We all knew that the Chicago Democrat Machine was capable of being the most ruthless and negative campaign operation in the country. President Obama and his political advisors were all trained in Chicago, but remarks made Tuesday by Cook County Board President Democrat Toni Preckwinkle reached a new low.
Preckwinkle, who used to be Obama’s Alderman in the Chicago City Council, remarked at a conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that President Ronald Reagan deserves “a special place in hell.” While she is now trying to backtrack her comments because she didn’t realize there was a reporter in the room, it says a lot that right after she made her comment, the audience gasped, and she asked, “What? You didn’t like that?”
Just like most people, I was shocked when I heard this news, and disappointed that it was said by the elected leader of the largest county in the state that President Reagan was born and raised in. But the more I think I about it, I’m not really surprised she said it.
Comments like this symbolize what Illinois Republicans are up against this fall. The Democrats in Illinois, led by Illinois House Speaker/Illinois Democratic Party Chairman/Father of the Illinois Attorney General Michael J. Madigan, will stop at nothing - including trashing Ronald Reagan - on their quest to divide this country to win the upcoming November elections.
The Madigan-Obama Machine knows that each Republican victory on the ballot in November will halt their efforts to use the State of Illinois anyway they see fit to profit personally. For example, earlier this week we learned that Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s investment firm used Mike Madigan’s well-connected law firm to get a property tax rate reduction of 75%. (Incidentally, Preckwinkle, who claims to be an “independent Democrat,” supported Madigan’s machine pal, the Cook County Democratic Party Chairman, for county property tax assessor despite serious concerns raised by many independents and Republicans.)
Please help us fight the Madigan-Obama Machine by volunteering and/or donating to our Illinois Republican Victory Program at ILGOP.org (see link below) today! Our GOP Victory Program turned back the wave of Democrats in Obama’s home state in 2010 and we can do it again in 2012 with your help!
Chairman, Illinois Republican Party