This year in particular, delegates with their funny hats and all, were merely window dressing for yet another scripted reality TV show.
This is silencing of the grassroots at its worst.
and if you want more proof of how this was a scripted convention.. watch this video which is on the Oathkeepers website:
above Video was shot by Duane Taylor At Large Delegate from Oregon
As shown in the video, the results of the votes on the credentials, rules, and nomination of candidates are all determined in advance, and displayed on the teleprompter for the Chair of the convention to read from. Let me make this simple for you: every word, every sentence, and the results of every vote are predetermined, and are displayed on the screen for the chair to be read. “The ayes have it” is displayed on the screen before the voting is even finished, and before the Chair could make any kind of independent evaluation of the voice vote. The screen says it before he speaks. The Chair, John Boehner, is just a perfectly coiffed bobble-head.
This is what party dictatorship looks like.
Now I have a very important question for those of you who say..."Well, Ron Paul lost.. get over it ... he never had the delegates to win".
My question is simply this... if Ron Paul indeed did not have enough delegates to win, then why would the RNC change all of the rules regarding plurality, strip delegates of credentials, refuse to seat delegates and instead replace them with delegates that the RNC chose? Why did they not allow the nomination from the floor to happen and then Ron Paul would have lost fair and square (if he didn't have the number of delegates).
Why did the RNC choose to manipulate the convention in this manner?
A) They didn't want opposition to Romney to be seen, heard or shown.
B) They already had a script to follow and didn't want the convention script to be disrupted by the proceedings of how a real convention works.
C) Because they are a bunch of lying, cheating, dictatorial elitist trash.
D) All of the above.
The convention process died this election cycle.
What a disappointment... the RNC truly have shown themselves to be just as bad as the other party that they criticize... and the entire convention emulates a Soviet-style “show trial”.
Here is a video placard held by a Maine delegate as he walked out of the convention in protest:
Additionally - Delegates held a press conference to air their grievances on Thursday .. watch it here.