In an outrageous act of braggadocio, the official secretary of the GOP convention received Ron Paul’s nomination paperwork, within time limits, notarized and signed, from six delegations, meeting all requirements to be placed in nomination. The GOP’s response? Ignore it. The CSPAN time stamps show they were submitted one hour and twenty minutes in advance of the roll call and official rules required them to be submitted one hour prior. So they met all deadlines and requirements. Yet Reince Priebus, chairman of the convention, was captured on video stating that they were “never submitted”. Who is this Preibus? He used to be the lawyer for the GOP. In 2004, Priebus, ran for the Wisconsin State Senate against incumbent Senator Bob Wirch and out-fundraised him by a three-to-one margin yet still lost. Priebus has never been elected to any public office.
Just as they drove Morton Blackwell’s bus around in circles for hours to prevent his paperwork from being submitted to challenge the “der furer” rule changes with a formal “minority report” protest document, they also drove the Oregon bus around for hours in circles to prevent their nomination papers for Ron Paul to get delivered. Luckily one person drove by car and hand delivered the notarized forms. With all the nomination papers in hand, the GOP then tried to dissapear the Lt. Governer Convention Chair – Iowa’s Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds who was the acting secretary, until less than an hour before the vote. “For hours, we were scrambling to find the secretary. By the rules, she was the only person who could receive the papers.” But they finally did find her, to her horror, with just twenty minutes to spare. After hiding for so long she thought it was safe to finally enter the convention floor but the Paul supporters swooped down on her and forced the papers into her hand.
When the delegates pressed her on the issue, she responded shockingly saying, “I’m NOT going to deal with this.” In other words, the decision had been made, and there was no way, rules or not, that Paul would be nominated.
While there was some confusion as to rule changes and requirements for nomination, at the time of the nomination while the GOP had secured the right to change the rules but had not yet done so. The standing rules were for five states to submit the nomination. The rule change from five to eight, which did happen, is not meant to go into effect until the next national convention. The New York Times lied about this when they printed
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.
Changing the rules would have required a meeting and vote of the RNC Committee and no such vote happened; all that happened was that the voice vote to allow the committee to change rules and also for candidates to have more power in appointing delegates based on rigged voting machine results as opposed to the delegate process was enacted. Of course even that vote was rigged as well with the voice vote against it drowning out the aye votes.
What does it say about the Republican party when the HEAD OF THE CONVENTION is a bold faced LIAR? In an age of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. This is the absolute end of any sense of democracy in America. It is the ushering in of an absolute age of tyranny.