Over at College Conservative, Alex Uzarowicz writes about the upcoming Republican primary for Illinois governor. After dismissing the other candidates, he endorses Kirk Dillard.
Dillard is a proven conservative with an extensive voting record. Most importantly, Dillard worked across the aisle on many occasions bringing Boeing’s headquarters to Chicago, sponsoring landmark ethics and election reforms, and working as the Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Edgar to lower the unemployment rate in the 1990‘s and improve Illinois’s credit rating. It’s his conservative convictions combined with his bipartisan streak that will make Illinois strong again, instead of driving out thousands of residents and businesses to neighboring states like Indiana and Wisconsin.
Wait--chief of staff for RINO Jim Edgar? Isn't how this state got in the mess it's in now, from trying to make nice with Democrats? Mr. Uzarowicz continues:
There are no scandals with Dillard either. The one that comes closest is his dealings with then State Senator Barack Obama to champion ethics reforms, but it’s no “scandal” at all. It’s that willingness to work with Democrats and those with which we disagree with that shows true leadership, not blind ideological positions that cannot achieve results. Republicans need to understand that we are electing someone to represent Illinois as a whole, not a red-state like Texas or Utah. Dillard is right for Illinois by walking that main-stream conservative line.
Oh yes, God forbid we should hold "blind ideological positions." Better we should suck up to the SEIU. Alex, I've got a wakeup call for you.
Kirk Dillard effectively endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008, not that he will man up to it. I have asked him about his appearance in a Barack Obama campaign ad at least twice. Specifically, I have asked him "Sen. Dillard, why did you endorse Barack Obama for president in 2008?"
Immediately, he vehemently protests that he never "endorsed" Obama. PULEEZE.
It is indisputable that Mr. Dillard's appearance in this ad helped assuage any doubts that well-intentioned, gullible voters would have about Sen. Obama. His appearance helped them dismiss any concerns raised by what they had heard about Rev. Wright, Tony Rezko, and all the other unsavory characters that mentored and helped foist the crypto-Marxist Obama on an unsuspecting nation.
This sort of risible parsing of words and conduct practiced in 2008 by Sen. Dillard is what we have come to expect from the Democrat wing of the Republican party. Can you say Mitch McConnell?
I don't know about you, but this IL GOV Primary may be the 2nd election in my lifetime that I sit out. What say you?