Saturday, August 25, 2007

Quote of the Year Nominee #1

Let's play an on-going game, with the winner to be announced at the end of the year, called "Quote of the Year for Illinois Politics." Our first nominee this week is this insightful gem:

"I just don't feel that government is working right now for the people it's supposed to be helping"

Who made this right-on-the mark comment about the current state of Illinois government? Sounds like something you would hear from a Republican right? The Illinois House, the Senate, the Governor's mansion, and every state-wide office in Illinois is held by a Democrat: in essence, Illinois government is entirely run by the Democratic party.

In view of the on-going state budget fiasco, and the fact the Illinois' Democratic tax and spend politicians have made our state a laughingstock to surrounding states, most people in Illinois would agree with the above quote. A third grader can put two and two together and get four from on this one: if Illinois state government is "broken and not working," there can be no one to blame but those who are running the government: the Democrats.

Well, we've digressed and kept you in suspense long enough. The above remark belongs to none other than Democratic State Rep. Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook. Look here.

We here at GOPulse agree with you Ms. Nekritz. We've put all our political eggs in one basket in Springfield and it's now apparent that it was and is a huge mistake to do so. The Democrats, who are in control of every aspect of the government of the State of Illinois, have indeed broken our state government. It is not working for those that it should. The only thing missing from the qoute is that change is needed down in in Springfield as soon as possible.

Friday, August 24, 2007

GOPulse Is Back!

Welcome Back Friends,

After an extended break, we want to welcome you back to GOPulse, Lake County and Northern Illinois' gathering place for issues, candidates and political developments. As we have done in the past, GOPulse will focus on the tough issues facing Lake County and the surrounding areas leading up to the November 2008 elections.

The GOPulse team will do our best to feature a new issue for discussion and/or spotlight a key race or upcoming event every day. If you have an issue, race or event you would like to have posted on GOPulse for discussion, please email to us and we'll do our best to work it into the discussion.

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We hope you find GOPulse an informative resource and forum for discussion of important political issues this election cycle and beyond.

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