Reports surfaced earlier today that many RNC delegates trying to get to the convention to raise their voices about the #RNCpowergrab were stuck on buses and missed the votes. Disgruntled attendees, including both media and activists, continued to grumble about their transportation woes through the night.

From the Tampa Bay Times:

Security personnel stop the bus carrying the Florida delegation from entering the security zone around the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday. After the bus circles for almost an hour, the angry delegates arrive too late for the start of Republican National Convention speeches.

Delegates were to board buses at noon to head from the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor to the Tampa Bay Times Forum 30 miles away.

That did not happen, however, because delegates were told the Republican National Committee forgot to send the buses…

The buses finally showed up about 12:30. After an hour’s bus ride, one bus of delegates arrived in downtown Tampa with a half-hour to spare.

But at that point, for reasons unknown, the bus driver took a wrong turn.

At 2:08 p.m., though the delegates likely did not know this, the RNC emailed a statement to the Tampa Bay Times.

“The buses arrived and transported delegates — although we acknowledge there are always a lot of moving parts on the first full day of activities. We expect our transportation system to become more efficient in the days ahead.”

Back on the bus, rather than turn toward the Times Forum, Davis again turned the bus away, stirring what was getting close to panic among the passengers…

It was 2:15 p.m. now, the convention was under way, and the delegation from Florida was brooding.

As the bus did another loop, a couple of delegates pounded the windows when they spotted pedestrians.

“Let us out of here!” they shouted.

“The driver must be a Democrat,” said another.

By nearly 1 a.m. Eastern, the problem still had not been resolved:

https://twitter.com/bryan_miller/status/240667641516273665

https://twitter.com/bryan_miller/status/240671457074614272

Bus hell: The RNC built it.

  • http://twitter.com/jacksNotHome Jack

    So isn’t it the libs who say if you disagree with a black person (as in the President) you’re a racist…or is that only when you disagree with a liberal black person…someone tell me what the rules are here.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Sounds like security is the problem, who is running that? Let me guess, gubmint.

  • Michael

    And it’s these people who want to govern the country? The RNC is leaving much to be desired recently. Maybe it’s time for some changes.

    • TomJB

      Brave words. Im sure everything will run perfectly next week, eh?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It’s the people next week that want to put everyone into buses and trains.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It’s the people next week that want to put everyone into buses and trains.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Anything is better than the current “President” and his stooges.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Anything is better than the current “President” and his stooges.

  • http://twitter.com/ricksegrest ricksegrest

    Our bus driver said the Secret Service took over and had them scrap their plan at the last minute…

    • Elaine

      AHHH Secret Service. Did someone on the LEFT phone in a “threat”, by chance? You would never hear about that.

  • http://twitter.com/ricksegrest ricksegrest

    Our bus driver said the Secret Service took over and had them scrap their plan at the last minute…

  • http://twitter.com/piper77 piper77

    RNC simply doesn’t have the experience that the DNC does for busing in illegals to vote for them.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      The drivers may be Teamsters too!

      • Elaine

        My first thought was “Are they Union drivers?” haha How cynical we have become. :)

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Elaine, we just see the world as it is.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      The drivers may be Teamsters too!

    • https://twitter.com/dio55555 dio heerai

      LMAO…. its funny cause it’s true

  • WJGBalderama

    Hmm, did they hire ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin to coordinate the bus scheduling? That’s why.

  • Antonio Catasus

    Oh soon you guys forget there’s a bill board in Tampa welcoming the RNC saying it’s a city run by democrats damn don’t you ever read things for yourseld

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    #Busfail And the government wants to run health care? Sitting on a bus for hours ain’t nothing.