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I'm not getting your point. What direction would you suggest - or are you not being sarcastic and you are really giving up?

Personally, I'm of the opinion that we work to "mold another candidate to suit your own needs" as you say. Johnson in particular seems very eager to have our vote. Shouldn't we try to change all politicians to our policy? I don't see that as a bad thing. Didn't Ron Paul mold us? Wouldn't that be one of many paths for the revolution?

This isn't directed only toward you.

You don't get the point because of analysis paralysis. It is quite simple, actually. FINISH WHAT YOU START.

Give up? I NEVER give up.

Mold a politician. Yeah, ok. So you got Mitt. Problem solved. Don't bother to look at voting records to choose a proven solid candidate. That's too much work. Maybe it IS easier to hear what you want. It certainly is for the politician running for office, "for peate's sake".

r3VOLution? If you're meaning the plural definition, it's dead, bro. Otherwise, *I AM* the r3VOLution. And I am BEYOND irate!

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

So the solution to prevent the two-parties from wining is to

wait for it....

JOIN THEM!

(throws hands up in utter frustration)

Outnumber them

It only works if we outnumber them there. Let's finish what we started.

Would love to have you

Got seats open.

Lots of fun voting NO to unconstitutional legislation and holding committe members to the constitution.

Lots of fun when there's moe than one RP GOP on the committee.
I'm not kidding.

Way better than Meet up.

Doesn't work that way in my neck of the woods.

In order to get on - you have to run a campaign and be elected at a public election, held once every four years.

If you get that far, you're on a committee with about 10-20 others, all of them neocons.

But good luck getting on.

If you don't already belong to their social circles, amazingly, you don't get many votes in PUBLIC elections.

Anyhow, it isn't an empty shell to take over here.

It's a well oiled machine that intends to crush all opposition.

That's it way it works here

I was elected.

First, I attended meetings as a guest (pest) for a year. I didn't miss a meeting, took my own roll call, questioned them. When the time came, I petitioned as a Ron Paul Republican, no thanks to them, I qualified, no one ran against me, so I won by default. My elected seat starts in January. In the mean time, since I always show up, and I kept asking to remove those who missed three consecutive meetings and for me to be appointed in their place, they apponted me a seat. Now they hold me to the by-laws, but I am no longer alone, as there are empty seats in other county districts, and those are being filled Ron Paul GOP, and Palin Earthquakers..

Here's the thing.. during the primarys, the number of people who registered GOP increased our seats.. we gained 5. I bet your area gained seats too. I was an Indy, so I didn't have to wait out the time penalty for switching parties as you may, but the thing is, they can not stop you from attending as a guest/ or asking questions, and while you don't get to vote, you can contribute to the debates on issues.

My only regret was to not to do this in 07.

If you were in my area, I would be thrilled to see you show up.

No, it doesn't work quite like that here.

I'm not sure what you mean by "petitioning" but here, you file for your local or state committee election in your district and pay a filing fee to get on the ballot. There are maybe a handful out of several hundred of these that go unopposed.

A few do rarely go empty.

When we have our Presidential "primary" GOP members also vote for these committee positions.

The seats do not change number based on registration. They are fixed to the size of the local governing body and to the size of the State Legislature.

People don't miss meetings. So they don't lose their seats here.

Not even all committees here have that rule. (they make their own rules)

The GOP here is not sparsely populated. It's got heavy activity. It is quickly becoming the defacto sole party in the state as the Dems are capitulating right now.

When I did attend as a guest, we were told we could observe only and no participation was allowed. We couldn't even ask questions.

So really, other than just knowing what they are up to, there is no point in going for us.