How NOT to Win an Election
- In a new political bombshell, leading African-American legislators and others said Monday they may support an independent third-party candidate against Rod Blagojevich this fall.
Wow. Black legislators refusing to support a democratic candidate. Could this be the begining of a falling apart of the Machine and the lockstep voting of a significant minority block?
- But State Sen. Meeks and others were infuriated last week when Rod Blagojevich told reporters in Springfield that, if re-elected, he would refuse to raise either the sales tax or the income tax.
“If the governor does not take back his pledge, and if the governor is not willing to work with the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, it's a third candidate that I'm hoping will step forward,” Meeks said.
Did you catch that? Meeks and the Black Caucus WANT TO RAISE sales taxes and/or income taxes! Holy Shades of Walter Mondale Batman! Of course, it's all for the children, but we've been pouring money into the money pit known as "public education" for years and there has been little or no improvement - at least not in direct proportion to the amount of money given. Maybe instead of raising taxes, we ought to look into alternative means of fixing schools - like a voucher system. Regardless, Republican chances look a little bit brighter with Meeks and company promising to back a third party candidate and promising ot raise taxes. It's almost "Rovian."