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Help me caption this RNC 2012 photo

Found on imgur, via reddit:

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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GOP pickup line...

Does this smell like chloroform?


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She wil be dead in 10

While the young man will still be fighting the good fight!

James Madison

Speak your piece? Think

1. Republican nomination staffer to Ron Paul supporter: Speak your piece? Think again. Denied. Again.
2. I recognize you, you Ron Paul supporter. Speak to the paper.
3. Blocking all night long.
4. Another Ron Paul supporter: blocked.

Note: I don't know anything about the people in this photo. So, my captions are for fun.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Silence!!!!! I kill u

I think its funny because Achmed the dead terrorist says this and for someone to think they are going to silence life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Someone who tries to push their own ideology on others without being logical is a mental terrorist to me. Take this how you will, but as a Ron Paul supporter, I think we are being rational and logical on how our founders wanted this country to be and I for one do not push my ideology on others, I just try to educate like the good DR.


"I'm speechless."

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.

The caption...

'nuff said.

I see your freedom of reach

and I raise $16 trillions!




Fossilized evidence that the GOP is dead

Fossilized evidence that the GOP is dead

an idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government

"The Sound of Silence."


"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." - George Washington

Words, Mr. Wordsworth!

The RNC is not interested in what you have to say!

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis


"Hold it there buddy, we don't mention The Fed here"

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

Your flimsy agenda

Is no match for my freedom of speech!
Here is the back story at about 1:37:00 I'm also in this video at 1:40:20

If we wait too long we will surely perish!

"republican teleprompter"

"republican teleprompter"


Thanks Lady Liberty

Thanks Lady Liberty

an idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government


That I will never get.

Actually she looks like she's getting it

for now.

oh say can't I say?

oh say can't I say?

ecorob's picture

grandma gets romnie!

be careful what you ask for!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

glad you found this

I tried to post this earlier but didn't see how

my copy has a caption and it says

Let this be a lesson to the GOP never forget
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


hey look, there's some chocolate on my paper.

Lui: wooo, i want some too

"You know that game we used

"You know that game we used to play as kids when you would make noise from your mouth and then cover it with your hand and release and cover, and it would sound like weird Indian noises... i wonder if it works like this."

Lady: Someone get this guy a

Lady: Someone get this guy a breath mint!

This would be the Fox News quote...

"Just in time. A watchful Romney supporter stops a falling microphone moments before smashing into Ron Paul delegate's face.

Ohhh...I love your sexy

Ohhh...I love your sexy beard. Let me tap it with my paper. *tap tap tap*


paper stops sound.

Photo of the last time...

Photo of the last time I could use my left arm.


Rude Female

I wish the crazy female had done that to me!Her arm would had needed some major repair.

"You can't talk in here, this is the freedom party!

(props to Dr. Strangelove)

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

War Room, lol

"You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"