Showing posts with label Political. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Political. Show all posts

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Meet Biden's running mate

Susan Rice

If elected, Biden will serve a little while then one way or another, he will be gone.

Her similarities to Obama are uncanny. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Vance is a political tool just like his father

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and his company face an investigation for possible “insurance and bank fraud,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance wrote Monday, asking a judge to uphold a subpoena for Trump’s tax returns.
The new filing in Manhattan federal court hinted at the scope of Vance’s investigation that seeks eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns. The probe includes an examination probe of how the Trump Organization accounted for hush money payments made to women during the 2016 election. But Carey Dunne, an attorney in Vance’s office, wrote that Trump’s legal challenges of the subpoena are based in part on the “false premise” that the investigation is limited to the hush money payments.
The DA needs the “documents to assess whether a pattern of financial misconduct, for

It’s August: Rest, Fall will be Even Crazier

going to win

By Clarice Feldman

If you had any doubt that the Democrats know they have a losing candidate (who has this week pushed back the announcement of his running mate) at the head of their ticket, their conduct the past week is the tell:

1.The outrageous House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr, whose IQ

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Disaster

Kim Foxx’s Republican challenger calls her a ‘disaster,’ cites report by police group
The report by the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund criticizes top prosecutors in the country, including Foxx. 

By Matthew Hendrickson@MHendricksonCST Jul 16, 2020, 1:10pm CDT

Patrick O’Brien Provided

Kim Foxx’s Republican opponent blasted her Thursday, citing a recent report by the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund that concluded the top Cook County prosecutor wasn’t effective in

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Pat O'Brien, republican candidate challenging Kim Foxx launches

intends to expose the corruption and incompetence

By Mike Flannery

Republican candidate challenging Kim Foxx launches

After asking for tips about wrongdoing in Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx’s office, the

Friday, July 3, 2020

Hillary starting to make her move on Biden

Hillary Clinton thinks she would handle coronavirus pandemic better than Trump, would beat him in November

'I know I would have done a better job.'

Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes she would have handled the coronavirus pandemic better than President Trump, and that she would win if she was on the ballot this November.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

She just won the Republican primary



A normal person

Friday, June 19, 2020

Roberts has all the markings of a conservative, yet.......

Ted Cruz TEARS INTO John Roberts, Obama, SCOTUS on DACA

Once again Chief Justice Roberts continues to disappoint.  Thank you G.W. Bush for appointing either a conservative coward or an outright liberal! 

Friday, June 12, 2020

A message from Alderman O'Shea

From: Alderman O’Shea
**Saturday Demonstration**
6/12/20 - 3:39pm
On Saturday, June 13th at 4:00pm, a group of demonstrators will be holding a protest march that will travel on 111th Street between Kedzie and Cicero Avenues. In preparation for this event, street parking on 111th Street has been restricted from this evening through Sunday morning.
The Chicago and Oak Lawn Police Departments have been in communication with the organizers and they are confident that this demonstration, like the many others that have been hosted in our community during recent weeks, will be peaceful. I have been in regular contact with the Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Oak Lawn Police Department, and Evergreen Park Police Department to ensure an effective and appropriate law

Shouldn't we be licensing the politicians?

Maybe it's time we start testing people for basic competence before we let them run for public office.
We could test for:

  • knowledge of basic english 
  • knowledge of basic math particularly multiplication 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Joe Biden's pick

Oprah, the #1 person he wants as his V.P.
Such a ticket may be unbeatable

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Fun Times

Rush Limbaugh said these next four months are going to be a "veritable war" like we have not seen between Democrats and President Trump. On the Tuesday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated radio program, Limbaugh said Democrats will do their best to keep the economy shut down, expand that shutdown, and to blow up their own country's jobs to ensure a Trump loss in November.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: I’ll tell you something else that’s starting to send red flags up. You probably have already noticed this. All these blue state governors that want to keep their states locked down, it’s purely political. But what are they depending on? They’re depending on the red states — the red states that are opening up! The red states are gonna get the economy kickstarted.

The red states are gonna create capital and money to transfer to pay these people their stupid welfare costs (and whatever else they’re using to bleed this country dry), while their population sits home,

Thursday, April 30, 2020

As predicted here

As Biden struggles, Hillary waits for the call

Hillary Clinton continues to hover in the wings, ready to step forward should Joe Biden fail.

Don’t look now, but Joe is failing. Not only has his campaign been rocked by sexual assault allegations from one-time staffer Tara Reade, but the public is beginning to give up on the former vice president. A new Emerson College poll showed 57 percent of likely voters think President Trump will win reelection in November.

Remember, Establishment Democrats put forward Uncle Joe because he was the “safe” candidate, bound to defeat Trump. Oops.

That’s not the only problem that crops up in the Emerson Poll. It also shows Trump supporters 19 points more enthusiastic about their candidate than Biden supporters. That “enthusiasm gap” will drive turnout this fall. With Democrats dependent on young people and minorities, both typically less reliable voters, that lack of excitement for the candidate could be a big problem.

Also less than gung-ho about Biden is, predictably, Bernie Sanders’s army. Though the Vermont socialist has endorsed Biden, 51 percent of Bernie supporters are, according to Emerson, open to voting for a third-party candidate.

Another red flag is Biden’s tepid fund-raising; according to the New York Times, Trump has a monster cash advantage of $187 million. Further, in swing-state polling, the presumptive Democratic nominee is running behind where Hillary Clinton stood at this point in the race, and we know how that turned out.

As all of those issues cast doubt on Biden’s prospects, the presumptive nominee must now fend off Tara Reade’s allegations, which put #MeToo-supporting Democrats into an incredibly awkward spot.

None of this augurs well for the Biden campaign, which will likely confront further obstacles in the months ahead. Eventually, the coronavirus will no longer excuse the former VP’s invisibility; he will have to engage in the kind of give-and-take that often shows him getting befuddled, including real – not scripted – town halls and interviews.

At that point, the public will see what numerous Democrats have noted sotto voce – Obama’s former wing-man is struggling with some cognitive decline.

We really cannot elect a president who mixes up his sister with his wife or who collapses in mid-sentence, unsure of where he’s going next.

Democrats’ obstacle to pushing Biden aside is Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator was the runner-up in the primaries, and continues to hold onto his delegates. Democratic leaders do not want to see Sanders resurgent; they are convinced he is unelectable. But they also know that if they move to replace Biden at the top of the ticket, and don’t elevate Sanders, the Bernie Bros would revolt.

Indeed, it seems clear that party officials are so worried Sanders might stage another run that they cancelled the 224-delegate rich New York State primary. They claimed the vote would have been dangerous in that epicenter of COVID-19, but since they still plan to host a primary for state and local officials, that excuse seems weak.

As the primaries roll forward, and especially with officials’ thumbs on the scales, Biden will almost certainly win the candidacy. In the absence of a brokered convention, how could Democrats replace their standard-bearer?

One idea has been to convince Biden to step aside in favor of the very popular Michelle Obama, seen as a sure bet to beat Trump. So far, though, the former first lady has reportedly rebuffed all invitations to enter the fray.

That leaves Hillary Clinton. Biden could choose Clinton as his running mate, and then step down before the election and allow Hillary to run in his place.

Clinton is the only VP candidate who would be able to pull off such a last-minute switch. She has the team, the resources and the experience to be the nominee; Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) do not.

Clinton is ready and eager. She is desperate to avenge her 2016 loss (which she still blames on Putin) and has pumped up her public profile to keep herself in consideration. In past months she has conducted endless interviews, promoted the uber-flattering four-part Hulu film about herself, made headlines by attacking Bernie Sanders and Mark Zuckerberg, and fired unending broadsides against President Trump.

Most recently, she joined Vice President Biden in a town hall devoted to women’s issues, during which she effusively endorsed her long-time colleague. She reminisced about their time together in the Obama administration, talked about their mutual love of Scranton, Pa., where her father grew up, and recalled meetings in the Situation Room.

In fact, Clinton talked so much about their shared history that it was easy to forget that she was endorsing Joe Biden. It almost sounded as though she were touting her own resume instead.

Maybe she was.

How would Hillary stack up as a nominee this time around? Hillary certainly looks stronger and more fired-up than Biden; she has the energy he lacks. She has a bigger following on social media (28 million Twitter followers, compared to 5 million, for instance) and she has a large devoted following who, like Hillary, still cannot believe she lost in 2016.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Are we being punished by Pritzker.....because of his issues with Trump? Or is Pritzker being pushed into a confrontation with Trump?

Pritzker gives up on COVID-19 help from Trump: ‘I don’t expect it anymore’. If Pritzker is running for president, just say it. 
The Democratic governor also warned that fans shouldn’t get their hopes up for major league sports to resume in the state until the outbreak is more under control. 

By Tina Sfondeles Apr 14, 2020, 8:32pm CDT
John L. Alexander/For the Sun-Times; Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Moments after President Donald Trump backed down from a claim that he had the “ultimate authority” over states to reopen the country, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday said he’s glad the commander-in-chief has recognized the U.S. Constitution, while also calling Trump “nearly irrelevant” when it comes to coronavirus testing.

“We’ve gotten very little help from the federal government. It’s fine. I’ve given up on any promises

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

November Election

Should the November election be postponed or just cancelled? 

Friday, March 20, 2020

More on Patrick O;Brien

Republicans: O’Brien has ‘really decent chance’ to oust Foxx in November
The last Republican to lead the office was Jack O’Malley, who ousted Democrat Cecil Partee in 1990 and won re-election two years later. Before O’Malley, Republican Bernard Carey ran the office from 1972 to 1980. 

By Rachel Hinton Mar 19, 2020, 2:40pm CDT

Cook County Republican State’s Attorney candidate Patrick W. ‘Pat’ O’Brien meets with the Sun-Times Editorial Board in February. Rich Hein/Sun-Times file

It’s been more than a quarter of a century since a Republican has been elected to Cook County’s top prosecutor’s seat, but former Circuit Court Judge Pat O’Brien said Thursday that he intends to be the next one.

After cruising through the GOP primary Tuesday, O’Brien outlined his plans to beat incumbent Democrat Kim Foxx in a live-streamed news conference, thanking his family, friends and “everyone