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Posted on 04/03/2007 7:24:18 PM PDT by Reaganesque
It is always disappointing to be reminded that there are people in the world who do not like you so much that they are willing to debase themselves and others in order to get their way. We, as conservatives face this from the Left on a day to day basis. But when such action comes from another supposed Conservative, that is truly disappointing.
The posters at DU think nothing of swearing and posting the most filthy, perverted and twisted things about their political rivals. We here at FR are, for the most part, better than that. At least we try to be. Unfortunately, there's always someone who proves that both sides have their ugly side.
I have posted a number of pro-Mitt Romney threads recently as have many others. I discovered this afternoon that several of them have been the victims of childish and down right purile dirty tricks. Now, political dirty tricks are nothing new and nor are they uncommon on either side of the aisle. But some simply cross the line of decency. Such is the case with whomever played their little game of messing with the Keywords on these Pro-Romney threads. Here are four examples:
Romney Tops Republicans in Fundraising
KEYWORDS: ANTICHRIST; CULT; FUNDRAISING; MITTRAPESCHILDREN; ROMNEY; Click to Add Keyword
Why I Think You Should Vote For My Dad
KEYWORDS: 2008; ELECTIONPRESIDENT; ELECTIONS; MITTBEATSHISKIDS; MITTISTHEANTICHRIST; ROMNEY; Click to Add Keyword
Parsing the Polls: Answering the Mormon Question
KEYWORDS: CULT; JOEYSMITHDELUSION; Click to Add Keyword
KEYWORDS: ELECTION; FRED; FREDTHOMPSON; MITTISTHEANTICHRIST; ROMNEY; THOMPSON; VP; Click to Add Keyword
People, campaigning can be a hard and painful thing. You have to have a thick skin to run for office and heaven knows, all candidates take their blows, some more than others. But there is such a thing as decency. And this little prank doesn't just cross that line, it obliterates it.
Disagree with the thread? Fine. Present your arguments. You don't like the candidate? Great. Tell me why and make an attempt at intelligent conversation. That's the way this place is supposed to work. But, resorting to such sophomoric, vulgar and quite frankly bigoted childishness is beneath contempt. If you can't manage a reasonable level of maturity, then there's a whole bunch of like minds over at DU you can have fun with.
How many times do you have to be told that there is little to support your assertion, and plenty of historical evidence to the contrary? Rudy never outpolled Hillary in the 2000 Senate race, even though he was sitting mayor and she was a carpetbagger. He is at the far left of the party, and that is not a position from which to hold the base. And he will have a very difficult time running leftward for votes as a pro-war candidate.
Well....so far. But if Thompson gets in....I think he’ll do even better.......
i believe this is a public forum.
I’m sorry....was I addressing my post to you??? Ummm NOPE.
Whatta thread, huh?
.....can’t hear you...sorry.....I was speaking with someone else...unless you’re starving for attention....
LMAO! unbelievable. now apparently one has to be invited to respond to people’s posts! news to me.
A spokesman for the Clinton administration, which had done so much to build up Arafats reputation as a statesman, termed Giulianis action "an embarrassment to everyone associated with diplomacy."
Former mayors David Dinkins and Ed Koch held a joint press conference to denounce Giuliani. "Mayor Giuliani has behavioral problems dealing with other people," Koch told reporters."
Thanks for posting that Peach, I would have missed Rudy deciding he was Lord and Master of NYC had you not posted that.
Anything posted on a public forum is fair game.
OMG neo, you dared to respond and he wasn’t talking to you! i must alert the authorities!
fine with me...post away.....I just was not addressing my remarks to you or anyone else....
“At my guestimation, Rudy McRomney are hovering around the 30-40% range. Not what we need...”
You can’t run a liberal republican against a liberal democrat and expect to win. It won’t happen.
They pulled the thread after I posted the link. I guess they felt they had to destroy the evidence.
The authorities have been called.
And after seeing Rudy's peak and decline, the Rudy boosters apparently want Fred to make the same mistake Rudy did by entering the race waay too early.
Look at Mitt Romney. Raised 23 mil, spent nearly 12 of it, and sits at 3 percent in the polls while Fred is at 14 points without having raised a dime.
That's gotta leave a mark...
wait. i didn’t post to you, therefore you cannot respond to me. new rules. i was just informed. ; )
They usually go to Salt River for their anti-freeping. Someone messed up and anti-freeped in the open forum. Gotta keep up appearances, ya know.
Appreciated. They do seem a little “jittery.” (mainly a critique of their selective invitation process and their policy of not letting every guy join—in contrast to FR, which lets every guy join, and then boots them out if they end up being a troll or have incompatible values).
I did not mean you should not show the weeds but to add contempt makes it that much harder to say you support someone over the rat on the other team!
We use to have two American teams now we don’t!
Today we have the American Party and the Treasonous Party!
Excuse me madam, but I must ask you not to speak when nobody is talking...........: )
And some of the names were surprising to say the least.
Uhh, he was the mayor. I'd disagree with Dinkins and Koch on this, Rudy saved the city the expense of police escorts for a terrorist. He got it right.
Since you disagree, you have a problem. Hunter and Gingrich would certainly look like Rudy on this one, they recognize terror. McCain likely would too, Thompson would be speculation. But it's fair to say the entire stable of Republican candidates are potentially formidable on the WOT.
My guess either Hillary or Obama would be more likely to welcome a terrorist leader with open arms and the key to the city.
At least you've got a candidate to support on the issue, since neither Dinkins nor Koch are running.
To think all of these guys are known by the Mods!:)
AAACKSEZBILLTHECAT; ABUSE; AND; ANGELMORONAYE; ANOTHERVANITY; BETTERDIAL911; BIGOT; BIRD; BLUBBERPUSS; BUTT; BUYAVOWEL; CAPTAINPAINTBALL; CINOS; CONTAIN; CRYBABY; DONATETOFRSUCKA; DUERSDONT; ELEMENTS; FOUND; FRINOS; GADZOOKS; GIULIANI; GOMER; HANDS; HIEVERYBODY; HOLYHANDGRENADE; HUMORLESS; IBTZ; ILIKECHEESE; IMMATURITY; KEYWOOOOORDEY; KEYWORD; KEYWORDABUSE; KEYWORDPOLLUTERS; KEYWORDSFROMDU; KEYWORDVIRUS; KORNWASHERE; KOWARDSHARMOURFORUM; LICE; LOST; MAGICALUNDERPANTS; MARBLES; MAY; MITTBOT; MOMMY; MOUSEBITSISTER; MYCANDIDATEMITTSUCKS; NOCONSEQUENCE; NOSEGOBLINS; NOT; OR; OTHER; PEEPEE; POOOOP; POOOP; POOP; PROVOLONE; PUERILE; PUNCTUATION; PYLE; REAGANESQUEISABABY; REAGANESQUEISGAY; REAGANESQUERIGHT; SACREDUNDERWEAR; SANDYSACREDUNDERWEAR; SCRIBBLE; SILLY; SNERK; SPACES; SUSPENDKEYWRDKOWARDS; TERPENTINE; THISSPACEFORRENT; TODDLER; USMC; UTAHIS4LOVERS; WHAAAAAAAMBULANCE; WHATABUNCHAKEYWORDS; WHENSTHEOPUS; WHINER; Click to Add Keyword
Rudy is in pretty much the same position that Howard Dean was in late 2003.
I am beginning to think you are nothing more than a troll FA.
You seem to cause more disruption here than good. Someone keep a good eye on FA’s posts okay?
Yes, that thread was too damning. They discussed exactly what they were going to post here and it WAS posted here in this thread. They made it clear that they were going to post it to upset people on FR. One person even said he was unhappy that he hadn't been banned from here yet.
Funny thing is that most of them have the same screen names over there that they have here. I imagine they are all busy over there making up new screen names while the webmaster cleans the public threads of all evidence.
NO HE ISN'T. And why would we want to nominate someone who is just as liberal as the 'Rat nominee?
So you think a Mayor has the right to throw anyone out of a public place even if he or she isn’t breaking the law? Is Rudy above the law?
Magical Underpants? WTF???
I swear I didn’t add USMC, but it’s my favorite keyword
Why, because I have pointed out that many here touting a liberal are also members of an anti-freeping site that just so happened to pull an anti-freeping thread within mere minutes of it being linked here?
If I had to guess, i’d say you were worried about your membership, because you are also a member of that antifreping site, but I know better, you’ve been around here in good standing way too long.
I know we have our differences plitically, don’t let that go to your head and become totally biased. Hipocrisy is such an ugly trait.
Some of these keywords are hilarious!
We are in a pre primary. You make a good point on what you say.
It is important to note that our candidate has not been selected yet by voters. Part of the problem here, is the cart has been put before the horse.
We are 9 months ahead of where we usually are. Truth is, no one has had adequate exposure to our options yet. We are being made to think that it does not matter who we choose to vote for in the primary. It is being literally forced upon people that Rudy is the only one. If not, then you must want Hillary. Now that is ludicrous and not too fair. Most conservatives see her with revulsion.
Why even bother with a primary? Just skip it.
I have no problem if a person wants to vote for Rudy in the primary. That doesn’t make them a bad person. But debate and scrutiny is certainly in order to make a decision that a person can live with.
All the candidates are fair game. Even if it is our favorite. It is early yet. People need to take the time to find out about all of them.
Didn't work then. Won't work now.
Now is the time to try and iron out our ideological differences. Get the best candidate we can.
Rudy McRomney should only be considered if everyone else vying for the GOP ticket die in a mysterious plane crash. Not one moment before either...
Where is this “salt river?” Got a link?
It’s a dig at Mormonism.
It's a Mormon thing, I don't understand....
I support him 100%.
It was a city sponsored event.
The city invites who they want.
Arafat showed up uninvited.
Rudy, knowing a terrorist when he saw one, showed him the door and saved the city the expense of security.
That's not above the law.
It is an insult to Arafat, and I understand insulting terrorists offends some people. Doesn't offend me at all.
BTW, if you showed up uninvited at an event I was sponsoring, you'd be thrown out on your butt, and arrested if you didn't comply.
And I'm sure you'd complain I was "above the law".
Social events, they should be open to everybody.
Don't give Hillary ideas.
I wonder who ANGELMORONAYE was?
I’ve heard that, but don’t get the connection.
Look, you’ve already admitted to trolling another site dishonestly, your purpose here is questionable because ALL YOU DO IS CAUSE DISSENTION. That’s it.
I suggest someone flag your account and read all your prior posts. It will soon be apparent that you are on a mission, here and elsewhere.
Fierce Allegiance to the Democratic Party.
Then post poll results that represent all the United Statnes, not just the FR poll.
But someone messed up and anti-freeped in the open forum. Hence the sudden thread deletion.
Hey, if they want to anti-freep, that's their business. Just don't pretend otherwise. But being a Rudy booster, for too many of them, is about pretending. Pretending Rudy is the only one who can win. Pretending Rudy is the only one to fight the WOT. Pretending Rudy is a conservative. Pretending Reagan was pro-abort at one time. Pretending...
You assume a lot about me, and you are wrong.
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