July 7th is the day for the special primary election in Illinois’ 18th congressional district to replace the disgraced, and likely to be indicted soon, [mc_name name=’Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001179′ ]. The winner of the Republican primary between state Sen. Darin LaHood and Breitbart editor Mike Flynn will be a shoe-in to win in the special general election scheduled for September in the heavily Republican district.
So who should Central Illinois voters from Peoria to Quincy send to Congress; a member of one of Illinois’ political family dynasties, or a 20 year conservative activist and one of the late Andrew Breitbart’s “Happy Warriors”.
Me, I’d rather have someone in Congress whose got a habit of digging for the truth(lord don’t we need that with Obamacare, the Chinese database hack, Benghazi, fast and furious) and holding people’s feet to the fire than a son of the congressman who held the seat before Schock.
Unlike others I have no problem with either Mike Flynn or Darin LaHood’s conservatism. Darin’s problem is his dad, Ray LaHood was a very liberal Republican who agreed to give up representing that district in Congress to become President Obama’s Secretary of Transportation. While I’ve found Darin to be a fine state Senator it has bothered me greatly that most if not all of the Republican party apparatus state-wide came to LaHood’s backing as soon as his name was mentioned as a replacement for Schock after he resigned for being caught misusing campaign and office funds on a lavish lifestyle for himself complete with redecorating his DC office in the style of Downton Abbey a TV series.
I have also been extremely troubled by a mysterious hit piece against Mike Flynn that was sent out this week. As Breitbart contributor Warner Todd Huston has shown a completely bogus “endorsement” letter was sent out in the name of the Log Cabin Republicans in support of Mike Flynn, this was done in an effort to hurt Flynn with social conservatives.
Dirty tricks like that, or the even worse ones like those done against Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, are beyond the pale and need to be drummed out of the GOP.
That won’t happen so long as the guys in the really expensive suits in Chicago and Springfield get to keep picking who will be put up for office and then given the usually insurmountable advantage of incumbency.
The more Dave Brat’s, Allen West’s, Joe Walsh’s and yes Mike Flynn’s that can be sent to DC the better.
[mc_name name=’Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000362′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001243′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001274′ ], and the rest of the conservatives and Tea Partiers in the House of Representatives need as much backup as possible and Mike Flynn will give that to them in a heartbeat, you can’t say that about Darin LaHood.
We need someone who on day one will be willing to buck leadership and Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ], not someone who will likely do what the rest of the IL House GOP delegation does and instinctively go along with leadership on issue after issue.
I want a warrior like [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] or Scott Walker to be President and I want a Happy Warrior like Mike Flynn in Congress.
cross posted from USofArn.com