August 18, 2023


— Democrats say “Republican leaders talk mail-in voting push, gaining suburban votes at Illinois State Fair.” Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Republican candidates and party leaders should stress the Republican Party platform including its law enforcement, individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They should stress the tremendous damage caused by the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms including crime, poverty, dependency on government and charity, destruction of traditional marriage and family, abortion, illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. They should stress that while Trump was President, he did more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than either Bush.
— Democrats say “Mayor Johnson’s deputy chief of staff is working on solutions for city’s migrant crisis.”

— Democrats acknowledge that “Chicago Alderman addresses migrant concerns. Ald. Brian Hopkins, who represents Chicago’s 12th Ward, told NBC 5 that the migrant crisis has brought an increase in crime, drugs and panhandling near a temporary shelter in his ward.”

— Democrats say “GOP leaders turn focus away from Trump at State Fair.”

— Democrats say “Republican Day at Illinois State Fair focuses on campaign fundraising and voter registration, not Trump.”

— 10 cars, valued at nearly $750K, stolen from South Side Ford plant

— Democrats say “Republican Day Promotes a Red Wave at the Illinois State Fair.”

— Democrats and RINOs say “Illinois GOP hopes for unity — not Trump — during State Fair Republican Day.” Why didn’t all the Republican presidential candidates converge on Springfield yesterday? Illinois will sent 64 of the 2,467 delegates to the 2024 Republican National Convention on a winner take-all basis. 1,234 votes are needed to win. 64 is 5% (1 in 20) of 1,234. Are the no-shows because polling shows that Trump is going to win those 64 delegates no matter what happens?

— Democrats say “State GOP mostly steers clear of Trump, vows to rebuild after big losses. Illinois Republicans on Thursday vowed they are rebuilding and trying to gear up support in the suburbs ahead of next year’s elections — and most are steering clear of delving into the effects of former President Donald Trump’s fourth criminal indictment.” Trump? Who’s he? GOP focuses on rebuilding at State Fair — not party’s indicted presidential frontrunner. Most Illinois Republicans didn’t mention the party’s indicted presidential frontrunner by name. “Why is it always about Donald Trump?” Illinois House Republican Leader Tony McCombie asked reporters. “Here we are in Illinois. Let’s talk about Illinois.”
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote crime and criminals.
— What do you say to those who give hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ammunition to use against Trump?

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Democrats say “Illinois Republicans try to sidestep Trump factor at state fair while acknowledging strategy shift needed on abortion.”
— Democrats say “Despite assault-gun ban, Highland Park suffers another hurt.”

— Petition packets for spring primary now available at Kane County Clerk’s office
— Glendale Heights board asks village president to resign in wake of criminal charges – Susan Sarkauskas

— Democrats ever-increasingly drive those who share Trump’s demographics out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct. Trump is heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Sean Casten’s parents selling historic Hinsdale house – Dennis Rodkin (COIMMENT: How much money do/did your parents have? One could argue that the more money that your parents have/had, the more opportunities that you have/had to be successful. Should everyone in politics and government be required to disclose how much money their parents have/had?)

— Democrats say “Last year, the Republican challenger for governor Darren Bailey rode into the Illinois State Fair on a John Deere tractor. This year, political signs for the now congressional candidate are scant on the fairgrounds.”
— Democrats say “Illinois Republicans back early voting and mostly skirt discussing Trump at state fair.”

— Democrats say “Trump’s 2024 GOP rivals converge on Atlanta just days after his latest indictment.’ Why didn’t all the Republican presidential candidates converge on Springfield yesterday? Illinois will send 64 of the 2,467 delegates to the 2024 Republican National Convention on a winner take-all basis. 1,234 votes are needed to win. 64 is 5% (1 in 20) of 1,234. Are the no-shows because polling shows that Trump is going to win those 64 delegates no matter what happens?

— Democrats say “Illinois Republicans vow to become relevant again, deflect on Trump.”
— Democrats say “LaHood discusses 2024 presidential field.”

— Illinois woman charged with threatening to kill Trump, son Barron – John Clark

— Democrats acknowledge that “Marijuana and hallucinogen use, binge drinking hit historic highs.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote vice.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.

— Democrats say “Illinois Republicans bash Pritzker, push for conservative family values in state politics.”

— Democrats say “Unity – not Trump – is the message at Illinois State Fair Republican Day. Former president present on signage, rarely in speeches.”

— Democrats say “Migrant Families Living At Church Pay It Forward With Meals For Asylum Seekers At Police Station. After being taken in by a Lincoln Square church, three migrant families are cooking for asylum seekers still living in police station lobbies.”

— Democrats say “Illinois GOP tiptoes around Trump.” – SHIA KAPOS
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rethinking tactics on abortion: “We Republicans must put Democrats on the defensive on abortion,” said Republican National Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte, pointing to the successes Biden’s party had in galvanizing support over the end of Roe v. Wade.)

— Democrats say “Republican Day roundup: Corruption, abortion, Trump and Bailey.”
— Democrats say “Morning roundup.”
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”
— Democrats say “National Committeeman Richard Porter and Illinois State GOP Chairman Don Tracy took flips into pool symbolizing flipping the state Red.”


— Democrats Kick Loyal Black Voters to Back of the Bus on Immigration, School Overcrowding and Crime (COMMENT: Democrats certainly did not kick my Black subordinate to the back of the bus. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement offer in 1997 when I was 49 years old so that they could give him my job and my preferred corner office, and that is exactly what they did. They would not have done that if I had was a Democrat, minority, female, younger, or veteran. They would not have done that if I had not complained about their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. They would not have done that if I had not been an active member since 1988 in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)

— Miller: ‘The left’s goal is to criminalize the exercise of your First Amendment right to free speech’
— Miller on Biden’s hasty exit from Afghanistan: ‘We will never forget’

— Statistics show increase in crime during Brandon Johnson’s first 90 days – Andrew Hensel
— Illinois Democrats, Republicans volley presidential politics – Greg Bishop
— Illinois Republicans rally at state fair, discuss next year’s election plan – Andrew Hensel

— State politicians would rather Illinoisans stay on Medicaid rather than be independent and earning money without government help

— Portable Traffic Signals Used by IDOT
— Kids Given Right to Sue Parents
— Removing Lead Paint from Bridges


— Court lets abortion pill stay on market, but not in mail; FDA’s relaxed rules exceed comfort level – Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer

— Teachers unions spent summer scheming how to bring liberal ideas into classrooms – Jeremiah Poff
— Group behind Harvard affirmative action case targets military academy admissions next. – Jeremiah Poff (COMMENT: So far, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have not stooped to hint/imply/argue/shout that UIC accepted me in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, and/or IIT in 1992 because I was White, male, draft avoider, Protestant, German American, or because my ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
— Top Republican slams DeSantis debate strategy, predicting Trump will ‘steamroll the field’ – Cami Mondeaux

— Rapper Young Capone dead at 35 after going missing in Chicago – Erin Keller

— The problem with crossing that line. – Silvio Canto, Jr.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Back in the last week of the Clinton presidency, there were concerns about the legal status of President Clinton once he left Washington. Could he have been indicted by, say Arkansas, for lying in a courtroom? In the end the issue was resolved and Clinton admitted wrongdoing, paid a fine and lost his law license. Maybe you remember the headline: In a Deal, Clinton Avoids Indictment. Today, the Democrats have thrown the DoJ and now a Georgia DA at President Trump. Could this be a case of “be careful what you wish for”?)

— Racism in America Today: A Real or Manufactured Problem? – THOMAS KLINGENSTEIN (COMMERNT: To get even more votes from Blacks, Democrats shout even louder at Blacks a) that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, and racists who have caused all the problems that Blacks have had and b) that if elected, Democrats will use government give Blacks even more preference.)
— NYC Considers Housing Migrants in Old Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died – JOHN BINDER

— Parents can’t sue school district for hiding students’ gender transitions: 4th Circuit – Ryan Fole

— Eric Adams Complains Migrants Were ‘Unjustly Dropped’ In NYC After Touting Sanctuary City Status
— Larry Elder Blasts Democrats’ ‘Everything Is Racist’ Strategy That’s ‘Getting People Killed’
— CNN Pushes Kamala’s False Claim About Florida Curriculum, Immediately Issues ‘Clarification’
— ‘Americans Before Illegals’: Curtis Sliwa Slams Surge Of Migrants In New York City
— California’s Plan To Lock Up Conservative Parents

— Illinois Woman Charged For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Trump, Youngest Son – Ryan Saavedra

— Biden Admin Working to Bring Racial Equity to Towns, Suburbs. HUD says local communities must take action to ‘affirmatively further’ diversity. – Kevin Stocklin (COMMENT: Politics is nasty/vicious. Democrats ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that the higher the percentage of Whites who are in your state, county, township, municipality, and/or school district, the higher the percentage of Republicans are there who are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Since 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton have stressed that while I lived in Crete 1948-1972, a) no Blacks lived there, b) it was overwhelmingly Protestant, and c) it was overwhelmingly German American. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Actions by the Biden administration to expand racial equity are making their way into America’s suburbs and towns. The Department of Housing and Development (HUD) is implementing a new program that would compel any town, city, or county that accepts federal housing grants to “proactively take meaningful actions to overcome patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, eliminate disparities in opportunities, and foster inclusive communities free from discrimination.” The program, called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), is a reinstatement of HUD’s 2015 AFFH Rule, originally introduced by the Obama administration but repealed in 2020 by the Trump administration, which criticized the policy’s “onerous burden on localities and federal overreach into local housing policy.” Under the Biden policy, “in order to qualify for community development block grant funds, [communities] have to prepare and submit a plan to demonstrate that they are ‘affirmatively furthering fair housing,’” Howard Husock, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of “The Poor Side of Town,” a critique of American housing policies, told The Epoch Times. “They will have to pass muster with regulators at HUD, who will review the steps they’re taking and decide whether they measure up.” Among the things that HUD will look for, Mr. Husock said, is if low-income housing “is being built in ‘high-opportunity neighborhoods’; is it being built close to high-performing schools; is close to libraries or supermarkets; with public facilities being located in ways that best serve those of a low income.” According to a statement by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, “Hardworking families are blocked from purchasing homes because of the color of their skin.”)

— Vivek Ramaswamy could go from Trump’s rival to running mate. Watch Ramaswamy makes waves at the first GOP primary debate on Fox, Varney says.

— Long Island leader refuses to let NYC move migrants into former NHL arena. No migrants will be housed at Nassau Coliseum or anywhere else in Nassau County, official says. – Danielle Wallace (COMMENT: In which buildings in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district will Democrats and RINOs house illegals?)

— The Post-Title 42 Wave of Illegal Immigrants Is Here and It’s Wreaking Havoc – Julio Rosas


— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Democrats say “Biden campaign plans first big push – skewer the Republican debate.”

— Democrats say “Majority of Americans Say Trump Charges Have Merit, but His G.O.P. Grip Grows.”
— Democrats say “Defend Trump and ‘Hammer’ Ramaswamy: DeSantis Allies Reveal Debate Strategy.”
— Democrats say “Ramaswamy Rides Wave of Support, but Rivals Are Eager to Pounce.”

— What It Means to Call Prostitution ‘Sex Work’ – Pamela Paul

— What the Bible Says About Reparations for Slavery. The fathers’ iniquities are visited on the children, but only for a limited time. – Gerard Leval
— Meet the New IRS, Same as the Old IRS. Even with $80 billion in new funding and 87,000 new agents, the agency is as dysfunctional as ever. – J.D. Vance

— Democrats say “Biden’s Age Might Not Be a Problem.”

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.