Posted: Feb 05, 2018 11:24 pm
by Alan C
purplerat wrote:
Alan C wrote:What the fuck is happening in Illinois? I thought that was just a Blues Brothers scene.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politi ... d_nn_tw_ma

Jones, who claims to be a Vietnam veteran, lays out his platform on his campaign website. It includes stopping illegal immigration, doing away with sanctuary cities and repealing and replacing Obamacare. His campaign slogan: "It's Time To Put America First."


Trumpenf├╝hrer will be all over that.

In fairness to Illinois, and specifically the district this is happening, the reason this guy is likely going to be the GOP candidate is that the district is heavily slanted towards Democrats.

That said this is absolutely pathetic for Republicans that they can't muster a better candidate if for no reason other than to save face. But this what happens when you pander to the fringe of your base for 20 years, your base becomes all fringe.


I see, I just saw an article pointing out the district's slant. It's still disturbing.