The things I’m about to share with you are from the TOP. This is not for public consumption, so be careful you only share it with friends of Midstream.
The Blueprint for the Caucus/Convention process is complete and has been approved by leadership. Our Midstream Presidential Nominee (the OFFICIAL “Only One Who Can Win”) has been chosen. And war on the extremists in the Party has been declared. There is so much to talk about!!
But I will try to restrict myself, in this article, to the Convention Blueprint.
This blueprint has similarities to previous PEYs (Presidential Election Years), but this year is special. We could run a yellow dog for President and win just because of the unfortunate downturn in the economy that has befallen our honorable opponent, Barack Obama. In the popular vernacular: “he’s dead meat.” Fortunately the so-called “conservatives” don’t know it, yet. Our successful “Occupy the Tea Party” operation and Rossi campaign have completely split their movement (Washington State hat tip to Suzanne “Indy” Pak and Dan Michaels, who BTW, by a constant stream of “conservative” extremist rhetoric just before endorsing our Midstream candidates, accomplished what even our beloved Michael Medved could not!). Sheep to slaughter! I love it!
It’s sad we have to lose Barack. You all know I have a soft spot in my heart for the Tall Dark One, but why couldn’t he have been a Republican? Darn it all! I guess we’ll just have to console ourselves with all the high-pay government jobs he’ll leave behind for our friends instead of his. So sad! (lol) And we have a “Tall Light One” to replace him with. Mitt has all the same quick-lipped flexibility as the Change Agent and the same contempt for the absolutist, exclusivist, extremist, right-wing fringe that we all do. (Thank God we’ve only had one of those in office in the last hundred years. LOL, what a fluke!).
We’ve got a chart that really illustrates the Convention/Caucus plan well, so listen up. I’ll explain it a bit, but you can call me with any specific questions.
As you can see, 2012 will be a cloning operation. We have our key people in place all over our state (and the nation) who will assist in implanting our nucleus at the center of the Party and we have, in Mitt, the perfect candidate to lead. I’ll explain the outline from a Washington State Point of view.
A. The “vanilla” committees
- The key to a good platform is broad, Dino-style platitudes that sound good, even echoing GOP “code phrases,” but that mean absolutely nothing politically. To get them we will have plenty of Party “input” through hearings and polls and questionnaires from the precinct caucuses forward. Our appointees will listen to the grass-roots with intense interest and focused empathy before ignoring them completely. The platform process must avoid Roberts Rules of order like the plague and make all decisions about which ideas the majority wants in private, behind closed doors. The platform must be adopted, as written, without amendment. Motions to amend the platform must be treated as personal insults to the platform committee.
- The credentials committees must operate in similar privacy and secrecy. Caucus election results in each precinct and district should not be made public. That way, it makes it easy to falsify the records if necessary. Teller appointments must be controlled by our chairs. Keep all tellers working on “partial” tabulations so no one but our controlling committee heads can total the final results. Avoid allowing outside observers, but if you can’t help it, never allow observers from any source to watch all the counters at the same time. It is possible, that way, to control the outcomes with only one reliable teller. Do not let that person be observed.
B. Controlling all communication.
- No rules discussion. Call motions out-of-order if necessary. Adopt our rules as written. This is relatively easy. For some reason, praise the goddess, most people assume that rules are fair because they are rules and will not want to read or even think about them. They think the rules say stuff like “Don’t talk out of turn” and “No eating on the convention floor.” They can easily be convinced that motions on rules are “obstructionist.” As with the platform committee, treat any motion to amend rules as a personal insult to the members of the rules committee. In most places we already control that committee.
As little speech as possible or No speeches. Not on motions, not on nominations, not on delegate candidacies. Fill the convention time with official announcements and candidate speeches. Nominate a hundred candidates for delegate (to the next level) and point out that if they all spoke we’d be there for days. Tell them the room is only rented until (whatever time is necessary to eliminate speeches). Make the attendees trust LEADERSHIP as to who they should vote for. Candidates in the 5th L.D. in King County got a single sentence in 2008 (thanks to our wonderful little dictator, David Irons chairing that caucus–Take a bow, David) and in the 41st (Lori’s home district) they got NOTHING(!) thanks to Ann Adams (and Lori, herself, of course) ignoring Roberts and the State rules (as they should) and dispatching SIX sergeants at arms to properly threaten people. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few heads I always say.
C. Control the theme
In 2008 our theme was “Support our Troops!” because we were concentrating on demonizing those Ron Paul nuts. As My good friend Herman Goring used to say, “…the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” But in 2012 our war will be the political asset of Obama so we will be shifting the strategy.
Beating Obama At Any Cost (BOAAC) is the 2012 theme and the underlying message to the grass roots will be that sacrificing their precious little “principles” is the cost of victory.
Mitt Romney is the supreme compromise.
“Isn’t it more important to compromise and beat Obama?” We’ll ask it constantly. The psychology is based on the number of candidates. We know Mitt (like the Tortured One before him) can’t actually attract more than 25% of the Party. So as long as we split up the so-called “conservative” vote among three or four others as the sheeple’s “first choice” it becomes clear some sort of compromise will be necessary. At all costs prevent them from thinking that this means settling on a “second choice” who represents most of their views!!!!!!!!! If they think this through, Ron Paul will be the nominee, dummies! Lead them to understand that “compromise” is not settling on issues, but changing philosophy to elevate “compromise” as our top political priority. “We need to compromise” can easily become (or sound like) “We need compromise.”
And no one on earth delivers compromise better than Mitt Romney.
With a little luck, and if we all do our jobs, the end of 2012 will be like going to Utopia. The whole Party will be Midstreamers! (See the above chart!) We will have a President totally committed to the Midstream philosophy handing out high-paying jobs in the Federal Government, a black Vice President and Bernanke will issue payoffs with jobs in the Federal Reserve.
Believe me, it will be worth your while. Whatever you have to do, it will pay off. So if you’re the type that has those lingering pangs of conscience over some things, get over it. Screw your courage to the sticking place and WE’LL NOT FAIL!