By: Diane Benjamin
Bruce Rauner will not be able to recover. In his acceptance speech he said Jeanne Ives ran a principled campaign. He didn’t. Illinois is much worse since Rauner has been governor, he doesn’t deserve 4 more years. Besides the lies he told during the campaign, he is responsible for making Illinois a sanctuary state and forcing pro-life people to fund abortions.
JB will be the next governor. The Democrats will re-district the State after the 2020 census. People will continue to flee Illinois and taxes will go up yet again. Rauner exposed JB’s numerous faults. Since JB won anyway, integrity doesn’t matter in either party.
Maybe you heard campaign signs appeared too close to polling places yesterday. I heard they were Bruce Rauner signs. His people have no morals or values.
Did you know the Rauner lie commercials were not run on WJBC? Rauner’s money went to Cities 92.9. If either host called Rauner out I didn’t hear it since I quit listening to their station because of the ads. I have no intention of going back. How many other advertisers do they allow to lie? It’s their business and they can run it anyway they want, it doesn’t mean they deserve an audience. If anyone thinks media holds government accountable, this proves they don’t. Money rules, integrity is immaterial.
Jeanne Ives only lost by less than 21,000 votes with almost 700,000 total votes cast. She spent only $4 million. It wasn’t just Cities 92.9 that defeated her, it was the media across the State. Some people knew they were being lied to, some were deceived. So called “conservative media” failed the voters.
We are the only country where WE get to pick our candidates. The voter turnout was dismal. McLean County has 60,875 registered voters, only 16,007 bothered to vote. Bloomington has 47,833 registered, only 12,374 voted.
It’s really easy for far left radicals to win when the people fail to vote. The Democrats used the college Democrat kids from IWU and ISU for campaigning. The kids that are going to graduate and leave the area are deciding your future.
The Republicans are going to pay a price in November, the Illinois decline will only intensify. Reserve the U Haul now.
The one bright spot is Kathy Michael received more votes than Nikita Richards for County Clerk. Maybe constantly playing the victim card isn’t working.