Monday, August 4, 2014

Bruce Walkner - Scott Raulkner

By Jeff Simpson

Sometimes it is hard to tell the players apart.  

In Illinois there is a gubernatorial race between Incumbent Pat Quinn and 1%er Bruce Rauner.  Rauner, perpetually states his low expectations for his success by letting everyone know his role model is Scott Walker

“Rauner says he would model his governorship after those of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.” – Associated Press, 

Rauner “calls Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels his political mentors” – National Review,

Chicago Magazine: “Which governors do you admire?” Rauner: “… Scott Walker in Wisconsin has done good things”

Now we see that he truly means it:

Rauner said: "We may have to go through rough times. We may have to do what Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers. Sort of have to do a do-over and shut things down for a little while. That's what we're gonna do."

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  1. What a ringing Walker endorsement: As Illinois governor he may have to break things and make people go through some hard times. THAT is the model for "success" that Walker sets for Rauner. I smell a Democratic anti-Walker ad in this.

    1. And of course, none of the people that may have "some hard times" are 1% ers like Rauner or his donors. No, it's the people who actually do work for a living and don't have all day to figure out how to dodge taxes like OL' Bruce.

      It's guys like that which make you wonder why the guillotine hasn't made a comeback.

  2. I would like every politician, Republican or Democrat, have to live for one month on a welfare check and food stamps. Nothing else, no help from friends or family. See if they can find an affordable place to live and land a job. Would make an interesting documentary.