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 […]

Democrats spamming voters

By:  Diane Benjamin If you requested a ballot by mail, you are on a list that by law is laying on the counter at the County Clerk’s office.  I asked BEC what they do and got this response: The local Democrat Party is using that information to spam voters!  Even though phone numbers are NOT […]

Erickson has killed the local GOP

By:  Diane Benjamin Chuck Erickson was elected GOP chair in 2014 and re-elected in 2016.  75-100 people used to attend the monthly breakfast meetings BC (before Chuck). Today the breakfast had less than 30, according to an attendee, and most of them were elected members of the County Board. Sue Feldkamp, who ran for the […]

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 […]

Another of the local clueless

By:  Diane Benjamin Want to know why Donald Trump is still high in the polls?  Read this WJBC forum commentary to see what the “establishment” thinks.  He’s not even close to the real reason, but it’s good for laughs.  This is exactly what the GOP thinks too – and it’s why the Trump attacks are […]

Flynn vrs LaHood

By:  Diane Benjamin Don Rients is a really nice conservative guy.  He is smart and the kind of guy who should be in government.  In the 18th District he doesn’t have a chance, he has no major backers and not a lot of money.  I really hope he stays in politics and runs for his County […]

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 […]

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 […]

The #GOP really hates when I say this

by:  Diane Benjamin When you VOTE you will see a lot of uncontested races.  The primary is where ideas and values should be fought, but too few people step up to run for office.  We are permanently stuck with career politicians who do nothing but vote themselves raises and big pensions.  Think locally – we […]

Good-bye Poem for the #GOP

We threw Pelosi out in 2010 We’re gearing up to do it again. This time it’s not Democrats to go It’s Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy so . . Get ready because your goose it cooked Gohmert and Gowdy are leadership booked. We asked you to restore  Constitutional principle Instead you deceived us, doing business as […]

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. […]

Some truth for WJBC and Pat Brady

by:  Diane Benjamin The Illinois GOP under Pat Brady gave Illinois voters very few reasons to vote Republican.  Pat would have been very happy if GOP candidates were just like  Democrats. Maybe that’s why they had to cheat to raise any money.   The Illinois GOP is now dead because they stand for NOTHING!  A […]

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 […]

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 […]

A plan for the GOP

Update:  29 Senators and 138 House members have agreed to de-fund ObamaCare.  My video of Aaron Schock made MSNBC last night!  They love the GOP having a hard time at Town Halls after what the Democrats went through in 2009. by:  Diane Benjamin Since the Republican plan is “Can’t we all just get along?”, I […]

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 […]

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 […]