By Pastor John J. Kirkwood -
While Sandra Fluke and the “Abortion Barbie” - Wendy Davis were soundly defeated on Tuesday night and all over the country thrilling Pro-Life victories were taking place, Mammon and Moloch stole the show in Illinois. With Bruce Rauner’s victory in the gubernatorial election, there’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not partial to the unborn or to Biblical marriage.
Illinois was the cesspool that polluted the nation with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, and David Axelrod, all graduates of the Alinsky School of Soft Insurrection. But now, with a Rauner/Kirk axis victorious across the state, Illinois is primed to sweep the nation and set the table for a new Republican modus operandi.
The Socially liberal – fiscal conservative model has triumphed in Illinois and every establishment Republican across the nation has heard the RINO whistle and will rally to its pride parade. Expect Will, Krauthammer, and Kristol to wave from the lead float. The Democrat Party has already embraced the hidden holocaust and sexual anarchy but now, at least in Illinois, Republicans have surrendered the high ground for the promise of breads and circuses.
What does a Bruce Rauner victory mean for the Pro-Life movement in Illinois? Here's the wet blanket.
While all across America the Pro-Life movement was winning stunning victories, here in what George Will calls "America's Argentina," we have been hit with a critical blow that will no doubt set pro-life legislators back a generation.
While there were a few pro-life victories in district races, the loss suffered by Oberweis and the victories of Rauner, Topinka, and possibly even Tom Cross (he leads by 21,000 votes with 99% reporting) mean that statewide the Illinois GOP is now pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage.
It also means that Bruce Rauner and his mentor Mark Kirk will remake the Illinois GOP in their own image.
I'm not saying that we’ll never see conservative/Christian candidates win in individual races on the lower level, but support Biblical marriage and the unborn and you can forget about a statewide run for the foreseeable future. The new GOPP (Guardians of Planned Parenthood) will point to Oberweis’ defeat and Rauner’s historic victory and say, "No soup for you!"
Here's what is especially disappointing: last night's election is bad news for Illinois’ most promising candidates. Tom Morrison, Doug Truax, Jeanne Ives, or any candidate with traditional Republican values is dead in the water in Illinois. Unless a candidate is willing to adopt the views of the Kirk/Rauner GOPP, they will not even be permitted to run for a larger office. They simply won’t qualify.
Any attempt by a traditional conservative to even canvas for an office statewide will be met by contempt from the top and the GOPP will strangle them in the cradle. Considering Rauner’s track record with Rahm and other Democrats, his success in business, and the ability he demonstrated to manipulate opponents with two of Illinois’ cardinal virtues: cash and coercion, who is to say that he has defeated the machine and not just borrowed its extension cord?
When it comes to machine politics in Illinois - Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
The irony over someone like State Representative Tom Morrison supporting Rauner is that reciprocity for anything larger than his current seat will be as likely as the Cubs winning the Stanley Cup. Unless of course Morrison "evolves" on the issues.
And to those in the Pro-Life movement that held their nose and held the door for a Bruce Rauner victory so that they wouldn’t lose their “seat at the table,” your folly will manifest itself shortly when the First Lady of Illinois holds the door of the closet open for you. Diana Rauner makes Wendy Davis look like Teresa of Calcutta; she’s not going to set a place for you, and you were foolish to think so.
To play ball in Illinois going forward, you’ll have to be down with GOPP. “Who’s down with GOPP? This whole party.”