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RNC Changes Rules to Stop Ron Paul

Buzz Feed - TAMPA, Florida — The Republican National Committee's Rules Committee voted to require written certification that a presidential candidate has a plurality of delegates from five states in order to get a space on the convention ballot — a move intended to provide a warning in the event of floor movement toward an insurgent candidate.

Tennessee committeeman John Ryder push the rules change to eliminate "distractions" on the convention floor, in an effort to "try to create a more streamlined convention procedure, that better reflects the realities," he said.

"The focus is to get away from some of the residue of the 19th century," he added.

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The Republican Party prepares to slit its own throat.

IF Romney is nominated - ANYONE who votes for him is a traitor to the Liberty cause.

The RNC already disposed of some "residue" from the 18th century

- the Constitution.

These people will stop at nothing...

Short of canceling the convention altogether.
Wait a minute...
I think someone mentioned that on the news this morning.


Convention guest

It looks like Mother Nature may be stopping by that convention too!!

You know, those zillionaire Willard supporter-types probably will stay home cuz it will mess up their hair and their pretty convention outfits!
(We all know how they all think they are special and might melt or something!)


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

I'm pretty sure this starts in 2016

not this year. There were several posts about it yesterday.

No, it's for 2012

This particular rule that was amended (Rule 40(b)) is in the set of rules known as the temporary rules of the convention (25-42, per Rule 42). They can be adopted on the floor in this convention if they pass committee and make it into their report.


Rmoney is such a great candidate, then why are these scumbags so afraid of Ron Paul?!
If Rmoney has so much to offer the RNC, why are they pushing him on us?
There is much more to this than meets the eye... The underlying corruption of our nation!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

You all act surprised that

You all act surprised that they wouldn't try to stop Paul? It's time we show them our real strength! Get ready for this one, GOP!

I have HAD IT with the Republican Party!

I have HAD IT with the corrupt Republican Party!! They are probably saying, "Instead of breaking the rules, let's just change them as we go!!" What a crock!! The 'Grand ol' Party' need to change their name to the 'GOPP': The Grand ol' Pathetic Party!!!! I will no longer vote for a Republican, unless Ron Paul somehow gets the nomination or there is a local liberty-minded candidate that is on the Republican ticket.

Me too

They have become the GOPP from being the 'Good Ol' Boys Party' for way too long, using their imaginations beyond capacity!!

Write to Reince Preibus, Good Ol' Pathetic Party Leader.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

John Ryder does not like distractions!

John Ryder
4770 Cole Road
Memphis, TN 38117
H: 901-685-1281
E-MAIL: jryder@harrisshelton.com

How hard is it to understand

How hard is it to understand that if the GOP suppresses the Ron Paul movement through corruption and back-room deals they will suffer a devastating loss of numbers among their ranks?

They can't win without us, but we CAN win without them. Never before have there been so many Americans that understand the two parties are similar and do not have the best interest of the people in mind. The zeitgeist is much different than when Perot ran 3rd party.

Has anyone been following Adam Kokesh?

He has cancelled the March on the RNC..and pretty much has separated himself from the Ron Paul campaign (not the liberty movement persay)

His last video claimed that the supporters who are still pushing for Ron Paul to get the nomination are wasting their time. It is really disheartening to see such an avid supporter crumble all because of the establishments tricks and the Paul campaigns stealthily approach.

Keep the faith everyone, it ain't over yet.

"that better reflects the realities"

You mean the false reality perpetuated by repeating the same rhetoric?

"Ron Paul is unelectable"

"Mitt Romney is the most electable"

... Because apparently simply saying it over and over again, will automatically make it so.

Ron Paul

The insurgent candidate....lol
Tells you alot of where they stand on the constitutuion.

I guess they are tired of

I guess they are tired of breaking their rules... So now they will change them as we go!


Yee Haw! Why do they need to try and alter the plurality requirement if we don't have 5 states? Answer we have 5, actually possibly more than 5 but not as many as 10...so 10 was the number. Freaks, we are gonna bull rush this thing.

So any Romney trolls, or RNC lurkers reading - just be aware you are fighting against savvy, organized, and committed individuals who are smarter than you. There are also WAY more of us delegates than you realize. You are so stealthily screwed. The avalanche coming your way is going to be an awesome thing. Ha ha ha. Boom! Whoot! Check it for Liberty yall!



"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

This is such a desperate attempt by the establishment to have a

Rah Rah Romney event. This is just the last straw. I hate politics...the GOP is despicable and so is Romney. Did anyone know that Bain Capital gave 25000 dollars to Claire McCaskill and 10,000 dollars to Nancy Pelosi ?...That should be the icing on the cake of ousting Romney the Liberal. This is a Convention of neocon liberals without the voice of true conservatives. Fight,fight hard to promote liberty!!!!!!!



I also don't like the GOP's direction. There are some good people locally, and we are making progress. I'm going to stick with it.

Who Is John Ryder?

Bio, Photos, who is he working with?

whoever he is

the liberty supporters in Tennessee need to strip him of all political power, don't even let him successfully run for dogcatcher!


LOL...nothing says winning like the other side saying "its my ball and my rules"*cry*

But, The Million Dollar Question Is "Does Ron Paul Have A (5)

state (5) plurality?

Which states other than Texas

Which states other than Texas are still up in the air?

This is from the end of the

This is from the end of the article

"The threshold change was rejected by the rules committee after the loud objections by Ron Paul supporters and by committee-people from states with significant Paul contingents, but the notification requirement made the party's rules."

So it was rejected then right?

Means the 5 state rule stayed

Means the 5 state rule stayed in place for nomination but they still gotta call it in ahead of the vote

Details Please

Perhaps someone could post a link to the wording of the "written certification" rule.

Do we have that

written certification ?