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(Business Insider)   Establishment GOP: "Say there, Mr.No-Chance-in-Winning Candidate Ron Paul, you're, uh, getting quite a bit o' delegates on your side there"   (businessinsider.com) divider line 135
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2012-05-09 01:27:58 PM
Shine on, Paultards. I want to see drama at the convention.
 
2012-05-09 01:28:58 PM
It'd be a shame if something happened to them...
 
2012-05-09 01:32:23 PM
FTFA: If Paul winds up with the majority of delegates in six states - and it looks like he might - they will have the power to stop the convention proceedings, and make a motion on anything from electing a new convention chair, to changing the rules, to introducing new platform positions.

Wouldn't that be interesting?
 
2012-05-09 01:39:32 PM
Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?
 
2012-05-09 01:39:59 PM
Does he have enough to force a brokered convention?

If not, why does anyone care?
 
2012-05-09 01:41:01 PM
Go RON PAUL!!!! Go!

/popcorn for sale! get your hot fresh buttery popcorn here!!
 
2012-05-09 01:41:44 PM

qorkfiend: Does he have enough to force a brokered convention?

If not, why does anyone care?


His delegates can't prevent Romney from getting enough delegates of their own. What they can do is force a vote for Ron Paul to be the nominee which would be embarassing at least.
 
2012-05-09 01:42:07 PM

twobux: FTFA: If Paul winds up with the majority of delegates in six states - and it looks like he might - they will have the power to stop the convention proceedings, and make a motion on anything from electing a new convention chair, to changing the rules, to introducing new platform positions.

Wouldn't that be interesting?


I HEREBY MOTION THAT EVERYONE HAS TO DO A PRETTY DANCE
 
2012-05-09 01:42:38 PM
FTFA: "Romney supporters have pledged to mount a legal challenge to the results with the Republican National Committee."


Bwahahahaaaa! They're not playing fair! It's MY turn!
[snakeeatingtail.jpg]
 
2012-05-09 01:43:25 PM

Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?


Well, if he mucks up the convention enough, he could help prevent Romney from being really bad for America.
 
2012-05-09 01:43:56 PM

Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?


Oh hell yeah. I'm not American, and I can see that he's good for the long term health of the Republican party. Risking a presidential election, one that at this point Romney is unlikely to win, is easily worth it for the long term health.

And 'secret strategy'? Hell, I remember Paul organizers discussing this strategy publically with Rachel Maddow as far back as the Iowa Caucuses. There's nothing 'secret' about it. It's brilliant, that's what it is.
 
2012-05-09 01:44:15 PM

sprawl15: I HEREBY MOTION THAT EVERYONE HAS TO DO A PRETTY DANCE


This one
 
2012-05-09 01:44:56 PM

Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?


Vs. Romney? Potato, potahtoe.
 
2012-05-09 01:45:34 PM
Heh... They did a piece on this on NPR a few days ago.

It was hilarious listening to the "Establishment GOP" folks trying to get the Paul folks excited about supporting Romney.
 
2012-05-09 01:45:49 PM

twobux: FTFA: If Paul winds up with the majority of delegates in six states - and it looks like he might - they will have the power to stop the convention proceedings, and make a motion on anything from electing a new convention chair, to changing the rules, to introducing new platform positions.

Wouldn't that be interesting?


Ah, that's why we care. For the lulz!
 
2012-05-09 01:46:08 PM
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2012-05-09 01:46:11 PM
Approves:

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2012-05-09 01:46:18 PM
Do it. I wanna see Mitten's magic knickers twisted
 
2012-05-09 01:46:47 PM

sprawl15: twobux: FTFA: If Paul winds up with the majority of delegates in six states - and it looks like he might - they will have the power to stop the convention proceedings, and make a motion on anything from electing a new convention chair, to changing the rules, to introducing new platform positions.

Wouldn't that be interesting?

I HEREBY MOTION THAT EVERYONE HAS TO DO A PRETTY DANCE


I SECOND THAT MOTION, AND WOULD LIKE TO ALSO PUT FORTH A MOTION TO HAVE EVERYBODY WEAR A COCKATOO ON THEIR SHOULDER.
 
2012-05-09 01:46:53 PM

qorkfiend: Does he have enough to force a brokered convention?

If not, why does anyone care?


If you read the article, you would have read that while many of these Paul supporters will have to vote for Romney on the first Presidential ballot, they can cause chaos with everything else that happens at a convention, from Vice President to convention chair to forcing motions towards changing rules and official party policy.
 
2012-05-09 01:47:44 PM

12349876: If you read the article


Don't be silly.
 
2012-05-09 01:48:23 PM
Good for America I guess as far as infighting goes maybe, but since he's not really a libertarian I don't give a shiat - nothing that comes out of that convention will be healthy.
 
2012-05-09 01:48:29 PM
I'd hoped the nomination process to stretch out, draining resources from Romney's camp into fighting pointless internecine battles. Thought that hope had been dashed but looks like Paul is wanting to guarantee a two-term Obama administration.
 
2012-05-09 01:48:35 PM

Winning: This one


fap fap fap. I've got 3 new girlfriends.
 
2012-05-09 01:48:57 PM
He's got enought support to be dangerous. Excellent.
 
2012-05-09 01:49:28 PM
The comments below that article are priceless.

Paultards so want to believe in this thing.

Ron Paul has already won. With thousands of supporters turning up at campuses and town halls across the countries, from all walks of life and political beliefs, with one common love of liberty, Ron Paul has motivated and turned a whole generation of voters in the direction of liberty and freedom. Romney WILL NOT get the vote on the first round, and if so, we can easily see a RP victory. Or, a motion can be passed to unbind the delegates and all havoc will wreak loose. People shouldn't underestimate a man who has correctly predicted all economic and social problems years back, and has thought about this campaign since 2008.

Wreak loose? Wreak loose?

Kick off your Sunday shoes?

/Is too oblig. :>p
 
2012-05-09 01:50:22 PM
The GOP, constantly trying to decide between Rob or Ross.
 
2012-05-09 01:50:54 PM
Texas still hasn't voted in the primary. While I think it is unlikely, it would also be really hilarious if Texas went for Ron Paul. (It is his home state, after all.) The Republicans stopped paying attention to the primary now that it's over, but Ron Paul's supporters are known for being very energized. If there's low turnout for everyone else, Texas could be interesting if Ron Paul can galvanize support.

I have no idea how feasbible that would be, or if that's even in the cards. (I'd ask the few people I know who are Ron Paul supporters, but that would mean having to talk to a Ron Paul supporter.)
 
2012-05-09 01:50:58 PM
For those too lazy to read TFA:

Even Paul's biggest supporters know this won't stop Romney from getting the nomination, but they are more concerned with getting some of their positions acknowledged and possibly influencing other decisions made at the convention. That makes some in the GOP nervous because it would distort the facade of a unified party they want everyone to see.
 
2012-05-09 01:51:50 PM
I'm a huge fan of shenanigans.
 
2012-05-09 01:51:52 PM

12349876: qorkfiend: Does he have enough to force a brokered convention?

If not, why does anyone care?

If you read the article, you would have read that while many of these Paul supporters will have to vote for Romney on the first Presidential ballot, they can cause chaos with everything else that happens at a convention, from Vice President to convention chair to forcing motions towards changing rules and official party policy.


The optimist in me hopes the PAULs can get some of their brand of crazy on party rules and policy.

The pessimist in me hopes the PAULs cannot get some of their brand of crazy on party rules and policy.

// talk about quantum political superposition...
 
2012-05-09 01:51:53 PM
Are they trying to split the GOP vote this year? I mean they were already going to lose to Obama, but I would've thought they'd at least try to do it while saving some dignity.
 
2012-05-09 01:52:28 PM

Vash The Stampede: That makes some in the GOP nervous because it would distort the facade of a unified party they want everyone to see.


After this years primary that facade looks like a building in downtown Iraq circa 2004
 
2012-05-09 01:52:54 PM

Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?


You mean ending wars, ending foreign interventionism, ending the drug war, stopping the subsidization of bankers and stopping the cyclical monetary system that regressively hurts the poor while rewarding the rich?

Yeah, I'd say there are plenty of people think he's good for America.
 
2012-05-09 01:56:18 PM
RON PAUL will fall in line for a vague promise, and the Paulistinians will come up with some other lame ass excuse as to why their hero once again proves himself to be the establishment politician that he is, instead of the "libertarian" hero that he wants you to think he is.
 
2012-05-09 01:56:35 PM

unyon: Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?

Oh hell yeah. I'm not American, and I can see that he's good for the long term health of the Republican party. Risking a presidential election, one that at this point Romney is unlikely to win, is easily worth it for the long term health.

And 'secret strategy'? Hell, I remember Paul organizers discussing this strategy publically with Rachel Maddow as far back as the Iowa Caucuses. There's nothing 'secret' about it. It's brilliant, that's what it is.


Exactly. And the irony about this strategy is that the whole caucus system was designed for the "power positions" in the party, so they could hand-pick their party candidate, and the Ron Paul supporters are taking this system and turning it right back at the very establishment that is corrupt and ruining the party (and the country while we're at it). It's beautiful, and if it works, it will be poetic justice.
 
2012-05-09 01:58:05 PM
So what happened to all that type about Romney and Paul being BFF?
 
2012-05-09 01:59:07 PM

Deftoons: Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?

You mean ending wars, ending foreign interventionism, ending the drug war, stopping the subsidization of bankers and stopping the cyclical monetary system that regressively hurts the poor while rewarding the rich?

Yeah, I'd say there are plenty of people think he's good for America.


I like how you people always neglect to leave out the part where he wants to turn the country into 50 distinct little fiefdoms where local anarchy is the rule of law.

I know you nuts like to pretend that the 1800s was a really great time to be alive, but it wasn't, and basing your domestic policy on that period isn't smart.
 
2012-05-09 01:59:22 PM
As we have learned from Dick Lugar, the people don't want long serving public servants like Ron Paul. We need to sweep out the old trash like Ron Paul before we can hope to see real change.

Am I doing it right?
 
2012-05-09 02:01:42 PM

SN1987a goes boom: Are they trying to split the GOP vote this year? I mean they were already going to lose to Obama, but I would've thought they'd at least try to do it while saving some dignity.


Ron Paul supporters usually only support Ron Paul. They won't split off from the GOP because they weren't part of it to begin with. A GOP split will only happen when the crazy wing of the party realizes how often and how hard the big money Republicans play them and leave to pursue their own insane ideas to their full extent.
 
2012-05-09 02:02:21 PM

Deftoons: Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?

You mean ending wars, ending foreign interventionism, ending the drug war, stopping the subsidization of bankers and stopping the cyclical monetary system that regressively hurts the poor while rewarding the rich?

Yeah, I'd say there are plenty of people think he's good for America.


Then I would say most people don't really understand his views OR true libertarianism for that matter. The minute that douchebag started yapping on about how he's anti-choice (and racist) he can kiss my ass. He's basically Perot.
 
2012-05-09 02:03:41 PM
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2012-05-09 02:04:03 PM
Explains why Rep. Dr. Paul has not attacked RMoney. His Mittness creates about as much enthusiasm as mustard frosting and Rep. Dr. Paul could use this enthusiasm gap to harvest delegates.
 
2012-05-09 02:04:47 PM

Splinshints: Deftoons: Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?

You mean ending wars, ending foreign interventionism, ending the drug war, stopping the subsidization of bankers and stopping the cyclical monetary system that regressively hurts the poor while rewarding the rich?

Yeah, I'd say there are plenty of people think he's good for America.

I like how you people always neglect to leave out the part where he wants to turn the country into 50 distinct little fiefdoms where local anarchy is the rule of law.

I know you nuts like to pretend that the 1800s was a really great time to be alive, but it wasn't, and basing your domestic policy on that period isn't smart.


Thank you. Jesus Christ. Unless people are willing to dig their own outhouses and sewers and pay a tithe to the local fire department just in case, the can STFU about the glories of living in a libertarian society. Which pretty much seems to mean, in this case, "I don't want to contribute anything. I just want to take." And oh yeah, protect me from Mad Max when he comes to steal my gas. But don't tread on me! RAWR
 
2012-05-09 02:06:26 PM
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2012-05-09 02:07:45 PM

Stile4aly: qorkfiend: Does he have enough to force a brokered convention?

If not, why does anyone care?

His delegates can't prevent Romney from getting enough delegates of their own. What they can do is force a vote for Ron Paul to be the nominee which would be embarassing at least.


Or how about "in the interest of party openness delegates are not forced to vote along their initial stated candidate allegiance for the first ballot"

Vote fails: party clearly is afraid of RON PAUL

Vote succeeds: All hell breaks loose as Paultards have been working to get themselves to be the pledged delegates for Romney.

I doubt it, since Paul appears to be a stooge for the Republican party to lure in the Libertarian vote in my opinion, but it'd be funny as hell if it did happen.
 
2012-05-09 02:07:55 PM
Good.....good.....let the derp flow through you......good....
 
2012-05-09 02:09:11 PM
I wouldn't vote for Ron in the general, but damn do I ever admire the cut of his jib.
 
2012-05-09 02:09:21 PM

Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?


Anything that's bad for the GOP is good for America.
 
2012-05-09 02:09:25 PM

Deftoons: Janusdog: Are people still thinking this guy is good for America?

You mean ending wars, ending foreign interventionism, ending the drug war, stopping the subsidization of bankers and stopping the cyclical monetary system that regressively hurts the poor while rewarding the rich?

Yeah, I'd say there are plenty of people think he's good for America.


But wait, there's more!! You know, things like getting rid of the IRS and the Federal Reserve, obliterating any oversight into what the Wizards of Wall Street are doing and eliminating the EPA. Truly doing all of those things are good for America.
 
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