In a fundraising email sent out by Quinn's reelection campaign on Thursday, Quinn said Rauner, a private equity executive, and the rest of the GOP gubernatorial primary field "have all the compassion of C. Montgomery Burns."
Almost Everybody Poops: Rauner's a douchebag, but Quinn's a farking tool.
flondrix: Almost Everybody Poops: Rauner's a douchebag, but Quinn's a farking tool.Um, which of those is supposed to be worse?I would not want to vote for the guy trying to lower the minimum wage. The entire economic philosophy those guys take as gospel has failed again and again.
flondrix: Um, which of those is supposed to be worse?
Corvus: A private equity executive you are more likely just laying people
Fark You I'm Drunk: Rauner changed his mind and said he now wants to raise minimum wage, so it's all good now./guy can go eat the biggest bag of dicks
super_grass: That would make him Mayor Quimby, wouldn't it?
Any Pie Left: There is a pet theory circulating that Rauner is an unelectable but fatally vain and egotistical sap, who is being played by political constants, eager to milk him for all the commissions and fees, lobbyingfunds, PAC donations, polls, and media buys they can arrange to get commissions for.The scarier idea is that the election campaign is straight-up legit. Because Rauner's entire campaign bolis down to:"You are all stupid cattle I plan to abuse and destroy, and I can buy this job, if I just put enough commercials on your TV and radio."It finally sorta worked for Jim Oberwiess, after all. And the consultants sure did make money off Romney and the Koch Brothers.
Almost Everybody Poops: flondrix: Almost Everybody Poops: Rauner's a douchebag, but Quinn's a farking tool.Um, which of those is supposed to be worse?I would not want to vote for the guy trying to lower the minimum wage. The entire economic philosophy those guys take as gospel has failed again and again.Douchebag is definitely worse, I'm just not a fan of Quinn since he (A) vetoed a casino bill that would have generated some much needed revenue, (B) was against gay marriage up until a couple years ago when it was cool to be pro marriage equality (at least Obama said he was evolving, Quinn straight up was against it), (C) unconstituionally suspended lawmakers' salaries until they came up with pension reform (petty move really).He's obviously better than Rauner but we could use a better governor.
Any Pie Left: REDMID 17:"Rauner's horrible. Quinn is just as bad. However I actually supported him on the pension reform move. The Senate and reps were dragging their feet on the dumbest shiat. They took 6 months to debate whether or not to actually pursue the CCW legislation -- not really a huge deal in scope of government but it would have been open season if they had let the deadline pass -- and needed an extension to finalize a bill they came up with in a few days. They were doing the same shiat with the pension bills, an exponentially more important issue. That pension fund is most of the reason the state owes money like a deadbeat alchie at the tracks. "Quinn blocking the legislators's pay had nothing to do with passing the pension bill. It actually had no affect on the speed of the work the panel was doing, and in fact, it probably slowed things down. Quinn had every chance to be part of he pension negotiations, but spent the time cutting ribbons on new supermarkets and shiat like that, instead of attending the pension negotiation meetings. He pretended to champion different versions of the pension bill, but then also, back away from each one, essentially throwing up his hands and leaving it for Madigan to try and fix. And it AIN'T fixed: you can put money on it that the courts are going to find the reduction in COLA for retirees to be unconstitutional. I give Quinn props on several fronts, such as his sincere love and care for veterans, and his populist but sincere support of environmental causes when nobody else in the government gave two shiats. But on this, he's as dishonest as Blago was. He's a candy-ass who hid when the work was being done, and blamed others for any problems that came up, afraid to get tied to an unpopular position in an election cycle. He pretended that he had any influence on he legistlative process thru press stunts and PR statements, while actually standing off, un-engaged.Quinn's biggest mistake was to run for another term after tak ...
Almost Everybody Poops: He's obviously better than Rauner but we could use a better governor.
odinsposse: Fark You I'm Drunk: Rauner changed his mind and said he now wants to raise minimum wage, so it's all good now./guy can go eat the biggest bag of dicksThat's the best part to me. He clearly said he wanted to lower the minimum wage a month ago and now that he's getting heat for it he totally reversed course. Not just a tool but a spineless tool.
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