GOP Feels Their Cheating is JustifiedSubmitted by Priscilla Jones on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 19:06
In the 2008 election cycle, I noticed the Texas Republicans in my district convention (Travis County, N. Austin) pushed their loyalist insiders very hard to turn out and battle Ron Paul supporters for delegate slots. They sent out mailers (on a non-partisan non-profit's stationery and dime) saying that anti-family, anti-life insurgents were trying to take over the party. They also did robo-calls (from the same non-profit) with the same message. At the convention, they wired up homeschool kids with secret mics so they would be able to monitor and relay the conversations of certain RP targets they were instructed to benignly approach. Robert's Rules were selectively enforced, points-of-order routinely ignored, "plants" stationed at microphones to steer the agenda, and protesters threatened with expulsion if they objected to the chairman's heavy-handed tactics. This was a level of desperation and paranoia I was not anticipating. It got even worse at the RNC Convention with a blacklist complete with photos, and RP supporters assigned to various party elite for monitoring and harassment. The McCain security force inside the arena picked up where the state party leadership left off, monitoring media interviews and confiscating non-McCain literature from peoples' pockets and purses.
I am not surprised by the rampant election fraud taking place across the board this primary season. My theory is that these good Christian folks feel justified in lying, cheating, intimidating, and stealing because they believe the Republican Party is being hijacked by gay, pot-smoking anarchists. They act like valiant warriors, praying confusion and discord upon RP activists in the name of Jesus. I witnessed this at a "Prayer Breakfast" in Austin. I now call their meeting the "Curse Breakfast" because that is literally what they do over coffee and barbecued pork tacos.
My theory is that the GOP establishment feels justified in cheating to avoid what they perceive as a hijacking. Little do they know that we will be successful regardless of their dirty dealings, even if all we have to do is outlive them. Discuss.