ARE YOU A REPUBLICAN? ARE YOU A TEA PARTY REPUBLICAN? SHOULD BE HOPPING MAD? MAYBE.

I wonder it this will be the last time I will bother posting that elephant. What is the problem? Are the RINOs are so determined to control the Republican Party they are willing to destroy what it stands for? Could be. Consider this from an ABC blog.

ABC News’ Michael Falcone and Chris Good report:

TAMPA — Tampa may have avoided the worst of the soon-to-be hurricane, but a storm of a different kind is brewing at the Republican National Convention.

Members of the Republicans’ National Committee from across the country may be on the verge of a messy fight over party rules on the very same day they are poised to crown Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee.

At issue is whether presidential candidates can effectively pick and choose the delegates who attend the convention. Opponents of a new party rule have called it “the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party” while supporters are hoping to avoid a public dispute on the convention floor during a week meant to promote unity.

Last week, the RNC Rules Committee approved a controversial change to the delegate selection process. Currently, states hold primaries and caucuses to determine how many delegates will be awarded to each candidate, but state parties generally meet later at state conventions to actually choose those individuals.

The new rule, however, gives presidential candidates veto power over their own delegates, representing a big boost in power for the candidates and a reduction for states. If Mitt Romney, for instance, didn’t like a delegate slated to cast a vote in his favor at the convention, Romney could throw him out and choose an alternate. (continued here)

Here is what Sarah Palin had to say on her Facebook page.

Had a great time today in Gilbert, Arizona, at a rally for Kirk Adams. It’s very important to pay attention to these down ballot races like Kirk Adams, Jeff Flake, and Paul Gosar in Arizona. We have to remember that this election is not just about replacing the party in power. It’s about who and what we replace it with. Grassroots conservatives know this. Without the energy and wisdom of the grassroots, the GOP would not have had the historic 2010 electoral victories. That’s why the controversial rule change being debated at the RNC convention right now is so very disappointing. It’s a direct attack on grassroots activists by the GOP establishment, and it must be rejected. Please follow the link to Michelle Malkin’s article about this. (from here)

In Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated: Party bosses offer olive branch; “tense,” “dynamic” situation; Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots”, Congressman Tom Tancredo’s blog quotes a number of respected sources, including Michelle Malkin.

Hot Air has this story.

What is going on in Tampa?  Apparently, the RNC and the GOP Establishment are content with trying to marginalize the grassroots efforts by amending portions outlined by the Rules Committee.  Jim Hoft and Shane Wright posted on Freedomworks yesterday that:  (continued here)

Whatever is going on in Tampa, it does not look good. In America, leaders serve the people, not the other way around. Has that changed? Have our leaders become so insistent upon controlling everything they risk becoming stupid with power? Who in their right mind thinks the better part of the Republican Party either serves as our party’s presidential nominee or sits in a chair at RNC headquarters? Don’t Romney and Ryan realize that if they want to win they need us, not the other way around? Do they think we are so afraid of Obama we will elect …..? What kind of a mess have we created?

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12 Responses to ARE YOU A REPUBLICAN? ARE YOU A TEA PARTY REPUBLICAN? SHOULD BE HOPPING MAD? MAYBE.

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  5. Biltrix says:

    Pingback??? (above) What are these things? Seriously, I don’t get it.

    One thing I do get is that elephants never forget; republicans, by and large, are pretty stupid. Please, don’t get me wrong. You know where I stand, but this party has quite a knack for shooting itself in the foot.

    With an elephant gun.

    • Citizen Tom says:

      Pingback??? Given the sophistication of your blog, I know you are putting me on.

      Is shooting one’s self in the foot truly a Republican thing, or is it a human thing? Don’t w all want something for nothing? While we are serving ourselves, we expect others to serve us — for little or nothing. Isn’t that a silly expectation? Because those others we expect to be our servants are also human, it does not take long for them to decide to serve themselves at our expense. Thus, these public “servants” begin by delicately tasting the wealth of their fellows with tiny spoons. Then they discover how few notice when they use shovels. Finally, they grow rich and respectable when they graduate to steam shovels. And the worst of these we call Liberal Democrats.

  6. Biltrix says:

    Okay, (sorry for the triviality) I clicked on one of your pingbacks and from that I figured out what a pingback was. Looks like you did well. I have the pingbacks turned off on my blog, not sure why.

    The slippery slope to liberal democrats sounds like something straight out of Aristotle — and I concur. The GOP isn’t perfect but it’s a better alternative, for the most part. I certainly agree with most of I’m hearing coming out of the RNC right now. It’s really a large part of the voting populace that scares me the most.

    • Citizen Tom says:

      You really did not know what pingbacks are? I guess I should not be surprised. What makes your blog is the excellent writing and philosophy, and your blog better approximates Aristotle’s genius.

      I too am afraid. Our Lord says to fear not, but when we see what we see in times like these to have faith in God is hard. Where is He? What does He want us to do?

      I have grown old learning the futility of placing my faith in men. Now I have to unlearn that habit and learn how to accept the peace our Lord Jesus promised us.

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