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May 13, 2008

Ronulans: The Gift That Keeps on Giving, Part II (genghis)

Drudge had this linked on Monday, but I don't really feel too guilty posting it since it's an extension and update to the Ronulan post we had here on Sunday. If you didn't read it then shame on you for having an actual life, or whatever you call it. The original post was specifically about Professor Science's plan to use stealth and subterfuge in the Washington State GOP convention in order to get delegates seated for the national GOP convention, and then cause chaos.

But it looks like the plan is a little more widespread than in just one state, according to this entry on an LA Times political blog.

"Ron Paul's Forces Quietly Plot GOP Convention Revolt Against McCain."

I'm intrigued...can you tell us more?

Virtually all the nation's political attention in recent weeks has focused on the compelling state-by-state presidential nomination struggle between two Democrats and the potential for party-splitting strife over there.

But in the meantime, quietly, largely under the radar of most people, the forces of Rep. Ron Paul have been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in Minnesota at the beginning of September.

But why?

But what's been largely overlooked is Paul's candidacy as a reflection of a powerful lingering dissatisfaction with the Arizona senator among the party's most conservative conservatives.

It's all so clear now. Hear that, most conservative conservatives? Dissatisfied with McCain? Your only refuge now is to flee to the warm embrace of the good doctor.

In the last three months, Paul's forces, who donated $34.5 million to his White House effort and upward of a million total votes, have, as The Ticket has noted, been fighting a series of guerrilla battles with party establishment officials at county and state conventions from Washington and Missouri to Maine and Mississippi. Their goal: to take control of local committees, boost their delegate totals and influence platform debates.

Just face the inevitable.

They hope to demonstrate their disagreements with McCain vocally at the convention through platform fights and an attempt to get Paul a prominent speaking slot. Paul, who's running unopposed in his home Texas district for an 11th House term, still has some $5 million in war funds and has instructed his followers that their struggle is not about a single election, but a long-term revolution for control of the Republican Party.

Revolution? No, it's all about LOVE.

We can has delegates!

UPDATE FROM LAURAW: Jenjhiss told me he really wanted to post a video of this tune below the fold, but true to his moron roots, did not know how. Also he claims he was too tired this morning to figure it out and is headed to bed. Fuckin' vampire.

So on behalf of Zhenzhess, please enjoy a little ZZ Top. Played over clips from Mars Attacks, because it was there.


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