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Schakowsky Rips Cantor, Dold

As Cantor campaigns with Dold today, Schakowsky questions North Shore Congressman’s moderate claims.

A visit by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today to boost the campaign of Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) prompted Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) to question Dold’s stance as a moderate Republican.

Dold is running for reelection against Democratic candidate Brad Schneider of Deerfield. The Republican running against Schakowsky is Tim Wolfe of Arlington Heights.

Cantor will headline a fundraiser for Dold today at a private Highland Park home and take some time with the North Shore Congressman at his Highland Park campaign office to join a phone bank sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition.

 “Eric Cantor is really the ideological leader of the Tea Party group (in Congress),” Schakowsky said. “His approach kept (House Speaker John) Boehner (R-OH) from passing a transportation bill.” Dold is not a member of the Tea Party caucus.

Dold’s association with Cantor makes Schakowsky question the moderate credentials Dold champions and has led to endorsements from both the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald.

“He (Dold) is a radical in moderate clothing. He is exposing who he really is when he hitches up with Eric Cantor,” Schakowsky said. “He (Cantor) is the one who pulls the rug out from under him (Boehner),” she added referring to times Cantor has used Tea Party leverage to nullify deals made with Democrats.

Neither Dold, Cantor nor their campaigns responded to calls or emails from Patch to respond to Schakowsky’s comment.

Schakowsky was critical of Cantor when leadership of the House and Senate, including Cantor, reached an agreement with President Barack Obama to increase the debt ceiling in August. Cantor then listened to members of the Tea Party caucus and pulled the plug on the deal, according to Schakowsky.

“Eric Cantor was willing to put the full faith and credit of the United States of America on the line for his fiscal madness,” Schakowsky said. She criticized Dold for going along. “He (Dold) is no (Sen. Mark) Kirk (R-Highland Park). He is much closer to Eric Cantor.”

Bringin' Down Briarwood October 11, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Like most topics, you don't really know what you're talking about, Chris. Not even in the ballpark on any. But keep throwing the spaghetti. Something will stick.
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 11, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Question to myself: Should I really respect the opinion of someone who hasn't mastered the complex technology of the "Reply: button?
Guido McGinty October 11, 2012 at 02:18 AM
"Afganistan was necessary" Absolutely not. The only thing Shrub needed to do was issue a letter of marque and reprisal. We save a minimum of 99% of the cost of the occupation, slaughter less civilians and turn fewer moderates into terrorists. "We wiped them out and then stuck around to try to get the country out of what the 14 th century?" Afghanistan was a modern place in the 50s and 60s before communism had its way. http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/04/pictures-of-afghanistan-in-the-fifties-a
Guido McGinty October 11, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Appeals to emotion, claims of monopoly on progress, and epic projection. The modern leftist everyone, give him a round of applause.
Guido McGinty October 11, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Nope. He must think his supporters are stupid. He's right about one thing, I guess. http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/04/obama-plagiarizes-own-debate-promises-fr
Think harder October 11, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Hi Mittens! We've missed you since your nice candid camera speech about the 47%! Welcome!
Patrick Healy October 11, 2012 at 05:42 AM
A pathetic argument to vote for Obama and void of any of his accomplishments for the past 4 years. Here are a few facts on why to vote against him: 1) 23 million un/under-employed people 2) No budget passed in his term. 3) An 8% reduction in household income in 4 years. 4) $1 trillion deficits for past 4 years, highest ever, and $10 trillion more debt on the way in 10 years. 5) doubling of food stamp spending, trillions more in spending due to Obamacare, and he just plans more dependency for the future with no commensurate effort to increase self-reliance. 6) Education - his race to the top is considered a failed policy in most educators opinons and didn't pass congress. 7) a failed energy policy with gas prices doubling under his watch 8) a failed Foreign policy filled with mistakes, lies and apoligies. Nuff said? Because there's lots more!
McCloud October 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Patrick, are all those statistics really just a dog whistle for race matters? Your motivation must be social engineering should your needs be connected to getting a job.
Lou October 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Republicans: the FIRST political party in America that FORCES women to undergo an unnecessary, painful, costly, embarrassing, and religiously motivated internal vaginal probe procedure that may be against the will of the woman. I suppose men would bend over for a similar legislatively forced probing to determine prostate health before procreation activities were permitted by law!?! We call this Due Process. Why aren't women screaming at the top of their lungs about this obvious governmental abuse of power and loss of freedom? And the Republicans are the party of smaller government?
RB October 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Watch anything other than Fox News and you'll get answers to each of your points that falsely blame Obama and the Democrats. Or, just watch the debates. Interestingly, you're not mentioning Ryan/Romney wanting to do away with a safety net during a recession. Food Stamps? Thankfully, they were available during the worst recession since he depression. More gas and oil exploration than ever, so don't blame gas prices on Obama. Self reliance? You guys really are hypocritical. Lie in ads that Obama has done away with work requirements for welfare. That's been proven false and actually was done at States request and only if the State required 20% greater work requirements than the Feds. Your talking points are old...
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM
“He (Dold) is a radical in moderate clothing. He is exposing who he really is when he hitches up with Eric Cantor,” Schakowsky said. Obama is hitched up with Bill Ayers and Reverend Wright. Using Schakowsky's logic, that would make Obama a radical Commie racist............
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Abortion, (a.k.a. killing a baby) is also an unnecessary, painful, costly, embarrassing procedure that requires a vaginal probe......just sayin'.
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Yes, RB; Wal-Mart is hiring Seasonal employment. Recession's over!!!!!!!
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Wal-Mart is hiring Seasonal employees; everything is great!
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
I doubt Bibi is going to wait until Iran has the nuke, Obamass or no Obamass.
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Illinois is a Democratic-controlled financial disaster; pretty much covers it!
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM
It would be great to see Schakowsky get trounced; vote Tim Wolfe!
Vicky Kujawa October 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM
From Wikipedia: Husband's bank fraud and tax evasion convictions On March 11, 2004, Schakowsky's husband, lobbyist Robert Creamer, the executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund, was indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud involving three alleged check-kiting schemes in the mid-1990s, leading several banks to experience shortfalls of at least $2.3 million.[17] In August 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. All of the money was repaid. Schakowsky was not accused of any wrongdoing. Schakowsky served on the organization's board during the time the crimes occurred, and Schakowsky signed the IRS filings along with her husband. U.S. District Judge James B. Moran noted no one suffered "out of pocket losses," and Creamer acted not out of greed but in an effort to keep his community action group going without cutting programs, though Creamer paid his own $100,000 salary with fraudulently obtained funds. On April 5, 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months of house arrest.Creamer served his five-month incarceration at the Federal Correction Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana and was released on November 3, 2006. Blaho was considering Schakowsky to fill Obamass' vacant Senate seat. Birds of a corrupt feather.........
Patrick Healy October 11, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Oh that's right RB, these sad truths and disappointing figures are not the fault of the Democrats or Obama. Not at all, they are the fault of Bush and the Republicans. Better yet blame Reagan. Grow up and take some responsibility for your party and the lack of leadership in Washington. Your comments only make me wonder if Obama, the Democrats and you would be taking credit right now if the policies put in place had worked. In February 2009, President Obama was very confident that his economic policies would turn the country around within a year. He said, and I quote, 'A year from now, I think people are going to see that we're starting to make some progress. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.' Nuff said! He’s done!
John October 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
The Tribune endorsement of Tim Wolfe says everything we need to know about where we are and where we need to be.
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM
My thoughts also, RB. If Israel is saying 20% enrichment by next summer (and you know that's an exaggerated, Ahmad Chalabi-like attempt to drag to drag the US in), you know it's a few years before they get the 90% needed for a bomb. But I know we're not really big on the facts here.
RB October 11, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Oh Vicky, it's 2012!
Deadcatbounce October 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM
CHANGE: “The Chicago Tribune announced this morning they are endorsing fiscal conservative Tim Wolfe over Cong. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th District congressional race in Illinois. This is huge.” Cong. Jan Schakowsky, a member of the Progressive Caucus, marches with Occupy and cavorts with radicals. She’s had a dinner held in her honor at by the Democratic Socialists of America. The Huffington Post included her in a list of politicians who started their careers as community organizers. Oh, and her convicted felon husband Robert Creamer wrote the first drafts of Obamacare from his jail cell while serving time for check-kiting. Tim Wolfe is a private citizen, an accountant who has not dabbled in community organizing or professional politicanhood. He believes in the American dream and has his own American story. I’ve met him over the course of the campaign and have been impressed by his commitment to fiscal responsibility, tireless campaigning, and humility. He’s not seeking the spotlight or a cushy career like his opponent but to serve his constituents.
John C Thomson October 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM
After reading all these comments I understand why I watch so much sports. At least they don't turn my stomach, don't take anything out of my wallet, and the sun still shines no matter who is president.
Deadcatbounce October 12, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Why you reading the comments in patch if sports is so much more entertaining? Are you too special and intellectual for us plain folks?
Tim Wolfe October 13, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Just the other day the Daily Herald wrote in their endorsement of the current Congresswoman that they hoped Ms. Schakowsky would be less partisan in the future. Oops. Maybe the Daily Herald should have endorsed Tim Wolfe. The Chicago Tribune did. We need A New Direction for the New 9th. Vote Wolfe. Tim Wolfe Candidate, US Congress, IL 9th District www.TimWolfeforCongress.com
TakeBackIllinois October 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
In watching Ms. Schakowsky's interviews, and reading her own words, it it almost if she is representing the old pre-Gorbachev Politiburo instead of her Congressional District. Whether a person votes as an Independent, Democrat or Republican in the 9th Congressional District, the voters in the 9th Congressional district all live in Illinois! Ms. Schakowky's out-of-touch, polarizing ideology has done absolutely nothing to create private sector jobs and small business growth, right here in the Illinois 9th Congressional District. There is an opportunity to start re-building Illinois' fiscal future on November 6th; and it starts with having the courage and conviction to vote this extremely polarizing ideologue out of office.Split your ticket, if necessary, but this is important.
HOLLY SIGMAN October 18, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I got to know Jan by listening to her comments On Don Wade and Roma radio show.She is a shill for obama and the dems.
John November 05, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Will Jan Schakowsky be retired tomorrow? For the sake of future generations, I hope so!
McCloud February 05, 2013 at 09:12 PM
The Congressional Budget Office's just-released economic forecast for 2013 is dispiriting, to say the least. The GDP is expected to grow by only 1.4%, the unemployment rate will "stay near" 8%, the deficit will reach $845 billion, and ObamaCare will cost 7 million their health insurance.

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