I started seeing stories today that there was a major controversy brewing at the Republican National Convention. Seems some people calling themselves the "grassroots" are trying to change the rules so that people like Ron Paul could cause more trouble for the nominee. These stories have all been reported from that perspective. But it makes you wonder, what's the truth behind these alarmist stories that the Republican Party is becoming more elitist and shutting out the regular people?
Well, you don't have to read far to see the thought-prints (like fingerprints of thought) of Ron Paul all over this. First, that's always their rallying cry - the Republican Party is elitist and doesn't care about the grassroots. If you keep researching this story you'll be told that the Republican party is making the largest power grab in its history to that is designed to silence the voice of "state party activists and Republican grassroots"! It sounds terrible doesn't it?
If you keep reading you'll learn that the rules change would bind delegates to the results of their statewide vote. So if a primary candidate wins in a particular state, then that state's delegates HAVE to vote for him at the convention. This is a direct slap at the virulent stop-at-nothing Ron Paul supporters who infiltrated their state delegations (like they do the internet) with rabid Ron Paul supporters who promised to vote for Paul even though Romney won their state! None of the stories I've read have mentioned this directly - they've only alluded to it. But the Ron Paul delegates are currently free to vote for Ron Paul even though he lost the popular vote in their state. Clearly the Ron Paulbots don't believe in the Voice of the People. They don't believe in representative democracy.
Some may say this is an overreaction - that states should be allowed to choose their own delegates and that those delegates should be free to vote for whomever they please at the convention. But I liken it to Hosni Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood. Because the Muslim Brotherhood would stop at nothing - not even violence - in their push to overthrow Mubarak and take control of Egypt and run it under Shari'a law, Mubarak out of necessity had to take very strong measures to keep most of them locked away in Egyptian prisons.
Libertarians like Ron Paul's supporters, no doubt saw Mubarak as an evil dictator who was quashing the rights of the "grassroots"! But when you look at it through a moral prism and realize how evil the Muslim Brotherhood is, Mubarak was justified in taking the strong measures he had to take - to save Egypt from a much greater evil. Yes, the Egyptian people suffered too under Mubarak's reign, but they suffered because the Brotherhood was an evil that intended to enslave all Egyptians under the brutalities of Shari'a.
I won't pretend to know the ins and outs of this particular fight but it has Ron Paul's fingerprints all over it. They'll take what they can get by hook or by crook. They're destroyers. Ruin the party, ruin the country - they don't care, as long as their man eventually comes out on top.
Someone asked me today if I thought Ron Paul would really try to ruin the convention - and I said, "you bet he would". He leads a group of supporters so rabid that they will stop at nothing. They refuse to take or admit defeat. Even after it was clear that the vast majority of Republican voters in this country have no interest in him at all, even after all the votes were counted and he lost by huge margins - they kept fighting. Instead of graciously admitting defeat and pledging support to the choice of the people, they kept up their in-your-face online campaign of intimidation and insults to push conservatives to support their man.
Ron Paul gave a speech for over an hour to more than 10,000 supporters this past Sunday night. That was all the fuel they needed to keep going. They were hugely energized by that speech. And now they're on the convention floor trying to make sure the next victorious Republican nominee may not be able to actually get the nomination. And in the same way liberals pretend to be something they're not (e.g. "Planned Parenthood" is really planned baby slaughter and the "Fairness Doctrine" is really about silencing conservatives), these Ron Paul puppets are calling themselves the "conservative grassroots" in an attempt to fool you and me into believing we're one of them! And apparently it has worked as one conservative news organization after another has swallowed this line of B.S. hook, line and sinker.
These people have to be stopped. We have to read between the lines when we see stories about how the "grassroots" are being trampled and disrespected by the "Romney machine". That's all cry-baby Ron Paul-speak for "I'M A SORE LOSER AND IF I CAN'T WIN I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THE WINNER SUFFERS."
For one, I'm sick and tired of his dictatorial attitude and that of his supporters - constantly trying to force themselves on us even though we've made it quite clear we're not interested.
What Ron Paul's minions are now doing could well cost us the election in November. (Their goal all along... because they're such sore losers). Instead of presenting a unified face to the world, we now stand at risk of showing the world division and discord in the very week that we need to present the best picture possible.