Video: More Boos And Cheers In Equal Measure As RNC Announces Convention Rules


Here is video of the RNC announcing the controversial convention rules to the floor of the convention (background here).

Click the image to jump to the beginning of the pertinent section.

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Watch until about 2:39:00 when Speaker of the House John Boehner takes the podium and asks for a voice vote on the rules. The “nays” from the floor were at least as loud as the “yeas,” but Boehner approved the rules “without objection.”

What a joke. Apparently the Maine delegation has walked out of the convention.

Meanwhile, a North Dakota delegate texted me from the floor of the convention saying that they were instructed to chant “USA” (you can hear it during the video) to drown out the dissenters.

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  • realitybasedbob

    That’s quite a gop ya got there.

    • Spartacus

      Yes, it is some gop. 1684 hours until Obama gets fired.

      • Jamer Morrow

        What happens when Obama is fired and the government keeps growing?

        • Spartacus

          What happens if the growth slows or stops? What will happen if Obama cheats and manages to be re-elected? Ron Paul ain’t running and won’t ever again, deal with it.

          • borborygmi

            Floating the old stale He stole the election strategy now?

          • Spartacus

            Who? Ron Paul, Bush 2? WTF are you yammering about?

          • borborygmi

            “What will happen if Obama cheats and manages to be re-elected”
            Don’t read your own writing or is it so ingrained it is like breathing and second nature. Auto pilot . or automaton. yammer, yammer, yammer.

          • Spartacus

            Aren’t you capable of clarifying what you’re talking about? A well known fact about Liberals is their propensity for making vague accusations. Most consider it to be a baiting tactic on the part of Liberals, I consider it to be intellectually laziness on their part. Which category do you place yourself? There are only 2 options and you don’t get to offer others, the choice is yours.

          • borborygmi

            I … will … write … slowly … so … you … can … understand … yourself. ” What will happen if Obama cheats and manages to be re-elected” This …. is .. . what … you wrote. I replied “Floating the old stale He stole the election strategy now” You……. Replied…… Who? Ron Paul, Bush 2? WTF are you yammering about? Apparently… deductive….. reasoning…. isn’t…. your… minds.. tool….. box.

          • Spartacus

            it is like breathing and second nature.

            Never mind, you’ve already answered. I didn’t consider a third possibility… stupidity…My bad for giving you credit you didn’t deserve

          • Jamer Morrow

            You see a difference between Obama and Romney and I don’t. I like Paul but he is too involved with the Republican party. I know he is not running. Won’t vote for a Republican even if he was running. I like my social freedoms.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Then you will have elected a Mexican Socialist who voted for Government Healthcare and gave tons of credit for his accomplishment to his friend Ted Kennedy.

            Oh, and did i mention his sidekick, who also voted for every big government program bush shoved down your throat, his needless was and his stimulus bills?

            Even if you win, you lost. You will have had to move to the left just to kid yourself into thinking you put somebody in who is different.

            Yeah, you’re that dumb!

          • Spartacus

            I’m perplexed. Why do you have an issue with a Mexican Socialist when you embrace a Kenyan Socialist? Do you secretly hate brown people, you racist?… Good God, I bet the only member of the black panthers that couldn’t hear your dog whistle is Chris Matthews!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You aren’t “perplexed”, you are stupid. There’s a difference, one of which there is no curing.

  • Captornado

    Stan Stein’s influence has reached all the way to Florida? Impressive.

    • Jamer Morrow

      Haha, that is funny. Anybody that believes in small government should not be involved in the Republican party. Too much at stake with status quo.

    • RCND

      Ha! Actually vice versa…. Stan was and is a tool for the good ole boys part of the GOP

  • Emil Kashuntz

    Wow, sounds like the Republicans are pulling their own crap on each other. This is great. it is just like the Tea Party. They start a fire with no idea it is going to burn down their own house. You got to love these greedy dingers when they get so arrogant. One rule for sure, we love tax breaks for the rich.

    • Gern Blanston

      Keep dissing the tea party, ass, they WILL continue to produce change in Washington DC including the ousting of Mr. Obama.

      • borborygmi

        They don’t have to worry about Obama. They have to worry about ‘THE MITT MACHINE’ BWAHAHAHA.

    • Toaster Crisp

      You mean like the breaks ObotOne has shoveled to his loansharks? Those kind of breaks?

      But hey, it’s ok when Demo-rats do it. It’s tax dollars instead of tax breaks. A break is a break.

      If the Demo-rats stood for what they say they do, the Tea Party is a natural ally against the neo cons. But instead, a Demo-rat Whitehouse ramps up the droneage, the Gitmo, the endless war, the endless spending, the police state writ large. All things done by the evil Boooo$Hitler. All neo-con. All Obama.


      Same paymasters. But hey, if they have a D after their name, it’s all good.

      The frauds in the GOP just signed their Whig warrent. Reap it.

    • Linda Dommel

      U need to CLEAN UR own party out of communist. As far as taxing the rich, it pays for 4 days of government spending. That is going to solve the debt problem! Get a brain or post better.By the way answer 1 question honestly. What tax bracket R u at or do U get back? THE WHOLE TAX SYSTEM NEEDS re-done will no deductions on ALL.

      • dakotacyr

        right, Linda, you sell that one. are you willing to give up your mortgage interest deduction or health care premium be taxed as income or the donations deduction. Oh and watch the business community wail and gnash their teeth.

        • Bat One

          Giving up the mortgage interest deduction would cripple the homebuilding industry. But if the trade-off was to eliminate the Earned Income Credit and put the 49.8% who don’t pay income taxes back on the tax rolls it would probably be worth it. Besides, eliminating the mortgage interest deduction would mean that at least half of the illegal aliens would be headed back across the border to Mexico.

  • Spartacus

    A diverse crowd with diverse opinions. Something you won’t find within the Liberal hive mind. Why would anyone be surprised?

  • borborygmi

    Meet The Idiots Who Decide American Elections Oh I thought that headline had something to do with above clip.
    . Operators of the Chicago Political Machine are probably in awe of the Mitt Machine. They are most likely taking notes.

  • Mardene

    Dudley Brown, a delagate from Colorado was going to call for overthrowing the rules which the rules committee had added to the rules resolution which would lessen the impact of gun owners, conservatives & tea party-types. John Baehner, the convention chairman, ignored the convention delegates who were shouting. Looks like a third party will be started for 2016.

  • LastBestHope

    Time to close ranks.

    Mitt Romney is a man born to lead at this time. His whole life has been in preparation for the task ahead. He will need our support and our prayers if he is to turn around this current mess….. and make America happen again.

    The vital moment is on 11.6.2012, because Obama’s America 2016 will be too late.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    What a bunch of rude, classless people.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Um, they aren’t opposing the rules, they are booing Puerto Rico, because they aren’t American’s in their eyes, or something.

    This is why they are chanting, “kick them out”, because they don’t want their overt racism exposed.

  • Jimmy Z

    2:39? There’s only 1:30.