Don’t rock the boat, slaves! Do as we say or else!

Mitt Romney loyalists, seeking a show of strength and solidarity at next week’s GOP convention, struggled Friday to placate restless Ron Paul supporters while also weakening the powers of such insurgent candidates in future Republican primaries.
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‘‘It sends the message that when the establishment doesn’t get the outcome they want they will use the process to change it,’’ said Mike Rothfeld of Virginia, who tried in vain to block the ouster of Maine’s delegates partial to Paul. ‘‘It will not be good for the party. It will not be good for Mitt Romney.’’



  1. NewformatSux says:

    Even worse is the media reaction to this move. They decided to blame Republicans as racist, and when called on, won’t retract the story. The minority Paulbots were shouting no-no-no very loudly, and Boehner declared that the ayes have it. They kept shouting, and to drown them out the other side started chanting USA USA USA. Boehner in the meantime called up the next speaker to get past this. The media reported it as Republicans shouted USA at a Puerto Rican speaker!

  2. NewformatSux says:

    The Ron Paul influence doesn’t end with a speech or a video tribute. The platform calls for auditing the Fed, a gold commission, internet freedom, and reducing overcriminalization.

    From the platform:
    The resources of the federal government’s law enforcement and judicial systems have been strained by two unfortunate expansions: the over-criminalization of behavior and the over-federalization of offenses. The number of criminal offenses in the U.S. Code increased from 3,000 in the early 1980s to over 4,450 by 2008. Federal criminal law should focus on acts by federal employees or acts committed on federal property – and leave the rest to the States. Then Congress should withdraw from federal departments and agencies the power to criminalize behavior, a practice which, according to the Congressional Research Service, has created “tens of thousands” of criminal offenses. No one other than an elected representative should have the authority to define a criminal act and set criminal penalties. In the same way, Congress should reconsider the extent to which it has federalized offenses traditionally handled on the State or local level.

  3. JCD's Love Child says:

    Moran will vote for Richard Nixon.