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Conservative site [Free Republic] on Romney: 'Enemies of the constitution ... are not welcome here'
politico ^ | 103111 | Ben Smith

Posted on 10/31/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT by Fred

In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice:

Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate for ObamaCare disqualifies him for any consideration whatsoever on Free Republic as a potential nominee for the presidency. ...

Liberal progressives and other enemies of the constitution and or of Liberty itself are not welcome here. Accounts registered here by liberal progressives and other assorted trolls, malcontents and disruptors will be removed on sight or at the convenience of the site administrators.

The site came under fire from Ross Abraham, a blogger for Mitt Romney Central, who wrote today that Free Republic is just one of several sites (along with RedState, he says) on the right-wing Internet that are pretty much off limits to Mitt Romney's supporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/31/2011 8:11:12 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

sorry, geniuses, “conservative” isn’t found on the “right wing.”


2 posted on 10/31/2011 8:14:20 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Fred

No to Romney. No way, no how.


3 posted on 10/31/2011 8:15:00 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what? Channel surfing without a remote since 2001)
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To: Fred

I do not care for Romney at all. His flaws are exactly as described in the article.

However, if the election is Romney vs. Obama, I won’t be voting for Obama.


4 posted on 10/31/2011 8:15:10 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Fred

Politico is The Establishment.

Up The Establishment.

Politico is used oats.


5 posted on 10/31/2011 8:15:20 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Tribune7

Ping!
I thought you’d like this as much as i did.


6 posted on 10/31/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: Fred

no offense,

but your copy of the article does not attribute jim robinson’s comments

as distinct from the politico author.


7 posted on 10/31/2011 8:16:05 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Fred

Mitty is liberal.

Meh


8 posted on 10/31/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Fred

Poor Mittens. :(

Finally something you cannot buy. Conservative Cred.


9 posted on 10/31/2011 8:16:17 PM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: Fred; Jim Robinson

Damn straight!


10 posted on 10/31/2011 8:16:22 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fred

Free Republic is conservative, Politico is a left wing front hatchet organization. So their story is not news.


11 posted on 10/31/2011 8:16:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: glock rocks

Finally getting confirmation on who hit Cain

http://twitter.com/#!/emilyrs/status/131113865034473472


12 posted on 10/31/2011 8:17:05 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Fred

God bless FR!!
In case anyone is confused, the 1st Amendment only applies to the government.
Freerepublic can and should keep up the great work.
Keeps this place from turning into a sewer.
Thanks Jim!


13 posted on 10/31/2011 8:17:16 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: adm5

I knew there was a reason I’ve been on here since 96


14 posted on 10/31/2011 8:18:01 PM PDT by Eska
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To: ken21

go to the link and read it from the site if it is too complicated for you


15 posted on 10/31/2011 8:18:15 PM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Fred

This is a private sandbox. It’s owners can do with it what they please...


16 posted on 10/31/2011 8:18:20 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping to Politico column mentioning your postion on Myth Romney.


17 posted on 10/31/2011 8:19:08 PM PDT by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: Fred

Consider this ‘piece (of excrement)’ a ‘badge of honor. It shows the power of this forum. Period. This forum stands for TRUE Conservatism. NOT the ‘manufactured RINO brand’ that the MSM and ‘establishment’ feed us as pablum.


18 posted on 10/31/2011 8:19:22 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Fred

but I concede to them [RedState] the right to run their website as they wish,”

How generous.


19 posted on 10/31/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Fred

but I concede to them [RedState] the right to run their website as they wish,”

How generous.


20 posted on 10/31/2011 8:19:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Fred

Screw Politico and screw Mitt Romney.


21 posted on 10/31/2011 8:19:44 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: proxy_user
However, if the election is Romney vs. Obama, I won’t be voting for Obama.

I will be.

22 posted on 10/31/2011 8:20:01 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Clump

Hear, hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 10/31/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Fred

This is Mr. Robinson’s site. Therefore, he gets to set the rules for posting on it. Those whose disagree with the freerepublic policy are free to start their own websites and post whatever they wish. That’s called freedom and competition.


24 posted on 10/31/2011 8:20:06 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Fred

OooRah! Jim Thompson is THE MAN!!!


25 posted on 10/31/2011 8:20:31 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: Fred

Look, Free Republic is a PRIVATE SITE. Jim can allow or disallow ANY kind of post(s) he likes.

Frankly, I think he is pretty tolerant. I supported Mitt and Fred Thompson in the last cycle...but never really advocated for them, because I wasn’t totally SOLD.

I think what JR doesn’t like is advocacy, especially of Mitt. He even has a “Mitt Romney Truth File”.

This cycle, frankly, I am undecided. And while I know Jim’s position isn’t “undecided”, I appreciate him allowing the discussion of the issues from a wide variety of candidates in the Republican party.


26 posted on 10/31/2011 8:21:03 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: proxy_user

If it was Romney or Obama I suppose I would swallow 3 times hard and vote for Romney. Then go home and take a hot 3 hour shower.

I won’t criticize anyone who could not do it.


27 posted on 10/31/2011 8:21:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Fred

Romney is an absolute nightmare. If it’s Romney vs Obama, I may sit this one out!


28 posted on 10/31/2011 8:21:38 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Allegra

>>>Screw Politico and screw Mitt Romney.

no thanks. they’re more than welcome to screw themselves. or each other.


29 posted on 10/31/2011 8:21:49 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Fred
The anti-Romney and anti-Mormon bigotry evident at Free Republic now is absolutely sickening.

Anti-Mormon bigotry? I'm here virtually every day and I have not seen it.

30 posted on 10/31/2011 8:22:36 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Fred

Politico is supporting Willard because they know he will continue Obamacare and other policies of the present “regime”.

Poor Willard! He’s been campaigning since 2008, spent a pile of his own (and others’) cash, and is getting whipped by a CONSERVATIVE.

Just DANG!


31 posted on 10/31/2011 8:22:44 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Fred




As was clear during abortive Republican investigations into various Clinton scandals, in the culture of impunity of Washington, politics stops at corruption's edge. Almost all major corruption is either bipartisan or common enough that one side can effectively blackmail the other.



32 posted on 10/31/2011 8:23:11 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what? Channel surfing without a remote since 2001)
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To: proxy_user
However, if the election is Romney vs. Obama, I won’t be voting for Obama.

It's up to us to make sure that phony is NOT our nominee! Let's eliminate that choice.

33 posted on 10/31/2011 8:23:11 PM PDT by montag813
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To: isthisnickcool
This is a private sandbox. It’s owners can do with it what they please...

I go against the flow here all the time. I think the difference is the fact that I do it on my own without seminar postings handed down from any campaign or agenda.
34 posted on 10/31/2011 8:23:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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Trick or Donate!

35 posted on 10/31/2011 8:23:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

{YAWN}


36 posted on 10/31/2011 8:23:44 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Fred

Oh Noes! Now Politico doesn’t like FR either?


37 posted on 10/31/2011 8:24:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fred

Mitt and Obama...two peas in a pod.


38 posted on 10/31/2011 8:24:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear


Mayor McCheese for President!
(Because even he is a better option than Mitt Romney)
39 posted on 10/31/2011 8:24:38 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: Fred

Romney may wage war on individual freedom, liberty and conservative values. I say “bring it on!!!”


40 posted on 10/31/2011 8:25:12 PM PDT by MtnClimber (The left wants our power generated by unicorns running on treadmills. What dopes!)
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To: All

The OP was a surprise to me! I had no idea! Romney is not on my list of viable candidates in any event. Never has been.


41 posted on 10/31/2011 8:27:51 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’ll have to side with FR on this one.

I lean Mitt and say so often here. He’s the least less-palatable and embarrassing at this point. No particular repercussions to date. There shouldn’t be.

Well, there was that idiot mod who changed the title of my “Was Perry drunk in New Hampshire” thread this morning but I understand. There are morons everywhere so finding one running the show here is not a huge surprise.

But, none of it rises to the level of a temper-tantrum snit fit from any Romney-ite. That’s just bitter whining that no one needs or buys into.


42 posted on 10/31/2011 8:28:16 PM PDT by JoenTX (?)
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To: Fred; Jim Robinson
It is Jim Robinsons site and his values are stated frequently by Jim. The guys at Politico need to get used to it. So long as Jim Robinson does not break the law, he can do any damn thing he wants with Free Republic.

When a “Blog Pimp” tries to hijack a thread for propaganda purposes, the thread will probably be pulled, i.e. THE ZOT!!.

So long as the debate is rational and cordial, a thread will not be pulled because of a liberals political positions.

In the Main Stream Media (Fox excepted) there is great censorship of conservative views. The Main Stream Media rarely lies,(Dan Rather excepted) but will take selected stories and edit them to their liking and it turns into a very left wing presentation. The also censor news that shows the left wing in an unfavorable light.

Free Republic is much more open to opposing opinions than the Main Stream Media.

43 posted on 10/31/2011 8:29:06 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Fred; Jim Robinson
How about this Jim?

Romney and his 'Oromneycare' spam monkeys can just kiss my ass.
44 posted on 10/31/2011 8:29:21 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Fred

Who cares about this Robinson guy, what does Jim Thompson think?


45 posted on 10/31/2011 8:29:23 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: DManA

I want JimRob to “admit” that sometimes his site double posts me and it’s not my fault.


46 posted on 10/31/2011 8:29:23 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Fred

time for somebody to appoint themselves leader of the anti-Romney grassroots and sign people up for activity in IA and SC.

I am unavailable. Fred?


47 posted on 10/31/2011 8:29:49 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: Fred
Hear, Hear, Jim!

The comments on Politico are interesting and insightful. For example, here's Juliet Giles telling us what's on her mind:

this group peopel dont like mormons romeny also dont like wealthy romeny romeny dont buy the whte house ur issue not very good here; all along ur obma care link to romeny care and etc. we all put back rikc perry now; no to cian -sexual harassment either.

48 posted on 10/31/2011 8:30:05 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: real saxophonist

JIm Thompson was banned for being too liberal. ;-)


49 posted on 10/31/2011 8:30:36 PM PDT by TitansAFC (Stop the caINSANITY, The Pizza guy is less qualified than Obama!!! No New taxes!!)
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To: RedMDer

You know, that animation would be funnier if the witch turned out to be Hillary.


50 posted on 10/31/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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