Now that Democrats will have veto-proof majorities in the Illinois House and Senate, a conservative think tank says Republicans should just go ahead and let Democrats run the show… and see how it works.
Some political science experts say the new Democratic power in the legislature will be a double-edged sword… because the party will have no one to blame but itself if the state’s fiscal crisis gets worse.
Meanwhile, Illinois Republicans say they need an image makeover after devastating losses in last Tuesday’s elections. Although the GOP was at a disadvantage with a legislative district map drawn by Democrats, the party lost even seats that it was expecting to hold.
State GOP chair Pat Brady says the party needs to redefine itself and convince Illinoisans that Republicans aren’t just, quote, “angry people standing in the way of everything.”