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Republicanism in action - Convention Report GA 5th
4-16-16 | Bob Schmidt

Posted on 04/16/2016 5:29:42 PM PDT by spintreebob

I attended the GA 5th District Convention. About 50 people, the largest attendance they have ever had. As they have done in past presidential years, a nominating committee had prepared a slate of 3 delegates and 3 alternates. At least 4 others had emailed me that they also were running.

The chair, parliamentarian, secretary and credentials chair on the platform were all on the slate As with 2012, the slate was rejected as a slate. There were nominations from the floor going head-to-head a slated individual vs those not slated.

The chair and parliamentarian declared that it would require a 2/3 vote to reject the slate. So the biggest fight was over Roberts Rules. It was all silly because the vote was 39 to 11 to reject the slate. The chair and parliamentarian fighting for a 2/3 vote for a slate they were on .... and blaming the outsiders for the fight over Roberts Rules technicalities turned 1/3 of the delegates against the slate. So it was the chair and parliamentarian being out-of-touch (for a moment) with the delegates.

So the slated ran individually against those from the floor. The parliamentarian could see that he was going to lose. So he graciously withdrew his name. The Chair and Secretary on the stage also lost head-to-head with those from the floor.

The Trumpster who was slated won. A Trumpster from the floor won.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cruz; establishment; grassroots; nevertrump; repositorywarren; trump
There were two slated individuals who were the most pro-establishment. Two Cruz supporters were both nominated to run against one of the establishment types, potentially splitting the anti-establishment vote. But the delegates realized what was happening and coalesced around one of the Cruz nominees and he beat the establishment guy by 1 vote.

Nobody ran against the other establishment candidate and she had a free ride the whole night.

In addition to the 3 delegates and 3 alternates chosen in the 14 GA Districts today, 34 more delegates will be chosen at the State Convention in Augusta in the future.

1 posted on 04/16/2016 5:29:42 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: SierraWasp; freeangel; itsahoot; magglepuss; Justice; Lazamataz

Besides the establishment and candidate aspects, another aspect was that the Congressional district covers parts of 3 counties. None were from DeKalb or Clayton. All 6 slated candidates were from the Fulton part of Atlanta and mostly from the same part of Atlanta ignoring 95% of the district geographically.

Nominations from the floor changed that.


2 posted on 04/16/2016 5:38:21 PM PDT by spintreebob
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But the delegates realized what was happening and coalesced around one of the Cruz nominees and he beat the establishment guy by 1 vote.

Isn't a Cruz nominee the same as the establishment?

3 posted on 04/16/2016 6:37:01 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: spintreebob
You only had 50 people, we started out with close to three-hundred in the third district. We voted by slate for the delegates, with three slates presented. The endorsed slate, who are Cruz supporters won the delegate spots.

There were five slates for the alternates, with a lot of folks aced out because they couldn't cobble together a slate. A lot of candidates appeared on more than one slate for the Alternates. The endorsed slate won there as well, but it was closer. That was a mixture of Cruz and "did not disclose".

Besides the delegate races, we also heard from five Congressional candidates for the Lynn Westmoreland seat which is opening up. All were good, but State Sen. Mike Crane was easily the favorite of the lot. He is an ally of State Sen. Josh McKoon, who received a well-deserved hero's welcome on the floor. He also has the support of the senior family of the district, the Frost family. Both Brant V and Katie Frost are young, talented and will be heard from in the future.
4 posted on 04/16/2016 7:08:19 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit."-R.Reagan)
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Isn't a Cruz nominee the same as the establishment?

Not in the Third District it isn't, just two branches of anti-Establishment, possibly taking some reluctant free riders on board. One of top families in the District (from my experience) is the Frost family, and young Brant V would NOT cast a vote as a delegate when Romney set it so no other names could be entered (Frost was going to be voting Ron Paul). Young Brant Frost V wittheld his vote, which made some negative buzz in some circles. That didn't stop Katie Frost from having the most overall support, being on both the Cruz and the "Trump Unity" slate.
5 posted on 04/16/2016 7:12:14 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit."-R.Reagan)
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To: spintreebob

Where did they dig up enough Republicans in that district to even have contested ballots? The Republicans couldn’t even find a sacrificial goat to run for Congress against Lewis in the 4 elections from 2002-2008. The Republicans haven’t won since the post 1970 redistricting when it was made a safe district for Andy Young.


6 posted on 04/16/2016 7:27:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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All were good, but State Sen. Mike Crane was easily the favorite of the lot.

Mike Crane is a very good man -- a real Conservative who cannot be bought. During the last Georgia Senate session, Crane actually voted FOR a bill, a rare event that prompted Lt. Governor Cagle to jokingly order a maintenance check to find out why Crane's green light was on. Casey Cagle is a treacherous bastard (like his boss, Nathan Deal), but that was funny.

7 posted on 04/16/2016 8:01:41 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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Cruz and his supporters are very definitely not establishment.
They are closely alligned with the Trump people in most parts of the country ... at the grassroots level.

The media and movement egos need something to write about to justify their existence. So they try to create stories and divisions where none exist.


8 posted on 04/17/2016 5:35:59 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: Bushbacker1
Isn't a Cruz nominee the same as the establishment?

Nope. Not even close. Did you read the part about the Cruz delegates running against one of the establishment delegate? It would have been nice to have some Trump supporters try to take out the other establishment delegate, but they seem perfectly OK with letting the GOPe seat their delegates for them.

9 posted on 04/22/2016 11:49:11 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Sec. 4)
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Ping. Thought you might have some further insight on this.


10 posted on 04/22/2016 11:50:49 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Sec. 4)
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To: Hoodat

Not much to say. I was at 6th district, where one slate candidate and two from the floor went through, and similarly for alternates.


11 posted on 04/22/2016 1:03:27 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

My wife and I were at the Cobb County repubbie convention, she was able to get to the next level as an alternate. (I had work out of town then.)

Similar. Establishment expected to walk over everybody - get it done with a by-the-book ritual. Didn’t happen.

They had discussions, Robert’s Rules arguments and votes and re-votes and amendments, slate pre-selections and resolutions were rejected, etc.

Definitely anti-establishment this time. More Cruz supporters in the hierarchy than Trump people, but the GROPe establishment was getting beat up by both.


12 posted on 05/10/2016 12:27:01 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Our supposed Senate candidate looks really, really worn out, weak.

Loudermilk gave a standard speech, mentioned lots of names of establishment types as references. Didn’t seem to impress people much up at the Cobb convention several weeks ago.


13 posted on 05/10/2016 12:28:29 AM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: spintreebob; governsleastgovernsbest; Lazamataz

Much the same in the early March Cobb County selection of delegates (GA 7 and 11 I think) ...

“Roberts Rules” nitpicking of the ‘pre-selected” and annointed ones against the floor. Most, not all, of the pre-selected slates and positions were voted down with the establishment not happy.


14 posted on 06/27/2016 10:28:48 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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