Skip to comments.Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.
Free Republic will not permit any overt campaigning for Romney.
That's not to say FR won't be tearing the Marxist to shreds.
We have a lot of work to do campaigning FOR TEA PARTY candidates in state house across the nation and, particularly, in the U.S. House and Senate!
No matter which big government-pro-abortion-gun-grabbing liar wins the presidency, it will be mandatory that he is is stopped from enacting liberal legislation!
Got one of Benedict Arnold? LOL
I gave. But I can understand the temptation not to give this time around because a lot of conservatives recognize that Obama is an enemy of freedom and our constitution and must be stopped. Even if that means we must vote for Romney. And people are afraid that they will be thrown off the site for it. So why donate? It’s an honest problem. Are peoPle who are willing to vote Romney to get rid of Obama even welcome here?
I thought they were the Build-a-Bears at first, but after hearing the latest secret meetings from Fuddrucker execs, I think they are the Build-a-Burgers. I know several freepers hated Perry because he went to a Build-a-Burger event, and I think he used mustard instead of ketchup, which just hacked off everyone.
I’m not quite, stark raving mad hungry! LOL.
My investment is my commitment to Jesus Christ.
Not to one thing it or otherwise political.
My daddy taught me a very very important thing. And in that I DO excel.
I wish not to violate your posting rules. At least this time.
I don’t need an investment in lead. I need other peeples.
I only need my .270 and one round.
And that is the joke right?
My son is shooting at a bull elk. My brother starts shooting at that bull elk. Then my brother looks at me and says “Pat. DO SOMETHING.”
I said said “GIVE ME YOUR GUN”.
And that is the joke, right?
All your lead, guns or money can’t and will not instill the DESIRE to do the right thing.
I don’t flip flop.
My commitment is to Jesus Christ.
Within the parameters of my physical existence there are certain challenges being presented to me.
Granted, I really do not know you. But you are THIS.
Jesus us told me things will end badly. Jesus told me the meek will inherit the earth.
So here is the thing. I have two absolutely beautiful grandchildren.
I’d just as soon they are the meek that inherits this earth.
I have made that decision. I made it 40 years ago. I just didn’t completely realize that until I met them.
Yeah. Couched in not such blatant terms. But when that moment comes, the desire to do that right thing WILL BECOME THE THING THAT IS DONE.
And may GOD forgive me.
I’ve lurked and donated since 1999, then when there was a post I absolutely HAD to respond to, I signed up in 2003.
This has to be the saddest thread I’ve ever seen here. People have said a number of things that cannot be unsaid.
One of the reasons I never signed up before 2003 is because in the ‘bad old days’ any post by a newbie was absolutely vilified and I was shaking over thinking of posting!
I guess all the above blather goes to say I’ve seen a LOT here and this just makes me very sad.
Yes, I had support but was also persecuted, harangued, and insulted daily by those with Palin derangement syndrome. Finally zotted a few of them after Palin said she would not run, yet they continued to harass her and her supporters. And yes I am aware that the same thing happened to those who supported Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Santorum and Gingrich. I stated many times that I would be happy with any one of those conservatives and unsuccessfully cautioned people not to drive them all out. Every support group from every candidate viciously attacked the supporters of other groups.
Very few clean hands in this fiasco. I told the complainers that it would have to run its course. Though I feared it’d end up the way it did. Too many wannabe conservatives in the race, only one rich lying GOP officially backed and anointed RINO. He is the one they’ve been waiting for.
Everybody slinks off in shame, Pat in the lead..
Recipe? Rotten eggs?
Let me when you’re ready for an appetizer. Just a little something to nosh on.
This reminds me of the LGF meltdown. Sad and destructive to conservatism. A marginalized FR attractive only to contrarians and paulistians is not helpful to getting the kenyan out of the WH.
All right. How about cocktails? LOL.
“Furthermore the weak backs of some Freepers in not being able to be challenged in their opinions is something to behold. They sound like Progressives with their whining and hurt feelings.
Really? You mean like your comment: “I want the Freedom on A Conservative site to bash Romney all I want without being told Im a traitor for not voting for Romney.”
“Don’t trample on those who put their principles and their vote at a higher value and understand they stand before another for what and who they support...and or refuse to support.”
And you know where you can stow your holier-than-thou attitude.
I beg your pardon, but what is RomneyCare which he still brags about today? Romney also stated TARP was a good idea. Said he approved of the bailouts and government takeovers. Said stimulus spending was a good idea and claims more stimulus spending may be necessary. Feels that the wealthy are not paying their fair share and that minorities should be protected by government and given special status and government favors. Pushes the entire gamut of leftist/socialist anti-liberty causes: global warming, abortion, gay rights, gun control, liberal judges, socialist compulsory health insurance, etc, etc, etc. Don’t believe his lies. Check his actual record.
Forget the cocktails! Im putting PROZAC salt licks in all four corners of this room! ;-)
Isn't that the biggest bitch?
There is a level of growing frustration that is going beyond peoples ability to cope. You yourself (has) done and did change your mind. Grant that simple respect to all those who would agree to agree or agree to disagree. They are NOT your enemies.
“Keep telling yourself that principles matter over anything. Principles are important, but if you dont win elections, your principles and $1 will buy you a burger at McDonalds.
People who are just as conservative as anyone else are being driven off. Their only offense is that they believe that it is better to have someone who agrees with us 60, 70, or 80% of the time than to have someone like Obama.
Is Mitt the one I wanted? No. I wanted Palin. She didnt run. Then I wanted Bachmann, then Cain, finally I voted for Santorum. Theyre gone. Romney is the nominee and FR is attacking him harder than DU ever has.”
From what I see, Free Republic looks more like an anti-Romney propaganda site these days than anything else.
I’ve been here since 2001, and it’s a shame to see what’s happened here.
The fact is, if you want to see Obama defeated, you have ONE choice on election day. I would have preferred Palin, or Newt... but she didn’t run, and people didn’t vote for Newt, so that’s that.
If you attack Romney, obviously you do not want to see Obama defeated, since weakening Romney at this point can ONLY help Obama.
And why anyone would want to do that is simply beyond my ability to understand.
I can read, that’s why I’m not campaigning for He Who Must Not Be Named.
But 99% of conservatives are going to vote for the Dark Lord regardless of what FR says.
You stated that we need to put the FReepathon to bed, and because it is moving slowly, "The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves." As they've watched this thread unfold, I imagine they have moved on from their sleeves and are now laughing their asses off.
I'm sorry this hasn't turned out the way you had hoped, and again thank you for encouraging financial support from your fellow FReepers. I'm pretty sure I have seen a couple of donations up thread, so "Kudos" to you and to them.
Finally, if I haven't done so in the past, I want to thank you for defending our country with your military service. God bless you, and God bless America.
And Jim has said no different.
He has NOT told anyone to NOT vote for Romney.
He has merely and clearly stated his reasons why he cannot and will not vote for Romney.
One of me a couple of years before that son was born. That is a six foot three FARM BOY smiling at you.
NOW. Make a joke about that 80's hair.
Pinging The Old Lady just for the hell of it.
However, it can not be disputed that 0bama is an anti-American islamist, who hates my country. I believe that voting for Romney (now that he's the presumptive nominee) is crucial to thwarting imperial "flexibility" should 0bama get re-elected. For that, I have been called a RINO on this site in recent weeks.
So, I leave it up to you....if I continue to state my preference for Romney over 0bama....are my posts no longer welcome on your site? Am I a RINO in your eyes?
As a conservative site, Free Republic 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.
Indeed. At that time many posters were a mix of Mark Steyn and Christopher Hitchens. Intelligent, well-versed in political theory and history, and excellent at debate (though perhaps not down-the-line conservative). Agree or disagree, you'd better be on point or you'd be made to look foolish. The back and forth made us all more educated and improved our debating skills.
Lately it seems like the average poster is in the Michelle Bachmann mold. Throws out constant claims of conservativism, but seems to lack the education to fully understand why and the wit to argue it effectively. In the end, you just feel a bit embarrassed for them.
Wow. I hope you have that up on a wall somewhere. It’s beautiful. Is it an elk?
Ping for comment later.
Thank you very much, Resettozero!!
And this just in:
$50.00 from South Carolina
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Plus a $15.00 mail-in pledge from Florida!!
Thank you all very much!!
And we processed another batch of monthlies bringing in approx $350.00!!
Thank you very much, monthly donors!!
We are the resistance!!
Unfortunately that policy leaves very little to discuss on FR regarding the presidential election, a subject of considerable interest to most of us. I will respect the rules, after all it’s Jim’s property, but those rules are going to reduce the number of comments and Freepers substantially.
It’s hard to see how FR survives if any support for the only available choice that can beat Obama results in removal.
If nothing changes it’s going to be really lonely around here on election day.
OMG I so do NOT want to be here on election day. If the Kenyan wins, a huge blameathon, if he doesn’t a huge blameathon. No chance of a celebration. Color me confused.
My “beef” is simply being called a liar when I am accused of opposing your principles, which I happen to share.
I asked for evidence of where I opposed your principles and all I got was evasion and attack.
Voting ABO is not turning away from consertavism. That is my story and I am sticking to it.
And if you determine that that stance removes my welcome here, so be it.
The primaries were rigged this year and that made it very difficult for many candidates to even get on the ballots in some states. It was done on purpose and by the RNC to push Romney and don't doubt Rove was behind it.
The Tea Party sent a message during the 2010 interim elections; in Wisconsin; Utah and with Lugar. There is a clear resistance to moderates/progressives/liberals taking over the republican party...either you are a part of the battle or you cave and kiss the conservative movement goodbye. Romney's record is extremely liberal. Fact's are facts!
Unfortunately Jim, its him or Obama. Sitting on the sidelines denigrating Romney will only help Obama, and will ruin FR. 95% of conservatives will actively vote for Romney...because its a vote against Obama.
Insulting them will only hurt you and your website.
Beyond that, if Romney wins, you will be irrelevant...it is only the Republican Party that listens to the far right at all, and if he wins despite your opposition, you will have no seat at the table. Its not personal Jim, its politics American style.
If Obama wins, the country may never recover, and all conservatives will be irrelevant. It really is that bad.. I can't stand by and allow that by inaction or help him by tearing down his opponent, regardless of how liberal Mitt is.
Neither should you or Free Republic. Obama must go.
Of course, its your house and you can do as you please. I felt I had to post because I care about the future...of FR and America.
I totally agree. Now is the time to support your local conservative candidate. Don’t sit out this election just because you don’t like the presidential candidate.
Yeah, whatever Sammy Hagar.
My youngest was six-three long before he got his full growth.
He handles my light work. He’s young yet.
Then what are you worried about?
Well, I’m sorry, but no matter what the hypocritical GOP does, you will not find me lying and shilling for Romney. I know his leftist record and will not excuse it.
Actually, the question was whether or not Romney in 2006 owned the site where the mosque was built. The answer is - he did not and does not.
Now, we’re done.
LOL! Really? How?
I don’t recall calling you a liar. Your beef must be with someone else.