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Power Grab: RNC Passes Rule Giving Itself Power To Change Any Rule Without Delegate Vote

BuzzFeed - TAMPA — The Republican National Convention Rules Committee voted 63-38 to approve a new rule allowing granting the Republican National Committee — and Mitt Romney — sweeping new powers to amend the governing document of the GOP.

The move came at the encouragement of Mitt Romney supporters on the committee, including Romney's top lawyer Ben Ginsberg, who stressed that it would grant "flexibility" to Romney and the committee to adapt to changing political environments. The rule allows the RNC to amend the party's rules without a vote by the full Republican National Convention. And it offers the Republican Establishment a new tool to keep at by Tea Party initiatives that threaten to embarrass or contradict party leadership and stray from a planned message.

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Buy all you can and plenty of ball as well

We are under attack from the New World Odor...lol

Let Me Remind All Of You :

"Politics is Power, Nothing More ~ Ret. Lt. Colonel Leroy Fletcher Prouty (Mr. "X" - The movie, JFK)

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RNC: Proof that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The rest of our delegates are now in jeopardy. So is that "small" Ron Paul tribute video. The oligarchy giveth and the oligarchy can now taketh away.

Next will be no primaries. The RNC Rules Committee will appoint the nominee, and all good republicans had better like their choice. What a nice warm and fussy group the GOP has turned out to be...so inclusive of new ideas that have been around for the last 30 years.

Why make rules...

....just do what you want.

These folks are real good role models. No need to follow rules when you have the money.

Same as the gangsters on the streets.

Yet we are to follow extremely strict rules, and know them all.

No cop has to worry about "ignorance of the law is no excuse", yet they get to enforce the "law", no exceptions.

Now politicians just make up rules as they go. Is that what they want? Do we get to make up the rules as we go?

Do we get to enforce our own laws as we decide now?

Seems to be pretty much a free-for-all now.

Being a Law Abiding Citizen seems to be the big loser in all of this.

Why Make Rules ...

Think about it. It has to be slightly unnerving to have your crime syndicate breaking its own rules - folks may be watching - doesn't look good. When you make the rules, it's so much more relaxing.

Maybe we should have a Tennis

Maybe we should have a Tennis Court Oath at the convention.

Watch the similarities

Watch the similarities between then and now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43BjKl_TrCw

This is pure ...

This is pure desperation and corruption on the part of the RNC. Up until now I could not decide who was more corrupt and evil, Obama or the RNC. It is clear now that the RNC is the winner. In Georgia I can not write in RP so I have a choice of not voting, voting for Obama or voting for Romney. Should I vote for the lessor of two evils, not vote,or vote for the flip flopper? It is a lose, lose, lose situation. I sure hope that RP can pull a rabbit out of the hat and give me a better choice. And no I will not vote for GJ since all of his trolls on his site have put such a sour taste in my mouth.


In Your Case

it's probably better to abstain in your choice for POTUS. Concentrate on other local races. Good luck

How is any of this fair

This is election fraud. DO NOT sit there and take it. March to the Convention and fight corruption. Embarrass Romney even if we lose. Do not lay down.

First They Ignore You. Then

First They Ignore You. Then They Mock You. Then They Attack You. Then…

we're in the attack stage!

We'll Win

Unfortunately I fear that we've lost this election cycle due to corruption on a massive scale. Perhaps it's the exposure of the corruption that will help us win.

We'll win and take over eventually, but will it be in time to save the country?

We need to publicize them as COMMUNISTS because that

is what they are.

Come on people. Tweet it, blog it, talk about it.

Communism is here: REPUBLI-COMMUNISTS


They have been pulling...

...this bullcrap forever anyway. Now that they have been challenged, they decided to set it up so that no matter what happens, they will get their way. So typical of liars, cheaters and chickensh**s! They don't want to save the U.S., they want our country to crumble. How obvious do they have to make that. Duh!


There is NO reforming the GOP crooks. They will not listen to reason, and will continue to fuck over honest patriots until their Baby Boomer and Silent Generation lapdogs finally become too senile to vote or care. Let them slowly kill off their own party, and stop associating with such filth.

Man, I'm really glad I registered as a Libertarian and not a Republican. The shady registration tactics that the Democrats pull look like child's play compared to the unfixable corruption of the GOP.

I don't play, I commission the league.

"This was never part of the arrangment"

Lando: 'You said they'd be left at the city under my supervision!'

Darth Vader: 'I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.'


C'mon, is anyone actually surprised at any of this?

Evil Empires always happen the same way people.

I was never really in love

I was never really in love with the concept of taking the GOP over.

And I guess I was proven right.

Either way, I just want a national election candidate I can support.

This is comical at this

This is comical at this point.

So now the RNC is really a committee of dictators.

We are already Serfs. It is

We are already Serfs. It is obvious now our government (and candidates) do not represent us.

Okay..its now official

The RNC is no longer a political party. It is now an organized criminal enterprise with Mitt Romney as its leader. Those here who have been saying that "well.. Mitt is'nt so bad" have finally been shown up to be complete fools. Anyone that now believes that Mitt did'nt personally orchestrate this entire Primary and Caucus fiasco is brain dead.
If Ron does not go third party THIS ELECTION than the Liberty Movement is dead. Period.
Trying to reform the Republican party is like trying to "reform" a mafia.They are evil to the core. Time to leave them and let them die off a natural death. Our numbers are easily large enough to take over the Libertarian Party or even to start our own.
I'm done with this bullshit.

Same here. These people are Criminals!!!!

Trying to reform the Republican party is like trying to "reform" a mafia. They are evil to the core. Time to leave them and let them die off a natural death. Our numbers are easily large enough to take over the Libertarian Party or even to start our own.
I'm done with this bullshit.

Since the RNC are complete Criminals, it's time Ron Paul runs 3rd party or, is it too late for that?!

If Ron Paul runs 3rd Party he will take away votes from Obama.

It has already been calculated that most people who go 3rd Party will be those who lean more toward the Democrats. So if we vote 3rd Party, it possibly will give Romney the win. We are between a rock and a hard space. Romney probably knows this.

Didn't Gerald Celente say a

Didn't Gerald Celente say a few years back that at the 2012 election, a huge party will be formed called the "Progressive Libertarian" party to challenge the two parties? Looks like his prediction might be right on.

Just quit the GOP!

Every time the GOP establishment is blatantly lawless and corrupt I always hear calls for the grassroots to quit the GOP.

When your enemy is forced to cheat because you have legitimately won, they are only further proving and delaying there inevitable defeat. This whole fight to wake people up and replace the GOP with liberty folks has been VERY PRODUCTIVE.

Why run off and join the Libertarian Party (which I used to belong to) when we can go where the battle is. Of course the gangster leadership isn't going to fight be fair. We have to grow up and not quit because we get sucker punched.

Remember what Dr. Paul said, BE RESPECTFUL BUT DON'T BE PUSHED AROUND. The dually elected delegates of Maine are going to the convention.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

Just the Fact

that the Maine delegation is going to Tampa......we MUST STAY and support them.

Ron Paul did this alone for years......we can hang in there too!

Don't give up before the miracle!

Why to quit?

Maximize our influence without relinquishing gains we have achieved. Our presence in GOP is important for interaction with fiscal conservatives. Any visibility and influence is important, because our ideas have strength. At the same time, boosting Libertarian Party is very important too.

Smart people should not succumb to a knee-jerk reaction. Liberty is a life-long marathon, each generation must fight. It is possible that Tea-Party will steal our ideas as soon as Glenn Beck, Hannity and Rush understand that endless wars bring us nowhere and majority of their listeners are against wars. Let them steal.

Now we know why Ron Paul

Now we know why Ron Paul conceded that romney would be the nominee months ago. He actually understood how corrupt the RNC is and the lengths they would go to in order to prevent his nomination. We were all so gullible we thought that our votes actually counted for something in the gop primary. Maybe we can't stop them in tampa but romney is not president yet. I say pick a candidate, obama or johnson and actively campaign against romney. The gop needs to figure out they can not win without us.


conceded, because he saw our small numbers at voting stations. "At large" delegates are technically bound to the "beauty contest" numbers. Despite of our claims of stolen elections, voting stations were virtually empty. In democratic states like CA, NY, NJ, there were few dozens voters per precinct. And yet, we did not have numbers, because they were not present. Blue Republicans were hot air.

BTW, putting Obama and Gary Johnson on the same line is sort of a disgrace. I assume you did it by mistake.

Federal election laws are being messed with now.

The feds will be stepping in and possibly void the GOP convention. Third Party/write in, or another Obama win.

Good luck with that.

The feds would never step in without the MSM stirring up a controversy, and that will never happen, as the MSM is full of bankster shills.

I don't play, I commission the league.