Madigan Bye, Bye

Mike Madigan has resigned as State Representative, so it’s time for a TeleTubby Bye-Bye:

The yellow TelleTubby waves good-bye to Mike Madigan.

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Madigan Bye, Bye — 27 Comments

  1. Ha.

    First Lopez told us that Madigan would be reelected as Speaker. As we now know, he was very wrong.

    Then, both Cal and Lopez told us that Madigan was going to stick around and chair the redistricting committee.

    As we now know, they were both very wrong.

  2. AlabamaShake,

    When it comes to Madigan, I don’t mind being wrong, but he’s not completely gone from Illinois politics.

    He has yet to resign from state Democratic Party chairman, or any of his other party offices.

    Think he’ll resign all of those offices prior to the terms ending next year?

    And as state party chair, he still has influence on redistricting, though diminished since he’s out of the House.

  3. Madigan should have been removed a long time ago.

    He’ a part of a long chain of command that has been severed!

  4. Unfortunately we still have Lord Jumbo Boy, King Of Burgers, Gluttony And Commodes,
    who will do his very best to continue unabated the destruction of Illinois at the hands of DEMOCRATS.

  5. It’s been a good year in politics.

    We got rid of Trump, Madigan and Franks.

    Can’t beat that.

  6. As somebody said elsewhere, we may now see Lisa Madigan Byrne resurface.

  7. **he’s not completely gone from Illinois politics.**

    I’m aware, and I never said otherwise, but thanks for changing the subject to something else after you’ve continually been wrong on this so far.

    **And as state party chair, he still has influence on redistricting, though diminished since he’s out of the House.**

    No he doesn’t. What role does the state party chair have in redistricting? But your convenient attempt to shift your argument is hilarious.

    Lopez: Madigan will be re-elected speaker
    (Welch is elected speaker)

    Lopez: Uh, but, uh, Madigan will stick around and control Welch and chair redistricting
    (Madigan resigns from the House)

    Lopez: Uh, but, uh, Madigan still chairs the state party so will influence redistricting.

    Your – and the rest of IL Republicans – desire to make everything about Madigan, even after he isn’t even a member of the House anymore, is hilarious.

    As to your question on if he’ll resign as chair of DPI? I’m honestly not sure… but I suspect that he will resign as chair of the party before his term expires.

  8. Shakey–

    “No he doesn’t. What role does the state party chair have in redistricting? But your convenient attempt to shift your argument is hilarious.”

    As State Party Chair he will have a lot to say about who and how much money is spent on each candidate.

    That is the control he will have. Are you new to Illinois politics?

  9. BecauseScience: You could not be more wrong about Trump, thankfully!

    He very well may be more powerful out of office given what he knows about whom…especially the DEMONRATS, and I cannot wait to hear his next move!

  10. Alabama sounds liked it wants/likes Madigan.

    And sounds like it thinks it is never wrong!

    Hahaha

  11. @ KAM Trump’s “next move” will be fighting off a myriad of lawsuits and possibly criminal indictments while trying to staunch the bleeding at his businesses.

    He will have his hands full.

    I don’t expect to see him do much else other than endorsing various MAGA maniacs in GOP primaries who will go the way of Michele Bachman, and the “I am not a witch” lady once they hit the general elections.

    That is why McConnell tried to have it both ways in his impeachment vote.

    He realizes that the GOP will not be albe to retake the Senate unless it can get more moderates to run in key swing states such as North Carolina, Wisconsin and PA.

  12. No Alabama, I’m just being the gracious co-host to a guest, and you missed the first point, that I don’t mind being wrong on Madigan.

    You just want to gloat.

    No worries, never said I was right on everything, or perfect.

  13. **As State Party Chair he will have a lot to say about who and how much money is spent on each candidate. That is the control he will have. Are you new to Illinois politics?**

    No… I’m actually not new to IL Politics. In fact, I’m actually aware of what role the state parties play and it appears that you are not.

    First, DPI has only been interested in election House Democrats (and not other Democrats in the state) under Madigan’s leadership.

    Second, the Party’s funding – that context – almost entirely came from Madigan’s role as Speaker.

    But the state parties do not really play the role that you think they do.

    The state party is largely a vehicle to get lower postage rates.

    It’s the only real role they play.

    So it LOOKS like they spend money, but it is typically pass-through money that allows the caucuses and candidates to get the political party rate rather than the standard postage rate.

    **Alabama sounds liked it wants/likes Madigan.**

    I said nothing of the sort, but strawmen are fun though.

  14. Alabama, you are this blog’s prize fool. Are you the craven Craver?

  15. Sorry to disappoint you, but, once again, I’ll explain that I don’t have time or enough patience to create other fake accounts.

    And I’ve never met, nor am I, Mr Craver.

  16. Ding-dong the witch is dead.

    Which old witch?

    The wicked witch.

    Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead!

  17. So Shakey – You say the state party chair doesn’t control the coffers on who gets spending money.

    You are a real piece of work.

    Argue around the the fact that Madigan controls campaign money with some weak argument about postage rates.

    Madigan’s control of the party may be weakened but he still has a lot to say.

    There are many pols that are still beholden.

    There is still a lot of money at play and Madigan still has an agenda.

  18. I said a while back on here that Madigan was going to have trouble getting re-elected as Speaker, and if he is not the Speaker, will he really want to stick around as a state rep (probably not)?

    Right, wrong, Democrat, or Republican, I don’t think many people reading this are losing sleep over Madigan leaving…

    The only thing people are surprised about on this blog is that Shake is a male.

    They find that improbable, shocking.

  19. **So Shakey – You say the state party chair doesn’t control the coffers on who gets spending money.**

    I am saying that the state party chair only controls the coffers of the state party.

    And I’m saying that the coffers have what they have in them only because Madigan was speaker, not state party chair.

    AND I’m saying that the money spent by the DPI account is almost entirely pass-through money for the purpose of the postage discount.

    Got it?

    Madigan will not be controlling redistricting.

    He has little/no power or leverage to do so.

    And being state party doesn’t give him the power/leverage that you think it does.

    Correcting… not sure why my gender matters, but I do appreciate that you think so much about me.

  20. Alabama does sound like Craver.

    I just skip his jejune posts. They a real time wasters and illogical.

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