Fly on the Wall: Local GOP accountability

Flying around I heard the local GOP has a new committee: Accountability Committee. This committee was formed to hold GOP elected officials feet to the fire. If they don’t believe in the principals of the GOP they shouldn’t call themselves Republicans. Anybody else know about this committee? Is it a secret? Is accountability to party […]

Unmask the kids-McLean County

By: Diane Benjamin The McLean County Board Health Committee met yesterday. One mother gave Public Comment. Julie Bakewell presented the Resolution below to Committee Chair Susan Schafer. The Resolution is a revised version of one another Illinois County has already passed. Julie spells out why Pritzker’s Executive Orders are meaningless and IDPH and ISBE have […]

Connect the Dots

By:  Diane Benjamin You already know R.C McBride is the General Manager of WGLT radio and he is a Trustee on the Normal Town Council: , , , , , . If that isn’t enough to question the integrity of WGLT reporting, here’s more: McBride is also a precinct committeeman for the […]

Today’s GOP breakfast

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal people would think a GOP breakfast would be for members of the GOP.  This morning it wasn’t. Evidently the local GOP is pretending local elections are non-partisan even though Renner has proved Democrats have no spending limits when they have taxpayers wallets to rob. Most of the candidates for the Bloomington […]

Kirk vrs Duckworth

By:  Diane Benjamin The choices we have for US Senator are almost as despicable as the choices for President.  Mark Kirk votes with Democrats way too often.  He rarely represents me. Voting 3rd party for Senate won’t accomplish anything, even though I’ve thought about it.  I am now voting for Kirk because of one picture […]

Connect Transit Theft

By:  Diane Benjamin Connect Transit issued their 12 month UN-audited financial statements at their last meeting. Celebrate now – they didn’t lose as much as they budgeted: Page 7:,%202016%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf They did lose more than $1 million in June bringing the year total to just short of $10 million. Has ANY local press reported on […]

Rejoice! Headed toward #1

By:  Diane Benjamin When I moved to this area in 1980 if Democrats wanted to get elected they had to run as Republicans.  Nobody here then would ever elect a Democrat.  Some of those “pretend” Republicans are still in office. Today it’s hard to tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans.  Big time Republican Matt […]

Constitution DIED without a shot fired

By:  Diane Benjamin Our elected officials take an Oath of Office to Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution of the United states of America. Where in the Constitution does it say the President makes Immigration laws? Where does it say the President can change laws, like ObamaCare, when ever he feels like it? Campaigning for […]

Think twice about Peter Roskam – Update

Roskam LOST!    Tomorrow, Cong. Peter Roskam tries to move up to Majority Whip in U.S. House Republican leadership. Our experience? Roskam will do anything and say anything for the promotion. To win re-election in 2008, Roskam embraced Obama.  Watch video: Radio Host Mark Levin Facebook here Read: Daily Herald story In 2012, Roskam chose to support a […]

Schock, Davis, & Kinzinger vote for illegals

by:  Diane Benjamin There are two types of people in government:  1) Those who want to control you and 2) Those who think people have a right to control their own lives.  It has nothing to do with Democrats and Republicans.  Voting the party no longer matters.  Eric Cantor was defeated because he was in […]

This Letter to the Editor states the Obvious!

Need burial for GOP Published: Saturday, April 5, 2014 5:30 a.m. CD To the Editor: Only in the Republican wasteland called Illinois can a sitting Republican senator, in this case called Kirk, state that he is not going to campaign for the Republican nominee for the seat now held by the Democrat, Dick Durbin. Kirk said […]

Another reason Geoffry Tomkins must be defeated

by:  Diane Benjamin I previously reported Geoffrey Tomkins is running for GOP precinct committeeman and the he was Tari Renner’s Treasurer for his mayoral campaign. If working for a Democrat while claiming to be a Republican isn’t reason enough, try this one:  Tomkins worked with Rob Fazzini to get Modified Wards on the primary […]

Why the establishment GOP is going going GONE!

by:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday I posted a story about how the McLean County Chamber of Commerce is working against the interests of small businesses.  It riled at least one Republican.  I believe he is an establishment type Republican because I’ve heard the same talk for years.  They have no idea what it means to be […]

There is nothing more EVIL than liars! Update!

The Democrats just sent another email – see below.  Evidently the economy is really bad since they predict more people will lose jobs by the end of the year. by:  Diane Benjamin Politicians obviously stretch the truth.  Flat out LYING to achieve some political agenda is now all too common. The Senate is debating whether […]

Boehner: Amnesty After GOP Primary Filing Deadlines (the end of the #GOP)

A new report from the Texas-based Quorum Report, published by longtime Texas journalist Harvey Kronberg, says that House Speaker John Boehner plans to push amnesty legislation through the House, after the primary filing deadline for candidates. The move would prevent Tea Party from challenging GOP lawmakers who support amnesty in 2014.   Scott Braddock reported […]

Run, recruit, or don’t complain

Obama’s bad. Madigan’s bad. Quinn’s bad.  I get it. If you’re the kind of person who would like to do something productive in response to bad Democrats, beyond just preaching to a self-selected choir on Facebook, then run for Republican Precinct Committeeman – or at least help recruit. There are currently 6,407 precincts in Illinois. […]

Why the Whig Party fell and why the GOP is next

by:  Diane Benjamin The Whig Party was founded in 1834, most historical accounts say they organized to combat the “tyranny” of President Andrew Jackson.  By 1854 they were gone.  The Whigs were split over slavery.  The anti-slavery segment then founded the Republican Party, in Wisconsin, to oppose the spread of slavery in the new western […]

The 10 Rules In The Establishment Republican Handbook

By:  John Hawkins 1) There is nothing ever worth fighting for except Democrat policies: If you’re going to fight for something, make sure you’re fighting your own base to help the Democrats achieve some policy goal that makes Tea Partiers want to stab themselves in their eyes. This makes you appear reasonable to the mainstream media […]

McConnell sold out America for $2 Billion

The #GOP is officially DEAD! Source:   McConnell Deal Includes Kentucky Kickback OCTOBER 16, 2013 Americans are familiar with the “Cornhusker Kickback” that U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) got in exchange for his vote on Obamacare. Well now U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has an Obamacare earmark of his own. The McConnell-Reid bill not only […]

HUD doesn’t pay it’s bills in McLean County

by:  Diane Benjamin The second installment of Real Estate Taxes was due in September, so don’t blame the shutdown. McLean County has 10 tax delinquent properties in McLean County where the bill is sent to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  So much for that AAA credit rating.  The bills total $23,373.87. Luckily, the […]

#DefundTheGOP – The War is On!

HARRY REID’S OFFICE LEAKS BOEHNER OFFICE EMAILS—AND IT COULD RUIN ANY FAITH YOU HAVE IN WASHINGTON A series of emails from House Speaker John Boehner’s chief of staff, Mike Sommers, leaked by Senate Democrats Tuesday show that the Speaker may have coordinated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to exempt Congress from Obamacare. The emails were […]

Yes, the Republicans do have a replacement ObamaCare plan!

  H.R. 3121 Bill Text  |  Press Release |  Pocket Card  |  Dear Colleague | Two-Page Summary    Section-by-Section  |  Health Care Standard Deduction     Presentation  The centuries-old oath taken by health care professionals reads, “Do no harm.”  It is time for Washington lawmakers to take a similar approach when working to fix the problems that exist in our broken health care system.  Simply repealing […]

The Defund ObamaCare plan – Update

Update:  Word is already out that today’s vote was a setup for the Republicans in the Senate to kill it.  Tell them if they FUND IT THEY OWN it. #DoneWithGOP by:  Diane Benjamin First, ignore all the establishment #GOP saying it’s not going to happen.  2 weeks ago they said a vote to defund ObamaCare […]

Obama Group Supports Pro-Amnesty Republicans. guess who?

Organizing for Action (OFA), the activist spinoff group of President Obama’s campaign arm, is ramping up its push for “comprehensive” immigration reform in an unusual way this summer. With House leadership vowing to only vote on immigration bills that have the support of the majority of House Republicans (known as the Hastert rule after a […]

Government Hypocrisy – Compliant Media

The Constitution is immaterial.  President Obama has to save face by bombing Syria – they crossed the line he set.  Of course, we don’t know who crossed the line.  Some media outlets report it could have been the rebels who used weapons of mass destruction.  Regardless, there are no sides left to support.  Al Qaeda […]

MUST READ: Who Says the GOP Doesn’t Have an Alternative to Obamacare….NOT SO (Two Plans included)

President Obama has tried to defend his health care plan lately by criticizing Republicans for trying to roll back ObamaCare without offering any alternatives — despite the fact that Republicans have offered several. In a White House news conference a week ago, the president said: “They used to say, ‘well, we’re going to replace it […]

These GOP Representatives must support ObamaCare-UPDATE

Update: Guess who read the story: Washington, District of Columbia, United States U.s. House Of Representatives ( [Label IP Address] (No referring link) Exactly when does the #GOP quit playing defense and start playing offense? ___________________________________________________________________________ They voted close to 40 times to repeal ObamaCare knowing it was just for show.  Now they have a chance […]

CANTOR DOESN’T DENY HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP WILL SUPPORT ‘OVERALL PATH TO LEGALIZATION’ On Fox News Sunday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) did not deny the House Republican leadership will support an “overall path to legalization” for all of the country’s illegal immigrants. Though not offering specifics, Cantor told host Chris Wallace that the House would be addressing the immigration issue and “would take a position” on […]

If the 2009 Town Halls were bad for Democrats, just wait

by Diane Benjamin The GOP has one last chance to keep their base.  Conservatives have had enough of collusion and capitulation with Democrats.  We’ve had enough of John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, and John McCain. If the GOP does not vote to DEFUND ObamaCare – they own it! A majority of Americans don’t want […]

Congressional Liars Repeatedly Protect Obamacare

Published Mon, Jul 29th, 2013   Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst I love the Tea Party members of Congress. They’re courageous, principled and, at times, innovative in their use of legislative rules to make major statements about policy. It’s too bad they face a wily foe who poses as their friend. You see, the GOP leadership in Congress […]