The Chicago Sun-Times reported yesterday on House Minority Leader Tom Cross' endorsement of his colleague Christine Radogno in her bid to retain the position of Senate Minority Leader. The fact of the endorsement was not surprising or particularly interesting. What was interesting was Cross' articulation of his view of the Illinois Republican Party.
In speaking about Radogno, Cross was quoted as saying: "I will say it this way...I think she does a very good job of articulating the views of a diverse caucus of upstaters, downstaters, conservatives, very conservatives, Tea Party."
Interesting. The Illinois GOP used to be divided into liberal Republicans and conservative Republicans. That presented the Party with enough heartburn. Now they have conservatives, very conservatives, and Tea Party. Does that mean they also have liberals, very liberals, and moderates?
Strange statement from a Party leader. Sounds more like a divide and conquer strategy from the Democrat side of the aisle.