Skip to comments.Team Romney forced ‘undemocratic rules’ to disenfranchise pro-life Republicans, Rush says
Posted on 09/01/2012 7:21:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
TAMPA, August 31, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) While political observers watched Rick Santorum, Paul Ryan, and Marco Rubio, the Republican National Committee pushed through new rules that could change the face of the party for some time including one rule that Rush Limbaugh said was designed to freeze pro-life Christians out of the GOP.
Under rules proposed by election lawyer Ben Ginsberg, who said he was acting on behalf of the Romney campaign, the presidential candidate who wins a state primary would get to select all state delegates to the convention and disavow anyone who meets his disapproval. The delegates, in turn, draw up the platform and formally nominate candidates.
The new code was opposed by the Family Research Center, Leadership Institute founder Morton Blackwell, and attorney James Bopp, who helped draw up the original pro-life plank in 1980.
House Speaker John Boehner presided over the voice vote on the rule, which appeared to have an even number of yes and no votes.
The controversy deepened after a video showed a teleprompter with a prerecorded message that the change had been approved, leading to speculation the vote was fixed.
Limbaugh revealed the behind-the-scenes moves of the GOP establishment.
Dean Clancy of FreedomWorks called the move a transparent attempt to neuter the grassroots and head off future insurgencies like those of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Ron Paul.
Richard Viguerie of ConservativeHQ.com rapped the Romney campaign and the Republican Establishment. Competing candidates and issues are what makes a party strong and brings new voters into the party as candidates and issues vie for support, he wrote.
More than a few believe the change is intended to deprive pro-life, pro-family Republicans from having a voice and venue in the party of Lincoln.
The establishment Republicans want to kick the conservatives out of the party. They dont want the conservatives having any say-so in the party whatsoever, said Rush Limbaugh on his radio program on Tuesday.
Limbaugh said major figures used to approach him to ask, What are you gonna do about the Christians?
This abortion, its killing us! he says they told him. You gotta get them to shut up about this.
We dont want em! Its not good. Its embarrassing.
He said the rules change was about the establishment finally being at its wits end on this War on Women.
In 1968, the Democratic Party began its liberalization by changing its formula for selecting delegates, transforming the disparate national party into an advocacy group for feminists, unions, and the far-Left. Four years later, the party nominated George McGovern.
Former Congressman Jim Kolbe, who is openly homosexual, has said this will be the last Republican Party platform to defend marriage.
Sarah Palin stated recently that a conservative third party could replace the Republicans if they ignore their traditional platform.
A second vote, presided over by former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, passed a rule that shortened the primary season, which critics say will undermine grassroots campaigns while assisting those with abundant financial resources or insider connections.
Romney surrogates say they have adopted the rules to assist him if he is running for re-election in 2016.
Rush Limbaugh indicated another reason behind the change in delegate selection by quoting an Associated Press story, which states conservatives are leaving the GOP badly out of step with a nation thats rapidly becoming less white.
[A]ccording to the AP, when you boil it all down, the biggest problem with the Republican Party is its whiteness, Limbaugh said. We gotta get rid of em. The AP wants us gone. The Democrat Party wants us gone. And the Republican establishment doesnt want the hassle of dealing with this.
Even if you were able to cleanse the party of all these white conservatives, do you think the AP is gonna start writing love stories about you? he asked.
Columnist Michelle Malkin, an outspoken conservative, told the partys conservatives to remain engaged and take their party back.
The bottom line: Get organized, get loud, and stay vigilant, she wrote. No matter who ends up in the White House in January, no matter what letter follows the names of the people in power in Washington, the grass-roots conservative movement must be prepared to stand its ground.
Spineless, gonadless, gutless Republicrat Party.
That's why I'll be holding my nose at the voting booth. The GOP Establishment is Democrat Lite. I have to choose between being hit by a moped and being hit by a semi truck.
I won’t be holding my nose, I had enough of that in 2008. I’ll be voting for a real conservative, although he will lose.
This is just a small foretaste of the betrayal in store for conservatives when Romney is elected.
” This abortion, its killing us! “
Just my opinion..........but this could backfire in the long run.
The people who go to conventions now from the states - both D’s and R’s - are the ones for the most part who are involved and have tight circles of other workers/volunteers.
Start freezing them out and you’ll see a drop off in the folks doing the heavy lifting down in the lower levels.
I kept warning that Romney will run the GOP further to the Left.
And look how soon!
Doing some research. Do we know which precinct chairman or rules committee member actually sponsored the rule change?
But...but... we were going to keep him in the straight and narrow, with Boehner and the congress and we were all goin’ to feel alright!
I am glad Rush came out with this information. Waiting for the Rombots to scream at Rush in 3...2...1.
“This is just a small foretaste of the betrayal in store for conservatives when Romney is elected.”
Yes. Every time I can almost turn the engine over to sell myself out one more time...
‘You knew what I was when you picked me up.’
It's the WIVES of these RINOs.
What's different now? We loved W. And all he loved was Papa's legacy. He let conservatives believe he was one of them. Then he stuck us in the back.
We don't love Romney--but we're voting for him, anyway. He's no worse than W.
When he's in office, Rove will look around and understand that we don't have any loyalty for Romney or Treacherous Karl. And we'll have more and more Tea Party conservatives in the House and Senate.
I'd advise expressing your ire by sending a small donation to Aikin or Sarah Pac rather than voting for Obama. Sarah's going to be very active after Romney wins, making his treachery difficult.
I don’t. There are quite a few. This one doesn’t want to be recognized for obvious reasons.
Dr. Paul or Gary Johnson?
Can’t figure out that ever 4 years of support for garbage gets you nowhere? Carry on!
It’s working so well that you are VOTING for a Mormon Democrat!
Here’s my problem: a no vote is a vote for obammy. A vote for Romney has it’s faults, too.
The only thing I know to do is to vote for Romney, and hope we can pick up enough seats in both Houses with conservatives who may be able to hold Romney’s feet to the fire.
Of course, if we had majorities in both Houses, we could slow obammy down a bit, too—but then he turns to Executive orders to get his agenda accomplished.
Every way I look at it, America as we know it, is over.
Or maybe it’s just that I’m old and don’t know anything.
Ron Paul supporters are liars and misrepresented themselves as Santorum or Romney supporters, to get most of their Delegate slots.
Point taken that the rules could be abused by future candidates, but this was a reaction to Paul's nuts.
Bingo! We have “progressed” to a candidate who has implemented BO and lib style thuggish tactics to exclude those who don’t kiss his ring, or fit the 30% segment of the party.
I don’t like the fact that we have Romney as the nominee.
I agree with the founding statements of Free Republic.
But the fact is, either Romney or Obama is going to be president.
I don’t believe that the US can recover for a very long time, if at all from
4 more years of Obama. Obama’s reelection will mean implementation of Obamacare, picking of left wing supreme court justices, and quite possibly him ruling by executive orders.
I’m struggling to even think this, but it looks like the only way to save our country for now is for Obama to be defeated. And if Romney governs liberally, then form a 3rd party for 2016.
Have at it! Votes like yours are not even considered. They are in the bag every election. You are ignored by your party that you support. They do not ever even think about your vote. They OWN it.
“hope we can pick up enough seats in both Houses with conservatives who may be able to hold Romneys feet to the fire.”
You might want to put some salve on the charred stumps where your feet used to be. The Geriatric Old Plotters hold the torch. Not conservatives.
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