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The anti Ron Paul robo call in Nevada & other stuff. NEVADA attend your convention!


RNC to NV GOP: Don’t let Ron Paul delegates take over national convention slots or don’t bother coming to Tampa

By Jon Ralston

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 9:18 p.m.

In a letter delivered Wednesday to GOP Chairman Michael McDonald, the RNC's chief counsel said if Ron Paul delegates are allowed to take too many slots for the national convention, Nevada's entire contingent may not be seated in Tampa.

John R. Phillippe Jr. said that while his letter is not binding, "I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates, thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention."

Clearly, the RNC fears that mischief at the Sparks convention this weekend could result in Ron Paul delegates taking Mitt Romney slots and then not abiding by GOP rules to vote for the presumptive nominee on the first ballot in Tampa. So they are trying to force McDonald to ensure that actual Romney delegates fill 20 of the 28 national convention slots, thus removing any mystery of who they will vote for.

This could be even more fun on Saturday because ­ and I may be wrong ­ I don't think these Paul folks respect authority too much. And now the new chairman, who is close to some of the Paul folks, has to be the enforcer.

Too delicious.


The robo call:


Response from Carl Bunce, Nevada RP campaign:
It was the best get out the vote call we could have for Ron Paul supporters. I hope they do another one. I was laughing the entire time. It was someone associated with the Romney campaign that did it, they bought the data from the state party.
Remarks about this latest ploy from the RNC:

We can't follow the edict set forth in yesterday's RNC letter without violating our own rules. The RNC is directing Chair Michael McDonald, to ensure that at our convention we vet the nominees for presidential candidate preference and include or exclude them based on caucus vote percentages. We can't do that using the procedure below.

What the RNC is telling McDonald to do is preposterous. We would have to change the entire structure of the voting process and even then, how do we determine nominee preference? Lie detector? The rack? Are we going to interrogate the nominees onstage?

Amazing. Romney must be extremely worried about not getting the 1144 he needs. What a weak, weak candidate the RNC is trying to shove down our throats.

Is there any precedence for such micromanagement on the part of the RNC to state chairmen?


- After nominations have closed in accordance with the Convention Rules, the
names of those nominated will be placed on the screen at the front of the room
in alphabetical order.
- Ballot boxes will ALWAYS be attended by at least two members of the
Elections Committee
- When a delegate approaches the ballot box to cast a ballot, their delegate badge
must be checked by a member of the Elections Committee to verify that they are
a properly credentialed delegate of the State Convention.
- When a delegate has cast his ballot, a member of the Elections Committee will
mark the delegate’s badge in a permanent manner to indicate that the delegate
has voted in the election.
- Each delegate is allowed to cast only ONE ballot in each election. eetup.com

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I can't say it enough!

Nevada Delegates MUST come to the convention!
We're gonna make headlines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bigwigs ought not get to uppity

The bigwigs ought not get to uppity. The Lp national convention is taking place in Vegas that same weekend and word is Dr. Paul may be making an unscheduled visit. Of all weekends Romney and the GOP could choose to screw-over Dr Paul, to do it THAT weekend would not be wise.

The Rules of the Convention can be changed!!!

At the convention, by the convention delegates.

According to Robert's Rules, the convention only binds itself to the rules it agrees to. This means the convention delegates can change the rules, elect a new chair and even change the business of the day like giving away the entire RNC delegation to Ron Paul!

This is what the RNC/Romney fears the most! People who know the rules...

This of the example of the US Constitution. The delegates that day were charged with only reforming the Articles of Confederation but instead they prepared an entirely new document and the states were bound to consider.

The RNC convention and other state conventions is no different that any other meeting convened under Robert's Rules.

What is the point of having free will if one cannot spit in the eye of the destiny others leave you with? #ActorofConscience

speaking of anti-Ron Paul



For The Power of The Republic!

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"We do not need Ron Paul staffers from D.C. telling us..."

No, Mrs. Romney, they are not staffers, they are called "supporters" - lol! Although there aren't too many of those around for Mitt so I can understand your confusion.

This needs to

stay up for awhile!

Cheat, Steal and Lie

These GOP bastards will do anything to and everything to stop us from winning. I Kinda get mad when I hear things of such nature(on one hand), on the other it shows us that they are willing to pull all resources together to stop an unstoppable REVOLUTION.. The more you try to stop us from freedom the more people are waking up!!! We have had so many people waking up and embracing the Ron Paul Revolution all over the USA and over the world. And we still have the rest of May, June July and the majority of August.. We won’t stop Growing.. We will continue to fight! We will win! We are taking over more and more of the GOP every day, We are winning!!

This is just starting to get good

Bring it!