IL-06: Jeanne Ives Responds to Sean Casten Friday Twitter Message

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From the Jeanne Ives for Congress campaign:

Casten Stokes Bitterness Amid Crisis

“Blaming the world for problems, instead of working to solve them, shows us Sean Casten’s true character.”

March 27, 2020 – In a Twitter rant this [Friday] morning, Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) accuses almost everyone for making the COVID-19 crisis worse. In the thread, he casts blame on the President, the media, social media platforms, social media users, and – despite repeatedly claiming his rant was non-political – Republicans, the Koch brothers and the NRA.

Screenshot from Jeanne Ives campaign Twitter page

“These tweets are appalling. Blaming the world for problems, instead of working to solve them, shows us Sean Casten’s true character.

“Over the past two weeks, we have seen families and neighbors finding new and creative ways to look out for each other.

“I have talked with business owners in anguish  – not over their own circumstances, but over the uncertainty their employees are now faced with.

“We have seen doctors, nurses and infectious disease experts working overtime to help meet the needs in their communities.

“People working together to find solutions that will make life better, and to make the best of an unprecedented and stressful situation.

“We expect our elected representatives to do the same. But, in a moment that leaders should be using their platforms to drive solutions and safety, Sean Casten stokes anger, fear, division and bitterness.

“Capitalizing on a crisis is a cynical political move. The people of the Sixth District deserve better – and are better – than this.”

Jeanne Ives’ statement on Sean Casten’s Friday morning Twitter message, 3/27/20


McHenry County Blog notes:

  • The entire Twitter thread from Sean Casten was transcribed and for ease of reading can be seen here
  • Ives’ brief Friday Night Lights podcast from last night addresses the Casten Twitter messages:

Join Jeanne for ‘Friday Night Lights’ and find out how you can connect with the campaign and keep your social distance.

Posted by Jeanne Ives on Friday, March 27, 2020
From Jeanne Ives for Congress campaign Facebook page


IL-06: Jeanne Ives Responds to Sean Casten Friday Twitter Message — 9 Comments

  1. Casten lashing out at Constituents for their negative posts, probably counts as a violations of hundreds of Twitter and Facebook Patents.

  2. Found this list on Facebook a few days ago – quotes from our beloved leader!

    Remember these quotes:

    Jan 20: “I know more about viruses than anyone.”
    Jan 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
    Feb 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”
    Feb 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
    Feb 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”
    Feb 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
    Feb 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
    Feb 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”
    Feb 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
    Feb 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”
    Mar 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”
    Mar 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”
    Mar 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”
    Mar 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
    Mar 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
    Mar 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”
    Mar 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
    Mar 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it … Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
    Mar 6: “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”
    Mar 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine-tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”
    Mar 9: “This blindsided the world.”
    Mar 13: “National emergency, two big words.”
    Mar 13: “I take no responsibility at all

  3. We need some debates on live tv between Ives and Casten. Are there any good tv stations in Illnois, meaning without bias, who will step up and announce a series of debates in the months ahead? Ives has shown to be cool, calm, rational and measured in contrast to Casten who spews chicken little sky is falling climate change rhetoric like crazily shouting fire in a crowded theater.

  4. Now I haven’t been on Facebook in years.

    But I will say I once got some great Woolly Mammoth hunting tips there.

  5. Carsten is hyperventilating because the bath houses are shut down.

  6. dentbla hit it out of the park again. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, hug your neighbor, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  7. Casten is really losing it. That’s what delusional people text.

  8. I call her St. Ives because of the stunning contrast with her abhorrent opponent.

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