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A Tale of Intrigue (Spying on the Opposition) - MUST READ

Tonight I went to an invitation-only meeting, whose sole purpose was to destroy Ron Paul's effectiveness in Washington's Clark County Convention on March 31st.

First, a little back story. It is no secret by now that in other areas of Washington, and probably around the country, the GOP establishment is scrambling to deny Ron Paul any delegate slots. In Washington there is an organized effort to create a "Unity Slate" that consists of Romney, Gingrich and Santorum delegates, and to get supporters of all three candidates to vote as a bloc for this slate of delegates. The primary force behind this scheme is the Romney campaign, and it should be no surprise that they always end up with the lion's share of delegates listed on the slate.

I can't spill all the details of how I ended up getting into this thing, nor all the details of the meeting itself, lest any information be easily traceable back to myself. I was there 'undercover.' What follows is a brief account of what I saw:

An extremely large number of people filed into a large convention room. The meeting organizers began to speak, one after the other. It was immediately made clear by the organizers that their goal was to block Ron Paul delegates from succeeding at the convention. A speaker rattled off a long list of mostly fabricated grievances against supporters of Ron Paul, calling us liars, backstabbers, and cheats. Then he went on to list the results from recent conventions in other areas of the state. In every case, Ron Paul had walked away with a vast majority of delegate spots, while the other candidates received relatively few. With each result being read, there was a loud and audible gasp of shock and horror from the audience. With every accusation flung at the Ron Paul crowd, there were exclamations of "Oh my..." and a synchronized shaking of old gray heads around the room. Ron Paul supporters send e-mails to each other coaching on how to pretend to be republicans, or how to pretend they go to church. Ron Paul supporters unnecessarily delay conventions with parliamentary tactics for upwards of 14 hours so that supporters of other candidates will leave. Ron Paul supporters make deals and promises, then back-stab everyone. Ron Paul supporters will NOT vote for anyone except Ron Paul. The ultimate conclusion: Ron Paul supporters must be stopped, at all costs. The best way to do it? Rally behind Mitt Romney, who's already won anyway, and don't worry: we'll throw some delegates at the other guys, too.

A Q&A session was opened up. A few people asked confused questions about the agenda. Some people spoke out against those mean old Ron Paul supporters. Some people questioned whether or not this agenda helped Gingrich or Santorum at all. Then, from the side of the room, an older gentleman who had his hand raised was called upon. To paraphrase, he said, "I'm a Ron Paul supporter, and frankly I'm disgusted by this whole thing." The primary organizer told him to leave, and everyone cheered as he was ejected. I sat in silence as my compatriot left the room with dignity and honor. I wanted to yell at them all myself, go outside and shake the stranger's hand, but alas, I was incognito and needed to remain that way.

The meeting proceeded. Supporters from each campaign spoke in favor of the plan. Local politicians and GOP bosses spoke in favor of the plan. Reluctantly acknowledged from the back of the room, and given a mere two minutes or so to speak, a volunteer from Rick Santorum's national campaign spoke fervently to the crowd: This plan is NOT endorsed by the Santorum campaign, he said. Ron Paul supporters are NOT backstabbers and cheats, and he relayed his experiences in other areas of the state where Santorum and Paul delegations had successfully teamed up to block Romney, with Paul supporters fulfilling their end of the bargain to the very end. His protestations were ended swiftly as more vehemently anti-Paul GOP insiders were called upon to herd the Santorum supporters back into the fold.

Then the meeting broke into groups, organized by legislative district, where delegates for the slate were selected among the participants. Everyone voted on a limited slate. The goal was to narrow the slate and focus their votes in order to beat us on Saturday. Supporters of Romney were overwhelmingly chosen on the slate, with a fair smattering of Santorum backers, and a microscopic portion of Gingrich.

Some Santorum voters saw through the fraud. The national campaign organizer had a small circle of supporters around him, and he walked around the crowd working on them hard for as long as he could. I'm surprised he was allowed in at all - but then again, I believe the organizers would have caught major flak if not.

When it was all over I felt rather dirty. This should give you a clue as to what we're up against: the establishment has chosen Romney, and they have set their sights on Ron Paul. They are unbelievably corrupt, skilled at manipulation, and they hold the reigns of all the important power positions. But that should also tell you something else:


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Get ahold of them

Hey, I am in WA, and I've corresponded until the party itself stopped listening, or at least responding to my emails. I only mailed them as a republican worried that their actions to push romney were unethical, and that it would ruin our chances to win, that if we all don't get behind Paul it will be a win for Obama.

I denounced their antics, and those of Alex Hayes in the video from Tacoma. My district was one that Romney people hijacked as per his plan.

The email for Bob Lawrence of the pierce county GOP is bob.lawrence@piercegop.org Tell him how you feel.

Excellent job Patriot!

Now all of you Washington Ron Paul supporters...figure out a plan to counter-act their shenanigans.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Complete Slander

I wish the Paul supporters in Clark County would get together and file a suit..against the Clark County GOP..for Slander

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

Just Another....

tidbit of diversity from the Ron Paul R3volution.

This IS the R3volution, ladies and gentlemen please.

raise your hand if this surprises you

Seriously, what did anybody here expect?

It was always going to be this way. It will be this way at the RNC in August too, presuming things continue until then as they have so far. This is just like the way the McCain people behaved in 2008, trying to strong-arm all the RP support under the rug at the convention. That that effort was nuclear fail on stilts and only made the problems within the party worse since then apparently does not occur to the average GOP official.

Some Republicans can be brought around. Others are like the organizers of this meeting and simply require replacement.

What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

You did a great job?

Thank you.

~Your perception becomes your reality~

This needs to get out there ASAP

Supporters of Ron Paul need to hear about this right away, especially if they're in Clark County. We have to realize that they are ready for us this time, so we need to have superior numbers. I suggest spreading this page around!

Romney is getting the majority of the delegates in this "Unity Slate", so perhaps we need to talk with Santorum and Gingrich supporters because they'll be be upset as well. I'd much rather have a lot of Ron Paul delegates with Santorum delegates than Paul\Romney. We really need to keep Romney from reaching 1144 delegates.


This info needs to get out any chance you have secret audio?

For election we need hidden cameras and hidden audio every convention we go. To expose corruption and fraud.

Gasp! oh my... :)

These wolves found the shepherds clothes much more effective.

I pity the sheep that follow these ravenous lying dogs. Can't wait to hear the Ron Paul people cleaned their clock! You can do it Clark County! Give em everything you got!

Wheres the Secret Audio

This is disgusting.

Where is the Secret Audio / Video?

Was this an official or sanctioned meeting?

If so, there would be a lot of angry Repubs who were not able to participate.

Either way, I suggest finding a sympathetic or ambitious (or both) reporter for The Columbian to break the story. Ideally, it would discuss how Santorum gets screwed in the deal.

Maybe there will be enough RP supporters there to tip the scales. It has happened in other areas of the county, e.g. Kansas City and St. Louis.

If they hear about this, Ron

If they hear about this, Ron Paul supporters will be there in droves, and early. I hope this gets out to the meetups in the area, and as many facebooks and twitters as possible.

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home

Thank you for the suggestion.

Thank you for the suggestion. I've forwarded it to our county coordinator for feedback. I think its a great idea!

yikes! I feel dirty, just reading about it!

"In every case, Ron Paul had walked away with a vast majority of delegate spots, while the other candidates received relatively few. With each result being read, there was a loud and audible gasp of shock and horror from the audience."


Us, Dangerous? To the Status Quo that is!

Gasp, ya RINOs, gasp away I'd say! We're taking over the GOP, and the Country! Muahahahahahaha!

but with LOVE. really, really.D

Thank you Xenophage for attending and sticking through it all.

As long as you don't DO anything against your CORE principles, it should be a-okay. Stay in there. Thanks again for participating!

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul