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Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP
Associated Press ^ | 5/6/12 | Glenn Adams

Posted on 05/06/2012 3:44:53 PM PDT by SmithL

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- With Mitt Romney's nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters wrested control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention, party officials said as the two-day convention neared its end Sunday. The results gave the Texas congressman a late state victory.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: ronpaul
Forget the Maine!
1 posted on 05/06/2012 3:44:59 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Hmm...next headline out of Maine....Maine GOP(e) decertifying the Ron Paul delegates with Rule 7, paragraph 3, section 2, or something similar.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 4:03:05 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: SmithL

Too many people on drugs.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 4:05:12 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: SmithL

Doesn’t the riffraff know that the rules are written to keep the establishment in power and not to undermine them?


4 posted on 05/06/2012 4:07:35 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: SmithL

ROn Paul, stealing an election one rediculous caucus at a time.

He’ll end up with enough states to be on the ballot, I’m guessing.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 4:07:44 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SmithL

Wow! Even the liberals in Maine hate Mitt


6 posted on 05/06/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Don’t send a RINO to ME!


7 posted on 05/06/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: SmithL
Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP

That's great. That's teriffic. That's ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...snoooore. (/s)

8 posted on 05/06/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: pingman

Ron Paul did a great job in Maine. Romney can learn from him or ring his hands and call his lawyers.

I wrote on this forum in February that in my view Ron Paul won Maine’s caucus. If Romney didn’t see the signs then it is an indication of bad things to come.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: familyop

Paul actually won the caucuses there - the state GOPe leader just decided not to count certain counties so Mittens could win.


10 posted on 05/06/2012 4:35:38 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SmithL

Ron Paul seems to me the only candidate who is not part of the government’s scam on the common people of this country


11 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:46 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: drypowder
Ron Paul seems to me the only candidate who is not part of the government’s scam on the common people of this country

Never mind the fact that he's a loon. Which hardly becomes the "common people of this country" -- who are better than that.

12 posted on 05/06/2012 4:56:49 PM PDT by okie01
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To: SmithL

ABO, the perfect is the enemy of the good, and any other excuses from people telling us to vote for Mutt. They all seem to apply to Paul as well.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SmithL

Tthe GOP convention will be a hoot. The GOP aren’t gonna let Ron near the podium and mic. It will be interesting.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria

Ron Paul killed the establishment ( or at least mortally wounded it) the establishment in Maine. Maybe he can do that at the Nationals.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: okie01

“Never mind the fact that he’s a loon.”

Perhaps, but what differentiates one loon from another, in this case the frontrunner?


16 posted on 05/06/2012 6:02:45 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: ScottfromNJ
Perhaps, but what differentiates one loon from another, in this case the frontrunner?

I don't know that I'd call Romney a loon. A disappointment, to be sure, but not a loon.

17 posted on 05/06/2012 6:36:25 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01

Really Oh how is this MoRon Paul different?The fact that he is nearly a 80 year old senile old fool!Folks he has been in Congress for Nearly 24 years!He has been in Elected office longer than Mr Ultra liberal Franklin D Roosevelt!How
Do Ron Paul F^&kTards answer that?He is no Tea Party guy he voted Against Term Limits which Tea Party People support Paul did not!He took all the Congressional Pork like the other politicians have!Ron Paul you say is for freedom and yet he hangs out and calls Dennis Kucinich a great legislator really?The most progressive person and anti freedom person in congress?The guy who Paul says would be his Vice President?Dennis Kucinch says the Constitution is a living breathing document and can be changed whenever it needs to!You think Ron Paul has sense think about that!

Hey if you were to be sexually harassed as a woman Senile Ron Paul would tell you just go away how does that make you feel if you were a woman?How about this!How will you pay for items with gold and silver like RP wants?He thinks the only currency should be gold and silver so how you going to buy Bread,Milk and Gas with Silver?How do you think the press will react when he said would have voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act good start there!

What a Jerk Ron Paul is for blaming America for Sept 11th attacks!He would not Kill Bin Laden if given the chance he is senile folks!He acts like we are the problem really?Oh Ron Paul and The question that should also be asked to Senile Ron Paul is were the Armenians to blame when the Muslims committed genocide in Turkey during the First World War?Did they support Israel and were punished for their support during the First World War?Oh that is right Israel was not around Ron Paul oh but we are so anti muslim no we are telling the truth about Muslims!How about the bombings and killing of people in Nigeria by Muslims they do not endorse Israel the Muslims hate anyone who is not Muslim!They Kill many in countries who are not Muslim in the Philippines and Thailand and they are not big supporters of Israel more proof of his ignorance!I guess MoRon Paul has not been paying attention to what has happened to innocent non Muslims in Sudan and Nigeria!Ron Paul and his voters Jihadists Useful Idiots!

Wake Up Ron Paul and his supporters are the Cult of Personality people!


18 posted on 05/06/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: CharlesWayneCT

He needs 2 or 3 more states to be formally placed in nomination.

Green Papers has Iowa with 7 for Santorum, 7 for Paul, 6 for Romney, 4 for Gingrich, and 4 unpledged.

I don’t know if that counts as a “plurality” for Paul. If not then he needs 3 more states.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 7:56:14 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You should know that the convention system is for those who show up for it. Heck, politics is for those who show up. The battle is SUPPOSED to go to those who show up for it.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 8:12:39 PM PDT by ngat
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To: KCDOUG

Quite a rant there, Romneybot.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 8:15:10 PM PDT by ngat
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To: KCDOUG
The fake eyebrows did it for me.

What kind of person wears fake eyebrows? Why?


22 posted on 05/06/2012 8:29:12 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SmithL

Lobster’s fault.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 9:05:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SmithL; mainerforglobalwarming; maine-iac7; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; ...

The same thing is happening in Nevada.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 9:40:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: SmithL

I was originally a Cain supporter. After he dropped out I, volunteered for Paul’s campaign. I’ve seen this script too many times. Rino’s get elected, move this nation to the left, and tell the conservatives/libertarians that we have to support them because there’s no other choice. Well, yeah my choice was to tear down the state party establishment, and replace it with state committee members that are principled. The state committee meets next week and I hope Charlie Webster resigns. He’s been a freaking disaster.
This weekends convention was a perfect example of how the Romney/Establishment operate. They tried to every trick in the book to make this convention a failure. Because they new they had lost. I am not voting for Obama for President because he’s a socialist. But I will not vote for Mitt Romney either because he and his supporters are wing nuts that care more about power than doing what is right and honorable.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 7:49:00 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: okie01
then it comes down to a loon or a lying crook. since most in DC are self serving lying crooks, having a loon in the WH that will restore the constitutional principles of governance of the US, Paul looks pretty good.
26 posted on 05/07/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: achilles2000

Ah, now I see. Thanks. Yes, the presidential election might see a scarcity of votes. Hold the numbers in Congress, though. That’s probably worth voting for.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 10:59:40 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: SmithL

This looks like typically shady Ron Paul supporter behavior. I may hate Mitt, but I hate cheaters taking advantage of rules and procedures and crap even worse.

Paulbots, please go join the Democrats where this type of “end justifies the means” cheating is par for the course.


28 posted on 05/07/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: drypowder
then it comes down to a loon or a lying crook. since most in DC are self serving lying crooks, having a loon in the WH that will restore the constitutional principles of governance of the US, Paul looks pretty good.

Fortunately, when Inauguration Day rolls around, Ron Paul will be back home in Victoria, TX.

When it comes to replacing "lying crooks", we can replace them with something better than a loon.

29 posted on 05/07/2012 3:43:13 PM PDT by okie01
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To: ngat

Nah good Guess Paultard!No I am completely Anti-Fraud Ron Paul!I see what a scum bum he is,and what a fraud he is!You are probably some young moron who voted for Obama now you are swept up in the Cult of Personality that is Ron Paul!If you actually looked at his record and facts about him maybe you could get a clue dude!You have nothing to rebut my facts about Ron Paul just call me a Romneybot wow!


30 posted on 05/11/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

How do you say someone who has been in Elected office for 24 years longer than Franklin D Roosevelt is not an establishment person?You Paul people crack me up!Paul voted against term limits and he takes tons of Congressional pork that he claims he is against!How is that Anti-Establishment?He has wanted Dennis Kucinich as his Vice President a guy who thinks the Constitution is a living breathing document and can be changed on a whim!How is that Tea Party or a True GOP Kind of guy!


31 posted on 05/11/2012 2:11:45 PM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: risen_feenix
I hate cheaters taking advantage of rules

Cheaters break rules - and whiners whine about being bested by those with a superior understanding of the rules.

32 posted on 05/11/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: KCDOUG

You are so obviously a Rombot, desperately afraid the nomination is going to slip from Mitt’s grasp sometime in the next three months, or even during the convention.

That explains your foaming-at-the-mouth wild and crazy posts now. The Rombots used huge amounts of negative SuperPac advertising money and false accusations to knock Gingrich and Santorum and the other more conservative candidates out of the race starting in December before Iowa.

Now, the fear that a continuing challenge will show the gaffe-master Romney to have feet of clay has Romneybots like you showing your mental disorders.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 6:45:25 PM PDT by ngat
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To: rawcatslyentist

Right on!As phony as Pautards say he is a tea party guy do symbolic!


34 posted on 05/12/2012 2:14:16 AM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: ngat

That ia all a Paultard has to say Im a Rombot!Really is that the best you got the dude?No I am just Anti-Hypocrite and that means being against Ron Paul!You have nothing to counter me about what I am saying!I am not foaming at the mouth!Its called telling the truth!The only people who foam at the mouth are Ron Paul people on the internet!You guys are so informative when talking!When you actually bring up facts about this guy guess what you have nothing to say!I am only saying the facts and go by his record,and or I use his own quotes but I am foaming at the mouth!Pathetic that is all you are!


35 posted on 05/12/2012 2:23:25 AM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: KCDOUG

Thanks for proving my point.

All anyone has to do is read through your posts to see that all you do is behave exactly like the rest of the Romney campaign, which is to attack your opponent with a blizzard of negativity, with about 90% of it false.

We will see if that technique works for ya all the way through to the convention. If it does, they will coronate your man Romney in August in Tampa. If not, it’s gonna be an entertaining convention!


36 posted on 05/12/2012 9:07:29 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Where am I wrong please tell me where is the negativity?He voted against Term Limits and he said he would continue to vote against term limits no tea part person would vote that way!He says many times Dennis Kucinich is a great legislator he said it!Wow so the fact that Ron Paul has been there for 24 years is wrong?NO!The fact he said he would not Kill Bin Laden which he said is wrong?The fact of his idiotic thought we can use Silver and Gold to purchase items like Bread and Gasoline instead of cash which is his way of ending the Federal Reserve he actually said it there is a youtube clip of him saying the only legal tender currency should be gold and silver!Yeah there is look it up!He actually said he would have not voted for the 1964 Civil Rights act!You cannot deny his age he will almost be 80 years old remember John Mccains age was a factor and Mr Paul is older!If you do not want to see the truth for what it is you are a waste of time!I am not in the tank for Romney,I am simply pointing out Ron Paul is a fraud you should have chosen anyone but him he is a wolf in sheeps clothing!


37 posted on 05/12/2012 3:01:03 PM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: KCDOUG

Despite your denials, you are so transparent in your support for Romney it is getting ridiculous.

You ask, “please tell me where is the negativity?”

Ok, I’ll tell you. You are just wasting time with your negativity expressed in your crazy name-calling and falsely accusing Gingrich supporters like me of supporting Paul when people like me actually supported several other more conservative candidates during the primaries, only to shift to the most conservative with a chance to stop the negative-advertising attack-candidate Romney, finally supporting Gingrich until he too dropped out.

Your fear of even Congressman Paul being able to actually stop the Romney juggernaut is transparent. Everyone knows he has no chance, yet you reveal yourself as a Romneybot by your attack technique, used against a guy who doesn’t even have a chance and people who don’t even support him.

This is why rational people are so apprehensive about a Romney candidacy - you guys are irrational.


38 posted on 05/12/2012 6:26:01 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

I was never for Romney!I always wanted George Allen to tell you the truth!And to tell you the truth man I also liked Gingrich!I had no problems with him either!So back off all this crap im in the tank for Romney!I could have supported Gingrich or Santorum!If either of those guys were in now Id be for either of them!!Im not in the tank for Romney!I just dislike Ron Paul!You cannot see the phoniness in the whole Ron Paul thing can you?Im not so sold on Romney to tell you the truth!But you know what I am certain of?I do not want Ron Paul anywhere near the GOP Ticket!My claims are not “Negative” they are based in truth!Paul is not what you think he is!He is not a conservative!Why can’t you see that?He voted against term limits, Doesn’t conservatives support that?Yes!He said hed vote no on that and he has!Like I said you think a guy who has been in Congress for 24 years like Ron Paul is the answer he is a establishment guy!I do not care what he says!He votes and tries to write bills with Dennis Kucinich one of the most progressive people in congress!He calls him one of the best legislators he works with in congress!Yeah Ron Paul said that!No conservative candidate believes Sept 11th was a inside job and hangs out with Sep 11th truthers like he did!No “Conservative” would say he would not kill Bin Laden like Paul did!I would love to see a more conservative candidate than Romney of course but that person is not Ron Paul!Plus you remember this guy is almost 80 years old he is older than John Mccain and remember alot of people did not like Mccains age just the facts man!


39 posted on 05/13/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT by KCDOUG
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To: KCDOUG

Ok, so go tell it to the Paulbots, because I settled on Gingrich too (after a couple of other conservatives I liked better dropped out), but then even Gingrich, the last standing conservative dropped out, only to give Romney his endorsement.

Here’s a thread you might find interesting:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2883308/posts

You’ve made it clear how badly you detest Congressman Paul, but at least he and his supporters have the guts to stay in and fight the flip-flopping Ivy-League corporate raider all the way to the convention.


40 posted on 05/13/2012 9:47:40 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
Those who call Dr. Paul “nuts” and “crazy” are all in need of some economic history lessons. Specifically in regards to fiat currencies. It easy to lamely criticize the only man talking real economic sense when you’re ignorant of the facts. ALL fiat currencies have failed. 100%. Average lifespan, 27 years. Ours is over 40 and on deaths doorstep. If you’e smart you have converted your assets from dollars into gold and sliver and other precious metals over the years. Having only invested in gold and silver since the mid 70′s, my rate of return is over 500% averaged out. Only a fool would rather have a 100 dollar bill from 1980 vs 100$ worth of gold from 1980.
41 posted on 05/13/2012 9:52:14 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: ngat
Those who call Dr. Paul “nuts” and “crazy” are all in need of some economic history lessons. Specifically in regards to fiat currencies. It easy to lamely criticize the only man talking real economic sense when you’re ignorant of the facts. ALL fiat currencies have failed. 100%. Average lifespan, 27 years. Ours is over 40 and on deaths doorstep. If you’e smart you have converted your assets from dollars into gold and sliver and other precious metals over the years. Having only invested in gold and silver since the mid 70′s, my rate of return is over 500% averaged out. Only a fool would rather have a 100 dollar bill from 1980 vs 100$ worth of gold from 1980.
42 posted on 05/13/2012 9:52:25 PM PDT by freedommom
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