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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 probably should have said the most foul mouthed. I don't recall you hyperventalating about his sexuality, his cancer, he wife's job, his supporters sexuality, their loyalty, posters religions and other nonsense. If you have, it's counter productive. So many points against Rudy, other candidates just as attractive from the perspective of terror, and the issues get lost in nonsense which simply plays into Rudy's hands.
This thread, for example, isn't about Rudy at all, it's about the characterization of Romney as a child-rapist, a child-beater, and the antichrist. I'd suggest that for an 800 post plus thread, there's way too little condemnation of those tactics.
Rudy is not "conservative" enough socially for my tastes. Though I do believe he's a good man and doesn't abuse dogs and squirrels. Romney has liberal baggage and won't be able to shake that in the tough days come '08. McCain is literally nuts, so he's out. The rest just seem to be flashes in the old gold pan. Perhaps when they grow up and puberty sets in for them, they may become viable.
It’s all about sex Maf, it always is.
Makes you wonder Zarfn if he knows what a troll is?
FredHunter08 it not becasue you disagee with some one, it is a person from the left that has tried to blend in here on FR!
I bet the you confused the name Zarf with AMC.... LOL
Well that is fine, I guess only FReepers bash Christians and others of faith.
Bashing peoples reigious faith constantly isn’t too good a way to try to bring people around.
Could it be that religion may not be the main reason people might oppose Rudy?
lol, I thought it was always about the $$$...
Because the GOP is no longer going to pretend to pay attention to conservatives any more. Fiscal or social.
They are losin’ it...:)
Uh, gee, maybe because I've checked it twice already and nothing is in it?
Switch to decaf...
Not a bit. I didn’t lie, you did. I am not a troll. Someone who supports a liberal on a conservative site, and is a member of an ANTI-FREEP site is a troll.
How interesting. :)
In fact that when it comes to conducting a war, there's a difference between a Republican and Democrat Congress. An issue to be dealt with after the primaries. April is far too soon to concede Rudy a victory.
Yes, I did it. I was angry at other Keywords and some ugly threads being thrown around at Mitt. I wanted to post something outrageous where it would get the notice of the Admins. I already e-mail Jim and others and said I would not do it again and it was done out of anger.
You are an admitted TROLL. Can’t rewrite history.
Sucks to be you.
You should try to find out who’s account I use. it’s not one I registered. Muahahaha! Oh yeah, it’s someone you’d least expect, too.
I have some good stuft on you, too, I’ll save.
Then the GOP better start looking at the history of the Whigs, because they were destroyed over social issues (slavery).
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