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, August 24, 2012

RNC Breaks Its Own Rules

This Ben Swann report really does illustrate why voting doesn't matter anymore. This is Kangaroo Court territory where there is absolutely no integrity in the process. I feel like I'm watching something from a banana republic, but sadly it's my own country:



Whether or not you like Ron Paul delegates, everyone of them followed the rules to become a delegate. They worked hard with integrity and principle, but apparently, all it takes are well-connected people to dump them like garbage, unless of course they need them again to rearrange their little fantasy of grassroots support for Mitt.

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  1. Yhis is an affront to American principles no matter what party. No one should condone such outrageous behavior.

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    1. The true colors are starting to really shine.

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  2. Again, this has been going on in both parties for a long time. It's a form of keeping their own party homogenized to fulfill the corporate ends. So it is nothing new. Bill Clinton and Bob Dole both conspired to keep other voices out of the debates in 1996, including Ross Perot. Back in the 1980's, both parties made sure an independent organization like the League of Women Voters could not ask the hard questions and have an actual debate. In 1988 the League of Women Voters pulled out of the debates with the following statement.
    "The League of Women Voters is withdrawing sponsorship of the presidential debates...because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter. It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public."

    The same year the two major political parties assumed control of organizing presidential debates through the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The commission has been headed since its inception by former chairs of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee.

    This organization also excludes 3rd and 4th parties. Now the debates and campaigns are so dumbed down that there is actually nothing being said.

    If you want to see a good satirical movie on our current crisis in our elections go see "Campaign." It's absolutely hilarious and strangely accurate.

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    1. Oh, and there is an old saying. You may have heard it. The GOP fear their base and the Democratic party hates their base. I think the GOP is proving to hate their Ron Paul base too.

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    2. It might be nothing new, but now its more visible than ever.
      Interesting about the LWV not going along to get along.

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  3. you will be interested in the romney power grab at the convention-
    http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/romney-power-grab-at-convention-change.html
    Carol-CS

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    1. I've seen this, but its coming to fast to post!
      Thanks for the link!

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