But this here is also amazing. It's now official - after New York, Jim Rob declared Trump the nominee, and that any who do not support him are supporting Hillary.
It doesn't take a lot of zots. A few examples are made, and a few more throw themselves on the fire. All the other anti-Trump folks keep their heads down when they're not showering their monarch with praise. Then it's just party time, as all bask in the glow of a tribe, purified once again into a safe space.
Jim Robinson is quick to hand out the zot to those who waver:
Trump’s an embarrassment. I think I’ll sit this one out.Jim Robinson explains that the freedom in Free Republic means the freedom to praise Trump:
Jim, in your comments “freedom” seems to be the theme. You ask that we unite and pray in defense of our freedoms by supporting Donald Trump. Yet, the very thing you are asking many to do, is what has been denied to those on Free Reoublic who felt they had the “freedom” to express logical, truthful debate regarding Trumps electability, as well as his flaws. Now, inorder to remain on FR, a site where many of us have prayed together, shared personal triumphs and griefs and counted on for many years, the only options are, remaining silent or leave. Doesn’t sound like a “FreeRepublic” to me.Jim Robinson reminds us we've always been at war with Cruz:
Yup, it’s a fight for freedom against the treasonous democrats AND the turncoat GOPe which Cruz is now part of. You’re either with us or against us in this fight. If you’re fighting against us, you can do it elsewhere.
My goals and positions have not changed one iota. However, to survive as a nation we must defeat Hillary first.It's been the tacit policy for a while, but Jim Robinson is totally fine with images that rip Cruz:
I implore you to crack down on images or terms that mock any of our candidates. That will go a LONG way toward healing our differences.BigEdLB gets in line:
You have a decision to make.
Thank you Webmaster!Elpasser jumps on the fire:
Well I’m not joining the Trump clown parade. I mean, what stand has the man EVER taken for conservatism in his life?zzeeman kisses ass as he responds to a Freeper going out in a blaze of glory:
Good luck & good bye.
You have become a chicken shit son-of-a-bitch! You KNOW that don’t you?nathanbedford plaintively asks for concrete rules:
What a nasty disrespectful thing to say in public to the man that has been a gracious host for so many years!
This is your forum and you can do with it as you please, that is not at issue. However, decency requires that those of us who have committed to support the Republican nominee, including Donald Trump, should be advised of the parameters of free speech on Free Republic.catnipman is hopeful the zots will be reversed once people learn humility before Jim:
Is Jim giving them a 1 week time out or banned for good?the_individual2014 knows it has begun:
Only Jim can say for sure, but I’m guessing a timeout for most given that I’ve seen him let people back here recently after they posted some amazingly obnoxious opuses.
I see some accounts have already been suspended for people are leaving, I guess we have reached the point of no return, if that’s the case Trump all the way.wardaddy is thrilled:
GaldarnitROCKLOBSTER lets another Freeper know to be careful:
This is yuge day on this forum
Hell im happy....like that boy on Animal House when the playboy bunny flies in the window
Well not that happy
But really happy
The worm is turning everywhere
We’re going to really get to see what he can do
Trump is to the left of Romney.CodeToad is excuted that all who disagree with him will soon learn:
To ride the lightning...press one.
See you, Jim, thanks for 15 years. Good luck putting it back together in the future.Such a wonderful purge moves ConservativeWarrior to (claim to) give to the Freepathon
It will actually be hilarious to watch everyone like you eat crow and try to claim they were never against Trump after he does Make American Great Again.
Out with the old, in with the new. Donors, that is.QuinqueViae2 wants a more proactive purge of all naysayers:
I’ve been a FReeloader on this site since joining, but am finally going to provide $upport.
My decision is entirely in response to Jim Robinson’s common sense support of the best, most viable candidate in a position to turn this country around. Thank you, Jim.
Trump now. “Ideal conservative” next round.
If you do not believe Trump can defeat Hillary then you are a traitor who should be zotted.Also craving more, Defiant also wants posting pro-Cruz materials to be a zotting offense:
Jim, you can do a lot to begin the process of uniting behind the presumptive nominee by being a lot tougher on the cruz spammers, of which there are several. At least one has confirmed he is a bundler for Cruz, and does nothing but repeat Cruz talking points. At some point, and hopefully this is it, enough ìs enough.manc is pretty sure many of the zotted are sinister agents:
About time that troll went. He supported Romney and think was only here to cause trouble between two groups of voters.stephenjohnbanker agrees - many who disagree are sleeper trolls!
StephenJohnBanker, PA Engineer and others have theorized about this and have caught a few sleeper trolls that suddenly reared up out of nowhere, and when called out, vociferously protested in outrage, and then mysteriously slinked off and assumed a lower profile.lodi90 explains that NeverTrump is bullying while NeverCruz is noble:
Yep. There is no other plausible explanation for it. We were catching 2 or 3 per day a few weeks ago. They usually had no writing on their home page, and no state mentioned.
Just as principled as all the Trumpkins who swore to sit out or go third party if Cruz gets the nomination. At least I am not threatening to vote for the Dems, like a lot of Trumpkins are.reaganaut wants names!
Sorry, there is ZERO equivalence between bullying Cruz blacklists and a heavily financed Never Trump campaign vs. whatever a few Trumpers said on the internet.
Frankly, I don’t care what Cruzers do. History will be their judge. Right now the only thing that matters is beating Hillary and stopping the invasion.
Anyone keeping track of the zots?proust just revels:
handing out Zots like candy!US_MilitaryRules has no idea how confession works:
This thread is like a confessional! They post their opinion and ZOT!"I love bile and hatred," Luircin explains:
since Jim has made it clear what we may or may not say regarding Trump and Cruz - I’ll self censor my remarks before he zots me for my conservative ideals.
You mad, bro?
Look. All insults aside, yes, it’s fun to indulge in rancor and bile and hatred. I think I’ve surfed FR more this year than I have for the last 8 combined.