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Conservative, independent...and a winner: Kirk for the Republicans (BARF ALERT)
The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2010-01-11 | Unsigned Editorial

Posted on 01/17/2010 10:58:36 AM PST by rabscuttle385

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk is the favorite in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, and for very good reason. He has been an extraordinarily effective representative of the independent-minded 10th Congressional District for a decade. His track record shows he has conservative principles and he has the instincts to succeed in Washington, no matter which party is in control.

Kirk is all about fiscal responsibility. He wants to reduce the national debt, balance the budget and stop the disgraceful practice of earmarking billions of taxpayer dollars for politicians' pet projects. He's a committed free trade advocate. He's attentive to the needs of his district, working for jobs, economic development and environmental causes, including a massive Great Lakes restoration initiative won in collaboration with then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat.

Few members of Congress can match Kirk's grasp of national defense or veterans issues...

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2010endorsements; chicago; corruptrinos; il2010; markkirk; markkirktruthfile; rino; rmsp; tribune

1 posted on 01/17/2010 10:58:38 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy

The Chicago Tribune endorses the RINO Kirk. Surprise!


2 posted on 01/17/2010 10:59:14 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

I keep getting his mailings. They serve to fill up my waste basket.


3 posted on 01/17/2010 11:01:17 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Vomit. What a load of fail this RINO swill is.


4 posted on 01/17/2010 11:02:11 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

A CONFEDERACY OF FOOLS

Author unknown.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of
entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit
and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary
common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such
a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious
than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of
the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made
him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after
all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such
as those who made him their president.”


5 posted on 01/17/2010 11:02:17 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: darkangel82

Kirk isn’t eeven close to a RINO ... he is an out and out democrat. Dump him NOW!


6 posted on 01/17/2010 11:05:01 AM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: HiramQuick
He'll get nominated... because the RINOs in the ILGOP want to LOSE!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

7 posted on 01/17/2010 11:07:08 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385
Kirk a conservative? What a joke.

Patrick Hughes for US Senate

How Pat Hughes Compares To Mark Kirk

Patrick Hughes opposes Cap and Trade Mark Kirk was one of 8 Republicans who voted for it.

Patrick Hughes supports America’s progress towards energy independence Mark Kirk opposes using America’s resources to gain energy independence. He voted for prohibiting oil drilling and development in ANWR.

Patrick Hughes believes in “Peace through Strength”; a strong national defense Mark Kirk says he does too, but when the political going got tough, he was one of a handful of Republicans who voted against the surge, which was one of the single biggest turning points in the Iraq War.

Patrick Hughes supports the 2nd Amendment and the individual right to bear arms Mark Kirk gets an F rating from the NRA and an F- from Gun Owners of America He does, however, get very high marks from groups advocating more gun control and bans.

Patrick Hughes is pro-life. He has always stood up for the rights of the unborn Mark Kirk is adamantly pro-abortion. He even voted against the ban on the hideous practice of partial-birth abortion He gets a 100% rating from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL. He is in the top tier of pro-abortion Republicans in Congress.

Patrick Hughes believes in a traditional definition of marriage Mark Kirk voted against an amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Patrick Hughes believes hate crime laws are divisive and unconstitutional Mark Kirk joined left wing Democrats in sponsoring hate crime legislation

8 posted on 01/17/2010 11:08:44 AM PST by Falcon28 (I)
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To: Falcon28

Hopefully he can win the primary.


9 posted on 01/17/2010 11:09:31 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

He voted for Cap and Trade. One of 8 Republicans. There is nothing conservative about him. He is pro gay radicalism. He voted against the Partial Birth Abortion Amendment. He is an ideological liberal with the only exception being possibly national security. Kirk is not a Moderate by any stretch.


10 posted on 01/17/2010 11:10:12 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Falcon28
Mark Kirk is a liberal wolf in Republican drag. The IL MSM would NEVER endorse a real conservative!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

11 posted on 01/17/2010 11:12:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DJ Taylor
Wow! I've said the exact same thing but not as eloquently as this author whoever it is. I'm going to copy this and send it to some people I know who voted for Obama!
They need to read it.
12 posted on 01/17/2010 11:12:11 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Maelstorm
Kirk is not a RINO. He is a liberal through and through. The IL Dede Scozzafava!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

13 posted on 01/17/2010 11:13:12 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Falcon28

I think I’m supporting Patrick Hughes in this race. We need to do a Rubio on this one. There is no reason to go with liberal Kirk. I’ll do some more research but Hughes looks good. I wish Andy Martin would just disappear. I’m convinced he is a Democrat plant to make conservatives look stupid.


14 posted on 01/17/2010 11:15:33 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Maelstorm
If IL GOPers are so stupid as to nominate Kirk, the US Senate seat is a guaranteed pickup in November for the Democrats.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

15 posted on 01/17/2010 11:17:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

If the Chicago tribune is building him up, if he gets along so well with Rahm Emmanuel...There must be something seriously evil about him..Either that, or this ids some kind of reverse psychology tactic to destroy his candidacy.


16 posted on 01/17/2010 11:17:52 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: DGHoodini
They're telling IL Republicans, this is the kind of "Republican" the MSM likes: turncoats who will help the Democrats (Rahhhmmm) advance their agenda. That's the only kind of Republican they will go out of their way to endorse.

Beware!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

17 posted on 01/17/2010 11:20:55 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Maelstorm

ah an LGF ‘conservative’


18 posted on 01/17/2010 11:25:24 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Maelstorm

We have to move quickly. The Illinois primary is Feb 2nd. Two weeks away. We need a Scott-Brown-Surge in this race. It can happen but conservatives nationwide need to help out Hughes ASAP!


19 posted on 01/17/2010 11:25:51 AM PST by Falcon28 (I)
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To: Falcon28
You guys need to get out the truth about Kirk to IL GOP primary voters and do it fast!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

20 posted on 01/17/2010 11:29:17 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: bcsco

Yeah me too. But I’m still going to vote for him, because he’s better than the alternative, and a GOP win might start to break the Democrat stranglehold on this state. I guess we could do worse...


21 posted on 01/17/2010 11:46:43 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob
You're gonna for Emmanuel Rahm's bed buddy? I'd stay home than vote for Kirk!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

22 posted on 01/17/2010 11:51:00 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Maelstorm; bigbob

It’s coming down to Hughes for me at this point, but Andrzejewski looks good from his website. But he’s a real dark horse from what I can tell. At this point I’d take either over Kirk.


23 posted on 01/17/2010 11:53:20 AM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: goldstategop
You're gonna for Emmanuel Rahm's bed buddy? I'd stay home than vote for Kirk!

I'll support whoever survives the primary. If THIS slog gets the seat you won't pry him out with a crowbar. Stay home and that will happen. Democrats have a sense of entitlement to public office in this state. I will not enable it by pouting and sitting out any election. When a voter is convinced that "you can't fight city hall", even though he lives in mid-state, (or in your case, four states away) the bolsheviks gain a permanent lock on the process by partially organizing only a couple, maybe three metro areas. That's gotta stop in Illinois, Kirk or not.

24 posted on 01/17/2010 1:15:59 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: rabscuttle385; Impy; TheRightGuy; chicagolady; fieldmarshaldj
It's funny how all the Kirk drones claim it be such a great victory for Kirk to "Take back Obama's senate seat" when all the Obama-worshipping media elites that got Hussein elected Senator in the FIRST place are gung-ho to elect Kirk now.

Indeed, just as I predicted, the major Obama cheerleading Chicago media outlets: the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Daily Herald ALL endorsed Kirk this week to be the designated successor of their beloved “rock star” Obama. Out with Roland Burris (he’s embarrassing liberals!), in with Marky (he’ll make socialism sound GOOD)!

The last major Chicago paper still hasn't published an editorial on the Senate race though. Where’s the Obama-loving Southtown Star? Their circulation is mainly southern Cook County so they're the big regional paper. Seems they’re running a bit late with their scheduled glowing endorsement of “fiscal conservative and military expert” Mark Kirk. Did the editorial written for them by Kirk staffers get lost in the mail? Let’s get cracking, people!

9 out of 10 Obama-touting Chicago media sources agree: If you liked Obama, you’ll LOVE Mark Kirk!

25 posted on 01/17/2010 1:46:50 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: rabscuttle385; fieldmarshaldj

The Chicago Tribune calls Mark Kirk “conservative”. They also claimed George Ryan was “conservative” during his reign in office. I have to shake my head and wonder what planet the Tribune editorial writers live on. They’re even nuttier than than the british list of American “conservatives”.


26 posted on 01/17/2010 1:50:22 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

Kirk’s ads talk of a “different kind of GOP leadership”.


27 posted on 01/17/2010 1:52:54 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

Yes, his leader is different. Mark Kirk is from the Democrat wing of the Republican Party. The Senate Republicans need more unofficial Democrats since Arlen Specter became an official Democrat, and Marky is more than pleased to take over where Specter left off.


28 posted on 01/17/2010 2:52:18 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy; Impy; yongin

They seem to have misspelled “Liberal, Democrat and a loser: Mark Kirk.” I will endorse Alexi the crook before that execrable scumbag, because at least he’s HONEST about being a member of the Marxist party. Kirk doesn’t even reach that level. Alexi will be going to prison soon, so we’ll have another election shortly, and hopefully next time, we’ll get it right.


29 posted on 01/17/2010 3:46:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Rumor has it that one of Alexi's primary opponents, (namely Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman, one of Daley's goons) is going to leave his anti-Alexi website up and running if Alexi wins the primary:

http://www.dontbankonalexi.com/

Check it out. Even the Chicago RATs know Alexi is a joke. Obama hasn't endorsed his former basketball buddy yet either, compared to the running ads for him early and often in 2006. I bet a number of Chicago machine RATs pull the level for Marky Mark hoping to get a marxist installed for the long-term.

30 posted on 01/17/2010 4:07:18 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

Either way, a crooked Combiner will be in that seat, and it’s better that it just be an honestly-declared rodent instead of a covert one.


31 posted on 01/17/2010 4:44:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: goldstategop; rabscuttle385; yongin; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; PhilCollins; bigbob; chicagolady
You guys need to get out the truth about Kirk to IL GOP primary voters and do it fast!

We have a smidge of a problem. Which candidate to back. Judge Don Lowrey is the best candidate. Millionaire Partick Hughes has a terrible presence as a candidate but the money and organization, he claims only he can overtake Kirk.

Kirk would be toast if a top tier conservative had run.

As to the Trib, they also advise combiner Andy McKenna for Governor and Judy Topinko for Comproller! They are not fit to line bird cages at this point. The bird might learn to read and then vomit uncontrollably.

The Sun Slimes also backs Kirk and the worst candidate for Governor in my option, Kirk Dillard who basically endorsed Obama for President, and Topkino. Ill freepers don't forgot about the Comptroller's race! Vote for Conservative Bill Kelly.

32 posted on 01/18/2010 8:02:34 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy; goldstategop

We don’t have a problem. The best candidate, in Illinois’ U.S. Senate race, is Don Lowery, the conservative, in that race, who has the most political experience. He’s pro-life, pro-gun, pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, and anti-illegal alien. He was a judge for 26 years. He was in the army, with tours in Korea and Vietnam. Please read his site, www.JudgeLowery4USsenate.com. Hughes’ money and organization hasn’t helped his campaign, very much, so they probably won’t help him, within the next two weeks.


33 posted on 01/18/2010 8:27:34 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

Yeah we do, the conservative vote is gonna be split. Hugues should quit and endorse Lowrey but that isn’t gonna happen.


34 posted on 01/18/2010 9:22:15 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

Hughes is portraying himself as the true conservative.

Kirk is th front runner because the media loves him (at least until the general election) and the IL GOP is seen as a haven for crooks (George Ryan & Jim Thompson) and flakes (Alan Keyes & Jim Oberweis).


35 posted on 01/18/2010 9:26:00 AM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

Hughes is a conservative. He says the right things.

But man does he say them in monotone robotic fashion. He needs public speaking and debate lessons.


36 posted on 01/18/2010 9:29:11 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

We shouldn’t have a problem. All Illinois conservatives should vote for Lowery.


37 posted on 01/18/2010 9:47:56 AM PST by PhilCollins
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