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Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
April 27, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet

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.


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To: coon2000

When you walk into someone’s house do you question them on how much they paid for it, what it costs to run and maintain and their utility bills?


1,401 posted on 04/28/2012 12:50:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: coon2000

If you are truly interested, go to the donation link ( https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ ) and click on “Budget.” The breakdown of our expected costs has been posted there and updated periodically since we started the current donation system about 10 years ago.

But if you’re just here to bellyache and anti-freep, click here instead: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/logoff


1,402 posted on 04/28/2012 12:51:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I am at war with the gop/e as much as I am the dnc.

LLS


1,403 posted on 04/28/2012 12:55:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Wolfstar
The core FR crowd is for Obama's reelection

What?...... Calling you an idiot would be an insult to all the stupid people.

Anybody But Obama thinking isn't exactly pegging the Well Reasoned and Thoughtful meter...it goes something like this:

....."Yeah, Romney isn't my guy, and yeah, he is the most liberal Republican,... but Obama sucks worse than anything ever sucked in the history of suckage,... and Romney cannot suck anywhere near that much sucking,.. so hey...Anybody But Obama."....

It's the 'Anybody But' mentality .........throw all reason aside in order to oust the incumbent with anyone with a pulse 'thinking'... it's simply not a good way to choose leaders of the free world.

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1,404 posted on 04/28/2012 1:05:18 AM PDT by caww
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, I will check it out and be better informed.


1,405 posted on 04/28/2012 1:06:33 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Wolfstar

If you can’t ignore an insult, top it;.. if you can’t top it, laugh it off;.. and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved.

- J. Russell Lynes


1,406 posted on 04/28/2012 1:10:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx
You know how the economy is hurting all of us... and I have already given $100.00 this time... but some of us that can just have to do more. I will send in another $50.00 on Monday.

Like you, I can understand why some feel that they must vote for romney... I have used that logic for all but two elections in my lifetime. Reagan was one that I was happy to vote for. romney is the absolute worst candidate the gop/e could have mustered... short of susan collins or olympia snowe... or may old jim jeffords who finally went over to the darkside. Maybe they can talk arlen specter into switching back and running. These are romney’s peers.

Jim, I can live with FReepers voting for that baby killing sob but I cannot come to FR and see MAJOR LIES like have been posted in support of romney here on this thread. We have people trying to use Reagan to promote mitt... not by building mitt up to appear Reaganesque but they tear down Reagan to mitt's subterranean level.

ALL of you that must vote for mitt (I will not)... do so... just do not try and sell that bastard for anything other than what he is. Some of you may lie to yourselves to make yourselves feel better about the horrible choice that you face... but please do not come here and try to sell your lies about a man FR knows well. Vote for him if you must but recognize who and what he is and leave the bullsh!t for another website.

LLS

1,407 posted on 04/28/2012 1:15:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they ask me to pay their bills then yes, I have a right to ask. Do not trash me, I am a tea party freeper Reagan conservative. I apologize for asking a question vet.


1,408 posted on 04/28/2012 1:21:20 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Wolfstar
not too much to ask JR to ensure that his donor base is treated with courtesy and respect

Respect is 'earned' not bought.... Mr. Robinson is not for sale......some education seems to be needed what a donation is:

Donation....an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution. .... given freely, for no recompense. 'Donations' are given without return consideration.... This lack of return consideration means that, in common law, an agreement to make a donation is an "imperfect contract void for want of consideration'.

1,409 posted on 04/28/2012 1:37:34 AM PDT by caww
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To: Velveeta

While Making A Public Statement That He Was Against The 9/11 Mosque, A Subsidiary Of Romney’s Company, Bain, Quietly Sold The Property To A Moslem Group.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2564837/posts


1,410 posted on 04/28/2012 2:00:01 AM PDT by caww
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To: Jim Robinson; glock rocks; Brad's Gramma

I declare a Fair Funkle!


1,411 posted on 04/28/2012 2:04:01 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

/////When you walk into someone’s house do you question them on how much they paid for it, what it costs to run and maintain and their utility bills?/////

seriously???????

......damn right i do if they are asking me for money to run it......


1,412 posted on 04/28/2012 2:08:23 AM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: Jim Robinson

///////If you are truly interested, go to the donation link ( https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ ) and click on “Budget.” The breakdown of our expected costs has been posted there and updated periodically since we started the current donation system about 10 years ago.

But if you’re just here to bellyache and anti-freep, click here instead: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/logoff////////

jim.....good example of some of the points made......

you go jim.....my way or the highway.....oh....and let me insult you as well....


1,413 posted on 04/28/2012 2:13:15 AM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: Quix; Jim Robinson
We can do a lot more than merely voting.

Google "Precinct Committeman Project" and read here.

(Spread the word.)

Cheers!

1,414 posted on 04/28/2012 3:17:20 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: W-Girl
My story: how much is Romney paying you?

("I never thought Palin was a serious candidate"..."still support G W Bush and have not appreciated the vile opinions against him on FR")

EPIC FAIL.

1,415 posted on 04/28/2012 3:21:33 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Velveeta

LIKEWISE, DEAR HEART, LIKEWISE.


1,416 posted on 04/28/2012 3:49:01 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Brad's Gramma
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ABSOLUTELY INDEED!
FAR BIGGER.
THANKS.

1,417 posted on 04/28/2012 3:59:43 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: caww

Well put.


1,418 posted on 04/28/2012 4:03:51 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: caww

Mostly agree.


1,419 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:22 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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Comment #1,420 Removed by Moderator

To: DJ MacWoW

“Choices have consequences.”

Here’s a novel suggestion: You have a very large list/emails of people who formerly participated in a formerly conservative political forum.

Why not reinstate their accounts, email them and ask them back with an apology for being banned for expressing an opinion that may have supported a candidate that was not in favor.

That is probably the only step this site can take.

The principles of this site have evolved over time. debate has been discouraged. I doubt that even ads will save a site that is constantly paring down it’s membership to only those with approved thoughts.

If the owner, and folks trying to help him raise funds like you cannot even admit that you were wrong in the management of this site as a going concern (inability to raise funds is a sure sign of that), then it cannot be saved.

You wanna fix it? Admit you are part of the problem that has throttled donations way back.

What say you about that?

Comb through the vast list of terminated members, and see if there aren’t quite a few that were unfairly zotted for simply holding an unapproved opinion. Ask them to come back.


1,421 posted on 04/28/2012 4:10:06 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: grey_whiskers

VERY local political activism has SOME chance of doing SOME good, imho.

. . . in some areas.

imho, At least, as people are led, they would do well to do what they can thereby.

Prayer and fasting would do far more good for The Republic, however.


1,422 posted on 04/28/2012 4:13:08 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: y'all
This thread is like a time warp back to 3rd grade !

Perhaps cathartic, but very sad.


1,423 posted on 04/28/2012 4:31:03 AM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: A.Hun

Massachusetts is quit a throw from the entire U.S. what one would do in that state is different from what one would do for an entire country.


1,424 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:09 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: mmanager; Jim Robinson
Keep your venom and your personal attacks to yourself... you cannot read and comprehend English. I AM NOT TELLING YOU HOW TO VOTE... I SPECIFICALLY STATED THAT I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU FEEL THE WAY THAT YOU DO!

“Like you, I can understand why some feel that they must vote for romney...”

“Jim, I can live with FReepers voting for that baby killing sob but I cannot come to FR and see MAJOR LIES like have been posted in support of romney here on this thread. We have people trying to use Reagan to promote mitt... not by building mitt up to appear Reaganesque but they tear down Reagan to mitt's subterranean level.”

“ALL of you that must vote for mitt (I will not)... do so... just do not try and sell that bastard for anything other than what he is.”

Show me where I said anything about my forcing my “choice” upon you? Show me where I demand that you not vote for mitt?

Jim and I are both saying that voting for mitt and promoting and selling mitt on FR are two different things. Keep pushing mitt here as if he were something that he is not and you will be getting the Jimbo zoto award. Wishing for me and my family to come to harm is beyond the pale. I would NEVER wish such a thing upon you. You need to reread my words and think about the stone in your own eye.

LLS

1,425 posted on 04/28/2012 4:36:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: ansel12
JR has repeatedly said that FR is not a debating society, we could never get anything done if we were just debating liberalism versus conservatism all day.

Two points here. First, I don't understand the notion that these two actions are mutually exclusive. I remember when this was both a "debating society" and a place where grassroots action (e.g. protests) was organized, so I know that it's possible to do both. Second, what exactly are we "getting done"? Unless I'm missing something, the posters who used to organize real-world actions have either left or been marginalized.

1,426 posted on 04/28/2012 4:50:36 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’m pushing for ABO. You say that you won’t vote for Romney is telling everyone to vote for Obama. There is a robber at your front door and you are letting him in to rob and rape your family. Simple as that. Your not telling me how to vote? Really?

What, you pinged Jim to get me the Zot? Why didn’t you ping the rest of your crew as well?


1,427 posted on 04/28/2012 4:55:11 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: RFEngineer

Well stated.


1,428 posted on 04/28/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: MizSterious
There is nothing so silent on FR as the zotted conservatives. But at least it felt good to ban them, I guess? And celebrate with a zot thread after? Good job--anti-freepers and the left couldn't have done it better.

Please excuse the Quixication. (I missed the first pages . . . trying to see if I can reflect more wisely and learn something from this interesting thread).

1,429 posted on 04/28/2012 5:01:43 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Second Amendment First; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; ...
When it’s only the in-crowd left, it will be interesting which of them will be targeted for the next purge. With them it will always be:

My religion is the only true one.
My denomination is the only true one.
My sect is the only true one.
My sub-sect is the only true one.
My splinter group is the only true one.
My line of scripture trumps your line of scripture.

And so on.

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AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

!ABSOLUTELY INDEED!
SEE JOKE BELOW
THAT IS A SUPREME EXAMPLE
OF TOO MUCH OF WHAT HAS BEEN
GOING ON HERE.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2005/sep/29/comedy.religion

Emo Philips

The Guardian, Wednesday 28 September 2005
Article history

This morning I received thrilling news: a joke I wrote more than 20 years ago has been voted the funniest religious joke of all time! In case you've missed it, here it is:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump.

I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"

Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.


1,430 posted on 04/28/2012 5:11:47 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: onyx; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady; JoeProBono; Lady Jag; deoetdoctrinae; The Cajun; MEG33; ...
Yippee!!
I Feel Good!
Go Ahead: Click It!

Oregon

Kansas

California

Florida

& Tennessee!


We are FR!! Unabashedly pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government, pro-traditional American conservative and unashamed and unafraid to be so!!




OPEN ALL NIGHT!!

1,431 posted on 04/28/2012 5:14:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: adc; Jim Robinson
In the meantime, your deliberate mischaracterization of Romney’s current position on abortion

Well, I guess that's true in a way, if you have reason to believe his current position.

But you're talking about a guy who claims he has been pro-life his entire life, yet tried to run to the left of Ted Kennedy on abortion in 1994.

Throughout his political career, he has consitently changed his views to suit the office he was seeking next.

And that's the problem - we all know what Romney says now that he has sought out the GOP presidential primary vote. The question is, do you believe him? I don't, and for good reason. Namely, his history.

I think Mitt has one principle - his own personal drive for power. All others are expendable. As will be all of the principles in the GOP platform if he is elected president.

I think he would be a somewhat better president than Obama - just about anyone would. But I also think that he would case serious harm to the GOP - far more than Bush's compassionate conservatism ever did. And a Romney presidency would let the GOP-E elements in Congress off the leash.

And I just don't see how Romney wins in November. His only advantage in the GOP primary was money to hammer his opponents into a pulp. He didn't win as much as he destroyed all other alternatives. And he will not have an overwhelming money advantage in November, and he offers no compelling personal reason to vote for him over Obama - the only reason he offers to vote for him is that he is NOT Obama. We have seen that time and time on this thread - we are cajoled to vote for Romney to get rid of Obama. But for independents, you usually also have to give them something to vote FOR, and Romney won't be able to seal that deal.

It is not as linear a debate about Romney versus Obama as the GOP-E would like us to believe. The GOP-E loathes the Tea Party and reformer politicians such as Sarah Palin. They have shown last election that to them, party loyalty only applies when the RINO wins, but we're supposed to suck it up now and rally behind their loser candidate who could only win the nomination by negative advertising his opponents into oblivion. The GOP-E poisoned this well, not conservatives. And now we refuse to drink the Kool-Aid they have made with that poisoned well water. It's that basic.

1,432 posted on 04/28/2012 5:17:38 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: RFEngineer
B R A V O ! ! !
1,433 posted on 04/28/2012 5:18:44 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: mmanager
ABO=ANYBODY BUT OBAMA... and me voting for someone other than romney fits that bill. I pinged Jim because your post was vile and demeaning and in violation of every tenant of FR. I thought Jim might enjoy your post as much as I did.

You do what you wish to do and if you don't like hearing about my opinions and actions... ignore them.

LLS

1,434 posted on 04/28/2012 5:25:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
It seems to me that it's SOMETIMES a toss-up as to who does FR and The Republic the most damage . . .

The liberal idiots, commies etc.

or

This sort of thing:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2005/sep/29/comedy.religion

Emo Philips

The Guardian, Wednesday 28 September 2005
Article history

This morning I received thrilling news: a joke I wrote more than 20 years ago has been voted the funniest religious joke of all time! In case you've missed it, here it is:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump.

I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"

Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

And sometimes folks get LABELED

Anti-Freeper and leftist

merely because the power-mongering gestapo wannabee's hereon disagree with them or have a personal pique toward them or some other nonsense.

1,435 posted on 04/28/2012 5:28:58 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

That is so good I can’t believe it. It is so direct to the point, so absolutely on target it is scary. I hope everybody here gets to read it and takes it to heart .

Those 1912’ers just aren’t fit to live.


1,436 posted on 04/28/2012 5:33:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: alicewonders

I’ve made a decision to never vote out of fear again, and from now on to vote FOR something.


1,437 posted on 04/28/2012 5:33:57 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


1,438 posted on 04/28/2012 5:34:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Quix

Ha. Funniest joke I have seen in years. I grew up Baptist (I won’t tell you which kind of Baptist)


1,439 posted on 04/28/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: gusty
No there hasn’t. Reagan was a good politician, he played to win. He did not try to limit his supporters, but broaden his appeal to as many as possible. He was not a my way or the highway type of guy. He was a team player, a great teammate. He made everyone in the GOP coalition feel part of something larger. He wouldn’t stomp all over a Tom Kean because he was what today is called a RINO

So tell me - do you think Reagan, had he been alive in 2010, would have gone on Fox News and bashed Tea Party candidates who won their primary elections over GOP-E favored moderates?

No.

The Reagan comparison works both ways. And the GOP-E broke party unity first, in 2010. Many conservatives on FR felt for years that the definition of GOP party loyalty was to vote for the RINO when the RINO wins. Many of them felt if conservatives did get a conservative win win in a primary over an established RINO, that the GOP-E would toss party loyalty overboard. We always suspected that was the case, but went along with party loyalty anyway.

And in 2010, our suspicions were proven correct.

And now the GOP-E wants to pretend 2010 never happened and that we should meekly and uncritically fall in behind their chosen squish who didn't win the primary as much as he destroyed any alternative to his starkly unpopular candidacy.

The GOP-E created this mess, not us. Please spare us the Reagan lectures, the 11th Commandment was ground into dust over the last couple of years by that bunch (who always loathed Reagan anyway).

1,440 posted on 04/28/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Quix

Thank you for posting that Quix. I guess I haven’t heard it for close to twenty years.

I used to think the FR community would be the people whom I could trust in a revolution. Now, I would be afraid of being shot in the back.


1,441 posted on 04/28/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Quix; Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson has been way more congenial to folks calling him names and supporting his enemies than I ever would have been.

The goal is a more Conservative America - pro-life, pro-family, pro-God.

If it is too late to see that happen nationally (and it may not be yet) we can still help it happen individually.


1,442 posted on 04/28/2012 5:46:39 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: McLynnan
The attacks were personal, not philosphical or based on fact, and the moderators allowed it against almost anybody who supported Perry.

Spare me. The Perry supporters dished it out as much as they took it. That was the case for all candidate factions. Heck, the anti-Perry posts were nothing compared to the infighting between the Newt and Santorum camps over the last three months.

It's part of the primary process on FR. Happens every contested GOP presidential primary. And usually folks can largely coalesce behind the winner. Except, of course, when winner in question really didn't win the primary as much as he destroyed any alternative to him, and thereby left nothing but scorched earth for the GOP. Which is the case now.

1,443 posted on 04/28/2012 5:50:23 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: altura
I agree. the celebrations were sick ... reminded me of tribal dances.

ABSOLUTELY INDEED.

A tribal dance in

THE LORD OF THE FLIES.

1,444 posted on 04/28/2012 5:50:41 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: NittanyLion
I remember when this was both a "debating society" and a place where grassroots action (e.g. protests) was organized, so I know that it's possible to do both. Second, what exactly are we "getting done"?

Hear here!!

Excellent questions both! I sincerely hope you receive a thoughtful answer but don't hold your breath!

1,445 posted on 04/28/2012 5:52:07 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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Well, everyone else has added their two cents so I might as well....

*I miss the folks that used to be here when I joined*. I think the consequences of them leaving, either on their own or shown the door is the failure to raise money. In the meantime, dollar amounts have been raised, citing higher costs and new equipment. It's not going to happen as there are less and less posters to donate. (Personally, I almost never post but dang, this thread has been the most interesting thread to follow in a long time!)

Donation means voluntary but it doesn't feel very voluntary anymore. It feels more like Homeowners Association dues, except we have CC&R's that are not quite defined (other than don't talk about voting for Romney, if that's what you're doing). Heck, there are even published lists with posters names on it who "donate". Classic peer pressure but there just aren't enough posters willing to give money in these job-scarce times.

If questions are asked about the target money, much maligning ensues. As a result, there are usually more posters being shown the door, equaling fewer dollars raised. A very strange way to raise funds, to be sure, but not my worry. It's not "my house" as has been pointed out countless times. I just don't happen to think it's very smart business-wise. Oh well....it's not my business.





*Okay, I don't miss Howlin all that much :)

1,446 posted on 04/28/2012 5:53:27 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: Quix
Spot on!

Again!

1,447 posted on 04/28/2012 5:54:05 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: LibLieSlayer

Oh give me a break. Have you read the 1,000+ posts on this thread? Vile and emeaning: you have got to be kidding me.

“You do what you wish to do and if you don’t like hearing about my opinions and actions... ignore them.”

Likewise...


1,448 posted on 04/28/2012 6:00:08 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: Quix

CUTE JOKE! If you wrote that, phenomenal work!


1,449 posted on 04/28/2012 6:00:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: franksolich; humblegunner
Helen Thomas look sackable

Wendell Willkie said she was a wild cat so you better steal some Viagra from your dad and stay away from the dog for a few days to build up your stamina boy.

1,450 posted on 04/28/2012 6:02:05 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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