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On Morton Blackwell’s Fight Against Insiders’ Power Grab

By on 8.28.12 | 4:14PM

I am glad Jeff published the entirety of Morton Blackwell's letter on today's rules fight at the GOP convention. I second Jeff's concerns. Morton is absolutely right; This power grab by the Ben Ginsburgs of the world (read: low-life profiteering petty tyrants) is totally unnecessary. Indeed, it is worse than that; it is counter-productive. Just when the right needs unity, these %&%&&%*)&# jacksnappers inject discord and divisiveness into the proceedings. 

Not only that, but the new rules they want to inflict on us are idiotic. By front-loading the primaries again, they harm the competition that makes us strong and gives us the chance to identify candidate strengths and weaknesses. By grabbing power for the presidential campaigns at the expense of state parties and individual activists, they trample the grass roots, dispiriting our hardest workers and denying new talent a chance to emerge.

If I saw Ginsburg (the longtime, over-respected lawyer who specializes in screwing up election-law battles) right now, it would be all I could do to keep from grabbing him by the lapels and shaking him within an inch of his life. (To be clear: I would not do this; this is no threat; it's just a near-justifiable urge, borne of the need to throttle a %*#^%*&#%& little %^#%*#)&%()#&.edy so and so.)

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