Paul Delegates Claim 5 State Plurality & Will Nominate Ron Paul From Floor

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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Just came across this. I already knew there would be a fight today as well as Romney and the RNC doing everything in their power to quash this. This will be very interesting to say the least.


Paul will address the delegates there. They are intent on putting his name into nomination today, even if it means that they are thrown out of the convention. The new rules being imposed they believe are heavy handed and unwarranted and will in fact take away the grassroots voice.



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Also, a report on the VA and RI delegation buses being re-directed to prevent them from voting on the Rules Committee Power Grab!

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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I've been waiting for this day for months. This is time for the Paul delegation to put up or shut up and I certainly don't think us Paul supporters are known for being quiet.

I was hoping we would see a floor contest and the fact that it's being planned is great news to me.

I believe Ron Paul is distancing himself (at least publicly) from this, as to not hurt Rand's opportunities within the party. I believe he's also doing it because he knows how smart and strong his grassroots support is and he believes they can handle it.

S&F my friend!
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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I couldn't agree more. He knew what he was up against and played this out as best he could. I also think Rand has two speeches prepared. Audit the Pentagon will be there if the Paul delegates fail.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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Just checking in here to find it better later. I have nothing to add except that today I am so freaking let down. To watch as their farse continues. BIG boo's right now with the crowd! They actually just got a group of 'young' voices to chant and cheer Mitt, Mitt, Mitt. Weird...



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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What a circus. A sad day for our nation.


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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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They just voted to NOT seat the Maine delegates, even though the motion was at least 50/50.

Chants of "USA" were the Romney delegates drowning out the chants of "SEAT THEM NOW"
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by maddog99
They just voted to NOT seat the Maine delegates, even though the motion was at least 50/50.

Chants of "USA" were the Romney delegates drowning out the chants of "SEAT THEM NOW"
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The "nays" were much louder than the "ayes." This is pissing people off and will embarrass the party during the nomination process tonight. I wonder if the MSM will show it.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Congresswoman Blackburn and her comment "Read it" reminds me of that movie Starship troopers...



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by maddog99
They just voted to NOT seat the Maine delegates, even though the motion was at least 50/50.

Chants of "USA" were the Romney delegates drowning out the chants of "SEAT THEM NOW"
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Ron Paul Supporters Are Verbally Disrupting The Republican National Convention






Things just got a little awkward during the Republican National Convention, as Ron Paul supporters burst out into protest and shouted "point of order" in protesting the RNC's determination not to seat Paul delegates from Maine. "Point of order! Seat them now! We've been robbed!" Paul supporters shouted.

"They passed the credentials comm report with over half of the convention shouting a resounding no," a Texas delegate told Business Insider. "Some people argued that there were people shouting over here — but any convention would have had a standing vote to find out — they didn't even try to double check the vote."

The Paul supporters are protesting the RNC's decision not to seat the Main delegates, as well as future 2016 rules changes that conservatives have warned could significantly deteriorate the influence of grassroots members of the Republican Party. Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been the most prominent member of the party that has taken up the charge.

More to come and video shortly...



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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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We are watching history in the making as we speak. It is now crystal clear that the principals the republic was founded upon are dead in the water while men willingly and gleefully trample on the rights of all to be represented.

The media is mute, the people are mute as crimes against liberty and the ideals of a free republic go unchallenged. This is the America of the present and she is sinking fast.

The choices Americans have are not choices at all, two narcissist with the same end goals one with an ideology of a socialist despot, one with the ideology of a corporatist dictator, neither places any value on life or liberty and both represent the cancer that has infested the heart of this nation.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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This may be bad...



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by antar
This may be bad...


Let us hope so. This is totally fraudulent and needs to be stopped.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Yea, I guess as far as the Republican party is concerned Maine is no longer a state.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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I'm confused by the end of that article:


Sarah Palin has been the most prominent member of the party that has taken up the charge.


WTF does Sarah Palin have to do with anything?? I'm sick of hearing about her.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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What a disgrace. The entire thing is a farce.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Very interesting developements.
Tell your loved ones what they mean to you and do it soon.
If the system is actually this openly crooked, there is a cold hard winter ahead.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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This just in...don't know how true it is...


TextTAMPA, 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.


Ron Paul Nominated At RNC



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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This would not be the first time the GOP ripped off a challenger to the establishment's selected candidate. People may still like Eisenhower to this day, and no one knows if he personally was involved in the corruption, but the fact remains the party screwed over Robert A. Taft; the Libertarian-esque challenger from Ohio.

Taft won 35.84% of the primary vote to Eisenhower's 26.30%. Taft won 6 states to Eisenhower's 5.


Eisenhower's managers, led by Governor Dewey and Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., accused Taft of "stealing" delegate votes in Southern states such as Texas and Georgia. They claimed that Taft's leaders in these states had illegally refused to give delegate spots to Eisenhower supporters and put Taft delegates in their place. Lodge and Dewey proposed to evict the pro-Taft delegates in these states and replace them with pro-Eisenhower delegates; they called this proposal "Fair Play". Although Taft and his supporters angrily denied this charge, the convention voted to support Fair Play 658-548, and Taft lost many Southern delegates; this decided the nomination in Eisenhower's favor. However, the mood at the convention was one of the most bitter and emotional in American history; in one speech Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois, a Taft supporter, pointed at Governor Dewey on the convention floor and accused him of leading the Republicans "down the road to defeat", and mixed boos and cheers rang out from the delegates.


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You must also remember that voting in party primaries were not that common. Most states until the 1970s did not even have voting for Presidential candidates in party primaries. The candidates were chosen by the delegates, but I am not sure how the delegates were chosen. They would sit in smoke filled rooms and hammer out deals to get their candidate nominated. Whoever the party bosses felt most favorable towards they pushed the hardest and almost always won. Take Wendell Willkie, no one would have chosen that guy; he was a wet wash cloth candidate if there ever was one. There was even a joke that support from his candidacy popped up from every country club in America.

Even with that stated, I do not recall any state's delegates just simply being discarded.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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This convention is making me sick.


All these sunshine and rainbow speeches of Romney makes me want to slap these people.
Are they really so oblivious, or are they knowingly aiding in the destruction of the United States?
It has to be one or the other. And both are a shame.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by maddog99
They just voted to NOT seat the Maine delegates, even though the motion was at least 50/50.

Chants of "USA" were the Romney delegates drowning out the chants of "SEAT THEM NOW"
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It looks they were instructed to do so according to this tweet. God forbid people learn that not everyone is lock step with the party leadership.



Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin
RT @robport ND delegate just texted me saying they were instructed to chant "USA" to drown out dissent. #RNCpowergrab
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