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Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?
Chicago Heights Patch ^ | 12/06/12 | Christopher Paicely

Posted on 12/06/2012 5:59:34 PM PST by Libloather

Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?
Lenny McAlister thinks his chances are good, but will 2nd District voters look beyond the "R" on the ballot?
By Christopher Paicely

One Republican has entered the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the United States representative for the 2nd District.

Lenny McAllister has no legislative experience and has never won an election, but he's hoping to win a seat held by Democrats for more than 50 years. And let's not forget a Republican was unable to come close to beating a nigh-nonexistent congressman back in November.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagoheights.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: illinois; jackson; jesse; mcalister

The Hip-Hop Republican.

1 posted on 12/06/2012 5:59:40 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Pigs are flying out of Detroit metro tonight so you never know.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 6:03:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather
Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?

No, that's a Negro Marxist seat, only Negro Marxists need apply.

3 posted on 12/06/2012 6:03:51 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Libloather

It’s Chicago.

No.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 6:03:58 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Libloather

In a word? No.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 6:04:07 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Libloather
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6 posted on 12/06/2012 6:05:33 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Libloather

I don’t know, but I saw a nice loaf of fresh bread today and grabbed it. I threw it back when I read ‘Chicago style’ Italian bread.

Boycott Chicago.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 6:11:55 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Libloather

Would it make any difference at all whatsoever if one did?

Would it make any difference at all whatsoever of 100 republicans took Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old seat?

How about 1,000?


8 posted on 12/06/2012 6:22:33 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Libloather
Michigan just passed RTW, so anything is possible!
9 posted on 12/06/2012 6:34:42 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Libloather; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; sickoflibs; Impy; PhilCollins; ...
Lenny McAllister is a self-described "relatively progressive" and "Hip-Hop Republican" who writes from an "Afro-centric perspective" and is pro-abortion, pro-affirmative action, pro-Peotone airport (a favorite priority of the disgraced JJJ and hated by rural conservatives who actually live in Peotone), against anti-tax pledges with the fiscal cliff looming, and spoke against voter ID laws this year during an NAACP press conference. He's also been nicknamed "The Progressive's Second Favorite Black Republican", after Colin Powell. He's also not even from the Chicago area, he's a North Carolina resident who ran a couple of failed campaigns there before setting up residence here a few months ago.

In short, he seems to be this year's version of Richard Tisei.

I doubt ANY Republican could win IL-2, let alone a liberal Republican. Ironically, I think a conservative black with an "D" next to their name MIGHT be able to take IL-2, IF they could sneak through a divided RAT primary.

McAllister as the "Republican alternative" makes me sick and I wish John Arrington, Eric Wallace (I think he's in IL-2 after redistricting, but he was in IL-1 in 2010), or Isaac Hayes would throw their hat into the ring.

On the other hand, any decent black conservative Republican would have to spend tons of their own money on an extremely uphill battle, and will get zero support from the state or national GOP (so it's not surprising none of them want to run), and it would be fun to see another "electable" RINO get crushed. Just glad I don't have to live in that district and choose between liberal D vs. liberal R.

Thoughts?

10 posted on 12/06/2012 6:37:59 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

How any Black person can support abortion is beyond me... especially given that abortion has decimated the Black community to the point that their population now trails Hispanics. Genocide is not too strong a word, and all hatched by a White Socialist Utopian.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 6:56:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Libloather

Another one of Zero’s sons ? Spittin’ image.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 7:02:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BillyBoy; Impy

Isaac Hayes told me that he’s considering running for Congress. I read that some people are cirulating petitions for Eric Wallace, but I don’t know whether he approves.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 7:11:59 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: BillyBoy

I am for the moderate black Democrat who opposes gay marriage. One who goes to a real church, not a jesse jackson church.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 7:23:45 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Usagi_yo

That’s about as smart as the moron who used to claim he was boycotting Taco Bell because tacos were Mexican. Newsflash, he wasn’t boycotting Mexico and you weren’t boycotting Chicago.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 7:45:27 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Melas
"That’s about as smart as the moron who used to claim he was boycotting Taco Bell because tacos were Mexican. Newsflash, he wasn’t boycotting Mexico and you weren’t boycotting Chicago."

+1 re-troll

16 posted on 12/06/2012 8:30:15 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: BillyBoy

He’s worse than Tisei. He writes at The Root of fighting to overcome the GOP’s decades of racism.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 9:25:20 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Libloather

If a Repub takes JJ’s seat, you can bet he is a left-wing plant to further dilute the party...


18 posted on 12/07/2012 2:51:26 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Libloather

No.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 4:41:13 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Which one is that, the former football player? He seems the most normal of the Democrats running?


20 posted on 12/07/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

i made it up, hoping that he was real


21 posted on 12/07/2012 1:15:08 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: BillyBoy; PhilCollins; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I think the idea of third airport is dead in this economy.

I just hope that schoolgirl screwing swine Mel Reynolds doesn’t win.

My money in on Robin Kelly.

If Halvorsen won due to the black vote being split that would be hilarious to me, they would throw a fit 10 times worse than when Cohen won in Memphis.

This a 3 to 1 rat district, I’d take a hip hop RINO (LOL come on! what a clown) but he won’t win.

Halvorsen winning the primary and a prominent Black rat running as an indie is the only viable path to victory for us, even then probably no. The mailman who ran in the general seems to be running but he wouldn’t do.

Still we must try.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 1:58:17 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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