July 18 Morning Edition

— Rauner quickly hires new lead political operative as staff shuffle continues – Rick Pearson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites use Chicago water department employees to blame all the problems that minorities have on Whites.  Who hired and supervised the Chicago Water department employees?
— It’s getting harder for kids to move up the economic ladder. He’s got ideas how to fix that. – Kate MacArthur  (DIERSEN: If you earn/earned more money than your parents, what are the main reasons for that? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, he fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, he died suddenly from heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21, and he never earned more than about $40,000 a year in today’s dollars. My mother never attended high school and did not get a job until after my father died. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I earned more money than my parents because I was born a healthy White male, I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I have always been privileged, I avoided the draft, and the federal government grossly overpaid me.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The percentage of Americans earning more than their parents did at the same age has plunged over the past 50 years, especially in Illinois and other Midwestern states. For Chicago-area residents to improve their ability to move up the economic ladder, we must change our education and employment systems, says Lazaro Lopez, chair of the Illinois Community College Board. He will be a panelist on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s July 19 forum on the future of economic opportunity. It’s part of an effort to engage community members as the agency prepares to develop its 2050 regional plan.)
— Dennis Hastert returns to Illinois to complete sentence after ‘fall from grace’ – Christy Gutowski


— Rauner tops all gov candidates in cash; Pritzker has most among Dems – Mitchell Armentrout
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rauner reported $20,639,341.82 in contributions, with the bulk coming from Illinois’ richest man, Ken Griffin, who dumped $20 million into Rauner’s campaign fund in May. That individual contribution was second in size in state history only to the one that Rauner gave himself last December — $50 million. The incumbent’s campaign spent $3,398,395.34 — including a $1.5 million contribution to the Illinois Republican party — and it’s on the hook for $39,625 in other debts and obligations. Rauner also reported $68,221.41 in in-kind contributions. With $67,633,577.05 cash on hand, his war chest dwarfs his Democratic challengers.)
— Dennis Hastert out of Minnesota prison – Jon Seidel
–DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats shout that the only reason why government should exist is a) to take money away from those who have more money and b) to give that money to those who have less money.


— Encourage good media – Lee Hamilton  (DIERSEN: Who manipulates/dominates you?  My critics/opponents focus on having their operatives and their dupes destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, destroy governments, and destroy countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate. They want to destroy me because they cannot manipulate/dominate me.  So far, their tremendous efforts to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out has been unsuccessful.)


— Dennis Hastert released from federal prison in Minnesota – AP  (DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. All during the time (2000-2005) that Diersen v. GAO (
https://gopillinois.com/documents/) was pending in the federal courts in Chicago, Dennis Hastert was the Speaker of the House, Peter Fitzgerald was my U.S. Senator, and Henry Hyde was my U.S. Representative.  One could conclude a) that because Fitzgerald appointed both the district court judge in the case and the attorney who represented GAO, b) that because GAO never offered to settle, c) that because the district court denied my 7th Amendment rights and granted GAO summary judgment, and d) that because the appellate court upheld that decision, that Hastert, Fitzgerald, and Hyde sided with the Democrats who ran GAO, that is, that Hastert, Fitzgerald, and Hyde favored patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.  Hyde may have tried to help me because in 1989, he intervened for me, and if he had not done that, the Democrats who ran GAO back then might have succeeded in getting rid of me.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always sided with the Democrats who ran/run GAO.)


— Caterpillar honored at White House Made in America event


— Rauner demands school funding bill so he can cut Chicago money – Doug Finke


— Big dogs fight, again … with schools at risk – Jim Dey


— Caterpillar ‘ready to pull out all the stops’ for tax reform – Matt Buedel


— No red carpet for Trump, says London Mayor Khan  Opposes president on immigration – SAMUEL BURKE AND HILARY CLARKE


— The Mass, Post-Budget Exodus From Rauner’s Office Keeps Rolling On


— A 10th CD contested Republican Primary: Berkowitz w/Doug Bennett


— Illinois congressmen: Republican voters should be angry if Obamacare repeal fails – Benjamin Yount


— Employment Opportunity: Election Warehouse Laborer


— Urge Governor Rauner: Please Veto These Two Terrible Bills (HB 1785 and HB 40) – John Biver


— Poll: Rauner disapproval at 49 percent  (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving up your disapproval rating?  What do you say to “Republicans” who hint/imply/argue/shout that I drive up their disapproval ratings a) by my including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they disapprove of and b) by my complaining when they fail/refuse to defend/advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling?)
— The one-day body man (DIERSEN: It seems to be increasingly obvious that there are too many anti-Rauners in the Rauner administration who leak information to Rich Miller and to the rest of the Democrat news media to harm Rauner.  These anti-Rauners do not want anyone to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I had been saving this little tidbit for subscribers tomorrow, but I’m sure there will be plenty of other stuff to tell them. Rauner did, indeed, personally interview Tracy according to my own sources…)


— Bloody Chicago: 56 wounded, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings
— Years of Dishonesty Cost the GOP


— ORGANIZING FOR ANARCHY  His party may be falling apart, but Obama’s community organizing group is going strong. – Matthew Vadum


— Outsiders vs. Insiders: Unity-challenged GOP has come a long way since last year’s convention – Jeffrey A. Rendall  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents paint you as being a political outsider or as a being political insider?)


— JUNE 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: Denny Hastert and the D.C. Swamp – Lee Cary  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political position.)


— RAUNER hiring imbroglio – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: Who considers you to be “dispensable?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the following consider me to be dispensable: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes consider virtually everyone and everything to be dispensable.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Takeaway 1: It’s Proft and Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman who are key Rauner influencers right now. That’s driven out staffers who resigned in protest of the direction they believe Rauner is headed. Takeaway 2: Rauner has a major political problem on his hands because of how he’s handled his office shift. As evidenced by the former staffer quote above and numerous interviews of our own and reported elsewhere, the governor has obliterated any loyalty and potential confidences once held by many of the people who were the closest to his office and campaign for the last three years. More than one has commented that they feel the governor believes those close to him are “dispensable.” These are people who know where the bodies are buried. That means the drip, drip, drip of tidbits, tips and dirt, involving Rauner will be amped up just as he heads into reelection mode.)


— Old Truth Trips Up G.O.P. on Health Law: A Benefit Is Hard to Retract – JENNIFER STEINHAUER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats want government to take more money from those who have more money and to give that money to those who have less money, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats want government to take more money from Republicans and to give that money to Democrats.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trends suggest high school seniors’ GPAs are inflated – Greg Toppo  (DIERSEN: If you seek a government office or a political office, sooner or later, your critics/opponents will post all the grades that you got in grade school, middle school, high school, and college unless they were all As.)


— Civil service needs reform – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-cars promote electric cars.
— Getting Radical About Inequality – David Brooks  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)


— Who will be the next Trump staffer to go? – Post Opinions Staff  (DIERSEN: Who will be the next Rauner staffer to go?  Will Illinois Republicans again learn of that from the Democrat news media?)


— America’s Summer Labor Shortage  Trump’s 15,000 extra guest-worker visas aren’t nearly enough. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Would your critics/opponents have taken the summer jobs that I did when you were in high school and in college?  Few if any of my critics/opponents would have stooped to take the jobs that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers during the summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964; I washed dishes during the summer of 1965; I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966; and I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.)
— Banking Regulator Urges CFPB to Delay Rule Barring Mandatory Arbitration  Comptroller asks to vet data before consumer bureau proceeds with rule – Rachel Witkowski


— Chicago Cardinal Says ‘We Get the Leaders We Deserve’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats vote for candidates who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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 longer than their ancestors.)

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.