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Posted on 04/17/2012 4:47:30 PM PDT by Williams
Well it's been about 13 years forgot my initial sign in name, so pretty much from the beginning.
Never wanted to write a Free Republic Opus, love reading news stories here and commenting every day.
Would rather not go out in anger seems pointless.
Then today the owner of the site called me a RINO (I'm not), surrender monkey (not) and told me to write my opus and get out.
My sin was fighting with someone who suggested Obama losing in the latest poll is "bad news".
I could list all the insanity of what is going on here. I've tried to approach Jim Robinson in email to gently suggest the problems we are facing. It's clear from that he is not interested in discussing and resolving anything, which is a shame.
But what kind of man, American, conservative will I be if I worry more about losing my 12 year old screen name versus standing up to people who are espousing the advisability of reelecting Barack Hussein Obama, and yes if I fail to stand up to the owner of a site for calling me a liberal when I am a proud conservative?
What Jim Robinson is doing cannot work because first of all he is NOT attacking the posters who say it is best to reelect Obama. He's offended by anyone who says he is thereby supporting Obama. But he doesn't mind calling us names when we attack the pro Obamas.
OK folks, it's not going to work. You can't really oppose Obama's reelection if you may also oppose the republican's election.
Free Republic has become a house divided against itself and it cannot stand.
I'm a conservative I love my country, I have to wish away to the cornfield anyone who would assist in the reelection of Obama, from whatever misguided motivations.
I stand with Dick Cheney. The other day I had to fight with someone disparaging Cheney here. They were not criticized by the owner.
Jim Robinson owes me an apology. Not planning on getting one. The sad fact is I am not writing this because I'm offended. It's because I want to no longer assist here in the destruction of my country by those who will, to varying degrees, assist in Obama's reelection.
Six or seven liberals on the Supreme Court? Maybe atomic destruction down the pike after our disarmament. Israel destroyed. 2nd Amendment neutered. Obamacare used to deny people medical care based on age and political beliefs. Racial strife. A welfare socialist state. US attorneys going after republicans.
My wife is a cancer survivor who reasonably fears that in the future they will deny her care because she is a registered republican. And she's no RINO, she hates Obama and she won't read Free Republic stories anymore because of what is going on here.
We have a real country and real lives out here that go beyond Jim Robinson's ill advised name calling against sincere conservatives who dare to disagree with him.
So F anyone who calls me a RINO for standing with Dick Cheney and against Barack Obama. I hate RINO's and I despise misguided so called conservatives who do anything to reelect Obama.
13 years, but it's nothing when put to the wall on my beliefs against the left wing democrat party. I have too many mirrors to look in. The people here who are every day posting that it will be best to reelect Obama, should be thrown off. Instead, well...
Wow. I'm not on FR 24x7, but I have yet to see evidence of that from posters other than trolls. Good luck.
Slow down, Nellie.
You are owed no apology. When you cast your vote for a man who does not follow in the platform of his own party, you are voting for a Republican in name only by definition.
Ergo, you are likewise a RINO. And if you are OK with that, great. But it is what it is and no amount of excuse-making changes verifiable fact.
Well said, best of luck. Im looking at getting more involved in the tea party and local gop.
I'll bet that was rhetorical.
You can't really oppose Obama's reelection if you may also oppose the republican's election.
I can and I will if the Pubbie is Mitt Romney.
I hope that a Republican victory doesn’t ride on the Freeper vote.
Laz is right, take a break, get some fresh perspective.
The campaign hasn’t begun yet.
What will you do if obama gets reelected? Because if he does its the end of freedom and America.
Did you ping Jim to this sad opus?
I would have expected more from someone who has been here for so many years.
Sorry, there’s just no honorable justification for voting for a demonstrated liberal/Socialist like Mitt Romney - no matter what the pretext is.
Choosing between Obama and Romney are only two of the options that lay before the American people, unless of course, you’ve given up so much of your personal integrity and fighting spirit, that you’ve accepted those constraints.
Making either of those choices is throwing in with the very evil that you claim to oppose. A true patriot would rather give up everything, than do that.
Not exactly the way it went down from my viewpoint, but whatever.
The Mark Levin Rule is he’d vote for an orange juice can over Obama, and as a conservative will do everything possible to elect the GOP nominee. It’s a good rule.
This election is between a Marxist and a Moderate. Not my first, second, or third choice on the GOP side but I love my granddaughter too much to vote for a Marxist.
I can still respectfully disagree, although I would remind them that a vote for Romney is like voting for cancer, as opposed to voting for a .40 caliber slug to the forehead.
I understand those who would vote for cancer over the slug, since it would give a person a chance to get their affairs in order.
I'm in a state, GA, where I have the luxury of voting my conscious -- it's almost a foregone solution GA will go for Romney. But for those in less-certain states, I do understand voting for the slower death of America. A day delayed is a day lived, right? I get that. I might not necessarily agree, but I do get it.
Explain to us how you make a pragmatic choice between two dyed-in-the-wool liberals?
Escape-to-freedom is in my genetics. My grandfather was a Kulak in the Ukraine who escaped the collectives of Stalin, and the subsequent purges.