The extremism masked as governmental reform is nearly beyond the realm of sanity. The simple propaganda of repeating something over and over again in TV ads to the voting public is overwhelming logic and sanity.
The governor’s race in Illinois is a perfect example of what is happening across America in every level of elective office and political campaign. Billionaire sociopath and gubernatorial candidate Bruce’s Rauner has his present wife, Diana, recite the usual anti-big-government blather followed by, “Bruce has no social agenda.”
(Yes, “has his wife recite” is the correct term. Neither believes in equal rights for women.)
What does Bruce Rauner promise to do? Close public schools, fire teachers, mandate expensive high stakes testing, deny earned compensation (pensions), reduce the minimum wage, shut down government and force a re-do of contracts, refuse equal rights for women, give taxpayer taxes as incentives even to corporations that pay no taxes… The list goes on.
No social agenda? NO social agenda???
The best lie is always based on truth. Illinois government desperately needs reform, and that is the truth.
The rest is a series of beautifully, photographed and produced propaganda pieces paid for by billionaire boys’ club money. It is exactly what TV ads used to do for cigarette companies when they stated that doctors recommend such-and-such a brand of cigarettes. And just as destructive.
Who should you vote for when there is no viable and humane candidate to vote for? The lesser-of-two-evils? Even though the other candidate, Pat Quinn, has been doing very much the same thing while making his running mate, Paul Vallas, the one person in America who had done more harm to teachers, schools, children and the economies of several states than any other human being? Who should you choose?
Who is the lesser-of-two-evils when the only two sides on the ballot are taking money to follow the agenda of multinational corporate investors who don’t give a damn about you, our children, or our future as a leading, major country?
Which brand of cigarettes will you choose?
Please give up smoking in the future and find those who promise clean air and anti-pollution laws. (Yes, this is a metaphor.)