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Politicians Get Hands Dirty for Good Reason

Schneider cleans the beach while Dold takes staff to work in the woods.

Some people like to enjoy a day at the beach while others head to the woods for recreation. Sometimes they go there to make the world a better place.

Brad Schneider of Deerfield, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"democrats-jerusalem-platform-plank-unifies-dold-schneider"} --> was cleaning up the beach Saturday. He is the Democratic candidate challenging

SAVvyMom September 17, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Like Dold's predecessor, Mark Kirk, they both latched on to the Great Lakes for that do-gooder environmentalist appearance. Kirk was never a leader in the Great Lakes cleanup at the Waukegan Harbor. He initially voted in favor of big oil lax environmental regulations and subsidies then paired up with Sen. Durbin to push back on those same water-polluting oil companies when it was vogue. Like Kirk, Dold's actual votes inform that voting for ONLY 30 out of 200 environmentally favorable bills does not make him bipartisan nor a tree hugger. Gee, Dold got endorsed by a Republican environment group. How hard is that?! When the fog lifts on this and many other issues, Rep. Bob Dold should not be re-elected.
Daniel Nussbaum September 17, 2012 at 04:32 PM
ConservAmerica is the only environmental group that has endorsed Dold and its a group that ONLY endorses Republicans.
Louis G. Atsaves September 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Closed minded Democrats always amaze me. Destroys their lies about Republicans being anti-environment when they run into pro-environment Republicans. Their response is always "well they just aren't REALLY pro-environment." Too closed minded to accept that there ARE pro-environment Republicans, just like there ARE pro-polluting Democrats out there. Too bad so many environmental and other special interest groups are equally closed minded.
Sully September 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Too bad there aren't more republicans who take the environment seriously.
RB September 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Mr. Dold's 2011 poor score of only 34% by the League of Conservation Voters tells me that's about as high of score as you can expect out of him, even as we enter an election season...when he pads his voting record with pro-environment causes. He's doing the same thing with Women's rights. Look back to previous voting and you'll see the real Bob Dold.
Margie September 17, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Dold consistently votes for common sense environmental issues. He also ignores or votes against envirowhaco issues... like most intelligent Americans.
Tom B. September 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WK8YLYJXSVQ# Brad Schneider can't name a single issue where he differs with the Democratic Party!
SAVvyMom September 17, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Exactly my point.
SAVvyMom September 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Well, at least Schneider's honest. Dold has so much marketing material that ERRONEOUSLY claims his independence from his Republican party and bipartisan votes, that when lit, it would start the first major wildfires here in the Midwest. Honesty is everything. Shunning who you really are, a party NOT a person, to get elected and remain in office is SOOOO Kirk. What concrete solutions has he put forward that make a difference to our district? That's right, the answer is he is just a YES man.
Steve Handwerker September 18, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I like this discussion!
dold's supporter September 18, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Schneider is crazy to be just a Democrat. Robert J. Dold is a Republican and an Independent and even a Democrat when need be. Dold is everything and nothing, all in the same day. Whatever it takes to stay in power...this is Dold the Smart One. Dold supports whatever you support. Dold is the Perfect Candidate! Vote for Dold, he loves you, he cares about you, he understand you, he is you, damn it!
D'skidoc September 18, 2012 at 02:04 PM
He may act like a pub or a dem or a indy when it's politically convenient, but when his votes count, he is all party line: Anti environment, anti woman, anti public employee (except himself), pro wealthy folks, and especially pro business (at the expense of the rest of us).
Louis G. Atsaves September 21, 2012 at 05:17 PM
What is really interesting is that the photograph accompanying this article shows a Republican candidate for office as part of the clean up. Just a little fact for all you closed minded types posting here.
RB September 21, 2012 at 06:34 PM
You are absolutely correct. He has padded with moderate votes when they don't matter to Cantor or Boehner.
Tom B. September 22, 2012 at 12:23 AM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/21/dem-candidate-brad-schneider-americas-smallest-small-businessman
Pat Lyon September 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Breitbart? Really? Funny how that's the only source of that biased viewpoint.
Tom B. September 22, 2012 at 03:19 AM
@Chris I've never usually read Breitbart, but it came up in a google search. It has evidence to support its claim. Did you read it? Or did you look at the label and say to yourself, "Breitbart=Conservative=I'm not gonna read this"
D'skidoc September 22, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Brilliant research: A guy who was an independent consultant (one-man operation), now a full-time candidate didn't have any income from the business from which he retired. He isn't running on the success=$$$$$$$$ platform that Romney is. His business success was sufficient for him to support his family, raise his kids, and live comfortably in order to then have the opportunity to give back in the form of public service. Money doesn't equal success and that is a signature problem of the current paradigm of Republicanism. Why doesn't Breitbart highlight the finances of Mr. Joe Walsh? Much more entertaining, I'll bet.
Guido McGinty September 22, 2012 at 03:48 PM
"Breitbart? Really? Funny how that's the only source of that biased viewpoint." Straight from the horse's mouth: Here's Schneider's FEC filing showing zero income from those three business for the last 2.5 years. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/130559223/IL-10-Schneider-2012-1
dold's supporter September 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Dold is a lawmaker (congressman) and a lawbreaker (labor laws). In a sane world such a man would be in prison not on the ballot but we live in the world of the fake.
Tom B. September 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Mr. Schneider isn't running as a "retired person". He's running as a "successful business consultant" and wants to bring his "experience" to Washington. Where's the success? Where are the clients? His company didn't even have an office or a phone number.

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