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Today's "Ron Paul supporters rubbing listless regular Republicans' faces in the dirt" story comes from Nevada.

They seemed to make up more than half of the 1,300 or so state delegates to the convention. They won a key procedural vote on the rules, and their boisterous presence created significant delays, causing the convention chairman, Bob Beers, a state senator from Las Vegas, to recess the convention without selecting delegates to the national convention. The state convention is to resume at a later date.

This isn't as simple a story as the Missouri Paulite rEVOLution, as Paul's Nevada campaign was one of his best, and he actually beat John McCain for second place in the January caucus. (Mitt Romney won overall.) There are from-the-scene reports on the Ron Paul forums.

At the beginning of the Convention the State GOP/McCain campaign tried to limit who could be considered delegates. This prompted a floor fight that went on for hours. The record crowd wondered why they were there if the people to be voted on were already predetermined.

Already the 3 congressional districts have gone (3 delegates for each Congressional District) One district has awarded all 3 to Ron Paul, the second district went, One for Ron Paul, One for John McCain and One for NV. US Senator John Ensign and the third congressional district is unknown since the convention authorities won't tell.

The Reno Gazette-Journal chalks it up to a wheezing, out-of-shape party.

Gov. Jim Gibbons has been beleaguered by a host of missteps since his election in 2006. And neither U.S. Rep. Jon Porter of Henderson, whose daughter was getting married, or U.S. Sen. John Ensign showed up to the convention.

"There's no elected official that really unites the party," Herzik said. "The Republicans in this state are just not hitting on all cylinders."

Speaking of poor organization, the actual, national RP campaign (which told journalists that their Nevada organizer was available for interviews, but did not actually have his phone number) is debating what to do with its remaining $4 million. The most popular (if not most legal) idea: A publishing house.

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  1. its remaining $4 million.

    Those clowns remind me of the old joke about the dog who catches the car; they caught the car, but have no idea what to do with it.

  2. He could give me my $25 back if he really doesn’t need it…

  3. So, just what legal restrictions are there on what RP does with his campaign surplus?

  4. It still cracks me up to see how winning a straw poll creates the assumption that you’ve actually won something. I guarantee when the MN state convention takes place next month, it’ll be packed with Paul supporters. I was at the district caucus and about half of our 16 delegates to the state convention were Paul supporters. Luckily, I ended up at the bottom of the list of alternates and have a good excuse for skipping out. 🙂

  5. In my various posts here I argued that Paul was fund raising for something other than a presidential campaign. He simply wasn’t spending as if he was seriously running for the presidency. I said Paul’s original intention was to raise funds for his Congerssional race and then divert all remaining funds to projects that he’d run after his last term in office. I always believed Paul was engaging in old fashioned bait and switch: donate to my presidential campaign so I can spend your money in other ways later. The Rondroids were a bunch of true believers and no one wanted to believe me at the time. I wonder if they are now starting to see what was obvious all along.

  6. The funniest part about this is that the vast majority of RP’s supporters basically fit the young, stupid, and/or nerd profile and have no clue about how things work.

    If any RP supporters get a clue, they’ll go negative and start trying to discredit RP’s opponents. None of the ardent RP supporters have been able to figure that out.

    And, rather than going to Hillary’s appearances and launching into a ten minute screed about BrettonWoods and how the FedCommissioners are actually LizardPeople, just point out flaws in her ImmigrationStance and then upload it to video sharing sites.

    Note: these idiots are willing to do something, but what they do is counter-productive to their cause, but perhaps that’s the crypto goal.

    So, to recap:

    1. Get some real questions from one of my sites.

    2. Ask them during a designated Q&A session.

    3. Upload and promote the response.

    Is that really so difficult? Apparently it is for RP fans.

  7. Oh God, what’s that smell?

  8. Hmm, I’d say it’s the rotting corpse of a monomania that’s been bludgeoned to death by some kind of large, odorous, and generally repulsive mythological being with an affinity for the undersides of bridges.

  9. 1. Get some real questions from one of my sites.

    We all bow to you, font of infinite political wisdom.

    YOU HAVE ALL HEARD THE DECREE:

    If the question isn’t from the almighty ORANGE LINE SPECIAL, it isn’t real, but shall being counterfeit and lukewarm be cast into the outer darkness!

  10. A publishing house could have shares owned by several good not-for-profit or political organizations.

  11. IllegalImmigrants are invading our beloved Mexico, but Calderon refuses to do anything because he is in the pay of the GuatemalanGovernment!

  12. They could use the 4 million to start a magazine that covers current events using libertarian analysis and opinion. Their tagline could be: for free minds and free markets – and this time we mean it.

  13. “dear hillary – this dude from the internet who is afraid of mexicans told me to ask you why you’re uh…i’m sorry, i just can’t do this.”

  14. La parte m?s divertida sobre esto es que la mayor?a extensa de los partidarios del RP cupo b?sicamente el perfil joven, est?pido, y/o del nerd y no tiene ninguna pista sobre c?mo las cosas trabajan.

    Si algunos partidarios del RP consiguen una pista, ir?n negativa y comenzar?n a intentar desacreditar a los opositores del RP. Ningunos de los partidarios ardientes del RP han podido calcular eso hacia fuera.

    Y, m?s bien que el ir a los aspectos de Hillary y el lanzar en diez minuciosos screed sobre BrettonWoods y c?mo el ComisionesDelFed es realmente GenteDelLagarto, apenas precisan defectos en su PosturaDeLaInmigraci?n y despu?s upload los al v?deo que compart?a sitios.

    Nota: estos idiotas est?n dispuestos a hacer algo, pero qu? ?l lo hace es contraproducente a su causa, pero quiz?s a que es la meta crypto. As? pues, a la recapitulaci?n:

    1. Consiga algunas preguntas verdaderas a partir del uno de mis sitios.

    2. P?dalos durante una sesi?n se?alada del Q&A.

    3. Upload y promueva la respuesta.

    ?Es eso realmente tan dif?cil? Est? al parecer para los ventiladores del RP.

  15. It sucks being monolingual sometimes.

  16. Fuck you, resaon. Keep your dirty paws off OUR revolution.

  17. J sub D – it’s just a translation of Lonewacko’s post above.

  18. Seems like the RP people are organized to me.

  19. wmb | April 28, 2008, 3:30pm | #

    “…I argued that Paul was fund raising for something other than a presidential campaign. He simply wasn’t spending as if he was seriously running for the presidency. I said Paul’s original intention was to raise funds for his Congerssional race and then divert all remaining funds to projects that he’d run after his last term in office. I always believed Paul was engaging in old fashioned bait and switch…..”

    He raised over 30 Million dollars and spent all but 4 of it. He got clobbered on Super Tuesday and that was the end of his campaign. He’s stretched the remaining dollars out over the last 2+ months.

    He didn’t use that money for his congressional race. That was a separate fund.

    He’s making the most out of what he has left and the money I gave him was money well spent. Now the country is only 95% socialist/imperialist instead of 99%. If all it did was raise his profile enough to publish another book and talk about liberty on talk shows then so be it. He’s done more than any previous candidate with Libertarian views.

    Stop being a hater. I’m sorry the first libertarian to get decent mainstream press is a pro-life federalist. Maybe we can run another one in 4 years that is a pro-choice pot activist so you defeatists will be happy.

  20. The above’s too f-ing much, lol, “LineaAnaranjadaEspecial”, specifically the fact that you don’t have a Spanish term for “Upload”.

    Anyway, I love how the pundits like to tie the remaining war chest to the plan to establish the publishing company. Don’t they know of the revenue he’s starting to collect from the book sales?

  21. Very good, and obviously not mechanical.

    Anywhoo, here’s another idea: RP supporter should see a lawyer. No, not for that!

    I mean they should consult with lawyers and others who know how to ask real questions. Then, choose topics people are interested in (tip: immigration, not LizardPeople) and ask those questions.

    The fact that RP supporters not only can’t figure that out but actually oppose doing that shows just how far gone they are.

  22. Godammit, I can’t believe I missed the party. I need to get on someone’s mailing list or something.

  23. Someone stupid wrote: “t still cracks me up to see how winning a straw poll creates the assumption that you’ve actually won something. ”

    It still cracks me up to see how winning a “majority” in an election creates the assumption that you’ve actuall won something that allows you to dictate to anyone else.

    Good for the clowns and rabble-rousers who are showing up the Emperor’s dirty underside.

  24. *I’m* interested in hearing about Lizard-People. And *I’m* a person, thank you very much.

  25. I live in Reno, and am here now. Most of the time I am out of the country, but I was here, and I missed the party.

  26. Muy bueno, y obviamente no mec?nico.

    Anywhoo, aqu? es otra idea: El partidario del RP debe ver a un abogado. ?No, no para eso!

    Significo que deben consultar con los abogados y otros que saben hacer preguntas verdaderas. Entonces, elija los asuntos que la gente est? interesada adentro (extremidad: la inmigraci?n, no GenteDelLagarto) y hace esas preguntas.

    El hecho de que los partidarios del RP no pueden calcular no solamente eso fuera de pero oponer realmente hacer ese las demostraciones apenas c?mo est?n idos lejos son

  27. Oops, it’s mechanical: “extremidad”?

    Anywho, that’s cute and all, but I’m wondering why RP supporters would try to avoid people asking real questions. Is it that they aren’t really RP supporters at all, or that they’re complete idiots?

  28. the convention chairman, Bob Beers, a state senator from Las Vegas

    You’ve just gotta think it would be pretty easy to take a state sentator from Las Vegas outside his parliamentary comfort zone.

  29. Oh, and after this chicanery, my next fundraising letter from the GOP is getting shredded and sent back in the “postage paid by addressee” business reply envelope, along with a printout of this news story and the heaviest paper garbage I can find that will fit in the envelope, to maximize the amount they have to pay.

  30. MAYBE HE COULD USE IT TO START A NEWSLETTER!

  31. I’m not sure who looks more incompetent here, the Nevada State Republican Party or the Ron Paul campaign.

  32. There is LOVE in my rEVOLt and there is LOVE in my rEVOLution. Ron Paul people have been going to Republican precincts all across this Nation to volunteer, they now hold seats in those Rep. committees. Little by little they have won over delegates and voters. RON PAUL is my write in Candidate. What no one will understand is that Ron Paul won already. He got regular Americans to once again vote, to care about this process. He no longer has to be the only one that says NO.
    fknJonas

  33. For Minnesota supporters of Ron Paul, can you do me one favor at your state convention in Rochester, can you deny the endorsement of “Neocon Norm” Coleman in the U.S Senate race? Now that will cause some shockwaves.

  34. Oh God, what’s that smell?

    Cornbread done too well?

  35. The McCain leadership of the Republican Party refused to allow its own elected county delegates to vote when it seemed they were going to vote the wrong way. The McCain supporters ran away, hid, turned the lights out on everyone else, and them fabricated a story about the facility owners wanting everyone out. Extrapolate and imagine what a McCain administration would do to this country.

  36. What I don’t get about this is, why are the McCain people even bothering with this? Worst case scenario for them is, that they let the vote go as it went, and send 7 Ron Paul delegates to the national convention, where McCain would still win by a gigantic majority.

    For all their talk about unifying the party, they sure don’t seem to be able to make any concessions of their own, even when such concessions wouldn’t hurt McCain one bit.

  37. Seems like the RP people are organized to me.

    The grass roots are highly organized. The national campaign — you know, where the money went — is/was run by idiots. If RP2008HQ were in charge of this NV convention push, the delegates would have wound up stranded somewhere in Oregon.

  38. There’s no doubt RP’s national campaign office was incompetent. The guy in charge of his campaign apparently spent most of his time successfully getting in to Paul’s granddaughter’s pants. But I don’t particularly like the unethical smear. The had 30 million total and spent 26 of it so far. That’s not outrageous and Paul is a conservative guy. His best shot of winning was always McCain wrapping up the delegate lead and then dying. So its actually prudent for him to have this reserve fund for a full court media press in the event that happens.

  39. The guy in charge of his campaign apparently spent most of his time successfully getting in to Paul’s granddaughter’s pants.

    I was wondering about that little coincidence, but not knowing I didn’t want to be the one to bring it up…

    Gah, look at the New Hampshire primary. Look at the difference in effectiveness of Operation Live Free or Die, made up entirely of amateurs paying all their own costs, vs. the “professionals” in the Paul 2008 campaign running idiotic abortion* and immigration ads.

    * yes, I agree with Dr Paul on this issue, but it wasn’t the right issue to do ads about.

  40. Reason is anti-freedom and anti-American.
    Die slow.
    Nuff said.

    And to think that we are supposed to be on the same team…

    Die slow, you will.

  41. @Chris Potter

    Oh, and after this chicanery, my next fundraising letter from the GOP is getting shredded and sent back in the “postage paid by addressee” business reply envelope, along with a printout of this news story and the heaviest paper garbage I can find that will fit in the envelope, to maximize the amount they have to pay.

    Forget the heavy paper garbage. Just tape the damn envelope to a brick. I used to work at a magazine publisher, and my friends in the mail room told me they got lots of bricks (and other things), because people would glue the postage prepaid subscription cards to them, and toss them in the mailbox.

    Then again, we’re talking about Republicans here. I wonder what the post office would do if you glued the envelope to an elephant?

  42. The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.
    –Russell Baker
    Poor Russell’s Almanac (1972)

  43. To Orange Line Special Ha ha ha ha – are you serious guy!!!! Ron Paul supporters are stupid! You can’t be serious. Take a look at Barron’s top paid hedge fund managers – they were all short housing and the Fed. Falcone made $1.7B last year. They agree with Ron Paul 100% on the significant issues facing our Country but they know we have a fat, dumb electorate that won’t think for themselves until their big-mac cost $10 and they can’t afford to pay the cable bill.

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