May 1 Evening Edition

— Rep. Kinzinger travels to Texas in search of anti-Trump Republicans. Kinzinger also met with former President George W. Bush. AP (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters support hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,813 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths

— Protests For Workers’ Rights, Immigration Reform Held For May Day — A Commemoration With Chicago Roots – Marissa Parra

— More than 400 people are charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, but prison time unlikely for many members of the mob – ALANNA DURKIN RICHER AND COLLEEN LONG

— Vaccination rate sinks to lowest point in almost 2 months as COVID-19 kills 32 more Illinoisans. About 60% of Illinois adults have gotten at least one shot, but demand for the vaccine has dipped by 34% over the past three weeks. – Mitchell Armentrout
— The U.S. Postal Service desperately needs a few good men and women. Maybe you? The post office’s ongoing delivery problems could open a window of opportunity for people now that it’s looking to hire. Here’s what you need to know. – Mary Mitchell
(DIERSEN: The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The United States Postal Service says it’s one of the “leading employers of minorities and women. Minorities comprise 39% and women 40% of the workforce, 21% of employees are African-American; 8% are Hispanic; 8% are Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and 0.67% are American Indian or Alaska Native.” . . . So here is where the community could make a difference — if you’ve got the right stuff. The Postal Service is hiring. “This is an opportunity for those who want to work for the post office because they are hiring up to 500 city letter carriers, and these are jobs that can change lives,” Julion says. The union representative tells potential employees these jobs could help them become homeowners and be able to afford that new automobile. “These are good union jobs,” he says. Prospective mail carriers will have to pass drug tests and background checks and have a clean driving record for at least two years. “The post office has been posting jobs like mad,” Julion says. “With people retiring, there is going to be a constant flow of jobs.”)

— Democrats Will Control Illinois’ Redistricting Process. Here’s A Look At How That Happens And What It Means. – Dave McKinney

— APRIL 8, 2021 FLASHBACK: Williamson County Republican group announces 2022 slate – HOLLY KEE
(DIERSEN: In your county, who are the countywide candidates in the March 15, 2022 Republican primary?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the ink barely dry on the ballots from Tuesday, a group of Williamson County Republicans has announced its slate of candidates for the March 15, 2022 Primary election. Party chairman Jeff Diederich, announced the slate of county candidates in a media release as well as on his Facebook page. In the release, Diederich said that the Williamson County Republican Party welcomes anyone who has a desire to seek public office. “It is through fair and free elections that primary elections afford our citizens the best candidates we have to offer,” he said. On the ticket for 2022 are incumbents Ashley Gott, Treasurer, Lorie LeQuatte, Regional Superintendent, Amanda Barnes, County Clerk, Steven Bost, Circuit Judge, At-Large, and Justin Maze, Circuit Clerk. Diederich will seek election to the office of Williamson County Sheriff. The candidate for the County Commissioner slot will be announced once that person has completed his/her current employment obligations.)

— Texas Gov. Abbott calls on Democratic official to resign for referring to Sen. Scott as an ‘oreo’ South Carolina Republican hit with racial slurs after delivering GOP rebuttal – Valerie Richardson

— Ingraham: Democrats push dark hateful vision of America. Dems hate the way most Americans live, and revile our history and traditions, says ‘Ingraham Angle’ host
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote hatred a) against American-nameplate vehicles, b) against those who own American nameplate vehicles, c) against unions, and d) against past, present, and future union members. I have only owned American-nameplate vehicles. I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
— Hannity blasts Biden’s mask ‘masquerade’

— Kinzinger: The tyranny of the reasonable – David Hale
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The tyranny of the reasonable is: if you’re not “reasonable,” you don’t get a voice, and you don’t count. This is perfectly expressed in the 16th District Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger. The dashing young Kinzinger with steely eyes and square jaw and canned, even, toned verbal delivery comes across as erudite, serious, and reasonable — a political figure who just “wants what’s best for everybody.” But nothing is farther from the truth. His cooperation with the left has for the past decade chipped away at American freedom through his decisions on Capitol Hill and eroded our liberties a bite at a time. Kinzinger cooperates and coordinates with members of the Democrat Party who have a deep allegiance to extremist ideas of open borders, redistribution of labor and wealth in the form of money from American’s paychecks, division through racial unrest and strife, and transgender tyranny in our schools and even in school bathrooms. Despite this extensive cooperation with the party of “Marx in America,” he is considered a reasonable, thoughtful political figure. So much easier to gulp down lies when told to us through a smile with even, serious tones. People like Kinzinger delivering their message do not seem like radicals or extremists. They seem reasonable. Kinzinger has learned this tactic and executed this persona with perfection, yet his allegiances are anything but reasonable. His allegiances are radical and extreme and part of what is transforming America into a debt-laden, morally bankrupt, tyrannical dictatorship that is closing the noose of tyranny around our freedoms and liberties. People who consider themselves reasonable consider Kinzinger the same, yet they don’t look deeper than Kinzinger’s surface persona. Beneath this reasonable persona is a man who has created and led our nation into a worse condition than it has ever been — deeper in debt, morally bankrupt, crime-ridden, with joblessness, rioting, racial division, and a whole host of social and economic problems.)
— When it comes to GOP failings, Tucker Carlson names a name: Frank Luntz – Andrea Widburg
— Will We Keep Our Republic? – John Green

— Sen. Mitch McConnell Urges Biden Ed Department to Block “1619 Project” from Taxpayer-Funded Grants – DR. SUSAN BERRY

— OUTSTANDING: Idaho Becomes First State to Ban Discriminatory Critical Race Theory – Spencer Brown
(DIERSEN: Who are leading efforts to ban Critical Race Theory in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)

— Critical Race Theory Drives Students Apart. Idaho Lawmakers Had Enough. – Jonathan Butcher

— Racism has become a kind of theory of everything. Biden’s presidency has done nothing to abate racial paranoia. On the contrary, it’s getting more feverish.

— Mass-murderer Mao Used Critical Race Theory-Style Indoctrination, Too – Alex Newman

— Christian Leaders React To Illinois Church’s Decision To Consider Drag Queen As Leader – SARAH MAE SALIONG

— At Least 9,245 Americans Tested Positive for COVID-19 After Vaccination; 132 Dead – ZACHARY STIEBER

— GOP frustration with Liz Cheney ‘at a boiling point’ – SCOTT WONG
(DIERSEN: What have you done that made your critics/opponents frustrated with you? I refused to be manipulated or dominated by them, I refused to glorify or praise them, I refused to pander to them, I refused to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, I refused to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or, I refused to give them money. They reached boiling points when they or the candidates who they supported lost elections. They blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)

— Elizabeth Warren, in new book, muses on why she didn’t win – Annie Linskey
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their losses. I would focus on Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, statewide Illinois offices, Illinois Senate, Illinois Representative, countywide DuPage candidates, DuPage County District 4 candidates, Milton Township candidates, and City of Wheaton candidates.)

— Growing Number of Migrant Families Allowed Into U.S. to Seek Asylum. Biden administration is easing ban on asylum-seeking families at ports of entry that Trump administration implemented at pandemic’s start. – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman
— GOP’s Blue-Collar Agenda Still a Work in Progress. Biden outlined a vision of policies that Democrats believe working-class voters want. Republicans are considering their own blueprints. – Aaron Zitner
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working-class. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that that would not stooped to take the aforesaid jobs.)

— Mitt Romney Jeered Repeatedly at Republican Convention in Utah: ‘Boo All You Like’ – JASON LEMON


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.