March 5, 2024


— Republican U.S. House District 11 candidates have different priorities – STEVE SADIN (COMMENT: To run as a Republican is to commit yourself to defending and advancing the Republican Party platform.)
— U.S. Supreme Court ruling allows Donald Trump to remain on Illinois primary ballot – RICK PEARSON
— Democratic bona fide accusations flare in state’s attorney race – A.D. QUIG (COMMENT: In Illinois, Republican candidates ever-increasingly paint themselves as being “Democrat Lite” if not as being anti-conservative if not as being full-blown RINOs. Ever-increasingly they hint/imply/argue/shout that if elected, they will not defend or advance the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Clayton Harris III joined several backers — including pastors, elected officials, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Anjanette Young — at Federal Plaza Monday for a news conference highlighting an influx of campaign cash to his primary opponent Eileen O’Neill Burke, suggesting the support made her a “Democrat in name only.”)
— Suburban mayors warn that Pritzker’s plan to eliminate grocery sales tax will hurt services or raise other taxes – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
— First report on Invest in Kids scholarship program has major flaws – Paul Vallas

— Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack. – AP
— If you live in a lower-income or rural area, you’re probably in a news desert. Four Illinois counties have no local news source, the State of Local News Project found. When that happens, people can’t participate meaningfully in their local communities and democratic institutions. – Sarah Stonbely

— Mayors slam Pritzker’s proposal to eliminate grocery tax – Steve Zalusky

— Illinois’ findings that Trump played role in Capitol riot not addressed in SCOTUS’ ballot decision – Craig Wall

— Under the Democrats, poverty ever-increasingly increases in Chicago.
— Chicago was incorporated as a city on March 4, 1837. (COMMENT: In 1844, my ancestors on my father’s side immigrated to Chicago from what is now Germany. They worked in a brick factory for 10 years and then homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete Township.)

— 6 in 10 people doubt Biden, Trump mental capabilities in new AP poll (COMMENT: What demonstrates your mental capabilities? For me, it is my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
— Calls grow in Chicago, across the US for Gaza ceasefire

— Former RNC chair Reince Priebus weighs in on next GOP leader – Emilee Fannon (COMMENT: Serving as the chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. You get blamed for all the losses that candidates suffer. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Because of that, I have been blamed for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2005. I should write a book about that.)

— How would you feel if migrants were settled on your block? – Pete Zimmerman (COMMENT: A majority vote in the following political jurisdictions should be required before Democrat and RINO leaders can dump their illegals there: precinct, municipal district, school district, township, county district, county, state, and country. Democrat and RINO leaders have not gotten any such majority vote in my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, Illinois, or America.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly blame guns for gun violence instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.

— SIU School of Medicine scholarship challenged on race, gender identity discrimination grounds – Patrick M. Keck

— Illinois governor’s budget proposal is unbalanced, costly – Tony McCombie

— MSNBC anchor calls Biden ‘fit and trim’ despite mounting mental fitness concerns – JACKSON WALKER

— Nearly 9 in 10 state-level primaries give voters no choice in candidates – Andrew Adams (COMMENT: Other than for president, delegates, and alternate delegates, there are no contested races on my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 Republican primary ballot in Wheaton.)

— Top DePaul trustee a big donor to Chicago mayoral candidate, national Republicans. Citadel executive Gerald Beeson cites crime as biggest concern. – Erin Gessert, Lina Gebhardt, and Fatima Hasan

— Man shot near West Loop homeless camp as concerns about tent cities fester

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup


— Pritzker Risks Millions of Taxpayer Money on Risky Investments – Jeanne Ives

— Another school referendum, another pro-referendum machine starts its engine. – Nick Binotti

— Democratic Party Kane County Board Chair Says Republican Rauner Made Illinois a Sanctuary State

— Professor says lack of election competition in Illinois bad for governing – Kevin Bessler


— Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack – Mark Sherman

— Biden secretly dumped 320,000 ‘inadmissible’ illegal immigrants into US cities – Paul Bedard

— Unchecked Illegal Immigration Is An Attack On Our Schools (COMMENT: How many illegals have Democrat and RINO leaders dumped into your school district so far?)

— LAPD criticized for handing badges and guns to illegal aliens – Steve Jordahl

— Election year ‘dignity’ for illegals – Jeannie DeAngelis

— Biden’s impeached DHS secretary accuses Gov. Abbott of ‘trying to wreak havoc’ – JOSEPH MACKINNON

— Colorado Democrats Lay Off Americans and Mull Giving Illegals Government Jobs, Violating Federal Law – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that employers will ever-increasingly replace their employees who are citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries and pay them much less.)

— Unauthorized Work Program for Tens of Thousands of Mexicans Finally Draws Congressional Curiosity. – Todd Bensman

— Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Be Removed From Colorado Ballot – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
— Doritos’ Terrifying New Brand Ambassador Makes Dylan Mulvaney Look Like Sydney Sweeney – ROBERT MCGREEVY
— Feds Shell Out Thousands On Computer Lessons For LGBT Refugees, Fostering ‘Economic Inclusion’ In Latin America – ROBERT SCHMAD

— Venezuela Is Exporting Its Violent Crime Problem to US, Thanks to Biden – Jarrett Stepman
— ‘MORALLY REPREHENSIBLE’: Senators Rip FEMA on Poor Handling of Illegal Immigrant Travel – Fred Lucas

— Why The Disaster At The Southern Border Is Biden’s Responsibility And His Alone. Biden and his administration use border gamesmanship to blame Trump and the GOP for the crisis. – Daniel Street

— Supreme Court Rules Trump to Stay on Ballot in Unanimous Ruling – Catherine Yang

— Biden’s Border Invasion Will Bolster Democrats’ Electoral College Majority – DAWN BUCKINGHAM (COMMENT: Because of Democrat and RINO success in flooding Illinois with illegals, anticipate/expect that soon, 100% of all elected officials, government employees, etc. will be Democrats.)
— Why Won’t Youngkin Commit To Veto Bill Forcing Health Workers Into ‘Unconscious Bias’ DEI Lectures? – SHAWN FLEETWOOD (COMMENT: Democrats run the federal government. They force all federal employees to take lots of DEI training courses. I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. I should write a book about the many DEI training courses that my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, subordinate, and me were forced to take. Those courses promoted hatred against Republican, and especially against Republicans who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)

— Denver put ‘on notice’ by nearby Aurora over transporting migrants to community: ‘Not a sanctuary city’ City council passes resolution asserting the city’s inability to fund migrant crisis. – Elizabeth Heckman (COMMENT: In your municipality, school district, township, and county, who are those leading fights to get the aforesaid to declare that they are not sanctuaries?)

— Georgia House Passes Bill Allowing Police to Arrest Suspected Illegal Aliens – KAREN TOWNSEND

— The ‘Pre-Paid’ Way : NYC Mayor Calls Credit Cards For Illegals A ‘Win – Win’ – ERIC SCHEINER

— Dems Open Back Door for Millions of Illegals – William P. Hoar
— Doritos Spain Hires “Trans” Pedo to Peddle Chips, Boycott Begins – Cort Kirkwood

— Biden Abuses Immigration Parole, We Endure the Consequences – Sen. Marsha Blackburn
— Texas Gov. Abbott: ‘Enforcing the Laws’ at Border – Theodore Bunker


— Judge upholds Tennessee law to stop crossover voting in primaries. – TRAVIS LOLLER (COMMENT: In your precinct, what percent cast Republican ballots in primary elections but then vote for Democrat candidates in general elections?)

— Kathy Hochul’s Plan to Prioritize Illegal Immigrants for NY Jobs – Ethan Anderson

— Breaking Down Costs for I.V.F. Patients After a Ruling – Ron Lieber and Tara Siegel Bernard (COMMENT: My wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF. We did not adopt or become foster parents. I should write a book about my GAO superiors who used that against me the most.)
— To get more votes from females, Democrat and RINO females want female candidates to promise to give females more preference. But to give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to females is to discriminate against males.
— FRONT PAGE: Americans Live Far From Work, Given a Choice – Emma Goldberg (COMMENT: In 1974, when I was 25 years old, when IRS promoted me to a GS-12 (currently $97,079/year) job in the Loop, I immediately bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building so that I could walk to/from work and graduate evening business classes at Loyola. I did that for 2 years and then traded that condo into the building’s developer for a one bedroom condo and walked to/from graduate evening accounting courses at DePaul. I did that for 2 years and then got married, sold that one bedroom condo and bought a home in Wheaton with my wife.)
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters falsely argue that “urban America has improved.”

— Republican primary voters asked to weigh in on 13 yes/no party propositions. Why not Dems? Primary propositions are not a policy referendum or a vote for a law, just a way to poll party voters on a topic. (COMMENT: What yes/no party propositions should Illinois Republicans be asked?)
1. Texas should eliminate all property taxes without increasing Texans’ overall tax burden.
2. Texas should create a Border Protection Unit, and deploy additional state law enforcement and military forces, to seal the border, to use physical force to prevent illegal entry and trafficking, and to deport illegal aliens to Mexico or to their nations of origin.
3. The Texas Legislature should require the use of E-Verify by all employers in Texas to protect jobs for legal workers by preventing the hiring of illegal aliens.
4. The Texas Legislature should end all subsidies and public services, including in-state college tuition and enrollment in public schools, for illegal aliens.
5. Texas urges the United States Congress not to grant any form of amnesty or a pathway to legalization for illegal aliens.
6. The Texas Legislature should prohibit the deployment of the Texas National Guard to a foreign conflict unless Congress first formally declares war.
7. The Texas Legislature should establish authority within the Texas State Comptroller’s office to administer access to gold and silver through the Texas Bullion Depository for use as legal tender.
8 The State of Texas should ensure that Texans are free to give or to withhold consent for any vaccine without coercion.
9.. The Republican Party of Texas should restrict voting in the Republican Primary to only registered Republicans.
10. The Texas Constitution should be amended to restore authority to the Texas Attorney General to prosecute election crimes.
11. Texas parents and guardians should have the right to select schools, whether public or private, for their children, and the funding should follow the student.
12. The Texas Constitution should be amended to require proof of citizenship before any individual can be registered to vote.
13. Texas should ban the sale of Texas land to citizens, governments, and entities from China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia.)

— California Finds a New Way to Be Soft on Crime. The Legislature creates a new ‘systemic racism’ defense that risks turning many felons free. – Heather Mac Donald
— Unplug From Distractions – Cordilia James (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters are distractions.)

— Illinois Official Pitches Plan to Bill Biden for Migrant Costs – Miranda Davis and Shruti Date Singh

— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire, to not retain, and to not promote Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time..

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— 2 Catoosa County incumbents kept off Republican ballot – Andrew Wilkins (COMMENT: In Illinois, Republican candidates ever-increasingly paint themselves as being “Democrat Lite” if not as being anti-conservative if not as being full-blown RINOs. Ever-increasingly they hint/imply/argue/shout that if elected, they will not defend or advance the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two incumbent Catoosa County commissioners and a former commissioner were denied a spot on the Republican primary ballot Monday morning — a new effort, county party leadership says, to only run candidates who adhere to the party’s platform.)

— Voters in Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park and parts of northern Bexar County have been inundated with campaign literature in the race for the Republican nomination for Texas House District 121. – Dillon Collier, Joshua Saunders, Mason Hickok (COMMENT: What campaign literature have the candidates in contested Republican primary races in your precinct provided your Republican Precinct Committeeman to distribute?)

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more immigration; Democrat leaders because immigrants vote for Democrats and RINO leaders because RINO leaders want cheap labor.

— Sean Hannity suggests Democrats support “amnesty” for migrants in exchange for electoral support. Hannity: “Is that the ultimate goal, offer amnesty in the hopes of, ‘Hey, we’re going to give you something of great worth. I hope you’ll remember us when you go vote?’”

— Kill two birds with one stone (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, age discriminators stress both Biden’s and Trump’s age together to kill two birds with one stone. To kill me in 1974 when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors started stressing my age big time because they had not promoted me to GS-13, currently $115,439/year. They ignored/dismissed/belittled my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. I should write a book about how Democrat and RINO leaders use age discrimination, that is, use “up-or-out,” to get rid of Republicans.)

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.