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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Is Romney actually proposing the rule change?
    Per the OP article, it was Romney's lawyer and former MS Gov. Haley Barbour who proposed the delegate rule change.

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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Is Romney asking them to stop? Of course he isn't. Yes, he is responsible.
    Did Obama tell Ayers he never should have tried to bomb ****? No? Well then he's just as guilty of domestic terrorism.

    See how that works?
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Is Romney actually proposing the rule change?
    Per the OP article, it was Romney's lawyer and former MS Gov. Haley Barbour who proposed the delegate rule change.

    I'm trying to fully understand where the problem is here. If party delegates are selected at the state level, don't the candidates already know how many delegates they have prior to the party convention? And if so, why would there be a need for a rules change unless the issue is removing delegates the presumptous nominee believes won't vote for him/her. I ask because of this part from the article:

    The changes could allow a candidate such as Mitt Romney to boot out any delegates who are assigned to vote for him and replace them.
    Doesn't a vote for him (the candidate) mean a vote affirming his nomination? Unless it's a typo or I'm missing something, I don't see why any Republican candidate would want to boot any delegate who wants to vote for him. I'd think he's want to boot those who would vote against him, i.e., not want him as the Republican nominee.

    Can someone who understands the pre-delegate vote process clarify this matter for me? I really would appreciate it.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The MSM is pretty useless, actually. They're all too busy being the third arm of their political ideology's PR campaign to give out any, you know, useful information. I don't really have a dog in this race. I hate the GOP and the Democrats equally, think they are the left-and-right hands of power-corrupted greed, and the last thing either party cares about are the actual citizens of the country.

    Thanks for the reply. It does seem a blatant display of chutzpah, but if there is a floor fight, the media will be hard-pressed to ignore it, since every media source in the country has eyes and ears on the convention floor pretty much 24/7.

    @Dana: Thanks for this thread. It will be interesting to see what happens.
    Me too, DiAnna. I am more than tired of this from both parties. What it is is the system averting change? Real change will not come from Obama. It will not come from Romney and it damn sure won't come from Democratic or Republican Parties. Real change can only come from the People. Texas sounds as if it has become fed the hell up with corpgov. Whether they will be successful or not remains to be seen. The real test will be the strength of their resolve. Dallas may sell out the rest of Texas. We shall see.

    I don't have a dog in the fight either. One way to render both parties null and void is to quit voting for the sumbitches.

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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Did Obama tell Ayers he never should have tried to bomb ****? No? Well then he's just as guilty of domestic terrorism.

    See how that works?
    Obama - Ayers? You've got to be kidding me. This is Romney's actual campaign managers.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Obama - Ayers? You've got to be kidding me. This is Romney's actual campaign managers.
    I think it's been 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.
    A new RNC rule would have allowed presidential candidates effectively to choose their own bound delegates. States typically determine delegate allotments through primaries, then meet later at state conventions to pick those individuals. Under the new rule, state parties would give up some power to choose, among themselves, who gets to attend future GOP conventions as voting delegates.
    Bopp had led a movement to defeat this rule on the convention floor Tuesday.
    Instead, Bopp has agreed to compromise language. The RNC Rules Committee will meet Tuesday to approve the replacement language, Bopp told ABC News.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The new Republican Party rule? Replace delegates that were selected during the primary process and replace them with delegates friendly to Romney? Uh uh. This is not the old Soviet Union. This is America, dammit. I support this floor fight. Yes, even with the proper delegates in place, Romney is still going to be nominated, but these delegates were chosen by the people, and deserve to be seated.

    Seat the elected delegates, Comrade Romney.


    This floor fight makes me proud to be living in Texas. I'll toast them with a Shiner Bock, and wave the Texas flag in their honor.

    Article is here.




    I would bet this is a teaparty move and not specifically a romny move to have more "Control" over their far right brand of purity ...I agree with your assessment Dan.

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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Did Obama tell Ayers he never should have tried to bomb ****? No? Well then he's just as guilty of domestic terrorism.

    See how that works?
    Ayers is/was not part of Obama's campaign and one could hardly compare a campaign lawyer to a guy Obama met. Now let's say for a second this was Axel Rodd/Rham and Obama in 2007. Then Yes, Obama would be completely responsible for their actions as they are his employees as well as handlers.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I would bet this is a teaparty move and not specifically a romny move to have more "Control" over their far right brand of purity ...I agree with your assessment Dan.
    Actually, Tea Partiers are the ones revolting here.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The new Republican Party rule? Replace delegates that were selected during the primary process and replace them with delegates friendly to Romney? Uh uh. This is not the old Soviet Union. This is America, dammit. I support this floor fight. Yes, even with the proper delegates in place, Romney is still going to be nominated, but these delegates were chosen by the people, and deserve to be seated.

    Seat the elected delegates, Comrade Romney.

    This floor fight makes me proud to be living in Texas. I'll toast them with a Shiner Bock, and wave the Texas flag in their honor.

    Article is here.
    Shiner Bock?? I thought you wanted to toast them, not insult them...

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