August 21 Evening Edition

— Gov. Rauner rides in Black Hawk helicopter, honors Illinois National Guard – TAHMAN BRADLEY


— Aides say Donald Trump may be reconsidering his vow to deport 11 million people – Brian Bennett (DIERSEN: How many of these 11 million will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)
— Kirk likens Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for $400 million Iran payment – Rick Pearson
— Trump campaign wavers on mass deportations – Jenna Johnson  (DIERSEN: How many of the 11 million in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)
— Clinton and Trump should be debating taxation – Albert R. Hunt  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can the Grand Old Party survive?”  The fewer votes that Trump gets, the faster that anti-Trumps will a) banish from the Republican Party those who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) destroy the Republican Party.)–tms–poltodayctnyq-a20160821-20160821-column.html


— Trump picks Skokie’s Jovita Carranza for Hispanic advisory panel – Lynn Sweet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans want Republicans to pander to Blacks like Democrats do.  Democrats have always promised Blacks that Democrats would use government to take jobs, etc. away from Republicans and to give those jobs, etc. to Blacks.  Democrats can point to my Democrat GAO superiors who in 1997 took my job and my corner office and gave to my Black subordinate.)


— Men Are Getting Weaker — because We’re Not Raising Men – DAVID FRENCH


— Wait–Trump Is For Amnesty Now? – Matt Vespa


— Giuliani: Hillary Doesn’t Need To Campaign Because The ‘Media Empire’ Does It For Her – Steve Guest
— Mike Rowe: Celebrities Only Encourage Their Fans To Vote So Liberals Will Get Elected – Kaitlan Collins


— Trump campaign faces more questions on whether candidate has flipped on mass deportation


— RNC ad hits Clinton for fundraising with ‘liberal elite’ – T. BECKET ADAMS  (DIERSEN: Who are the liberal elites in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Liberal elites in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois work with Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs against people like me.)


— Giuliani: Clinton Foundation should be indicted for racketeering – Jessie Hellmann


— Mark Kirk on Iran payment: Obama acting like ‘drug dealer in chief’ – Tal Kopan


— Focus group: Trump’s “erratic” attacks are costing him supporters – REENA FLORES


— For Donald Trump’s Family, an Immigrant’s Tale With 2 Beginnings – JASON HOROWITZ  (DIERSEN: From what county(s) did your ancestors immigrate from and when?  All my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me.  What if I had successfully pretended to be of Swedish national origin?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the middle of the night, Friedrich Trump left his house in Kallstadt, a small Bavarian town spotted with vineyards and a Lutheran church, for a northern port city that served as Germany’s gateway to America. A few days later, on Oct. 7, 1885, Friedrich, then 16 years old, bought a steerage-class ticket on the S.S. Eider, the start of an adventurous life as a barber, restaurateur, saloonkeeper, hotelier, entrepreneur, gold rush prospector, shipwreck survivor and New York real estate investor. It was an immigrant tale that would make any family proud. But for decades, the Trumps almost never talked about it. Friedrich Trump’s son, Fred, came of age between the World Wars, a period marked by resentment of and even discrimination toward Germans in the United States. More important, he was marketing his properties to the growing Jewish middle class filling up the old farmsteads of central Brooklyn and Queens. During his presidential campaign, Fred’s son Donald has occasionally run roughshod over Jewish sensibilities, notably with a post on Twitter that featured a six-pointed star and a pile of cash. But for many years, the Trumps went out of their way to avoid disquieting their Jewish friends and customers by burying their German identity. They told anyone who asked that they were Swedish. “He had thought, ‘Gee whiz, I’m not going to be able to sell these homes if there are all these Jewish people,’” said Donald J. Trump’s cousin John Walter, the Trump family historian, who has worked closely with Fred and Donald. And once they started portraying themselves as Swedish, they could not stop. “After the war, he’s still Swedish,” Mr. Walter said. “It was just going, going, going.” Even Mr. Trump, not known to be shy about embellishing facts, questioned the need. According to Mr. Walter, when Mr. Trump was working on his best seller “The Art of the Deal” in the mid-1980s, he asked his father, “Do I have to do this Swedish thing?” In the book, published in 1987, he wrote that his father’s story was “classic Horatio Alger,” and that his grandfather “came here from Sweden as a child.” Mr. Trump has been called to account for the discrepancy in the past, sometimes admitting it, sometimes not. In an interview in his Trump Tower office, he at first claimed not to know that his father pretended to be Swedish, saying: “Is that true? I don’t know.” He later acknowledged that the two of them would occasionally discuss the concealment of their heritage, explaining that his father “didn’t want to put any pressure” on his Jewish friends. “It was a very tough time,” he said. “We have a war, we are fighting a war with Germany,” said Mr. Trump, who was born a year after World War II ended.)


— Donald Trump ‘wrestling’ with how — and whether — to deport 11 million people from U.S. – Brian Bennett (DIERSEN: How many of these 11 million will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)


— A Trump Deportation Reversal  Hints emerge that he is rethinking one of his worst policies. (DIERSEN: How many of the 11 million in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats?)
— Silicon Valley Keeps Its Distance From Donald Trump – REBECCA BALLHAUS  (DIERSEN: Who keeps their distance from you? The following keep their distance from me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Car lovers soak up Mustang Memories at Ford World Headquarters Sunday


— Raising Federal Employee Pay By Expanding Locality Pay Areas – Ralph R. Smith

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.