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.
The only thing Bush did right was to keep us safe from another attack and to follow through on those tax CUTS (which kinda made up for his dad’s wussout routine). And of course, to take the fight TO the terrorists, instead of fighting here on US soil. Ok. That’s three things. But he DID wuss out on illegal immigration and on spending.
Nope. I’m in Texas (thank GOD). I think we need to find out the names of the other idiots and make them ...ahem...
well known, if ya know what I mean.
Your snarky reply does not deter me. But nice try.
During an April 2007 debate on the subject with the insufferable John Kerry [video], Newt opened by effectively ceding the point of anthropogenic global warming to his not-so-jolly green opponent. Even before Kerry could utter a single word of eco-babble, Newt admitted his thoroughly off beam conviction
“that the evidence is sufficient that we should move towards the most effective possible steps to reduce carbon loading in the atmosphere.”
Actually, outside of the Massachusetts Senator’s emphasis on regulation as a solution, there was surprisingly little discord between the two “debaters.” Declared Newt:
“I want to suggest that we need a new science- and technology-based, entrepreneurial, market-oriented and locally led environmentalism.”
A concept Gingrich would essentially reiterate a year later when he speaks in the Gore-mercial of “spark[ing] the technology we need,” not raising taxes or other big-government solutions.
To be sure, if the actions of man were ever to be proven contributory, technology would be the preferred GOP response, not taxes. But that’s an extremely big and currently unforeseeable if.
Which leads to the primary quandary created by the highly regarded conservative’s very presence in such an ad — it broadcasts an acceptance that the actions of man have an impact on climate — a theory never properly tested, much less proven. Moreover, Newt’s suggestion that climate change is addressable in any manner other than adaptive preparation for its natural inevitability undermines the rational demand for empirical-evidence-before-action while supporting the alarmists’ “debate is over” lie. How could the savvy political historian fail to foresee the tactical advantages his attendance would hand the loony Left?
And yet, his timing was actually worse than his reasoning.
Why Now, When the Alarm Bell Grows Faint?
GINGRICH APOLOGISES FOR US PEONS
Gingrich drops skepticism on global warming
But he and Kerry differ on solutions
By Alan Wirzbicki, Globe Correspondent | April 11, 2007
WASHINGTON — In a Capitol Hill debate about global warming touted by its moderator as a “smackdown” between former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, Gingrich praised Kerry’s recently released book about environmentalism, acknowledged that global warming is real, and offered what amounted to an unexpected apology for his party’s inaction on curtailing greenhouse gas emissions.
“I’m not going to stand up here and defend our failure to lead,” said Gingrich, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and plans to release a book in the fall burnishing his environmental credentials. “There has to be a green conservatism.”
GINGRICH, THE FLAMING RINO!
Now blather off!
What outsiders could he have been referring to? This is getting interesting.
I’m just trying to get to the bottom of why so many hate Newt all of a sudden. I’m looking for the truth, not just prejudice or bias due to something going around the net.
I’m worrying about how we’ll EVER be able to tell a real conservative with staying power, one that will NOT be corrupted by DC and will not fall prey to greed, ego, and power. Is there such a being? (are the initials SP?)
Thanks for the insight!
Either Newt knowingly endorsed a Commie loving Rino or he blindly toed party line. You can keep your hero.
Freepers voted for Sarah not McCain and we cried all the way to the ballot box. Not Newt. He supported Scozzafava even after she campaigned for Owens. Keep him. And leave those of us who think for ourselves alone
Have a good evening.
Hate to break your heart, but I’m afraid so. He’s a genuine big government, gun grabbing RINO kind of guy.
I probably won’t get a thread up until Monday. Send any ideas in Freepmail. The 6 year old is back from the store and a Cinderella doll is dancing on my desk. Makes it hard to type.
Good point. I missed that debate, darn it. But yeah, even IF he’s not a FATM leftie enviro wacko, he knows the duh-uh liberal DemocRat supporters will assume as much and will take it as an ‘endorsement’ of their liberal stupidity.
Thanks for that perspective.
Boss, can I tell Cedric to bite me? Is that allowed?
I’ll be with ya tomorrow anytime. Count me in and proud to serve.
BTW, I sniff a veiled threat up yonder, ahem, if you know what I mean...
Don’t forget that Newt totally blew the government shutdown in 1995 and is now fully behind the global warming hoax.
I seriously question how someones could google and bing as claimed and come up empty. Smells rats, I does.
Yeah, I know. He has a RINO rap sheet a mile long.
Huh? I’m not sure what you are trying to say.
No, that's DJ Mac. He threw up a couple of hours ago.
Well, we enjoyed dinner. And it was like old home week. Saw three Kiwanis buddies and a couple I'd worked with years ago. The meatloaf was fine as usual. Now for some wine...
I’m not sure. I know that Sarah Palin had just come out for the conservative Hoffman because Scozzafava, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, was so far to the left that she was like obama’s long lost sister. LOL
And there were some others who were jumping in line behind Palin to stand up for Hoffman. Maybe that was what set him off. Everyone standing up for the conservative over Scozzafava, I don’t know.
But the way he acted turned me off cold.
Newt is anti-gun ownership? Nothing is as it seems, it seems.
I just found this video where Newt seems to be in favor of concealed carry. I am sooooo confused. (even more now than before)
You're on the right thread.
You bring up a point that hasn't been touched on in this thread. Newt lives in Georgia. So he, too, was an outsider in the race. Any number of comments were made on this at the time. His being so critical of 'outsiders' trying to influence the race, yet he's one himself.
I doubt that he was talking about Sarah. He better not have been.
I have no tolerance for sexist or anti-Palin politicians.
One who runs as a Republican yet espouses and votes yea on liberal agendas. And I'm referring to those Republicans who have liberal tendencies toward abortion, large government, the environment, government control of healthcare, Amnesty, etc.
Was Bush a RINO?
Judging by his administration increasing government spending beyond war need, Amnesty and the initial support for the bailout, yes.
I just did.
George W Bush was/is Pro-Life.
That sounds like fun. Now catch up on posts and get to 2061. lol
I never called Newt my hero. I said he was a conservative that served as OUR hero with his Contract With America during a time when we were being assaulted by the commie Clintons. We need someone like Newt now more than ever, more NOW than even during those eight looong years under Bubba.
If you had read my post, you’d know that I am just trying to get to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. I’ve heard varying opinions and accusations...and some I can agree with. Some I’m not convinced of yet.
I find it better to think ‘for myself’ and find out for sure, before condemning someone based merely on hearsay. Innocent until proven guilty is much better than guilty until proven innocent. Wouldn’t you agree?
He just sounded nasty and hateful to me.
I'm a giant fan of Sarah Palin myself. I hope to get to vote for her in 2012
If you, or anyone else wants one of the signatures I made for the 2012 election, just right click and click save image as. Then download it to your computer. But you have to host it somewhere online. I host mine at imageshack because it's free.
And for the ladies who like Sarah Palin...
Hahaha! Guess so.
Sooooo...I take it that all of you guys that are accusing and blaming Newt for endorsing a RINO either didnt vote in 08.... OR you voted DemocRat? Is that correct?
Nope, that's not correct. I voted very reluctantly for McCain/Palin. Reluctantly, because I had no faith in a McCain presidency. The ONLY reason I decided to vote for him instead of writing in Duncan Hunter, was because of Sarah Palin on the ticket. Period. I can't speak for anyone else, but that was my verdict.
Now to the difference between Newt and ourselves. We learned by the mistake the GOP made in 2008 by pushing a RINO like McCain. We've decided we'll never go down that road again. Obviously, Gingrich has NOT learned by that mistake and continues to support RINOs; nay Democrats running as Republicans. For that, I have little use for the man.
Now, that's enough of this. You've made it clear that the only reason you're doing this is to disrupt this thread. If you truly want information on Gingrich, there's a place called Google that I'm sure can help. That's not what we're here for, and I for one have had enough. Please direct your repeated inquiries elsewhere.
That’s fine by me. Except for football and beginning our decorations for Christmas, I’ll be around.
Newt very much reminds me of Landrieu.
Yep, and I just let her know it. No further communication with me.
That’s what strikes me as so odd. I always thought he considered himself a conservative. Maybe not. Maybe he’s just a party-loyalist, die-hard Republican. If Palin is what set him off, he better learn to get used to disappointment!
It doesn’t work that way.
Oh, and guess what? Bush slowly became a RINO. There I said it.
Pretty amazing coming from the former #1 Bushbot cheerleader. You see, unlike you, I do know one when I see one. And I'm tired of looking at all of you.
I am done with you. I am done with your lock step marching orders from the almighty (R).
It was a harad lesson, one I thank fellow freepers for.
So you can take your sky is falling, a little evil is better than a lot, a cloudy sky is better than a rainy one platitudes and shove it. You're cowardly approach to politics, numbers, whatever you call it, has only served to push Republicans farther and farther left. How sad must it be to realize you are a dying breed. Thank God for that, as well as the Tea Party movement that will also usher in your extinction.
Thank yourselves for Obama, while singing the praises of McCain, Romney and Huckabee. The rest of us fight with every bit of our God given breath, against tyranny, socialism, and the millions of pitiful souls who have sold their souls to the (R).
Uh...you posted to me first, sweetheart. And don’t ever accuse me of trying to disrupt a thread. I don’t do that. Especially not one started by Jim. If you don’t like the debate, just say nothing (next time).
Any yes or no answer would annoy some of us. Out of Fight the evil Iraqi regime, Patriot Act, No Child Left, Medicare D&C, Comprehensive La Migra Deform, and John Roberts, Harriet Miers, and Samuel Alito, I supported less than half. That might give Bush a 37.5% rating.
Bush is and was a good man, and a far better President than two Nobel Prize winners would have been and are. If Algore had won, we'd be down to Scalia and Thomas on the conservative side, with Breyer as the swing vote. But the swing vote nearly went to Miers, and only our outrage swung the tide.
Never said he wasn't.
I’d say the partying will be pretty damn serious at the Tea Party gathering in February!
Great stuff, GJ. Thank you. Gonna stick one on my profile page in the “Sarah” section. Appreciate it.
Trust me, the links are here on FR. Just search for Newt and you’ll find them. There should be a slew of them in wake of his Scozzafava endorsement and subsequent apology. Even Newt knows where the power in the conservative movement lies- and it ain’t with RINOs. So sad to see Newt fall so far from conservative principles. Hopefully he will redeem himself.
You’ll find plenty of us ex-Kali types out here. Been here since March of ‘05. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Just don’t move to Austin or Houston.
Leave Meghan McCain out of this.
It cheapens your arguments.