May 29, 2024

— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) to issue a detailed press release on its State Convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. Those who dominate the IRP oppose direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members, oppose Dean White, and oppose conservative principles. Anticipate/expect that those who dominate the IRP will not only ignore/dismiss/belittle the party’s new platform and resolutions, they will get rid of IRP SCC members, county party leaders, township/ward party leaders, precinct committeemen/captains, voters, and everyone else a) who want direct election of IRP SCC members, who support Dean White, and/or who promote conservative principles. Conservatives overwhelmingly want direct election of IRP SCC members. Who were the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee members who stated that they are conservative but voted against direct election? I have promoted direct election of IRP SCC members and conservative principles, that is, the Republican Party platform, big time since 2000. Since 2000, party leaders who oppose direct election of IRP SCC members and/or oppose conservative principles have taken many big adverse actions against me because of that. I should write a book about that. – Dave Diersen

— Thank you to Richard Porter and Demetra DeMonte for all of your hard work as Illinois’ RNC Representatives! We are excited to welcome Rhonda Belford and Dean White as our new representatives!

— Getting your own house in order. Some people came to Collinsville to the Illinois Republican Party Convention to limit grassroots Republicans voice and influence in the party. Others came to take selfies and pump up the appearance of their influence. Others cut deals to acquire positions and titles to benefit themselves. Daniel R. Zahm and I attended the Convention laser-focused on supporting policies and people who would represent grassroots conservative values and real reform for the Republican Party. After witnessing Committee Reports that had predetermined outcomes, and little substantive debate and discussion, we doubled down on our efforts promoting a great grassroots conservative leader Dean R. White – Illinois Republican State Central Committee. Insider party bosses like Laura Pollastrini and Larry Smith fought tooth and nail to defeat Dean. They supported and used rules and technicalities to make the process of overturning the National Committeeman-National Committeewoman vote of 10 people for Mark Shaw carry the weight over 494 Delegates nearly impossible. We would not stand for it and took the route of defeating the Committee report on the floor since they would not allow us to have a new vote on the floor between Shaw and White. In the end we succeeded. It was a team effort bringing together a group of just over 300 delegates who would not waver in the face of threats, demands, and insults. One HUGE victory. But many more to go. Many more stories to share. Patriots to thank. Bad actors to call out. But let’s start with this one right here. (Photo with Dean right after the victory).

— Rank-And-File outsmart Pompous Pooh-Bahs at IL GOP state convention (COMMENT: Far too many “Republican” party leaders and precinct committeemen are acting like they would rather see Biden elected than Trump. How many of them boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This state convention was the most shamefully rigged and disrespectful to the Republican rank-and-file I’ve seen yet in the nearly 30 years I’ve been paying attention to this stuff. And I have always been the first to acknowledge there were certainly problems when I was the state party’s lawyer 25 years ago. But I learn from experience and when I see things are infinitely worse today, I work for meaningful positive change. I don’t double-down on a failed system which the average 5-year old can see has been a catastrophic disaster for the Illinois GOP. Unfortunately, that is not yet an attitude universally shared. And we’re now to the point where dishonesty, self-dealing and unprofessionalism are officially off the charts. And it all centers around a desperate desire by the pooh-bahs to keep the rank-and-file disenfranchised and voiceless in their own state party. The lengths some on the state central committee (SCC) and their bootlicks have been willing to go to keep Republicans from having a vote again has a lot of people scratching their heads. . .Meanwhile, my strong hunch is that the party pooh-bahs are taking no positive lessons from the clock-cleaning regular Republicans delivered on Saturday. If anything, the pooh-bahs are kicking themselves for leaving even a crack in the door which allowed the Republican rank-and-file to have ANY voice at this convention. They aren’t planning to loosen the rules, they’re surely planning to make them even MORE restrictive next time. Not sure that would even be possible, but if there is a way to further squelch the voice of their constituents, I’m sure they’ll find it. It’s about all they do. Anyone who still doesn’t understand why our vote must be restored for our state party’s central committee, the governing board, really needs to do us all a favor and find a new hobby. I mean come on, seriously, no one can truly be that oblivious.)

— Grassroots Dominate IL GOP State Convention and Expand Influence as State Party Leaders Lose Their Cool (COMMENT: Far too many “Republican” party leaders and precinct committeemen are acting like they would rather see Biden elected than Trump. How many of them boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Saturday, the influential conservative grassroots base of the Illinois Republican Party scored major victories during the GOP State Convention in Collinsville – as delegates from across the state elected Dean White as the new Republican national committeeman and Donald Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, (IL-15) as the Illinois Delegation Chair to nominate President Trump at the RNC Convention in Milwaukee. The state convention did not lack drama, as state party officials tried their best to maintain power and protect their own establishment-supported candidates. . .But the drama was not over as late Friday night, embattled IL GOP chairman Don Tracy withdrew himself from the running to be the Illinois Delegation Chair to nominate President Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Milwaukee, after realizing that the room full of delegates was not on his side. Tracy then supported Miller, who is grassroots and a crowd favorite who was endorsed by President Trump in her re-election to Congress, in her bid to become the delegation chair. Rhonda Belford was also elected as the new RNC National Committeewoman. Many IL GOP officials continue to blame this publication for publishing articles critical of the establishment-base of the party – and that anger towards Illinois Review was on full display during the convention.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DNC in Chicago will lose some luster as Democrats plan to virtually nominate President Joe Biden before convention. – RICK PEARSON
— Biden campaign sends actor Robert De Niro, first responders to Trump’s NY trial to put focus on Jan. 6 – AP (COMMENT: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment right to a jury trial in Diersen v. GAO, I wonder who my Democrat GAO superiors would have sent to watch the trial. Would it have been my Democrat coworkers who they had promoted over me a) who were minority, female, younger than me, and/or veteran and/or b) who had less work experience than I had, who had less education than I had, who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or who had no professional license like the one I had?)
— China sends Taiwan’s new president a message of belligerence – Daniel DePetris (COMMENT: What do you say to politicians who wrongly argued that China would have realized by now that capitalism is the way to go instead of communism?)
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote more hatred against Republicans.
— It’s not too late for teens to find summer jobs. – FRANCINE KNOWLES (COMMENT: What summer jobs did you have and what did you do with the money that you earned? I did yard work during the summers of 1962 and 1963, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes in 1965, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, and delivered mail 1967-1969. I used the money that I earned to buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968. I used the money that I earned to pay for my UIC expenses 1966-1968 and for my NIU expenses 1969-1970. I graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970 owning that Charger.)

— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Pageantry at Chicago Democratic convention, but no nomination: Biden to get nod in virtual roll call. Before the Chicago convention in August, Democrats will hold a virtual roll call to nominate President Joe Biden to a second term in order to qualify for the Ohio ballot. – Lynn Sweet
By Lynn Sweet
— Putting a halt to state election law that blocked candidates is the right move. If Democrats wanted to change the rules for nominating candidates, they should have waited until 2025, a non-election year. Even then, it would need some lively debate. Oh, wait, maybe that’s what they were trying to avoid. – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO party leaders who would rather see “no candidate” on ballots than see conservative Republican candidates on them. I would focus on the aforesaid who succeeded in getting Wheaton to select a LGBTQer to fill a City Council vacancy in 2019 rather than me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Typically, party leaders have slated candidates for the November ballot in late spring if the party had no one run in the primary.)
— City needs a clear plan for managing protestors at Democratic convention. The lack of a defined, public strategy isn’t a criticism of city officials. The goal is to show that Chicago can embrace protest and the exercise of free speech rights. – Colleen K. Connell
— As the Democrat stranglehold on Chicago tightens, domestic violence in Chicago increases.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Honoring those who gave: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall stops at College of DuPage – Alicia Fabbre
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Our purpose in bringing the Vietnam Wall to Glen Ellyn is to give community members an opportunity of a lifetime to see the 58,318 names of our fallen patriots and all those men and women who survived the war,” Mike Formento, commander of Glen Ellyn’s American Legion Post 3, said adding that the traveling wall is particularly important for those who cannot make the trip to D.C. to see the memorial.)
— Book Review: ‘Ascent to Power’ studies how Harry Truman overcame lack of preparation in transition. – AP
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Once again working through the night, lawmakers finalize $53.1 billion budget – Jerry Nowicki
— CPS releases schools budget under new funding formula as $391M deficit looms – Leigh Giangreco (COMMENT: The more White students that there are in schools, the less money that those school will get. The more minority students that there are in schools, the more money that those school will get.)

— CPS releases school-by-school budget breakdown under new equity-based funding formula – Sarah Schulte (COMMENT: The more White students that there are in schools, the less money that those school will get. The more minority students that there are in schools, the more money that those school will get.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Tuesday, CPS released a school-by-school budget breakdown under a brand new funding formula based on equity rather than enrollment. “It’s schools that have high needs high poverty, high special ed, high English language learners. Those schools are going to get more recourses. They’re going to be smaller class sizes,” Martinez said. But Martinez admits a small number of schools will face cuts because of tighter budgets. At schools where enrollment is high and demographics are wealthier, class sizes may become a bit bigger.)

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
— Group aims to recruit more Asian American police officers in Chicago area (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)

— DNC plans to nominate Biden and Harris virtually before convention – Ed O’Keefe
— An investigation is under way at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, after school’s yearbook published a quote from a student who appeared to say they were “happy” about the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel. – Charlie De Mar (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. In my defense, I have always stressed a) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, b) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and c) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)

— ‘There’s a lot of work to be done:’ Mayor Johnson discusses violent holiday weekend. – Jenna Barnes, Gabriel Castillo

— What happens if Trump is sentenced to prison? Expert weighs in.

— CPS budgets target help for schools with high needs. – Nader Issa (COMMENT: I am not sure what the tuition was when my parents sent me and my brother to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest in the 1950s and 1960s, but I believe it was 10% of their income. In today’s dollars, my father never made more than $50,000/year. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother did not work outside the home until he died suddenly in 1969. Consequently, I had to work my way through college.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— If you are a pot promoter, you should be presumed to be a pot user.

— President Pritzker? If you’re a successful governor with $2 billion, where do you go next? The White House. – EDWARD ROBERT MCCLELLAND (COMMENT: Far too many “Republican” party leaders and precinct committeemen are acting like they would rather see Biden elected than Trump. How many of them boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)

— Independence Day Celebration (COMMENT: I served as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks from 2005 until my critics/opponents ended that in 2021. I should write a book about that. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on the aforesaid who have done the most to discourage Republican participation in the parade. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 1978.)

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup
— Reform group slams election bill days after it cleared both chambers


— QUESTION: What do Democrat employers do to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who are minority and/or female? ANSWER: They lower hiring, retention, and promotion requirements. While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered hiring, retention, and promotion requirements. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related a) bachelor’s degree (1970), b) three master’s degrees (1976, 1980, and 1997), c) six professional certifications (1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997), and d) professional license (1981). I should write a book about the aforesaid. – Dave Diersen

— Up to $410 million extra being spent on children of illegal immigrants at Chicago Public Schools – Ted Dabrowski
— Many education officials receiving millions during retirement…we’re throwing money at an education problem that won’t be solved

— Plummer on $53 billion budget: ‘No wonder families and businesses continue to flee our state’

— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is drawing bipartisan criticism for a proposed policy change on traffic stops. South Side GOP chair blasts Foxx policy move. – Jim Talamonti



— Texas continues its effort to fill Biden’s border-security gaps – Jennifer Harper

— Immigration hawks fear two-phase DACA deal could lead to Trump amnesty. – Gabby Morrongiello
— Biden puts his reelection before national security – Tom Rogan
— How to destroy DEI statements – Max Eden (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy you if you do not promote DEI.)
— Majority of Democrats, 54%, say dump Biden – Paul Bedard

— Johnson: ‘If Just One Out of Every 100’ Illegals Vote, It Will Change the Outcome of the Election – Suzanne Bowdey

— Biden’s all-of-government vote-buying scheme makes a mockery of democracy. – Betsy McCaughey (COMMENT: The more of the following that you are, the more that Biden is using the federal government to buy your vote: liberal, moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, non-rich, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time, if you are in America illegally, boozer, gambler, stoner, and/or criminal.)

— CRT/DEI and the military – Richard Kline

— ‘Money Going Around’: Worker Reveals Why Hotels Are ‘Loving’ NYC’s Shelters for Illegal Aliens. – Harold Hutchison

— De Niro’s chaotic Biden campaign conference garners mockery on social media: ‘Disaster for Democrats’ Actor Robert De Niro had angry altercations with Trump supporters at chaotic presser. – Kristine Parks
— We need to SAVE our elections from abuse and here’s how. It would be easy for non-citizens to abuse our elections and find ways to vote. – Rep. Chip Roy (COMMENT: Non-citizens vote for Democrats. How many non-citizens will vote for Democrats in the November 5, 2024 election in America, Illinois, your congressional district, your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, and your precinct?)

— Trump Attends NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

— ‘They don’t have a handle on it’: Illegal crossings surge along Northern U.S. Border. – Eddie Killian

— Republicans Introduce Bill to Curb DEI Policies in Medical Schools. “Teaching that takes into consideration the challenges different populations face is good, but interpreting every situation through the lens of race is not.” – Mike LaChance

— Anti-U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush Confuse Memorial Day With Veterans Day – BRITTANY M. HUGHES

— New Drug (medetomidine) Linked to Rise of Overdoses in Chicago – James Morley III

— The ‘Massive Strain’ of Illegal Migration on U.S. School System – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, the more illegals that Democrat and RINO leaders dump into your school district, the more problems that your school district will have.)

— Democrats Still Cynically Use George Floyd. A criminal died of a drug overdose while resisting arrest, and he’s a permanent “hero” to the Left. – NATE JACKSON

— An Attack on America Is Coming Thanks To Biden’s Negligence – Kurt Schlichter
— Biden Taps U.S. Oil Reserves for Political Reasons…Again – Katie Pavlich


— Xi Jinping’s Recipe for Total Control: An Army of Eyes and Ears. Reviving a Mao-era surveillance campaign, the authorities are tracking residents, schoolchildren and businesses to forestall any potential unrest. – Vivian Wang

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Mayorkas says some migrants “try to game” the U.S. asylum system – Camilo Montoya-Galvez (COMMENT: For saying that, Mayorkas is in big trouble with Democrat and RINO leaders because Democrat and RINO leaders want him to glorify and praise illegals.)

— Here’s why entry-level jobs feel impossible to get – Jack Hillyer and Juhohn Lee (COMMEMT: The first 6 months that I worked for IRS in 1971 as a Revenue Officer was classroom training.)

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
— Higher tax rates discourage earning more money.
— What Entry-Level Jobs Really Look Like Today. – Lindsay Ellis and Kara Dapena (COMMENT: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, to get rid of me, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates rudely treated me as though I was a GS-4 (currently $39,488/year) entry level employee. They ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that I had a) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels (currently $97,079-$110,020/year), b) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and d) almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They forced me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
— Why American Workers Are Feeling Lonely and Isolated Te-Ping Chen (COMMENT: While worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, fewer and fewer and fewer of my coworkers shared my demographics, that is, were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
— Chief Justice Durbin Opines. Chief Justice Roberts should tell the Senators to stay in their constitutional lane. – Editorial

— On behalf of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee communications team and the over 140 volunteers who have served faithfully in multiple capacities over the years, we extend a warm welcome to our newly elected precinct committee officers and executive team members. The BCRCC has been steadfast in the cause of conservative liberty over the years and we anticipate the start of our next term as we continue this mission together with Idaho voters. – CHRISTOPHER COOK and KELLY GOLDEN (COMMENT: Since 1999, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party have urged Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to not encourage me to help elect them. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am “too conservative” and even worse things and that because of that, the more that do to help elect them, the more votes that they will lose. Further, they stress my bad demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)

— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans and to get rid of their Republican employees.

— GAO Named #1 Best Places to Work 4th Year in a Row! (COMMENT: I doubt that any GAO employee are Republican. From what I see, virtually all GAO employees are Democrats who are minority, female, younger, veteran, disabled, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)

— A ‘Great Misalignment’ Between Credentials and Jobs – Sara Weissman (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. My qualifications included a) earning a high school diploma and passing the postal employment test in 1966. b) earning a bachelor’s degree in business and passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, c) earning an MBA in 1976, d) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and. e) earning a master’s degree in accounting in 1980.)

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.