Voting for Dan Brady? I’m not!

By: Diane Benjamin Dan Brady spent years in the leadership of the ILGOP. He is part of the reason Republicans are a super minority in Illinois. He makes sure Republicans don’t inspire anyone to vote for them. My large disappointment with Brady goes all the way back to 2010. State Senator James Meeks (D) led […]

Temporary breather

By: Diane Benjamin Thank goodness the primary is over! Congrats to the winners. Before the next onslaught of campaign ads hit, cut the cable cord. Life is awesome without constant lies. The biggest loser is the ILGOP who failed to get Richard Irvin, Kyle Ham, and Rodney Davis elected, probably others elsewhere. Ken Griffin found […]

Scott Preston’s pretend family gets around!

By: Diane Benjamin I heard the Illinois Republican Party sent FIVE mailers for Scott Preston, they hung up on Jim Fisher when he called the House Republican Organization. Fisher was told they picked Preston. The ILGOP is alienating THOUSANDS of voters by interfering with letting people pick their candidates! The 91st Legislative District isn’t the […]

Scott Preston does comedy!

By: Diane Benjamin The Illinois Republican Party sent another mailer for Scott Preston, are they worried about Jim Fisher? This one is hilarious. Front side: Is the picture supposed to portray Preston as a good family man? That isn’t Scott Preston and his wife and kids in the picture. They found a family to use […]

Early Voting Starts today

By: Diane Benjamin Voting 6 weeks before the actual election date is merely a ploy to bank votes from uniformed voters. Do not vote now, the ballots aren’t even available yet to preview before you vote. The ballots were likely delayed by petition challenges. Only those who want to be uniformed vote before campaigning even […]

Richard Irvin’s lies MUST be Exposed

By: Diane Benjamin There is a “lady” running for judge in Kane County who claims to be Richard Irvin’s baby-momma. She has two kids with him – and she HATES Republicans: https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/624076695-khouri-irvin-s-self-described-baby-momma-kane-county-judicial-candidate-brittany-pedersen-says-she-hates-all-republicans#.Ym7kJgDOdbg.facebook Excerpts: Former Republican State Representative candidate Tonia Khouri says Aurora Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin’s former law partner described herself as his […]

Local GOP nixes accountability

By: Diane Benjamin Local GOP leadership: Remember when this group voted FOR a Candidate Assessment and Accountability Review Committee? https://blnnews.com/2022/02/08/gop-accountability-your-questions-are-needed/ That new committee was flooded with volunteers because grassroot Republicans are tired of democrats running as Republicans. See the ILGOP, at a Lincoln dinner in Sangamon County the only representative allowed to speak was Richard […]

Enough of Josh Barnett!

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve never gone to County Board member Josh Barnett’s Twitter page until today. He has me blocked! Isn’t that special! Is it because this Republican hangs out with the Democrats on Twitter? You might have forgotten Jeff Crabill is on the Bloomington City Council only because Barnett claimed he was leaving the […]

Illinois’ neighbors scrapped Prevailing Wage

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday I wrote about Bloomington approving a prevailing wage ordinance:     https://blnnews.com/2018/06/12/without-the-king-not-much-business-to-do/ Since Illinois is run by unions, the demise of Illinois will continue.  Government isn’t for the citizens, it’s for buying votes and getting campaign contributions in exchange. The Illinois Policy Institute reported a few days ago that Michigan is the […]

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:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/July%2026,%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 […]

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 […]

Confused about Independent Maps?

by:  Diane Benjamin Mike Madigan doesn’t want the Redistricting Constitutional amendment on the November ballot.  In 2010, since a Democrat was elected governor, Democrats got to redraw the maps.  They used gerrymandering to insured Democrats will completely control Illinois until 2020.  It also insures that Republicans will represent huge areas making it difficult for them […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another reason to #DefundTheGOP

by:  Diane Benjamin The Democrats passed Dodd-Frank in response to the meltdown of 2008.  There wasn’t much in the way of free-market principles in this bill, but they did make an attempt to keep government from bailing out Wall Street.  The GOP House of Representatives just voted to overturn part of the bill, and reports […]

Memories of How Tom Cross brought Obamacare to IL two years early

by:  Illinois TEA Party Recently, Republican Tom Cross “forgot” that he brought Obamacare to Illinois two years early.  Former GOP Leader Tom Cross is currently running for State Treasurer against  Dupage County Auditor Bob Grogan. Bob Grogan is the DuPage County Auditor, a CPA, and a Certified Fraud Examiner, who has both public and private financial sector experience.  […]

No time today

by:  Diane Benjamin I’m sidetracked today with lots of other issues, so unless something changes there won’t be any other posts today. I will leave you with this for the weekend: $17,000,000,000,000 Look your kids in the eyes and tell sorry, but the debt will be all yours.  Merry Christmas, you have no future. Who represents […]

#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 […]

Can the #ILGOP old guys be trusted?

by:  Diane Benjamin Both Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson openly support Kirk Dillard for governor. According to http://www.openthebooks.com/ MONTHLY pension received: Jim Edgar:  $11,574.84 received since 2001 11, 575 X 12 mths = $138,900 per year x 12 yrs (so far) = $1,666,800 of which he contributed a total of $164,657 Jim Thompson: $11,246.86 received since […]

Conservatism died in McLean County today

Update:  https://blnnews.com/2013/08/21/phony-republicans-on-the-mclean-county-board/ by:  Diane Benjamin Today the County Board voted to accept a $170,000 State grant to help implement ObamaCare in McLean County.  They accepted the money from a bankrupt state which got it from the bankrupt feds to implement a program that is failing across the country and will never be ready to start […]

These GOP Representatives must support ObamaCare-UPDATE

Update: Guess who read the story: Washington, District of Columbia, United States U.s. House Of Representatives (143.231.249.141) [Label IP Address]  blnnews.com/2013/08/18/these-gop-representatives-must-support-obamacare/ (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 […]