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Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic
Fox News Nation ^ | By Emily Schultheis, Politico

Posted on 11/01/2011 1:05:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has a message for supporters of Mitt Romney: go away.

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.

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/mitt-romney/2011/11/01/romney-supporters-banned-free-republic#ixzz1cU7qh32p

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


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By their comments on the page, looks like being pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-constitution, pro-limited government, pro-liberty is an extreme position for the readers of Fox News Nation. Strange, it matches up pretty closely to the official GOP party platform. People with these views used to be called patriotic Americans.

Well guess we'll just have to be happy as gun-toting, bible-thumping, bitterly clinging extremists. I've been called worse. Karl Rove, FOX & Co, can shove their RINO du jour where the sun don't shine!!

1 posted on 11/01/2011 1:05:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
"Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic"

And the problem is...?

2 posted on 11/01/2011 1:06:32 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Jim Robinson

What about the athists and non-Christians that post here?


3 posted on 11/01/2011 1:07:43 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Glad you gave Mittens the boot!


4 posted on 11/01/2011 1:07:48 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well Jim, that is certainly a relief. Even though Romney will most likely get the GOP nomination, that simply illustrates why the GOP is dead to most conservatives.

Now if we can get conservatives to embrace the true meaning of the 1A, just like they do the 2A, then perhaps this poor Republic may have a chance.

5 posted on 11/01/2011 1:07:48 PM PDT by semantic
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To: Jim Robinson

Note to Kaka Karl, go get your shine box.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 1:07:55 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why’d you go do that?
Romney’s the Absolute Bomb!
You don’t get it, man...

Actually, I probably shouldn’t be tweaking you, JimRob. You seem like your in a bannin’ mood...


7 posted on 11/01/2011 1:08:16 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank God!


8 posted on 11/01/2011 1:08:31 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

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9 posted on 11/01/2011 1:08:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jim Robinson
Cain is filling the vacuum Sarah left behind.

He's going to have to do.

The alternative is Myth, who is the same thing as Ubama.

10 posted on 11/01/2011 1:08:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

God bless you


11 posted on 11/01/2011 1:09:39 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Please add Ron Paul supporters tothe FR Banned list.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Conservative Bump


13 posted on 11/01/2011 1:09:53 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well stated, Mr. Robinson. Your description of Mitt ‘flip-flop’ Romney is dead on. Thank you. His supporters won’t be missed, here.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 1:10:38 PM PDT by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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In other news...
Longtime Democrat Toby Keith donates to Perry
15 posted on 11/01/2011 1:10:42 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cry me a river for poor Romneybot -


16 posted on 11/01/2011 1:11:06 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: stuartcr
What about the athists and non-Christians that post here?

As long as you aren't a jerk about it, you're pretty much OK. At least that's my experience. I even advocate for gays from time to time, and I'm still around...

17 posted on 11/01/2011 1:11:10 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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To: semantic

“Even though Romney will most likely get the GOP nomination..”

Why do people say that? Pure nonsense!


18 posted on 11/01/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Jim Robinson; RedMDer; trisham; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady; STARWISE; JoeProBono; musicman; afnamvet; ...

Amen, Jim!

God bless you, dearest man!

Good to know who are friends and patriots are and who are not!

That was easy-peasy!


19 posted on 11/01/2011 1:11:48 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: stuartcr

“What about the athists and non-Christians that post here?”

What about them? Do I presume you want them banned?


20 posted on 11/01/2011 1:11:54 PM PDT by battletank
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To: Jim Robinson
Happy to be a gun-toting, bible-thumping, bitterly clinging extremist. This place smells much better without the stench of RINOS, Rove-ites, and Mittens.

Free press for FR - maybe a few will come to the dark side and join ranks to save this great nation. When the liberal press dislikes you, you're definitely doing something right!

21 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:26 PM PDT by RobertClark (It's better to look goofy with a rifle, than civilized with an exit wound.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I oppose Romney, but I think not allowing that viewpoint to exist at FR only weakens FR. If conservative candidates are better than Romney, they can win in the market. Losing nondisruptive Romney supporters makes it seem like they have to be eliminated, because the other side can’t hold their own. Just $.02.


22 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Jim Robinson

Banning Romney supporters is a bad thing because ... why?


23 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:36 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Jim Rob. I hope conservatives can choose their own candidate and not the liberals/lame stream media/ows people.


24 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:36 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: Jim Robinson

If Free Republic was so unimportant, they Romney campaign would not even mention it.

First Politico, and now Fox News, nice.

Just as long as they spell your name right. :)


25 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Jim Rob. I hope conservatives can choose their own candidate and not the liberals/lame stream media/ows people.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:40 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: Jim Robinson

Screw Faux News.


27 posted on 11/01/2011 1:12:58 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SandRat
Please add Ron Paul supporters tothe FR Banned list.

Mega dittos to that.

28 posted on 11/01/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT by caper gal 1
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey the message is loud & clear: “Jim Thompson” is too important to ignore.

And I say GOOD to the HairHelmet supporters going away —I’m with the urban pizza guy, *all the way*, yup...!

Bring on the paid feminist liars —I LOVE IT..!


29 posted on 11/01/2011 1:13:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

Why don’t we simply take up a collection to pay Romney to change his principles to match ours? He’s been happy to change them the past. I don’t see why he wouldn’t do it again.


30 posted on 11/01/2011 1:13:50 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Jim Robinson

And the problem is????


31 posted on 11/01/2011 1:14:30 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution tfogether as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Jim Robinson
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:

At least they used the word "admitted." Instead of "confessed," a la Barbara Boxer.

32 posted on 11/01/2011 1:14:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wow, they just caught up with the story from Mittens site?

They get their news from bloggers... What a waste of J school money.

I commented on the site as soon as I saw it.

I told them their slander probably lost them the ‘huge amount’ Mitt supporters they had for attacking the site.

Sneaky, nasty folks.


33 posted on 11/01/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done.)
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To: Jim Robinson

There are Romney supporters here?.............


34 posted on 11/01/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Jim Robinson

Umm. I think it is spelled POLUTICO.


35 posted on 11/01/2011 1:14:50 PM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The alternative is Myth, who is the same thing as Ubama.

If you ask me, Romney would be worse than Obama. We can count on the Republican Congress to thwart Obama's designs, just because they know that Obama is political poison. But you just know that Romney would love to build a "centrist coalition", and get together the RINOs in the Senate and them that are left in the House to start "reaching across the aisle"...

A RINO can implement the Democrat agenda far better than the Democrats can. If it's Romney vs. Obama, I'm voting for Obama.

(Now let's make sure it doesn't come to that, 'cause I really, really don't want to have to vote for Obama!)

36 posted on 11/01/2011 1:15:26 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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To: FReepers; everyone; All; Me
SERIOUSLY, EVERYBODY,

THESE ARE JIM'S WORDS TOO!






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Donate Today, Monthly, if You Can.

37 posted on 11/01/2011 1:15:45 PM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Good for you


38 posted on 11/01/2011 1:16:09 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic

Misleading headline. Romney propagandists have been banned with ruthless efficiency and all of the mercy they deserve (which is none). But there are still quite a few Romney supporters and leaners here on the site.

As for me, no Romney. Not now. Not ever. I will vote 3rd party or leave the line blank rather than be an obedient GOP slave to the so-called "moderates".

39 posted on 11/01/2011 1:16:09 PM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Karl Rove, FOX & Co, can shove their RINO du jour where the sun don’t shine!!”

Water Board Tokyo Rove.


40 posted on 11/01/2011 1:16:34 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mincing words again. lol


41 posted on 11/01/2011 1:16:55 PM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Did you clear this with Jim Thompson?


42 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:04 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Fox News has been steadily moving left for a few years. They only appear conservative to the loons watching MSNBC. There is an opening for a conservative news network on the cable system.

Who will be the next conservative Roger Ailes?


43 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:14 PM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: Jim Robinson

44 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jim Robinson

I still find it funny how many are shocked that a private website freely chooses to include the content it wants and exclude content it doesn’t want. I haven’t seen gardening threads on motortrend forums or welding threads at egullet.


45 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson
Good for you Jim. So many of us are so SICK AND TIRED of more of the same. Ever since Reagan, all of our nominees have been RINOS.

ENOUGH of settling for the guy who's only somewhat better than the liberal dem.

46 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:23 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Jim Robinson
What an ingenious marketing campaign to finish the FReepathon strongly! Git 'er done.

Welcome, to all the new ABR's signing on to FR after reading this article. Thanks politico!

47 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Haiku Guy

The very same thing could and has been said about.... McCain.


48 posted on 11/01/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In a nutshell, yes.

And he may be even better than just “ok”.

Here’s the way I see it. We constantly talk about throwing out the career politicians and putting in people with real conservative conviction.

Well, here is a chance to do that. If we start complaining that he isn’t ENOUGH of a politician we’re going to have to call ourselves hypocrites.

Compared to a “normal” lifelong politician or lawyer running for office he’s not what we are used to seeing.

The knee-jerk reaction is to be uncomfortable.

The long term reasoning though should be, “GOOD!” We have an option that isn’t establishment.

There is no reason that politicians have to be from the political class. That is a lie that we have come to believe in recent generations. There is no special quality of leadership that “trained” politicians have. Leaders are leaders no matter what their walk in life. A president has to be a leader of men and have wisdom to choose the right people and right ideas when presented to him.

He does NOT have to be a career politician.


49 posted on 11/01/2011 1:18:24 PM PDT by Advil000
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To: battletank

You can presume, but your presumption is wrong. Just checking to see if they’re ok.


50 posted on 11/01/2011 1:18:26 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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