Skip to comments.FR, the pro-God "purist" site that RINOs love to hate
Posted on 08/14/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Well, folks, it happens every four years or so. The presidential election cycle really brings out the RINOS. I have to state and restate FR's positions more and more frequently, because the true blue RINO types simply cannot stand that a conservative site will not support a gun grabbing, abortionist, homosexualist, big government statist.
Last cycle it was Rudy McRomney. Boy, did we ever catch hell for not supporting the big RINOs of the day. Hundreds of true blue RINO supporters fled grassroots conservative FR in disgust when they couldn't get their way and called us every name in the book on the way out, especially, the Rudy cabal.
Where did it get them? The abortionist/homosexualist Rudy didn't get the nomination. We on FR finally decided to support McCain after he was the last RINO standing and he selected Palin as his running mate, but that will not happen this time. And McCain proved not up to the task anyway. He was far too undependable to make it as a conservative, but he was at least pro-life and pro-family and a war hero and that's why I finally relented and gave my reluctant no other choice endorsement.
But Myth Romney is without a doubt the most leftist, flip-flopping, lying, two-faced politician ever to be nominated by the Republicans. We have the most leftist Democrat ever sitting in the White House which ANY Republican should be able to defeat in a Reaganesque landslide, but in their infinite RINO wisdom, the GOPe pushes the most leftist Republican ever.
Why, oh, why would the GOPe risk it all by pushing for and giving the nomination to a man with Romney's abortionist, homosexualist, gun grabbing, big government statist Keynesian record? Do they have a death wish or are they simply trying to move the goal posts even further to the left? Romney is the grandpappy of ObamaCare for crying out loud. He made ObamaCare possible. ObamaCare gave birth to the grassroots tea party movement. The GOPe has done nothing but torpedo the tea party conservatives when they should have embraced us. Sarah Palin was the best thing to happen for the Republicans party since Reagan and the tea party the best thing in a century. Why would they try to kill us off?
We can take a clue from the Rudy McRomney cabal that left FR last time. They exclaimed on the way out that, "The conservatives have held their boot to the GOP's neck for far too long. Never again will guns, abortion, and the gay agenda be important issues for Republicans."
And now the abortionist/homosexualist/shamnesty Rudy McRomney cabal and the anti Palin RINO crowd have teamed up to come after FR again. They couldn't hack it with their wideawakes wankers for Rudy site or their trueblue RINOs for Romney site, so they are now posting their current anti-FR screeds on facebook and on any blog site they possibly can.
Hell hath no fury like a RINO scorned.
One of the RINO's we're talking about is our old friend Luis Gonzalez. He was a big Rudy pusher and would relentlessly trash any conservative who objected. We eventually had to invite him to leave FR and go with the wankers for Rudy. But it turns out he had a sleeper account on FR called "Lancelot Jones."
He recently registered a mole account on FR called "The Duke of Pearls" where he attempted to post the anti-FR screed pasted below. I pulled it and banned his account(s), but it is the one he's now plastering all over the net aided and abetted by his pal and anti-Palin RINO troll, EveningStar.
By the way, it's telling that Gonzalez in his Lancelot Jones mole persona posted the following quips to FR just a couple of days ago:
"If you can't rely on something at the precise moment that you need it the most, because that thing that you need to rely on is only reliable when the circumstances suit it, then get rid of it."
"If the GOP realizes that "purists" will only supprt the GOP when the Party's candidates meet their test, then it may be best to not count on them at all."
"The lesson that the GOP will probably learn from your scenario, is that it needs to jettison purists once and for all."
So, I guess my pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-gun, pro-liberty constitutional stance makes me a "purist" who must be hated and persecuted and run off the net even though my positions on these causes are exactly the same as the official Republican party platform. Very strange.
Here's Gonzalez' latest anti-FR screed that he's trying to make go viral:
Once, a long time ago, if you were an individual seeking reasonable and intelligent political discourse in the Internet, from a right-wing perspective, there were few places as prominent and respected as Jim Robinsons freerepublic.com. The site counted among its members such luminaries as Tony Snow, Barbara Olsen, and Andrew Breitbar; even Robert Bork was rumored to post in FR.
The sites users, known as FReepers, were considerable in number, dedicated, and passionate, and Jim Robinsons conservative brigades were able to launch either spontaneous roadside rallies, or organized nation-wide protests from Texas, to Florida, to Georgia, to Washington DC itself.
- It was a FReeper that ended Dan Rathers career.
- It was a FReeper that coined the term Sore/Loserman during the Bush/Gore recount wars.
- It was a FReeper that posted the first known report of trouble with the Columbia, as it disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana on re-entry.
- It was a FReeper that photo-shopped the infamous image of John Kerry standing side-by-side with Jane Fonda in an anti Vietnam war rally.
Those were the Golden Days of Free Republic, but the site shines no longer. Mr. Robinson fails to realize that it was individual members of his forum that brought gravitas to the forum, and not the other way around. To be fair, Robinson created what could very well be the best softweare of its kind, but it was the massive interchange of ideas between members, all driven by the e-wave of the late 20th Century, and the animosity toward the Clinton administration that brought the forum into the spotlight.
Alas, Mr. Robinson convinced himself that the message was the medium, when it was the messengers that raised the medium to glory.
Internet blogs are buzzing with reports of a massive crack up in FR, with anti-Romney sentiment standing toe-to-toe with open anti-Mormon bias, FReepers are abandoning Jim Robinsons burning ship in droves, populating sites like www.gopbriefingroom.com to discuss the chaotic status of Free Republic.
In facebook, exiled FReepers stand amazed at the realization that Free Republic and Daily KOS, bitter Internet blog political ideology enemies, are actually supporting the same candidate for the Presidency this cycle, as FReepers openly support the idea if an Obama win, as such a victory will teach the GOP a lesson.
This post from FReeper Leep
"Crash and burn America. Hopefully, we can rebuild in 10 or 20 or 50 years ?" The signs are visible to even the naked eye.
Check this statement by the sites founder, Jim Robinson, just a few nights ago:
Lastly, were having a bit of changeover on our moderator staff. At least two moderators resigned this afternoon after I flatly refused to rein in a so-called anti-Mormon bigot on FR. In todays Free Republic, no one will be critical of anti-Mormon statements. Jim Robinson once again:
This website considers the Mormon religion as false doctrine. Period. Its nearly impossible to cross the line on criticism of Mitt Romneys Mormonism at a site where the proprietor dismisses the entire religion as a false doctrine.
Robinson, in his refusal to support the GOP ticket seems to understand that he has become a minority within a minority, within a diminishing number of supporters, as he says:
"I doubt there are 10% of the FReepers in agreement with me on this." Ten percent of a rapidly diminishing number of posting members could spell financial troubles for Robinson, as some of the sites most steadfast financial supporters quietly melt into the night.
Then again, even as Free Republic fades into irrelevance, Robinsons legacy lives on in an unintended cottage industry of forums offering refuge to FReepers wishing to distance themselves from Robinson.
As one of the members of The Briefing Room quipped recently:
"The FR meltdown is good for business, people are looking for a sanctuary, and a place where sanity still reigns. Our membership rolls are increasing hourly, and they all come to ask the same question what in the world happened to Free Republic?
Sad thing, that what was once such a great notion will crumble and fall under the weight of such a negative and destructive actions, and that in the end, the great things accomplished by the many, will be dragged down into the mud by the few.
Here's you some back up:
That is why I cannot vote for Slick Romney. That would be a sin too far in my eyes.
When I was growing and developing my worldview and was all gung-ho for Reagan and the GOP, the topics were usually things like fighting the communist tide, a Balanced Budget Amendment, family values, term limits, strong defense, and the like. The GOP sure has devolved since then, and here we have a nominee who supported things from hairbrained cap-and-trade nonsense, socialized medicine, abortion and gay adoption, vocally expressed disdain for the Reagan era, and has had minions viciously trash and undercut the few solid constitutional-conservatives that remain out there.
It just seems so insanely surreal. Sure don’t seem to have a Party reflecting my voice anymore. Sometimes even wonder if there’s much of a country even left worth fighting for anymore. Surreal times.
“place your faith in God and give up on the USA. It is dying and political system is feeding it poison as it struggles to live.”
If you’re going to “Give Up on the USA” no matter how rotten the future looks, you’d best rethink it.
There is NO other country Left to retreat to.
Here we stand, Faith in God is Fine, but Here We STAND, PERIOD!
We all have to do what we think is right for our country, our families and our own peace of mind.
The GOP is about 2 terms away from nominating a transsexual atheist.
I am going to focus on working for lower level more local conservative candidates get elected. City council up to House of Representatives.
That's where the real work should be done anyway in my opinion.
:) I’m much more awake now.
Perfect example of Glenn Beck’s “Overton Window.”
The view of what a republican/conservative is, gets moved to the left over time. The rhinos do not see how they have compromised principles in the name of bipartisanship (their view through the window does not allow it).
Sticking with FR. Was the only reliable news I could fit through a tiny bandwidth pipe in Afghanistan.
I trully expect should Romney win, that one will “not be able to swing a dead cat without hitting a Mormon at the White House.” It will be Salt Lake City - Eastern Office.
However, in spite of all the “family friendly” propaganda put out by the LDS mafia. Abortion will go on totally unabated. Homosexuality in the military and society will go on unabated. Non DoD government growth and spending will go on unabated. However, white shirts and narrow ties (and bicycles) will become a fashion trend.
He won’t last beyong one term, and he will so damage the brand of “conservatism” that the democrats will completely rule after him.
I fell for that trick last time, so I will write in Palin again.
Just as long as we keep voting for their candidates, that’s where we’re going. But their days are numbered.
Hey, now how did you manage to get a photo of my new mobility powered zot device? Thats classified!
I told him ... and I found out cause my jackboots have been keeping a close eye on you!!
“It just seems so insanely surreal. Sure dont seem to have a Party reflecting my voice anymore. Sometimes even wonder if theres much of a country even left worth fighting for anymore. Surreal times.”
Thank you for clearly articulating what I have been feeling, but could’nt find the right words!
Well, we would be glad to have ya Jim!
I am really torn as to whether to stay here if shtf or head to Mississippi where I can grow things. I figure I’d rather be free, so would just stay here in the great state of Texas!! We may be raking dust but we would have freedom....lol.
I miss the good old days.
I have no problem with your stance and agree with the majority of it - with slight exceptions - pro-small government,...... pro-liberty constitution -
If this were true - all of the nanny state lovers would have been gone years ago - but they are permitted to remain, no matter how ignorant they get with those of us who refuse to accept any of it.
Any one pro-small government and pro-liberty would not support any law that restricts the right of property owners or small businesses -— but they are permitted to flourish here.
I would like to know why?