Skip to comments.Where Do Illinois Republicans Go From Here?
Posted on 11/25/2018 1:01:36 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
Illinois has long been a blue state, mainly because of the way Chicagoans lean. But if state Republicans had hopes of gaining, or even maintaining ground last Tuesday, their hopes were quickly quashed. Democrats ousted Republicans in the race for governor and in two key congressional districts, and the General Assembly locked in Democratic supermajorities in both houses.
So where do Republicans in Illinois stand today, and whats to come?
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Move to Indiana where there isn’t a mob of takers sucking at the government teat.
I’m moving to Indiana, possibly Iowa after kids graduate from college. Easy peasey.
The Indy suburbs are pretty good I hear....I’m from NJ....Indiana would be good.
People from NJ, NY, CT, PA, RI, MA, NH, most of the blue states are moving to red states.
We’ll see what happens.
Just stay in Illinois. Youve been there long enough to help build the fire, now watch it burn.
Republicans can confidently state that the
Cluster F.ck that is Illinois is not the
Fault of conservative political management.
The political endgame in Illinois is the same as it is in California, NY, NJ, and Connecticut. They will eventually become Republican. But not until the Democrats bankrupt those states.
Illinois is doomed anyway. Let the productive folks leave and the surrounding states can divide up the disaster that is already to far along to prevent.
Oops, I had a CNN moment. That’s “too far” not “to far”.
Iowa can use conservatives from Illinois, but Lord knows we have imported enough of you that are anything but.
Pick a town without a college/university though, and avoid the cesspools along US 20, US 30 and I-80.
They can join the resistance. It’s an uphill battle, though.
Used to live just outside Iowa City years back. Then Jefferson and finally Storm Lake where I met my wife. Always liked Iowa and wife still has relatives there. Why it’s a possibility even tho I’m originally from Indiana.
“They will eventually become Republican.”
Judging by the Socialist progression in Europe, I am skeptical that is the natural progression of events. In fact, most Socialists attempt to solve their problems simply by doubling down on their previously failed policies.
Believe it or not, live in rural red-state Illinois is pretty good. Sure there are taxes but IL ranks better than Minnesota, not quite as low as Iowa, and you don’t hear talk of people leaving those states:
Most of what happens in Springfield doesn’t affect normal people who support themselves. Cuts in programs obviously affect a certain segment of the population more than others and that’s true everywhere. Unemployment is down and economic growth is occurring, just not at the rate as in red states with pro-business climates. We had a Republican governor for the past 4 years and he sucked so bad a big majority (including a lot of R’s, obviously) decided to give the Democrat billionaire a try since the Republican one failed so miserably.
What could be improved? The IL Republican party could rise from the dead and start identifying, mentoring, and grooming some decent candidates for one thing. The R who opposed my Dem rep spewed 9-11 Truther BS and not even country R parties would support him. That’s just handing it to the Democrats, and even a gang of monkeys banging randomly on keyboards could put out a more coherent alternative vision than the IL R Party has done.
The answer is simple. Move the nations capitol there. It will make Va. red again while downsizing the government. A taxpayer shot in the arm.
Out anywhere. I know they have the unconstitutional tax trap that keeps people from fleeing but at some point you have to cut your losses and start over again in a new state.
Clan Lurker is headed to Texas in 2 years.
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