IL-6: Ives on New Hampshire Results

From the 6th District Republican campaign of Jeanne Ives:

Ives Statement on New Hampshire Results

February 12, 2020 – Bernie Sanders won last night in New Hampshire, while Andrew Yang exited the stage. Jeanne Ives, a candidate for Congress (IL-06), released the following statement in response: 

“There is no room left in the Democrat Party for moderate candidates. Be

Bernie Sanders victory last night is proof, as is Andrew Yang’s departure from the race. 

“An entrepreneur, Yang built his campaign around the idea of a Universal Basic Income – an idea free market economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman supported to varying degrees.

He acknowledged the need to enforce our border as a part of immigration reform.

And Yang empathized with the working class that moved swing states in the favor of Trump.

He didn’t dip into identity politics or accuse them of racism.

“New Hampshire Democrat primary voters ran Yang out of the race. They chose Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist, to be their standard-bearer. 

“In 2018, Sixth District Democrat primary voters ran 5 different women out of the race for Congress opting for Sean Casten, who ran to the far-left of all of them. 

Jack Franks puts his photo and name on the line in support of Sean Casten for Congress in the Democratic Party Primary Election.

Casten’s approach and vision for the country aligns much more with Bernie Sanders’ plan than Andrew Yang’s ideas. 

“Like Sean Casten, Sanders supports Medicare for All and phasing out private insurance, as well as a vast expansion of other entitlements.

Like Casten, he also backs the deindustrialization of our economy and other aggressive methods of combating climate change, firearms bans, student loan forgiveness, and sanctuary city policies.

Jeanne Ives

“The truth about Democrats in 2020 is that there are no moderates if, by that term, we mean those prepared to appeal to Independents and Republicans as candidates who oppose the excesses of their party’s radicals.

Nor do any seem capable, let alone willing to establish themselves as someone prepared to stake out territory in the center of the political spectrum.

“That’s a shame in a party where, according to Gallup, 34 percent consider themselves moderate and 13 percent conservative. 

“As a state legislator, I worked with reasonable Democrats to get all of my major legislation passed.

I built consensus around issues of common interest for 6 years in Springfield.

And I am running to represent the independent spirit of the Sixth District in Congress.”


IL-6: Ives on New Hampshire Results — 16 Comments

  1. This is SUCH a bad take on what happened in New Hampshire yesterday, it’s hilarious.

  2. Wow I never knew Ives was Yang Gang. I wonder if she knows that Sanders is one of the most common second choices for Yang’s supporters.

    The paradigm is shifting more towards insider vs outsider as opposed to left vs right.

    People don’t like Yang because they think he’s moderate per se, but because he’s different.

    Similarly, there are a lot of people who like Sanders not because of but despite his left wing politics because they view him as an outsider.

    Donald Trump didn’t win because of his ideological placement on some arbitrary, and likely poorly constructed, political compass test, but because he was seen as an outsider.

  3. Except for comment on Yang, have to agree with Ives:

    “There is no room left in the Democrat Party for moderate candidates.

    Bernie Sanders victory last night is proof, as is Andrew Yang’s departure from the race.”

    Bernie Sanders victory in New Hampshire is a sad commentary on the sad state of the Democrat Party that allows this goofball to be on the Democrat ballot. The Democrat Party condones far left wing radical extremists, socialists and communist wannabees. Bernie and the members of the Party want to destroy our nation with open borders, free medical care for illegal aliens, abolishment of ICE, Medicare for all with the destruction of our present health care system, free college tuition, forgiveness of all student loans, sanctuary cities and states harboring illegal aliens in violation of federal laws, etc.

    Last summer, Bernie said:

    “We are gonna also launch what I think is unprecedented in modern American history, and that is a grassroots movement to lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country.”

    Bernie’s “transformation” would destroy our current economy that has been doing very well as confirmed by various economic indicators including lowest jobless rates in many decades.

    Bernie is a dyed in the wool socialist wannabe commie. He spent his honeymoon with his wife in the USSR, Russia in the late 1980’s.

  4. Wow didn’t know Ives was such a Yang fan!

    But really why does she put out these absurdly long statements.

    She needs to keep them clear and concise and focused.

    Hit the socialism part and Bernie being the standard bearer for the party.

    Tie Casten to Bernie, it’s not hard, just cut out that other mess.

    Has she hit the Franks endorsement of Casten yet or did Cal just randomly throw that in here?

    If she hasn’t she should while it is still on people’s minds and before he potentially gets exonerated.

  5. Besides Bernie’s win, lots of big, big stories from New Hampshire –

    Buttigege strong showing to back up his finish in Iowa.

    The rise of Amy Klobuchar, a kind of moderate Democrat.

    The decline of Elizabeth Warren.

    The implosion of Joe Biden.

    Looks like Barak Obama was correct in NOT endorsing Joe Biden. But, Obama made a huge mistake in picking this guy for VP and had to realize it early in his first term but stuck with him anyway.

    Obama back in 2016 DID make a huge mistake in endorsing Hillary Clinton. He said about her that she was the MOST QUALIFIED candidate for president “EVER” in the U.S. Meaning better than Lincoln, Truman, Reagan, Washington, etc.

    Isn’t it interesting that the pundits on the mostly left wing tv media last year had Biden and Warren as top candidates for president. What the h*** do they know? Not much insight by them.

    Will be tough for a Democrat to beat Trump. But, if you have to have a Democrat president, then the best might be Amy Klobuchar who, even though having/promoting some lousy Democrat ideas, seems honest and sincere.

  6. Lsr to L… LOL…. you are who you hang with as they say…LOL…

  7. @FLamont,

    1. I got email from Ives today or yesterday connecting Casten to Franks.

    2. Yes, she needs to cut out the clutter and make a more succinct point. It reads more like a praise of Andrew Yang and lamentation of him exiting the race than it does an attack on Casten.

  8. “An entrepreneur, Yang built his campaign around the idea of a Universal Basic Income – an idea free market economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman supported to varying degrees.”

    Great — so any day now, Ives and her Republican colleagues will come out in favor of UBI, right? Right????

  9. Was Yang an agent for a foreign power?

    Bernie is, or should I say was. (U.S.S.R.)

    Carsten is too, LaLaLand of perverts, illegal aliens and the parasite class.

  10. Bye-Bye Waren. Clinton and Obama World were behind her recent flood of contributions, designed, not for her benefit, but to keep Pocahontas in so her supporters wouldn’t help Comrade Bernie.

  11. I had only read the title and assumed it was about Franks.

    When I read the email it didn’t look like Franks was the focus of the email.

    It seemed Madigan was.

  12. “There is no room left in the Democrat Party for moderate candidates”. That explains having such a moderate republikkklan party. Thank you professor; your political science lectures continue to enlighten the masses. Particularly interesting is the obsession with other people’s honeymoon. In this sunshine blog the entertainment never ends…stay tuned…264 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  13. It is always entertaining to read republikkklan charlatans giving advice to Democratic voters for the sake of the Democratic Party. Keep the nonsense coming folks; we are yet to read the illustrious comments from our very own McHenry County second coming of William F. Buckley, Jr. Stay tuned…264 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  14. yeah well I like to hear from her what she told J.F. when he spoke to her disrespectful or did she just let him get away with it?

    that will tell me what kind of real person she is Rep. or Rhino..

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