Skip to comments.Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated
Posted on 08/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT by Ron C.
Drew McKissick is a longtime conservative activist and blogger who is in attendance at the Republican National Conventions Rules Committee meetings. He and others on the ground are sounding the alarm over rules changes that he and many other attendees believe will hurt grass-roots movement conservatives. The battle is being cast by some observers as a narrow fight between Ron Paul advocates and the rest of the party. Drew says thats not true. And many other state delegations who oppose top-down delegate choices are chiming in.
First, heres Drews call to arms (my emphasis added in bold):
Those who are in Tampa working to maintain the influence of grassroots conservatives in the Republican Party need your help!
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
Sounds like there will definitely be a third party at some time in the near future.
if these lot want to be liberal on social issues then they need to have their on libertarian convention.
We are the republican party, it;s bad enough we allow Paul a platform to spew his liberal views at our nomination process.
I’ve been trying to warn FR for two days on this and most Freepers, except for a few believe this is about Paulbots maneuvers when it’s not - it’s about the Establishment trying to push out any Tea Party and Conservative dissent or voice in the future. Wake up folks!!!
Not unless you want to see that third party lose to Democrats for the next 3 to 4 elections. A third party is NOT the way to go. Keeping the GOP conservative is BY FAR easier than a third party. Just look at how many have been formed, and have gone nowhere!
There will be NO further tolerance in the GOP
to anyone who dare oppose Romney Death Panels,
or Romney Marriage, and especially ANYONE
who attempts to speak up about the truth.
God bless them.
GO TEA PARTY PATRIOTS!
This is a power-play against the Tea Party movement - a move to 'democratize' the GOP. We can't let it happen.
Thankfully this may already be going down to defeat simply because the 'word got out' and it is being strongly opposed.
BUT - find your state number at the bottom of Malkin's article and strongly urge them to vote against this rule change!
The grassroots have always chose the delegates, and the delegates choose the candidates - without a candidates ability to cut various delegates out of the process!
They want the candidate chosen by GOP 'insiders' to be able cut out delegates they think might not vote for them! That's what the Democrats do - and we don't want the GOP moving that direction in ANY WAY!
This is “Romney” at work. Trying to ensure his 2016 run. Already trying to shut out a possible challenge.
But this kerfuffle isn't about the Paulites - this is about delegates being disenfranchised - not allowed to vote, IF the supposed nominee doesn't like how he THINKS they might vote!
Another disturbing issue is that there is the new rule that the Republican National Rule committee (made of Establishment types) can change the rules whenever they want to with just a 3/4 vote.
Those rules govern the primaries. Historically the rules are changes only at the convention every 4 years. Now, if the Republican National Committee doesnt like any of the rules passed in Tampa, it doesnt have to wait four years, because with a 3/4 vote they can change things whenever they want to do so, this could affect the 2016 primaries because the Committee could do as they desire if they see somebody as a serious threat to Romney or somebody else. If you have rules that can change ahead of time, then the deck can be stacked
(imagine that President Romney goes to the left and lets just say for example that Sarah decides to primary him, well he and the GOPE can take a look at the lay of the land right before the primaries start and change the primary rules to benefit him or make it more difficult for Sarah to challenge him)
Pick up your phone and call your state GOP party office, and demand that this new 'rule' be strongly opposed!
Romeny now pulls down his mask and is showing his true colors!
sounds like the GOP “big tent” wants a ringmaster in charge instead of those in their “big tent”.
For sure. No doubt he heard Sarah Palin’s talk about a Third Party in 2016.
This is a liberal attempt to stop the free-exercise of legitimate voters - albeit in the microcosm of delegate to a political convention.
The GOP must die. It does not and will not speak for its people.
Third party is assured.
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