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« on: March 28, 2011, 10:43:19 am »
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We Ask America:

So how will all that affect Gov. Quinnís approval rating? On March 20, we asked 1,184 registered Illinois voters this question:

In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Illinois governor Pat Quinn is doing?

30.6% Approve
60.7% Disapprove

http://weaskamerica.com/2011/03/21/tenacious-gadfly/
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 10:49:11 am »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 12:38:07 pm »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Psst, Carl! Don't look now but your boys in Wisconsin and Ohio aren't exactly the most popular guys in the world.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 12:42:04 pm »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Psst, Carl! Don't look now but your boys in Wisconsin and Ohio aren't exactly the most popular guys in the world.

     Last time I checked, they were still more popular than Quinn.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 12:44:16 pm »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Psst, Carl! Don't look now but your boys in Wisconsin and Ohio aren't exactly the most popular guys in the world.

     Last time I checked, they were still more popular than Quinn.

That's not exactly an accomplishment.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 12:50:59 pm »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Psst, Carl! Don't look now but your boys in Wisconsin and Ohio aren't exactly the most popular guys in the world.

     Last time I checked, they were still more popular than Quinn.

That's not exactly an accomplishment.

     But the point is slightly lost when the union-busters are still faring much better than Quinn. Granted, being a politician in Illinois is not exactly a recipe for popularity, so it's not as if we'd be expecting Quinn to do great or anything.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 01:28:39 pm »
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Quinn did the right thing, sometimes that will make you unpopular. So be it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 01:34:30 pm »
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Walker did the right thing, sometimes that will make you unpopular. So be it.

Yep. It's curious how the Kossack crowd only decided to poll GOP governors...
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 02:06:04 pm »
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Walker did the right thing, sometimes that will make you unpopular. So be it.

Yep. It's curious how the Kossack crowd only decided to poll GOP governors...

Nope, they also poll Dem. Governors and find that they also suck:

http://www.dailykos.com/polling/2011/3/17/CT/28/y8Yo0
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 02:25:18 pm »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Psst, Carl! Don't look now but your boys in Wisconsin and Ohio aren't exactly the most popular guys in the world.

     Last time I checked, they were still more popular than Quinn.

That's not exactly an accomplishment.

     But the point is slightly lost when the union-busters are still faring much better than Quinn. Granted, being a politician in Illinois is not exactly a recipe for popularity, so it's not as if we'd be expecting Quinn to do great or anything.

Except that Quinn has been governor two years now and has done even more unpopular things, like raising taxes.

OTOH, his Republican counterparts should have been enjoying their honeymoons now.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 02:40:18 pm »
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Walker did the right thing, sometimes that will make you unpopular. So be it.

Yep. It's curious how the Kossack crowd only decided to poll GOP governors...

Nope, they also poll Dem. Governors and find that they also suck:

http://www.dailykos.com/polling/2011/3/17/CT/28/y8Yo0

Where is the do-over question that they asked about other Governors?
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 02:46:53 pm »
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Walker did the right thing, sometimes that will make you unpopular. So be it.

Yep. It's curious how the Kossack crowd only decided to poll GOP governors...

Nope, they also poll Dem. Governors and find that they also suck:

http://www.dailykos.com/polling/2011/3/17/CT/28/y8Yo0

Where is the do-over question that they asked about other Governors?

The "do-overs" are only included in the PPP polls, not in the polls that PPP does for DailyKos.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 10:04:51 pm »
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The main point is that the man recently stood for re-election and won with similarly horrible approval ratings. Why? The alternative was fascism.
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2011, 02:56:09 am »
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The main point is that the man recently stood for re-election and won with similarly horrible approval ratings. Why? The alternative was fascism.

Not necessarily. Brady struck more as a Tea Party demagogue in the mold of Rand Paul rather than a Scott Walker type.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2011, 07:49:59 pm »
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Governor Quinn is just happy to have survived his reelection campaign...he was behind in the polls for a long, long time...it doesn't matter politically what he does now...he will retire from the state house in January 2015.
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 08:44:38 pm »
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Yes, Quinn has been working in politics for 40 years, both in elected and appointed positions, this is pretty much it for him.
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2011, 09:21:38 pm »
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The main point is that the man recently stood for re-election and won with similarly horrible approval ratings. Why? The alternative was fascism.

Not necessarily. Brady struck more as a Tea Party demagogue in the mold of Rand Paul rather than a Scott Walker type.
Your point being?
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2011, 06:31:32 am »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.




Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he signed off on a budget that he knew fell short of funding state government for a full year because he didnít want Republicans to get a seat at the bargaining table.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-07-25/news/chi-quinn-signed-state-budget-to-avoid-deeper-cuts-by-republicans-20110725_1_state-budget-pat-quinn-deeper-cuts
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 11:11:33 am »
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Lisa Madigan and or Dan Hynes would took Mike Madigan on and dealt with the legislature. Quinn, wants to be nice and get along with every one.
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2011, 05:26:16 pm »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Cutting spending kills jobs. Simple as that.
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2011, 01:55:05 am »
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But, all the lefties here maintain that the route to prosperity and popularity is to keep increasing spending and taxation.

Quinn has followed that route.



Cutting spending kills jobs. Simple as that.

So, what about increasing taxes?
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