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Hugh Hewitt Endorses RINO: Sacrificing Principles for a Win?
American Daily Review ^ | May 15 2009 | Rosanna Pulido

Posted on 05/15/2009 7:18:50 AM PDT by chicagolady

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To: Ann Archy; chicagolady; BillyBoy; PhilCollins

“I do NOT support Mod. Republicans but I DETEST LIBERAL DEMOCRATS and anything that keeps a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PRO_DEATH politician from getting elected, I’m all for!!!!”

No, I’d rather have neither but I’d take a moderate Republican.

Thing is Kirk is a liberal Republican, not a moderate. He’s the second biggest RINO in the US house imo.

And abortion? This is big issue for you? Kirk is 100% pro-abortion, pro taxpayer funded abortion pro-partial birth abortion (only a few other RINOs are that bad),.

If he’s our nominee it’s basically a democrat primary in the general election. In that instance I’d vote for Kirk over the corrupt moonbat slime but I’ll be voting for a Republican in the Republican primary, not Kirk.


51 posted on 05/17/2009 4:45:59 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: chicagolady

Hugh thinks the Assault Weapons ban was about machine guns. Oh, and he is a Romney groupie.

Screw Hugh.


52 posted on 05/17/2009 4:51:03 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: neocon1984; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; chicagolady; PhilCollins

I missed that you think Fitzgerald was disliked by conservatives and sure to lose.

The first point is absolutely false. He was opposed by the corrupt party machines of both parties (combine). They want some one who’ll go along with them. Not to say the GOP members of the combine would prefer a prefer a democrat to a Republican but if a Republican is anti-corruption they try to help the democrats take him out.

Look a Ray LaHood, moderate voting record to the left of Fitzgerald and a combiner, he led the charge in trying to find a primary challenger to Fitzgerald (the late sun times liberal columnist Steve Neal writes again and again that Republicans should replace Fitzgerald) this eventually leads to Obama winning. Obama puts him in the cabinet, yeah just a coinky-dink in the quid pro quo world of Illinois politics.

Jack Ryan wins the GOP primary and they obviously decided they didn’t like him much either cause they offered no support when he was caught having sex with his wife.

Then they install Alan Keyes, a man from another state they knew couldn’t come close to winning, insuring the victory for machine-compliant democrat BH Obama.

Fitzgerald was not a sure bet to beat Obama but he certainly could have if his own party didn’t stab him in the back, and spared us this Presidency. LaHood’s appointment was a thank you from Obama.


53 posted on 05/17/2009 5:01:27 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

We aren’t talking about RINO versus RINO or RINO versus Conservative....I would be for the Conservative EVERY DAY....we are talking about RINO versus DEMOCRAT who are ALL PRO-DEATH...and wrong on the war, etc.


54 posted on 05/17/2009 6:01:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BillyBoy

If Mark Kirk ever gets elected to anything by any constituency, it will be without my vote. Kirk would not only continue to materially support abortion (among many other evil things), he would be yet another Olympia Snowe, another Susan Collins, another Ahhhhhnold Schwarzenkennedy in muddying the image of the GOP. He would be a step (and a major one) in the wrong direction. He can join the trip to you know where with Fr. Jenkins and Barack Insane Obama.


55 posted on 05/17/2009 7:31:52 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Ann Archy; BlackElk; Impy; PhilCollins
We are talking about Liberal Democrat vs. Equally Liberal Republican. My post #34 (ignored by the Mark Kirk apologists on this thread, but repeatedly pointed out by those of us who know the guy's record) proves that — on every MAJOR issue (war on terror, abortion, guns, spending, envirowackoism, etc.), Kirk's positions are just bad as the Democrat.

Kirk is so far left on abortion that I make a pretty solid case he's even WORSE than pro-death liberal Democrat Lisa Madigan. She supports requiring parental notification for minors seeking an abortion (although not parental consent), he doesn't.

Sources here:

MADIGAN ON PARENTAL CONSENT
http://www.lifenews.com/state3760.html

KIRK ON PARENTAL CONSENT
http://archpundit.com/blog/2009/04/30/kirk-set-to-jump-in-illinois-senate-race/

http://intolerantfox.blogspot.com/2009/04/mark-kirk-il-rino-exposed.html

There's nothing remotely “moderate” about Kirk. I find it very disturbing when he takes swipes at Obama and Madigan for not being liberal enough.

56 posted on 05/17/2009 7:46:13 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: neocon1984; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; chicagolady; PhilCollins; spintreebob
NC1984: The "other Fitzgerald," the New York Democrat Patrick Fitzgerald (actually New Jersey IIRC) is also the one who is prosecuting Blagojevich (effectively forcing his impeachment and conviction and removal from office, jailed Lyin' George Ryan, convicted Tony Rejzko (sp.?) and has the leadership of the Illinois Demonrat and RINO parties experiencing perpetual sleeplessness.

Former US Senator Peter Fitzgerald was generally conservative not libertarian. He had a weakness for environmentalism but otherwise, a solid guy. That the imbeciles and Demonrats who run the Illinois RINO Party were successful in driving Fitzgerald from his Senate seat calls for absolute scorched earth in the Illinois GOP until the McKennas, Bradys, Thompsons, Edgars, and lot lizard Topinkas are no more.

If Patrick Fitzgerald is a social conservative, I would gladly see him nominated and elected governor on any ticket to continue his admirable job of seeing to the jailing of Illinois's worst. Is Richard the Runt (he's not the man his father was) Daley next to be indicted? How about Barack Insane (for his dealings with convict Tony Rejzco?

57 posted on 05/17/2009 7:55:30 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Ann Archy; fieldmarshaldj
Ann Archy: If a "moderate" Republican is elected, WE are not in power. Obama may well turn out to be Carter II. Ordinarily, I thoroughly agree with your usually quite sensible and principled posts but not on this one.

One may have to actually live in Illinois to appreciate how corript the crooks are who run the Illinois RINO Party (aka the R part of the Combine). Or one would have to have the general insight of fieldmarshaldj who lives in Tennessee but has a sure grasp on what constitutes unacceptable RINOISM.

Also, a "moderate" Republican is nothing but a cross-dressing Demonrat in drag and nothing resembling actual moderation.

58 posted on 05/17/2009 8:02:58 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: chicagolady

i think the Pulido organization is well-positioned to support the conservative alternative to Krk.

i doubt Krk could carry the 5th in a primary. What is the deal on these 2 fellas?

http://www.andymartin.com/bio.htm

http://www.robertzadek.com/


59 posted on 05/17/2009 10:26:08 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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the names are out there ... which one is going to start raising money?

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2009/02/and-the-gops-2010-us-senate-candidate-should-be.html


60 posted on 05/17/2009 10:46:59 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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To: BillyBoy

OK...you convinced me.....is there NO one better??


61 posted on 05/18/2009 4:27:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BillyBoy

OK...you convinced me.....is there NO one better??


62 posted on 05/18/2009 4:27:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BillyBoy; chicagolady

I read, on www.politics1.com, that Comptroller Hynes might run for attorney general. If Att. Gen. Madigan runs for a higher office, we’ll have open races for attorney general and comptroller. Which Republicans should run for those offices?


63 posted on 05/18/2009 7:42:43 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Ann Archy; campaignPete R-CT; BlackElk; PhilCollins; chicagolady; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
Andy Martin is a perennial candidate, and has some pretty damaging things in his past history (being disbarred, writing wacky conspircy theory op-eds, etc.) He's pretty RINOish on the issues but at least he does a great job uncovering corruption. But he's not a credible candidate.

Robert Zadek is an obscure figure with no funds, and appears to be running a single issue "flax tax" campaign for U.S. Senate

IllinoisReview listed four credible conservatives who could stop Mark Kirk: Pat O'Malley, Chris Lauzen, Eric Wallace , and John Shimkus.

Of those four, Shimkus would be the strongest candidate and is a very popular downstate Congressman who holds Durbin's old seat in the House. Unfortunately he's also the least likely to run. I've been asking the guy to get off his butt for six years and run for statewide office. He apparently wants to stay a Congressman forever and has no interest giving up his seat to try something else.

Chris Lauzen carries the water for the conservative grassrots in the State Senate and he's had an interest in higher office for a long time. He ran for Congress in 2006 but was stopped in the primary by zillionaire Jim Oberweis (who went on to lose to the RAT). He will probably try for high office again in 2010, but I don't think he'll run for Senator or Governor.

Pat O'Malley is a former State Senator who represented me in the Illinois Senate. He was the conservative choice in the 2002 gubernatoral primary, and lost to establishment GOP candidate Jim Ryan (though he did get more votes than the RINO Lt. Governor, Corinne Wood). He's in private law practive now and has kept out of the spotlight for a wihle.

Eric Wallace is a black conservative activist who is Co-Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party. He is CEO of Wallace Multimedia Group, a popular Christian print media company in Illinois, and holds a Ph.D. as well an a M.A. and TH.M. He previously challenged incumbant RAT Maggie Crotty for State Senate, and lost because the black vote went to the white RAT even though it's a majority black district. He's the polar opposite of Kirk and is a strong social conservative.
http://wallacemultimediagroup.com/
http://rebuildtheparty.ning.com/profile/EricMWallace

Of the four, Wallace has indicated a willingness to run for run in the GOP U.S. Senate primary as the conservative choice if Kirk hops into the race. The rest have not said what their plans are for 2010 (though you can assume Shimkus is going to run for re-election to the House unless something unusual happens)

64 posted on 05/18/2009 2:31:05 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BlackElk; neocon1984; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; chicagolady; PhilCollins

See my comments on Pro-Life thread. These conversations overlap ... Why we win or lose.


65 posted on 05/18/2009 2:31:40 PM PDT by spintreebob
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If Bill is correct, in predicting that St. Sen. Lauzen will run statewide (not for U.S. senator or governor), I hope that he’ll run for comptroller. Attorney General Madigan will run for a higher office, and Comptroller Hynes will run for attorney general. If Lauzen doesn’t run for re-election, who should run for his seat?


66 posted on 05/18/2009 2:39:37 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: chicagolady

Last Nov. I voted and contributed to the PALIN/Whats His Name ticket.
Held my nose and voted and contributed for McCain only because Sarah was on the ticket.

That was my last time voting for a rino. No mas.

If the repubs nominate a rino I’ll vote for a third party or not at all.


67 posted on 05/18/2009 3:40:38 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: BillyBoy
"Andy Martin" was active in Connecticut (residing I believe in Naugatuck) under his original name (I believe that was Martin Trigonis). He so angered a decidedly non-corrupt federal trial court judge Jose Cabranes (now of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals) that Judge Cabranes actually entered an injunction against Trigonis requiring him to get permission in advance from Cabranes before filing any lawsuit because of the repeated findings of frivolousness of his lawsuits. I had not been aware that he had ever been a licensed attorney and I thought he was a lay litigant (known in the trade as a "pro se" litigant). The wacky conspiracy nonsense was his trademark.

I would love to see Pat O'Malley available.

68 posted on 05/18/2009 11:32:50 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: chicagolady
MARK KIRK TRUTH FILE
JUST SAY NO TO SOCIALISM

" [He's] Better than Barack Obama"
-
Carol Calabresa/The Sierra Club, 2008
" The strength of our campaign remains the Democrats"
- Mark Kirk, 2008


69 posted on 08/02/2009 1:48:13 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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