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UPDATED: We DID Get Cheated Out of the Nomination: the Brave Efforts of the Nevada/Iowa Delegation to Seat Dr. Paul


On the convention floor there was a furious effort by the national delegates to place Ron Paul in nomination. The rule still exits for the need of a five state plurality. Led by the tireless, brave efforts of Nevada’s Wayne Terhune and Jay Lake a notarized slate for not merely five states of plurality but, rather, six, was presented to the RNC, as follows:

• Iowa
• Nevada
• Alaska
• Oregon
• Minnesota
• Virgin Islands

Following the rules by the book at 2:30 p.m. the delegation submitted the slates, complete with delegates’ signatures, directly to the Convention Chair, Iowa’s Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. These signatures included even Romney delegates, who wanted to ensure fair play and looked forward to the Paul nomination. The delegates handed the slates proving the plurality directly to Reynolds in front of at least four media cameras, including VOA News.

For instance, the Iowa slate was signed (and notarized) by 22 delegates, including Iowa GOP Chair, Drew Ivers. These were carefully crafted and legitimate documents.

So, it was in Reynold’s hands by 3:00. The roll call wasn’t until 5:00. They fought hard and correctly to finish it with style and get Dr. Paul in nomination, get him his 15 minutes before the entire world.

After this our dedicated delegates had a phenomenal feeling, a kind of high. One of them, Iowa’s Roger Leahy, actually encountered Ron Paul on the floor, saying, “Are you ready to be nominated?” when the always-wise doctor responded, “I don’t think it will be possible.”

So, it was true. Reynold’s refused to bring the doctor into nomination. A Romney cohort, she responded to the delegates, who questioned her repeatedly, “Uh, we weren’t able to contact any people or many people,” as if she needed approval from the media or some other irrelevant group before performing her required role. One delegate responded, “Then, I’ll go get the people and help you contact people.” She responded, “There’s not any time to contact anyone,” even though some two hours remained before the roll call.

When the delegates pressed her on the issue, she responded even more inanely, saying, “I’m NOT going to deal with this.” In other words, the decision had been made, and there was no way, rules or not, that Paul would be nominated.

Noted Mr. Leahy, “No matter what we delegates did, no matter what we said or how loud we shouted, it didn’t matter. They have their own reality of what they order will happen, and what we did means nothing. Our delegate position means nothing. There was nothing we could do to influence it: the whole thing is a farce.”

That’s the sickening report, live from Tampa. We are all upset, even nauseated by it all. One Hawaii delegate said the events on the floor were “bad” and were “horrible, sickening.”

Sickening it is. How much sicker could it be than to reject the desires of 2 million-plus people? At this convention Ron Paul and his people were completely ignored, dismissed as meaningless. This is despite the fact that such liberty supporters are taking over position after position within the party. It is a group so cohesive, so dedicated, that it is unlike any every known before in history. Only the RNC and it's Zionist cohorts could be so arrogant, so vile, to do so.

So, if we feel bad, just think of how bad the delegates have it. Let our empathy be with them. They fought tirelessly and bravely for every one of us. They even bankrupted themselves to do so.

Yet, each of you—you all fought hard to restore freedom and liberty in this country after it was viciously taken away. Each of you is the finest of all people, a true honor to the human race. Never feel bad. There are stars awaiting you in the heavens for all your sweat and sacrifice. The people we have each met alone are worth the entire struggle. Tyranny is never defeated easily. Heed Dr. Paul's latest words that we are winning all over this country. We haven’t even begun the fight. Truly, truly, you are deserving of huge rewards. You fought a tyranny greater than even anyone’s imagination and defeated it in numerous battles along the way, like in Iowa, Maine, Alaska, Nevada, and more. Moreover, that fight is ongoing, it won’t end until we succeed.

We took it to the end. God was watching. We tried to stop the wars, halt all the senseless killing. We made every effort to halt the purging of our rightful due through the illicit Federal Reserve. He knows what everyone did, who stood up for justice and who stood in the realm of corruption—who lied and cheated and who spoke the truth and rose up to the defense of freedom and liberty. No one can fault us for giving it everything we had, all the way to the end. We are winners. On a low budget, less than one-tenth of the others, we achieved the impossible, creating a real delegation and a legitimate nomination in a heavily rigged game.

We were shut out, ignored, belittled, even brutalized. Hands were even laid on some of our people, when they did noting more than follow the rules in order to stand up for a better future. All along, Dr. Paul and his supporters were slandered with that pat set of names: kooks, fringe elements, cranks, bots, tin foil hat, and far more. It was all done to marginalize us and to prevent us from prevailing. We were called raucuos and rowdy, "trouble-makers," even though it was us alone that followed the rule of law, all the way to the end, while you broke every rule in every conceivable way.

Then, what else could be expected from those corrupt elements, those same evil ones, who stole our future earnings? They call it "bailouts," when it is nothing less than cheating and stealing. Evil and corrupt beyond belief, their vile companies, Goldman Sachs, AIG, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, New York Bank Mellon, and also GM, GMAC, and the holding company for Chrystler, Cerebrus Capital Management, stole every last cent that Americans had, They failed, and then they stole the money from us to prop themselves up. Moreover, this surely accounts for precisely why they shut us out, why they snubbed and shut out Dr. Paul. They don't want the world to know of their evil acts. This is why we fought against them AND Romney. He took money from those who are corrupt. And they expect RP people to vote for him. Not even a chance.

Great. Now, we know what to do. Time to let the whole world know about it. Plus, we won't bank with them, and we won't do business with them. We won't be taken as fools.

However, if one of our business failed, there would be no option but bankruptcy. No help would be supplied. The government would never give a legitimate business owned by an American even ten cents for a 'bailout.' Instead, they come after these oppressed souls for more and more, increasing taxes, disallowing benefits, and purging all benefits, even those promised for decades. You ARE evil and corrupt beyond belief. That's why we fought you, and that's why we will continue to fight you to the bloody end.

Our voice doesn't count, you shut us out, but we are good enough to be relied upon for the necessary money to steal at-will. It is money that is even used to lobby against us on your behalf and even used, as in Goldman Sachs, to fund the campaigns of our enemies.

We are 4 million-strong, and we shall not patronize your companies, ever. Just like you shut us out, we'll shut you out. We'll make a list of every one of you that stole our money, and we'll let you rot until you rot your way into the earth.

Even so, the battle is ongoing. There is no need to feel disheartened. Tyranny is truly frightened by this power: it IS a farce. It will fall. We are one powerful team, and we won’t quit until the objectives are achieved. This includes the complete destruction of the corrupt monetary system and much more. It includes the end of all illicit wars. Ultimately, it includes the real return of real liberty and justice in this land.

Let’s find a way to add to our successes. Let’s stick together as one enormous, powerful team and win the war bit-by-bit, never relenting even for a second.

We can do it. We CAN end the IRS. We can not only audit the FED but, more importantly, shutter it. Moreover, we can surely end these wars. Finally, we can prove the rigging of votes and ultimately destroy all the rigging machines.

We set the goal and do it, all as one unified team. Dr. Paul rightfully got us started. We carry it from here.

For a partial list of the evil doers behind the bailouts: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/business/24lobby.html

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Thank you, Dr K

For working continuously, spending time as well as money, to get us the correct outcome.
This past few weeks, I've been trying to connect information and people with others, and it does not seem to matter. They (GOP.RNC) turn around and essentially say, "too bad, we don't care; it is a private party and we don't need you!"
I guess we should not have been surprised at how Tampa went, as this is what transpired in just about every caucus and convention, this season. I know I worried about it, beginning with Iowa, but maybe it was for naught? Somehow, what we did has to matter to someone?
The delegations of (at least) twelve states came out to speak to the RNC (who sure as heck wouldn't speak with or listen to them), and I am proud to say Texas was part of that. They are seeking redress. I don't know it will happen and would bet it won't. These people do not care. As far as I can tell, with enough cash, they don't have to care?
I guess that's all it takes these days; enough millions and you can own your own political party, too.

What a sad day for America.
USA has become USSA (perhaps that's what Mitt's peeps were shouting in Florida, all week long? They were not calling, "mitt.")
Thank you again for everything.

(btw; if you have a minute, and are interested, this is what I posted back in January, here: http://www.dailypaul.com/209200/voter-fraud-exit-polls-favor... Why did people, here, not want to listen?)

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

The RNC/GOP doesn't care

The neo-cons have gutted the party and making a display of it's utter disregard for it's base serves it's purpose of disenfranchising the public even more. The Marxists have won, for the time being.

Neo-cons = ex-Democrats.

They control both parties now. It was what's known in the industry as "The Long Con".

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Absolutely, Joe.

And Libertarians are Ex-Republicans.. (as are other Indies, especially this year!)..
Honestly, had the NeoCons not invaded the GOP, the Libertarian party would not exist. But they did. I don't know I'd vote for Johnson (sorry, but there's something I do not trust-- like his record as Repub.), but I may end up leaving the GOP (again) for anything but.
(no, not Democrat-- I cannot go that far!)

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).


WE Are the Light in the Darkness!


Truth is treason in an empire of lies

Follow the rules, that is what we are asking.

This is exactly what happened at our county convention and conventions across this nation. AND unfortunately people were brainwashed into believing this was the right thing to be doing. WRONG!


We begged, pleaded, cajoled..
We yelled (ultimately) and insisted.

And the GOP shut us up, removed us, and replaced us with SCABS.
Any Republican who would replace a fellow Republican, as delegate, is not an honest person.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

We can ask. The answer is "no."

So what are you going to do about it?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

what if the rules didnt

what if the rules didnt change and he got to speak? then what would of happened?

A civil war would have been averted


It's probably a good thing..

that I wasn't there. With that attitude, I would have back-handed that nasty bitch right out of her chair, then gone off to jail. The paperwork was done correctly and on time. Period. Game over.
OK..now what? Does anyone here know one of Mitt's airplane mechanics? We need to get control of our Nation again.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

No sure why Maine was left out...


Maine's illegally unseated delegates speak out:


For the Republic and Its Creator,

Steve Martin
Host, The Aroostook Watchmen Radio Show
Over The Constitutional Radio Network
780 AM in Monticello, 1700 AM in Lewiston, 88.1 FM in Westbrook, 88.1 FM in Orono, 96.5 FM in Brewer, 96.5 FM in Bangor, Maine.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

And remember what they say of Maine;

As goes Maine, so goes the nation.
Well, Maine walked-out on the RNC..; will the country do the same?
I know I'm just about there, and have been back and forth on that one, for a few weeks. Why set ourselves up for more abuse?

Then again, IF we can find another decent grassroots candidate, will we get behind him or her? If we do, won't we, again be wasting our efforts? If the RNC, backed by the IDIOTS in the GOP (the worker-bee RepubliDrones), votes to have the ability to remove any or all delegates in the future, as well as this week, what chance does any candidate have? This is what happened. A portion of delegates did vote, "Aye", to having their voices silenced. How insane is this party?

I still say it's to give the US 4 years "MOBama". And we've got nowhere to turn but out of this disgusting party (and country)? Why do we spend money to, "export democracy", when this is what we accept at HOME?

Do we really want to play this game when the losers simply flip the board? Is it worth it?

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

Thank You Doctor K

Thank You for your tireless work through this campaign and hope to hear more from you in our road to liberty. Your letter is inspiring and will not be forgotten. I just finished listening to this eye opening video tonight...........it opens your eyes to the evils of Government ..and it opens my eyes to know we may not see anyone run for office like
Representative Ron Paul.


Google "tegwar"

Hint: It's a reference to a card game played in a fine movie called "Bang the Drum Slowly."

We're not going to win that game. Ever. If you play, you lose. Those who write the rules for the game and the judges who interpret the rules and the uniformed thugs who enforce the rules are united in their determination to have their own way. And their way goes over liberty like a steamroller.

Is there any doubt in your mind that the game is rigged from start to finish? Does it take five states to be nominated? Nah, it's a new rule, if Paul's got five, then it's really eight. Or twenty. Tegwar. Voice votes are taken and the chairman is deaf to voices he does not wish to hear. Tegwar. State party chairmen (Hey, Charlie Webster) don't count votes they disapprove of, and the national party quietly applauds them. Tegwar. Computers blatantly flip votes, and those charged with ensuring honest elections are oblivious. Tegwar.

What kind of game do you think this is? More importantly, what kind of people do you think you're playing against? Honest folk who will "play by the rules"? Or vicious and utterly corrupt sociopaths who will do WHATEVER is necessary to win, be it fraud, extortion, assault or outright murder?

Had the impossible happened and Paul won the Republican nomination, is there any doubt that even worse cheating would have occurred in the general election? Or that Paul would have been snuffed sometime before the election?

Central banks have enslaved the entire world with their Ponzi scheme of fiat currencies based on unpayable debts. They arrange the murder of millions just to keep governments borrowing more and more, siphoning the productive wealth of the world into their own pockets. These people can be trusted to let us have honest elections? With Ron Paul, their sworn enemy, as a candidate?

There's only one way to win against the house when playing tegwar: Kick the table over, and walk out.

And then tell everyone you meet how tegwar is played. And why. When the tegwar game-runners find no one willing to play with them, when they are shunned and scorned -- that's when they lose. Not before. As long as you keep playing, they will keep winning.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Even if Dr. Paul had won EVERY state’s roll call

then CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and the AP, would have simply just announced:
“Well there you have it, the official nominee of the 2012 Republican National Convention has been decided, and that is … Mitt Romney!”

FIY: the only way to win against the house when playing tegwar, is not to kick over the table and walk out. That's just called quitting. The way to win at tegwar is to arrive at the house … with a dozen friends carrying loudly-musical, oblong L-shaped instruments capable of emitting high-velocity metallic projectiles, which are used to send messages at a rate of 1,000 feet per second
(so that the message’s recipient ‘gets the point’ real fast).
That is the only way to win at tegwar.



There's no shortage of would-be tegwar game-runners. Shooting a few of them would do no good; suckers determined to play the game will have no trouble finding new villains to play with. It's the nature of the game that needs to be widely understood -- hunting down the corrupt game-runners would probably be counterproductive; it would be characterized as "terrorism" and it would be used as an excuse to give even broader power to the game-runners.

Unhappily, most people are tegwar addicts -- they think we NEED to play the game, or there would be ANARCHY! How can you have a civil society if game-runners don't make the rules for the rest of us?

Never mind that the "rules" are arbitrary, changeable at the whim of the game-runners, and ALWAYS benefit the same gang of insiders at the expense of all the suckers who play.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

A Government Must Fear Its Citizenry

That is the only way. You cannot step fully out of their matrix. The role of disengagement is just that, a role. The game runners could care less if you played or not. If we do nothing to stand up for our fundamental freedoms, but to bitch and moan on the internet about their continued loss, then it's game over. The fight for our freedom is more akin to tug-a-war than tegwar, in that it is what is known in game theory as a zero-sum game (i.e. one side's gains are made up of the other side's losses).
That is the nature of the game–


Quite right: that's the nature of that game.

The question is: do you need to play the game according to the game-runner rules?

Your freedom is not a gift from government; it's yours by moral right. Ron Paul said, "Government should NEVER be able to do anything YOU can't do." (CPAC 2011) That means the ONLY legitimate laws are those that protect your life, liberty and justly acquired property; ALL the other "laws" are tyrannical and unjust VIOLATIONS of our lives, liberties and property rights.

Voting may occasionally help slow the growth of government power and the erosion of liberty, but playing the political game at all IS like playing tegwar: there's no winning when the game-runners write their own rules, interpret their own rules and enforce their own rules. And if you threaten to oust them from their privileged position, you will be treated like Dr. Paul and his delegates -- or worse. These people have no honor, only prideful arrogance. They have no sense of fair play or justice, only a lust for power and privilege. A few of them may mean to be kindly masters, but they mean to be masters.

So what is the proper response to the tyrants? First and foremost, do not regard their commands and threats as legitimate. You may need to hand over your wallet to superior firepower now and then, but never for a second imagine that the gang named "government" has any moral legitimacy or right to rule you. Freedom begins with the moral conviction that you are free, that you life belongs to YOU -- and that the men who name themselves your masters (or "government") are nothing but a gang of thieves and murderers who fly flags outside their offices. I believe the wannabe tyrants would find it exceedingly difficult to rule over a people who largely held that viewpoint.

What to do INSTEAD of politicking? Disengage from the game. Arrange your life to minimize the assaults and extortions the gangsters can inflict on you. Associate yourself with others who share your views, and together find ways to better your lives that do not depend on the outcome of the next election. Check out Harry Browne's book "How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World" -- as well as the book in my signature line.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

We're on the same page, only different paragraphs.

Every one if your points is correct, and well said btw. The only hitch I see, is with the last part. While I am fine at the moment with disengagement, as are many, I also realize that the only thing that it does, is push the realization of inevitable confrontation, further along down the road. There are many like myself who despise government, that do not view their laws as legitimate, that have given up newspapers and cable televisions, that realize that the only difference in Presidents is their names, that laugh at authority, that minimize their dependence on things which may be taken away, et cetera.
But here's the thing: while that is all well and fine, the system continues on, becoming an evermore mechanized and computerized police state, chomping up dissenters, and so on and so forth, in an exponentially increasing manner. Disengagement, is only practicable if the system stays within certain reasonable boundaries. Meaning, if things continue on, they will one day be on your property for something, or you see your neighbor arrested for posting something on the DailyPaul, or what have you. The time of confrontation will come, of that I am positive.
So, more and more, inaction feels like a betrayal to the brave patriots who came before. Those men lost their lives to accomplish something truly spectacular, something which we all take for granted; not realizing that it was built only of sand –and we avert our eyes, while it is washed away.


Ron Paul didn't get a plurality of delegates

in Alaska.He just got 6 delegates.

Only after---

The Mittwitts cheated.
It is how this whole thing happened, everywhere.
Is cheating to obtain a win really winning?

Hmm. I am considering an open letter to Mitt. Only problem is? Mitt probably does not read.

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

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An outstanding post.

An outstanding post. I finally got a chance to read attentively.


People : THAT is the spirit we need, for the next days.

For the next weeks. Months. Years.

And while doing so, let's MULTITASK OUR PULSES, too.

Until WE WIN your country back.


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

First Things First

To all the Iowa delegates .........get rid of Lt.Governor Kim Reynolds. She need to be the first to go. She is inept and corrupted.

Then we need to stop all public funds being donated to this private club, the RNC. They are corrupt and we will not allow our funds to be spent this way!

Next it is Boner we need to get rid of ......he knew you had the number and did their dirty deed anyway.

Sanunu also needs to be barred from ever participating in a Convention again.

And yes you are right the neo-con Zionists, who support Israel first, have taken over both parties. Need to expose this and root them out.

No more wars for Israel........they can fight their own wars. No entanglements.

Time for the liberty people to infiltrate the democrats too...lots of neo-cons there too! Ron Paul mentioned it recently. We have the numbers.......

We have no fight with Iran.....they never attacked us....but Israe did......check out the USS Liberty.

A heartfelt Thank You Nevada and Iowa Delegates. Your tireless work on the country's behalf is truly appreciated.

A special hug for you Dr. K..........know that we are behind you!

Hey Dr. K......you want to run for office?

Tears, Dr. K.

You bring tears to my eyes. Thank you for this post and all your passion and compassion. We all need it now, more than ever.

Sweet Liberty

Thank you, too, Sweet Land...I know one thing:

Ron Paul people are the finest people in the world. You'll be my friends forever. And that's worth more than anything. Dr. Paul unified us. That could never have been done in a million years without him. That alone is cause for a victory celebration.

Just at even the though of victory, the energy of the SunDome miracle, tears for me, too. Let us bask in this victory; and remember that SunDome miracle, and think of this only whenever we are disheartened; think of how far we've come against all the oppressors; think of how, like Robin Koerner writes, they had to cheat all the way to the end to try to put us down. We're still here. They didn't win after all.

Dr K made me cry too..

especially when you say we tried to stop the wars.

Virgin Islands

I thought Romney got the delegates, but Ron Paul got the popular vote.


which could be why

they signed on to nominate him...to represent their people

God, I hope someone got this conversation

with Kim Reynold on video.

Great write up