The Republican Party establishment is alienating a huge growing portion of its voters in the days leading up to the Republican National Convention, ensuring that its most passionate vital bloc will not vote for Mitt Romney and very likely leave the party in droves. The RNC Rules Committee changed numerous rules on Friday, disenfranchising many Ron Paul delegates and playing some of the dirtiest tricks yet after an already corruption-saturated primary and convention season on behalf of the Romney campaign, and continue to change convention plans and scheme through this weekend.
Democrats should also be concerned, because this is what they’ll be facing in November; more dirty tricks bought to you by the GOP-Romney cronies including Bush’s 2000 campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg (who was also his lawyer during the Florida recount). Independents should take note because this shows that the current GOP leadership including Romney won’t allow for independent voices to be heard or have any say. And non-Paulite Republicans should be ashamed of this height of corruption of their party’s leadership.
Here are the tactics used so far in just the last few days, leading up to the convention, to silence the revolution:
I am sure there are corrupt and misleading tactics I have left out. While writing this, the RNC Parliamentarian David Breier said all the former candidates including Ron Paul support the Romney-Ryan ticket. Complete BS. But nothing is a surprise anymore. The levels of foul play and treacherous tricks have reached a high perhaps never seen by most in the party, not because they haven’t seen corrupt tactics by the Romney camp, but not so much ALL AT ONCE and ALL SO CROOKED.
Some reports from those on the field:
As Nevada supporter Daria Gilmore said, “The party will eat itself from the inside. Corruption at its finest down here. And also the finest fighters to rise against it.”
Upon witnessing the Rules Committee changes as a guest, Texas delegate Jeremy Blosser said, “the DC insiders led by the Romney campaign are staging a complete takeover of the Republican Party from the conservative wing and ensuring they will never lose power again.”
They surely saw no other choice but to cram all the changes into the last couple days before the convention, so there’s no time for the Ron Paul delegates to challenge these sneak attacks and have the chance to win, again. But wasn’t Romney the presumed nominee? Hadn’t all the mainstream media outlets already been saying it’d be a coronation ceremony for King Romney? Why would they be using such desperate last-minute tactics if they weren’t concerned about Ron Paul having any chance to win the nomination?
Most Ron Paul supporters including myself, from my perspective, have realized over the past couple months that Romney will most likely end up being the nominee. We knew the game was rigged, or at least that most people have been effectively propagandized by the media and the money. But the goal of bringing our message to the national stage is extremely important to the movement, as well as at least giving Ron Paul the fair chance he deserves to be nominated. This seemed to be the definite expectation, for him to be on the ballot, after convention win after win after win, which seemed to tally past the 10 mark. Although some states had binding rules and some conventions went awry due to other corrupt business by the Romney camp… but there were multiple times we reached the official 5 state mark, and of course, at least one or two had to keep getting challenged.
Well after it seemed the pre-convention game was over and we’d at least have our voices heard and hopefully respected at the convention (or maybe that was just a fantasy), the movement has received a mighty middle finger from the establishment. Again something I must note upon just now seeing on MSNBC, one panelist brought up “a certain congressman” and muttered “with the name of Paul” which drew a response by the host of “he must never be spoken of again” followed by a chorus of laughs and guffaws and the end of the show.
So there it is, the revolution will not be televised, but turned into the laughing stock and something that must not be spoken of because the establishment has once again won. But just this battle. And not fully… just outside, down the street practically, was the gigantic finale to Ron Paul’s campaign and perhaps his career- the “We Are The Future” rally, a 5-hour rally of thousands in the USF Sun Dome, in which Ron Paul gave an hour-plus speech calling on his supporters to go forth and end this era and carry the revolution forward. See the climax and probably most emotional moment of his career for his supporters here (which I was glad to just now see, toward the end of this wiriting, on C-SPAN): Ron Paul Tampa Rally Speech
Then there’s the feds saying they expect anarchists to use violence outside the conventions and may use IEDs (improvised explosive devices) especially on bridges.
And then there’s Hurricane Isaac…
Stay tuned for more news from the conventions/rallies/activity not covered by the mainstream media.
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