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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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I see it differently

Paul Ryan was the best choice Romney could make for his base. If Romney beats Obama this year, I expect GOP nominating Romney in 2016 and Paul Ryan in 2020. If Romney fails, GOP may still nominate Paul Ryan in 2016.

That is why keeping LP viable is the most important at this point.

The way it IS:


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

That sums it up nicely.

Thanks for the pic. I'm definitely sharing this one.

The only thing this campaign achieved

was to expose the absolute corruption of this Government, the whole election process and the Duopoly we call the two parties.

There is no chance of a peaceful takeover. All that's left is divine intervention.

Oh for chriss sakes

What's the point of having rules.

Keepin' it real.

Romney & Rules Committee Power-Grab

The corruption continues.

Bill Topel

The GOP's theme song

The Only Rule is that There are No Rules


If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

The Real Truth:

It was the great awakening, our movement of liberty that forced the NWO to move as fast as it has. The internet and the 2007, and 2012 Ron Paul campaign has forced them to act much quicker than in previous years. If they hadn't done so, they know we would have prevailed.

They won the battle, but not the great war..

The rEVOLution continues to Tampa and beyond..

"Never let it be said that we did nothing, that no one cared" ~ Ron Paul

Sons of the republic : Let us pray my fellow patriotic americans. Get on your knees and cry out to the Lord for guidance and for patience and understanding...Amen

just one edit

to what you wrote, "If they hadn't done so, they know we would have prevailed."

We WILL prevail!

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

yeah - -they've had to play their good cards too soon

not sure what to expect now.

Democratic elections has been removed from our lexicon

No more will we have democratic elections. In fact, we haven't for years. We were under some illusion that we really had a choice. But now, the veil has been rent, the holy of holies has turned into th devils claw of tyranny. There is no need to disguise the rigged game, because the principles and powers are now in full command of the once great republic.

Please God, forgive us for what we have done. Have mercy on us who have now awakened. Give us the strength to loosen our chains and make amends..

In Gods name, Amen..


What the GOP hasn't factored in is that we will always have prayer. They lose.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

God has a plan

Keep praying. God has a plan for everything. He is the one who appoints rulers, whether good or bad.

Honestly, the way things things have been going downhill at a breakneck pace within the last decade or so, I'm wondering if God's just letting things play out as we head toward a NWO and the events in Revelation.

Either way, God is always in charge, so never stop praying for rescue from tyranny.

Ron Paul's ways are no longer achievable.

I predict the government has given us only one way to change things. The clamping down on civil rights and more Federal power was the writing on the wall of things to come. We have become the very thing we fought against all those years ago. We have become the British Empire of old. I see dark times ahead and we better prepare or vanish before they make us vanish.

The tyranny

comes not from few on the top, but from tyrannical public opinion of the majority. 75% of American adults are affirmative action recipients (women + gays + some ethnic men.) Sure, not all of them belong to the left, but are compensated by white male progressives and trade union members.

That majority is not interested in small government and free competition. Like Republican farmers and Republican workers at Lockheed Martin, they LOVE government subsidies and endless wars.

Ceasar has just crossed the rubicon and defeated Pompeii

The republic is dead...the unseen hand of God has taken away the republic because we didn't have the moral principle to keep it...

and now the rein of terror is about to begin..May God have mercy on us all..

If God

could do anything helpful, we would just pray in synch to maximize the effort.


Party/gang just like in all socialist nations

IE China and Europe

Should be no parties, just individuals.

Rand has to leave the GOP to 'save' himself imo lol


Well forget changing the

Well forget changing the party from within. RNC just tore down rhe big tent

This Power taking promoted by Romney's lawyer

Mr. Ginsberg, is akin to the kind of Power grabbing that Obama is excersing with executive orders. And even worse, it's very much like the steady accumulation of power by Adolph Hitler in Germany during the 1930's. These parallels are quite troubling to say the least.

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

So the RNC has adopted rules

So the RNC has adopted rules like the Gestapo had, the right to make up their own laws as they go along. This is tyranny practiced by the RNC. THEY are the proponents of tyranny. I can never, ever support them again. I refuse to support a party that acts like tyrannical dictators. If they are tyrants in their own party how do you think they are going to lead. No thanks.


I am now beginning to find all of their last minute nonsense encouraging and humorous!

Think about it ...if they were so sure of the nomination they woud not be doing this sort of stuff!

I think it is really amusing to ponder how these political stratigists are scurring around for new ideas on how to stop an idea whose time has come. They are too stupid to know that they can't!

Ron Paul 2012~


It is funny!
Paul puts on a show only few understand.
the only way to tell hes been through the RNC is to see the pissed off establishment he leaves scurrying in his wake!
Look at what hes done!!
He has been worth every single dime ive ever sent and what an education he gave me for FREE.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

It's obvious

It's not about preventing Ron Paul from winning the nomination at this point, that possibility was shut down months ago. It's about preventing dissent and disruption at the convention.

They don't want outside groups having a voice inside their club, it's as simple as that. I'm not sure how you can look at the situation and interpret it the way you did.

I'm torn

I see it your way... if Romney has a slam dunk, why bother fighting Ron Paul and his delegates?


It's frustrating and nerve wrecking to think the corruption continues and that the good guy might lose again.

I'm trying to stay positive. Keep the image of the balloons falling on Ron in my mind. I swear, he gets the nomination I can't tell you how happy I would be. No telling how I would react.

Do not treat

political enemies lightly. They actually calculated our real numbers and decided that brushing us completely off is better than to appease. We do not impress them as a swing vote in November since many Democrats wont vote for Obama.

Disgusting but...

I'm not surprised considering the turn of events leading to the convention.

I am a open minded independent voter. I would have strongly considered voting for the Republican nominee if our supporters were accepted and welcomed into the party.

I've accepted that we are not welcome in the Republican party. I am writing in Ron Paul if he is not nominated.

"Quod scripsi scripsi."

Do not

you think that cracking the two-party monopoly is the best strategy at this point. If LP gets 15% this year, it will be a revolution in itself. It may have a chance to get 36% in 2016 and WIN. In addition, both DEM & GOP will start copying LP agenda to steal votes. It is time to grow LP so we can elect Congressmen and Senators from that party in the future.

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Do we know for sure that this

Do we know for sure that this is true? This is pretty extreme. if this is true, then he saw what Ron Paul could have done at the convention and he got scared. Now he is sealing it for 2016. Dear God, how do Romney supporters not see this?