Governor Quinn Steals McSweeney’s Idea – McSweeney Role Model for McHenry County Sheriff’s Race

PRRv2The Northwest Herald is reporting that Governor Quinn stole David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington) idea to halt lawmaker salaries until the $100 million dollar pension problem has a workable solution.  Moreover, the paper says that it was the right decision.  Read it for yourself.

When McSweeney was running against Dee Beaubian (I D – Barrington) for state representative there was never a doubt in my mind who would win – David McSweeney.  However, there were a few Republicans who told me directly, privately, that Dave was just “too conservative” for the district, I disagreed… and we all know how that turned out.

We all need to take a moment and realize what McSweeney is doing.  What makes McSweeney so special?  Why does McSweeney run circles, laps, marathons, around other Republicans?  The answer is really quite simple:

State Representative David McSweeney

State Representative David McSweeney

No one elected in the state of Illinois is articulating conservatism like David McSweeney.

Dave believes in conservative principles that made, keyword made, the Republican party great.  He is not a “moderate” or a “progressive conservative”.   He can explain conservative principles in a way that makes the majority, THE MAJORITY, agree with him.  Dare I say Reaganesque?

When you can articulate conservatism really well you end up with Republicans, traditional Democrats, independents, and even some moderates all agreeing with you.  Its just common sense.  Its not easy in fact it is incredibly difficult – its why there are so many democrats – its just easier.

Dave called for the suspension of lawmaker’s pay long before Quinn ever decided to do it (or build up the courage to do so)… and that is called leadership.  Dave is leading when no one else is.  Let us all hope it doesn’t go unnoticed.

We are in a very dark time in Illinois.  We know there is corruption in Illinois and corruption here in McHenry County.  If you want to stand and fight we have a champion who will stand and fight for liberty, freedom, and common sense… his name is David McSweeney.  If you want to keep the status quo, the unscrupulous policies that make headlines when they are finally uncovered, and or are enjoying the benefits of crony capitalism that has infected this state and county – you know who to support in the sheriff’s race.


Governor Quinn – HuffPo

And before you come off half-cocked about mixing apples and fingers holding up roofs hear me out.  It takes courage to lead.  It is incredibly difficult to be out there all alone taking the spears from the Democrats and some “Republicans”.  It takes integrity to do what is right!  McSweeney is doing just that – leading and doing what is right.

Quinn would have never taken the action he did without David McSweeney.  Heck – lets have some intellectual honesty here:

Could Quinn even come up with this idea by himself?


Candidate for Sheriff Bill Prim speaks with a constituent.

The same can be said about the local sheriff’s race.  Its hard to be out there alone calling out people.  It is downright frightening going up against people who have enormous power… too much power.  So should we just “sit down and shut up” or should we say what is right?

If McSweeney can stand up to the powers that be in Springfield surely I can do the same here in McHenry County.

That is why I, Andrew Gasser, will walk for David McSweeney and that is why I will walk for Bill Prim.  Feel free to join me.