Skip to comments.A Unified Convention Torn Apart?
Posted on 08/28/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
August 28, 2012
RUSH: See, I understand it, but then on the other hand I don't understand. They had a unified convention. Everybody showing up in Tampa was unified, get rid of Obama, let's turn this country around, and now, whoever -- Romney, the party, the RNC -- whoever's doing it started this rules fight that's gonna tear everything apart. Like I say, on the one hand I understand it. On the other hand, it doesn't make any sense. Not that I agree.
I know what they're trying to do, folks. And if you're just joining us, I don't have time to replay or redo the whole first half hour of the program. Essentially, the establishment Republicans, the RNC, the GOP, the Romney campaign, want to change the rules of delegate selection. They want the presidential nominee in future years to be able to choose the actual delegates to the convention so that he owns them, so they do what he wants. And what it really is is an effort to eliminate grassroots people from the Republican convention. That's really what this is all about. What that means is that the party has decided it doesn't want to have to put up with a bunch of conservatives showing up, affecting the platform and all the other things that happen at the convention, including influencing the party.
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I don't think that that's the end result of this because of the patriotism of these people and the very nature what this election's all about. This is not going to change that. At any rate, Bill, I appreciate the call. Thanks much. It really is an inside baseball subject. It's real, and it is happening, and it is an effort by the establishment to deemphasize conservatives -- and if they're not careful with this, they're gonna end up causing their worst nightmare to happen, which is third party. If they're not careful, that is where this is all gonna end up.
The GOP has left conservatives, with its leader
the author of DEATH PANELS and gay marriage.
Don’t worry, they’ll blame Ron Paul, Todd Akin, and when they lose, Paul Ryan.
Third Party loses, so does the Republican Party in a 3 way contest.
Still, we have little choice but to go Third, but given we conservatives have leaders who either lost, left the race, or didn’t run at all, and who ALL endorse now a socialist/Marxist at the top of our ticket, I will be looking elsewhere for the leader competent enough to be fearless, show himself, and RUN without personal issues, excuses, and never backing down.
Time to go buy some more ammunition and food, because Obama is going to win this election... and the nominee from the RINO party could care less, as long as he has more political control over the little people.
Hopefully the hatred of O will supersede this stupidity. This can be addressed later. There is plenty of time to form a third party. It doesn’t need to be done now. Do it now and we won’t need a third party...cause we won’t have a country.
A vote for a third party only helps Obama.
If the GOP can’t defeat Obama and produce a conservative Presidency, its dead. It will never run another candidate who has a serious chance of getting elected and I have supported Romney and will continue to do so.
Previously I have always said a thrid party can’t fly. But if those people down there blow this, the GOP is finished and its time to establish a third party and drive the RINOS over to the Dems where they belong.
I’m real glad I have a solid conservative congressman to vote for and a decent senate candidate because they will be the only reason I even bother going to the polls this time.
All those who are surprised the GOP wants to usurp states rights...again? It’s not like they don’t have a history of it going back to the VERY BEGINNING.
Conservatives suffer from battered wife syndrome when it comes to the RNC.
I am a hard line conservative and probably a tea partier although i don’t belong to any group
Why should we conservatives have to break away? It is the old line RNC types who are trying to thwart the influence of the conservatives.
If we let the RNC have its way on this the Republican party will be dead in 10 years, run over by the Dems.
How any anyone think what the RNC wants is a good idea? It goes against everything our country was founded on
Sorry, my friend, but, hatred for Obama has superceded our Republic.
You and I have lost our voice inside our party while the party has given you Obama II, on a smaller scale.
Enabling socialist/Marxists is upon us.
Despite being a bit of a RINO I like the fact that Pete Hoekstra says he would like to see the 17th amendment overturned. It was a disaster that virtually eliminated the power of state legislatures in Washington.
This is unlike Rush, the rules fight has already been settled. Hello? McFly?
I don’t disagree at all. I match your self description to a “t”. I’m just saying first things first. If we just had a shi$$y President, that’d be one thing...but we have a bonafide ENEMY sitting in the chair. We gotta get him out first and deal with these RINOS later.
What caused Ryan to say “no” to running for President? Our problem is: none of our best stepped forward. Why not??
A small step for tyranny, a large step for centralizing power in DC. And then it begat Gucci Gulch!
As I said when this all started last year, there's simply no "there" there when it comes to the GOP-e. Their guy was getting about 20% of the early primary/caucus votes at best.
You can't win an election with that even if you do horns-waggle enough people into giving you the nomination!
The greater part of the Republican party is sitting there waiting for the leadership, and they'll get together and put in their guy, and get rid of Obama and his running dog lackeys. That's because they know what to do and they want to do it.
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