There was quite a bit of hubbub recently about Ron Paul and the RNC. No one seems to take he other side of this issue except for me, being that no other Ron Paul supporters were removed except for Maine.
There are a bunch of reasons to bash Mitt as a libertarian, this just wasn’t one of them.
A few points everyone seems to miss:
- Ron Paul decided to run under the RNC banner. He ran as a republican and had got a lot of votes, meaning he wasn’t the “write-off” he was in 2008. Tea Partiers loved Ron Paul and Cain
- Ron was offered a speaking slot.
- Rand Paul spoke and let’s be honest he isn’t that special in the RNC.
- Ron Paul had a tribute played to him on day 2.
- Most of his platform made it into the convention.
- Only Maine was removed.
With all that being said I still love Ron Paul and really am starting to not lot like my fellow supporters. Here is the original story.
Ron Paul could have had enough votes to actually have to have a nomination run off, he would have won 5 states. While this was in the rules he got less than ½ the votes of Santorum who left the race out of grace.
Now some generally known facts:
- Libertarians in general came out of a conservative branch of the parties and in general have some major disagreements.
- The roles religion can play in the government.
- The war on drugs.
- While GOP is for less government, libertarians take that to every department.
- The stance on our military and their function.
- Libertarians have a wider range of views than most who identify Republicans and Democrats, some like our military where they are like Neil Boortz, while others want a complete removal from foreign countries like Ron Paul.
- 2 self-proclaimed libertarians ran under the RNC ticket proving which party affiliation it is closer aligned with.
- The two parties are very closely aligned on the debt, gold standard, welfare state, taxes, personal responsibility and patriotism.
- Ron Paul supports has a much larger proportion of disenfranchised Obama supporters than the regular Libertarian candidate.
What I see:
- Some Drama queen posts this on YouTube, completely giving a one side story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B39W91O-rUg Insinuating:
- Problems: The majority of condescending votes weren’t delegates while it makes it seem like the delegates voted no. See MSNBC mind you: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/msnbc/48835377/#48835377
- A blatant lie that delegates can change their votes how they want to. Only super delegates can do that. http://twitchy.com/2012/08/27/letter-slipped-under-hotel-door-urges-rnc-delegates-to-vote-for-ron-paul/
- An attempt at a Coup by a few drama queens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTr7lZ5EXlE So this guy was trying to make trouble. Look at the Ron Paul screaming in hallway. It was laughable and coffee house frat like. “If it can happen to Maine”, yes you are right. Any state could easily let a few Yahoo’s in. Also “this is going to affect the election”. Again pointing back to the above fact that Ron Paul supporters are mostly from Obama’s hope and change failure. So they go right back on the attack on GOP.
- Ron Paul supporters urging then to vote Democrat 5 minutes after the incident. They weren’t real republicans. They just like Ron Paul.
What I am sad about:
- No one researches, everything that is stated is fact even from bloggers on Huffington.
A few days later after I ask the questions about “were these people just making trouble”. We get this Article stating the people who were taken out were misbehaving and were’nt properly elected (listen to the first part of the Maine report). This is from the Maine delegations mouth, not some 3rd party cellphone. Contradicting all the misinformation I had to deal with for 4 days. http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/213143/314/Maine-GOP-regroups-after-RNC-Paul-protests?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Cbc%7Clarge
What I also see: Facebook sites claiming to be libertarian or For Ron Paul supporters suggesting that Ron Paul supporters would be more for Obama. I would say, do you know what libertarians believe? Ever listened to Neil Boortz or Herman Cain? I would say, you may not be a libertarian. You may be a disenfranchised democrat.
Ron we love you, you took the debt talk to the streets and won. But you lost, it’s time to understand that. What was done at the RNC was like expecting a birthday present at someone else’s party. Yes they skipped re-voting, considering you got less than 10% of the popular vote it was just nonsense. If you really wanted to overturn the popular vote that then you are not the man I once wanted to follow. Ron Paul supporters that rail against he party your candidates ran in seems a bit off. You don’t seem like libertarians, you are confused. No one stopped to ask. “Does this make sense?”,”Am I getting the entire story?”.
A great way to tell if you are a libertarian or a democrat. Have you ever bashed Mitt on his tax returns or because he is rich? Libertarians like money. Democrats like bashing Mitt.
Don’t get me wrong Libertarians bashing Mitt is healthy, GOP again has many differences across many smaller segments that identify as libertarian. Vote for Johnson, if you realize you need to vote elsewhere I can’t see how the party ideals align with any other party. http://www.lp.org/platform