RNC 2012, The convention that wasn’t

con·ven·tion (kn-vnshn)
a. A formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates, as of a political party, fraternal society, profession, or industry.
b. The body of persons attending such an assembly: called the convention to order.
2. An agreement between states, sides, or military forces, especially an international agreement dealing with a specific subject, such as the treatment of prisoners of war.
3. General agreement on or acceptance of certain practices or attitudes: By convention, north is at the top of most maps.
4. A practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction; a custom: the convention of shaking hands.
5. A widely used and accepted device or technique, as in drama, literature, or painting: the theatrical convention of the aside.

cor·o·na·tion (kôr-nshn, kr-)
The act or ceremony of crowning a sovereign or the sovereign’s consort.

I figured the best way to start of todays blog was to define two terms, convention and coronation. Two weeks ago I attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate at large for the island of Guam. One thing became VERY clear to me right off the bat. They misnamed the event. It should have been called the Republican National Coronation. That is exactly what took place. The GOP with balloons 2 inches above my head crowned Mitt Romney as the parties “choice” to run against Barack Obama for the 2012 presidential election sham.

Now, you may ask, am I being harsh?

Let us take a look at some interesting tidbits of the events that took place.

Cancellation of Day one due to weather. Well, Day one was supposed to not be heavily televised as it was supposed to be mainly floor business like delegates taking actual votes for the parties platform, rules, credentials and such. Understandably, some caution was given to Tropical Storm Isaac. The party decided to “play cautious” and canceled day one activities and instead move them to day two.

Day two. Well, we were informed to wait in the lobby for busing to the convention at around 11:00 AM with the convention starting at 2:00 PM. Buses showed up finally around 1:30 PM with us arriving to the convention almost one and a half hours late. When I arrived on the floor they were just starting to hold the vote on the new rules.

You may want to watch this video.

After the vote, I turned to my fellow delegates and two of them quickly agreed with me that something fishy had just taken place.

I really would love to get my viewers opinion on this one, but to me, right at this moment, it became painfully clear to me that even as a duly elected delegate, I had no more voice in America. All other things that took place in this election cycle aside, to me The Republic of The United States of America had died.

I had no voice, no say, no vote.

The Grand Old Party, with all of its great leaders and not so great leaders, the party that freed the black Americans from slavery, and pulled America through a tough time in its early history; the party that gave us Ronald Reagan, had been completely been taken over by power greedy bankers, political interests and corrupt politicians.

Now, the next vote that came to the floor was the platform vote. There was no doubt that it was passed as only a smattering of no’s were heard on it.

Now here is the big thing to me, taking a look at the parties platform, there is the typical Mittflop. One thing comes out of the mouth then another. How can the GOP purport to be the most constitutionally adherent party and pull the shit off  that they did?

{Now a brief moment of brevity look for the section about Guam}

The remaining two days of the convention were all speeches and sign waving and such glorifying how the GOP was unified (NOT) behind Mitt Romney and such.

I still need some more time to digest everything that happened those three days so I will probably have more to say. Stay tuned.


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