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Raucous Freeper attack on Chris Shays and Man-on-Dog Santorum

As the DeLay ship of ethics takes on water, with the recent criticism from Connecticut’s Chris Shays and our friend Rick Santorum, the Freepers are pissed — but it’s unclear that they know how to direct their anger. It’s hysterical. Oh, and they appear to be outing Shays. I didn’t know he was queer…


Actual Freeper Quotesâ„?

First Chris Shays gets a pummeling

“Republicans eat their own. Look – if Tom DeLay isn’t doing a good job, let the Democrats recruit a candidate to run against him in Sugar Land. But Republicans shouldn’t help them get rid of a party leader based on what after all are questionable allegations from the partisan media. No proof of wrong-doing by the Majority Leader has been offered into evidence. In the minds of Chris Shays and Rick Santorum he’s guilty because our adversaries make that assumption – and they buy into the liberal line that its the seriousness of the charge mantra that matters. Forget the evidence.”

“Hey Chris .. you have done more damage to the Republican Party then anything Delay has done”

“Who is Chris Shays?”

“DeLay should step down. Shays should shut-up.”

“Chris Shays is a RINO. He ain’t no conservative. Hurting the Republican majority, my ass.”

“Ignore this lying liberal POS with an R next to his name.”

“I will be about at the bottom of support I have ever had for the GOP. I’ve watched folks here get disgruntled with the GOP over the years and thought they were off the wall. That is why even though we seem in power we are not. The Dems have more of a reliable base which they respect. The GOP uses the base to win (broken glass) and then abandons them and even ridicules us a bit. We would not have won without the WOT last November. The right wing in this country is still too weak. We are not there yet.”

“It’s Monday, that means Republicans need to cave in on something….”

“Republican leaders want the admiration of liberals. We need such “leaders” like we need enemies.”

“The Republican Party is disintegrating. I guess they just didn’t know what to do with the power once they got it.”

“[Is this really a Freeper?] I’m no attorney, so I can’t address (with any authority) whatever criminal culpability DeLay might’ve had by unknowingly using questionable money sources for traveling, etc. Ethics, though, are the domain of anyone who can discern right from wrong with any clarity. If he was truly unaware of any impropriety, and this lack of knowledge can be proved with any reasonable certainty, then I would say no breach of ethics are involved. It’s true that highly placed public officials should be held to a higher standard than, say, a local school board member. It’s also true that I’m no expert on House or Senate ethics rules (or an expert on pretty much anything outside my profession). But I do know that intent is a mitigating factor in both criminal cases and ethics disputes. Ignorance is no defense for bad judgment, certainly, but ‘unethical’ denotes behavior acted out willfully and knowingly. The attorneys out there can shoot me if I’m wrong.”

“Who is Chris Shays?” He’s that liberal homosexual congressman from some yankee New England state that voted against impeaching Clinton.”

“Since when does a democrat or in Shays case, a stinking low life rat in disguise RINO, need actual evidence to bring down a fellow party member?”

“Only the Houston Comical would take seriously a Connecticut homosexual’s views on who should represent Texans in D.C.”

“He’s a liberal. If the GOP had guts, they’d expel Shays from the party for disloyalty. Conduct carries consequences. Shays shouldn’t be able to sit there as a Republican, attack his leader in the press and pay no price for it. Then again, its not for nothing the GOP is called the Stupid Party.”

“I ignore complaints from any politician, Republican or Democrat, from New England. If someone south of the Mason-Dixon complains, I’ll take notice.”

“Shays is a bitter homosexual. He was “outed” on the House floor several times–once by Rep Dornan.”

“He represents a wealthy-but-liberal NYC suburban area of Connecticut, Fairfield County. I have seen him listed as one of the most vulnerable Republicans in 2006. So this is all about appealing to his liberal constituents by very publicly bashing Liberal Public Enemy #1.”

“Considering that his district includes the limousine liberals in Westport (hello Paul Newman) and Stamford, along with the sh-thole that is Bridgeport, its amazing that there is a Republican in that district. At least Greenwich and New Canaan voted for Bush…”

“Once again a “moderate” that Republicans voted for in the primary “because he can win in November” does more damage to the party than a Democrat could.”

“Shays should be pulled away from the GOP teat and made to become either an “Independent” or a ‘rat. The former would make him Bernie Sanders’ counterpart, and the latter would make him virtually invisible. My guess is that he would become an indy, as it would give him the opportunity to continue being a self-important pain in the butt. That aside, his “moderate” moniker is not something that should remain unchallenged. And if he isn’t gay, he ought to play one on TV.”

“GOP modrate? Shays is an outright leftist.”

Then it’s Santorum’s turn

“Wow, we’re going to trash a good conservative because he wants DeLay to answer the charges and come clean? Santorum is a decent, moral man. If he believes DeLay, I appreciate that. But something smells here. We have to get over the knee-jerk reaction that all of our guys do the right thing all the time and all their guys are evil.”

“He is going to wind up in the unfortunate position of having the deathrats and the immoral media hate him for things he has said in the past, and the conservatives hate him for the pandering he is doing in the present. Of course, the will accept the pandering to get at us, Delay in this case, but they will laughingly slip in the shiv when he wants something from them.”

“Sen. Santorum has taken every opportunity of late to portray himself as anything but a conservative. I am disappointed by this change and doubt he will find long term support with his new constituency.”

“How soon they begin to eat their own. Democrats are rotten to the core but at least they know how to be loyal.”

“I think its time to hang DeLay out to dry. Otherwise The Hammer’s just going to stay in the news, stinking to heaven and hurting Republicans. Loyalty is well and good, but winning elections is more important. He’s becoming an embarassment and a liability.”

“So does Santorum. I have a few questions myself for Specter’s hand puppet.”

“Why should Santorum let DeLay drag him down? DeLay is the one that plays at the edge of legality and house ethics (what an oxymoron). He should explain his behavior and if voters in his district approve, they will continue to vote him in. Why should Santorum accept DeLays morality? What if DeLay had come out in favor of euthanasia or abortion, would you have wanted Santorum keep his mouth shut just because the guy is a Republican leader? I dont think so. DeLay built his bed through his take no prisoners style of politics. Let him live in it.”

“It’s
called tacking toward the center. It’s what people that dont live in Heavily Red states have to do get elected. It’s also why Dems in red states are shown hunting and are constantly talking about God. What do you want, a constant conservative vote in the Senate or someone that throws red meat to the base until they get voted out. Pennsylvania is not Texas or Wyoming.”

“If this report is true, Santorum’s stock has experienced a sharp fall in this voter’s portfolio.”

“I think he will be a WRINO. He used to be a conservatives conservative. Now, I think he’s just as slimy as the rest of them and will do or say anything to be re-elected.”

“First off delay was payign his wife and daughter 50k each over 5 years which totals a 100k. Hardly alot of money considering what other people in the beltway do. Hell look at harry reid doling out contracts to his relatives in the millions, or pelosi giving nice lucrative contracts back to campaign contributions. While what delay did isnt illegal it does smell of beltway and most of us here are dissapointed in him for acting this way but he by no means did anything illegal or anything out of the ordinary. Who the hell is santorum to bitch about anything when he has his own little incident with tax payers paying for his kids school. The problem is that our republican leaders in washington live there far too long and become spineless wonders. They try so hard to be accepted by the beltway establishment since its overwhelmingly liberal and as such they pander and try to please them. The problem with that is nothing they do is ever going to get the liberals to like them and thats why democrats and the media hate Delay so much. He makes no bones about who he is or his political views, ie “The Hammer”. If more republicans were like him and didn’t give a rats ass about the media establishemnt or the democrats in washington maybye we’d actually get some things done. I mean look at what democrats did to us back in the 80s when they were in charge? When they were in charge they threw us out of commitees and the moderate RINO weenies just tried to get along with them in hopes of a few benefits of political office. The problem is alot of those RINO’s are still around and in positions of leadership and as such they still act like their a minority in washington. For god’s sake we are the MAJORITY start acting like it and just ignore these whiny little liberals adn let them piss and moan and nip at our heels.”

“It is a sad argument, but I will not sit back and allow DeLay to be dragged through slime by the very folks that have slime all over them. No, Its not ok to selectively persecute selected republicans for selected ethnic violation suspicions and never aim those same suspicions at those doing the selecting. Holding ourselves to a higher standard is the biggest sucker game in Washington. Is it done to enable us to sleep better at night? Is it done to set an example that others will start following tomorrow? Or is it a crappy-ass way of letting the filthy democrats run the show? This is a tug-o-war of sorts, and I don’t mind a bit if the republicans show a little mud while pulling the democrats into the stink hole.”

“Too bad Santorum didn’t have the huevos to call for the same for Pelosi. What Pelosi has or has not done has nothing to do with DeLay. This “they are doing it too” garbage does not wash. If DeLay is dirty, Republicans should be the first to kick his ass out the door.”

“Santorum should be calling for some judges to answer some questions. DeLay has not disobeyed the law, the judges have. Santorum’s should be focused on them, not Tom DeLay.”

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