I don’t know what motivated them to monkey with the rules when Tea Partiers and others, including Libertarians, are getting nervous about the Republican Party generally anyway. Why now? I don’t know the answer to that, but this rule change dirty-trick news that was trickling out of Tampa is getting out far and wide now!
Reader Cathy, sent this very succinct report that makes clear that this whole rule change was a done-deal from the outset. The most shocking revelation is that Speaker of the House Boehner was called in to read his marching orders from a teleprompter! Please watch it.
There is a longer version of the delegates’ reaction (RNC a sham?) here, that I highly recommend watching as well.