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Floor fight:Grass-roots activists battle-RNC delegate rules-Updt:Palin: ..attack grass-roots;
Michelle Malkin ^ | 8-28-12 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by STARWISE

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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 declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor

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Update 3:34pm Eastern Dissidents have until 3:47pm Eastern to gather enough signatures to force the floor vote, according to right-leaning Examiner’s Tim Carney, who is on scene. Left-leaning BuzzFeed’s 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…

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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.

FW’s Dean Clancy observes: “If @SpeakerBoehner had been wielding the Speaker’s gavel instead of the GOP convention gavel, he wouldn’t 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.”

Rob Port:

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.


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Reams of info above the *snip* at the beginning about the ongoing process today in Tampa. I just posted the recent updates about this fight. Grass roots, small govt pubbies need to fight the GOP-E!! No Beltway bromides .. no Paulite nuttiness, no Karl Rove machinations and deceipt!!
1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; ...

..Ding!


2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:16:11 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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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...........


3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: STARWISE

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.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STARWISE
Boehner and Mr. RomneyCARE have screwed the conservatives, and in doing so, themselves.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: STARWISE
I sent an email to the Michigan Republican Party withdrawing. I've been R since 1969 in Indiana, New Mexico, and the People's Republics of Massachusetts and Michigan.

No more.

6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:21:54 PM PDT by garyb
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To: STARWISE

I have heard that the Virginia delegation is going to vote against all changes in unison.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by 103198
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To: STARWISE

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.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:49 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the thread. Will catch up when I get home.....I hope. UGH, what a nightmare.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the thread. Will catch up when I get home.....I hope. UGH, what a nightmare.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: STARWISE

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.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:26:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Red Badger; All

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.
Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CyRnXx2cEF8

God rest your soul .. you are so missed!


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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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.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: RummyChick

Who were the Maine delegates that were removed, representing? Some conservative? No? I didn’t think so.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by Eva
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To: STARWISE

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.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:30:52 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Da Coyote

May the fleas from a thousand camels inhabit their navel!


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Hannity pressed Rick Santorum on these issues and RS appeared to be apathetic about it.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:14 PM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: cripplecreek

No. The Paulistinians only gave them the excuse to stomp out the grass roots, not the motivation.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:34:48 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Diogenesis
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19 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: STARWISE

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.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:54 PM PDT by Eva
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