Posted by That Other Mike on 31/05/2011
Not only was FreeRepublic the dark and terrible lab in which the teabag party saw its genesis, it’s also so fond of freedom that the founder of the site issued the following statement:
This message is intended for those posters on FR who seem to have missed my prior statements in this regard and insist on advocating for these bastards.
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!!
Do NOT push this crap on FR. Take your business elsewhere!! And I don’t care how long you’ve been here!!
Freedumb would be more accurate; above statement posted without even the slightest hint of self-awareness of the irony.
And check out the responses – kind of puts the lie to the claims of self reliance and independence they’re all so fond of, and once again leads me to believe that the community of online “individualists” is reminiscent of nothing so much as this: