NEW SECRET VIDEO of Hostile GOP In MinnesotaSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 13:31
NEW SECRET VIDEO of Hostile GOP in Minnesota
Last Saturday (3/24/12) I was assisting with the organizing of one of the most hostile, anti-Ron Paul, Republican county Conventions in the State of Minnesota. Here are some of the high points of the convention with video included.
They had scheduled the venue, a local government middle school, until 5pm and of course had to pay extra for using the space longer. The convention convened at 9am, and didn’t adjourn until 10:15p that night.
Although they tried to immediately pass a rule prohibiting videotaping, it was out of order thus null and void. It’s a public meeting that was not in what’s called “Executive Session” meaning that recording is indeed allowed. They did ask the observers in the back of the room who had cameras on tripods at the beginning of the day to leave and unfortunately they complied. Several people did try and remove me from the room too!
They did all sorts of other things to attempt to stack the deck in their favor too.
First of all, because of redistricting, they had to create an entirely new organization. Therefore all officers had to be elected, bylaws had to be adopted, and the rules for the convention had to be approved by everyone at the convention. That’s a long process. But they wanted to keep much of the previous organization intact along with the old mentality of “it’s the way we’ve been doing it and we will continue doing it this way”. Most of the rules favored the establishment and were essentially an incumbent protection plan for those who held power in the district prior to redistricting. This is a very heavy Romney area and they didn’t want their club overrun with new people who weren’t obedient to their political caste system.
Here is breaking new SECRET VIDEO and write-up of a hostile Republican Convention in Minnesota last weekend in their attempts to exclude Ron Paul supporters:
Here is a video I recorded of the most contentious part of the Convention as described above. Notice how a guy tries to get me removed from the room: