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Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention
The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by Pinkbell

Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romney’s adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father.

Josh Romney’s speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported.

The state’s convention was to elect delegates for the national convention in August, where the former Massachusetts governor is expected to wrap up the nomination to take on President Barack Obama.

“We cannot afford four more years of President Obama,” said Josh Romney, the third of Mitt Romney’s five sons. “We need someone to step in there and turn things around.”

Ron Paul supporters at the Arizona GOP convention. (Image source: Arizona Republic)

But Josh had to stop repeatedly as people booed and yelled for Paul, who has continued campaigning in the Republican primary. All other challengers, including Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, have dropped out of the race, and Romney has a commanding lead over Paul in the estimated delegate count.

But Paul supporters have begun flooding state conventions, recently winning control of delegate majorities in Nevada and Maine.

Josh Romney tried to pacify the crowd by taking a moment to recognize his father’s former rivals. It appeared to have little effect: Telling delegates to vote for his dad as he finished up, the crowd “exploded with competing boos and cheers, cutting him short.”

According to the Republic, some attendees said they heard Paul supporters chanting outside that Mitt Romney was “the white Obama.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: az2012; civility; cult; larouchies; libertarians; mittromney; obamawhite; paul; preciousbodilyfluids; rino; romney; romneyfamily; romneygotzotted; ronpaul; zotsforjoshromney; zotsformittromney; zotsforromneybots
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The Paul supporters have to be some of the most obnoxious supporters of any candidate I've ever seen. I truly can't stand Paul. That said, I don't care for Romney much either and only prefer him to Paul because he doesn't support legalizing drugs and prostitution and isn't a whacko on foreign policy.
1 posted on 05/13/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

..and people wonder why few can stomach any of paul’s little band of short-bus window-lickers around.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Pinkbell

Typical.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 12:31:51 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Pinkbell

Damn fools. The choice is clear: the Mormon or the Marxist. I’ll take the Morman, thank you.


4 posted on 05/13/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Pinkbell

Ronpaul cultists, classy as ever.


5 posted on 05/13/2012 12:35:23 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: youngidiot

Romney should pull out and save America.


6 posted on 05/13/2012 12:35:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pinkbell

Hear! Hear! Freedom of speech. Let it be!


7 posted on 05/13/2012 12:39:14 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Pinkbell

That’s unfortunate. Not allowing someone to speak is a leftist tactic.


8 posted on 05/13/2012 12:39:21 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Pinkbell

Mark Levin was saying how rude the Ron Paul supporters are, and even invade his Facebook page, and are the worst posters.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 12:40:53 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: saganite

Demanding conservatives BOW to Bishop Romney
is a Romney tactic.

ROMNEY IS NOT THE CANDIDATE.

Say that again.

ROMNEY IS NOT THE CANDIDATE.


10 posted on 05/13/2012 12:41:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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what’s sickening is that there is more energy and activity from the paulistas than the movement conservatives (who do not even have a candidate left to compete in these grassroots events).


11 posted on 05/13/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Diogenesis

If Romney is not the candidate...who is? We have examined the history of Romney and his flip flopping endlessly. Sadly he is the only one with a chance at stopping Obama. Which candidate do you see as the one who can stop Obama?


12 posted on 05/13/2012 12:45:55 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: Diogenesis

I didn’t demand anything and despite your CAPS shouting he is the nominee. Deal with it.


13 posted on 05/13/2012 12:49:34 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Pinkbell

Mitt Romney sucks.

Rupaul sucks.

This is like a fist fight between Nazis and Communists - I’m not sure who to root for....


14 posted on 05/13/2012 12:51:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Our local Ron Paul supporters all act like they’ve been off their meds.Stupid and crazy is a bad combination.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Pinkbell

Ron Paul: yes on drugs, yes on whores, no on free speech.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 12:52:42 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Diogenesis
Nobody is demanding that anyone bow. The "demand", such as it is, is that we permit scheduled speakers to be heard without being shouted down. If non-Paul supporters chose to adopt the tactics of Paul supporters, he could be shouted down as well.

It is sad that a guy who has as many good ideas as Ron Paul is supported by a bunch of people who apparently had their political apprenticeships at the knees of Saul Alinsky. True liberterians believe in the free exchange of ideas. These Paul supporters are just fascists playing at libertarianism.

17 posted on 05/13/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Pinkbell

OWS by another name. . .same unwashed and rude morons.


18 posted on 05/13/2012 12:53:28 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Pinkbell

Does Paul ever have rallies of his own, or do his supporters just go and disrupt other people’s? (I have been to several...and it’s a pattern)


19 posted on 05/13/2012 12:55:15 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Pinkbell
The Paul supporters have to be some of the most obnoxious supporters of any candidate I've ever seen.

Many of the Cainiacs and Newtietoots on FR weren't much better. It got to the point that they infiltrated most political threads and lambasted anyone who posted anything that wasn't pro- for their guy.

Paul supporters need to ask themselves how many converts just actions bring to their candidate. Answer is NONE.
20 posted on 05/13/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: saganite

Backstabber Romney is NOT the GOP or Libertarian
NOMINEE.

Romney is the nominee of the GOPe, the DNC,
the Mormons, and the Soros contingent.
Probably the International Legion of Backstabbers, too.


21 posted on 05/13/2012 1:05:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Diogenesis

What is sickening to me is the majority of these posters tut-tutting and expressing their disdain for the verbal raucousness of the anti-Romney people at the convention, have no idea what wimps they would be in the eyes of their forbears from the 1700s.

Even the lack of decorum described in the article about the convention in Arizona is relatively mild. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was throwing rotten eggs and tomatoes at the establishment hacks in town-hall meetings, and his sons were shooting bullets at Loyalists shortly thereafter. The Loyalists later became some of Canada’s finest citizens.


22 posted on 05/13/2012 1:08:46 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Pinkbell

One of the few times I 100% support the Paulbots. Go put on a uniform, Joshie. Working for your deceitful daddy ain’t the same as military service.


23 posted on 05/13/2012 1:08:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Pinkbell

Acting like democrats.

But maybe its not an act.


24 posted on 05/13/2012 1:12:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro
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To: Pinkbell

I don’t prefer Romney to Paul, I don’t want either one of them. Romney doesn’t have the delegates and I’ll do whatever I have to do when one of them gets a lock on the 1144 delegates, the NRC is counting delegates for Romney he doesn’t have.


25 posted on 05/13/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Diogenesis

Sadly, I simply can’t pull that lever for Romney. I will be voting for Ron Paul instead—who has zero chance of winning.

What we must do is try to put true conservatives in the House and Senate, hopefully to give whichever guy is the next president far less power.


26 posted on 05/13/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Pinkbell

these paul supporters are going to hurt paul, no one else


27 posted on 05/13/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Farmer Dean

I have enough on my plate trying to swallow that a two faced socialist b*st*rd is the last faint hope remaining for excising the marxist malignancy from the White House.

It’s like exchanging colon cancer for prostate cancer.

This is going to be four dark years no matter what comes. I have no patience left for dealing with the likes of Paulestinian Stupicide Bombers


28 posted on 05/13/2012 1:16:00 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Pinkbell

Typical Ron Paul behavior.

Remember when in the debates the candidates (in two different debates) were asked to state what they liked or admired about one of the other candidates?

Ron Paul was the one who couldn’t think of anything. Now that’s a low-class act.


29 posted on 05/13/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Pinkbell

I am so sick of Ron Paul supporters. !!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by vprin23512 (vprin23512)
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To: saganite; Leisler; Seeking the truth
That’s unfortunate. Not allowing someone to speak is a leftist tactic.

Not always.

During the 2000 election fiasco, a bunch of us from this very forum drowned out Jesse Jackson, to the point where he was forced to be escorted our of his race-pimp rally without having the chance to utter a single word.

It was GREAT.

31 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Pinkbell

I am so sick of Ron Paul supporters. !!!!!!!


32 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:12 PM PDT by vprin23512 (vprin23512)
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To: TomGuy

No candidates supporters are more obnoxious than many of the Romney supporters.


33 posted on 05/13/2012 1:35:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ( A Mormon Bishop is defending our bible defined "one man, one woman" marriage argument)
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To: icwhatudo

Voting for the lesser of two evils is what has gotten us to this point.


34 posted on 05/13/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: youngidiot

Nah, the fool is the one who picks the Morman simply because he’s not Obama.


35 posted on 05/13/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Pinkbell

Whatever one thinks of Mitt, this didn’t have any class.


36 posted on 05/13/2012 1:42:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: wastedyears

It’s a larger issue, as anyone who gave thought to it would know. It will always, always be a choice between sinners, usually two of them for all intents and purposes. (When the government is on Jesus Christ’s shoulders, it won’t be by a popular vote.) Why have the parties served us up such abysmal candidates, and the better third parties able to drum up so little support that they can’t even equal the size of the vote for a stinky Barack Obama, is an equally valid question.


37 posted on 05/13/2012 1:45:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: TomGuy

Ron Paul nuts are a class unto themselves. They have been this way for years. There are other sites I have frequented in the past, and they would disrupt everything, especially online polls.


38 posted on 05/13/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by PghBaldy (First MADD and "drunk" checkpoints, now TSA and "terrorist" checkpoints, what next?)
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To: All

The only good thing that will result from this campaign (other than Obama being defeated) is that this will likely be the last we see of the Paultards. They’ll crawl back into their bunkers and hovels.

I so look forward to that day.


39 posted on 05/13/2012 1:46:43 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Pinkbell

In all fairness, the Paul backers were behaving themselves for the most part, and they were clearly the majority in the room, until Josh Romney lit a fire under them.

To explain why this annoyed them so much, is because they had put in the work at the ground level, as they have in several states, to insure that, no matter the popular vote in those states, the delegates actually sent to the convention are Paul supporters. This is not underhanded or cheating in any way, just that they took the time to learn the rules in each state, so as to maximize their effect at the convention, no matter who they are supposed to support on the first ballot.

But this meant that at this meeting, there were two different slates of delegate candidates. Those who are supporters of Romney, many of whom didn’t even bother to attend, and were just filling the role of “somebody” who would go to the convention if they were chosen, to cast a “whatever” ballot for Romney; and dedicated and determined Paul supporters. People who care and have worked hard.

And Josh Romney then told this room full of Paul supporters that, “for party unity”, they should elect a slate of Romney supporters instead of going to the convention themselves.

This is little more than the sneering contempt that the onerous Mitt Romney has shown for both Paul supporters *and* conservatives and their ideas, from the very start.

“I don’t like you, and I don’t need you. You are unimportant to me, but you *have* to vote for me because I am the chosen one, and if you don’t, Obama will be reelected.”

To hell with that a-hole. While I do not personally support Ron Paul, though I like a lot of his ideas that overlap with conservative ideas, that only he has the chutzpah to say; I think that conservatives will owe him a GIANT favor if his people can block the onerous Romney from getting the nomination, so that a conservative can.

And that’s important, because by themselves, Paul’s supporters can’t get him the nomination. But just about *any* conservative would be a better nominee and president.

This is really about saving our country. If Ron Paul’s people can help conservatives do that, then they are our brothers.


40 posted on 05/13/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: cookcounty
Remember when in the debates the candidates (in two different debates) were asked to state what they liked or admired about one of the other candidates?

Ron Paul was the one who couldn’t think of anything. Now that’s a low-class act.

I'd probably be in mostly the same position. There's nothing I like about Romney.

41 posted on 05/13/2012 1:49:47 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Pinkbell

I thought Paul was in Romney’s pocket? ...Wait,every single candidate was in Romney’s pocket at some point in race.


42 posted on 05/13/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Pinkbell; All
Finley Peter Dunne said "politics ain't beanbag", and that means that it isn't for the squeamish nor for those with jelly in their spines.

If the Romney camp can't handle it from the Ron Paul insurgents now, how in Hell are they going to handle what the 0bamunists throw at them between the convention in Tampa and the general election in November?


43 posted on 05/13/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: Diogenesis
Romney should pull out and save America.

Then let the majority of the primary voters who voted for him do what?

Oh, I got it, you want a "do over"!


44 posted on 05/13/2012 1:57:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: saganite
Wow ~ the Mittbots sure ended primary campaign talk in Virginia fast enough, so that means ALL OF THEM ARE MARXISTS.

I think I'll just start referring to "Marxist Mormon Mittbots" ~ sounds quite alliterative.

45 posted on 05/13/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

This is really about saving our country. If Ron Paul’s people can help conservatives do that, then they are our brothers.


I would never talk bad about Paul ever again!


46 posted on 05/13/2012 1:59:04 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: TomGuy

I didn’t see that with the Cain supporters, but as a Santorum supporter, Newt people showed up in every single thread to trash Santorum and even make comments about his supporters. They continued to do this even when Newt was splitting the votes and Santorum was the only candidate who had even a chance at stopping Romney.


47 posted on 05/13/2012 2:02:01 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: Pinkbell

The theatre between these two is on the side of Romney,
of course, hands down.

The actual record between these two is on the side of Paul, in spades, hands down.

So, which matters? The theatre, or the record?


48 posted on 05/13/2012 2:07:23 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: cookcounty
You miss the point. Let me give you another example to help you out.

USPS has an employee merit evaluation for non-bargaining unit management and staff folks every year. A percentage of your pay will depend on how you have performed (or kissed butt) in the previous year, and whether or not the boss' boss likes you.

So, it's really important.

There's a self evaluation block. You can check off OUTSTANDNG, SUPERIOR, AVERAGE, BELOW AVERAGE, POOR ~ that's what YOU AS an employee can check off to provide a summary categorization of your performance.

IF you check Average, and your boss thinks you were Outstanding, the management rule is that you cannot get a higher evaluation than the one you picked for yourself.

When this system was first imposed lots of folks thought you could curry favor with the boss by selecting Superior rather than Outstanding. Boy were they fooled.

I never checked anything less than OUTSTANDING. This paid off big time during a two year period when I ended up without a BOSS in the chain of command, so E&LR (personnel) processed my annual merit evaluation with only my own Superior rating!

Paul, as a candidate, is certainly allowed to rate himself Superior and the others as Poor. Why would it be any other way than that?

49 posted on 05/13/2012 2:09:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RitaOK

Here is my question.....just exactly who would serve in a Paul Cabinet?


50 posted on 05/13/2012 2:10:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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