January 30 Morning Edition

— Republican leader meets with Trump 2 weeks after pinning Capitol riot on ex-president. Trump’s expected status as a GOP kingmaker post-presidency had seemed like an impossibility after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a deadly riot. – AP

— Rash of teen carjackings shows it’s time to expand the meaning of neglect, abuse of minors. It isn’t just a bunch of 14-year-olds who are to blame. We need to be holding their parents accountable, too. – Mary Mitchell

— Erasing classic literature for kids – JOHN KASS

— On the dangerous progressive page – Michael Reagan

— DuPage County reports 220 COVID-19 cases Friday, 1 death, region’s positivity remains at 7.1% – Joshua Welge
— Berwyn cop promoted despite concerns voiced by residents, activist group – Catey Sullivan
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who complained the most a) when my IRS mentor promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, b) when my GAO mentor hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986, c) when I became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, d) when I became a Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster in 2000 and 2008, e) when I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, f) when I became an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2001, g) when I became an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member in 2003, h) when I became a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2004, and i) when I became a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2005. I should write a book about the aforesaid complainers.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, a) Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that minorities and everyone else has and b) Democrats encourage minorities and everyone else to hate Republicans.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.

— Republicans Divided Over Loyalties To Former President Trump – DON GONYEA
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
— Biden’s Support Of Abortion Rights At Odds With Catholic Bishops – TOM GJELTEN

— In fight over GOP, state parties stand as firewall for Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: What positions do the candidates for Illinois Republican Party Chairman have on Trump, Kinzinger, etc.? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting a candidate forum.)
— GOP rift over Trump’s role in riot fades as Republicans turn to midterms – Stephen Loiaconi

— Wheaton Republican Amy Grant wants Illinois to ‘address all the spending’ to tackle outmigration concern – Glenn Minnis
(DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Illinois focus on driving Republicans out of Illinois, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, 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.)

— Illinois is about to impose a political litmus test on all teachers – Mark Glennon

— Lessons From Lincoln – Julie Tisdale

— Pritzker Blocks Troops from Helping Chicago, Sends Them to D.C. Instead – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— 13 Shot, 2 Killed, Thursday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
— New York Times: Joe Biden’s Migrant Wave Is Building – NEIL MUNRO
— Democrats Seek to Ban Federal Agencies from Using ‘Illegal Alien’ Term – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all. Democrats a) want employers to replace their current employees with illegal aliens and b) want organizations to replace their current members with illegal aliens.)

— Public school staff member calls ‘white privileged Trump supporters … scum and a plague upon the world’ in profanity-laced post – DAVE URBANSKI

— Trump’s Policy Agenda Resonates With Americans. McCarthy Needs It and Democrats Are Out to Destroy It – STACEY LENNOX

— Poll: Plurality Of Republicans Say Third Party Started By Trump Would Be Better Than The GOP
(DIERSEN: What percent of the following want Trump to start a third party: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)

— GOP Rep. Kinzinger: This is not the party I joined. Kinzinger says that the Republican party needs to return to the way it was prior to Donald Trump’s time in the White House. – John Berman
(DIERSEN: How many of the following agree with Kinzinger: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump? One could argue that Trump did more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any recent Republican president before him.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see Dreamers as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all. Democrats a) want employers to replace their current employees with Dreamers and b) want organizations to replace their current members with Dreamers.
— Proud Boys Charged With Conspiracy in Capitol Riot The conspiracy charges were the first to emerge against members of the extremist group in connection with the assault on Congress. – Alan Feuer
— For McCarthy and McConnell, Two Paths on Trumpian Crisis Management Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell want to take back control of Congress in 2022. But first they have to figure out how to handle Donald Trump. – Jonathan Martin
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty to them and to them only and b) destroy those like me who are not blindly loyal to them. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on Republican candidates who have been on ballots in my precinct since 2000.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The impeachment trial, which begins Feb. 8, and the growing debate over whether the Senate should at least censure Mr. Trump is setting the stage for a Trumpian loyalty test in the same chamber that was ransacked by a violent mob earlier this month. . .Ms. Greene, the freshman Georgia lawmaker who is under fire for her years of making hateful and bizarre comments, believes the problem is old-guard Republicans who won’t recognize what she believes is the new reality. “The vast majority of Republican voters, volunteers and donors are no longer loyal to the G.O.P.,” she said this month. “Their loyalty now lies with Donald J Trump.”)
— In Biden’s White House, Masks, Closed Doors and Empty Halls. The West Wing has become a different place in an administration serious about Covid restrictions. – Annie Karni
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “G.O.P. in a Bind as Hate Speech And Smears Find a House Seat|.”
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has created a dilemma for her party’s leaders, who for months have been largely unwilling to publicly rebuke her inflammatory posts for fear of alienating voters.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “White Supremacists Organized Early Online.”
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers. – Neal E. Boudette and Coral Davenport

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The ‘civil war’ for the soul of the GOP is over before it began. Trump won — again.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Republican Party to get rid of all those who support Trump.

— Speech and Sedition in 2021 The progressive press decides that dissenters should be suppressed. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: The progressive press has always suppressed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and my www.gopillinois.com website.)
— The Constitution Can Crack Section 230 Tech companies think the statute allows them to censor with impunity. The law is seldom so simple. – Philip Hamburger
— Repeal of State-Tax Deduction Cap Pitched for Covid-19 Relief Bill. Democrats, in control of Congress, see a chance to repeal the $10,000 limit on the state and local tax deduction, but a move may wait until later this year. Richard Rubin
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap discourages marriage and it discourages homeownership. It should be increased to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)

— The Trump Plaza condo board in West Palm Beach voted unanimously to dump the Trump name – Juliana Kaplan
(DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, employers, etc. have dumped you? I should write a book about those who have dumped me. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican but who have surrendered to the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs and moved to the left and now reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Kinzinger Suggests QAnon Theories Have ‘Unmoored’ The Republican Party.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP Is Rapidly Making Its Way to Embrace of the Insurrection.”

— How Early Trump Supporters Feel Now The former president’s 2015 backers, in their own words – Conor Friedersdorf
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially publish their blacklists? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more blacklists that you will be on: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If you don’t agree with Democrats, then the Dems use social media to punish you for wrongthink. You are canceled. You can lose your job. You go on a blacklist. People who support Trump or worked in his administration are now blacklisted as punishment for their beliefs. This is what they do in communist countries, not free America. What the hell has happened to our country in the past year anyway? Riots and looting are permitted if performed by antifa but not peaceful protests by Trump supporters. Antifa infiltrates our rallies to make us look bad. Nobody cares. It is not investigated. [The Freedom of Information Act] is denied, citing privacy concerns. Thus anger among conservatives continues to build up like a volcano about to explode because we are stymied at every turn and there is no outlet, no justice, just corruption.)

— Fauci says ‘virus will continue to mutate’ as Democrats aim to fast-track Covid relief plan – as it happened – Daniel Strauss (now) and Martin Belam

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.