Gee, what a shock.
Quinn lied his way into the governor’s seat—he lied about the death penalty, about the size of a tax hike—all lies, and he didn’t exactly win in a landslide, either.
This was all about advancing leftwing ideology and taking advantage of an opportunity where many lame ducks no longer felt required to represent their districts.
Yes, the 67% tax hike, civil unions and abolition of the death penalty never had popular support—but the Democrats—including our own wonderful Mike Jacobs and Pat Verschoore said “screw the voters” and voted lockstep with their party.
We don’t yet know what Verschoore and Jacobs will do—I guess they are waiting for the dirty backroom deals to shake out, but if they do decide to run, they can count on voters being reminded over and over about their votes for leftwing ideology and against their constituents.