Skip to comments.Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration
Posted on 04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration!
No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!!
Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!!
Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney.
In case you haven't noticed, a TEA Party rebellion is on and Free Republic signed on years ago. There is no turning back. No more crap from the GOP-e!! They've screwed us for the last time!! Karl Rove and Mitt Romney, et al, loathe conservatism and loathe the tea party and took it upon themselves to use their money and connections to destroy nearly every one of our conservative tea party candidates while pushing their big government RINOS. That makes them the enemy. I will not reward that betrayal by giving them my support or my vote.
FR is and will remain a pro-life, pro-limited government conservative site!!
We are beholden to NO ONE!! We bow to no kings!! We bow to NO RINOS!!
I'd rather fight and die like a man than bend over and be screwed by a RINO!! I refuse to kiss Karl Rove or Mitt Romney's rings!! They can kiss my rosy red ass instead!!
Long live the rebellion!!
Hope my message is clear.
Don't take this as endorsing Romney — I've already made clear I am not — but everybody on Free Republic needs to understand that this is a real concern.
Newt Gingrich is a techie. He does understand what is at stake with internet regulation, transferring the rules of broadcast media via frequency licensing (probably a legitimate necessity) over to the internet, rather than following a print journalism model of no regulation of the content of the public press apart from a libel lawsuit for actual falsehood being printed.
That's a big deal and those who don't follow the developing issues of internet law need to pay close attention to it.
What a sweet, insipid fantasy. Keep believing it, if it helps you sleep better.
I think you are being kind to say another 4 years of Obama gives us only 6 trillion more in debt, it will be far more than that. The guy can rule totally Unchained and he knows it. People will wish he was as “restrained” as he was in his 1st term if he wins a second term.
Crystal, Jim. Crystal.
Ill forward you contact information if you think you can do better.
Nah, it ain't my cup o' tea and I don't want to know you better.
I believe I'm watching a textbook example of how a RINO is made.
Only by abandoning all principle, can one logically conclude that electing Obama's near-identical twin makes any sense.
Turn in your conservative patriot card, and sign in at the RINO desk.
One of the only mistakes from the start of this rebellion is believing that the GOP-e would willingly sign onto the TEA Party philosophy. There is no mistake now that the RINO establishment must be wholly replaced, no matter how long, difficult, and impossible this task turns out to be. We no longer have an official Republican Party, it has been eaten hollow by maggots.
Yeah. I know. A lot of people don't pay that much attention to what's going on around them. They hear a few propaganda sound bites and take them as gospel truth - because they heard Karl Rove say Romney is the only one who can win!!
There's not much we can do about that. That doesn't mean we have to follow them. They have no idea where they're going.
Spare me your long winded fantasies and soap box nonsense.
Its going to be either mittens or obama no matter whether we like it or not. The many dreamboats came up short for whatever reason, blame Fox, RINO’s, GOP-e, whatever. We have two people one of which will be potus.
Just do me a favor - along with everyone else staying home because of their purity tests - if Mittens loses by a tiny amount - please dont say a word when obama does all sorts of horrible stuff. At that point you have lost all credibility to complain about anything obama does.
And tell me what you think will change in 2016? So far according to many of the zealots on this site - ryan, toomey, rubio, are RINO’s now too!
So tell me what miracle you think is going to happen in 2016? I think it will be the same no matter what - ‘They are not conservative enough” will be tagged to everyone by those with completely unrealistic expectations.
It is what is is in November, I don’t like it one bit - but geeez - OBAMA FOR FOUR MORE YEARS? NO FNG WAY!!!
Best post in the entire thread. You took the time to spell it all out and I concur with all of it. It seems FR is becoming more anti-Romney than anti-o bam a. There are more threads bashing Romney than o bam a. I just don’t know what to think anymore so I mostly lurk once in a while.
As a fellow new poster to FR, I don't see where on earth you get the nerve to suggest that you are indispensable to this site. Your arrogance is breathtaking. I strongly suggest you get over yourself.
I think that can be said about democrats. I wouldn't exactly say the average Republican voter is too stupid to form their own opinions.
Ditto. This poster is going rogue.
And thank you.
My dh and I have been cutting back now for years, so we could be able to send our daughters to Christian school. This year, their tuition totals over a quarter of our salary, so it's not like I can give up a few lattes or trips for ice cream; we do that already.
But I will donate something. That's how much I believe in you, FR and flooding this nation with conservatism to counter the proliferation of cr@p called liberalism. I'm so sorry it can't be more.
No. Not stupid. Just too busy to pay close attention. Sound bites can be very powerful tools.
(Democrats vote themselves more of everyone elses money. That doesn't require any thought at all.)
I agree!! Romney isn’t even the nominee yet and already FR is doing all the DNC’s work by bashing Romney non-stop. I’ve been going to other sites that are still working their a$$es off to bash and expose o bama. Seriously, WTH? I really think the obots are ecstatic and have infiltrated FR.
You're missing the entire picture here. Romney has shown through his actual deeds, that there is very little daylight between him and Obama.
The initial mistake you're making, is in your base assumption that Romney is different from Obama in some substantial way. He is not.
Listen up: Choosing between Romney and Obama is a choice in name only - not in substance. Give him your vote, and you are choosing to enable the same evil that is now destroying our nation.
Clear as a bell, and that's why I'm here...
I do not consider it a mistake to hope we could fix the problem from within. This was a necessary step. In my opinion, those that want to return the party to its principles are those that realize that the next step is to allow the party to fail under the weight of its rot by no longer propping it up as a somewhat conservative less progressive alternative to progressives like we did with McCain.
It is time to call a spade a spade, a progressive a progressive, a commie a commie, a RINO a RINO.
Let them fail for supporting failure. Let them fail like they should fail by no longer allowing them to succeed. Only then can the party be restored.
Ping to comment #150.
Definitely not a throw away line!
We can rebel all we want, but as far as I can tell this election is turning out to be like every other election I can remember in my life ... a choice between the lesser of two evils.
Clearly, Romney is less evil than Obama. And a vote for a “3rd party” candidate might as well be a vote for Obama in practical terms.
So, I will vote for Romney. Not because I want to, but because I know 4 more years of Obama means we are finished as a nation I wish to call home.
No - I see the absolute destruction Obama has done and is doing, and has plans to do if somehow he gets re-elected.
That is not an endorsement of mittens!
Just like with many others doing the same thing as you're doing now you should just let me prattle on instead of telling me what I'm doing wrong.
Oops...I wasn't supposed to figure that out, was I?
Obama is a commie. I don't believe Romney is. Romney is obviously a capitalist. Obama is a spread the wealth guy. Most people in this election are voting on the economy. At least that's what the exit polls are telling us. How do you turn back after another 4 years of obama? He will have us so entrenched by then they'll be raising more than the rainbow flag in a war zone.
You mean, the BACKSTABBER?
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
At least there are some people on my side.
I’m on your side as well.
RINOs will never get my vote.
How I wish we had spent the last 3 years holding McCain to his promises rather than watching O keep his.
That would make a good tagline if it would fit.
You may disagree all day long. I will not vote for a socialist, whether he sports a D or an R.
I held my nose for McCain. Never again. I have sent letters to GOP/RNC putting them on my own personal notuce, I’ll not vote for their socialist candidates. May the GOP die a Whig-like death and a truer conservative party rise from that.
Some people simply aren’t getting it, that a Romney election would truly move us back, not forward.
The GOP has engineered a remarkable lose-lose situation here. Obama wins, we lose because we have four more years of his socialist policies.
Romney wins? We lose, through his failed policies and confused governing - probably lose the WH after four years and many more disaffected voters who vow never to vote GOP again after seeing what they got with Romney.
All of these “lesser of two evils” voters aren’t looking very far ahead. A Romney win might easily be the GREATER of two evils, given the damage and disrespect it could attach to the party.
Also: voting third party DOES make a difference. It builds strength and lends political capital to an emerging movement. I don’t know which should be our choice, exactly, but strategically placed votes can make a difference at a bargaining table later.
A vote for a third party is not a “vote for Obama,” it’s a vote for a third party.
McCain not only didn’t try, he basically campaigned FOR o bama. At this moment, I knew it was all over:
Oh, my. I had no idea we were in such august company.
By all means, please educate us. We are merely ignorant rubes
and could surely benefit from your PROFESSIONAL political insight.
They should be careful what they wish for.
A nation that consumes more than it produces will need be rebooted. There's only so much of everyone elses money to be had.
I would think that the other 15% wll be coming along later.
and the republicans will willing go hand in hand with the myth of mittens
Hmmmmm......How did the 2 progressives Kagan and the wise Latino get in there? surely the republicans didn’t go along with them.
“Im going to vote for Romney assuming hes the candidate and Ill press people to support him instead of helping Obama get elected to a second term.”
So, you admit you support a baby killer/enabler, government healthcare mandater, and gay marriage proponent. Why are you here, pretending to be a conservative?
“If Im zotted for that, so be it. It would be a bigger loss to FR to not have my 21 years of PROFESSIONAL political insight than it would for me not to have a place where Im afraid to post my point of view.”
Please, head over to LiberalRepublic.com and let them know your impressive abortion-supporter credentials and you can post your amazing viewpoints there. If there isn’t such a site, please create one so people can catch the pearls of wisdom as they fall from your lips.
I didn’t even know you existed before today, so your insights haven’t been that significant.
Obama’s court appointees WILL be bad. Romney’s court appointees MIGHT be bad
You think o bamas first 2 were far left, you haven’t seen anything yet. wait until you see what he chooses when he doesn’t have to worry about being re-elected. Hell, we may get him for life. He stacks SCOTUS and they find a president can be re-elected forever.
“It would be a bigger loss to FR to not have my 21 years of PROFESSIONAL political insight “
Thanks, but many of us here have more than 21 years of local political activism.
“Whatever Romney is, he isnt a Marxist and he most certainly does NOT hate the country! Sorry, but that notion is completely unhinged. Romeys a RINO, but he is not a Marxist.”
ok... so he will actively aid the Marxists out of sheer incompetence.
Heh.. Id rather be able to place the blame and point the resulting rage/anger in the direction of the marxists instead of yet ANOTHER F’ing “incompetent” “republican”...
But.. We know its B.S. Romney and the other GOP-e are not incompetent... They are plain old run of the mill big government, statist Aholes. F’em... They will NOT get my vote or support.
Show me anywhere on this site I have ever promoted Romney.
What I was pointing out is that people here are saying they will never vote for Mitt yet they will vote for another guy who has stated if he was asked he’d be Romney’s VP.
Be a knee-jerk asshole to someone else.
Thank you, Idaho_Cowboy , for helping to make my point.
Well ain’t we the bee’s knees...
Bet there won’t be no pigeon poop on your statue when you’re gone...
I'm going to go out on a tin foil limb but I want you to think about this for a minute. Newt stayed in despite all advice telling him to get out. Pretty strange isn't it.
Santorum backs out just as he was gaining the lead and the advantage due to his daughter's illness (who was sick before he decided to run yet he did so anyway). How convenient was that for Mittens and the GOP-e?! He's getting his backside handed to him and suddenly his "strongest" opponent bows out of the race.
IMO it looks like people were being set up to have nobody but Mittens yet Newt somehow managed early on to figure out, or was informed, what was going to happen and he stayed in the fight.
It smells to high heaven of manipulation, FRiend, with Mittens as the only choice left.
I hate being manipulated or herded and there is another choice.