The Floor Fight that Should Have Occurred in Tampa; Now the Curtain has been Peeled Back

The stupid just doesn’t get any louder.  The person running for President really doesn’t need to be breaking rules, running roughshod over his own people and unseating whole delegations.  Nor should he even think about keeping minority reports from coming to the floor by disappearing chairmen and delaying convention buses arrival at the convention.  I cannot wait to see Morton Blackwell’s minority report and all about that bus ride to prevent us from hearing same.

Meanwhile Jeremy Blosser and the Grassroots team on the floor was doing everything possible to have a real convention and get a roll call vote, but the chair would hear none of that and ran roughshod over them and even booted the Maine Delegation.  If there is no such thing as rules and anyone can re-write them anytime, then we can all just ignore the party structure and get on with building the movement of ideas and limited government and finding ways to shut off the funding that allows some people to continue to try to milk the system.

It must be all in a paid political consultants’ days work when trying to make it look like all is well in Disneyworld.  Trouble is I wasn’t the only one who noticed this time.  It was glaring that there were cute blonde bouncy girls planted around the auditorium in little red dresses trying to get the crowd to look excited about the event.  There were signs passed out made to look like handmade signs that were so clearly NOT.  What hypocrisy.  Today, it is the talk of the town.  I wonder how one alienates the grassroots people and goes on to win the presidency?  If you want an event to be a coronation, then you at least have to make the serfs feel welcomed in the police state.

Did I mention stupidity overarching the doorway of the Republican Nation Convention?  Why would anyone except a lobbyist or someone looking for a consulting job even bother with the venue if we will be ignored at the mikes unless pre appointed for prime time viewing.  The real work of the Real Republicans is back home educating people about limited government and electing them to school boards and city councils and state houses and congressional offices where they can actually work to decrease government overhead and decline federal dollars with strings attached.  No Grassroots money should go to the RNC from henceforth and until grassroots principles are back in place and rules apply equally to all.

If we simply ignore the man behind the curtain, he will get bored with trying to act like he is in control of our lives when clearly he only makes matters worse and should be laughed out of town.

I hope we will discover the formula before we spend ourselves into third world status.

After this week, I remain skeptical that the RNC hierarchy of the Republican party will embrace the people or the philosophy and core principles of limited constitutional government when they have actually funded, utilized and endorsed the police state for their very own convention.  I do remain hopeful that the real grassroots people who believe in life and liberty and truly constitutional government are on the ground fighting in all fifty states and the territories too.  I know because I have met with many of them this week and shared information and promised to keep in touch.  To those I gave my card, I hope you read this and know that I salute your efforts and will continue mine!

May God be pleased to bless our efforts for Life and for Liberty in our Land in our Time!

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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Road to Tampa for RNC — We Have Arrived and “We Are the Future”

A room with a view (unlike the one we have in Tampa)

The road to Tampa went through Gulf Breeze this year where Julia Albath and I spent some heavy duty beach and pool time.  We had a blast amid luxury accommodations and ate some great sea food while there too.  Then we  picked up just a little too much sun and headed on into Tampa.  We arrived yesterday.  Last night I had dinner with Tiana Wallace and caught up on several years of adventures.  She is such a lovely young lady;  God is using her ministry and continuing to grow her in Him!

Then we spent today at the Ron Paul Rally “We Are the Future” at the Sun Dome.  It was a huge crowd — my estimate is somewhere around 10,000.  I had special seating with delegates and alternates and lots of amenities while we listed to Doug Wead, Jack Hunter (Southern Avenger), Lew Rockwell, Barry Goldwater Jr., Jordan Page, John Popper, Aimee Allen, Rand Paul, Carol Paul and last but not leastRon Paul himself.  It was a star studded cast with one new name on the list, Maine’s new National Committeewoman Ashley Ryan who I am sure we will see more of in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-huXq_ts8

We are picking up reports from people who worked with the committee process all week.   Amidst on again / off again announcements for the convention (creating confusion for all) the delegates are busy networking and getting ready to meet the rest of the week.

I’ll give you more of a report later in the week, but suffice it to say there are those who think the consultants for the RNC and the executive committee should make all the decisions and those like Morton Blackwell and the rest of us ‘grassroots’ types who don’t think that is such a good idea.  Of course if you aren’t going to follow the rules anyway, it makes very little difference what the rules say, but then most of us respect the rule of law and want to keep the rules and abide by the Constitution.  The Republican Party really needs to at least look like it is trying to represent the people — especially if we want our people to continue to contribute time and money.  At least that is the way I view matters and I’ve only been viewing matters since the Reagan years. More on the committee process here >>>

By the way, I’ll be wearing a pin this week that goes back to the Goldwater era which was a gift from my cousin Melinda this year when she knew I would be making this trip.  It once belonged to my Aunt Alta.

Tonight, we had a dinner at Whiskey Joe’s on the bay near our hotel with Ron Paul and Carol Paul and all of his delegates and alternates tonight.  It was very well attended and very crowded, but wonderful to be with everyone.  I got to visit with Carol briefly and convey my love for her and the entire family.  I had seen Robert Paul earlier and got to visit briefly also.  I gave up the photo op with Ron because the line was too long but he looked good and spoke brilliantly and certainly thrilled the crowd all day!

Many are covering this convention and our nation in prayer.  Many have been standing on principles for many years.  Please join them and let us ask God for His guidance in all that we do and say this week.  May we unite in standing for life and for liberty in our land!

More to come~

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems and Sharing Them

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