Republican National Committee Threatens To Take Texas Delegates

Posted by Insiders on 4/08/2012

The Insiders found out that the Republican National Committee threatened to take half or all of the Texas delegates to the National Convention if the Texas GOP insisted on changing back to a modified winner-take-all primary.  Click on the audio player below to hear Steve Munisteri, Chairman, Republican Party of Texas, comment on the issue.  The comments were made during the KSEV afternoon show on Friday, April 6, 2012.

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  1. Gregory Culver says:

    So, the RNC wants Texas delegates to go to the National Convention?

  2. J. Larry Railey says:

    9/10/13 email from Senate Conservatives:
    This is an urgent action alert for all freedom-loving Americans.

    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote to fund Obamacare this week and we need your help to stop it.

    House Republican leaders have chickened out and decided to fund a program that will destroy our country.

    According to media reports, GOP leaders will attempt to pass a “trick rule” that allows them to pretend to defund Obamacare without actually doing so.

    Under the trick rule, the House will pass a continuing resolution that fully funds Obamacare along with separate phony bill that defunds Obamacare. Democrats in the Senate will then throw the defunding bill in the garbage and send the real bill that funds Obamacare to the president’s desk.

    It’s the “now you see defunding, now you don’t” strategy.

    We must act now and call on conservatives in the House to defeat the trick rule that funds Obamacare.

    House rules are almost always passed along party lines so all we need is 16 Republicans to oppose the rule to defeat it.


    Please call these members today and urge them to do EVERYTHING in their power to stop funding for Obamacare. Tell them to vote against the rule.

    It does not matter if you’re not from their states. They need to know that people across the country are counting on them to stop Obamacare.

    Justin Amash (R-MI) — 202-225-3831
    Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — 202-225-2331
    Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) — 202-225-8171
    Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) — 202-225-2211
    Mo Brooks (R-AL) — 202-225-4801
    Paul Broun (R-GA) — 202-225-4101
    Ron DeSantis (R-FL) — 202-225-2706
    Jeff Duncan (R-SC) — 202-225-5301
    Scott Garrett (R-NJ) — 202-225-4465
    Louie Gohmert (R-TX) — 202-225-3035
    Trey Gowdy (R-SC) — 202-225-6030
    Tom Graves (R-GA) — 202-225-5211
    Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) — 202-225-2715
    Steve King (R-IA) — 202-225-4426
    Raul Labrador (R-ID) — 202-225-6611
    Thomas Massie (R-KY) — 202-225-3465
    Tom McClintock (R-CA) — 202-225-2511
    Mark Meadows (R-NC) — 202-225-6401
    Steve Pearce (R-NM) — 202-225-2365
    Trey Radel (R-FL) — 202-225-2536
    Dennis Ross (R-FL) — 202-225-1252
    Matt Salmon (R-AZ) — 202-225-2635
    Mark Sanford (R-SC) — 202-225-3176
    Dave Schweikert (R-AZ) — 202-225-2190
    Steve Stockman (R-TX) — 202-225-1555
    Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) — 202-225-4436
    Randy Weber (R-TX) — 202-225-2831
    Joe Wilson (R-SC) — 202-225-2452
    Ted Yoho (R-FL) — 202-225-5744

  3. Garth Whittington says:

    Ben, Great commentary this AM. Is there a place where I can access it for my files? I would only add this to your piece:
    Who’s to say that the Obamacare ‘salesmen’in Enroll America are not ex-Acorn workers who after their presentation say something like “You want to keep Obamacare going?”…then he reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a voter registration form and asks “Are you registered to vote?”

    Regards,Garth Whittington
    Precinct Chair 0139

  4. J. Larry Railey says:

    Who can we get to run against Cornyn?

  5. Dudley says:

    From a “big data” specialist: You want as much data as possible to determine “normal behaviors”. This makes unusual behaviors stand out. unusual behaviors are not just those that call Afghanistan, they are just different.

    The NSA wants to know _how_ to process telephone call meta-data to find what they want (say leaks from active duty personnel to their families and friends). Once they know how, they find the needles in the haystack, then they have probable cause for wire taps. What judge is thoughtful enough to figure out that this “probable cause” was fraudulently obtained?

    Big Data is collecting _every_ government record about people, every email, all content on the web, every credit and debit transaction, real-estate sales, the list is quite endless.

    In one database I built of court records, I could “walk” down a street and see all the concentrations of population with bankruptcies and judgements. It was used, among other things (I discovered after it was built) to figure out where poor credit risks lived by 9-digit zipcode. This impacted insurance rates, credit worthiness ratings, etc.

    Big Data is now far beyond this.

    Oh, and super computers are now being built with the Raspberry Pi computer for about $30 per computing node. A hundred node supercomputer costs $3,000.

  6. Tom Comeaux says:

    All three budget proposals (house, senate, and president) increase spending by over 3%. My household budget was cut by 3% on January 1 even though my employment status and income remained unchanged. This decrease was due to an increase in deductions taken from my paycheck, including healthcare premiums and payroll taxes.

    We don’t have a spending problem. We have a basic competency problem among politicians and the voters who hire them.

  7. Frank Boyd` says:

    Ben & Paul,

    The other day during the debate on Immigration neither one of you would talk about birthright citizenship. You just stated that the issue was settled with the 14 Admendment.

    May I suggest that you read Imprimis ( July 2008, Vol 37, Number 7 and review the Supreme Court 1898 U.S v. Wong Kim Ark. Wong Kim was a legal resident alien.

    The America Indians were not given citizenship by the 14th admendment, it was not until 1923 did Congress legislation offering them citizenship.

  8. Joe says:

    Not the first time I have emailed but never get a response. PLEASE offer the shows, especially Dan Patrick Show and The Insiders/3 Amigos as a podcast. I am at work when these are on and only get bits and pieces. VERY FRUSTRATING.

  9. glenn miller says:

    Dear Congressman

    In order to avoid a default on the Sovereign Debt, and to take the default question out of the discussion on more debt:

    By whatever means – immediately pass a bill out of the House that would allow the Treasury for the next two (four?) years to borrow additional funds to be used only to pay the interest* on the Sovereign Debt.

    Any additional borrowing authority will be specific and included in a Budget Bill.

    1. Realistically, the Congress must sooner or later deal with the default issue, and Obama and Democrats hold this card over your heads. This approach will take away any pressure on Congress to raise the debt limit to avoid default, or bankruptcy. Deal with it on Congress’s terms – not Obama’s.
    2. Advise the President, Senate, and the NATION, that should the Senate or President not approve the above bill, then any default would rest on their heads, and additional borrowing authority would only be included in a Budget Bill. No more continuing resolutions.
    3. The Congress can then demand a budget be passed, one that is reasonable and includes the reforms that are necessary to place our Nation on a solvent course toward a balanced budget.
    4. Should there be a default, the blame sits squarely with the Senate and President should they did not approve the additional borrowing bill.

    *approximately $250 billion per year.

  10. John B says:

    The insiders are outside on this morning’s topic. They made the mistake of saying that these mad gunmen don’t go where they know there will be armed resistance. Wrong, at Columbine for example the two shooters were almost immediately engaged by a sheriff’s deputy who served as the school resource officer. In Red Lake the shooter first killed the police chief. There are more but you get the idea.

    Now for the insiders not knowing that has almost no consequence. For me, as the individual who is responsible for protecting my school district’s thousands of students, making that mistake could end with 15 dead as happened at Columbine or even more, as happened at Sandy Hook. They make comments and nothing bad happens, I live with the knowledge that a mistake could result in students or staff members dying, yet the insiders have no problem questioning my competence.

    One of the insiders, i think it was Ben, made a remark about the school district police officers “riding around looking for people double parked.” I think he owes the many great officers – i am not one but i work with them every day – a clear apology as does Paul for not standing up for the people who daily stand between those evil people who would harm our children and the students in the 51 school districts in the region.

    With regard to the question of arming people in the school, i don’t object if there are appropriate controls. But the insiders need to understand that arming people in the school is not the most effective answer and could create even worse safety issues, if done with as little thought as the governor has put into the question.

  11. AJ says:

    What about posting your suggestions for the November 6th ballot in Houston, TX

  12. Kevin Frei says:

    T-Shirt Idea: People Died and Team Obama Lied.

    Given the “Fast and Furious” fiasco and the Benghazi Tragedy it seems the Team Obama resorts to lying even when they themselves and the public know the trurth.

    Consider it payback for the EVIL left’s: Bush Lied and People Died, what is good for them….

    Kevin Frei

  13. Mary Persky says:

    Paul, please be informed that you were wrong about Chick-Fil-A on Friday; check their FB page or Mike Huckabee’s report. Just another example of distortion and trying to ruin their reputation.

  14. Despina says:

    Could you post Ben Streusand’s commentary?  I would love to hear it again.