(Chuck Muth) – On Sunday, Las Vegas Review Journal columnist/blogger John L. Smith wrote the following:
“If anyone wants to study the dysfunction of Nevada’s Republican Party, they’ll have to analyze the horse manure that passed for procedure during the April 2008 GOP state convention. Animated Ron Paul supporters turned out by the truckload and made their voices heard. Their voices were heard, but their votes weren’t counted. They smelled an obvious rat. They knew they were being steamrolled by the party headed by then-Chairwoman Sue Lowden.
“And what did they get for their participation in the process? Nothing but almost constant ridicule from Lowden’s guard dog, Chuck Muth. They were called ‘Paultards’ and much worse for month after month. Well, it turns out three Paul supporters were indeed cheated out of their rightful place as delegates to the Republican National Convention. . . . Lowden should apologize for this debacle…”
Um, not so fast.
You see, one of the reasons the election was suspended in the first place was that proper “procedures” weren’t being followed in the balloting. No one was making sure the ballot box wasn’t being stuffed by folks not even authorized to cast ballots or casting ballots in the wrong districts. As one convention participant put it to me in an email last night:
“The results of the convention voting was never in doubt, everyone knew that the Paultards won. One of the problems of the convention was that the voting process was fraught with the potential for fraud. ANYBODY in the room could have voted in ANY one of the three elections that were taking place in the room, not to mention that anyone could have voted multiple times, and probably did!!!”
Indeed, this same convention participant pointed out that “number of votes cast was VERY high for Congressional District 2. Someone should compare the vote tally (283?) against the number of delegates from CD-2 who actually checked in to the convention. I’ll bet we would find that there weren’t even 283 delegates at the convention who lived in CD-2.”
So no one really knows who cast all those missing ballots which were found in the missing ballot box. Which means no one knows if those ballots were legally cast. And, therefore, no one knows if the three Ron Paul supporters were “cheated” out of their elections or not.
But let’s, for argument’s sake, say they were.
First, blame paranoid-in-chief Jeff “Chemtrail” Greenspan – the Ron Paul staffer from Arizona who cut a deal with the Nevada GOP for a certain number of delegate slots who, on the morning of the convention, reneged on the deal and threw the convention into chaos. Greenspan double-crossed the party at the last minute and THAT’S why the convention went to hell in a handbasket. Don’t blame Lowden; blame Senor Chemtrail.
Secondy, who cares? What’s done is done. Get over it.
Lastly, as final proof that this group is attracting the nutjobs like flies to poop, Nathan “Li’l Nate” Taylor has now joined the convention-gate crowd of paranoids which includes Robert Holloway, Wayne Terhune and Mike Weber. Talk about being known by the company you keep.
Now, as for being Sue Lowden’s guard dog….