— Bruce Rauner’s Reluctant Embrace of Trump a Re-Election Tightrope
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Falling for fake news a ‘human issue’ – Denise Crosby (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake, except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders. Should I publish a) a list of the aforesaid blacklisters and b) the individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they blacklist?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Stephanie Trussell promotes Sam McCann. Every vote that McCann gets is a vote that Rauner will not get.
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— What voters ought to hear in the home stretch – Editorial
— Local teens consider options outside of college – Ella Unal (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being “college material?” When was in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
— Tenant says the landlord threatened eviction over political yard signs – CNN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: LYNDON, Illinois — A woman living in Lyndon said her landlord took down her political sign and replaced it with his own. Melissa Denning had a sign up in the yard, supporting Kris Schmidt for sheriff. “Instead of coming and talking to me about the sign, [my landlord] knocked the sign down and ran it over,” Denning said. Denning said the landlord, John Crady, told her she should vote for all Democrats. Denning decided to put up a smaller “Kris Schmidt for sheriff” sign in the window of her house. But she said the landlord stopped by Thursday night and said that sign had to come down, too. “I should be able to hang the sign in my house because I do not support Booker,” Denning said. “I don’t want Booker for sheriff.”)
PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— I feel isolated from the ideas being expressed by either political party – Scott Reeder
— Rauner’s new anti-Pritzker TV ad is a Downstate hot-button smorgasbord
— Joe Biden: Trump uses White House as ‘a literal bully pulpit’ – Allison Elyse Gualtieri
— POPE FRANCIS MAKES THINLY VEILED ATTACK ON ACCUSATIONS IN BID FOR CHRISTIAN POPULISM – Joshua Gill
— U.S. Immigration Numbers Close To Shattering 108-Year-Old Record – Jack Davis (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of. Ever-increasing, Democrats count on immigrants to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even as President Donald Trump seeks to reform the nation’s immigration laws and policies, the face of immigration has changed to the point where immigrants make up the largest share of the U.S. population since 1910. The shift that took place between 2010 and 2017 saw Asian immigrant populations on the rise and small states far from major immigration magnets logging double-digit increases in immigrants. Overall, 44.5 million Americans were foreign-born, according to the data. Census Bureau numbers from its American Community Survey, a computer-generated statistical model based on demographic information from around the nation, show that in 2017, 13.7 percent of Americans were born abroad, according to Breitbart. The record is 14.7 percent in 1910. In 2016, the final year of the Obama administration, 13.5 percent of Americans were foreign-born. The Census Bureau projects that despite efforts by the Trump administration to curb immigration and adopt a merit-based system, immigration numbers will keep rising.)
— Requiem for the Pro-Life Movement – Rachel Bovard
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Democrats’ confidence swells with midterms fast approaching.” How successful have the Democrats been in a) promoting hatred against Trump and promoting hatred against those who do not hate Trump in your precinct and b) getting the voters in your precinct to punish Trump and to punish those who do not hate Trump by voting for all the Democrats on the November 6, 2018 ballot?
— Trump: ‘Republican leadership being ‘played like a fiddle’ by Dems on border security – JOHN BOWDEN
— GOP: The economy will shield us from blue wave – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG
— THIS DAY IN POLITICS: Ford issues partial amnesty to Vietnam deserters, Sept. 16, 1974 – ANDREW GLASS (DIERSEN: As my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed since 1966 when I was 18 years old, I avoided the draft by seeking and obtaining four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. What were you doing on September 16, 1974? I was working for the Democrats who ran IRS as a newly-promoted GS-12 Step 1 Revenue Officer in IRS’s new office in the Loop. Virtually all my superiors and coworkers were Democrat veterans. In 1974, to turn my IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me, my Democrat IRS critics/opponents stressed to them that if I had not avoided the draft, I never would have been able to a) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, b) buy a new Dodge Charger SE in 1968, c) graduate debt-free from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management in 1970, d) buy a new Corvette in 1971, e) take graduate business courses at Loyola, f) buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, g) buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, h) get promoted to GS-12 in 1974, i) etc.)
— Joe Biden attacks Trump’s use of power during LGBTQ dinner speech – Arlette Saenz
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say: “The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans use illegals to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Americans.
— Democrats’ Top-Secret Formula for Victory Stop obsessing over ideology. It’s about personality. – Frank Bruni (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Anti-Republicans are nasty. The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that anti-Republicans demonize, denigrate, and condemn your personality. I should write a book about the leading past and present anti-Republicans in the 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 Midwest Chapter, etc.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns churchgoers.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of.
NEW YORK POST
— Cuomo is blatantly setting himself up for 2020 – Michael Goodwin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups promote mass/illegal immigration: 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 for a long time.
— Block party seen as way for students, neighbors to connect – Jesse Horne (DIERSEN: What do you say to block party organizers who make it clear the Republicans are not welcome? In my precinct, in the 2016 general election, only 137 voted for Trump, while 211 voted for Clinton.)
— THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IS LOOKING TO PUTIN’S RUSSIA TO SAVE CHRISTIANITY FROM THE GODLESS WEST – TOM PORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBT advocates say Trump is a bully and a bigot because he has not done enough to promote LGBT activity.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because Trump won the Electoral College, anti-Trumps want to abolish the Electoral College. In what ways are you a minority in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world? In the aforesaid jurisdictions, what percent share your race, your age group, your marital status, your education level, your past/present occupation, your national origin, your political affiliation, your religion, your income group, your net worth group, your gun ownership status, your veteran status, the length of time that you have lived in your municipality, the length of time that your ancestors have been in America, etc.?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “I don’t hate Trump; I hate what he is doing.”