CL Independence Day Parade – Part 1 – Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner was reportedly scheduled to appear in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade, as he and his wife did four years ago.

In 2014, Bruce Rauner gave a thumbs up as he sees his marchers. He is accompanied by Congressman Randy Hultgren in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.  Neither attended the 2018 parade.

But, then the Dan Ryan got completely shut down by citizens and politicians who thought that making it inconvenient for north-south motorists will stop gang bangers from shooting people in South and West Side neighborhoods.

Bruce Rauner banner in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade.

That apparently led the Governor to think governing was more important than McHenry County votes, so he didn’t come to Crystal Lake.

Young people passed out candy on Governor Bruce Rauner’s behalf.

Here are the Rauner walkers before the parade:

Bruce Rauner supporters line up for a photo before the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.


CL Independence Day Parade – Part 1 – Bruce Rauner — 28 Comments

  1. Man,,Cal, eighty words and so! Much!! Spin!!

    You’ve still got it!

    Curious, does the governor ever match in parades when he’s not running for office?

  2. Alternative headline (based on your reporting): Protesters Force Governor to Govern!

    Well done protesters!

  3. I have not seen Rauner in parades in McHenry County when he is not running for office.

  4. Yeah, some governing he did.

    The day before the protest, ISP was saying they would arrest anybody who blocked the roads.

    The day of the protest, ISP was HELPING them shut the road down.

  5. The worst governor in the country and an embarrassment to the late great Land Of Lincoln.

    A coward, traitor, liar and backstabbing enemy of the working class patriotic Republicans of Illinois.

    May he burn in eternal Hell for what he has done to us all in his insatiable quest for power.

  6. But Rauner is still the much lesser of two evils in the coming November election. The ongoing evil for most of the last 5 decades has been the Demmocrats’ stranglehold in both the Springfield Legislature and for over 7 decades the control of Chicago. They, the Democrats, have been hugely responsible for making Illinois the worst State in the U.S.

  7. I heard Rahm outflanked him on the shutdown fiasco. Over three hours of illegal meandering must have cost a lot.

  8. @bred – many true points.

    However, the “lesser of two evils” is still evil and RINO Rauner has already proven that
    BEYOND question, therefore he will not be getting my vote nor that of any principled Conservative Republican
    that I know of.

    Fool me once, shame on you.

    Fool me twice, shame on me.

  9. Until and unless they FIX the voting in Illinois. (Only paper ballots with a full chain of command.) I will NOT be voting. Same rules as Honest goes by.

  10. BTW bred. Principled means you either stand for something or you don’t. (In other words, holding your nose does not equal principled.)

  11. Who would a principled voter choose for governor in Illinois in November, 2018?

  12. Abe – I thought the working class patriotic Republicans made up the party of personal responsibility?

    What has this big bad governor done to them to them?

    Do they blame government for their problems now?



  13. Let me be clear about this – I will not vote for RINO Rauner under ANY circumstance.

    However, I will vote down ballot for those who I believe are worthy of my vote.

    This, I believe, is the only way to restore order and law to the chaos and lawlessness that has
    seized this state under BOTH parties.

  14. @bred – obviously neither candidate from either party as neither are truly principled.

    Don’t give RINO Rauner the chance to further lay waste to Illinois.

    Just support the down ballot candidates who you believe are principled Republican Conservatives
    and perhaps we can rebuild over time.

    I believe that Ms. Ives will run again, and therein lies our salvation.

  15. I was actually speaking about the voters being principled. Not the candidates. But, I do believe Ives would be a good choice.

  16. @Cindy – I fully understood what your post meant, no misconception at all 😊

  17. I felt the discourse was running counter to what I actually meant. Your discussion with bred left me bereft. I don’t believe anyone running for any political office could ever be principled. Period. It is the nature of the beast.

  18. Rauner — Never again. Let Fat Boy Pritz be the Titanic’s el capitan.

  19. @Cindy – In your above post you state that Ms. Ives would be a good choice, you therefore contradict yourself
    in your last post.

    If anyone is a PROVEN principled candidate, that someone would be Ms. Ives.

    Unfortunately for Illinois, many voters were not prescient enough to understand this during the primaries perhaps
    due in part to the LIES RINO Rauner spread about her being aligned in some way with Madigan.

    Of course, you are entitled to your opinions and I fully support your right to express them here.

  20. Honest? My point is that the nature of the beast is that politicians CANNOT be principled. They may start out looking like that, but in the end, they all have to compromise. Being principled never entails compromise. I don’t think that is an opinion. That is just the way things work. The only opinion I expressed was that I liked Ms. Ives. You seem to be getting your panties in a knot over nothing. I didn’t accuse you of misconceiving. I was only trying to clarify an earlier statement. I didn’t contradict and I do not need your support to express myself anywhere.

  21. prin·ci·pled
    (of a person or their behavior) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong.
    “a principled politician”
    synonyms: moral, ethical, virtuous, righteous, upright, upstanding, high-minded, honorable, honest, incorruptible

    Was Hillary Clinton a principled candidate in 2016? Were persons who voted for her in 2016 principled? Were politicians who supported her in November 2016 principled? Was President Obama correct when he said in 2016 that Hillary Clinton was THEE most qualified candidate to EVER run for the presidency in the history of the U.S.? Maybe the world?

  22. bred? Although I am an English major that would NOT need any lesson in definitions, that’s a very good example of a real oxymoron for the comments on another page. Principled politician. LOL

  23. Instead of worrying about trying to outdo each other on a comments page and nitpicking political issues that have nothing to do with your life or the war against evil; why not turn off your teevee and stop listening to lies like The History Channel promotes and get some real history under your belt?

  24. Re-electing Rauner is the only way to end the gerrymandering that Madigan has orchestrated for the last two decades.

  25. I don’t know the process inside and out, but the governor does have some sway.

    At the very least, he approves or vetoes the new map.

    Any map that is unreasonably unfavorable to Republicans would be vetoed by Rauner but signed by Pritzker.

    It’s probably the best reason I’ve heard for supporting Rauner, but not something likely to sway the average voter.

    So instead we’re going to hear about toilets for the next four months.

  26. Sorry Cal, no can do to vote for Rauner.

    Let Fatty sink the whole thing!

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