November 13, 2022

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: COMMENT: Anti-conservatives and conservative-haters say why Republicans lost elections in Illinois. They say “Illinois GOP, suffering from Trump factor and right-wing ideology, teeters on edge of irrelevance.” Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Overwhelmingly, since at least Big Jim Thompson, those who have dominated the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), including Jim Edgar and Jim Durkin, a) have rejected some, most, if not all of the planks in the Republican Party platform and b) have done everything that they can to drive conservatives like me out of the IRP. Most commonly, they reject the individual responsibility, traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mental health programs to start in select suburbs after voters approved property tax hikes.” Under suburban Democrats, expect that more and more and more families with mental health problems will move to the suburbs.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mayor Keith Pekau says Orland Park ‘on our own’ taking care of financial situation following Democratic victories.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans need to reevaluate candidate choices and message to voters on abortion.”

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE OF EDGAR AND RAUNER: COMMENT: Anti-conservatives and conservative-haters say why Republicans lost elections in Illinois.
— COD and the high cost of letting politics cloud judgment – Editorial

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois elects first Muslim, Indian woman to state legislature. Nabeela Syed, a 23-year-old Palatine native, will be one of the youngest members of the Illinois General Assembly when she assumes office in January.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto projected to win reelection, allowing Democrats to keep the Senate.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “300th Bus of Asylum-Seeking Migrants Arrives in Chicago From the Texas Border. Since the first bus arrived in Chicago on Aug. 31, 3,684 asylum-seeking migrants have been welcomed in Chicago.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans blame Trump for lack of ‘red wave’ in midterms.” Who gets blamed for Republican losses in your area? Because my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes ended my following roles, it is harder for them to blame me for the losses that Republican candidates on the November 8, 2022 ballot in my precinct suffered: a) Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks, b) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, c) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, d) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, e) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and f) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say “After poor midterm showing” and ask “is Trump’s influence waning?”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “What the midterms tell us about the race for the Republican presidential nomination.”

— U.S. gives millions to American universities promoting anti-West ideologies – Adam Andrzejewski

— The Republicans DuPage County Problem, Including How It Defeated Catalina Lauf  (COMMENT: I should write a book about the leadership of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000.)

— DeSantis for President PAC in the works after blowout Florida victory – Mica Soellner
— Donald Trump is still the MAGA guy America needs – Cheryl K. Chumley
— Dems to keep control of Senate in 2023 as Sen. Cortez Masto declared winner in Nevada – Dave Boyer
— Best way to honor veterans? Fight for the return of the military we once had. Stop destroying our military in the name of equality and inclusiveness. – Don Feder

— Fed-up US farmers tell why government will put them out of business – Mary Kay Linge

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shift health care resources away from those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, citizens of America, and/or those who have health insurance and to those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, citizens of foreign countries, and/or those who do not have health insurance.

— The Systemic Racism of the Teachers Unions. Clearly, the NEA, an organization that frequently rails about “systemic racism,” is guilty of that sin. – Larry Sand

— It wasn’t about abortion – Silvio Canto, Jr. (COMMENT: If the voters in your precinct who voted for Democrats were asked why they voted for Democrats, what would they say? To vote for Democrats is to promote a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, g) patronage, h) political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination, and j) age discrimination.
— So Trump lost the midterms? – Ken Lovejoy

— Arizona Count Drags on: Hundreds of Thousands of Ballots Outstanding – NICK GILBERTSON

— ‘Equity’ professors detail how to fight back against parents’ critical race theory beefs – DAVE HUBER

— Why Inflation Didn’t Have A Bigger Effect On The Midterm Elections – E.J. ANTONI (COMMENT: As Democrats move into your county, your township, and your municipality, more and more and more will want/demand government assistance.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Similarly, those who rely heavily on government assistance disproportionately vote Democrat. Yet many forms of government assistance offer layers of immunity from inflation. Some government benefits feature cost-of-living adjustments that automatically rise to match inflation. Other benefits, like some rental assistance programs or Obamacare, require participants to pay only a small portion of their incomes, or nothing at all, and the rest is government-funded. If the cost of the product or service increases, the government simply pays the difference – the person receiving the government benefit is protected from the higher price. In terms of election outcomes, inflation affected groups that tended to vote Democrat less than the average American. So there was little motivation to change their votes to Republican, contrary to conventional wisdom and polls.)

— Republicans Need Just 7 Seats to Clinch House Majority With 23 Competitive Races Still Uncalled – Tom Ozimek
— Huckabee: Republican Party Doomed to Be Extinct If It Backtracks – Allen Zhong
— The Youth Problem – Mark Bauerlein
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gen Z went nearly 2-to-1 for Democrats this week, which should put to rest the occasional assertion we’ve heard in recent years that this fresh cohort leans conservative. The 18 to 29 age group came in at 63 percent Democrat, according to one exit poll. The next age group, 30 to 44-year-olds, made up mostly of Millennials, scored lower, 51 percent Democrat. Anyone who has said that Gen Z will rebel against their seniors, that they will tell the 33-year-old Millennial social-justice scold to stuff it, got it all wrong. I myself predicted that Gen Z wouldn’t put up with Woke, and now I feel like a dupe. Gen Z may turn out more Woke than the Millennials themselves, who supplied most of the troops for the Woke revolution as it spread across campuses and into the streets from 2015 forward. It isn’t hard to explain. The celebrities young Americans follow, the singers, athletes, internet stars, and actors … all voice the leftist take with near unanimity, and the kids think it’s cool. Exceptions such as Jordan Peterson are rare. The tools Gen Z-ers wield and the social media they consume reinforce the message to the point of coercion. I remember in the 1990s Web cheerleaders and libertarians hailing digital technology as a glorious guarantee of individualism and debate and dissent. “Everyone will have a voice!” they cried. “And the public square will be more vibrant and diverse than ever.”)

— Democracy Dies When Americans Stop Scrutinizing Partisan Election Administration – BEN WEINGARTEN (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats flood America with illegals. Illegals vote for Democrats. The more illegals that there are in America, the more that every Republican should be an election denier.)

— Demonizing political opponents delegitimizes America and could lead to violence, liberal scholar says. Trouble with democracy: Liberal scholar explains why vilifying political adversaries is dangerous. – Ethan Barton

— The polarization of America: The power elite want us to hate each other, and we’d better start paying attention to save this country. – Patrick Droney

— Over 50 Percent of Companies Discriminate AGAINST White Men in Hiring – Mike LaChance (COMMENT: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
— Biden White House Appoints DEI ‘Expert’ to Natl. Board of Education Sciences. “Until bans on truth teaching are lifted, our democracy will become increasingly susceptible to the exacerbation of the racial tensions, inequities, injustices and violent acts of racism that have always kept America from reaching its full potential” – Mike LaChance

— The Only Way to Make America Pro-Life – Michael Brown (COMMENT: How strongly did the Democrat candidates on the November 8, 2022 ballot in your precinct promote abortion? You should expect that the more strongly that they promoted abortion, the more votes that they got. How strongly did the Republican candidates on the November 8, 2022 ballot in your precinct promote the rights of the unborn? You should expect that the more strongly that they promoted the rights of the unborn, the more votes that they got.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As for the fact that is women who helped drive these votes, the Daily Wire pointed out that, “Compared to married individuals favoring GOP candidates this year, a CNN exit poll of 18,571 total respondents found 68% of single women marked their ballots for Democratic politicians — a 37-point margin over the Republican Party.” And as the ages get younger, the disparity becomes even greater: “Other notable figures from CNN’s exit poll data show that 72% of women between 18 and 29 voted Democrat.” What a dramatic difference in voting patterns, but one that is consistent with the mindset of many unmarried women, especially younger women. (See also here for more on younger voters.) To quote again from the Daily Wire, “Studies suggest single women vote Democrat more often than married women because they depend on a single income, have feminist attitudes towards social issues like abortion and pre-marital sexual behavior, and agree with ideologies that redefine gender roles and family responsibilities. “‘The Democrats’ radical abortion and LGBTQ agenda coupled with their negligent governance of our cities make perfect sense when you realize the destruction of the nuclear family and dependence on government welfare keeps the Democratic Party in power,’ Jayme Chandler Franklin said on Twitter.” Breaking down the data further, Breitbart noted that, “Thirty-three percent of women said that abortion was their most important issue, with 77 percent of those respondents supporting Democrat candidates compared to 22 percent supporting Republican candidates. The next most important issue for women was inflation at 28 percent, followed by crime, gun policy, and immigration, which were all equal at ten percent. “A majority of women (67 percent) also said they were either angry or dissatisfied with Roe v. Wade being overturned, with 72 percent of women who supported Democrat candidates agreeing, compared to 27 percent who supported Republicans. On the other hand, 30 percent of women were either enthusiastic or satisfied with Roe being overturned, with a majority supporting Republicans (84 percent) compared to Democrats (15 percent).” . . . First and foremost, there must be a massive revival in the Church leading to multitudes of conversions in the society leading to a glorious national awakening. It is only when tens of millions of Americans get God’s heart for the unborn that the tide will turn more decisively in the direction of life. . . Second, we must continue the battle of changing hearts and minds, exposing the realities of these draconian pro-abortion bills, and continuing to display the personhood of the baby in the womb.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats flood America with illegals. Illegals vote for Democrats. The more illegals that there are in America, the more that every Republican should be an election denier.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: COMMENT: Democrats say “Trump Angst Grips Republicans (Again) as 2024 Announcement Looms. While Republicans pick up the pieces from the midterm elections, former President Donald J. Trump is already forcing them to take sides in the next election.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans in the military.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “As Trump takes heat, DeSantis rises in GOP ahead of 2024.”

— Why Texas must declare an invasion at the southern border – Editorial

— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Sends 300th Bus Full Of Illegal Immigrants For Chicago – Neil Pelayre

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Venezuelans to promote hatred against Republicans.

— America needs prime-age men to be working. Too many young men have stopped looking for work and instead rely on family and government benefits. This trend is troubling for the nation’s economy and birthrates, as well as the men themselves. – Angela Rachidi (COMMENT: Because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, and because of the adverse actions that they had taken against me before that, they made it impossible for me to get a job that would be appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote CRT.

— Why Many Baby Boomers Struggle to Embrace Immigration. There was far less immigration during their formative years. – Seth Schwartz Ph.D. (COMMENT: Because employers want cheap labor, they prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America. If there had been as many citizens of foreign countries in northeast Illinois during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s as there are today, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. 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.)

— COMMENT: I am 74 years old. Democrats crow about their success in getting younger people to vote for candidates who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that they promote age discrimination. I would focus on those candidates who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.

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.