When they are now treating you like this:
Far be it from me to be the party pooper, but for all the tea party types out there, uh, your guy Ron Paul was a big-time loser in the Republican Party presidential nominating process.
Let's put it this way: Ron Paul is the Libyan air force of presidential candidates. He's the Washington Generals of the ballot box. He's the John Carter of the electoral process.
Dud. Bupkes. Zippo. Nada.
Yet the tea party can't quite seem to take the rejection of the Paul campaign by the body politic. Republican voters would have rather shoved shards of glass up their noses than see Mr. Dithers on the ballot against President Barack Obama this fall.
. . . then you know that the calculations have been done, and the GOP leadership has decided it can live without you.
Over on the Daily Paul, there is little consensus beyond the fact that Rand Paul is a sell-out.
From looking at the first 500 comments, I give a rough breakdown of the positions into which the Ron Paul movement is splintering:
--Ron Paul still has a secret plan and/or we should go to Tampa and get him nominated anyway
--Ron Paul was threatened out of the race after a secret meeting with Ben Bernanke
--Ron Paul is also a sell-out (we'll continue the movement without him)
--I'm going to write in Ron Paul no matter what (even if they don't count my vote)
--I'm going to vote for Obama now in order to get Mitt for this
--I'm not going to vote for Gary Johnson because Lew Rockwell says he's not a libertarian
--I'm going to vote for Gary Johnson now because he's the lesser of three evils
--I'm never going to vote again; I'm going home to get my guns
If this was going to happen, it had to happen now, because Mitt needs the fall-out to be over well before the convention.
What he's hoping is that all of you disintegrate.