Skip to comments.Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention
Posted on 05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by Pinkbell
Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romneys adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father.
Josh Romneys speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported.
The states convention was to elect delegates for the national convention in August, where the former Massachusetts governor is expected to wrap up the nomination to take on President Barack Obama.
We cannot afford four more years of President Obama, said Josh Romney, the third of Mitt Romneys five sons. We need someone to step in there and turn things around.
Ron Paul supporters at the Arizona GOP convention. (Image source: Arizona Republic)
But Josh had to stop repeatedly as people booed and yelled for Paul, who has continued campaigning in the Republican primary. All other challengers, including Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, have dropped out of the race, and Romney has a commanding lead over Paul in the estimated delegate count.
But Paul supporters have begun flooding state conventions, recently winning control of delegate majorities in Nevada and Maine.
Josh Romney tried to pacify the crowd by taking a moment to recognize his fathers former rivals. It appeared to have little effect: Telling delegates to vote for his dad as he finished up, the crowd exploded with competing boos and cheers, cutting him short.
According to the Republic, some attendees said they heard Paul supporters chanting outside that Mitt Romney was the white Obama.
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“Even the lack of decorum described in the article about the convention in Arizona is relatively mild. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was throwing rotten eggs and tomatoes at the establishment hacks in town-hall meetings, and his sons were shooting bullets at Loyalists shortly thereafter. The Loyalists later became some of Canadas finest citizens.”
Amen. Based upon the culture, Parties, the philosophies of the people in charge today we’d still be bowing down to the King of England. Today anyone that doesn’t agree and accept what the establishment line throws out is labeled an outcast. We’ve become a nation of partisan lackeys that will graciously accept cronyism and corruption depending on the Party.
I don’t like Romney; I don’t like Obama, I don’t like our perpetual state of fighting wars and defending others without receiving just and full compensation from those affluent countries. I didn’t like Bush bailing out the banks, and I don’t like Obama continuing. I suspect Romney will continue and we’ll continue with a Fed that supports the casino of Wall St by artificially keeping rates low by buying Treasuries instead of supporting conservative savers and allowing institutions to get a riskless return on interest bearing instruments.
Bailing out big business and overpaid CEOS that ruined their business and supporting illegals and the half the country has become the American way and along with our wars we’re broke.
“In America, in historical fact, it has always been the case that politicians and their mouthpieces have been either cheered or booed. Sometimes riotously. A more recent example that is especially germane to this latest reality check would be the Goldwaterites who roundly booed Rockefeller off the stage in ‘64.”
That was our heritage and culture. Now Obama and many Republicans too (it was bipartisan) have passed a law that would mean those who booed or acted “riotously” at such an event with secret service protection will be charged with felonies. I fear the good ole days where we could peacefully stand up to government are coming to an end, and both Parties are pushing it.
Right! Here is some more food for thought:
First Bachmann wins the Iowa Straw Poll. Then Romney wins the early count of the Iowa Caucuses, and within a shake of a lambs tail Santorum wins in the late count.
Now an FR article predicts that Ron Paul will have the majority of voting delegates from Iowa.
If Pauls plan to cut 1 TRILLION dollars in year-to-year Federal spending, AND abolish 5 Federal Departments are the main reasons for Iowa Delegates to thaw out their opposition to Paul, then it might later be said that as Iowa goes, so goes the Nation.
BTW, T is for Texas, Tampa and those of us who are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!
Here are some more reasons to vote for Ron Paul in the remaining Primary elections:
1.) It will drive the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) and their Rove-style political consultants NUTS!
2.) It will deny statistical support to Romney.
3.) It could result in an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
4.) It would irritate the snot out of the GOP-E.
5.) It will put the GOP-E on notice that we think that their RINO Party has done NOTHING since we sent 89 TEA Party men and women to the US Congress in 2010.
6.) An OPEN Convention is our ONLY chance of a successful DUMP ROMNEY campaign.
7.) A superb, true Dark Horse Republican Nominee needs an OPEN Convention to replace Romney.
BTW, did I mention the sheer joy of watching the GOP-Endorsers publicly eating crow?
What the Liberal Agenda Media has never figured out, is that the 2012 National Election will be the last National Election where Campaign topics other than the National Debt will be debated again.
IOW, when the grim reaper of financial reality forces Federal Politicians in both parties to pay the US Bond owners before payments to our Entitlement recipients, it will terminate discussion on the main topics that we chatter about so far in 2012.
This National election is all about the money, your grandchildrens descendants money.
Ron Paul is to old and to disliked as being different from what most voters picture a US President to look and sound like to win the Nomination.
HOWEVER, Ron Paul as an Anbody-but-Romney candidate in Tampa is our last, best chance to have an OPEN Convention in Tampa, and for that alone he deserves our Primary voter support.
Paul has soldiered on through this entire Primary Campaign. Let us help him establish a beachhead on the Shores of Tampa!
My Favorite Dark Horse was R Sc US Senator Jim DeMint, but I have been told by those in the know that Jim will not run for POTUS.
Fortunately, there are many other great potential nominees who would be far more acceptable to us than any of the Primary Candidates so far, but a Dump Romney action requires an OPEN Convention.
For those who object to Paul as a Nominee, then treat him as a tired old political soldier who will, with our help, win the Battle to achieve an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
THEN the delegates can win the War, and choose the best Nominee to solve our National Debt Problem.
Remember, this election is all about the money, your grandchildrens descendants money - - - - .
What is the best way that you can use your Primary vote to help the financial future of YOUR descendants?
>Yeah. So much for respecting 1st amendment rights. Isnt funny how those who preach tolerance are the most intolerant bunch?
What are you talking about? The 1st Amendment is binding only upon the government; that is to say that while you have the right to say what you will I also gave the right not to listen, or to tell you to shut up. (Not that doing so would be conducive to a dialog.)
Factually incorrect; prohibition was indeed Constitutional as it had an amendment authorizing it.
It failed because the it was literally unenforceable and it was unenforceable because a) the scope of control needed, and b) that the definitions were left undefined (i.e. congress could decide what the ABV was for an "intoxicating liquor")
Organized crime became powerful in the prohibition era precisely because of the unenforceable nature of prohibition.
People seeking relief from suffering are NOT CRIMINALS.
is Willie Nelson a hardened criminal? Brain dead lib, yes. Criminal no.
Back in 1776 you would have locked up the entire Continental Congress for herb!!!!
You got something against agriculture? Happiness? Freedom? Flower phobia? Founding Fathers? What gives YOU or ANYBODY the RIGHT to determine what someone ingests? Pluck the beam out of your own eye brother.
Indeed, with prohibition repealed the Constitutional support for the War on Drugs is nonexistent.
Yes, those points too.
Ron Paul is one of those Republicans, although Liber(al)tarian is the more accurate word, that Democrats and liberals would be okay with when it comes to foreign policy and many social issues, this is with the exception of Ron Paul’s opposition to Roe vs. Wade (sared doctrine in lib circles). They would struggle with him from an economic standpoint (although he is hypocritical considering the earmarks), and his racist Stormfront supporters would be a negative as well to people on both sides of the aisle.
Of course they are, neither party wants to be out of power, which they would be in an instant if they allowed those uppity 'people' to dissent.
I suddenly realize who Paulbots remind me of: Jean-Marie LaPen’s little band of true believers in France.
The liar, backstabber, poser Romney may be all YOU
have because you are already on your KNEES to him.
Romney was CHOSEN by the GOPe, MSM, and DNC
because he is a PROVEN LOSER,
and has a terrible record that makes
complaints about the undocumented tyrant, simply moot.
Romney was chosen to given Obama a second term.
Horrid little creatures. UGh.
I said this...
“Unless a brokered convention comes through, he is all weve got. Unless you want BO.”
And you said this...
“The liar, backstabber, poser Romney may be all YOU
have because you are already on your KNEES to him.”
If you would like to discuss something, we can be rational without getting personal. I’m not on my knees to anyone but My Lord. However, I play chess and not checkers. The move after the convention is the Congress with a RINO. I wanted Sarah Palin. You can’t always get what you want.
If you can read through that list and still not vote in anyone who can beat the Marxist, you’re playing checkers.
A couple of the Romney boys should have been booed off the stage in Aiken, South Carolina in Jan 2008 ..
They were rude, obnoxious and mocking the other candidates...
The SC folk in attendance had much better manners then the upstart Romneys so they just muttered to themselves...
BTW Ron Paul and his supporters were polite and nice at that GOP Rally..
As were FRed’s people...
I was there for Duncan Hunter and we all got along fine...
Except for the Romneys who were “too good” to speak to anyone...
It would appear that the patience of the other campaigns towards the Romney camp has grown thin with the years...
Loyalists are part of what is wrong with Canada; however I think sometimes there effect is overstated, as only something like 30,000 actually left to go to Canada.
Mitt Romney is to Mormons what the Kennedys are to Roman Catholics.
The LDS needs to do something to clean up its own house before Romney singlehandedly wrecks the pro-family and conservative image they've spent several generations working to create.
8 posted on Sun May 13 2012 14:39:21 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by saganite: “Thats unfortunate. Not allowing someone to speak is a leftist tactic.”
130 posted on Sun May 13 2012 18:34:12 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Republican Wildcat: “This is not civilized conduct - shouting people down so they cant be heard - identical conduct to the fringe left weve seen before.”
I'm disturbed by the arguments some are making that shouting people down is an acceptable tactic of political discourse. Advocating rational debate rather than mob tactics is not merely being civil and polite; it is being conservative. We should be as aggressive as we possibly can in debate, but we need to debate wrong arguments, not shout them down.
Conservatives are not liberals. We believe in such things as absolute truth, original intent, logic, etc. While honest liberals share our concepts of truth and are sincerely and honestly wrong, many liberals simply do not believe in the same standards of truth that we do. As conservatives, we are supposed to be debating our opponents and proving them wrong.
If we aren't doing that, either 1) we don't have confidence in our own arguments or 2) we don't have confidence in our ability to defend our arguments.
If 1) is true, we ought to become liberals. If 2) is true, then we ought to shut up and let someone talk who knows what he's talking about.
Ron Paul supporters need to listen and follow 1) or 2).
Just read this, John....I still have that bullhorn!
Else he'd VOLUNTARILY allowed his nominating petitions in Virginia be reviewed by designated party volunteers just like all the other nominating petitions.
He accepted the deal Mullins and Bolling worked out so his didn't get reviewed ~ that showed us the kind of man he really is.
We really need a different candidate ~ certainly the Mormons could come up with someone better than this ~ the guy oozes sleaze from every pore.
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