of the lack of conviction, the lack of understanding, and the ridiculousness of the current GOP leaders.
Romney delegates should be easily swayed by information like this in a brokered convention.
They are all Ron Paul supporters and they don't even know it, or if they do, they won't admit to it.
this was absolutely BRILLIANT news coverage by Ben Swann.
....hypocrites than moral human beings. Does anyone really understand what it takes to be an American anymore?
The only reason they said Oops is because they would have just established a united vote for Ron Paul and any other Georgia candidate who was against the NDAA...which of course excludes everyone that they want in office. SMH - Bravo to the last comment in the video
how it all happened. We were so close, all the Romney supporters around me honestly didn't know what Romney thought of the NDAA or hadn't made the connection. They helped pass the amendment to the resolution, so they had already reaffirmed their convictions. I think this moment allowed a lot of them to realize that something fishy was going on. It may well have awakened some on the spot.
Another Paul supporter from my county told us afterwards that she was approached my multiple party regulars who specifically sought her out to tell her that there are many who feel like we do and not to quit.
At their central some days ago a read this to lines:
question: what is NDAA?
answer: it's national defense something.
I'm not kidding you. Those people don't know the danger if Mitt becomes president.
I think we'll have to take them to paulfestival and give them some red pills.
Thanks for the insight from an eyewitness.
Which is more important to the Georgia GOP, that they support a candidate that represents their values or that their values support their candidate? Candidates changes, one's values should not.
amazing Ben! Please keep doing what you do!
more stealth delegates, this showed a real contrast between Paul and Romney. We see it is Paul they really prefer.
Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota
Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe
I would like to believe this, there are 2 RP alternates but the rest of the list is filled with no question establishment people.
-gop chairmans son
-elected officials who endorsed Newt
-gop this, gop that...
-senior managing director at McKenna Long & Aldridge
-the list goes on....
"Give me Liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry
they stacked the slate with the Chairmans friends and relatives, but we seen Santorums's own nephew defect to Paul.
Thank you Ben.
You hear that establishment, "That's Reality Check" you put party before principle on top of everything else! You can suppress some of us some of the time but you can't suppress all of us all of the time, the light of Liberty & truth is steadily finding it's way into the darkness of the Georgia GOP.
Ron Paul's Convention Speech
The Georgia GOP is the epitome of "throwing the baby out with the bath water." I often have to wonder how people like this manage to dress themselves or hold a job?
This 4 minutes and 7 seconds story clearly shows that many voters are for the rule of man rather than the rule of law when the candidate they want to vote for chooses to be lawless. Since U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest found Section 1021 of the NDAA unconstitutional, supporting Governor Romney in spite of that says that he, in the view of his supporters, is above the law.
When I heard the amendment proposed, I knew it would fail, though I supported it. With the mantra being "party unity," there was no way the Establishment would accept anything that would shake their belief that Romney should be president. Appearance is everything and easily trumps principle in their eyes.
However, if the discussion had been allowed to continue, my guess is the amendment wouldn't have passed and the resolution, which enjoyed broad support, would have easily passed unamended. But rather than having that discussion, the Establishment acted like spoiled brats who weren't getting their way and withdrew the amendment. And it may be that the withdrawal violated Robert's Rules, but I don't know that for certain.
Similarly, when the slate of nominees was reported a motion was made to accept the slate. I've been told that the motion was made by Rufus Montgomery, a lobbyist and long-time GOP insider:
Again, the Convention properly entered into discussion on the motion. Montgomery did not move away from the microphone, effectively blocking access for discussion from that mic and holding his place in line. When the chairman got around to his mic again, Montgomery called the question, ending further discussion. This was probably planned well before the convention began.
The lesson here is that the GOP Establishment does not welcome discussion and debate, rejects any ideas that differ from its own, and will do everything in its power to stifle any challenges to the party line. It's all about power and control and has nothing to do with the tripe about freedom and limited government that they spoon-feed the party faithful who blindly suck it down.
The Libertarian wing of the Republicans has become the biggest split in party Politics since The Whigs collapsed in the 1850's. I sincerely hope it continues on Constitutional principles, because we all know the Neocons are chomping at the bit to co opt us. We must ever be vigilant. But, as of now, the day is coming when the status quo will be overthrown.... without bloodshed.
"The characteristic feature of a free society is that
it can function in spite of the fact that its members
disagree in many judgments of value."
~ Ludwig von Mises ( 1881 ~ 1973 )
a freaking Whig.....Ha!
The Republican party inherited a bunch of the defunct Whigs and Free Soil party members. The old Whigs wanted to rob the internationally trading South and protect Northern manufacturers from import competition through a high tariff. The revenue collected would go to companies backing the party in the way of government "internal improvement" contracts. The Free Soilers wanted government reform of corrupt practices, such as those of the Whigs, and prevention of the expansion of slavery into the territories. This coalition formed a sectional party particularly powerful in the North. The old Whigs were always invoking "party unity" while the Free Soilers were calling for party commitment to do the right thing over party unity. It reminds me of what is happening now too. The end result of the Republican victory in 1860 was secession of cotton exporting states and war. The Whigs got their high tariff and internal improvements. About 50 years later they got their new central bank. The Free Soilers got the end of chattel slavery, but it all came at a dear price. The government remained corrupt, though. That should surprise nobody.
[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson
Stand on principles and values. It appears that much of the GOP has neither.
(Another) Outstanding report, Ben Swann.
The party of Hypocrisy...
"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Shes no republican as far as I can tell.
Ron Paul 2012!
I believe that's Debbie Dooley. It gets worse-- not only does she call herself a republican, but she calls herself a tea partier!
This whole NDAA resolution incident exposes everything that is wrong with the GOP. A bunch of mindless sheeple who will vote for anyone with an "R" next to his name.
...for the Tea Party Patriots.
that is obscene!
How can she call herself a Tea Party member?
People who subscribe/listen to Glenn Beck say they are Tea Party'ers who (it seems) followed Glenn as he pushed for Bachmann and then Santorum.
How can these people and/or Glenn vote or endorse a big government candidate and call themselves Tea Party members?
The man has a way with words. I love how he ended this segment.
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