Letter: Tea Party voter challenges Bustos to outshine Schilling


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Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 10:08 am
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This is an abbreviated version of the letter I sent to Congresswoman-elect, Cheri Bustos. I'm sure she has been very busy, but I am disappointed to not have heard back.

Dear Mrs. Bustos:

I congratulate you on your recent election. I'll hope and pray that you will fight to represent the people of the Illinois 17th in the best manner possible.
I have included a tea bag. I wanted to send you one for you to remember Bobby Schilling who is supported by the Tea Party.

Bobby did an outstanding job representing our great district in his first two years in Congress. The list goes on and on, but I'm sure you already know his great accomplishments. He understands that it's all about leading by example and working for a cause bigger than ourselves.

I challenge you to outperform what Bobby Schilling did in his first term. This includes, but is not limited to working across the aisle, not always voting with your party, cutting your office budget, rejecting the congressional pension and health care plan, etc.

If you can do this, then I will definitely reconsider who I will support in 2014.
I wish you the best of luck in what seems like it will be your one and only term in Congress. And I do challenge you to outshine what Congressman Schilling has done.

The Tea Party is fired up and we plan on returning this seat back to the people by getting Bobby Schilling back to Washington in 2014 (assuming that he runs again).

Best of luck in Congress, Mrs. Bustos, and best of luck in beating Bobby a second time. You will need it.

Sam Anderson,
Moline

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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