When Repug Ex Congressman Bob Dold received the endorsement of the US Chamber Of Commerce, I received a panicked email from my (barely) tolerable (wet fish) Congressman Brad Schneider pleading with me for money to help him out.
I didn't oblige and boy am I glad now.
Even though the plutocrats, and other uber-wealthy 1%ers, lost their errand boy in Bob Dolt, they can rest easy in Illinois 10. Despite the fact that this is a deep blue district that voted for Obama by a whopping 16% margin, we still have to settle for a Democrat who votes barely differently than the man he replaced.
A friend passed me along a Wall Street Journal article (not that I'd ever read the rag, but I digress) in which Schneider makes it clear that he is just as willing as any revolting Republican to carry the water for the 1%. (Though this should hardly be surprising given his own massive wealth.) In responding the "problem" of the loss of blue dog conservadems, Steve Israel assures the WSJ that they solved that problem by recruiting "pro-business" (read: anti-everyone with an annual income of <100,000) candidates like my very own Rep Schneider.
So, after feigning indignation at the US Chamber's outrageous support of his rival, Schneider wants to make it painfully clear to any and all business owners that they needn't worry, he's as amenable to their demands as ever. I'd call him two faced but I have too much respect for the comic book character that shares the name.
Illinois 10 is the same as it ever was.