Election 2010: U.S. House of Representatives, 19th Congressional District
19TH DISTRICT—Time to take a look at the races coming up for next week’s ballot, in this, probably the most important election of our lifetimes, as we hope to turn the tide of our ‘progressive’ (socialist) movement in this country back to some common sense and some Constitutionalism.
Unfortunately, our first feature doesn’t show a whole lot of either.
Vying for the seat in Congress for the 19th District of Illinois are the two almost-perennials, John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) and Tim Bagwell (D-Olney). We say almost-perennial because we had a bit of a shakeup two years ago when lil Timmy bowed out and a Harrisburg resident, Dan Davis, ran on the Dem ticket.
He didn’t fare well against Shimkus either, which is too bad, as Dan is a very likable guy and very swift when it came to the issues.
And not that Bagwell is any great shakes. In fact, he makes Shimkus (with his condescending air and incredible ability to ignore the issues in town hall forums) look like Ron Paul.
However, Shimkus, who was nicknamed “Shamekus” last fall over his behavior toward senior citizens at a town hall meeting in Fairfield, is no Ron Paul.
Here’s one fine Fairfield lady’s take (she’s 74 and very much a lady, but Shamekus pissed her off):
“The Sept. 4 meeting lasted a whopping 45 minutes,” she wrote to us last September. “Shimkus talked for a few minutes about Cap and Trade, then introduced someone from Wayne-White Co-Op, then someone from the coal miners’ association, each of whom talked a few minutes. He only took 4 to 5 questions. I sat squarely in front of him and my hand went up. I asked him, “Did Congress approve Obama’s sending $2 billion taxpayer dollars (from the stimulus pkg) to Brazil…so they could do offshore drilling and production…to fulfill a contract Brazil has with China? Or has Obama already become a dictator?
“Before he could answer, mayor Mickey ‘The Mouse’ Borah interjected, telling me to keep my questions to the subject at hand. I told him, ‘Excuse me, Cap and Trade IS energy related.’ Before Shimkus could answer, Borah interrupted again, and of course, Shimkus never answered the question.
“Another citizen asked, ‘Why are you supporting Rep. Mark Kirk for the senate when he is anti-Second Amendment and voted FOR Cap and Trade?’ Of course, he praised the dear boy. At this point, my eyes glazed over. The meeting was a sham. I got there early and talked with lots of people who had driven some distance to get there; they were all mad as hell! But I guarantee you, they were madder when they left.”
Just a shining example of the reality of Shimkus…toe the party line, even though the candidate may be questionable. There are plenty of other instances of Shimkus being a jerk. However, he ISN’T Timmy Bagwell…which is why (along with that huge voting bloc from the Metro-East…it will be nice to be redistricted, in some aspects, after this census) he will likely win.
Bagwell is merely a wannabe. He ran in 04 and 06, and it was no surprise that he is running again this year. He has no real ideas that don’t originate, at least, from the party of progressive, and additionally, he is considerably flaky. In recent years (and in information that was removed from his website when we recounted it in one of our print versions, 2006), he was given to ‘New Age’ metaphysical psychobabble. Further, he is a staunch supporter of accursed Dem darling Rahm Emmanuel, as he so forcefully put it in a letter to Disclosure in 2005 after Christopher Bollyn allowed us to publish the very revealing article on Emmanuel’s heritage. In our estimation, anyone who’s that in love with Rahmbo doesn’t need to be in public office….
…so Shamekus it is, demolishing his ‘term limits’ BS assertions for yet another two years.
Of course, vote your conscience, but whatever you do—GET OUT AND VOTE Nov. 2…because you know that the people who are progressively ruining our country are going to be doing so.
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