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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...
This thread is slow compared to many that I remember. Ones with twenty posts in the time it took to make one short reply.
That’s how I feel about your lame insults. They don’t sway me at all. No substance.
What personal attacks? I didn’t bring up Batman, you did. You, like others, suggest not fully supporting a Republican means we want a statist.
I simply pointed out that YOU, on your own, put a silly test result from SOME website you don’t list and are clearly proud to be rated 25% on serious conservative issues. That being personal responsibility and ethics. Again, how is pointing that out a personal attack?
Of course Batman isn’t real, so why did you bring it up? It’s just a silly part of my profile. How can that be in any way connected to my simple logic that I might not want to take advice from a “conservative” that admits 25% of the time they unethically don’t mind ignoring their personal responsibility?
Without the questions you answered then I’m free to judge the results. Frankly, I bet they were about pot. Or will you misread that comment also?
And personally, I do think that the discussion will change things. Perhaps not with the posters, but with those that monitor this web-site.
If they see enough "We will Never Ever vote for a Liberal, even Romney" then maybe they will think again.
And then, maybe not. I'm not going to think that I'm in control of anything other than what I do myself. And I can't for for a liberal. Not even a Republican liberal.
I hope you don't take any potential disagreement personally. I don't know you from Adam.
Just how have I been had by the GOP? I’ve been for Newt from the get go. Still am.
You taking the time to post that my comments mean nothing to you! That’s my point! You’re supposes to have a different point of view damn it!! Tell me I’m wrong about something I say and why. It’s called dialogue. What’s the point of being around hundreds of people who all have the same opinion as you do? And they all will have the same opinion as you sooner or later.
And Freepathons will continue to drag on over the fiscal boundaries of the quarter.
I don't much give a rat's pointy little tail what Jim thinks of me. And he's smacked me down a few times. I am grateful that he hosts this forum, and I'll abide by his rules, since mostly, we agree.
I'm here because we agree.
I don't agree because I want to be here.
Well, I’m a woman, but thank you for the sentiment and for supporting Newt.
If you’re campaigning against him, for whom are you campaigning?
When people get this wound up, I always think of my favorite line from the Play / Movie “Harvey”.
‘In this world Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.”
There isn't a whole lot of pleasant around here lately, and I have even found myself not following that dictate.
If you have never seen that Movie, I highly recommend it. I guarantee it will bring a smile to your heart.
The primaries aren't over yet. So I don't know who I'll be campaigning for in the election. 6 and half months is a long time.
Pinging the big man. Telling the teacher on me? The Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst of FR? Or are you worried that your interaction with me might get you bumped too?
Weak. Now I understand the mentality here.
I’m not scared of him, I abhor communism. Been there, done that.
And if you don’t see what’s happening to this country, I can’t help you.
“Better that than to live in fear of not falling perfectly in line so the webmaster might grant me another day!”
You know what noob?
You smell like trouble.
And I can smell trouble a mile away.
Try this on for size:
This ain’t a debating society.
This place (From JR himself on the “about” page)”...is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our borders, our constitution and our national sovereignty.”
That being said, a wide variety of opinions and ideas are discussed since we all have our ideas how to best promote conservatism and how to protect and save freedom. But we have the same goals. Those that do not share those goals but instead work against them here can count on catching the attention of the Viking Kitties. Who will ZOT! them with prejudice. Beware the ozone!
Your first amendment rights don’t apply here, this is private property.
JR is not the “Webmaster” he is the founder and owner of this place.
I suspect your stay here is going to be a mite short.
You wouldn't know that.
Well see now, we have much in common.
retread troll zot.