KIrk Won’t Vote for Trump

Congressman Mark Kirk waves at the Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade in 2010.

Congressman Mark Kirk waves at the Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade in 2010.

You have undoubtedly heard this elsewhere.

Mark Kirk rode in a jeep in Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade in 2015.

Mark Kirk rode in a jeep in Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade in 2015.

You can find the Tribune story here.

Tell others what impact Senator Mark Kirk’s decision to dis presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will have on his changes for winning re-election.


KIrk Won’t Vote for Trump — 24 Comments

  1. Good, then there will be no denying he’s a RINO and puppet for the Dems!

    Goodbye Kirk!

    Go ahead and vote for Hillary.

    You’ve proven over and over your uselessness.

  2. I sent this to Mark Kirks office a couple of years ago when he did not oppose Loretta Lynch


    Dear Senator

    I will do everything in my power to work against you in your bid for re-election

    whomever your opponent will be will get all my efforts and support….

    You Sir are a miserable sorry ass turncoat and should get drummed out of the Republican Party

  3. Do not permit Mark Kirk or his supporters to walk with any other Republican in any parades this summer.

    Whether you agree with Trump or not, he is the ‘presumptive’ candidate for the Republican party.

    To pull support from Trump with a public press release is pulling your support for the Republican party.

    Kirk has become one of those politicians who believes the alligator will eat him last.

  4. One less Chump For Trump!

    That will play big for Kirk and Independents who really will call the shots this November.

  5. Kirk’s decision not to support trump should finally put to bed any doubt that trump is not good for the country.

    I have not voted for Kirk in the past and will not in the future.

    This is a slot I leave blank.

    If Paul Ryan et al were really concerned about making sure there were conservatives on the ballot they would have worked tirelessly on making sure Kirk did not win.

    Trump stands to wreck the cozy relationship which exists among the lobbyists on K street and the republicrats.

    Rest assured Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell will do everything in their power to making sure Hillary Clinton is elected.

    Follow the money!

  6. Cindy is right. He’s more of commie.

    Anyone who won’t vote for Trump must believe in an authoritarian government with a centrally planned economy and calls for a violent overthrow of the US Government.

    Yeah, I’m talking about you Ryan, Gingrich, Graham, Romney. AND…

    Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.)

    Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.)

    Glenn Beck, conservative host

    Jay Caruso, RedState

    Eliot Cohen, former George W. Bush official

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

    Steve Deace, conservative radio host

    Rep. Bob Dold (Ill.)

    Erick Erickson, conservative writer

    Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.)

    Doug Heye, former RNC communications director

    Former Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.)

    Matt Kibbe, former Freedom Works CEO

    Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard editor

    Kevin Madden, former Mitt Romney aide

    Former RNC Chairman Mel Martínez (Fla.)

    Liz Mair, GOP strategist

    Former Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.)

    Former Rep. Ron Paul (Texas)

    Rep. Reid Ribble (Wis.)

    Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)

    Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.)

    Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.)

    Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)

    Former Rep. J.C. Watts (Okla.)

    Peter Wehner, conservative New York Times contributor

  7. So all of you are pulling your support for a sitting Republican in your own state who is being challenged by a Democrat for Senate because HE’S not supporting a “Republican” facing a Democrat for President.

    The hypocrisy is intoxicating.

  8. No vote for Trump is a NO VOTE for KIRK.

    Very disappointed.

    I feel very safe and look forward to Trump as Commander in Chief.

    Enjoy your time off in November.

  9. Dick Durbin’s cabana boy Mark Kirk never stood a chance against Ms. Duckworthless to begin with.

    The election of these two proves that Illinois is overrun
    with stupid people, and that is but one reason which explains
    why this state is in such a dysfunctional mess with more
    people and businesses heading for the exits with each passing day.

  10. This is amazing, people are against Trump because he “said something”.

    However, Trump hasn’t gotten anyone killed, i.e. US Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans.

    So Kirk will vote for a corrupt, megalomaniac instead.

    And again we will hold our noses and vote for this stinker for Senate because it’s better than voting for another Democrat hack.

    What a wonderful state we have.

  11. As to the fixed elections:

    The current KGB agent and the ascending KGB agent are not worthy of anything but contempt.

    Now we can also see from the state elections that the commies do stick together.

    Honest Abe is right on target there.

  12. People are against Trump because he has a demonstrated behavior of speaking before he thinks, making inflammatory statements, over stating the truth, and being confrontational- NONE of which are qualities I want in my country’s highest office. regardless of which party.

    And if you are going to continue to bring up the tragedy in Yemen- you might want a full picture.
    A List of Deadly Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Diplomatic Targets Under President George W. Bush, 2001-2009

    Here is a chronology of the deadly terrorist attacks on United States embassies, consulates and traveling U.S. personnel during the presidency of George W. Bush. The list below does not include foiled attacks or those that did not result in fatalities (other than those of the attackers). The descriptions for each incident are excerpted from the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database.

    Dec. 15, 2001: Unidentified assailants gunned down a Nepalese security guard of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Jan. 22, 2002: Two assailants attacked the American Center in Calcutta, India. Five policemen died, and 15 others were injured in the attack.

    March 20, 2002: A car bomb exploded near the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru, killing nine people and injuring 32. The U.S. State Department reported no American casualties, injuries, or damage.

    June 14, 2002: A suicide bombing in front of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, left 12 dead and 51 injured.

    Nov. 9, 2002: The security supervisor for the U.S. embassy in Nepal was shot dead at his house in Kathmandu. Maoist rebels claimed responsibility for the incident.

    May 12, 2003: In a series of attacks, suicide bombers blew themselves up in a truck loaded with explosives in a complex that housed staff working for U.S. defense firm Vinnell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (The contractors worked out of the U.S. embassy.) At least eight Americans were killed in the incident. Al-Qaida was suspected responsible for the incident. This was one of three attacks, involving at least nine suicide bombers and suspected to have involved 19 perpetrators overall.

    July 30, 2004: Two people, including a suicide bomber, were killed and one person was injured as a suicide bomber set off an explosion at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Israeli Embassy and the Uzbekistan Prosecutor General’s Office in Tashkent were also attacked in related incidents.

    Oct. 24, 2004: Edward Seitz, the assistant regional security officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, died in a mortar or possible rocket attack at Camp Victory near the Baghdad airport. An American soldier was also injured. He was believed to be the first U.S. diplomat killed following the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

    Nov 25, 2004: Jim Mollen, the U.S. Embassy’s senior consultant to the Iraqi Ministers of Education and Higher Education, was killed just outside the Green Zone in Baghdad.

    Dec. 7, 2004: Gunmen belonging to al-Qaida in the Arabian Penninsula stormed the U.S. Consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, triggering a bloody four-hour siege that left nine dead. One American was slightly injured in the assault.

    Jan. 29, 2005: Unknown attackers fired either a rocket or a mortar round at the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. The strike killed two U.S. citizens and left four others injured.

    Sept. 7, 2005: Four American contractors employed with a private security firm supporting the regional U.S. embassy office in Basra, Iraq, were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their convoy. Three of the contractors died instantly, and the fourth died in a military hospital after the bombing.

    March 2, 2006: An unidentified driver detonated a car bomb while driving past the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing a himself, a U.S. Consulate worker and at least three others.

    Sept. 12, 2006: Islamic militants attacked the U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria, with hand grenades, rifles, and a vehicle rigged with explosives. One guard and the four attackers died.

    July 8, 2007: Two Iraqi U.S. Embassy workers were killed when the wife went to deliver a ransom for her husband who had been kidnapped in Baghdad. One of the couple’s bodyguards was killed in the failed ransoming.

    Jan. 14, 2008: A bomb hidden on a north Beirut highway hit a U.S. Embassy vehicle, killing at least three Lebanese bystanders. The car’s Lebanese driver and an American at a nearby school were wounded.

    March 18, 2008: Al-Qaida’s wing in Yemen, Jund Al-Yemen Brigades, fired between three and five mortar rounds toward the U.S. embassy, but instead they hit a girls’ school nearby, killing a guard and a schoolgirl and injuring 19 others in Sanaa, Yemen.

    July 9, 2008: Four unknown gunmen killed three Turkish police at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Sept. 17, 2008: Suspected al-Qaida militants disguised as security forces detonated vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, fired rocket propelled grenades, rockets and firearms on the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. A suicide bomber also blew himself up at the embassy. Six Yemeni police, four civilians (including an American civilian), and six attackers were killed while six others were wounded in the attack.

    Nov. 27, 2008: A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing four civilians in addition to the suicide bomber and wounding 18 others. The embassy was hosting a Thanksgiving Day event as Americans and other foreigners were arriving at the venue at the time of the attack.

  13. Inish:

    Brevity is the soul of wit.

    You are very long winded.


  14. I always hear a modified quote from William F. Buckley,

    “You vote for the most conservative republican who can win.”

    Illinois is a heavy blue state and this state has no chance of electing a true fire branded conservative republican.


    I do not care about what anyone else claims.

    Kirk, as much as people call him a RINO is the closest this state will elect to the GOP.

    You have to win Congress or at least keep one chamber to prevent a total railroading by the party in power if they share the same office as the President.

    You saw this with Obamacare.

    To all of the TRUMP voters.

    If you decide to turn your back on Kirk and the senate flips to the DEMS.

    Good luck or better yet to hell with you all.

    You need Kirk to keep the Senate.

    In addition, you also need Ron Johnson (WI), Rob Portman (OH), Kelly Ayotte (NH)and Tommey (PA) to keep their senate seats.

    All of these senators are in states that are either blue or lean blue.

    These are states that went to Obama, if I recall correctly and more than likely will go to Hillary in 2016.

    So if you wish to lose the Senate, then turn your back on Kirk.

    If Trump is going to continue to open his mouth, it makes it much tougher for the “down ticket” positions.

    Trump needs to stop with the stupid comments and start acting like a President of the United States and not some reality TV star.

    Finally, as a conservative voter.

    He still has to earn my vote.

    I did not vote for Trump in the Primary and I am not a #nevertrump.

    However, I will not vote for him if he continues this idiotic approach.

  15. lol Brent.

    You can’t be serious about needing to talk like a President.

    What do you think is sitting in our white house right now?

    All of you political people with your higher reasonings need to start to pray if you think this is going anywhere at all.

    Short of that you will see more of the same judgment coming to this country and its people.

  16. I’m not the smartest fellow but it’s obvious that many Republicans are more than willing to hand the White House to HC in order to protect their own interests.

    I suppose it’s easy for many as they are in bed with the Democrats anyway.

    They are obviously terrified of a change in the status quo.

  17. Trump has to interest me enough to vote for him.

    His crazy talk might work to get his base going, but at this point it hasn’t turned me into a Trump supporter.

    He has done nothing to win my vote and those people who say to heck with all of the Republican’s up for reelection.

    Good luck if you lose the Senate and the President election.

  18. If we lose the Senate and Presidential elections, it will be because of spineless RINOs like Mark Kirk and passionate RINO apologists like Brent

  19. It’s hysterical to see all you Republicans refuse to support Kirk because he’s refusing to support Trump.

    And you all rant about how awful Hillary is and how wonderful Trump is while Trump voted for Hillary and donated to her campaigns.

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