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Proviso Probe

Saturday, September 30, 2006

POL, does Barack Obama fear Alan Keyes?

Proviso Insider claims Rep. Karen Yarbrough is trying to destroy Chris Welch. PI includes the claim:
Yarbrough has confided in many Springfield insiders that she fears Welch.

Yarbrough defeated Welch by a margin of 73.3%-26.7% in the 'burbs and 78.1%-21.9% in Chicago. See Cook County Clerk and Chicago Board of Elections.

Barack Obama defeated Alan Keyes 70%-27%. See Wikipedia.

How likely is it that Keyes will beat Obama in the next election? Yarbrough defeated Welch by a wider margin than Obama beat Keyes.

Welch is the kind of opponent Yarbrough probably hopes to run against, if she has to face an opponent. He makes her look like she should be running for higher office. And Welch brings his own enemies to the election so Yarbrough gets a whole bunch of motivated volunteers without having to twist arms.


  • I posted a comment on Proviso Insider making this argument, but it wasn't approved.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:01 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Lame analogy, as usual. Keyes is irrelevant, so no one attacks him. If Yarbrough doesn't fear Welch, or believes him to be as irrelevant as Keyes is, why does she still go after Welch, and use her attack dogs like you and some of the obscene posters on this blog to continue to attack him?

    By Anonymous Observing, at 1:10 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Welch is an ASS says, Yarbrough does not have people make comments on th blogger. What Welch does not seem to comprehend is that he was DESPISED by many people before he tan against her. Welch had enemies before Yarbrough, but now Welch has made Yarbrough seem like a saint because he is such an ASS.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:11 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Sorry for the last anon comment, computer problems.

    Yarbrough does not have people make comments on the blogger. She doesn't have time for Welch and his temper tantrums and petty behaviors. She won the election; the people of Proviso Township voted for the best candidate! Why can't Welch get that through his THICK BALD HEAD!

    What Welch does not seem to comprehend is that he was DESPISED by many people before he ran against Yarbrough, and he made that number quadruple with his 10 mailings and the thousands of signs that junked up the communities. Welch had enemies way before Yarbrough, but now Welch does not realize he makes Yarbrough seem like a saint because he is such an ASS. He receives the most embarassing and damaging publicity than any other politician in Proviso Township. The newspapers have a field day on 209's board meetings. Welch can't blame Yarbrough for his ungodly and rotten reputation in Proviso Township. Word travels fast and politicians and people in other communities have heard about how ruthless and inexperienced Welch is. The guy has burned many bridges in his short political career. His number of enemies significantly out number his supporters. The majority of his supporters are employees at Proviso's high schools. Welch's supporters are obligated to help him campaign because they are promised jobs or contracts. He does not have HARDWORKING CITIZENS supporting him. Just look up his campaign donations. More than half are workers in 209 or contractors and vendors. He was counting on the Italian mayors to support him and that backfired. The guy needs to pick up the book "Politics for Dummies."

    Welch is only a threat to Gene Moore, which is why Moore keeps Welch around. Moore should have kicked Welch to the curb when he lost the committeeman's election, but Moore has yet to see the light. All they have is one another. Cute couple, but they both need marriage counseling.

    By Blogger welch_is_an_ass, at 2:49 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Welch is not an Alan Keyes. Your analyis and comparison is way off base. Yarbrough won because of Speaker Michael Madigan. Madigan owns Yarbrough after saving her in March. In Springfield, everyone is aware of exactly what happened in that race against Welch. Also, I don't think it's fair to call Gene Moore's enemies Welch's enemies. I think Welch is going places, and I think Yarbrough knows it.

    By Anonymous Observer, at 6:30 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • This is a hoot. Madigan "saved" Yarbrough? What a joke. Yarbrough didn't trick people into voting for her. She does an admirable job as a representative and the people all 73% of them voted for her. What this blog doesn't get is ultimately the voters have a say at the end of the voting day and they made their choice.

    Madigan supported Paul Mangeri and guess what...the people chose Alexi Giannouis. Get this-- the people choose their leadership ultimately, every time. No tricks just votes. Get it.

    By Anonymous ab of Bellwood, at 8:00 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Ab of Bellwood you beat be to the punch! Observers' statement confirms for me and the rest of Proviso that Welch and his 20 supporters have lost their damn minds.

    I think that most people who voted for Yarbrough don't even know Michael Madigan. Where in the hell is Welch getting his theories from. Did he pull this theory out of his PLUMP BUMPY ASS? WELCH YOU LOST! You need to go to church dude....listen to some gospel music, "We fall down but we get back up again"...save your soul before it's to late.

    Welch is upset because he thought that Gene Moore was going to introduce him to high power people and that he would automatically receive their support. Welch has not spent one day in Springfield and people can't stand the guy, not because of Yarbrough, but because of comments like the Observers. Welch is the most hated guy in Proviso Township and Gene is his runner-up. This is not a secret; people talk and word spreads fast. For example, how can someone like Todd Stroger rely on Welch to pull votes for him in Proviso Township? Well, he will never even go to Welch for support, because real politicians do their homework, and politicians far and near know that Welch is SHIT in Proviso Township. If Welch and Gene Moore can't win their own elections how in the hell can they help another candidate win. It has not been confirmed if Moore and Welch share the same bed, but THEY DEFINITELY SHARE THE SAME ENEMIES, with Welch having more than Moore. They have both burned their share of bridges.

    Welch is naive and so pitiless, and he should just stick to his day job...chasing ambulances.

    By Blogger welch_is_a_coon, at 8:32 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Why is everyone still wasting thier good time and comments on a washed up lawyer like Welch. the people spoke in the last election just like they are going to do in this next school board election in 2007. Welch and moore will try to keep the control of proviso but the game is over. No moore political machine in this township. Thank you Mrs. Yarbrough for giving us hope again. your democratic party is about people, not jobs and money.

    By Anonymous No-Moore-Welches Juice, at 11:58 PM, September 30, 2006  

  • Welch is not an honorable black man; he is a thug.

    By Blogger MANUP-WELCH, at 6:46 PM, October 01, 2006  

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