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Republican Tyranny in Tampa: What Happened and Why?

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About Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


  1. This is the right web site for everyone who really wants to understand this topic.

    You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a fresh spin on a subject that’s been discussed for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  2. America’s Party has seen the se problems and takes a principled approach. Our candidate for President in 2008 was Dr. Alan Keyes, who was ignored when he wasn’t being run over by the Republican establishment. Check out America’s Party platform at http://www.selfgovernment.us/platform.html. This year our candidate is Tom Hoefling, but the Democratic-Republican Party controlled system does not make it easy to get “minor” party candidates on the ballot or even available as write-ins.

  3. Bob, Your take on what happened in Tampa is spot on. It is the same thing that has been going on the Republican party for a long time. I came to the same conclusions you did but really didn’t know how to express the concept. It’s almost as if the Republican party is in bed with the Democratic party. They’re acting like they want to lose. Why would they disenfranchise so many grassroots voters? They don’t even have to pay them off with anything. They’re just cutting their own throats. My take is that this is what is going on because they’re all on the same team.

  4. If memory serves me, The selection of a president was the most debated item in the Constitutional Convention before they ‘spelled it out’ for us to follow. Even the simple will not be learned if not taught. Ben Franklin said that “power & love of money are the most driving force behind those seeking office.” The office of President has both. So it only truly attracts the wrong type of candidates. It was also suggested by the Founders that office holders have another profession & that public office was a ‘temporary’ job. (a nod towards term limits) Reaching waaaay back in our history & teaching the intents & lessons of our begining would go a long way to righting wrong, without the need of a 3rd party or Party Conventions.

  5. Vince and Bob, Thank you for your thoughtful responses. Some of the responses I have received on the sites I posted this on weren’t so thoughtful. Too many still go with the “Romney or 4 more years of obama” without bothering to look at the underlying problems I highlighted. Too many are so scared they don’t think and that is why we have the government we have. One thing I learned in the military is panic leads to death and disaster, and that is where most voters sit now. I have a lot of answers that I believe in but my goal here was to get people to think instead of react emotionally. Some just can’t get beyond emotions and those will never be any good when we need help straightening this out. Nov. 7th I begin working to build the Constitution Party as a viable source of political voice.

  6. Bob;

    I agree with you and you ask a lot of worthy questions that should We The People should have answers to. However, no one including myself has a truly honest and meaningful answer to your questions.

    Myself, I only have one answer as follows: The evil corruption of, “Power,” has infiltrated our nation and seized control to the point that We The People are so overwhelmed with confusion we no longer know who is worthy of our trust for leadership.

    As a nation, we have become like a 300 million people mob with each individual wants or demands pushing for something different while many use the chaos of confusion to rob and loot; then escape free from justice.

    What I am about to say is a hard and bitter pill for each of us to swallow. Yet, it does correctly state the honest truth. The big question is can we handle the truth and respond with a positive meaningful course of action? So, here is the hard and bitter pill.

    We The People are the, “The Reflection,” of the leadership that has been elected and the compounding problems that have continued to accumulate for, “Many Decades.” We The People failed our responsibilities as citizens and as good stewards of our Constitution.

    Myself, and millions more just like me failed to devote the time to research and study the issues so that we could become better prepared to cast a, “Wise Vote,” that upholds our Constitution. Millions more did not even take the time to vote. How many Americans have even read the Constitution, “Ever?” How many have re-read it within the past 4 years?

    According to recent polls, 90% of Americans claim to be Christians. Yet only 50% are register to vote and only 50% of those do in fact vote. The results are 22% of all Americans are voting are Christians; while 78% do not vote.

    John Adams stated; “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

    Starting about 1905 or perhaps the late 1800’s America started a slow but steady drift away from the fundamentals of the United States Constitution plus a drift away from the Christian faith. The early changes in laws and regulations were achieved in small alterations and interruptions of the Constitution.

    This drift was no accident. The slow and deliberate erosion of both Christian faith and our Constitution was and is the result long range plans very carefully carried out by socialist Marxist groups to infiltrate major industry, media, entertainment, government and Christian organizations so they can seize control of America from within. The plan was and is to seize control without a typical war of airplanes, battle ships and guns. A key part of the plan was and is to discredit and destroy the Christian faith in America.

    The socialist Marxist groups have always known and understood that as long as America has strong Christian values Americans would never embrace and accept socialist Marxist rulers. Today among young Americans age 18 – 29; 43% favor and support capitalism and 43% favor and support socialism.

    The socialist Marxist groups have been very dedicated, committed and successful with their 100 year plan and efforts while we, including myself, have been preoccupied with personal self-interest.

    That is the hard and bitter pill truth and facts. While the truth hurts and it is very disappointing; the good news is as follows.

    Millions of ordinary individual Americans have become, “Awakened,” and are preparing themselves with the truth and we are networking, organizing and fighting back with our voices, emails, phone calls and pressures on elected office holders. We have discovered two “Key” important facts:

    (1) The Democratic Party has become over powered and is controlled by socialist Marxist groups.

    (2) The Republican Party evolved into a establishment of, “Rino’s,” willing to compromise with socialist Marxist in efforts to get re-elected.

    History has continued to prove that the majority of, “Votes,” are divided between Democratic and Republican parties. 3rd party efforts have a long history of failure. So, the logical plan of actions for millions of American Patriots, Tea Partiers and Grassroots people is to take control of the Republican Party and vote out the Republican, “Rino’s,” and Democratic socialist Marxist and replace them with Constitutional Conservatives.

    Assuming Constitutional Conservatives can gain a majority control then we can begin to repair the damage and rebuild Constitutional principles and values. This is the plan that is supported by millions American Patriots, Tea Partiers and Grassroots people and FreedomWorks. It is the plan that makes the most logical sense to me.

    I am not a fan of Mitt Romney. He has never been my personal choice. Yet, I strongly oppose re-election of Obama. Based on Obama’s relationships with known communist Marxist and socialist along with his words and actions, I am convinced he is in fact a communist in denial. His vision for America is not the same as the vision set forth by America’s founders or the principles set forth in the Constitution.

    Our only hope and chance of defeating Obama is to vote for Romney. Many of us may not like Mitt Romney, yet in spite of whatever he may be, I am convinced he is not a communist in denial.

    I have hopes that with the continued efforts of the millions of American Patriots, Tea Partiers and Grassroots people we can keep a President Romney in check and balance. Even if we fail to do that we will at least remove Obama from power and give America more time to select worthy leadership in future elections.

    Learn about – “The 1954 Johnson Amendment” Go to:

    Protestants, Catholics and Jews To Unite and Vote for Important Issues
    See Church Vote Video

    Best Regards and God Bless America,
    Jim Paullus – Founder
    Restore Freedom America
    “One Nation Under God”

  7. Bob Russel has made some very good points and has asked many of the same questions that a great many of us are also wondering about.

    I suspect the RNC’s reason behind their tactics is to continue expanding federal power. The two parties are two sides of the same coin. That coin is big government control of everything it can wrest from the governed. There always has been and apparently always will be a war between those in power and those who desire freedom. Many humans, seemingly above all else, desire power. That is the most damaging aspect of the species and is the underlying reason for many of our shortcomings. The republican elite are terrified and that terror (and emotional characteristic) caused them to react with an emotional response. People who allow their emotions to take the forefront of their decision making process the result is usually less than expected and often contrary to what is needed. As Bob pointed out, objectivity (intellect over emotion) would have provided a far more rational outcome. Alas, the emotion of desire to retain power overcame the objectivity and we witnessed first hand the destructive power of subjectivity.

  8. It seems like you can always count on the Republican Party to do the wrong thing. We have a candidate that doesn’t embrace conservative values so even if he wins, the policies and beliefs are not likely to occur.
    Make no mistake, I will vote Romney because Obama must be defeated. After the election I will be looking to find a 3rd party rise up that will represent the beliefs of true conservatives. This is probably my last election voting Republican. I truly believe a new party will rise, their are too many like me for it not to happen.

    • Me too because it’s too late and we have to get rid Obama now! Or we are doomed! We can deal with Romney for 4 years and change things After that! Sorry Bob Russell you know I love you but I’m scared that if Obama is reelected we will never have a chance at all! Love Lois in Tulsa!

      • Lois, fear of obama is wht they are counting on. A few days ago Reince Preibus, RNC chairman, said he has no concerns about a 3rd party because it won’t happen. He sees We the People as sheep with no other options but the demoncrats so he and his ilk in the party don’t care wht TEA Party people think. I will vote for mitty because my only other options are obama and not voting but don’t expect mitty to do anything to improve our nation.