The Case Against Judy Baar Topinka

AP: Topinka and Rutherford hand out pay raises to political appointees

September 26, 2011
AP: Topinka and Rutherford hand out pay raises to political appointees

Taxpayers will pay about $305,000 more a year to fund the increases in the treasurer and comptroller offices.

CAPITOL FAX: Rutherford and Topinka celebrate civil union signing

February 1, 2011
CAPITOL FAX: Rutherford and Topinka celebrate civil union signing

Gov. Quinn recognized Judy Baar Topinka and Dan Rutherford, both Republicans who supported the civil unions bill.

Judy Baar Topinka: Phony Republican still hurting our GOP

March 4, 2010
Judy Baar Topinka: Phony Republican still hurting our GOP

Judy Baar Topinka does what no Democrat can. She destroys our Republican Party from within. Extremely liberal, ethically challenged, and prone to embarrassing outbursts, Topinka is entirely the wrong face for an Illinois GOP that needs to move forward. Hasn’t Topinka hurt our party enough?

Friends don’t let friends vote for Mark Kirk or Judy Baar Topinka

February 10, 2010

As the minutes tick away to tomorrow's Primary Election, there is still time to help the good candidates. And you don't have to go door-to-door or show up to an official campaign phone bank to have a big impact. The real tragedy tomorrow will be that a lot of good conservatives will cast their...

Jim Edgar, more baggage than benefit to GOP candidates? You bet!

July 24, 2009

Congressman Mark Kirk announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Monday flanked by former Governor Jim Edgar. As Yogi Berra famously said, it was déjà vu all over again. It was eerily reminiscent of Judy Baar Topinka's campaign for Governor in 2006 where Edgar was also often in tow.

Cheer up folks, things could be a whole lot worse

January 27, 2009

I don't know about you, but I've grown quite tired of the crocodile tears from our state legislators and the non-stop pretending that the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich is a "sad day" for Illinois.

John Kass takes a serious look at the real challenge facing Illinois Republicans

August 20, 2008

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass had another outstanding column last week: "Governor is no John Wayne and GOP can't shoot straight." Kass seems to be saying the Illinois Democrats are a joke - but unless the Illinois Republican Party also ceases being a joke, nothing is going to change. At least that's how I...

Judy Baar Topinka calls Princess Diana a “brood mare”

August 31, 2007

Today is the tenth anniversary of the tragic automobile crash in Paris that killed England's Princess Diana. Judy Baar Topinka marked the occasion by calling Diana a "brood mare." She actually used the insulting term twice this morning.

Bashing Blagojevich is the easy part (Part 2)

August 6, 2007

The biggest problem with the talk of impeachment and recall is that it's an unserious distraction. Neither idea is going to advance this year, and every Republican and Democrat in Springfield knows it. We don't think any of the folks in the General Assembly are really serious about going down this road - fearing...

Bashing Blagojevich is the easy part (Part 1)

August 5, 2007

Rod Blagojevich is a weak and ineffective Governor. We're pretty sure everyone gets that. It's just too bad Republicans didn't put up someone better last year as a nominee when Rod was just as weak and just as ineffective as he is today.