CST via True News USA:
Quinn visits African-American churches to back minimum wage hike
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn spoke at four churches in the Chicago area to appeal to black voters, calling the minimum wage “the fundamental issue in this campaign.”
“We have a chance in this election to go forward to make sure those who work hard, who are working 40 hours a week, raising children — moms and dads raising kids — they should get more than $8.25 an hour for their labor,” Quinn said outside the Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip.
He supports raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. He pointed to his Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, as presenting voters with “such a stark choice” on this issue.
Quinn also spoke at the Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson; the Community Covenant Church in Calumet Park; and the Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana.
First off, even $10 in an expensive city like Chicago is paltry.
Second, why a church in Munster, Indiana? As in not the state of Illinois? Last I checked, people in Indiana didn’t get votes in Illinois elections. Though since dead dogs get to vote seven times on election day in Chicago, why not real live people from Indiana? That’s probably what Quinn is banking on to eke this thing out, the dead dogs and the Indianans.
Then there’s the problem of public relations and communication, two things which I’m all the more sensitive to because of my new (though I’ve been at it for more than a year now) day job.
For Quinn to run around black churches and hype the minimum wage issue is his way of communicating to black people that he thinks that all they are are minimum wage people, nothing more. Now, between you, me and the gatepost, that’s a shoe that so many of them wear precisely because it fits. But Quinn isn’t trying to impress you, me or the gatepost between us and get all three of us to vote for him. (Gateposts can vote in Chicago.) He’s trying to goose up black turnout. This is why if black people had brains, they’d be dangerous. If they had brains, this would insult them. Or maybe they are insulted, but by the same token, they also know what the gatepost does.