Virginia GOP Goes Insane – Primary Voters Must Sign Loyalty Oath

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I don’t care what excuse they give.  I realize they are probably trying to keep mischievous Democrats from voting for Ron Paul in the Republican primary, but that’s the kind of thing you have to worry about when you change your rules late into the process, and make it difficult for candidates to get their names on the ballot.  In response to this mess, rather than amending its qualification rules for candidates, the Virginia GOP has lost its mind and will now mandate those wishing to vote in the Republican primary sign a loyalty oath.  (H/T BigGovernment).  This may sound like a completely ridiculous proposition, but this is what the GOP has been reduced to in Virginia: Requiring loyalty oaths because they have so thoroughly botched this primary with their rule-tinkering.  This is a mess, and the Republican party is now scrambling.

Let me see if I can explain what’s really happening:  The choices for Republicans on the Virginia primary ballot have been reduced to just two, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul, by virtue of Virginia’s ballot qualification rules that were modified in November.  Now party officials in the state are clearly worried that a large number of Democrats will switch and vote in the Republican primary and vote for Ron Paul, since the Democrats have no presidential primary about which to concern themselves.  This would be an opportunity for Ron Paul to score a public relations victory against Romney, so what the Virginia GOP is trying to do is require voters to sign this loyalty oath.

Yes, they made this bed, but now that they’ve soiled it, they don’t seem to wish to lay there.  The worst part is, such an oath would be non-binding, at least as far as I can tell, but the mere idea of this is more like something out of the Soviet Union.

This is what happens when you let a pack of RINOs run the party into the ground.

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17 Responses to Virginia GOP Goes Insane – Primary Voters Must Sign Loyalty Oath

  1. patriotsoul says:

    They need to start over and reopen with new deadlines…

    • juneau says:

      I'd have loved to see Bachmann qualify for the Va. primary, but her team didn't make it happen. Now, the Commonwealth and the candidates who missed out are crying foul….or maybe they're just crying….either way, they've no one to blame but themselves.

  2. Laurie says:

    OMGosh, what a dang mess. More good fodder for the left.

  3. JAG says:

    Your USSR comment is very apt. I was going to put this reference on another blog yesterday but deleted it . As I am not American it would appear to be taken as hostlie .

  4. Gail says:

    LOL@ a pack of RINOs….I don't want either candidate Ron Paul or Mitt Rommey

  5. juneau says:

    Ridiculous. Yes, Virginia, you made your bed, now lie in it. Best admit it's time to take Ron Paul seriously. If he keeps winning all the primaries (for *whatever* reason), the GOP may have no choice but to nominate him. Seems the country's mess has finally gotten bad enough to listen to Ron Paul.

    • patriotsoul says:


      • juneau says:

        oh, patriotsoul…where does loyalty lie? Seems to me that to actually have a 'patriot's soul,' you must believe in liberty and that means everyone follows the same rules. Two candidates managed to make it onto Virginia's ballot, and you want to change the rules for the ones that didn't. "Sigh" all you want, but the truth is, the winds are changing, and this die-hard Virginia Republican, who voted for Cucinelli, is over the shenanigans.

    • Hilda says:

      I agree with you, Juneau. Two candidates, Perry and Newt did not have the required number of signatures and the other two did not even attempt to follow the rules. Bachman and Santorum did not even complete the required paperwork to be included in the ballot. What does that say about the these last two?

      If would be a great miscarriage of justice if state legislators pass "emergency legislation" to get any of these candidates on the ballot. Changing the rules after the fact would set a very dangerous precedent. I say this as someone who was considering Bachman as someone I would have supported.

  6. Faith Martin says:

    Stacking elections by democrats voting Paul in the primaries and Obama in the general is not "listening " to Paul, it is undermining the Nation. I have respect for Dr. Paul, and he has his place in government, but would be a very dangerous man in the presidency. I feel he would be better placed in charge of the Federal Reserve, where his talents would be an asset to the nation.

    • Hilda says:

      Faith, you are yet another person who states, without giving any reason, that Ron Paul would be dangerous as President. Care to explain?

      • patriotsoul says:

        Pushing for confrontation in order to wreak havok on discussion boards. It's getting old.

  7. Hilda says:

    Asking for an explanation will wreak havoc only in the mind of a person who cannot defend his position. Making statements without any basis is old.

    • juneau says:

      @Hilda…I would agree. Asking a simple question to clarify some talking point seems quite American and patriotic to me. I'm not sure why "patriotsoul" objects.

  8. patriotsoul says:

    Man. You parasites for Paul need to get a grip .
    Blindess ia all part of the reason why we are in this mess.
    Yet you are God's gift or something?
    All you do is spew forth illogical obedience to an ideology and man riddled with inconsistencies.
    Put that where the sun can't go.

  9. Hilda says:

    Resorting to personal attacks and insults is another tactic used by people who cannot defend their arguments.

    Most of the people on this blog are rational and well informed, willing to engage anyone in intelligent discussion or debate. Those unable to reciprocate perhaps should keep their frustration and anger to themselves.