Cole & Stewart.
I have said this once and will again, often: If Sheila Simon had been elected mayor of Carbondale over Republican Brad Cole, we would never be hearing the end of it from this
objective major media. Barack Obama, the two Madigans and Dick Durbin had endorsed her as did Governor Blagojevich and Dan Hynes. Can you imagine what the
objective media would be saying? Something like this:
The law professor daughter of the late Paul Simon (D-IL) won a smashing victory Tuesday to become mayor of normally Republican downstate Carbondaleand immediately speculation turned on the probability that she will run for Attorney General in tandem with the First Democratic Daughter of IllinoisLisa Madigan, rated as a sure bet for governor. The victory sets up yet another Democratic dynastythe Daleys in Chicago,the Madigans in Springfield, the Hynes family in Chicago where the former Cook county assessor trained his son Dan to become Comptroller
Instead, there is all the quietude of a tomb. Nary a peep about the young man who was reelected Carbondale mayor without even working up a sweat, Brad Cole
who was reelected largely with the help of House Republican Leader Tom Cross.
Well, this Sunday join me as Russ Stewart, attorney and able political analyst, interview Brad Cole and toss him some unaccustomed curve balls to throw him off his stride. Thats this Sunday at 8 p.m. on WLS-AM (890).
The Democrats Achilles Heel.
It is the very commonplace statement by all the major Democratic candidates for president that they will repeal the Bush tax cuts
which means that they will give this country which is cruising in unheralded but unprecedented prosperity a return to harsh economics and the rhetoric of the class struggle.
My once adopted state of Minnesota just witnessed a huge army of 7,000 voters congregated on the Capitol mall in protest of runaway government and necessary tax hikes on the rich to accommodate liberal spending programs. I ask you, is there any mass protest planned for Springfield and this governors massive tax hike? Or is the Republican party so controlled by Jim Thompson clones that it will lie dormant and allow just a few feeble political speeches being delivered rather than a mass rally?
The word is that Speaker Madigan will dangle the possibility of the Gross Receipts Tax before the populace and then become the hero by pulling it away
with the result that we are supposed to gratefully accept a modest hike in the state income tax. Are we so dumb to fall for this trick?
The prescription to cure an ailing Republican party will not come from anything less than a popular grassroots movement gathering in Chicago and in Springfield. If the major media will not cover it
as they decided not to do in St. Paul
let the word go out that the media more than ever is hand in glove with liberaldom.
does anybody have plans for an angry taxpayers rally?