Is this "the end"?Submitted by freewillobjector on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 14:00
So "We" have to get behind Romney now so Rand can "influence" the GOP", and if you disagree with this the DP and others will come after you... Just for disagreeing not with Rand Paul, just the strategy...
Have we become to the point where anybody "off message" is "dead weight" (Austin's Peterson's words) and has "to be cut off, like a cancer tumor" (Austin's words, again). What the hell is this?
Apparently, there is nothing left for us at the convention but to give an "appropriate and respectful" coronation for Mitt Romney. With the faint hope that we will have a chance to have a seat at a table, that is invisible. I didn't send money for that, and I don't have to agree with it, nor be punished for not agreeing with it.
I thought Ron allowed people to disagree, and still support him, and not be "cut off like a tumor" or called a "troll, agitator, paid Romney mole, et. al.
Why are individuals punishing the grassroots for taking the AJ bait? I thought you guys were better than that. I am really disappointed and heartbroken by the behavior of everybody the last few days. And yet, I never lost faith in Dr. Paul, nor Rand, not once.
I am disappointed in the propagation of a delegate strategy to give people a false hope of a nomination to raise money and keep interest alive. Just to end up turning it all over to Romney anyway before the delegates even assemble to finalize it. If that is the case, fine. But then what do they need the money for? And why push the strategy they were never intending to use to accumulate it? I'm sure everybody knows the concerns people have with Jesse Benton, but this is serious stuff... And with the Olson story... People should have legitimate questions and not be viciously attacked by the DP, Peterson, or anyone else. Ron Paul would NOT do that.
I hate Tucker Carlson, yet even he stated in "For Liberty" that he could articulate a view counter to Mr. Paul's and Ron would say: "That's okay..." Yet the supporters are out for blood on BOTH sides. What a tragedy. I would hope Jack and others could let AJ die on the vine. He needs attention (oxygen) to breathe... But people took the bait, and we are being fragmented and divided, while some are being pushed towards Romney. And the worst part is nobody else did this, we did this to ourselves...
This is my view, and if I have to be punished for it here or on the DP so people can have their pound of flesh, fine. But my concern is legitimate, and not without cause, nor reason. If you want me gone for speaking about this, fine. But I am not a troll. I am not a plant. I am not against Rand, Ron, or anybody else. I just have questions and concerns and have the right to make them public in hopes of having them answered or addressed. And if we have come to the point where anyone with a critical eye must be excommunicated, then, I dare say we have become or are well on our way to becoming what we despise(d)...
I don't know what will happen from here, but it appears from the campaign and their surrogates that the campaign is over. And people are "getting people in line," so when I see what I have seen the past few days, I have questions about what this means going forward. But I will not support Mitt Romney. And will from now on give Rand credit, when it is due. And criticize him when he deserves it. And he should want anyone of us to do the same.