Convention of States Project uses unethical meeting tactic

By Anastasia

Here we go folks with some more unethical behavior by Mssrs. Meckler, Farris and their cabal.

This time it is using an unethical technique in meetings to insure a desired outcome.

Sue Bican is involved with the Convention of States Project. How far into the group Anastasia does not know, but her name is listed in their website. See below:

Sue Bican Convention of States


Ms. Bican is also involved with the Central Minnesota Tea Party Patriots and was to chair a meeting on July 13 of this year. Ms. Bican, according to her Facebook page is an avid proponent of an Article V convention as proposed by Meckler’s Convention of States Project.

What is interesting about the meeting she was to chair (and I’ve yet to see a report) is she planned on using an unethical technique to manipulate her desired outcome, and apparently has no shame about sharing this in the news.

Tea Party to use Delphi technique

This technique is called the “Delphi technique” and has been around for about 60 years.

Eagle Forum explains:

In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as “facilitators” or “change agents,” who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear “sensible,” while making opposing views appear ridiculous. [sic] The facilitator begins by working the crowd to establish a good-guy-bad-guy scenario. Anyone disagreeing with the facilitator must be made to appear as the bad guy, with the facilitator appearing as the good guy. To accomplish this, the facilitator seeks out those who disagree and makes them look foolish, inept, or aggressive, which sends a clear message to the rest of the audience that, if they don’t want the same treatment, they must keep quiet. When the opposition has been identified and alienated, the facilitator becomes the good guy – a friend – and the agenda and direction of the meeting are established without the audience ever realizing what has happened.

We know that the Convention of States Project has tried to use any means possible to attack opponents and make those who disagree with them look  foolish. This is just another method to be added to their Alinsky tactics.



I had never heard of this "Delphi technique" but I'm not really surprised CoS Project is taking advantage of another method to control their meetings.