Ron Paul Folks Gaining Power Within GOP?Submitted by knarfxii on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 01:53
April 27, 2009 | Greenville County Republican Convention
Ron Paul Folks Gaining Power Within GOP?
On April 25, 2009, Representative Bob Inglis and Senator Lindsey Graham, both spoke at the Greenville County Republican Convention. Both of them took the opportunity to take shots at Tea Party activism and Ron Paul's grass roots organization, Campaign for Liberty.
Just possibly, Ron Paul's folks might be pushing their way into a bit of power within the Republican Party. This post looks at the remarks of Inglis and Graham, provides commentary on the passive-aggressive or defensive quality of both speeches. In conclusion, I make my plea for unity between delegates.
Greenville County is one of the most conservative County's in the United States. One of the speakers at the convention, Karen Floyd (if memory served), thanked the delegates for helping to make the State not merely a “red State, but a bright red state.” Yet, Republicans Inglis and Graham appeared worried about the direction of the Greenville County Convention when they appeared before its delegates.
Both politicians were well aware of the Greenville Tea Party reception given to their colleague, 3d District Representative Gresham Barrett. Barrett was booed during his entire five minute speech at that event. That video has become a national argument that the Tea Party movement is neither Republican nor Democrat, but conservative in nature.