saxitoxin wrote:john9blue wrote:saxitoxin wrote:Why does Mitt Romney hate freedom?
Republicans crush democracy, rig votes at their own convention. The future of America under Romney?
i don't even know what's going on here. link or explain?
There was a motion to modify the rules of future National Conventions to prohibit any candidates like Ron Paul from seeking delegates so that the Republican Party could insulate itself from insurgencies in the future. It was put to a voice vote and Boehner, as chair, said the yes votes won (you can be the judge from the video). There was a call for a division of the house (roll call vote), Boehner didn't "hear" it and declared the resolution was tabled (it can't be taken up again until the next convention in 2016 after Paul-like delegates have been excluded under the new rule) "without objection."
The Republican Party is secure! Paul is now drop-kicked in the trash bin of history with Ross Perot, Pat Buchanan and John B. Anderson. In four years people will be like "remember that one fellow, Don whasshisanme? Don Paul, I think?"
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If anything, the voice vote was a tie. There should have been a roll call vote.
This is bullshit, and John Boehner is a fucking boner. The Tea Party is gonna have to roll a special phatty for this son of a bitch.