Well, folks, the only way this week could be worse for your humble narrator would be if I started shitting blood, but life staggers on.
At Free Republic this week, there was the expected celebration and ritual singing of theHorst-Wessel-Lied, but there was also this:
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:18:47 AM byJimWayne
Don’t blame the Democrats for the defeat of Christine O’Doneell and Sharon Angle. The RINOs have worked hard and worked WITH the Dims to make sure that the Tea Party candidates would not win.
In Delaware, it was Karl Rove who opposed O’Donnell. In Nevada, it was a state level RINO who supported the Democrat. In Alaska, RINOs have done everything to prevent Joe Miller from winning. You can be sure that Ken Buck must have been done in by RINOs like Karl Rove.
A suggestion to hit back at them – deny RINOs the right to post on FR. If anyone brings up the claim that it is better to support a “winnable” anti-life and pro-spending candidate instead of a Tea Party candidate, how about showing zero tolerance and kicking them out instantly even if they have been around for 10 years.Surely, GOP officials use FR to their benefit. Why not pay back in their own coin? If they don’t support us, why should we support them?
I seriously doubt many “RINO’s” who voted for Dems over good conservative candidates are frequenters of FR. FR is a popular site but by and large we aren’t the political powerhouse some would think we are.
If they can sit quietly in the back of the bus and let other more sensible folks drive, they don’t need to go under the bus.
I may or may not be a rino, but bring it on anyway!
For a while, there was a gaggle of Repub-bots (all long-time FReepers) that swarmed virtually every politics-related thread to call us “Trolls”, “Communists”, and “DU operatives”, and, when the Mods let ‘em get away with it, more unprintable names…
Then, about 3 weeks ago, I noticed that they’d all disappeared…
Perhaps the ‘purge’ you’re calling for has already been quietly taken care of…
Those are your words. I clearly suggested that the supporters of anti-life pro-spending candidates be thrown out. Why would you oppose that suggestion?
Riiiiiight, Jim. That’ll work. Will you be the arbiter of such swift and subjective justice?
Will you suggest I be banned for breaking the news to you that Christine O’Donnell was an awful, awful candidate? (Note: This is not to say that Castle or Coons was a good candidate.) Just because COD said a few platitudes that we agreed with doesn’t mean there was more than half a brain in her head.
While I think we share the same cynicism with our Federal government and just what will change now, I think your idea of purging FR is a tad bit ridiculous.
Do you have a list of folks you would like to see purged?
Maybe if they’re just semi-questionable we could just have a yellow star sewn on their jackets or something.
that attitude is seen on this site more and more…and it’ll just prove what the democrats say, if you don’t agree 100% with the right wingers, get out.The rude and pure nasty comments on this site and the my way is the only way is why people are leaving.
It seems there may be a hitch in your hypothesis. Who is the one to determine what defines a RINO? Given there is really no concrete list of what the Republican platform is other then the ambiguous list of smaller government, increased security, and less intrusion, very few can agree on what that actually entails. The tighter that list is defined the fewer there will be that can be included under the Republican banner.
That, in essence is the struggle that the Republican Party has today. Even organized religions cannot come to a strict common ground on homosexuals, gays, or abortion that all within those religions can agree on let alone act in a cohesive manner on.
We could end up with such a small number of who we believe should be included in the Party that we are totally nullified as a group.
In this bitterly divided conservative world we live in, the use of the term “RINO” is applied regularly to various politicians, pundits, organizations, and Freepers disqualifying them as conservative.
In order to help define who is and is not a RINO, I have compiled a list from various Freeper sources that will hopefully lend guidance to the novice Freeper that may be confused, or the previously deeply conservative Freeper that now finds themselves or someone they support, labeled as RINO.
This is by no means a definitive list, and I hope other Freepers will help expand it.
You are a RINO, if you claim you are a Republican and :
You have been a Democrat… appeared with, worked on legislation with, or agreed with any Democrat on any Dem sponsored issue, at any time.
You support anything besides closing the border and deporting illegals in the immigration debate.
You support any gun regulations
You have ever addressed homosexuals, enjoyed a homosexual’s music, or acknowledged homosexuals in any manner. Support of civil unions is undeniably RINO.
You are pro-choice, have ever been pro-choice, supported legislation that allows any abortions, supported anyone that is in any way pro-choice.
You did not support letting the economy collapse in 2008.
You have ever been diplomatic with Muslims when addressing them.
You have ever advised caution in response to a knee jerk conservative issue.
You have ever resigned from an elected office.
You do not believe China is a dire and existential threat.
You believe the earth has warmed, not that humans caused it, just that it has warmed.
You support public transportation, hybrids, electric cars, CFLs, or any other green thing.
You support any environmental regulations.
You support any taxes except tariffs.
You support having the Federal Reserve in charge of monetary policy.
You support free trade, particularly trade agreements and the WTO.
You believe job losses are not due to cheap offshore labor.
You believe procuring federal money for your local area is normal.
You support the right of Presidents to appoint whom they wish as judges.
You donate to the Republican Party, especially the RNC.
You are from the Northeast
You think extending unemployment benefits is the right thing to do.
You are an elected Republican and youdid not:
Refuse any earmarks.
Cut SS and Medicare.
Cut the budget deficit.
Cut the national debt.
Eliminate the DOE, DHS, Education.
Pass voter ID legislation.
Close the border.
Open everywhere to oil and NG drilling.
Attack Democrats loudly and daily.
Call for Obama’s impeachment.
You are an elected Republican andyou did:
Say anything nice about Obama or a Democrat
Sign any legislation that might be misused by liberals at a later date.
Vote for TARP.
Get elected in a liberal state.
Vote for or endorse NCLB and Part D.
Support any home ownership incentives.
You are… or support, vote for, agree with, endorse or were an advisor to:
George HW Bush
Kay Baily Hutchinson
The Chamber of Commerce
The Heritage Foundation
(This is just a short list.
Also for noobs, remember this. Circumstances surrounding a RINO’s depravity are not to be considered…re: George Bush is a RINO because he called Islam a ROP, although at his hands, we killed more Muslim fanatics than any other time in modern history, removed the Taliban from power, and deep sixed Saddam… or… because he proposed TARP even though he believed without it our economy would crash…or…Sarah Palin is a RINO because she quit as Governor of Alaska, even though lib operatives were destroying her financially.
If you are still confused, you can always consider anyone popular enough to be elected (besides a Democrat) statewide in a liberal state, or nationally, a RINO. Being able to raise large sums of money is another tell tale sign of a RINO, as is public service longer than eight years.
Most important is what to do with RINOs!
RINOs should not be allowed to post on FR.
If an identified RINO is running against a Dem, you should not vote…unless it’s for a third party nobody or the Democrat opponent.
When considering whether to vote for a candidate and you cannot decide if they are a RINO or not, the safest thing is tonot vote either.
This means that you will never allow a pernicious RINO to subvert our nation sometime in the future because of your vote. Democrats will be solely to blame then for our demise, which will happen more rapidly and usher in a conservative Golden Age.
I hope this primer will help Freepers and conservatives identify RINOs and treat them accordingly!
And this expels me*.
*(see “Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich”)
Reagan is exempt from any RINO comparisons so it doesn’t count.
Yup, FR is nothing more than a glorified chat room with no effect on politics.
People who openly insult Conservatives before the election here on FR should be banned.There was a lot of nasty stuff said about Christine here on FR. Those people should go.
Those neocons are not conservatives, but infiltrators from the Trotsky camp. Go back to the Democrat party. They said many bad things about Conservative nominees.We want them gone.
Those people aren’t Conservatives. But look at their tricks, and use them against Romney.
Let some talk policy against Romney, I’ll mock him. He’s the one with the magic underwear, right? I don’t think Americans are ready for another candidate with a wacky religion. Romney is a terrible candidate that mainstream Americans will support. Just look at what South Park did to Romney’s religion. Let’s just stay away from weird candidates like Romney.
I’ve given everyone fair warning. There will be no support for Romney on FR. Even if I have to boot every last RomneyBot from our forum. If Romney somehow becomes the nominee, FR will probably become a ghost town because I will run full time video ads telling the truth about his abortionist/statist story and they’ll be his own words straight from his horse’s ass!
After three elections of diluting votes for the Republican party, maybe you will wake up and realize how much damage the constant criticism of Republicans by “conservatives” among their ranks has caused.
Republicans are the only way that conservatives are able to put together a majority and stop the Democrats. That includes moderates. That is the reality.
With an honest to God Marxist in the White House, our economy being destroyed in front of our eyes, our health care stolen and put in the hands of government bureaucrats, the best we could do with a fractured Repub party nationally was gain back the House. It’s time now to quit helping the David Frums of the world by fighting Republicans instead of Democrats.
This isn’t a new argument from me Jim, I’ve personally posted too you on threads past of what the outcome of this strategy would be. The humiliating loss by O’Donnell, the loss by Joe Miller to a write in, and the loss of Angle to that rotten POS Reid, in the worst environment for Democrats in a generation has got to be an eye opener for all libertarians and “true conservatives”. My post was meant to show how ridiculous the anti RINO atmosphere here has gotten.
Free Republic is an exclusive club for Constitutional Conservatives for God, Family, Country, Life and Liberty!!
That not what it was when I signed up. It was a conservative forum for the exchange of conservative ideas and goals, not a weapon against Republicans. Of course, it is your website and you can do as you wish with it. I can only hope you will reconsider.
Wednesday November 3, 2010 | jpl
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:19:16 AM byjpl
Now that the election is over and the republicans have rode a tsunami of patriotic voter discontent into control of the House of Representatives, the first order of business for the new wave of conservatives and patriots should be to find a new leader for the loyal opposition in the House.
The battle may have been won friends, but the war is now just beginning. The House in the next congress is going to face enormous pressure from the combined forces of the still nominally democrat-controlled Senate, the dedicated Marxist Obama and the executive branch, and their staunch allies in the predominant leftist media.
To put it directly and bluntly, John Boehner simply does not have the charisma, the media savvy, the backbone, the conservative principles, or quite frankly the intellectual heft that is going to be necessary for this very difficult fight. He is and has always been a deal maker and an accommodator, which is the absolute last thing that America needs right now.
Obama has directly stated that the next two years would be “political hand-to-hand combat”, and Boehner is not the man to lead conservatives in this most critical stage of the war. I would personally throw out the names of Mike Pence and Paul Ryan as just two men that can represent us far better. I would welcome other suggestions as well, but I hope that one of these two men will rise to the challenge and step up to the leadership mantle where he belongs.
I say, instead of eating our own we should give John a chance.
I say that I very much like Boehner. The comment about his tan sounds like what I have heard Democrats say…a sort of superficial low blow. I like Pence and Ryan but have NO problem with Boehner and think he definitely has the charisma to be the House leader. .
I’m sorry, but Jospeh Goebbles(sic) is not available.
We may as well get used to being disappointed these next couple of years, because we’re going to get stabbed in the back and steamrolled over again and again and again.