Ibendahl on Politics

How Bill Brady could start repairing his reputation (Part 1)

June 6, 2006

We know some are saying we should lay-off Bill Brady and move on, because conservatives and Republicans just need to "unify" (at least until it's time to be sold down the river again). With all due respect - those people can save their breath. Life is too short to spend it as an invertebrate...

Topinka’s gutter politics

May 31, 2006

All of the reasons for the dire warnings about the coming Topinka Train Wreck should now be obvious to everyone. Judy's in way over her head. And it's not just the fact that Topinka has no positive agenda and offers no alternatives for governing the State. Its unlikely Topinka would be able to intelligently...

Dear Karl Rove

May 24, 2006

Many thanks for swinging by the Land of Lincoln last weekend to buck-up the Republican faithful. We know that our own U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been keeping you quite busy of late, so we really appreciate your carving-out some time for us. That Patrick Fitzgerald is really a pesky pain in the neck...

Time for serious Spring cleaning at the Illinois GOP

April 18, 2006

To the list of people Patrick Collins sent a wake-up call Monday, we would add our IL GOP's Old Guard. Unfortunately, our old hangers-on - George's old friends - appear satisfied to hit the snooze alarm yet again.

Thinking beyond the latest train wreck (Part 2)

April 11, 2006

So opportunities were squandered. Jim Oberweis lost. That's the reality. What now?

Thinking beyond the latest train wreck (Part 1)

April 10, 2006

With Judy Topinka, Republicans nominated a liberal Democrat as their candidate for Governor to take on Blagojevich. What now?

She’s all yours Jim Edgar

March 20, 2006

How many decent and honest Republicans will throw their votes away today on a candidate they simply don't really know? How many Republicans will cast their vote for Judy Baar Topinka not even realizing she's a pro-gay activist, unapologetically pro-abortion, opposes further protecting marriage to the confines of one man and one woman, and...

Give us a break Bill Brady! (Part 3)

March 19, 2006

One of Bill Brady's key pieces of campaign literature has been a so-called "2006 Voter Guide." It purports to compare Brady's stand on six conservative issues to that of his fellow candidates. The "Guide" is full of all sorts of mischaracterizations, distortions and just outright lies when it comes to Jim Oberweis - but...

Give us a break Bill Brady! (Part 2)

March 18, 2006

In Part 1 we asked a number of questions about Bill Brady's seemingly cozy relationship with Judy Baar Topinka. Brady's says he's a conservative. So we're just trying to understand why he's so friendly with the pro-abortion, pro-gay activist Topinka who is going to whip his butt on Tuesday - and meanwhile spends so...

Give us a break Bill Brady! (Part 1)

March 16, 2006

Republicans need to stop playing make-believe. Maybe the results of one poll can be ignored as a statistical anomaly. But when you have several polls, from different firms, over a significant period of time all saying pretty much the same thing - believe it. Topinka's in the lead and she's going to win on...