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Ben Swann Maine Delegate Story Update - 08/07/2012


From his Facebook page...

I've told you for months about the GOP establishment's efforts to control the Republican National Convention... here is more unbelievable proof of how far they are willing to go. In the state of Maine, it is well documented that 21 of the 24 delegates are strong supporters of Congressman Ron Paul. Those 21 delegates plan to go to Tampa later this month and cast a vote for Dr. Paul to receive the nomination.

A little over a week ago, 20 of those 21 delegates were told that their credentials were being challenged by Mr. Peter Cianchette (who headed the Romney campaign in Maine). The grounds for the challenge... that 20 of these 21 delegates were illegally elected to represent Maine. As a result, the RNC planned to not seat the entire Maine delegation at the RNC in Tampa.

Now, here is where it gets really interesting. This weekend, the RNC, via Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster offered a "compromise"... take a look:

1. A majority of the delegates sign a statement agreeing that, if Ron Paul is not on the ballot, they will vote at the Convention for Mitt Romney.

2. Instead of Brent Tweed, Charlie Webster or Paul LePage would serve as the spokesperson for the delegation and announce the votes cast for president. That spokesperson would also handle all media on behalf of the Maine delegation.

3. There will be nothing negative said about Mitt Romney or positive said about Obama (especially to media)

4. The Delegation will be admitted to the Convention, and to all committee assignments, without barrier.

5. The Contest brought by Jan Staples and Peter Cianchette will be withdrawn

Tonight at 10:00 PM.. Reality Check is going to break down all the details of this.. as well as two unrelated efforts to block Gov. Romney from receiving the Republican nomination.

For now, you can read the official response from the Maine delegation to the RNC "Compromise" here: Just scroll to the bottom to read the PDF's for yourself.

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After seeing this, as far as

After seeing this, as far as I'm concerned, it's Obama 2012. Obama is perhaps the worst president this country has ever seen and, now more than ever I'm convinced, America gets everything it deserves and more. Bring on the statists. Bring on the collapse. FUC K IT.

What Kind Of Lawyer(s) Write Like This:

"There will be nothing negative said about Mitt Romney or positive said about Obama (especially to media)."

First, the "especially to the media" phrase undermines the rest of it.

Second, you mean to tell me one wouldn't even be permitted to say, for example, "Obama may be a tyrant but his haircut ain't so bad"?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Thank you

I am a National Delegate from Maine to the RNC and I appreciate all the positive comments and encouraging comments on this post. There are twenty of us up here in Maine that are willing to stand come hell or high waters so that we can support Ron Paul at the RNC. The best part about it is that when people see us standing up for Ron Paul, we will become the example for other States and Delegates to do so also.

Long live the Liberty Movement!

We Love Your Spirit Matt

We will be watching and waiting for the good news to arrive..My money is on you and the others..

Good luck patriot!

I love Maine...always have.

I love Maine...always have. I am from Massachusetts and it disgusts me what the RNC is doing. You have a lot of support and for what it is worth, me and my family will be in Tampa at the rally in support of all of the Ron Paul delegates and all supporters who continue to fight against the machine. All the Ron Paul delegates in Maine facing this new attack on liberty, in my eyes, are living up to the State's motto... "Dirigo" - Latin for "I direct", "I lead" or "I guide". Thank you for standing up for our right to a fair election process - and most important, for liberty.

fight like hell!

First Substantial Coverage From a Maine Newspaper Please Vote...

...and comment, I'm right in the thick of it up here...if you have a second tonight read the article and let the folks at The Bangor Daily News we are paying attention...RP2K12!

I lways believed that Romulan had no 'real support' in America

Its all smoke and mirrors and alot of bullsh#it from the media and his subordinates...

and alot of help from the die-bold rigged voting machines..

No one ever verifies weather these machines are counting the votes correctly. why?

Because they are run by establishment hacks, and the the CIA..

Rememeber what the CIA told Jesse Ventura down in the basement of the Minnesota capital. "You may be the new governor, but we're running things"

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So now the ME delegates are

So now the ME delegates are fighting this? How? Do they have a voice anywhere? since the RNC is saying no you can't come to Tampa how will they beat this and go to Tampa?
For that matter, the other states the RNC is fighting as well. Like LA and OR.
Also, have any of the other 7 states RP won sent in thier official nomiation of him?
Also, didn't RP also win the virgin islands? no one counts this as part of the 7 states.
One more thing, no one knew in the past what happened in TX? I hear he did very well from some poeple than I hear he didn't do well from others. Then even more so, I hear they are intentially keeping that secret...anyone know the real story in TX?

Paul just won the popular vote in the Virgin Islands.

Romney got most (all but one?) of the delegates.

IT looks like the GOP is TRYING very hard to LOSE the

election for any republican candidate.

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

how do you embed video to the post.

I can't add the embed code and just placing the url does not help either.

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I still think the RNC is

I still think the RNC is loading up the speakers full of neocons in hopes it will repel Ron Paul's people....or make them furiously angry. Stand firm! We're with you!

Romney is unelectable. The lesser of two evils is

EVIL. Committed to principle like Ron.. I will vote but if the choices stay the same I just write in Ron. Worked too hard getting 17 of the 24 Massachusetts Delegates.... Rule 38 of the RNC and voting rights act make binding delegates illegal. But then again the convention is in Florida. Not exactly the home of the free and land of the brave. There has actually been talk of David Petraeus being VP. Just look at the problems CIA director Bush under Regan caused by making mouja hadden religious. The interventionist have been supporting 64 wars and conflicts since the end of WWII. When is enough enough? When is military offence going to be understood as Military Industrial Profiteering and weak defence?

yup "the lesser of two evils is evil"

The lesser not good enough.

Worked to hard to get what we got in Maine to do nothing but to write Dr. Paul in.


Write in votes are typically wasted. And it's not a protest. It's doing what the GOP wants - taking yourself out of the battle.

Why vote for either major party? In September, after RNC 2012, we can look at 3rd parties.

Love How...

Love how the Maine GOP offered the RP delegates "a deal" that essentially stated:
"We cheated you at every step of the way in this process and you still won. So we'll let your delegates go to Tampa if we can just take away their ability to vote the way they choose or speak their minds."

And only the people who

were defeated can talk to the press..

It's all smoke, because delegates aren't bound.

Ben you are Awesome!

Great Job!

"What would you do if you knew you could not fail"

Oh my God, what are they

Oh my God, what are they doing?! That's unbelievable. How could they replace the elected delegates with their appointees? How is it possible that GOP tries to shut people up by not allowing them to freely expres their views? Is it still the "party of freedom"? Why organise all those primaries and causes, if they are not willing to accept the results, anyway?

Young Padawan...

...you are awakening to the reality of the iron grip that the PTB have on our country.

This isn't the land of the free, home of the brave anymore.

We've been taken over by a lawless group of criminal who have the printing press of The Fed Reserve to finance anything they want, buy off anybody they please (except Ron Paul), and they have the police and military (for the time being anyway) to enforce their evil.

The GOP is just one organization of thousands that are under direct control of these criminals.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

To the Republic for Which it Stands

"...the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire."

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

its a wonder i havent moved

To cincinnatti. I saw on sportcenter that charlie sheen was doing some charity thing at a reds game and they said he was going to run for mayor. Thatd be fun.

Even Charlie would be better than the thug

we have now...and his trolley to no where. He's the king of "conflict of interest" as I've heard he'll be making boo-koo bucks off this thing because he owns (directly or indirectly) properties on the route that must be purchased to make the trolley project a success.

Romney's Only Hope against Obama!

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."—Mae West

Obama & Romney in league against Paul?

Am I the only one that sees this? Obama & Romney are clearly working together to shut out Paul. How else are court cases being thrown out or dismissed, state delegations being declared null and void, media blackout, policy brutality at state conventions, etc. Obama is the left arm and Romney the right arm of the same puppet-master that wants total global control. It's like David vs. Goliath here.

The globalists don't want to lose their grip over America, much less the world. Ron Paul as president would be more than just a seizure of power back to the United States -- it would encourage the rest of the world to revolt against their governments the same way we are now. Look at Egypt!

If we don't get Paul nominated, the globalists will usher in a very "1984"-like way of life for generations to come. Paul is our LAST hope.

God speed to our delegates that are going to Tampa to fight these jackals. Like many others have said, you have MILLIONS of supporters behind you.

"Give me liberty or give me death!"

Well, DUH!



Permaculture + Austrian Economics = Renassaince.

Libertarians MUST shift to cost efficient mechanisms, diversify equities towards real assets and salvage hard assets and money. Start food forests, aquaponics, hugelcultures, start a 501c3 and dont pay property tax on the permaculture. Create your own co-op from diversifying food production and live off the land. Stock guns as it is your constitutional right, live and let live. Stock precious metals and foodstuff.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

wonderful journalism Ben, thank you so much

Everybody to Tampa... were gonna have ourselves an oldfashioned hodown ...... EYYYOOOH SKEETER!

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Ben does it again!

Ben does it again!