Yesterday, a friend forwarded an email from NDFA- the Northside chapter of Democracy for America. It is astounding in its stupidity.
I am thrilled to have been elected the new Chair of Northside DFA, and I look forward to continuing and expanding our work to elect socially progressive, fiscally responsible and ethically committed Democrats. (Emphasis mine)
Since when does being socially progressive equate with fiscal responsibility? There is no such animal as a socially progressive fiscally responsible Democrat- or any other politician of that ilk. There is no such creature as a fiscally responsible Democrat. Ethically committed Democrats in Chicago? Actually, there is no such animal as an ethical Democrat in Chicago, Cook County, or the State of Illinois. It does not exist, except in fantasy stories, fairy tales, and urban legends.
Tomorrow afternoon, August 10, 2010, at 1:00pm, Northside DFA will hold a press conference and deliver more than 1000 petition signatures calling on Republican candidates Bill Brady (Governor) and Jason Plummer (Lieutenant Governor) to release Jason Plummer’s tax returns. The press conference will be held in Federal Plaza, on the southwest corner of S. ! Dearborn and W. Adams. DFA has worked hard to collect these signatures to draw attention to the lack of transparency by the Brady/Plummer campaign in a tight race, so it would be great if you could join us to help deliver a strong message.
Unlike Federal races, state candidates have no legal obligation to release their income tax returns. They also have no moral obligation to do so either. If Pat Quinn wants to release his, fine. But to claim some high moral ground over this is not only ridiculous, is a desperate move by the losing side. The fact they chose Federal Plaza for their little event speaks ill of their intelligence. This is a state gubernatorial race, not a Federal race. Maybe they do not know there is a rather large and colorful State of Illinois Building in the Loop. Maybe they are unable to locate it.
Here is a strong message for the Northside Dufuses for Action- Pat Quinn is inept, reckless, irresponsible, feckless, irrational, and incompetent. Just like the whole Democratic Party, who have drove this state over a financial cliff. There idea of transparency is a brick wall. In November, they are going to hit it.