Skip to comments.Greta: Is the Florida Primary NOT OVER?????
Posted on 02/01/2012 4:04:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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Poor Mittens. I’ll bet he blew out a “hanging chad” when he got wind of this! It’s been a bad day for Mitty what with his feet in his mouth about the poor and all.....
Newt, you da man!
Go NEWT!!!! You’re still the smartest guy on that stage even IF you did have an off night and trying to debate with a lying spoonful of jello!!!
In our conversation the other night, the fact that unless FL is specifically named as being exempt from the rule they must follow it.
Roberts Rules of order. Motion, Second, question, vote, passed. It’s a rule/the law.
Although they are filing in the FL court system, this also has federal implications since RNC is a federal group and crosses state borders.
If he gets a crooked judge in Florida it could go to SCOTUS. 9-0 ruling. They’re not going to mess with Roberts RUles of Order.
Damn them time zones!
Mr. Gingrich reminds me of Inspector Gadget.
“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!
See? We prayed and looked what happened.
Glad you found the article.
Would like to know if Fla got the go ahead from the RNC to dock half the delegates and hold the primary early? don’t see how they could award all 100 to Romney since that is a clearly stated violation but bet the Romney camp looked into this BEFORE the election.
The Trump news may force him to crank out another one...
What Trump news?
That would be what the POS deserves for spending that kind of money to do nothing but beat someone to a pulp and then say, it wasn’t me . . . it was my Super PAC.
I saw them mention it on FOX but then my Dad from TX called and I couldn’t wait to get here to read more details.
The RNC has already acknowledged that it is Winner Take All. The only place and time that Gingrich campaign can bring this up is during the RNC s Committee on Contests hearing which congregates 2 weeks before the RNC Convention in Tampa in August or have enough RNC delegates on the floor to challenge it. They are playing this down as perplexing and almost desperate.
Well, there is ONLY ONE FAIR WAY out of this:
Raise the delegate count back up to 100 for Floriduh, award Newt the additional 50 for pointing out the problem, and then the 50 awarded on election night gets divied up proportionally.
Fair is fair, right?
(Romney went to Florida and spent $25,000,000 and all he got was a couple of lousy delegates)
I just changed it from the original that was on the T Shirt
(Romney went to Florida and spent $25,000,000 and all he got was 50 lousy delegates)
since Willie Mitty didnt get all 50 etc
we dont know how many he will end up with
I bet hes been driven to coffee...
Thank you. I did read that Fla has 99 delegates and they are a winner take all state. Also, it is clear that there is a violation of awarding ALL delegates if the primary is early BUT since Fla deducted HALF of the delegates...would that be a little loop hole the Romney camp was aware of? I dont underestimate the enemy
You ask a question like that and then you post this picture. Look at that guy he probably voted in the Florida elections. LOL!
Yes, and do recall that Gingrich is very good at these procedural moves (remember his stint as Speaker). I think hes dusting off his old skills!
Yes, the Silver Fox has outsmarted them! Go NEWT!!!!
OI, We’re up in N FL where men are men.
Well most of us anyway EEK.
It’s the middle and the south of the state which is the problem and has been invaded .
Is your lad back?
Amen!!! Go Newt!!!
I don’t know but SC didn’t change their date and Florida did. I believe that has something to do with it.
Oh my. If that happened, I would laugh myself silly and probably wouldn't be able to stop laughing for days. :-)
Gingrich, the former House speaker, has won at least 23 delegates of the 25 delegates at stake. Gingrich and Romney were still battling for the final two delegates.
This is the statement for SC.
Is SC safe from Mittens? How would that differ regarding this rule?
And if that loop hole does exist in FL could Newt be opening a can of worms that could end up with him sharing his SC wins with Mittens?
“they used the Party Rules against Gingrich in VA to keep him off the ballot, so now it’s their turn).”
That rule was by the state party, not the national party. The rule for all the states as regards delegates is made by the national party.
I sitting here crying like a silly ninny, I am so happy!
We have someone who will stand and fight and not roll over!
Though, I do like Newt when he is on Newt message and not Romney trash. Shine on Newt. But sometimes one must fight.
No, Newt did not get all 25 delegates in SC
I’d sure like to see Gingrich prevail here but I don’t hold much hope out for the RNC to enforce their own rules. After all, the “established Reps” are busy touting Marco Rubio for VP despite his apparent disqualifying problem vis-a-vi the pesky “natural born” clause. They don’t seem to interesting in abiding by rules or laws that are inconvenient.
Oh; silly me.
I am SURE the State Party is not in touch with the National Party when they are going to change the rules....
Remember FREEPERS It WAS Freepers who made sure the counting was done legally. Jim you might want to post the names of those freepers or some of the threads.
Katie, It depends on how the rule was written and if Roberts rules of Order were followed. Which rule came first etc.
If it said that all state that now have primaries or caucus... Then FL changed they may have a case...BUT that’s a matter of interpretation.
It it says that all primaries caucus before April 1...
Depends if state were named in the motion or if it was just a general statement...GO PEers aren’t as smart as they think they are....I don’t imagine Newt’s people would be filing the charges unless
In SC Newt got 23 and Willard got 2...not winner take all... no problem here...
I’m just worried that the elite will push the counterclaim to the 99 delegates, and that the RINO’s in the RNC will fall and award them to Florida, and that those will end up going to Romney. Conversley, if Newt wins, Newt could get some delegates. Or, it is possible that Florida may face another penalty and have their delegation cut down to 25 or fewer delegates.
If I was Newt, I would threaten to run third party if I lose and this matter is not fixed. The RNC has no right to acknowledge anything other than the rules. The rules were not changed, so Florida's delegates must be distributed proportionally.
Great! Thanks for the info!
“Can I buy me a election here?”
SC is not a winner take all state. Fla is BUT remember that Fla deducted HALF the delegates before the election...I am waiting to see what happens on this or if it was some bizarre loophole that Romney already knew about...remember this man had run for president BEFORE and has the Roves, gop establishment and more on his side..I want to stand up and cheer! but I dont trust the rinos
“I bet hes been driven to coffee...”
Hilarious.... kuddos to you for that zinger!!!
I meant “we” as in you and I, not the head of the FL Republican Party.
NO IN Sc the winner of each county was given the delegate. Newt won all but a few counties. That is why he got most of the delegates.
I'd like to see a video of some guy yelling at a bunch of those stoners
..."Hey bastards!...John Lennon loved Reagan"
...and see their reactions.
Actually, this doesn’t surprise me at all. Missouri tried the same stunt and got the same warning. If you look at the list posted the other day you will notice Missouri has a primary AND a caucus. We’d scheduled the primary too early so also had to schedule a causus later. Now, when we go out to vote in our primary it means nothing. The caucus will do the deciding and the heck to what the primary results were.
agree, Newt needs now to talk about obamacare, in some states like the south homosexual agenda, planned parents hood in all states obamacare, Romneycare, debt in MA, spending in MA, running to the left of Kennedy and was a Dem after other big issues.
Holy cow! Happy April Fool's Day, Mittens!
Nay, he's still out.
Enjoying it though.
Posted fax & phone for RNC on social media sites...lets work it baby!
I am gleeful at the idea of Gingrich sucker punching the official vote tally.
Angel in the whirlwind, be our shield; Lord, have mercy...
No Drudge siren?
Must not be news.
“Newt CLEARLY has a strong argument here, where the Party is held to its own rules “
Newt has read Saul Alinsky!