Stories like these are supposed to be proof of how “crazy” Paul and his supporters are. We’re always admonished that if we just behaved ourselves, maybe more people would accept us and our candidate. The implication is that when we can play by the rules, we’ll be allowed back in.
The larger issue never considered, or simply ignored, by those Non-Paul types is: why might the “Paultards” act so belligerently in the first place? After all, this is a group that is largely made up of subscribers to the non-aggression principle, and for whom tolerance of others’ opinions is virtually unparalleled in modern discourse. Furthermore, the shenanigans perpetrated by the Non-Paul types seem never to be decried by the GOP establishment and its hoard of followers. It’s as if two separate standards exist.
The first is that GOP insiders may act in any manner they please. This includes the blatant attempt to disenfranchise voters, specifically Paul supporters, by excluding certain counties, as in Maine; individual voters, as in Oklahoma; allowing special rules designed to favor particular candidates, as in Nevada; or violating state GOP rules, as in Georgia.
The second standard pertains exclusively to “Paultards,” which is essentially that any attempt to prevent the aforementioned chicanery will result in smearing and further isolation from the process. This is clearly the intention of both the Claycomo blogger and the YouTuber from Denver.