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Rules fight not over; 2:00 pm today fight continues..

I found this over at a conservative site: Red State. Good explanation of what is happening.


...Reports that the floor fight threat is over might be designed to calm the grassroots and get them to ignore what is coming at 2 o’clock.

The first rule to be proposed is one that would give the Republican National Committee the power to change rules between conventions with a three-quarters vote of the RNC. One source tells me, “With a Republican President, of course this is doable. Everybody will roll over if a President Romney asks them too. They’ll be able to get Ben Ginsberg’s proposal next year.”

In other words, if Team Romney prevails in this rules change, they don’t have to worry about Ben Ginsberg not getting his way today on the delegate changes. They’ll be able to do it later when the press and grassroots are not watching.

The second rules change would front load winner takes all primaries. Grassroots conservatives point to both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as reasons to stop this rule. Had there been front loaded winner takes all primaries, neither the Gingrich nor the Santorum campaigns would have been able to get any traction.

“This is going to be a fight on the floor if they don’t back down. They have too much pride to back down and we’re going to humble them,” said one delegate to the convention.

Another tells me, “They’ve gotten social conservatives comfortable with the platform and now that they’re placated [Team Romney] is going to undercut them with this change.”

...The Rules Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa to consider the rules changes. If they make it through the committee, delegates are telling me they promise a huge floor fight and there’s no guarantee Team Romney will get its way given the current make up of the delegates in Tampa.

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The change was approved.

The change was approved. There were more nays than ayes that were just ignored.

needing the to change the

needing the to change the rules means they know that general population in the republican party is catching on to their BS. The powers that be do not like being not able to select their "boy" with out a fight.They do not want challengers from us peons... this is what this rule change is all about. the ruling elite keep picking the candidates they approve of..

Morton Blackwell, on the

Morton Blackwell, on the rules committee since 1972 and the biggest opponent to this power grab is not being allowed in the convention.


Too bad he didn't sign the petition to put RP on the RNC ballot.

He was trying to keep the peace with the RNC.

See what happens?

This is what happens when you compromise.

This is what happens when you dance with the devil.

You can't dance with the devil and expect not to get burned.

Update from the Iowa Delegation - Dirty Tricks?

This from a friends Facebook wall minutes ago. - "I just got a call from Gabe Lanz and he wanted me to get this out to everybody. They are headed from the hotel to the RNC. Busses are running an hour late, supposedly being held up in security. Iowa delegates were able to get on the first bus at 12:50 eastern but roll call at the convention is at 2pm. The bus ride takes an hour. They aren't sure they will make it in time. Alternate Delegates (Gabe and many others) are still waiting for the second bus to transport them. An empty bus pulled up and would not let the Iowa Alternates on and the driver told them he had instruction not to let them on. We don't know if this is part of a plan to keep the Iowa Delegation from voting or being to the convention on time but Gabe has suspicions. He asked me to get this information out to The Daily Paul but I don't know how to do that. Please make this go viral. Gabe will be updating me with any current information and I will attempt to keep you up on what's going on."

Yank that

driver off the bus & drive it yourself !!

Ron Swanson

lindalsalisbury's picture

No End to the Muck

How could anyone want this "creep+" to lead our country? He may be worse than Obama!

The GOP wanted the country to get to know Romney - I hope they accomplish their purpose! What a low down dog!

The RNC's bag of dirty tricks

Seems to have no bottom.

Update from the Iowa delegation

Gabe Lanz - "It wasn't the driver who said we couldn't get on, it's the volunteers who volunteers dispatched in charge of helping coordinate the transportation.

We are probably going to drive ourselves in and try and figure out somewhere to park. "

Ah Hell...

Toss the car keys to law enforcement and ask them to valet park for you.

Maybe we should start a chip in for impound fees... Just get in there!!!


Dr. Paul, take the hill.


FOX NEWS : NRC Gavels Open & Roll Call & Vote Today 2:00PM

Source : Megyn Kelly, Fox News, 1:00pm ET

Winning !!

Team Romney is now waking up to the fact that there are liberty delegates EVERYWHERE around them. Here is the latest. They have removed several delegates from the Rules Committee and replaced them with Romney Bots. They are pissing everyone off now and their panic is showing everyone what a bunch of liberal Obama type thugs they really are. Check this and spread it:


They are now replacing people

They are now replacing people even from the rules committee? Good lord, these people need to be knocked out of power immediately!

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I bet they replaced the woman who proposed that they remove the

Preamble of the platform that talks about freedom and fairness because they weren't behaving in a manner consistent with it. Can't have anybody who speaks the truth on the rules committee.

There is a storm brewing in

There is a storm brewing in Tampa.

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Good post


Hold On Brother!

Don't give up! Keep fighting to get the disqualified delegates back in the Paul column..Make the Romulan squirm...

When is the MSM going to cry uncle and say, "Look! There is no unity for Romney"...

We want Ron Paul because there is no confidence in "The Romulan" The Romulan is unelectable. He is just another BIG GOVERNMENT spender...He cannot beat Obama without us and Romney is unexceptable..

I'd pay money to see a video on the floor fight...This is frigin great. I wish I was able to go...damn it!

Ron Paul to join Delegates on Floor for fight at 1:45pm


"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

So cool!!

Ron Paul involved in the floor fight...Go getem "Bulldog!"

Ron Paul, freedom juggernaut

leading the charge...oh yeah!!!

Yeah baby......

don't cave in to another "compromise" that cuts us off at the knees again. The fact that we let them do it once is simply taken as "they can do it as many times as they want".
Stand and Deliver.


Spread this to all delegates! Muster the troops. I will be there! Fight Patriots! Now is the time!!! WWHHOOOOTTT!!!



"We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway, yay
And I wonder if I'm really with you now
Or just chasin' after some finer day"

"Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin' me late
Is keepin' me waitin'"

Ginsberg: Master of the UNIVERSE!!!!!

I mean really, who would go along with any of these clowns?

There should be a full-on riot on the floor today.

Fight the Ron Paul blackout on the Daily Paul (now 'P AU L'), put his removed poster back as your avatar: