I have noticed that as the upcoming March Democrat Primary nears; a hazy media silence has spread throughout the Quad City area of 17th Congressional District, when it pertains towards Democrat candidate news. There has been the occasional voice out of the wilderness challenging the status-quo-aristocracy that has become both Local and State Political Primary Democrat dogmatic practices. What little news printed by the media has mostly been rah-rah from the Union Plutocracy and “Good Old Boys Network”of current and former ranking Democratic Politburo Members offering their holy affirmation of the current Politburo chosen one – Cheri Bustos (judging from comments, pretty much done deal since June of 2011). Those have included both the eight wisemen worshipers of local political politburo politics, as well as a high ranking Commissar of Illinois Politburo Politics – Dick Durbin. The most recent challenge to the Democrat Politburo practice of preselecting and anointing political candidates was a plea to the local media, in the form of a letter to the editor requesting the voting constituency to vote for candidate Greg Aguilar.
The only real dustup to date, seemed back in December; when after Candidate Cheri Bustos tried to incite the electorate by using Party Dogma Flame tactics, her former Democrat challenger -now turned independent challenger- Eric Reyes challenged her partisanship bickering. Independent Candidate Reyes statement (hmm, a very difficult to find internet search of QC media sources!) is probably one of the few sensible declarations we will probably here – from any Democrat or Republican candidate from now through the fall elections. Considering the political dogma from her press statements, he is 100% correct on Bustos. Considering what little Bustos has espoused since her anointment has been nothing but partisanship rhetoric, I can only assume that she is basically past Quad City Politburo Political Puppet Phil Hare in a dress.
An interesting quote from Reyes reminded me of the original Quad City Politburo anointment of Phil Hare as Lane Evans replacement as our representative. When Evans announced his retirement, the anointed one, Phil Hare, was challenged by then Rock Island Mayor, Mark Schwiebert and Galesburg teacher Rob Mellon. After the selection, not election, of Democrat Politburo Rhetoric spewing Philobluster Hare- some of the politburo faithful began to giggle and chuckle at how Mellon and Schwiebert had been given the Smack Down by the Quad City Democratic Politburo and made to kiss the ring of then Chairman John Gianoulis for daring to challenge the will of the Politburo selection of Hare. Candidate Reyes made the following statement to the media:
“Over the past several weeks, I have been told to expect a call from a certain U.S. senator who has apparently forgotten that his loyalty should be to his constituents,” Mr. Reyes said Tuesday. “Perhaps I never got that call because he figured out that I am a man of principle and would not have dropped out of the race no matter how many different ways he told me that after this election I’d have no future in public service.”
Considering that statement and that there seems little, if any, coverage of any challengers to Bustos; John Gianoulis may be dead and no longer the current carnival barker of local politics, but his legacy of media-silencing and bitch-slapping challengers to Quad City Politburo decisions seems to live on. And Phil Hare may have been kicked to the side of the road by voters, though not before seeking to employ all his friends and relatives to taxpayer funded government positions, but the Democratic Politburo has decided to attempt force feed voters a Phil Hare clone, Politburo Dogmatist Cheri Bustos. And as during the original anointment of Philobluster Hare–> the continued years of media silence, is deafening! Some things never change in politics and among the so-called modern media watchdogs -supposedly watching out for the public.