September 5 Morning Edition

— Some in GOP upset with Rauner over immigration bill – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: Those in Illinois who are upset with Rauner are the 2,146,015 who voted for Trump.  Obviously, Rauner’s advisers want Rauner to run as an anti-Trump, that is, as an anti-Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, noted that President Donald Trump easily won the 15th Congressional District — and many parts of Illinois outside Chicago — with many voters choosing Trump for his immigration policy. “Yet what the governor has done is support codifying illegal immigration,” McCarter said. “This means a lot to people. Trust is a hard thing to re-establish once you’ve lost it.” . . . McCarter said he was one of three Republican senators who endorsed Rauner during the 2014 primary. “I made the case with social conservatives that look to me for leadership that what had been done in the past decade was fiscally immoral,” McCarter said. “Therefore, we counted on him to right the ship, fiscally, (and) make it better for families. Yet in this situation, he has chosen to support those that are illegal over the safety of the citizens that are here.” McCarter noted that he’s disagreed with some other measures signed by Rauner, including a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to change the sex listed on their birth certificate without requiring transition surgery. “There’s only so much that you can deviate from the platform of the party, and he’s done that,” McCarter said. “This Senate Bill 31 could be the final straw.” . . . Rosanna Pulido of Springfield hasn’t been a fan of Rauner, who she said has “never been a Republican.” She has been deeply involved in trying to stop illegal immigration including being a “minuteman” on the Arizona-Mexico border in 2005. She is also traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to with “a group of people who have had loved ones killed by illegal aliens” to push legislation to cut off federal funds going to sanctuary cities or states. She said victim family members “tried several times” to contact Rauner through his office, and “each time they were turned away.” Kukowski’s response did not address questions about Pulido’s assertion about the attempts to set up a meeting. “A lot of conservative Republicans are looking for a new home,” said Pulido, who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House in the 5th Congressional District in 2010.”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Trump’s decision to phase out DACA “could begin GOP battle.”  RINOs, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, and Green plants reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform.;-decision-could-begin-gop-battle/2377789/


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump opposition “to Potential Rollback of DACA Protections.”


— CPS Parents Start New Year With Fewer Concerns  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, each and every year started with more concerns for GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump glorifies and praises Dreamers, but Democrats who promote Dreamers call Trump and his supporters White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.


— Illinois governor candidates can start gathering signatures today – Rick Pearson
— Giving Illinois’ children a second escape route from bad schools – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Are you “too conservative?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn my parents because they sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 ands then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Youth football participation declines as worries mount about concussions, CTE – John Keilman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who came to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
— For the first time in years, CPS classes start with a hint of optimism – Juan Perez Jr. (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, each and every year started with more concerns for GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Trump to Congress: ‘Get ready to do your job’ on immigration – AP
— Ahead of first day of school, Emanuel brags about CPS graduation rate – Andy Grimm


— DIERSE HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “More protests of Trump’s plan to end DACA expected.”
— Historic school-funding reform is right balance for Illinois – Bruce Rauner
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Aurora panel explores diversity, barriers in schools – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Suburban police take on challenge of implicit bias – Elena Ferrarin  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote the Democrat Party platform, Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot and even worse things.)
— Miss America hopefuls to face more questioning – AP  (DIERSEN: What about those judges who want Miss America to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)


— Trump’s use of executive power topic of ISU panel


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump glorifies and praises Dreamers, but Democrats who promote Dreamers call Trump and his supporters White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.


— The Lincoln Forum hosts monthly events, where some of the most influential, engaging minds in politics and policy speak on the most important issues facing Illinois and the nation.  We provide a platform for all of those interested in sound public policy and bipartisan solutions.  (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast the Lincoln Forum with TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois.)


— Immigrant tale twists branches of Bruce Rauner’s family tree – Matt Dietrich, Bob Secter
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, a little context. Bruce Rauner grew up in the upscale North Shore suburbs of Deerfield and Lake Forest as well as Scottsdale, Ariz., and his father was a high-ranking executive at electronics giant Motorola. Rauner went to Ivy League colleges, became enormously wealthy as a private equity investor and was the owner of nine luxury homes and ranches when he launched his campaign. His campaign was clearly sensitive to how that might play with voters as it sought from the first to portray him as a regular guy. Early campaign ads featured Rauner with his $18 Timex watch and a two-decade old family van that he said his children dubbed the “rolling trash can.” The Chicago Tribune asked in 2014 about comparisons to wealthy private equity investor turned politician Mitt Romney, and Rauner bristled: “He came across as a blue blood, I’m a regular guy. I drink beer. I don’t drink Courvoisier or whatever the hell that stuff is. I drink beer and I smoke a cigar and I ride a Harley and I love to fish.” . . . Records from U.S. Censuses taken between 1910 and 1940, the latest year publicly available, clearly show that both of Rauner’s maternal grandparents were born in Wisconsin — Clarence Erickson in 1901 and Viola Erickson (nee Wedin) in 1900.  In other words, neither of them were immigrants. What’s more, the census shows that Viola’s mother — Rauner’s great-grandmother — was also born in Wisconsin. Viola’s father, while born in Sweden, emigrated to the U.S. at age 6 in 1868. As for Clarence, the census describes him as speaking English and having a seventh grade education. In the 1940 count, his profession was listed as “buttermaker.”)


— Automatic Voter Registration Expands Government Automatically – Robert Knight


— Protesters demand $15 minimum wage during Labor Day protests
— GOP senators work with Democrats to funnel more money into Obamacare


— Rep. Adam Kinzinger says DACA could become law if Trump is OK with that – Sally Persons


— 27 Times Jeff Sessions Fought for Americans Against DACA, Amnesty and Open Borders – JOHN BINDER


— Trump Reportedly Asked Aides For ‘Way Out’ Of Campaign Pledge To End DACA – CAITLIN MACNEAL


— DACA Was a Bad Dream – Daniel John Sobieski


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump glorifies and praises Dreamers, but Democrats who promote Dreamers call Trump and his supporters White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who glorify and praise foreign workers demonize, denigrate, and condemn American workers. I was an American worker 1962-1997.


— Don’t overlook football’s benefits – Dick Butkus  (DIERSEN: Of course, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I never played football.)


— Big business is trying to persuade Congress to save the ‘dreamers’ – Tracy Jan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, big business makes it clear that it prefers citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)


— Illinois Republocrats pass a school voucher bill  Chicago Teachers Union member Kyle Gilbertson looks at the rotten “compromise” behind a broadly celebrated education bill that just became law in the state of Illinois.  (DIERSEN: Kyle Gilbertson would despise if not hate my parents because they sent me and my brother to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)

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.