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The Party of Stupid is at it again in Illinois: Cocktail Party GOP establishment continues bizarre war against Hispanics
Read the article above for the latest on the Cocktail Party GOP establishment’s bizarre war on Hispanics in Illinois.
If you remember, this summer Illinois GOP state Chair Pat Brady and Cook County Chair Lee Roupas tried to remove Eloise Gerson, a Jewish Hispanic woman, from her elected position because Eloise blew the whistle on a sex scandal Brady and Roupas covered up involving the disgraced Chicago Young Republicans political social club.
That blew up in the GOP’s face, because Eloise Gerson is a Jewish Hispanic woman.
It is beyond stupid for the Cocktail Party establishment to war with any special interest group, let alone someone who is part of THREE.
Evidently, Pat Brady did not learn his lesson last summer with Lee Roupas and the CYR scandal.
If you ever wonder why Republicans lose so many winnable races in Illinois, just bookmark this page and refresh your memory.
Disturbing if true: Has Adam Andrzejewski hired members of “Rose’s Thorns” to work for him (and presumably employ Alinsky tactics against fellow Republicans in Illinois)?
I’m a big fan of Adam Andrzejewski (name pronounced Adam NGF-ski), who ran for Governor of Illinois earlier this year.
He didn’t make it through the primary, but had a decent showing, based on Tea Party and other grassroots support. He is a very nice guy, and was persuasive enough to convince Lech Walesa to fly in from Poland to campaign for him. At Republican events in Chicago, he was always humble, kind, funny, and willing to engage anyone who’d talk to him in spirited discussions on the economic state of Illinois.
Today I heard from someone in the Cook County GOP that Adam Andrzejewski has made some unfortunate recent hiring decisions, bringing on staff at least one of the young men involved in the summer 2010 Cook County/Chicago Young Republican sex scandal (and subsequent coverup).
If true, this is surprising, since Andrzejewski will need women’s support if he intends to run for any other elected offices…and it’s hard to believe Democrats wouldn’t hit Andrzejewski hard for having on staff anyone who was involved in the CYR scandal. This summer, Democrat women like Sara Feigenholtz, Jan Schakowsky, Iris Martinez, and Karen Yarbrough held a big press conference on July 30th demanding the Cook County GOP clean house and address the coverup of what they called “sexual misconduct by a top GOP leader”.
Not long after this press conference, Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady and Cook County GOP Chair Lee Roupas terminated a charismatic young high school graduate who’d conned his way into the Cook County organization, despite not only lacking any sort of college degree, but being terminated from the campaigns and political organizations of Matt Murphy and Dan Proft for unsavory, Alinsky-grade attacks on fellow Republicans in the past.
While the GOP in Illinois is dysfunctional by nature, it’s really playing with fire in terms of a bumper crop of Alinsky-favoring, young, entitled boys who’ve wormed their way into the party’s organization in this state. These guys drink hard, think only of themselves, and treat women as commodities to be used, abused, and traded. The 2010 CYR sex scandal is a mere foreshadowing of what these guys (who call themselves “Rose’s Thorns) are capable of, if Republicans are foolish enough to give them enough rope to hang the party.
While they are waiting for Mittens Romney to hire them for his 2012 campaign, these guys are seeking work with other politicians in Illinois…and it seems like Andrzejewski could have fallen for their latest con.
It’s a shame, because Andrzejewski is desperate to expand his footing and name recognition in Chicago, where he didn’t do anywhere as well as he thought he’d do in the GOP primary for Governor earlier this year. It looks like Rose’s Thorns sold themselves as the solution Andrzewjewski needed to solve his Chicago problem…but he may not have done his due diligence in this hiring.
Dan Proft, Matt Murphy, Lee Roupas, and Pat Brady should have filled Andrzejewski in on what he was getting himself into, and who he was going to bed with politically.
Mittens Romney should be very careful about hiring Rose’s Thorns for 2012 as well.
Past behavior, especially towards women, is not just precedent but is real predictor in this case.
What does it say about Andrzejewski and Romney if they hire any man who’s been subject of a Democrat women’s press conference on sexual assault?
UPDATE: 12 noon 12/28/10
Adam Andrzewjewski himself emailed me a few minutes ago to deny employing any members of “Rose’s Thorns” on his personal staff or with his political organization.
He did admit, however, that the charismatic high school graduate known as “The Prophet” here in Chicago did work for a third party consulting firm that Andrzewjewski hired to do a project for his PAC earlier this year. At the time of this project, Andrzewjewski did not know The Prophet was working for that company. If he did know of The Prophet’s involvement, it seems Andrzejewski would not have hired that third party firm.
Today, when he read this story about members of “Rose’s Thorns”, Andrzejewski called the third party consulting firm to ask if any of these people were employed there, and he learned that “The Prophet” was no longer on staff, as of sometime before Christmas.
Andrzejewski was not pleased to learn people in Chicago believed he was affiliated with “The Prophet” or any of “Rose’s Thorns” in any way. This is not who Andrzejewski is, what he represents, or the sort of politics he endorses.
As noted repeatedly, I firmly believe Adam Andrzewjewski is one of the good guys…something he proved by being so on top of clearing up talk in Chicago of him employing “Rose’s Thorns” and endorsing their tactics against fellow Republicans and private citizens. I think Andrzewjewski is a future Governor or Senator here in Illinois and am heartened he’s taken a zero tolerance towards all members of “Rose’s Thorns”.
Hopefully, all politicians in Illinois, and nationwide, will feel the same way and this Billionaire Boys Club-wannabe outfit will be forced to find something else to do with themselves, with no positions in politics open to them and their Alinsky tactics.
It’s bizarre that Michael Steele decided to run for a second term as RNC Chair, as noted in an article yesterday by Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post (that’s the paper that accused me of rigging Dancing with the Stars for Bristol Palin, so take whatever it says however you want…then largely use the paper to line litter boxes or wrap old fish in).
Here in Illinois, one of the big signs that Steele would not be Chair for a second term was the fact that Illinois GOP state Chair Pat Brady had cut ties with Steele and distanced himself from him…despite claiming a personal friendship with Steele.
This, however, is something that Brady does, often. He uses people and brings them close as needed, for as long as they are needed, and then they are cast out and attacked by him when he feels he needs to save his own skin in some way.
Brady’s performance as a fundraiser in Illinois has been anemic, worse than even Steele’s on the national level. Brady will be a one-term Chair of the GOP in Illinois and any hopes he ever had to run for office himself have been dashed, because of the attacks he coordinated with Lee Roupas (Cook County GOP Chair) against Eloise Gerson here in Chicago earlier this year.
The RNC and Brady had a major falling out over that, because in making this power play to eliminate Gerson (the Chicago GOP Chair) Brady and Roupas made the unbelievably stupid move of being two white men from the suburbs who attacked a Hispanic, Jewish, diminutive, older, urban woman.
There’s just about every demographic the GOP is accused of being out of touch with right there, in the form of Eloise Gerson, and the state and Cook County GOP chairs engaged in a scorched-earth campaign to destroy her…so that Brady and Roupas could replace her with one of Mitt Romney’s guys in preparation for 2012 (whereas Gerson is not a Romney acolyte and would not play their game).
It feels like Brady got spanked by Steele for what he did to Gerson, because that blew up spectacularly in Brady and Roupas’ faces, embarrassing the GOP at a city, county, state, and national level.
In any given month, Cocktail Party GOP establishment in Illinois has more double-crossing, back-stabbings, and revenge-for-hire bids than a full episode of Bob Mackie-wardrobed Dynasty, where participants are encouraged to not just wear shoulder pads, but cups as well. Politics is a bloodsport, and ain’t nobody fights harder than the entitled who wish to protect their respective “boys-only!” fiefdoms. Women are tolerated in the Cocktail Party midst so long as they shut up and do as they are told, while the boys all go out for expensive cigars and cognacs at super-VIP-receptions after the cocktail party events all the regular-VIPs are tolerated at. Ain’t nobody without a Y-chromosome allowed any stogies here in Chicago.
So, Gerson had to go, according to Brady and Roupas, so a good, team-player, “Romney Guy” could be installed in her place…seeing as how Chicago’s so close a staging ground to Iowa for 2012.
It’s stunning how much energy is taken up here in Chicago by the “Romney Guys” in the Cocktail Party staring these endless wars on Mittens’ behalf…attempting to smash down anyone who resists running the latest in a failing string of “It’s His Turn!” candidates on the GOP ticket. It’s like you having the biggest crush on Rick Astley 25 years ago and dreaming about taking him to the prom…and then being forced, against your will, to go with him to your high school reunion instead…where you can’t wait to get away from the guy, think he’s creepy, and never knew what you saw in him way, way, WAAAAAAY back when.
Just because Mitt Romney’s been waiting in line to be a losing presidential candidate since the 1970s does not mean “Romney Guys” in Chicago and other major cities should declare open war on fellow Republicans in an effort to remove them from positions of influence so that they don’t become obstacles to Mittens Romney in 2012.
I honestly suspect Gerson was targeted because she’s outspoken, independent, and female…and the Cocktail Party Illinois GOP establishment wanted her removed before she “went rogue” and spoke the truth about Mittens Romney’s doomed candidacy (Romneycare, much?) the way she spoke the truth about all sorts of things Pat Brady and Lee Roupas conspired to coverup and deal with in the “boys-only!” club.
This is probably happening all across the country, in your town as well, since the “Romney Guys” out there all feel entitled to the cushiest of GOP jobs…since “it’s their turn!” too.
Whoever becomes the new RNC Chair needs to be someone who tells the Cocktail Party establishment to shove it…because I am telling you this right now that the Tea Party movement is as sick of the Cocktail Party blue bloods and “it’s his turn!” entitlement on the red side of the aisle as it is of the Left and everything terrible Democrats have been up to.
If the GOP does not reform itself, and boot people like Pat Brady and Lee Roupas out of positions of authority along with Michael Steele, then the Republican Party is not going to exist for very much longer…the same way the Democrat Party is going to collapse like a house of cards until only the Leftists are standing, having alienated all moderates, conservatives, and independents and driven them smack into the Tea Party ranks.
Some new party will emerge from the wreckage, and I don’t know what that will be, but it’s opposition on one side will be the Left that wants to take all your money away and redistribute it to people who keep them in power…and orbiting that the Cocktail Party, which wants to let the Left do whatever it wants so long as the free cake, cucumber-and-mayonnaise sandwiches, cigars, and open bars keep on rolling at their cocktail parties.
In the age of the Internet, you don’t have to be invited to these cocktail parties anymore to know what goes on at them…or to peek behind the curtains and get a gander at everything the Romney Guys are up to.
Make no mistake….the real reason Michael Steele will not be the next Chair of the RNC is because the Cocktail Party establishment had to spend too much time worrying about whatever Steele was up to, and that took time away from their Romney 2012 efforts…which jeopardized their spots in line waiting for Romney 2012 jobs they believe should rightfully be theirs.
The next Chair will be someone who can raise a lot of money, take burden off the state, county, and city GOP chairs, and let the Cocktail Party get back to eating cake and drinking free drinks while they all congratulate themselves on how great their blazers look…and how much sharper they will be with Romney 2012 buttons on them.
Here’s a blurb in Politico about large GOP donors formalizing their ongoing and already effective fundraising boycott of the RNC if Michael Steele gets a second term as Chair. Steele, embarrassingly, played the race card today and essentially said that if he is not given a second term, then Republicans are racist. I personally like Steele and think he’s an interesting and engaging character, but if he wants to play the race card professionally, he needs to get himself a flux capacitor and the last road-safe Delorean because all race cards expired on January 20th, 2009 at 12 noon when our “historic and unprecedented first black president” took office.
Or, alternatively, on whatever the Hell date and time Michael Steele himself took office as the historic and unprecedented first black Chair of the RNC. It’s absurd for Steele to call people racist for thinking he hasn’t done a good job. If everyone seems in universal agreement of this, then maybe Steele needs to look in the mirror and ask himself if maybe he should have ever had this job in the first place.
The RNC Chair is primarily a fundraiser and GOTV strategist. Steele has failed in both capacities…and as nice, personable, and interesting as he is…he needs to go.
Here in Illinois, Steele’s tenure has been disastrous because it has not only driven away top donors, but it’s allowed a motley crew of oddballs to gain disproportionate sway in how the GOP operates in the state.
Many large GOP donors have always thought Steele was a buffoon and that his election was Affirmative Action because the GOP wanted to have a black leader to answer Obama on the Democrats’ side. Instead of looking for the most effective and best choice overall for the post, Republicans played identity politics to appease the media and Steele became RNC Chair. Whatever needed to be done to get Republican donors to open their checkbooks, Steele didn’t do it. Though, in fairness to him, from 2008-2010, the tenure of Steele as RNC Chair, the media bred an awful lot of eeyores in Republican ranks.
Eeyores are counterproductive, pessimistic, glum little rain clouds that like to say “Why bother? It’s hopeless. We’re all doomed!” whenever prompted by the media. After Obama won in 2008 and Democrats made advances in Congress, the media perpetuated the lie that “Republicans were going extinct” and that a magical hopeychangey Democrat majority would dominate the country forever. It sure looks like large Republican donors believed this apocryphal tripe and decided not to waste their money on the RNC…no matter what Steele told them about the GOP’s 2010 chances.
It’s a whole different ballgame now, and not because of anything the GOP did, but because the Tea Party and Independents kicked so much Democrat a** coast to coast in the midterm election…while the GOP largely sat back and tried to stay out of the way.
That 63 seat gain in Congress could have been 100+ if Republicans had been smart enough to hit the Democrats harder on Obamacare and the economy…but making Obamacare a campaign issue would have hurt Mittens Romney’s chances to be the 2012 nominee (since “It’s his turn!”) and the GOP didn’t put forward any concrete solutions to our economic woes (so they decided just not to talk about it and let people be mad at Democrats instead).
I know for a fact Illinois GOP state chair Pat Brady has suffered mightily in the donor boycott of the Republican Party…and he has had to do some very desperate and sad things to get any money at all into GOP coffers since 2008.
Because the usual large donors closed up tight, Brady had to go begging for money from unsavory characters ranging from raging homophobes to insatiable cougars.
That’s how much Brady needed money…that he actually had to go out to the palatial estate of a stomach-turning, old school bigot to beg for money from a man who can’t conclude a sentence without cursing gay people in it.
I worked alongside Pat Brady in the McCain campaign and he earned a high opinion in my book by doing everything he could to cajole the eeyores and self-defeatists in the Cocktail Party to get off their sorry butts and do whatever they could to stop Obama. This was an impossible task, since the vast majority of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment wanted Obama to win (including then-Chair of the Illinois GOP, Andy McKenna)…because they would benefit more from Mittens Romney becoming the 2012 GOP candidate than they would John McCain becoming president.
This stuff is sick to think about, but it’s true. I can name names of the Republican “leaders” who talked openly of wanting McCain to lose, so “(they) would at last be rid of him”, and then “(they) could start working for Romney, because he will give us good jobs”.
Say what you want about Pat Brady, and my opinion of him changed when he used anti-gay pejoratives while begging for money from that certain wealthy bigot (whom I suspect doth protesteth too much), but it sure feels like Brady was so desperate to raise funds that he would have set himself on fire if enough people would attend a fundraiser to roast s’mores over him and fund the Illinois GOP’s operating budget.
This is also why Elizabeth “Beth” Christie was allowed to essentially take over the Illinois GOP and use it as her own personal dollhouse.
“The Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation” (for wayward boys) might as well be run by a character played by Jennifer Coolidge in movies named after baked goods.
One of the great personal tragedies of my life is that I do not have a personal friendship with Beth Christie — who seems like an absolute hoot and the world’s greatest and most insatiable undiscovered fag hag. She’s too brash and brazen for the watered down “fairy’s princess” I normally call a woman who hangs out with gay guys to have fun, check out other hot guys, and channel not just Coolidge but Kim Cattrall and the various characters she’s played through the years.
Writing this here in Boystown, I can visualize Christie sitting at tables at various Republican events, surrounded by handsome young men, giggling, being fed strawberries, and occasionally interrupting whoever’s speaking with melodious, golden peals of laughter as expensive-sounding and full of money as her one-of-a-kind special edition Louis Vuitton purse on the floor next to her.
In normal times, when other large GOP donors were still writing checks, Beth Christie and her antics would have just added interesting color to otherwise drab rooms. Just imagine a typical Cocktail Party establishment cocktail party, full of balding, fat, men in Men’s Wearhouse gray suits…and then in bursts Christie, flamboyantly, with scores of young men on her arm, laughing and carrying on loudly. She’s the life of the party, which is a great thing…but not when she’s the GOP’s sole large donor, quarter after quarter, and the cougar knows it.
For just north of $250,000, Beth Christie was able to essentially buy the GOP in Illinois in the year 2010. Pat Brady needed her donations so badly that whatever crazy thing she demanded, she got, without question. If one of her “dollies” — the pet name given to the young men comprising her entourage — wanted a job in the GOP, Brady made it happen. Whether that man-boy had even so much as a college degree or not. Christie’s money and influence installed high school graduates into key positions of power in the Cook County GOP. If anyone balked at Christie’s staffing suggestions, her hand would magically cramp up and she’d let Brady know she wouldn’t be writing any more checks. Not until her dolly had a job he liked, where he could be important.
Keeping Beth Christie happy became the number one job of everyone working in the Illinois GOP…not winning elections…not taking down the Left…not getting a candidate to run for Mayor when Daley retired…just keeping Beth Christie happy so her check-writing hand wouldn’t cramp up whenever she frowned.
Somewhere, I picture Beth Christie at a Christmas party, with built young guys dancing to jingle bells in red and green jockstraps, a big smile on her face, dreaming not of sugar plums and candy canes but of Michael Steele getting a second term as RNC Chair so she can continue playing with the Illinois GOP as her dollhouse for another two years.
If the large donor boycott will only increase under a second Steele term, and Christie paid $250,000 in 2010 to essentially own the GOP in Illinois as the only large donor, just imagine how little she may have to spend to be top
dog cougar in 2011. Could she get away with her antics with just $100,000 in “checky-checks”?
How homophobic will Pat Brady have to get to convince virulent bigots to fund the Illinois GOP if Steele gets that second term and the boycott from large donors is ratcheted up?
What other crazy things will state GOP chairs in other states have to do to raise funds to compensate for what they lose with more time under Chairman Steele?
When will this madness end?
I can add a little more to the article involved, about what is happening in Illinois.
GOP Chair Pat Brady has abandoned Steele…whom Brady called a personal friend.
This is because the GOP in Illinois is stone broke…and wealthy donors are refusing to write checks until Brady is booted.
Brady is trying to hang on, and is blaming the fundraising problems on Steele.
I think this is happening in every state.
The problem is actually not Steele.
What’s happened is that people have started giving directly to candidates they like because they do not trust the Cocktail Party establishment to make good decisions.
So, no donating to state parties and no giving to the RNC.
Frankly, this is how it should be…since the Cocktail Party poobahs are so worthless.
Steele could not make the state parties break old, bad habits and end their Cocktail Party ways.
I don’t know who can, really.
Today, I paid a visit to a very rich, very gross, large Democrat donor here in Boystown…emphasis on the large, because he’s nicknamed “Jabba” in giving circles.
As in, The Hutt…as in, got that way from too much pizza at the.
He thinks the nickname is funny, so much so that he dressed up as Star Wars Jabba for Halloween and had a little blond twink wear a slave-Leia jockstrap and kept him on a leash all night.
Which is as gross as it is hilarious.
Well, amongst many things I talked about with Jabba today was why Cook County GOP Cocktail Party Chair Lee Roupas decided not to even run a Republican candidate for Mayor.
Jabba told me he heard Roupas had a meeting not long after Mayor Daley announced retirement, and Roupas told them it would be a waste of $2 million to even bother running someone against Rahm Emanuel for Mayor.
Republicans in Illinois are broke because Cocktail Party state chair Pat Brady (the guy I thought was a friend of mine, but who called me “a f###ing faggot” to a big GOP conservative donor) has alienated all the big money people by joining Roupas in a bizarre war against Eloise Gerson, Chicago GOP Chair.
Gerson is short, Jewish, female, and Hispanic.
Declaring war on her was insane…because everyone who sides with Brady and Roupas against Gerson is open to charges of being a bigot on so many levels.
REMEMBER: Chicago is the epicenter of identity politics.
No one is giving money to the GOP as long as Brady and Roupas are in their positions.
So, Roupas has triaged matters and has said there is not the needed $2 million to run a Republican for Chicago Mayor.
There is, of course, a slew of GOP holiday parties on the calendar. Black tie, of course, held in only the best private clubs.
Why not cancel those and use that $200,000 or so to just run someone – anyone – for Mayor?
AT LEAST TRY.
Did you know Roupas did not run a single Republican for judge in Cook County?
He said there was no money for that, and he didn’t want to make Democrats mad by challenging them.
“I need Democrats’ help because I just passed the bar and am just starting my law practice, so I can’t make anyone mad,” is what Jabba told me Roupas has been saying.
You need to know just how bad the Cocktail Party in Illinois really is.
They are in politics just to advance themselves or gain titles to feel important.
They do not really want to win elections.
Hell, sometimes they won’t even field a candidate!
Doesn’t someone out there have a way to contact the billionaire Koch Brothers?
Can’t Republicans nationally raise enough to thwart Obama, usurp Lee Roupas and Pat Brady, and run a Republican for Mayor of Chicago.
This is incredibly disturbing news — but we have it confirmed from three separate sources.
This weekend, GOP Illinois Chairman Pat Brady – a man we have long admired, and whom we worked side by side with during the 2008 McCain campaign — has called us “a bunch of fucking faggots”.
We apologize for the use of expletives, but we have it confirmed from unimpeachable sources these are Brady’s exact words. If Brady used them in public against us, then we’re not going to give him the respect of censoring them here. If Brady has this sort of potty mouth, and hatred inside him, then we are not going to do him any favors by blunting his words now.
Just like the Obama White House does with anything bad that it does, Brady is attempting to blame the growing scandal Lee Roupas, GOP Cook County Chair, is involved in on us…and Democrats in Chicago.
Pat Brady needs to be removed from his post as IL GOP Chair. We hope you will help us in the coming week to make sure this happens. Lee Roupas should have been fired on July 16th, 2010 for lying to committeemen in an email regarding his involvement in this coverup, but Brady chose to protect Roupas, because Roupas is favored highly by multimillionare cougar Beth Christie, the woman who REALLY controls the Illinois GOP.
Language like this from a GOP Chair in any state is unacceptable. He would certainly be fired if he referred to anyone as “fucking niggers”, so calling us “fucking faggots” at an event this weekend should not be allowed either. It is beyond ridiculous to blame us for this scandal when it was Lee Roupas’ attack on truthteller Eloise Gerson that brought Brady’s house of cards tumbling down.
It’s amusing to us that Pat Brady feels this way, since we “fucking faggots”, to use his terminology, were certainly useful and good enough to be deployed for McCain campaign activities back in 2008. When we were of use to him, he lavished praise…but when we join the ever growing chorus for a detailed investigation into the conduct of Lee Roupas, Brady’s protege and protectee, we’re called “fucking faggots”.
This is not the Pat Brady we knew in 2008. This is not the Pat Brady we admired. This is a despicable man who has thrown everything he has into protecting other vile, despicable men like Lee Roupas and “The Prophet”. Illinois deserves better than this.
Ever since Eloise Gerson called for an investigation into the coverup Lee Roupas was engaged in regarding the attempted date rape allegations leveled against the Cook County GOP employee known to us as “The Prophet”, we’ve learned that Pat Brady has been industriously trying to squash this story instead of getting into the truth.
Mitt Romney’s nascent 2012 campaign, the Bill Brady for Governor, and the Mark Kirk for Senate campaigns are all involved in this…as the men who are striving to protect Lee Roupas overlap with the Romney, Brady, and Kirk teams perfectly. They are protecting their own in Roupas, and doing everything they can to destroy the people who are demanding an investigation into the truth.
They might as well be Obama Democrats, the way they are behaving.
Lee Roupas tried to force Eloise Gerson out of her position for asking for an investigation. Lee Roupas lied about when he received the information contained in the complaint against “The Prophet”, and in a July 16th, 2010 memo to GOP committeemen Roupas deliberately obfuscated and misrepresented the truth, claiming with great deceit that he did not “receive” this information until Gerson presented it.
We secured affidavits, which The Huffington Post published, that prove Roupas lied in that July 16th email. That alone should be grounds for his firing.
Ever since Gerson blew the whistle on all of this, Pat Brady has been working to save Lee Roupas — and to arrange a deal where “The Prophet” loses his Cook County GOP job, but then assumes a highly paid position as a GOP consultant here in Chicago…while maintaining his control of the Chicago Young Republicans social networking organization — which saves the Illinois GOP a fortune since “The Prophet” uses these young Republicans as non-paid campaign and office staff to support Lee Roupas.
It is the very definition of an incestuous relationship.
Behind the scenes, Pat Brady is being controlled by Beth Christie, a multimillionaire cougar who is the Illinois GOP’s #1 donor. Christie has told Brady to protect “The Prophet” and Lee Roupas at all costs, as these two young men are favorites of hers. The Illinois GOP is essentially bankrupt. Christie has been writing checks JUST large enough to keep it afloat, and to make payroll. She is VERY careful with the amounts of money she gives…always enough to keep the lights on, but never enough for the GOP to tell her to go to Hell (where she belongs), and end her control over them.
Beth Christie is the largest donor the GOP has ever had in Illinois. She knows it, and also knows she owns the party here the way she owns her many beautiful cars, her ridiculously posh residences, and all of her other toys.
This is a cougar with a vagina as insatiable as a Tatooine Sarlacc. Nothing escapes its gaping maw, and no man in the Illinois GOP, apparently, is able to stand up to whatever it desires. Take such a cougar, give it unlimited financial resources, and set it loose in the Illinois GOP and welcome to the mess we’re in now.
We are incredibly disappointed in Pat Brady today. No matter how much Beth Christie’s money and/or vagina means to the GOP in Illinois, it’s despicable that he chose to call us “fucking faggots”.
We know that politics is a bloodsport, and that it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.
But, Brady has taken zero ownership for the scandal rocking the GOP in Illinois…a scandal completely of his own making. To try to claim that “a bunch of fucking faggots is behind all of this”, and point to us, is just ridiculous.
Maybe we should have published that complaint against “The Prophet” detailing an attempted date rape upon a CYR member back in June of 2009 when we received it on July 1st, 2009. We didn’t because we thought the GOP would take care of this internally…and not promote “The Prophet” to a ridiculously high-paying position, without even bringing up the complaint in his interview, all because one lonely, sad, ridiculously wealthy cougar wanted her “Cuddles” to have a big-boy job.
Brady allowed one woman — Beth Christie — to essentially buy the Republican Party in Illinois and turn it into her personal play thing.
When Eloise Gerson, on June 11th, 2010, demanded an investigation into the dangerous frat party Lee Roupas was running in Cook County, Pat Brady worked with Lee Roupas, under the Sarlacc’s orders, to attack the truthtellers.
Lee Roupas declared open war against Eloise Gerson for bringing all of this to light. We have learned that Pat Brady approved that plan to attack Gerson, and to do anything possible to make sure the truth in all of this never came to light.
We would have never reported on any of this, if not for Lee Roupas trying to remove Gerson from her position.
So, if Brady wants to pull an Obama and blame this on anyone, he needs to look at Lee Roupas, not us.
And, while he is at it, if he wants to call anyone a “fucking faggot”, then Pat Brady needs to speak those words to Mark Kirk.
He is the absolute gayest man in any room he enters. He is the Republican Party’s Liberace. If anyone is a “fucking faggot”, to use Pat Brady’s own words, it is the closeted liar the GOP is running for the Senate in Illinois. A man who won’t come out because he’s using his reservist experience in the military as a crutch to get him elected, and admitting what a “fucking faggot” he is, to use Brady’s words, would mean he’d be discharged under DADT. This is all further complicated by the fact that hypocrite Kirk is AGAINST a repeal of DADT, when he is a gay man in uniform in the US military, actively speaking against allowing his fellow gay men and women to serve openly.
The GOP in Illinois is an absolute train wreck.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Today we begin a call for the immediate removal of Pat Brady as the Illinois GOP Chair.
We demand the removal of Lee Roupas as the Cook County GOP Chair, and the removal of “The Prophet” as the president of the Chicago Young Republicans organization.
We demand an investigation into the influence Beth Christie, and the Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation, has exerted over the GOP in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and other states in which Beth Christie has decided to cultivate, groom, and protect her dangerous boytoys.
We want the GOP to clean house…and to make Illinois an example of just how far the party will go to make sure voters have a clear, ethical, distinction between corrupt Democrats, Obama, and what the Republican Party CLAIMS it is all about.
We “fucking faggots”, as Pat Brady has called us, are never going to let this go.
We have an interview booked today with one of the Big Three networks. We are going to be talking ALL ABOUT Beth Christie and what she has done to the party in this state, as well as how it feels to be called “fucking “faggots” by someone we admired greatly.
If you do not approve of the way the Obama Administration blames all of its colossal failings on Bush, then you should not accept Pat Brady’s attempts to blame his mistakes, and the coverup Lee Roupas engineered, on Democrats…or on us here at HillBuzz.
Many of you read us in states far away from Illinois, or in foreign countries, and you might wonder what this expanding soap opera has to do with you.
It matters because cleaning up the GOP in Illinois, the most corrupt of American states, is the first step in taking back this county. Voters WANT to boot Democrats from office, but believe there is no alternative.
Pat Brady, Lee Roupas, “The Prophet”, and Beth Christie discourage Americans from supporting the GOP…because they are just as bad, if not worse, than Democrats most days.
We all deserve better.
And, on a personal note, if you object to use being called “fucking faggots” by anyone, then we ask of you — we IMPLORE YOU — as our friends to stand up for us this week and let Pat Brady and the RNC know that you are not going to sit for a GOP State Chair using this sort of discriminatory and vile language against ANYONE.
We will always respect Pat Brady for the work he did in 2008…but our opinionof him has changed irrevocably as we’ve watched him desperately cover (in ludicrous and poor fashion) for Lee Roupas in this scandal.
Roupas was supposed to be a future Congressman or Senator, and it was supposed to be “his turn” some day soon…so the Illinois GOP has been protecting him as a member of that “it’s his turn” farm team…the one Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and the rest of that cucumber-and-mayonnaoise Soggy Sandwich Society belongs to.
But, Roupas has ended his career by lying…and getting caught…and attacking a woman who demanded an investigation into the young ladies being abused in the Chicago Young Republicans organization.
For all intents and purposes, Pat Brady has now ended his political career as well.
That breaks our “fucking faggot” hearts, but the reality is that Pat Brady was in on this coverup from the very beginning…and he must be held accountable for that if the GOP is to have any credibility at all in this state.
A little soap for his own “fucking” mouth sure wouldn’t hurt, either.
UPDATE 8/1/10 1616hrs:
Some of you have been asking how we know Pat Brady called us “those fucking faggots”. Two days ago, Brady was trying to explain to a very wealthy conservative here in Illinois why the party was imploding because of things Lee Roupas has been doing in Cook County. That conversation was relayed to us because Brady’s performance was not only so unconvincing, but was deplorable.
Brady lied repeatedly to this big donor, and said that Roupas has done nothing wrong, despite:
(1) Lying about when he received the complaint against “The Prophet” (he says it wasn’t until June of 2010, but the affidavits and emails HuffPo has posted show he knew back in July of 2009, before he hired “The Prophet”). This lie includes sending the July 16th, 2010 email to the GOP committeemen under his Chair that told them he did not receive this complaint until after June 11th, 2010 — when he knew that to be false, and did that to coverup the fact that he never launched an investigation into what “The Prophet” was doing to women…but hired him anyway, because multimillionaire cougar Beth Christie told him to.
(2) Launching a scheme to oust Eloise Gerson from her post as Chicago GOP Chair when she demanded an investigation into why “The Prophet” was never investigated for what’s written in the complaint, and why the complaint never came up in his job interview
Both of the above are reasons Lee Roupas should be fired. Yesterday.
Instead of dealing with this, Brady decided to attack the people who have brought this story forward, and that includes us (as well as Eloise Gerson…whom Brady said would be “destroyed”, and that after the November elections she would be removed from her position).
Brady told this wealthy conservative that “this is all because of those fucking faggots. They are behind all this”. Meaning us, we presume.
But, who knows, he could have meant Mark Kirk being up to something.
Or Aaron Schock.
If someone in the GOP shouts “fucking faggot” in a room, about five dozen heads would turn around. It’s like shouting the same thing at Sidetracks. Only, you’d probably get at least a cosmo tossed in your face, and more likely than not have your face pounded.
Since Brady launched his nukes, we’re going to invoke Godwin’s Law here and say that today we feel like the Jews who get blamed for all the mistakes of others and the bad decisions of people in power. Brady had a meltdown, saw his lies failing him, and finds it increasingly harder every day to justify everything he is doing to save Lee Roupas.
So, backed against the wall, with this big conservative (and rumored homophobe) demanding an explanation (and with no Jews handy), Brady decided to blame “the fucking faggots”.
We’ll note again here that we could have made trouble with this complaint back in July of 2009 if we wanted. We don’t like “The Prophet” and have dozens of reasons for wanting to see him get his just desserts. But we never reported on any of this…not until Lee Roupas tried to orchestrate the removal of Eloise Gerson for speaking out about what was going on…and then later when Roupas sent that email directly lying to his committeemen about what was happening.
So, “fucking faggots” are not to blame for any of this.
Lee Roupas is to blame for this mess.
Pat Brady is to blame for this mess, for aiding and abetting Roupas.
Beth Christie is to blame for this mess, for demanding all the quid pro quos for her mammoth donations that caused all of these problems.
Don’t shoot the messengers…especially not just because they were gay…and especially not because they are the same gays you found so useful in the past when you wanted to seem inclusive and dynamic.
RESEARCH NEEDED: The Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation for the Cultivation and Protection of BoyToys, and its impact on the Illinois GOP
This weekend, we’ve booked two interviews about the growing scandal in the Illinois GOP, involving Cook County GOP Chair Lee Roupas and a coverup he was engaged in.
One reporter is from a national print magazine, and the other is a local Chicago paper. Both reporters are very interested in why the GOP has allowed one woman, multimillionaire cougar Beth Christie, to cause so much chaos in the state by dictating hiring and operations decisions for the Cook County Republican party.
One woman…limitless cash reserves…and possibly an intention to take down the GOP from within, by making sure inept, corrupt, time bombs waiting to explode are installed in key positions in the party.
That’s one theory we heard yesterday that’s worth looking into: could Beth Christie really be a Democrat in disguise, a Trojan donkey, doing the things she does to weaken the GOP by making sure people like Lee Roupas and “The Prophet” are retained in their positions, despite the damage they do to the party.
We doubt Christie’s a flavor of Evelyn Salt, and think she’s just a sad cougar who’s never heard of Craigslist or Rentboy, but it’s sure an interesting theory.
What IF Democrats decided to give the Republicans large donations, in states where Republicans are hurting for money…and what if the Democrats making those donations were then given de facto operational control of the GOP in those states, since the quid pro quo from their donations would allow them to staff those GOP offices with whomever they wanted. “I gave you all that money. Now, hire Cuddles, and no matter what Cuddles does, you can’t fire him. You can’t fire his friend Lee either, and if you do, then I’m gonna stop writing my checks, see? My lady cha-cha’s got a whole mess of zeroes after it, and if cha-cha’s not happy, then she talks to the hand and the hand says no more signatures on all those beautiful checks of mine”.
Reporters are generally very lazy.
If you think there’s really a Daily Planet office staffed with hundreds of people scurrying around to get all the backstory ready for Lois and Clark, you are dreaming. Most “journalists” work at home or from laptopsp these days. They have no staff. They do all of their own research, and if the research is boring or time-consuming, they just give up.
One reporter we talked to last night said he is “about 16 hours behind where I need to be on three stories”, which means he doesn’t have the time or energy to really dig deep enough.
That explainns JournoList to an extent as well: all of those Leftists on that site were lazy to a degree, and used each other’s ideas and bits of information to craft their own stories. The hive accomplished what each little hornet couldn’t on its own.
We want The Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation’s full influence and impact on the Illinois GOP documented and exposed — and Beth Christie’s days of calling the shots in Cook County to come to an abrupt and permanent end.
To achieve this, we need to do the research the “real reporters” out there can’t, or won’t do.
We need to pull the financial records for the following, using any access to LexisNexis or other search engines you may have:
(1) The Elizabeth K. Christie Foundation’s donations in the last two years
(2) The Illinois GOP’s revenue stream for the last two years
(3) The Cook County GOP’s revenue stream for the last two years
(4) The Chicago Young Republican social networking club’s revenue stream for the last two years
Once we have the data, we need those of you who are good at puzzle solving and chart-making to put together an easy-to-understand visiual representation of these relationships.
Who, besides Beth Christie, is a large donor to the Illinois GOP?
Are those people wielding cougar-grade influence on the party as well? If so, what games are they up to, and what are their agendas?
Could Beth Christie really be a Democrat operative/double agent working to take down the Illinois GOP from within by funding the cultivation and protection of incompentents the Democrats know will make terrible decisions throughout their political careers…and thus keep the GOP in Illinois mired in incompetence permanently?
Anything you could help dig up, and post in this thread, will help immensely in our meetings with reporters this weekend.
We have no intention of letting any of this go so long as Lee Roupas is Cook County GOP Chair and Beth Christie is allowed to buy her ticket to call the shots in the Republican party here in Illinois.
With Democrats so corrupt and hellbent on tanking this state, and the country, it’s time someone stood up to multimillionaire cougars and stopped whatever games they have been playing so grown-ups can lead the GOP here in Illinois again.
Since “real reporters” are too lazy, and actual GOP officials in the state don’t really seem to WANT to improve their chances of someday making this a red state, we guess all of this is for some reason up to us.
If you don’t want to post what you find in this thread, please email it to us at HillBuzz@gmail.com
Come on get involved, there’s a mystery to solve.
NEED INPUT: Was there ever a time when you had to call out someone you liked very much for doing something very bad?
We sincerely mean this, when we ask all of you daily readers — including those that have never commented before, or who do so infrequently — to chime in on this thread and give us your input and advice on something that is literally making us sick to our stomachs.
All day yesterday, we realized that we need to confront someone here in Chicago that we like very much and have respected more than few others. This person is Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, whom we got to know well through the 2008 campaign, and whom we absolutely think the world of. We can’t think of a day we cheered LOUDER and LONGER than the day we heard Brady had replaced Andy McKenna as the IL GOP Chair.
FINALLY, we thought, we’ve got someone who will do the right thing, won’t play games, and will make it his mission to clean up the corruption in this state.
FINALLY, we’ve got a guy at the helm we believe in, who will kick Republicans into shape the way Sarah Palin did in Alaska, when she cracked skulls and went after the All Boys Club.
So, we hope you can appreciate the gut-wrenching chagrin we’ve felt in the last few days as it’s become increasingly clear that Pat Brady — a personal hero — has been protecting Lee Roupas in the Cook County GOP. Brady could fire him today if he wanted. IF he wanted.
We’re working on one of the hardest essays we’ve ever had to write, about everything we’ve gotten confirmed in terms of what Brady’s been hiding for Roupas, and how Brady’s been strategizing with other Romney and Kirk guys in the GOP higher-ups to make the current GOP scandal here in Chicago fade from the headlines for a while…let the dust settle…and then resume open war with the truthtellers in this matter after November.
We’re being told — and it’s being confirmed from independent sources — that the aim is to protect Lee Roupas at all costs, make sure he keeps his job, and also to give “The Prophet” a lucrative consulting gig (funded by multimillionaire cougar Beth Christie, of course) that will pay him as much, if not more, than he was making as the $4,000/month Cook County Executive Director.
If all of this is true, then Brady’s in on the corruption in this state — and that horrifies us.
He is either the most brilliant actor who never took to the stage, or we let this man cast one Hell of a spell on us, because we just can’t imagine he would knowingly enable someone like Lee Roupas to retain his high-paying position, representing Republicans, after all the things Roupas as done to disgrace the party.
We just can’t tolerate this Old/All Boys’ Club nonsense. In corporate America. In politics. Wherever.
Just because someone has a penis does not mean that person can lie, engage in coverups, and carry on any way he damn well pleases…and expect to be protected and rescued the way Lee Roupas does.
It’s not right.
It’s not how America should be.
It’s not what voters in Illinois want, after seeing Democrat corruption go unchecked for so long.
Lee Roupas is the Cook County Charlie Rangle…and if Pat Brady is protecting him, then Pat Brady needs to be taken to the woodshed too.
And that’s devastating for us to have to admit.
So, we need two things from you this morning:
(1) We need you to pray for us, so that we have the wisdom and the guidance and the strength to do what we need to do here, because we’ll be damned if we allow Lee Roupas to get away with lying, covering up scandal, and declaring open war on Eloise Gerson for attempting to launch an investigation into the bizarre dealings of the Illinois GOP
(2) We need you to PLEASE think about a time when you had to confront someone you had great respect for, and tell that person they disappointed you, that they were wrong, and that they needed to step back and look at things differently to avoid making a horrible mistake
We’ve had to confront friends with drinking and drug problems who were ruining their lives — and to intervene and make sure they saw just how bad what they were doing looked.
Now, we find ourselves in a position of having to criticize a person we have utmost respect for, whom we believe to be a very good man…but who is allowing multimillionaire cougar Beth Christie (and her neverending threats of cutting off her donation stream, should she ever stop getting what she wants) to force him to protect Lee Roupas, save his job, and make sure “The Prophet” scores a golden parachute that lets him maintain the presidency of the CYR organization, and command a large “consulting” fee from the GOP that will in fact be more than he’s making now as the Executive Director.
We don’t seem to have quite the right words to describe what we think of Beth Christie, and how she’s bringing down the GOP in Illinois with her demands and money games, so maybe YOU could help us by telling us what YOU think of a woman who uses her vast fortune to cause such chaos — seemingly for her own personal amusement.
It’s frustrating because Pat Brady made us believe that the Republican Party REALLY COULD ultimately become what it claims it wants to stand for. We thought he’d be cracking skulls and getting things done…but, pardon the French, all he seems to be doing is kissing Beth Christie’s sorry cougar ass.
It’s no secret Brady as GOP State Chair is desperate for donations…but surely other large donors could step forward and provide whatever Beth Christie’s been giving to cause the damage she’s been doing to the party.
SURELY one woman can’t tank the entire state, just because she thinks she’s Jennifer Coolidge in an American Pie movie, and she’s excellent at signing her name to checks with large numbers on them.
Please be frank about your experiences in similar situations to ours. This is one of the most difficult things we’ve ever faced, because loyalty is one of the most important things to us…but loyalty to this country trumps personal loyalty to individuals…even to people we like as much as Pat Brady.
SOMEONE at GOP national has to put a stop to Beth Christie’s chaos spree. SOMEONE at GOP national has to fire Lee Roupas and install a Cook County Chair who can clean up this mess and crack some skulls.
We want that someone to be Pat Brady, because we know he has it in him.
We need your help understanding a time when YOU personally had to push someone you respect towards the right decision, even if powerful forces (of the cougar or non-cougar variety) were pushing him in the opposite direction.
Please help…the future of Illinois largely depends on this.
Many of you have asked to see the emails dispatched by “Roxy Vanilla” to the press and “The Prophet” directly, regarding the ongoing sex scandal rocking the Chicago GOP. “Roxy Vanilla” is a group of Chicago Young Republican members who are attempted to oust “The Prophet” and his cabal from their group, and restore the club’s good name and get it back on track. Here’s what they sent out yesterday, and it touches on some of the underhanded and ridiculous things “The Prophet” has been doing in recent days to try to save his skin and keep his position (including striking out at us and attempting to get Fran Eaton at Illinois Review to run more of her nasty hit pieces on us, including one that would claim one of us has AIDS. Which makes us wonder if these people who claim they are Republicans in Chicago are really Alinsky Democrats at heart, since that’s the go-to for Leftists in everything involving gay men they are upset with: wish they have AIDS, say they have AIDS, and call them whores. Things are getting nasty as “The Prophet” lashes out, knowing he is backed against the wall):
FROM: Roxy Vanilla
TO: The Prophet
CC: Chicago Media
Your sweet smell of success is turning in to the acrid reek of
scandal, controversy, and gossip. You grabbed for the brass ring
and wound up with a handful of barbed wire. In your quest for
power and vain glory, you destroyed many good people. Now, it is
your turn. There is a difference with you. You are being
destroyed with the most powerful weapon of all- the truth. The
absolute truth. Not the horrible lies and gossip you spread to
Resign before it is too late. You are ruining Lee Roupas. He is
now trying to save his own skin. He is telling people he can’t
stand you, hates being around you, and really never wanted anything
to do with you. You were forced on him. It is said Roupas is
trying to extend peace feelers to Gerson through mutual
acquaintances. Looks like he is stabbing you in the back too. Pat
Brady is angry Roupas lied to him. He went to bat for you and
Roupas and wound up looking like a fool. He is fit to be tied
about your lies, your conduct, and your persistent and feeble
attempts to hold on. He is now being asked to force Roupas out.
Even Curt Conrad has been bad mouthing you.
Your time is near. Why don’t you just quit, PROPHET. Quit the
party, quit the CYRs, and leave Chicago. Everyone will be so much
better off without you. All you have accomplished is disaster.
The CYRs are now in disarray. We are now a laughing stock. None
of us wanted to be a political force or party. We did not share
your dreams of glory and conquest through the art of personal
I guess you know the real media is snooping around. We heard
reporters were hanging around the Blackhawk office. Some have been
calling and emailing people. Guess what? People are talking to
them. Your so called friends, your enemies, and some of the people
you tried to destroy. They are gabbing away. They have some
interesting photos and videos too. My, my. Who knew you were so
debauched. A few attorneys have provided sworn affidavits and more
are coming. Some of the Boyz will be outing you too. One of our
group was told the RNC is sending their own investigator. Guess
who his first interview will be with? It will not be you, Roupas,
PROPHET, it is time for you to go. Just walk away before you are
forced out in disgrace. Some of the candidates are calling Brady.
The donors are calling. We are talking with people, including the
Chicago Party. We are doing what you should have- working with
people, not warring with them. Soon, there will be a public
apology to EG on behalf of the CYRs for your public, horrible,
nasty treatment of her. A very public apology.
What you did to Elizabeth Christie was horrible. She is now a
laughing stock. Are you going to call her nasty names and tell
tales about her when she throws you under the bus, like you’ve done
to other women? Will you publicly call her a whore like you did to
KD? Will you spread nasty stories and rumors about her too? Of
course you will. It is your method. That’s your problem, you just
can’t help yourself. You enjoy destroying people.
Roupas is being denigrated. People will not even talk to him at
events. It is like he has some disease. He is lucky people even
say hello to him or shake his hand. He looks sick most of the
time. At the mark Kirk event he hid in the back of the room and
could not wait to leave.
You are nothing but a sneak, a liar, and a disgrace. No wonder you
were fired from the United Republican Fund. Now the truth comes
out. Powerful forces are being arrayed against you. You cannot
overcome them. There is even word a press release is being
prepared announcing your removal for inappropriate sexual conduct.
Lee will be forced to issue it under his own name. Do you really
want this public humiliation? Some of us may issue a release of
out own throwing you out of the CYRs.
Resign PROPHET, just resign. Resign before you are thrown out. Or
do you want to go out in some blaze of glory and burn the whole
house down with you? That is more your style isn’t it. Guess
what? There are more surprises coming. Do not even think you are
smart or you can maneuver your way out. You lost. Go. Quit.
Resign. Leave town. Get out. Put Chicago in your rear view
mirror. Or risk suffering the consequences.