[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]reince priebus 1Hands down, the Chair of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus has been lying and manipulating the voters on how the process for nominating and voting for a Presidential candidate is chosen. Repeatedly, he has said, “the rules are fair” knowing full well, the rules are not fair from the local to the national level.

Through a series of links and searches, the actual rules of the Republican Party which are not posted on their website anywhere, are posted here on my website and you can download them. At the end of this article, you’ll find links to all the information I’m giving you now.

If you take the time to read the entire 21 page document which is in very small print, you’ll notice there are very interesting circles and roundabouts which, if you can’t connect the dots, would be difficult for anyone to understand.



Because lawyers and politicians have to make everything rocket science, trying to clarify things for those who might bump their heads on common sense, there are quite a few rules boiling down to the fact the RNC Rules Committee can pretty much do whatever they want, whenever they want under the eye of the RNC Executive Committee which includes Priebus.

Rule No. 10 is the Committees of the Republican National Committee establishing a Standing Committee on Rules of the Republican National Committee. There is no provision within this particular paragraph stating when the committee meets or when they set the rules.

There’s also a provision for a Standing Committee on Resolutions who is supposed to review and recommend any resolutions brought to them in proper format and within time according to the rules.

house of reps 1In addition to the set of rules referenced above, the RNC also includes within it’s rhetoric, governing rules and procedures as written for the House of Representatives and whatever the current version is of Robert’s Rules of Order might say.

Under Rule No. 15, the states are supposed to prepare an instruction document to distribute in their various districts and counties including how to elect delegates but there’s no real time frame for when this needs to be done.

However, moving down to Rule No. 16 there’s a rule that says “on or before October 1” each RNC state committee is supposed to adopt their rules and procedures. In Colorado, this is what happened by the Colorado State GOPe when they changed the rules to taking away the vote of the people for Presidential nominee. There’s nothing that says the rules have to be adopted by the majority of the voting membership of the Republican party within the state. In fact, I can’t find anything in any of these documents limiting the power of the Executive Boards at any level.

Sure, you could argue Robert’s Rules of Order might apply, but they’ve taken care of that provision by adding in Rule No. 16 wavier provisions which give the RNC free reign to let states do whatever they want with the line “in the best interest of the Republican Party.” By doing this, it leaves it wide open for Priebus to push through his own agenda or that of big money groups and those who have rigged the system in their favor.

Most reporters and pundits are pushing Rule No. 40 of the GOP rules saying paragraph (b) is where the controversy lies. To a point this is correct. Back in 2012 when Mitt Romney was running against Ron Paul, Paul had 5 states in his lineup of delegates and fearing he would be allowed to speak to the assembly they changed the rules making him ineligible for nomination.

Republican National Convention Rules CommitteeAt that National Convention in Florida in 2012, the Rules Committee bumped up the requirement of states needed to win from 5 to 8, which made Paul ineligible.

Since the rules governing the GOP say the “chairman” can call for the Rules Committee to meet to and make recommendations to amend the rules at any time, traditionally they just meet at the convention and change them after everyone’s run and been voted for, putting the weight in favor of whichever candidate they want to win regardless of how many delegates or votes they have received. Even the number 1,237 doesn’t really matter. They can kick that out too if they wanted.

Now, in Rule No. 41 near the bottom (c) and (d), supposedly recommended changes to the rules are to be clearly marked and sent along with a letter stating the reason for the changes and must be approved by the RNC.   It’s implied this information is to be provided to the RNC chair and the Rules Committee but still, it’s not very clear on purpose.

The rules which were adopted on the last listed date are supposed to be the governing rules of the party until the next convention and at that time, are only temporary.

Basically, you’re not going to find any rules per se that specifically state, rules can be changed at whim. What you will find is a series of loopholes and rules giving power to the committees and boards which does a continuous loop.

tonymemegoodcopbadcopsamepolicestationtwoforonepartyFor example, the Rules Committee can accept recommendations to changing the rules but if they don’t like the rule change, they can scrap it. Therefore, if you’re going to submit a Resolution to put a stop to the Rules Committee changing the rules by themselves in favor the people voting on rule changes, you might as well forget it. They will scrap it, throw it in the round file and never bring it to the floor of the State or National Conventions. You’ll never see it past the Congressional District if you’re a delegate from precinct to district.

Also, if you try to go to the Resolutions Committee, you’re S-O-L here too. Although in the creation paragraph of a standing committee dealing with resolutions it appears as if a member of the Republican party can bring forth resolutions.

However, if you read further, you’ll see any resolutions have to have at least one member of the State GOP to also sign off on the resolution. Good luck with that as it will never happen!


This is why all resolutions pertaining to getting control of the party being passed to the people is never going to happen. It’s just not going to happen as the GOP stands now.

Unless there are multiple deaths at the same time in all Executive Boards and every delegate elected as a State or National Delegate suddenly grew a conscience and thought “we the people” was an actual statement to stand by, you might as well understand right now, your vote doesn’t count, your vote will never count and delegates are puppets of the GOP.

vote___choose_your_puppet_by_scartBottom line, we’ve all been duped into joining a “party” which has no intention of standing by the Constitution of the United States or having a party of the people.

Therefore, page 2 of The Rules of the Republican Party which is called the “Preamble” is a load of crap. Here’s what it says:

PREAMBLE

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Republican Party is the party of the open door. Ours is the party of liberty, the party of equality, of opportunity for all, and favoritism for none.

It is the intent and purpose of these rules to encourage and allow the broadest possible participation of all voters in Republican Party activities at all levels and to assure that the Republican Party is open and accessible to all Americans.

It’s a farce written to throw off the voters, grab power through flowery words and has nothing to do with accessibility and equality.

Therefore, when Rush Limbaugh or Laura Ingraham, Karl Rove or Charles Krauthammer pretend the rules are fair, that’s also a load of crap. Posted rules do not equate to fairness. These posted rules completely favor power and money of elitists and friends. The deck is absolutely stacked in favor of golden children of the Party.

It’s true Ted Cruz is playing by the rules, but what he isn’t saying is the rules are rigged and he is well aware of it. This is why he’s been pandering to the delegates and upper crust elitists double talking his previous Constitutional stance pretending as if he is a “we the people” kind of guy.

In Colorado, Cruz has repeatedly shown he doesn’t care about the people. He only cares about the delegates and “power” people running the party. He is fully aware his efforts have to appease these people if he has any shot at being the nominee of the Republican party.

208766What the people aren’t seeing, especially those backing Cruz, is if he gets in, the establishment wins again and the people are screwed.

You can vote for Hillary Clinton, Cruz or John Kasich and you’re voting for the same old establishment running the government just like they’ve been doing all along. This is what the GOP is counting on. They’re trying to call the bluff of the people by saying, “of course you won’t vote for Hillary or Bernie Sanders. That would be suicide.”

The GOPe is trying scare tactics to influence the American people to make it look good.  They truly believe if they take out Trump, they’ve scared you enough to vote for whoever the Republican nominee will be. They know we are loyal to Conservative ideas which they’ve been using against us pretending as if the Republican party is Conservative.

Read the rules, there’s nothing in them stating anything about upholding Conservative ideas. The preamble doesn’t say anything about Conservative ideas and this is what the governing legal document is. It’s not what comes out of their mouths and it’s not what’s written on their website.

This is why it is imperative you read the legal rules governing the party and understand while technically Priebus is saying they’re following the rules, what he isn’t saying is the rules are stacked in the favor of power, greed and corrupt cronies of the Republican Party.

Just to be fair, the Democratic Party is set up the same. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

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The Rules of the Republican Party

As adopted in Tampa, Florida 2012

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Colorado Republican Central Committee

Bi-Laws and Rules 2015

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3 Comments

Jane Hall · April 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm

I think we need to step back and look at the forest, rather than focusing on the trees. Why, oh why do we have a delegate system in place that goes back to the founding of the USA? This is 2016. The information age. The PURPOSE for the delegate system is to ASSURE that there is no MOB RULE. Each individual state PARTY has control of who their nominee will be. They can change the rules any time they want to. This was to prevent the “unwashed masses” from bringing in THEIR candidate, one who is not selected by the Elites of the Party in whatever state it is. This is archaic, ancient, antithetical to a democratic process. Voting is, after, a democratic process. We are a REPUBLIC, which means government by representation. I like that just fine. We the People have control over who our Representatives are, but the ESTABLISHMENT Party leaders have control over who the Presidential nominee is. There is just something WRONG with this system. Many times, what is ALLOWED is not necessarily what is RIGHT or WISE.

    April LaJune · April 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    “MOB RULE” was what the elitists are trying to avoid and it’s true, they want their candidates in place. The biggest problem we have at all, are the parties. The parties are putting up a candidate and telling the people who that candidate will be. The “allowance” of the common man to participate is dictated by the parties. Without the people, the party is nothing, yet they don’t care about the people. Everyone in this country is supposed to have a voice and a vote. I don’t care about representative government as far as we’re talking State Reps, Congressmen, Senators, County Commissioners – because WE THE PEOPLE can really get down to the nitty gritty and we elect these people. What I don’t like is being manipulated or denied the vote for the highest office in the nation. This effects all of us since, the President – another representative – chooses people like THE SECRETARY OF STATE – and in this last horrific Presidency – gave us Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. WE THE PEOPLE should have a say in that!

stonedome · April 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

“Therefore, when Rush Limbaugh or Laura Ingraham, Karl Rove or Charles Krauthammer pretend the rules are fair, that’s also a load of crap.”
until i read this, i thought i was being too critical about what i was perceiving and willing to give the benefit of the doubt.
but while listening to rush limbaugh, i started to notice that he was defending ted cruz because “he played by the rules, and used them to his advantage” but what was missing? the criticism and outrage that these rules are bogus and they are designed to disenfranchise the voters in favor of the power elite. only within the last two days did he start to mention that the rules are not fair, but only after railing and mocking trump for knowing all along and not having the organization in place to do the same.

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