Illinois Review has a very interesting article featuring RICO GOP Chair Bill Bloom and Rev. Don Johnson giving an energetic and full-throated push back on the Rauner/RICO Lincoln Day Dinner Debacle.
Bloom says this was manufactured news by the D/A, which it was since they admitted it in a published article. According to Bloom “(t)he whole intent of this episode was to either damage Rauner’s campaign, or to damage Republicans in northwest Illinois…I want them to fail in both of these gambits.”
Johnson defends and explains his views and charges the media took the most inflammatory quotes of his books out of context in order to gin up controversy. Not surprising.
The article also features various black Illinois conservatives who give whole-hearted support to Johnson and his views.
Johnson gets the last word:
“We must not allow the Democratic Party to define our identity or to determine our issues…The issues the Republican Party has stood for up until the last eight or nine years are the ones that have drawn the voters to come out.”
Amen Reverend, and bravo to you and Bloom for coming out with guns blazing rather than being cowed by the corrupt media and their Democrat allies.