In a never before seen spectacle, Ron Paul supporters, thrusting their fists in the air like brownshirts, booing and screaming demands, tried to overtake Arizona’s 2012 Republican Convention Saturday. The tactics of disruptive chaos employed by “Occupier” anarchists have been enthusiastically embraced by these zealots.
The Arizona Republican Party held its daylong meeting, as approximately a thousand state delegates gathered to elect national convention delegates to attend the August GOP event in Tampa, Florida. The usually respectful and orderly proceedings held this year at Grand Canyon University became a thunderous battleground for what the zealous, anti-establishment activists refer to as the “Ron Paul Revolution.”
Their childish rudeness reached a pinnacle as the Paulbots loudly jeered and booed Josh Romney, speaking on behalf of his father, presumptive Republican presidential contender, Mitt Romney. Count on the newspaper to get it wrong, headlining that he was “booed off stage.” Josh Romney held firm, was courteous and although his speech was disrupted by the fringe group, he stayed at the podium and finished his comments. Gov. Jan Brewer also spoke.
Balloting for National Committeeman and Committeewoman took place late in the day after many of the Republican attendees left, since those from outlying counties had long distances to travel to return home. Bruce Ash was reelected to his post, but the position of Committeewoman will require a run-off between Sharon Geise who currently holds the post and former state Sen. Karen Johnson, a Paul enthusiast.
State GOP chairman Tom Morrissey, unable to control the proceedings, had already gaveled the meeting adjourned, since there was no longer a quorum, throwing the Paul supporters into a raucous tantrum. Geise garnered 274 votes, to Johnson’s 329. Another candidate, Linda White, had 133 votes. The necessary 50% +1 was not reached by Johnson.
Out of nine congressional districts, Ron Paul’s delegates won two positions, one each in CD 1 and 5. Platform Republicans, pledged to support the party’s nominee, won the other seven seats.
Although Arizona is a winner-take-all state –with all of the state’s 29 national delegates allotted to a single candidate — we took a hit when the state decided to schedule the primary before March 6. The Republican National Committee penalized Arizona for the transgression by removing half of the original 58 delegates.
We received this video of the Ron Paul anarchists’ savage disruption of the end of the Arizona Republican Convention and the sham election of a bumbling incompetent imposter named David Fitzgerald as the new Paulestinian AZ GOP State Chairman, claiming the current chairman abandoned his post. Watch it to get a true picture of what these fringe radicals are all about.