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Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention
The Blaze ^ | May 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by Pinkbell

Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romney’s adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father.

Josh Romney’s speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported.

The state’s 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 Romney’s 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 father’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: az2012; civility; cult; larouchies; libertarians; mittromney; obamawhite; paul; preciousbodilyfluids; rino; romney; romneyfamily; romneygotzotted; ronpaul; zotsforjoshromney; zotsformittromney; zotsforromneybots
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To: saganite

Backstabber Romney is NOT the GOP or Libertarian

Romney is the nominee of the GOPe, the DNC,
the Mormons, and the Soros contingent.
Probably the International Legion of Backstabbers, too.

21 posted on 05/13/2012 1:05:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Diogenesis

What is sickening to me is the majority of these posters tut-tutting and expressing their disdain for the verbal raucousness of the anti-Romney people at the convention, have no idea what wimps they would be in the eyes of their forbears from the 1700s.

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 Canada’s finest citizens.

22 posted on 05/13/2012 1:08:46 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Pinkbell

One of the few times I 100% support the Paulbots. Go put on a uniform, Joshie. Working for your deceitful daddy ain’t the same as military service.

23 posted on 05/13/2012 1:08:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Pinkbell

Acting like democrats.

But maybe its not an act.

24 posted on 05/13/2012 1:12:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro
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To: Pinkbell

I don’t prefer Romney to Paul, I don’t want either one of them. Romney doesn’t have the delegates and I’ll do whatever I have to do when one of them gets a lock on the 1144 delegates, the NRC is counting delegates for Romney he doesn’t have.

25 posted on 05/13/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Diogenesis

Sadly, I simply can’t pull that lever for Romney. I will be voting for Ron Paul instead—who has zero chance of winning.

What we must do is try to put true conservatives in the House and Senate, hopefully to give whichever guy is the next president far less power.

26 posted on 05/13/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Pinkbell

these paul supporters are going to hurt paul, no one else

27 posted on 05/13/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Farmer Dean

I have enough on my plate trying to swallow that a two faced socialist b*st*rd is the last faint hope remaining for excising the marxist malignancy from the White House.

It’s like exchanging colon cancer for prostate cancer.

This is going to be four dark years no matter what comes. I have no patience left for dealing with the likes of Paulestinian Stupicide Bombers

28 posted on 05/13/2012 1:16:00 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Pinkbell

Typical Ron Paul behavior.

Remember when in the debates the candidates (in two different debates) were asked to state what they liked or admired about one of the other candidates?

Ron Paul was the one who couldn’t think of anything. Now that’s a low-class act.

29 posted on 05/13/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Pinkbell

I am so sick of Ron Paul supporters. !!!!!!!

30 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by vprin23512 (vprin23512)
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To: saganite; Leisler; Seeking the truth
That’s unfortunate. Not allowing someone to speak is a leftist tactic.

Not always.

During the 2000 election fiasco, a bunch of us from this very forum drowned out Jesse Jackson, to the point where he was forced to be escorted our of his race-pimp rally without having the chance to utter a single word.

It was GREAT.

31 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:06 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Pinkbell

I am so sick of Ron Paul supporters. !!!!!!!

32 posted on 05/13/2012 1:29:12 PM PDT by vprin23512 (vprin23512)
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To: TomGuy

No candidates supporters are more obnoxious than many of the Romney supporters.

33 posted on 05/13/2012 1:35:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ( A Mormon Bishop is defending our bible defined "one man, one woman" marriage argument)
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To: icwhatudo

Voting for the lesser of two evils is what has gotten us to this point.

34 posted on 05/13/2012 1:38:10 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: youngidiot

Nah, the fool is the one who picks the Morman simply because he’s not Obama.

35 posted on 05/13/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Pinkbell

Whatever one thinks of Mitt, this didn’t have any class.

36 posted on 05/13/2012 1:42:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: wastedyears

It’s a larger issue, as anyone who gave thought to it would know. It will always, always be a choice between sinners, usually two of them for all intents and purposes. (When the government is on Jesus Christ’s shoulders, it won’t be by a popular vote.) Why have the parties served us up such abysmal candidates, and the better third parties able to drum up so little support that they can’t even equal the size of the vote for a stinky Barack Obama, is an equally valid question.

37 posted on 05/13/2012 1:45:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: TomGuy

Ron Paul nuts are a class unto themselves. They have been this way for years. There are other sites I have frequented in the past, and they would disrupt everything, especially online polls.

38 posted on 05/13/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by PghBaldy (First MADD and "drunk" checkpoints, now TSA and "terrorist" checkpoints, what next?)
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To: All

The only good thing that will result from this campaign (other than Obama being defeated) is that this will likely be the last we see of the Paultards. They’ll crawl back into their bunkers and hovels.

I so look forward to that day.

39 posted on 05/13/2012 1:46:43 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Pinkbell

In all fairness, the Paul backers were behaving themselves for the most part, and they were clearly the majority in the room, until Josh Romney lit a fire under them.

To explain why this annoyed them so much, is because they had put in the work at the ground level, as they have in several states, to insure that, no matter the popular vote in those states, the delegates actually sent to the convention are Paul supporters. This is not underhanded or cheating in any way, just that they took the time to learn the rules in each state, so as to maximize their effect at the convention, no matter who they are supposed to support on the first ballot.

But this meant that at this meeting, there were two different slates of delegate candidates. Those who are supporters of Romney, many of whom didn’t even bother to attend, and were just filling the role of “somebody” who would go to the convention if they were chosen, to cast a “whatever” ballot for Romney; and dedicated and determined Paul supporters. People who care and have worked hard.

And Josh Romney then told this room full of Paul supporters that, “for party unity”, they should elect a slate of Romney supporters instead of going to the convention themselves.

This is little more than the sneering contempt that the onerous Mitt Romney has shown for both Paul supporters *and* conservatives and their ideas, from the very start.

“I don’t like you, and I don’t need you. You are unimportant to me, but you *have* to vote for me because I am the chosen one, and if you don’t, Obama will be reelected.”

To hell with that a-hole. While I do not personally support Ron Paul, though I like a lot of his ideas that overlap with conservative ideas, that only he has the chutzpah to say; I think that conservatives will owe him a GIANT favor if his people can block the onerous Romney from getting the nomination, so that a conservative can.

And that’s important, because by themselves, Paul’s supporters can’t get him the nomination. But just about *any* conservative would be a better nominee and president.

This is really about saving our country. If Ron Paul’s people can help conservatives do that, then they are our brothers.

40 posted on 05/13/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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