Archive for January, 2010
What Illinois can’t afford, and what Andy McKenna provides, is childish antics, finger pointing, and name calling. Jim Ryan has the temperament to make good on his promise to fix our state. Our next governor is going to need help fixing the budget. Name calling, pointing fingers and fighting a democratic General Assembly will only get us more budget stalemates. Jim Ryan has the temperment to work with General Assembly to get a good budget in timely, and help work our state out of this mess.
Republicans must stop talking about “activist judges.” Look up “activist judge” in the dictionary and you will now see Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his conservative majority. Last week’s ruling striking down laws limiting corporate political spending went against years of jurisprudence and overruled two supreme court rulings from 1990 and 2003.
Illinois is in a mess; a $12 billion one. The only way out of this mess is voting a republican governor. But in the primary, pick up a democratic ballot for the great races. Quinn v. Hynes: vote none of the above.
Toni Preckwinkle is an excellent candidate. When the Chicago Tribune endorsed Toni Preckwinkle, they were impressed by her no nonsense, hardworking, ethical approach to governing. She is known as fiercely independent– and at times a thorn in Mayor Daley’s side– in the Chicago City Council.
The Illinois primary elections are February 2, 2010, less than three weeks away. Races of particular interest include: Cook County Board President (democratic primary race), U.S. Senate (democratic primary race) and Illinois Governor