On October 18 while trying to energize liberal voters at Heartland Cafe in Chicago, Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said that Conservatives are 'haters'.
We cannot allow the right wing, all of those people on cable TV who don't wish the president any good at all. They are a bunch of haters (sic). They want the president to fail, they want us to fail, and what you gotta do is fight back with every fiber in our being. We've got to get our voters out, we've got to activate people. We've got to make sure when Glenn Beck comes back to Illinois where he's tried to influence the first lady-Michelle Obama- that's what he did when he went up in the northwest suburbs, and we can't allow that to happen in our country. We can't allow that crowd to take over. " Quinn said in the recorded audio.