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Help me caption this RNC 2012 photo

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I was trying to come up with a snappy headline, but the DP has some of the most creative people on the internet...

Full backstory on the photo from RobHino, and the next picture in the series below:

That's my good friend and activist mentor Jeremy Blosser! He's our head organizer here in Texas from Tarrant Co, though we don't operate top-down nor would ever refer to himself as the leader! The guy behind him is Lui LaRotta, the guy that did the grassroots press conference in Tampa.

Jeremy and his team are freaking AWESOME! I'm so glad and thankful to have been a part of it!

Here are some inside posts on this topic from Lui and Jeremy:

Lui: This was just before I knocked her arm out of the way, gave her the nastiest stare, got in between her and Jeremy. I had my back to her so I took a step back and accidentally shoved her in her seat ;) no one tried anything funny after that.

Jeremy: Since this is going crazy viral... Those that are calling for violence against this lady (when the mic wasn't even on and she was having no effect at all) or wanting to dig up her address to confront her sound like people who are part of a different r[3VOL]ution than I am. I'm just sayin'. Defend yourselves from physical aggression, sure, but that's not what's going on in that picture. I know people are angry, but when they are at their worst is the time to watch ourselves the most, lest we become that which we oppose.

For those that are asking what the heck is going on in the picture, or think that she's actually preventing me from speaking: We wanted to debate the credentials report due to the issues with Maine and others not being satisfactorily resolved by the committee. After presentation of the report, the chair asserted the previous question was ordered "without objection", despite myself and many others objecting. He then moved to the vote. At that point I started calling point of order because under House Rules, once the previous question is ordered, there's 40 minutes of debate, split between each side, and I wanted to claim the 20 minutes for the opposition. The chair didn't recognize me (or anyone else calling their own points of order). We continued to call point for order for approximately 10 minutes, during which time they similarly mishandled the rules report and nearly drove the floor to a riot. This picture would have been near the end of that time, because I only took the cowboy hat off for the Maine hat for a couple minutes near the end.

Note: the microphone was never turned on, so she was having no effect, and I don't even recall her being there. I appreciate her posing for the photo, though--it does capture the moment pretty well.

Those that know me that if she wanted me to shut up, she could've asked and I would have told her what motion to make. Then she could have tried to get them to turn her mic on.

Now! Hear from the lady holding the paper!

Joan Clendenin: A few comments about the convention itself. What you are able to see on TV is much more than we can see from the floor. Delegations are seated by state. California is spread out in three sections. My assigned seat was on an aisle next to the Texas Delegation. That group is split between the Romney and the Ron Paul folks. They, men and women, are in uniform: Western hats, shirts that replicated the Texas flag, Levi’s and cowboy boots.

The Ron Paul supporters were upset by a ruling from the podium about how the roll call of the states was to be conducted. The microphone was next to my seat and this guy and several other delegates gathered around the mike and started screaming “point of order, point of order.” This went on for a good 15 minutes and prevented me from seeing or hearing any of the speeches. The media, starved for a story, showed up, prolonging the episode. Ron Paul stood at the back of the Delegation, which only encouraged his supporters.

Then about 30 minutes before Texas was to cast its vote, the Romney folks gathered around the mike. They were a more civil bunch and we actually did a bit of joking back and forth about the Paul supporters.

I was surprised that Michigan or Massachusetts was not skipped during the roll call so their vote would put Romney over the top and make his nomination official.

Source for lady: http://thehive.modbee.com...

Jeremy's response: She's grossly oversimplifying both the makeup of the Texas delegation and the issue itself (and the media being there didn't prolong anything, nor am I aware of Ron being in the room when this happened), but I suppose the gist of her perception isn't far off.

The next picture:

Explanation again from Rob:

Jeremy Blosser shouts 'Point of Order' as Luis LaRotta shows a motion to undo the illegitimate removal of the duly elected Maine delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday, Augustin 28, 2012.

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Truthful, playful AWESOMENESS, RobHino!

. . . just as RonPaul commended: we ARE having tons of fun :-)

Sad, but true.

LOL, great job :-)

btw: I need my car badge! Hurry it up!

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


Vendor said they'd be done this week! I'm anxiously waiting too! So excited!

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Freedom and Ron Paul expunged at the RNC

My first attempt.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.

I Edited Picture

Without Youth Vote, Obama

Without Youth Vote, Obama Would Have Lost Election - US News

Fred Barnes desperate for "Weak-ly Standard" readers

"YOU can't say RON PAUL!"

This picture proves what we true conservatives have said, all along. Only certain "Reps" have been allowed their say. And, it's like if we said anything positive about Ron Paul, it would spread like a virus.
Perhaps this was correct? (Spreading like a virus, not what this horrid woman did..)

Now they are crying. And, now, I am laughing-- at them.

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).

how about...

"Not so fast, sonny...not so fast!"

Keep those Ron Paul cooties

Keep those Ron Paul cooties off of the mic, they're contagious.

Blessings )o(

Listen lady,

I am going to say this calmly. Once. Move your arm before I tear it off your body and beat you to death with. I will count to 2.

You took the words right outta my mouth.


Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

"Lew, you look like a woman in that shirt."

A second try, as I did not realize that was an RP supporter before. That is pretty much what Lew Moore was doing in 2008.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I don't have a caption

I just wanted to say to all of the Ron Paul supporters who went to the RNC as delegates that I am so grateful for all that you did to represent our country. You showed such courage and grace under a very difficult and disgraceful circumstance. I didn't make it to the state level as a delegate but I attended the state convention and I saw how the Ron Paul delegates were swept under the rug.
Even though the delegates were mistreated, what we did from the local precincts to the RNC is already having a mighty impact on our returning the constitution to it's rightful place as the foundation of our country.
I thank God for each and every one of you and I am so proud of all that we accomplished!

Someone should cut her body

Someone should cut her body out of the picture and paste it on top of a screen shot of Mel Gibson in brave heart. The part where he's yelling freedom lol

This is the best comment so far!


I made it for you Engineer!



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That's awesome!!! HAHA! Thank

That's awesome!!! HAHA! Thank you so much.

The muted spoke!


OK here is where i saw it.


It said, "Republicans: Remember this photo from your convention? This is why you lost!"

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

19th Amendment Gone Wild!

19th Amendment Gone Wild!

In Poland the Party gave out red umbrellas.


Free includes debt-free!

Silent Bob!


That was close!

Silent Bob ALMOST broke his silence.


The neoconservative says:
"The free speech zone is outside"

"Oh no, a smelly mitten."

"Oh no, a smelly mitten."

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

Older is not always wiser...

...that gray-haired fool and her Boomer peers just doomed the country to four more years of tyranny.

Looks like she would be saying...

..."sshhhhhh...I am really an Obama supporter and I don't want him to lose...so on with nominating Romney!"

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And Repeat: USA, USA, USA !!

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Hey You

"We don't want your kind here!"

A Vote for Obama


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche