November 27 Evening Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump claims without evidence that ‘millions’ voted illegally.”
— Kellyanne Conway steps up bid to block possible Mitt Romney nomination
— Donald Trump calls recount efforts ‘sad,’ says ‘nothing will change’ – Amy B Wang, Matt Zapotosk


— Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally – AP
— Trump aides say Cuban government will have to change – AP
— At least $1 million in costs to reach new CPS teachers contract – Lauren FitzPatrick
— Charter schools fined $1.8M for late pension contributions – BGA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.  That is treasonous.
— Fox’s Megyn Kelly to headline Dan Goodwin’s private party Monday, November 28, 2016
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want to “boost voter rolls and help clean up voter records.”


— What’s needed in politics: Even more change – GREG HINZ




— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps blame Trump and his supporters for political harassment.  The presumption is that the majority harasses the minority.  Did Clinton or Trump win your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, and your county and by what margins?  Clinton got 211 votes in my precinct, but Trump got only 137.  Before the general election, anti-Trumps in my precinct told me that they were going to vote for Clinton to punish me and to punish all Republicans because Trump had won the Republican presidential nomination.  In my precinct in the March 15, 2016 Republican presidential primary, 93 voted for Kasich, 49 for Cruz, 21 for Trump, and 14 for Rubio.


— Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 11/27/16 – JASMINE COOPER
(FROM THE POSTING: For our first guest, we talk with Elmhurst Republican are Mark Fratella. Mark was an early Trump endorser and we’ll discuss moves made for the president-elect’s Cabinet as well as his 100-day agenda. . .After that, Republican state Sen. Michael Connelly of the Naperville-Lisle suburban area stops by the show to talk about  the end of the fall veto session. Will we see another stop gap? Find out the senator’s thoughts here.)


— Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally – AP


— Cruz: If we don’t deliver ‘there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets’ ‘This election was a mandate with change’ – CNN
— Conway: Trump, Obama have been ‘talking regularly’  Despite disagreements, Trump enjoys talking with president – CNN
— Rubio: Trump Cuba policy should pave way for democracy  Florida senator: Our goal is national security – CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump falsely claims ‘millions of people who voted illegally’ cost him popular vote.”


— Fox’s Megyn Kelly to headline Dan Goodwin’s private party Monday, November 28, 2016


— THE ‘PURGE’! COMPANIES EXACT REVENGE ON TRUMP SUPPORTERS  ‘You are not welcome … and we ask that you leave our firm’ – CHELSEA SCHILLING  (DIERSEN: How many work/worked for purge employers in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?  My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in purging me in 1997.)


— Is it time to give Donald Trump a chance? – Judson Phillips  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government gave me a chance. At GAO, they gave me almost 18 years to become a Democrat; at IRS, they gave me almost 9 years; and at the Post Office, they gave me almost 3 years.  If I had become a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.  But if I had become a Democrat, I would have had to discriminate against federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Republicans warn against ‘burrowing in’ Obama political appointees to career federal positions – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: 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.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Congressional Republicans are warning the departing Obama administration against moving any more political appointees into career-service government jobs, a practice known as “burrowing in.”  Government auditors found 69 Obama political appointees who moved into career jobs from 2010 to 2015, and 17 of them didn’t receive the required approval from the Office of Personnel Management. With President-elect Donald Trump preparing to fill about 4,000 political appointments, Republican lawmakers say there is more motivation for Democratic appointees to try to latch onto protected career positions. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, has asked acting OPM Director Beth Cobert for weekly reports on all conversions or attempted conversions, including the names, titles and salaries of federal employees who have switched from political appointments to career positions since June 30. “With the results of the presidential election, there could be an increase in attempts by the nearly 4,000 political appointees across the federal government to convert to career positions,” Mr. Johnson wrote in a letter last week. “I am concerned that, due to the seniority of political appointees at many agencies, there could be pressure to approve these conversions outside the standard merit-based approach to federal hiring.”)




— Conway resumes Romney opposition, says Trump loyalists feel ‘betrayed’


— Donald Trump alleges millions of people voted illegally – Chris Enloe


— ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds – CHRISS W. STREET
— Mark Hamill: Trump’s Cabinet a ‘Who’s Who of Really Despicable People’ – DANIEL NUSSBAUM


— As Party Flirts With Socialism, DNC Silent On Fidel Castro Death – Peter Hasson
— Jimmy Carter Mourns Castro’s Death, Praises Dictator For ‘His Love Of His Country’ – DEREK HUNTER


— Castro Bodyguard’s Exposé: Luxury, Ladies, Secrecy in Starving Cuba – Eric Mack


— Priebus: Trump could cut off Cuba if Raul Castro refuses ‘movement in the right direction’ – SARAH WESTWOOD


— Trump: ‘I won the popular vote if you deduct’ illegal votes – MALLORY SHELBOURNE
— Federal Reserve braces for Trump shake-up – PETER SCHROEDER


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump falsely claims millions voted illegally.”


— Donald Trump Still Thinks Climate Change Is ‘A Bunch Of Bunk’  His presidency will likely be disastrous for global efforts to mitigate climate change. – Marina Fang


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump falsely claims ‘millions of people who voted illegally’ cost him popular vote.”


— Donald Trump: “Millions” voted illegally in election
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: CBS News draws attention to a “vulgar pro-Trump passenger.”


— Donald Trump: ‘I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally’ – Cleve R. Wootson Jr.


— Trump aide: Cuba has work to do to ‘meet our demands’ – Jayne O’Donnell  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with Cuba against America.)
— Trump: I would have won popular vote too with different kind of campaign – David M Jackson


— Three States Prepare to Recount Ballots as Trump Team Attacks the Attempt  Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania may have to recount if Jill Stein’s effort succeeds – BYRON TAU and  BRODY MULLINS


— Trump, Suggesting Voter Fraud, Says He Won the Popular Vote – Ros Krasny


— Ted Cruz warns there will be ‘pitchforks and torches in the streets’ if Trump doesn’t deliver on campaign promises – Adam Edelman


— Kelly says it’s important people learn of Trump’s actions – AP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Falsely Blames Popular-Vote Loss on Voter Fraud.”


— Cruz Won’t Disavow Trump Criticisms

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.