February 1 Morning Edition

(DIERSEN: By now, Illinois Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains should have received an email from the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) that IRP Chairman candidate Mark Shaw favors full censure of Kinzinger while candidates Don Tracy and Scott Gryder reject censure. Further, by now, Illinois Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains should have received an email from their representative on the IRP State Central Committee that states if they favor or reject censure.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Enough is enough,” Larry Smith, chairman of the LaSalle County Republican Central Committee, told Playbook after the rally. “He hasn’t talked to us for six years.” Smith said his Republican committee will vote Tuesday on whether to censure Kinzinger, and Smith suggested other GOP county committees could follow. So far, the state GOP has no plans to censure. But the party is in upheaval as Chairman Tim Schneider is stepping down and a new chairman is to be named Saturday. Up for the job are Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder, Lake County Republican Chairman Mark Shaw, and former Illinois Gaming Board exec and former lieutenant governor candidate Don Tracy of Springfield. Shaw favors full censure of Kinzinger. While Tracy and Gryder, who oppose Kinzinger’s impeachment vote, nonetheless reject censure.)

— Will the Ohio GOP move on from Trump? A Q&A with Chairman Jane Timken
(DIERSEN: How would the three candidates for Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Chairman respond to similar questions? If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman, the organization would host an IRP Chairman candidate forum.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Normally, a political party would move on from a losing presidential candidate. Party leaders already have shown some subtle signs of doing so – the state GOP removed images of Trump from the front page of its website earlier this month, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel last week told the Associated Press the party would remain neutral if Trump runs again in 2024. But Trump has claimed he only lost the election because of widespread fraud, a claim his own Justice Department, dozens of courts and senior Republican leaders have rebuked as unsupported or false. Last week, cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer interviewed Timken, whom Trump personally helped install as leader of the state GOP shortly after he was elected, to ask how the party might – or might not – move on from the former president heading into 2022. . .What is the next step for Republicans post-Trump? . . . Do you think he will remain involved with the Republican Party? Do you think he will follow through on his reported threat to start a third party? . . . After losing the November election, do you think the party needs to distance itself from Trump? . . . Do you think Trump will continue to be the face of the Republican Party? . . . What is the biggest thing the Ohio Republican Party needs to improve? . . . The former president attracted a lot of new voters to the Republican Party. Do you think they will remain engaged Republican voters? . . . What responsibility does the president or Republicans generally bear for the events at the Capitol? . . . How are you feeling about 2022 for Ohio Republicans? . . . With congressional redistricting this year under a new map-drawing process meant to prevent gerrymandering, do you think Ohio’s partisan makeup will change?)

— ‘President Donald J. Trump Day’: Ohio lawmakers call for June 14 holiday – Natasha Anderson 
(DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast Ohio with Illinois.)

— Pres. Biden has signed 42 executive actions since his inauguration – CNN
(DIERSEN: Democrats falsely hinted/implied/shouted that Biden was a centrist.)
— Ending cash bail abolishes penalty on poverty, advocates say – AP
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the other hand, complains House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, a former prosecutor, “The elimination of cash bail basically says that we respect the honor system for violent criminals and gang members.”)

— Most important Black History Month ever. We need to know the past to fight for rights that are being taken away right now in the present. – Neil Steinberg
(DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates used Black History Month to promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who were conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Marjorie Taylor Greene.

— Durbin Supports Impeachment Vote

— DuPage County reports 126 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 3 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 7.1% – Joshua Welge

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Republican Party once and for all.

— Kinzinger says the Republican Party has changed and he wants to change it back – Rick Koshko
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about how the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) have changed since 2000. Ever-increasingly, IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders who reject one or more of the following planks in Republican Party platform have gained power: traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). Ever-increasingly, the more of the aforesaid planks that you support, the more that the aforesaid leaders get rid of you.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in using the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump. Those who orchestrated the Capitol Riot knew that the riot would promote hatred against Trump, so therefore, those who orchestrated the Capitol Riot are Trump-haters.

— LaSalle County Republicans at odds with Rep. Kinzinger over lack of involvement – Kyle Beachy

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Thousands Of Republicans Leave Party After Capitol Riot.”

— What Is Becoming of America? – Laurie Higgins


— Evangelicals ridiculously asked to apologize for supporting Trump. Sins of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and all those who voted to empower them, much greater – Everett Piper

— Left-wing Columnist: Put the Republican Party on Domestic Terror Watch List – JOEL B. POLLAK
— Adam Kinzinger: Matt Gaetz Going After Liz Cheney Is ‘Totally GOP Cancel Culture’ – PAM KEY
(DIERSEN: Who has gone after you? I should write a book about those who have gone after me since 2000. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections, their operatives, and their dupes.)

— ‘Deplorable And Predatory Behavior’: The Lincoln Project Condemns Cofounder After NYT Reports He Allegedly Sexually Harassed 14-Year-Old Boy – Jon Brown

— America Grows Sick on a Diet of Propaganda and Political Theater – Laura Hollis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First and foremost, of course, is the attempt by Democrats in Congress to impeach Trump for “inciting insurrection.” Most people won’t read the full text of Trump’s speech that day. It was vintage Trump, confrontational and full of braggadocio, but in it, he explicitly told his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard. But no “insurrection” means no “incitement,” and that would mean no impeachment. The articles of impeachment are themselves a charade. As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul stated on the Senate floor — and to which 44 other Republican senators agreed — the Constitution simply does not authorize Congress to take the action contemplated by an impeachment trial against a private citizen. Only a sitting president can be “removed,” and Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States. Further, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over an impeachment trial in the Senate — another blow to those who claim that such a “trial” on the House’s single impeachment charge is legitimate. Finally, the 44 GOP senators who voted in favor of Paul’s procedural motion prove that the 50 Democratic senators will not get the additional 17 Republicans they need for a two-thirds majority to convict. So, the impeachment shtick isn’t about removing a man who is already gone, and it isn’t really about getting a conviction either. It’s more — and more extreme — political theater. If that’s not bad enough, the country is also struggling to recover from months of COVID lockdowns. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio described the impeachment charge as “stupid” and a waste of time. And it gets much worse. The target of the “insurrection” propaganda campaign is not so much Donald Trump as it is the 74 million-plus people who voted for him. Americans were stunned when Hillary Clinton referred to only half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables” in 2016. But Trump had millions more supporters in 2020, and now all of them are being demonized by Democrats and their mouthpieces in the media as threats, as “seditionists” and “white supremacists” who need to be “deprogrammed,” “reprogrammed,” imprisoned in “reeducation camps” or subjected to “Nuremburg trials.” These are not isolated remarks by fringe elements; they are comments made by “mainstream” Democratic voices: Washington Post correspondent Eugene Robinson, media darling Katie Couric, MSNBC anchor Don Lemon, actor Jon Cryer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Comments on these articles and tweets — made by non-famous, left-leaning Americans — are even worse. This is beyond political difference. It is a sickness.)

— Is Biden Committed to Unity or Unilateral Action? – Kay C. James

— Dems Press Pelosi to Smuggle Path to Citizenship Into COVID-19 Relief Bill – RICK MORAN

— The Speech As Incitement Case Against Trump Continues to Crumble – Stacey Matthews
— Lincoln Project Predator: What Did They Know, And When Did They Know It?

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Republican Party once and for all.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Thanks, Trump — Republicans’ victim mentality intensifies, despite reality.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses QAnon to destroy the Republican Party.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses extremists to destroy the Republican Party.

— Report Details Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Lincoln Project Co-Founder. Republican campaign adviser John Weaver tried to exploit his position for sexual favors, according to the New York Times report. – Ja’han Jones

— FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Illinois Republican Party is expected to censure Kinzinger for his vote to impeach the president.”
— Rep. Kinzinger: They claim ‘I’m possessed by the devil.’ The Illinois Republican has launched a website as an effort to refocus the Republican Party’s “conservative principles.” – MYAH WARD
(DIERSEN: Trump did more to defend and advance conservative principles than many other Republican presidents.)

— Trump faces Tuesday deadline to deliver formal response to impeachment as trial looms – Richard Cowan
(DIERSEN: It would be great if my disgusting critics/opponents would come out of their closets and put their charges against me in writing. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Better yet, I should just sue my disgusting critics/opponents.)

— Lincoln Project denounces co-founder accused of harassing young men

— Kinzinger: ‘I’d certainly vote [Marjorie Taylor Greene] off committee’ in Congress
(DIERSEN: From what I see, if Kinzinger had been an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) member, he would have voted to censure me in 2006 and to throw me off the ICRC Steering Committee in 2007. Kinzinger would have painted me as being too conservative and even worse things.)

— ‘We traffic in lies’: Kinzinger launches campaign to ‘take back our party’ – Jennifer Haberkorn
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Kinzinger does everything that he can to destroy the Republican Party.)
— Joe Walsh on current GOP: ‘it’s a conspiracy-believing cult. It’s a cult.
(DIERSEN: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote you.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P. As more far-right Republicans take office and exercise power, party officials are promoting unity and neutrality rather than confronting dangerous messages and disinformation.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being far-right because I support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.
— The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage – Reid J. Epstein and Nick Corasaniti
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.
— Raise Your Hand if You Were Expecting Biden to Be a Revolutionary. The president has been much more left-wing out of the gate than many predicted. What comes next? – Gail Collins and Bret Stephens
(DIERSEN: Everyone knew that if elected, hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters would make Biden even more anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Biden’s Approval Rating Is Trump’s in Reverse Support from a slim majority might be all President Biden can expect — and maybe it’s all he needs. – Giovanni Russonello
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Biden entered the White House last month with a broadly positive approval rating — but well shy of the two-thirds of Americans who expressed support for his former boss, Barack Obama, when he took office 12 years ago. In fact, Biden’s net approval rating is lower than that of any incoming president since the dawn of modern polling, except for his predecessor, Donald Trump. It’s just another clear sign that we’ve entered a new era of partisanship: Media fragmentation and the hard-line politics it has helped foster may make it impossible for any leader to become a true consensus figure. But it also bears noting that Biden’s approval rating is basically a reverse image of Trump’s. In addition to being loathed by Republicans and embraced by Democrats, he’s firmly in positive territory among independents — who had consistently disapproved of Trump’s performance. A Monmouth University poll out last week found that 54 percent of Americans gave Biden’s performance positive marks, including nine in 10 Democrats and a plurality of independents, who approved by a 17-percentage-point margin (22 percent hadn’t yet formed an opinion). But among Republicans, his numbers were upside down. Just 15 percent approved, and 70 percent disapproved.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Marjorie Taylor Greene.
— Why a Trump Third Party Would Be a Boon for Democrats. We really have room for only two major parties at a time in the United States. – Michael Tomasky
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “77 Days: Trump’s Campaign to Subvert the Election.”

— Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do? – Laurie McGinley and Lenny Bernstein

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say that Google, Facebook, etc. do not censure conservatives. Google censures me by refusing to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.
— Where are all the neighborhood kids who shovel snow? We’ve put them out of business. Entrepreneurs are born in the snow — and at the lemonade stand. So where are all the young workers now? – Bob Brody
(DIERSEN: I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964.)

— Trump Starts 2021 With $31 Million in Cash for New PAC. The political-action committee’s fundraising comes as the former president tries to remain Republican Party leader. – Chad Day and Rebecca Ballhaus
— $20 Says Harriet Tubman Was Conservative. She appreciated the first GOP president and carried a gun. – Michael Taube

— How 2020 Changed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Good and How Companies Can Do Better in 2021 – LIANA DOUILLET GUZMÁN (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.)

— Kinzinger says his family sent around a signed petition disowning him for Trump vote.

— Already missing Trump’s optimism – Michael Reagan

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP’s dismaying embrace of fringe politicians.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a fringe politician and a) that is why I am not embraced by the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, etc. and b) that is why I was dumped by TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, MTRO, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc.

— Everyone should fact check; this is how easy and quick it can be done – Alicia Nieves (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts take everyone to non-credible articles on non-credible websites written by non-credible authors who promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)

— Kinzinger Says Family Member Accused Him Of Being Possessed By The Devil – Nathan Francis

— Lincoln Project cuts ties with founding member after accusations of sexual misconduct – Tom Boggioni
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP is on the way to being a fringe party within three or four years.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump is like a ‘rat trapped in a cage’ trying to ‘bang his way out’ of legal jeopardy.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Republican Party once and for all.

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.