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By Ron Brzoska

This past Saturday, my family was greeted by a gentleman who was passing out fliers for Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in Illinois’ 11th District, Bill Foster. He seemed to be a thoughtful and caring man. I knew he was thoughtful and caring because he proudly wore his green and gold AFSCME union polo as he walked through my precinct. You know who AFSCME is. You know…the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. You know… the union that has helped drive up the numbers of state employees, raise their salaries, raise their benefits, and helped us create a pension burden that is bankrupting our state. I’m sure that AFSCME’s efforts will be rewarded should Bill Foster win in his election against Republican Judy Biggert. God help us!

I didn’t know much about Bill Foster, since when he was last in office, he was in another district. So I decided to look him up and learn a little bit about him. What I learned frightened me, and it should frighten you. I went to his Wikipedia page first, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Foster_(Illinois_politician), and found the entry to be even-handed if not slightly favorable. That’s ok, but I was mortified to see what was listed as his accomplishments in his lone term (2008-2010).

  1. He voted for the Obama $787 billion spending bill. This single act alone was over half of our budget deficit for 2009.
  2. He voted in favor of Dodd-Frank, which did nothing to stop the harmful practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while creating regulations on the banks who have passed that cost on to their customers. (How are the credit card companies and banks treating you lately?)
  3. He voted for Obamacare. Do I really need to explain what is wrong with that?

Nuff said! In two years Bill Foster has helped bring about this much damage. We can give him another crack at us. I’m voting for Judy Biggert.

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  2. Can we afford the corrupt/incompetent pubs?
    Family values? pubs are so fake, you feel sorry for families now, but you take NRA $$$ and vote their party line, and here’s the real story on pubs, least the few who’ve gotten caught———and remember 2 of your speakers got caught in 90′s: gingrich and livingston———————-Robert Bauman, Republican congressman and anti-gay activist from Maryland, was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar. Source: Washington Blade

    Parker J. Bena, Republican activist and Bush Elector from Virginia, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (including children as young as 3 years old) on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000. Conservative Babylon

    Louis Beres, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. 3 of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were pre-teens. Editor and Publisher article

    Howard L. Brooks, Republican legislative aide and advisor to a California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography. Sacramento Bee article

    John Bolton: George W. Bush’s latest Ambassador to United Nations. Corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton’s first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department. Raw Story Article———————————————-(foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney in
    2012)

    Andrew Buhr, Republican politician, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy. Source

    Jim Bunn Congressman of Oregon: With his success due in great part to support from the Christian Coalition, Bunn won his congressional seat, then immediately ditched his wife (and mother of his five children), married a staffer, and put his new wife on the state payroll for the unheard-of salary of $97,500. Conservative Babylon

    John Allen Burt, Republican anti-abortion activist from Pensacola, Florida, convicted of sexually molesting a 15 year old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran. Source: Pensacola News Journal

    Dan Burton, Republican Congressman from Indiana who, while married, fathered a child by another woman. Salon.com Article

    Charles Canady, Congressman (R-Florida), Judiciary Committee member. Lied to his constituents about his adulterous affair with Sharon Becker, which caused her divorce.

    Helen Chenoweth, Congresswoman (R-Id.). Admitted to a six-year adulterous affair with a married associate. In 1995, Chenoweth had denied the affair when asked about it by The Spokane Spokesman-Review, but now she claims a pardon from a higher authority: “I’ve asked for God’s forgiveness, and I’ve received it,” she revealed.

    Dan Crane, Republican Congressman from Illinois, married, father of six. Had sex with a minor working as a congressional page. Salon.com article –Bkmeyers 08:36, 3 October 2006 (PDT)On July 14, 1983 the House Ethics Committee concluded that Rep. Dan Crane (R-Ill.) had engaged in sexual relationships with minors, specifically 17-year-old congressional pages. In Crane’s case, it was a 1980 relationship with a female page. wikipedia.org article

    Paul Crouch Televangelist, Former President of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Paid $425,000 in hush money in an attempt to cover up a gay affair. Christianity Today article

    Randy Cunningham: Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Congressman and confessed-felon ‘Duke’ Cunningham was periodically supplied with prositutes.[6] Cunningham pled guilty to corruption charges, and is currently serving jail-time.

  3. Dave,
    I am again confused why you continue to post comments on my blog that have nothing to do with the subject matter. You pointed out the moral failings of a number of Republicans. Good for you. If I cared enough, I could do the same with people on the left, but all that would prove is that regardless of what side of the political fence you are on, people aren’t perfect. So what does this have to do with the price of bacon again?


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