Saturday, October 18, 2014

First the Trib...

...now the Sun Times? (warning - password site)
  • After insisting for nearly three years that it would no longer endorse candidates for political office, the Sun-Times is reversing itself and formally backing Republican Bruce Rauner for governor.

    The Sun-Times announced Friday that its Sunday edition would carry its choice for governor. Although the announcement stopped short of saying whom the newspaper would endorse, sources confirmed that Rauner would get the nod enthusiastically over Democrat Pat Quinn.
Tribune endorsement is here.

Sun Times excuses over here.

Now who are the Rockford and East St. Louis papers endorsing? Those are the other two counties Quinn won last time. Maybe this is the end finally?

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43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like either candidate, but it's hinky that the S-T endorses Rauner without even talking to/questioning Quinn.

10/18/2014 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end for all of us. Rauner, Rahms fishing buddy in charge. Great.

10/18/2014 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is someone about to be indicted or something?

10/18/2014 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crain's went for Rauner, too.

10/18/2014 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it funny that you believe Illinois will get better once a Republican gets elected as Governor. Republicans are Democrat Lites in Illinois, Combine, Machine, take your pick of names that describe the systematic wealth redistribution from the middle class to the parasites with a healthy skimming of funds going to the wealthy connected all run by King Madigan. Rauner can't sign a bill into law that doesn't make it to his desk, and we all know that NOTHING gets passed with out King Madigan's say. Look how his butt-boy Landek originally got the Senator position: Madigan said "All those in favor? All those against? Motion passed." No one vote for or against Landek getting the job, Madigan GAVE IT TO HIM. Illinois can not change until Madigan is no long holding the purse strings of a majority of the Democrats in this state.

10/18/2014 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think the Democrats are doing badly now?

Just wait until Baghdad falls to ISIS. Although it might hold out until December.

Or more people are diagnosed with Obola. And when the first child dies? And the first soldier in Africa? Toxic.

10/18/2014 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is state FOP endorsing Quinn? did they explain why?

10/18/2014 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It can not get any worse then it already is.

10/18/2014 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rauner is the Combine candidate, so of course he gets the endorsement.

They need to illegally loot the pensions, so they got Rahm's buddy to run as a Republican in order to take the blame away from the party that has defunded the pensions, when they make the wealth transfer official next year.

10/18/2014 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which candidate will finally give retirees born after 1955 a 3% Cola.

We are the only police agency in the State whose retirees born after 1955 don't have at least a 3% cola to protect against inflation.

10/18/2014 05:23:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Groan!

10/18/2014 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to me how are Rham and Rauner different.

10/18/2014 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP bought and sold by Quinn. These clowns voted for this goof after the Chairman of the committee got appointed to the Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board 12 days before the endorsement interview by Quinn.

10/18/2014 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ofcourse!Rauner he is Rhams buddy. the papers do what they are told. Rauner is a DEMOCRAT! (RINO) at best.

10/18/2014 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to save IL, Cook Cty and Chi then vote Republican. That simple.
MS

10/18/2014 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

Anonymous said...I think it funny that you believe Illinois will get better once a Republican gets elected as Governor...10/18/2014 12:33:00 AM

Stay the fuck home then.

10/18/2014 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My voting guideline: "When in doubt, vote em out".

If positives don't outweigh the negatives in keeping an incumbant, bye bye.

10/18/2014 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It can not get any worse then it already is.

10/18/2014 03:07:00 AM

Oh yes it can, and I am afraid it will.

10/18/2014 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/18/2014 12:33:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If you think the Democrats are doing badly now?

Just wait until Baghdad falls to ISIS. Although it might hold out until December.

Or more people are diagnosed with Obola. And when the first child dies? And the first soldier in Africa? Toxic.

10/18/2014 12:50:00 AM
This administration is totally clueless. Jimmy Carter was more competent than Barack Obama.

10/18/2014 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Rick weaver said...

Correction. I am retired CPD and live in Winnebago County, Rockford, Illinois is the county seat. Quinn lost in 2010 57% for Brady, 35% for Quinn. Quinn won only 4 counties in Illinois, Cook, St Clair and 2 very small downstate counties where he had a lead of only a few hundred votes. Cook County gave Quinn over 650K votes more than Brady. Quinn is the governor of Cook County. Also in the St. Louis area Quinn lost as well.

10/18/2014 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both of those rags are always calling for pension "reform" too. You think it's a coincidence they endorse Rauner?
They know that Rahm and Rauner will be a tag team extraordinaire with their all out assault on our pensions.
Rauner thinks "special interest groups", like us, are the problem and he's repeatedly vowed to stand up to them and slap them down.
I don't see how any public servant could consider voting for Rauner.
Then again I would've thought we'd of had 85-95% of us voting on something as important as this last contract.... we see how that played out.

10/18/2014 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger Rick weaver said...

Winnebago County
Total Vote: 81,873
Brady: 56.79%
Quinn: 34.69%
Cohen: 4.24%
Whitney: 2.93%
Click for Details

10/18/2014 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't matter to me!

I haven't spent a penny on either of those bias, police hating papers!

10/18/2014 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why is state FOP endorsing Quinn? did they explain why?

10/18/2014 01:18:00 AM




Maybe they want to see a pension someday....

10/18/2014 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope if bruce wins he will be the "hope and change" all you pro rauner people are looking for. I think he will be the "pension change" rahm is banking on from "down state" to fuck us all out of our guaranteed retirement. Rahm isn't worried about karen or bob. Why do you think pension is kicked off budget again till next year.

10/18/2014 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These fucks don't control how the public votes, remember that.

What should be of concern to all CPD members here is that Rauner fully intends to do away with collective bargaining and union representation of all public employees, and the legislature sees dollar signs in it for them if they can get rid of public sector unions in this state.

This is NOT protected by the constitution, it's merely a law that can be deleted.

You think you have problems with a corrupt union now against a shitheel like Emanuel?

Wait until you either no longer HAVE representation or collective bargaining is cut to ribbons for you. Then take a look at what happens with your work conditions, wages, benefits, etc.

In the very least if Rauner wins, if getting rid of public sector unions outright can't be done, he'll ensure that Illinois becomes a "right to be poor" state for public sector employees.

And after they all have you shitting on your own unions thinking they're corrupt, you'll all kill your own representation by "opting out" of your union.

Then you'll have ZERO protection when it comes to your pensions, because you no longer have any entity with the resources to fight in court.

Rauner wins? Enjoy losing everything you have, including your pension. The 2% you just agreed to and the wages, benefits etc? All gonna be gone if that elitist shitheel buys this election.

10/18/2014 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pun-leeze... The papers endorsed Rauner because of Rahm.

10/18/2014 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end for all of us. Rauner, Rahms fishing buddy in charge. Great.

10/18/2014 12:15:00 AM

Grow up and site examples, otherwise you sound like a child. I've been reading posts like this for months.

If you have something worthwhile to say then do so. Regurgitating nonsense like this doesn't help your cause, but if you like Quinn nothing will.

10/18/2014 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u mean the two hundred thousand a year wine club WINO BUDDIES!

10/18/2014 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trib and Sun Times are no longer independant companies, bought up by private equity firms after their respective bankruptcies. Transferring wealth, inflating assets, depleting staff and (union) expenditures and essentially shutting done independants.
Why wouldn't these media entities support one of their own?

DUMP RAHM-RAUNER 2015

10/18/2014 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The State FOP endorsed Quinn because Rauner spoke out of both sides of his mouth concerning pensions.

10/18/2014 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change till Madigan Cullerton are gone, I doubt the State Repub' party even like Rauner, he's an outsider to the DuPage/Wll county crew that aspire to have a Repub' Gov'. Dont forget they have their wish list of money grabs too. Ever look at property taxes in Will & DuPage, chokes a horse and the overflow of scum from Cook Ctny' has found its way there and is setting up shop dealing on fresh turf.

10/18/2014 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes,it can. And it will.

10/18/2014 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey PUTZ

Uhhh, your yes vote just screwed you for your own retirement genius. You just agreed to allow them to go around the law and diminish your pension. Yea, thats right, take a minute to let that sink in. You did that. The time to be "on the ball" was now when they are trying to make you pay 2% of your retirement to health care that will undoubtedly go up and up in the future... putz.

Please explain this ............how do you figure I'm dying to hear your explanation on your thinking

10/18/2014 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It can not get any worse then it already is.

10/18/2014 03:07:00 AM

Oh yes it most definitely can.
Rauner is thick as thieves with Rahm. Rauner set up Rahm's motherlode banking deal that netted Rahm about $18 million.
Both Rahm and Rauner are anti public servant and anti public servant's pensions. You don't think a Rahm and Rauner tag team wouldn't be worse for us??

10/18/2014 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Balls said...

I won't be getting into a cab any time soon.

10/18/2014 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rauner is anti Union.....what party did George Ryan belong to? Remember all the jobs that went abroad in the 1980s? Thousands of jobs went overseas when Reagan was the president and Thompson was the governor... Both republicans.

10/18/2014 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since all you young kids saw fit to vote against the retirees on this contract, me and all my buddies are voting for Rauner. Better save that retro because that's all your going to have when you retire.

10/18/2014 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois has the worst pension crisis in America. It’s part of the reason why we have the worst credit rating in America — 12 credit downgrades under Quinn-Madigan alone.

We cannot secure Illinois’ economic future without fundamental reforms to our pension system.

We must keep our promise to current retirees, but we put all government workers at risk by continuing to promise a pension no one can afford.

The victims here are both the taxpayers who cannot afford to pay for these pensions and the workers who have been misled by union bosses and career politicians into believing these unsustainable pensions will be there for them.

We have reached a crossroads on the issue. I believe we must choose to address this problem head-on. No tinkering around the edges.

We must boldly reform our pension system. To do that, we can:

Ensure pay and benefits do not rise faster than the rate of inflation.
Eliminate the ability of government employees to receive massive pay raises before they retire just to increase their pension.
Cap the current system and move towards a defined contribution system.

http://brucerauner.com/issue/pension-reform/

10/18/2014 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well there was one decent union left, but I guess rich folks always win in the end.

10/19/2014 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois has the worst pension crisis in America. It’s part of the reason why we have the worst credit rating in America — 12 credit downgrades under Quinn-Madigan alone.

We cannot secure Illinois’ economic future without fundamental reforms to our pension system.

We must keep our promise to current retirees, but we put all government workers at risk by continuing to promise a pension no one can afford.

The victims here are both the taxpayers who cannot afford to pay for these pensions and the workers who have been misled by union bosses and career politicians into believing these unsustainable pensions will be there for them.

We have reached a crossroads on the issue. I believe we must choose to address this problem head-on. No tinkering around the edges.

We must boldly reform our pension system. To do that, we can:

Ensure pay and benefits do not rise faster than the rate of inflation.
Eliminate the ability of government employees to receive massive pay raises before they retire just to increase their pension.
Cap the current system and move towards a defi contribution system.
http://brucerauner.com/issue/pension-reform/
^^^^^^^^^
No thank you to the Rauner campaign worker that posted this information. My salary and benefits as a government employee are being easily outpaced by inflation, so there is no worry about me having an "out of control salary" that your campaign loves to try and tell everyone that I have.
Even if I thought that Rauner really cared about the working man, I couldn't vote for him because he just comes off like a complete asshole. I'll tell you what Bruce, why worry more about keeping your son out of Walgreens instead of trying to ruin the working mans benefits.

10/19/2014 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mister stay the Eff home then, if that's the best you can come up with then you're the main reason that Republicans get bad reputations. People like you vote for D's and R's instead of voting for candidates with conviction and morals. Keep voting for your crook with the R behind his name and the other side will keep voting for the crook with the D behind his name and both sides will destroy this what little freedom any of us have you ignorant little person.

10/19/2014 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to me how are Rham and Rauner different.

10/18/2014 06:27:00 AM


Rauner has all of his fingers, Rahm doesn't.

10/19/2014 09:39:00 AM  

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