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Gidney N Cloyd

(19,541 posts)
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 11:47 AM Sep 2014

Wonkette: Bruce Rauner (GOP IL Gov cand.) makes an ad featuring a 20-year-old VW camper van

This crap's almost as funny as the commercial where Rauner's wife claims to be a lifelong Democrat--despite the fact she's contributed 3 times as much money to Republican candidates over the years as she has to any others.
The Rauners are just the Romneys minus the charm and common touch.

He brags that the van — not that he’d call it by its “EUROVAN” model name — has nearly 200,000 miles on it, and says, “My kids call it the rolling trashcan. I call it reliable.” Because Bruce Rauner knows that living simply is the way to go, a lesson that surely rubbed off on his daughter in 2009 when Rauner donated $250,000 to an elite public high school. That completely magnanimous gift and a personal phone call from Rauner to the principal mysteriously changed the girl’s application status from “rejected” to “Oh please come and drink deeply from the font of knowledge, to which we have affixed a plaque thanking your daddy for his generosity.” Again, this is just an example of what a regular everyday guy Bruce Rauner is. Some parents pitch in with setup for the choir’s annual Madrigal Dinner, and some contribute a quarter-million dollars to their daughter’s school.

And just to drive home the important point that he knows the value of a dollar, or several billion of them, a radio interview from January of this year has surfaced in which Rauner acknowledged that he once supported eliminating the minimum wage, although he does not think so anymore, because he has been convinced that it’s {del}economically{/del} politically unwise:

“I have said, on a number of occasions, that we could have a lower minimum wage or no minimum wage as part of increasing Illinois’ competitiveness. I’ve said that many times,” Rauner told WJBC host Scott Laughlin.

Read more at http://wonkette.com/559369/zillionaire-bruce-rauner-has-an-old-van-so-illinois-must-make-him-governor#o6awZ6ZcEbDvRo0e.99
Wonkette: Bruce Rauner (GOP IL Gov cand.) makes an ad featuring a 20-year-old VW camper van (Original Post) Gidney N Cloyd Sep 2014 OP
Rauner is a Wine Club Member ....$100,000 to join.... Stuart G Sep 2014 #1
Quinn's been a reformer throughout his political career. Definitely a good guy. Gidney N Cloyd Sep 2014 #2

Stuart G

(37,925 posts)
1. Rauner is a Wine Club Member ....$100,000 to join....
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 03:24 PM
Sep 2014

Support Gov Pat Quinn...He was part of an organization
..CUB..Citizens Utility Board...which tries to control rates utilities charge average people like us.....

He is not part of a Wine Club..and does not donate 250,000 to schools that he hope to send someone to.....Now get this one...
He is governor cause he was Blago's second, and got in cause the feds sent Blogo to the slammer....Quinn was an after thought to try to attract do gooders...Blago and the previous govs, left Illinois with a tremendous debt. Quinn hasn't been perfect, has had to work with some "difficult people" but he is an honest and decent man in a very tough job...Rauner is a multi millionaire .....Republican whore...who will cut education and all state services...True Republican Asshole...

Pat Quinn for Illinois


676 N. LaSalle St. Suite 340, Chicago, IL 60654. t. 312.654.8888

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,541 posts)
2. Quinn's been a reformer throughout his political career. Definitely a good guy.
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 06:43 PM
Sep 2014

As charismatic as a glass of warm milk but he makes up for it with tenacity and the courage of his convictions.

This election's going to be tight but I think when it comes down to it people are going to realize Quinn's merits and Rauner's problems.

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