 16, 20 @ 1:58 pm:
I got confused after seeing the Senate race as being described as “unusually competitive.” There hasn’t been a competitive race since Kirk-Giannoulias. Barring some flameout by Tammy Duckworth, there probably won’t be one until 2026, assuming that is a) when Durbin retires and b) that the R’s find their way out the wilderness. It’s a long way away, but there isn’t much reason to believe that b) is gonna happen.
This is a textbook example of where the ILGOP has gone wrong. Nominating a candidate who is that anti-abortion to run state is at best a way to lose in a landslide.
What the ILGOP has going for it right now is that Curran is so certain to lose by a huge margin that it is easy to ignore him. If the Dems has less solid candidate, somewhat like Curran would not only lose, but by getting noticed would bring others down with him.
Can’t say I want either of these two candidates as my senator. At 75 I wish DD had retired gracefully to give someone else a chance. Durbin is ensconced as a national figure but I can’t see that he’s done much for Illinois lately.
===”Black Lives Matter is an evil entity. I’ve never supported Black Lives Matter. They’re in bed with the abortion industry, and defund police, and they stand for so many evil things,” said Curran during a virtual town hall for central Illinois Republican voters last month.===
=Just saw a Durbin ad where he is holding a miniature Donald Trump in the palm of his hand and then slams him to the ground.=
You should aspire for the GOP to be better than what they’re showing instead of engaging in weak whataboutism. Instead of crying how the deck is stacked against you, the media is biased, or the old reliable standby (Madigan) maybe look for candidates that can actually get elected in this state.