Remember how Republican officials were so outraged over Governor Bruce Rauner on his HB40 vote to begin taxpayers-funded abortions in Illinois? And did you hear the one about Rauner signing the Democrats bill making Illinois a sanctuary state?
RAUNER GIVES $4.45 MILLION TO IL GOP AFTER ABORTION VOTE
The Republican outrage, for public relations purposes, now appears to have stilled. Recently, Rauner dumped another $4.45 million into state Republican piggy banks and not a whimper or moan from our Grand Old Party about how Rauner broke his promise to voters.
Illinois GOP chief TIM SCHNEIDER claims the money isn’t “hush” money.
“Gov. Rauner has shown time and time again that he is committed to revitalizing the Republican Party in the state of Illinois. Thanks to Gov. Rauner’s unprecedented commitment, we are now closer than ever to retiring Speaker Mike Madigan once and for all,” Schneider said in a statement.
Republicans have been taking money from left-wing donor Bruce Rauner since 2013 claiming “Because, Madigan.”
Is Rauner any different from Democrat House Speaker Mike Madigan? Hasn’t he done everything Madigan has wanted?
RAUNER IS A MADIGAN DREAM COME TRUE
Rauner is a Madigan dream come true – he’s driven up billions in debt, squealed surrender on a major income tax increase, signed sanctuary state legislation, forced doctors to promote Planned Parenthood, given pro-abortion groups state grants, and signed legislation to force taxpayers to fund abortions.
Every cash payment Rauner made to Illinois Republicans and conservative groups is hush money paid to keep their mouths shuts and they have “shut up” for four years counting.
RAUNER GAVE $16 MILLION TO GOP OFFICIALS IN 2016
In 2016, Rauner donated $16 million to the Illinois Republican Party, accounting for 96% of its funds and that is how he has been able to control it.
In 2016, as an elected Republican, Governor Rauner donated $ 3 million to left-wing Democrat KEN DUNKIN after a mailer accused him of being a convicted criminal and a deadbeat dad.
Bruce Rauner and his Illinois Turnaround PAC donated $6 million to DAN PROFT and Liberty Principles PAC.
Illinois Policy Institute is a private tax-exempt group and it does not reveal its donors. JOHN TILLMAN of Illinois Policy Institute has acknowledged receiving $625,000 from Bruce Rauner between 2009 and 2014. Tillman has never disclosed the millions in donations his other non-profit groups receive from Rauner and his donors.
REPUBLICANS HAVEN’T GIVEN RAUNER A DIME OF HIS MONEY BACK
None of the Republicans mentioned above have given any of the money Rauner donated to them back since his vote on HB40 to begin taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois and none of them are disclosing how much money they have received in total from the Governor since they helped him win election.
Rauner, who was well known as a major donor to Planned Parenthood prior to his election, is the first U.S. Governor in history to force taxpayers to fund abortions.
Real GOP Illinois doesn’t believe Republican officials who say they didn’t know Governor Rauner was an extremist on the abortion issue. We don’t believe them when they claim Rauner lied.
RAUNER FUNDED BY HILLARY CLINTON’S BIG DONOR
Rauner has plenty of money to spare. He received a $20 million contribution from Illinois’ richest man, billionaire KEN GRIFFIN, who bankrolls the campaigns of HILLARY CLINTON and RAHM EMANUEL, in May.
How many Republicans will that buy?
Columnist Terri Koyne said it best when she wrote on Illinois Review, “Rauner didn’t betray or deceive anyone [on his abortion views] – Rauner money grabbers did.”
Until Republicans return Bruce Rauner’s donations, why should any voter believe them on anything?