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"jeremy gantz" Discussed on WGN Radio
"You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20. W G, and I was telling you about this story that I was reading in the from the Center for Illinois Politics. A contributing editor is Jeremy Gantz and he's wrote The story called Behind Illinois's Blue Facade. Growing Partisan Polarization. Jamie are Jeremy. Welcome to W. G. N Thanks for having me. Yeah, I love this story. I mean, I've been I've been here since 1984. I was just talking about the results from Don Clark nets and Jim Edgar with the crew here a little bit earlier. Um, but I have to tell you, I mean, I'm surprised by what I read. It's sort of like the boiling frog. Maybe because It's been happening slowly. And you know, I mean, I can go back to the days when Republican presidential candidates could contend and win when there were Republican candidates who could contend and win and cook County. Not very many of them. And when they were down state Democrats, but it looks as if that's all gone. Yeah, And what I want to do with this piece was really kind of look back over the last decade and try toe suss out trends that maybe you're a little behind the big headline numbers. I mean, Hey, Illinois has this clear reputation of the blue state and for good reason that the last three presidential elections going back to 2012 or one by a Democrat by 17 points, But if you look behind that Number. You don't actually see some real ships going on geographically, you know, across the state from basically The north northern half with Cook County in the collar collar town. He's going bluer, deeper shade of blue and then the southern half of the state getting redder and redder and I was really struck by out. How it was seems like that. Wait in the deep south part of the state south of Champagne. Toni, it's It's almost an accelerating trend since 2012 If you look at it at a county like Gallatin, you know they went 50% for Mitt Romney in 2012. Now Trump just won that county with 76%. Yeah, and I was talking earlier with the crowd about the fact that that's the only County that Jim Edgar lost 1994 which was reviewing it a surprise to me, I just would have assumed that next was able to win Cook County, but she did not. Um and so, but, you know, that would have been these. This talk of Seceding from the state or splitting the state up. You know what? I kind of laugh at that stuff because it's kind of ridiculous or silly. It's not serious, but when you when you look at these Numbers and how truly divided the state is. It's a little more logical than I was giving it credit for. Yeah, It's really striking the geographical divide, and I just didn't realize how. How dramatic it is. Um, it seems like you know, I think in that way. What? We're seeing them on the way over. These last couple of cycles really mirrors What Seems to be happening with the GOP nationally that it's becoming more of a of a rural party. You know, it used to have more suburban support, at least among some voters, and that that seems to be Declining and that trend. I think it's important to note three dates. Trump, you know, I guess. There was a part of me that maybe thought, Well, you you wouldn't see the continued trend of these looks more Southerner like County's quite so dramatically in the red column, but you know 2016 verses 2020 20, but it seems to be a priest steady. At least in terms of the presidential results. There used to be that southern Illinois. I've lost the congressman's name. Now. I remember talking to him so many times he ran against George Ryan for governor. Um, shoot Kong Democratic Congressman Far southern Illinois. I'll come up with it. Pollard know Glenn Poshard, right? Glenn Poshard and but he represented far Southern Illinois. He was a Democrat. I mean, he was so far south. He told me he would fly. Out of Memphis when he had to go to Washington. But again, a Democratic representative, that's just not gonna happen today. Right, And I think that speaks to you know, I think wait out in some of the Southern counties you had you had any more union households back when there's more mind going on. Obviously, that's still in terms of the Union of this is still part of the democratic coalition. But, um with they think that shift, um economic shifts going on down there? Um, people, and I think we've had started even during sort of the Reagan Democrat aura That seems to be really picking up people who maybe would have been in the Democratic Party 30 years ago. 35 years of power. You seem to be training really more toward becoming loyal GOP voters. So you think that's where the flip started with Reagan in 1980? Well, I think I think in terms of the national the trends of the presidential politics Yeah. I mean, I think that Reagan was pretty good at picking off the union households and Uh, you know, frankly, Trump has has been able to do that to people. That kind of disaffected from the with the status quo. And maybe the Democratic Party. Uh and, uh, yeah, I think that you know, over the same period time you've just seen the labor movement shrank. So, uh, people who are maybe you're not doing so well, economically are you know, ending up more likely to vote for the GOP? It's what Biden said before the 2016 convention, he said, You know, the Democrats Aren't speaking to the regular people these days of the people who are out of work or the people who, you know, have machine jobs and things like that. So you said that Northern Illinois tends to be blue, but it's really more the Northeast quarter of the state right at best, what's happening in the northwest quarter of the state? Yeah, that was finished. Rubio, who? I guess sometimes with us Well, and I'm still kind of crossing through this. But basically, you know, in 2012, which is when Barack Obama was re elected, he won most of the counties in northwest Illinois. So basically the all the counties come around. Was where the quad cities are stretching up to the Wisconsin Porter can, um, over the last two cycles in 2016 and 2020. Um Clinton and brighten really only 11 of those counties and, um, the county that actually contains the quad city there. Um so I'm not sure it seems like that probably had to do with the kind of Obama hometown advantage. Looks that annoying except, um, but I feel like I also totally had to do with the sort of increasingly in a rural urban divide the party. So, um I'm sorry. Don't mean to interrupt your me Yeah, I feel okay s.
"jeremy gantz" Discussed on WGN Radio
"M I'm Steve Berg friend. I know that there's still another bunch that is completely anxious and is wanting to take a serious pause. There are others who are just hesitant. Including some health care workers. I encourage people to look to the FDA and the advisory Committee on Immunization practices so that we can get all the information I d ph will be putting out will continue to put out information about this vaccine as well working with various community groups to make sure that everyone has the information they need to make an informed decision that's doctor and goes. Daisy K. The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Talking about those who Might be concerned about getting the vaccine for covert 19. We talked about the fact that it's already being distributed in the UK earlier today, talking to MP Steve Brian. On Chicago's afternoon news coming up on the program, Terry Savage will be here. Jeremy Gantz, also contributing editor for the Center for Illinois Politics to a look behind what he calls Illinois's blue facade. The growing readiness it really is that you know, we kind of joke about the fact that there's this movement to succeed by some parts of the state away from Chicago, but we really are becoming Uh, much more divided than we used to. A lot of areas that went blue 10 20 years ago are now deep, deep red, So we'll talk to Jeremy Dance about his piece there. Any insurers well will be along. A little bit later, I put no Apple is out with their new headphones. And Ashley, you could get a pair for $550.0 the new ones that were actually featuring that tonight in our tech segment, so actually gets this year she is a with news nation and national correspondent. So did you get a chance to try them out? No, I have the old ones. And now I don't think they're working because I haven't cleaned them in a while. So I may need to do pair those You have airpods? Ay, Dios and you can hear. Do they work Well for you. They, Diogo. Um I like them. Okay? I wish I could use them here to talk to you. Stay that be cool. We'll work on that. Engineers can do almost anything. We'll get right on that. CBS is hiring doctors or who are they? Hiring here is we get ready for you? Expand these vaccinations. Yeah, That's right. They're hiring nurses, pharmacists, even pharmacy techs. Even some pharmacy interns. They really need all hands on right. I know this is going to be so put that on your tag pharmacy. Internal Pharmacy. Interns are welcome, but you could actually go to the CBS Jobs website and see The jobs that are available in your community. They have the priority markets. Those are states like Missouri, Oklahoma, Vermont, Alaska. Illinois is not on there for some reason, but Thies air workers who will be going into these long term care facilities. When the vaccine is available. They'll also be eligible for hero pay, and it's not. It's not that hard to give yourself a shot. Regular people do it all the time, right? Well, No, they do. Um, yeah, but I mean, you know, if you have diabetes, you have other reasons to give yourself a shot. That's exactly it's not too unusual. But these pharmacists, you know, they will be giving the best care and guidance to everyone. And you know, this really is one big mission and It's going to take an army of people. Yeah, it really is. I get my vaccination from a pharmacy assistant, wouldn't you? I think I would You know, One of my friends is a farm assistant. You know, she's given me the flu shot in the past and Um, yeah, It's just it's efficient. It's also convenient as well. If you're in the grocery store, um a lot of retailers also hiring pharmacists right now, so it's not just CBS give myself the flu shot every year. Who Really? Yeah, I trust I feel more comfortable doing it myself. You know, whatever works for you kind of hard to reach around, but it works. Um American airlines expanding. It's a pre flight testing as well. How does this work? So you get a test and then you know, Once you've gotten to the airport on, you're waiting for your flight. Whether or not you're positive, right? We talked about these at home tests, but this is one that you purchase through the airline and this will be available starting tomorrow for all travelers here in the U. S in Puerto Rico. So it is a service that will cost you. Those kits are about $130. But at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, which is a hub for American, you can actually get that in person test. On def You test positive course you cannot. Get on the flight rights. That's a tough thing If you're feeling okay. What Obama right, right. I don't know, Would you? I don't know if I would do it. I hate to say that, but I don't think if I'm feeling fine, I don't think I'm going to get a test, You know, makes you wonder how many people will We'll take this extra step. And then if you do test positive, you do have to wait another 14 days to re book. And, of course, if you you would want to know. So that's the other side of it. Yeah, I don't know. Uh, I think about it, so I'm not flying anywhere until Anyway. For a few weeks Now I have no home for the holidays. I guess. This year you got that, right? Actually catch the national correspondent for News Nation. Thanks, actually,.