On Illinois Review's Facebook Page over the weekend, Evanston Township GOP Chairman Blair Garber expressed his support for Illinois National Committeeman Rich Porter's views as circulated in a letter to IL GOP State Central Committee members and published in Illinois Review last week.
Garber, who is also a member of the IL GOP State Central Committee, picked up Committeeman Porter's theme of sticking behind Governor Rauner, saying, "So long as Bruce has the best chance of winning we are fools not to back him and I say that even after these last two bills which I’m outraged he signed…"
Chairman Garber wrote:
The Illinois GOP will never be a majority party until and unless we can accept people with ideas different than our own for the sake of shared common goals.
Good government, fiscal conservatism, constitutionally limited government, economic freedom, social and religious liberty. These are our common goals, and The American Dream.
Let’s never lose sight of that, always remembering the fact that someone we agreed with 80% is an ally and not an enemy.
As we grow the party these differences will increase not decrease.
Concentration on common ground issues that unite us all are the only way to beat the organized corruption of the Machine Politics which now rule our State.
If Madigan can this easily distract and disunity us from supporting re-electing the only governor that has stood up to him, not capitulated to him, not been bullied or bought, we are the losers not him.
In this Richard Porter is exactly correct.
So long as Bruce has the best chance of winning we are fools not to back him and I say that even after these last two bills which I’m outraged he signed.
Let’s not forget Bruce has already spent and committed millions to funding legislative candidates far more conservative than he is for the greater good of reform.