October 12 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Speakers at Milton Township Republican Central Committee’s outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, October 12, 2016, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall included Liam Brennan, Dan Cronin, Tim Elliott, Jeanne Ives, Chris Kachiroubas, Gary Muehlfelt, Ken Popejoy, Peter Roskam, Jan Shaw, Dave Tornga, and Jim Zay.  Attendees included Ron Almiron, Jean Austin, Bob Berlin, Lori Carlson, Jeff Copper, Lynn Crane, Flo Dangelo, Sal Falbo, Suzanne Fitch, Amy Grant, Art Grant, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Bob Krzyzewski, Bob Larsen, Chris LeVan, Carl Lofgren, Bobby McNeily, David Molitor, Yaday Nathwani, Mary Rash, Pat Ryan, B.J. Slinger, Mark Thomas, Tim Whelan, Kevin Wiley, and Karen Wilson. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— IL DEMOCRATICS, REPUBLICANS SPAR WITH COMPETING TV AD, DOCUMENTARY – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-democratics-republicans-spar-with-competing-tv-ad-documentary/1552298/
— 2 WOMEN TELL PAPER TRUMP TOUCHED THEM INAPPROPRIATELY – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/2-women-tell-paper-trump-touched-them-inappropriately/1552539/
— IN ILLINOIS, NEITHER GENDER WOULD ELECT TRUMP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/in-illinois-neither-gender-would-elect-trump/1552570/

 

NBC5
— Munger Hits Mendoza On Madigan Ties – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/campaign-round-up-munger-hits-mendoza-on-madigan-ties-396856861.html
— Leaked Clinton Campaign Email Cites Kirk Quote on Iran Deal – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Leaked-Clinton-Campaign-E-Mail-References-Kirk-Quote-on-Iran-Deal-396874011.html
— Ad Attempts to Link Rauner to Incendiary Trump Comments – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ad-attempts-to-link-rauner-to-incendiary-trump-comments-396862221.html
— Chicago Teachers’ Contract Includes Retirement Incentive for Experienced Educators – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Sources-Chicago-Teachers-Contract-Includes-Retire-Incentive-for-Experience-Educators-396816051.html

 

CBS2
— Duckworth Calls New Kirk Attack Ad ‘Karl Rove’ Tactic In Race For Senate – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/12/duckworth-calls-new-kirk-attack-ad-karl-rove-tactic-in-race-for-senate/

 

WLS AM
— Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele still thinks Trump can win. – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/10/12/former-rnc-chairman-still-thinks-trump-can-win/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Roskam backs Trump as ‘a wild card’ – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-trump-roskam-st-1014-20161012-story.html
— Pro-Rauner group’s ‘Madigan’ movie illustrates influx of big money into Illinois politics – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-speaker-madigan-movie-met-1013-20161012-story.html
— 4 women accuse Donald Trump of forcibly groping, kissing them – Sean Sullivan, Aaron Blake
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-women-trump-20161012-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Escalating rhetoric, Trump says Clinton ‘has to go to jail’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-email-server-jail/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans urge Trump to quit; then back him – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/310129862/
— Duckworth: Ease political polarization by improving local economy – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/161019517/
— In one day, Roskam goes from planning to vote for Donald Trump to undecided – Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee meeting Wednesday evening, October 12, 2016, Roskam not only said that he would be voting for Trump, but urged everyone in the room to help elect Trump.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161011/news/161019760/
— 44th District hopefuls debate term limits for speaker – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/161019523/
— Newspaper or politicking? FEC gets complaint on Proft paper – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/310129891/
— DuPage teens back Clinton in mock election – Robert Sanchez and Katlyn Smith  (DIERSEN: High school teachers a) are overwhelmingly Democrat and b) have tremendous power over their students.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/161019540/
— Alaska’s two U.S. senators resigned leadership posts in the state Republican party after denouncing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and saying he should step aside. – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/310129907/
— Election campaign sparks more chatter, anger in workplaces – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/business/310129815/
— Donald Trump’s campaign called Wednesday for Hillary Clinton to apologize and fire senior campaign officials involved in an email exchange that Republicans condemned as “breathtaking anti-Catholic bigotry.” – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/310129813/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What budget woes? Illinois voters not feeling the pain yet – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: That is because there have been no tax increases or significant budget cuts.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161012/BLOGS02/161019940/what-budget-woes-illinois-voters-not-feeling-the-pain-yet

 

DEWITT DAILY NEWS
— Rauner Going Out Of His Way To Avoid Using Trump’s Name
http://dewittdailynews.com/local-news/275044

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Kirk: Trump could cost Republicans the Senate – Ed Tibbetts  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for every defeat that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000?)
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/kirk-trump-could-cost-republicans-the-senate/article_ff8dc564-587c-5a12-a733-12516fc6e9e7.html

 

STATELINE
— GOP Upset with Speaker Ryan
http://www.mystateline.com/news/gop-upset-with-speaker-ryan

 

WJBC
— Rep. Davis: Dropping support of Trump a ‘family’ decision – Eric Stock  (DIERSEN: How many in Davis’ congressional district voted for Trump in the March 15, 2016 Republican primary?)
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/10/12/rep-davis-dropping-support-of-trump-a-family-decision/

 

ROCK RIVER TIMES
— Don’t eliminate townships, school districts – Paul Gorski
http://rockrivertimes.com/2016/10/12/commentary-dont-eliminate-townships-school-districts/

 

THE SOUTHERN
— Majority of voters say budget impasse doesn’t affect their families – DAN PETRELLA  (DIERSEN: That is because there have been no tax increases or significant budget cuts.)
http://thesouthern.com/elections/majority-of-voters-say-budget-impasse-doesn-t-affect-their/article_6fa66ea0-3815-5b0e-9a30-e5bc02c6ad0e.html

 

DAILY EGYPTION
— Attack ad seeks to link Rauner with Trump’s comments on women, immigrants – Kim Geiger
http://dailyegyptian.com/60255/state/attack-ad-seeks-link-rauner-trumps-comments-women-immigrants/

 

UIS JOURNAL
— College Republicans, College Democrats square off for the first time – Jeff Burnett
http://uisjournal.com/features/2016/10/12/college-republicans-college-democrats-square-off-for-the-first-time/

 

CITY OF WHEATON
— AUGUST 17, 2016 FLASHBACK: Municipal Election Petitions for Candidacy
http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/pressreleases/detail.aspx?id=9577#.V_6wDxHxZZJ

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IF YOU DON’T SUPPORT CLINTON, YOU MAY BE A REDNECK
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/10/if-you-dont-support-clinton-you-may-be-a-redneck.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— FEC complaint filed against Proft newspapers
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/12/fec-complaint-filed-against-proft-newspapers/
— Illinois African-American Republican teen blamed for huge national poll skew
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/12/illinois-african-american-republican-teen-blamed-for-huge-national-poll-skew/

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— Congressman Roskam Undecided On Whether He’ll Vote For Trump (DIERSEN: At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee meeting Wednesday evening, October 12, 2016, Roskam not only said that he would be voting for Trump, but urged everyone in the room to help elect Trump.)
http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/10/12/congressman-roskam-undecided-whether-hell-vote-trump

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— NO AMNESTY FOR 2 ‘TREASONOUS’ OPEN-BORDERS REPUBLICANS (Ryan and McCain)  Immigration watchdog makes 1st-ever Dem endorsement against those ‘undermining Trump’ – LEO HOHMANN
http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/immigration-watchdog-makes-1st-ever-democrat-endorsement-for-congress/

 

HOT AIR
— Coalition of over 50 conservative groups calls on Congress to block Obamacare bailouts – JOHN SEXTON  (DIERSEN: What “conservative groups” are based in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?  Who coordinates the efforts made these groups?  I should write a book about Democrat plants and Libertarian plants who have had great success in harming conservative groups in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton.)
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/10/12/coalition-50-conservative-groups-call-gop-block-obamacare-bailouts/

 

GOPUSA
— Leaked Emails Show Clinton Camp Mocking Catholics
http://www.gopusa.com/leaked-emails-show-clinton-camp-mocking-catholics/
— Hillary’s ‘Open Borders’ Mean More Heroin and Death
http://www.gopusa.com/hillarys-open-borders-mean-more-heroin-and-death/
— Press sells soul at the altar of Hillary Clinton
http://www.gopusa.com/press-sells-soul-at-the-altar-of-hillary-clinton/
— Will the Supreme Court allow claims of racial bias to violate secrecy of the jury room?
http://www.gopusa.com/will-the-supreme-court-allow-claims-of-racial-bias-to-violate-secrecy-of-the-jury-room/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Who’s with Trump? Senate Republicans deeply split in wake of tape controversy – Brooke Singman
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/12/whos-with-trump-senate-republicans-deeply-split-in-wake-tape-controversy.html
— Former teen beauty queens: Donald Trump barged in on us changing
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/10/12/former-teen-beauty-queens-donald-trump-barged-in-on-us-changing.html

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Trump Takes Charge – John Schlafly and Andy Schlafly
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/trump-takes-charge.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Former Miss Teen USA Contestants: Trump Walked Into Our Dressing Rooms – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/miss-teen-usa-donald-trump-dressing-rooms-walked-in/2016/10/12/id/752995/

 

FEDERALIST
— Here’s What Will Happen To The GOP If Trump Loses – Ben Domenech  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for every defeat that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000?)
http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/12/likely-happen-gop/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Who will be to blame when the Trump experiment fails? – KRISTEN SOLTIS ANDERSON  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for every defeat that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000?)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/who-will-be-to-blame-when-the-trump-experiment-fails/article/2604306

 

THE HILL
— Trump hints that Ryan is part of ‘sinister deal’ – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/300649-trump-hints-ryan-a-part-of-sinister-deal
— Women, independents flee Trump, propelling Clinton in polls – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/300715-women-independents-flee-trump-propelling-clinton-in-polls

 

POLITICO
— Republicans who swore off Trump pledge to still vote for him – Seung Min Kim
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/gop-lawmakers-trump-problem-229676

 

REUTERS
— Illinois lays out plan to reduce risk on variable-rate bonds
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-bonds-idUSKCN12C2LU

 

ABC NEWS
— A Splintered Republican Party Stumbles Down Homestretch – RYAN STRUYK
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/analysis-splintered-republican-party-stumbles-home-stretch/story?id=42756992

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately – MEGAN TWOHEY and MICHAEL BARBARO
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/politics/donald-trump-women.html
— How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages – Nate Cohn
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/upshot/how-one-19-year-old-illinois-man-is-distorting-national-polling-averages.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Video fallout: Republican lawmakers abandon Trump – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/video-fallout-republican-lawmakers-abandon-trump/2016/10/12/ef9e86de-908e-11e6-bc00-1a9756d4111b_story.html
— If Donald Trump has done anything, he has snuffed out the Religious Right – Russell Moore
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/10/09/if-donald-trump-has-done-anything-he-has-snuffed-out-the-religious-right/

 

USA TODAY
— GOP leaders, it’s time to dump Trump – Editorial
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/10/12/donald-trump-richard-nixon-republicans-editorials-debates/91951736/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Party of One  Donald Trump is right where he wants to be—alone, and at the center of it all. – DANIEL HENNINGER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-party-of-one-1476313703

 

BLOOMBERG
— Rubio continues to back Trump – Greg Giroux & Kim Chapman
https://about.bgov.com/blog/rubio-continues-back-trump/

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— Federal election agency gets complaint on DuPage Policy Journal – AP
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article107700547.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of several startup newspapers tied to a conservative Illinois activist has been challenged in a federal complaint as a Republican mouthpiece, meaning it should count as a campaign contribution. Kim Savage, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Darien, argues in a Federal Election Commission filing that the DuPage Policy Journal is not an independent newspaper, but controlled by businessman and radio talk-show host Dan Proft through his political action committee, Liberty Principles PAC, which got a $2.5 million contribution last June from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The paper is one of 14 co-owned by Proft that appeared last spring before the state’s primary elections. The complaint, filed last week in Washington, maintains the DuPage Policy Journal is illegally coordinating with GOP congressional candidate Tonia Khouri and that its publication costs should be reported as political contributions in her race to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Bill Foster. The PAC, Proft, Khouri for Congress and the Khouri campaign treasurer are named in the FEC document. It contends the DuPage paper is not entitled to a press exemption from campaign finance laws because it’s run by a political organization, is not published regularly, is sent to doorsteps or left in high traffic areas for free and includes “coordinated communications” with a candidate that the law bars for so-called independent expenditure committees. “I’m really concerned about all the dark money from special interest groups and their influence on elections,” said Savage, a former College of DuPage board member. She said she thought the newspaper “was a local, grassroots thing and I was kind of appalled when I found out it was a special interest group that publishes it.” Proft called the FEC complaint “factually incorrect in every possible way,” primarily because the papers are now owned by a private company called Local Government Information Services. According to records filed with the secretary of state’s office, Local Government Information Services incorporated on Aug. 15. “It’s a legitimate newspaper just like any other newspaper,” Proft told The Associated Press. “I’ll put the stories we do on politics and policy up against any other newspaper in the state.” The FEC must seek a response from the targets of the complaints within 15 days, then review those and decide whether to investigate further. There’s no expedited process despite the Nov. 8 election. Proft, a drive-time AM radio talk show host in Chicago who ran for the Republican nomination for governor in 2010, began publishing the newspapers last spring. According to the complaint, they are distributed in 14 areas, including DuPage County; Springfield; Chicago’s north, northwest, and south suburbs; the Quad Cities and the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis. Liberty Principles PAC, which Proft says is not participating in any federal races, was named in complaints about three of the newspapers — two in Chicago’s northern suburbs and one in downstate Cumberland County — filed during the primary election with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The papers were alleged to have improperly engaged in coordinating messages with legislative candidates and had not attributed their funding source. Documents indicate the board found the “coordinated communications” complaints were filed on “justifiable grounds” but took no action. In two cases, it ordered Liberty Principles PAC to include a “paid for by” disclaimer in future issues. Khouri campaign manager John Cooney issued a statement calling the federal complaint “a desperate attempt by Bill Foster and his cronies to divert attention” from issues such as protecting Social Security and Medicare and creating good-paying jobs. Foster, running for his fourth nonconsecutive term, declined comment.)

 

THE NATION
— Inequality Is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time  Fierce battles over trade, labor rights, and executive compensation will determine whether we can really narrow the gap. – Robert L. Borosage  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.thenation.com/article/inequality-is-still-the-defining-issue-of-our-time/

 

FED SMITH
— Who Wants to be a Millionaire? – Randy Silvey
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/10/12/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire/

 

GUARDIAN
— Congress the next battle as Republicans drop support for Trump campaign – David Smith, Lauren Gambino and Sabrina Siddiqui
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/12/republicans-focus-congress-battle-trump-campaign

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.