PALATINE -- Unfortunately, the Illinois Republican Party continues to turn a deaf ear to the Tea Party activists and grassroots that voted Republican in the 2010 election, putting an Illinois Republican into the U.S. Senate seat along with five Republican U.S. Congressmen and six new GOP Illinois House members.
We at Illinois Review have been concerned that the Republicans in the Illinois legislature would foolishly ignore the conservative grassroots' call for dramatic leadership change in the General Assembly. We continue to see evidence that IL Republicans didn't learn anything in the 2010 election. Thus when we saw this red hot critique coming from the Palatine Tea Party we weren't surprised at all. Watch for this kind of outrage to grow if Illinois Republicans continue to play with the Democrats in Springfield.
From the Palatine Tea Party:
Failed Priorities of Illinois Senate Republicans
(Palatine, Illinois) - On news that Illinois's business climate is in a death spiral and our bond rating is hovering above a junk status, we believe that Illinois politicians should be addressing the real issues in Springfield. The fact that Senate Republican leadership fiddles around with non-issues while avoiding a true message about how to fix our state's fiscal problems is troubling.
This week we have addressed giving state tuition to illegals and having people buckle up in the back seat of an auto, this is the failed leadership we get from the Senate Republicans. Of these 11 shameful State Senators, we have two that ran for Governor of Illinois. It is very disturbing that Sen. Dillard and Sen. Brady which courted conservative's support during the last election cycle would find these dud issues so important.
The true leadership expressed by our Congressional delegation is undone by the weak kneed approach our state house leaders show. The only locations we see real leadership in the State House happens to be in neighboring states of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri where Illinois jobs seem to be going.
Sen. Radogno's efforts of reaching out to the grass root conservatives have always been met with a level of disappointment from her caucus's actions. Illinois deserves leadership and right now the Republicans have failed to provide this. Right now the Republican caucus needs to ask itself if it is serving the people of Illinois by going along with such fluff filled issues.
The Tea Parties in Illinois are watching and waiting for leadership to emerge in Springfield. It is well passed the time for some adults in Springfield to start behaving like adults. We want to thank the Republicans that have stood strong with us. Those that continue to disappoint can either change their tax and spend ways or can just switch parties and become a Democrat.
The RINO check has come home to Illinois.
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