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Epic Ben Swann / Reality Check: This Primary Contest Has Only Just Started!

Video: Thanks, give-me-liberty!

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From Ben Swann WXIX facebook:
"Tonight's Reality Check (it will be posted here tonight) will be epic. I am going to show you how the RNC is breaking its own rules by giving money to the Romney campaign... Plus, something you won't see anywhere else. Why all these "bound" delegates from across the country may NOT be bound at all. How the race for the Republican nomination is barely getting started. Tonight!"

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Ben will also be taking your questions at 9 ET tonight on Liberty Chat.
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Meanwhile...

...on a related note. Read em and weep as we see these media folks reporting truth.

Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention, and – Believe It Or Not – It’s Still Possible for Paul to Score an Upset Win Over Mitt Romney:

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/05/ron-paul-is-going-to-...

More and more people have switched their choice to America's number One choice. Ron Paul for President!

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Hey Paulbots! It's over!

He's done! Stick a fork in him! All these machinations to circumvent the process because you don't like how people voted looks very much like the way the left operates. Ron Paul has never--I repeat--never had a chance at the nomination. He's never done anything but win his little district and pontificate from his seat in Congress. He could have done many things to face a broad electorate, but he's never done it. He's a good man, but he's not a guy who can appeal to a broad spectrum of voters. If you can't do that, it just doesn't matter what you are for or against. Nuff said!

Ron Paul screamed, "Hey you kids!!! Get outta my yard!!!"

Wow!..A 37 Week TROLL !!!

You must be the "Manchurian Candidate" of all trolls! LOL!
It's gonna be a pleasure to see you squirm, sweat and finally:
FALL SILENT !! LOL!

Your head will look real nice mounted in our
Defeated Trolls Exhibit.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

nice try Mitt.

surprised you have time to stop by today.
don't you have some slates to print?
it is fun watching you democrats sweat.
see ya in Tampa.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Wrong

Just keep telling the lie, We are not going to fall for it. "If you lie enough times..."

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Ben also has a new upload on

Ben also has a new upload on his channel, a thirty minute special on CISPA. If somebody would like to create a thread on that.

Reality Check Half Hour Special on CISPA and other Internet Piracy Bills
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWCj_WeVsA
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL6kTIV99tM

For Liberty! http://youtu.be/GR4WYqabTxU
What If? http://youtu.be/FqAF-Alc7CM
Armed Chinese Troops in Texas! http://youtu.be/XKfuS6gfxPY

Question!

If delegates are to be "Bound" - Why do they even need delegates? Why not just say "XX votes to the person we want to win, none to any others"
Or is this a stupid question? :-)

It's Democracy vs. Republic

A delegation empowers a subordinate to make decisions. It is a shift of decision-making authority from one organizational level to a lower one. The parent (those who empower) retain power over the child (the delegate), so it is not a, "hey, here is some power. Do what you want with it". That is why a delegate is bound on the first vote. Rule 38, not withstanding.

But what if "sh!t happens"? Then the "child" who was delegated the authority, was also delegated the authority to think on his feet and make decisions based on his heart in the second, third, and so on votes.

It sounds convoluted, maybe, but our founders, absolutely, loathed democracy. This was the best solution they came up with. And the RNC is a mirror to that process.

Some States Do Bind All Delegates

Even if we assume that rule 38 can be circumvented by having a few unbound delegates from a state (such as the party leaders), there are at least several states which do bind *all* delegates and are "winner take all", so that rule 38 would certainly apply to those.

These are:
Florida, Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, & Utah

For a total of 255 delegates from those states

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_presidential_p... )

Since these are all states with votes for Romney this means he could get a lot less votes than is generally assumed.

I just love...

...all the positive trends we are seeing lately. The straw polls always bummed me out and I would search endlessly for some good RP news. What's funny is I always seem to find it. Ben just added to my optimistic way of thinking. Big thanks there.

Look, I know all of this can come crashing down because the GOP will try to do whatever it takes to get Romney in and RP off of the ticket, but we cannot lose hope. Stay focused and never give up.

Advocating liberty, one American at a time.

The RNC is the dirtiest organization around.

In the same league as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Federal Reserve, the CIA, FOX News, CNN, and the Mafia.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The DNC is sullied as well,(no excuses for the RNC)

but, since the RNC is constantly trying to claim the moral high ground, the RNC is both sullied and hypocritical...

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I got news for Ben

since I am an Alternate Delegate to the National Convention. Alternate Delegates have a very good chance of being moved up to delegate status at the National Convention. So since I have to shell out a ton of money to get to the National Convention I figured I wanted the most bang for my buck. So I started reading the RNC rules and I already know what Ben is going to say and I will let you in on it. According to rule #38 of the RNC no bound delegate has to vote for the candidate they are bound to on the first round, they can abstain from voting. Now I can prove this. Fist off it was done in 2008 and second if it is not true then why did the Republican Party send their big DC lawyers to Nevada and try to get all of the Nevada delegates thrown out? Simple, they knew that RP was going to sweep the Nevada delegates and that the Nevada delegates would abstains from voting on the first ballot at the National Convention even though they were bound to Romney. In other words if Romney can have them then no one can have them. But Nevada is not going to buy into there game plan. As a matter of fact Nevada is hopping mad at the GOP for even trying this. No my friends the GOP is shaking in their boots because they know they are in big trouble because of rule #38.

Maybe we can help offset some of your costs

"So since I have to shell out a ton of money to get to the National Convention I figured I wanted the most bang for my buck."

I think a few of us could chip in $5 or something like that to help offset (or pay entirely!) your costs. Supporters of liberty have to stick together.

We could do this w/ other potential delegates too actually to make sure we don't lose any potential Ron Paul delegate voters.

I want to know who or what

I want to know who or what organization will be entrusted to get our donations to delegates who need it. I'm not the only one ready and willing to make several large donations, but I want assurances that the money will be used for the express purpose of getting delegates to the convention (and back, of course).

Outstanding!

Great Video!

Let's get it out there!

Even in AZ, where it is

Even in AZ, where it is supposed to be winner take all, the rules say national delegates will "make their best efforts" to vote for the the candidate who won the primary.

[FROM THE CONVENTION FLOOR]
"Well, I'm sorry everybody. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't bring myself to sell my people out. So I voted for Ron Paul on the first ballot."

the greatest

Ron Paul ad; it just needs a little condensing to star just romney! I don't got a very good comp to mix vids but if someone does this one belongs on tv with a little modification. Leave bebopin in the background!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1RKPfMqGOg

Don't hate the player, hate the game!!!

And that is what I call

And that is what I call journalism.

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

Austin, Texas!!! Lets break the record!!!

Just a reminder to everyone in Texas, especially if you live in or near Austin. Ron Paul is having a Tea Party rally downtown on the steps of the State Capital building on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm.
Also, there is a huge festival going on a few blocks away called Old Pecan Street Festival on Saturday and Sunday so plenty to see and do downtown this weekend.
Suntans and Beautiful Smiles!!!
See you there :)

Let it be written, that in 2012 we changed the World!!!

Can the RNC lose it's charter for all the rule breaking?

The RNC is a chartered organization.

My question is:

Can the RNC lose its charter as an organization and cease to be (in it's present form) because of it's demonstrated lack of seriousness about holding to it's own bylaws?

THERE IS NO APOSTROPHE IN THE POSSESSIVE ITS!!!!

Eye, Tee, apostrophe Ess is the contraction for IT IS. That is the ONLY thing that "it's" means. "Belonging to it" is ONE WORD, with NO apostrophe! For example, "It's on its own."

Please don't act like some kind of ignoramus, thanks!

Rich Grise, Self-Appointed Chief
Internet Apostrophe Police

Freedom is my Worship Word!

lol

All this good news and you can't help yourself but to correct someone on a grammatical mistake that 90% of the people in this country make.

looks like another troll mole, creeping out from under the bridge again.

That's what you do here on Daily Paul? Police punctuation marks?

That must be like handing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500.

Thank you!

I've said it a million times: It's its, not it's.

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

Wow mate... Seriously?

Wow mate... Seriously?

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

They're not??

I thought their was!

erudite and passion. can they coexist?

politepaulite