Paul Calls Flooding Michigan GOP Office

Was given this newsworthy item from a Student for Ron Paul (that’s an actual organization, btw) today:


Jeff Frazee/Posted May 17th, 2007 by Jeff Frazee

I just spoke with a friend who knows the people who work in the Michigan GOP office. He said the office “can’t handle the volume” and “don’t know what to do”. Saul Anuzis’s blackberry is flooded with messages, his voicemail is already full, and Ron Paul supporters are starting to find new phone numbers to reach him.

They are totally freaked out. He told me “they decided to stop answering the phones for the rest of the day because right when they hung up with one Ron Paul supporter the phone started to ring with the next. They couldn’t get any work done”. And “Saul has turned off his blackberry because he couldn’t handle the overload”.

He kept telling me how surprised they were at the amount of people calling and emailing. They didn’t know what was going on or who was behind it all. Total shock.

Let’s not let this one die. More phone calls and messages tomorrow. Keep the discussion going at the Facebook group.

Email Form:
http://www.migop.org/contact_us.asp

Email:
[email protected]

Phone Number:
517-487-5413

Fax:
517-487-0090

37 Responses to “Paul Calls Flooding Michigan GOP Office”

  1. Seth Says:

    it’s not only a organization, it’s a website:
    http://studentsforpaul.org

  2. tz Says:

    The “contact us” has been redirected to the homepage, and if you find a cached version you will find the send email goes to a no-longer existent page.

    It may change later, so keep trying.

  3. vc Says:

    I got through on their fax line, so try that.

  4. Jeff Says:

    Here’s the archived link.

    http://http:/www.migop.org/contact_us.asp

  5. Fred C. Says:

    Well I hope I don’t get flamed or worse for even bringing it up, but his home #’s also circulating on the net, easily found through google.

  6. tz Says:

    The archived link doesn’t help - the server’s program that records the email has been disabled

  7. The Crossed Pond » Ron Paul Deserves to Be in the Conversation Says:

    [...] Third Party Watch has the story on the reaction: I just spoke with a friend who knows the people who work in the Michigan GOP office. He said the office cant handle the volume and dont know what to do. Saul Anuziss blackberry is flooded with messages, his voicemail is already full, and Ron Paul supporters are starting to find new phone numbers to reach him. [...]

  8. Ghoststrider Says:

    Wow. I’m starting to really think Ron Paul might win the GOP nomination.

  9. Jaime Says:

    I emailed Saul Anuzis this morning. I am glad that the Michigan GOP is being swamped. I used their Web Site contact page.

    Below is the message. Apologies for my typos.———
    Mr. Anuzis:

    It is my understanding that you are seeking to bar Dr. Paul from the GOP debates. If this is not true please accept my apology for taking your time.

    If you are indeed attempting to prevent Dr. Paul from participating in the GOP debates, then, I am askig you to reconsider and stop such undemocratic action.

    I know that all the furor has to do with Dr. Paul’s statement with regards to 9-11 and blowback. It is a deliberate strawman to say that Dr. Paul stated that it is our faul. That was the questioner’s missunderstanding and Guliani’s.

    If you will continue to push for preventing Dr.Paul from the other GOP debates, will you remain consistent and also then remove any and all candidates which hold to the following positions that are repugnant to the GOP membership and platform?

    1) gun control
    2) ban on “assault weapons”
    3) the killing of innocent babies, ie abortion
    4) open borders and amnesty

    Respectfully,
    Jaime R. Purcell

  10. James Schaeffer Says:

    Ron Paul stands tall for The Constitution, the American Republic and our Liberty. Rather than ban Ron Paul the GOP should call to task any media corporations and pundits who give greater airing to some candidates than others. The GOP should make clear statements that the voters in elections decide, which candidates get culled or selected.

  11. Jay Matthews Says:

    For what it is worth the site at the crossed pond link above has an online petition near the bottom of it.

  12. Tom Bryant Says:

    Saulius Anuzis served on the Libertarian Party of Michigan’s board of directors in the 1980s.

    This is the same man who is trying to petition Ron Paul out of the debates.

    Interesting fact, eh?

  13. Gene Trosper Says:

    That’s politics, man. If Saul can’t take the heat, he better get out of the kitchen. His little plan seems to be backfiring BIG TIME. Just goes to show you that smearing someone for a cheap political gain doesn’t always work.

    Now all lil’ Saul has to do is bone up on the 9-11 Commission Report where it plainly backs up Ron Paul’s assertion that our meddling in the Middle East contributed to retaliatory terriorist attacks. Just read the executive summary here:

    http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Exec.htm

    It’s sad for the Republicans of Michigan that their chairman can’t understand basic concepts like blowback. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  14. Vote Paul Says:

    Right. The “contact us” link has been disbled on MIgop.org
    I addition to Anuzis’ e-mail [email protected] we can also try this one [email protected]

    PS. here is a good clip about who is right, Rudy or Dr. Paul… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yCBXlr8H5g&mode=related&search=

  15. Trent Hill Says:

    I intend to do the same thing tomorrow. Everyday until this guy withdraws his petition.

  16. George Whitfield Says:

    I live in Seoul, Korea and last week I was wearing my Ron Paul for President button when I went for a walk at lunchtime. A stranger, an American university professor, walked up and introduced himself and said that he too supports Ron Paul. The same thing happened when I was visiting Japan last month. That time an American business executive from Hong Kong also saw my button and shared his support for Congressman Paul. I was astounded. I hadn’t realized how well known and popular Ron Paul had become. This was before the second debate. I received my Ron Paul for President bumper stickers in the mail yesterday and put them on my car this morning. I believe Ron Paul is going to do better than most of us thought. He is courageous, knowledgeable, principled and wise. His dedication to the US Constitution makes him a national treasure. With his candidacy backed by passionate and committed supporters, he can win.

  17. Gregory Perry Says:

    Dr. Paul is a true hero, the very definition of an American. He is risking everything for this campaign, keep showing your support and he will be the president in 2008.

  18. Dan Says:

    I’m just amazed.

    People would rather here sound bites. They would rather draw the world like a comic book than to actually bother to sit down and listen to people.

  19. Trent Hill Says:

    I will say this:

    McCain, Romney, and Guliani have more money, larger poll numbers, and more name recognition/press leverage than Paul.

    But Paul has WAY more active supporters…and that DOES translate.

  20. Timothy West Says:

    Saulius Anuzis served on the Libertarian Party of Michigan’s board of directors in the 1980s. This is the same man who is trying to petition Ron Paul out of the debates.

    Interesting fact, eh?

    yeah. I wonder if he got hounded out of the MILP for being unprincipled about something really important like the right of the northern half of Michigan to secede from the southern half?

    blowback indeed. I’ll bet some group of wretched holier than thou SUPERLIBS caused his departure to the GOP in the first place.

  21. Tom Bryant Says:

    Tim,

    I highly doubt that, as Anuzis certainly does not share many positions with the LP now. The Michigan GOP raised minimum wage and opposed ending government discrimination. This latest move by him is just a political ploy to get more name recognition within the GOP.

    I wasn’t around when he was an LP member, but my best guess is that like Alan Greenspan, he changed his views over time.

  22. SovereignMN Says:

    “Wow. I’m starting to really think Ron Paul might win the GOP nomination.”

    Don’t get your hopes up. If you think the political machine gave him a hard time in the 2nd debate just wait and see what they’ll do if he starts moving in the ‘legitimate’ polls. Some of the neo-con publications are already dropping hints that he’s anti-Jew. Of course that’s an absurd allegation but it’ll be made regardless. They will smear Paul much worse than they did Buchanan in 1996 when it looked like he had a legitimate chance at the nomination.

  23. globalist_elitist Says:

    Ron Paul cannot win the nomination. Anyone who thinks he can obviously doesn’t know how the nomination is determined. It’s about delegates. Paul scoring plurality victories in every primary will not be enough to do it - as if that were even a realistic possibility to begin with. But even a 50% take in every primary held would probably not do it for him, due to the “super delegates,” etc. Ron Paul cannot be dumb enough to actually think he can win - then again, he is a 9/11 truther, so maybe he is that delusional.

    Tom - My problem with the MILP. They make huge issues out of stuff like minimum wage and “racial preference,” which just makes libertarians look (undeservedly) racist/ right wing. I am against racial preferences in state contracting, but when the LP championed Prop. 2, it aligned itself with racist groups and racist individuals - including Mr. Dondero’s good friend, Leon Drolet (who incidentally supported the racist homophobic hard-core antilibertarian Repub in my district, Tim Walberg). The minimum wage is essentially irrlavent at current levels. I’m not saying thae LP shouldn’t support abolishing (or at least NOT RAISING) minimum wage, and shouldn’t support the abolition of racial preference, but the party also needs to think about the message it is sending to the electorate based on the issues it gives prominence and the groups it aligns itself with.

  24. Louise Lloyd Says:

    My guess is Anuzis was never a Libertarian, and he’s obviously not much of a Republican now. Someone probably told him what to think one time and then once he was a Libertarian, another person told him it’d be cool to be Republican so he went over there.

    Since he is trying to put such a snow job over on Ron Paul, I think he seems to be a follower-type—he’ll listen to anything the mainstream media tells him and he’ll buy it hook, line and sinker.

    Would it be worth also contacting national GOP headquarters and voicing support for Ron Paul? To show that there is wide support for him appearing in the debates? Rather than messing with Saul “Look at Me, I Like Press Attention” Anuzis?

  25. SovereignMN Says:

    GE…Good point regarding the super delegates. Does anyone know how many super delegates there are pct wise at the convention? I think it’s around 40%. Is that too high?

  26. tz Says:

    Many primaries and caucuses are “winner take all” affairs for delegates. So you are half-right. He needs to be a majority winner in a few big states, or lots of little states or some combination. Think electoral college.

    No one thought an obscure govenor from georgia or arkansas could win, but the last two democrat presidents were just that.

    I don’t know that he will win, but the cause is far from hopeless unless he doesn’t try and we don’t support him.

    Ron Paul in St. Paul!

  27. Tom Bryant Says:

    GE writes:
    “Tom - My problem with the MILP. They make huge issues out of stuff like minimum wage and “racial preference,” which just makes libertarians look (undeservedly) racist/ right wing.”

    The MILP is a volunteer organization. We only can accomlish the things that are volunteers step up to. We don’t have a pool of volunteer time and employees that we can direct to different policy changes. We take what we can get. If you don’t like the direction, get involved and take up a different issue. The party will support any libertarian policy change that someone wants to spearhead. If there’s an issue you don’t see the MILP addressing, it isn’t because we don’t want to, it’s because we aren’t able to. We need volunteers to take up projects and run with it.

    The problem with the LP isn’t what we do, it’s what we don’t do.

  28. Tom Bryant Says:

    I think Ron Paul’s best bet is for the GOP to wake up and realize that they’ve lost the 2008 election already. There is still plenty of voter backlash carrying over from 2006 that will cause the GOP to lose more seats and the Presidency.

    The GOP could then make Ron Paul an example. Let him win the nomination and lose big in 2008. They would finally be able to kill off the remaining small government / Goldwater Republicans.

    I think the delusion is not Ron Paul thinking he can win the primary, but any Republican thinking he can win in 2008.

  29. Devin Ray Freeman Says:

    You’re talkin outta your ass, elitist. Paul’s neither “dumb enough” nor “delusional”. He’s out there to spread a libertarian message and he does it fabulously. Nor is he a “9/11 truther”. What he did say is that he doesn’t trust the government to investigate itself. For some reason, you choose to impishly belittle a man of integrity and guts on something you dreamed up. Ron Paul forces his own party to look at its own delusions. Does that bother you?

  30. Trent Hill Says:

    “then again, he is a 9/11 truther, so maybe he is that delusional.”

    GE,

    Wrong. He told the “Truth”ers that he, “Would certainly support a re-investigation of what happened at the WTC
    That is NOWHERE close to being a “truth”er. When he spoke to those Students, my guess would be that he didn’t even know how radical their stupid ideas were. You must remember they confronted him at a Fundraiser in NH.

  31. Michael Says:

    To TZ, about nineteen GOP primaries are winner take all either at the state or congressional district level. In N.H. you need 10 percent of the vote to begin getting delegates. I believe Iowa is straight percentage. Five percent of the vote, five % of the delegates. The website “The Green Papers” (Not related in any way to the Green Party) has information on the precentage primaries.

  32. globalist_elitist Says:

    Wow. My sarcasm didn’t come over well at all, there. But reading my own post, I can see why. Sorry.

  33. Devious David Says:

    Few people on earth have the guts, integrity and bravery of Ron Paul, period end of story.

    I think that even if he threatens, the rules will be changed and a tremendous amount of fraud could be brought in. Not to mention political pressure. There are many, many levers that are available to assure a predetermined outcome. It would require as yet unestablished OVERWHELMING support to get Dr. Paul the nomination. It is possible, however.

    This is one of the reasons the primaries are being moved up, I beleive. Not just for Dr. Paul, but for ANYONE who is/will be a threat now and in the future.

    There are also future debates. The GOP leadership and media is threatened so much already that they are blasting the idea of his participation. I would be astonished just to see him in another debate. They’ll have to have a three way debate, since he’s in fourth in the mainstream, traditional polls. That means that cutting Ron Paul out also interestingly makes it almost a necessity to cut out Tancredo, Gilmore, Brownback et al. I think Fred Thompson is a shoe in for veep. I really think that the “winner” has been decided and they’ll do whatever backroom stuff they need to do to make it happen.

    Overall, I think the Republicans desperation to maintain status quo could backfire for them. They seem viciously dedicated to run libertarian support off. But for the REAL powers that be, that’s fine by them. They don’t care if a Democrat or Republican wins. They own them both. It’s a false choice. That’s why you’ll see the man behind the curtain now and then, seemingly committing suicide deliberately. Remember the Smither campaign? The “two party” system is an illusion and a tool used to divide people and keep their eyes off of the REAL issues at hand.

  34. globalist_elitist Says:

    You are so right.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard_men#The_Theories_of_David_Icke

  35. BC Says:

    It looks like Saul is crying uncle at this point:

    http://migop.blogs.com/blog/2007/05/rnc_debate_peti.html

  36. Devin Ray Freeman Says:

    Wow. An apology from globalist_elitist.
    Let NO man compare globalist_elitist to Dandero again!

  37. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Ron Paul is the only candidate with perfect foresight. He is the man to beat in my book. Finally, a true American patriot who will serve the people and not corporations or special interest groups.

    Ron Paul 2008

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