On Sunday, former President Trump targeted Illinois Democratic governor J.B. Pritzker, who has been considered a rising star in the Democratic Party but who has presided over the state while natives flee. Pritzker was inaugurated as governor of the state in January 2019; between July 2021 and July 2022, over 142,000 people left Illinois. The only state […]

  • HubertManne@moist.catsweat.comOP
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    Heard this on the news and it just makes me love my govenor even more. I like my city, I like my state and the direction its been going since JB became govenor. Trump disparaging my state is just another nail in his coffin as far as im concerned.

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        You mean Bruce “refuse to pass a budget” Rauner. I still can’t believe he tried to run again. I live in the more rural part of the state and see lots of Pritzker sucks signs but could never figure out why?

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          What cracked me up of his proud story of fiscal responsibility by having his family minvan riding the interstate on over 10 year old tires??? I actually did not vote for pritzker in the first primary and voted for him begrudgingly in the first general because honestly he just seemed like another fat, rich guy buying his way into office. But boy his first term blew me away and I was happy to be an illinoisan again. biden was somewhat the same for me. im way more stoked to vote for him for re-election based on what he has gotten done in his one term and especially given the circumstances.

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          Literally just team sports people seeing a D next to his name.

          I’ve heard exactly one coherent criticism of him with any evidence, and it was a pretty minor thing about his personal life with no relevancy to his governance.

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      I’m with you, this place has really turned around. I’m glad JB is doing a good job, I know he’s a billionaire so don’t get me wrong I think we should still guillotine him but maybe do him last.