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Richard Engel compared the convention to the Soviet Politburo

Richard Engle has served the Republican Party in Oklahoma diligently since 1988. His role in moving the Sooner State to the political right cannot be overstated. He has represented Oklahoma in the Republican National Committee and has sat on the RNC’s standing committee on rules.

Engle is intimately familiar with the proper Republican rules-making process — he has participated in it — and he recognizes how that process was hijacked by members of the Romney inner circle at the meeting of the Convention Rules Committee.


When it comes to all this “radical” rewriting, Engle admits that he doesn’t know whether Ginsberg acted on his own or on behalf of Governor Romney. He does know, however, that the sweeping revisions of Rules 12 and 15 (now 16) “changed the nature of the Republican Party and returned it to the smoke-filled rooms of the past.”

So drastic were the revisions that Engle compared the convention to the Soviet Politburo, a sham with no more legitimate power than to rubber stamp their leaders’ directives.

To their credit, Engle relates that upon hearing Ginsberg’s suggested rules changes the delegates on the Convention Rules Committee “of every stripe” reacted negatively. All of them realized that if the changes were adopted by the convention, the populist influence would be eliminated and all non-Establishment voices within the Republican Party would be silenced. Engle worries that the rules package proposed by Ginsberg would have the effect of putting “a certain type of party member in charge of the GOP.”

Evidence of the delegates’ displeasure is found in the attempted filing of a Minority Report. According to Rule 34 of the Republican Party rules in effect at the August 28 meeting:

No resolution or amendment pertaining to the report of the Committee on Resolutions or the Committee on Rules and Order of Business shall be reported out or made a part of any report of such committee or otherwise read or debated before the convention, unless the same shall have been submitted to the chairman, vice chairman, or secretary of such committee or to the secretary of the convention in writing not later than one hour after the time at which such committee votes on its report to the convention and shall have been accompanied by a petition evidencing the affirmative written support of a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership of such committee.

The Minority Report opposing the Romney lawyer’s rule changes was signed, sealed, but was never delivered. Curiously, the delegate in possession of the Minority Report was riding a bus denied entry to the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Without a timely filed Minority Report, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) proceeded to call for a vote on Ginsberg’s rewrite of the Republican rulebook.

Standing at the podium and reading from a teleprompter, Boehner instructed those in favor of the rules to say “aye” and those opposed to say “nay.”


A small coterie of Establishment Republicans have wrested control of the GOP and formed the mold into which any Republican wanting to run for president from now on must fit.

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Why are we giving up the fight!No way there has to be a way!

SteveMT's picture

Why would Ginsberg act alone? Who signs his paycheck? Romney!

Ginsberg acted with the full authority of the Romney Campaign. This rule change was an orchestrated event, like the RNC itself was as evidenced by the long bus ride to nowhere while the vote was occurring. The RNC is a bunch of control-freaks hellbent on their NWO agenda.

Tyranny is equally manifested by both private organizations that are in the public eye (The RNC, The Fed, etc.) as well as public organizations without transparency (The CIA, FBI, DHS, TSA, etc.). All humans possess an absolute tyranny gene. Once activated, this gene cannot be shutdown.

1953 - Committee on Foreign Relations

"Public enemy No.1 of the Kremlin is, however-and has been since the establishment of the Soviet regime in Russia-the nature of man himself, with all his inborn instincts, and desires for well-being, personal property, moral freedom, and spiritual independence."


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Is this a Mel Brooks movie?

Or real life?
I can almost see Ginsburg and Sununu saying: black leather, cages, whips. I Loooove it!
"Springtime for Romney and Amerikkkaaa."



We Need

An unregister from the GOP bomb. Reince Priebus will be in big trouble if enrollment drops. You can vote for whoever you want, why stay in the GOP?

sharkhearted's picture


No doubt we are dealing with dark, dark forces....and they must be STOPPED!

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

That's a gross insult...

... to the Soviet Politburo.

Plano TX

LOL - "The Pig and the Inebriate"

Your spot on remark reminded me of a song. Here are the lyrics. (For tune, see http://www.dailypaul.com/144648/saudi-markets-fall-over-6-go...)

'Twas early last September
As well as I remember
I was walking down the lane in tipsy pride.
No one was I disturbin'
As I lay there by the curbin'
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
As I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I cannot utter
A lady passing by was heard to say,
"You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses."
And... the pig got up and slowly walked away.

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