September 7 Evening Edition

— Rauner Resists Emanuel’s Call For ‘Illinois Dreamers’ Bill Of Rights’
— Latest Illinois Borrowing Has Upside, Watchdog Says – Bob Roberts


— 2006 Pritzker donation to Blagojevich raises questions – AP


— Kinzinger: GOP leverage now “gone” after Trump deal with Democrats.


— DACA measure puts City Council divide on display – John Byrne
— Rauner will borrow $6 billion to start paying off Illinois pile of unpaid bills – Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia
— Pritzker’s confounding donation to Blagojevich’s swollen coffers – Eric Zorn
— It’s a ‘great thing’ to deal with Democrats, Trump now says in rebuke to GOP leaders – AP
— The folly of paying Americans to live in harm’s way – Editorial


— Rauner nixes Rahm’s call for ‘Bill of Rights’ for the undocumented – Mitch Dudek and Fran Spielman
— Gov. Rauner refinancing debt to help pay staggering backlog – Tina Sfondeles
— Our success in funding schools shows GOP and Dems can work together – Jim Durkin
— Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon: Catholic bishops ‘need illegal aliens’ to fill pews – AP
— If Illinois borrows $6 billion, let’s not blow it – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s DACA reversal further erodes trust in government.”


— Governor’s dress code  Hat tip to Democratic state Sen. Cristina Castro of Elgin for noticing a literal costume change on the Senate floor involving Gov. Bruce Rauner during the special session last week, where lawmakers approved education funding. Rauner, a Winnetka Republican known for his casual dress, appeared on the Senate floor without a tie — a violation of the chamber’s dress code. The sergeant at arms had the governor don a tie — with the only extra one on hand bearing the Senate Democrats logo. – Kerry Lester
— Trump tweets reassurance about DACA at Pelosi’s urging – AP  (DIERSEN: What gave you assurance?  For me, because I was a Republican who worked for Democrats, it was civil service protections.  Were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.  But those civil service protections a) did NOT stop my Democrat GAO superiors from forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) did NOT stop my Democrat IRS superiors from not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions in 1978, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) did NOT stop my Democrat Post Office superiors from forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
— Seventh Democrat announces plans to challenge Roskam


— A dream deferred? For this young architect, the answer could be yes – RAFAEL ROBLES  (DIERSEN: Were your career dreams deferred?  If so, when?  In 1969, when I was 20 years old, my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me to resign saying I would not be available to work enough part-time hours. I was available to work Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and every day that NIU was not in session. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. After 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors made it clear that they would not promote me any more. In 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. My Democrat GAO superiors kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. After 1986, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that they would not promote any more. My Democrat GAO superiors always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer.”)


— Zuckerberg protests DACA decision on Facebook Live  Discussion with 3 undocumented immigrants streamed – JULIA HOROWITZ  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Zuckerberg thrown everyone off Facebook who is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— Meet Rauner’s GOP opponents in the 2018 primary


— McHenry County – When they get it wrong at the top it goes downhill from there – KIRK ALLEN


— Speaker Madigan Blocks State Rep. Jeanne Ives Call for Property Tax Task Force – John Biver


— Marijuana should be taxed like alcohol because Illinois needs all the money it can get (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)


— ILGOP uses Ken Dunkin to whack Pritzker on pop tax
— What kind of a guy would lie about his own grandfather to score political points?
— 72,000 fewer college students


— Obama Doomed DACA by Not Following Legislative Process – Jackie Gingrich Cushman


— Rahm Emmanuel’s Dream Of A ‘Trump-Free Chicago’ Isn’t Going To Happen – Anders Hagstrom  (DIERSEN: Constructively, Emmanuel and Chicago have declared war on America.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s call for a bill of rights for immigrants Wednesday, claiming that only Congress could pass such a law. Emmanuel called for the bill of rights after declaring Chicago a “Trump-free zone” Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Chicago Tribune reported. While Rauner denied Emmanuel’s request, the governor was not opposed to further protections for illegal immigrants. Instead, he called on Congress to take action. “I do not believe this challenge for these children can be addressed on a state-by-state basis,” Rauner said. “I think that would not be correct, would not be the right solution. We need a comprehensive immigration reform. It should be done on the federal level for the entire nation, and it should be done by Congress.” Rauner signed legislation to make Illinois a “sanctuary state” last week, preventing law enforcement from arresting illegal immigrants based solely on their immigration status. But after the Trump administration’s DACA repeal announcement, Emmanuel wasn’t satisfied. The mayor filed a resolution with the Chicago City Council Wednesday, calling on Rauner to adopt a bill of rights for “Dreamers.” He made the announcement at Solorio Academy High School, where more than one third of the students are illegal immigrants. “Chicago, our schools, our neighborhoods, our city, as it relates to what President Trump said, will be a Trump-free zone. You have nothing to worry about,” Emanuel said while visiting the high school. “And I want you to know this, and I want your families to know this. And rest assured, I want you to come to school … and pursue your dreams.”)
— AP Refers To Illegal Immigrants As ‘Undocumented Citizens’ – Amber Athey  (DIERSEN: AP should refer to illegals as undocumented Democrats because Democrats shout at illegals that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)


— Pelosi: Trump Supports DREAM Act: ‘He Would Sign It’ – PAM KEY  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps say that Trump has decided to dump those who voted for him, and especially those who voted for him who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— ‘You Have Nothing to Worry About’ — Nancy Pelosi Prompts Donald Trump Tweet to DACA Illegals – CHARLIE SPIERING  (DIERSEN: What have you had to worry about?  Because I have always been a Republican, while I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, I always had to worry about what my Democrat superiors would do next to get rid of me. To counter their efforts to get rid of me, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
— Camille Paglia: ‘Transgender Propagandists’ Committing ‘Child Abuse’ – DR. SUSAN BERRY
— Cato Project: Islam ‘Consistent’ with ‘Libertarian Principles’, ‘Tolerance’, ‘Individualism’ – CHARLIE NASH  (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.  I should write a book about Libertarian plants who work against me.)
— TREASONOUS: Illegal Alien Sitcoms from Actress Gina Rodriguez Headed to CBS and CW – JEROME HUDSON


— BEYOND TRAGIC: Pope Francis signals support for legal recognition of same-sex ‘civil unions’ – Pete Baklinski


— Welfare supports Islamization of U.S.
— Blue states sue Trump to restore DACA, claiming discrimination against Mexico


— Durbin: ‘I Think the President Can Help Us’ Pass Dream Act


— Republicans jolted by, and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party – Robert Costa, Sean Sullivan and Mike DeBonis
— Trump’s triangulation shows what might have been – James Hohmann
— The hollowing out of the federal workforce – Jennifer Rubin  (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors hollowed me out of the federal workforce in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
— Trump teaming up with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ was foretold by Michael Steele in November – Jonathan Capehart


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s turn to Democrats” and asks “A reflection of temporary pique or a larger breach with Republicans?”

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.