Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Broken or Rigged?
Not so. Not even close. I suspected with good reason that things were bad and perhaps rigged. But never before has such an obvious example hit the radar. It all started at the RNC as John Boehner called for a two thirds majority vote on a new party ruling. Essentially this new rule would allow the GOP to stop grassroots candidates they deemed unsavory for office regardless as to whether or not that particular candidate had captured the majority votes. They would still have the power to put "their man" forward. Had this rule existed when Ronald Regan was up and coming, it would have prevented him from the nomination and therefore the presidency. As Boehner takes stage and asks for a vote, the delegates quite clearly are divided. Fifty percent at best is what he had that were for or against this proposed rule change. But guess what? The teleprompter that he was reading (also known as a script) told him that the required two thirds was achieved and the ruling was passed.
Perhaps the DNC will be different. Well, it wasn't. In this case a ruling about using language that includes God and a declaration of Jerusalem being the official capital of Israel was up for a vote. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villariogosa, like Boehner, steps up and asks the delegates to verbally approve or reject of this proposal. Again, it sounds like a fifty percent split with both sides being very equal. The Mayor recognizes this and asks two more times for them to vote. Finally a woman tells him to read the rest of the teleprompter and let the fallout be what it may. And the script, just like at the RNC, read that the necessary two third had been accomplished and the ruling was passed.
If this kind of rigging is happening at the National Convention, where else is it occurring? Was Romney really the GOP pick? Does our vote actually count? Can you make your voice be heard? Are we, the people, electing actual representatives? Watch this video recap of the events that I am reporting to you and decide for yourself.