Agreeing With Liberty vs. Supporting Ron Paul
Some Ron Paul Delegates to the RNC Convention are going to sue the RNC.
A slate of Ron Paul backers elected to the Republican National Convention that will be held later this summer in Tampa have sued the national party for the right to vote for their chosen candidate.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in California, the 132 delegates — representing 18 states and accounting for more than 5 percent of the total number of delegates elected to vote in Tampa — allege that the RNC violates federal law by requiring them to sign pledges to back a certain candidate. The RNC’s “Unit Rule,” which restricts delegates’ voting options, illegally limits their vote, they say.
Its the Rule 38 thing.
Any resource wasted arguing with each other inside the tent, instead of defeating the socialist President and his lapdogs in the Senate like Amy Klobuchar is helping America commit suicide.
This is why people like me don’t trust “the liberty movement” as a whole. I’ve had a great discussion with someone via email about this and found a good way to explain it.
There are 2 sorts of Ron Paul folks. Category 1) the people who agree with some of what Ron Paul says. Category 2) The people that think Ron Paul will be President.
I myself fall into the first category. I don’t agree with everything, but with some and while I am not a Ron Paul person, I do think he reminds Republicans of some good habits we have forgotten. With some better tactics, by goodness, maybe people would listen rather than having spent 30 years in Congress or running for President have have no real progress to show……. I debate that only Ron Paul believes these things or that he invented them, but that’s not the point of this post.
The problem for Republicans (and Ron Paul people in the first category) are the people in the second category. The likes of Ron Paul people who are bringing this lawsuit against the RNC. And closer to home, people like the queen B of the Paul camp in MN Marrianne Stebbins or Kris Broberg & David Gerson for example.
Stebbins seems to be on a personal mission to use the Ron Paul movement to destroy the Republican Party. The hostile take over plan is putting incumbent Republicans at risk. Her goal is to install herself or a puppet for her as MNGOP Chair next Spring. Her operatives hold some senior positions in MNGOP leadership and they have ZERO intentions on assisting endorsed Republicans win this November. I’m sure Stebbins has no problem with the RNC wasting valuable resources defending itself from this Ron Paul lawsuit than having that money used for something like, oh say, exposing the sham that Amy Klobuchar is a centrist Democrat.
Gerson & Broberg are challenging Congressman John Kline. Mind you both live in CD5 and could take on a Progressive (read socialist) Democrat Congressman named Keith Ellison, but instead they aim to send the Republicans a message because they know they can’t win. Their goal is to tell Republicans in CD2 who they can and can’t support and have Represent them in Congress instead of taking on the national spokesman for what they say they oppose.
Now, while it is key for us to point out the differences between these two categories, I can’t quite overlook how Category 1 worked with or gave power and credibility to category 2. But for the purposes of not being forced to have Amy Klobuchar vote on my behalf in the United States Senate, its key not to hold every Ron Paul person responsible for the actions of a few.
Maybe if we set aside some of the bitter feelings and help people like Kurt Bills, maybe we can get back to the 2010 state of mind in the conservative wing of the grassroots and win this year and set the table for the next MNGOP leadership election cycle in the Spring.