Joel Skousen, a Mormon and the brother of economist Mark Skousen, as well as the nephew of Cleon Skousen (The Naked Communist, The Naked Capitalist), has written an insightful report on the Republican Party’s establishment. He does not trust it. He writes:
James Hohmann of Politico.com has a summary of the GOP movement to stop Paul. “The Republican establishment has quelled the Ron Paul Revolution, at least for 2012. Using… procedural hardball, Mitt Romney’s campaign and his allies who control the Republican National Committee [actually, Romney controls no one at the RNC. It is run by a cadre of hardcore globlists. They are only allied with Romney because he got to the nomination despite their attempts to derail him. Their control over his advisors is total and complete] have ensured that the Texas congressman will neither speak nor be formally nominated at next week’s convention.
“The 168-member Republican National Committee approved a report Thursday by the Romney-friendly “committee on contests” that invalidated Paul delegates elected in Maine based on irregularities at the state convention [actually, the irregularities were on the part of the establishment leaders trying to change the rules to halt Ron Paul from winning a majority of delegates at the convention]. The RNC [arbitrarily, and without basis in any rule] voted to split the at-large delegation in half, effectively depriving Paul of control.”
Justin Raimondo added other details. “The Republican party Establishment is eager to crush any public expressions of dissent – both inside and outside the convention hall. Ron Paul’s supporters in the GOP learned that the hard way, as the Romneyites used their control of the party bureaucracy at the state and national levels [actually it wasn’t Romneyites, but the old guard elite inside the GOP that have always controlled things at the top] to retroactively change the rules in order to unseat duly elected Paul delegates.
It was best that Paul did not speak at the convention. That would have implied his support for the Republican establishment. But his followers should have been seated by the screening committee.
The establishment thinks its convention tribute video will buy off his supporters. It won’t. They will remember the dirty tricks of 2012. They are young. They are hopping mad. They will not all drop out. The hard core will infiltrate the party. The precincts will receive them. They will burrow in.
Give them 20 years in county government politics. The federal government will eventually go bankrupt. This is inevitable statistically. Political power will shift back to the counties: the core tax base. Then this video will come true.