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Romney Campaign & Mass. G.O.P. Disqualifies Ron Paul Delegates For Not Signing (Illegal?) Affidavit

http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/06/23/romney-campaign-oust...

An affidavit is never mentioned in the Republican Party’s rules for selecting delegates and has never been required of delegates in the past, GOP critics say. Suspicions are steep this year because Kenney and the others are supporters of Ron Paul, the libertarian candidate whose quixotic campaign for president culminated in an effort to take over state caucuses nationwide. The delegates must vote for Romney, based on his strong primary win in Massachusetts, but Paul’s supporters hope to use the convention to draw attention to his agenda, including auditing the Federal Reserve and requiring wars to be declared by Congress.

Stephanie Ebbert, Boston Globe

I have a feeling all these "disqualified" delegates will be joining Lawyers for Ron Paul, if they haven't already. As stated by the surprisingly neutral author, affidavits are not mentioned in state GOP rules.

Anyways, if you want to express your shock or dissatisfaction, I urge civility! You can contact Chairman McGrathed (of MA GOP's Allocation Committee) at mcgrathed@rcn.com or the MA GOP directly at 617-523-5005. Remember; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. By making a fool of yourself, you discredit our movement for Liberty. We advocate freedom because we practice self-restraint (and trust others to do the same).



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This is going to get ugly.

This is going to get ugly. What happens when all these delegates show up in Tampa to the convention?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

They vote their conscience

See this vid with the law.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GiE...

Keepin' it real.

Federal Marshals

Federal Marshals will accompany them while wearing loaded firearms and tazers per the order of the court.

Because if the judge fails to order this injunction and order protection for the alternates and delegates ... IF they get hurt, the lawsuit for damages AGAINST THE COURT will be GIGANTIC.

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has the campaign made any

has the campaign made any kind of statement yet about this?

They could but they can't. The lawyer explained it in a

conference call. Ron Paul is a leading candidate in the Republican Party. They already hate him.

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

But the campaign spoke up

But the campaign spoke up about the Louisiana incident. Why not now?

It's like this: you can tell your teacher you are not happy

that she gave you an A minus instead of an "A". You cannot tell the teacher the teacher is a bad teacher and you will be glad when you are done with them.

BECAUSE THEY CAN THROW HIM OUT!

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

Let's just see the ballots and match them

up to what the electronic ballot machine reported. Think they'll match?

Disgusting.

Can anybody tell me if the nomination process has been perverted this badly in previous years? Or is 2012 a new milestone in corruption?

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how the Romney campaign thinks that this will all be ignored and just go away..

I AM SICK OF THIS SHENANIGANS!

I will NOT have The United States of America taken over by Establishment Hacks. How dare they set their own bridge on fire and make Republicans look so shady. Do not let the power of the Internet be underestimated. This has to go Mainstream now!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Stealing??

"In Massachusetts, Paul’s Liberty Slate swept the Republican caucuses in April, STEALING delegate spots that were expected to go to Romney’s friends and allies, whom he had selected." I love how it's claimed that delegate spots were stolen when people use the legitimate and legal delegate selection process that has been in place for aeons but when the Romney camp actually does 'steal,' it is never called that.

On another note, this whole process is disillusioning. I've gotten involved at the local level with the Republican party and I can't help but feel like in another world than all the Romneyites. If it wasn't something that Dr. Paul was advocating I'd be staying home on meeting nights. Probably a whole thread could be started on the subject of staying involved with the republican party for the purpose of the mission when everything in you wants to get as far away as possible from the neo-cons!

where did your quote come from...

just curious...thanks.

I say: if you can't make it better, don't make it worst!

I copied and pasted it right

I copied and pasted it right from the Boston Globe article that leads the thread.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch...

For the past 6-8 months, far too many DP'ers have made massively naive assumptions about Tampa. As a long time political observer, it has been somewhat painful to witness.

How many Ron Paul delegates simply won't show up because they don't want to shell out the money necessary for traveling, loding, food, days of off work, etc.

How many Ron Paul delegates won't show up, due to being disillusioned with the Rand/Romney endorsement scandal and subsequent fallout?

How many Ron Paul delegates will actually be able to cast a vote on the floor at Tampa?

Red arrow me if you want, but I'm providing food for thought.

Urgent

Please view. Any delegate can vote their conscience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GiE...

Keepin' it real.

FREE/cheap accomodation! in TAMPA

www.airbnb.com

and

www.couchsurfing.org

USE THEM!!! The dems did during Obama's "grassroots" drive... apparently, it was the elections in 2008 that pushed airbnb into the mainstream and helped value it a $1 billion+ startup!

Just plain 'Happy'about the direction the world is taking! Especially if we live to reach LEV [Longevity Escape Velocity]

Wait for the delegate bomb ...

A "Delegate Bomb" to fund the expenses for the Ron Paul delegates is in the works, a massive effort is being made to both find housing and reserve it for the delegates, and find Florida boots on the ground to provide housing.

This campaign is in HIGH GEAR.

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I think the hard fight was yesterday...@thecalikid

I'm sorry, which side are you on?

What choice or option are you suggesting?

Signing affidavit/pledge is illegal; the order is vote your conscience according to the RNC Rule.

Delegates should ask to see Rule section that requires them to sign any pledge and have the person forcing them to sign to print and sign their name too! And ask to see their driver's license for validation, if you really want to give them a good kick.

Your comment is not "food for thought"--this is food for thought: RP delegates get together buy group tickets, share hotel rooms, watch each others' backs, go in mass, use group discount wherever possible--trust me, the hard part is over.

Delegates MUST learn to throw the shit back to the other side. Never argue a point from their perspective but from you strongest available truth. SIGN nothing and keep saying you will follow the RNC RULES when you vote. Because if the Rules cannot hurt Romnut, if the Rules requires delegates to vote in Romnut’s favor—then why is a PLEDGE even necessary?! Keep repeating “I'm here to follow the RNC Rules that is my obligation.” Wear them down and keep moving in mass/groups—don’t divide or separate. Do not answer their questions make them answer yours—they are in the wrong, why should you heed to the wrong. Be professional, firm, do not act weak, act with authority, and take control of the situation by presenting an inarguable comment that pertains to the circumstance but not the situation they created for you.

When push comes to shove, pretend you’re confused and say you might consider signing IF they produce a law or a valid RNC Rules that requires you to SIGN PLEDGE to vote a particular way other than according to the RNC Rules!!! Bring a copy of the RNC Rules and the letter from the RNC Legal Counsel which supports you position to vote your conscience. Show that to everyone, the cops, the Romnut supporters, etc. Also, again, have the person who gave you the pledge print and sign his or her name--if you have to give in for whatever reason!!! Tell them you will not sign otherwise because you don’t want to be liable for anything later; you want to be able to hold the person who dictated this directive to you responsible at a later.

To detractors: If we don't win, NEITHER will Romnut--a guarantee! It was the Republican Party that screwed RP's campaign thereby further screwing this country; they/you insulted us and treated us like scum--worst than the democrats, the supposed enemy. If the most fundamental principle of democracy is not honored by the Republican Party or Romnut—it is obvious that Romnut will not honor any of his promises (like Obama) nor protect any the United States rule of law if/when he’s in office. This election is NOT about democrats or republicans; you have your head in the sand if you still think it is. It's about the United States!!! Wake the fuke up!!!

Obama or Romnut in 2013 will give us the exact same cow dung--the only difference is Obama is not a millionaire. And we know what the top 1/10%, which Romnut belongs to, have done to this country. We have nothing to lose--we're screwed either way, but revenge is sweet for the ill treatment and destruction of the American election process. When Romnut loses, the Republican Party and media lose too—and that, for me, is very sweet indeed. All the riches and all the King's men will not put another Jack in the box in again. If Ron Paul is not nominated, I rather Obama stay in office than Romnut: Both men are an identical other than skin color, at least Obama does not have the millionaire mentality. And they, the millionaires and billionaires, are the ones who do not want Ron Paul to be President so they may keep straddling us. Worst come to dead worst, at least I hope Obama in his last *rein* would get rid of his zion master string pullers and put in a whole new administration; I hope the poorer man in him would want to regain or establish a more favorable legacy for his image as first African-American President. I hope he would not want to go down as the very much disliked President. In this regard, despite my despondent attitude towards Obama, he scores better than Romnut and has more reason to do better. So take your over processed food and eat it somewhere else. Not winning is not the only option; losing is not a lost and we begin by fighting fire with gasoline, not water.

I say: if you can't make it better, don't make it worst!

Unless the delegates are unbound

and able to vote their conscience there is little reason to go to Tampa - especially when the RP Campaign playbook will tell people to vote for Romney......so as not to upset the GOP.

The lawsuit is perhaps the last option.

delegates are

unbound and can vote their conscience. MUST see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GiE...

Keepin' it real.

The lawsuit is:

The lawsuit ... is the FIRST OPTION that has been put on the table thus far which speaks to a true, legal, and powerful solution.

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Bingo!

And. . . since it is simple math that without the Federal Case Dr Paul has no mathematical chance to win the nomination, it is fair to say that those who attack Lawyers for Ron Paul and the lawsuit cannot possibly be true Ron Paul supporters.

or they might also think....

that going forward with this lawsuit can actually do harm in the long run.

Yes. . . But. . .

In a functional republic, delegates are chosen to represent us under the hypothesis that delegates they will do more research and will investigate the issues at hand more thoroughly than the average, normal voter. In this case, the evidence is all around us. One simply has to follow the "Lawyers for Ron Paul" Facebook page for a number of days, and ask questions there to get a true sense of what is going on.

Our own limited "thinking" is what got us into the current mess we are is as a nation -- fearing the unknown, and imagining things without proof. Now we have an opportunity to employ critical thinking exempt of fear. The avenue is clear and open to those who are willing to see.

Quit a few will show up actually.

If you aren't outraged, then you haven't been paying attention.

The delegates are being assisted with expenses from concerned citizens that are sick and tired of this massive and blatant election fraud being committed by the rnc/gop and the rombama campaign

Absolutely ...

There are grassroots EVERYWHERE in Florida and the adjacent States making preparations to fund delegate expenses, and to provide housing, etc ...

And that's just the individual grassroot actors acting directly with support.

The delegate bomb will not only put every single Ron Paul delegate and alternate in Tampa but will provide for daily pizza and raw milk. :-)

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I'd like to endemnify this suit

Why is it everyone screams "HIRE A LAWYER" When they sense some injustice ?? LAWYERS WORK FOR THE COURTS YOU LOONS..SORRY THERE ARE LOT'S OF GOOD FOLKS HERE BUT DAMMNIT YOU STILL DON'T GET IT. Hire a lawyer and by legal definition your a client AND by legal definition
YOU ARE A WARD OF THE COURT AND FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES A WARD OF THAT STATE ..This could be done PRIVATELY and it would be done before the freaking national convention. An unaddressed affidavit and it's statements stand as the facts in ANY CAUSE...WALK IN WITH AN INSURANCE POLICY (THE PRIVATE INDEMNITY BOND) and the unaddressed affidavit and you have the facts..THE ONLY FACTS....This is the only way this effed up system works..Even a jury could see that in short order..it is the only winner as no third party discretion is allowed..LEARN WHO YOU ARE AND WAKE UP ALREADY....

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Documentary

We must expose these people. Names, pictures, videos. We need a documentary (Fahrenheit 911 style, minus the left wing nutty bias).

Expose me ! PLEASE EXPOSE ME !

Talk poorly about my son, talk sweetly about my son but for HEAVEN'S SAKE, PLEASE, talk about my SON!

Pat Jack, (public relations and press contact Executive Committee for Lawyers for Ron Paul)

HELLLLOOOOOO !

:) LOL !

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Fu*k Romney - voting against him out of spite.

I'm not going to vote for him because they say I must like him. If RP isin't the nominee somehow, I am actually going to vote for Obama, in hopes that Romney gets crushed... so we have another shot in 2016, instead of having to wait until 2020.