71 votes

National GOP Changes Rules on Maine’s Delegation

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) August 15, 2012

The RNC Committee on Contests found no evidence to support the contest against the Maine Delegation on Friday, yet failed to issue a ruling. Instead, they changed their own rules, which previously required a ruling, in order to grant the contestants a second test to retry their challenge.

“The RNC Committee on Contests could not find any evidence of fraud,” said Mark Willis, the incoming National Committeeman for Maine who holds a Doctor of Law Degree from George Mason University.

“According to their own rules, the RNC was obligated to recommend that the Maine delegates be certified,” Wilis added. ”Instead, the Committee on Contests had to create new rules to give the challengers a second chance. Such a decision is unprecedented, violates party rules and violates the due process rights of the duly elected Maine delegation. In a court of law, this challenge would have already been thrown out and dismissed.”

161 votes

RNC ‘Committee on Challenges’ ignores the will of Massachusetts voters. MA Liberty Caucus Objects!

On August 10th, the RNC’s ‘Committee on Contests’, chaired by Mike Duncan, former RNC Chairman and National Committeeman for Kentucky, released their recommendation and upheld “Romney for President, Inc.” decision to ignore the caucus results and uphold the transparent manipulation of arcane rules to decertify sixteen duly elected delegates. Today, August 14th, the Massachusetts decertified delegates filed a Notice of Intent to Object with the RNC prior to the 5PM deadline, and look forward to an impartial hearing in Tampa prior to the convention.

The duly elected, and now decertified delegates are very disappointed that the RNC and Team Romney have rejected yet another opportunity to unify the Republican Party and energize the rank and file grassroots activists needed for the 2012 General Election.

These sixteen duly elected Liberty delegates wanted to participate in the Republican National Convention to promote three platform issues, specifically Auditing the Federal Reserve Bank, Requiring Congressional Declaration of War for Funding Wars, and Protecting Internet Freedom.

This flagrant violation of the foundation of American Democracy has not killed the spirit of Liberty, but rather strengthened the resolve of activists to continue to reform the Massachusetts Republican Party, by actively supporting the removal of leadership that undermines fair elections, promotes cronyism, and whose policy positions clearly infringe on personal liberty. One example of the lack of liberty in the current state Republican Party Leadership is the recent endorsement by Republican State House Minority Leader Bradley Jones of ‘price controls’ on health care that every small government Republican should be opposed.

281 votes

MoneyBomb, help pay for people's trips to Tampa and support the liberty movement!

Donate to help Andy Maul, an Alternate Delegate from Pennsylvania's CD 14 (Pittsburgh).
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Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention; Congressional District 14 Voter Information - Party: Republican
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46 votes

Matt Taibbi: AG Eric Holder Has No Balls Concerning Goldman Sachs Non-Prosecution

Taibbi / Rolling Stone: I’ve been on deadline in the past week or so, so I haven't had a chance to weigh in on Eric Holder’s predictable decision to not pursue criminal charges against Goldman, Sachs for any of the activities in the report prepared by Senators Carl Levin and Tom Coburn two years ago.

Last year I spent a lot of time and energy jabbering and gesticulating in public about what seemed to me the most obviously prosecutable offenses detailed in the report – the seemingly blatant perjury before congress of Lloyd Blankfein and other Goldman executives, and the almost comically long list of frauds committed by the company in its desperate effort to unload its crappy “cats and dogs” mortgage-backed inventory.

In the notorious Hudson transaction, for instance, Goldman claimed, in writing, that it was fully "aligned" with the interests of its client, Morgan Stanley, because it owned a $6 million slice of the deal. What Goldman left out is that it had a $2 billion short position against the same deal.

If that isn’t fraud, Mr. Holder, just what exactly is fraud?

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/ag-eric-...

52 votes

John Boehner: You're A Knuckledragger If You Oppose Bailouts

John Boehner defends pro bailout Paul Ryan in an interview and insults the Tea Party...


-139 votes

Rand Paul On Mitt Romney's VP Pick

Here is what Rand Paul had to say about Romney's VP pick.

"The pick of Paul Ryan solidifies the Republican ticket's commitment to taking on the pressing issues like the deficit, entitlement reform and tax reform," Sen. Paul said. "Congressman Ryan's values and commitment to fixing our fiscal mess stands in stark contrast to Vice President Biden - and presents a clear choice to the American people."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-ron-paul-ryan-vp-ro...

51 votes

Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds Of Hollow Point Bullets

First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.

A solicitation posted by the SSA on the FedBizOpps website asks for contractors to supply 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition.”

An online ammunition retailer describes the bullets as suitable “for peak performance rivaling and sometimes surpassing handloads in many guns,” noting that the ammo is “a great personal defense bullet.”

26 votes

What do Liberty minded people think of Reagan?

I do not know much about Reagan other than what the Rushs and the Becks say about him.

Some minor research shows that he infact grew the government much like anyone else. What do DPers think of him?

-55 votes

Pat Buchanan Glowingly Endorses Romney's Neocon VP Pick

Maybe Pat wants a job with Fox News? He seems just as excited about this pick as William Kristol.

by Pat Buchanan | Human Events

"...Romney is owed a debt for choosing a man of principles and conservative philosophy as a running mate, thereby giving this country a clear choice as to the future it wants to live in..."


165 votes

"GOP Super Pac Has Not Released Campaign Funds Just In Case Ron Paul Wins Nomination"

All fascinating, but pay special attention from 3:50 on!
TMOT enourages viewers to get info at Daily Paul at 8:45.


31 votes

Assange reportedly going to Ecuador

Looks like I might have Julian Assange for a neighbor in Ecuador.

Ecuador to Grant Julian Assange Asylum, Report Says
BY KIM ZETTER 08.14.12 4:55 PM

After weeks with his fate hanging in the balance, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is about to be formally granted asylum in Ecuador, according to a news report.

Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito who spoke with the Guardian newspaper.

Unnamed government officials in Quito told the British newspaper that Assange had in fact been given an offer of asylum by Ecuador months ago, and that the offer had followed confidential negotiations between Ecuador and senior London embassy staff. But according to one Ecuadorean source, the British government “discouraged the idea” of offering Asssange asylum, and the Swedish government also was “not very collaborative”.


104 votes

NEWS: Paul Festival is officially changing its name!

They are now called P.A.U.L. Festival which stands for "People Awakening and Uniting for Liberty"


"We love Ron Paul, he is the inspiration for the Festival.

We would give anything to have him speak or visit the Festival. For whatever reason he has decided against it. We did not seek his approval, or ask him to sanction this event, we just DID IT. Being the LIBERTARIAN MINDED PEOPLE we are, we did not ask for permission.

We are grassroots activists, not concert promoters, nor are we part of the (broken) GOP machinery.

Dr. Paul called us PERSONALLY a while back, thanked us, and wished our event success. But he found it necessary to hold his own event in which he had complete control of. This is understandable,
and we accept that, and have gone to great lengths to work it into our program.

104 votes

Tampa Tribune: "Romney's Greatest Fear" is Ron Paul Nomination.


Weeks after it was widely reported in the media that Ron Paul had lost his "last chance" to be eligible for the Republican nomination at the Nebraska state convention, Tampa Bay Online, the online subsidiary of the Tampa Tribune, has reported that a movement to nominate Ron Paul at the upcoming Republican National Convention may be "Romney's greatest fear."

"Romney's greatest fear could be a movement to nominate Paul from the floor of the convention, which could happen if five state delegations line up behind him."

This follows up a report in The New American in May which said of Paul's state-by-state delegate strategy:

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