Skip to comments.What Is Up With Free Republic Dissing Mitt Romney??
Posted on 11/27/2009 8:30:40 PM PST by Noob1999
Why is every single thread that I log onto this day after Thanksgiving, have a picture of Mitt Romney, that then trashes him??
Does JimRob and this website condone the Palin trashers, and try to create a Mitt backlash, to trash him?
Does this website wish to promote a Republican/Conservative candidate who has no real business experience, like our current loser-in-chief, Zer0?
Mitt has problems, as do each and every Pubbie, Conservative, or RAT potential to lead this once great US!
Back off on the hits to Romney, (or maybe do you see him as a threat, much like the RATs see Palin as a threat??)
So far Mitt has stood to support almost everything that goes against basic Republican values.
Every time the Republicans nominate someone that goes against the basic Republican values either the country makes the decision to go for the Democrat candidate or we get burned by our own candidate. No more for me. I refuse to vote for another RINO.
...................If Romney’s or McCain’s or anyone else’s positions are good, they should be praised, and if not, challenged. But the tarring and feathering of those who appear to be obstacles to our favorite candidates smacks of, dare I say it, liberal tactics. We don’t need that anymore than we need RINOs......................
Thank you! That’s my entire point!
Let everyone have their say, let everyone choose for themselves on the merits.
Let’s not have our favorite website take an intractable position this early in the game!
MR’s positions have been challenged many times here and that is why he is rejected. Giving the impression that his positions have not been discussed is disingenuous.
Because Romney is a liberal for Abortion, Mandatory/Gov
funded Health Care, and G@y “Marriage”?
?? Then why is any of this surprising? Mid term RINO hunts are par for the course.
Not to mention that he's no God, either.
....................Hey - who did you support in 2000? 2004? 2008? What is your old screen name?...............
Bush, Bush, McCain.........aShepard
It would be if I did that. I didn't.
Your post is a perfect example of what I'm talking about, though, so thanks.
Yeah. This is really smart. Free Republic is becoming an asset to the Democrats.
Intellectual honesty is the ultimate defense. If Romney’s or McCain’s or anyone else’s positions are good, they should be praised, and if not, challenged”
A voice of reason in the midst of a rampaging mob, but then many of them seem quick to hid behind the “big guy” instead of standing on their own.
The Capuano campaign says:
Steve Pagliucas ads keep claiming he is a progressive Democrat, but as we have found out, he supported Mitt Romney over Ted Kennedy and even gave money to George Bush.
Gawrsh, a progressive democrat supporting Mitt over Teddy! Maybe Paglucia isn’t a progressive at all, or maybe Mitt...
What you said BUMP!
Excellent. Well stated.
“Lets not have our favorite website take an intractable position this early in the game!”
If I have to choose between “tractable positions” on a liberal candidate and “utterly destroying the RINO before it give birth” - I choose the latter. I will proclaim my Romney like pro-choice stand and, in this one instance, support the early abortion of the baby Romney RINO candidacy.
Tell us one thing you like about Mitt.
Romney would have been better than 0 and better than McCain. The tides of change are sweeping over. Think Virginia, NJ and NY-23.
To the RINO mind, sure. To the conservative, FREEDOM works, socialist sell outs do not.
Just as Anthrax is better than Ebola.
Unless you were given a timeout and didn't come clean, that tells me that Noob1999 is just a Sock Puppet account intended to deceive!
Your honor is dust.
I’ve paid my dues as a conservative, including years working full-time on pro-life, pro-family causes. But this kind of ugliness is just stupid.
........Right now I am much more concerned about 2010 than 2012................
That’s very true!
But we have to keep a focus on 2012.
Zer0 on the one side:
Who’s to beat him on the other side?
Time to keep the powder dry, for anyone qualified and wiling to have reloaded and step up to the front line to kill the enemy.
We don’t know whether that’s Mitt, Palin, Huckabee, or anybody else, but why does FR go to such unrelented lengths to trash Romney at this stage of the fight.
I’m taking flak tonight, I hope I take more, because I want a real impartial debate to take place amongst our pubbie 50% of the population, without trashing either of the possible contenders!
Well, it’s nice to meet another hoopy frood. I bet you know where your towel is. Conservatives usually do.
I want 2010 to be the year CONSERVATIVES take control of Congress, not necessarily Republicans, but the fact is, the Republicans are the best shot we have. (The folks who scream "Third party!" seem to have a basic disconnect--if it's so hard to change the Republican party from its get-along ways, how much harder is it going to be to start a third party from scratch? This is lost in the lusty cries of "Change!" from our side.)
So, if I want to kick the statists out, how is screaming about them going to do that? Isn't it better to praise them for those few conservative positions they have, and show them (or more importantly, their followers) WHY they are wrong to "just get along"?
But instead of discussion, I see lots of armchair quarterback shouting and smearing. It's pointless, and clogs up what should be a place to discuss how we defeat the middle-of-the-roaders and get the conservatives to voice their positions, which we can then promote when the Schumers of the world whine "Where are the Republican ideas???"
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for sarcasm and humor...as tools for communicating. But you can't communicate much when any step outside the lines is met with "RINO!" while "our" favorites get their blemishes ignored because we LIKE them. Politicians don't "like" you, they use you and me and everyone else.
Fine. We should be just as ruthless and intellectually honest, all the time, with everyone.
“I want 2010 to be the year CONSERVATIVES take control of Congress,”
That’s the whole point. Support conservatives and offer no support to those who are not.
And don’t let fake conservatives drum up support here.
Mitt is RINO to the core! He is more liberal than many democrats.
You should address #120. That post brings up an interesting point.
Health care. What is Mitt Romney's stance and/or ideas on health care?
So if _bama(pbuh) switched parties and said “Reagan” a bunch of times, you would have no problem with him?
“So, if I want to kick the statists out, how is screaming about them going to do that? Isn’t it better to praise them for those few conservative positions they have, and show them (or more importantly, their followers) WHY they are wrong to “just get along”? “
The problem with your sentiment is that we have been burned by the vry candidates you describe. Liberal Republicans like Romney NEVER grow more conservative in office. They, like Bush, start to push liberal programs like the prescription drug benefit bill to show their so called compassion. What we see in the public pronouncements and past governance should be viewed as the high water mark for conservative governance. As I said before, we have been burned too many times to support someone like Romney that starts out so far to the left of the political spectrum. If you disagree then tell us why Romney will be different.
Health care. What is Mitt Romney's stance and/or ideas on health care?
So after being here 10 years, you still are clueless enough to write this vanity post?
Even with the founder of Freerepublic, Jim Robinson, posting one of many anti-Romney threads ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2395256/posts ) you still need to ask???
Something smells very fishy here.
Only in the LDS world.
One week old and already believing you know how this place is and whiny about Romney being bashed. Yeah, we believe you.
He alleges that he joined long ago. Just cant remember his/her password.
***Seems like ~aShepard’s password was perfectly good a week ago.
Was Obama’s trip to Asia a failure or success? Poll
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:25:43 PM · 14 of 23
aShepard to DBlake
I guess that it could be considered a success.
Michelle wasnt there to join him, so she didnt need to loosen her Boob belt in order to digest the dog that she would have been served,
while Zer0 was able to grovel all by himself to convince China (but not Taiwan) that their country should fund all the US debt that he can accumulate!
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Here’s one to add: “I like [government] mandates. [Government] Mandates work.” Mitt Romney in response to Fred Thompson at a presidential debate, broadcast across the United States.
Otherwise, got Romney pretty much nailed.
Oh, and here’s my standard IB4TZ post
Sung to the tune of Oh! Susanna, dont you cry for me.
.... Oh, no Bama, please dont lie to me... for Im off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.
I come from Minnesota with my laptop on my knee; | Im goin to Free Republic my true love for to see. | It rained all night the day you left, | the weather it was dry; | The sun so hot you froze to death, | Obama dont you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | I come from Minnesota, with my laptop on my knee.
I had a dream the other night, | When everything was still; | I thought I saw Obama dear, | A-coming for The Hill. | The smearing lie was in Duluth, | The croc tear in his eye, | Said I, Im coming for the truth | Obama dont you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | Im off to Free Republic, | with my laptop on my knee.
I fight in my pajamas, | Its plain for all to see. | I aim to be the next Buckhead; | The media all hate me. | I fell in love with Sarah | When my sister bit a moose. | The Guvnors family ate it up | And then they set it loose. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | Im off to Free Republic, | with my laptop on my knee.
She loves her sons, she likes her guns, | and Triggernometry. | The media will jump the shark | When she makes history. | Well, JimRob knows shell pave the trolls | So controversially, | And Berg will knock Obama down | With friends of Hillary. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | Im off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.
I soon will be in Hawaii, | And then Ill look all round, | And when I find his birth record, | Ill fall upon the ground. | But if I do not find it, | This Freeperll surely die, | And when Im dead and buried, | Obama dont you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you cry for me; | Im off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.
“aShepard appears is still active and you last posted on Nov. 18th.”
Then you can ping him, oh and send him a Freepmail. If you get an answer your case is made.
Telling the truth about Romney, often from his own words, is not trashing him. For all of his negatives, there are very few positives. And some views, without a great deal of clarification/explanation/repudiation from Romney himself, render him an unacceptable candidate.
Just one example from the video linked to this page (it sounds like everyone has the same video under the story):
I am not going to change our pro-choice laws in Massachusetts in any way. I will preserve them, I will protect them, I will enforce them, and therefore I am not going to make any law that would make it any more difficult for a woman to make that choice herself.
This is not a conservative position. Nor is RomneyCare.
Maybe there is some sort of change that has taken place since 2002, but that means we need to discuss those changes in Romney's position, with evidence at least as convincing as these that show his unacceptable (earlier) views.
without trashing either of the possible contenders!
There are only going to be two? I would hope this was simply a misstatement on your part.
Compromise always means Progressives and Liberal Dims win.
I've had it with politicians that hold a finger in the wind or stand a mirror before the electorate and feign positions they think will sucker the most voters.
If the truth hurts, deal with it!
COnservatives see him as a RINO. And flip flopper. And a socialist. Besides that, he’s peachy.
“aShepard appears is still active and you last posted on Nov. 18th.”
Sorry intended to do this.
.................Tell us one thing you like about Mitt.
He has been an incredible executive. Nothing more, nothing less!
Zer0 - he’s never even ran a lemonaid stand; has never had any job where someone actually reported to him; is a radical socialist/communist!
Zero will have at least 50% of the 2012 vote! Pubbies will fight for the rest.
The future of our country is not about abortion, gun rights, free speech, conservatives vs progressives!
It’s about evil socialism versus capitalism.
The rest comes with the territory!
Who is our best hope to restore capitalism, while capturing more than 50% of the vote??
Don’t write off Romney three years before the vote! Don’t count on Sarah, or anyone else three years before the vote!
FR, don’t take intractable sides three years before the vote!
..............Your honor is dust.............
No reply, I guess he/she hasn't watched the video.
I just did, after seeing it posted for a while. What a smarmy piece of work he is (I guess that means "typical politician").
So we've got straight from Romney's mouth his firm pledge in favor of abortion on demand, including for underage girls, with no waiting period whatsoever, and we know he favors socialized medicine, hence Romney Care.
Sounds perfect for the next Republican candidate for President, dontcha think? < /heavy sarcasm>
How will he restrain that ‘need to be loved’ bent that supposedly explains all his moments of weakness?
Just because the guy in the Oval Office has a R after his name doesn't make it any more comfortable as government is expanded further and further in this glorified crusade to find ‘bipartisanship’, which is just liberal code for ‘do what we want, or we'll whine louder.’
Romney is either, as you claim, a spineless wimp who will sell out every value he holds if faced with the slightest challenge, or he's as many on here claim, a liberal who wears a R after his name. Either way, in my dictionary, that's the definition of LOSER.
The ONLY way that conservatives will again win the White House is to present an actual alternative. Liberal Lite won't cut it, why accept a simulation when you could just have the real thing? Do I think Palin’s the alternative? Get back to me when hers isn't a virtually lone voice in the wilderness, because so long as she continues to voice the conservative viewpoint, and get that message out, she can count on my support.
And Romney can count on my fiercest opposition. Not that there's a lack of worse characters out there, but because he takes these stands and claims to represent my viewpoints, which he most certainly does not.
What exactly did he do that would compel you to declare him an "incredible executive"?
What did he do on the health care front, for instance, that would qualify him as a Conservative?