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Ben Swann: Did RNC "Scripted" Rules Change Start A Civil War In The Republican Party?


Published on Aug 30, 2012 by BenSwannRealityCheck

Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at how the most controversial rule change in party history was not legitimately passed.


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Reality Check: RNC Rule Change Starting A Republican Civil War?

Posted: Aug 30, 2012 6:49 PM Updated: Aug 30, 2012 6:49 PM

By Ben Swann

(FOX19) - Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination tonight. While that should be the highlight of the convention, it is quickly being overshadowed by the shocking steps taken by Republican leadership.

We told you earlier this week about rule changes that would strip Republican grassroots from having a say in the future.

Tonight, evidence that the outcome of the vote on those rules was scripted and Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner may have played right along.

Is a civil war now breaking out in the Republican party?

Tonight, a Reality Check you won't see anywhere else.

Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved.

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As and Alternate Delegate to the RNC

from GA I saw first hand the cheating. I watched the Teleprompter when it scrolled by "the ayes have it". I knew right then and there that the Republican Party was done for. So now we all have one choice left. We have to back a third party. We have to cut off all money to the Democratic and Republican Parties. Cut off the money and they die. I will vote Gary Johnson in November. Will he win. Probably not. But give this country four more of Obama and we can really hit a lick in 2016 with a third party. My advice is give up on the Republican Party. They have gone to far. The rule change proves it. They completely shut out the activist with that change and they have no plans in reinstalling it. Will will be extremely lucky if we avoid an all out Civil war before 2016. You can try to change the Republican Party but you will grow old doing it. Our best chance is to try and form a third party. It is that or nothing.

Third Party

Great commentary here. Yes, that RNC Sham 2012 convention was discouraging for all grassroots activists and delegates. I just became a GOP Precinct Delegate and could have gone to the State convention. But I just can't foresee taking all that time away from my family if at the last minute the delegate voices are totally ignored anyway. If the Libertarian Party would recognize that a human being with unique DNA and natural rights is created at the moment of conception and that parents shouldn't be allowed to kill their children regardless of location, age, or, size, I would be all on board.


I am all on board with Dr. Paul's position that murder should be a states rights' issue in terms of abortion. My understanding is that Gary Johnson is in favor of a woman being allowed to kill her child if the child is inside the uterus or birth canal, but the father is not allowed to have any say at all. If I am wrong in this, please let me know.

So there you have it....

those American citizens who can't see the blatant, flagrant corruption when it is handed to you, shouldn't be allowed to vote nor be American citizens! I don't see any hope left for this country...honestly. Time to start ignoring the law and its enablers. The mafia PTB hate it when the slaves don't play their game...

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

Brainwashing cult

Has done it again...

It's time we stepped up our game. Kuddoos for the vid whoever was wise enough. Wonder what Judge Napolitano has to say about this.

Solution: Don't Have A Straw Vote, Just Have People Sign

Up As Delegates? If the rule is that a straw vote must result in binding of delegates, could a state just decide to not have a straw vote at all, therefore no bound delegates? Being that the straw votes are rigged anyway, is it mandatory that each state have a straw vote? Then if the RNC tries to force a state to have a straw vote, I'm guessing the state could maybe pass a law saying no straw votes or something to override what the RNC is trying to do. This binding thing is getting way out of hand and needs to be stopped.

-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...

You people need to get off of this horse

because it is dead. They changed the rules at the RNC. Why? They threw out fairly elected delegates without rule changes. People you can forget the Delegate process because it is dead buried. It will take you six life times to filter the crap out of the Republican Party. You will not live long enough to see it. So get over it and move on. The only viable choice you have now is with a third party and you best get to it.

Third party is a choice, although

I'm not sure how viable it is since you then have the Repubs AND Dems playing their exclusionary dirty tricks and the MSM supporting this status quo with news by omission.

We should create a party. I

We should create a party. I saw others on another thread naming it the American party. Americans for America!

I would call him John Boner

I would call him John Boner but that would be an insult to my husbands goodies.

Good One!

The annunciation of his last name is incorrect and offends his ancestry as well. Your comment is accurate! (In more ways than one!)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

Just call him

D**k That's what he is.

"Rule Number One: Obey ALL rules!!"
Ron Paul 2012!

I'm amazed and I really wonder

that you in America are so infamous for having the largest number of prisoners per capita in the world, and for suing each other for absurd things, but then you somehow fail to prosecute the most serious criminals against rights even you clearly have the statutes in the law which make it pretty possible.

Funny thing with the kidnapping definition - It looks like they just substantially changed the federal statute for kidnapping in the federal penal code

Also the Florida kidnapping and false imprisonment statute is interesting:
"787.01 Kidnapping; kidnapping of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.—
(1)(a) The term “kidnapping” means forcibly, secretly, or by threat confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against her or his will and without lawful authority, with intent to:
1. Hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage.
2. Commit or facilitate commission of any felony.
3. Inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the victim or another person.
4. Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.


Even more interesting is the statute for the federal capital crime Conspiracy Against Rights under USC title 18 Chapter 13 §241 which actually applies in the case of the federal party convention.

"If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Which means they actually could get executed for what they did.

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I could not agree with you more!!!

Charges need to be filed against these criminals for kidnapping (which is exactly what happened to those people on the bus) and conspirancy to commit fraud and Conspiracy Against Rights. This has to be done by the delegates and the the people that were involved if there is any hope to get justice here. It is absolutely outrageous to me that something this blatant can occur right out in the open and no one is held accountable. These people MUST be held accountable, both civilly and criminally. The last I heard, attempting to fix an election is also a felony.

If these people see that they can get away with something this outrageous and in your face there is no limit to what we can expect to see next.

they better not allow this rule or new republican party will ...

form itself, and that new party will be run by the people with a constitution!

i am disgusted by the RNC and all republicans who allows this kind of behavior!

check out this video i made for the liberty movement.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMUB79vckJs

When will it be formed?

2082. What you fail to understand is that you may as will stop beating your brains out on this useless Republican Party. the Republican Party has gone over the edge and followed the Democrats. It is done my friend. We need to start working on a third party.

How To Change From A Free Society To A Dictatorship

without a wimper from "THE PEOPLE"....It took many decades of dumbing down the citizens for this transformation. The people never knew how precious it is to have something they didn't have to fight for. That is why Jefferson said that every few generations there should be a revolution to cleanse the blood of patriots..

"The preservation of liberty is much more difficult a task then to have lived in tyranny, knowing how hard it is to be free of it." ~ Me

There is a very old saying, "when the people are ready, the master will appear."

Dictators around the world should be proud of the RNC

I can hear them now: "Congratulations; A job well done!"

D Farrell

posted the link below earlier. It's the news director of Fox 19, Ben's boss. If you get a chance write to him and tell him what you think about Ben's reporting. I actually got a reply.



If only we had a good hacker on site we could have made that mindless puppet Boehner say just about anything. We could have had him denounce Mitt Romney, declare his new found love for freedom & the constitution, and deliver a verbal resignation speech. What a mindless fool......

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

Oh I do love that one.

Boehner, cry, slurp, sniff, wiping snot. They made me do it. No Boehner it is called no brains. What a useless piece of work.

"Go F___ yourself...

...San Diego!"

Haha...I love lamp.

Haha...I love lamp.

Ron Bergandy

Lol, that is a fair and well deserved comparison.

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson


why can everyone else hear this but me? I hear the program intro. But, when swan speaks nadda. I tried several times and went to you tube also. Is anyone having the same problem?

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Recording Error

For some reason the shows audio is only on the left channel and the intro on the right.

thanks for the heads up!


I thought it was just me!

I thought it was just me! What's the deal?

Swann = Pro.


Local Fox Pole

Here is a link to a local Erie Pa Fox tv station conducting a pole on the GOP's performance during the convention.
The question is, How would you grade their performance during the convention?
The choices are:
Good, not great
Not really what they needed
Results will be broadcast tonight at 10 pm eastern during the local Erie news...
is the link...olds