by Don Washington on 2013/04/08
It’s almost time for Gov. Pat Quinn to run for re-election and his most likely opponent will be Chicagoan Bruce Rauner. Now Gov. Quinn will be the “progressive” Democrat in the race and Bruce will be the “conservative” businessman in the race. Progressive currently means that you work to destroy worker protections and pensions. Conservative currently means that if the free market can’t or won’t solve a problem by creating huge profits, then setting the weak, old, poor, young and sick adrift on ice floes is not a moral failing it’s just a consequence of market forces and therefore okay. Sadly, our job as voters will be desperately trying to tell them apart, which will be really hard because it will be a matter of degrees and not a question of difference.