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Poll: Even Illinois is Sick of Obama
Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 04/26/2014 4:43:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. – Jonathan Swift

Even Illinoisans are ashamed.

The wickedness has become so obvious, so entrenched and so brazen, that the state that used to take pride in their corruption, because it “worked,” now understands the Faustian bargain they've made.

A Gallup poll reveals that by a wide margin Illinoisans trust their government less than any other state in the union.

According to Gallup only 28% of people from Illinois have a great deal of trust in their government.

The Land of Lincoln is followed by Rhode Island, Maine, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California and Maryland-- all of which post numbers from 40% to 49% level of trust by resident.

Residents from small government, pro-market states North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas and Alaska rate their government's highest in terms of trust, posting numbers as high as 79% of residents saying they have a great deal of trust in their government.

And that's not really a coincidence is it?

“Even though Midwesterners are generally more positive about their states,” writes the Chicago Tribune, “Illinois residents are the exception, with 25 percent declaring that it is ‘the worst possible state to live.’ The particularly grim outlook of Illinois residents could be attributed to factors like high-profile scandals and high taxes.”

And it can also be attributed to the fact that the same bozo that is running the country right now, came from Illinois.

Or more succinctly, Chicago. And Chicago is certainly the worst thing that ever happened to Obama, in the same way that Obama is the worst thing that ever happened to Chicago.

So like a lot of stories these days, Chicago works its way in there as a burr buried deep in someone’s hair since the 1960s.

If you are like me, you’re about as tired of my hometown of Chicago as the Detroit Lions are of Soldier Field. You are as tired of being ruled by aging hippies from there—like Hillary Clinton-- as you are of seeing slobbering media try to prop up an administration that deserves no props.

Chicago’s become the punchline behind the joke on the Obama administration in the same way that Monica Lewinsky became the punchline for the joke on Bill Clinton’s administration.

Metaphorically, there’s a great big stain splotching up the frock Chicago’s wearing. And we don’t have to wait for the DNA test to show who the culprits are or what they are up to.

Let me tell you what the history books will say.

The history books will say that these were the days of the last hurrah for the Democrat party machine; they will say that Chicago took a corrupt machine politician, packaged him as the reform candidate, realizing that they either had to export their corruption or die.

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him," wrote Swift.

And that applies especially to the genius of smaller government.

At a time when technology has given citizens the ability to be better informed, better educated and lead better lives, the dunces are conspiring to take away choices, rather than truly empower citizens.

So far from being truly “progressive”, in any meaningful sense of the word-- as opposed to the ideological sense of the word-- the nation's experiment in Chicago type politics can be seen as reactionary rather than something new, honest and hopeful.

And it’s not just Illinoisans that are paying attention.

Young people are too.

Conservative is becoming counterculture thanks to organic mismanagement, petty opportunism and lies-- the cornerstones on which the liberal freemasonry rests.

We saw that same effect under Jimmy Carter, as counterculture icons like Saturday Night Live helped turn the peanut farmer’s administration into a real life parody of a Saturday Night Live skit.

From there SNL and liberalism had nowhere to go but the mainstream, thereby creating hordes of young people, like me, who looked at liberalism as a swindle, a contrivance and a fraud.

So prepare, my friends, for the next American Century-- a conservative one.

Illinoisans are.

And that says a lot.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 0bamaadmin; 0bamaadminscandals; chicago

1 posted on 04/26/2014 4:43:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I know, let’s name a Chicago school after Obama. Oh, that’s already being done.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 4:51:15 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Kaslin
...who looked at liberalism as a swindle, a contrivance and a fraud.

Just now figuring that out, after the endless parade of the vile scum that constantly tout and support it? Sheesh...

3 posted on 04/26/2014 4:53:53 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Kaslin
Yet this stupid a$$ state STILL elects (D)Marxists. Why Illinois? Why?

Bulldoze Chicago into Lake Michigan and let's fix this place. There is nothing we downstate can do. Crook County alone can out vote us and then there is Springpatch. We have voted Republican since Ronaldus Maximus, but it doesn't matter.
4 posted on 04/26/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 98ZJ USMC
Yet this stupid a$$ state STILL elects (D)Marxists. Why Illinois? Why?

Inability on the part of the majority of voters to link cause and effect?
5 posted on 04/26/2014 5:20:08 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kaslin

Democrats are not progressive. Democrats are regressive. Our culture is being regressed to act like barnyard animals (screw anything that moves). We have regressed to burning our babies’ corpses for energy. We have regressed to taking any basic knowledge out of academics. We have regressed to keeping our mouths shut, so we don’t offend blood-thirsty Satan-soldiers who live among us.

What have I forgotten?


6 posted on 04/26/2014 5:20:29 AM PDT by abclily
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To: 98ZJ USMC

“Yet this stupid a$$ state STILL elects (D)Marxists. Why Illinois? Why?”

Simple. Immigrant voters...who want their “free stuff”.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 5:21:26 AM PDT by swampfox101 (l)
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To: Kaslin


8 posted on 04/26/2014 5:27:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Army Air Corps
Inability on the part of the majority of voters to link cause and effect?

It is, though 3/4 of these people you CANNOT explain that to and make them understand it. Why? Because they seem to think they deserve Free Sh*t. Then you try to explain the laws of diminishing returns, the finite amount of other peoples monies, etc, etc and either their eyes glaze over or they just say "Shut up". It's quite surreal. They all seem to think that there is some other everlasting MoneyTree® to pluck, (aka tHeRiCh!!!11111111eLeBiNtY!!!!11)

Either they wake up or reality is coming crashing down,.... soon.
9 posted on 04/26/2014 5:33:50 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: swampfox101
Simple. Immigrant voters...who want their “free stuff”.

But that's not the biggest chunk of stupid. It's sizeable, no question, but the amount of stupid you get trying to engage the more recently indoctrinated graduates is shattering. The left has done it's job well.

Then, there are the Crook County union types who are unreachable.
10 posted on 04/26/2014 5:38:04 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Kaslin

ILL-n-annoyed...too flat, too cold, too corrupt, too ‘Rat and too avoid.
Chitcago, NYC, Baltimore, Denver, Miami, Portland, Seattle, Philly etc..are the big Lieberal dominated albatrosses around their states necks.___did I miss any?


11 posted on 04/26/2014 5:42:48 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Kaslin

Oh and not to sound too negative but what do all of these stupid Dem strongholds have in common with hades? You can’t change them and best to avoid living there.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 5:49:59 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Los Angeles and San Fran. The dem strategy is pretty good, control the cities and control power.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: tflabo

Yep. Going through Chicago when I travel west saves about an extra 80 miles. I drive the extra 80 miles to avoid it.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 6:06:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks to the SRM, we had more LIVs in the past two elections to bring this fraud into power.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 6:06:48 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: tflabo
...did I miss any?

LA

16 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:32 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: DownInFlames
Los Angeles and San Fran. The dem strategy is pretty good, control the cities and control power.

And, not content with that degree of control, they want to administer the coup de grace with elimination of the electoral college.

17 posted on 04/26/2014 6:17:34 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Common Sense 101

He was referring to the Carter years, not to today.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: Kaslin
"I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed." – Jonathan Swift

Swift was naive.

That's right. Cynical Jonathan Swift.

19 posted on 04/26/2014 6:21:18 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: luvbach1

Yeah but they are going to name a school after him. Wait, maybe they’ll just change the name of a school named after MLK, and call it OBAMA school. Then we’ll have OBAMA PHONES, OBAMA CARE, OBAMA SCHOOL, etcetara and so forth.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: Kaslin

As always, these states like Illinois will vote Democrat. Look what they did in Detroit. No matter how corrupt or bad it was, they voted the same.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 6:49:32 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Army Air Corps

Yet this stupid a$$ state STILL elects (D)Marxists. Why Illinois? Why?

Inability on the part of the majority of voters to link cause and effect?

it’s because Chicago vote totally RAT, thus negating the rest of what the state votes/wants


22 posted on 04/26/2014 7:01:53 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: School of Rational Thought

They will, until the people wake up. When and if they do is another question


23 posted on 04/26/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: gingerbread

.........”Then we’ll have OBAMA PHONES, OBAMA CARE, OBAMA SCHOOL, etcetara and so forth.”
*************************
GAG!


24 posted on 04/26/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Kaslin

Too late now. He’s not leaving.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 7:14:40 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: Kaslin

Are they sick of Hillary, that’s the 64-dollar question.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 7:16:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

12 Numbers Which Prove That Americans Are Sick And Tired Of Politics As Usual
http://www.infowars.com/12-numbers-which-prove-that-americans-are-sick-and-tired-of-politics-as-usual/


27 posted on 04/26/2014 7:39:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Kaslin

Illinois voted for Obama in both elections. They are not “sick” of Obama - they love him. The writer did not present even one example of how Illinois is “sick” of Obama.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 7:39:44 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Kaslin
The wickedness has become so obvious, so entrenched and so brazen, that the state that used to take pride in their corruption, because it “worked,” now understands the Faustian bargain they've made. A Gallup poll reveals that by a wide margin Illinoisans trust their government less than any other state in the union.

It's dawned on the good people of Illinois that their government 'works' for the people IN GOVERNMENT. And it doesn't work for anyone else...

29 posted on 04/26/2014 8:07:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

5 counties here in Illinois are the problem, just 5 counties out of 103. The rest of this state are relatively normal, surprisingly conservative even. But we have been so gerrymandered by Madigan and the Combine it’s going to be almost impossible to save the state I grrew up and raised a family in.

So we are planning to leave. 4-5 more years and we are gone.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 9:13:24 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: tflabo

Maybe a few but we know who they are.

Seattle-Tacoma is the tail that wags the dog called Wash. State. And now Seattle has elected a queer mayor and an openly socialist councilwoman from India. Could it get any better?

Yes, just wait! Now they are trying to ram a $15/hr. minimum wage down the voters throats. Kshama Sawant, the avowed Marxist council member, has a degree in economics. Read her Wikipedia biography; she’s a real pip.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 3:04:11 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: tflabo

Milwaukee and St. Paul


32 posted on 04/26/2014 6:48:26 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Lurker

Rescuing IL goes on the “impossible” list.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 6:49:32 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Without Cook, Romney would have carried the state.

But Obama still would have won the state in 2008 (not to mention the 2004 Senate race) and Clinton would have won in ‘92 and ‘96, though both times in a near tie and only thanks to Perot.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 11:32:11 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 98ZJ USMC; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; InterceptPoint; ...

Because I am a nerd for such things, I’ve been working on a little something. Forgive the ping if you aren’t interested in this sort of thing.

Using data from Dave Leip’s Atlas

http://uselectionatlas.org/

I calculated the exact results from the last 7 Presidential and 3 Gubernatorial elections for Illinois, without Cook County. It’s interesting to compare the rest of Illinois (”Restinois”) to it’s neighbors Indiana and Missouri and put into perspective just how badly Crook county screws things up. If Restinois were actually separate it would have been a hotly contested state, not ignored by Republican POTUS candidates, so the actual results would have ended up slightly better, but here they are. A fun yet sad hypothetical.

2012

Romney (R) 50.66%

Obama (D) 47.30 %

Johnson (Libert) 1.25%

+3.36% Romney. Would have been the closest Romney win after North Carolina

2008

Obama (D) 52.77%

McCain (R) 45.49%

-7.28% Closely mirroring the nationwide margin, -7.26%

2004

Bush (R) 54.22%

Kerry (D) 45.02%

+9.2% Bush! That beats Missouri and Virginia that year and was almost as big a margin as Arkansas.

2000

Bush (R) 51.63%

Gore (D) 45.49%

Nader (Green) 2.14%

+6.14% Bush, only slightly worse than Arizona

1996

Clinton (D) 45.98%

Dole (R) 43.54%

Perot (Ref) 9.66%

-2.44% Would have joined 4 other states that Clinton won by less than 3%. 63,000 vote margin for Clinton. Major attention by Dole (which would have been likely) could have given him the win.

1992

Clinton 41.46%

Bush 38.88%

Perot 19.24%

-2.58% Like 1996, very close.

Now the Gubernatorial elections. Lets see what the Restinois thinks of Chicago scumbags who run for Governor. Of course they wouldn’t even be eligible to run if their home county wasn’t in the state, instead the Republicans would have faced different democrats who would have run stronger in Restinois.

2010

Brady (R) 56.34%

Quinn (R) 36.23%

Cohen (R) 3.57%

Whitney (G) 2.82%

Green (L) 1.04%

If you were wondering exactly how badly Quinn got his butt kicked outside of Cook, it was 20 points. Yes, the Libertarian as named Green.

2002

Topinka (RINO) 47.01%

Blagovevich (D) 40.53%

Whitney (G) 11.58%

Topinka is also from Cook county so she wouldn’t have been able to run either. But as we see even against a worthless RINO running a poor campaign, Blago still lost Restinois by a good margin.

2002

Ryan (R) 53.5%

Blagovevich (D) 43.48%

Skinner (L) 2.44%

Oh look, not even close, easy 10 point win for Ryan. And Blago was the rat that downstate democrats preferred, that was the only reason he won the primary, he placed third in Cook county in primary. So Blago wouldn’t have been Governor of anything!

The last rat Governor to come from outside Cook was Dan Walker. He beat narrowly beat Cook County Republican and incumbent Governor Richard Ogilvie in 1972. Even Walker would have lost without Cook.

The last time Restinois voted for a Chicago rat for Governor was in 1960, when rat Otto Kerner carried Restinois by a few thousands votes over incumbent William Stratton, our last conservative Governor.


35 posted on 04/28/2014 12:22:24 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

6 POTUS elections I mean. I didn’t do 1988 since Bush won even with Cook.


36 posted on 04/28/2014 12:27:56 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Amen...! Your’re preaching to the choir.

Thanks.


37 posted on 04/28/2014 3:47:22 AM PDT by swampfox101 (l)
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To: Kaslin

Bump


38 posted on 04/28/2014 3:51:20 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Impy

delicious. I cannot imagine what kinda person would not be interested in that sort of thing.


39 posted on 04/28/2014 8:44:38 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Personally, I can’t wait to visit the Choom Gang Museum, scheduled to open in 2017....


40 posted on 04/28/2014 8:48:14 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Maybe just change the name of the city to Chicagobama.


41 posted on 04/28/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I can, those for whom election night is not Christmas morning, you know the type. I call them normies. Or perhaps it is they who are the freaks, look at the pretty numbers, how could they resist?


42 posted on 04/28/2014 8:59:48 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy

1964

Johnson 55.49%

Goldwater 44.51%

Slightly better than Indiana

1960

Nixon 56.63%

Kennedy 43.23%

9th Best Nixon State


43 posted on 04/28/2014 10:55:04 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy

Make that 8th best Nixon state.


44 posted on 04/28/2014 10:58:20 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

when the country is divided, Restinois joins the Union and Chitown stays with the USSA. Not sure what will happen to Ohio. Obviously, they get Gary and all of MICH except the U.P.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 8:19:40 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Auh2orepublican came up with some great “new state” ideas.

One would be a horror show stretching from Gary to Milwaukee.

Another would encompass Ann Arbor and Detroit, snaking through NW OH , into PA to include Pittsburgh.

2 mistakes by the lakes for the rats/USSA to have, freeing untold masses in the parent states from pernicious rat voters.

Philly would have to join parts of NJ, leaving a solidly Republican Restofsylvania


46 posted on 04/29/2014 10:27:38 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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