And taxfoe proves why.
Appears to be a good lesson for us all, don't expect to change anything by working within the two party fiasco.
Damn hilarious that they didn't challenge Lepage's position. i guess his votes were counted correctly.
Proves what? Why not go into Tampa and acknowledge the hard fought victories of the Paul campaign?
Look. Just because the Republican machine successfully whitewashed the Paul campaign doesn't make it the truth. Is it still a wonder to you why Ron Paul has not endorsed Mitt?
Unity is still attainable through recognition and inclusion. Anything else will rigthfully be veiwed as a fraud . . by the Paul supporters, the Democrats and the voters at large. That won't help Mitt . .
Might help Gary, though . . OK, keep it up.
Maine is meaningless in the election for US president.
I assume Cianchette and Staples realized this when they brought the challenge. Probably they view the real battle is to drive all the Paul supporters out of the Maine GOP. They like their 3rd place party status and want to keep it that way.
Apollo . . . I think your sources are fictitious. Never, ever have I seen Ron Paul delegates use intimidation, threats and every trick in the book . . . how about those fake slates, endless, repetitive motions coming from a book by a young dark haired woman early on who rambled on for over an hour with endless silly motions, Romney operatives shouting repetitive motions using megaphones from the balcony (my son caught 15 minutes of this on video), some Romney guy stalling the Convention for 20 minutes because he claimed he did not have a seat . . .and that is just a start.
I am getting pretty irate here. Your posts are becoming silly. Just admit . . . you hate everything about Ron Paul and his Supporters . . so why are you relevant? Oh, because you use a fictitious name and as someone lectured me a few months ago . . . you are relevant because you have been on here longer than dirt . . . since 2004.
Who cares . . .
Could someone read rule 22 http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf and let us know if the State GOP should file something in support of the process and our delegates?
what purpose does this serve? As a person who has volunteered countless hours to lots of canidates and even more trying to build the party I have about had it. there are so many other things I could be doing with my time.
Come on Violet, both sides will present their evidence and if Jan Staples' challenge is frivolous, then it will be thrown out. The Ron Paul campaign just did the same thing in Louisiana that Jan Staples did here. Unfortunately, politics is often a messy business.
Wow Apollo. Didn't realize you were such a fan of frivolous lawsuits.
Also, just because a few of the RP spoke in less than support of Romney and Summers it doesn't mean we all feel that way. This is a surefire way to get the entire movement working against everyone and cost us the the House and Senate.
You're a anonymous troll sniping on a blog. Jan Staples should know better.
She is acting like a Democrat.
"The Ron Paul campaign just did the same thing in Louisiana that Jan Staples did here."
If Charles Cragin had won the Chair vote instead of Brent Tweed, and the Ron Paul supporters managed to convince the cops to beat him up and drag him out, you would have a point.
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Apollo, are you going to sign it?
Appolo overlooks many details. Why should this story be different.
Found on Barnhardt.biz, at the conclusion of 'Alinsky-Bernadin-Obama Nexus Part 2':
"Be honest and upfront with people and not only will they not hate you, they'll join your army and will march into battle with you.
Lie, deny, prevaricate and cower and you will do nothing but REPEL people."
I don't see the outrage this deserves. Who are Cianchette and Staples to attempt to nullify my voice, or yours for that matter? They are somewhere between thumbing their nose at the Maine Republican voter or giving them the finger.
"Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses."
We shall see.
Apollo . . .There is so much you do not know . . .you are a clueless troll . .. come out with your real name if you want to be relevant. Otherwise . . . for all your seniority here please cease with your troll like behavior.
This flies in the face of Unity within the Party . . . and Jan if you read this . . . you know what I am talking about. I would expect this from the Democratic Party but not my own . . .Best, Violet.
"politics is often a messy business"
And I am above getting down in the gutter . . . with the people like you.
I don't usually agree with Apollo, but isn't this a place where anonymity is supposed to be respected?
Anonymity is respected if you are new and feeling out any blog . . .and if you don't cause alot of waves or controversy . . . once you get over that threshold in any blog that I have posted to . . . the polite and correct thing to do is either cease posting or post under your real name (otherwise you get called out as a Troll). Apollo has been here since 2004 and has raised some heated issues . . . I think out of respect for all of us who use our own names . . .he should come out. It is a polite and respected thing to do in the blogosphere.
Which is why most blogs are requesting Facebook now for all posts . . . it cuts out the trolls and the BS.
There is no way I would ever reveal myself, and open myself, home and family to intimidation, harrassment and threats from people who want me to stop posting. I find it kind of ironic though that for a movement that prides itself on "liberty", they try to shut down the free speech of others.
Then stop posting Apollo . . . I have opened myself up . . . why should you be so special here? And I FREELY Speak out with LIBERTY and understand the consequences. I am not stopping your free speech . . . but if you do not reveal yourself . . . after many combatiive and inciteful posts . . . I will call you out as a Troll. You are free to speak out . . . under a REAL name . . . just like I and many others do. Best, Violet.
Apollo, I strongly doubt that you have anything to fear, physically, from people on this forum, and I'm tempted to take offense at the way you have phrased that... but then, I haven't walked a mile in your shoes.
I do happen to disagree with Violet on this point. Interestingly enough, the question has been studied extensively recently, largely due to Google's push to ban pseudonymous accounts (for advertising reasons). Here is just one of the studies -- http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/29/surprisingly-good-evidence-that-real-na... -- and as far as I know they have all been refuting the thesis that real names encourage better posts.
For my own part, anonymity frees me to say my mind without worrying about losing clients. I've learned through the years that simply identifying with a party can have a serious impact.
I am relatively new here, but my impression is that protection of anonymity is really a core part of the forum values. Of course, you are not compelled to toe the line on that Violet. I imagine we agree on lots, but just not on this point :)
Anonymous gadflies and trolls are accorded the credibility they earn which is very little at all. Then there are those who adopt names of patriots of old who expect others to do their research for them. Most of us don't have time to work on their whims.
Lol . . . TPP . . . I agree with you since you are new:) But if you have been posting silly things based on speculation . . . I would be calling you out too. I am a farmer . . . and I have lost customers based on how I stand politically . . . but I don't really care because I am expressing my rights under the 1st ammendment. I also have a very stong liberal/communist/green . . . clientelle but they LISTEN and don't really care about my politics even though it is discussed ad-nauseum:) I have even turned some of them onto the Ron Paul ideals and they have become Republicans. Bottom line . . . You should not be afraid of where you stand . . . and you should STAND UP! Liberal friends in Florida are taking care of our children while we are at the convention . . . but you know . . . they are really cheerleading for Ron Paul and not for Obama. Get it guys . . . they will not vote for Romney. Here is a crossover example.
Do not get those liberal friends that are watching my kids mad . . . one is a Journalist . . . and her nickname is the Viper:)
I don't understand, Roger. If someone makes a true statement, how does the name attached to it change that? And vice versa? Not at all.
Violet, I respect that you speak your mind publicly. But sometimes, one must pick one's battles and mine lie elsewhere :)
I prefer to remain anonymous as well. I would identify myself if things got personal. On the forum I hope there are others who will reflect on my missives and see if they have an opinion about them. And I appreciate any responses I get. At times like these, a special Thank You can always be in order to the Editor for providing this service. If I had to use my Real Name (tm) on this forum I'd likely have to leave until I retired as I use it professionally, and my opinions vary widely from my bosses'.
Unfortunately this has veered from the topic of the not-just-apparent-but-mockingly-so actions of these politicos against the Republican voters in Maine. Filed on the last day, why? Do they think that if it's done late then we won't shine light on it?
This is so sad Jim . . . so you have to hide who you are because you are a Republican. What kind of people do you work with and most importantly . . . how did our party become such a paraiah in the public sphere that we cannot even utter to our co-workers our political affiliation for fear of loosing our jobs. The Dems do not have this problem . . . they boast about liberalism proudly in the workplace.
Our party has a huge problem if Cooncat cannot utter his political affiliation in the workplace for fear of retaliation . . . I wonder why this is so? Most importantly . . . how do we as Republicans . . . solve this problem. Best, Violet