Posted 4 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 1:14 p.m. EST by kaiserw
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When the powers that be change the rules to prevent genuine change by the people, then take further actions to lock out the public from the electoral process - The RNC has instituted a new rule that requires all delegates for the next election (assuming there is one, and that's a big IF) to be signed off by the last R President... Watch for similar actions in the DEM party soon.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable." John Kennedy
Things have become very scary and sad...
TAMPA, FLA.–It was a far cry from the hijinx at the 1980 convention, when Ted Kennedy tried to wrangle delegates, along with the Democratic nomination, away from President Jimmy Carter–but Ron Paul’s supporters did wage a small-scale revolt in Tampa today.
Delegates from Nevada tried to nominate Mr. Paul from the floor, submitting petitions from their own state as well as Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Oregon, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. That should have done the trick: Rules require signatures from just five states. But the party changed the rules on the spot. Henceforth, delegates must gather petitions from eight states.
Ron Paul supporters filled the hall with boos and shouts of “no!” Delegates from Maine chanted “point of order!” Related
Then, during the roll call to officially nominate Mitt Romney, 17 Nevada delegates loyal to Mr. Paul voted their conscience, even though Mr. Romney carried their state handily.
This act of defiance also made absolutely no impact on the nominating process, but upset the former governor of Nevada, Robert List. He called the chairman of the state delegation an “outlaw.”