Skip to comments.Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic
Posted on 11/01/2011 1:05:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has a message for supporters of Mitt Romney: go away.
In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice:
Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate for ObamaCare disqualifies him for any consideration whatsoever on Free Republic as a potential nominee for the presidency.
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Thanks very much, everyone!
Jim, this is your site and if you want to kick these people to the curb it is your right to do so!
I have to say one thing, I love it! Thank you for calling Romney out for who he really is.
He is no different than Obama. We don’t need another 4 years of the horror show that we are currently living!
I will now send a donation to this site as a gesture of gratitude!
Why do people say that?
Maybe because they follow the LSM?
Thank you Jim!
“I oppose Romney, but I think not allowing that viewpoint to exist at FR only weakens FR.”
Carrying that line of thought to its logical conclusion, why not allow Obots, socialists, and commies?
Well, judging by their posts, too many on this [your] forum have fulfilled that. They disguise it by saying, "let them bring their ideas","Let us debate them", "Not allowing them weakens the site" and other ways. Some are better than others at hiding their feelings. However, you can always smoke them out. Some take longer than others.But you always expose them for what they are.
As a long time FReeper, I agree that disruptive posters be banned. However, the issue I responded to was the banning of pro Romney posters.
As a long time conservative activist, Romney would be the last candidate I would vote for, but banning any pro Romney posters seems to me extreme. Where is the line drawn? Are we right wingers going to enforce a rigid orthodoxy like the commies we despise?
” Mythens-supporting, pro-RINO troll tugs on Jim Thompson’s cape and gets quick-fried to a crackly crunch by The Man Himself “
Only JimBo has that power. To paraphrase Darth Vader; ZOT them, Zot them all out.
The crackly crunch, favorite Viking Kitty Chow!
Have you not been paying attention? A conservative voting for Romney would be the epitome of hypocrisy.
I simply don’t understand why this point is lost on so many people here, whining about the rejection of RINOs does not get a conservative in the WH.
lol, I see Willie Green is posting at the source link.
I've been here a long time, and there has never been a problem with atheists and non-Christians who behave respectfully and decently.
Those who can't behave are fed to the kitties.
I wish FreeDominion would do the same - our equivalent - CINOS, infest that place, which is why I stopped going there. Indeed, it has degraded into a Red Tory stronghold peppered with tinfoil hat wearing conspiracysts who routinely attack and undermine our Prime Minister.
Have YOU not been paying attention. A conservative sitting out the general election or voting 3rd party that ensures the most liberal President in history gets another four years violates EVERYTHING conservatives should stand for.
I’d rather vote for a 60% conservative than allow a 100% liberal to win. The decision isn’t even close.
I said something very similar to a leftish acquaintance of mine this morning. I think the Republicans have a good shot at taking back control of the Senate in 2012. Then, if Obama is re-elected we will have divided government and a weak, lame-duck president. You outlined one scenario that could be worse than that.
I just threw up in my mouth...a LOT.
So the rules don’t apply to Perry supporters, only the slandering Cain Cultists.
Oh yeah why won’t the Cult leader release the women from the non-disclosure agreement? The truth about this sleezy man is going to come out. Get ready for it.
Then God must want me to tell you that if you don’t stop worshipping your made up feelings god that is made in your own image you’re bound for Hell. “Gee, I thought that my own authority was good enough” won’t cut it on that day.
Glad to hear from you, I was afraid no one would play anymore.
I’m sure God wants you to do that, but He told me not to pay any attention to you, and go ahead with what I do.
Isn’t it neat how God deals with each of us individually?
and a good thing too.
The Cain bashing continues, since LaRaza Rick can’t string two coherent words together his Perry-bot operatives will have to do it for him.
I wonder how many Perry non-citizen volunteers got instate tuition?
I am well aware that this is a private site and I’ve been here for years and it’s great.
I don’t happen to agree with the banning of Romney supporters. Let them come on and make their case if they have one.
They would be devoured by the posters here and not enough left for the dogs.
But I don’t see why they can’t be allowed to speak. How many of them can there be on a conservative site and what can they say about Romney to make us like him?
But, I guess Mr. Jim will make his own decision about that, he usually does.
Oh yeah why wont the Cult leader release the women from the non-disclosure agreement? The truth about this sleezy man is going to come out. Get ready for it.
So, let me get this straight: A guy who says two people made false accusations against him has a responsibility to ensure those false accusations are repeated? If he doesn't do that he's sleezy and dishonest? Have you lost your bloody mind?
Imagine if I accused you right now of being a rapist, and JimRob told me to shut up and deleted my posts. Then, later, someone says "I saw posts on FR accusing him of rape. Unless he gives JimRob permission to repost those accusations, he's a sleezy and dishonest rapist." Does that logic work for you?
I don't know which part is funnier, the idea that Cain is sleezy even though he has former employees lining up to speak for his character, or the fact that you can't see an obvious smear job after what the media tried with your guy earlier this year. Hey, maybe Herman has a hunting lodge with a picture of Anita Hill in a skimpy negligee painted on a rock nearby...
I think Cain with Newt as a chief of staff and either Paul Ryan or a really good foreign policy guy as VP would be nearly ideal. If we had Ryan at VP we’d need an awesome SecState, but that’s doable. John Bolton, call your office.
Read all of JimRob’s posts in this thread. No one is being banned simply for supporting Romeny. This isn’t a purge, it’s taking out the trash. Back in 2008 when we had the Saturday Night Massacre over Rudy, everyone who got banned was either a total bunghole or decided to go after JimRob personally. None of them are missed.
What part of Jim’s statement don’t you get? You don’t like it around here feel free to leave anytime you want.
You’re a hypocrite, you’ve already spent your 2 braincells pining for a candidate that hasn’t even nominated yet but have already made up your mind that he has, you’ve essentially given up on real conservatism right out of the gate.
This tells me that you and posters like you who claim to not really support Romney are closet Romney drag queens.
Get bent RINO.
The thing about Paul is that he comes across as a different sort of pol but in reality he’s just another Washington game player, performing for a different audience.
And frightful. You won't be laughing. There's still time to learn about the real God and His real purpose for your life, but time is fleeting.
A member since 1998 ???
What were you doing during 2007-2008 ??? On the moon ???
Sheesh, Nana... calm down. I didn't say WHEN I was "ill-informed" about Mitt. It was quite awhile ago, and it lasted about a 'nana-second'. :-)
FR has been INNUNDATED with Romney hatred for quite a few years... it's hard to miss. Frankly, I think most of the rhetoric about him is "over the top"... but, it was enough to make me not want to have him as President.
I do still think he would have been better than McCain, and better than Obama... but, that's about the lowest praise I could give anyone.
Thanks for your concern. Is this the same Mr. S from yesterday?
Geez... so, now the definition of RINO is someone who, given a CHOICE between Romney and Obama, decided to vote AGAINST Obama??
Never thought of myself as a RINO.. I don't even think of myself as a "Republican"! But, I'd make that choice in a second. Hell, I made a WORSE choice last time around.
We need to work like HELL to NOT have to make that kind of choice again. Primaries are coming... time to get working.
Get out there and say "NI" to Romney supporters!!
“FR has been INNUNDATED with Romney hatred for quite a few years...”
Most of what I have heard of Romney has been on his religion. Most of the “hatred” has been not so much towards him but towards Mormons in general. At least from my point of view. I know more about Romney the Mormon than Romney the RINO because of FR.
I can say this however if Romney was a true Mormon he would be pro life. Most Mormons I know are very pro life. It would appear that most of the Mormons, like a few Catholics we know (Nazi Pelosi, any of the kennedys) are pro life until they get into public office.
y6162 FR has the mission statement posted when one enters the forum. I will ask you this. Why would any “conservative” come to a place like FR and push a man like Romney when he goes against what we believe? In fact if they are conservative themselves why are they for him? If they are conservative then Romney is not their guy. They need to walk up and smell the coffee and not be a lemming like those who voted for Obozo.
I happen to agree with your thoughts on Mitt Romney. I’m not totally for banning them, but that’s your call, as it’s your site.
I do have an issue though. Why is it that some “conservative Christians (of whom I’m one)” tend to say things like “FUMR”?
I have a scripture on the wall in my house....
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
I agree... but, didn't really want to go there. Showing lack of hatred for Mormons is equally dangerous....
That's a pretty big PERHAPS Buddha.
There are tens of thousands more devout in the 194302 that signed up before you did.
And many more in front of you also that signed up after you did.
You are pretty important though! You've made that quite clear...
JR can ban me too any time he rules it helpful to whatever cause he likes.
Dang, I wish he would make that clear. Kind of hard to figger out after 6 years is it?
I fully understand JR can ban me....any time
It would mean much less to me personally, than it would to Freedoms agenda.
Oh my! LOL!
Geez, when I said that yesterday, I got blasted. First, there’s NO hatred on FR and then, it’s only a dislike of Mormonism, not Mormons...???
Maybe it’s me!!
There are good atheists and buddists and Muslims, too. At least good by human standards, not by God’s. But I wouldn’t vote for any of them for President.
|YEAR||Obvious Pro-Abortion Romney||Romney Feigning Pro-Life|
|Romney, goin back to 1970 when Romneys Mom ran for Senate||I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time when my Mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. (October, 1994 Senatorial debate vs. Ted Kennedy)||Hes been a pro-life Mormon faking it as a pro-choice friendly, Romney adviser Michael Murphy told the conservative National Review..., says the Concord Monitor = So I guess that made him a below-the-radar flip acting like a flop?|
|1994 (Campaign)||I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time when my Mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. (October, 1994 Senatorial debate vs. Ted Kennedy) = Mitt the flipster from what most LDS represent their faith as being...BTW, Romney uses the strongest word possible for support ¨C ¡°sustain¡± ...Note for non-Mormons: Lds use the word ¡°sustain¡± for support for their own ¡°prophet¡±||Romney has since invoked a nuanced stance about what he was in 1994: He says Look, I was pro-choice. I am pro-life. You can go back to YouTube and look at what I said in 1994. I never said I was pro-choice, but my position was effectively pro-choice. (Source: Source: 2007 GOP Iowa Straw Poll debate Aug 5, 2007)|
|1994 (Planned Parenthood ties) ¡ú 2001||(a) Romneys wife gives donation to Planned Parenthood... (b) On June 12, 1994, Romney himself attends private Planned Parenthood event at home of a sister-in-law of a Planned Parenthood board member where the president of Planned Parenthood recalls talking to Romney: Nicki Nichols Gamble, a former president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, said today that the photo shows Mitt and Ann Romney at a private home in Cohasset in June 1994. Source: See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1941932/posts; Gamble said the pic was snapped at an event at GOP activist Eleanor Bleakie¡¯s house and that she ¡°clearly¡± remembered speaking with Romney at the event. Source: See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1941627/posts; In fact Romney personally attended the Planned Parenthood event in question on June 12, 1994. Gamble, the President of Massachusuetts Planned Parenthood in 1994, also attended the event at the home of a Republican, Eleanor Bleakie, the sister-in-law of a Planned Parenthood Board member. Both Romney and Michael Kennedy, who appeared on behalf of nephew of Ted Kennedy, attended the event. Source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1941240/posts||2001: I do not wish to be labeled pro-choice. (Mitt Romney, Letter to the Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7/12/01) = So he doesnt want to be known as a flop (so what is he?)|
|2002-2004||¡°I will preserve and protect a woman¡¯s right to choose, and have devoted and am dedicated to honoring my word in that regard¡(Nov. 2, 2002) = Well, now guess what? Hes solidly pro-abortion AGAIN! See also: I respect and will protect a womans right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one ¡ Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the governments. (Stephanie Ebbert, Clarity Sought On Romneys Abortion Stance, The Boston Globe, 7/3/05) = Ah, back securely in the flop saddle again?||Nov. 04: Romney & his wife had simultaneous pro-life conversions linked to stem cell research: Romney met w/Dr. Douglas Melton from Harvard Stem Cell Institute: He recalls that it happened in a single revelatory moment, during a Nov. 9, 2004, meeting with an embryonic-stem-cell researcher who said he didnt believe therapeutic cloning presented a moral issue because the embryos were destroyed at 14 days. It hit me very hard that we had so cheapened the value of human life in a Roe v. Wade environment that it was important to stand for the dignity of human life, Romney says. Source: Time Mag, March 9, 2007 = (So the pro-abortion-but-no-pro-choice-label-please-is-now-a-pro-life-convert?)|
|2005||May 27 2005: Romney affirms his commitment to being pro-choice at a press conference. (I am absolutely committed to my promise to maintain the status quo with regards to laws relating to abortion and choice.) = OK, this is at least a flop from November 04!||What about his gubernatorial record 03-06? Mitt later says his actions were ALL pro-life. I assume somewhere in 05 some pro-life decisions. As governor, I¡¯ve had several pieces of legislation reach my desk, which would have expanded abortion rights in Massachusetts. Each of those I vetoed. Every action I¡¯ve taken as the governor that relates to the sanctity of human life, I have stood on the side of life. = So, THESE ACTIONS were not only an 02 commitment reversal, but his May 27, 05 press conference commitment as well. So flipping is beginning to be routine|
|2006||April 12, 2006Mitt signs his Commonwealth Care into existence, thereby expanding abortion access/taxpayer funded abortions for womenincluding almost 2% of the females of his state who earn $75,000 or more. (Wait a minute, I thought he told us post-06 that ALL of his actions were pro-life?). Also, not only this, but as governor, Romney could exercise veto power to portions of Commonwealth Care. Did Romney exercise this power? (Yes, he vetoed Sections 5, 27, 29, 47, 112, 113, 134 & 137). What prominent section dealing with Planned Parenthood as part of the payment policy advisory board did Romney choose NOT to veto? (Section 3) That section mandates that one member of MassHealth Payment Policy Board must be appointed by Planned Parenthood League of MA. (See chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006, section 3 for details).||As governor, I¡¯ve had several pieces of legislation reach my desk, which would have expanded abortion rights in Massachusetts. Each of those I vetoed. Every action I¡¯ve taken as the governor that relates to the sanctity of human life, I have stood on the side of life. = So, then THESE ACTIONS were not only a reversal of his 2002 commitment, but his May 27, 2005 press conference commitment. So flipping is still routine|
|Early 2007||On January 29, 2007 during South Carolina visit, Romney stated: ¡°Over the last multiple years, as you know, I have been effectively pro-choice. (Bruce Smith, Romney Campaigns in SC with Sen. DeMint, The Associated Press, 1/29/07) = OK how could every action Ive taken as the governor that relates to the sanctity of human life... AND this statement BOTH be true?||Another South Carolina campaign stop has Romney uttering I was always for life¡±: I am firmly pro-life¡ I was always for life. (Jim Davenport, Romney Affirms Opposition to Abortion, The Associated Press, 2/9/2007) = Oh, of course as the above shows, hes always been pro-life!|
|Summer 2007||I never said I was pro-choice, but my position was effectively pro-choice. Source: 2007 GOP Iowa Straw Poll debate 8/5/2007 = OK...looking at 94 & 02 campaigns, both his public statements, his 2002 voter guide responses, & his actions (which are a major form of expression, ya know!) how could he say he never said he was pro-choice?||Then comes his 8/12/07 interview with Chris Wallace of Fox: I never called myself pro-choice. I never allowed myself to use the word pro-choice because I didnt FEEL I was pro-choice. I would protect the law, I said, as it was, but I wasnt pro-choice, and so... = Whatever he was from 70 when his mom ran as pro-abortion senator & he sided w/ her, to 5/27/05, w/whatever interruption he had due to a pro-life altar call in Nov of 04, whatever that was...well, he assures us it wasnt a pro-abortion inlook or outlook cause he didnt feel pro-choice... = So does that make him a life-long pro-lifer?|
|December 2007 (Anything different from embryos perspective than June 2002?)||5.5 years before ¨C June 13, 2002: Romney: ...spoke at a bioethics forum at Brandeis University. In a Boston Globe story filed the next day, he was quoted as saying that he endorsed embryonic stem cell research, hoping it would one day cure his wifes multiple sclerosis. And he went on to say: I am in favor of stem cell research. I will work and fight for stem cell research, before adding, Id be happy to talk to [President Bush] about this, though I dont know if I could budge him an inch. When pressed, however, Romney and his aides declined to offer an opinion on therapeutic or embryonic cloning. Source: Weekly Standard||December 5, 2007: Romney: ...surplus embryos...Those embryos, I hope, could be available for adoption for people who would like to adopt embryos. But if a parent decides they would want to donate one of those embryos for purposes of research, in my view, thats acceptable. It should not be made against the law. Any inquiring minds want to try wrapping their minds around how a politician in one sentence mentions adopting embryos out (yes, a great thing to mention!) but then in the very NEXT breath says if a PARENT wants to be pro-choice (Mitt used the word decides which is what pro-choicers say they want) to donate one of those embryos for purposes of research, in my view, thats acceptable. Say what???? How about 8-month gestationally-aged infants in the womb, Mitt? Or already-born infants, too, Mitt? If a parent decides they would want to donate one of those...for purposes of research, in my view, thats acceptable... No??? Whats the pro-life difference, Mitt? Here you call an embryos mom&dad parents but parents w/ research give-away rights? How bizarre we have such schizophrenic candidate!|
Don't know who you think you're trying to lecture...read my posts before doing so.
I detest Romney and have made it clear at every opportunity.
So you’d sell out your country to a liberal who, in your opinion is less of a liberal than Obama, but the reality based off his own words he is the exact same?
And if Romney doesn’t get the nomination, will you then vote for Obama in protest?
Do they root for Willard?
No; he won't.
That LOSER couldn't even beat a fellow rino LAST time outta the gate; and THIS time there are some REAL Conservatives in the field!
The Mitt-bot gene in the dna.
Churches have a 'cryroom' off the sanctuary for a reason...