October 26 Evening Edition

— Joe Walsh: ‘If Trump Loses, I’m Grabbing My Musket’  The former Illinois congressman tweeted that he plans to take up arms if the Republican nominee loses on Election Day – Tom Schuba
— Cook County Board of Commissioners Vote to Increase Minimum Wage
— Wisconsin Clerk Refused to Set Up Early Voting Site, Fearing it Would Help Democrats – Todd Richmond


— Critics rip Rauner for funding cuts after chat on breast cancer awareness – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: What do your critics rip you for?  My critics rip me a) for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they disapprove of, b) for my including links in the emails to articles written by people who they disapprove of, c) for my including comments in the emails in support of planks in the Republican Party platform and/or in the Illinois Republican Party platform that they disapprove of, d) for my including comments in the emails in support of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, and e) for my promoting, attending, and/or reporting on political events that they disapprove of.  My critics focus on destroying those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
— ‘Fascinated with sex’? Newt Gingrich tries to slut-shame Megyn Kelly on Fox News – Heidi Stevens
— Donald Trump aide makes apparent threat against Megyn Kelly after on-air tiff – Ed O’Keefe
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Clinton supporters hint/imply/argue/shout that if Clinton wins, they will get rid of White male Republicans once and for all.  If Clinton wins, to avoid being gotten rid of, how many White male Republicans will become White male RINOs or White male Democrats?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.


— Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson endorses Clinton
— County’s $13 minimum wage puts $15 in sight – Mark Brown
— Aldermen unleash their anger about Cubs yanking ticket offer – Fran Spielman


— Proft: Without suburbs, GOP will never regain majority in Illinois – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: Proft “holds DuPage County Republicans responsible for loss of influence at the polls.”  What does Proft say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) who hold me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails responsible for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000?  I could stress a) that I have never been a MTRCC officer, a DCRCC officer, or an IRP officer and b) that I have never been an IRP State Central Committee member.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton native Dan Proft has emerged as a key behind-the-scenes player in Illinois politics as the head of Liberty Principles PAC, a political action committee funneling millions of dollars to Republicans in races across the suburbs and state. Proft, a conservative radio host and 2010 candidate for governor in the Republican primary, has about $4 million in cash on hand to spend on campaigns, according to the most campaign finance filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections. In recent weeks, that has meant more than $250,000 spent in radio and television ads supporting Park Ridge Republican Mel Thillens’ campaign for 28th state Senate, more than $175,000 for ads supporting Republican Heidi Holan of Glendale Heights in her campaign for 46th House, and more than $225,000 on ads in support of Dawn Abernathy of Mundelein in her campaign for 59th state House, among others. Proft recently created political mailings designed to look like newspapers, including the Lake County Gazette and DuPage Policy Journal, holds DuPage County Republicans responsible for loss of influence at the polls, and offers some support of Donald Trump’s bid for president. Here’s a conversation with Proft, edited for length. . .Q. Do you see the DuPage GOP stronghold as eroding?  A. Clearly, DuPage is less competitive than it was when I was growing up. It’s self-inflicted wounds. It’s our own bad actors and bad actions. It’s cycle after cycle of bad candidates in bad races and bad political leadership and being junior partners to the Democrats and some people think DuPage should be run like a mini Cook County. Think about this: In 1998, George Ryan got 72 percent of the vote in DuPage County. And in 2010, Bill Brady got 52 percent. For the second most populous county, most Republican county, that is an unbelievable amount of attrition in a relatively short period of time. When demographics change, you incorporate new people into the party. We didn’t do that, partly because we told people to wait your turn. It was an outdated system that pushed talent away and bred corruption and incompetence.)
— Yingling and Drobinski in another bitter Illinois House campaign – Bob Susnjara
— Suburbs consider opting out of Cook County minimum wage hike – Eric Peterson
— Opponents emerge against Illinois road fund ballot question – AP
— Trump’s infrequent remarks on abortion draw strong reactions – AP
— Police investigate destruction of Trump’s Hollywood star – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: At Benedictine University, anti-Whites blame Whites for problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.


— Cook County approves $13 minimum wage
— Here’s one problem McDonald’s CEO hasn’t solved – Bloomberg


— Comptroller Munger Dodges Public Support of Trump – AMANDA VINICKY


— Sen. Kirk Again Calls For Donald Trump To Drop Out Of Presidential Race – TONY ARNOLD (DIERSEN: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Clinton.)


— Rauner’s Facebook Live session on breast cancer draws critics – Dan Petrella


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and Trump’s supporters.
— LaHood endorsed in 18th Congressional District


— Trump mixes business and politics with opening of new hotel – CNN
— Howard Stern on Trump’s misogynistic talk: ‘This is who Trump is’  ‘None of this was hidden,’ Stern says – Andrew Kaczynski


— Trump praises Gingrich for criticism of Kelly – AP
— Trump: I’ll run America like my business. Clinton: Let’s not – AP


— Illinois in a state of neglect  Government buildings, parks, finances suffer – Doug Finke


— Funny Madigan documentary parody video Gov. Rauner tried to censor – William J. Kelly


— Mock Border Wall Sparks Immigration Dialogue – Chris Hacker  (DIERSEN: I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. How soon, if not already, will Loyola officially announce that it will only admit students who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Build the wall” has become a rallying cry for millions of conservative Americans who feel left behind by an increasingly diverse America. And “build the wall” is exactly what a group of Loyola students did, but for a very different reason than some conservatives might. “It isn’t about some wall hundreds of miles away,” said junior Addison Mauck, who organized the Mock Border Wall project that was displayed on Loyola’s West Quad from Oct. 18–20. “The purpose of this project is to humanize the topic of immigration and combat the negative rhetoric of the current political season.” The words, “No human being is illegal” and “We are a nation of immigrants,” were displayed on hand-painted banners that hung from the wall’s steel fencing. Despite the project’s supportive message, it garnered harsh criticism from undocumented students who felt they weren’t given a voice in the installation. About 20 signs that read, “Majority of undocumented students were not consulted for this,” were posted on the wall in protest. “We had a student [in] our organization who represented the community of undocumented students because we do not want to force anyone to speak about something that can be very personal and private,” Mauck said in response to the criticism. That student to whom Mauck referred, who wished to remain anonymous because of the sensitive nature of her immigration status, said her role in the project was not very significant. “It raises the question of why more students weren’t reached out to by anyone other than me, because I was not an organizer of the project,” she said. “Our community, both undocumented and immigrant, does have a voice on campus, and other people should not be speaking for us.” Loyola has taken steps to support that community of undocumented students. In 2001, Loyola became involved in the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which provides a pathway to citizenship for children of undocumented parents. Since 2012, about 150 students and faculty have completed “Share the DREAM,” which is training to become an ally for undocumented students, offered by Loyola’s Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA), said SDMA director Joe Saucedo. The training is a three-hour long session that covers DREAM Act legislation, the barriers undocumented students face and the personal stories that those students bring with them, according to Joe Saucedo. “It’s important to know that these students’ status of being undocumented is one aspect of who they are, but it’s not all of who they are,” Saucedo said. “[The training] indicates to someone who may carry those identities that this is a safe space and there are people who get them and understand.”  In order to make it easier for undocumented students to attend Loyola, students voted in 2015 to include a $2.50 fee to each student’s tuition, creating the Magis Scholarship Fund, which provides free tuition and housing to five undocumented students every year. One recipient of the scholarship, sophomore Vince Garcia, said he appreciated Loyola’s support of undocumented students but revealed that he hasn’t received any communication or resources from the university since receiving the scholarship. He said his academic advisor hasn’t completed the DREAM ally training. “I’d say they should communicate better, because I always have questions about health insurance, for example, and I feel like I don’t have anyone to talk to,” said Garcia, a social work major who wants to help undocumented students like himself get a head start. “I think we’re getting better at this. Part of our job is taking stock of the barriers that students face, and we try to bring in the students themselves and ask them how they feel,” said Saucedo. “The most important thing we can do, as people with citizenship privilege who can vote, is to continue to elect politicians who will support these programs and keep the interests of undocumented students in mind.”)


— Problems with Voting for Trump on Huntley Machines – Cal Skinner


— We Were Right About the Slippery Slope of Homosexual Marriage – Micah Clark


— Chicago Protesters Press Walmart To Stop Selling Trump Merchandise – Ellyn Fortino


— Leaked: How Hillary Pandered to the Press  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs a) who pander to Rich Miller and the rest of the Democrat press, b) who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) who discourage everyone from reading the emails?)
— Teaching bias against whites at the college level  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites are gaining control of America and of the world.  What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites a) to curry favor with anti-Whites and/or b) to stay alive a little longer?)
— Gingrich finally gets enough of Megyn Kelly’s biased sniping


— HILLARY AND WEAPONIZED IMMIGRATION  How international terrorists would turn Clinton’s “compassionate” immigration proposals against us. – Michael Cutler


— The post-election war for the soul of the GOP is heating up, and it is going to be ugly – Leon Wolf  (DIERSEN: I am going to be on the side that supports the Republican Party platform.)


— Report: 97 Percent of DOJ Employee Political Donations Went to Hillary Clinton – MATTHEW BOYLE2




— Sean Hannity: ‘I’m Pissed’ About Never-Trump Republicans


— DNC Suing RNC Because Trump Claims The Election Is Rigged – Christine Rousselle


— Conservative leaders step up for Trump – Jennifer Harper
— GAO: Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 cost taxpayers more than $3.6M – Dave Boyer


— So far, Trump not sinking down-ballot Republicans – MICHAEL BARONE
— GOP: Feds risking taxpayer dollars on Obamacare – ROBERT KING


— There Might Be Consequences for the GOP Presidential Candidates Who Won’t Endorse Donald Trump – JOE PERTICONE (DIERSEN: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Clinton.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But a handful of Republicans have opted out of that promise to endorse Donald Trump, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former New York Governor George Pataki and Sen. Lindsey Graham. In addition, businesswoman Carly Fiorina withdrew her previous endorsement of Trump.)
— I’m Not Voting “For” Donald Trump. I’m Voting To Stop The Clintons From Consolidating Power. – RIT VARRIALE


— Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed in sledgehammer attack – Neetzan Zimmerman
— Polls tighten for Trump, Clinton – Niall Stanage


— Mark Kirk Won’t Say Who Has His Vote For President  The Republican senator has now changed his mind four times. – Jennifer Bendery  (DIERSEN: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Clinton.)


— Republicans may be on verge of losing Senate majority – Richard Cowan


— Donald Trump Outlines His ‘New Deal For Black America’ – ALI VITALI


— Donald Trump says he will dramatically ramp up donations in final stretch of campaign – Teddy Schleifer and Dana Bash


— Trump leaves campaign trial to open his new downtown D.C. hotel – Ed O’Keefe, Sean Sullivan and Katie Zezima  (DIERSEN: Since I became its Illinois Editor in 2000, I have never left the GOPUSA campaign trail.  Since 2004, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have gone out each and every morning, and since 2015, they have gone out each and every evening to.)
— Sane Republicans should pack their bags and flee the GOP – Jennifer Rubin  (DIERSEN: The following should leave the Republican Party: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Trump christens D.C. hotel, lauds Newt Gingrich for sparring with Megyn Kelly – Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan
— Anti-abortion activists face headwinds with Clinton leading and Trump stumbling on women’s issues – Sandhya Somashekhar and Katie Zezima


— No, there is no evidence that thousands of noncitizens are illegally voting and swinging elections – Joseph Tanfani  (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election?)


— Republicans Rode Waves of Populism Until They Crashed the Party  Donald Trump seized on GOP’s failure to change enough to accommodate four decades of newcomers; a post-election split? – Gerald F. Seib and Patrick O’Connor  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Far too many Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs hold leadership positions in the Republican Party.  They focus on getting rid of Republicans like me who a) support all the planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform including the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and b) support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)


— Trump Has No Doubts About Winning White House  “We are gonna win,” the Republican presidential nominee told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin on Wednesday. – Kevin Cirilli


— Hundreds protest bake sale parodying affirmative action in Austin, Texas – AP


— The Oddly Snobbish Anti-Intellectualism of Donald Trump – Jonathan Chait


— Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh: If Hillary Wins, ‘I’m Grabbing My Musket’


— Who the 1% really are: Researchers say the 1.6 million wealthiest Americans are actually people running medium sized family firms – STACY LIBERATORE


— Democrats see themselves as Teslas, Republicans as Corvettes  Respondents said Trump should drive an Escalade, Clinton a Mercedes GL-Class. – Danny King  (DIERSEN: The cars that you own say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.  I have owned my 1972 Chevy Corvette since 1971, my 2005 Chevy Corvette since 2005, my 2016 Ford Mustang since 2016, my 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max since 2012, my 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS since 2010, and my 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX since 1995.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Given a tidy sum of money to spend on a vehicle, many Democrats would buy a Tesla Model S electric vehicle, while a lot of Republicans would choose a Chevrolet Corvette. That’s one politically quirky result of a poll taken by Swapalease last month, which linked respondent’s political preferences to car choices. About 2,500 people participated in the unscientific, opt-in survey. When asked what kind of car best suited their personalities, Democrats were most likely to choose the Tesla, while Republicans saw themselves as ‘Vette-like. The Tesla/Corvette dichotomy also split down gender lines, as many men wanted Corvettes (no shock there) and women preferred Teslas. Other cars that registered on the “personality” list were big sellers such as the Honda Accord and Ford F-150 as well as the Hummer and the Chevrolet Volt. Take a look here for Swapalease’s data from the survey results. Granted, the results of the poll were tilted a bit, as the respondents were two-thirds male, while Republicans outnumbered Democrats by a 3-to-2 margin. When guessing which cars the presidential candidates would prefer to drive, the respondents said Republican candidate Donald Trump would drive a Cadillac Escalade, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would choose a Mercedes-Benz GL Class. With the survey pool leaning Republican, 39 percent of those polled said they would vote for Trump, 36 percent would choose Clinton, and the rest would choose the always-elusive “Someone Else.” On that note, when given various choices to describe the “personality of this year’s election,” a third of those polled said “a driverless car.” As for how long the respondents said they’d keep their cars, most ranged from 21 to 36 months. Which is quite a bit shorter than a presidential term. Even with the unscientific methods at use here, we can perhaps learn a little something, since the connection between electric cars and Democrats has been seen before. But, naturally, we know that Republicans can like Tesla, too. Some of them even buy five of them. They just might be outliers.)

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.