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Five Annoying Types Of Republicans
Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2012 | John Hawkins

Posted on 06/15/2012 5:36:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

The mainstream media is awash with criticism of Republicans, but it always denounces the wrong people. If you listen to the media, you'd think the GOP is being wrecked by people like Jim DeMint, Allen West, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party. In other words, the real problem with the Republican Party is supposed to be the responsible conservatives who put their country first, want to keep us from going broke, and actually represent the people who elected them. Wrong answer, buddy. You want to know the types of Republicans that are hurting the GOP?

1) The Sell Outs: Liberals love pundits who claim to be conservatives, but tell them what they want to hear about the Republican Party. So, if you have no integrity, like say David Frum, David Brooks, Meghan McCain, Joe Scarborough, or Kathleen Parker, you call yourself a Republican, but spend most of your time criticizing your “own side.” Nothing on the Left ever seems to get you as agitated as the things the people "on your side" do. Liberals get a pass for the same sort of comments that infuriate you when it comes out of the mouth of a conservative. That's because when you're a performing seal for the Left, you have to be tame and balance a ball on your nose just the way the Lefties like or they might stop giving you fish.

2) The Purists: Of course, you can go too far in the other direction, too, like the members of the "I'm more conservative than you" club. These are the people who tell you there's no difference between the Republican Party and the Democrats. They take their ball, go home, and don't vote in the general election when the candidate they support doesn't win a primary. Issues like electability, the chances of actually passing legislation, and what the general public wants are never taken into consideration. This is how you end up with people who think we can do better than Scott Brown (71% ACU rating) in Massachusetts or that we can just decide to never raise the debt limit again, even though we've already spent all of the money. If you want to have it your way, go to McDonald's because you're not ever going to get everything you want in politics.

3) The Appropriators: If there's one defining difference that separates Republicans from Democrats, it's spending. Republicans want less of it, Democrats want more -- well, at least that's how it should be. Yet, there are big government Republicans. There are Republicans who love earmarks. There are Republicans who think it's fine to fritter taxpayer money away, but they just want to waste a little less than the Democrats. These people are not just killing the Republican brand; they're helping to ruin the country.

4) The Bubbleheads: One of the idiosyncrasies of D.C. Republicans is that many of them are smart people, they're well informed, they have inside info, and they consider themselves to be conservative -- yet they have no idea how out of touch they are with the base and the rest of the country. This is how you end up with Republicans supporting Bridges to Nowhere, increased National Endowment of the Arts funding, or pushing comprehensive immigration reform and Harriet Miers. The average talk radio listener or blog reader has a better read on politics in some areas than senators and congressmen because they're not mired in that D.C. bubble with aides, consultants, pollsters, and lobbyists all pushing the same monolithic way of thinking. If you're a Republican in D.C. who doesn't get that, you're part of the problem, not part of the solution.

5) The Compromise Fetishists: There's nothing wrong with compromise per se. Republicans should be willing to compromise with Democrats -- if it's on a bill that will make the country significantly better overall. How many bills are there fitting that description that have been passed in the last decade or so? Certainly no more than a handful -- and none have been passed during the Obama Administration. That's because "compromise" in D.C. usually starts with the idea that Democrats get 90% of what they want and then Republicans negotiate to see how badly they're going to lose. Yet, we hear some Republicans lauding compromise like it's a worthwhile goal in and of itself. A compromise on a bad bill isn't a win. Did Republicans make a mistake by refusing to work with the Democrats on the stimulus or Obamacare? Should they have worked with Obama to raise taxes, pass comprehensive immigration reform, or to do another stimulus? Of course not! Half of stupid is still pretty stupid, stupid.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: gop; johnhawkins; republicans

1 posted on 06/15/2012 5:36:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’d say Olympia fit all those except Category 2.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 5:39:45 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Kaslin
If you want to have it your way, go to McDonald's because you're not ever going to get everything you want in politics.

That was Burger King's motto, if I remember correctly...

3 posted on 06/15/2012 5:39:45 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Kaslin

Seems to me that the list pretty much covers everybody.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin

Lots of folks around here are #2s.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 5:55:25 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Kaslin
Autocrat Dictator Republicans:

The ones who involve themselves in your business decisions so that you'll (let's say) buy the furniture they want you to buy, at 53% more than you had budgeted...

and then come through with a nice watercolor to add to it, and congratulate you for your decision.

("Now while interest rates are down it would be a good time for you to go buy a new car too.")

6 posted on 06/15/2012 5:56:26 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a "known safety risk" shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: Kaslin
The Purists: Of course, you can go too far in the other direction, too, like the members of the "I'm more conservative than you" club. These are the people who tell you there's no difference between the Republican Party and the Democrats. They take their ball, go home, and don't vote in the general election when the candidate they support doesn't win a primary. Issues like electability, the chances of actually passing legislation, and what the general public wants are never taken into consideration.

Of course the fact that the US is effectively operating as a Socialist dictatorship, and the unconstitutional laws and government employees that are operating it as such were put in place by the other four groups of Annoying "Republicans", is lost on the author.

The Purists certainly didn't "give the people what they wanted", to their credit.

7 posted on 06/15/2012 5:56:45 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: cripplecreek
Agreed and with the changing of just a few words, this list could be made to fit the DemonRats as well (compromise may be a tricky one but if it helps in reelection efforts...).

This may be precisely why some 92% of Americans find all politicians annoying.

8 posted on 06/15/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Kaslin
There is RINO's and Conservatives. You are either with us or against us. This is just words to dilute the fight.
9 posted on 06/15/2012 6:02:55 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: Kaslin
2) The Purists: Of course, you can go too far in the other direction, too, like the members of the "I'm more conservative than you" club. These are the people who tell you there's no difference between the Republican Party and the Democrats. They take their ball, go home, and don't vote in the general election when the candidate they support doesn't win a primary. Issues like electability, the chances of actually passing legislation, and what the general public wants are never taken into consideration. This is how you end up with people who think we can do better than Scott Brown (71% ACU rating) in Massachusetts or that we can just decide to never raise the debt limit again, even though we've already spent all of the money. If you want to have it your way, go to McDonald's because you're not ever going to get everything you want in politics.

Ah yes, the "PURISTS" and we DO have (thankfully only) a few here who keep encouraging us all to stay home in Nov or find someone else (other than Mittens) to write in, cuz he does not measure up to their "PRINCIPLES" dontcha know?

Morevoer, he is....WAIT FOR IT....10 TIMES worse, more eeeeevil, dangerous, etc. than our Fascist, Neo-Commie, Dear Leader....

....never mind that when challenged to produce ANYTHING that Romney has EVER said or did which in any way, is even close to what Barack Hussein Obama has done over the past 3 1/2 years and his deliberate attempt/intent to harm our Republic, if not DESTROY IT....all you hear is the sound of crickets....

10 posted on 06/15/2012 6:05:19 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Maybe you should hike up your big girl panties and demand a purge of Free Republic, if you have the courage.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I place no credence for anything coming from a citizen that lives above the Mason-Dixon. Our greatest Americans have always been and always will be Southerners. Without the south this country woudl be fully socialist/communist.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 6:15:24 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: COBOL2Java
You are correct it was Burger King. I knew it, but to be sure I did a search

Source

Source

13 posted on 06/15/2012 6:15:24 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The #5s drive me crazy. These are the Juan McCains of the world, who want to be loved and accepted by their “friends across the aisle,” those who stab them in the back at the first opportunity. They believe it’s more noble to be statesmanlike and polite, thus allowing an unqualified community organizer to be elected to office. Politics has NEVER been for the squeamish (ask Julius Caesar or Alexander Hamilton). They want to be loved by the media, yet they trash their core values as they melt like a snowball in July. I have more respect for liberals, misguided as they are, who never compromise their twisted beliefs, than those on the right who seek compromise and acceptance from them. Like I always say, liberals don’t need to be listened to, accepted, or understood. They need to be exposed, discredited, and voted out of office.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Freestate316
I have more respect for liberals, misguided as they are, who never compromise their twisted beliefs, than those on the right who seek compromise and acceptance from them.

I agree. But I wonder how bold our leftist overlords would be if the MSM wasn't a communist propaganda organ. The power of populism cannot be overlooked.

15 posted on 06/15/2012 6:23:19 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
Without the south this country woudl be fully socialist/communist.

That means you agree that it is a very good thing that President Lincoln kept the South in the Union, right?

16 posted on 06/15/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin
Fail.

The so-called ‘purist’ here NEVER claim to stay home and not vote, esp. NEVER tell others to stay home and not vote.

The author risks the holier-than-thou attitude he accused others.

17 posted on 06/15/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: bmwcyle

When my wife accuses me of being “too conservative” I remind her that there is no such category. Anyone who is not as conservative as I am is aiding and abetting the destrcution of not only the U.S. Constitution but also the demise of our Republic.

My conservative position is that both the government and the citizenry cannot ignore, parse or terminate any part of the Constitution. To do so is treason.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 6:59:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: csmusaret
Yes, when it comes to abortion up to 9 months in the womb or 1 month, forcing the gay agenda on 5 year olds and forcing this country to accept gay marriage (which was no created by the government, but GOD) many of us are purist. We stand against evil. What a better world we would live in if everyone has the courage to stand against the evils of the world. These are areas that should NEVER be compromised. These are also people with dark cold hearts can overlook.

McCain & we will see if romney really has any guts. The fights he picks now are nothing. When is he going to call him out on hard things?
Nothing on the Left ever seems to get you as agitated as the things the people “on your side” do. Liberals get a pass for the same sort of comments that infuriate you when it comes out of the mouth of a conservative. That's because when you're a performing seal for the Left, you have to be tame and balance a ball on your nose just the way the Lefties like or they might stop giving you fish.

Romney
The Appropriators: If there's one defining difference that separates Republicans from Democrats, it's spending. Republicans want less of it, Democrats want more — well, at least that's how it should be. Yet, there are big government Republicans. There are Republicans who love earmarks. There are Republicans who think it's fine to fritter taxpayer money away, but they just want to waste a little less than the Democrats. These people are not just killing the Republican brand; they're helping to ruin the country.

Proof 
-Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
-Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
-Supported Man-Made Global Warming
 -Supported TARP

Romney managed to be a bubblehead outside of DC
The Bubbleheads: One of the idiosyncrasies of D.C. Republicans is that many of them are smart people, they're well informed, they have inside info, and THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE CONSERVATIVE- YET THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW OUT OF TOUCH ARE WITH THE BASE AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. This is how you end up with Republicans supporting Bridges to Nowhere, (ROMNEYCARE) increased National Endowment of the Arts funding,(GAY MARRIAGE, GAP ADOPTION, PRO ABORTION, FORCING  or pushing comprehensive immigration reform and Harriet Miers. The average talk radio listener or blog reader has a better read on politics in some areas than senators and congressmen because they're not mired in that D.C. bubble with aides, consultants, pollsters, and lobbyists all pushing the same monolithic way of thinking. If you're a Republican in D.C. who 
doesn't get that, you're part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Proof

-Romney is refusing to sign a pledge penned by the pro-life group ‘The Susan B. Anthony List that EVERY other candidate signed
-Mitt Romney established abortion as a “healthcare benefit” in his own government-run healthcare plan at $50 per abortion
-  Unforced by anyone, Romney overruled his own Commissioner of Public Health and lied about state law in order to compel Catholic hospitals to issue abortifacient pills — in violation of their freedom of religion enshrined in the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions
-Romney is for gay marriage and gay adoption and forced schools to indoctrinate children in the gay “lifestyle” over parents objections
-  As Governor, Mr. Romney has claimed that he had no choice but to obey the Supreme Judicial Court’s opinion. This claim is false. (if you want addl proof I have it) He abused his power, violated his state's constitution, and made up a lawless “law” of his own. One that is in gross violation of the natural law. And one that has helped push the homosexual as much

Romney-His whole life is compromised.
The Compromise Fetishists: There's nothing wrong with compromise per se. Republicans should be willing to compromise with Democrats — if it's on a bill that will make the country significantly better overall. How many bills are there fitting that description that have been passed in the last decade or so? Certainly no more than a handful — and none have been passed during the Obama Administration. That's because “compromise” in D.C. usually starts with the idea that Democrats get 90% of what they want and then Republicans negotiate to see how badly they're going to lose. Yet, we hear some Republicans lauding compromise like it's a worthwhile goal in and of itself. A compromise on a bad bill isn't a win. Did Republicans make a mistake by refusing to work with the Democrats on the stimulus or Obamacare? Should they have worked with Obama to raise taxes, pass comprehensive immigration reform, or to do another stimulus? Of course not! Half of stupid is still pretty stupid, stupid.
Proof
-Pro abortion
-pro gay marriage & gay adoption
-Forced gay indoctrination of children on the gay agenda 
-Promised log cabin republicans he would get gay marriage legalized accross the country
-Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
-Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
-Supported Man-Made Global Warming
-Supported the Brady Bill
-Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.
-Supported TARP
- Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)
-Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)

19 posted on 06/15/2012 7:01:49 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Correction:

Yes, when it comes to abortion up to 9 months in the womb or 1 month, forcing the gay agenda on 5 year olds and forcing this country to accept gay marriage (which was not created by the government, but GOD) many of us are purist. We stand against evil. What a better world we would live in if everyone had the courage to stand against the evils of the world. These are areas that should NEVER be compromised. These are also areas that only people with cold black hearts think don’t matter.

McCain & we will see if romney really has any guts. The fights he picks now are nothing. When is he going to call him out on hard things?

The Sell Outs: Nothing on the Left ever seems to get you as agitated as the things the people “on your side” do. Liberals get a pass for the same sort of comments that infuriate you when it comes out of the mouth of a conservative. That’s because when you’re a performing seal for the Left, you have to be tame and balance a ball on your nose just the way the Lefties like or they might stop giving you fish.

Romney

The Appropriators: If there’s one defining difference that separates Republicans from Democrats, it’s spending. Republicans want less of it, Democrats want more — well, at least that’s how it should be. Yet, there are big government Republicans. There are Republicans who love earmarks. There are Republicans who think it’s fine to fritter taxpayer money away, but they just want to waste a little less than the Democrats. These people are not just killing the Republican brand; they’re helping to ruin the country.

Proof 

-Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
-Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
-Supported Man-Made Global Warming
 -Supported TARP

Romney managed to be a bubblehead outside of DC

The Bubbleheads: One of the idiosyncrasies of D.C. Republicans is that many of them are smart people, they’re well informed, they have inside info, and THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES TO BE CONSERVATIVE- YET THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW OUT OF TOUCH ARE WITH THE BASE AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. This is how you end up with Republicans supporting Bridges to Nowhere, (ROMNEYCARE) increased National Endowment of the Arts funding,(GAY MARRIAGE, GAP ADOPTION, PRO ABORTION, FORCING  or pushing comprehensive immigration reform and Harriet Miers. The average talk radio listener or blog reader has a better read on politics in some areas than senators and congressmen because they’re not mired in that D.C. bubble with aides, consultants, pollsters, and lobbyists all pushing the same monolithic way of thinking. If you’re a Republican in D.C. who doesn’t get that, you’re part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Proof

-Romney is refusing to sign a pledge penned by the pro-life group ‘The Susan B. Anthony List that EVERY other candidate signed
-Mitt Romney established abortion as a “healthcare benefit” in his own government-run healthcare plan at $50 per abortion
-  Unforced by anyone, Romney overruled his own Commissioner of Public Health and lied about state law in order to compel Catholic hospitals to issue abortifacient pills — in violation of their freedom of religion enshrined in the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions
-Romney is for gay marriage and gay adoption and forced schools to indoctrinate children in the gay “lifestyle” over parents objections
-  As Governor, Mr. Romney has claimed that he had no choice but to obey the Supreme Judicial Court’s opinion. This claim is false. (if you want addl proof I have it) He abused his power, violated his state’s constitution, and made up a lawless “law” of his own. One that is in gross violation of the natural law. And one that has helped push the homosexual as much

Romney-His whole life is compromised.

The Compromise Fetishists: There’s nothing wrong with compromise per se. Republicans should be willing to compromise with Democrats — if it’s on a bill that will make the country significantly better overall. How many bills are there fitting that description that have been passed in the last decade or so? Certainly no more than a handful — and none have been passed during the Obama Administration. That’s because “compromise” in D.C. usually starts with the idea that Democrats get 90% of what they want and then Republicans negotiate to see how badly they’re going to lose. Yet, we hear some Republicans lauding compromise like it’s a worthwhile goal in and of itself. A compromise on a bad bill isn’t a win. Did Republicans make a mistake by refusing to work with the Democrats on the stimulus or Obamacare? Should they have worked with Obama to raise taxes, pass comprehensive immigration reform, or to do another stimulus? Of course not! Half of stupid is still pretty stupid, stupid.

Proof

-Pro abortion
-pro gay marriage & gay adoption
-Forced gay indoctrination of children on the gay agenda 
-Promised log cabin republicans he would get gay marriage legalized accross the country
-Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
-Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
-Supported Man-Made Global Warming
-Supported the Brady Bill
-Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.
-Supported TARP
- Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)
-Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)


20 posted on 06/15/2012 7:15:42 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Kaslin

Any Republicans who think we haven’t compromised enough over the past few decades please stand up. ...Leave now. Those who think it is time for Democrats to compromise move up to the front.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Seems like a list to try to get people to vote for the extreme left-wing liberal Romney the Republican party has put up.

Either a person is a Purist and holds onto their convictions or else they are a Sellout and have compromised their convictions.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 7:21:22 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Reagan was not a southerner and Rush Limbaugh has fought long and hard for the conservative cause..I live in fly over country and thank God for it.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 7:25:28 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Kaslin

Great article! Thanks for posting Kaslin.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Well, that didn’t take long.

I wouldn’t call myself a purist. No one’s ever going to be perfect. I just want a candidate who isn’t an abortion-enabling, Planned Parenthood-donating, sodomite-loving, homosexual adoption-pushing, tax-raising, global warming-believing, gun-banning, amnesty-pushing, socialist health care-establishing LIBERAL.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 8:08:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The so-called ‘purist’ here NEVER claim to stay home and not vote, esp. NEVER tell others to stay home and not vote.

There are certainly FReepers who quite vociferously aver that they will vote for neither Obama nor Romney.

26 posted on 06/15/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Servant of the Cross
That means you agree that it is a very good thing that President Lincoln kept the South in the Union, right?

NO. I wish every state that made war on the South was a communist run state and the inhabitants lived in collective misery-especially you. At the same time the South was an independent republic like the founders envisioned, one that Lee and Davis tried to preserve from the Illinois Butcher ™ and his blood thirsty minions.

27 posted on 06/15/2012 8:29:57 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va; katiedidit1
Hehehe. A classic. You didn't disappoint! [Lee, Davis, IL Butcher TM, blood thirsty minions ...] you covered it!

As pointed out elsewhere, President Reagan was not from the South, but Carter, Clinton and Huckster are. Hmmm.

28 posted on 06/15/2012 8:45:46 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
You don't want me to list the current crop of Northern communist? Name ONE conservative member of congress from New England. Yes the South has had it s share of losers but deny that the PEOPLE of the South are the only thing holding this republic together. Deny that and look like a complete idiot. Go ahead, Lets here how the modern heroic Yankee is saving the republic from the hicks in fly over country.

How proud you must be.

29 posted on 06/15/2012 8:56:27 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rogue yam

“The so-called ‘purist’ here NEVER claim to stay home and not vote, esp. NEVER tell others to stay home and not vote.

There are certainly FReepers who quite vociferously aver that they will vote for neither Obama nor Romney.”

Those “purists” are charter members of the re-elect Obama committee.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: central_va

Jeez,take a chill pill dude...

Getting on here and making enemies of fellow conservatives by calling them idiots if they don’t agree with you about how utterly wonderful southerners are— it just seems counterproductive, you know?


31 posted on 06/15/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by ladyrustic (Get in the face of a liberal in honor of Breitbart.)
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To: central_va

FYI, the Civil War is over, let’s move on. Conservatives in Montana may take issue with your characterizations, we Illinoisans would be a red State were it not for Cook County, you really need to keep your broad brush to yourself.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 10:05:50 AM PDT by PT57A
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To: ladyrustic

A conservative in New England and New York is about as worthless as tits on a mule. All they do is gum the works in the primaries and are no help otherwise. Mule Tit Republican’s opinions are as worthless as the communist states they inhabit. I feel sorry for them.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 10:12:23 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Well, considering that the bastion of conservatism known as Virginia only managed to allow Romney and Paul on the Presidential primary ballot, you may want to tone down your hypocritical rhetoric.

Your own State has it’s own head buried in a steaming cow pie but somehow you’re able to muster up enough monkey crap to throw at somebody else.


34 posted on 06/15/2012 10:30:58 AM PDT by PT57A
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To: Linda Frances

#2 smells.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 11:04:15 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: central_va

So I see you would have preferred to be a neo-colonial plantation for Britian and France. Real history shows that Jefferson Davis couldn’t win the war, but Napoleon III and Disraeli would have.


36 posted on 06/15/2012 11:40:00 AM PDT by gusty
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To: csmusaret

I would rather be in the #2 than the others. 1,3,4 and 5’s are not worth a pitcher of warm goat snot.

Show me a republican that can negotiate a 65-80% to our advantage a compromise and I’ll consider the #5 variety.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 12:30:19 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
6) People who use All-Caps to shout.
38 posted on 06/15/2012 1:08:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: sarge83

You are.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Of course the fact that the US is effectively operating as a Socialist dictatorship, and the unconstitutional laws and government employees that are operating it as such were put in place by the other four groups of Annoying "Republicans", is lost on the author.

People do tend to forget that before there was Barrack Hussein Obama, there was George W. Bush, who gave us the largest, most expensive, most intrusive federal government until Obama came along. And Bush did it with the support of most Republicans in Congress and many voters.
40 posted on 06/15/2012 2:37:43 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Ah yes, the "PURISTS" and we DO have (thankfully only) a few here who keep encouraging us all to stay home in Nov or find someone else (other than Mittens) to write in, cuz he does not measure up to their "PRINCIPLES" dontcha know?

I'm one of those "purists" and I would never encourage anybody to stay at home. As a "purist" Conservative, I would encourage people to get out and vote for the most conservative candidate on the ballot, regardless of the letter next to their name.

After all, it's the other 4 groups of Republicans the author described, that put us into the kind of mess where we have a few decades of liberal Republicans getting the nomination. You're not going to be able to force those Republicans to move away from the center (or "left" as it should be called) unless you get out and vote.

Hell, staying home makes it even easier for the liberal Republicans to go hog wild.
41 posted on 06/15/2012 2:41:21 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Kaslin

By this writer’s definition, FR is a purist website.

Most people who sign up do not realize that this is not a GOP website.


42 posted on 06/15/2012 10:30:44 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: af_vet_rr
... before there was Barrack Hussein Obama, there was George W. Bush, who gave us the largest, most expensive, most intrusive federal government until Obama came along. And Bush did it with the support of most Republicans in Congress and many voters.

Absolutely true, and I have so stated several times.

The Marxist have imposed this tyrannical police state because the GOP-E RINOpublicans (except Reagan) allowed them to do so and never fought or reversed their gains.

Most of B. Hussein Obama's cabinet and aides would be in Federal and State prisons now if Republicans had simply prosecuted criminal acts while they were in power.

43 posted on 06/16/2012 6:19:16 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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