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  •  Why did it only start (0+ / 0-)

    after Fonelledas was introduced?

    Whynot right away when Priebus was still at the podium?

    Any speculation on that fpor me?

    •  Because Priebus MOVED ON. (4+ / 0-)
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      Short Bus, ltsply2, SpamNunn, JVolvo

      I think it's really unfortunate timing for the Republicans (awwww, poor things) that the next speaker to come out happened to be from Puerto Rico, because it seems to me this is what happened, from watching the longer video posted upthread:

      Some motion to shut down the Ron Paul fans is voice voted on.

      Priebus says it passed.

      The Ron Paul fans loudly disagree.

      Priebus says, in effect, "OK, that's over with, next up to speak is ..."

      The Ron Paul fans are REALLY mad that their loud votes didn't count, and that the chair is moving on, and start their "seat them now" chant.

      The ... I don't know what you call them, the non-Paulites start a "USA" chant to shut them up.

      For the "USA" chant to have been meant as a racist attack on the next speaker, it would have had to have started in some vacuum where all the above didn't happen, and where the Paulites weren't already shouting something of their own.

      The GOP is plenty racist, but I don't believe this is a manifestation of that.

    •  There were still people chanting, (1+ / 0-)
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      JVolvo

      "Seat them, now!".  I'm just saying it is possible, even probable, that the "USA!" chanters picked this unfortunate moment to try and drown out the Paul supporters... maybe they couldn't even hear the introduction of Fonelledas, for all we know, because of all the chanting.  

      I think it is impossible to tell, based on this recording, what those folks on the floor were able to hear/ not hear.

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