All we want for Christmas is some bipartisan action
On Dec. 15 the Illinois Republican Party blasted Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.
The Republicans criticized Madigan for taking seven days to address impeachment, for a flip-flop on a special election and a refusal to call on the governor to resign.
Ordinarily, we would consider this the common course of politics. But, what we need now is bipartisan cooperation and leadership. When it comes to cooperation and leadership, the state’s political landscape is a barren wasteland.
For the Republicans to claim the high ground is ridiculous. The Republicans want a special election because it just might put a GOP man in the seat held by Obama, a Democrat.
The problem is a special statewide election will cost millions, will take time and leave Illinois under-represented at a time when we need our voices heard in Congress.
The Democrats are no better.
Their leader, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, who supported a special election if it would get someone in that Senate seat quickly, has backtracked. Now, for Quinn, it is all about him being able to select the next man or woman to fill that seat to assure it is a Democrat.
Where are leaders when we need them?
How sad for all of us.