I think it helps to go through the excercise of considering that your political opposition may actually believe what their positions are on specific issues instead of using their statements as a smoke screen for their actual views and their actual reason for supporting a specific policy position.
When I do that with the discussion of the SAFE-T act and the positions being taken by the right in opposition to it, it begs the question what if these folks in law enforcement are actually so bad at their jobs and so ignorant of the law that they actually believe this nonsense?
Then we have a different problem that’s much more disturbing. This “we won’t be able to arrest trespassers” narrative is concerning if these yackadoodles actually believe this instead of just signing onto whatever lie they think gives them the most traction.
Any person in law enforcement who makes these crazy statements should be replaced by someone competent in the law or ethical enough not to lie about it because they use cash bail as a means to hold people without conviction indefinitely. Especially poor people. Especially people of color who were the original targets of loitering and vagrancy statutes.
- Google Is Your Friend - Friday, Oct 7, 22 @ 8:56 am:
Two people released on bond for committing COVID fraud in Sangamon County. Does Dan Wright know whether they used fraudulent proceedings to bond out?
Bailey did better than I expected and JB didn’t do as well as I expected. I think JB may have underestimated his opponent. Bailey will probably get a 2-4 percent bounce in the polls, but that will probably be his high water mark.
Candy. Good comments. the difficulty comes when you know your opponent knows better when stating a falsehood — do you just act as if he’s been poorly informed or missing the underlying point and move on, or do you call him out directly? Tactics favor the former; emotion the latter.
The speculation around Pritzker running for President is amusing. It tells me he’s doing a fairly good job in his current role to warrant that discussion. I don’t recall anyone suggesting that Pat Quinn or Bruce Rauner would be aiming for higher office.
It’s easy for Bailey to pledge that he won’t be running for President. His political career will be over in a month.
== JB not running like he is behind. Don’t matter the state or politics, don’t risk it.==
Those are two different things. Behind candidates need to shake up the race. That increases the incentives *to take* risks. You should take a risk because if it works you are t behind anymore, and if it doesn’t, well, you were already behind so you haven’t lost much. That incentive structure is almost entirely flipped when you’re ahead. You want the campaign to stay the exact same right up until Election Day. Pretending you’re down when you’re not- pretending *anything* about the race isn’t what it actually is- is riskier.
And FWIW, Pritzker has done a good job freezing the race in amber. He got the opponent he wanted, he defined him right out of the gate, went up on the air and has stayed on the air, etc. he’s not taking this for granted.
== JB is insufferably arrogant and transactional==
Same old song and dance from you, LP. JB won’t indulge your lies so you think he’s arrogant.
== He showed up for the debate but it is clear he didn’t study for the exam.==
When did we change the meaning of “clear” to “another LP lie”? Pritzker came armed with facts and figures documenting his successes, especially in education and economic development. Bailey’s only answer to everything was “zero based budgeting”, a term he could never define. If anyone demonstrated that he didn’t study, it was your buddy Darren.
== No acknowledgment of the very real concerns of States Attorneys or law enforcement==
Because they’re not real. We have repeatedly debunked their lies on this very blog. Rich just put up ANOTHER post doing so.
== His performance further cements his I know best and anyone who disagrees is a carnival barker attitude==
I’m so sorry that he disagrees with you. In his defense, you’re constantly wrong and lie a lot, so I get why he does so.
Darren Bailey and running for higher office and pledges.
He is one to talk.
2018 he runs for state rep
2019 not year into his term he decides state senate is better
/020 he runs for state senate
2021 not a year into his term decides governor is more his style
2022 runs for governor
Dude has the attention span of s 5 year old. Who needs to sign what form?
And the best that the GOP could offer as an alternative was Darren Bailey? If the Democratic party is all you claim it to be the GOP should be able to make headway in this state particularly in state-wide elections.