posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 09:03 PM
I just got back from the Jefferson County caucus event and it was a total cluster#.
It took 5 hours
just to elect the chairman. There were a couple douches (non RP supporters) doing what I could only interpret as
delaying tactics. A girl got up there and called them out on it and things were getting heated. It was all the chairman could do to calm people
down. Ultimately over half the people left (there was initially over 500). I thought this would strengthen Ron Paul's position since his supporters
are generally more passionate about winning, but the douchery didn't end there.
For whatever reason, the RP delegates (or at least that's what we were led to believe) were on a separate slate called the "Sons and Daughters of
Liberty slate", with the other 3 candidates together on their own slate called the "Unity slate". Ultimately this led to a pissing match with each
group voting against each other's slates. RP's support was outnumbered (by about 60%), therefore those delegates were not sent in/approved.
Strangely, my name was called out from the Unity slate even though I signed up as a RP delegate upon arrival. I should've said something right away
but I took too long to think about it.
On the other hand at least RP got one delegate through (which is one of the reasons I was over-thinking
it). It was my first time at something like this and I didn't know all the language / procedure. Also, by this point the chairman was rushing
things through and not even giving the time of day to those who demanded it. I heard "division" shouted a couple times and it went ignored. People
had been there for 10 hours and were grumpy, chairman included.
Oh yeah, and we couldn't leave to get food or smoke, otherwise we wouldn't be allowed back in to participate. There were even kids there. Some
people sacrificed their participation to get food for their family/friends. Many simply left. We weren't expecting all the obstructions.
Overall I'm left a little bewildered. I don't feel... at all. I think all the yelling and drama burned out my emotions temporarily. Also, after
experiencing all this and reading about additional events around Missouri (like mentioned in this thread) I'm left with the impression that we're
gonna end up with more Obama and a revolution.