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Illinois governor signs election law favoring Democrats (Shocking!)
reuters ^ | June 24, 2011 | Eric Johnson

Posted on 06/24/2011 5:34:36 PM PDT by PROCON

(Reuters) - Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn signed into law on Friday a new congressional district map that could reverse gains Republicans made in the state in 2010 midterm elections.

Democrats were able to leverage their control of the General Assembly and a Democratic governor to approve a new election map for 2012 that analysts said could help Democrats win at least three more congressional seats in the state

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demorats; illinois
Quinn denied that the redistricting was a partisan ploy by Democrats

No, no, no, nothing to see here, move along, citizen!

1 posted on 06/24/2011 5:34:42 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

As they say, elections have consequences.


2 posted on 06/24/2011 5:36:43 PM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: PROCON

It’s hard to remain in control when you’re that stupid.


3 posted on 06/24/2011 5:36:57 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: PROCON

Which means that we are entitled to do precisely the same thing back.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 5:38:32 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: PROCON
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5 posted on 06/24/2011 5:39:14 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: PROCON

Both sides do this, if it’s wrong for the donks, it’s wrong for the G.O.P. as well.


6 posted on 06/24/2011 5:39:32 PM PDT by Grunthor
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To: amishman
As they say, elections have consequences.

That they do and one of the most important races is a secretary of state race. Seems that the Soros funded Secretary of State project is already ramping up for the next election.
7 posted on 06/24/2011 5:40:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: PROCON

It’s not a partisan ploy... Why would we gerrymander the districts when we could just miscount?


8 posted on 06/24/2011 5:41:00 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: PROCON

Gerrymandering is inevitable. Both parties should engage in it enthusiastically. The failure to do so is so GOP.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 5:41:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: amishman

Gov Quinn, the same ass-clown who voted to raise corporate and household taxes in the state, that led to Sears, Boeing and other companies seriously considering leaving the state.


10 posted on 06/24/2011 5:46:20 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Brilliant

The whining and squealing from a RINO/Marxist tag team over getting cut out of my district is delicious.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2739127/posts

Sure sounds like they intended to tag team the conservative before their plans were foiled by redistricting.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 5:48:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: gorush

In California, an initiative was passed that took redistricting out of the hands of the legislature/governor and created an independent commission. I am always suspicious of so-called independent commissions but I voted for it because I though the commission could not be any worse than the legislature.

Now, the commission has released it draft of the new districts. Not bad at all. For the first time in years, the districts seem to make geographic sense. However, in my area, the Dems are crying because the county next to us which is full of farm laborers, is no longer going to be in our Congressional district. The new district makes sense in every respect. The old district was gerrymandered in an attempt to put a Dem in Congress.


12 posted on 06/24/2011 5:48:53 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Grunthor; gorush; SERKIT
Actually, I'm surpised by the Reuters headline!

I thought the MSM headline would be thus:

Illinois Governor signs "Fairness Ammendment".

13 posted on 06/24/2011 5:50:17 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common-Sense.)
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To: amishman
You are right. But this will happen in the national election if the halfwits on this site that trash every candidate get their way. The Illinois group that didn't like Brady because he didn't meet their “purity” test got their way, just like the group that trashes Bachman, Perry and others. I think they protest too much and either are dumbocrap distruptors or so far to the extreme right that they can't see straight. You have read these guys and you decide.
14 posted on 06/24/2011 5:51:47 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: bfree
But this will happen in the national election if the halfwits on this site that trash every candidate get their way....just like the group that trashes Bachman, Perry and others.

I'm definately with you on this; we have way too much trashing of otherwise good conservative candidates here on FR, but I suppose that is just the "arena of ideas" which makes FR great.

In 2012, I suppose it'll be anybody but 0bama!

15 posted on 06/24/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common-Sense.)
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To: bfree; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
>> The Illinois group that didn't like Brady because he didn't meet their “purity” test got their way, just like the group that trashes Bachman, Perry and others. <<

Knocking someone in the primary and the general are two different things. I have no desire to see Perry run in the primary and the only way I'd vote for him is if the alternative was an uber-RINO. However, if he was the nominee I'd crawl over broken glass to vote for him over Obama.

What makes matter worse is that there was pretty much conservative consensus that Brady was one of the three "acceptable" conservatives in the primary, along with Adam Andrejewski and Dan Proft. (the three unacceptable combiners were Jim Ryan, Kirk Dillard, and Andy McKenna). Even the latter three might have been "hold your nose" choices if we needed to defeat Quinn, but the first three were overall pretty reliable conservatives.

It would be like me (hypothetically) saying Michele Bachmann is my first choice, Pawlenty's my second, and Herman Cain is my third on my acceptable list. Then AFTER Cain won the primary in an upset, I pick one wrong position he took and harp on it constantly during the general election to portray him as a RINO scumbag, and announce I'm voting for Obama -- even after Bachmann endorses Cain.

The cut-off-your-nose "conservatives" who opposed Brady in the genereal election blantantly went back on their word that they would support him in the general election despite the fact he was not their first choice. That election was clearly stolen by Pat Quinn, but the RATs wouldn't have had the opportunity to steal it if the votes weren't close enough for them to manufacture enough in Chicago to overcome the rest of the state. What makes it even more tragic is Brady was the MOST conservative nominee we've had since the 1950s. Good luck to the lunatics who opposed him because he didn't do their bidding on one or two bills so they demanded a "more conservative" nominee. Obviously they're going to have to slate themselves in 2014 because nobody else will be able to pass their purity test. They're going to be very lonely in their attemps to find a viable candidate next time around who's "more conservative" than Brady.

We also have to remember there are alot of "conservative" combiners who may preach very solid conservative principles in public, but behind-the-scenes they're working for the Dems. These moles in the conservative movement need to be called out and exposed. A perfect example is Jim Tobin, the President of the Illinois chapter of Taxpayers United and the self-described "taxpayers watchdog". This guy spent years telling conservatives how much "better" things were under Blago when he bankrupted this state. In the last election, he not only endorsed Pat Quinn's disgraced ex-running mate (crooked Chicago machine RAT Scott Lee Cohen) for Governor, but he actually spent money to distribute anti-Bill Brady literature photoshopping him behind bars and claiming Brady (who had an impeccible record in the state Senate opposing higher taxes) was the "taxpayer's villian". NOT ONE CENT should EVER go to "conservative" Jim Tobin again. The best thing that could happen for "Illinois taxpayers" would be to see Tobin's organization disbanded. If he's made Illinois "taxpayer friendly", I'm the easter bunny.

Then there's the flat out lies. An example I always use is the Chris Christie critics who keep claiming he's pro-abortion. If you must bash someone who agrees with you 80% of the time after they're the nominee, at least pick something he geninuely did wrong. Here is Illinois we kept hearing "Brady's working for Topinka" fiction. All the B.S. they shoved the last four years about Brady secretly being a combiner and being in kahoots with Topinka was also undeniably proven false during the 2010 election season, since the combine approved scum like Kirk and Topinka avoided Brady like the plague and wouldn't lift a finger to endorse him, and their combine buddies pulled off every dirty trick in the book to defeat Brady on election day. Futhermore, all the flak Brady took for "splitting the conservative vote" in 2006 (because he wouldn't drop out when he was in third place in the primary) was clearly an example of "do as we say, not as we do" from the Brady haters. When they found the shoe was on the other foot in 2010 and their favorite conservative (Andrejewski) was polling in 5th place and had no chance of winning the primary, NOT ONE of them demanded he drop out and support the highest polling conservative (Brady) so a RINO wouldn't win.

Bottom line is I've had it with alot of "conservative leaders" in Illinois who keep coming up with stupid slogans like "Think Red" when all their silly election stunts just make Illinois more and more communist. Republicans are their own worst enemy in this state.

16 posted on 06/24/2011 6:26:17 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: bfree

I understand your concerns. I will take a RINO over a straight Democrat any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I’d prefer an ideological purist, but one can’t expect someone who can win in the most conservative district of Alabama to be able to do the same in Connecticut or a similar lib area.


17 posted on 06/24/2011 7:27:04 PM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: PROCON

Illinois - California in the Heartland. They’ll soon see their residents and tax dollars fleeing to Texas and neighboring states.


18 posted on 06/25/2011 8:08:31 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Terrorism is nothing more than Kinetic Islam)
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To: BillyBoy
Republicans are their own worst enemy in this state.

Republicans are their own worst enemy - PERIOD!

19 posted on 06/25/2011 9:16:50 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Grunthor

Reagan’s 11th commandment ~ KEEPA YOU MOUFA SHUTA UP


20 posted on 06/25/2011 12:54:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BillyBoy

Actually Illinois’ problem is the Chicago area. Short of a natural catastrophe like a 1250 foot high tsunami washing over the place there’s not a whole lot you can do about it.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 1:00:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Do it’s only okay when YOUR party does it? How does that make us any better than the dems?


22 posted on 06/25/2011 5:57:42 PM PDT by Grunthor (Too many Palin supporters wrongly see this as a race between Mitt and Sarah.)
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To: Grunthor
We are ALWAYS better than the Dems. It's simply not possible for Republicans to sink to their level ~ no matter what we do nor how hard we try to do it.

You're not going wobbly on us are you?

23 posted on 06/25/2011 6:35:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I am not a Republican as much as I am a conservative. I don’t find gerrymandering anymore excusable when the G.O.P. does it than when the dumocrats do it.


24 posted on 06/25/2011 8:07:10 PM PDT by Grunthor (Too many Palin supporters wrongly see this as a race between Mitt and Sarah.)
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