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2016 RNC changes: "no longer going to participate in a circus of debates"

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/24/gop-adopts-c...

The Republican National Committee gave near-unanimous approval Friday to a package of rules changes that would condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar and help the party avoid the kind of protracted party infighting that dented GOP nominee Mitt Romney's general election appeal in 2012.

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"This is an historic day for our party," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said after the vote.

"We have been saying for months that we were no longer going to sit around and allow ourselves to slice and dice for six months, participate in a circus of debates, that we were going to take hold once again of our responsibility at the Republican National Committee because we are the custodians of the nomination process and today I believe was historical and obviously very important to the future of our party and our country."

I did have hope that the circus of finger breaking and arrests would not be repeated. Looks like I needn't worry now.

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I am no longer voting

in circus elections.

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What does this really mean?

Does this essentially mean that the GOP movers and shakers will "pick" who they want up front and center? Remove who they consider the "chaff" from the wheat? Etc. Etc.

same-o same-o then?

=)

the butthole gop can play. ..

Whatever jackass games they want, doesn't mean they're getting my vote. I assume I'm not alone. They'll all be scratching their heads when they see a significant drop in their numbers because yes, they are that thick.

So, the dog and pony show

of pretending TPTB were considering various other candidates, where every so often the media would mention a "surge" and the Fox audience would start showing interest in that candidate for a bit. The whole process is being streamlined to keep the focus on the real candidate TPTB want.

I get your point that the grassroots doesn't have to worry about being strong-armed this time, we won't even exist on the same plane of existence as the show.

But what does Newt Gingrich get out of it? Isn't part of the show meant to give the obedient players a "stock rise" so they can get their book deals, etc.?

Defend Liberty!

The powers that be within the GOP are counting on...

all Republicans hating Obama and Democrat leadership so much that they will vote for any Republican they choose to be the nominee.

I can understand why they feel that way. They have too many stick-around awake Republicans that will vote as directed based on the lie that their time will come in the future. And the awaken Republicans like Rand and his supporters that have delegate seats will go along to keep their seat so they can be lied to again in 2016, 2020, 2024, etc.

Either start a new party or change the Libertarian Party like you want to change the Republican party. You'll have little resistance changing the Libertarian party if you move over in great numbers. Trying to change the Republican party is going to be an unsuccessful uphill slog because the powers that be are entrenched. They are not going to trade their power and wealth so you can have liberty. That is detrimental to their power.

Start a new party. You'll probably get a lot of moderate and conservative Democrats to join you.

Is anyone really surprised that they are already changing the rules so you have no chance?

THIS ACT SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS THE GOP CROSSING THE RED LINE IN THE SAND.

Now is the time to take action by leaving the party en masse. If you're an awaken Republican and you had any hope of changing the party this should tell you, it ain't never going to happen. They won't allow it.

On a scale of 1 to invading Russia in winter,

how disastrous is your idea?

The Problem with the GOP

The Republican "leadership" can't seem to figure out that nominating go along, get along RINOs (liberals) such as McCain and Romney and expecting conservatives to support them, doesn't work. The last two presidential elections are evidence of the GOP's failure. Time for a conservative candidate and new GOP leadership.

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Historic, yes;

Good, no.

They're making history all right. Hitler did too.

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WHAT A BUNCH OF PATHETIC WIMPS

of course, the real truth lies in their INABILITY to defend their own positions, which we all know are COMPLETELY DEFENSELESS.

For myself I will just hope and pray Reince Priebus

chokes on a sandwich soon of his own accord.

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

The debates exposed the fakes...

...and woke many up! Ron Paul scared them sh**less and they have no spine to accept a real challenge or debate which will no doubt lead to further exposure and more awakenings. Regardless, eyes are already open all over the country. You will always have those who choose to remain blind even with the debates. Good will always win in the end.

Historic day my a**. This is just another way for the ROTTED...

...IMMORAL, TRAITOROUS RNC / GOP to keep any good candidates OUT.

Just another nail in the GOP coffin for me.

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Those first four states – Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada – will hold their primary and caucus contests in February of 2016.

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All our activism should be to

All our activism should be to educate people that the current political/voting system is a fraud. Screw winning states. Ron Paul got 6, when he only needed 5. What good did that do? What good will future activism do with this rule change. Hint:none.

Teach people the truth, teach them to teach others and we will win.

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The Federal Election Commission

The Federal Election Commission is a two party cartel with monopoly control of the vote.

The Commission was created in 1972 by Congress and signed by Richard Nixon.

Voting is a farce managed by the FEC.

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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DEAD. NOW LETS GET TO WORK

Killed by design.

Killed by design.

Reince Priebus deserves to get colon cancer

For being the vile, lying, evil, selfish, terrorist asshole that he is. I hope that when he dies of a slow painful disease that he is sent straight to hell to be someones bitch. This man has no soul.

I agree

Most horrible poc ever.

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

If the RNC nominates another Neo-con Statist , cheater, liar and

unprincipled 'candidate' for president they can count on me to :

1) Push for paper ballots, hand counted at the precinct, by an group of independent voters.

2)Vote third party in as many races as I deem necessary, and convince as many as I can to do likewise. I have voted third party now for president TWICE, and will absolutely do it again, in spite of family and friends 'advice'.

3)Use grass-roots activism to prevent said nominee from becoming president.

. This stinks to high heaven. May we be delivered from the corruption in both parties speedily and in my day!

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Democrats won't be having any debates. They will have a

coronation for Hillary declaring her their "Candidate In Queen".

The ten short, fat, Zionist, men who make up the Republican Committee want to do the same with their candidate (don't need no stinkin' debates or public approval).

Auditions are now being held to determine who will be THEIR choice (exclusively) for coronation as Republican "Candidate In (presumably) King".

This is simply so the criminals

such as Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and the likes won't be put in the spotlight for their traitorous acts, pair that with the media painting a favorable picture of them for the next two years and woolah, the sheep get that much closer to the slaughterhouse. Man, how do they get all these people to sell out their country, is it money, skeletons in the closet, or what? I just don't get how they can rope all these turdballs in to do their bidding for them. Does no man or woman in office have any courage or honor left inside of them, save a few, it sure seems as they do not. I think they really believe this system and the people who control it will care about them when checkmate happens, they will be the first to be wiped out. The ones doing their bidding always get taken out first, then they move on to the sheep.

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The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

I HEREBY PROCLAIM: If Rand Paul is not the GOP Nominee

If Rand Paul is not the GOP nominee in 2016 I will not be voting for the Republican party in that election, or ever again.

I am currently a registered Republican. I was left no decent choice but to vote for a 3rd party candidate in 2012, and will do so again if given similar options.

I don't care about party loyalty. I don't care.
I care about loyalty to the US Constitution, and individual liberty.

Those of you who feel the same should make your own proclamation to the RNC and GOP leadership, and let them know they will not survive with another loss in 2016, and the R party will not win without it's conservative/libertarian grass-roots base.

If a non-NBC is put up to run I will never vote for the R party again.

Rand Paul or Not-At-All...

And if you even think of putting up Chris Chrispy-Creme....

P.S. - I have never voted democrat and never would either.... Ever.

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watching the death of a

watching the death of a party.

Ron Paul 2016

When you have elephants and clowns, you don't need debates

to have a circus.

Translation:

"Once the committee of ten short fat Zionist men chooses a candidate, we don't need no stinkin' public debate or approval."

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+10

+10 Lol. Now that's good reading between the lines.

I wonder if nature has EVER provided us with a creature LESS imaginative than politicians?

The simplest bacterias or viruses maybe?

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A puppet politution same as pig mind

Self loathing greed. I imagine.

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