Freepers, in general, are against SOPA, so I was quite interested to see how they'd react to the White House saying that SOPA is too broad of a bill to pass. Unfortunately, there are absolutely no articles on FreeRepublic about it. Literally. They have totally ignored that Obama agrees with them about this, and there are in fact several "articles" that seem to suggest that Obama supports SOPA.
This isn't the first time that I've seen topics that can't be spun just flat out ignored, but it's probably the most major time, so I thought I'd open with that information.
These comments are from various articles. Some of them, the ones who leave the echo chamber I guess, mention Obama's reaction.
With this administration in charge this is no time to give the government more power. Look at the Democrats sponsoring this bill and be afraid. We do not need another power grab by the government at a time when people do not yet understand the freedom they lost under Dodd Frank.
"I thought it was scuttled already"
In Washington, nothing is dead as long as Congress is in session, or the president’s auto-pen is running.
Remember when Atlas Shrugged was fiction...?
" SOPA and PIPA are two bills in Congress meant to stop the illegal copying and sharing of movies and music on the Internet"
No, that's the rationale offered for the bills. The intent of the bills (for Hollywood) is to choke off the Internet's ability to put small-scale creators one a level distribution playing field and (for the politicians) to enable the installation of Chinese-style censorship mechanisms.
Like most protests this is a silly hollow gesture that accomplishes nothing and punishes the wrong people. Shutting down their own websites, keeping the users of the websites from the content, really isn’t going to make the government stop doing anything.
I agree with the cause but the protest itself is stupid. Nobody except Disney and the congressmen they own supports this. But the protest doesn’t hurt them, it hurts the people that already know SOPA is a bad idea.
"What you’re overlooking is that most people don’t have any idea that this is going on at all. The shutdown, with the banner explaining the reasons, is a clue-by-four to wake them up."
If they don’t know about SOPA (which is pretty hard to do if you’re already hanging out on the internet) then finding their favorite site shutdown will just annoy them at the site, not the government. They won’t bother to research it, and even if they did bother to research everybody’s favorite place to start research (Wiki) is one of the sites going dark.
they are making Obama look like he defends free speech on the internet.
The blackout is active now. Hit the stop button on your browser to avoid the bounce to the blackout page.
Liberals only complain when their liberties are in jeopardy. Now they’re getting a dose of their own statist medicine. Tools.
Hmm...suddenly those of us who were relegated to the category of right-wing paranoids turn out to be correct on the issue on which we've been speaking out for years. And suddenly the people who are doing their best to manipulate and deride us are asking for our help. How nice
Snotty move. A flash page, would be fine. But a complete blackout annoys, rather than informs people.
What’s next a blackout for other political causes? End of an era.
I hope it does pass and the Noob signs it because if he does he can forget about anyone under 30 voting for him. Yes! Do it do it do it do it! “Cha man dude I caun’t DL anymore MP3s, video games, TV shows, movies. Obama You dick! (spoken like Jeff Spicolli)
Freepers, this is a teaching moment.
These leftidiots are feeling the sting of the overeach by the obama government THEY supported. Some scales might fall off some eyes.
It’s a good thing.
And if Wikipedia gets gutted as a result of trying to stand up to the obamantion, no great loss. They’ll just learn an eternal truth about statists aka marxists: totalitarians ALWAYS destroy the useful idiots first. Why? Because it’s a way to secure power and it’s EASY. After all, most of the leftidiots never see it coming (despite history)!
“I just think there’s a better way to fight it.”
Oh, I agree. But if these leftidiots want to turn themselves into cannon fodder fighting something they helped (and help) create through their blatant obama whoreshipping leftist bias, I’m all for it...
Google and facebook are neck-deep in liberal, Dumocrap poo so’s Craigslist and Wikipedia. Funny how these commie-loving companies start throwing a hissy-fit when their own companies are thrown into the fire. Google cannot operate without search queries so they had to join the “fight”.
Murdoch himself tweeted something today against SOPA and our Dear Reader.
--- Actually Murdoch is for Sopa and that's why he said something against Obama, but whatever!
"There is no excuse for this. The GOP worked hard to pass this,,in an election year, then made Obama look like a hero, “saving” the internet.
Best statement in the thread. This legislation is something that Obama would dream up and that Republicans should fight. Instead Republicans were driving this legislation and Obama looks like the defender of the internet.
Murdoch is a weasel. I used to defend him on the phone-hacking scandal, but no more — he’s the captain, and he’s responsible for what happens on his ship.
"Santorum voices support for SOPA"
What the heck is WRONG with him? ...and with ALL of them for that matter?
Isn't there anyone running for president of this country who actually, really and truly understands and believes in the concepts of personal freedom and individual self determination?
If SOPA passes, Obama could shut down Freerepublic.com the next day, without any evidence of infringement whatsoever. And it could take years and millions of dollars to get the site back up.
SOPA act: USA #1 on the web NO more!ReplyDelete
Web is complex, piracy stop Nerver worked.
Old media stinks and is gone anyway
Only stupids politicians go along, ending USA #1 last hope
Triggering a western spring/summer!
"If SOPA passes, Obama could shut down Freerepublic.com the next day, without any evidence of infringement whatsoever. And it could take years and millions of dollars to get the site back up."ReplyDelete
Would it be wrong to support sopa just so Freerepublic gets shut down?
You can taste the cognitive dissonance. It's delicious.ReplyDelete
"Liberals only complain when their liberties are in jeopardy"ReplyDelete
I know this is supposed to be an insult, but I just can't seem to get outraged about it.
And here I thought that liberals were all whiny babies who complained about everything.
'Google and facebook are neck-deep in liberal, Dumocrap poo so’s Craigslist and Wikipedia. Funny how these commie-loving companies start throwing a hissy-fit when their own companies are thrown into the fire. Google cannot operate without search queries so they had to join the “fight”.'ReplyDelete
Not real clear on how craigslist has a political bias.
I guess because they don't allow the 'adult' ads anymore?