Skip to comments.Urgent Action Needed… RNC Is Pushing to Eliminate Grassroots Influence
Posted on 08/27/2012 5:34:03 PM PDT by eglman
Yesterday, Michael Duncan reported at Freedom Works on a brewing fight in the rules committee of the RNC. Essentially, the Rules Committee is trying to disenfranchise grassroots groups by allowing the party nominee to dismiss delegates and silence opposition. Buzz Feed explained this new rule:
(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...
They (GOP-e) should know thats the short route to a third party...
Yes it is.
Well well, win at all costs? Where have I heard that before? Not surprised, the parties are behind this. Whats that strange smell?
Don't step in that stuff...
That might be the outcome. In the short term their goal was to silence the Paulistinians who lied and portrayed themselves as supporting Romney (or others). It probably should be headed off. Letting them act like nutjobs might be the best thing to do... your opinion may vary.
Bloodless coup by a bloodless candidate.
Always useful to invent an enemy when you have tyrany in mind.
What you do when you tighten down from the top is you lose the bottom.
When you give everything over to the bottom the top just goes berserk.
At some point someone will decide there needs to be a parting of the ways. There are options.
BTW, there's something beyond the Republican party ~ there are the State parties ~ all called Republican, but governed under state laws. You can go start your own Republican party, with your own bylaws, and see if you can supplant the current moribund bunch represented by the GOP-e.
This has been done in recent times (As such things go).
In this case, it was even easier: the enemy invented itself.
I’m still sifting thru this so I don’t have a hardened opinion yet, but having went thru the convention process here in Iowa up to the district level (had no desire to go to state after the crap I saw) there need to be some changes made. What we had was a wholesale takeover of the Paulshiveks to get all the delegates for Ron Paul even though he came in a distant third to Romney and Santorum.
I believe at least a proportion of the total delegates should reflect what the people voted for. A candidate should also be able to dismiss a bound delegate who they know doesn’t support them. Romney and Santorum both frankly got screwed with the current process of having to go to the caucus and three levels of conventions to be a nat’l delegate. That’s BS.
I’m not sure that this is the right rule, but at the same time I’m sure not happy with the system we have either.
They are different than the sort of thing you get with ordinary non-stock or stock corporations.
Cutting off the grassroots really doesn't work that well in parties.
How can third party succeed in taking on two parties, if we can’t take over one party???
Ross Perrrrot fiasco again???
Patience and wide assault by TEA drinkers to fumigate RINOs and replace democRATs. Never go back again to commiecrapacy!
No surprise there, not for me anyways. But the RNC can’t control the TEA Party members of the House. Mitt is the anti obama, not Reagan. We will be putting more of our guys in the House and some in the Senate.
I don’t know if the House leadership will be up for grabs or not, But heres for hoping.
Maybe this is what Palin was referring to in her last Fox interview?
Please locate the phone number of your State Republican Party Headquarters below, call them immediately, and tell them to oppose Romney’s new rules that strip grassroots activists of the ability to participate in the Republican platform process:
Alabama (205) 212-5900
Alaska (907) 276-4467
Arizona (602) 957-7770
Arkansas (501) 372-7301
California (916) 448-9496
Colorado (303) 758-3333
Connecticut (860) 422-8211
Delaware (302) 668-1954
District of Columbia (202) 289-8005
Florida (850) 222-7920
Georgia (404) 257-5559
Hawaii (808) 593-8180
Idaho (208) 343-6405
Illinois (312) 201-9000
Indiana (317) 635-7561
Iowa (515) 282-8105
Kansas (785) 234-3456
Kentucky (502) 875-5130
Louisiana (225) 389-4495
Maine (207) 622-6247
Maryland (410) 263-2125
Michigan (517) 487-5413
Minnesota (651) 222-0022
Mississippi (601) 948-5191
Missouri (573) 636-3146
Montana (406) 442-6469
Nebraska (402) 475-2122
New Hampshire (603) 225-9341
North Carolina (919) 828-6423
Oregon (503) 595-8881
South Dakota (605) 224-7347
Vermont (802) 223-3411
Wisconsin (608) 257-4765
Nevada (702) 258-9182
New Jersey (609) 989-7300
North Dakota (701) 255-0030
Pennsylvania (717) 234-4901
Tennessee (615) 269-4260
Virginia (804) 780-0111
Wyoming (307) 234-9166
New Mexico (505) 298-3662
Ohio (614) 228-2481
Rhode Island (401) 732-8282
Texas (512) 477-9821
Washington (425) 460-0570
New York (518) 462-2601
Oklahoma (518) 462-2601
South Carolina (803) 988-8440
Utah (803) 988-8440
West Virginia (304) 768-0493
Step 1: Call your State GOP Headquarters and let them know you oppose the rules change.
Step 2: Contact any delegates you might know and urge them to act regarding the rules change.
Step 3: Contact your state’s Rules Committee members and tell them to SIGN THE MINORITY REPORTS before Tuesday’s session at 2:00PM. This is where you find the list of all the state Rules Committee Members.
Time is of the essence so do your part by following the above simple steps and share this everywhere.
We all need to be RENEGADES GOING ROGUE to make some noise!
The comments following the article add some needed perspective. Here are two...
Gelman commented: "Gateway Pundit is missing the point. The idea is to keep Ron Paul nut-jobs from taking over the convention like they have done at many State level Conventions. They are a loud, tiny minority. What they could not achieve through the ballot box and democracy, namely, to win a single state, they are now trying to disrupt at the convention level with swarms of crazy 'activists'. This should not, and will not be tolerated by the majority."
Granny added: "Yup, my Facebook has been full of posts for weeks from Ron Paul nuts promising to totally destroy the convention rather than see Romney put up as the candidate. Rumour has it RP isnt going to turn over his delegates either. When Ive pointed out that splitting the Republican party with a civil war is handing the election to Obama on a plate they really dont seem to give a darn."
I have a very close friend who is an RNC delegate and a Tea Party activist. This is also his read on the proposed rule change - to keep the Ron Paul zealots from causing chaos on the Convention floor, as some of them are threatening.
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