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    Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    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.
    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.

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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, Comrade Romney.

    This floor fight makes me proud to be living in Texas. I'll toast them with a Shiner Bock.

    Article is here.
    Rule changes like this happen every single convention.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Rule changes like this happen every single convention.
    Not like this rule change. This is egregious.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not like this rule change. This is egregious.
    Nah, sensible from a tactical standpoint.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Rule changes like this happen every single convention.
    Rule changes are common, but the extent to which these are happening are very rare. The last time it happened and was this extreme was in 1860?
    That is how Lincoln got elected of course. But yeah, they shouldn't be happening in 2012.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    Rule changes are common, but the extent to which these are happening are very rare. The last time it happened and was this extreme was in 1860?
    That is how Lincoln got elected of course. But yeah, they shouldn't be happening in 2012.
    Don't take this wrong but...can you source that stat please?
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Don't take this wrong but...can you source that stat please?
    I can give you this, from the article.........

    Indiana delegate and Romney supporter James Bopp wrote in an email to RNC members that it's "the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party." Fredricks, a Romney supporter, says only 30 people of the more than 300 Texan alternates and delegates support Ron Paul, yet the delegation is "united" in its opposition to the rule.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Has this kind of thing happened before? I'm not big on convention etiquette or history, but it seems to me that the entire purpose of the primary was to choose delegates for the convention. There's little point, if they can be dismissed by the presumptive nominee. May be business as usual but it sounds exceedingly shady to me, and reeks of smoky back rooms with elections being decided by the chosen few instead of the voters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I can give you this, from the article.........
    That is an opinion though.
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    Re: Texas delegates planning floor mutiny over RNC rules changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Don't take this wrong but...can you source that stat please?
    lol - your fav president isn't all that honest. How do you think he really go his name?
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    Finally, the third day arrived. One thousand Seward men marched behind a smartly uniformed brass band. They wound their way noisily through Chicago’s streets, playing the song “Oh, Isn’t He a Darling?” and finally arrived triumphantly in front of the Wigwam. To their horror, they found that they could not get in: the Lincoln men, admitted with their counterfeit tickets, had taken their seats.
    They locked the doors and didn't let all the 'real' delegates in.
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