Republican Party Virginia Rescinds Loyalty Oath Requirement…

Facing the reality of massive legal issues the Republican Party of Virginia (GOPe) has voted to remove the party loyalty pledge requirement from the 2016 election:

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The party’s governing body has voted by acclamation to no longer require a Statement of Affiliation to vote in the March 1 GOP presidential primary – FULL STORY

ORIGINAL OUTLINE FROM 2015 – What the GOPe never anticipated back in 2014 was an influx of non-traditional GOP voters to mess up the entire construct of their low support road map for Jeb.

Dropping Conservatives was considered good strategy, eliminating Republican registration – even better. Heck, solid evidence exists the GOPe were actively trying to drop Republican voter registrations and make control of the party nominee an even easier undertaking. This was reflected in their July/August/September confidence.

However, with millions of Independents and even conservative Democrats now supporting a center-right candidacy of Trump, a large segment of the electorate are registering or re-registering back as “Republicans” to support Trump’s primary race.

This massive coalition was never anticipated back in 2014 when the nomination road map for Jeb Bush was constructed. As a consequence several states’ Republican Party Committees began changing their own rules to try and diffuse the Trump risk. Ultimately the goal is to find ways to assist Jeb Bush. North Carolina and Colorado are two previously outlined examples.

The latest approach comes from Virginia – home of GOPe HQ, where they have now developed a “Statement of Intent” which all Republican voters will be forced to sign prior to voting in the primary.

Virginia does not require “voter registration by party”, however in an effort to dissuade the non-traditional republican voter they are forcing all voters to swear allegiance. We can exclusively share with you the required form, along with the obtuse explanation/justification contained therein:

Justified thusly (via RPV leaked memo):

Today, our Party formally informed the State Board of Elections that the Republican Party of Virginia intends to require a Statement of Intent to be signed by voters in the March 1st Presidential Primary. This request was approved by the State Central Committee on September 19th of this year. Our Party has this option available to us by statute.

Attached you will find a copy of the proposed Statement of Intent. Previously, our opponents in the media have messaged this as a “loyalty oath” that will hinder the participation of our military and civil servants. As you will find by reading the text of the proposed Statement, the statement was specifically constructed to allow for participation by our military personnel and civil servants.

The benefits of this statement are twofold. First, this Statement provides us with a huge opportunity to collect data. As you will notice there is an optional line for email addresses. A similar process was used in the 10th Congressional District canvass in 2014, it yielded over 9,000 email addresses that instantly benefited not only our Party but also our nominee. The statement has the potential to add tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of email addresses for the Party and our nominee.

Second, while that Statement if very broadly construed, it will hopefully deter Democrats from participating in our primary process. Without party registration, preventing Democrats from voting in a state run primary is nearly impossible. Given the critical nature of the 2016 elections, it is imperative to ensure every measure is taken to ensure Republican voters select our Republican nominee and I agree.

We know that the Democrats and the media will do everything to push back on us on this issue. In 2012, the State Board of Elections claimed that printing the statements would cost the Commonwealth $250,000. To be clear this claim is ludicrous! RPV staff have looked into the situation and the cost of printing for 1 million of the Statements would be around $10,000 and distribution to cities and counties would also come in at less than $10,000.

Please email me with any questions or concerns on this issue. Thank you for your time. Also please enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

Sincerely,

John Findlay, Executive Director – Republican Party of Virginia

However, the brutally obvious question is “why now”? What is it about this primary race that has the GOPe so apoplectic they are requiring pledges and oaths of allegiance?

From a Virginia RPV insider/source:

[…] the goal is to effectively reduce the number of conservatives, independents, and yes democrats who will vote for a non-GOPe candidate (ie. Trump). Party faithful will gladly pledge their allegiance but the rest will stay home. Specifically the RPV is willing to piss off people who will vote republican just to ensure a GOPe candidate. RVP – HQ is a wretched hive of scum and villainy (see Cuccinelli ’13).

By now we hope all would be able to spot the transparent agenda.

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Just a Reminder, this is an insurgency. – The modern enemy of Wall Street is Main Street vulgarians. The enemy of the RNC/GOPe is not Democrats, it’s Grassroots Conservatives, more vulgarians.

The Republican Party, and the Republican media apparatus, view us as their enemy. We are the enemy they need to protect themselves from:

In 2014, the RNC approved selection rules that govern how each state’s delegates are portioned out from the primaries. Under one of the changes, states holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will have their delegates doled out proportionately with election results, a change that will likely stymie a movement candidate.

States that have primaries on or after March 15 will be winner-take-all states.

That’s important because another RNC rule change requires that a candidate must win a majority of delegates in eight or more states before his or her name may be presented for nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

With 18 GOP presidential candidates, for now, it will be that much harder for any candidate to win a majority in any state, let alone eight. (Article July 2015)

GOP-versus-Tea-PartyNow, ask yourself, why would the RNC want to “stymie a movement candidate“? Who exactly does that benefit? Obviously, the “non-movement” candidate, ie “the turtle“.

Isn’t the entire reason for campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina etc. to make a movement/momentum?

In addition Rule #40 changed in 2014 from previously five needed state wins, to a newer threshold of eight (8):

Officially, it’s Rule 40 in the RNC handbook and it states that any candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states” before their name is presented for nomination at the national convention. (article March 2014)

Again, ask yourself who does this benefit? A candidate can win seven states outright, and still not have their name presented for nomination?

These rules were made/affirmed in 2014 – Who or what exactly was the GOP concerned about blocking in 2016 that would necessitate such rules? When combined with other rule changes you can clearly identify a consolidation of power within the RNC apparatus intentionally constructed to stop the candidate of the GRASSROOTS from achieving victory.

It’s all part of their GOPe Roadmap.

♦ Reference and Resources – (links to internal MSM references are contained within prior outlines): RNC Rule Changes RNC Rule Battles

  1. Following The Money
  2. The GOPe Roadmap
  3. ♦ The Roles of The Players – “The Splitters
  4. ♦ How each candidate is aligned in the Roadmap
  5. ♦ Arrow #1 Trump Hits The Super-PACs – The GOPe Achilles Heel
  6. ♦ Arrow #2 Trump Hits Bush – Inside The Wall Street Fortress
  7. ♦ Arrow #3 Trump Cuts Off Rubio/Bush switch – The GOPe Switch
  8. ♦ The Rick Perry Tripwire Exposed – DC Super-Pac
  9. ♦ Jeb Bush Super-Pac Will immediately spend $10 Million
  10. ♦ Proving there is only one political party in Washington DC
  11. ♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)
  12. ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)
  13. ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)
  14. ♦ How To Defeat the GOPe Road Map
  15. ♦ Current Polling Exposes – the Ohio, Florida, Texas, Virginia, New York Splitters
  16. ♦ Florida Polling Exposes – Donald Trump defeating Jeb’s Florida Strategy
  17. ♦ Rush Limbaugh Discusses/AffirmsThe “splitter strategy”
  18. ♦ The Biden Paradox – Trump Winning Means Clinton Must Be Removed
  19. ♦ Salem Media Communications (GOPe Media Arm) Launches Attack
  20. ♦ Open Letter To GOPe – The Conservative Frustration
  21. ♦ Why The GOPe Will Never Stop Attacking Donald Trump
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102 Responses to Republican Party Virginia Rescinds Loyalty Oath Requirement…

    • wtd says:

      What, if any, penalty is born upon breaking such pledges and oaths of allegiance? Lord knows, none of our Congress critters nor Executives honor their own oaths of office since any penalty has yet to be enforced.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      The GOP in Virginia are made up of mainly RINOs including the head of the Virginia House who pushed through along with the Governor Bob McDonnell the massive transportation bill before he left office. The bill has done nothing but put tolls in parts of the states, raise taxes especially in certain parts of the state, and pay back cronies.

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      • Jack Print says:

        Depending upon whose column you read, the Va. GOP are either RINOs or NeoCONS (when they are neither) The truth is, revoking the “loyalty oath” also had nothing to do with being RINOs or NeoCONS, either. Nor was it a “loyalty oath” – that’s the term the Democrats applied to it, in order to make the GOP sound conniving. The Democratic State Electoral Board modified the original statement leaving in place only 9 of the original 47 words written by the State GOP. Attorney General Mark Herring compounded the problem with the addition of confusing legal guidance, adding a bunch of “legaleeze” meant to intimidate voters and removing the familiar GOP markings with official State ones.

        It is because of these changes made by the Democrats that the State Central Committee decided to revoke the statement altogether. Contrary to the words of conspiracy theorists, It has nothing at all to do with who is running for election or trying to effect election results. It has to do only with the Democratic Governor and Attorney General purposely creating a confusing and intimidating situation for Virginians wanting to vote in the Republican Primary.

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    • chrystalia99 says:

      Colorado cancelled their presidential preference poll–no outcry over that at the time to speak of. http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_28700919/colorado-republicans-cancel-2016-presidential-caucus-vote

      Bear in mind that WY and ND, along with American Samoa and Guam, are either sending UNBOUND delegates to the convention–or the delegates are being bound by straw vote of GOP leaders by one process or another. As such, at least 112 delegates will be going to the convention NOT COMMITTED TO A CANDIDATE THROUGH A VOTING PROCESS. We have to assume the worst, that they will be bound in advance to the GOPer of choice.

      The magic number to win the nomination without brokering is 1236. So 112 delegates is a significant number, given the wide field and the high number of proportional states.

      We need to run a very aggressive ground campaign, through social media and any other clean means, in proportional states, because this is serious trouble just waiting.

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      • Martin says:

        That story was reported back in August. The Colorado Caucus is still scheduled for March 1st.

        http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-presidential-primary-schedule-calendar/

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        • chrystalia99 says:

          GOOD. that gives us a few less delegates to worry about, but we still have to watch the numbers because they are getting desperate.

          They almost cost me my vote down here in AZ–closed the PPP, and somehow forgot to inform a large number of independent voters that we had to re-register as Rs. It was mayhem down at the county recorders office… Thx for the update!

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          • Martin says:

            Well…. maybe not.

            http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/events.phtml?s=c&f=m

            So is the Colorado Caucus for the “GOP” going to happen or not?

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            • chrystalia99 says:

              http://cologop.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016_Caucus-Assembly-Facts1.pdf

              As I read this–COLORADO DOES NOT HAVE VOTE. Apparently, Colorado republicans can go to this caucus thing and choose delegates, precinct people etc, but I find NO mention anywhere on the GOP website for the state or the state website that you can state a presidential preference.

              I’ll keep digging and see if I have anyone in state to vwerify by other means, but as I read it, Coloradans are only choosing delegates

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              • Martin says:

                Hopefully, they choose Trump if they were smart.

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  Well, there is a way to beat this, but it would take massive coordination. First, figure out how many registered Rs are in each precinct.
                  Identify which are definite Trump supporters.
                  Make sure that at least 60% of them (to be safe) can commit to going to their precinct event to elect a committee person.
                  Then, have them settle on a GOP member “in good standing” (a closet Trump voter), and nominate and elect that person. If CO could do this in 60% of PRECINCTS, then That majority could elect Trump supporting delegates. Game over. Most people don’t realize the crucial weakness of the party system–the power of the precinct committee person, and in the case of the GOP–the fact that many GOP precinct committee person seats go unfilled in any given cycle. So it would actually be easy for sane people to take the party back from the INSIDE–if there were a coordinated effort on the ground to grab those precinct seats.

                  Because the precinct committee people are the ones that elect the caucus delegates, and control the voting databases :-). And iof you have a choice between openly fight a vastly superior enemy with far more resources, or infiltrating and subverting–the latter choice is much preferred, has a much greater probability of success.

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                • Martin says:

                  For this, hopefully Trump can squeeze in a few rallies in the state before March 1st (Super Tuesday).

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  I hope so. I just wish I had more solid contacts in CO, but I don’t have any FB friends up there ATM sadly, and am busy as all get out trying to work and keep up with the news of the day. So much info, so little time 😉

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      • I’m with ya. Every day I spread the word about our great leader Donald Trump.

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        • chrystalia99 says:

          Got hit by another troll posse a bit ago on FB sigh. It’s going to be a LONG weekend LOL. Thank goodness I’m self employed….We have to keep pressing forward, and watch the numbers.

          The GOPers and the rest of the uniparty have some serious tools at their disposal.

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          • I hope you have nice weather where you’re at. Makes a long weekend much more pleasant.

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            • chrystalia99 says:

              Last time I poked my nose outside, it was clear and chilly. But Tucson only has about a month of “real” cold, so it’s already warming up, high 50’s low 60’s day, 40’s-50’s nights. Half the time I only know it’s a weekend by the datelines on websites sigh. My other half is like me, variable schedule, since we’re both self employed business people. I’m allergic to 9-5 “real” jobs, can’t remember the last time I had one 😉

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              • Excellent. We’re practically neighbors. I’m in Phoenix. It’s good to know Trump will dominate Arizona. It felt really good when Sherriff Joe gave Trump an endorsement. Go Trump!!!

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  YEP. Go Trump–and go Kelli Ward for Mc Shame’s seat! He has GOT to go, as does Flake next cycle. Enough is ENOUGH. If anyone had told me i’d end up being a fire breathing political activist (again) at this point in life, I would have told them they were nuts. Such is life… Went to the first Trump rally in Phx. last July, and knew he was the one. And thank God for Sheriff Joe–but do you guys have anyone capable to replace him with if needed? He is getting on in years (no offense)…

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                • None taken. I think when Trump gets in office, the whole political landscape will change; for the better. So when we throw out these McCains, and Flakes, good people will fill the slots. Hell I even thought of running for office.

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  I’ll vote for you :-). People have suggested before that I run for office, and my response is NO THANK YOU. You couldn’t give me enough to get me to go after any public office. Not with the way things and people are now! In a saner time, perhaps. But now–heck, they’d be trying to assassinate me from day one….

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                • Thanks, life in office, never a dull moment. Getting assassinated and stuff.

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  I doubt you’d raise that visceral reaction in people, actually, so you’d probably be fine.

                  I, on the other hand, manage to collect regular death threats. It’s really quite odd, given that I am the very soul of diplomacy….I guess I just need to stop hanging around libiots and other deranged people ;-).

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                • Hello Chrystalia, What’s it like owning a mine, and mining. I’ve been watching utube videos about gold panning and such. It looks really fun.

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  You might have seen my other half then LOL–look up HARD ROCK UNIVERSITY on You Tube, that’s My Buddha Bear :-).

                  It can be tough work, but it can be cool too. If you are ever planning to be around Tucson, connect with us through the You Tube Channel–Bear is always looking for a chance to go to the mines, and go shooting 🙂

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                • chrystalia99 says:

                  Sometime soon we’ll be going to NM for a weekend, by Truth or Consequences. My other half consults for other hard rock miners, so he will be looking at a guy’s claims. I am going to do some rock hounding, there’s fluourite, carnelian, fire agate, lace agate and other gem minerals in that area.

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                • I don’t want to anger Sundance. Already been scolded 😦 When were off topic. lets go to the open thread. I’ll look for ya there.

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                • My comment is in moderation Standby

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  1. liberty2828 says:

    Good!

    Maybe Colorado will follow and let the voters decide who they want for President vs. the Party.

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    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      Answered Prayers.

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      • TheFenian says:

        Really glad to read this news. After the scam was first posted here I called the Virginia HQ and voiced my outrage, compared it to the days of Jim Crow and voter suppression. In other words, I laid it on pretty heavy with the guilt and shaming “Making us look like a bunch of Veorge Wallace’s” type of stuff.

        Not that I think it made much impact, but I refuse to be quite ever again.

        I will share this – the woman I spoke to was, I believe, an African American and when I was done saying my piece, she said “Off the record sir, I hear you. I hear you. We’re getting a lot of calls.” So I asked her to be sure and vote for Trump so we can unify the country.

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    • annieoakley says:

      Maybe.

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  2. jedimastertrump says:

    David-Imad Ramadan who started this whole mess is gonna be soo soo mad!

    As he would say with his heavy gutteral lebanese accent: “TOO BYAD!”

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    • jedimastertrump says:

      BTW, How IRONIC that his middle name is “I MAD”!

      HAHAHAH

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    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      Things that make you go hmmmmm……… and hmmmmm……again……

      Did Hezbollah, foreign agents and unions infiltrate the Republican Party?
      by Kerry Patton: Republicans are nothing more than Democrats in disguise,” a conservative friend told me recently. More and more conservatives are displeased with the Republican Party. Some believe the party has actually been infiltrated by not only left leaning persons but foreign influencers and Islamists as well.It’s sad that in today’s political arena, a person cannot present sound critical questioning to their own party without being castrated. It appears that more and more self-proclaimed Republicans are playing a game of ad hominem attacks, just as Democrats do. ….Who is Imad David Ramadan? The question should have been more appropriately presented by asking, Who is Lebanese born Imad Afif Ramadan? Yes, the person we know as “David” Ramadan is actually a Shi’ite Muslim born in Lebanon with the birth name Imad Afif Ramadan.

      http://counterjihadreport.com/tag/david-ramadan/

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    • RINOKiller says:

      Sounds like he got fired

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  3. TwoLaine says:

    TRUMP WINS AGAIN!

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      A BIG voice in the outrage on this was John Fredericks of the John Frederick’s radio show. He is a big Trump supporter – he rarely endorses during a primary but endorsed Trump with a well-written statement recently. He has been going after this ridiculous thing on a daily basis. His voice was a leading proponent in getting it undone!

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  4. shiloh1973 says:

    Maybe we should make the Republican Party sign an oath that they will do what they said they would do when running for election.

    Liked by 12 people

    • helix35 says:

      Maybe we should make all these talk radio shills for Cruz sign an oath that after the election of Trump, they all get on their knees and beg for forgiveness for being so stupid, corrupt, and disloyal.

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  5. Notmeagain says:

    The takeover continues.. pushing back really works. But now I understand why the “conservatives” would run such terrible, stupid, weak campaigns and be trampled all the time by the liberals.

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  6. stringy theory says:

    The Virginia GOP came to its senses when the lawyers explained they would be destroyed by law suits if they followed through. They were complete asses to think they could get away with such a dumb maneuver. This is going to be an election like nothing that has gone before. Trump is going to run the table.

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  7. TwoLaine says:

    Don’t Mess With TRUMP!

    Donald Trump warning prompts RNC leaders to scrap plans to change convention rules
    by Ralph Z. Hallow
    27 Jan 2016

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/27/donald-trump-warning-prompts-rnc-leaders-to-scrap-/

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    • stringy theory says:

      Maybe Trump shamed them into submission. ;o)

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      • bofh says:

        More likely it was a whisper in the ear from weapons-grade Trump lawyers.

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        • TheFenian says:

          Let’s just say it: the Virginia establishment got schlonged.

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        • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

          That’s what the article says. Lawyers had to explain.

          “But changing RNC nomination rules in the middle of its own convention would be illegal under the convention’s own rules, according to constitutional issues attorney and Rules Committee Special Counsel James Bopp Jr. That in turn would invite the Democrats to file legal challenges to any nomination the Republicans made, Mr. Bopp said.

          Before any Democrat could file a lawsuit, changing the nomination rule would also likely trigger all-out war between Mr. Trump and his millions of GOP supporters and the national party and its newly crowned nominee — the absolute last thing the party establishment wanted going into the fall general election.”

          http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/27/donald-trump-warning-prompts-rnc-leaders-to-scrap-/?page=2

          Meanwhile back at the GOPe mansion……something is slowly twisting in the wind……..

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        • weapons grade trump lawyers. NICE!!!! …………. ( I still think lawyers suck though )

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          • bnjohanson says:

            This season could change your mind….I agree these “Lawyers suck” and I have spent my lifetime striving to resist believing this type of environment is the lay of the land, However, I have yet to discover any countering evidence to the contrary. Having said that, Trump has built a World Class army of these Tier-1 Operators around him and against a foe like the GOPe, we should be relieved and enjoy having them work of US for a change…

            PS: Via background, the usual suspects that comprise of the most powerful figures in NYC all agree that if you choose to litigate against Trump, “…you WILL lose.”

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            • Excellent!! And you’re right, I shouldn’t group all lawyers together. Some do some good work, but then you get those that encourage lawsuits, and O.J. Simpson gets away with murder, you just have a hard time giving them the benefit of the doubt. I will definitely give Trumps lawyers my full support.

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    • KBR says:

      TwoLaine, I clicked the link in your post, and came back with something called “left mobotracking.”
      Had to shut down and reload to get rid of it. Just sayin’…

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    • Sal Lee says:

      From the article:

      “Mr. Trump’s organization has been collecting the names, emails and phone numbers of the thousands of people showing up at his rallies, and using that information to try to make sure they turn out to vote in caucuses and primaries.

      But veteran operatives doubt Mr. Trump has enough experienced operatives to counsel his supporters to make sure they also get elected as delegates to the Cleveland convention.”
      __________________________
      I got an email yesterday from the Trump’s North Carolina operatives. I am registered as Unaffiliated and In North Carolina an Unaffiliated voter can vote in either primary but in order to vote for a delegate you have to be a Republican and sign up to attend your local county Republican Party Precinct Meeting. Evidently they had quite a good response and I got another email this morning letting me know that. I won’t be able to go to the Congressional and State Conventions to vote for Trump delegates but I know two other people in my state which are staunch Trump supporters who can and are willing to do so if needed so I passed my email along to them.

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  8. The Boss says:

    It’s still not clear what forced the RPV to change their minds. The statements are typical mush, and I doubt Terry McAuliffe really cared one way or another. He’s too busy trying to raise bail money, I mean campaign contributions for Hillary.

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    • The Boss says:

      But who cares? Great win for Virginia voters.

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    • Cameraman says:

      It’s the probability of being sued into oblivion by Trump, as implied in these paragraphs.

      “Further, the Attorney General issued guidance that those people refusing to sign must be offered a provisional ballot instead, under the federal Help America Vote Act. However, even though tens of thousands of people might cast provisional ballots in this scenario, the code of Virginia (24.2-545) requires that voters must meet the requirements set forth by the party for participation in the party’s presidential primary. In other words, every local electoral board would be bound by law to NOT COUNT those provisional ballots.

      One need not be a political guru to imagine what the headlines around the state and across the nation would be the day after the March 1 primary when tens of thousands of GOP primary voters had their votes cast aside. And, one does not have to be a lawyer to imagine what a candidate who felt injured by this would seek as a remedy.”

      http://thebullelephant.com/breaking-republican-party-of-virginia-rescinds-oath-requirement/

      To me this shows that the Trump team is clearly on top of all efforts to subvert the democratic process and it’s why I’m confident that, at this moment, Trump is effectively in control of the Republican party. This will all be confirmed in July, at which point Trump will be issuing his own pledge of loyalty document to the weasels that stood against him. Let’s see how they like it!

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      • The Boss says:

        Could very well be the Virginia GOP leaders (lemmings) didn’t want to give Trump an iota of credit. Plus, the Virginia GOP is being kept afloat by Reince and the RNC, so that too may have played a role. Hard to tell though. I did read the Bull Elephant article, and it hinted at legal issues. The guy who wrote the article is not an insider, a good thing, so there may some surmise on his part as to what drive the party to rescind its idiotic pledge. Regardless, this is a great development. Thanks for the reply.

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      • your confidence feels good!!

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      A BIG voice in the outrage on this was John Fredericks of the John Frederick’s radio show. He is a big Trump supporter – he rarely endorses during a primary but endorsed Trump with a well-written statement recently. He has been going after this ridiculous thing on a daily basis. His voice was a leading proponent in getting it undone!

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  9. fnn says:

    Trump speaking in Cockney:

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  10. Daniel says:

    Are they going to run an independent? 🙂

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  11. Sal Lee says:

    I found this on the Virginia Pilot website. The form requires a signature and printed name. It asks for an email address but that is not a requirement. It seems there is a loophole available when you sign the pledge. It has been determined that a signature can consist of a squiggly line and a printed name can be two X’s as per Virginia law allows so it pretty much defeats the purpose. The person signing has to be given the benefit of the doubt that the squiggly line and X’s is the best they can do in regards to a signature.

    http://pilotonline.com/news/government/politics/virginia/virginia-gop-asks-state-to-cancel-loyalty-oath/article_2ba1f6be-356c-5d3d-a507-e497ec0558a3.html#utm_source=pilotonline.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fpilot%2Fbreaking%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more

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  12. RVAguy says:

    Could this now be used by the GOPe to attack Trump with FOLLOW-UP race-based ads prior to the primary, ala McDaniel in SC? Unlike Cuccinelli, they can’t defund Trump. A GOPe Operation CHAOS, where they flood the (R) primary with Northern VA hispanic (D) voters and other groups?

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  13. NJF says:

    Thank goodness. These tactics must stop, regardless of who they are trying to subvert.

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  14. NJF says:

    At 5 we’re supposed to get poll #s from DMR.

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  15. If the GOPe could find a way to legally cast our votes for us, they would do it in a heartbeat.

    They cannot be trusted. The People are the leaders of this Country. Political parties, elected officials, and all of government exist to serve us. Not the other way around.

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  16. Does this mean they have had enough time to get the machines rigged so don’t need those now?

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  17. Sandra says:

    All of these tactics, Colorado preventing voters from having any say, Virginia intimidating voters, Cruz shaming voters … so juvenile! I would expect to see this kind of horrible behavior in junior high school, not adult life. What’s the mental maturity of the state party leaders and some of the candidates’ campaign managers? 14?

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  18. Renee Blythe says:

    I am in Virginia so I can just go to caucus and vote for Trump right?

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  19. Chewbarkah says:

    Seems odd that so many here are celebrating the demise of the Republican Party’s (admittedly bone-brained) attempt to discourage the tidal wave of Democrats who will vote in the Republican primary. The Dem primary will be a joke in VA. Unless Hillary has received the indictment she so deserves, Sanders will have no chance of winning, so Dem’s will be free to vote en masse for the weakest Republicans. To the limited extent the Pledge would have reduced the mischief vote, ending it will not help Trump.

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  20. shallbe4 says:

    Thank you for sending this to me. Great News

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  21. lisainva says:

    Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:

    Seems the Virginia GOP would rather keep the state under control of the dems, also!

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  22. moe ham head says:

    well people wake up the sign the pledge and then be like the establishment dont keep your word
    works for politicians every time

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