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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.
I guess you haven't noticed that his poll numbers have dropped dramatically? He has already "peaked" and that is not unusual, it just usually happens about nine months later which is one of the reasons that Newt Gingrich has been so critical of the campaign starting right after the mid-term elections.
Huh? Have a link to that acusation?
In this freeper's (DCP) case it means giving free reign to illegals refardless of the social cost to America in closed ERs, stressed schools and sky-high violent crime. He is shocked that some of us here (most) put Americans first.
How many times do we have to say this? RUDY IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN WIN.
LOL. You’re right, Jake. Thanks for the reminder.
Let me just leave it with this then and I’m off to more pleasurable pursuits:
One of the best articles by conservative FrontPage magazine on Rudy’s fiscal conservatism and law and order conservatism:
The rebirth of New York City, the most visible urban achievement in the 20th century is the work of the person now dubbed Americas mayor. For the millions of Americans who live in New York and the millions more who work or whose livelihood has been affected by its revival the contrast between the pre and post Giuliani years could not be more striking.
His defense of Israel and intolerance for Arab and U.N. sponsored anti-Semitism is legendary.
He figuratively walked into the lion’s den of a crime ridden, high tax, and decaying city and carried out a conservative agenda of tax cuts, crime reduction and, in the case of the Brooklyn Museum, defense of religion in the public square. On this count Giuliani seems to be the winner in the public character category for his extraordinary vision and leadership.
Rudy also kicked Arafat out of a concert hall. This was back when it wasn’t fashionable and Clinton was hosting the terrorist in the White House as his most frequent guest.
...you’ll have to speak a little slower...so they can understand what you’re saying....:)
And what thread wouldn't be complete without the "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!" posts?
we understand it. we just don’t believe it. you can’t accept that.
....don’t believe I was talking to you.....
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.
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