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Establishment Shenanigans in Louisiana

Washington - Saturday's Louisiana Republican State Convention in Shreveport promises to be a political donnybrook for the ages. A fight pitting the Ron Paul forces against the rest of the party is likely to lead the convention to split into two competing meetings that will proceed to put together two, somewhat different Louisiana delegations to send the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August, and leaving it to the national GOP's Contest Committee to sort it out.

Steve Jessmore, The Sun News, via The Associated PressThis display of Ron Paul buttons for sale was photographed in South Carolina in January. The Republican State Convention in Shreveport today, dominated by Paul supporters, is likely to split into two competing conventions.

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RON PAUL CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON LOUISIANA RON PAUL CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON LOUISIANA GOP CONVENTION GOP CONVENTION LAKE JACKSON, Texas –The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign released the following statement concerning the outcome of the Louisiana State Republican Convention. Below please find comments from National Campaign Manager John Tate: “The Ron Paul campaign condemns the unfortunate activities that took place at the Louisiana Republican State Convention in Shreveport. “However, we also wish to highlight and applaud the fact that the convention ended on a high note reflective of the cooperation all Republicans wish to see toward the mutual aim of defeating President Obama in the November general election. “The unnecessary conflict, and positive conclusion as we understand it, transpired as follows. “LAGOP officials ignored the vast majority of duly elected delegates and attempted to use illegally adopted rules to deny Ron Paul supporters an opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Louisiana has 46 delegates. Five were pledged to Mitt Romney based on the March 23rd primary result and Rick Santorum received 10, meaning most delegates were contestable at the state convention. “Delegates to the state convention were chosen at caucus meetings on April 28th. Ron Paul slates won four of six congressional district contests. Of the approximately 180 delegates attending the state convention, 113 voted to remove the LAGOP chairman when he failed to respond to requests for information and other motions from delegates. Nearly two-thirds of the delegates began physically moving their chairs, literally turning their back on the GOP chair appointed by the party hierarchy. “In another instance, State Central Committeeman and Ron Paul supporter Henry Herford Jr. of Franklin Parrish was attacked by some security officials who didn’t realize that the body had voted out the previous chairman. Mr. Herford has a prosthetic hip and according to a doctor at the scene it appears as though the prosthetic was dislocated and may require replacement. The injury occurred as he was beginning to call to order the newly re-formed convention. “In yet another instance, Ron Paul supporter Alex Helwig, Chairman of the Rules Committee who made the motion to remove the chair, was arrested by Shreveport police and released. During his brief detainment, some of his fingers were broken and when he returned to the event he was walking with aid of a cane. “By 10:50 a.m. today, the newly formed convention completed its work. Newly-elected national delegates met with the Romney campaign’s Louisiana Chairman, Scott Sewell, who graciously said ‘that he supported the effort and would do everything he could to make sure the delegation was seated’ in Tampa. “Despite the divisiveness that characterized the Louisiana state convention initially, we are thankful that the Paul and Romney campaigns took the high road to guarantee the enfranchisement of Republicans whose candidate preferences differ. “Republicans of goodwill agree that following the spirited primary season, the general election presents us with an opportunity to defeat Obama and place the nation on a path to recovery. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured at the convention. And, we thank all responsible convention participants for ending the day on a more unified note.”

Civil Right Lawsuits

ATTN RON Paul Supporters. WE are filing National Civil Rights Abuses Lawsuits and need affidavits and claimants in the following states still.

The list of States; Nevada, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennesse, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Indiana, Iowa, South Dakota, Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico. If you know anyone from these states who would participate, please forward them this email and have them get in contact with David Callahan at David@toolsforjustice.com.

Here is a link to their election fraud website

"we shall all hang together or surely we shall hang separately."

Pls create a new thread

Pls create a new thread specifically with this info, so it gets deserved attention.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

I don't know what the root

I don't know what the root cause is, and I doubt it's just one single thing, but it seems that unless the police show up we don't have a majority. That's sad and needs to stop.

This is a game of money vs. willpower and money is showing to be pretty damn powerful.

We need to contact everyone of the delegates we know and do what we can to get them to their respective convention. Just ask them what can we do to help you attend the convention. Simple as that. Some people may not have rides, lets get together a carpool. Some may think that Dr Paul has dropped out, show them he hasn't. Some may think Romney clinched the nomination, show them why they're wrong. Some may think he doesn't have a chance, tell them all the things that can be voted for besides delegates. There's platform reform (wouldn't it be nice to see support of the Patriot act removed from the republican platform?) Chairmen, committeemen, etc., if they don't think Paul has a chance this time around then what about finding out who the other liberty candidates are and put them in office to make things easier for the next go. Think about all the kids who weren't able to vote because they didn't turn 18 in time. Put the liberty candidates in positions of power for the kids so they can take the reigns later on.

Grassroots leaders, each and everyone of you has the responsibility to contact every delegate you can think of, not to confirm if they're going, but to ask what you can do to help them get to their convention. Whatever their reasons are for not wanting to go, those reasons aren't silly or unimportant to them so we can't treat them like they are. Offer to help them overcome their issues. No one else should have as much individual contact info as you guys.

You have to, we have to. There's no one else that will.
I know for at least Illinois and Indiana, they're still filling vacancies for delegate and alternates wayyyyy past what was the deadline. If you think you can get motivated enough to become one for your convention, I'm willing to help. Leave a comment or contact me through my profile. I don't want your name, address, phone number, money or stuff like that. At the most, I'll ask you for what county you live in.

Also know that it is POSSIBLE to become a delegate AT your convention if you go as just a GUEST.

If you can get motivated enough to actually get off your ass and do more than complain then I'm willing to try and help you.

Yeah, Bobby Jindle the gov won't be seen

He's at Bilderberger's Annual Scum Meeting. Can you say, Logan's Act of High Treason? It's no accident that Louisana sits on the world's largest oil patch- more oil than in the entire middle east. IT's the "property" of the Queen's BP's. They can only get away with this if the governor, senators, "elected" representatives are insiders working with them. EXPOSE. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Also, the double books/consolidated annual financials.. allow the public to be robbed 6 ways to Sunday. (youtube Walter Burian).

This sounds Longist.

...just substitute "Standard Oil" for Queen's BP, and I can just hear Huey saying it :P

Is there anyone that can give us a synopsis of what is

occurring/has occurred in Louisiana so far?

Attention All Delegates! Break your "Binds" and vote for the Constitution in Tampa! Ron Paul 2012

Louisiana Convention Tweeters (plus Live Stream in the works)

1. https://twitter.com/#!/shawnmwilson

2. https://twitter.com/#!/younghandymen

Live Stream in the works at this time by Shawn Wilson.

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felony violation of the USA Patriot Act

To use force or intimidation in order to affect political or social change according to the wishes of those using force is a felony violation of the USA Patriot Act.

The police, acting on behalf of a political organization wishing to affect political and social change, and using force while armed with firearms, committed a felony violation of the USA Patriot Act.

The only way to get rid of the Patriot Act is to use it against those that created this law, so they could use it against U.S.. That is my firm belief.

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Important point


Very Important.

Maybe we should deport Shreveport Police to Guantanimo. I don't feel safe with them on American soil!

Would be poetic

on so many levels :)

If the rumors are true, the

If the rumors are true, the GOP establishment people committed a bunch of felonies. Will they be brought to justice? In Louisiana, indictments can be brought either by a grand jury or by a DA directly. http://thomasvalonzo.com/blog/2011/08/how-criminal-charges-a...

I really hope these guys serve time over this. Too much to hope for I guess. The cops were out of line too. At the very least they probably used excessive force. At worst they knew they were committing false arrest and other crimes.

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Does anyone have an update about what is going on? Maybe a livestream or live tweeting?

Chris - Don't Tread on Me!

OMG! That is horrible! If you

OMG! That is horrible! If you know anything about hips, a broken or dislocated hip is a major painful experience! Whoever called the cops, or the one responsible for the cops being called, should be sued personally as well as professionally. Not to mention removed from all political office.

I don't think there is a live

I don't think there is a live feed... something good seems to be going on over there though. This was posted 24 min ago.

what the cop did

Is a federal crime and must be pursued to the full extent of the law.

Good luck finding a cop that

Good luck finding a cop that isn't a coward to pursue it.

I think that was last night



you are right. sorry guys

How is Villere faring?

Any news on his condition?

was the elected chair assaulted?

I received a tweet saying he was sent to the ER!

I think he's the Rules Committee Chair, not Convention Chair

I don't care if he's the janitor who had the nerve to clean up with a Ron Paul bumper sticker on the back of his uniform, if he's duly authorized to be there (the guy kept trying to show credential papers), and is resisting being removed (as we would from our homes, where we're authorized to be), when the police break his hip, saying "well, we gave you the chance to walk", is like Saddam Hussein telling the Kurds, "well, I wouldn't gas you if you'd shut the f*** up when the journalists come!!!"

So glad we could teach Iraqis about citizenship :P

It was the cops that roughed him up, I heard

Roger Villere was removed as chairman of the #LAGOP today. After that the Ron Paul delegation took over and elected national delegates.


We WON #RONPAUL Delegate Chair in LA; #LAGOP Chair CONTESTED and called the POLICE; our chair was PUSHED and dislocated hip-going to ER.

a tweet from a delegate

I have never seen such a

I have never seen such a thing. The Republican party just changing rules and fighting its members? WTH IS this? GOP members who do NOT support RP should be furious! This is corruption and a travesty! NO WONDER Ron had to do what he did! OMG.

Is it true

someone posted on ustream that the LA chair was pushed and on the way to the ER?

2 Conventions are now taking place at LA convention

Two conventions taken place in Shreveport #LAGOP http://pic.twitter.com/aHX1PLxE