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Video> US News & World Report, & RawStory: Ron Paul snatches (MORE than) Half of Louisiana's Delegates!

Ron Paul Snatches Half of Louisiana's Delegates

By Kenneth T. Walsh
June 4, 2012

Another weekend, another state Republican convention where Ron Paul's forces managed to capture another batch of delegates to the Republican National Convention.

This time, it was Louisiana, where supporters of Paul and front-runner Mitt Romney split the vote and Paul apparently won a majority of the delegates to the national gathering.

Paul strategists say the Texas congressman, who is the lone remaining challenger to presumptive nominee Romney, captured 27 of the 46 delegates to which Louisiana is entitled.

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And wouldn't you know it? The typically anti-RP RawStory.com let's okay-ish resident Austinite and sometimes fair-ish to RP Stephen C. Webster to do a pretty good write-up, by MSM's non-standards, on 'When RINOs attack, hip and fingers break' assault against SEVERAL fellow r3VOLutionaries, including Rules Committee chairman Alex Helwig and Chairman Henry Herford, Jr.:

Louisiana GOP spirals into chaos as Ron Paul delegates injured, arrested

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, June 4, 2012 10:43 EDT

Several supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) sustained injuries while being arrested during the Louisiana Republican Party’s state convention over the weekend, in a conflict that engulfed the meeting after Paul’s supporters overwhelmed other delegates and voted in new leadership, only to be ignored.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) won the Louisiana primary and received 10 delegates, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) took second, earning five delegates along with it. Paul finished fourth in the primary, behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), but his supporters dominated the state’s caucusing process in April, meaning he stood to gain as many as 30 delegates at the state convention.

And with an audience widely stacked in his favor on Saturday, it seemed likely that Paul would again emerge from a state convention the unexpected victor… That is, until the LAGOP chairman turned the process on its head.

UPDATE 1:

1. Supplemental eyewitness summation posted at Reddit.com.
Thanks TomJefferson!

2. Here's Henry Herford, Jr.'s response upon being released, courtesy of RonPaulHemp, who also provided the initial viral video of the actual violent assault itself:

posted on June 3rd, 2012: Assaulted Ron Paul Chair Responds After Release From Hospital (Please Share!!)

UPDATE 2: Local News Coverage

1. Video courtesy of KTBS:
Breaking: Ron Paul supporters takeover Louisiana Republican State Convention
Published On: Jun 02 2012 05:46:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2012 11:06:23 PM CDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IliJRpCyOTI

2. Link courtesy of TomJefferson! Video courtesy of OGChris100!

Ron Paul Wins Louisiana KSLA12 06/02/2012

KLFY10: Ron Paul Secures Louisiana Delegates



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The problem with Giles argument

because Santorum and Gingrich are out, how does he know that that's what the majority of Louisiana Republicans now want.

While they might have preferred Santorum and Gingrich in the primary, they are both out and it looks like they prefer Paul over Romney.

If Santorum wanted his delegates so badly he should have stayed in, otherwise he is just holding them hostage to people who might not want Romney.

But I will go back to N Dakota, and will ask Giles this, Santorum won ND, Paul a close second, Paul had the most state delegates, but somehow the State GOP gave the National delegates to Romney, how could that be Mr. I want to protect Giles? Romney had neither the votes or delegates - total fraud.

WHENEVER that prick is interviewed, he's propagandizing

and dropping an MSM meme that the Ron Paul supporters are "trying to STEAL it!" wherever and whenever he can.

So disgusting watching conniving, LYING POS, scheme-y weasels!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Ron Paul Wins Louisiana KSLA12 06/02/2012

Ron Paul Wins Louisiana KSLA12 06/02/2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDJQ3Ey-BTg&feature=endscreen...

RP R3VOLution

thanks again Tom!

updating now.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

updated

UPDATE 2: Local News coverage

1. Video courtesy of KTBS:
Breaking: Ron Paul supporters takeover Louisiana Republican State Convention
Published On: Jun 02 2012 05:46:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2012 11:06:23 PM CDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IliJRpCyOTI

2. Link courtesy of TomJefferson! Video courtesy of OGChris100!

Ron Paul Wins Louisiana KSLA12 06/02/2012

KLFY10: Ron Paul Secures Louisiana Delegates

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

*color of law* broken at LA convention?

The establishment's "old chairman" may have broken federal color of law statutes and should be investigated by the FBI.

Here is a related webpage from the FBI's website: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/color_of...

RP R3VOLution

being that the officers were off duty

and getting paid by a private organization, I think their protective shield as a gov. employee can be pierced and they can be individually sued.

Yes! Yes!! and YES!!!

My initial response, upon reading about this vile act of criminality and treachery:

I've had it!

Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sat, 06/02/2012 - 17:42.

Now these muthafrakkers are going O.G. Old School Vegas Mafiosi? This, from a state that JUST convicted a bunch of copthugs for the Katrina murders? Do these NOLA moron copthugs ever learn, anything, or what?

Just WTF???

F?
F??
F???

Better question is, in a pro-liberty tool state like LA, y'all do realize ALL of that was committed under Color of Law, right??

Friggin' neocon tyrannical govt terrorist lunatic douchebags.

I can't wait to see the moronic dumbfounded 'What did I do for the last 10yrs? Who have I been helping out? Have I become the "Good German?" Have I been a collaborator all along?'-look on their faces, when the currency collapse comes, and if they have any functioning braincell, an epiphany of sorts hits them as they finally realize that they've been on the wrong side of history all along.

Now, what should be the apt response from those of us who have been shouting at the top of our lungs about the dangerous path this dying Republic has been on, and even some of us with disabilities, so inspired to restore ALL Natural Rights, and participate, be bullied, kidnapped to a backroom to even getting fingers broken at a supposedly properly sanctioned major American party event:

1. Mercy
2. Belittling 'I told you so, now F' off!'-laughter, with or without addendum implements of verbal or material diposition?
3. Love

What's it gonna be folks?

Right now, I'm feeling short on 1 and 3.

Too disgusted, to be kind about anything...

Pardon, I'm all outta love for the day, and I must have left my Zen at the last bus stop news blurb about my beloved fellow R3VOL with prosthetic being ASSAULTED, to now having his fingers broken?

I'm all outta F'ng "love" for a-hole murder enablers that we PRETEND deserve any human kindness as to be afforded some semblance of civility.

No.

NEVER forget: RINOs are MURDER ENABLERS! PERIOD.

There is no excuse anymore.

Govt Terrorists and RINO neoCons simply are the most degenerate POS I've had the misfortune of observing for the last 12 months!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Story details from eyewitness

http://www.reddit.com/r/ronpaul/comments/uian8/the_story_of_...

This is taken directly from an email from a friend who lives in New Orleans:

So the story starts a few months back. Louisiana just had their 2012 Republican Presidential Primary results in which Rick Santorum took 1st place, Mitt Romney in 2nd place, and Ron Paul in 3rd place. This secured that 10 delegates for Santorum and 5 delegates for Romney will be bound for them at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August. The media with their lackluster knowledge of politics didn't mention that Louisiana has 46 delegates that will represent them in the National Convention, not 15. The other 41 state delegates will be chosen by the congressional delegates who will be voted on in the Louisiana Caucus. Not too long after, Louisiana held it's Caucus for the registered republicans to vote for congressional delegates who will go to the State GOP Convention and vote for the other other 41 state delegates. Louisiana has 6 Congressional Districts. Ron Paul won 4 of the 6 districts, Mitt Romney won 1 district, and both presidential candidates tied and had to split the congressional delegates in half in the 6th district. The media still remains silent through this huge victory for Ron Paul. Ron Paul will have 113 out of the 180 congressional delegates represent him and his (our) platform at the Louisiana GOP Convention. This means that Ron Paul essentially "won" Louisiana. Needless to say the establishment was not too happy about this outcome and they made plans of their own. I'm proud to say that I am one of those 118 elected congressional delegates.

This past weekend was the Louisiana GOP Convention in Shreveport, La, where us delegates had been participating in committees and other activities to change future rules, platforms, and vote for the remaining state delegates. The GOP set up a convention schedule months in advance. The committee meetings were scheduled to be on Saturday morning and the voting of state delegates in the afternoon. Two days prior to the Convention day, the GOP Head Chairman had decided to move the committee convention up to Friday morning so that the inconvenience for delegates of missing work and making lodging accommodations would result in the absence of the elected Ron Paul delegates. Their poor tactic didn't work and everyone made arrangements to be there. The Chairman decided to hand out a new rule book which would take effect immediately on the night before Saturday's convention. This was a clear violation of the LAGOP rules that state clearly that new rules would be approved by a majority. The Chairman's new rules were obviously to favor his authority and power and keep himself immune from a majority rule. This would also give him the authority to choose certain delegates instead of letting the majority (Ron Paul supporters) vote on these certain delegates. A majority of the rules committee obviously denied this arrogant request by the Chairman on Friday.

Saturday morning. The Committee Chairman passes out his new rule book as if nothing happened the day prior. When the congressional district leaders filed for a motion at the convention the Chairman didn't recognize the motion and purposely ignored all the motions as if the leaders were invisible. The crowd started getting restless from the blatant disrespect. A congressional district leader stands up and makes a motion to the audience to appoint a new GOP Committee Chairman. This is a legal action and is supported by the LAGOP rule book. When the majority voted and supported the favor of a new chairman the new chairman was then implemented. The old chairman lost control of the room and told the cops to arrest the person speaking to the convention who led the new vote. While the peaceful speaker was being arrested, the cops broke 4 of his fingers and I believe used a taser on him. The chairman said that he blacked out for an hour as he returned limping on a cane. (This arrest is caught on the video below.)

The old chairman kept resuming the convention schedule despite the fact that he was legally voted out. All of us 118 delegates (majority of the room) then stood up and turned our chairs 180 degrees to put our backs to the former GOP speaker and his podium and we resumed the convention with a new Chairman and speaker appointed who was facing us from the opposite end of the room. The new chairman had a microphone and amplifier to match the volume of the former speakers mic. The former GOP chairman then had the speaker arrested because he didn't appreciate his obvious diminished power. The cops tackled the defenseless 60 something year old handicapped speaker and during the process broke his hip. He was taken out in a stroller and later arrested while he was getting X Rays in the ER. We then had a new speaker (a female) who led us through the process of voting on the rest of the 31 delegates who will represent the state of Louisiana in the Republican National Convention while the former GOP Chairman took votes with his minority delegates of who they believe will be the 31 people to represent Louisiana in Tampa.

After the convention the cops proceeded to bully "The Ron Paul People" to leave the convention and not to loiter despite the fact that we paid for the use of the convention center. I have left this experience disgusted with the Republican Party and disgusted with the police who "protect and serve" their community. We still live in a brutal Police state where politicians and cops are above the law and will resort to physical violence against their own peaceful citizens. The establishment has broken its own rules to keep itself from a peaceful revolution that legally played and won at its own game. They've hired the police to violently restrain its own citizens and elected chairman/delegates/etc... This is a modern case of a slavery plantation's tactics to keep its slaves in line. I hope that my good work will one day pave the path for a true Republican candidate that will arise in my lifetime whether that be in Gary Johnson or whomever. For the present, there is no way I can/will ever vote for a republican for president that doesn't have the name Ron Paul. I have also found a new deep respect for non violent/peaceful protestors such as the civil rights leaders. Every bone in my body wanted to be anything but peaceful despite the police brutality I witnessed. Our president has now passed a bill that arms the FDA. What is this world coming to where we need the FDA to kick down doors with guns to prohibit the sale of unpasteurized milk from local Amish farmers? The republican party is as liberty minded and freedom loving as Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Mao Tse Tung, and all fascist government organizations that blinds its citizens facade of freedom under the blanket of nationalism.

When i watch the nomination of Mitt Romney all I will think of is the famous quote from Star Wars when Padame says "So this is how liberty will die, with a thunderous applause"

Here is a video of part of what happened today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofnSb9l9rwQ&feature=player_em...

RP R3VOLution

thank you for the reddit link!

updating it now.

in the mean time, here's local news coverage of it.

http://www.ktbs.com/news/Breaking-Ron-Paul-supporters-takeov...

and here's Henry Herford's response upon being released:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MST6gH9UTZg

http://www.reddit.com/r/ronpaul/comments/uian8/the_story_of_...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

updated.

UPDATE 1:

1. Supplemental eyewitness summation posted at Reddit.com. Thanks TomJefferson!

2. Local News coverage, video courtesy of KTBS:
Breaking: Ron Paul supporters takeover Louisiana Republican State Convention
Published On: Jun 02 2012 05:46:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2012 11:06:23 PM CDT

3. Here's Henry Herford's response upon being released, courtesy of RonPaulHemp, who also provided the initial viral video of the actual violent assault inself:
posted on June 3rd, 2012: Assaulted Ron Paul Chair Responds After Release From Hospital (Please Share!!)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Wow, that's one more state in Paul's column

Has there been any verification about what happened in North Carolina with regards to the delegate vote total? As best I could tell, it looked like Oklahoma with two different slates from two different conventions.

Iowa (likely), Minnesota, and Maine are among Paul's state victories. Colorado appears to be among them too, but Nevada is less clear (though won't matter if Louisiana did in fact go to Paul).

contents

updated...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul