president election “I want to make sure that when the Republican Party loses, terribly to, in my opinion, the worst president in history, I want [them to know] it’s because they systematically shut out the most intelligent, most youthful and active voting bloc in American history,” said Ron Paul voter Mike Timoney.

Timoney’s statement accurately reflected the mood at PAULfest, a celebration held by Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters at the Tampa Fairgrounds on the weekend before the 2012 Republican National Convention. With controversy surrounding the seating of GOP delegates in several state conventions, many who caucused for Paul feel disenfranchised by the actions of the GOP and vow to turn against the party this election.

While certain attendees went so far as to call Mitt Romney a “monster,” most of Paul’s youthful supporters exhibited more frustration and disappointment than anger.

“[The GOP] made it clear yesterday that they see us more as a nuisance than as potential allies,” said John Jones, one of 10 Ron Paul-supporting Maine delegates that the RNC stripped of their delegate status on Friday.

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson was a headlining speaker at the event, which was in part sponsored by the Libertarian Party.

“The frustration, I think, can get focused in a way that can impact this election,” said Johnson. “And that would be, voting for me.”

Many Paul supporters at the event expressed support for Johnson’s campaign, and even those who didn’t vowed not to vote for Romney.

“There’s no way I could support someone like him,” said Kenosha Fisch, an Oklahoma delegate who lost her seat in a bitter power struggle.

About 3:45 minutes.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller and Tracy Oppenheimer.

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24 Responses to “RNC Shuns Ron Paul, Supporters Root For Romney Defeat”

  1. klowdz1 says:

    Cult.
    Cult.

  2. thespeez says:

    (p2) The GOP has …
    (p2) The GOP has done its best to put up the most mediocre candidate they could for president this time. IMNSHO he’s worse than McCain! If he’s lucky enough to get elected (which I doubt), he’ll just sell us out only at a slower pace! He has a ‘D-’ rating from the Gun Owners of America; the worst of all GOP candidates; he will impose some sort of socialized medicine; he’ll turn his back on the anti-abortion movement and he’ll likely be as much of a spender as “W.”! (go to p3, please)

  3. twerk421 says:

    Holy I want a …
    Holy I want a ride in the “deuce” with Ron Paul banner on it!

  4. thespeez says:

    (p3) With his track …
    (p3) With his track record being what it is, how can ANYONE in their sane mind vote 4 him? And whatever you do DON’T give me this line of crap that he’s not as bad as Obama! EVIL IS STILL EVIL! When “Papa” Bush ran for re-election in 1992, some people who might’ve considered themselves ‘conservative’, decided 2 vote 4 Clinton only because it was the only way they could get what they considered ‘the garbage’ out! I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again: PEOPLE DO NOT VOTE FOR MEDIOCRITY! (to p4)

  5. thespeez says:

    (p4) In the 2010 …
    (p4) In the 2010 elections, yes the GOP got controlling interest in the House but not in the Senate! in 1994 Clinton got handed to him a GOP congress in both chambers. When you consider how egregious the Obama administration has been, even compared to the Clinton administration, it goes to show that the GOP ain’t doing its job! If the GOP wants victory in 2012, it’d better damned well put up PRO-LIBERTY candidates that will NOT compromise on principles! The Republican Liberty Caucus (go to p5)

  6. RickeyRamone says:

    When you think of a …
    When you think of a decent response, you might consider saying nothing. And you should question your own position since you can’t defend it.

  7. sweatyshorts says:

    Here’s something …
    Here’s something people can do that’s in line with what Ron Paul supports: get Governor Gary Johnson in the debates.

  8. thespeez says:

    (p5)(RLC) MUST be …
    (p5)(RLC) MUST be able to gain controlling interest if the Republican party is to have any credibility in times to come! In the process, they MUST NOT compromise on principle! Our country is in real serious trouble right now, and I don’t see the GOP with its current agenda as being the answer! It’s time to stop playing patsy and start addressing serious issues. It’s also time for the GOP and the conservative movement to abandon sacred cows it deemed as sacrosanct. (go to part 6, please)

  9. Ilive4moneyable says:

    your done gop …
    your done gop wheres ron paul and gary johnson

  10. thespeez says:

    (part 6) Among …
    (part 6) Among these include: our destructive foreign policy, which has cost numerous lives in senseless & useless conflicts & has been dictated by forces hostile to our country’s interests. The war on drugs and the war on civil liberties, which have cost us countless lives and countless sums of money! Another problem the GOP has is that it has lost its backbone! It does not address issues that are hurting this country, such as corporate welfare, which costs countless sums of money (go to p7)

  11. thespeez says:

    Among these include …
    Among these include: our destructive foreign policy, which has cost numerous lives in senseless and useless conflicts, and has been dictated by forces hostile to our country’s interests. The war on drugs and the war on civil liberties, which have cost us countless lives and countless sums of money! Another problem the GOP has is that it has lost its backbone! It does not address issues that are hurting this country, such as corporate welfare, which costs countless sums of money (go to part 7)

  12. thespeez says:

    (p7) and robs the …
    (p7) and robs the consumer of his ability to choose what products HE wants to consume and disallows competition from competing in the industries in question. You want the OWS movements to stop? Well then get rid of corporate welfare and educate those protestors on the benefits of a TRUE free market! Because what we’ve got now is NOT a true free market. It’s managed trade! (FTR a true free market was NOT advocated by Reagan, he talked the talk, but failed to deliver JFTR). (go to p8)

  13. Ilive4moneyable says:

    28 people are blind
    28 people are blind

  14. thespeez says:

    (p8) Another …
    (p8) Another problem the GOP has is not providing true free market solutions to social dilemmas. These include how to replace government social programs with private charities and other services. The GOP doesn’t understand. People get nervous when you speak of taking away social services as they feel they won’t get the services they need. Moreover, the GOP has had a chance to address these matters, but has failed each time! Now more than ever, it’s put up or shut up time!

  15. MyDormantSoul says:

    Bush was MUCH …
    Bush was MUCH worse than Obama. Don’t make me laugh.

  16. JESTER588 says:

    LOL oh man
    LOL oh man

  17. jubadi9 says:

    Look at it from …
    Look at it from their POV…the Ron Paul supporters are fanatics who hate Romney and are dedicated to the overthrow of the GOP establishment and the imposition of their own agenda. Is it really…REALLY…so hard to understand why they don’t want you? You united them against you by declaring war on them both!

  18. Projectinsighter says:

    i’m shocked people …
    i’m shocked people who support Ron are blinded by his Freemasonry ties and Illuminati membership…Same with Alex jones..just shows love is truly blind lol..

  19. james3v6 says:

    You have such a …
    You have such a kind, loving, generous spirit in you. You must be a conservative Christian?

  20. Trenaway says:

    NO TO THE CHURCH …
    NO TO THE CHURCH OF RON PAUL CULTIST FREAKS!!!!!!!! MAY YOU ALL ROT IN BECAUSE YOU HATE AMERICA!!!!

  21. GoatHollow says:

    I posted a video on …
    I posted a video on my channel this week, in support of Johnson. I fear however, that it’s too late. My intuition tells me that the election has already been decided. If the major parties are willing to manipulate which properly voted delegates can attend the conventions, then both the popular vote count, and electoral college vote will be manipulated as well. Our next president has already been appointed…. The game is over! Figure out how to stay out of the SS’s way.

  22. AnimeFrrTehWin says:

    Would’ve voted for …
    Would’ve voted for Ron Paul, no way IN HELL! am I voting from Romney though

  23. Esteban Woo Kee says:

    Love Tom Woods
    Love Tom Woods

  24. englishteach26 says:

    Rand Paul is …
    Rand Paul is speaking on Monday. Since Rand shares most of Ron’s views, why doesn’t that satisfy this Paul people? One reason: these people only love Ron Paul for his nutty statements about the American military, which is why the GOP handles him at arms length. While Ron won them over to some of his spending/monetary stances, the real sauce for the goose has always been his voice of the military as a ‘force for evil’ (no, I’m unaware of him using those words, but you can tell what he thinks).

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