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  • HEEEERE WE GO, REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    07/19/2016 2:54:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | July 19, 2016 | knarf
    Nomination speeches
  • Snap Judgment: Trump-Pence

    07/17/2016 2:07:26 PM PDT · by OddLane · 18 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | July 17, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Without being able to peer into the mind of Donald Trump, it’s hard to discern what prompted him to pick Governor Pence. If we take his words at face value, party unity was one of the primary motivating factors. That undoubtedly played a role, although I doubt it will sway Republicans in the Dump Trump camp, whose obsession borders on the pathological and will undoubtedly persist through Cleveland. My take is that this choice is a bid to boost the perceived statesmanship of the GOP going into November. The gravitas deficit, a la Dick Cheney and Gaffes Biden, who was...
  • Bob Dole 'disappointed' in Jeb Bush for skipping convention

    07/17/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee, said he's disappointed in Jeb Bush for sitting out the Republican National Convention. Dole, who initially endorsed Bush for president before the former Florida governor dropped out, said he should unite behind the party and support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Anti-Trump Virginia delegate hopes ruling sends message

    07/08/2016 1:38:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | Alan Suderman | AP
    A Virginia delegate to the GOP national convention who opposes Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is hoping a favorable ruling on a legal challenge to state election law will serve as a last-minute spark to help dump the billionaire businessman as the party’s nominee. Carroll Correll Jr. said Thursday outside a federal courthouse in Richmond that he hopes an upcoming ruling will send a message to other Republican delegates that they are free to pick someone besides Trump. “As a party and as a nation, we could do a lot better than Donald Trump,” Correll said. The Republican National Committee’s national...
  • Ted Cruz to speak at RNC following Trump meeting

    07/07/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 220 replies
    CNN ^ | 07-07-2016 | Jeremy Diamond and Noah Gray
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump's former chief rival for the GOP nomination, will speak at the Republican National Convention later this month, the Texas senator told reporters after the two met Thursday in Washington. Cruz told reporters Thursday that the real estate mogul offered his former primary rival a speaking slot during the meeting and Cruz accepted. He added that he and Trump did not discuss an endorsement.
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Rubio Makes Unprecedented Bid to Keep Delegates for Contested Convention

    03/30/2016 11:24:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 30, 2016 | Ari Melber
    Despite suspending his campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio is attempting to keep every delegate he won while running for president. The unusual move reflects preparations for a contested convention this summer — and comes as Donald Trump backed away from an earlier pledge to support the Republican party's nominee if he is treated unfairly after winning more delegates than his rivals. Rubio aide Alex Burgos told MSNBC that while the Florida senator is "no longer a candidate," he "wants to give voters a chance to stop Trump."
  • 'Black Lives Matter': We Will 'Shut Down' GOP Convention If We Can

    07/25/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of 1968 and the Days of Rage? Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that "any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will." Appearing on today's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Cullors also blithely spoke of "the murder of Mike Brown" in Ferguson, MO. Neither of the co-guest hosts sitting in for Harris-Perry, Richard Liu and Janet Mock, challenged Cullors' characterization. This despite the fact that even Eric Holder's Justice Department found no wrongdoing on the part of the police officer who shot Brown. View the video here.
  • Republicans ready to move 2016 convention up two months

    01/23/2014 12:36:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Republicans on Friday are expected to remove all obstacles to holding their 2016 presidential nominating convention to the end of June, two months earlier than their 2012 convention in Tampa, The Washington Times has learned. “The party’s rules change moves the convention to an earlier date which will allow our candidate to begin the general campaign earlier,” said Republican National Committee member Bruce Ash, who is chairman of the RNC’s Standing Rules Committee. “I will be voting to create a level playing field for all candidates and to help vet and promote the best candidate to allow the GOP to...
  • While I Was Gone…

    09/04/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | September 4 2012 | Skip MacLure
    In writing, especially in the era of the new media, you’re only as good as your last publication… in our case, that was a couple of weeks ago. Dee, my fearless editor, and I both have full time careers. Dee in particular has an awful lot on her plate… I honestly don’t understand how she does it all. We’ve experienced a sort of enforced hiatus due to a long overdue hiatal hernia reduction that I should have taken care of years ago. The operation, as such, went extremely well, except that I contracted pneumonia as a result of the anesthesia…...
  • Robert Gibbs: ‘Angry’ night ‘full of insults’

    08/29/2012 8:39:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    Robert Gibbs: ‘Angry’ night ‘full of insults’ By: Kevin Cirilli August 29, 2012 12:06 AM EDT In Tampa to lead the pushback for President Barack Obama’s campaign, top adviser Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the first night of the Republican National Convention was “angry” and “strange” and “full of insults.” “I’m kind of flabbergasted at the whole night,” Gibbs said on MSNBC after Gov. Chris Christie’s keynote speech. “It seemed first and foremost like this was a very angry convention tonight full of insults.” He said that the night’s speakers, including House Speaker John Boehner, did not capture the struggles...
  • VIDEO: Artur Davis Speech Republican National Convention RNC

    08/28/2012 7:49:45 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/12 | Artur Davis
    Video of speech HERE.
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • What Would Robert Heinlein Say to Ron Paul and his Supporters?

    08/28/2012 12:17:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 28, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    You may not agree with what Heinlein says here but he is speaking directly across the years to Ron Paul and his people at the Republican National Convention.
  • GOP Rules Committee Rapidly Moving to Shut Out Grassroots at 2:00 p.m. Today (It's not over)

    08/28/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 532 replies
    RedState ^ | Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. I’ve been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsberg’s effort to allow candidates to control delegates. Under an initial proposal, delegates would, in effect, be chosen by the presumed nominee’s campaign and not based on votes in the states and delegate selection processes in...
  • Police find bricks, pipes and 'anarchist' graffiti on rooftop (near RNC Tampa)

    08/23/2012 3:22:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Fox Tampa ^ | 8/21/2012
    Tampa police say they've confiscated bricks and pipes from a rooftop in Tampa, and discovered what they say is "anarchist" graffiti. The anonymous symbol was spray painted, along with the number "99" in red paint. All of it was found on top of a building at 1000 North Florida Ave., which is at the corner of Florida Avenue and Tyler Street. "We are appreciative that the business owner called us," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said Tuesday afternoon. "Finding those items for us was not a surprise," she added. "We are just pleased to see the communications process worked the...
  • Democrats Unleashing Secret, Very Destructive Weapon On Republicans In Tampa

    08/24/2012 4:37:50 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/24/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Biden Will Be in Tampa During RNC

    08/21/2012 4:08:50 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, a campaign official confirms. "Next week, on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events," an Obama campaign official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "Additional details on the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming." The Republican National Convention will run from August 27-30 in Tampa. The Drudge Report first reported the news that Biden would be in Tampa at the same time as the Republican convention.
  • Statement from Governor Sarah Palin about the Republican Convention ...

    08/13/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    Gretawire ^ | August 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    ... As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members ...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces First Wave of Republican Convention Headliners

    08/06/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 93 replies
    Republican National Committee ^ | 8/6/12 | Reince Priebus
    Tampa, Fla. – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the first list of headliners addressing the Republican National Convention August 27-30. Additional convention speakers, including the keynote, will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The speakers are: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the youngest sitting governor in the United States; Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate is a NY Times best-selling author, radio and television show host; Ohio Governor John Kasich, former House Budget Committee chairman; New Mexico Governor Susana...