As with many regimes, everyone compliments the purge, either out of fear of fanaticism. Though on Free Republic, mostly fanaticism.
semantic thinks it's a good, good thing what JimRob has done:
Well Jim, that is certainly a relief. Even though Romney will most likely get the GOP nomination, that simply illustrates why the GOP is dead to most conservatives.
Now if we can get conservatives to embrace the true meaning of the 1A, just like they do the 2A, then perhaps this poor Republic may have a chance.
Freedom of speech mean banning those who disagree!
NotSoModerate thinks this banning is a metaphor for divorcing from electoral reality:
I think the ban is more about sending a message rather than eliminating the message Romney supporters push.
And the message being sent is, in part, this: as conservatives we are taking a stand once and for all against supporting RINO's foisted upon us by the establishment in the Republican Party. They are no longer welcome in this conservative circle because they relentlessly legislate away our liberty after obtaining our votes through bald faced lies.
I think of it this way: If I ever caught my wife cheating she'd be banned from my life, as in divorce. Free Republic has officially divorced itself from the RINO wing of the Republican Party.
Tennessee Nana doesn't much care what will happen if Romney wins the nomination:
What the .... are people supposed to post if Romney wins the nomination?
What difference would that make ???
Romney would not suddenly be OURS...
He would still be THEIRS...
We will continue if any to post AGAINST the liberal RINO Romney...
and FOR a Conservative...
Roll over if you want to...
I never will...
arderkrag has an analogy:
Free Republic isn't the market. It's the concept engineer division at the factory.
I had no idea periodic mass purges of engineers was so common.
gwilhelm56 is drunk with power:
**Please add Ron Paul supporters tothe FR Banned list.**
Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please