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(Talking Points Memo)   "We really did our best not to piss off the Ron Paul supporters," claim members of Team Romney   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 21
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2012-08-28 06:21:58 PM
3 votes:
I'm shocked that the Paulites didn't throw the convention into turmoil with a strong, principled stand for what they believe in, as they had proclaimed for months that they would. It's almost like they are ordinary rank and file Republicans when it comes down to it.
2012-08-29 07:41:37 PM
1 votes:

jasenj1: This makes me lose all respect for the Republican party. There are procedures and rules and processes. It's often called "the rule of law". Just because you think the Ron Paul delegates are nut jobs, if they followed the rules (bent though they may be) to get the convention, you must give them their due respect. Otherwise you're just a dictatorship.

Here's a test: How will the Republicans rule the country? Look at how they run their convention. Ignore and chant down people we don't agree with. Ignore the rules of order. Nice example.


The republic is dead, and has been since 1913.
2012-08-28 11:09:33 PM
1 votes:

gameshowhost: Actually, I believe Romney, for once. RONPAUL supporters are freaking unhinged.


No the religious right and corporate repubs are unhinged. Constitutional Classical Liberals are not represented in either party. Ron Paul wasn't completely one, but he at least talked the talk.
2012-08-28 10:18:45 PM
1 votes:

whidbey: Crotchrocket Slim: LockeOak: The lady they had announce the Minnesota votes during the roll call was funny. Something along the lines of "Minnesota, where we have fair elections, casts the majority of its votes for Rep. Ron Paul!"

No fan of RONPAUL but I have to say my local RP supporters seem like mislead but generally well meaning and otherwise awesome people.

They really do believe that we can just live our lives on the Honor System without need for regulations or interventions like the Civil Rights Act.

Very misled.


Why shouldn't businesses be able to discriminate? Why do you believe that person has right to another person's services and property?
2012-08-28 09:03:49 PM
1 votes:

LockeOak: The lady they had announce the Minnesota votes during the roll call was funny. Something along the lines of "Minnesota, where we have fair elections, casts the majority of its votes for Rep. Ron Paul!"


No fan of RONPAUL but I have to say my local RP supporters seem like mislead but generally well meaning and otherwise awesome people.
2012-08-28 08:18:49 PM
1 votes:
crotchgrabber 2012-08-28 07:55:04 PM

I feel my brain weakening as I watch this. I think I'm drooling.

[slides a beer over to crotchgrabber]

Drink up man or you're gonna dehydrate yourself.
2012-08-28 08:13:16 PM
1 votes:

epoch_destroi: You're right, and I WANT to see us cut ourselves away from them as much as possible! I agree with that! BUT WE CAN'T ESCAPE THE TRUTH THAT THE ISLAMOFASCISTS HAVE NUKES. We can't just disappear-- who will keep them in line? Ideally we would have NEVER ended up as AMERICA: WORLD COPS but that's where we are and we can't just expect nothing terrible to happen if we pull out and leave a HUGE VACUUM.


6/10

not bad
2012-08-28 07:46:52 PM
1 votes:
I can't believe I used to have a boner for Maggie from Northern Exposure. My penis is ashamed.
2012-08-28 07:38:25 PM
1 votes:
"That makes me think that Barack Obama has a problem with the American Dream."

And if it doesn't make YOU think it, I'll keep repeating it until you somehow believe that the lower-middle class mixed-race kid who wound up President of the United States doesn't believe in the American Dream.
2012-08-28 07:11:35 PM
1 votes:
aren't Ron Paul supporter pissed off by default?
2012-08-28 07:07:51 PM
1 votes:
It would teach them well if Obama reached out to Ron Paul, and they found a common ground to work from. After all, the Republican Party just either wrote us off as an "insignificant little rebellion", or assumed that Romney not being Obama meant that we would get in line like little willing sycophants in November so their poster child for corporate greed can win.. I bet there's enough of us to matter in some very significant states.
2012-08-28 06:53:11 PM
1 votes:
Link

Writes Travis Holte: "The Ron Paulians chanted, 'Seat them now!' after getting steamrolled on certification of the Maine delegates. The creep Repubs chanted 'USA, USA' over them."

UPDATE from Travis: "So far Alaska and Arizona have given Paul 9 and 3 votes respectively. The big story is the roll taker. She's completely ignoring the Paul votes, only repeating those of Romeny."

UPDATE from Travis:

Massachusetts: 41 Romney, 0 Paul. ???
Maine: 10 Paul, 14 Romney.
Louisiana: 12 Paul, 32 Romney, 2 Santorum

Iowa: 22 Ron Paul, 6 Romney. Lot's of cheers for Paul. The roll taker only repeats the Romney total.

Hawaii: 17 Romney, 3 Paul

Georgia gives 72 to Romney, then the microphone gets tuned off for the Paul total. Overheard is someone on stage saying "Good job with the mic." Turns out Paul got 3.

New Jersey puts Romney over the top.
...

Also.
2012-08-28 06:51:56 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, people just love to be ignored and act like their votes don't count.
2012-08-28 06:43:24 PM
1 votes:
Fortunately wingnuts like Paul and his demented followers will never by accepted by mainstream public opinion. When this little draft-dodging coward finally retires both parties can get down to the serious business of defending America and our staunch ally (I think you know who) and prevent Iran from using their huge arsenal of WMDs to pollute all of our precious bodily fluids.
2012-08-28 06:41:56 PM
1 votes:

AcneVulgaris:

I wonder what the autisim rate is among Paul supporters...


Real or self diagnosed?
2012-08-28 06:39:57 PM
1 votes:
I watched the video. Why is shouting "USA! USA!" at the top of their lungs the standard issue Republican response for any kind of disagreement?
2012-08-28 06:36:44 PM
1 votes:

Gunny Highway: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Did you make legalization of pot one of your main planks?!?! Have you demanded the return of the gold standard? Have you promised to return all troops to US soil?

If you didn't answer hell yes to all of these question you pissed off all 123 Ron Paul supports that will vote in November

I have a buddy who is a huge Paul supporter. He went to Paul's rally in Florida, he donates time and money to his campaign, he ruins nights at the bar with his endless political talk. If you joke around about Paul you get lectured for 20 minutes.

I can understand where Team Romney is coming from.


I wonder what the autisim rate is among Paul supporters...
2012-08-28 06:27:11 PM
1 votes:
There's a way to not piss off crazy old people? What do they do, pass out liquor and valium?
2012-08-28 06:26:08 PM
1 votes:
"We really did our best not to piss off the Ron Paul supporters," claim members of Team Romney

When you consider how piss poor their best is they probably are telling the truth
2012-08-28 06:18:05 PM
1 votes:

Aar1012: ourbigdumbmouth: It's interesting what they're doing in Tampa. Shows that Romney will do anything to get what he feels he deserves.

Have they always done roll call this early or could this be because of something could have happened that would have screwed up the delegate counts?

I swear it was always in prime time


I think they were planning to do it yesterday, but the hurricane changed that plan.
2012-08-28 05:44:13 PM
1 votes:
Actually, I believe Romney, for once. RONPAUL supporters are freaking unhinged.
 
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