August 9 Evening Edition

— ‘He’s got to go’: Rauner, Trump bash Emanuel – Craig Wall


— Biden Launches ‘As You Are’ Initiative Promoting LGBTQ Acceptance (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs do not accept Republicans, and they especially do not accept Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Rauner says he’s giving GOP pols millions: ‘Everything’s on the line.’ – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
— Rauner on Downstate radio: ‘corrupt’ Emanuel has ‘got to go’ – Rick Pearson and Bill Ruthhart
— For many women, college debt means dreams delayed – Hailey Mensik (DIERSEN: Were your dreams delayed? I graduated from college in 1970 when I was 21 years old. I bought a new Corvette in 1971, a new town home in 1972, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976. I paid for tuition and books for graduate courses 1972-1980. I got promoted in 1972, 1973, and 1974. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I got married in 1978 and we bought a home in 1978.)
— Meet the newest U.S. citizens: Melania Trump’s parents – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
— Wheaton mansion sells for $2.8 million, setting new record for single-family home – Bob Goldsborough
— Alex Jones and the very real fears of many white men – Monica Hesse (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote hatred of White men?)


— Rauner now says former buddy Rahm is ‘corrupt’ and has ‘got to go’ – Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman
— Willie Wilson ‘tired of white people telling me what to do’ with ‘my own money’ – Mitch Dudek
— Chicago fire commissioner awaits his fate as he nears mandatory retirement age – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Constructively, for federal employees a) who are under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), b) who are White, male, and/or non-veteran, and c) who have not made Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200), their mandatory retirement age is a) when they are 55 and have 30 years of CSRS service or b) when they become eligible for early retirement. I became eligible for early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old.)


— Wheeling grad Charlie Kirk who leads pro-Trump group confronted at restaurant – Cleve R. Wootson Jr.


— Census 2020: Illinois Joins Suit to Block Citizenship Question – Nick Blumberg and Paris Schutz (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Rauner: Rahm does not give police support to do their jobs – Bill Cameron
— Rauner investing millions to chip away at Madigan’s House majority – Bill Cameron


— Rauner says AG should prosecute Madigan – Doug Finke
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday said the state’s attorney general should be prosecuting House Speaker Michael Madigan, although he was vague about what. At a Statehouse bill signing ceremony, Rauner was asked about his comments earlier in the day that Erika Harold will go after the speaker if elected. Harold is the Republican candidate for attorney general. She is facing Democrat Kwame Raoul. “I’m giving her a million dollars which is a lot of money for me,” Rauner said during an interview on a southern Illinois radio station Thursday morning. I need her to win. (Current attorney general) Lisa Madigan has defended the corruption of her dad. Erika Harold will prosecute Madigan and the corruption.” But Rauner couldn’t say what crimes he thinks the speaker has committed. Rauner again complained that Madigan’s law firm does property tax appeals work. Rauner said that is wrong when policies set by the General Assembly can affect property taxes. “He’s on both sides of that,” Rauner said. “It’s corrupt. It’s a fundamental conflict of interest.” However, it is not illegal. Rauner said it should be. Harold spokesman Aaron DeGroot said Harold “will investigate and pursue any allegation of wrongdoing or corruption at any level of government in Illinois as attorney general.” He also said Harold has called for lawmakers to give the office additional authority to crack down on public corruption, such as authority to convene a statewide grand jury and issue subpoenas. Rauner also criticized Lisa Madigan for failing to root out corruption.)


— Rauner blames Chicago mayor for ‘failure’ on violence – AP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.


— New law makes Springfield the default location for state jobs – Rachel Droze


— Chicago mayor raps Rauner rejection of gun curbs – AP


— Governor Rauner brings hundreds of state jobs back to central Illinois


— Illinois State GOP term limit “reform” looks like a scam – DOUG E. IBENDAHL


— Khouri brags on GOP leadership as DuPage County unemployment drops – Glenn Minnis


— Rauner to give $4 million more to HRO, $1 million to Harold
— Rauner can’t identify crime that he wants Erika Harold to charge Madigan with
— Pritzker mocks reporters who bemoan lack of substance, but his biggest idea is barely a shell
— Rauner blasts Pritzker for supporting Obama and Clinton “and their war on coal”




— Names of non-US citizens increasingly found on voter rolls – Lukas Mikelionis


— Jeff Sessions Calls Out SPLC; Conservative Leaders Optimistic FBI Will Cut Ties – Ian Mason
— November Midterms ‘Poised for a Tsunami of Voter Fraud’ – Robert Kraychik


— NAACP to paint Donald Trump as racist to score election points
— Socialist Democrat on upper-middle class, soccer moms: That’s not America anymore! (DIERSEN: Would Ocasio-Cortez say that you and your spouse do not exist anymore?
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that an upper-middle class “with soccer moms with two vans and stuff” no longer exists in America, The Daily Caller reported. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez discussed Democratic strategies and her idea of socialism in America during an interview for “Pod Save America.” “Their heyday was in the ’90s when kids had like Furbies and you had like soccer moms with two vans and stuff,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. “That’s not America anymore!” The New York Democrat, who unseated long-time incumbent, Rep. Joe Crowley, suggested the older members of her party are out of touch. She said they don’t understand how rising income inequality has shaped the political landscape. During the conversation, the rising Democratic star said her party is not investing in younger candidates. She said that established Democrats are “feverishly working” on their own re-elections, but neglecting to support rising younger campaigns is why Republicans are winning. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez explained that these older representatives relied on a demographic that no longer exists. “A lot of these folk were in their political heyday in third-way ’90s politics,” she said, “I think that like politically this upper-middle class is probably more moderate, but that upper-middle class does not exist anymore in America.”)


— How Broad, and How Happy, Is the Trump Coalition? – Nate Cohn and Alicia Parlapiano

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.