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GOP Wants More Control Over Picking 2016 Nominee
AP ^ | 5/7/2014 | Phillip Elliot

Posted on 05/07/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT by gwgn02

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee.

The RNC was to meet Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, to choose members who will effectively set the calendar for 2016's long list of potential presidential contenders. If the party's chairman, Reince Priebus gets his way, the GOP will pick its nominee more quickly than during past contests and have fewer debates in which candidates could criticize each other.

The RNC also was expected to put penalties in place for candidates who don't follow the committee's plans.

RNC officials described the agenda ahead of the three-day meeting. The officials insisted on anonymity because the entire 168-member central party had not yet been briefed on the proposal.

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1 posted on 05/07/2014 10:55:47 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: gwgn02

Idiots.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: gwgn02

I’ve had about enough of the party establishment shoving down our throats one big government Socialist fraud/Democrat ringer after another. The power needs to be taken AWAY from the RNC.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: gwgn02

They’re preparing the way for Jeb Bush.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: gwgn02

So instead of pushing back on the actual enemy, the Democrats and mediots who control the debates, they want to shut out their own base......


5 posted on 05/07/2014 10:59:10 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Publius

Or Romney.

When Terri Land stepped down from her position on the RNC, Mitt Romney’s niece was appointed to take her place.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 11:00:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: gwgn02

They already have it set up that way. This was set in place at the 2012 convention.

The GOP is NOT going to allow another conservative candidate, ever. Reagan was the last.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: gwgn02
GOPe WANTS MORE CONTROL OVER TO SHUT TEA PARTY OUT OF PICKING 2016 NOMINEE

Fixed it.

8 posted on 05/07/2014 11:01:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: gwgn02

What’s wrong with the current system of letting Blue states like Iowa and New Hampshire having first shot at selecting our nominees?


9 posted on 05/07/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: gwgn02

The fix is in for Jeb Bush.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 11:02:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: gwgn02

Major play to prevent any conservative from ever becoming a successful candidate.

GOP-e wants Jeb Bush, and if he is so toxic that he has no chance, they will to try Mitt Romney again. And if Mitt is again such a turkey, the GOP-e would support Hillary before they would support a conservative.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 11:03:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You edit for truth. You must not be a Republican apparatchik.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 11:03:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: gwgn02

Yeah, and it’s time for as new party.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 11:04:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Iron Munro

As my younger and far wiser cousin told me sometime ago when I was ranting about the dems and gope: why are you getting upset, they are ALL THE SAME GUY.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: gwgn02
I think it's time to pull the plug on the RNC and start a Conservative Party, I could care less what it's called , as long as it's aligned with Conservative principals
15 posted on 05/07/2014 11:05:32 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: gwgn02

The fix is in for Hitlery.


16 posted on 05/07/2014 11:05:42 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: gwgn02

Translation: The RNC wants to pick the elitist who will serve them best to run as the GOP candidate.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 11:06:13 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Iron Munro

I have to agree.They figure that we will vote for anyone THEY pick when Hillary’s on the ballot.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 11:06:48 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hoodat

A bunch of red states need to move their primaries up to South Carolina’s primary date.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 11:08:27 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: gwgn02

The GOPe wants a tighter grip for their liberals.


20 posted on 05/07/2014 11:10:35 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: gwgn02
Yes the GOP is this dumb and/or corrupt.

The CoC is determined to have one of their own s the standard bearer.

Where is our Reagan?

21 posted on 05/07/2014 11:11:12 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: gwgn02

Ooh. I sure hope they pick us a winner! </sarc>


22 posted on 05/07/2014 11:12:07 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: cripplecreek
"Or Romney."

OK, call me crazy but I would rather see Romney than Bush. At least Romney stated some anti-illegals positions.

The rest of the GOP is FIRMLY in the camp of Amnesty.

23 posted on 05/07/2014 11:12:52 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: gwgn02

Every piece is being fit into place to make the Republican Party irrelevant in 2016 and beyond. There will be a split between establishment oriented businesses and politicians and Constitutionalists that will never be bridged. Eventually the Crony Capitalists and entitlement Republicans will merge with the progressives setting up authoritarian centralized government. Property rights will slip away first as they are already almost gone. Communications will be increasingly controlled. Meaningless Facebook and Twitter babble will be either pro regime or interpersonal.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: gwgn02

My state GOP primary is again scheduled for late May. As with previous years (2008 and 2012), the nominee was determined weeks before my state primary. That rendered any state results as meaningless.

The one advantage is that I don’t have to endorse any of the contenders and can objectively throw mud at all of them.

If 2016 gives us a Christie or Bush or any of a bunch of other contenders, it won’t make any difference, as the Dem, regardless of who they nominate, will win again.


25 posted on 05/07/2014 11:13:28 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: gwgn02

I smell a four letter word that starts with a “R”.


26 posted on 05/07/2014 11:13:48 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: gwgn02

The democrats have proposed the following for their process.

... The Iowa caucuses will take place on February 1, the New Hampshire primary will
be on February 9, the Nevada caucuses will be held February 20 and the South
Carolina primary will be Feb. 27. All other states will have to wait until March 1
and can hold their primary or caucus through June 14th.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/05/2016-presidential-primary-dates-taking-shape/

The RNC is providing for ‘carve outs’ in Feb. 2016. Dates, etc are being decided today.


27 posted on 05/07/2014 11:14:14 AM PDT by deport
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To: Bryanw92

We can trust them. They know best. Just pay and obey. /sarc


28 posted on 05/07/2014 11:14:27 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: gwgn02

They really want to tick off their base


29 posted on 05/07/2014 11:14:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: clintonh8r

>> So instead of pushing back on the actual enemy, the Democrats and mediots who control the debates, they want to shut out their own base......

To the Progressives of the RepubliCrat Party, WE are the enemy for failure to get with the program.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: gwgn02

There’s something that says the words “central committee” shouldn’t be used with the so-called conservative party.


31 posted on 05/07/2014 11:15:18 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: gwgn02

Its My Party
With apologies to Artist: Lesley Gore

Nobody knows where my voters have gone
Sarah left the same time
Why were they holding her hand
When they’re supposed to be mine

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

Playin’ my records, keep dancin’ all night
Leave me alone for a while
‘Till the voters are dancin’ with me
I’ve got no reason to smile

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you

——— LEAD BREAK ———

Sarah and Ted Cruz just walked through the door
Like a queen with her king
Oh what a birthday surprise
Sarah’s winnin’t his thing!

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you


32 posted on 05/07/2014 11:15:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: gwgn02

Actually some of the ideas aren’t too bad. There were too many debates last time, for instance.

What I don’t agree with is the RNC setting the debate topics for all debates.

It would also be nice if, for at least one debate, there could be an actual neutral moderator. I know, I’m dreaming.


33 posted on 05/07/2014 11:16:29 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Mariner; cripplecreek
OK, call me crazy but I would rather see Romney than Bush. At least Romney stated some anti-illegals positions.

OK, you're crazy.

Why in the world would you believe anything that consummate liar has to say?

Remember in Jan. 12 at CPAC when he said he was both a severely conservative Governor of MA and that he had always been Pro-Life?

And then on August 27th he stated he had always supported Abortion in cases of Rape, Incest, Life and HEALTH of the mother?

How much more duplicitous can a man be before you refuse to trust the words coming out of his mouth?

And this was just one of the more egregious examples of his constant lying.
34 posted on 05/07/2014 11:23:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: gwgn02

They did a great job with Dole, McCain, and Romney, all of whom came in a close second.


35 posted on 05/07/2014 11:24:11 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m laughing at the absolute BLINDNESS of so many Conservatives who refuse to see the fact that we have gone Soviet, and we no longer have a voice in deciding who our rulers are going to be.

If we believe it is IMPOSSIBLE to fix the Federal Beast in Washington from the inside, why do Conservatives believe that they can ‘fix’ the GOP from the inside???

You are dealing with the Ruling Class nobility you stupid serfs! Learn your place!


36 posted on 05/07/2014 11:28:04 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: gwgn02
The party bosses have been telegraphing their disdain for Tea Party/Conservatives for some time now.

But hardly anyone had an appetite to make a go of it with another party. Now it's all but too late, unless the Palins, Cruzes, Lees, etc., cut ties with the Republican party and lead the charge. But they never did and likely will not now.

And they wonder why the conservative base is keen to stay home on election night.

37 posted on 05/07/2014 11:31:38 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: gwgn02
The lamestream media selects the Republican candidate, the one who will lose against the Democrat candidate.

McCain Jeb vs. Obama Hillary

Same chit different election.

38 posted on 05/07/2014 11:31:40 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: gwgn02
More and more it's like the Lords at the RNC are a bunch of rich, fat cat old men who could care less about politics other than how it can enrich them personally. As long as the candidate will flow with the policies that profit the fat cats, they could care less who is in office.

It's like these con artists who preach in these "megachurches." It's not about truth or righteousness. It's about money. Just like in the RNC.

39 posted on 05/07/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT by LouAvul (In favor of reducing government to a more common sense entity.)
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To: gwgn02

Good luck with that Reince.


40 posted on 05/07/2014 11:32:18 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: gwgn02

Because George Bush Sr., Bob Dole, George Bush Jr., John McCain and Mitt Romney were all too wild and extreme to win . . . . .


41 posted on 05/07/2014 11:34:20 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: gwgn02

We need to settle on one or possibly two conservative candidates before the primary.

The RINOs that run the RNC will have theirs picked long in advance, one chosen RINO like Jeb Bush.

We will never get a conservative candidate to the general election by backing a gaggle of borderline conservatives (6-8) in the primaries, and have them rip each other to bits in a dozen debates.

The RINO moderate will get 35% in the primaries and WIN because the rest split the conservative vote 5 ways.

The way conservatives are playing the game today Reagan would lose in the primaries!

Conservatives better come up with a new plan quick and weed out the alsorans.


42 posted on 05/07/2014 11:35:48 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: SoConPubbie
And how does Bush differ? Is he a better choice?

Not that I would ever vote for one of them in the Primary...

But I don't think I could vote for Bush even the General.

Hell, I'm leaning toward 3rd party and killing the corrupt whore known as the GOP.

43 posted on 05/07/2014 11:37:15 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: gwgn02

Memphis? Wish I knew sooner, I’d take the 3 hour drive and go there and give them a piece of my mind.


44 posted on 05/07/2014 11:39:57 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: gwgn02

The RNC wants MORE control?

They need a math lesson. There is no such thing as MORE than 100%.


45 posted on 05/07/2014 11:42:07 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Minor Correction:

Translation: The RNC wants to pick the elitist who will serve them best to run as the LOSING GOP candidate.


46 posted on 05/07/2014 11:43:58 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: gwgn02

Satan is in control already.


47 posted on 05/07/2014 11:46:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: gwgn02

Let Texas pick the nominee


48 posted on 05/07/2014 11:51:46 AM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: gwgn02

It’s fixed anyways. Why do they need to change it. Morons.


49 posted on 05/07/2014 11:54:42 AM PDT by McGruff (Our forefathers were called terrorist by the Brits.)
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To: Mariner
And how does Bush differ? Is he a better choice?

Not at all.

With the exceptions of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Sarah Palin, they are pretty much all corrupt.

If someone of their character is NOT on the final (general election) ballot, I won't be voting for POTUS.

No more sacrificing my principles and my morals so the "Lessor of two evils" candidate can win and move the GOP further to the left.

Not playing that game anymore.
50 posted on 05/07/2014 11:57:26 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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