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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 honestly don't know which is worse.......

the dirty tactics of the GOP or the current president? Would anything really change if romney were president? They are both absolutely pathetic! I am thinking that I will vote against all the incumbents and just hope a new crop comes in.

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TOAST

The RNC is TOAST!!!!

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
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As a matter of national

As a matter of national policy they discarded the rule of law years ago, it follows that they would fall into anarchy and abandon the rule of law politically as well. Witness the disintegration of the Republican Party.

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Its a perfect sign of things to come

either obama or romney... sweeping illegal powers by the presidency in 2013 and beyond!!!

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. This is how dictatorships are made. This is what these people will do.

This doesn't make sense

Any rule change is voted on by current delegates at the convention. Committees just propose rules changes correct?

Yep

but how you think that's gonna play out when all they need is a simple majority to pass the rules?

But of course our campaign

...of course our campaign wont say anything either...theyve remained silent about this strong arming and cheating the whole time. But hey...we got a tribute video out of it..........oh yeah, and romney lying about how he wants a fed audit. So lame

They have not been silent!

They spoke out very clearly....telling us to behave ourselves. *sigh*

patience is a virtue. perhaps

patience is a virtue. perhaps Paul knows there will be consequences to the GOP/Romney for what they have done and are doing, and he doesn't want any of his supporters to act out for naught.

Can someone who is more

Can someone who is more knowledgeable than I, explain to me how this party can claim to be private and therefore be allowed to be corrupt like this, while taking tax money to fund its candidates/events/whatnots? Is it true that they use tax money? If so, they can't be private...I just can't understand that dichotomy.

There's one set of rules

There's one set of rules governing the recipients of public funds for the democrat and republican parties and another set of rules for every other public fund recipient because the democrat and republican parties MAKE the rules.

The mob doesn't victimize it's own members.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

fascism

cozy relationship between the state and private.

I've wondered the same thing. TheRNC gets 50 million dollars.

...IN PUBLIC MONEY.

Just like the DNC.

It's not only a dichotomy - It's CRIMINAL.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

They're a private org engaging in Federal Election FRAUD

Similar to how private companies are used for the voting machines and counting.

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I just heard that on NPR this morning.

Both parties get $18.3 million. Here is the link:

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/24/159971314/democrats-gop-need-d...

Shazad, Is This True

....because if it is this RP Republican cheerleader is putting down her pom-poms.

Besides disenfranchising the whole system, doesn't that give the Democrats a go ahead in saying Big Business sets their own rules and a lot of other things. Why would anyone want to work at the local level given nothing they do or say carries any weight.

Why would they do that...publicly? Does not make any sense to me and I can't believe it is true.

fonta

I smell poop. The RNC just

I smell poop. The RNC just crapped their panties.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

"The Columbia Encyclopedia defines fascism as a........

....."philosophy of government that glorifies the state and nation and assigns to the state control over every aspect of national life...Its essentially vague and emotional nature facilitates the development of unique national varieties, whose leaders often deny indignantly that they are fascists at all."

The above is quoted from Naomi Wolf's 'The End of America' ( page 21 ).

The RNC leaders would be perplexed if we pointed out their obviously fascist dictates. God help America. Let us hope the delegates themselves are aware of the difference between good and evil.

RNC leaders perplexed?

They know exactly what they're doing. THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS.

The RNC isn't any longer even PRETENDING there is a nomination process. Who knows what the leaders may have been promised in return, but it's pretty clear they promised to deliver Romney as president, and they'll do WHATEVER they need to, to deliver on that promise. Maybe they thought it would be easier, but that's now a moot point. Ze VILL deliver! Nor is ROMNEY any longer even pretending to be "above the fray." This is coming from Ginsberg, ROMNEY's TOP ATTORNEY. The RNC is a disgrace to the party and to the country. And so is ROMNEY. It wouldn't even matter if his delegates GREW A SPINE and stood up for what is right. THERE ARE NO RULES ANYMORE. The RNC would just appoint Romney if they had to. Yes, check in an encyclopedia; more than just the above quote fits as to what constitutes FASCISM. Maybe Ron Paul is going to have to make a choice here between his son's future political career and his own life's work with respect to the preservation of this country.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
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I can't take much more

No question, I will be leaving the republican party after 37 years.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

No question in my mind, either.

I don't wish to be guilty by association.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Same here!

but the GOP is only losing a republican of 8 years here. Which if you think about is more valuable. They lost several decades of future votes with me. But, I guess, it's obvious they really don't care about the peoples' voice or vote.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
-Benjamin Franklin

This is Getting Ridiculous....

They might as well make a new rule that says they can pick the nominee themselves. How can they get away with something like this? Oh, I forgot......the MSM won't report it so nobody will know.....

What do you expect?

They don't follow the Constitution. They are anywhere from semi to full criminals in action.

I hope that hurricane is still on course.

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Ben Franklin

The Gop Just Shot Itself In the Head?

Is that what you said?

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