Monday, March 19, 2012
Here is a wrap-up of some of the latest political news.
Monday, March 19, 2012
More than a year ago, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) wanted to make Illinois significant in the selection of a Republican presidential nominee. To do so, he invited Republicans around the state to participate in a straw poll to give Illinois' input to national Republican leaders, according to Patch. This spring, Kirk, from Highland Park, is getting his wish for Illinois votes to count. Republicans have not yet gotten behind a consensus candidate for president, which means Illinois' March 20 primary election will matter as the party decides its nominee, GOP leaders told Patch. Romney Steps Up Campaigning in Illinois After Losses to Santorum Looking to rebound decisively after a pair of third-place finishes in Alabama and Mississippi last week…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Protesters gathered at Rick Santorum's rally in Arlington Heights.
Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights. Santorum was 15 minutes into his speech when the two men shouted and got the attention of the crowd. They exchanged a kiss, prompting guards to eject them and the crowd to chant “U-S-A” while they were leaving the gym. When asked whether the kiss was a public display of affection or merely a symbolic act, Timothy Tross of Lombard and Ben Clifford of Algonquin, declined to comment. “I don’t think the message should be about what my sexuality is,” Tross said. “It’s the message that he’s saying about sexuality that matters.” About 50 protesters lined the street before the rally with …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Modern day moms have choices, thanks to the radicals.
If Rick Santorum is to be believed, “the radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.” As I sit at my kitchen counter nursing my newborn and attempting to earn a living, I can’t help but think Ricky boy is full of crap. Yep, I’m a stay-at-home mom. I used to rock the suit every day. I worked in the Loop. I owned my own agency. I traveled the world. I climbed the corporate ladder. I hit the glass ceiling. I shattered it by choosing to stay at home with my kids. First of all, I’m not buying the idea that the traditional family is entirely undermined. Nor do I agree with the premise that professional accomplishments can’t make women happy. It…