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    Michigan Republican Party Call To Convention

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Mon May 14, 2012 at 07:55:24 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan Republican State Convention, Presidential Primary, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, Saul Anuzis, Dave Agema, G. J. LaRouche, Michigan's Republican National Committeewoman, Holly Hughes, Terri Lynn Land, Michigan Banana Republican Party (all tags)

    Due to the short amount of time between the county and state conventions, information packets will NOT be mailed to state convention delegates.  PLEASE DISTRIBUTE all necessary information (forms provided) to convention delegates at your County Convention.  We will email convention information following the county conventions.

    Thus says the cover memo of the May 2012 Convention Packet e-mailed out from the Michigan Republican Party, back in March, to the County Chairs & Secretaries.  Of particular interest should be Enclosures 14, 15, and 16:

    • Call to the 2012 Congressional District Caucuses
    • Call to the 2012 Spring State Convention
    • Tentative State Convention Agenda

    Each is copied below.

    Official Call to Congressional District Caucuses

    The delegates and alternates to the State Convention shall caucus in fourteen (14) congressional district caucuses to be held at 7:00pm on Friday, May 18th,  2012, in the City of Detroit for the following purposes of:

    • electing one (1) Convention Vice Chair (to preside as Chair of the District Caucus)
    • electing one (1) Assistant Secretary (to serve as Secretary of the District Caucus)
    • electing three (3) National Convention delegates
    • electing three (3) National Convention alternate delegates

    Each congressional district caucus report shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Michigan Republican State Committee prior to the convening of the State Convention at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

    Each congressional district caucus report shall list the names and mailing addresses of the Convention Vice Chairperson, Assistant Secretary, and the two members of the Rules Committee.

    By order of the Michigan Republican State Committee as set forth in the Rules for the Selection of Delegates and Alternates to the 2012 Republican County, State, and National Conventions.

    Official Call to Michigan Republican Spring State Convention

    The Michigan Republican State Committee directs that the State Convention of the delegated representatives of the Republican Party of Michigan shall be held in the City of Detroit, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Local Time, for the following purposes:

    • The election of fourteen (14) National Convention at-large delegates and electing fourteen (14) National Convention at-large alternate delegates
    • Receiving reports of the election in the fourteen (14) congressional district caucuses of:

    • 42 National Convention delegates (3 per congressional district)
    • 42 National Convention alternate delegates (3 per congressional district)
    • 14 Convention Vice Chairs (1 per congressional district)
    • 14 Assistant Secretaries (1 per congressional district)

    • The election of a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman
    • The transaction of other such business as may properly come before the State Convention

    All convention activities will be held at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

    Tentative Convention Schedule

    FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    5:00 - 7:15 pm:  REGISTRATION OPENS AT CAUCUS ROOMS Cobo Center

    7:00pm:  DISTRICT CAUCUSES Cobo Center (Specific room assignments to be announced)

    SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    7:00 - 9:30 am:  REGISTRATION OPEN Cobo Center

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION Cobo Center


    Of course, that really doesn't mention much about what the actual agenda is for either the District Caucuses or the State Convention, so I did some digging into the Republican Party of Michigan Rules for Selection of Delegates and Alternates to the 2012 Republican County, State, and National Conventions.  Exhibit "B" of that document is interesting, as it goes into considerable detail (28 individual rules) as to how the business of the State Convention is to be conducted.  Of particular interest is Rule # 27, the business agenda of the convention:

    Call to Order
    Pledge of Allegiance
    National Anthem
    Call to Convention
    Appointment of Temporary Chair
    Appointment of Temporary Officers
    Rules Committee Report
    Oath of Office to Officers
    Issues Committee Report
    Congressional District Caucus Reports
    Election of:
    • National Convention delegates at large
    • National Convention alternate delegates at large
    • National Committeeman
    • National Committeewoman

    It looks all nice and tidy on paper, but if you take the time to do a bit of reading between the lines of the rules themselves, you can see where the state party establishment has rigged it, ever so subtly, to ensure that their grip on power is not going to be seriously threatened.  The State Convention Delegate Packet Cover Letter that was sent out last Friday, along with the attached State Convention Delegate Packet, has me (and others) wondering just what the hell state party's intentions are:

    We have heard rumors of folks wanting to attend Convention for the purposes of disrupting the proceedings in both the District Caucuses & the General Session.  While we welcome healthy and open debates among our delegates, we will not tolerate outbursts designed to create chaos and cause a disruption.  Please carefully review the following language regarding access to the Convention.

    Credentials are a revocable license.  Admission may be refused or credential holder ejected at the sole discretion of MRP.  MRP may refuse admission to, or eject, any credential holder without consideration who is deemed to be disorderly, or who fails to comply with these terms or any and all security measures.  You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into the venue.  If you consent to such searches, you waive any related claims that you might have against MRP. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the venue.  Credential holder assumes all risks incident to the convention or related events, including the risk of lost, stolen, or damaged property or personal injury.

    Now maybe, just maybe, I'm being a tad over-sensitive, but given all of the shenanigans that the MIGOP has already demonstrated that they're capable of and willing to pull, I think that reading this letter with a suspicious eye is justified.  For starters, what rumors, how credible are they, who heard them, and about whom?  Who is defining the threshold of "disorderly behavior" and when does it cross the line from "healthy and open debate"?  What security measures will be in place and how will they be enforced (and specifically who will be doing the searching and what will they be looking for)?

    In other words, the state party seems to be indicating that they would really prefer to avoid the public embarrassment of a convention that doesn't go according to script . . . their script.  Evidently, the MIGOP executive "leadership" has a problem dealing with the natural consequences of them not actively cultivating the trust and respect of the very people that they claim to need every time an election year rolls around.

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    The beatings will continue... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Mon May 14, 2012 at 04:08:42 PM EST
    ...until we achieve full compliance.

    Can this be expected on Saturday?

    OABTW, This happened just yesterday.

    Nice way to misdirect those in attendance.

    Granted, Michigan's Convention is in Detroit. And those of us living around it don't even give a second thought when a fight breaks out any longer, but there were a few things in the last part of the story was very telling.


    - Isolating delegates to prevent them from voting?


    Here's the link... (none / 0) (#2)
    by KG One on Mon May 14, 2012 at 04:10:55 PM EST
    ...to the original story.

    Their video embedding didn't work here.

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