The lb-prog media is only giving short shrift of coverage to the Republican National Convention. Which is both good and bad, because the Republican National Committee has just brokered a power grab at the convention that would alienate most Republican Americans as well as drive a significant number of them away from voting Republican in November, were the truth well publicized.
The RNC, chaired by House Speaker John Boehner, and backed by Rules Committee Chairman John Sununu just ran through a floor vote, despite very vocal opposition from the delegate voters on the floor, to approve rules changes on Rules 12 and 15(16). This pretty well overrode the attempts by the RNC delegates to have a minority report generated detailing and publicizing the views of those that oppose the changes. These new rules allow the RNC chairman to push through his own additional rule changes in the future with what amounts to a rubber stamp by the committee AND allows the RNC to designate delegates.
Effectively, THIS means that in the future it matters not who the states vote for in terms of delegates, even if they end up supporting a candidate that is NOT the person that the RNC likes. Instead, after the states go through the motions of vetting candidates and voting, the RNC gets the option to ignore THOSE delegates and pick new delegates that it likes and predetermine who those delegates will be supporting at the National Convention.
Which means that the Republican National Convention will no longer have to cater to winning the support of delegates that might be predisposed to support folks like Rick Santorum. And won’t have to listen to any of those silly ideas like Ron Paul had. Won’t even be on the radar. Never reach the big screen. Won’t muddy up the message at the convention. Instead it will be all one big hoopla to coronate the RNC designee.
Now, when the exit polls were done after the 2008 election, 85% of voters identified themselves as conservative. Not just the republican voters. All the voters. That is overall the majority of the voters and the majority of the country. Which means, that if the majority of the country were not put off by the directness of Ron Paul’s polici\ies, or he had been a little less forthcoming about his plans, like Presbo had been about his, that there may well have been an overwhelming majority of the country that would have agreed totally with Ron Paul and the only folks NOT voting for him would have been the hard-core party-ites, and the folks that were put off by his looking old.
Because most of the country is conservative. And if they really thought about it and understood it, most of them actually support the Constitution and the principles of little “r” republicanism. And if they really thought about it, most of them don’t want an over-spending, business-as-usual, which-way-to-the-bankruptcy government. Which means that information that makes them really think about it needs to be kept away from them.
What just happened at the RNC is that every American that is actually conservative ( 85% of the country), everyone that is not for business as usual for as long as it lasts or for the collapse of the economy, just got disenfranchised. By the RNC. Who now designates delegates independently from who gets voted for. Which means that the RNC now chooses for themselves who is going to be the candidate on the Republican ticket.
Which would really piss people off if they realized it.
Which is a gift. To the lib-progs. All they have to do is to make the country aware of what the RNC has just done. Disenfranchisement of conservatives. It would be enough to alienate a majority of the votors that would otherwise vote repub. It would drive many of them to stay home. It would drive many of them to libertarian Gary Johnson or to further starting to form a Tea Party Party. And it would deprive the Repubs of so many voters that it would clinch a Presbo victory.
So why this is not front page news on every lib-prog newspaper and TV station, and a being run into the ground between now and November is beyond me