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Texas GOP to call an Emergency SREC Meeting to go back to Winner Take All. Texas has 155 Delegates
Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/5/2012 | David Bellow

Posted on 04/05/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT by TexasConservativeRepublican

Texas Republicans are calling for an Emergency Texas GOP meeting to go to winner take all. Texas is tired of being overlooked and not having a voice in Presidential Races. This might keep Romney from getting 1144 delegates and force a Brokered Convention!

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: romney; santorum; texas; texasprimaries; texasprimary; tx; tx2012; txsrec; winnertakeall

1 posted on 04/05/2012 2:08:27 PM PDT by TexasConservativeRepublican
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Texas would have already voted for the GOP nominee if it weren’t for redistricting issues.

So. Now instaead of 03-06-12, we vote on 05/29/12.

IMO.... Romney will have wrapped it up before then.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 2:11:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

LOL Mittens getting outplayed would be awesome.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 2:13:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican
Not like Mittens would have any room to complain. At least they want to change delegate allocation rules before the vote instead of after like Michigan.

The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) Credentials Committee voted 4-2 last night to give Mitt Romney both of the state's at-large delegates, State Policy Committee Chair Mike Cox told MIRS today.

Cox was one of two "no" votes on the committee which met via telephone, along with attorney Eric Doster The "yes" votes included GOP National Committeeman Saul Anuzis, a Romney supporter, and MRP Chair Bobby Schostak.

That would put the delegate split at 16 for Romney and 14 for Rick Santorum, after each candidate won 14 delegates apiece in those divided by Michigan's 14 congressional districts.

As MIRS first reported on Wednesday, the MRP was delaying a final decision on the delegate split until after consulting with attorneys.

Cox said that according to the MRP rules, Santorum and Romney should each get one of Michigan's two at-large delegates based on their take of the popular vote.

"I supported Mitt, but the vote was clearly wrong," Cox said of the Credentials Committee. "It's kind of like Third World voting. We published rules and then we voted to change the rules."


Because The Narrative Cannot Survive A Rewrite
4 posted on 04/05/2012 2:17:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The FACT that one of the most POWERFUL states in the Union has 0 play in selecting the nominee is LAUGHABLE.

It’s time the East Coast RINO’s where moved to the back...

#justsaying


5 posted on 04/05/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Oh, to be a fly on Leticia’s and Sheila’s walls today.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:47 PM PDT by bgill
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican
you beat me to the punch. I was just about to post this article that I wrote! haha

this is really going to shake things up.... hehe

7 posted on 04/05/2012 2:41:27 PM PDT by davidbellow
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

There is no reason to allow a candidate the winner take all rule if that candidate can not clear the 50% +1 hurdle of the total vote cast.

Thus far Romney hasn’t even come close to doing that.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Awesome post! Thanks!

Texas SREC have their thinking caps on at least.

I did post a comment to the blog report, rather in favor of the proportional arrangement.

I get it that Texas needs to make a difference at the national level to be a force, but with demographics changing rapidly and some risk of a future SREC run by liberals one day, I think I would appreciate having a protest block of delegates in the mix.

How else do we stop the GOP-E from ignoring conservatives and throwing RINOs at us, complete with jillions of dollars and DC support.

The little guy would have less of a chance, it seems to me.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 2:57:02 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: davidbellow

I am a little concerned that rule changing in a condition of justifiable rage with Romney could come back to bite Texas conservatives.

The changing demographics and the risk of a different SREC in the future is a risk when locked in to a winner-take-all arrangement, which leaves no room for say a conservative protest block of delegates to count, as in the proportional universe of delegates.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 3:05:24 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Primaries are ridiculous and should be abolished.

If they MUST continue, I’m OK with winner take all, as long as “winner” is defined as >67% of the vote.

The idea that you can be a “winner” when 65% of the voters vote against you is so absurd, it doesn’t even bear discussion, except to point out - again - how stupid the stupid party really is.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; humblegunner; Larry Lucido

Not giving your blog a hit


12 posted on 04/05/2012 3:13:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mosesdapoet
There is no reason to allow a candidate the winner take all rule if that candidate can not clear the 50% +1 hurdle of the total vote cast.

Megadittoes!

I would also restore the 67% threshold to be nominated.

The PURPOSE of the nominating process is to produce the strongest candidate, and in a situation where 49% or 40% even of the party can't live with the choice, the choice will fail.

13 posted on 04/05/2012 3:13:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; Vendome; Larry Lucido; davidbellow

It sure looks to me like we’ve got one person with two
user names pimping the same blog crap with excerpts:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:texasconservativerep/index?tab=articles

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:davidbellow/index?tab=articles

Isn’t that curious?

Does anyone care to explain that? The pimping, the scumminess, the filth?


14 posted on 04/05/2012 3:19:16 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: davidbellow; TexasConservativeRepublican
Texas Bump
15 posted on 04/05/2012 3:22:43 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

They must think ORomney has a good shot of winning Texas now, so it’s safe to go back to winner-take-all, now that he’ll win it.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 3:42:53 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: humblegunner; TexasConservativeRepublican; Vendome; Larry Lucido; davidbellow; Admin Moderator
 
Christian Conservative fighting the leftist progressive agenda from the local county level up. Texas Soldier, Republican Executive Committeeman and Blogger
 
Click Pic for Twit Link:
 
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http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Bellow/8304252  See Contact Information at bottom of page
 
 
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Anti Blows Blog
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This one is funny and not nearly ascerbic as Humblegunner could be but funny anyway
http://blog.beaumontenterprise.com/bayou/2010/08/30/david-bellow-his-critique-of-hardin-countys-latest-crisis/
 
I will say one thing, He has done a good job of getting to the top of Google.
 
 

17 posted on 04/05/2012 3:43:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Is Rick Perry still on the ballot in Texas? ;


18 posted on 04/05/2012 3:45:52 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

Huh?


19 posted on 04/05/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cripplecreek

So, even in MIchigan the Mitbots have to cheat ~ just like in Virginia.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 4:20:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

I am in favor of the proportional arrangement. I would even give some thoughtful consideration to changing to winner take all, but not when the “let’s change the rules” comes up during a presidential election year..

If it came up in 2011, or 2009, I wouldn’t have a problem with having a discussion about it, but not this close to the primary.

Next thing you know someone will suggest we have Super Delegates, and a Texas Two Step like the Dem’s had in the 2008 Texas Primary.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Good news. I hope all this nonsense with the bullies trying to get everyone else to drop out before Romney has reached 1144 delegates will get conservatives even more fired up than we already were. Obviously they are very scared that their ObamaClone Romney won’t be able to get to the magic number.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Works for me.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: davidbellow

24 posted on 04/05/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Vendome

Just wishful thinking ;D


25 posted on 04/05/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; All

The only “hope” for the GOP, is for an open convention to occurr (I have been told “brokered” is not the correct term). IF the delegates can vote with their heads then hopefully someone other than Romney will be the nominee. I WILL NOT vote for Romney in a general election...So, IMO, getting another candidate, although it still probably won’t be a conservative is what I want.

Now is this Blog accurate. Someone savvy of Texas politics needs to weigh in. However, it would be a joyous moment for me if Santorum were to beat Romney in Texas and get ALL of their votes. It would derail Romney. Then we have a good chance to get a better pick. I would prefer Newt, but I don’t think that probable in an open convention. I don’t think Santorum will win it either. However, I don’t think Romney will win in the open convention scenario. Also, I think Newt or Rick will have a shot at being VP. Question is who would be the person an open convention would pick?


26 posted on 04/05/2012 6:26:54 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: varina davis

Me too....


27 posted on 04/05/2012 6:34:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: humblegunner

???

What is the Fuss about?

I know David Bellow and I have been following his Texas GOP info blog for a while now. When he posts an important blog article but is too busy to spread it around the internet that is where I come in an post it up to get the word out while he takes care of other business.

Is that wrong? It is not like David cannot post his article up himself because he can.

He just gets busy so I help hin out and post articles up when he does not have the time. Today he was on the phone with the Texas Tribune and Daily Caller and the Texas GOP. I thought he was not going to have time to get this article up on FR so I did it for him. Would you rather he post the article up himself? He could post the articles up himself if you want. He just gets busy sometimes and cannot do it. Breaking news is not breaking news if David has to wait until much later in the day to post the info.

I don’t understand what the problem is?


28 posted on 04/05/2012 6:47:28 PM PDT by TexasConservativeRepublican
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To: TV Dinners

It is laughable. Texas should have a say. The race is not over. I am glad the Texas GOP is trying to become a player in the game.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT by TexasConservativeRepublican
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To: Sola Veritas

David Bellow is on the board that governs and manages the Republican Party of Texas. He knows what he is talking about


30 posted on 04/05/2012 6:47:48 PM PDT by TexasConservativeRepublican
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

Changing the rules in midstream isn’t right. We opposed it when Romney and the VAGOP did it in Virginia when they changed the requirements to get on the ballot after all the candidates submissions were sent in.

To support such a thing makes us no better than Romney or Obama.

But then, I had no illusions about Santorum. This is just the sort of hypocrisy I’d expect. All in the name of the Lord, of course.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: cripplecreek

I am reading about changes to both Dem and Rep state party leadership here and there. Something is up.

Romney steal delegates like 0bama in 2008? What, who fills the role of “we who are about to die salute you”?


32 posted on 04/05/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; humblegunner; Admin Moderator

Now that’s just funny. LOL...

I’m love eating g popcorn on this one.....


33 posted on 04/05/2012 7:05:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

“David Bellow is on the board that governs and manages the Republican Party of Texas. He knows what he is talking about”

Well, here’s to hoping it does happen.


34 posted on 04/05/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: TV Dinners
The FACT that one of the most POWERFUL states in the Union has 0 play in selecting the nominee is LAUGHABLE.

No, it's deliberate.

RiNO's and 'Rats holding hands and making common plans to screw over the voters of Texas.

35 posted on 04/05/2012 8:47:49 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: muawiyah
So, even in MIchigan the Mitbots have to cheat ~ just like in Virginia.

Well, no, they don't have to .... they just do it out of a sense of obligation, a sense that others are watching and that they need to promenade their style, their many excellences, their drivenness that earns them their birthright and showcases their entitlement, to rule as rulers over the rest.

Don't you agree?

<Do I need the /s tag?>

36 posted on 04/05/2012 8:56:44 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; davidbellow; Vendome
It's also an amazing coincidence that the "two" of you signed up on the same day:


davidbellow
Since Mar 27, 2012

view home page, enter name:


TexasConservativeRepublican
Since Mar 27, 2012

view home page, enter name:

It's also an amazing coincidence that your screen name is the same as the name of his blog.

Fascinating as well is the fact that you lavish fawning praise on him.

Methinks you are busted, dude.

37 posted on 04/06/2012 2:26:08 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; TexasConservativeRepublican; davidbellow; Larry Lucido; Vendome
TexasConservativeRepublican and davidbellow

Holding a strategy meeting -



With Themself


38 posted on 04/06/2012 4:37:38 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; shibumi
He just gets busy so I help hin out and post articles up when he does not have the time.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 5:01:20 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; TexasConservativeRepublican; davidbellow; Larry Lucido
In the spirit of open race relations, who could forget the formidable team of terror - Roosevelt Greer and Ray Milland -



I think Rosey got to do all the "posting up" of the articles they wrote.

40 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: varina davis

No, unfortunately.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 7:38:23 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: humblegunner

duh. Of course we signed up on the same day. As I told you before, I post articles up when he is too busy to. That is what I do. That is what I signed up for. When he does not have time to spread his articles that is when I get online and do it. I have never tried to hide anything and I was completely honest when asked about it.

What is the big deal? It is not like I am posting the same article twice. It is not like he is posting an article and then I post the same article. We do not double post the same article. I only post something when he is busy and cannot to do himself. Is there something wrong with that?

There is no cheating going on. I am not doing something that he could not do himself. Every post I have put up he could have easily done himself. We are not getting around any rules. I am just posting things up when he is too busy to.

someone please tell me how that is wrong?


42 posted on 04/06/2012 6:30:03 PM PDT by TexasConservativeRepublican
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican; shibumi

So basically he’s Batman and you’re Robin?


43 posted on 04/07/2012 6:26:19 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

It’s not wrong and appreciate knowing what’s happening in Texas from a source other than MSM.

I tend to think if the media doesn’t get back on track the only truth we’ll EVER get will be from bloggers!


44 posted on 04/07/2012 10:07:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: TexasConservativeRepublican

>> I don’t understand what the problem is?

Don’t excerpt content you own.

Basically, we don’t like being pulled away from FR. We also frown on those that exploit FR to promote their websites. If you have something to contribute, do so without the commercialization.

Welcome to FR. Currently, the best damn place on Earth!


45 posted on 04/07/2012 11:07:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

bttt


46 posted on 04/09/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: humblegunner

So basically he’s Batman and you’re Robin?


Not that I give a damn but I’m betting it’s Batman and Batwoman, like husband/wife.


47 posted on 04/09/2012 5:58:04 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport; davidbellow; TexasConservativeRepublican
I’m betting it’s Batman and Batwoman, like husband/wife.

Or maybe more like Lance and Bruce driving down the HIV lane on the Hershey highway.

48 posted on 04/09/2012 6:08:45 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: caww
the only truth we’ll EVER get will be from bloggers!

Citing displeasure with the MSM as your reason for reading blogs is
like citing your dislike for cold beans as your reason for eating dog turds.

49 posted on 04/09/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by humblegunner
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