November 14 Evening Edition

— Bears ownership gets involved in Illinois governor’s race – Craig Wall
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Gov. Rauner was on the second day of his “Our Home. Our Fight” statewide tour, there was word that his potential primary opponent, State Representative Jeanne Ives has secured the support of Chicago Bears family matriarch Virginia McCaskey. In a flyer advertising a fundraiser next Monday, Ives lists McCaskey as a $10,000 table host.)

— After Backlash, Roskam Reacts to Moore Allegations
— Race for Illinois Governor Continues to Heat Up – Mary Ann Ahern
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As for the Republican primary race, state Rep. Jeanne Ives has a fundraiser next week, and one of the hosts is Chicago Bears owner Virginia McCaskey. Meanwhile, incumbent first term GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner is on a downstate campaign swing, with reaching out to veterans at the top of his agenda. “This is a time we can show how much we love our veterans and our men and women in uniform, our active duty officers,” Rauner said Tuesday, adding, “This is a time to say thank you.”)

— Activists Demand Cicero Pass Welcoming Ordinance To Protect Immigrants (DIERSEN: For a city to say that it is welcoming is to say that it is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)

— Gutierrez grills AG Jeff Sessions on prosecuting Hillary Clinton – Lynn Sweet
— Can ‘a normal person’ become governor? – Neil Steinberg
— House speaker joins GOP chorus calling for Moore to quit – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kadner condemns those who do not condemn Moore.

— GOP effort to oust Roy Moore from Senate race grows – Sean Sullivan, Michael Scherer and Paul Kane
— Politics shouldn’t override decency in cases of Roy Moore, Bill Clinton – John Kass
— Roskam on tax reform: ‘Either get this done’ or it ‘will be the lost opportunity of a lifetime’ – Katherine Skiba (DIERSEN: From what I see, the proposed “tax reform” is being done to let members of Group A pay less federal income tax and to make members of Group B pay more federal income tax. Members of Group A typically take the standard deduction and are renters, younger, do not have major medical or dental expenses, and are Democrats. Members of Group B  typically itemize their deductions and are  homeowners, older, have major medical and/or dental expenses, and are Republicans.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, said at least 7 percent of taxpayers would pay higher taxes under the proposal in 2018, and at least 24 percent of taxpayers would pay more in 2027.)
— Joe Biden is too old for the presidency, and he’s not alone – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: What is your position on age discrimination? I have always opposed it. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe have always promoted age discrimination. They stress that the federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid of its non-veteran White male employees who do not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The next presidential election is not for three years, but it’s not too early to conclude that some people should not be in it. Former Vice President Joe Biden is one of them. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren ought to excuse themselves. President Donald Trump should settle for one term, if he lasts that long. And while I’m at it, George H.W. Bush would be prudent not to seek that second term he was denied in 1992. What these people have in common is that they have passed their presidential sell date. Biden would be 78 on Inauguration Day in 2021. Sanders would be 79 and Warren 71. Trump, the oldest man ever elected president, would be 74. There are plenty of jobs that can be done well by people of advanced age. The presidency is not one of them.)
— Later start times, less homework: Here’s what elite schools are doing to help students cope with stress – Karen Ann Cullotta, Karen Berkowitz, Kimberly Fornek and Jennifer Johnson
— 175 years ago today, Chicago auctioned off a black man – Mark Jacob (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America? The longer that they have been in America, the more that anti-Whites and anti-men hint/imply/argue/shout a) that you benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against women and b) that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion. All my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s.)

— College student Marko Sukovic from Lincolnshire announces run for state House 59th District seat

— Gov. Rauner takes aim at Speaker Madigan in Rockford campaign stop – Georgette Braun

— Who was behind Welcoming City resolution? – Rosanna Pulido, Springfield

— Tax watchdog Adam Andrzejewski continues digging on spending questions – Jim Dey

— DEA says deadly fentanyl is showing up in marijuana

— Flashback: Kelly: Why I’m Not Drinking the Rauner Kool-Aid

— Ives, Breen argue against higher education aid for illegal immigrants – Angela Underwood

— Righter debates bills aimed at wage equality, postpartum depression sentencing – Angela Underwood

— College of DuPage – Accreditation restored. – KIRK ALLEN

— Rauner believes Moore should step down *** In attempt to avoid making headlines, Roskam makes headlines

— Judge Moore’s Wife Kayla Moore: We Are Gathering Evidence of Money Being Paid to Accusers – Jim Hoft

— Sessions and Ryan pile on with Moore’s accusers – AP
— Jeff Flake on Roy Moore: I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat
— Keurig CEO sorry for pulling Hannity ads over Moore

— Pro-life bishop beats ultra-liberal Cdl. Cupich to head US bishops’ pro-life office – Claire Chretien

— Volvo drops advertisements on Sean Hannity show – Carlos Garcia

— Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez Trolls AG Sessions Over Trump’s Unfulfilled Campaign Promise to Jail Hillary – GARY LEGUM

— Ryan: House to mandate anti-sexual harassment training – CRISTINA MARCOS (DIERSEN: According to anti-Trumps, the more of the following that you are, the more of a sexual harasser and even worse things that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— RNC cuts off Moore The national party pulls out of a fundraising pact with the Alabama candidate, further isolating him. – ALEX ISENSTADT (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes could hint/imply/argue/shout that the following have cut me off: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)

— Sessions says he has ‘no reason to doubt’ women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct – Sean Sullivan

— Illinois Educators Report Shortage of Teachers, Applicants School officials statewide are reporting that districts are having a hard time filling teaching positions. – AP

— Is Your Favorite $8,262 Tax Break Really Going Away? Lawmakers are proposing big tax changes. Find out what you could lose. – Dan Caplinger

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC wants you and your group to hate Moore.

– The National Treasury Employees Union launched a campaign Monday debunking myths about federal employees and raising awareness about the important work they do for the American public. (DIERSEN: I was a NTEU member 1971-1980 while I worked for IRS.)

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.