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Posted on 07/05/2012 2:05:29 PM PDT by Joe27
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Well, its just great to know that FReepers are “actively” supporting the Kenyan. I give you credit for not denying it and now know who else to steer clear of, sorry for the bother.
Really, you shouldn’t lie like that. It just makes you look bad.
You’re the one who invoked the blood of the patriots in defense of the most liberal governor in the history of the republic.
Which made my questions to you quite reasonable.
How many of them do you think bled so that Romney could push through socialism, complete with $50 copay taxpayer-funded abortions?
How many of them do you think bled so that Romney could destroy the Right to Keep and Bear Arms of the people of John and Samuel Adams’ State?
How many of them do you think bled so that Mitt Romney could violate his State’s constitution and inflict perverted homosexual fake “marriage”?
How many of them bled so that Mitt Romney could force little school children to learn about the wonders of sodomite sexual perversion?
I’m certain it was almost none.
The most liberal governor? Hyperbole much? You can sit there with a straight face and say that? Almost every governor of Hawaii since statehood has been to the left of Mitt Romney, just to use one example. Jerry Brown in California, for another. Or Floyd B. Olson of Minnesota. Or Howard Dean...
I could name a dozen more.
Okay. Name one of them that:
A) Instituted “gay” “marriage.”
B) Permanently banned scary guns.
C) Pushed through socialized medicine, complete with $50 co-pay taxpayer-funded abortions.
D) Thoroughly homosexualized state government and the public schools.
I wouldn’t lie, it takes too much time. However, what I did do was go off half-cocked and I owe you an apology for that.
I am sorry that I said you were supporting Obama as a generic Mitt-hater when that is not the case. I could have at least checked your homepage before my kneejerk reaction instinct took over.
In the end, I am the guy leading the way on the ABO Bandwagon and haven’t been screwed over by the GOP enough to turn my back on the candidate who has the best chance to win.
I wish your candidate the best of luck, I would consider voting for him if he had a chance.
Well, we nominated a candidate who is exactly as liberal as Obama on health care among other issues. If he loses, I guess it will be worth it just so we can say we nominated a candidate who never committed adultery and does believe in birth control.
I think the only person around here with "KNOCK IT OFF" rights is JimRob. I refuse to abandon my 'self' just to vote for the one everyone considers ANYONE BUT OBAMA. There will be others on the ballot that are not Obama, I will pick the one I believe would serve our country better.
That is completely incorrect. This is a forum about promoting conservatism -- the sheer amount of posts and conservatives who post here dwindled significantly over the past six months due to primary infighting. The primaries are over, the primary voters picked Romney, and I am a conservative, so yes, I am going to tell you to knock it off and stop indirectly trolling for an Obama win.
I refuse to abandon my 'self' just to vote for the one everyone considers ANYONE BUT OBAMA. There will be others on the ballot that are not Obama, I will pick the one I believe would serve our country better.
That is between you and the voting booth. Elections have consequences and I will personally blame you for another four years of Obama vetoing bills from a conservative majority Congress if we're lucky to get one after all this "stay home conservatives instead of getting out the vote" crap you and others divisively spew on this site -- the whole reason why Palin isn't VP right now.
People like you will never learn, and are doomed to repeat 2008 for generations. Conservatism cannot advance with Obama in the White House.
Well, I wont be voting for some damned abortionist/homosexualist statist like Romney for the presidency and thats for sure. Hope you dont intend to tell me to knock it off. Wont do you much good if you do.
Let's say that Romney isn't the most liberal governor. Let's say that he was exactly as liberal as Jerry Brown, Floyd Olson and Howard Dean.
How does that make him an acceptable Republican nominee?
So you’re saying that Mitt Romney is just as much a communist as Barack Obama? Because I consider those three to be communists or the next best thing. If that’s the case, we’re already done for. What do you suggest?
That isn’t what I said. Would you like to address what I actually said, before we move on?
And there’s a better chance of him picking a non-NBC running mate like Marco Rubio than someone like Sarah Palin or Newt. Pretty sad when President Nixon or Bush 41 start to look good.
Well, I’ll break it to you gently. It’ll be a cold day in hell before I ever vote for an evil abortionist/homosexualist statist bastard like Romney for the presidency!! And it doesn’t matter a damn to me who his running mate is.
Edmund Burke said all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Romney seems to me to be more of a weathervane type politician, who does what he thinks will win him popularity points. In the Peoples Republic of Mass, those were popular positions. Some even argue that it is the duty of elected officials to represent their constituents’ views. If he’s just a weathervane, we will have a fighting chance to influence policy.
There seems to be no real chance of a committed red-diaper baby like Obama coming our way for any reason, other than disarmament, incarceration or the like. I don’t think we can afford two more communists on the Supreme Court for the next thirty years. It really is either Obama or Romney for the future of our Republic.
C’mon. Take the GOP-e blinders off. Romney was an abortionist/homosexualist/statist long before he ever ran for office in Massachusetts. His whole damn family was that way. Mama, papa, all. Godless/statism/abortionism was instilled in him since childhood. Lying to gain advantage/power, too.
And he held that position (abortion should be safe and legal in America) ever since his abortionist mama ran for senate 40 some odd years ago:
Before Romney was elected governor:
2002 Salt Lake Committee Bans Boy Scouts From Olympics
David M. Bresnahan
Monday, Dec. 18, 2000
The largest Boy Scout council in the country responded to the call for volunteers issued by the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, but the welcome mat was rolled up and the door slammed in its face.
Olympic spokesmen for the 2002 winter games say the exclusion has nothing to do with recent protests by gay activists.
"For us not to be involved is discouraging, considering the Atlanta games. The Scouting council there was extremely involved," said Kay Godfrey, professional Scout executive for the Great Salt Lake Council of Boy Scouts.
A number of executives and volunteers from the council have worked for many months with Salt Lake Olympic officials under the assumption that the Boy Scouts would participate in Olympic ceremonies until recently.
"We dont understand whats wrong. They just dont want us and wont talk to us," said Latimer.
He told NewsMax.com that Mitt Romney, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee, has not returned phone calls from a number of Scout officials who have tried to obtain clarification.
Was Romney a proponent of abortion because that is where the majority was and it was politically useful/necessary to get elected, or because of deeply-held principle (I use the term loosely when it concerns murdering children, but you know what I mean)?
My take is that Romney is a professional politician, from birth (son of a Governor). He follows the polls, has consultants dissect the demographics, and tailors his positions to get elected.
Obama on the other hand, I believe to be a true ideologue of the worst kind, raised from birth inside the Communist Party USA. When it comes to abortion, no US Senator was a stauncher supporter than he. How warped is it to compel the Catholic Church (and all others) to pay for abortions? A hundred-fold over, Obama is the greater evil.
Please help to save America from the disaster of another Obama Presidency and Supreme Court appointments. There is only one feasible alternative to do this. Romney was by no means my choice in the primary, but he is my only realistic choice to defeat Obama.
Listen to the man’s words:
He advocated that abortion should be safe and legal in this country from the time that his mother ran for office way back in 1970 (before Roe v Wade even). Definitely not a popular idea.
The exact boast is at the 51 second mark in the above video.
And, yes, he was boasting about being an abortionist since at least 1970.
Abortionist = one who advocates abortion as a political cause. Romney is a long term advocate of abortion as a political cause. By his own admission (boast actually), he pushed abortion for over three decades of his adult life including his time in government office.
I am officially renaming you Diogoherpes.
The strange thing is that I don't even like Mitt, but you are working overtime to re elect Obama, and you have become the #1 Free Republic pest, as well.
I now consider you suspect as an American.
OK, I listened to the clip, and its not pretty (it is edited a bit to leave a bit worse impression though). Even so, it sounded to me that he was promising voters that he would not challenge the existing status quo of abortion laws, not that he was seeking to push the frontiers of abortion further. From a political perspective, he may have simply been seeking to deflect a strong line of attack at that time (Romney will take away a woman’s right to choose and force poor teens into back alley abortions!) which mobilized an active part of the Democrat party base and was a big factor in the “gender gap” which gave Democrats an electoral edge. He was offering a position to the voters before the election to leave the existing law alone, which he honored after he was elected. I admit that I saw no evidence of an inherent moral qualm on his part about allowing abortion, but also no drive to expand or promote it. It was kind of “I promise to uphold the law as it is, and not rock the boat”.
Obama on the other hand, has always pushed to expand abortion, to the most horrendous degrees (e.g. partial birth), and his HHS is now actively using Obamacare powers to stamp out all right of conscience from religious opponents of abortion.
And that’s just abortion. He and his administration are destroying our economy, undermining our constitution, deconstructing our defenses, divulging our secrets, encouraging takeovers by the Muslim Brotherhood abroad, and subverting our culture at home. The very worst of pedophiles, perverts, race-baiters, communists and anti-American traitors have found their way into the White House and into positions of influence.
Romney is no Ronald Reagan, but he is what God has given us to work with in this time of great peril. He really does know very well what business needs to thrive in America, and I believe that he will try to achieve it (if only for his own re-election prospects). In truth, I believe that he will be able able to recruit a pretty good economic team, and would generally not oppose good ideas that come to his desk from Congressional Republicans/Conservatives. With Obama it would be total war, unconstrained by ethics, tradition, or the law. Conservative initiatives would be blocked by hook or by crook, and radical changes would be instituted by fiat (like gays in the military, open borders, millions of new citizens added directly onto welfare rolls, more industries nationalized, regulations on everything - like political speech on the Internet). Obama is an unprecedented threat to our Republic.
Bottom Line: Romney’s not the social conservative that we would want, but he is a competent manager and a loyal American. We’ve just got to stop the bleeding and fresh wounds from Obama. Obama can not be trusted with the powers of the Presidency. While it is on my watch to defend our constitution I will do it even if it means my death - or even if I have to vote for a suboptimal candidate.
Obama must be defeated.
Denial. C’mon. It’s not edited other than being compiled together in one video. The individual recordings of the programs where he stated these things have been out there for many years and can easily be found on youtube. Romney has advocated for legalized abortion for the most of his adult life if not all of it. His mama taught him.
He’s a progressive liberal. Always has been, always will be.
RomneyCare. End of story.
My husband warned me not to post back to you, but I am going to anyway.
Romney is etch a sketch. The only way we can force him to the right is to get out the vote. If people do not vote him and a conservative congressional majority in, we get four years at least of Obama/Biden vetoing everything and no hope of repealing the garbage put in place the last few years by the current administration.
My candidate didn’t run. The person I wanted didn’t win the primaries because my fellow Republicans voted for Romney. I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I am voting for the Republican nominee. I cannot sit back and have feelings; I have to do something. I already saw what “voting conscious” did in 2008, and it led to where we are today. All those conservatives staying home or not voting for McCain/Palin because they didn’t approve of McCain... It got us the biggest expansion of government in history.
I am not a big tent Republican. I definitely am a big tent tea party conservative who believes that if we have mother choice but to elect a follower like Romney along with a true conservative congressional majority, we will make more headway because he will sign everything that is put in front of him just like he did in Mass as governor.
We do not have that option with Obama. Quite the opposite.
Dividing us up into factions will only hand Obama a victory and not a conservative congressional majority. I hope you change your mind and realize there are a few different paths to get to the same shared conservative goal, and not repeat what happened here in 2008. Because if that went the way I just laid out in 2008, then we’d have Palin in the VP seat ready to go and true conservatives wouldn’t be so fearful of being “Palinized” that they don’t even bother to run. Instead, conservatives stayed home.
But maybe it would be a good thing for FR for you to explain why encouraging people to actively campaign against the presumptive Republican nominee will get a different result than 2008.
This country cannot afford another month of Marxism — and fighting against Marxism and for conservatism by any means necessary is my true belief. I am quite saddened that isn’t encouraged here anymore.
People do not understand the lesson we learned in 2008: if conservatives actively campaign against the Republican nominee in their own circles, not only will we get another four years (at least) of Obama, but we will not get a conservative majority in Congress. The next opportunity will be 2014 -- leaving Obama and a Dem Congress unfettered authority to promote Marxist policy for at least TWO YEARS.
I know the SCOTUS healthcare decision settled it for me.
I won't condemn those who reach a different conclusion but another 4 years of Obama and no chance to repeal the monstrosity even with House and Senate votes is scary...not to mention what more damage will he do...he has been highly successful on social issues.
Romney..like Bush...more so actually...will have to be pushed.
Bush made big mistakes too and Romney's Mass leadership was poor as we all know.
it is bitter as hell isn't it?
Sarah did not run. Perry imploded. Newt faltered in Florida and the GOP establishment and FOX and Drudge squished us like bugs.
Now we can either deal with it or sit it out...everyone’s choice.
But for me...Romney is better than Obama.
Mormonism is not an issue for me. I think some of their quiet tenets are strange but one could say that about some Catholic writings, the Talmud and Evangelical Television rants.
I do not believe Smith or Young were saints or prophets but I do like most Mormons I know and converge with them on social views as a rule..at least here in middle TN
that is just how it is...resigned
Clear the airways
Treat for shock.
Only then is there the luxury of a coffee and smoke break to sort thing out.
I agree . Got to get Obama out of office........
We were cornered and handed an objectionable set of choices.
The selection of Romney carries with it a responsibility far beyond the vote itself. There is no relief in sight regardless of November’s outcome. Bear down, and prepare for another 4 long years.
Work locally folks. The RINO-GOP is helpless without its minions that have infiltrated our neighborhoods.
When I say that the video clip was edited, I mean that they only compiled those words that supported the narrative. They did not change his words - they just picked the most extreme and clipped off the qualifiers and weasel words that followed. Some of our freepers seem to me to do the same - painting a picture of Romney as to the left of Teddy Kennedy. He was a politician trying to cut deals in an overwhelmingly leftist state. The reality of someone actually in that arena trying to govern is that the legislature can override any veto, and you have to trade concessions to get anything you want done from a bureaucracy and power structure that is solidly leftist. After a few years of that, there will be plenty of conciliatory sound bites to piece together which will fall short of the Reagan standard (even though Reagan himself was once a Democrat, a union boss and signed an abortion bill as Governor).
I can admit that Romney is far to left of where I am on abortion (although sadly he’s nearer the center of American political opinion), gay marriage and gun control.
Can you please acknowledge that Obama is much worse?
Our realistic choice is the lesser of two evils. Withholding votes from Romney, or discouraging people from voting for him, ultimately serves Obama’s interests, and thereby damages America’s. I am praying that we all can do the hard things that need to be done to protect our Republic.
Obama must be defeated.
I agree wholeheartedly that we need to do everything in our power and our means to stop Obama and advance conservativism — which in this case obviously means we have to campaign for the Republican nominee.
I posted my opus in case Jim banned me for telling a thread disrupter to knock it off. I was perfectly content to sit here waiting out the inevitable change of mind.
G-d bless you Jim.
Just posted the following in a different thread. Sums up my thoughts about our “Republican” nominee:
The unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are now self-righteous principles?
Good Lord. What have we become? Slaves to overbearing government?
Romney is a statist. An abortionist/homosexualist statist!
The abortion and homosexual agenda thing is obvious, but maybe youre missing the fact that his signature achievement as governor was to impose a compulsory socialist health care system complete with mandates and penalties (or taxes) against the formerly free citizens who refuse to go along with tyranny. And, yes, the government forcing its subjects, er, free citizens into contracts against their will is tyranny and it is a violation of our fundamental constitutional rights and is antithetical to the founders intentions and vision for a free republic. Dont look now but thats exactly what ObamaCare does and why freedom loving patriots are up in arms against HIS tyranny!
Obama is a statist. ObamaCare is statism. Look it up.
statism - the theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government
Statism is where the government controls the economy and restricts economic freedom. Well, thats exactly what ObamaCare does.
And guess what, thats exactly what RomneyCare does.
And it doesnt end there. Obama and Romney both agree that the bailouts were good ideas and more may be needed. They both love TARP. They also both agree that government stimulus spending is necessary and good and that more may be needed. Again, government controlling or trying to control the economy is statism. Obama is a statist. Romney is a statist. They advocate the exact same thing: Controlling/restricting our economic freedom and not only limiting our choices but demanding that we purchase specific government approved products only. And worse, in this case, charge a tax penalty if you refuse to purchase anything at all.
Cmon people, resisting tyranny of this sort is not stubbornness and these are not self-righteous principles. Economic freedom is one of our fundamental founding principles. Without economic freedom, there is no Liberty! Likewise, without the right to life, there can be no Liberty!
Obama cares nothing about our God-given unalienable rights, and by HIS actions and well-known advocations regarding abortion, the homosexual agenda, gun control, liberal judges, compulsory healthcare, mandates against the people, etc, Romney obviously doesnt appreciate our rights either!!
Romney is a statist just exactly like Obama!! Its steeped into his psyche. Thats what he is and where he goes when making decisions. The state reigns supreme in his inner conscience. Hell take us to the exact same place that Obama is taking us to and it will be a place where government controls the economy and limits your freedom!! Only in Romneys case, the Republicans will be willing to go along.
Not only no, but Hell no, I will not trade one statist for another just like him!!
Free Republic was founded to fight against this kind of corruption and tyranny. Ill be damned if were going to knuckle under to either of these statist tyrants!!
Romney can KMA!! Obama can KMA!! The GOP-e can KMA!!
Dont tread on me!!
By the way, and this statist tyranny (ObamaCare / RomneyCare) was exactly the reason the tea party sprang up. It would be a shame and a disgrace if tea partiers now wimp out and support a proven statist tyrant like Romney!!
We are the resistance!!
Slight error in your thinking. Romney does not advance conservatism. Just the opposite. He’s a statist.
Go and the force be with you. You’ll need it.
The video exposes the man for what he is, a statist. An abortioinist/homosexualist statist. No difference between him and your run of the mill abortionist/homosexualist statist democrat.
Please post a brief summary of Romney’s greatest conservative accomplishments/achievements while in government service so that we can see actual examples of him advancing conservatism.
By the way, if this video shows only the negative things about Romney, please post some videos of his positive side (preferably while he was in office). Or, at least if you can’t find any, please post that list of Governor Romney’s greatest conservative achievements.
Statism/tyranny must be stopped!!
“But I will not act on my prior promises that I would actively campaign against him if he wins the nomination. Our combined movement is already torn and splintered and is going to have to be mended if we’re going to have any impact whatsoever against the liberal/progressives and statists after the election. To that end I propose a TRUCE among our conservative forces during the remainder of this election cycle.”
- Jim Robinson, FreeRepublic
And I haven’t campaigned against him or you’d see the videos about the real Romney daily in breaking news and on every FR page. But I definitely reserve the right to comment on the truth about him when the Romney pushers challenge me or other stalwart conservative FReepers.
Jim, come on. You know better than that. Go re-read my earlier posts.
There is no way it is going to work unless we collectively rally behind the Republican nominee. When we didn’t last time, we got Obama and a Dem majority Congress.
I am willing to do whatever it legally takes to get Obama voted out of office.
However, I am not going to sacrifice a conservative Congressional majority to vote against Romney.
Obviously, you don’t know me very well. There is absolutely no way that I will support or vote FOR a known abortionist/homosexualist statist for the presidency.
If you’re looking for that, you’re looking in all the wrong places.