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When Repug Ex Congressman Bob Dold received the endorsement of the US Chamber Of Commerce, I received a panicked email from my (barely) tolerable (wet fish) Congressman Brad Schneider pleading with me for money to help him out.

I didn't oblige and boy am I glad now.

Even though the plutocrats, and other uber-wealthy 1%ers, lost their errand boy in Bob Dolt, they can rest easy in Illinois 10. Despite the fact that this is a deep blue district that voted for Obama by a whopping 16% margin, we still have to settle for a Democrat who votes barely differently than the man he replaced.

A friend passed me along a Wall Street Journal article (not that I'd ever read the rag, but I digress) in which Schneider makes it clear that he is just as willing as any revolting Republican to carry the water for the 1%. (Though this should hardly be surprising given his own massive wealth.) In responding the "problem" of the loss of blue dog conservadems, Steve Israel assures the WSJ that they solved that problem by recruiting "pro-business" (read: anti-everyone with an annual income of <100,000) candidates like my very own Rep Schneider.

So, after feigning indignation at the US Chamber's outrageous support of his rival, Schneider wants to make it painfully clear to any and all business owners that they needn't worry, he's as amenable to their demands as ever. I'd call him two faced but I have too much respect for the comic book character that shares the name.

Illinois 10 is the same as it ever was.

Originally posted to ltp102 on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 09:05 PM PDT.

Also republished by Land of Lincoln Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Democrats in IL are hopeless (4+ / 0-)

    I haven't seen any Dems at any level who actually want to represent the principals the party is supposed to stand for. Maybe Dick Durbin, but that's about it.

  •  A little more clear on your guy? (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, Sister Havana

    And maybe a few stats? Full name, etc.

    My guy is Lipinski, and he and his ever present(former congressman) father are a nightmare. He votes Catholic, and often as a repressive conservative for no reason. Our area is as blue as can be, yet...asshole.

    A few more details please, and this could be a diary anyone could follow and share in your frustration, and offer help. Links? Who is IL 10? Rural, urban, suburban, mixed? Dolt? Anyone running in a primary against him?

    •  He spelled it right in the first paragraph. (4+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, lexalou, unfangus, Sister Havana

      The actual name is Dold, though Dolt would be an accurate description.

      And don't get me started on our do-nothing state Dems either...can't even vote on raising the minimum wage in our allegedly "blue" state.

    •  Schneider (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, lexalou

      It looks like the diarist is talking about Brad Schneider (D), who defeated Dold (R) in 2012.

    •  IL 10 is northwest suburban Chicago, (2+ / 0-)
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      unfangus, Sister Havana

      including parts of Northbrook (where he lives), the northern part of the North Shore, Libertyville, Wheeling, Mundelein, Fox Lake, Grayslake, North Chicago, Waukegan, and a few others.

      Brad Schneider is our asshat 'Democrat' congressman and, yes, he is a Bob Dold Republican clone. He beat a true progressive, Ilya Sheyman, in the 2012 primary, and he was not primaried this year.

      Schneider represents his wealthy Northbrook and North Shore constituents, while regularly ignoring the needs of his minority and middle-class constituents. His voting record is more in line with Gohmert's than Grayson's.

      Among the list of the corporations whose asses he kisses are Walgreen's, Underwriters Laboratories, Abbot Labs, Baxter Healthcare, Allstate and Kraft Foods.

  •  I am on his fundraising email list. (0+ / 0-)

    Not that I've given him anything, mind you, nor do I have any plans to. I'm not even in his district! I've never gotten a fundraising email from my own congressman (Bill Foster, IL-14), but boy, do I ever get them from Schneider.

    A big theme in his emails is how Karl Rove/Koch Brothers/Boehner is putting loads of ads against him on the air in Chicago so he needs to respond to them NOWNOWNOW. Maybe I'm watching the wrong channels, but I have yet to see one of these ads. (NOT that I am complaining, mind you!) I'm sure we'll see plenty as the election gets closer, but the email makes it sound like the ads are already blanketing the Chicago airwaves.

    Yes we can! Yes we did! Yes we will!

    by Sister Havana on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 10:00:30 AM PDT

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