Voters lose with Quinn, May, and Sente

November 7, 2010

Obama still doesn’t seem to get it!  He continues to claim that his policies were not the cause of his shellacking nationwide by Republicans.  It was because voters failed to give his policies enough time to work so positive results could be achieved.
 
In light of Republican Bill Brady’s acceding the governorship of IL to incumbent Democrat Gov. Quinn, might it likewise be concluded that Republicans were given short-shrift by Illinoisans because they were happy to continue one-party rule in Illinois and the policies it produced?

Could it be that supporters of incumbent Governor Quinn are really pleased that their state’s economic outlook ranks 47th, that unfunded state employee retirement obligations are approaching $130 billion because of bloated promises to public workers, that corruption is rampant, and that Quinn is calling for a tax increase which will only hasten the day when economic Armageddon ascends upon Illinois?
 
Perhaps Governor Quinn supporters do not realize that Mike Madigan in his dual roles as speaker of the House and the state’s Democratic Party chairman, have, according to John Kass of the Chicago Trubine, made Madigan “supreme boss of the state once called Illinois, but is now known to taxpayers as Madiganistan”?

Kass went on to say about Quinn, “Madigan will have Pat Quinn, known as the brave Gov. Jello-O, to boss around for another four years.” 

Not only will Mike Madigan have Governor Quinn to boss around, but because of his infusion of cash into key swing Illinois House districts, Madigan was able to elect enough puppets to remain supreme warlord. 
 
Lake Forester readers and voters of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff know well two of the puppets Speaker Madigan helped over the finish line to defeat their Republican challengers, Lauren Turelli and Dan Sugrue. They were Democrat Representatives Karen May (District 58) and Carol Sente (District 59). 
 
While campaigning Karen May and Carol Sente stressed how they were not beholden to party leadership, even though lawmakers who win with the help of party money are usually loyal to their party leaders.  
 
As Karen May has racked up an 87% voting record with Speaker Madigan and Carol Sente a telling 84%, will both experience an epiphany when the 112th Session of the General Assembly commences in January of 2011? I don’t think so!
 
What will be the outcome of the Nov. 2nd General Election for the people and the state of Illinois?   The status quo will reign, and Illinois will continue its downward spiral, despite its vast resources and potential, crippled and further emasculated by the continuation of one-party leadership controlled by House Speaker Michael Madigan, who gets to draw the political map where gerrymandering will make it nearly impossible to unseat incumbent Democrats in 2012

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