Skip to comments.Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney
Posted on 08/11/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Except for his unfortunate go along to get along support of TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending and the increased credit limit, etc, Ryan is a pretty good choice. Probably the best choice of the RINOS that were on Romney's short list. I support Ryan for the vice presidency. Wish he were at the top of the ticket, though.
But I still cannot and will not support the grand father of ObamaCare. Romney still loves and brags about his bastard brainchild, RomneyCare, even today when he knows what an anti-liberty socialist POS it is.
And the fact that he advocated that abortion should be safe and legal in America for over three decades of his adult lifetime and even advocated that Roe v Wade should be supported and sustained as settled law precludes any consideration whatsoever by this pro-life Christian for Myth Romney for the presidency.
And the fact that he boasted that he would be better for "gay rights" than Ted Kennedy, and proved it just increases my resistance.
That, and his penchant for gun control, his continuing support for global warming, gays in the scouts, gays in the military, and his record of appointing liberal judges makes it all but impossible for me to support him.
Lastly, we're having a bit of changeover on our moderator staff. At least two moderators resigned this afternoon after I flatly refused to rein in a so-called anti-Mormon "bigot" on FR. Well, if being in opposition to false prophets and false prophecy makes a Christian believer a bigot, then I guess I'm a bigot. I've posted before that I flat do not believe that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. Nor do I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. The Christian bible warns us to be weary of false prophets and that I am. Romney being the presumptive Republican nominee does not change that fact.
To ansel12 "You owe an apology to anyone who read your snotty little bigoted posts. I cannot believe they have been allowed to stand. Your posts are unconscionable. You disgust me and so does Free Republic."
Yes, of course, you are too good, too pure and humble for the world, sweetness walks among us, we are graced with your gentle presence and gracious speech.
A genuine embarrassment to conservatism.
she didnt win ...
she wasnt sincere enough when the great Chocolate Pumpkin rose from his where ever...
Go take a running leap at yourself.
Do you not understand how someone can recognize when a person is being cruel to another and yet still be too idealistic, ansel?
Please don't waste your time on me. I won't respond to further posts from you as I'm obviously too ignorant to comprehend your gentle guidance anyway. You have much bigger "fish" to fry.
JimRob is the one who decided the brouhaha is over the last paragraph in his article at the beginning of this thread. And it was people like you who got into an uproar over mormonism being called a cult, even though there have been mormonism threads on FR for a decade. Where were you when these threads were posted?
I am going to be blatantly honest here: no one really cared about your anti-mormon conspiracy theories disguised as christian identity issues when they were buried in the Religion forum.
The Religion forum sidebar is not readily accessed from FR's homepage. You have to do some stuff to make it show up. People can discuss conservative issues, activism, and news posts for over a decade without viewing a single Religion thread.
We're supposed to be united in conservatism and not nitpicking each others' different religions since we're supposed to be pro-G-d and pro-life here as part of all the things that make up the conservative political movement.
When the bigotry migrated from the Religion forum to News/Activism forum is when the trouble started. You don't like Romney? Debate his platform, his past, his voting record, etc. with other conservatives.
But when you make it about Romney's RELIGION in the BREAKING NEWS SECTION of the highest traffic conservative website completely unchecked and not moderated, you just labeled ALL of us conservative Freepers as bigots to the outside world.
Take the anti-Mormon conspiracy theory stuff back to the Religion forums where it belongs. Stop posting it in any News/Activism thread mentioning a Mormon like petulant children throwing temper tantrums.
First, they arent anti-mormon, theyre anti-mormonism. Second, if it were the lunatics who made it about anti-mormons, that makes you folks the lunatics.
Strawman argument and factually untrue.
You cannot separate Jews from Judaism.
You cannot separate Mormons from Mormonism.
You cannot separate Catholics from Catholicism.
You cannot separate Christians from Christianity.
You cannot separate Protestants from Protestantism.
You cannot separate Evangelicals from Evangelical Christianity.
It is an intellectual fallacy to do so. Go argue it in the Religion forums and NOT in News/Activism. You've been told countless times this is a Judeo-Christian values site.
She didnt turn blue and she didnt blow up so that may have been what happened to her...
LOL, what a silly post, you are going to be embarrassed when you read that tomorrow.
What part of “this is a Conservative site” don’t they understand?
The thing I admire most after his military service is Jim’s sticking to his principles. I love that, and wild horses couldn’t drag me away from Free Republic.
You cannot separate Christians from Christianity.
You cannot separate Protestants from Protestantism.
You cannot separate Evangelicals from Evangelical Christianity.
... assuming she's actually sobered up by tomorrow, at any rate. ;)
Good grief! Can you even imagine actually having bombastic, blustering clods like that as next-door neighbors... or (worse yet) house guests -- ?!? "Who bleepin' cares if you're the actual owner of this place, or not? Ya think that actually gives you the right to establish real, honest-to-goodness rules n'stuff, anytime you bleepin' feel like it, just on YOUR say-so? Huh? HUH -- ?!?"
The ultimate in wholly unintentional (but damningly, devastatingly revealing, all the same) irony, right here: these selfish, self-obsessed trolls -- who, to the very last man/woman of them, absolutely insist that they hate Barack Obama and all he stands for more than life's sweet breath, itself -- are rearing back on their hammy haunches, as one, and bleating to Jim, without even so much as a scintilla of self-awareness: "YOU DIDN'T BUILD THIS!!!"
Not. One. Single. Solitary. SCRAP of credible, coherent conservatism, in the whole greasy, grasping gaggle of 'em. [::spits::]
They're not even remotely "conservatives," in anything but the airiest, least meaningful or consequential sense of the word.
They're just... occupiers, at this point, really.
They might just as well all be capering idiotically about a huge drum circle, sporting identical "V for Vendetta" masks.
The thing I admire most after his military service is Jims sticking to his principles. I love that, and wild horses couldnt drag me away from Free Republic.
Amen, and amen. ;)
Bigotry? That’s funny. The entire Mormon religion was constructed out of thin air by an anti-Christian bigot.
THIS is what you should care about!! A Muslim Commie is not as bad as a Mormon? Put down your crack pipe and sober up!
To see photos and letters mentioned click on the link at the bottom
Proof That Obamas Hawaii and Chicago Communist Networks Were Linked? NEWZEAL ^ | Monday, June 01, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
It is now well established that Barack Obama was linked to the Hawaiian Communist Party network through his boyhood/teenage mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
It is also well known that after moving to Chicago, Obama linked up with the local communist networks.
Manning Marable, a leader of the Communist Party offshoot Committees of Correspondence for Democracy&Socialism claims that Obama understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years...
This leads to two key questions.
A Were the Hawaii and Chicago networks connected?
B Did Obamas connection to Frank Marshall Davis in any way influence his progress up the Chicago political ladder?
If the answer is yes to both, there are significant implications.
It means that that the Communist Party USA was watching Obama from an early age and was willing to help his political career.
Frank Marshall Davis was active in the Chicago Communist Party until he moved to Hawaii in late 1948.
I speculated in this post that Davis may have known left wing journalist Vernon Jarrett in post war Chicago. A connection would be significant because the Jarrett family has played a very important role in Obamas rise to power.
Both Jarrett and Davis worked in the communist dominated South Side Community Art Center and on the communist influenced Chicago Defender newspaper, in late 1940s Chicago.
I have since found conclusive evidence that Davis and Jarrett not only knew each other, but worked together in another Communist Party dominated organisation-The Citizens Committee to Aid Packing House Workersorganized to support the united packing-House workers of America C.I.O. now on strike
The letter above is dated April 12, 1948. Note that CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) was at the time a communist controlled labor federation.
To the left is a partial list of Citizens Committee to Aid Packing House Workers officials.
Note the names Oscar C. Brown (Treasurer) and Louise T. Patterson (Assistant Treasurer), F.M. Davis and Vernon Jarrett.
To confirm the connection, below is a close-up of the committees publicity committee. Note that it is chaired by Vernon Jarrett and includes Frank Marshall Davis.
That the Citizens Committee was communist influenced is beyond doubt.
Louise T Patterson was the wife of Illinois Communist Party vice-chairman and attorney William Patterson and a prominent Party member in her own right. Louise Patterson was still a leader of the Illinois Communist Party well into the 1970s.
Further down the page was list of the organizations Food and groceries committee. Named among them was Ishmael Flory, a leader of the Illinois Communist Party from the late 1930s until his death in 2004.
Incidentally, one of the eulogists at Florys funeral was Timuel Black, a well known member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy&Socialism and a long time friend and political supporter of Barack Obama.
Oscar C Brown-later a famous jazz musician under the name Oscar Brown jnr, was also at the time a Communist Party member. he joined in 1946 and was expelled around 1954.
In 1948 Vernon Jarrett left his job as journalist at the Chicago Defender to start a black oriented radio show Negro Newsfront with Oscar Brown.
Jarrett was clearly on the far left and almost certainly, like his colleague Frank Marshall Davis, a covert member of the Communist Party.
Jarrett worked hard promoting socialist causes including the communist controlled Progressive Party.
Vernon Jarrett went on to become the Chicago Tribunes first black syndicated columnist and was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists.
According to a Washington Post obituary May 25th 2004
Mr. Jarrett continually shone a light on African American history and pertinent issues in Chicago and throughout the country. He stoked the political embers in Chicago that led to the 1983 election of the citys first African American mayor, Harold Washington.
Vernon Jarrett was a key influence in Washingtons decision to run for the Chicago mayoralty and remained a key supporter through his four year tenure.
Harold Washington defeated the Daley machine to win the mayoralty backed by a coalition led by Chicagos Communist Party and the local branch of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
DSA member and socialist historian Paul Buhle, wrote in a 1992 article for the Encyclopedia of the American Left;
Communists also gained from long-standing political contacts in the black community. Victories of black mayoral and congressional candidates with decades old ties to the CP a short list would include Coleman Young and George Crocket in Detroit, Gus Newport in Berkeley, and somewhat more ambiguously, Harold Washington in Chicago
Washington was actively involved in Communist Party fronts such as the US Peace Council and the Chicago Committee on Southern Africa, right up to winning the mayoralty-with Party support. After victory he stacked his administration full of communists, socialists and sympathisers to create one of the most far left administrations in US history-cut short only by his pre-mature death after four years in office.
I quote from remarks by Illinois Communist Party organiser John Bachtell to a Special District Meeting on African American Equality and Building the Communist Party and Young Communist League, Chicago, IL September 30, 2007.
The legacy of Harold Washingtons election and his administration is in the collective consciousness not only of the African American community, but the entire city. Many of his democratizing achievements endure 20 years later.
The historic election of Washington was the culmination of many years of struggle. It reflected a high degree of unity of the African American community and the alliance with a section of labor, the Latino community and progressive minded whites. This legacy of political independence also endures...
This was also reflected in the election of Barack Obama. Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election. Once again Obamas campaign reflected the electoral voting unity of the African American community, but also the alliances built with several key trade unions, and forces in the Latino and white communities.
It also reflected a breakthrough among white voters. In the primary, Obama won 35% of the white vote and 7 north side wards, in a crowded field. During the general election he won every ward in the city and all the collar counties. This appeal has continued in his presidential run.
Barack Obama has stated that Harold Washingtons victory in 1983 was the spur that made him leave New York to move to Chicago.
Vernon Jarrett was also a fan of Barack Obama. He watched his career from its early stages and became an ardent supporter.
In 1992 Obama worked for the ACORN offshoot, Project Vote to register black voters in aid of the Senate Campaign of Carol Moseley Braun. Unsurprisingly Moseley Braun also had strong Communist Party ties and was Harold Washingtons legislative floor leader.
Obama helped Moseley Braun win her Senate seat, then took it over himself in 2004-backed of course by the same communist/socialist alliance that had elected his political predecessors Harold Washington and Carol Moseley Braun.
Commenting on the 1992 race, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of August 11th 1992;
Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip...If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week, says Barack Obama, the programs executive director...
Dee Myles is a Chicago activist and chair of the Education Commission of the Communist Party USA. In 2004, after Vernon Jarrets death from cancer she penned this tribute for the Peoples Weekly World of June 5th.
Readers like me can be extremely selective of the journalists we read habitually... We are selective about the journalists to whom we become insatiably addicted, and once hooked we develop a constructive love affair without the romance...
Such was my experience with Vernon Jarrett, an African American journalist in Chicago who died at the age of 86 on May 23. I became a Vernon Jarrett addict, and I am proud of it!
Vernon Jarretts career as a journalist in Chicago began and ended at the Chicago Defender, the African American daily paper. In between, he was the first Black journalist at the Chicago Tribune, and I first began to read his articles during his tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times
Jarretts claim to fame is that he was a partisan of the cause of African Americans in the broad democratic tradition of Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois...
Robeson and DuBois were both Communist Party members. On April 9th, 1998 at Chicagos South Shore Cultural Center, Jarrett hosted a Paul Robeson Citywide Centennial Celebration event, with his old comrade and Party sympathiser Margaret Burroughs and former Communist Party members Studs Terkel and his old friend Oscar C.Brown.
Dee Myles continues;
Jarrett was fanatical about African Americans registering and voting in mass for socially conscious candidates. He championed Harold Washington like a great warrior, and this March, from his hospital bed, wrote an article appealing to Black Chicago to turn out to vote for Barack Obama in the Illinois primaries. Obama astounded everyone with an incredible landslide victory as the progressive, Black candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. From his sickbed, Vernon Jarrett issued a clarion call, and the people responded.
The Jarrett/Obama conection did not end with Vernon Jarretts death-it moved to a higher level with his famous daughter-in-law Valerie Jarrett.
A former Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development under Harold Washington, Jarrett continued to work in the mayors office into the 1990s.
In 1991, while Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley, Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama.
Later Valerie Jarrett ran the finances for Obamas 2004 Senate bid and served as treasurer of Obamas HOPEFUND.
The relationship is more than professional-Jarrett is regarded as one of the Obamas closest friends and advisors.
According to Take Political Action May 24th 2008;
Shes always been the other side of Baracks brain. Thats how an Obama insider described Valerie Jarrett as an Obama campaign aide announced Thursday night the former CTA chief and current Habitat Co. CEO is taking on a larger role to help her close friend win his White House bid.
The development comes as Jarrett, a charter member of Sen. Barack Obamas kitchen cabinet, has been formalizing her portfolio and stepping up the pace within the past few weeks as a top advisor within the campaign.
Though she will be part-time, Jarrett will be one of the most visible and powerful African-Americans in the top rungs of the Obama operation...
Today Valerie Jarrett serves as one of three Senior Advisors to President Obama. She is Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and Chairs the White House Commission on Women and Girls.
Frank Marshall Davis worked closely in communist causes with Vernon Jarrett in Chicago. Davis moves to hawaii where he meets and mentors a young Obama. Then Obama moves to Chicago where his career is promoted by both Daviss old colleague Vernon Jarrett and the Communist Party. Vernon Jarretts daughter-in-law employs Obamas fiance, befriends the family and becomes one of Obamas most trusted advisors. The Communist Party throws its entire weight behind Obamas presidential campaign.
Are we expected to believe that this is all mere coincidence?
Would there be an Obama/Jarrett relationship today, if there had been no Frank Marshall Davis/Jarrett connection through the Communist Party of post war Chicago?
What role, if any, has the modern Communist Party USA played in fostering that relationship in more recent times?
The Communist Party USA continues to back their friend Barack Obama.
How deeply has the Communist Party been involved in advancing Obamas political career-through the Jarrett family, or by other means?
The answers to these questions will have major implications for the future of whats left of the free world.
WHAT AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party, a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs when there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to recommend changing our National Anthem as it portrays and promotes violence and is warlike in its theme.
First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer Breakfast and activities.
First President to initiate a Cash for Clunkers Program to clean up exhaust that adds to global warming, then extended it because it was so popular wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to bypass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company which state they are allowed to locate a factory in.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Americorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.
First President to pledge complete transparency while campaigning, then hide his medical, educational,and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tells us that the early morning Islamic call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
Now it is up to us Freedom-loving Americans to see to it that he is voted out after his FIRST term. May God bless America again. Stay safe, and be aware of your surroundings.
OOPS! Obama Slips - Admits Muslim Faith
When you aren’t patting yourself on the back and praising yourself in the mirror for your wonderfulness, and “idealism”, and being too good for this world, and posting nasty stuff and personal attacks at people and freerepublic.
Then take a look at post 3250.
Here’s what you should be concerned about regarding Myth Romney:
You just hate Obama because he’s a Muslim.
You, hater, you!
That’s not important; you can go into any major Christian movement and find strange beginnings.
What is important is the recognition that there is one G-d, and His word given to Moses is true.
Everything else is up to the individual, and his/her relationship with G-d.
Incidentally, vermin: JimRob's right here, right now. Send him Every. Last. Scrap. of so-called "evidence" you keep insisting you have of my (*snort*) "liberalism" via FreepMail, directly.
Quick! Quick, like a little bunny! NOW!
Hold it!!! Hold it!! That’s not fair.
You got to give me another chance! I didn’t know about the cookie zot!
Did anyone else here know about the cookie zot???
I just came to FR on another computer and before looking at any page saw I had to log in. I wanted to log in to see if I had been zotted. I was surprised when I hadn’t...or so I thought.
Then I saw the dreaded cookie zot. I can’t believe I’ve been had like that. You trickster.
So don’t confuse me logging in with not being serious about leaving.
Not being zotted by Jim will be more than compensated by receiving the FIRST “cookie zot”.
Did anyone else receive a cookie zot before me???
I am dying to know....just dying....don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep until I find out.
Next time I’ll be prepared for the dastardly cookie zot. You know what they say, “Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.”
Look, Mormonism is not a Christian movement. Mormonism was founded to be anti-Christian. They never even tried to claim they were Christian at all until fairly recently. They wanted to supplant Christianity. And they do not recognize that there is just one God. It’s a completely foreign religion other than the passages Smith borrowed from the bible and edited for his own purposes. It’s fiction.
... and now we know.
A closet Muslim.
Oh, trust me, you have no idea. With every fiber of my being. I live for the day those trashy Commies leave the White House.
The primaries are the time to make your feelings known on the direction of the party. In the general election you have to be pragmatic and choose the lesser of two evils.
[::slowly, enunciating exaggeratedly::]
Party hacks may feel somehow obliged, for whatever ungodly reason, to march in eternal lockstep with Der Party, regardless of who (or what) is serving as its titular head. That's their hard luck, if so.
No conservative, on the other hand -- unaffiliated with said cabal in any way, shape or form -- is under any such obligation.
Spoken like a pagan! good job, romney needs more of your kind!
Quick! Quick, like a little bunny!
I understand why you are saying these things. But this is not how it needs to go down.
These discussions seriously belong in the Religion forum, not News/Activism. There is time to make it right — it just requires the action.
I have a US Senator in my state that has a 90 lifetime rating from the ACU (American Conservative Union) running for election from a governor appointment. He is a Mormon.
You know how a huge lead can just go poof at the end in this state. A “safe” seat can turn into “leans Democrat” within the space of 8 weeks. It’s crazy here.
I can’t Freep or use FR to organize grassroots activities for him if it is permitted to trash his religion in any News/Activism forum.
Please meet us halfway.
ROTFLMAO!!! You're lying... and ineptly, at that. There's MEGA-tons of anti-Obama stuff in my posting history. You haven't checked out JACK... SQUAT, weasel.
Final Score: KTILS = 1; Pathetic, Mewling Vermin = 0
Troll a little smarter, next time.
You were No. Challenge. At. ALL.
Lol. I’m using that. Gaybama needs to be outed.
Bingo - 4 more years of thugbama? WTF!!!!!
Humiliated... publicly. You odd, angry little vermin.
DIS. Missed, b!tch.
Hey queer boy, show me the post where I said I was leaving FR. I said I was leaving the thread when I finished reading the last of the thousands. I will leave FR when I want to or when JR zots me off and certainly not because some little puss like you that thinks they are funny(NOT) tells me to. Of course you fringe nutjobs want to run anyone off that will hinder your bashing of the GOP candidate in favor of the Marxist Kenyan. Some will leave, some will say here to fight until they just can’t take it any longer or until it becomes so embarrassing to be here they feel they must leave. Sadly, many good freepers have left, stopped posting or plan to leave.
Why that makes you happy is beyond me, I saw in one of your old posts you said Maggief was one of your favorite freepers, the funniest freeper.... glad she left?
Hey little man...How old are you? 15? 16? Do you know people are laughing at you? You are the ONLY one that thinks you are funny. Now corny, yes, funny, witty? You could only dream.
You guys still fighting?
Don't bother me until you do, toddler.
Still waiting to see your anti-Ovmit posts in the past 4 years, see how they match up with the anti-Romney anti-Mormon posts. So far I see about 100,000 to ...uh zero?
Well, that’s funny too, because the moderators in question were demanding that all such threads were moved to the news forum and that’s part of what started this entire brouhaha. And it was more or less demanded that I post my views on the book of Mormon as well. I’ve done so many times, but decided to take them up on it again with this thread.
By the way, his Mormonism is not my objection to Romney. I’ve objected to Rudy McRomney (and Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Clinton, Kennedy, et al, for that matter) for a long, long time and it has nothing to do with religion in any case. With the exception of McCain, it’s their abortionism, homosexualism, big government statism, shamnesty, etc, etc, etc., and general anti-liberty or RINOism where applicable.
Here’s my objection to Romney:
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