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I'm a lifelong conservative activist and I'm backing Barack Obama (Maggot gagger)
NY Daily News ^ | 7/16/08 | Larry 'retard' Hunter

Posted on 07/16/2008 8:45:04 PM PDT by pissant

I'm a lifelong Republican - a supply-side conservative. I worked in the Reagan White House. I was the chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for five years. In 1994, I helped write the Republican Contract with America. I served on Bob Dole's presidential campaign team and was chief economist for Jack Kemp's Empower America.

This November, I'm voting for Barack Obama.

When I first made this decision, many colleagues were shocked. How could I support a candidate with a domestic policy platform that's antithetical to almost everything I believe in?

The answer is simple: Unjustified war and unconstitutional abridgment of individual rights vs. ill-conceived tax and economic policies - this is the difference between venial and mortal sins.

Taxes, economic policy and health care reform matter, of course. But how we extract ourselves from the bloody boondoggle in Iraq, how we avoid getting into a war with Iran and how we preserve our individual rights while dealing with real foreign threats - these are of greater importance.

John McCain would continue the Bush administration's commitment to interventionism and constitutional overreach. Obama promises a humbler engagement with our allies, while promising retaliation against any enemy who dares attack us. That's what conservatism used to mean - and it's what George W. Bush promised as a candidate.

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Look up moron in the dictionary, it will include Larry Hunter's picture.
1 posted on 07/16/2008 8:45:04 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
I'm a lifelong American, and Hell will freeze and thaw many times before I'd vote for Obama.
and I despise McCain.
2 posted on 07/16/2008 8:47:31 PM PDT by Ratblaster ("White folks greed runs a world in need" B Hussein Obama The Muslim Magic Negro)
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To: pissant

LARRY HUNTER; tectrix treason?


3 posted on 07/16/2008 8:49:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: pissant
when I hear the words, “I am a life long Republican but I am voting for Obama...” I think of men who try to explain their gay liaisons by starting off talking about how straight they are.
4 posted on 07/16/2008 8:49:20 PM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Does America Need Another Jimmy Carter?)
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To: pissant

I would not be surprised if this is lying about being a lifelong conservative activist? This may be his ploy to convince conservatives to vote Obama?


5 posted on 07/16/2008 8:49:40 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: pissant

“This November, I’m voting for Barack Obama.”

God for you. Now STFU, drama queen.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 8:50:14 PM PDT by max americana
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To: pissant
The answer [to why Larry's voting for B-HO] is simple: Unjustified war and unconstitutional abridgment of individual rights

Which abridgements are those, Larry? Not surprisingly, he gives no examples. Libs, when pressed for specifics, usually respond...."uh, uh, uh...GITMO!!!"

7 posted on 07/16/2008 8:51:56 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: pissant
Quick analogy, I once had a car wash attendant offer me his research on how the federal government and all its various departments are illegal and unconstitutional.

That's what I think of when a supposedly "intelligent" person tells us that the war or homeland security measures are "unconstitutional".

How did he miss that we have a rather liberal Supreme Court which has made no such determination, or that these wars and programs have been approved by liberal democrat congresses?

8 posted on 07/16/2008 8:52:21 PM PDT by Williams
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To: pissant
I hope he joins Obambi’s campaign .
9 posted on 07/16/2008 8:52:59 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: pissant

10 posted on 07/16/2008 8:53:38 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: pissant

I’m not crazy about voting for McCain either but I will put my love of my country ahead of everything else. America can easily survive a McCain administration. If Obama is elected, America will be over. Larry might think he’s a “conservative” but he doesn’t sound like one to me.


11 posted on 07/16/2008 8:54:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The U.S. Constitution was not written to protect those who want to destroy America.)
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To: pissant
"I served on Bob Dole's presidential campaign team and was chief economist for Jack Kemp's Empower America. "

Wow, you served on Bob Dole's campaign team? THAT's a resume enhancement!

Take your valuable expertise to the Obama camp!

12 posted on 07/16/2008 8:54:28 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: pissant
How about Bravo Sierra comprade Hunter. Capisce?

A true conservative could never support Obama...unless he has been bought and paid for (and is thus no conservative at all, but a political whore), or unless he has drunk the kool-aid and morphed into a marxist useful idiot.

Any true consevative is having to hold back bile to vote for McCain in many ways, but may be able to do so to avoid the arsenic and cyanide that Obama represents.

Obama's vies on taxes, abortion, immigration, the 2nd amendment, marriage, moral values, the military, the war againsty islamic jihad, the economy, the environment, energy etc., etc. are all the anti-thesis of conservatism and will serve to destroy this nations way of life, it's propseriy, and its liberty.

In many areas McCain is just as bad...but on marriage, the 2nd amendment, taxes, energy, abortion (and the USSC as regards it), and the war on ISlamic Jihad represent differences enough for me to abjectly oppose Obama and his poison.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - CHANGE YOU CAN COUNT ON, BUT DON'T WANT

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA



13 posted on 07/16/2008 8:54:40 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: pissant

a Ron Paul supporter


14 posted on 07/16/2008 8:55:45 PM PDT by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold)
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To: pissant

He can join Cindy & Lew & Pat in Iran as a human shield.


15 posted on 07/16/2008 8:56:01 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Jeff Head

Extremely OT, but RUSH is on Colbert right now. Doing Tom Sawyer.


16 posted on 07/16/2008 8:56:23 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: verklaring

Oops, forgot Ron and Dennis.


17 posted on 07/16/2008 8:58:06 PM PDT by dighton
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To: pissant

“John McCain would continue the Bush administration’s commitment to interventionism and constitutional overreach. “

And Obama would turn to as much Marxism as he could get away with.

They really want an all out socialist/communist vs. something less offensive?

Whatever.


18 posted on 07/16/2008 8:58:44 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: pissant
Conservatism is now supporting defeat abroad, big government at home and same sex marriage and abortion on demand? I don't think he sounds like a conservative. I smell a ZOT thread here!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 07/16/2008 8:59:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: misterrob
I know they're lying. Once a liberal, always a liberal!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

20 posted on 07/16/2008 9:00:37 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pissant
Obviously the guy has mental problems, a disconnect with reality and world events, an inability to rationalize and see a person for who they truly are- sort of like a guy who sees a fat chick as a skinny chick.

He should seek help.

21 posted on 07/16/2008 9:01:35 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: pissant

I think the title should be changed to “I love Stalin and Mao and want to support someone like them.”


22 posted on 07/16/2008 9:04:23 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: pissant
"I'm a lifelong conservative... " Now, if you're really a conservative, why do you need to reassure people of your credentials when you're supporting a candidate whose philosophy and voting record are at complete odds with everything you believe in? No one abandons their life long beliefs because of a liberal's good looks. Which leads one to think there's another reason why he feels compelled to tell us he's voting for Obama and its not the one he's offering on the record.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

23 posted on 07/16/2008 9:06:04 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pissant

What a coincidence, I’m Bill Gates.

Pray for W and Our Troops


24 posted on 07/16/2008 9:06:11 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: pissant

If the truth be known, he probably voted for McCain in the primary. I know somebody voted for McCain in the primary but very few are willing to admit it. I get a kick out of all the people on this forum who are going around shilling for McCain and telling people like me why I should vote for the RINO relic. But they do not acknowledge or admit that they voted for him in primary. I remember the Burger King commercial that was looking of Herb, supposedly the only guy in America who never ate a whopper. I am kind of looking for ANYONE who will admit voting for the old geezer in the primary. After I read this article, may be I found one.


25 posted on 07/16/2008 9:07:19 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: pissant
Unjustified war ..... - this is the difference between venial and mortal sins.

War was declared on USA. What part of 911 didn't he get. Biblically, sin is sin. This joker suffers from a lack of knowledge and wisdom. No conservative is this clueless - he only posed as a one and this loser just outed himself. He approves of abortion and ruling from the bench - conservative, my a##.
26 posted on 07/16/2008 9:10:19 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: pissant
When I first made this decision, many colleagues were shocked. How could I support a candidate with a domestic policy platform that's antithetical to almost everything I believe in?

The answer is simple: Unjustified war and unconstitutional abridgment of individual rights vs. ill-conceived tax and economic policies - this is the difference between venial and mortal sins.

Taxes, economic policy and health care reform matter, of course.

So signing on for higher taxes designed to redistribute the wealth and fund a socialist agenda, one that will see US taxpayers funding foreign despots in the name of socialist "charity" (it is your "moral" obligation to fund the Left's religion, despite what the ACLU has been insisting in a "separation of church and state").

Obama is already onboard for wars, er "peace keeping" missions in Darfur and elsewhere.

How was the Iraq war "unjustified" when we were at war with Saddam's Iraq in the early 1990s and from the get go Saddam was violating the peace agreement reigniting the war? We are not at war against Iraq anymore, we fight alongside Iraqis and with the government, not against it. Was Afghanistan wrong? Obomber is supporting escalation of that war.

Where is the Constitution is Obama's plan for redistribution of wealth and controlling your thermostat and diet? Those rights don't count?

Enough of this idiotorial. Stick a fork in this useful idiot, he's done already. "Go Dole/Kemp". Yeah, that did wonders for us.

27 posted on 07/16/2008 9:11:05 PM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: pissant
Obama promises a humbler engagement with our allies, while promising retaliation against any enemy who dares attack us.

What is this guy smoking? I haven't heard Obama say anything about retaliation against anyone. I guess when you support an empty suit, you can fill it with anything you want.

28 posted on 07/16/2008 9:11:05 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: pissant; antonius

29 posted on 07/16/2008 9:12:02 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I share your sentiment, but I'm "voting" to relocate to a place where my new neighbors value freedom and liberty a whole lot more than my current neighbors.

This "experiment" is over.

30 posted on 07/16/2008 9:13:50 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: txflake

You had me going there, at first I thought it might be THE Rush. But I guess he has a show to do tomorrow and doesn’t need to give Viacom’s comedy network news channel the ratings.


31 posted on 07/16/2008 9:14:01 PM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: Brett66
I'd like to ask Larry Hunter to name me the sum total of Obama's military service record. Heh.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

32 posted on 07/16/2008 9:14:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pissant
"I'm not a Liberal, I'm a Progressive" has evolved into "I'm not a Liberal, I'm a life long Conservative."

33 posted on 07/16/2008 9:17:32 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Brett66

“Obama promises a humbler engagement with our allies, while promising retaliation against any enemy who dares attack us.”

LOL! Exactly where and when has Obama ever expressed humility or behaved in any manner of humility? So, why should we entrust our lives, our liberty, and our sacred honor to Obama’s “humility”?


34 posted on 07/16/2008 9:22:47 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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WTF is a Larry Hunter? And I’m supposed to be in awe that he worked for Dole and Kemp?

During the 90s I remember many Democrats switching to the Republican Party. I wonder how many of them worked on Truman’s campaign or worked on JFK’s tax cuts or with Brezhnev’s KGB? And I’m supposed to be impressed with “Larry Hunter”?


35 posted on 07/16/2008 9:23:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama=Jimmy Carter Part Douche)
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To: pissant

I seriously doubt this guy is a life-long conservative.

More than likely, much like McCain, he is another moderate/liberal who has held conservative positions on some issues but when one looks at the totality of their actions it is not too difficult to correctly label them moderate/libera.


36 posted on 07/16/2008 9:23:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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Larry 'retard' Hunter

You've outdone yourself...again. :O)
38 posted on 07/16/2008 9:27:19 PM PDT by papasmurf
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To: Biblebelter

It’s real simple. This guy started out as a leftist, lived his life as a leftist, and is still a leftist. He merely decided to fake it for a few years or decades, with plans to run hard to the left in full public view at a time when the Marxist cause needed him most. The brilliant idea is he could convince a significant number of conservatives to imitate him.

So now he pulls the trigger, but the problem is that the logic behind his belief that others would follow him in running to the left is based on the premise that his opinion is worth more than two cents.

Of course, I don’t have hard evidence that this is the true scenario, but it makes a whole lot more sense than one in which a real conservative actually decides to vote for Obama. That just wouldn’t happen.


39 posted on 07/16/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberalism is service to the self disguised as service to others.)
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To: pissant
while promising retaliation against any enemy who dares attack us.

I thought that's what we're doing. 911, anyone?

40 posted on 07/16/2008 9:32:44 PM PDT by budwiesest (Four fifths of our Supreme Court can't read.)
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To: weegee
Guess you had to be there. You know, not all freepers are 83 years old. Yes, I dig RUSH, the band, and I'm not going to take any crap over it.

I adore Glenn Miller, too.

41 posted on 07/16/2008 9:34:44 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: pissant
Its gotta be syphilis
42 posted on 07/16/2008 9:36:51 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

” why Larry’s voting for B-HO “ Because Larry recently took up smoking a crack pipe. Nobama needs all the crack head votes he can get.


43 posted on 07/16/2008 9:38:20 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: pissant
Writes poser Hunter...But how we extract ourselves from the bloody boondoggle in Iraq, how we avoid getting into a war with Iran and how we preserve our individual rights while dealing with real foreign threats - these are of greater importance.

Bloody boondoggle? You sir were never really a conservative, or you would know this is approved fiction.

Preserve individual rights? Marxist Obama will confiscate your "individual rights" in short order. And, don't expect any favors. Marxists have very narrow spans of control. They trust no one. And, confederates are viewed as liabilities, not assets.

You'll see.

44 posted on 07/16/2008 9:42:58 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: reasonisfaith

“Of course, I don’t have hard evidence that this is the true scenario, but it makes a whole lot more sense than one in which a real conservative actually decides to vote for Obama. That just wouldn’t happen.”

Perhaps, just perhaps, this guy really is a conservative and is talking about voting for Obama as a spoof. This makes much more sense.


45 posted on 07/16/2008 9:45:12 PM PDT by Balata
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To: pissant

This is the kind of guy that has been helping run the Republican Party for the last twenty years.

And folks wonder why it’s heading for the ask heap of history.


46 posted on 07/16/2008 9:48:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (America's Independent Party: The citizen-led campaign to save America - www.selfgovernment.us)
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To: Balata

The cover of the New Yorker flipped him.


47 posted on 07/16/2008 9:50:19 PM PDT by budwiesest (Four ninths of our Supreme Court can't read. Left my fly open.)
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To: pissant
LARRY HUNTER

48 posted on 07/16/2008 9:50:28 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Balata

What’s the jist of his spoof?


49 posted on 07/16/2008 9:51:01 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberalism is service to the self disguised as service to others.)
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To: pissant

mccain’s campain is so far off the rails I expect him to make such a statement.


50 posted on 07/16/2008 9:54:31 PM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Dr. Savage's analysis on the POTUS race"The Afro-Leninist vs The Sarcophogus)
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