— COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform has always been conservative. But anti-conservatives and conservative-haters have dominated the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) since at least Big Jim Thompson. Of course, they blame the conservative IRP platform for the November 8, 2022 losses that Republican candidates suffered in Illinois. While they say that the IRP has “no platform,” they want young anti-conservatives and conservative-haters to craft a new IRP platform that will water down, if not strike, the conservative planks in the platform. I served on the 2008 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. The IRP platform has changed little since then. Of course, I want to serve on any committee that crafts a new platform. Because Ron Smith appointed me to the 2008 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, because I promoted conservative planks, and because I promoted direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members at that convention, anti-conservatives and conservative-haters threw him off the IRP SCC. Of course, my requests to be appointed to the 2012, 2016, and 2020 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committees were denied.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Second, rebuild the Illinois Republican Party by coming up with a coherent platform about how to “Make Illinois Great Again.” . . . This will need to be crafted by younger Republicans. I could see moderate former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar leading a task force, joined by co-chairs such as conservative downstate U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood and pragmatic suburban state Sen. Sue Rezin.)
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Republican state legislators choose new leaders after election cements Democratic dominance in General Assembly.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Kevin McCarthy wins nomination for U.S. House speaker, but grind ahead.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Pence blames Donald Trump for endangering his family.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Pretrial Fairness Act, a critical step toward justice, is under threat.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Fundamental right of workers to organize being added to Illinois constitution.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mazzochi prevails in suit against DuPage Clerk Kaczmarek over 45th District mail ballots.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “After big losses last week, Illinois GOP vows big changes with new legislative leaders: ‘We certainly have a lot to rebuild’
House Republicans chose state Rep. Tony McCombie as their leader. The former Savanna mayor told the Sun-Times last week that the election showed “those that are on the extreme” are “not what Illinois wants.” Senate Republicans selected state Sen. John Curran of Downers Grove to guide their caucus.” The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more extreme that anti-conservatives and conservative-haters call you.
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Workers’ rights amendment wins place in Illinois Constitution.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say education is a nonpartisan issue.
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of anti-Jewish actions to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “With new book, Pence wrongly casts himself as courageous during the Jan. 6 insurrection.”
— DuPage judge Orel intervenes in 45th House District Mazzochi/Douglass vote count – Katlyn Smith and Susan Sarkauskas
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push minorities to push booze.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of anti-Jewish actions to promote hatred against Republicans.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push children to learn languages other than English.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Like it or not, the Illinois GOP is now grappling with Candidate Trump.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One leader who’s departed the Trump orbit is former Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, a member of the state’s GOP central committee and a major Trump backer against Joe Biden four years ago. “I certainly believe in some of the things he did as president, but I don’t particularly like what he’s said afterwards . . . or what happened last Tuesday,” when Trump-backed candidates such as Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Dr. Mehmet Oz or Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake got beat, Claar told me in a phone interview. “His endorsement certainly got in the way” of GOP victories. Added Claar, “I’m a big fan of DeSantis.” Jeanne Ives, a strong social and economic conservative who almost unseated then-Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 GOP primary, welcomed the idea of a competitive GOP presidential primary. “I think it’s a great idea for Republicans across the country to have a debate over where the party should go,” she said. But, Ives continued, Trump overall is “a mixed bag.” Asked if his running would help the party, she replied: “Not in Illinois.” Other officials more to the GOP center were harsher in their comments. “Trump lost the last two elections in this state by (roughly) a million votes each,” said former state GOP Chair Pat Brady. “If people don’t wake up and see that Trump is slowly killing the party, they didn’t watch what happened on Tuesday.” “There should be a quick repudiation of Trump by every Republican leader in the country,” said outgoing Illinois House GOP Leader Jim Durkin. “He’s a narcissist on steroids.” State GOP Chairman Don Tracy, who rarely courts internal Republican dissent, insisted in a statement that he’s neutral for now, but seemed to welcome DeSantis or others to the race. “President Trump’s policies led to a booming economy and respect abroad. We appreciate his service to the country,” Tracy said. “The field will undoubtedly evolve over the coming months and we look forward to an open, engaging, and respectful competition.” But the most interesting comment may have come from outgoing DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, the former head of the county’s Republican organization. What might be best for the party is for Trump to run—and lose to another Republican, Cronin said. “That may be exactly what the doctor ordered. We as a party have to somehow get past Trump.” State Sen. Darren Bailey, whom Trump endorsed for governor in last week’s election, failed to return messages. Along with downstate GOP firebrand U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, Bailey is considered a potential leader of any Trump Illinois campaign.)
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Workers’ Rights Amendment passes.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Illinois’s workers’ rights amendment passes with more than 50 percent of all votes cast.”
— COMMENT: Democrats ask “Do Illinois Republicans want Donald Trump to run for president again after disappointing midterms?” What do your critics/opponents blame you for? Since 2021, because of Republican losses, my critic/opponents do not want me to serve as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks. Since 2012, because of Republican losses, my critics/opponents did not want me to serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman. Since 2010, because of Republican losses, my critics/opponents did not want me to serve as a Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster. Since 2007, because of Republican losses, my critics/opponents did not want me to serve as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member.
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Illinois House Republicans Select Rep. Tony McCombie as New Leader.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “With Illinois House race still too close to call, GOP candidate Mazzochi sues DuPage County clerk over ballot counting.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats encourage “people in need,” and especially families that have mental problems, to move to DuPage County, to stay in DuPage County, and to vote for Democrats.
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Rep. Tony McCombie elected new Illinois House Republican leader.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “New Pence book details split with Trump.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois bill would create new felony for unlawful selling of fentanyl.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Illinois GOP Taking Stock, Looking to Future After ‘Very Disappointing’ Election.” Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats make former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady the chief spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party.
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “After Election Losses, Illinois Republicans Pick New State Senate and House Leaders.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Southern IL Wants Out” and asks “Is it Possible?”
— COMMENT: Democrats say education is a nonpartisan issue.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Hispanic voters tipped races in battleground states.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “McCombie to head Illinois House GOP, become chamber’s first female leader.”
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Illinois General Assembly veto session begins. Here’s what to know.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “State Senate Republicans target dealers of fentanyl-laced opioids.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Evanston City Council greenlights annual $1 million of real estate transfer tax funds for reparations.” What are the demographics of those who pay real estate transfer taxes?
— COMMENT: Democrats say that their 2020 election was “legitimate” and that Trump “tried to overturn” it. One could argue that because Democrats run elections in America and because there are so many millions of illegals in America who can use their false identifications to vote for Democrats, no Democrat election victory in America is legitimate.
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say Illinois “GOP senators propose tougher penalties against fentanyl dealers.” How soon will Illinois Democrats legalize fentanyl?
CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans divided as Trump kicks off 2024 bid.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Black think tank launches campaign urging Congress to prioritize racial diversity in offices.” GAO works for Congress. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” so that they could give my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office, which is exactly what they did.
BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push Illinois Blacks to be pot pushers.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “New faces lead the Illinois GOP.”
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— On Abortion, Most Republican Candidates Just Stood Up and Said, “Hit Me Again”
— State Senator Warns of Reapportionment Problems for McHenry County in 1965
COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge Orel: Procedures used by DuPage Clerk to count mail-in ballots ‘obvious way to commit ballot fraud’ – Jonathan Bilyk
— Illinois’ kitchen table issues – taxes, crime, corruption – haven’t gone away. But now Illinoisans will have to endure far more pain until they are addressed.
— Automatically passing Chicago students to the next grade: Norman Lear’s ‘Good Times’ criticized the policy 50 years ago. It’s still happening today. Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (COMMENT: Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete forced my brother to repeat first grade. That was a mistake that harmed him for his entire life.)
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Review Sold, Expansion Planned
— McHenry County Comparison of Ness-Cain Results for Voting by Mail
— Today Is the First Faculty Training Session for Making McHenry County College Woke – Part 1
— Police Chief Bob Polston, Who Watched the Fox River Grove School Bus Being Crushed by a Metra Engine, RIP
— The Difference in Local Governmental Structure
— So Far, Connie Cain Running Ahead of Bailey and Salvi in McHenry County (Corrected Headline)
— Illinois Review Welcomes New Ownership Team
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “House Republican caucus elects McCombie as leader.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Illinois Review announced on Tuesday a new ownership team that includes conservative radio show host and Newsmax columnist Mark Vargas and Chicago attorney and former US congressional candidate Scott Kaspar. The widely recognized and conservative publication on Illinois news was founded in 2005 by conservative leaders Fran Eaton and Dennis LaComb.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Post-campaign notebook.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Wirepoints president speaks at secessionist convention.”
— Trump sets off on race for White House. Former president promises to make America ‘great and glorious again. – Susan Ferrechio and Seth McLaughlin
— Aftershocks of GOP’s midterm election disappointments reach RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel – Seth McLaughlin (COMMENT: Who have anti-conservatives and conservative-haters blamed the most for Republican election losses in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? While anti-conservatives and conservative haters have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000, they have not blamed the anti-conservative and conservative-hating leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.)
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Tulsi Gabbard lands official gig with Fox News – Dan Wells
— Gov. Greg Abbott Invokes ‘Invasion Clauses’ To Beef Up Border Security – Debra Heine
— Leftists are dangerously dehumanizing their political opponents – Al Bienenfeld
— Arizona Voters Approve GOP-Led Law Giving In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: To give preference to citizens of foreign countries is to discriminate against citizens of America.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Aside from Arizona Republicans, major donor networks were behind the initiative’s push to voters including TheDream.US — partially funded by billionaire Bill Gates, the Ford Foundation, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg — along with the Koch brothers’ organizations and George Soros-linked activists. Across the United States, 22 states and Washington, DC, now offer in-state tuition to illegal aliens. Those states include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.)
CENTER SQUARE TEXAS
— Abbott, county judges at odds over what ‘repelling invasion’ looks like – Bethany Blankley
— Chicago socialist students demand free abortions on campus – MATT LAMB
— Trump Announces 2024 Presidential Run – DIANA GLEBOVA
— Fox News Hires Tulsi Gabbard – BRIANNA LYMAN
— Growing List of Illinois Counties Vote to Leave Illinois, Form New State – Kevin Bessler (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats make Illinois a) anti-White, b) anti-male, c) anti-older people, d) anti-heterosexual, e) traditional marriage and family, f) anti-wealth, g) anti-gun ownership, h) anti-Christian, i) anti-Protestant, j) anti-Italian American and anti-German American, k) anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, l) anti-conservative, m) anti-patriotism, n) anti-Republican, and/or o) anti-American.)
— Texas Governor Greg Abbott Declares Invasion On Southern Border – Ryan Saavedra
— The Marriage Tax – John Goodman (COMMENT: Since we got married in 1978, my wife and I have paid the marriage tax big time.)
— DeSantis Responds to Trump, Says Florida the ‘Blueprint’ Now – Zachary Stieber
— Texas Governor Invokes Invasion Clause at US-Mexico Border – Jack Phillips
— Obama praises 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones’ new journalism center: ‘Our democracy will be better for it’ – Lindsay Kornick (COMMENT: According to those who promote 1619, I owe all my successes in life, including my passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, not only to my benefitting tremendously from discrimination against minorities, but to my benefitting tremendously from discrimination against females, younger people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-married people, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, liberals, moderates, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs.)
— Teachers union infuriates parents with ‘astonishing’ tweet: ‘Trying to gaslight Americans’ NEA goes into clean-up mode after tweeting teachers ‘know better than anyone’ what students need. – Bailee Hill
— Empowering Parents with School Choice Reduces Wokeism in Education – Jay Greene, Ph.D. and Ian Kingsbury (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most for having attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. I would focus on those in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who look down on, if not despise, if not hate Protestants and/or German Americans.)
— Pompeo Says Trump’s 2024 Announcement Will Not Impact His Own Decision, Calls for ‘More Seriousness’ in GOP Leadership – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
— COMMENT: National Review says no to Trump.
— COMMENT: What school board seats will be on the April 4, 2023 ballot in your precinct and who will run for them?
— Greg Abbott to deploy National Guard, gun boats to secure Texas border against invasion of illegal aliens.
— Fight for Anti-Woke School Boards Will Continue After Mixed Electoral Results – RICK MORAN (COMMENT: What school board seats will be on the April 4, 2023 ballot in your precinct and who will run for them?)
— Most Parents Oppose ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’
— It’s Official: Donald Trump Is Running for President in 2024 – Spencer Brown
— It’s Official: The GOP Retakes the House – Matt Vespa
— DeSantis Breaks Silence on Trump’s Attacks – Spencer Brown
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The New Woke Discrimination Demands a New Law. Expand the Civil Rights Act to protect employees from being fired for their political beliefs. – Vivek Ramaswamy and Jed Rubenfeld (COMMENT: Because of my conservative Republican political beliefs, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old and took other adverse actions against me, b) my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed education deductions in 1978 and took other adverse actions against me, and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969 and took other adverse actions against me.).
— Affirmative-Action Backlash. ‘Americans support general efforts to promote opportunity and inclusion. But they oppose the explicit use of race as a criterion in college admissions, hiring, and promotion.’ – Matthew Continetti (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had been only for those whose parents did not have a college degree? My outstanding parents never attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
— When GOP Gains Lag the Popular Vote. Is this a crisis of democracy? That’s what Democrats always say. – Editorial
— Minority Support for the GOP Crept Up Again in the Midterms. Democrats step up appeals to racial resentment as their ethnic base continues its gradual erosion. – Jason L. Riley
— Marijuana May Hurt Smokers More Than Cigarettes Alone. Emphysema, other ailments more common among people who smoke marijuana. – Julie Wernau
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Christians.
— COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. The Republican Party exists to defend and advance conservatism. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives and conservative-haters use the Republican Party’s “BIG TENT” policy to destroy conservativism, to destroy conservatives, and to destroy the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). I should write a book about how the aforesaid has played out in the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO since 2000.
— COMMENT: Democrats crow about their success in getting Mormons to promote LGBTQ.
NEW YORK TIMES
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump Is Finally Finished.”
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Big Liar and His Losing Little Liars.”
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Pence on Trump’s 2024 Run: I Think We’ll Have Better Choices.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “As Migrants Leave Tent Shelter, Mayor Defends His Strategy.”
— COMMENT: Democrats charge Trump with fomenting an insurrection and say that he is running again.
— COMMENMT: Democrats say “Federal judge strikes down Trump-era border policy known as Title 42.”
— COMMENT: A Democrats says “Republicans’ problems run deeper than candidate quality.” I give lots of weight to candidates’ relevant work experience, relevant education, relevant professional certifications and licenses, and career success.)
— COMMENT: If any of your ancestors homestead a farm, expect that sooner or later, Democrats will use that against you.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mitt Romney calls Trump an aging pitcher who keeps losing games.” What do your critics/opponents blame you for? My critics/opponents stress my age (74) and my being conservative. Since 2021, because of Republican losses, they have stopped me from serving as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks. Since 2012, because of Republican losses, they have stopped me from serving as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman. Since 2010, because of Republican losses, they have stopped me from serving as a Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster. Since 2007, because of Republican losses, they have stopped me from serving as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “How Workers Are Advancing To Better Jobs Today.” What did you do to advance to better jobs? I a) earned a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) when I was 21, b) earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-business), 31 (DePaul-accounting), and 48 (IIT-finance), c) earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (CPA), 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (Certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant), and d) earned a job-related professional license (CPA) when I was 32.)
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Bill Maher’s ‘But What About Merit’ Commentary Exposes The Racist Conditioning Of Many Good White People.” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I owe all my successes in life, including my passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, not only to my benefitting tremendously from discrimination against minorities, but to my benefitting tremendously from discrimination against females, younger people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-married people, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, liberals, moderates, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “How Math Became an Object of the Culture Wars. As was true in the nineties, today’s fights about math are not entirely about what kids actually learn in their classrooms.” High-level math was never one of my strong points. Democrats would have me blame that on the following: a) my parents who never attended college, b) my mother who never attended high school, c) my math teachers at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, d) my math teachers at Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and e) my math teachers at Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966. Never-the-less, I was able to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 when I was 48 years old. Many of the courses required high-level math.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media a) promotes the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms, b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform, c) elects Democrat candidates, and d) defeats Republican candidates.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push Illinois Blacks to be pot pushers.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Hey Donald, if they don’t like you, form a new party.” Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs a) crow about their success in making the Republican Party anti-conservative and b) want conservatives to leave the Republican Party and form a new party. In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America, how many would vote for Republicans if the RNC, Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and/or your Republican township/ward party organization officially dumped conservatism and officially dumped conservatives?
— ‘New SURGE of illegals will now head for our southern border’: Fears that unlawful crossings will soar after DC judge lifted Trump-era Title 42 that saw migrants immediately deported – HARRIET ALEXANDER
— Universities told to teach about colonialism and white supremacy – even in computing courses – Louisa Clarence-Smith