March 2, 2023


— Democrats ask “Is the Chicago Teachers Union the new machine?”

— Democrats say that Peter Pettorini, a Round Lake High teacher and Millburn District 24 school board member, is under criminal investigation. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. In Diersen’s opinion, political parties a) should be required to fully investigate candidates who want to run as a member of their party and b) to have the power and to use that power to stop bad candidates from running as a member of their party. But of course, political parties would abuse that power. The Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) have made it extremely clear that if I ran for any kind of government office as a Republican, they would stop me. I should write a book about how MTRO destroyed me when I ran for an open MTRO Treasurer position in 2004. I should write a book about how they ended my service as a) the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, b) the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, c) a member of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, d) the webmaster for MTRO 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, e) a member of the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee 2003-2007, and f) a member of the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board 2001-2004. I should write a book about how they a) almost stopped me from reporting which high-profile Republicans spoke at and attended the February 20, 2023 DeSantis event in Elmhurst, b) ended my bid to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy in 2019, c) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, and d) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006.
(FROM THE ARTICE: Pettorini, a Lindenhurst resident, is active in local politics. He serves as. . .the president of the Lake Villa Township Republican Club, according to the group’s website. Last fall, he ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the Illinois House 61st District seat held by state Rep. Joyce Mason, a Gurnee Democrat.)

— Democrats say “Wheaton, District 200 candidate forum (today) Thursday.”

— Democrats say that “Appeals court rejects Illinois attempt to revive Equal Rights Amendment.”

— Democrats say “Illinoisans applied in droves for student debt forgiveness. Now, they’re waiting on SCOTUS.”

— Democrats ever-increasingly call Republicans extremists.

— Democrats say Illinois sheriffs take sides against the state in federal gun ban lawsuit.

— Democrats say that Pritzker declines to endorse Chicago mayor candidate.

— Democrats say that a Florida Republican State Senator, Blaise Ingoglia, Spring Hill, has introduced “The Ultimate Cancel Act’ to kill state Democratic Party.” Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) paint themselves as having been the Union Army in the Civil War and b) paint Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Democrats promoted the KKK and Jim Crow laws. I am proud to say that my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors were all Republicans. I should write a book about my Black superiors, Black supervisors, Black coworkers, and Black subordinates in the federal government who rejected tremendous efforts by my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to paint me as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Democratic Party is all but dead in Florida — no Democrat holds a statewide office — and now a state senator who was chairman of the Florida Republican Party is trying to kill it entirely. Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, introduced SB1248 — “The Ultimate Cancel Act” — on Tuesday, “requiring the Division of Elections to immediately cancel the filings of a political party if certain conditions exist.” Among those conditions: “If the party’s platform has previously advocated for, or been in support of, slavery or involuntary servitude.” Southern Democrats wanted to continue slavery during the Civil War. Florida seceded from the U.S. when Republican Abraham Lincoln became president. That was well over 150 years ago. If passed, the new law would take effect July 1 and the Florida Democratic Party would have to reregister. Ingoglia had been a state representative and until recently, chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Last November, the multi-millionaire home builder was elected in an open district representing parts of Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, and Pasco counties. He beat Brian Moore of the Green Party; there was no Democrat in the race. Then, within weeks, he opened a campaign account as a first step in seeking re-election in 2024, according to the state Division of Elections website.)
— Democrats crow that states consider ‘safe injection sites’ for narcotics to prevent ODs, other health issues. Democrats ever-increasingly promote drug abuse.
— Democrats say that student borrowers anxiously await Supreme Court decision on federal loan forgiveness. Did you get a student loan? I did not. I doubt that I could have anyway. I was not “college material.” I only just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class. My ACT score was only 24. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. During my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between, instead of studying, I washed dishes to earn money for tuition and books at UIC and a new 1966 Pontic Tempest Sprint to commute to classes there from my parents’ home in Crete.

— Casten ever-increasingly promotes hatred.

— Democrats ask “Did race factor in Chicago mayor election?” and say that Lightfoot says that “Of course, I’m a Black woman in America.” Kruta (COMMENT: One could have expected that Lightfoot would have been easily reelected with votes from Blacks, women, and LGBTQers.)

— Democrats say “Less Than 33% Of Chicago Voters Cast A Ballot In Tuesday’s Election. The fate of 99,000 outstanding vote-by-mail ballots is still to be determined.”

— Democrats ever-increasingly use reparations to promote hatred against Republicans.

— Democrats say “Morning briefing.”
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”


— Trump’s Chicago U.S. Attorney Resigns

— Former IL Senate President Cullerton daughter is “so, deeply ashamed” of Chicago for rejecting Lightfoot re-election bid; “You are now just as racist and hateful and bigoted as Donald Trump.” Kruta (COMMENT: One could have expected that Lightfoot would have been easily reelected with votes from Blacks, women, and LGBTQers.)

— More cops on Chicago’s streets won’t help until criminals are prosecuted and sentenced – Matt Rosenberg
— Lori Lightfoot did nothing about the city’s massive crime problems.

— More Than 600 Police Officers From Other States Respond to FL Gov. DeSantis Relocation Offer – Margaret Flavin


— Questions for School Board Candidates – Kathy Valente


— Tom Cotton challenges U.S. asylum policy, says New Orleans more dangerous than Honduras – Stephen Dinan

— Americans Charged $66M to Help Illegal Aliens Fight Deportation – JOHN BINDER
— CPAC Is Trump’s Opportunity to Go After DeSantis, Pence – Pam Key

— US Senate Allows Foreign Nationals, Illegal Aliens, to Vote in Local D.C. Elections – SUSAN JONES

— Democrats need a day of atonement (COMMENT: I am proud to say that my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors were all Republicans.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the creation of June 19th (“Juneteenth”) as a federal holiday, Democrats have one more claim to be the party of civil rights and equal opportunity for African Americans, though most Republicans also voted for the holiday. That claim has been promoted for decades by a compliant media, academia and high-profile politicians, but the facts say otherwise. From Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to the mid-20th century, members of the Democratic Party, dominant in the South due to its opposition to civil and political rights for African Americans,” were on the wrong side of civil rights. Federal troops finally brought the news of emancipation to Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, meeting resistance from plantation owners. This is the same year the Ku Klux Klan was founded. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate Army general and a Democrat, was the first grand wizard of the KKK, though he tried disbanding it in 1869 after growing critical of its “excessive violence.” The Klan, which numbered 4 million members at its peak, dedicated itself as notes, “to an underground campaign of violence against Republican leaders and voters (both Black and white) in an effort to reverse the policies of Radical Reconstruction and restore white supremacy in the South.” The Washington Examiner cited 12 examples of how Southern Democrats historically opposed civil rights while Reconstruction-era Republicans favored them. The newspaper noted Democrats voted against “every piece of civil rights legislation in Congress from 1866 to 1966.” Congressional Democrats opposed the 13th Amendment, which officially freed the slaves in 1865. Only four Democrats voted for it. Republicans passed the 14th Amendment in 1866, which granted American citizenship to former slaves. Not one of the 56 congressional Democrats voted for the 15th Amendment in 1869, which gave former slaves the right to vote. Republicans backed all the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867. Their party was founded on an anti-slavery platform. Fast-forward to the 1960s. President Kennedy was reluctant to push too hard for civil rights for fear of losing Southern support. After his assassination, President Johnson claimed Kennedy was passionately for civil rights and used his death to advance legislation in Congress. Once again, powerful Democrats in the South opposed every bill. A Senate office building is named after one of them, Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia, leader of the Senate’s Southern caucus. Curious that as statues and memorials depicting former slave owners and those associated with slavery and racism have been removed from various locations, Russell’s name remains on that building. The Examiner noted a PBS program that stated, “The Democratic Party was responsible for passing Jim Crow laws, in addition to Black Civil Codes that forced Americans to utilize separate drinking fountains, swimming polls, and other facilities in the 20th century.” Chief Justice Earl Warren, a Dwight Eisenhower appointee, read the unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, declaring segregated schools unconstitutional. Eisenhower also ordered federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, in the face of opposition to integrating Central High School by Gov. Orval Faubus, a Democrat. Republican Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois wrote several bills that banned discrimination in housing, culminating in the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Richard Nixon, a Republican, introduced the Philadelphia Plan, the precursor to affirmative action. Republican Ronald Reagan signed legislation establishing the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday. While Democrats are now claiming another victory for themselves, they might want to consider establishing an additional special occasion. Given their party’s deplorable civil rights record, it could be called a day of atonement.)

— Tucker Carlson Rips Lori Lightfoot For Blaming Election Loss On Racism, Sexism – HAROLD HUTCHISON Kruta (COMMENT: One could have expected that Lightfoot would have been easily reelected with votes from Blacks, women, and LGBTQers.)

— Lori Lightfoot Blames Re-Election Woes On Racism, Sexism, And TIME Magazine – Virginia Kruta (COMMENT: One could have expected that Lightfoot would have been easily reelected with votes from Blacks, women, and LGBTQers.)

— DeSantis Touts Decisive, Sometimes Divisive, Leadership in De Facto Campaign Speech – John Haughey (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who did the most a) to stop me from getting press credentials to cover the February 20, 2023 DeSantis speech in Elmhurst, b) to stop me from speaking with high-profile Republican attendees at the event, and c) to stop me from reporting who the high-profile Republicans were who attended the event.)

— Hospitals and Taxpayers Hemorrhage With ‘Free’ Health Care For Illegal Aliens

— Dem legislation declares racism as a public health crisis in America. The bill calls for immediate efforts to address racial inequity in health care. – Peter Kasperowicz

— Biden Admin Resurrects Ominous ‘Cities Without Suburbs’ Plan
— Joe Biden’s Child Labor Scandal
— Disinformation Groups Used To Blacklist Conservative News

— Was Jussie Smollett Right? Is Chicago MAGA Country After All? – ROBERT SPENCER (COMMENT: One could have expected that Lightfoot would have been easily reelected with votes from Blacks, women, and LGBTQers.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But maybe Jussie’s fables had a grain of truth to them: asked after her loss if she blamed racism and sexism for going down in flames at the ballot box, Lightfoot replied: “I’m a black woman in America. Of course.” And Maggie Cullerton Hooper, former deputy finance director of the Illinois Senate Democratic Victory Fund, likened Chicagoans to Trump for having the temerity to show Lightfoot the door. MAGA Country after all!)

— CPAC 2023: Who is and isn’t attending the influential conservative conference – Angi Gonzalez–who-is-and-isn-t-attending-the-influential-conservative-conference


— Democrats say “Lightfoot is latest Democrat to fall to anger over crime.”
— Democrats say that “Pence disagrees with Haley’s call for mental competency tests and says “The American people can sort that out.” What does Pence say about Pennsylvania voters and Fetterman?

— Democrats say “Pence won’t commit to supporting Trump if he’s the nominee.” Republican leaders have always stressed to me that Republican Precinct Committeemen like me have to support those candidates who win Republican primary elections. I have always done that. But I should write a book about those Republican leaders a) who blame those who supported candidates who lost primary elections, including Pat O’Malley and Jim Oberweis, for losses suffered by candidates in general elections, including Jim Ryan and Judy Barr Topinka, and b) who destroy Republican Precinct Committeemen like me who supported candidates who lost primary elections.

— Democrats say “Biden’s first-ever veto might be against the GOP war on ‘woke’ capitalism.”

— Democrats say “As lawmakers cower, DeSantis looms ever larger.”
— Democrats say that the White House Press Secretary brushes off DeSantis op-ed and says “Not Going to Read That.” I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 to stop everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.
— Democrats say “68% of voters say Biden is ‘too old for another term’ — and more Democrats agree than disagree.”–and-more-democrats-agree-than-disagree-162751496.html

— Democrats say that crime proves to be key issue as Chicago voters oust Mayor Lori Lightfoot. One could have expected that Lightfoot would have been easily reelected with votes from Blacks, women, and LGBTQers.

— Democrats stress that Trump calls his enemies names. Trump knows that his enemies use that against him. But Trump continues anyway. Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes negatively call me conservative, if not too conservative, if not right-wing, if not overly zealous, if not extremist, if not radical, if not fanatical, and/or stronger things. Of course, they hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and worse things. They stress my demographics that I share with Trump: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun-owner, draft-avoider, Protestant, German American, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats say that the Chicago mayoral primary points to a Democratic divide and that Republicans want to exploit that.

— Democrats ask “Would a large GOP presidential field help Trump?” and say “Not necessarily.”

— Democrats ask “Can the Romney wing and the Trump wing of the GOP come together to win in 2024?” I should write a book about those Romney supporters in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for Romney’s problems in Illinois and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. After Romney won the Republican presidential primary in 2012, I did everything that I could to help elect Romney. But those Romney supporters ignore, dismiss, belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and condemn that.

— Why Lori Lightfoot Is the First Chicago Mayor to Lose Re-Election in 40 Years. Battles with unions and Chicagoans’ fears about rising crime eroded her support. – Joe Barrett and Ben Kesling
— Who Will Save Chicago? The April mayoral runoff between Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson is a contrast between revival and further decline. – Editorial

— Democrats say “Trump attacks Rupert Murdoch and Fox News—again—claiming ‘Destruction Of America’ Amid Defamation Lawsuit.”

— Democrats say that Kinzinger launches ad campaign against extremism. Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call those who do not share their hatred against Trump extremists.
— Democrats say “Trump’s loosening grip on GOP defines early 2024 campaign. The House Republican Conference is showing in real-time how the former president’s standing inside his party is shifting.”
— Democrats say “Trump Is Still the One to Beat. He’s weaker than he’s been in years — yet still tops the 2024 field.”

— Democrats say DeSantis has endorsed the revival of a Trump-era initiative aimed at stripping tens of thousands of federal employees of their civil service protections. I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors who focused on advancing the Democrat Party platform, that is, who focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, and especially those who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, married, non-poor, gun-owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those who ancestors had been in America for a long time.

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.