Barrington, IL Tea Party

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The Constitution anticipated that informed voters would defend their liberty and maintain a limited federal government. It's time to do it.

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Steven Johnson commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"Lake County turnout was pathetic.  I too was disappointed when Tom Cross won for Treasurer.  Also it was very sad that a fine young woman and highly qualified candidate Jeri Atleson lost her election.  It's funny, we had a choice…"
Apr 3
Bruce Donnelly commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"In Lake County, Pat Quinn got only about 82% of the Dem votes, with 18% going to an unlikely challenger.  He got far fewer votes than the other statewide candidates, who were unopposed.  Once again, this suggests a lack of enthusiasm…"
Apr 3
Bruce Donnelly commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"In Lake County, Ed Sullivan beat Bob Bednar in the 51st District for Illinois Representative by a 59-41 margin.  The district needs a new representative to be recruited by 2016.  As a long-term career politician who is tied to Springfield…"
Apr 3
Bruce Donnelly commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"Out of 10630 registered voters in Barrington Township, only 174 voted for Dick Durbin out of 181 ballots cast in the Democratic primary.  Since there were few contested races in the Democratic primary, it is not surprising that turnout was low,…"
Apr 3
Bruce Donnelly commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"Overall turnout in Lake County was only 14% In suburban Cook County, turnout was only 16%.  Republican turnout exceeded Dems, but that may have been skewed by labor union efforts to get members to vote in the Republican primary against Bruce…"
Apr 3
Bruce Donnelly commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"In Cuba Township, voter turnout for the March 18 primary was only 19%.  2303 out of 12059 registered voters.  We have to do MUCH better than this in November if we are to rid ourselves of Pat Quinn and Dick Durbin. In Ela Township, the…"
Apr 3
Jane Clodfelter commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post Primary on Tuesday March 18
"Bruce-Thank you for keeping us up to date and all your hard work.  Very sorry to hear you have been under the weather and best wishes for a very speedy recovery! I am copying some info regarding Ed Sullivan that was sent by Elise Bouc because I…"
Mar 14
Bruce Donnelly posted a blog post

Primary on Tuesday March 18

Early voting ends Saturday.  In Cuba Township, voting is at the Lake Barrington Village Hall.The Cuba Township Republicans recently interviewed all of the candidates in competitive races, and then discussed them carefully before making the following…See More
Mar 13
Profile IconJohn Pizzolato and Jim Dahlquist joined Barrington, IL Tea Party
Feb 28
Bruce Donnelly commented on Bruce Donnelly's blog post The case for Republican suicide tactics
"The "clean" debt limit increase was another reminder of the need for new leadership, as was the recent attempt to push amnesty legislation forward this year.  If Republican leaders won't listen, we need to consider how to defeat…"
Feb 15
Dieter Kalis is now a member of Barrington, IL Tea Party
Feb 14
Bruce Donnelly posted a blog post

The case for Republican suicide tactics

Is it time for the Republican party leadership to be allowed to commit suicide?Party leaders in both parties have accused us of being extremists or terrorists or simply nuts and wackos.Maybe it is time for conservative voters to employ suicide…See More
Jan 9
Bruce Donnelly posted a blog post

Make 2014 better than 2010

Marry Christmas to all our members.  I apologize for being out of touch for a few weeks due to system problems.  We will plan to meet again early in 2014 as we prepare for the 2014 primary in March.In the interim, you should probably follow the…See More
Dec 23, 2013
Brutus posted a blog post

Roskam's Support for Ryan-Murray Budget Deal is Shameful

Representative Roskam's vote today in favor of this spend now, save later plan is a betrayal of the principles for which he purports to stand.  As Chief Deputy Whip, though, I'm sure he has no choice but to follow the directions of his RINO masters…See More
Dec 12, 2013
Bruce Donnelly replied to Bruce Donnelly's discussion Open Thread -- Common Core links
"Massachusetts is delaying Common Core.  Some states are trying to rebrand it by a different name to deflect criticism.  http://freepatriot.org/2013/11/23/massachusetts-halts-common-core-for-two-years/ ;"
Nov 26, 2013
Bruce Donnelly replied to Bruce Donnelly's discussion Open Thread -- Common Core links
Nov 26, 2013

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Primary on Tuesday March 18

Early voting ends Saturday.  In Cuba Township, voting is at the Lake Barrington Village Hall.

The Cuba Township Republicans recently interviewed all of the candidates in competitive races, and then discussed them carefully before making the following endorsement decisions.  I support these choices personally.

For Governor to replace Pat Quinn:  Bruce Rauner   http://brucerauner.com/

For US Senator to replace Dick Durbin:  Doug Truaz …

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Posted by Bruce Donnelly on March 13, 2014 at 11:32pm — 8 Comments

The case for Republican suicide tactics

Is it time for the Republican party leadership to be allowed to commit suicide?

Party leaders in both parties have accused us of being extremists or terrorists or simply nuts and wackos.

Maybe it is time for conservative voters to employ suicide bomber tactics, and take arrogant RINOs out in the 2014 general election if we can't do so in the primaries.  Work for their defeat now, and then seek replacements in 2016, even at the risk of short-term consequences such as an…

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Posted by Bruce Donnelly on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Make 2014 better than 2010

Marry Christmas to all our members.  I apologize for being out of touch for a few weeks due to system problems.  We will plan to meet again early in 2014 as we prepare for the 2014 primary in March.

In the interim, you should probably follow the advice of Obama and "pajama boy" (assuming you saw that infamous tweet on the news) and #GetTalking about the Obamacare fiasco to friends over the holiday who may be anxious about their higher costs and uncertain benefits under Obamacare,…

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Posted by Bruce Donnelly on December 23, 2013 at 7:00pm

Roskam's Support for Ryan-Murray Budget Deal is Shameful

Representative Roskam's vote today in favor of this spend now, save later plan is a betrayal of the principles for which he purports to stand.  As Chief Deputy Whip, though, I'm sure he has no choice but to follow the directions of his RINO masters in House leadership.  This "go along, get along" approach to Democratic spending sprees is what got our country into the current mess in the first place.  I hope fiscally responsible constituents of the 6th district don't sit silently while this…

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Posted by Brutus on December 12, 2013 at 6:12pm

Newt on the "Death of the Senate"

Some observers such as former Rep. Joe Walsh apparently don't think that the change in the filibuster rules in the Senate last week are such a big deal, even though it empowers Obama to reshape the federal courts through appointment of the most far left activist judges he can find.  In short, Obama now has the unchecked power to appoint judges who will rule on such things as the constitutionality of his Obamacare and other regulations.  It also means that he won't have to worry about a…

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Posted by Bruce Donnelly on November 24, 2013 at 12:00pm

Democrats desperate to preserve their political power, not improve your healthcare

For those of you who don't receive the "Morning Jolt" email broadcasts from National Review, here is the latest one with insights into the Upton bill which will be in the news tomorrow.  You can subscribe at National Review online.

http://nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/363923/democrats-can-save-their-policy-or-save-their-party-not-both-jim-geraghty …

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Posted by Bruce Donnelly on November 14, 2013 at 1:19pm — 5 Comments

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Open Thread -- Common Core links 48 Replies

This forum will share recent links to inform parents about problems with the Common Core education standards.  If you find useful links to share with others, add them as comments.  There have also been prior blog posts on this subject.  Use the…Continue

Tags: common core

Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Nov 26, 2013.

Iran and American politics

Last night, Obama and John Kerry announced what they called a "historic deal" with Iran, which Israel has already branded instead as a "historic mistake" today.I certainly think Israel's judgment is far more trustworthy these days than Obama's.I…Continue

Tags: Iran

Started by Bruce Donnelly Nov 24, 2013.

Big business cronies and GOP establishment plot against Tea Party 7 Replies

This is an interesting article in the Washington Post.…Continue

Tags: business, establishment

Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Nov 7, 2013.

Amnesty is back 2 Replies

As expected, there's a push to revive the Amnesty bill in the House.\It's not just the Dems.  Republicans are quietly working behind the scenes to push this through.…Continue

Tags: citizenship, immigration, amnesty

Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Oct 29, 2013.

Useful summary about Obamacare 4 Replies

The Will County Freedom Network (Joliet area) has published a useful summary of key issues with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which justify the efforts to defund it.…Continue

Tags: healthcare, obamacare, aca

Started by Bruce Donnelly. Last reply by Bruce Donnelly Oct 26, 2013.

Six candidates for US Senator to replace Dick Durbin

The six announced candidates for US Senator to replace Dick Durbin areJim Oberweis   no campaign website found yet, but circulating ballot access petitions nowDaily Herald …Continue

Tags: durbin, senator

Started by Bruce Donnelly Oct 22, 2013.

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Where to vote in Barrington

Be sure to remind all of your friends and neighbors to register in time for the next election, and take advantage of the opportunity to sign up for voting by mail.  Elections have consequences.  We need to improve voter turnout in Barrington.

Here is a link where you can confirm your voter registration and new districts and voting precinct.…

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Created by Bruce Donnelly Aug 31, 2010 at 5:24pm. Last updated by Bruce Donnelly Oct 20, 2012.

Atlas Shrugged movie

The producers of the movie Atlas Shrugged - Part 1 have started taking DVD orders for delivery in November 2011.

http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com/ 

They have also announced that Atlas Shrugged - Part 2 will be released in fall 2012.

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Created by Bruce Donnelly Oct 10, 2011 at 2:32am. Last updated by Bruce Donnelly Oct 10, 2011.

August 2011 Member Survey

How are Republican presidential candidate preferences changing locally?

 

A survey of Barrington Tea Party members was taken right after the May 5 debate in South Carolina on Fox News, and again after the June 13 debate on CNN.

This has now been updated through a similar survey after the August 11 debate in Ames,…

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Created by Bruce Donnelly Aug 17, 2011 at 4:28pm. Last updated by Bruce Donnelly Aug 17, 2011.

June 2011 Member Survey

How are Republican presidential candidate preferences changing locally?

 

A survey of Barrington Tea Party members was taken right…

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Created by Bruce Donnelly Jul 28, 2011 at 4:06pm. Last updated by Bruce Donnelly Jul 28, 2011.

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