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How can Illinois’ Governor Quinn lead a grassroots movement if he is afraid to show up at the Fair?

August 28, 2012

Having a bad day at the Fair.

One-term Governor Pat Quinn has promised to lead a grassroots movement to gut public employee pensions.

But how can he lead a movement of people who he is afraid to meet?

Two weeks ago he was met by hundreds of union members who booed him of the stage and chased him out of the Springfield State Fair grounds.

Saturday he was a no-show at the State Fair in Du Quoin.

Governor Quinn ‘No Show’ For Democrat Day At DuQuion State Fair8/27/12 @ 9:12:24 am

(Du Quoin, IL) — The state’s highest ranking Democrat didn’t show up for Democrat Day at the Du Quoin State Fair on Saturday.

State Representative John Bradley tells WSIL-TV he’s not surprised that Governor Quinn didn’t come. He says Quinn has been pushing several policy issues that are unpopular with downstate people. Those issues include gun bans, facility closures, and a pension proposal that could put more of a financial burden on southern school districts.

More than one thousand union members showed up at the Illinois State Fair to express their concern over Quinn’s policies.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. corrections teacher permalink
    August 28, 2012 6:13 pm

    I WOULD LIKE TO SAY, THAT HE HAS LOST THE CONFIDENCE OF THE PUBLIC. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IT BUT IT WOULD BE UNTRUE! HE HAS NEVER HAD THE PUBLIC TRUST. HE HAS INSTEAD; SHOWED THAT HE ONLY SERVES THE PLAYERS IN CHICAGO, WHO CAN AFFORD TO BUY HIS LOYALTY. WE THE WORKERS HAVE BEEN IGNORED, INSULTED, AND SORELY MISUSED. IT IS NO WONDER HE FAILED TO FACE THE DOWN STATE PEOPLE AT THE FAIR, HE HAS DONE NOTHING TO EVEN TRY TO GAIN SUPPORT, OR TO SHOW HE IS A GOVERNOR FOR ANYWHERE BUT CHICAGO. NOW WITH HIS GAMBLING VETO HE HAS EVEN MANAGED TO ALLIENATE THOSE IN CHICAGO ON WHICH HE COULD RELY. ILLINOIS FOR SALE CHEAP!!!! CONTACT QUINN, HE WILL MAKE YOU A DEAL.

    • Fred Klonsky permalink*
      August 28, 2012 6:17 pm

      What’s he done for the working people of Chicago?

      • corrections teacher permalink
        August 28, 2012 7:09 pm

        FRED… WHAT I MEAN TO SAY IS THAT FOR GOVERNOR QUINN ALL ROADS HAVE ALWAYS POINTED TO CHICAGO. YOU ARE RIGHT TO ASK! HE HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON THEM AS WELL. IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT HE HAS NOW TARGETED THE WORKERS, TEACHERS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO SEEMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ILLINOIS ECONOMY. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT BUYING VOTES AND CATERING TO THOSE ELITE FEW WHO LINE HIS POCKETS AND CONTRIBUTE TO HIS WAR CHEST. THAT IS UNTIL THE LAST TWO YEARS. NOW THE DIETY COMPLEX HAS COME TO THE FRONT. REMEMBER “HE WAS BORN TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS.”

  2. Ken Previti permalink
    August 29, 2012 8:10 pm

    Quinn’s grassroots grow from genetically modified seed – as does his soul.

  3. corrections teacher permalink
    August 30, 2012 4:35 pm

    FRED… A VICTORY OF SORTS. YESTERDAY A JUDGE RULED THE STATE OF ILLINOIS (QUINN ADMINISTRATION) MUST SET ASIDE THE MONIES (OR A PORTION THEREOF) FOR THE RAISES HE HAS STOLEN FROM STATE WORKERS. IT IS AT LEAST A LITTLE NICE TO KNOW THAT EVEN A JUDGE FROM THE WINDY CITY IS AWARE THAT THE THIEF WILL HIDE THE MONEY AND CONTINUE IN HIS ILLEGAL WITHHOLDING OF NEGOTIATED WAGES. WHILE NONE OF ARE DOING A VICTORY DANCE, WE ARE HEARTENED BY THE FACT THAT QUINN CAN NOT DO JUST ANYTHING HE WANTS. THE ARGUEMENT THAT THE MONEY WAS NOT APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THEREFORE; CAN NOT BE PAID IS STUPID AT BEST, AND CRIMINAL THEFT AT WORST. JUST A QUESTION… DO YOU THINK IF I TOLD THE ELECTRIC COMPANY I JUST DIDN’T APPROPRIATE THE MONEY TO PAY MY BILL THIS YEAR; MY COMPUTER WOULD STILL BE WORKING? i WONDER WHAT THE WEATHER IS LIKE ON THE FANTASY PLANET THE GOVERNOR LIVES ON. THERE ARE TIMES HE MAKES ME TIRED ALL OVER!!!!

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