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?