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Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Momentum Shifts to Lowery in Illinois Senate Race

With Illinois' US Senate primaries less than a fortnight away, the quest to replace Burris (appointed by Blago) has suddenly changed. Like the Scott Brown come-from-behind last minute quest and the Hoffman NY-23 Scozzafava scandal endorsing the Democrat the weekend before the election, this one too has a last minute appeal to conservatives.

NO! to "Evil Eight" Kirk
Like a Scozzafava pick, the establishment GOP has thrown its weight behind a liberal Republican, Mark Kirk. It was only a few months ago that cap-n-tax or Waxman-Markey was the big debate prior to the emergence of healthcare. 8 Republicans joined in the Democrats and voted FOR this bill; had they not, it would have been defeated. Mark Kirk was among the "evil eight" who voted to raise our taxes in support of the manmade global warming scheme. Nacilbupera feels this alone should start the questioning of why we would want Kirk in either branch of government, let alone support his quest to change from being a Representative with 2yr accountability to Senate with 6. But in addition to cap-n-tax, Kirk also voted for TARP, and was among 9 GOPers to vote against Pence's amendment to prohibit Title X funds going to Planned Parenthood (ie as PP pays for abortions, therefore prohibit taxpayers funding abortions through PP).

Let the GOP establishment be forewarned: On Feb 2nd, should Kirk manage a GOP nomination, Nacilbupera will just as we did with Hoffman in NY-23 revolt from our party stance in opposing Kirk's election and seek another to endorse in this Senate seat.

The Rise of Conservatism in Illinois
There are some great GOP candidates in this race besides Kirk. The two leaders are businessman Patrick Hughes and Judge Don Lowery (pictured, right). While we would like to say that both would receive more votes than Kirk, it does not seem likely; therefore, the need has arisen to support the best candidate who will not fall on his own sword like John Edwards did to the Democratic Party. Wisdom was going for Hughes who received an endorsement from radio talk show host Mark Levin, but it appears the momentum has changed.

Hughes talks the talk, but has no clear track record. Lowery has been a judge for a quarter century and got involved in politics when he couldn't sit in retirement and let the country go to pieces. Most importantly has been the switched endorsement by the Illinois Conservative Action Network (I-CAN) from Hughes to Lowery. The Independence Caucus which thoroughly vets candidates through a questionnaire process reported that Hughes refused to participate but Lowery did and was vetted and subsequently endorsed as well. The video below gives a great flavor for the humble leader Judge Lowery is.

To Rally or to Risk...
With the momentum quickly and clearly shifting to Lowery, the difficult question before those voting in the Feb 2nd Illinois primary must ask: do I rally behind Lowery in defeating Kirk or remain committed to a different conservative and risk Kirk taking the GOP nomination and further risk losing the seat to a Democrat by further alienating Conservatives. Surely, this is a difficult question which should be part of study and prayer. Nacilbupera will be praying for Judge Don Lowery.


Anonymous said...

Not to mentiont that Hughes has fallen flat in his fundraising plans, after saying for months that the was the only candidate who could raise the needed money.

nacilbupera said...

A: Thx for the heads up on the Hughes campaign! By no means do we wish Patrick ill fortune, but we contributed to the Lowery campaign and ask others to do so as they are able. If we are going to take back our country it will be through men and women like Lowery who stand up for principle and not Kirk whose record is that of a Progressive.

Anonymous said...

The GOP has a real chance to gain a lot of seats in this election, and the far right wants to ruin it by purging the party of its moderate wing.

The amount of money the GOP has to spend on Congressional races is a finite number. So what are we doing? Dumping it into Florida in a divisive primary, ridding Bob Bennett from Utah, and now another victim lies in waiting in Illinois. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Way to go GOP.

nacilbupera said...

A2: What good is a seat if the person who occupies it votes for Progressivism? Whether that person has an R or a D behind their surname matters only in one aspect to us: if you have a R behind your name and vote for unconstitutional Progressivism you make our party weaker and blur the contrast to the Democrats.

As Republicans we must choose: are we Partisans or are we Principled?

Nacilbupera stands as a Principled Republican NOT a Partisan.

If the Republican party has fewer seats in the short run, so be it. Yet in the long run we need principles or the same thing that is happening to Democrats right now will happen to GOPers if they engage in Progressivism, bribery, and smokey back room deals.


Anonymous said...

This is SO true! Remember what Nancy Pelosi said - we are grassroots NOT astroturf - so we must NOT buy into the empty promises and glitz and glam. WE know what we stand for and we need to get the word out. We have the right man - now we need to let EVERYBODY know about it!