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Jesse Benton to Politico: Paul feared convention mayhem...didn't like disrespect at recent events

From Politco:

Ron Paul’s message to the GOP
By James Hohmann, May 14, 2012

Ron Paul sent a message to the GOP establishment Monday that he’s not looking to cause mayhem at this summer’s Republican National Convention.

By announcing that he won’t compete in the remaining primaries, Paul tacitly assured the party that he didn’t intend to disrupt the likely Tampa coronation of Mitt Romney. And he also telegraphed to even the hardest core of his hope-trumping-evidence supporters that he might not, after all, be the 2012 nominee...

"...'It concerns him,' campaign chairman Jesse Benton told POLITICO. 'He wants to convey to everybody and our staff want to convey that we’ll lose more than we gain if we go and we’re disrespectful. Respect and decorum are very important to Dr. Paul.'

'You need to give respect to get respect,' he added. 'We are confident that there will be mutual respect at the convention. We want to make sure that we take every step we can to make sure that happens.'..."

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Don't forget to take a good supply of etch-a-sketches

to Tampa.

Disrespectful to a crook, liar, thief, fraudster, hypocrite?

But waving etch-a-sketches at something or someone you don't like could be just as effective as booing.

What's the betting that etch-a-sketches will be banned from inside the Convention Hall :)

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Onward with L4RP, Mat Larson, TMOT, Adam Kokesh,, Josh Tolley..

Wead, Benton and the whole group have NO GUMPTION and should be thrown out. Let the Grassroots people take over. or L4RP!! We'll get it done without them. An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any Gov't. :)

a revolution

doesn't have to be violent or loud. going to a rally and screaming, booing, etc may be acceptable but when you enter into negotiations then you are respectful and polite. going into a convention acting like teeny boppers would be extremely embarrassing for dr. paul. you want to be taken seriously, then start acting like adults.


Hey Ducky

They beat our guys up. They kicked us out of buildings and shut down the meetings. They refused to acknowledge our votes. They changed the rules in the middle of the game. They wouldn't let us in to vote. Letting them shit on you, and expecting to be taken seriously is embarrassing. No wonder we're getting our asses kicked!

Ron Paul has always been respectful

remember? ..that is why he didn't do well in debates..he refused to jump in and take over the conversation..he just did little zings that would piss em off...

like.."I went"

Bunch of pussies. Gee lets

Bunch of pussies. Gee lets have a revolution that doesn't make waves or cause problems for the scumbags. Would not want to piss them off. What kind of revolution is that? What a waste.


But watch it, I got thrown off of here for saying pretty much the same thing.

Maybe that's why

some call it a "movement" rather than a revolution. LOL

Bunch of pussies. Gee lets

Bunch of pussies. Gee lets have a revolution that doesn't make waves or cause problems for the scumbags. Would not want to piss them off. What kind of revolution is that? What a waste.

Just what side is Jessy Benton on?

"That long-term outlook is why Paul’s campaign manager took the unusual step last week of condemning “isolated instances of grassroots activists working toward an ostensible ‘hostile takeover’ of the GOP” in Idaho". WTF?

Of course its a hostile take over of the GOP, did Jessy think they were just going to give the kids a key to the liquor cabinet? I think Jessy is in contact with the GOP insiders and they want assurances we won't get too, well, too rambunctious. The GOP is worried about blowback! After what they pulled on Dr Paul for the last year, see voter fraud law suit, the boys inside the GOP are worried they may be on the verge of some comeuppance. Like having 150,000 irate RP supporters showing up at their nationally televised convention, after a 3 day RP bash, and not real happy about a Romney coronation. That brush fire of liberty is now a raging forest fire and its headed for Tampa!

Where is Ron Paul? People

Where is Ron Paul? People are standing up for you in face of arrest, fear, threats and assault. The time has come to stand up to corruption, deceit, and bullying. Why did you go into hiding? If this election doesn't stand for something and don't tell us Romney is the answer to a political dilemma there won't be a future occasion to put right what has taken over America.

Benton is NOT Awesome

I discount anything coming out of his mouth in regards to Ron and Rand.

Ron Paul is not our Lenin,

Ron Paul is not our Lenin, he's our Marx.

Ventura 2012

What? Reasoning by analogy

What? Reasoning by analogy people!

"Not our Patrick Henry, our Thomas Paine." Better? lol.

Ventura 2012

Why I don't believe Dr. Paul is being correctly quoted by Benton

I will believe that Dr. Paul said these things when I hear his voice saying them. The main factor making me doubtful is that the statement contains no definition of what he means by "respect." Does "respect" mean not booing people down, not throwing things, not insulting people, not attempting to interfere with the procedure of the convention? If that is what the statement means, then it needs to give some reason why there would be concern about this. Generally the RP people have been much more orderly than the Romneyites in the state conventions: look at Louisiana. Ron Paulites have not broken anybody's bones as far as I know. If, on the other hand, it means do not make an effort to affect the outcome of the convention, not chant "Ron Paul," etc., then it is saying we should not do what the convention is designed to do. Either way, the statement makes no sense. That I why I do not believe Dr. Paul is behind it.

No, you don't believe Paul is

No, you don't believe Paul is being correctly quoted because you don't WANT TO believe it.

RE: No, you don't believe Paul is

That too.

Month old article drug back up from the bowels in light of this?

That takes some balls.
You have to give respect to get it.
This little sellout punk brings this bastard Trygve Olson into Pauls Official campaign and helps him gut it and we are supposed to be reminded to show respect? No what we are going to show the GOP is Romney to the damned curb for what has been done. You people are in a revolution act like it.


Iowa Voter Fraud

Iowa vote fraud official
(lots of links to tie everything together)

Cockeyed Hawkeyes? Romney wins in Paul-friendly "super caucus" Tuesday night

Ron Paul Robbed-Cesspool of Fraud Iowa Caucus

Republican Strategist(Dee Dee Benkie) : Iowa GOP Will Not Allow Ron Paul To Win

CNN News
Iowa Caucus Vote Counter (Edward True) Speaks Out on Error
(and mentions watchthevote2012 on facebook where he is a member)

Which led to Edward True blowing Iowa wide open.
Watch The Vote 2012 Works !!! Freedom in Action. How Edward True and WatchTheVote2012 shocked the GOP's world

Could We See a Hostile Takeover of our Elections to Stop the Vote Fraud?

The Battle of Athens Was About Election Fraud and a Police State.

Electronic Black Box Voting 1

Electronic Black Box Voting 2

Google search "Ron Paul Voting Fraud"

Significant Evidence of Algorithmic Vote Flipping in the 2012 GOP Primary - Google Docs


-Significant Evidence of Algorithm Vote Flipping in GOP Primary Elections.

-2012 Election RIGGED - This is going Viral http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBx__69pkpY&feature=related.

-Ron Paul - Fraud Victim in 2012.

-Nevada Election Fraud Proof In 5 minutes, Nevada GOP Caucus Fraud Voter Rights Violated.

-What Happened to Ron Paul's Vote in Nevada?

-Ron Paul: Vote Rigged Against Him In Nevada?

-Voting fraud against Ron Paul Victory in North Dakota - Super Tuesday Night 03/06/12.

-GOP voter fraud against Ron Paul 2012 - Clear Evidence.

-Alaska Election Fraud Confirmed Ron Paul Camp Cries Foul 2012 Election Caucus.

-Ron Paul 100% proof of Maine Election fraud! Ben Swann Reality Check WXIX FOX 2/15/12http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxYXVaUWSiA&feature=related.

-Maddow: Proof Ron Paul Was Robbed In Maine.

-Ron Paul Openly Calls GOP Election Fraud.

-Ron Paul Talks About Election Fraud on Columbia, MO Radio 03/16/12.

-Ron Paul: Their Shenanigans Won't Stop Us.

-Rachel Maddow "I'm delegate shenanigans worried".

-"Rig a state convention if you have to, I mean that's what insiders do" - Chris Todd, MSNBC.

-Admit It: The Elections Are Rigged.

-Iowa Caucuses RIGGED! Cover up Ron Paul Win!

-Ron Paul Won New Hampshire Rigged 88% Poll on CNN.

-Ron Paul wins 90% of the vote in a poll in Birmingham, Alabama.

-This is what happened when I tried to cast my vote today... - Ron Paul 2012.

-Voter Fraud in Alabama? Memory Cards Switched!

-Delegate Vote Anomaly In Alabama VERIFIED!

-Ron Paul Ballots in Idaho Thousands Missing.

-Ron Paul Supporters Observe the Vote at Kansas Caucuses - March 10 2012.

-Vote Fraud at the Iowa Caucus - Eye Witness Call to Alex Jones.

-Iowa vote was a fraud Ron Paul Won that one.

-Iowa Vote Count Observer Claims Fraud Helped Romney Win.

-CONFIRMED: Voter Fraud Found in 8 Precincts' in Iowa Caucuses! 1/19/12

-What do you mean the numbers don't match?

-Iowa Caucus STOLEN from Ron Paul?

-New Voter Fraud Dead People Voting South Carolina - Zombies Voting?

-Dead People Receive Ballots in NH Primary.

-Ron Paul Wolfeboro NH reported voting fraud 1/10/12.


-MORE Ron Paul Election Fraud 3-24-12 GOP Vote Rigging Hidden Cam.

-Ron Paul Election Fraud ADMITTED Hidden Cam Bryan Spencer St Charles GOP.

-GOP Election Fraud Against Ron Paul at Missouri Clay County 3.17.12 • Must See •.

-Voter Fraud Declared at Christian County, Missouri GOP Caucus.

--Breaking News: Athens-Clarke County, GA Republican Delegate Fraud.

-Ben Swann - Ron Paul Supports got evidence of Election fraud - Missouri and Georgia.

-Ben Swann Explains Missouri Delegate Election Fraud Reality Check Ron Paul.

-Missouri Caucus Rigged Fraud, NO Camera's Allowed Ron Paul Mitt Romney Voters Election St Charles.

-Reality Check North Dakota Caucus railroaded to give majority of delegates to Romney?

-Fraud Charges Filed Over Puerto Rico Primary in San Juan Supreme Court.

-Goldman Employees Donated $1 Million to Obama Campaign.

-Goldman Sachs’ $1 Million Man: Mitt Romney’s Ties To A ‘Toxic And Destructive’ Bank.

-Illumination: the Secret Religion - Goldman Sachs.

-Just How Corrupt Will The United States Voting System Be In 2012? - VIRALIZE

-Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Romney Supported by Talk Show sphere).

-Ballot Box Switcheroo?

-Ron Paul delegates sabotaged by surprise slate full of Santorum delegates at Congressional Assembly.

-2012 Wyoming Republican State Convention - Erroneous ballots cast purposely.

-Mitt Romney Caught Giving Free Sub Sandwiches For Votes! IT'S A FELONY!

-Voter Fraud Revealed Against Ron Paul - Interview with an Arizona Congressional District Delegate.

-Charlie Cheater: all relevant data found so far. | Peace. Gold. Liberty | Ron Paul 2012.

-Romney Passing Out FAKE Ron Paul Slates At Nevada Republican Convention - 5/6/12.

-Oklahoma GOP continues national trend of disenfranchising Paul supporters.

-annebeck58 says:
June 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

As one who worked as a judge in the primary of Texas, in Austin, yet in a highly Old-Guard-GOP Neocon area, I can attest to the FACT that at least 66 percent of those who voted Republican voted for PAUL.
I will, to my last day, know and state that the GOP actively flipped the votes for Romney and against Paul.

-Police assault and arrest Ron Paul supporters in Louisiana (VIDEO)

-Illinois Railroad at the IL GOP Convention June 9 2012

Important rule on illegal adjournment in this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uXBVm6dJKg


Eugene Dokes Confession - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_brWibusrf8

Unlawful arrest of Brent Strafford - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRVi1m9BnXI&feature=related

Attempt to shutdown caucus because Ron Paul wins the Chair - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-zOrBIXwBs

Hidden cam missouri voter fraud - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHw-Tf_AYUw

a general video showing media assisted discrimination - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRonIz8F2Eo

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Right On

And Benton managed to make himself a half millon in salary and who knows how much under the table from the Romney campaign.

Do what your heart tells you to do in Tampa. This is OUR country, our freedoms and our revolution.

RE: Month old article drug back up from the bowels in light of t

Thanks for this great reminder of who is the "disresepectful" group!

Be sure to show your

respect for the GOP while they break your fingers, bully you, sneer at you and flip your votes.
I love Ron Paul but respect should be a two way street. The ignoring of the mistreatment of Paul supporters while showing such concern for the feelings of the Neocon establishment is surreal...and a tad disrespectful.

Respect Should Be a Two-way Street.

That is precisely what Ron Paul stated in his June 15, 2012 - RP Speech to Supporters. He said:

"At the convention. . . I think the rules should be followed on our side and on the other side. We should not be disruptive, but we should also not be pushed around. And that to me is very, very important. . .

"We can't let up now. . . our delegates are well-versed. . . we see an opening now. . . I urge you not to be discouraged because I think we're on the verge of really having a climactic end to this campaign where it will be just the beginning of the end of the big government authoritarians if we do our job right."

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Oh Jesse

For petes sake. You make it sound like he slapped us on the hand. Ron Paul can tell us himself if he's 'concerned' about Tampa.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

I'm trying to figure out

I'm trying to figure out "respect" for whom. Ron Paul supporters have been cheated, bullied, assaulted arrested and abused in the media for being loyal to Ron Paul...just trying to get recognized as duly appointed chairs and legitimate candidates. Where are you in respect to campaign support and loyalty toward your supporters?...or was all this just an academic exercise?

I got your respect.....

right here.

I think Ron Paul got sold out by his own famly

It's sad how politics effects people. I think we've all known since the get go that Benton is either working for someone else or a total screw-up. And many of us, reluctantly, have observed that Rand is a pretty run-of-the-mill neocon who enjoys the opportunity to talk a good game when the chance arises. The slaves who get to do the whippin' always feel special; I hope everyone who abandoned Ron Paul and true liberty feels special. Back to sleep everyone, the establishment is in full control.

The Recvolutionary War

would never have gotten started if this was the thinking of the day...

Respect is one thing, compromise (political correctness) is quite another.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Respect Is One Thing

Ron Paul spoke about this in ihis June 15, 2012 speech to his supporters. He said:

"At the convention. . . I think the rules should be followed on our side and on the other side. We should not be disruptive, but we should also not be pushed around. And that to me is very, very important. . .

"We can't let up now. . . our delegates are well-versed. . . we see an opening now. . . I urge you not to be discouraged because I think we're on the verge of really having a climactic end to this campaign where it will be just the beginning of the end of the big government authoritarians if we do our job right."

They're Making Excuses

They're making excuses, these 'young pups' have co-conspired against Ron Paul. "Jack Hunter, Benton and Rand".. who knows who else? Who gives a crap about 2016.. Just excuses is what these guys are offering.. what did they do to Dr. Paul?

Exactly the disrespect that Dr Paul does not want.

Way to go.

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."