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Mitt Romney asserts control over 2016 calendar
Politico ^ | Saturday August 25, 2012

Posted on 08/25/2012 6:48:34 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

If Romney wins in November, another significant change passed here Friday give him dramatically more power to shape the primary calendar and apportionment of delegates going into 2016. Historically only the convention rules committee, which meets just once every four years, can officially change party rules. But going forward, the Republican National Committee — a group of 168 elected representatives from the states and territories — can change party rules with a three-fourths vote.

But Ginsberg isn’t waiting to push rules through that national committee. He introduced and passed a measure Thursday that requires a candidate to control eight state delegations in order to be formally nominated on the floor of a convention, upping the threshold from five. Paul comes to Tampa with three, meaning he will not get a chance to speak on the floor.

Conservatives cried foul and Paul acolytes felt railroaded, but a day of heated speeches couldn’t hold off the pro-Romney maneuvers.

“It’s definitely a power grab by the campaign, the committee,” said Drew McKissick, South Carolina’s representative on the rules committee. “It’s bad juju. Once you let the genie out of the bottle, they can do anything.”

“This really is truly groundbreaking,” he added. “We are telling all the states how they have to pick their delegates.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: powergrab; rnc; romney
Making sure that it'll be more difficult to mount any major challenges against him in 2016, once he turns to the left
1 posted on 08/25/2012 6:48:44 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
As I"ve noted many times, January 21, 2013 is not too early to start focusing on an impeachment ~ and if for no other reason than to split the Congress. I think a Conservative led insurgency would work in the House. Then, let the Senate decide it wants to give it back to the Democrats ~ or the GOP~e will have to go along with the Conservatives, or put all of Romney's appointments in their hands.

In short, begin the process of expelling the GOP~e from the Republican party at the moment of their greatest triumph. They'll understand! Oh, and that 8 state rule will block them out of the next Convention.

2 posted on 08/25/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike

I guess they all forgot about getting rid of open primaries. Oh well...


3 posted on 08/25/2012 6:59:06 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Just great... Romney beats Obama just to turn around and uphold socialized medicine, legalized babycide, and gun control. I have a feeling they are setting up the greatest switchoo ever perpetuated on a nation.

What could we even do about in 2016... vote bama/0 back in? — I don’t think so.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 6:59:45 AM PDT by Derp Mountain (ship the liberals all back to Massachusetts and secede it from the union)
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To: BrewingFrog

Open primaries assures the Establishment that those more liberal voters will vote for them and not for the conservative


5 posted on 08/25/2012 7:05:56 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

He has to rule right of center to change what Obama did and change what obama did is what he promised.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 7:10:08 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: muawiyah

Disturbing. Tyrant like. Muscled the Catholic Church and missions in Massachusetts. Muscle the people in their state Republican Party rules. Simple. Easy. And, we expected this of the Myth.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Bigtigermike

Read the article again. This change will make it easier to mount a challenge, not more difficult. Whoever manages to win a caucus or primary will get the delegates. There will be no room for backroom maneuvering.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 7:12:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (')
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It means that big states and big money will monopolize the process. Nobody without a warchest of tens of millions of dollars BEFORE any primaries or caucuses will even get a sniff. No more early caucuses and primaries in small states to yield surprises.

On the other hand, it will force actual conservatives to form a new party if they want representation.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jim Robinson; xzins; P-Marlowe

Check out this latest skullduggery by Team Romney. Not only have they screwed up 2012, but now they’re screwing up 2016 as well.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 7:40:19 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dalebert
and change what obama did is what he promised.

The problem is that Romney has never kept any of his promises excerpt to the libs.

11 posted on 08/25/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bigtigermike

Anyone who thinks conservatives will “hold Romney’s feet to the fire” if he wins election is dreaming. And we’ve told you this.

And told you this.

And told you this.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Bigtigermike; Diogenesis; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Sarah Barracuda; greyfoxx39; cripplecreek
Yep. What's going on here is that Romney is anticipating a win in November, and moving now to bury any chance of a TEA Party challenge to the GOP-E in 2016.

It stinks and is a prime reason why Romney, as the enemy within, is even more insidious for Conservatives than Obama.

The ABO crowd better be wising up, and fast!

13 posted on 08/25/2012 7:56:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bigtigermike

Evidently the Myth-Klan is counting a few kolobian chickens before they're hatched.

The first time President Myth farts out of his left face, he's gonna end up in the same dung heap as the Oweatherwoosie.

 
"The [my] only connection [to the Republican Party]is I'm registered as a Republican"
--Mitt RRRRRomney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNbXdOCQQMs

14 posted on 08/25/2012 8:04:00 AM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: dayglored; death2tyrants; DejaJude; dirtyboy; DJ MacWoW; editor-surveyor; el_texicano; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

No wonder she's not speaking at the convention.

15 posted on 08/25/2012 8:08:27 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: muawiyah
"As I"ve noted many times, January 21, 2013 is not too early to start focusing on an impeachment ~ and if for no other reason than to split the Congress. I think a Conservative led insurgency would work in the House."

You really think that, do you. That a single House member would immediately submit Articles of Impeachment against a new President. You think that. That's a thought that you actually had.

Just for reference, how many House members have pledged to run on that platform this fall? "I promise to impeach the new President."

16 posted on 08/25/2012 8:35:41 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: Bigtigermike

Very possibly you are correct with your analysis. I see Chicago style politics in this maneuver, and I don’t like it one damned bit.

This maneuver is definitely manipulating the rules in favor of a candidate instead of the system. THAT is what makes this Chicago style.

Mitt Romney is the wrong candidate for the country at this time in history. We don’t need this sort of uncertainty in our leadership. Is he going to do what he campaigns he will do, or will he revert to his historic Liberalism, and continue the demise of this once great Nation.

I don’t trust the man myself. We need someone who doesn’t play the game the way we see outlined in this article to favor himself rather than the system, thus the party. Not acceptable behavior.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 8:37:05 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: StAnDeliver
The initial stipulation was 'as he moves left' ~ so if he doesn't move left that doesn't apply, but who really expects Romney to NOT move left?

How many Conservative and TEAParty candidates are running on a platform to MOVE LEFT.

Yeah, I can see a resolution submitted the first day the dude tries it.

BTW, before attempting to jump down someone's throat, read the post to which the response is being made. We really don't need to recopy the elements that stir us to respond on FR. Just hit that lil' number there and it'll take you right to the preceding post in that chain of thought.

Then you can jump down someone's throat on the RIGHT thing and not on the DA thing!

18 posted on 08/25/2012 9:05:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Timber Rattler
They're using the Overton window of political possibility against us. With Obama being so bad they saw a chance to run to the left of McCain. The demo talks of specifics but the who partywide shift works the same way and we end up further to the left than we wee after Bush.

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Overton window of policy change (Interactive demo about halfway down the page)

Personally all I can say is that Darkness whispers promises into the ear of the fearful.
19 posted on 08/25/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Timber Rattler

none?


20 posted on 08/25/2012 9:15:33 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Timber Rattler

hahahhahahahaha!!!


21 posted on 08/25/2012 9:21:23 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: StAnDeliver

Thank you for saying that. I swear there must be a full moon at FR .


22 posted on 08/25/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Bigtigermike

Lol....Mitt’s not even nominated yet, muchless the elected president and already the conspiracy theories abound!


23 posted on 08/25/2012 9:50:34 AM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: Bigtigermike

First of all, let me just say that I’m voting for Romney (Ryan actually) because ABO.

It’s time for a viable third party. The Tea Partiers will be watching closely. If they are backstabbed by a Romney administration, I believe they will cease to work within the Repblican party and they will put up their own candidate. Four years gives them enough time to get organized.

My opinion is that if Romney governs as a conservative, he will maintain support and maybe even pick up more. Re-election should be no problem in 2016.

If he turns left, his support will immediately evaporate. He will not pick up any from the left and he will lose support from the right. No amount of maneuvering and tinkering with the rules will help. In fact, it will hurt him. People are tired of loopholes and maneuvering and tinkering and anything that smacks of “lawyering.”

America is watching. The era of shady deals done in smoky rooms by the so-called elite is not yet gone, but it’s going. Media mind control - same story. We have the internet (thanks, Al) and more importantly, we are paying attention. More people are thinking for themselves, too, not just jumping on the bandwagon that the college professor or high school social studies teacher tells them to get on.

FR is a wonderful resource! For every one who posts here, there are even more who lurk. And for every one of them, there are the dozens of friends and family members with whom they share what they learn here.


24 posted on 08/25/2012 10:04:43 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: dalebert; All
hahahhahahahaha!!!

So you think what Romney and the GOP-E is trying to do to us is funny?

25 posted on 08/25/2012 10:41:07 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I am not sure they are doing anything..its an article.


26 posted on 08/25/2012 11:31:38 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Timber Rattler

since when has this become a website dedicated to helping Obama win another term? All I read on here is anit Rimney.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 11:33:56 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: onyx
Thanks for the ping, Dear Onyx!

So the Mittster has already consolidated his resources so that nothing from Conservatives can touch him as he makes his expected swing to the Left.

I don't think even Sarah Palin can shame him enough to make him do the Right thing once he gets this much power. He's like every other greedy politician. He's been cynically using the GOP's "Fear and Loathing of Obama" to get himself elected. Now he's made sure that the states have to choose their delegates according to his wishes.

This Centralize Power Grab is SO transparent, it's sickening.

I predict that all the Conservatives here who are backing Romney -- for whatever reason -- are going to be mighty unhappy.

Ah, well, we can work for SARAH PALIN IN 2016!!

And I am making a big bumper sticker that says, "DON'T BLAME ME - I VOTED FOR SARAH!"

28 posted on 08/25/2012 11:34:21 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Bigtigermike; onyx
> Anyone who thinks conservatives will “hold Romney’s feet to the fire” if he wins election is dreaming. And we’ve told you this. And told you this. And told you this.

Yep.

There is not gonna be any effective "holding anything to the fire". It's just excuses for casting a "fear vote".

Have you read history, about how dictators come into power? Among other things, they:

-- Create fear of an opponent or enemy, that makes people do what they say to beat the opponent they are taught to fear.

-- Make a bunch of lying promises they have no intention of keeping.

-- Consolidate power so that no one can tell them what to do ("feet to the fire".... yeah, right).

-- Take away the people's rights that could threaten their grip on power. That's liberty first, then guns, then votes.

Myth Romney has already done the first three. Just wait a little while, the last one is on its way.

I'll cut off my hand before I vote for that SOB.

29 posted on 08/25/2012 11:49:24 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Bigtigermike; onyx
Just so you understand, Obama is worse. Substantially worse.

That doesn't make Romney good. Lesser evil is still evil, and he makes the false claim to be on our side. He's traitorous to the principles we hold dear. We're screwed either way.

30 posted on 08/25/2012 11:53:08 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Yup!


31 posted on 08/25/2012 2:25:54 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Bigtigermike

And so it begins...


32 posted on 08/25/2012 7:12:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: generally

Excellent, astute and correct. I’ve never in my life seen so much interest in the Founding Fathers, our Constitution or economics. People are tired of being lied to and manipulated. The one thing to remember is that the elites aren’t going to go quietly. They will work hard to keep their perks and privileges and if they cannot beat us, they’ll join us. That’s the thing to watch for.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 5:45:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cripplecreek

Great piece, thanks for sharing. I’ve been using this for years, but never knew its name or that it was formally studied.

Unfortunately, I believe you’re calling it wrong. We’re using it against them. When we started home schooling our kids friends and family thought we were nuts. I don’t meet a person today who doesn’t say either “good for you” or “wish I had/could do that for my kids”.

Look at the 2nd Amendment, abortion and even homosexual marriage. We’re winning. They have the courts and the kakocracy on their side, but that’s it. Now is the time to press homosexuality back to its proper place as a psychological illness. The science shows that it is. Gen Y is ripe for conservative change.


34 posted on 08/26/2012 5:51:04 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Derp Mountain
Its pretty obvious that my "republican" governor doesn't expect Obamacare to be overturned. He's going full steam ahead for it.

Gov. Snyder's Obamacare 'Partnership' Misguided

If anybody has an inside track on Romney, its Rick Snyder.
35 posted on 08/26/2012 6:00:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 1010RD

Sure we’re moving ahead on many fronts but the party is clearly moving away on just as many fronts.

They can wave the anti abortion banner all they want but the simple fact is that they’re trying to crush a firm pro life candidate in Missouri while embracing Scott Brown’s pro abortion announcement.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 6:04:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
If the Overton Window works, and I believe it does, then we're winning and the number of options the GOP-e have is shrinking as well. We need a longer time horizon and the recognition that on many fronts we're moving in the right direction. There will be resistance. The elites throughout history rarely release power willingly or easily. It needs to be metaphorically torn out.
37 posted on 08/26/2012 6:24:40 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney is a Gadianton Robber, a conspiring man with evil intent.


38 posted on 08/26/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Texas' newest senator Ted Cruz)
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