Ron Paul’s Maine delegates erupt after getting barred from Republican convention. – YouTube
As expected, the Ron Paul push to take over the convention was terminated with a lot of actions by the GOP elite to eliminate all mention of Ron Paul. So, the rules were changed at the last minute and anyone supporting Ron Paul was ruthlessly suppressed. The Paul people should question their leader about being part of the Republican Party. Leaderless, they are now reduced to having no candidate on the ballot and zero say in what goes on in the GOP. The rich own the GOP, lock, stock and gun barrel. And use their followers to shoot down social spending and protection of our health and education causing everything to be privatized and thus, turned into a profit machine for themselves to get richer.
As I pointed out to the Ron Paul people in the past, Ron’s curious silence and lack of instructions has led them down the road to being marginalized when it was critical to run a candidate against Romney. That is, an organization had already gained the right to be on the ballot in all 50 states and all Ron had to do was tell his followers to put in his name as a candidate. But he told them to go to the GOP convention to let their voices be heard, stupid advice because this works only if the media carries the stories which most of them did not. Ron Paul’s army revolts, again – Salon.com
A few feet over, two Ron Paul supporters from Washington, Scott Shock and Matthew Dubin, argued with fellow Washington delegate Diane Tebelius, who is on the Rules Committee and supports Rule 12. Both sides presented conflicting narratives as they spoke with Salon. Dubin complained that Rules Committee representatives from the Virginia delegation, which opposed Rule 12, missed the committee’s meeting this afternoon. “When [their bus] arrived at the gates of the convention, it was rerouted and looped around downtown Tampa an additional 45 minutes, and as a result they missed the meeting,” he said. “Seems like an interesting coincidence.” Tebelius responded with smile, “The bus driver got a little bit lost.”
“Diane, you were just telling me that you could be wrong,” Shock said. She let out a loud, good-natured laugh. “Well, only God is right all the time! And I could always be wrong.”
Over on the other side of the hall, some delegates from Texas, which led the charge against Rule 16, were still not happy. While some said they could live with Rule 12, others were not happy. “2010 scared the pants off of them,” said delegate Jorge Murray, a Ron Paul supporter, of the anti-incumbent wave that swept the GOP two years ago. “So they’re trying to make sure that doesn’t happen again. But I don’t think they realize how much support they’re going to lose from the grass roots.”
A fair number of the Ron Paul delegates who were eliminated and kicked out are military vets. The rage that stirs in the belly of the US lower classes, college students, displaced workers is slowly rising. The Ron Paul people have been struck across the face very, very hard. The saddest part of this story is, they are being told to remain in the GOP and fix it from the inside just like the left was assured the same and then shoved off the cliff.
Most other countries don’t have an all or none election system and thus, have many third and forth parties so there is more room for political expression of collective will. Here, one is immediately eliminated if one doesn’t choose one warmongering party over the other. Both of which must appeal to mainly the very rich for money for TV ads. So we have nearly identical rulers emerging just like it is in Japan with the tendency being towards warmongers.
The contempt the rich Romney gang has for the Ron Paul populists is sneeringly obvious, they don’t even bother to hide it: Romney surrogate: We expected a Paul protest, ‘Hopefully they’ve got it out of their system’. Ron Paul’s son endorsed Romney and the eruption of rage in his followers was pretty scary for him to see so he gave Romney only a half-endorsement thinking this would make his followers happy and not have them turn on him.
But he is not leading them anymore. He massages their egos and tells them all sorts of things but is basically telling them to surrender quietly and not tear apart the convention. So they left. They even, in the above video, say they will continue to be part of the GOP but will work only at the state level which is OK with the international rich elitists who run the GOP and are conspirators within the Bilderberg gang. This is where the rich Republican and Democratic leaders conspire.
Once the GOP kicked out the Ron Paul delegates, the place went dead but according to the media, Chris Christie rouses RNC convention – The Washington Post
But it was Christie who helped inject some much-needed energy into an arena that had been surprisingly subdued through the early evening. He came on stage punching the air. He clapped as he approached the lectern, returning the welcome he received from the delegates as if to say: Wake up, Republicans. He demanded that they stand up, and they did.
The governor is a politician and an entertainer. On Tuesday, he was on better behavior at the Tampa Bay Times Forum arena than he sometimes is when he is on the loose in his state. He was more dialed down than over the top.
Once upon a time, when there is a primary with many contrary votes, the roll call is all about one last declaration of love for alternative candidates. But fears of Ron Paul supporters acting up and fears that the Protestant Christians, nearly totally cut out of power within the various structures such as the Supreme Court and increasingly in Congress, might revolt has caused the elites running the show to pretty much eliminate any mention of ANY alternative candidate in order to suppress their supporters and show them, their defeat is total and complete.
Ron Paul supporters put dent in unity at GOP convention – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
The booing turned to cheers, however, when Paul stepped out onto the convention floor. Shouts of “let him speak” broke out from his supporters, who are fervently loyal to the libertarian congressman who is making his third and, he says, final bid for the presidency.
When their candidate received any delegates in the state-by-state roll call, Paul’s supporters delivered loud cheers. However, convention organizers ultimately made a decision to stop calling out the Paul delegates.
That decision was met with furious cries from Paul’s supporters, who said their voices weren’t being heard at the Republican Party’s official gathering. When states listed delegate votes for both Romney and Paul, party officials at the podium listed only the votes assigned to Romney, who secured enough delegates Tuesday to officially clinch the GOP nomination.
The growing tension between the Protestant white born again Christians and the Catholic/Jewish/Mormon troika now running the party will cause a big explosive rift in the future. The Jewish/Catholic vote goes mainly, still, to the Democrats which makes it very odd seeing that rich Catholics/Jews/Mormons are running the GOP today. Playing the white Protestant voters like a fiddle, they distract them with tales of rampant sex and herd them all into voting on these issues even as the core issues are played down.
This election is all about jobs and the GOP solution is nearly identical to the DNC solution: more government spending on wars and weapons coupled with more free trade, more imports, more offshoring of jobs and more concentration of wealth at the top. The GOP’s only difference on these issues is to double down on them and to do this even more than the DNC.
The problem created by the rich running things so we have no real choices is simple to see: this will end with the collapse of our government, our economy, bankruptcy and of course, religious and civil wars with a heavily armed population going berserk and killing each other in a fit of rage. The religious warfare in particular is quite likely here. The loss of social civility, the loss of a sense of secular duty is key. Romney claims he paid his religious group full tithes and therefore, didn’t need to pay for our civil government.
He isn’t the only one doing this. Many in the religious community feel put upon because they support their religious fanatical operations fully but then are strained to pay the civil government, too. So they want to basically eliminate paying for our civil systems and live for ‘free’ inside of our collective society while not paying for this to operate properly.
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Elaine said, “Many in the religious community feel put upon because they support their religious fanatical operations fully but then are strained to pay the civil government, too. So they want to basically eliminate paying for our civil systems and live for ‘free’ inside of our collective society while not paying for this to operate properly.”
Elaine, they not only live for ‘free’ but are rewarded by the public purse. Many Americans don’t understand that these free-riding ideological (religious and political) corporations/organizations and their followers are non-taxed protected under the Non-Profit logo.These ideologic social clubs or as I label as the Non-Profiteers are multi-rewarded financially. First by their members donations. Next, the members deduct their contributions (IRS), plus they free ride on the public purse with local, state and federal tax breaks. Tax breaks are a misnomer, since it is the public tax trough, whether it is through property taxes, sale tax, public infrastructure taxes, that are then unduly forced to pick up the loss revenue of taxation through the increase of our tax bills along with the additional costs due to the Non-Profiteers not paying their fair share to the community. The NPO’s claim that they due charity work, but the reality is they can pick and choose who they serve within the community and are not expected to meet an obligatory percentage. In other words, if a Non Profiteer collects tax-free donations worth $1,000,000.00, they need not show that their charity work met a percentile of the $$$. The one million dollars of donations doesn’t even include the tax-free ride on the public system.
To paraphrase Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, “how Non-profit organizations came into the world so exalted above the rest, and distinguished like some new species, is worth enquiring into, and whether they are the means of happiness or of misery to mankind.”
Way Off topic [ but worth sharing]:
Geldolf rallied in 1985 to contribute millions? Billions? in aid money the African nation of Ethiopia, whose population was 25 million. 27 years ago!
Ethiopia has a population today of over ninety million.
Despite the ravages of time, AIDS, famine and White Privilege!!!!
While the Nobel Peace prize recipient Obama continues torture, drone assassinations, and warmongering…….Another Nobel Peace prize winner brings his moral convictions onto the political stage.
Retired Anglican bishop and South African peace campaigner Desmond Tutu has pulled out of an event because he cannot share a platform with Tony Blair because of the Iraq War.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This is fun to watch. I genuinely feel sorry for the folks who think they are Ron Paul supporters. I guess they dont realize that Ron Paul is a puppet of the Republican elite; a “safety valve” straw man designed to be a sop to one of the GOP’s bases. “Hopefully they got it out of their system” from the Romney side. Aww, aint that cute? The doting Papa–Romney–is tolerating his wayward kids’ tantrums. Oh what a good Daddy Mitt Romney is! I think it woulld be hard for me to think of a more condescending attitude than the response was by the Romney campaign to Ron Paul’s supporters. It is going to be interesting to see if/when the various fringe groups currently calling themselves Republican will wake up and smell the proverbial coffee. I think the GOP elites have created a political Frankenstein. I think once one of these fringe GOP groups bolts, a BIG chunk of other groups will follow suit.
Actually, the elites want them to go away. Be fringe. The elites want to appeal to the remaining voters in the middle. The percentage of voters who vote drops each generation. Only half vote regularly if at all.
I emailed the RNC earlier this morning. Here’s a copy/paste:
“I’ve been a registered republican since somewhere around 1978. I just wanted to let you know that I’m so disgusted with this convention, and how you have handled the democratic side of our democratic republic, I’m going to vote for Obama, just to piss you off.
Good job, assholes.”
In my opinion, this is a far more effective way of changing our system than voting for Romney because I hate Obama more.
I really will vote for Obama too, just to piss them off. This is how our system works.
HAHAHA. Spit in their eye.
Ron Paul, if he was a real leader, would lead his people out of the GOP all at once at the convention and embarrass everyone. Instead, the media and the hysterical right wing fascists in the GOP are saying out loud, they hate him and don’t want him.
So why in hell is he hanging out with Mitt again?
Elaine, I’m not so concerned about any particular individual. None of the R candidates have no faults. What really pisses me off is that debate over issues, and especially debate over the direction of the party itself was completely shut down.
Carl Rove and his PNAC asshole globalists/fascists won this round, and I find that totally unacceptable. When dissenting voters are shut out of the process, the process is headed in the wrong direction for everyone, not just for one party.
The identical problem has destroyed the Democrats.
I know. It’s scary. I recently read an opinion piece done by a woman working on the campaign staff of Hillary when she had her hat in the primary ring. She said exactly the same thing. Obama was chosen by the party from the start; the process is broken.
“It is going to be interesting to see if/when the various fringe groups currently calling themselves Republican will wake up and smell the proverbial coffee.”
You know, I was just thinking about this today. There are so many groups and individuals at the GOP convention that have no business being there. The Ron Paul group should be at their “own convention” electing their own leaders and others to replace the one who “retired”.
The blacks and hispanics should not be picking up walnuts tossed to them, but instead should be — well — ANYWHERE else in the world — but forming their own political party would make some sense. Attending the GOP laugh-a-thon is just insane for them.
And then there are the Gay and Lesbian Republicans. Who do they think they are kidding? Only themselves! Again, common sense says they should be just about anywhere else than at the GOP convention.
There is no common sense here. In Europe, despised groups do not attend the political conventions of the parties that despise them unless they have explosives strapped to their chests. They form their own parties.
DeVaul, your generalizations and bias is nauseating.
Bias against whom?
You think libertarians, gays, lesbians, and minorities should accept the treatment they receive from the GOP?
Now THAT is nauseating.
Looks like the shameful disssing of Ron Paul and the Liberty faction within the GOP has cost Romney the election in a tight run contest.
I should hope so. I have boycotted DNC candidates in the past. We need a stronger third and fourth party like most other democracies have. This two party system sucks.
“Actually, the elites want them to go away…” Elaine, I’m sure the GOP elites want these guys to just shut their yaps and tow the line–or go away and pout someplace and not vote at all. That may NOT happen; these Ron Paul supporters seem to me to be starting to get it. Note the interviewee at about 1:30 into the video clip. He says he is going to go back to the state of Maine and campaign for local, Maine politicians AND that electing Romney will NOT be a priority with him. This is the political “Frankenstein” the elites, imho, most certainly do NOT want. The elites know that grassroots opposition is the beginning of trouble for them and their hold on political power nationally. I think grassroot movements are about the ONLY way to thwart Republican elites. The elites know it and it scares them. As evidence for this fear I would point to the way Republicans have to suppress voting rights. You know, such as by passing voter ID laws. A political Party that thinks it can win elections honestly does NOT spend time rigging elections by making ‘caging lists’.