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Posted on 08/28/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by STARWISE
Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: direct attack on the grass-roots; RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declareno objections over massive boos on floor
Update 3:34pm Eastern Dissidents have until 3:47pm Eastern to gather enough signatures to force the floor vote, according to right-leaning Examiners Tim Carney, who is on scene. Left-leaning BuzzFeeds Zeke Miller, also on scene, says it appears dissidents have gathered enough signatures for minority report on Rule 12, but not yet on Rule 15(16).
Carney says that Drew McKissck has emailed a minority report to RNC leaders within the rules deadline
Update: 4:34pm Eastern Well, that was something else. First, Maine delegates were replaced with Romney people. Then, rules chairman John Sununu and GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner stood on stage at the RNC to rule on the compromise rules report. No minority report was mentioned. When asked for yeas and nays on the report, the room seemed equally divided. Boehner forged ahead and approved the report over loud boos and calls of point of order from activists on the floor.
No vote on the minority report.
FWs Dean Clancy observes: If @SpeakerBoehner had been wielding the Speakers gavel instead of the GOP convention gavel, he wouldnt have gotten away with that trick.
And the show went on GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn just declared that this has been a great exercise in grass-roots and that GOP stands for Great Opportunity Party.
Watch until about 2:39:00 when Speaker of the House John Boehner takes the podium and asks for a voice vote on the rules. The nays from the floor were at least as loud as the yeas, but Boehner approved the rules without objection.
What a joke.
Meanwhile, a North Dakota delegate texted me from the floor of the convention saying that they were instructed to chant USA (you can hear it during the video) to drown out the dissenters.
It’s the coup that we all knew was coming.
The elites in DC are going to stomp all over the people who got them where they are.
They are just as big a scumbag as the DNC and their ilk. No real difference.
George Wallace was right...........
And the pure party bots can do nothing but scream that its all Ron Paul’s fault.
Its like jumping off a cliff and blaming gravity for making the ground so hard.
I have heard that the Virginia delegation is going to vote against all changes in unison.
The only slime that approaches the depth of the Obamadork collection of felons is that of our very own Republican elites.
May the flies of a thousand outhouses come to rest on their dinners.
Thanks for the thread. Will catch up when I get home.....I hope. UGH, what a nightmare.
Thanks for the thread. Will catch up when I get home.....I hope. UGH, what a nightmare.
There was a Democrat that infamously tried to pull what Boehner did when he was presiding over the gavel. He railroaded the vote,wouldn’t allow a count..said the bill passed...and eventually got reprimanded. Can’t remember the name but I feel as much outrage over Boehner pulling the same type of stunt.
So sickening ... infuriating.
God love you, Andrew .. you led the way .. may we absorb your courage and truth.... even against our so-called pubbies. They’re invested in the status quo, their empires, net worth and elections .. they’re not on OUR side!!
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FIRST SCREENING HATING BREITBART Wednesday Outside RNC Convention Reserve Tickets Here
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 1:06 PM
The first screening of Hating Breitbart will be held outside of the RNC Convention on Wendesday in Tampa, Florida.
The show starts at 2:00 PM.
Hating Breitbart tells the story of how one man with a website, a computer and the courage of a lion upended the traditional press and repeatedly found himself the target of a media feeding frenzy.
The film is scheduled for a fall release And it is Amazing.
You can see it first at the Chennelside Cinema 10 IMAX just blocks from the Convention Center.
God rest your soul .. you are so missed!
What’s going on down there is serious. If you read the hour-by-hour transcript, it is obvious that the GOP-e is defeat out of the jaws of victory.
It seems to be an effort to purge the non-GOP-e from the party.
History may look back at this moment as the time the moment that spawned another party that eventually replaces the GOP. Yea, imho, it really is that serious.
Who were the Maine delegates that were removed, representing? Some conservative? No? I didn’t think so.
We have to get rid of Obama.
After that I’m going third party. I really am. I promise. I’ll take my queues from Rush and Palin, who I think have the power to take it to the party elite.
May the fleas from a thousand camels inhabit their navel!
Hannity pressed Rick Santorum on these issues and RS appeared to be apathetic about it.
No. The Paulistinians only gave them the excuse to stomp out the grass roots, not the motivation.
This IS “Paulite” nonsense. The Paulers orchestrated this delay in the convention to further divide the “inside the Beltway” Republicans from the social conservatives. It didn’t take much, but it worked and they got Ron Paul’s face in all the pictures of the convention, today, instead Romney’s picture.
Just what the Democrats and the Paulers were hoping for.
no they were RuPaulists. It is ironic, these were the rules the McCain people put four years ago.
I agree with MM 90% of the time, but 10% of the time she is a nag.
This is not going to bode well for Romney on November 6th —
All these “romney is a conservative” bot are silent now. How does the knife in the back feel?
As JR has said on another thread “I’ve told you so”
Ron Paul didn’t miss. This went off just as he planned.
Ron Paul hates Mitch Romney almost as much as he hated Rick Santorum, not quite, but almost.
Ron Paul prefers Barack Obama to either Mitt Romney, or Rick Santorum, or Newt Gingrich for that matter.
LoL....and people didn’t expect these types of antics to occur?
Tell yourself whatever you want. I really don’t care.
... We have to remember that this election is not just about replacing the party in power. It’s about who and what we replace it with. Grassroots conservatives know this. Without the energy and wisdom of the grassroots, the GOP would not have had the historic 2010 electoral victories.
That’s why the controversial rule change being debated at the RNC convention right now is so very disappointing. It’s a direct attack on grassroots activists by the GOP establishment, and it must be rejected. Please follow the link to Michelle Malkin’s article about this.
Michelle Malkin » Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate.
Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules
Sounds like our last county convention with the same result.
Lie all you want, RomneyBOT.
This is ONLY about FASCIST ROMNEY and his
weasel lawyer who demand all bow
to Mr. RomneyCARE’s DEATH PANEL/TARP agendae.
Boehner is a maggot. He’s never even come close to getting that tough with the dictator in the White House in all this time.
Yup. We told you so. Those of us who have taken pipe from the ABO crowd - (which in reality meant Vote Romney No matter What) refused to listen to reason when it was explained that the Ruling Class foisting of Romney upon us, was to ensure that Conservatism is made politically irrelevant.
Well, today proves our point - even if the Ron Paul Mob Zombies tried to capitalize on it.
Romney ensures an Obama and /or Ruling Class win. They hate us as much as the Obama MarxoFascists do. They want a seat at the table of MarxoFascism to have a hand in the money and power over what is left of America.
I will never vote for Romney, even if he had Palin on his ticket.
It’s time to go third party and let the GOP go the way of the Whigs. I am forever done with the GOP and any candidate who runs on their ticket.
Don’t disparage maggots. They have a role in life.
Boehner, Obama’s buddy, and now the SOROS-ROMNEY
attack dog, is scum for what he has done deliberately
to ruin conservative principles.
This COULD have gone another way, but given Mr.RomneyCARE,
in retrospect, it had to be his cheating way.
I know what you mean. I posted “I miss George Wallace” not long ago and was called a racist. I guess most people hear the name and immediately think lynchings. Do they now teach in school that Wallace personally hung blacks?
the eGOP want us to BOHICA. Glad the Paul supporters raised the stink as well as Rush and Levin.
Ive been talking to some of the older delegates who have been around for a while. They have a theory that only people whove been in politics at this level for a very long time could come up with.
Back in 1992, John Sununu had been pushed out of the White House as Chief of Staff, but was still a committed partisan for George H. W. Bush. Ben Ginsberg was a lawyer with the Republican Party.
In 1992, Pat Buchanan challenged George H. W. Bush, forced his way into the convention as a speaker, and lots of conservatives rallied to him. It was a very bad year for Team George H. W. Bush and to this day social conservatives and Pat Buchanan get blamed.
This year, John Sununu and Ben Ginsberg are with Mitt Romney. They saw an upstart campaign from Rick Santorum, who rallied social conservatives like Pat Buchanan did in 1992. He got himself onto the convention stage with a speech, tonight, on welfare that a number of prominent Republicans are worried about.
The guys whove been old hands at this for a long time have gotten it in their heads that these rule changes Team Romney keeps coming up with is payback from Ginsberg and Sununu going back to 1992. It doesnt matter whether it is true or not, they are muttering about it in the halls and it fits as the only rational explanation to a number of these guys.
One of them laughingly told me, They had Phyllis [Schlafly] give her seal of approval to the platform. Now theyll make sure they never have to listen to her or the rest of us again.
Old politicos never actually get over grudges on either side within either party ever.
I miss George Wallace................................... I miss Curtis LeMay more.
I have a feeling you might as well vote third party because the republicans do not want to win and WON’T win.
As for wasting your vote, I voted for mccain and I feel like I REALLY wasted my vote.
It doesn’t make any difference to me — I wasn’t going tovote for the S.O.B. anyway. Romney/Obama, Obamney, Robama, whatever, you can’t tell ‘em apart in a dark room. This is just another reason to vote for the person (not neccesarily the candidate) you feel is best qualified for the job.
Whichever candidate wins the Presidency, we Americans are going to lose. Voting for either of them is tacit approval of whatever they do. They’ll do it but you will have enabled and approved it with your vote.
Enjoy the descent into Socialism. You’ve earned it!
Vote Sarah Palin. Your vote may not count for her but at least it won’t count against you!
Do you have that photo of Mitt raising money for abortions, as a fund raiser for Planned Parenthood?
About time people got serious don’t ya think?
There are two political forces in the USA, the ruling class and the country class.
The democrats and their little puppets known as the GOP-e form the aristocracy. The rest form the peasantry.
The idea of Republicans versus Democrats is an illusion.
The real parties should step forward as The Tea Party versus the Statist Party. That would be a more accurate representation.
"Win. Lose. Who cares. I am in it for the money
and my socialist agenda."
Thanks STARWISE and onyx.
“Hannity pressed Rick Santorum on these issues and RS appeared to be apathetic about it.”
I’m apathetic as well. Why are people wasting so much energy on something so meaningless? The primaries have displaced the convention’s role in the nomination process. The platform was written before the convention started. There’s nothing going in Tampa worth getting worked up over. The Romneybots are going overboard trying to make sure order is maintained for this little dog and pony show, despite the presence of so many Paulists. Good for them. I don’t even care if we have a convention, I certainly don’t care how they conduct it, as long as they can keep from embarrassing themselves on TV.
“Without the energy and wisdom of the grassroots, the GOP would not have had the historic 2010 electoral victories.”
AND it was a BLOWOUT! You wouldn’t know it by the timid, media courting behavior of the elite establishment since. Reagan stood up, called Carter MR. CARTER, talked straight about the mess the Carter administration had made of the country, and STOOD . . never mind how ASHAMED and MORTIFIED the country club RNC elites were. Now Reagan lives in legend, and the RNC elites live in anonymity and hard headedness, still straining to be “accepted” by Chris Matthews.
I really do not think republicans care whether or not they win this election. Unfortunately they are more concerned about destroying their own. More and more I’m thinking this is all they ever meant to do. Their hatred of their base is incredibly passionate. They do not deserve to be in Washington. They seem to be capable of nothing more than destruction.
DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers (And You Won’t Believe Who’s Invited)
The Blaze | 8/27/12 | Erica Ritz
Posted on 08/28/2012 1:05:10 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
It beats me. Hannity also talked with Michelle Bachmann about the convention and MB did not mention one word about it.