Skip to comments.GOP illegally silencing Tea Parties
Posted on 02/22/2010 9:01:06 AM PST by aquapub
The Republican State Central Committee in Illinois is instructing its County Chairmen to illegally stack the deck against Tea Party reformers in the March 3rd elections...
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That’s what statists do. Thanks for posting.
Sweep ALL out or let them ALL resign and go back to their families. They only understand power. Its time to flex OUR muscle. The soap box doesnt work. They control all of the amplification devices. Its time for the ballot box. Its peaceful. Its powerful.
Push back hard,Tea Party Patriots!!
Well, we knew that the drive to TEApublicanise the GOP wasn’t going to come without some opposition. The time is now to FLOOD every county meeting where the Chairman actually follows these instruction, bring in hundreds to overrule the parliamentary junk by force of numbers.
Just posted it on facebooks - Rino Free America project http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=194479048644&ref=nf
Thanks for posting this Aquapub
Putting live bodies in each precinct committee chair will keep this assumption of representation by the GOP elite from doing exactly what they are attempting.
The GOP is undermining a grassroots conservative movement? What are they afraid of? They should embrace this kind of a movement or, at the very least, not undermine it.
“The Tea Parties have spent the last year recruiting new Precinct Committeeman candidates to take back the Republican Party for actual grassroots conservatives. But the votes of these newly-elected officials are now going to be nullified as County Chairmen across the state exercise their made-up, non-existent right to vote vacant precincts however they see fit.”
“The law—Illinois Election Code at 10 ILCS 5/7-8(a)—is clear: Each elected ward, township or precinct committeeman shall cast as his vote one vote for each ballot voted in his ward, township, part of a township or precinct in the last preceding primary election of his political party.”
We need Tea Party lawyers.
And yet people still insist on remaining with the OP(formerly the GOP) even though they have been purposely driving Conservatives out of the OP for years! It only illustrates we have one big socialist Republicrat party.
‘tea party reformers’
Can’t allow those filthy citizens to think they should have control now can we?
If the pubs in this state are going to do that, then NO pubs should get a vote, period...might hurt a little, but the clowns that started this crap would be fired the day after the election
Please note this guy is a ThirdParty fringer.
We’ll fight within the conservative Party, withing the 2 Party system...thank you.
Get active locally and take your Central Committees back.
I can see “GOP Insiders” forcing Tea Party members to form a third party.
For the most part, the “tea party” is just the rank and file GOP.
We already own them. We may just have to make it very clear this season. We need to make sure we flood the precinct meetings.
Another thing; if O is unopposed, they may have some of their people crossing over to do some troublemakiing. Another reason to make sure we show up in numbers, to make sure the troublemakers are outnumbered.
I’m tired of GOP whining about a 3rd party threat when they themselves are the reason the threat exists in the first place.
If true, the GOP (under the tutelege of Michael Steele) will be sealing it's fate and dividing conservatives and independents who have, for now, unified. To defeat democrats, the GOP would create lemmings? If this is Michael Steele's agenda, he MUST be removed from office and soon!
Keep the ammo box within reach.
Now THIS is what the Tea Party is perfect for, flushing the Rinos and taking them out.
As we saw in Nevada, most of these “Tea Party” candidates are just stalking horses to split the vote and elect Democrats.
Any idiot can call his group a “Tea Party”.
Its easier to capture the GOP from the inside than to build a 3rd party particularly in Blue states.
Beware wolves in sheeps’ clothing!
ACORN and friends want to manipulate the Tea Party movement to split the conservative vote.
That is the solution flush the Rino out of the party.
If JD Hayworth does it in Arizona, I will be happy that the plan will WORK.
the elitist part of the GOP have been planning to take over the tea parties since the tea party came on the scene.
The GOP doesn’t have the balls to mention abortion nor do they mention the homosexual agenda and they have this elitist attitude which is out of touch with the majority of folks in this country as does the rat party.
I would like to see the tea party hod both parties to task and not be lined with either party and if the GOP or the rats put another marxist/socialist person in the running then I hope the tea party challenges them.
I’d actually like to see a conservative party anyway that way those who are for abortion and the homosexual agenda can either stay with the the GOP or go to the liberterian party where they should be anyway.
All the homosexuals like GOProud are doing is infiltrating the GOP anyway
The Oligarchy get s antsy when the peons and peasants start gettin’ uppity....
RINOs circling the wagons
The time is ripe for conservatives, constitutionalists and conservative libertarians to co-opt the Republican Party, and push back against the progressives. It would be a shame to see this opportunity devolve into another third party spoiler that will entrench the leftists.
ACTUALLY, THERE IS NO MORE GOP. THRE ARE ONLY THE PROGRESSIVES. IF THE RNC WANTS TO SURVIVE, IT HAD BEST TURN BACK TO CONSERVATIVE PRINCILES AND THE CONSITUTION. BUT THEY WILL NOT DO THAT. SINCE THERE IS REALLY ONLY ONE PARTY, THE PROGRESSIVES, THE TEA PARTY WOULD USHER IN AGAIN THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM.
Followed by the ammo box.
WHO APPOINTS THE CHAIR OF THE RNC? HOW DOES THE PARTY SELECT THE PLANKS OF ITS PLATFORM? AND JUST HOW COULD THE TEA PARTY FILL THE SLOTS NECESSARY TO AFFECT REFORM IN THE PARTY?
Maybe the Republican Party of Illinois has caught on that the Tea Party is a libertarian/Ron Paul movement. Witness Ron Paul winning the CPAC presidential straw poll. The libertarians know what they are doing via founding and infilitrating the movement, duping true patriots.
However, it is clear in my mind that the following are NOT patriots: democrats, libertarians, Ron Paul followers and Ron Paul embracers.
Patriots believe in abiding by the U.S. Constitution and that means all of the Constitution, including the funding of a strong defense in both wartime and in peace. Ron Paul and his followers have been vocally opposed to this and, on top of it, Paul is a “truther.”
For patriotic Tea Partiers to say, as they have to me, that — even though they do not agree with his opposition to WOT — at least Paul advocates cutting spending, I say so do we all. However, what has Paul done as congressman to achieve cuts in spending? *Crickets*
Compromising with and embracing this libertarian movement that masquerades as Republican is the wrong path. Paul and the Tea Party will never be other than 3rd party, meaning an aid to getting democrats elected.
PATRIOTS need to re-think where they put their allegiance. CONSERVATIVES need to realize there is no such thing as “conservative libertarian.” Bottom line, we cannot call this a conservative movement without full support of our military and a strong defense.
How can you vote for a precinct if you don’t live in that precinct? That’s the essence of the existence of a county central committee. The chairman’s powers are then derived from that, they can’t possibly control a vote from a unoccupied precinct.
How many in the RNC are socialist?
The National Committee people who are elected at their state conventions pick the National chairman.
I think but am not sure that each state gets one National Committeeman and one National Committeewoman.
Amen, brother. A bunch of frikkin' fear mongering, business as usual statists.
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Care to comment on this story, considering your prior assertion that the GOP primaries would be run fair and square?
Look what the Combine is up to...
Damn, they even SOUND Socialist! Illinois, home of 0ero. Go figure.
Illinois republicans have been corrupt for many years. They suck just a little less than the Illinois democrats. The average Illinois voters and people have given up on changing politics. It may take them longer to change things as any opposition will meet thuggery. My guess, they will need some reinforcement and help from other tea party people.
State GOP Central Committeeman Ruperto “Bob” Alejandro (District 4)
Posted: March 21, 2009
Alejandro was selected as a member of the State Central Committee in 2006.
Alejandro formerly worked for the town of Cicero under former President Betty-Loren Maltese as a community project director. Maltese was sentenced to eight years in federal prison on corruption charges in connection with a scheme to steal several million dollars from the town’s self-insured health plan.
In 2003, Alejandro ran unsuccessfully for Cicero Town President. Earlier this year, Alejandro made a second unsuccessful attempt at public office when he ran for Cicero Township Supervisor and lost. His slate of candidates was endorsed by the ultra-leftwing Daily Kos’ contributing writer Randall Sherman.
According to the Illinois Board of Elections, Alejandro has made $8,205 in political contributions over the years. All of his contributions were to candidates or organizations associated with the Town of Cicero, namely Betty-Loren Maltese, Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, or the Cicero Political Action Committee.
If you would like to urge Bob Alejandro to do the right thing and resign, here is the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very well said and I will add more about the Paulbots who are anything but conservative.
How can you become a precinct chair when you don’t live in the precinct? That is exactly what Ron Paul supporters did in my precinct. Because of some of the work I am doing, I gave up the precinct chair because after six years frankly I found it to be a pain in the neck. Paul people took it over and about a week later I discovered that the guy and his wife who were now the princt chair and vice chair were not registered to vote in my precinct.
Stupid me went to the County Chair expecting something to be done like a new election. Not from the Paul supporter, he appointed a Paul person who did live in the precint.
Welcome to the world of Ron Paul as they systematically work to take over the GOP. We have had our last two state conventions with the Paul people trying to take over and they don’t play fair — they lie and cheat to get what they want. They have been repudiated twice in big numbers and already are working on next year’s precinct chair elections. Next year the rest of us are going to be attending in big numbers.
Paulbots want to become delegates to the National Convention and vote for Paul even if he doesn’t have the legal delegates — what do rules mean to them — zero, zip, nada.
How anyone could say a Libertarian is conservative is beyond me especially when you read these gems from the platform:
1.3 Personal Relationships
Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the rights of individuals by government, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships. Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships.
Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
3.1 National Defense
We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. The United States should both abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world and avoid entangling alliances. We oppose any form of compulsory national service.
3.2 Internal Security and Individual Rights
The defense of the country requires that we have adequate intelligence to detect and to counter threats to domestic security. This requirement must not take priority over maintaining the civil liberties of our citizens. The Bill of Rights provides no exceptions for a time of war. Intelligence agencies that legitimately seek to preserve the security of the nation must be subject to oversight and transparency. We oppose the government’s use of secret classifications to keep from the public information that it should have, especially that which shows that the government has violated the law.
3.3 International Affairs
American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world and its defense against attack from abroad. We would end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny and defend themselves and their rights. We condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.
3.4 Free Trade and Migration
We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a threat to security, health or property.