Red Mass Group is reporting that the Romney Campaign is planning on decertifying the Ron Paul delegates that won positions at the MA State Caucuses on April 28th to the 2012 Republican National Convention in
under the Ronald Reagan Unity Liberty Slate, by invoking Rule 5.2, which
requires delegates to be certified by the “allocation committee.” Tampa, Florida
Translation: We aint certifying no stinking Ron Paul Delegates.
So the MA GOP establishment set the rules and now they have decided to change the rules when the caucus votes didn’t go their way. I see.
The problem that many who posted at RMG see is twofold. Ron Paul supporters are not going to be happy about this and it may be a tad difficult (just a tad) to convince them to vote for Mitt Romney this November as well as for Scott Brown after the way they’ve been treated. After all they followed the MA GOP’s own rules correctly.
And actually there is a third problem when you include the fairly significant conservative base that stayed home the day of the MA caucuses, after realizing that not a single newly elected conservative state committee member was invited and that the new chairman filled his slate with ultra-liberal, old guard, RINO types, continuing the same ridiculous war against social conservatives you'd expect in the Democrat Party, but not the Party of Lincoln.
As I told one baffled blogger at the Free Republic site who said "So my question would be why don't groups or people or organizations follow their own rules?RMG , blogger John Di Mascio, summed it up perfectly by stating: So now we have more hubris as the Romney campaign will disregard the results of lawfully held caucuses. And they wonder why the base of the party is not happy with the Romney campaign.
Most of us, don’t have the power to change the rules of an election once the results are in, unless you’re a dictator in a Banana Republic or you’re the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Gore vs Bush, in the 2000 Presidential election. If you want to change the rules of any kind before the contest actually takes place, then that is entirely different matter. I don’t have any problem with the Ron Paul People studying the rules in each state, and then getting all their people there on election day to vote at the caucuses, even if they are trying to take over the convention, which we all know that is exactly what they’re plan is, and they are using the GOP’s own rules to do it.
In Massachusetts this situation could have been avoided. I can’t speak about all the other states that are now having certification problems with their delegates as well, but If the MA GOP had allowed a seat at the table for the Conservatives as well as the establishment, they could have come up with a slate that everyone felt was fair, but you see the MA GOP Establishment is at war with Social Conservatives in MA over “abortion” and gay marriage issues and everyone knows it. It’s always the elephant in the room, and they refuse to allow “social conservatives” at the table, even though social conservatives now control most of the State Committee seats after the last election on Mar 6th, which was essentially a grass roots revolution, which you have heard virtually nothing about in the main stream media. .
Also I read on one of the Ron Paul Blogs, The Daily Paul The Daily Paul, which sent hundreds of visitors to The Jazz Patriot site last night that the original slate which gave the conservative base so much heatburn due to the way it was filled with ultra-liberal, old guard types, most of whom aren’t even in power anymore, was written by Mitt Romney himself, who isn’t even our governor anymore. If that is true, and I don’t know if it is, the corruption in the MA GOP is worse than I thought.
Most of the information in this post and the previous post, Ron Paul Win's 17 of 27 Delegate Positions At MA Caucuses In Embarrasing Defeat For Romney was acquired from reading the latest reporting on the subject at Vote Core Values in a post entitled MessGOP Steps In It Again at Red Mass Group in the article that actually broke the story, Down Comes the Axe, by MA GOP Insider, Paul R Ferro, who also had serious entanglements to furious Ron Paul supporters, commenting on his post and tweets that further fanned the flames.
Based upon the vast amount of web activity this site received over the weekend from local as well as national blogs, I would surmise we haven't heard the last about this fiasco. Some of the websites and articles that have been responsible for burning up my modem include the following : Free Republic; What Really Happened ; Daily Paul.Com; Reddit.
Something tells me we haven't heard the last of this story. I'll add to this post or submit other posts as more information becomes available. Stay tuned.
For R elated Posts Go To:
June 4, 2012 Massachusetts GOP Allocation Hearing on 5/29/2012
May 7, 2012 Ron Paul Strategy For GOP Convention Revealed Following Coups d'etats at Massachusetts Caucuses
May 4, 2012 Ron Paul Win's 17 of 27 Delegate Positions At MA Caucuses in Embarrassing Defeat For Romney