Friday, August 31, 2012

The Republican National Convention Sham

So it's pretty apparent that there is no real need for a convention for Republicans anymore.. the Republican National Commitee will call the shots... they will determine who the nominee is to be. State primaries and caucuses are merely a waste of time and money from now on. The people do not need to get involved...  there is no grassroots. The RNC will decide.

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?

Probably because:
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.


Susan Ryan said...

I've been disappointed with the convention process for some time, Judy. Seems like it has been more and more orchestrated since the mid-80s or so when the handlers took over.

It's not a surprise the Republican Party is centralizing. Everything else of power has moved in that direction. The decisions of money and control seem to focus around the DC/northern Virginia/Maryland area. (Besides the Chicago Machine having an arm there too now)

I didn't agree with Ron Paul on everything, but he is a breath of fresh air in the stagnant tank of insiders. Having the Ron Paul video end with the likes of McConnell was a disgusting slap in the face showing how the RNC doesn't get it. (Or maybe they do...)

Judy Aron said...

I don't agree with Ron Paul on everything either.. but this behavior by the RNC was just deplorable.. although I have seen this type of thing more at the local level in CT GOP conventions..
also, that video tribute was crap. Most of the people praising Ron Paul voted to raise the debt ceiling, voted for NDAA, voted for TARP etc etc.
In any case, the delegates will not let this convention antics be swept under the rug... and certainly many people who would have supported Romney will now vote for Gary Johnson ... many Republicans may even switch to Unaffiliated as a result. This did not help the GOP - that's for sure.

Susan Ryan said...

Yeah...CT has Dodds and Rosa. Seems like it would be hard to be in the same room.
I could go on and on about the IL GOP. There are some good people at a local level, but otherwise. Sheesh
In 2004, the IL GOP did in Jack Ryan during the Republican primaries. He was a shoo-in for Senator running against an unknown Chicago Dem.
Jack Ryan pulled out on a 'scandal' blowing out from his ex-wife. With dubious sincerity, Maryland's Alan Keyes was brought in by the IL Repubs/bi-partisan Combine as the Repub Senate candidate.

And so it began in the realm of Hope and Change (Pay to Play)