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Delegates Heading to Tampa Sue the GOP
The GUardian Express ^ | June 15, 2012 | Randy Rose

Posted on 06/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT by Innovative

The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California demands the delegates be freed to "vote their conscience" for presidential nominee at the party's August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being "bound" to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures. Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit which would bring the total to 160 Delegates.

Yet striking down party rules that bind candidates to vote in accordance with the primary process could suddenly open up the nomination to another campaign season, as presidential hopefuls could attempt to sway the elected delegates to their side, a potentiality Gilbert recognizes.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; cheaterromney; conservatives; delegatemath; elections; gop; gopconvention; gope; liarromney; loserromney; obama; reelectobama; reincepriebus; rinoromney; rnc; romney; romney4carter; romney4obama; romney4soros; ronpaul
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Obama is delighted! Let's have some more Republican infighting, instead of having them focus on beating Obama.
1 posted on 06/15/2012 7:17:43 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

As I have always said, this election is the GOP’s to lose. If they keep up this crap, they will.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 7:20:46 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Innovative

What did Romney expect after his scorched earth campaign? one of his staffers stated they not only wanted to beat Newt..they wanted to destroy him. Many of the Santorum, Newt and Paul supporters are not happy.
““The Republican National Committee and its chairman have been aiding the Governor Romney campaign for at least six months,” the lawsuit asserts. “The RNC and its chairman, defendant Reince Priebus, have … combined with a particular candidate with all of the aid the RNC can possibly, but improperly give … to obstruct, intimidate and harass delegates from voting their conscience.”
Also I noticed that Sarah Palin made an interesting comment..it is at the end of the article.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 7:27:18 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Innovative

is this Ron Paul stirring the pot??


4 posted on 06/15/2012 7:27:32 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Innovative

oops that was Gilbert commenting on Palin. ““If the judge rules in our favor, I won’t be surprised if three or four new candidates, say Sarah Palin, jump in and say they want to be considered,” Gilbert told Courthouse News. “It will be the most interesting national convention in my lifetime if the judge rules for us on this.”


5 posted on 06/15/2012 7:29:42 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: elpadre

This has “Pauliac” written all over it!


6 posted on 06/15/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Innovative
...The federal lawsuit ...demands the delegates be freed to “vote their conscience”....rather than being “bound” to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures.

They want to change the rules now? They want to ignore the will of the voters they represent?

They think they are democrats?

7 posted on 06/15/2012 7:32:08 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: katiedidit1
LOL they're going to whine about a rule change now?

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

And Saul Anuzis has been since thrown out of his national committee chair and replaced by a conservative. LOL
8 posted on 06/15/2012 7:33:08 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: Innovative

I bet someone has finally done some polls and see that a good percentage of conservatives are not voting for romney. Glad to see their might be a way out of the bad choices we have. Liberal one and liberal two.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 7:38:30 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

Rules were changed in the middle of the primary that favored romney. What goes around comes around.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Innovative

So we’re going to let a judge dictate how Repubs choose their candidates. Last time we let the press do it. Now lets let the court do it.

This is mischief, probably paid for by Soros. If it isn’t Soros, he has a bunch of people out there working for him for free.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 7:40:42 PM PDT by marron
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To: Innovative

Unless we unite, Obamass will be guaranteed a win. Even though I despise Romney ... rather him then the alternative.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 7:43:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Innovative

The death throes of a once-great political party are so sad to watch.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of the republic begins the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: cripplecreek

Good. I am glad Saul Anuzis was tossed.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 7:45:19 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Innovative; BlackElk
Obama is delighted! Let's have some more Republican infighting, instead of having them focus on beating Obama.

It might be nice to have a conservative candidate. It might be nice to have a real convention. In a better time, these conventions weren't as scripted as a WWWE wrestling match.
16 posted on 06/15/2012 7:46:30 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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To: Innovative

These are the Ron Paul nutcases.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 7:49:57 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: doc1019

I don’t even remember what it is like to vote for someone because I believed he/she was the best choice. Not with Bush, not with McCain and certainly not with Romney. Maybe I’m just asking for too much - you know, like a conservative candidate.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: katiedidit1

The funny thing is that Mitt St. Jesus is going to share a Tampa hotel floor with a bunch of people who don’t like him much. Michigan got first choice VIP treatment and is loaded with tea partiers and Paul fans.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 7:54:09 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: ilovesarah2012

I agree with you. The non-gop-primary was nothing but a lovefest by the GOPe for Romney, with the media on the sidelines cheerleading. It would be nice to have a real conservative to vote for, hell it would be nice to have a candidate that wasn’t chosen by the political elite.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 7:55:25 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why didn’t one who had a chance of winning run?


21 posted on 06/15/2012 7:55:58 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: ilovesarah2012

I hope you live long enough to see a true conservative get elected. I hope that our country survives long enough for you to see it as well.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 7:59:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: katiedidit1
We won!!!

When the Convention Chairman, Brooks Patterson, came out to announce the outcome, he introduced Saul Anuzis as the next podium speaker, and I felt immediate disappointment, which was short lived...Anuzis then introduces Dave Agema as the new RNC Committeeman, and the room exploded in the loudest, most prolonged ovation and demonstration of the day....We had made our presence felt in a significant way, and the confirmed election on Terry Lynn Land as Committeewoman was almost an afterthought...We had successfully replaced both representatives from Michigan to the National Committee, our message to the State powerbrokers could not be more clearly stated...."Your time is up, it's our turn!"...

Michigan's conservative movement made huge strides over the weekend, and the message is now guaranteed to be carried to Tampa and Washington D.C...As I left the floor at Cobo, a long line of conservative activists were manning the railing behind the delegate area, exchanging "high-fives" with everyone as they left....we had legitimately proven we could beat the establishment at their own game, using their own rules...it was a marvelous feeling...Michigan has set the tone for the national convention, let's hope the nation is watching...

23 posted on 06/15/2012 8:03:06 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: Innovative

The parties are private organizations. They get to set their own rules. If you don’t like them start your own party.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 8:08:06 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Innovative

You have to admit that the GOP has been begging for this.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: elpadre

‘is this Ron Paul stirring the pot??’

No...Brown Brothers, 17 Wall Street, New York New York.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 8:22:50 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: Innovative

DUMP WILLARD FOR WALKER !

JUST SAY NO TO SOCIALIST RINOS !


27 posted on 06/15/2012 8:32:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: cripplecreek

I have helped several times with campaigns in the past; Rick this year, but really don’t know anything about how everything works. I was selected to be a state delegate, but bowed out because I won’t back romney. Does this mean, we will have another choice besides romney at the convention? Maybe a conservative?


28 posted on 06/15/2012 8:37:35 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: cripplecreek
"According to two sources from the unofficial "Ron Paul" convention, at last count 31 of 44 delegates and alternates that could be confirmed were Ron Paul supporters...This, if true, presents the GOP a major problem in Tampa regardless of the Presidential primary outcome, true conservatism will be represented at the Convention, and will have to be acknowledged and accommodated in some manner..."
Wow! Have the Paul supporters done similarly in other states? If so the convention could be very interesting this year! ;-)
29 posted on 06/15/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: elpadre

“Is this Ron Paul stirring the pot?”

Maybe not Ron Paul himself.

But definitely his supporters.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 9:04:05 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: elpadre

Yaws..bayou have no IAEA what is going on in Arizona..


31 posted on 06/15/2012 9:22:53 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Innovative

While you have a point and rules use to be rules, the natives are restless and have figured out that the convention is a coronation, the process is rigged and the delegates are there as the dupes to pull it all off, usually wearing large and hidious hats and blowing horns.

These delegates are grassroots, foot their own bill to get there and are not all rich. This year, it happens that they’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 9:48:58 PM PDT by RitaOK
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” This has “Pauliac” written all over it!”

Thankfully.

And I’m not even a Paul supporter, but for the wrenches he can throw in the Establishment cog to wreck the nomination of a socialist on a Republican ticket, for crying out loud.

LOVE IT!


33 posted on 06/15/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Innovative

Obamney or Rombama?


34 posted on 06/15/2012 9:54:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: DLfromthedesert

” These are the Ron Paul nutcases. “

You’re probably correct, but only probably. And Bully for the Nutcases. The GOPE may get one right in the chops after all.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 9:56:14 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: cripplecreek

WOW! Thanks for the comment and link. Inspirational!!

VIVA CHRISTE RE!


36 posted on 06/15/2012 10:00:11 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Innovative

And under what jurisdiction does a Court have to overrule the internal by-laws of a political party? Did they have a separate contract guaranteeing them the right to not follow the by-laws that would allow them to have a cause of action? This makes no sense to file a lawsuit.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: katiedidit1
What did Romney expect after his scorched earth campaign? one of his staffers stated they not only wanted to beat Newt..they wanted to destroy him.

This is Ron Paul's supporters. They've been planning this for a while...

38 posted on 06/15/2012 11:30:53 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I will vote for Romney to get Obama out of the White House..)
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To: Innovative

Well if the gop/e were not running the party like Tony Soprano’s crew... we would not be in disarray. The republican leadership does not represent me... they do not represent republicanism... they despise their own base. When republicans are as divided as we are... what do you expect?

LLS


39 posted on 06/15/2012 11:37:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: EternalVigilance
So many here are in denial but the republican party is racing headlong into its own destruction.

LLS

40 posted on 06/15/2012 11:40:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Mr. ROmneyCARE and his vicious Team of BAckstabber
attacked the GOP through their attacks on Gov. Palin.

That was ok, right?

Having a Democrat lead the GOP is ok, right?

Having a LIAR and BACKSTABBER represent you is good, right?


41 posted on 06/16/2012 5:11:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: rogue yam
This has “Pauliac” written all over it!

That would be my guess.

42 posted on 06/16/2012 5:19:21 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: katiedidit1
“If the judge rules in our favor, I won’t be surprised if three or four new candidates, say Sarah Palin, jump in and say they want to be considered,” Gilbert told Courthouse News. “It will be the most interesting national convention in my lifetime if the judge rules for us on this.”

We could only hope....

43 posted on 06/16/2012 5:28:29 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Innovative

UNITE, DEFEAT AND THEM WE WILL DEAL WITH PLASTIC HAIR HAT MAN!!


44 posted on 06/16/2012 5:36:18 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Innovative

UNITE, DEFEAT AND THEM WE WILL DEAL WITH PLASTIC HAIR HAT MAN!!


45 posted on 06/16/2012 5:48:04 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Innovative

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_romney_vs_obama-1171.html
I don’t see that is realistic to dump the nominee who is competitive..and dump him for one who isn’t.


46 posted on 06/16/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oh I would LOVE to see Walker run!


47 posted on 06/16/2012 6:15:29 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: cripplecreek

Bravo to the Tea Party folks. Maybe a little Michiganitis will catch on. So you think they will be a tad rowdy at the convention?


48 posted on 06/16/2012 6:18:53 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: antceecee

I noticed from the very beginning how assured Rove was that Romney had the “organization”. I am absolutely convinced Rove was in bed with Priebus and the RNC. Santorum, Perry, Newt are not ignorant men but they didnt even make it on the Virginia ballot? Fla changed their primary rules? the entire primary season was hell to watch.
You know I felt like I was watching elections orchestrated by the DU.


49 posted on 06/16/2012 6:24:29 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
"Also I noticed that Sarah Palin made an interesting comment..it is at the end of the article."

READ IT AGAIN! Sarah Palin DID NOT SAY ANYTHING.

The guy being interviewed said as below, "say Sarah Palin" is an expression, "as an example Sarah Palin".

The quote from the article is below:

"If the judge rules in our favor, I won't be surprised if three or four new candidates, say Sarah Palin, jump in and say they want to be considered," Gilbert told Courthouse News. “It will be the most interesting national convention in my lifetime if the judge rules for us on this."

First of all Sarah Palin is NOT stupid to jump into this self-destructive frey. Second of all, I wonder about this Gilbert guy -- don't forget that Dems ran phony tea-party candidates in some GOP elections, this smells like another one of those operations. The ONLY outcome would be re-election of Obama.

50 posted on 06/16/2012 6:27:57 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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