Rowdy Minnesota Republicans Elect district/state delegates, conduct party business Saturday

By | February 26, 2012

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  1. Anonymous

    FYI, the state party HQ has been in desperate need over the past couple of weeks for people to help with data entry of PCRC forms.

    According to my sources, a vast majority of the volunteers that have been helping the party with this effort at the HQ in St. Paul have been Ron Paul’s supporters.

    Kind of ironic, don’t you think?

  2. ben

    Will the Paul supportors support the Republican candidate if it other than Paul or will they just stay home. A third party candidate will guarantee an obama re-election this is a major concern.

    1. Cullen

      I will and I’ve been trying to talk other Ron Paul hard cores into this. I hear a lot of, why does it matter the other candidates are Diet Obama. I say,if you need to lose some weight diet soda better then regular.
      For a lot of these paulians, it took a man of virtue and integrity to get them involved. If he wasn’t in it they would be saying, why does it matter? Even if they are republican they say one thing and do another(crooked politicians). When your honest and fight for what you believe in, people will be honest and fight for you. I don’t agree with all of Ron Paul views but I do believe in him

    2. Richard

      Will the GOP nominate another candidate who doesn’t adhere to the platform that the delegation spends so much time fighting over? If they nominate a candidate who doesn’t even adhere to the basic republican principles of limited government, indvidual liberty, and fiscal responsibility, why should that candidate get anyone’s vote? So he can “win”? What is winning when you’ve already given up everything you are supposed to stand for? Bailouts, government healthcare, deficit spending, horrendous abuse of civil liberties (FISA, NDAA, Patriot Act, and now HR 347) are not in the republican platform. But there is only one candidate who has a record of being and stands today against these things.

      1. Cullen

        You are totally right my friend Ron Paul are no one. Just trying to turn other reps by positive reinfocement

  3. Ben

    The “local MD” was Dr. Fred Nobrega… and he was also a member of the nominating committee.

    A word to the wise: “the disregarded and disenfranchised Libertarians feel that the only way to usurp the establishment GOP and what they feel are out of touch politicians is to fill the delegation to the state caucus with people who will declare themselves for Ron Paul and no other candidate.”

    Politics is a winner take all sport… this election is about restoring our Constitution, about restoring American liberties, and about restoring our free-market system. To accomplish this, we as Republicans must nominate and elect as delegates individuals firmly committed to these things. To express surprise that the supporters of Ron Paul sought to (and did) win a majority of Olmsted County’s delegate share, and to denigrate this organizational feat, is poor sport. There were no “Libertarians” present at the county convention, there were “(l)ibertrian Republicans” or “constitutional conservatives”… a Libertarian is a member of a party, a libertarian is an ideological strain of constitutionally limited government.

    See you at the State convention.

    1. Phil

      Actually, the Parlimentarian was Dr. John Abenstein.

  4. Dan

    I went through the process because I care about my country and the people of this great country that is getting destroyed by people that try to control the votes to there pleasing. I was really upset about the GOP leaders picking the delegates before the convention to me a group of people talked about how they can get delegates that support there candidate and found a way to get them in I have the same right to be on top of that list as anybody else. I’ve put my work in and payed my dues you should not be able to pick and choose. We went there to vote the people we wanted in not the ones you choose for us I felt like I was robbed from my chance to be a delegate. If you have the first ten people picked out odds are most people will circle those first ones and not even know why they did. They knew the Ron Paul people were coming and tried to keep us out. We are all equal and have the same right to be delegates as everyone else. It seemed to me there was a plan to get less Ron Paul supporters on to the next level. I keep hearing it’s about the Party not just one person but they sure like to gang up on Paul trying to keep him out. That just proves to me that you should not have the responsibilities you have we all Matter not just the ones with more experience we want to be a part of this and the ones leading all of this don’t want us there so they can control things to the way they want to and for the people they choose.I will become a part of this process and do what I can to change the BS that is going on We are coming the younger generation is coming and we are pissed when we get in then maybe we can get our country back and honer the constitution since most Republicans don’t care about it anymore lately it seems like most Repretendacans keep voting for less freedom and bigger Gov. and more spending it has to stop or someday soon the people will fight back and maybe the world will end as we know it in Dec. 2012. Isn’t it weird the it is right after the election.If anyone gets in but Paul then nothing will change so it don’t matter and that is why nobody else will get the Ron Paul votes so if you don’t pick Ron Paul then you will lose anyway Paul or nothing the only REAL change

    1. Dan

      Just like bush he is not a real conservative. they will tell you what you want to hear and as soon as they get in office they do the opposite. they are all puppets and the people will never get it i guess the only one with a great record and is the most consistent and could NEVER be bought is Ron Paul and if you don’t know that then you know nothing about him.

  5. Tuella

    To make a correction to your comments, the green sheets handed out had nothing to do with Libertarians or Ron Paul supporters. The Quist slate was not a Libertarian slate (Allen Quist is not a Libertarian). Nor was it a Ron Paul slate. The Quist campaign is supported by people representing all presidential candidates, as obvious from the people on his slate.

  6. Cullen

    I support Ron Paul and am new to the political agenda and schedule. Do I know what’s after one meeting to the next-No. Am I learning-Yes. Geez instead of looking down your noses at us younger voters, maybe you should be happy that we’re learning and taking time out our schedules to be there and try to make a difference. We are the future of this party and this country. I also get a kick out of people talking about paul or nothing. Let me ask you this would you vote for Paul if he did get the republican nomination.

    1. Jeremy Griffith

      Cullen, you are right about one thing, the party does need new blood and you shouldn’t be intimidated by the process. Everyone has a first time to take part in the process. As for your question, the answer is “Anyone but Obama!” I just don’t think Dr. Paul is the strongest candidate when it comes to national defense.

      1. Cullen

        When it comes to national defense or waging war. I really think the citizens of the U.S.A are the strongest candidate. I just what somebody that will and is willing to let the people decide. Please at least ask and keep asking and listen.

  7. Matt R

    What Erin said about Paul supporters is absolutely untrue, incorrect, and a complete distortion of reality. All of the Paul supporters I know have become involved with Republican Party politics in one way or another. I saw many of them at the 2010 state convention volunteering for various campaigns, helping to put on the convention itself, but the bottom line is that they stuck around and have “skin in the game”.

    What Erin might not understand is their single issue is liberty. Unlike the attitude Erin expressed, Paul supporters feel that their votes and support should be earned, not simply handed out at if a certain candidate or party was automatically entitled to it without having to earn it. If a candidate doesn’t pass muster with that single issue, if they don’t earn the support and votes of Paul supporters, they won’t be likely to support them at all.

    But to your point, Jeremy, you sound pretty upset with how it seemed that “pre-approved” candidates were more or less endorsed by the party leadership and the Establishment. You have my email address; send me a message and ask me what can be done about this, because there ARE alternatives.

    1. Jeremy Griffith

      Matt you’re comments are well taken, however, I cannot reply. You’re e-mail doesn’t appear on here as I am not an administrator.

      As I pointed out in the column, libertarians, and anyone else, were well within their rights to nominate delegates from the floor. That’s the rules.

  8. Ryan

    Rogers Rules, eh? That’s probably why all those “libertarians” were raising a fuss… Most credible organizations use Robert’s Rules. Rogers’ Rules were found to be prejudiced.

  9. Erin

    The issue with most (not all) Ron Paul supporters isn’t their beliefs per se, but rather the fact that they are infiltrating a political party that they care not to build up, dont intend to volunteer for or even support its platform. They are “one issue” Republicans and their issue is Ron Paul. They are getting themselves elected to yearlong (sometimes 2 year) posts within the party with no intent to help it after the National Convention this summer. When asked, “What about after the RNC? What will you do then?” one elected delegate & Ron Paul supporter replied, “who cares?”

    1. Ben

      Erin,

      As a life-long conservative Rochester resident, I take umbrage at your generalization. I am a life-long Republican who organized for Quist’s gubenatorial campaigns in the 90s, who was an active participant in several local state-level office elections in 30A and 30B, and who has been elected a Republican State Delegate for the better part of a decade… and I am a dedicated Ron Paul supporter. Ron Paul’s supporters, like me, are REPUBLICANS. Perhaps this is a fact lost on you? Ron Paul’s constitutional conservative supporters are indeed issue oriented… they care passionately about individual liberty, about the restoration of constitutional government with its checks & balances and federalism, about restoring a sound currency, with restoring economic liberty, and with advocating a rational, realist foreign policy of defense, not aggression abroad.

      We are members of the Republican Party because we believe in the fundamental principles the Republican Party stands for, for the restoration of these things, and to see tese principles reaffirmed and codified in our laws, courts, legislative halls… and with God’s providential help, the White House.