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    Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

    TAMPA--On Monday morning, at a meeting of more than 100 Texan delegates and alternates at the Saddlebrook Resort 20 miles north of Tampa, one topic got the crowd more fired up than any other. Delegate Melinda Fredricks read aloud a letter condemning recent changes to the national Republican party's rules that would allow the GOP presidential candidate to veto and replace state delegates."Our delegates are in shock that such an amendment even would be presented before the Rules Committee much less passed into rule," Fredricks said. "Please know from the Texas delegation standpoint that the only way a floor fight can be avoided is for this rule to be stricken."
    At that point, the entire Texas delegation stood up and applauded.
    Texans don't necessarily want to have an ugly floor fight on the same day the party officially nominates Mitt Romney. But they're willing to do it if their concerns about the rule aren't satisfied. The changes, which Mitt Romney's top lawyer put forward last week and Gov. Haley Barbour along with some other Romney supporters have embraced, are seen by opponents as intended to significantly weaken the power of grassroots politics and insurgent candidates such as Ron Paul. Many against the move worry that it would give national candidates the power to replace delegates--often grassroots party faithfuls--with big-time donors or friends.
    I know it's a Yahoo! blog but I'm holding out for a better source. Please give me at least an hour to find a better - actual news source. This however is pretty incredible. Texas is quite possibly the LAST state I could see protesting this kind of rule change. They're Republicans through and through.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

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    Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    I know it's a Yahoo! blog but I'm holding out for a better source. Please give me at least an hour to find a better - actual news source. This however is pretty incredible. Texas is quite possibly the LAST state I could see protesting this kind of rule change. They're Republicans through and through.
    Welcome to an American red state.

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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    I know it's a Yahoo! blog but I'm holding out for a better source. Please give me at least an hour to find a better - actual news source. This however is pretty incredible. Texas is quite possibly the LAST state I could see protesting this kind of rule change. They're Republicans through and through.
    1) Beat 'ya by a few hours.

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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

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    Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

    I know it's a Yahoo! blog but I'm holding out for a better source. Please give me at least an hour to find a better - actual news source. This however is pretty incredible. Texas is quite possibly the LAST state I could see protesting this kind of rule change. They're Republicans through and through.
    Mr. Hat, I think this is the same scuffle, and it appears to be resolved.

    A compromise on Republican Party rules will likely prevent a convention floor fight on Tuesday.
    Republican National Committeeman James Bopp, who had led a movement to oppose a new delegate rule on the convention floor, confirms to ABC News that he has agreed to a deal on compromise language.
    Deal Will Likely Prevent Floor Fight at Republican National Convention - ABC News
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    "....If this is how it's going to be, I don't want to be a Republican," Skrill told Yahoo News in a discussion on the floor Monday. The Skrills are retired farmers...."


    Thats what I like to hear. Is there anyone left for Romney to insult and alienate besides a handful of billionaires? Does Romney even have a base or is all just smoke and mirrors?

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