Pinocchio Rauner vs. West Point Grad Jeanne Ives: No Contest

Written by Laurie Higgins

Last week, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Donna Brazile, revealed that in order to access Hillary Clinton’s filthy lucre, the bankrupt DNC agreed to be in cahoots with Clinton to ensure her victory. Surely conservatives are not so naïve as to believe this type of corruption is limited to the DNC and the Clinton cabal.

Here in Illinois, we have seen GOP governors go to prison; boorish Pat Brady, former chair of the ILGOP, stab conservatives in the back by privately urging Republican lawmakers to support same-sex faux-marriage, and “No-Social-Agenda” Rauner bald-face lie to Illinoisans.

Bruce Rauner is a confidence man, a bunco artist, a thimblerigger—a man who deliberately deceives in order to achieve his agenda, which includes public financing of the murders of the least among us. (And this in a state with no money.)

At his press conference announcing that he had reneged on his commitment to veto the bill that requires public funding of abortion—a commitment he made  to Cardinal Blaise Cupich and the Catholic Conference of Illinois—Rauner actually said this: “The moral argument against [HB] 40 is very powerful and in my view not debatable. It is irrefutable.

Evidently, the morally challenged Rauner decided to go with the debatable, refutable moral argument.

His social agenda also included helping “trans”-identifying persons more easily obtain falsified birth certificates.

On October 23, Rauner released a doozy of a campaign video to launch his re-election bid. Riding on his Harley like an aging son of anarchy, Rauner says, “I crisscrossed the state, looked people in the eye, and promised to fight business as usual.”

Well, he also looked some people in the eye and lied. He looked some Illinoisans in the eye and said he had no social agenda. He looked some of us in the eye and said he believes “life begins at conception.” If that’s true, then he’s a sociopath.

Rauner continues, saying that he’s taken on some of the “toughest issues” including “ethics.” And then 30 seconds later in the ultimate slap in the face to conservative Christians, a cross fills the screen of Pinocchio Rauner’s campaign video.

When asked in a recent interview about his decision to sign HB 40, Rauner said, “Reasonable people can reasonably disagree…. As Ronald Reagan said, we don’t speak ill of our fellow Republicans.

President Reagan also said, Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is [alive]. And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Rauner is also a fool.

A man—or woman—who does not recognize the intrinsic worth of all humans—and all means all—is a fool. A man who does not recognize that the sex of humans cannot change and that birth certificates record the sex of humans is a fool. A man who does not recognize the profound meaning of sexual differentiation is a fool. A man who does not understand that the failure to recognize the intrinsic worth of all humans and the profound meaning of sexual differentiation will do more to destroy a culture than will tax rates is a fool.

Conservatives have long desired and fervently prayed for candidates who understand the importance of and are committed to the entire Republican platform. We have such a candidate in State Representative Jeanne Ives. If Ives defeats Bunco Bruce in the primary, conservatives will no longer have to hold their noses as RINOs have arrogantly commanded they do for years. Ives will fight for all the issues that conservatives and moderates care about. And she will do so with courage and integrity.

Don’t let defeatist Republicans or Republicans who have abandoned the critically important social issues persuade you that Rauner is the only Republican who can win. Don’t let those who believe Rauner’s deep pockets ensure his win drag you into reluctant support for him. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign revealed that the people—ordinary Americans with shallow pockets and hands calloused by hard, honest labor—can make a difference with their time, passion, and small donations.

Rauner concluded his campaign video by saying, “Now we have a choice: We can throw in the towel, walk away, and leave our future to the same corrupt… politicians, or we can fight.”

He’s right. We do have a choice: We have a choice between a proven flimflammer and State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a lawmaker who has proven herself to have spine, integrity, and a commitment to the entire Republican platform.

Take ACTION:  Jeanne Ives needs petition signatures now. Download a petition here, and gather signatures.  If every IFI subscriber gets a mere 15 signatures, she would have more than enough to get on the ballot.  Please send all notarized petitions to this address by November 20th:

Ives for Illinois
P.O. Box 1504
Wheaton, IL 60187

More ACTION:  Volunteer to help the campaign. Talk to family members, friends, and neighbors about Rep. Ives and the importance of her election. And donate to her campaign HERE. Even small donations help enormously.

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