Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, April 20, 2012

Eww, No One Wants Mitt Cooties

According to this report, in order to meet and have your picture taken with Willard in a recent RNC Arizona meeting, you had to sign a loyalty pledge first. Get this, you could check a box, depending on your public support of Mitt or if you want to keep it on the down-low. Yeah, this guy is a dead ringer to beat Obama.  Not all of the super-delegates drank the Kool-Aid:

All three members of Iowa's conservative RNC delegation – party chairman A.J. Spiker and committee members Steve Scheffler and Kim Lehman – attempted to enter the reception but were rebuffed after refusing to sign the delegate pledge.
The dispute became heated in the hallway outside, with the Iowans demanding to know why they had to sign a form to get their picture taken with the former Massachusetts governor.
Several of Romney's deputies on the committee assured the trio that they could keep their support a secret by checking the appropriate box, but they refused to do so.
"They don't trust us," a frustrated Scheffler said after the argument. "I have said I will support the nominee when we have a nominee, no ifs, ands or buts."
Why don't people like me?

And then you've got this from Alabama, where they take vote rigging to a whole other level:
Regardless, they could never account for the Alabama finding, which was the collapse of 300%. That’s right, there were three times the number of votes for Paul delegates than for the candidate himself. Can anyone imagine it? Tens of thousands of Ron Paul voters went in and voted only for the delegates, failing or even refusing to vote for their person they really supported, Dr. Paul. There is no way this could happen. As the data was thoroughly analyzed the real cause became apparent. This was direct and malicious manipulation of the vote count. In other words, votes were electronically stolen from Dr. Paul.
Where did these votes go? Incredibly, they went to two other candidates, notably Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. This is proven by the analysis, as posted in great detail on Both these candidates had up to an 8% increase in votes versus delegates. Paul went down, and the vote had to go somewhere, so into the coffers of these candidates. 
And apparently in Alaska, Establishment GOP types are melting the ice with anger, according to Doug Wead:

Alaska is an example where the Romney hardliners pressed their advantage.  Last Monday, GOP state party chairman, Randy Reudrich called a state committee meeting and announced that delegate fees would be accepted no later than 48 hours “from this date” setting a deadline for Wednesday, April 18.  Then suddenly, the next day, the state party changed its mind, saying that delegate fees were required by 6:00 p.m. that very evening.
First Reudrich’s GOP state party told delegates they could pay their $250 registration fee with personal check or by credit card online.  Then they promptly pulled the online link.  Delegates were caught off guard again when the Reudrich’s Rules changed.   Personal checks were no longer acceptable.   One was denied registration by a Party official who declared that even a money order was unacceptable.
The Alaska GOP told individual Ron Paul, prolife, or non-Romney supporters that they were prohibited from sponsoring the fee for surrogate delegates, and prohibited from covering any expenses for airfare or accommodations for anyone else.  Of course, this was not true.  One Ron Paul supporter who quietly, but firmly, pointed out the legality of the process, and listed Romney delegates whose expenses were paid by friends, was then told, “Yes, but they filed a state GOP waiver form.” He was then told that the party was out of forms.  “Sorry.”

Doug also has this great eyewitness tidbit just in from Wyoming:

They had Josh Romney give a speech, who held up a flyer with a Romney slate printed on it, and told everyone there that these were great Americans that his father had handpicked to be his delegates and they proceeded to put the flyers on every table in the convention. With the insinuation obviously being, that you are not a good American if you aren’t willing to vote for that slate.
Not only did those 3 super delegates pass through fraudulent ballots, but the rumor was spread that “Ron Paul supporters filled out multiple ballots and cheated”. So I got up on the stage in front of all 400+ people and announced that the extra ballots came from the Executive Committee. There is of course a media blackout on all of this; it’s unbelievable.
And we [Ron Paul supporters] did take over the Nominating Committee on Friday. We had 16 out of 44 of the votes in the committee but we managed to take 9 out of the 14 preferred delegate positions on the ballot. I actually saw/heard one guy telling that to Senator Enzi and his wife Diana. ‘The Ron Paul people took over the Nominations Committee’ and Diana put her hand over her mouth and gasped, ‘OH NO!’ You would think someone just told her we killed her dog
There was a definite sick feeling at the convention. I didn’t see a rally behind Romney at all. It took all the Senators, the Governor and even the former VP of the U.S. (Dick Cheney) getting on stage and telling them to suck it up and vote for Romney; but the delegates did not vote Romney with excitement. They did it because they were told that there was no other choice that ‘could win.’” 

Just adding a little real reporting to the scene, because you ain't going to be seeing any of this on CNN. The revolution will not be televised, looks like its going to be blogged instead.


  1. I'm a little confused, reading this.
    But Ron Paul said that they were going to have the delegates count.
    Must have spoke to soon (let the cat out of the bag), as the GOP must have picked up on it and have railroaded Paul out of the count?

    1. Ron Paul is getting some delegates through, more than is comfortable for the GOP. They are acting like paranoid Neros, but this may backfire on them in the end. I hear that Alaska may work out in RP's favor after the dust settles.

  2. "Get this, you could check a box, depending on your public support of Mitt or if you want to keep it on the down-low".

    I actually don't have a problem with that. Imagine a situation where some reasonable facsimile of Rev Wright gets his picture taken with Mitt. Then they spray videos all over Youtube where Rev John Doe is screaming about G'Dam America. Then they put the picture out all over the place. Character assassination. It way too easy these days.

    I personally don't believe Herman Cain did any of the things 'those women' said he did, but have the DNC pay a few women to make accusations and even if Herman got them to recant the Damage is already done.

    Is what it is.

    1. Well, these are super-delegates to the convention, not random people. The fact that everyone's not gung ho for the presumptive nominee and requires loyalty screening is not a good sign for Mitt. I seriously don't think a check box is going to stop a DNC character take-down like you describe. It's pretty easy to check the "Mitt Romney is the bomb and I want the world to know how much I love him" box, and then proceed with some chicanery.

      I think the DNC "plants" (Gloria Allred a tell-tale sign) may have brought out the story on Herman's real mistress. This is something he just couldn't deny, I remember the most die-hard Cain supporter admit this on another forum. Plus the woman on the side explained his weird behavior for me. When a guy goes on and on about how godly he is and breaks out singing Gospel music, I look for a sin cover-up. Cynical? yes. Proven right time and again with experience? Oh, yes.


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