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Tancredo endorses Oberweis for (R) Ill Senate
self | 03/09/04 | chicagolady

Posted on 03/09/2004 7:50:04 AM PST by chicagolady

I was lucky enough to be invited to join a press conference on Monday morning and meet the one and only Congressman Tom Tancredo and Jim Oberweis yesterday at the Palmer House Hilton.

For all you Immigration ping list folks out there, both were gentleman, Very approachable, very appreciative.

Jim Oberweis Rep Candidate for the Illinois Senate seat had and unusual way about himself, he is not a Politician, and said so himself. He is a businessman, for those of you who do not know he owns Oberweis Dairy. It was very refreshing to hear both of them speak.

Congressman Tancredo said it the best. What is happening in America is like the story of the frog who was put in a pot of water. The frog does not feel that anything is wrong, everything seems fine. As the water heats up little by little he has no idea that he is going to be history. The change goes unnoticed, but is fatal.

The problem with this Senate race , maybe like many others. Low voter turn out is expected. Hopefully folks will get sick of losing their jobs to Illegals who will except lower pay.And it is also a wave in Tech jobs, they are being taken over by foreign workers.

Hopefully the people of Illinois will be outraged that they are now expected to foot the bill for college education for Illegal Immigrants, which the law makers voted into law last year.

Interestingly enough one of the other Ill Senate candidates was one of the law makers who voted it in. Steve Rauschenberger Senate Candidate voted that the people of Illinois should pay for the education of Illegal aliens.

The only bone that folks keep throwing around to bash Jim Oberweis with is that he made a "Taliban statement" In a Illinois Leader Interview he explained his "Media Gone Wild" Statement......

IL: I have some questions that have been circulating, and ones to which you deserve the opportunity to respond. It goes back to this comment, the so-called “Taliban” comment that suggested prolifers were like the Taliban on a radio show. Did you say this?

OBERWEIS: Absolutely false. That is not what happened. That is what I was referring to earlier, when I said I started with the statement, “I am prolife . . .” and mentioned the Taliban as my concern about government expressing too large of a role in our lives. So, you know, I’ve answered that a dozen times, or more than that.

IL: So you’re saying it was pulled out of context, at a very volatile time, when it would have been interpreted as the ultimate insult. . .

OBERWEIS: I will tell you that the chain of events was started when the quote was sent to the New York Catholic League. They believed what they were told - which was not accurate. When I explained what had happened, they sent a letter back saying that they found it to be very open and forthright, characteristics that would go a long way to the U.S. Senate. Of course, those comments got printed on page 16 of the paper.

IL: Are you Catholic?

OBERWEIS: Yes.

I am a Mexican American woman folks, I love America and have been paying taxes since I was 16. I realize my futher is dim. I read a statement that said it well.............

The Mexican Elite do not want to pay taxes. Do not believe the Mexican Propaganda you hear. Mexico is a wealthy country with plenty of money to build their infrastucture and educate it's people. But the Mexican Elite find it easier to export poverty to the United States and let the American Taxpayer foot the bill.

I asked my dad and he said that statement is absolutely true. Taxes are next to nothing in Mexico.

You know what they say....If you are not OUTRAGED you are not paying attention.

Got some friends or relatives in Illinois? Shake their cage, tell them to get out and vote! Tell them that Oberweis has the courage to take the "Unpopular" stand against Illegal Aliens,

The job they save maybe their own!!


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aliens; electionussenate; illinoissenaterace; tancredo
I had a home made sign that I worked very hard on. It said "Mexican-Americans for Oberweis" He Loved it!

I am glad that Jim Oberweis is looking out for Mexican Americans like me who are being taxed to death and who are being asked to celebrate Crimminal Activity...called Irresponsilbe Mass Immigration.

1 posted on 03/09/2004 7:50:05 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady; B4Ranch; HiJinx; gubamyster; SandRat; JustPiper
Immigration Ping!
2 posted on 03/09/2004 7:51:10 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady
Illinois is such a cesspool now, I bet Obama wins or wife-beater Hull wins. GOP has no chance.
3 posted on 03/09/2004 7:53:28 AM PST by raloxk
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To: A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; Free the USA; Libertarianize the GOP; madfly
My own wonderful experience taking to Congessman Tancredo!!
4 posted on 03/09/2004 7:53:29 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady
Mr. Oberweiss is sure taking a pounding over his stand on illegal immigration.

Right now I'm torn between Oberweiss and Kathuria. One things for sure, I am not voting for Ryan.

L

5 posted on 03/09/2004 7:53:55 AM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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To: chicagolady
Tancredo for Senate!
6 posted on 03/09/2004 7:55:51 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: chicagolady
Ah, yes. The Oberweis dairy. They're one of the few companies I know of that still have a milk delivery service. But from what I've seen, Oberweis has a lot of ground to make up against Ryan.
7 posted on 03/09/2004 7:56:22 AM PST by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: Lurker
You are a person after my own heart!

And as it says in the Bible.
You understand the times and know what to do!
8 posted on 03/09/2004 8:00:01 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady; William Creel
AAAAAAAND she's BACK!

Back to supporting one of only two pro-abortion candidates in the Illinois Senate race.

Back to supporting Taliban Jim Oberweis who all of a sudden realized he wasn't a pro-abortion moderate, no, he's a pro-life conservative. Just in time for his run for US Senate!

Back to support Taliban Jim Oberweis, who all of a sudden realized he was against illegal immigration! Sure, he never cared about it before, but he looked at all the suckers that could be had and said, why not? It's not like he actually believes anything he says, so why not sucker some conservatives into supporting him?

9 posted on 03/09/2004 8:00:03 AM PST by JohnnyZ (People don't just bump into each other and have sex. This isn't Cinemax! -- Jerry)
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To: Lurker
You are a person after my own heart!

And as it says in the Bible.
You understand the times and know what to do!
10 posted on 03/09/2004 8:00:05 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: July 4th
That is if you believe the polls, Do you think any of them do not have their own political leaning?
11 posted on 03/09/2004 8:01:14 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: raloxk
Jack Ryan is going to blow out Obama. It won't be close. He's too appealing on almost every level.
12 posted on 03/09/2004 8:01:38 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: chicagolady
I can't believe the Illinois GOP is even considering someone named 'Ryan' for any office in the State. I know it's not fair, but after the debacle of George Ryans administration the Dems are going to tar him with the same brush.

Besides, for all his 'conservative' campaign lit, he isn't IMO.

L

13 posted on 03/09/2004 8:05:15 AM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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To: Lurker
Anyone who is standing up against Illegal Immigration is being called a racist.
That is why I am outspoken about Oberweis. He is defending Mexican Americans like me and I am Glad for it.
14 posted on 03/09/2004 8:05:35 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady
I'm still voting for Ryan.
15 posted on 03/09/2004 8:05:54 AM PST by Impy (The DCCC and DSCC are terrorist organizations.)
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To: Rutles4Ever
hope youre right but dont think so. Remember this is the state that voted for supreme idiotic moron Carol Mostly Fraud. I cant believe Obama is that dumb
16 posted on 03/09/2004 8:06:16 AM PST by raloxk
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To: chicagolady
Interesting clips, cl. Appreciate it.
17 posted on 03/09/2004 8:23:52 AM PST by unspun (The uncontextualized life is not worth living. | I'm not "Unspun w/ AnnaZ" but I appreciate.)
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To: Rutles4Ever
Yeah ask Jerri, he was really appealing to her in the end.

Ryan is a member of the evil ryan clan, that is an off shoot of the daley mob.

Georgie isn't in jail today because fitzgerald has been pulled to DC to investigate the CIA leak.

Never underestimate the daley mob and its clout.

18 posted on 03/09/2004 8:31:23 AM PST by dts32041 ( "Repeal the 16th and 17th amendments.")
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To: dts32041
Jim Oberweis is the only candidate who's cozy with the George Ryan people.
19 posted on 03/09/2004 8:34:26 AM PST by JohnnyZ (People don't just bump into each other and have sex. This isn't Cinemax! -- Jerry)
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To: dts32041
I'd like to know how Jack Ryan is part of the evil Ryan clan. Please explain. I'd also like to know how a US Senator has any relation to investigating fraud committed by a state level political official in Illinois.
20 posted on 03/09/2004 8:44:56 AM PST by m1-lightning (God, Guns, and Country!)
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To: JohnnyZ
You have forgot the basic tenet of illinois politics, if you don't belong to the daley mob,you don't get ahead, capice.

Why the heck do you think fitzgerald was sent to washington, instead of going after the daley mob?

21 posted on 03/09/2004 8:46:51 AM PST by dts32041 ( "Repeal the 16th and 17th amendments.")
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To: m1-lightning
I'd also like to know how a US Senator has any relation to investigating fraud committed by a state level political official in Illinois.

US Senator traditionally selcts US Attorney for home state that is appionted by President, e.g Peter's selection of Patrick Fitzgerald. US Attorney is in charge of investigating state/municipal corruption.

22 posted on 03/09/2004 9:11:38 AM PST by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: TheRightGuy
I understood that. I don't understand this: Georgie isn't in jail today because fitzgerald has been pulled to DC to investigate the CIA leak.
23 posted on 03/09/2004 9:25:11 AM PST by m1-lightning (God, Guns, and Country!)
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To: m1-lightning
I understood that. I don't understand this

I suppose the original poster feels that "out-of-sight = out-of-mind" and that US Attorney's office will fall back into its own look-the-other-way mode so long as Patrick Fitzgerald remains in Washington on the CIA leak assignment. It's one conspiracy theory that makes almost makes sense ;^)

24 posted on 03/09/2004 9:42:23 AM PST by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: TheRightGuy
I remember Jim Ryan mentioning that the FBI should get involved with the investigation. However, the Dems wouldn't bite. If they would have taken his advice to begin with, then there wouldn't be any of these conspiracies.
25 posted on 03/09/2004 10:06:20 AM PST by m1-lightning (God, Guns, and Country!)
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To: unspun
Thanks unspun!
26 posted on 03/09/2004 12:19:55 PM PST by chicagolady
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To: July 4th
Great POLL story in todays Suntimes


Few pluses, many minuses to early poll-watching

March 9, 2004

BY RICHARD ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Advertisement






Just three months ago, the media were all but ordaining former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean as the Democratic presidential nominee -- and we had the polls to back us up.

"Word that Howard Dean is picking up the endorsement of ... Al Gore came as Dean was already moving into a clear lead over his rivals," reported USA Today on Dec. 9, 2003.

" 'This is the first time in our national polling that we've seen Dean pull ahead,' said Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup poll. He said some of the other candidates, notably Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, show 'rapid sinkage.' "

Rapid sinkage? I think Mike Ditka can help with that.

But that December poll did indicate that Kerry was toast. He had 7 percent support from likely Democrat voters, putting him just two percentage points ahead of Carol Moseley Braun and four points ahead of Al Sharpton. And that's with a margin of error of +/- 5 percent.

Fast forward to March 2004. Kerry's the sure nominee and Dean's at home. As the saying goes, Dean was doing great in the race until it was time for people to actually start voting.

That's the thing about those polls: they're kind of a racket.

Of course, the pollsters will tell you they're not in the prediction game, they're in the windsock game. These surveys aren't designed to tell us who's going to win; they let us know which way the political breeze is blowing at any given moment. And because the media love to report on elections as if they're horse races, we breathlessly give you the results of the polls week after week. So from now until November, you'll be hearing story after story that goes something like this:

"In the latest poll results, Democratic contender Joe Candidate has surged ahead of Republican Senator Molly Incumbent.

"Thirty-eight percent of registered voters who didn't hang up on the pollsters said that if the election were held today and they weren't late for work and it wasn't raining, they'd vote for Joe Candidate, primarily because he was so funny on 'Conan' the other night.

"Thirty-four percent said they prefer Molly Incumbent, 20 percent are undecided and eight percent said they had never heard of either candidate but did know the names of all the remaining contestants on 'The Apprentice.'

"The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percent."

Filling in the margins



Let's examine that whole "margin of error" thing. Does "plus or minus five percent" mean Joe Candidate might have only 33 percent of the vote, while Molly Incumbent could have as much as 39 percent? Or does it mean the 4 percent differential, when coupled with the five percent margin of error, means the race is the dreaded "statistical tie"?

I love that term, "statistical tie." As opposed to what, an artistic deadlock?

Beyond that, doesn't the phrase "margin of error" imply there's a way of checking the poll against a survey of, like, everybody?
27 posted on 03/09/2004 12:27:36 PM PST by chicagolady
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To: raloxk
With all due respect, ALL of IL is NOT a cesspool - ONLY those 'urban' areas controlled by the socialists, er, demoncRATS, like Crook County, er, Cook County.

Granted RINOs like ex-gov George Ryan are compliciant in the rampant corruption, but he and his cronies will soon be all in a Fed prison. It'll take time to 'clean house', but it will get done.

28 posted on 03/10/2004 6:11:02 AM PST by Condor51 ("Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments." -- Frederick the Great)
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