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Posted on 04/17/2012 4:47:30 PM PDT by Williams
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If you’ve been here 13 years you ought to know better and presume that Jim will change his tune given a little time. Heck, all Romney would have to do is choose Palin as his veep and all of a sudden FR would be in “If you’re not here to elect Romney, then GTFO!” mode. You know this if you’ve been here as long as I have.
I’ve been here 14 years, have never been banned, never written an opus when I disagree with the founder, and have only been edited once or twice. If Jim wants to be a kamikaze pilot, that’s his choice. I can’t afford the luxury, but I won’t make a big public spectacle out of refusing to fly a suicidal one way mission with him, or speaking ill of his intentions. I just sit quietly and wait until the FR status quo changes it’s mind to something I’m more inclined to agree with. Isn’t that what the Reagan doctrine would guide us in doing?
All polls and common sense tells us that Romney is going to be the one to run. Not my choice either but I'm not going to throw my vote away as it is too important to dump the Zero. Come on here, give me some hope with your good idea.
“Purity” we got with Romney, pure LIBERAL
You are correct. Vote for a RINO, push a RINO on FR, post insults, accusations, lies and use fear mongering tactics on those who resist going along with RINO tyranny, you are a RINO.
Reminds me of Mitt Romney. Romney boasts of a three decades long history of supporting abortion (ever since his mother ran for office in the 70’s). Claims abortion should be safe and legal in America and he would do nothing to oppose a woman’s right to choose. Claimed Roe v Wade is settled law and BOASTED that he would protect and sustain it as such. Appointed liberal judges, Installed $50.00 taxpayer funded/subsidized abortion as state law. Installed Planned Parenthood on the board. And then has the audacity to claim he’s always been pro-life and refuses the pro-choice label?
Not a RINO, my ass!! I don’t apologize or retreat. I reload!!
Because if he does its the end of freedom and America.
Ah yes. The doom and gloom defense. Obama will destroy America.
Puh-leaze. Even if that were true, I still would not vote for Romney.
Be positive here, IF (big if) Bammie wins, then he will be the weakest lame duck doofus since Carter. (Yeah I know - he never got a 2nd term)
You can easily avoid all this by helping to NOT nominate Romney
I remember The Great Purge that happened after Jim went off on GWB (I will never vote for that coke-head!)
Oh....for some Clarity.
The RINO’s are trying hard to lose this election, we should not assist them.
Vote for Conservatives instead
Your analogy is flawed. A choice between 0baMao and Romney is like a murderer giving you a choice between being shot or beheaded. If you choose either one you have just acceded to being killed which is suicide. The only moral and ethical choice is to force the murderer to choose instead of participating in it.
“Six or seven liberals on the Supreme Court”
Oh, but Romney would nominate the same judges that Obama would!/sarcasm.
He or any other conservative deserve no respect for advocating that a liberal become president. Period. That applies to everyone. A person cannot serve two masters. It is not logically possible. If you cease supporting conservative ideals, philosophy and candidates by giving that support to a man who does not share conservative ideals, philosophy ect, please explain in detail who one can logically retain any claim on being ‘Conservative’. You are supporting that which you despise.
By the way, I TOTALLY GET AND UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH JimRob’s decision to not ‘fall in line’.
Every now and again, JR gets the Muse upon him. He waxed so eloquent in one particular message, it practically brought tears. I cannot match his wonderful phraseology, but the takeaway point was, “If our conservative and Tea Party leaders fold, then socialism — in the Republican Party form — has won. Better we who are leaders stay true, and let’s let the chips fall where they may.”
Wonderfully stated; very principled; and an utterly embraceable message.
Williams, if you are still reading this, perhaps this will counsel you as to why JR is standing fast. He’s a rare man of true principle, and I for one am delighted he runs the forum with PRINCIPLE and CONVICTION.
Can you co-exist with such a man? Yes, in your eyes, he may be causing an unintended result. But can you still respect the principles of the man, and accord him respect and deference that he is due?
Romney is a liberal, not a moderate.
This is a conservative site.
Best of luck.
No, I think you're mistaken. The seeming majority (or at least the loudest) here would prefer that Obama is re-elected. They don't have the courage to actually -vote- for him, but they'll be happy to have it happen just to poke Mitt in the eye. Bitterness does that to people.
Nossir, I respectfully disagree. Obama will be a quick cancelling of the American concept, and Romney will be a slower one. A cancelling, nonetheless, but a slower one.
The analogy to cancer holds, in my opinion.
I don’t know what the problem was, but refusing to vote for Romney is NOT the same as voting for Obama.
When you have a choice of Hitler or Stalin, you don’t vote for either of them. You hope for a third choice.
I think Romney is a little better than Obama, but not by a whole lot. Romney is the worst candidate the Republicans have ever come up with, and they’ve come up with some incredibly bad ones over the years.
I understand that some people are troubled by this refusal to vote for Romney. But you won’t solve the problem if you accuse people of voting for Obama, when they are simply refusing to vote for Romney. We can no longer afford to have TWO corrupt parties of evil. Obama was only elected in the first place because the Republican establishment came up with McCain. We can still hope and pray that a way out will be found.
I would hope you would stay. Stick around and see what happens.
Look at it like eating with your in-laws. You may not agree with everything, or many things they do, but you can all agree their daughter is wonderful.
Discuss what you like to discuss, avoid what causes contention. Everyone has to do this to some extent. This is an internet forum, it is about the community.
This too will pass.
No, principles are more important than pragmatism. Once you sacrifice your principles for pragmatism, what else will you sacrifice? I recall the history of the Whig Party; hey, they were pragmatic. Would you have been pragmatic in accepting the Fugitive Slave Act in the Compromise of 1850? After all, it avoided civil war between the north and south! Oh, wait...