Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Mitt hits the fan” edition
Good morning, gentle people – Firefox crashed and took an hour (it normally takes 3 to 4 hours to do an “Obsession”) of unsaved post with it, so this version is going to be marginally less inspired than the original.
I believe he is suspending, not ending, his campaign for the same reason that Rick Santorum did: A suspended campaign can still raise money. They can still leverage their delegates at the convention to get favorable language to conservatives in the platform and/or ensure a conservative, not a RINO, is put in the Veep slot.
Yep. I hear you. Since this election, I have heard so many things on Fox against Newt. Shameful. Beck today said he does not know why Newt is announcing he will announce a suspension. “We all get it and his donors got it long ago. Nobody notices,” he said. “We all know you are not going to be president.” I wonder what it is in Beck that wants to kick someone when they are on the ground and keep kicking them when he keeps talking up love so much?
21 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:01:09 PM bysheikdetailfeather (“We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson” – Newt Gingrich)
To: sheikdetailfeather; Gator113; onyx
I posted this on another thread about this:
I saw/heard the speech and it was grand. I could not believe what Shep and Rollins said about Newt afterward. It was horrible and disgusting, protraying Newt as a crazy man who never should have run. Shep said he doubted anyone kept listening to the end of the speech.
I will never listen to Shep’s news programs again.
I’ve stopped watching Fox lately and watching movies instead but I knew Newt was going to speak today so had Fox on. I doubt CNN was as horrible as Fox reporting the speech. Newscasters are supposed to report news, not call people crazy.
I am thoroughly disgusted and angry at Fox. That’s it for me and Fox.
Now, I’m watching “Night of the Living Dead”, a zombie movie. It will be nicer than what Shep said.
At least zombies don’t talk.
22 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:12:22 PM byMarcella (Romney: for Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage – No to Romney)
Isn’t it interesting that Newt was a regular commentator on Fox and well respected by them until he ran for president and now he is talked bout like a dog?He must be shocked at their viciousness.
23 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:19:52 PM bysheikdetailfeather (“We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson” – Newt Gingrich)
He’s not only gonna endorse Romney, he’s going to ‘sell’ his endorsement for the price of Romney helping him retire his campaign debt.
At least Santorum’s price for endorsing Romney is getting Romney to agree to some of Santorum’s pet projects.
The beloved, or should I sayformerly beloved Mr. Herman Cain made a very fervent endorsement of Romney.
Wonder what Sarah will do?
47 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5:09:51 PM byaltura (Looking for sanity in all the wrong places.)
Whatever it is, I justknowit’s gonna involve kneepads.
Much more, including Jim Rob’s impassioned Whargarrbl to “all just get along” after the I-didn’t-jump-I-was-pushed.
Now where did I put that pic of a nuclear bomb going off?
We all knew it didn’t we? She was a STALKING HORSE. Let’s all trash and smear her within an inch of her life.
2 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:27:06 PM byLazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
Lazlo in PA was being a sarcastic joker.
The following posters are not.
To: Lazlo in PA
Just waive(sic) a corn dog in front of her.
4 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:30:48 PM byjoesbucks
To: Lazlo in PA
Shewas a stalking horse. How about “Sarah is my friend” but allows Ed Rollins to attack her and then only after many days say that Ed was wrong. Plus she hardly hit Mitt except for a few times in the debates when he was clearly the Establishment frontrunner as the non-Romneys rise and fell
Meanwhile, the mods remove three more of PresentlyNoScreenName’s posts because he insists on calling Backmann a whore…
Bachman caves on que is what I am saying. No help offered before now, not to a soul who remained after her, including Santorum, nor to the last conservative standing, between the socialist and Uncle Nutty. Olympia Snow did as much.
No where can you burp up that I blame her. She is but one of many who who were repelled by nothing if Romney’s name was on it. Those who suffered from his millions and his tactics got nothing from her.
The outcome was pretty well crafted from the beginning. She figured that out and rode that pony home without a peep.
127 posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:36:09 PM byRitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I’m trusting God for the rest.)
Will you use the same insult on Palin if she endorses Mitt?
Which Palin IS going to do – just like Perry, Bachmann, Newt, Santorum, Cain and pretty much every other Republican. The meltdown here is going to be epic, especially for those that have delusions that she is still somehow going to manage to be the nominee (and yes, there are actually people who still believe this).
My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one term as liberal governor of liberal Massachusetts and six years campaigning for president). In Massachusetts, he undeniably championed abortion, gay rights, global warming, gun control, big government statist mandated/socialized health care programs, liberal judges, TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending, debt limit increases, etc, and even though he’s recently claimed a complete reversal in political beliefs and no longer despises pro-life conservatives or the time of Reagan-Bush, I still don’t trust him. He still stubbornly holds on to some of his statist beliefs, like global warming, gays in the military, RomneyCare, stimulus spending, etc, so there is no way I can vote for him or join Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Newt or any others who are endorsing him. But I will not act on my prior promises that I would actively campaign against him if he wins the nomination.
That’s because I am a lying sack of shit and a granstanding asshole with delusions of self-importance.
Our combined movement is already torn and splintered and is going to have to be mended if we’re going to have any impact whatsoever against the liberal/progressives and statists after the election. To that end I propose a TRUCE among our conservative forces during the remainder of this election cycle.
“Our conservative forces”?
Um – it’s a handful of reactionary shitheads posting crap on a file server.
We conservatives have already lost the presidency to either the Dems or the GOP-e, and if we tear the tea party apart, if we tear the pro-life movement apart, if we tear FR apart then we lose it all.
That ship hasdefinitely sailed.
It’s far more important that we re-unite and live to fight another day. Even if we can’t vote for a true conservative for the presidency, it’s doubly important that we all turn out on election day or sooner anddrag our friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, etc, to the polls to vote straight conservative for every slot on our ballots.
Round them up at gunpoint if you have to. Besides, they can’t hate you any more than they already do, so what’s the downside?
The only way we can win our freedom back is to vote out the liberal progressives and vote in as many liberty loving conservatives as is humanly possible into every elected office at every level of government all across this great land.
…because electing pig-ignorant freshmen who know little about the House and Senate rules(and less about their constituency) and hold the GOP up to ridicule has workedso well this far…
To prevent a total loss to the dems or GOP-e, we must continue the tea party rebellion into November and beyond. Whatever else you may do, you must turn out and vote straight tea party conservative down ticket!!
Um – unless there’s such a thing as a checkbox on the ballot for “Tea Party”, you run into the little problem of NO TWO FREEPERS BEING ABLE TO AGREE ON WHO IS AND ISN’T A “TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVE!
We must continue expanding our inroads into the state houses and into every elective office in the land. We must continue building on our majority in the house and we must retake the senate!! We must help the conservative governors and state legislatures to fully restore the ninth and tenth amendments and reclaim the real political power away from the federal usurpers and return it to the states and the people per the constitution!! This way, regardless of who wins the presidency, we can cut his unconstitutional expansionist movements off at the knees. And if any executive, civil officer or judge dares commit impeachable offenses, we must hold the majorities so we can impeach and remove them from office!!
How is that “impeach” thingy working out for ya?
And we must salvage and rebuild and continue strengthening our conservative pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-borders, pro-constitution, pro-small government, pro-defense, pro-liberty movements and our tea party coalition. And we must stop ripping each other apart!!
And I’ll ban anybody who says otherwise!
Therefore I hereby propose a general truce among our conservative forces!!
Cool. Give the Romney supporters moderator accounts so they can ban anybody that disagrees with them, too.
The Republic we save may be our own!!
The meal ticket you save may beMY own!!
As far as FR’s finances go, we’re in the same boat as the rest of the economy and will have to make do with what we can raise. Fortunately, the big debts we ran up a couple years ago have been paid off. We borrowed approx $20,000 a few years ago from two FReepers to fund our national convention, plus we ran up another $20,000 in legal fees during the last couple of years fighting off Righthaven. But those are now behind us and paid off. We
“We” meaning “Me”…
also did quite a bit of traveling each year for the last three years on cross country tea party tours, but I think we can now cut that back and remove it from our budget requirements.
Especially since they didn’t result in any of them kissing my ass, and the only reason I even got within pie-throwing distance of Palin was that I was an old man in a wheelchair and they put me in the front row of a ropeline…
If we’re fortunate enough to not incur any additional legal costs or equipment costs (other than what we’ve already planned), and cut the travel and a few other areas, we should be able to tighten our belts enough to weather the storm even if we fail to reach our short term fundraising goals.
Whatever the outcome of the elections, we are prepared to roar into 2013 with the tea party chewing up liberal/progressives and RINOs and raising hell in our never ending fight for liberty!!
We are the resistance!!
Let’s take the enemy head-on instead of fighting each other!!
Forgive me for being dense, but what specifically does this truce entail?
4 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:36:10 AM bysitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
Yes – do tell.
Does it mean that the hundreds of accounts banned in the latest purges will be reinstated?
To knock off the infighting on FR and concentrate on electing conservatives instead. I don’t know about others, but I personally cannot vote for Romney, but I will turn out and vote for every conservative on my ballot. Regardless of the outcome of the presidential race, we must build on our majorities at the local state and federal levels and we must retake the senate.
We must have conservative majorities so we can control the agenda and or impeach the usurpers no matter who wins!!
20 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:43:12 AM byJim Robinson (Rebellion is on!!)
To: Jim Robinson
Dear Jim Robinson,
“To knock off the infighting on FR and concentrate on electing conservatives instead. I don’t know about others, but I personally cannot vote for Romney, but I will turn out and vote for every conservative on my ballot.”
Okay. I understand your view. That’s where I was when it looked, early in ‘08, like Giuliani might take the nomination. This time, the line in the sand that I draw is just a micron beyond where Romney is, so I can (barely) vote for him. And in that I can, I must, as the alternative is the Kenyan anti-Christ.
But, again, forgive me for the need for a little more specificity. Does this mean that folks may generally say pro-Romney things? Argue for Romney (civilly, of course)? Engage in the sort of behavior in favor of Romney that posters could in favor of other candidates, like Santorum (for whom I actually voted in my own Maryland primary, to absolutely no avail), Gingrich or Perry?
Where are the boundaries?
I ask so that folks can know, and maybe fewer bannings might result.
45 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:50:04 AM bysitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
I despise Romney for everything that he stands for. He is a liberal, a liar, an elitist, and someone who will say and do anything to be president.
I despise Obama more because we have seen the evil that he is and know the evil that he plans to do given another four years.
I was not going to vote for McCain until he put Palin on the ticket. I cannot honestly say that I will be able to vote for Romney.
What I can say is that I want Obama gone with every ounce of my existence.
If Obama gets a second term, there will be another civil war in this country.
Tensions are high now, just wait until the American patriot is finally pushed to that breaking point.
A President Romney can be held in check with a continuing republican majority in the House
You haven’t been tracking approval numbers for the GOP obstructionistscurrentlyin the House, have you?
and by taking back the Senate.
55 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:54:33 AM byNoKoolAidforMe (I’m clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
You said:“I’d rather shut the place down than be involved in any effort to install abortionist/gay rights pushing RINOS like Romney or Giuliani into the White House!!”
Does the truce change this stance?
52 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:53:41 AM bySpirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
I will be interested in the answer to your question, since I am supporting Paul over Romney in the Texas Primary.But I don’t want to get banned like so many others for saying nice things about Paul on FR.
112 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 9:23:44 AM byjpsb
Get real, If Romney wins, he gets the 2016 nomination.
two choices, vote Romney and no chance for a conservative until 2020, and that’s only if Romney has not destroyed the GOP brand by then like Bush did.
Or vote Obama and straight conservative downticket, and get a chance for a real conservative in 2016.
I know what I’m doing.
Also Jim, this truce is BS. You’re caving to the Romney clan just like all the rest of them. Name and fight the enemy whether they are in your house or not.
166 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 9:46:07 AM bydelapaz
I daresay that was a little more “frank” than Jim Rob had intended.
“I think it means that I can post that I’m voting for Romney, against Obama without being banned!”
Sounds like it, I am still waiting to hear, since Ron Paul is still in the race and Paul is not Romney, if I can post support for Paul without getting banned. My gut feeling is I’d better not try it. lol.
167 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 9:46:17 AM byjpsb
To: Jim Robinson
I just signed in for the first time in awhile.Don’t zot me thinking I am retread or anything. Just because I have not signed on here in a long time please do not dismiss what I have to say if you truly want a truce and free republic (what is used to be) back.What is going on? I saw a thread that was bashing Michelle Bachmann like daily kos would.
I saw it, too,
I then was further shocked seeing threads where it was okay for Newt Gingrich to endorse Romney but not Mrs. Bachmann.I also saw you ACTUALLY ACCEPT money in the FReeperthon thread from a dying man without a job.
Please take the time to explain this or I will be forced to assume you are a lowlife if you don’t.There may be a story behind it,I hope.But it sure doesn’t look good.Please give that man his money back now! Have you lost your mind,Mister Robinson?
Is that a trick question?
I bing searched Newt,Bachmann,Perry supporting Mitt Romney news articles and found threads from free republic that I thought were from daily kos.I know from reading an old bio a long time ago,that you are a former democrat.I ask: who could support Obama I mean really!? Did you get so disgusted with the GOP you are a democrat now?Am I posting on a democratic forum? WHAT IS GOING ON?Please kindly explain. Thank-You!
Why is it you are speaking for the tea party?The tea party is a big tent with people that are not as diehard as you with social issues.Upon further reading of threads why haven’t you ceased the bigotry and mormon hating threads and the nasty posts running people off posted by the very people that help you in the FReeperthon threads?
You need to reign in the group of hate that control this forum.ONE presently has no screen name and the others are just as nasty.
If this post is deleted or you do not reply to me; it will answer all my questions immediately and I will assume you have gone back to being democrat as only democrats act wishy washy and support Obama.You know darn well if you don’t vote for Romney and encourage others not too and continue allowing other conservative candidates to be trashed on your forum; you are electing Obama.
Therefore I hereby propose a general truce among our conservative forces!!
No need for any truce if they’re actually conservative.
If they’re not actually conservative, in other words if they’re Romney Republicans, a truce amounts to a cessation of hostilities, which means they’ve won.
180 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 9:54:34 AM byEternalVigilance (Romney did what the Briits couldn’t do at Lexington & Concord: Deprived Americans of their arms.)
Call it a truce, call it “not talking to them” call it whatever you want.
I will call it by it’s true name: Surrender.
Surrender to the RINO establishment.
Surrender to Rockefeller Republicans.
Surrender to GOP Liberals.
But don’t give your heart away-hay…
They knew and were counting that we fear Obama more than we desire real conservatives. Therefore they gave us the middle finger and gave us the candidate that THEY wanted. And it’s playing out according to plan.
Not me suckers. I’m out. I will not vote for Romney and I will not vote for any GOP candidate that endorses and/or campaigns alongside him. He is a liberal and an enemy.
189 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 9:59:09 AM bydelapaz
To: Jim Robinson
Does this mean that all those who were banned or those marked as a troll and lost their posting privileges for supporting Romney will be reinstated?
There is a big Tea Party Express rally for Paul in Austin this week end. If I thought I could get away with it I post an article about it. But I have seen to many banned for doing stuff like that so I am not going to risk it. It is ok to be a Paul supporter here as long as you don’t make to much noise. I think I got a slight pass since Paul is my congressman, I know he is a little nuts and has some crazy ideas but hey no one is perfect and he is very good on spending.
Excuse me? Am I living in a parallel universe? Is this not the biggest WTF ever?
I know that there is a thousand local chapters of “Tea Parties” all over the county and no real central organization. And I understand this (bleep) is in Austin, Texas – hippie liberal capital of the USA.
But – this is a deal breaker for me. If the Tea Party wishes to associate with ass-clown Ron Paul – then to hell with them.
239 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 10:18:20 AM byResponsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
This just gets better and better! Now the entireTea Party are RINOs!
To: Jim Robinson; All
“But I will not act on my prior promises that I would actively campaign against him if he wins the nomination. Our combined movement is already torn and splintered and is going to have to be mended if we’re going to have any impact whatsoever against the liberal/progressives and statists after the election. To that end I propose a TRUCE among our conservative forces during the remainder of this election cycle.”
You greatly disappoint me. I WILL NOT SUPPORT ROMNEY EVER. IF you are going to back track on your promise to fight against Romney (hench the GOPe), then you are no better than Romney yourself. FR was the ONE place where PRINCIPLE was placed, by you, before pragmatism. Now you are abandoning this. I’m outta here. It isn’t worth staying around anymore. I won’t have a “truce” with persons that take the OBA attitude. A Romney administration will be no better than an Obama one. And, in fact, may be more dangerous in that GOP members will be obliged to back his play…no matter how stupid it may be.
Yes, we should elect conservative House and Senate members, but voting for Romney is a major mistake. I cannot back such nonsense.
You just drank cyanide in koolaid.
313 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 10:49:46 AM bySola Veritas (Trying to speak truth – not always with the best grammar or spelling)
To: Mozilla; Jim Robinson
“As I understand it Romney promoters are not wanted. Romney is not conservative. This is a conservative site.”
Well, so much for “the truce”…
322 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 10:54:08 AM byInnovative (Live in reality, not a dreamworld)
That’s not true.From what I’ve gathered many were zotted for simply expressing their opinion. Many of them were donors. Many more have left of their own accord and will never come back. Traffic is way down. Donations are way down. If you hit yourself in the face hard and long enough eventually it will hurt.
People need to wake up to reality. Jim is in CA, his vote or non-vote is absolutely meaningless in the wide scope of things as is all the other venomous anti-Romney people here.
It’s a drop in a large bucket. Dust in the wind. Good luck but it’s already too late for a truce.
but it doesn’t mean we don’t hold the wobblers’ feet to the fire.
I think the GOP-E has pretty well demonstrated that “we” lack the political clout to hold anyones feet to any fire.
We are going to spend the next four years trying our best to keep our own feet from being run over by the bus we have been thrown under.
350 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 11:09:06 AM byCharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
Have I mentioned that this just keeps getting better and better?
Voting in a new class of T.E.A. Party candidates will help ensure Romney stays in line.
LOL – and how do you thinkthat’s going to happen?
The old class of Tea Party candidates couldn’t even stand up to their own GOP-E when facing off against Obama. What makes you think a new class of Tea Party candidates are going to stand up to the GOP-E to embarrass a President from their own Party?
Not going to happen. There’s not going to be anybody “holding Romney’s feet to the fire.” People who think this is going to happen are simply deluding themselves.
Conservatives have already shown that we don’t have the wherewithal to be a political force anymore. All we do is snipe at each other for not being 100% pure (each by their own personal definitions) while we systematically destroy our own candidates (Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich, Perry, Santorum, etc.) and hand the win to the worse RINO who’s ever run on the GOP label. The GOP-E and Romney have absolute no reason – zilch, zero, diddly, none at all – to give a cup’s worth of piss what we think about anything.
364 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 11:16:27 AM byYashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
Look. If you want the zot – keep pushing your FURP agenda. And in the meantime – consider what JR thinks of Paultards…
By the way, same with Ron Paul. His insane foreign policy would be a threat to us and to our allies. He’s not going to do well outside of Iowa anyway. Spam monkeys be damned!
Yes, Ron Paul is a whackjob nutcase Alex Jones truther. All 911 truthers can go straight to hell as far as I’m concerned.You too if you push that crap.
Post that nutjob crap here on FR at your own peril. I’m hereby giving the mods the greenlight to whack your account if and when you go over the line posting Ron Paul/whackjob truther nuttery.
17 posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 4:11:37 PM byJim Robinson(Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
Too little and too late IMO.
After demonizing every poster that expressed even the most tepid support for anyone besides the preferred candidate of FR, whatever candidate of that day that might have been, many of us have voted with our keyboards and have given up on FR.
I certainly have.
This is the first post I have made in months. It is likely to be one of my last.
And as far as financial supporting FR; Why would I give money to a site that would ban me without appeal on the whim of some unknown moderator all for not toeing the “approved” line?
554 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 1:16:34 PM byknews_hound (It was good while it lasted.)
To: Jim Robinson
So how about the recently banned Romney supporters who long ago recognized the futility of a third party. You going to reinstate them?
710 posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 3:03:20 PM byHot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg…)