November 11 Morning Edition

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in a) promoting hatred against Trump in Naperville and b) getting voters in Naperville to punish Trump by voting for Democrats.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite a strong showing in Naperville in 2014 and 2016, unofficial DuPage numbers show Roskam took only half the Naperville precincts in 2018, helping propel Democrat Sean Casten to a victory. Results aren’t deemed official until all provisional ballots have been counted and validated. The deadline for that is Nov. 20. Hultgren’s previously red precinct map in Wheatland Township in Naperville went all blue, based on unofficial Will numbers, to give Democratic challenger Lauren Underwood of Naperville the win. Foster also gained momentum in the 11th Congressional race this year, picking up four DuPage Township precincts and a Wheatland precinct that in Naperville traditionally had been red for at least the last decade, unofficial results show. Foster performed much better in the Lisle and Naperville Township portions of the city, losing in three precincts Tuesday to his Republican challenger Nick Stella, and unofficial figures indicate the losses in those precincts were by 10 or fewer votes. Jim Ruhl, chairman of the Naperville Township Republican Organization, said what drove suburban voters to the polls was more related to personality than economics. “You cannot deny we have record job growth,” he said. And Ruhl expects voters will flip back in the next election cycle when the people they’ve elected fail to perform. “The very politics going on in Chicago are what will be coming. It will have a big impact on the DuPage County area,” Ruhl said. . .Several sections of the city remain primarily Republican. Spots where voters consistently vote Republican at the precinct level are located on the east side of Naperville between Chicago Avenue and Hobson Road and between South Washington Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road south of Oswego Road. Other pockets are located north of Book Road in the area near Naperville Presbyterian Church, in the south near Winding Creek Park, and in the area east of McDowell Grove Forest Preserve. . .Determining how a person will vote depends on multiple factors, including education, race, gender and socio-economic status, said Suzanne Chod, associate professor of political science and coordinator of gender and women’s studies at North Central College in Naperville. She said generally the more educated a person is the more likely he or she will vote for a Democrat. “Less educated people are more likely to vote Republican. Education is the biggest predictor of voting habits,” Chod said. People of color, women, and those who are on the higher end of the socio-economic scale, she said, also are inclined to vote Democratic. From a political science perspective, it’s no surprise Democratic candidates did well in Naperville. Chod said voters in suburban communities surrounding large cities tend to be wealthier and more educated. The fact that more people of color are moving into Naperville checks another box off the list. Kerr said Naperville’s demographics are changing as evidenced by the 800 people who attended a Naperville interfaith service last week in reaction to hate-motivated gun attack during a Jewish Shabbat service in Pittsburgh. The Jewish congregation was joined by the spiritual leaders of 11 faiths from the area, including Mormons, Hindus, Muslims and Catholics. “That’s the community we live in now,” Kerr said. “They’re concerned about people besides themselves.”)
— Feeling blue after midterm elections leave Illinois controlled by one party – Denise Crosby
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Absurd Acosta story shows how disinformation bubbles from bots to the White House.” According to my critics/opponents, all information is disinformation except for the information that they put out or bless.


— Election Day brought a new collection of false reports – Bob Oswald
— Barack Obama’s political career in Illinois helped shape his presidency – Chris Kaergard


— Bulk of migrant caravan departs Mexico City – AP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Disgusting how Trump treats journalists.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump always attacking black people.”


— Winner by a knockout Illinois was already blue when the latest political wave hit. – Editorial
— Madigan: I love me, and so do the people of Illinois – Jim Dey


— 100 years ago: Springfield wildly celebrates end of WWI – Mike Kienzler (DIERSEN: What were your ancestors doing 100 years ago? My grandfather on my father’s side was coming home to Crete after fighting the Germans. My grandmother on my father’s side was helping her parents operate a farm in Crete. My grandparents on my mother’s side were helping their parents operate farms in Grant Park.)


— Rumors of racial violence scare Carbondale High School parents – GABRIEL NEELY-STREIT (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote racial violence. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at minorities that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK, members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who memories should get rid of once and for all. Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote racial violence. Ever-increasingly, Democrats turn minorities into solders in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)


— Pritzker saying all the right things – Rich Miller


— The Death of E Pluribus Unum/The Rise of Probe – Bob Angone


— FROM THE POSTING: If you look at the results on the right hand side of this page, you’ll see that GOP Rep. Helene Miller Walsh is now down by two votes, GOP Rep. Tom Morrison’s lead has been cut again and GOP Sen. Mike Connelly has lost his lead over Laura Ellman.


— ‘No Legislation Necessary:’ Feinstein Urged Obama To Use Presidential Power To Limit Immigration – MALACHI BAILEY
— Here’s How To Respond When You’re Accused of Hating Refugees – Allan Erickson
— Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Apprehended at Arizona Border in Just 48 Hours – Jack Davis
— Democrats Are Planning the Most Aggressive Gun Control Legislation in Years – Jack Davis


— Fla. counties snub ruling on votes, let illegals, felons vote – Michael F. Haverluck


— Leftists Sue to Bring In Migrant Horde, Claim Trump’s Order Invalid – R. Cort Kirkwood
— 60K Aliens Nabbed at Border in Oct. — 521K in Fiscal 2018 – R. Cort Kirkwood
— Democrats Plan Attack On Second Amendment – R. Cort Kirkwood


— Trump Dared to Build Up Our Military — and the Left Is Angry In an op ed, author reveals why the media and ‘elites’ can’t accept how the president is strengthening the U.S. – Mark Christian


— Forget the Sweet Talk — Both Parties Will Go to the Mat – Charles Lipson ––_both_parties_will_go_to_the_mat_138614.html


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever increasingly, Democrats a) paint Trump as being Hitler, b) paint the Republican Party as being the Nazi Party, c) paint Republicans as being Nazis, and d) paint women, minorities, and citizens of foreign countries as being Jews. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they are going to get rid of Republicans like Nazis got rid of Jews. Needless-to-say, the aforesaid encourages Republicans to buy more firearms and more ammunition for their self-defense.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.


— The Dog Is In Charge We might not want to admit it, but our pets often call the shots at home — from decorating decisions to where we live. – Ronda Kaysen (DIERSEN: Trump does not own a dog. Neither my parents, nor my wife’s parents, ever owned a dog. Neither me, nor my wife, have ever owned a dog. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use that against me. They hint/imply/argue/shout that GOOD people own dogs and BAD people do not own dogs. Trump does not own a dog.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Hey, the Next Layoff Could Be You – Choire Sicha (DIERSEN: During the 1990s, if I had joined my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in condemning Newt Gringrich for dramatically cutting GAO’s budget, I might still be a GAO employee.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Republican demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Republicans.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to Whites a) who pander to anti-Whites, b) who pander to White-haters, and c) who promote violence against Whites?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Trump to promote hatred against individuals, against organizations, against governments, and against countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s rules of etiquette are straight out of the Jim Crow playbook.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote hatred of rural America.


— October was highest month for illegal immigration under President Trump – Jamie Dupree


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans “rebuke nationalism.”
— Million-dollar homes: The number surges as home prices rise. Many are in California – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: A home is worth only what it can be sold for.)


— 3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Raise for 2019 Want a pay boost next year? Here’s how to score one. – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: Federal employees cannot get significant pay increases by just asking for them. They must apply for promotions. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious in 1986 when I successfully applied for a promotion to GS-13, currently $96,403/year. Because of that, they “pulled out all the stops” to stop me from ever getting a promotion to GS-14, currently $113,920/year. In 1987, they forced the GAO manager who had promoted me to GS-13 in 1986 to retire. He had hired me in 1980 and had gotten me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986. In 1989, they really “pulled out all the stops” to get rid of me. They threw me off audits of IRS, gave me unfair performance expectations, and gave me an unfair performance appraisal. In 1989, if Henry Hyde had not intervened for me, they might have succeeded in getting rid of me. Because it frustrated their tremendous efforts to get rid of me, they were beyond furious a) when in 1990, I successfully applied to work for the young Jewish female GS-15 in the office who was responsible for audits of federal financial institution regulators, b) when later in 1990, I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, c) when in 1994, I became a Certified Government Financial Manager, d) when in 1996, I became a Certified Financial Services Auditor, and e) when in 1997, I became a Forensic Accountant. They were especially beyond furious in 1997 when I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT.)

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.