Great piece, again, by Ben Swann.
Now, what does this mean? Are the “libertarians” taking over the GOP? Or, is the GOP based on libertarian values? In my mind, the GOP was the most libertarian, before they were taken over by the Neo-Cons. Since the eighties, and the take-over (by some who really don’t even know what that has meant to their lives and their party), the party HAS lost her way. So, are these “new” Republicans cut from the OLD cloth, or, are they trying to change the party to what it never was meant to be?
In this video (the montage of video clips), the State-Chairwoman from Washington State tried to say, “If the Ron Paul campaign is (going to) TAKE OVER this meeting, they have to PAY the Insurance fees, as the GOP is not covering the Ron Paul campaign” (or essentially this). Problem? Ron Paul IS a Republican. Each and every delegate and want-to-be delegate HAS sworn a oath of affiliation with the Republican party, as has Ron Paul, so ANY Republican would be covered under ANY standard umbrella policy. Now, IF the Republican Party of Washington State did not pay these insurance fees, making the floor open to ANY and ALL Republican comers, who DID?
The only scenario I can see the insurance fees not covering the Ron Paul Republicans would be this: Mitt Romney campaign PAID the fees. Has Mitt’s campaign paid the fees? if so, we have MORE dirty-dealings (probably fraudulent, definitely scandalous) in the GOP. So, I would like to know, from the mouth of the State GOP of Washington State: DID MITT ROMNEY PAY THESE DUES OR FEES?
If not, this woman needs to sit down and zip it. If so, we need another investigation into malfeasance..
Personally, I believe the Romney campaign has NOT paid the insurance for this meeting. However, as this woman has been SO adament that the Ron Paul folk are not covered to run the meeting (as Delegate Chair(s)), I have to wonder what really is happening.
Anyone in Washington State ready to spill the beans on this? If so, let me know.. and, of course, TELL Ben Swann, of Reality-Check fame. I am sure Ben would investigate and run with this, whichever truth it is, and will post the final truth– like a REAL journalist.
You can contact Ben on Twitter: @Fox19BenSwann, or in youtube, @BenSwannRealityCheck.
Again, if anyone in Washington State knows more of this backstory, I’d love to hear it. If this woman was simply speaking out of turn, I’d like to hear HER apologize to ALL GOP members, especially any and all DELEGATES, which seem to have gone the way of, Ron Paul!