Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Leftists, Unions Prepare Attacks Against Bruce Rauner in Illinois

I heard about Bruce Rauner the other day, at Director Blue, "RUMBLE: Is Illinois Finally Ready to Embrace Fiscal Sanity by Electing its Own Scott Walker?"

A gubernatorial candidate in the Scott Walker mold? Oh boy, that'll bring out the knives on the regressive left.

At the New York Times, "Union Leaders Gird for Battle Against Republican Running for Governor of Illinois":

CHICAGO — With the selection of a multimillionaire businessman to be the Republican candidate for governor in Illinois, union leaders have begun bracing for one of their starkest campaign battles of the year over the fate of public sector labor unions, pensions and pay.

The first-time candidate, Bruce Rauner, has been denounced by union leaders, some of whom say they fear he will try to be the next Mitch Daniels, the former Republican governor of Indiana who ended collective bargaining for state workers by executive order, or a knockoff of Gov. Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Republican who led efforts to cut collective bargaining rights for most public employees in his state.

“He’s clearly a man obsessed with destroying unions,” Roberta Lynch, deputy director of the local council of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said on Wednesday, a day after Mr. Rauner won a closer-than-expected race against three veterans of Illinois politics. “He’s trying to stir up resentment of public employees — teachers, police officers, firefighters.”
What a great guy!

More here.

Yep, the regressive idiots are losing it over this guy, at Daily Kos, "As one-percenter Bruce Rauner narrowly wins GOP nomination, Democrats attack on minimum wage."