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.
Well, this ought to be interesting.
Thank you Boss and God Bless!!!!!!
way to go, Jim.
Looks like you are still here.
Keep up the good fight, and thank you.
Count me as a purist too.
I will not vote for either candidate. It’s not a change. It’s not my values.
These fringers are obsessed with you and FR, Jim.
“This post from FReeper Leep “
I have never heard of this clown. Was this a troll?
My take is pretty simple:
If you can handle supporting Romney/Ryan, do so-
If not, work to support conservative candidates in other races, as JimRob is doing
That purist label is a lie anyway. Conservatives are the ones who have repeatedly compromised for moderates only to be stabbed in the back. Guys like McCain and Graham wouldn’t be where they are if conservatives hadn’t compromised for them and in return conservatives have been repeatedly screwed.
In contrast, George Romney stomped off to pout and refused to endorse or support Barry Goldwater when he won the nomination in 1964.
The purists are the moderates who reserve their compromise for their friends on the left.
His “screed” makes me like FreeRepublic more.
“In contrast, George Romney stomped off to pout and refused to endorse or support Barry Goldwater when he won the nomination in 1964.”
Reminds me of how they acted when various TEA party candidates knocked off RINOs in primaries.
Long live FR. You, Drudge, and Instapundit are my news sources. Period.
Consequently, I receive relevant news sooner and with far less distortion and omissions than from the MSM.
As for RINOs, may they rest at the bottom of the same sewage tank as the Obamadork and his West Wing Clown Show of Felon/Cretins.
Oh, and RINOmney is still a dork...although I will have to hold my nose and vote for him.
Any way we can drop the vapid dork and get Ryan to the top spot?
The GOP is a disgrace to our Country and way of life. They pretend to be conservative but are nothing more than Democrats hiding behind a veil of limp talk. They have the same values as the Dems since they fully believe the citizens are too ignorant to run their own lives and need to be subjugated to the GOP elite whims.
I’m with you, Jim. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
Ryan Paul is a near-perfect T.E.A. Party candidate and would be a heartbeat away from the presidency if elected.
Could even position him for his own presidential run.
I enjoy and support FR, so I'll try not to get the boot after all these years.
My priority is the defeat of Obama.
WTF is a RINO these days anyway? The Republican Party has moved Left. That’s a true fact. Why are they doing this? It’s simple. For the past 30 years, industry and government have worked together to ship all the manufacturing jobs out of this country, so a hard-working high school graduate has almost no chance of success.
Then, they conspired to make us all get a degree so we could get a job and now that just gets you in the door for a minimum wage job that a teenager could do in 1975.
If we lived in Conservative Utopia, where would everyone work? The jobs are never coming back. The business owners aren’t going to bring them back and the consumers aren’t willing to pay the high prices for domestic content. Business owners keep demanding more and more work from less and less employees for less money each day, yet they pay the same taxes they paid under Bush (so far). We’ve turned America into a nation for the wealthy elite and the welfare class. There is no room at the table for a working man.
Now, we could lower the standard of living so that our labor costs are low enough to lure jobs back to the US.
And that is EXACTLY what both parties are doing. We are going through a painful contraction of the economy that will end with a large number of Americans permanently on the dole and the rest working like galley slaves to live just a little better than those who live on government checks.
In addition to simply taking money out of our pockets to lower our living standard, they have indoctrinated two generations with global warming, unrealistic body images, and a lifestyle that is unhealthy so that those generations think that every day is armageddon.
Both parties are unwilling to grow the standard of living. They are partners in lowering it. They only differ in the methods and speed of decline.
And that is the big diference. Obama and the Progressive Left want to drive us into a third world lifestyle, raising up the multi-culti peoples as the standard. They want the white middle class punished for past successes in favor of the multi-cultis.
Romney and the Progressive Right want to drive us to European Socialism. That’s not a great place to be, but it gives us a chance of a standard of living that doesn’t include eating our pets.
The “greatest generation” is dying off fast and the Boomers will start dying off soon. Then, the children of the Cold War will die off. The generation after that has been prepared for the hopeless future and they are ready to live the urban survival lifestyle that the future will demand.
Its a bleak, dystopian future, but that’s the way it is. The Conservative is today’s true RINO because the political system has abandoned us as obsolete artifacts of the days of American Greatness. The political parties laugh at our naivete. If you are even a nominal Christian, 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.
There are going to be thousands of voters who are curious about mormonism....this is a good advertisement for FR as a site to gather information that is not just propaganda from Salt Lake City.
Welcome in advance, Truth-Seekers! When you get here, just do a site search for users Colofornian, Elsie, greyfoxx39, delacoert,reaganaut and zakeet as the FReepers who have posted much information on mormonism taken directly from the mormon/lds articles, doctrine and leaders. There are many other contributors, but many of the actual threads have been started by the above-named. These threads are providing sourced information on the history of Joseph Smith and the lds church, along with articles on the current state of the religion.
As I voted for Palin last time, I’m voting for Ryan this. I can’t sit back and vote for soetoro by not voting the GOP ticket. It may be unfortunate but it’s true.
That being said, I love FreeRepublic. God Bless the site and God Bless the overall work you do.
Well, I’m not going along with any of that. If they want my vote, they can put Ryan or someone else at the top of the ticket at the convention. Otherwise, piss on ‘em.
I’ll stand firm for God, country and Liberty!! Socialists can KMA!!
Here in Michigan I voted for Clark Durant in the primary. He lost to Pete Hoekstra but I can support Hoekstra over Stabenow because Pete isn’t the bridge too far that Romney is.
Sure Hoekstra has some RINO tendencies but he’s well to the right of someone like McCain.
LOL! I'm a bit lacking in sleep today, and I thought your post was "These fingers are obsessed with you and FR, Jim"
I thought it was either very nice, or rather odd. Then I realized I needed a cup of very strong coffee! LOL!
>>Ill stand firm for God, country and Liberty!! Socialists can KMA!!
As I said, stand for God. The country and liberty are as good as gone. I’m voting for Romney/Ryan not because I think they’ll save the US, but because they might prolong the death until I’m gone. If we can get a few states to seceed and create a Christian nation, I will go there.
God bless you, Jim. God bless your family, too.
A liberal is a liberal whether there's an R or D after their name.
I doubt any Conservatives have left Free Republic but a lot of RINOs and libs have.
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.
That ... plus I'm willing to bet that your willingness to fight for these ideals ... combined with your non-compromising take no prisoners attitude ... causes the establishment RINO's to pee their pants more than just about anything else.
My doctor told me to get off FR and take a rest......I got a new doctor.
I am considering voting for Ryan as well - by writing him in as President.
I was ABR during the primaries.
I will be ABO now.
I’m glad Ryan is on the ticket.
I suspect that a sizeable majority of FReepers, all good conservatives, will vote the same way as me.
I respect those who don’t, though I think they err. That’s the way it goes.
Yep. It’s RINO season. Thin the herd.
And I’m ready to pack my bags for Texas the moment they decide to secede from the United Socialist States of America!! God, bless TEXAS!!
Jim...whenever someone takes a moral, principled stand, verses a pragmatic one, they will be persecuted for it. That just makes you a good guy!
IF someone calls me a “purist” for having a basic set of reasonable standards and sticking to them....then I know they are NOT truly conservative...they are only conveinently so.
You are taking a stand when all the others are selling out to Romney’s nonsense. They do this because of fear of Obama. Well, common sense tells one that you don’t fight wrong with wrong. Obama is wrong and Romney is wrong. We don’t have to sell folks on Obama being wrong....it is self evident. However, I find it extremely disturbing that folks cannot see that Romney does not meet minimal standards of acceptability. To vote for him would be to violate one’s personal standards of morality and ethics. At least for a sensible person...like you Jim.
Keep fighting the good fight!
Ryan seals the deal for me. I will vote for RR. In the best of circumstances I can see Ryan leading on policy for 8 years of a Romney administration and then taking over for a further 8 years to complete reforms of Supreme Court and the whole DC establishment.
Withholding a vote is a vote for Obama. Voting “present” isn’t an option if you have a concern for the future of your country..If you can vote for Ryan in 2016 or 2020..then should vote for RR now.
Hey, now how did you manage to get a photo of my new mobility powered zot device? That’s classified!
Oh my, that woman is such a pain!
He has corrected me on that by saying that I have met him, therefore I know he is male.
True, I have met him in person.
That didn't convince me though...heh
I remember when he was sycophanting the old anti-freeper site clown posse.
He was trying so hard to fit in, dissing FR and posting 'relevant' scat.
Even they saw that he was a weak fence sitter, and humiliated him to such a degree that he slunk back to FR, pretending to be part of this group.
OK decided to use my backspace key, lol don't need to go into the past sordid history of this sad woman anymore...but I am glad ES has been outed as a class one A anti-freeper finally.
It won't be long until the real hard case anti's send him packing again!
“I can see Ryan leading on policy for 8 years of a Romney administration and then taking over for a further 8 years to complete reforms of Supreme Court and the whole DC establishment.”
That is NOT going to happen. Romney will be Romney, just like he was in MASS., and Ryan will just be window dressing and will have zero influence. Romney will surround himself with liberals and his Salt Lake City buddies.
If its not about values and beliefs, then what IS it about?
If its not about restoring America and returning to Christ, then what’s the point?
After the election is over, we still have to be able to live with what we’ve done and who we’ve become. I will vote Romney/Ryan, but we probably need to start thinking of a third party run for 2016.
Quietly, here in Tennessee, we are weeding the herd. Six of the candidates put up by the TEA Party, who did not live up to their promises, have been primaried out by candidates who we hope will do better. Who knows, Tennessee might join Texas once again if that secession becomes necessary.
LOL @ “fingers” ;0)
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.