Tag: Dan Hynes
And where are our legislators? Not in Springfield doing the job that we pay then to do– I wonder if they are collecting their checks?– but rather back home raising funds for the November election.
It just doesn’t seem right. And unfortunately, far too things just don’t seem right with respect to our state. And our legislators, from the governor on down, just aren’t doing enough to change that feeling I have.
I’d like us to vote everyone out, that is not be practical. However, by voting out one man, we will decrease the power of another more powerful man in Springfield. A vote against Pat Quinn is a vote against Michael Madigan– and will restore some power back to us.
Dan Hynes could have used another method to communicate his message that Pat Quinn is not a good leader. The Washington commercial might have cost Hynes the primary election– considering the backlash after the ad aired. Bringing up memories of the 1980s where the politics of race were played out in the open on the nightly news definitely put and bad taste in a lot of mouths– especially the mouths of the people Hynes used that commercial to reach.
Because nobody did their job, Scott Lee Cohen has agreed to drop out for the “good of the party.” If he were any other democratic politician, he would have to be dragged away from the general election kicking and screaming. See: Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris, Todd Stroger. Scott Lee Cohen did the right thing– the ticket would have been unable to win with him on it. But now that he’s off where do the democrats go?
If you didn’t vote– as many did not (only 26% in Chicago)– then don’t complain about the results. Voting in elections is more important than voting in American Idol. You’re a citizen of this great nation, do your duty, educate yourself and get out and vote.
Posted: February 3rd, 2010 under Illinois Politics.
Tags: Alexi Giannoulias, Andy McKenna, Cook County, Dan Hynes, David Hoffman, Governor Pat Quinn, Jim Ryan, Mark Kirk, Todd Stroger, Toni Preckwinkle
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.