Dear Michigan Patriots-An email from the CampaignSubmitted by Rylaw on Sat, 05/12/2012 - 08:28
They're trying to draw you out...
Dear Michigan Patriots,
Earlier this evening, delegates and alternates to the state convention received a rather gruff e-mail from the state party, asserting the following:
"We have heard rumors of folks wanting to attend Convention for the purposes of disrupting the proceedings in both the District Caucuses & the General Session. While we welcome healthy and open debates among our delegates, we will not tolerate outbursts designed to create chaos and cause a disruption. Please carefully review the following language regarding access to the Convention..."
OK, before proceeding, let's notice that they're admitting to be acting upon rumors.
Care to guess where those "rumors" came from?
Actually, let's not proceed further in analysing the e-mail word-for-word.
It goes on to make ludicrous claims, that the state party may "refuse admission to, or eject, any credential holder without consideration who is deemed [by whom, unstated] to be disorderly."
In other words, anyone they want.
It's clear where they are going with this: they are attempting to deny duly elected delegates their seats at the convention, and will concoct any pretext possible to do so.
I cannot emphasize this more strongly: DO NOT REACT.
This is bait. They want to draw you out.
They WANT you to react.
They want you to take action that identifies you as a Ron Paul supporter.
Since obviously, anyone who wouldn't put up with this lunacy must be a Ron Paul supporter.
As I mentioned in the web conferences last night and the night before: they are scared to death of us.
Why? For being honest, sincere, serious conservatives?
No--because we're a threat to their pre-scripted program. Nothing more.
They want you to fit their stereotype. They want you to be outraged.
But if you REFUSE to fit their stereotype, their whole plan will backfire.
You know what? Most state delegates, outside of our group, are good people; good, honest conservatives.
They aren't necessarily Ron Paul supporters.
But they know when they're being pushed around.
Any self-respecting human being will gasp in horror at the message the state party just sent out.
Once again, they've unwittingly driven people toward our cause.
But it's critical that we DO NOT PLAY INTO THEIR GAME.