Skip to comments.Free Republic does not and will not support RINOS!! Not now!! Not ever!!
Posted on 11/26/2009 9:55:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Apparently there are still some posters on FR who are fast asleep. Wake up! Dammit! We are in the middle of a conservative rebellion! While you were sleeping we, along with millions of other freedom loving grassroots Americans have participated in hundreds of tea parties all across this great land and fully intend to keep it up until all of America is awake. We are fed up and mad as hell! We grassroots Americans are delivering a message to the ruling class: NO MORE!!
No more big government! No more high taxes! No more government bailouts! No more government takeovers! No government healthcare! No more corruption! No more global baloneyism!!
We're sick and tired of liberals and RINOs running roughshod over our God given Liberty!
We want our country back! We want our freedom back! We want it all back!!
No more socialism!!
Cut the taxes! Cut the spending! Cut the government!
Restore the constitutional limits on government! Restore our freedom!!
And not only no, but HELL NO to liberals and RINOS!!
Free Republic will not support RINOS!! Rudy McRomney, et al, can go straight to hell!!
The strategy is we win, they lose.
While yelling "RINOS of America untie" Right?
Yes I spelled untie on purpose. Either you get it or you don't.
It’s so frustrating. And I can duplicate things that I helped her to make but not things that I simply watched. Unreal.
No problem. I just don't want to be blamed for something I didn't do.
Well, I respect your belief. But frankly, considering the exceedingly short supply of ‘real’ conservatives we have these days, I prefer to make shock sure that Newt is as he is being accused before I lay into him, as well.
I’m not seeing any links, sources or proof to that effect. Just more accusations based on...beliefs (?). Surely, Shirley....if Newt is as bad a RINO as everyone is saying.... there would be a plethora of links and sources backing up these claims, eh?
I can’t seem to find one on my own and so far, none of his accusers has seen fit to provide said proof/link/source. Wonder why.
Well, I’m off to see the chef. Have a good one, and keep ‘em honest while I’m gone.
I told you why. We don't have the time or inclination to do your work for you. Your answer is out there. Do your own honest work and get it. We have other things going on right now and this thread is not all about Newt.
My post and statements were common sense. True leaders vet who they back. If not, they aren’t worth anything.
I’ll try and enjoy your evening!
Fine by me. Go for it!
I saw Newt in a couple of interviews before Scozzafava dropped out, and hateful would be the way he came off sounding to me. It was surprising. He was ranting about outsiders interfering in the race. Kept going on and on about outsiders interfering and that they had no right.
It surprised me how he came off sounding so mean. And I wondered, because I have no idea where he lives, but I wondered if he wasn’t an outsider to that area as well, and if he was then what right did he have to be acting so mean to others.
Anyway, it turned me off of him. I don’t know what other people thought about it. But it made me see him in a whole new light. He doesn’t seem to be the person I had always thought he was.
If you like him, that’s your choice. I’m not faulting you for your choice. I’m just trying to answer your question the you were asking from my own personal point of view on how he acted.
It's not up to us to do your research.
I can only go by what I read, since I’m not a NYer. When the issue first came up I investigated and most sources I found all said the same thing. NRCC chose to back Dede. (http://www.bing.com/search?q=NRCC+chose+Dede&FORM=MSNH11&qs=n)
If you have a link showing otherwise, could you post it. I’d appreciate it.
For me it depends on how bad the alternative is. I said last fall that I thought McCain and Obama would be too similar in economics and immigration but McCain would not be having the terrorist trials in NYC and would not subject our soldiers to this IPCC thing.
Was Bush a RINO?
It’s a : “I know one when I see one”, issue.
One that put Obama and Ayers in control of our nation.
So you could feel better.
She is her father’s daughter. Truth be told, I like McCain’s sense of humor. I enjoyed seeing him spoof Barbara Streisand by singing her songs and saying he was as good at that as she was politics. Good stuff. But he’s lousy when it comes to politics.
Thanks. When we gonna get down to some ‘serious’ partying?
I didn’t say newt coddles pedophiles. I said he supported a rino who coddled pedophiles. That would be scozzafava. As for the Conservatism is dead thing, there was a whole trainload of stuff about it at the time. He and Rush went toe to toe over it publicly, and Rush still mentions it every time newt steps in it. Find the links yourself. If you don’t know about it, it’s either because you are unserious, or you do know about it and are trying to pull our chains.
Since everybody else who ever listened to Rush, which numbers in the more than a few on FR, knows about it, I got to believe you are a tad off kilter here, and I am not into arguing for your pleasure. If you want entertainment, go watch Larry King reruns or something.
Thanks. I’ll take a crack at writing a post about it after my granddaughter goes home on Sunday.
Was Bush a RINO?
It’s a : “I know one when I see one”, issue.
One that put Obama and Ayers in control of our nation.
So you could feel better on a chat board.
Not getting banned is a greater issue to guys like you than keeping Obama/Ayers/Soros types out.
You must be night proud of your holiness and purity that had McCain lose to Obama /Ayers and Soros.
Ms. Scozzafava was not the best hope for North Country Republicans and her selection by a handful of county chairs was another example of the dangers of making big decisions in the rarified air of so called executive session.
She got the nod because it was her "turn" and the assumption was she could mop the floor with this unknown Plattsburgh attorney who was his party's third choice for the nomination.
I like Sarah but I have my doubts. She may be more about selling books right now - like Newt was doing. My concern with her is that she lost a debate to Joe Biden (for crying out loud). It could be attributed to her servitude to the candidacy of McCain. We shall see.
Judging only by what I’ve seen/found thus far, I’ve not seen anything yet that convinces me that he is not still a conservative icon. I’ve googled. I’ve binged. I’m just not finding the negatives that several freepers have mentioned. And hey, it’s not like it’s my first time surfing the net (not a cyber virgin either).
He screwed up by endorsing Dede, but his endorsement would have been there for anyone the Reps picked. His enviro ad was pretty bland. It’s not like he came out in favor of carbon credits, Cap & Trade or any Al Goreish BS.
(still not convinced)
There we go!!! official permission. Does that mean we can mention Free Republic in our letters?
Do you happen to have the names of those Republicans and/or a link? I couldn’t find anything.
He is politically tone deaf.
Hope this helps. I got this by googling. http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/17017/ny-23-scozzafava-tapped-as-gop-candidate/
No. It's not. You do know that the Republican Party has "planks" or beliefs. Basic things that they support as a party. Rinos vote with Dems more often than their own party and they back lib crap like GW.
Yeah. you googled and you binged...and?
The Era of Reagan Is Not Over
Gingrich Takes On Rush: Hoping For Prez’s Failure Is “Irrational ...Mar 8, 2009 ... Newt Gingrich became the highest profile Republican yet to push back against Rush Limbaugh, saying on “Meet the Press” that it’s ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../gingrich-takes-on-rush-ho_n_172852.html - Cached - Similar
Newt Gingrich Slams Fail-Mongers Like Rush Limbaugh — Politics DailyMar 9, 2009 ... On Meet the Press Sunday, former House Speaker and Republican elder statesman Newt Gingrich repudiated Rush Limbaugh’s ‘message of hope’ ...
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Now It’s Newt Gingrich Versus Rush Limbaugh Versus Newt Gingrich ...Mar 9, 2009 ... Let’s face it the Rush Limbaugh Versus (you fill in the blank) story isn’t just a story with legs — but a story with as many legs as a ...
themoderatevoice.com/.../now-its-newt-gingrich-versus-rush-limbaugh-versus-newt-gingrich/ - Cached - Similar
Ben Smith’s Blog: Rush whacks Newt: ‘He wishes they were running ...Newt Gingrich is out
A RINO is a Republican who either does not abide by the constitution or at a minimum is off the official Republican party platform more than he’s on it.
And, yes, Bush was a RINO. As is Romney, Rudy, McCain, Huckabee, Graham, Snowe, Collins, Arnold and many others.
I supported Bush even though he was a RINO and gave in to Arnold at the last minute, even went with McCain after he gave us Sarah (and ONLY because of Sarah). Never again!
It’s been proven over and over again that the two-faced lying liberal reach around RINO will screw you in the end every time!
That’s what the Tea Party rebellion is all about!
NO MORE BIG GOVERNMENT!! NO MORE SOCIALISTS!! And NO MORE RINOS!!
And there’s the rub. There’s the confusion and the conflict. What to do? Support the GOP because supporting a third party always spells defeat for conservatives? Or hold your nose and vote for the nearest and dearest RINO candidate (that the DemocRats picked in the Republican primary due to Republican stupidity).
Seems to me like....the only thing Newt did was the exact SAME thing most of us freepers did in ‘08. We held our noses and voted for the RINO Republican ANYway cause we KNEW the kind of disaster not doing that would result in (like Newt’s message said...and was spot-on, as it turns out).
Sooooo...I take it that all of you guys that are accusing and blaming Newt for endorsing a RINO either didn’t vote in ‘08.... OR you voted DemocRat? Is that correct?
If it means throwing the bums out, HELL YES!!
How about if you, Kim, bcsco, hiredhand and I write the thread to be posted? My 6 year old granddaughter is here so I won’t get anything done tonight. Tomorrow maybe?
Did you or did you not vote for McCain in ‘08?
Gingrich is willing to overlook Scozzafava’s support for same-sex marriage and abortion rights.
“The Republican Revolution in 1994 started very much like what we see today,” Gingrich said in his statement of support for the Republican. “Like then, our country is reeling from misguided liberal policies, high taxes and out-of-control spending. This special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District could be the first election of the new Republican Revolution, but we need the momentum to get it started.”
Armey, who runs one of the major Tea Party organizing efforts, in endorsing Conservative Hoffman, told Redstate.com: “We [Republicans] win when we are us. We lose when we are Democrat lite. “We attract people by being small government conservatives,” Big Government Republicans, I would tell the Republican Party leadership it cannot win if it insists
And do you believe in a secret ballot? What gives you the right to demand to know who someone voted for?!
WHOO HOO!!! Here we go!!!
Thank you! Yes, it helps. Mondello and Ellis are two of the culprits.
Ain’t you sensing the pattern here yet? These guys don’t want answers. They want disruptor points. Who’s keeping their scorecard is what I wanna know.
They can disrupt all they like. Meanwhile, we’re making plans and have the Boss’s approval. They didn’t manage to sidetrack us, did they. :-)
Throw the constitution trampling big government socialist bastards OUT!! Doesn’t matter what party they’re in. If they have no respect for our constitution or our God-given unalienable rights, THROW THEM OUT!! REJECT THEM!!
They’ll screw you in the end if you don’t!
Hello Benedict Arnold Specter? Hello Jim Jeffords? Hello Romney? Hello McCain? Hello Lindsay Graham? Hello Arnie? Hello Olympia Snowe?
How many lessons must you learn before it hits you? Socialist/abortionist big government RINOS are poison to the party! Poison to Life & Liberty! Poison to the longevity of the Republic!
NO MORE RINOS!!
What gives anyone the right to ask a question here at Free Republic? It’s not like I’m hypnotizing you to answer against your will.
I detest hypocrites, for one thing. To accuse Newt of being a RINO just for having supported the Republican pick, Dede......even while having supported AND VOTED FOR the RINO Republican candidate, McCain, in the ‘08 election..... strikes me as beyond the pale in hypocrisy. Don’t you agree?
To hear some Newt-haters here, Republicans that supported or voted for McCain would automatically qualify as RINOs. Their logic (or lack thereof) is absurd and asinine.
Are you familiar with any of them? Are you in NY?
I'll assume you'll say both.
W was much more conservative than his father.
War On Terror. Bringing Dignity Back To The WH. Tax Cuts. Alito & Roberts. Harriet Miers. Dubai Ports Deal.
I thank God George W. Bush was our President.
And you should, too!
I SWEAR that wasn’t my coffee.
Yes, yes, Jim. I agree. Wholeheartedly.
But.....the question that’s bugging me is...
is Newt Gingrich a RINO?