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I am troubled that Darren Bailey was so excited about an endorsement from the former president as the select committee uncovers more and more information, in real time, about how Trump acted in the last days of his administration. Much of it has been unethical, horrifying and unhinged. Can one of moderators of one of public debates please ask him why he thinks it was good to seek an endorsement from the former president? It makes me question Bailey’s judgment and ethics.
I think the Republicans just shot themselves in the foot. They have a tendency to do that. Gun laws and Roe v. Wade might be applauded by the Proud Boys, but many people disagree, especially women. Let me remind of the days when women burned their bras in the ‘60s and the song “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy. In regard to gun laws, the Proud Boys may think we are softies, but we don’t get sidetracked by the almighty NRA and all their political contributions and the power they hold over the Republicans.
Pat, Tinley Park
The headlines in the paper is that Walgreens joins the fight for the right to abortions to offer travel benefits for some workers seeking the procedure. Wow, tell me that isn’t going to increase the price of everything at Walgreens. Don’t think I’ll be shopping there in the near future.
Jimbo, Chicago Heights
The new White House spokes lady just said COVID-19 and the new anti Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision has a very adverse effect on people of color. You know what she didn’t mention, the price of gas and the crime led by the Democratic mayors in big cities. I wonder why she didn’t mention that?
On a recent drive to New York, not having enough chips like Energy Secretary Granholm to get an electric car, I used my gas powered vehicle. Leaving Illinois, gas was $5.84. I paid $5.05 in Indiana, $4.95 in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and $4.85 in New York. On the return, I found $4.61 in Ohio before coming back to $5.84 in Illinois. Would you Bidenettes explain, is the price in Illinois because Putin has greater influence here or is it simply the people who run Illinois?
David, Tinley Park