“Well done! Whoever controlled the microphone did a great job”

Source: Paul Joseph Watson

During a roll call of states at the Republican National Convention yesterday, an attendee was caught on a hot mic praising the moment where Ron Paul’s delegate result was accidentally censored as a result of an audio failure.

As representatives of Georgia read out their delegate results, Ron Paul’s name and result was lost as a result of a microphone failure.

“Well done! Whoever controlled the microphone did a great job,” one of the RNC attendees standing nearby was caught saying as others around him snickered.

The results were repeated, proving that the act of censorship was not deliberate, but the attitude of establishment Republicans in welcoming the sidelining of the Texas Congressman is emblematic of how Paul and his delegates have been treated by the GOP establishment at every turn.

Paul-nominated delegations were intentionally seated in the bleachers and on the fringes of the convention center so as to limit their vocal influence as much as possible in Mitt Romney’s home city.

“Delegates from U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas Islands get better seats than Ron Paul’s supporters,” reported the Houston Chronicle.

Ron Paul’s campaign manager Jesse Benton, who many have accused of sabotaging the Paul campaign in order to advance his own political career, failed to kick up a fuss and in fact all but welcomed the situation, stating, “I am glad so many of our delegates get to sit close together.”

Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) reacted somewhat differently, calling for an audit of the Republican National Committee.

However, Paul supporters were not to be completely silenced, expressing their fury at a last minute rule change which greased the skids for an unchallenged anointment of Mitt Romney by chanting “let him speak” and “point of order” during the convention, while others walked out in protest.

As the New American explains, “The RNC’s rule change effectively disenfranchised Republicans supporting anyone other than the Establishment’s man and left 10 of Maine’s 24 delegates locked out of the process, preventing them from casting votes for Ron Paul.”

This meant Paul was robbed of a chance to speak at the convention in a move that will effectively nullify any future effort for any grass roots candidate to influence the GOP.

The rule change now forces delegates to side with the winner of the popular vote cast at state caucuses or primaries.

“It’s a disgusting, disgusting display of a hostile takeover from the top down,” Maine delegate Ashley Ryan told the L.A. Times.

“If they vote for Romney and he’s democratically elected, then he’s democratically elected. We just want a choice,” said Minnesota delegate Gary Heyer, who confirmed that his state along with Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon, Alaska, and the Virgin Islands had all submitted documents nominating Ron Paul.