When (A)=(B), neither is the lesser of two evils.
When (D)=(R), neither can claim to be a Democrat or a Republican.
(Who ever said you would never find a use for algebra?)
When one has damaged public education, ignored the state Constitution, or broken contracts while the other promises to damage public education, ignore the state Constitution, and break contracts… Well, how does a voter choose between the lesser of two evils?
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is the (D), and billionaire Bruce Rauner is the (R).
Both are lining up money and political support by demonizing the other. FEAR. BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID. – of the other guy.
Why be so afraid? Rauner says Quinn did all of those things as he himself promises prosperity and the strength to make tough choices.
Why be so afraid? Quinn says Rauner will do all of those things as he himself promises prosperity and the strength to make tough choices.
If, there is any doubt about how much harm either can cause, look at their choices for running mates. As Lieutenant Governor, a mere heartbeat or a federal jail cell away from taking over as governor, who was chosen?
Paul Vallas (D), who has damaged or destroyed more schools, school systems, teacher pension systems, and the economies of more cities, counties, states and countries than any living candidate for any office, is Quinn’s choice. Read Schooling in the Ownership Society for details.
Evelyn Sanguinetti, the latest Sara Palin version of loyalty to cutting everything for the good of giving lots of tax money to billionaires,is Rauner’s choice.
(Apologies to Sara Palin who had more experience in government than Sanguinetti. At least Palin didn’t slip on the ice and sue the City of Wasilla for not removing more snow and ice and then becoming a council member who cut city budgets for clearing snow and ice.) Read the Chicago Tribune article that explains at length Sanguinetti’s ice capades in Wheaton, IL and her short credentials.
What else do we all need to know about the fear mongering, the absence of truth and the lack of integrity of (D) and (R), the gubernatorial candidates in Illinois?
John Dillon gives many more details.
Glen Brown gives even more details.
Fred Klonsky gives his own unique perspective with a few summarized details.
How can you vote for the lesser of two evils when they are both evil but no lesser?
*While voting for all of the other candidates and issues on the November ballot, who should I choose for Governor of Illinois?
c) Both a and b
d) Whichever one conveys more fear and loathing about the other
e) Spend time, organized energy and money on producing a better choice of candidate for the next election.
Active and retired teachers, parents of students, all who use public services, and those who believe in the democratic process of elections need to organize as soon as possible to have viable candidates who work for the good of all. We used to call this public service, and it can be done again.