Time to Retire the Word “RINO”

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RINOs.

A RINO (Republican in Name Only) is an officeholder or candidate who is a member of the Republican Party, but holds views to the political left of most Republican voters, or simply does whatever the liberal media wants. The term “RINO” describes politicians who claim to be Republican but are in fact liberal or puppets of the liberal media, and therefore generally debase the winning conservative coalition base of the Republican Party.

RINOs are often Republican only to the extent it serves their own interests, and will abandon conservative principles as soon as it is in their own interests to do so. RINOs often provide support for raising taxes, abortion as a right, gay rights and gun control. Some RINOs have connections with Planned Parenthood or corporations that support goals of population control; other RINOs pay lip service to pro-life values while in practice not advancing those values.

Double standards by RINOs are common: a birther comment by Romney during his campaign was supposedly a “nothing”, but Todd Akin‘s pro-life comment would somehow “absolutely” cost RINOs control of the U.S. Senate![1]

RINOs, like Democrats, typically come from states in New England, the Mid-Atlantic; or states on the Left Coast. A less-used term is cafeteria conservative, for a person who picks and chooses which conservative principles to believe, as a person might choose foods in a cafeteria instead of ordering the full-course menu selected by the chef at most restaurants.[2] In contrast to RINO’s and cafeteria conservatives, movement conservatives understand that since conservative philosophy is a coherent whole, it is untenable to discard part of it without discarding all of it.

A majority of the Young Republicans leadership are also RINOs and use the Twitter hashtag #RINOsUnite and #YRMafia.

The RINO targets of attack argue they follow middle of the road policies and are not liberals; they claim they get results, and insist that without them the Congress would be totally controlled by liberal Democratsand Republicans would rarely have any success. Conservatives respond that in the heyday of “Rockefeller liberalism” in the GOP the Democrats always controlled Congress, and the GOP only took power when Newt Gingrich launched a national conservative “Contract with America” in 1994, ending 40 years of Democratic control of the House. The notion that we need to elect Democrat-lite type of politicians is false. The election cycles of 2010 and 2012 proved that many RINO candidates are unelectable. RINO candidates wasted millions of dollars; Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Scott Brown, Linda McMahon, and many others could not connect with the people in liberal blue states.

In recent Republican primaries, voters have been rejecting establishment RINOs in favor of those with stronger conservative principles. Their commitment to self and not party is evident in their refusal to endorse the candidate that beats them. In some instances, they refuse the will of the voters and their party by running for office on an independent ticket. It is important to vote for someone who’s more conservative on the issues rather than for a Republican because anyone can join a party and be they can be RINOs. In Presidential primaries, however, RINOs are often heavily favored. In 2008 and 2012, RINOs John McCain and Mitt Romney were nominated, respectively and RINOs such as Chris Christie are being considered for 2016.

The House of Representatives and the Senate have RINOs in Republican leadership: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, respectively.

http://www.conservapedia.com/RINO

It’s time to retire the term “RINO”, but, unfortunately, not because they’ve finally become extinct.  It’s time to retire the word, because, basically, the word is descriptive of virtually all Republicans.

Why do I say this?

Simple.

A RINO (Republican in Name Only) is an officeholder or candidate who is a member of the Republican Party, but holds views to the political left of most Republican voters, or simply does whatever the liberal media wants. The term “RINO” describes politicians who claim to be Republican but are in fact liberal or puppets of the liberal media, and therefore generally debase the winning conservative coalition base of the Republican Party.

Unfortunately, with the inclusion of the so-called “freshmen” Republicans that took office in the last election, it seems the vast majority of the Republican Party can be described as holders of politically leftist viewpoints, and virtual puppets of the socio-political New Left.  There is nothing Conservative about them.  For example:

SENATE ‘JUST REWROTE’ CONSTITUTION TO GIVE OBAMA MORE POWER

‘Now we need a supermajority to override the president’

Published: 04/16/2015 at 2:36 PM
The bill that would enable Congress to review any nuclear deal with Iran is coming under fire for allegedly altering the Constitution’s requirements for treaties.

One prominent talk-radio host even is accusing the U.S. Senate of rewriting the Constitution to allow approval of a treaty with only one-third of the Senate, plus one.

WND has reported the Obama administration has been fighting any attempt by Congress to take oversight of an agreement with Iran’s rogue regime. But Obama reluctantly agreed to a proposal in the Senate that will be voted on in coming weeks.

The New York Times reported “the essence of the legislation is that Congress will have a chance to vote on whatever deal emerges with Iran — if one is reached by June 30.”

But the newspaper noted it would be reviewed “in a way that would be extremely difficult for Mr. Obama to lose.”

The report explained Congress “would essentially be able to vote on an eventual end to sanctions, and then later take up the issue depending on whether Iran has met its own obligations. But if it rejected the agreement, Mr. Obama could veto that legislation – and it would take only 34 senators to sustain the veto, meaning that Mr. Obama could lose upward of a dozen Democratic senators and still prevail.”

http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/senate-just-rewrote-the-constitution/
We Conservatives complain, day-in-and-day-out, of the lawlessness of the New Left politicians, and their blatant disregard for bedrock Constitutional law.  Now, the Republicans throw in with them.  They voted to give away something that didn’t belong to them, in the first place, to someone that is quite literally an adversary not only of their own political party, but of the country, itself.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-exposes-how-us-senate-just-gutted-constitutional-treaty-power-and-gave-it-to-obama/

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00167

RINOs are often Republican only to the extent it serves their own interests, and will abandon conservative principles as soon as it is in their own interests to do so. RINOs often provide support for raising taxes, abortion as a right, gay rights and gun control. Some RINOs have connections with Planned Parenthood or corporations that support goals of population control; other RINOs pay lip service to pro-life values while in practice not advancing those values.

Would you like an example of Republicans advocating abandoning Conservative principles, in order to attract leftist votes? Your wish is my command.

NBC RINO Demands GOP Abandon Conservative Principles ‘Right Out of Rush Limbaugh’s Dream Journal’

Here is a transcript of Murphy’s November 18 analysis:

11:18AM ET

(…)

DAVID GREGORY: Mike Murphy, the fallout from Mitt Romney’s discussion that basically Obama gave gifts to minority groups, that’s how he got re-elected. This is the time when the party is trying to figure out where it’s going.

MIKE MURPHY: Well, unfortunate comment. I think we ought to have a rule that if you lose a presidential election, you know, you get a pass for a week because it’s like a bender you’re coming off of.

GREGORY: Yeah. And don’t talk to donors.

MURPHY: I – I – well, yeah, you know, look there’s a huge donor revolt going on. I mean, look, we have now lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. This is a existential crisis for the Republican Party, and we have to have a brutal discussion about it. We alienate young voters because of gay marriage, we have a policy problem. We alienate Latinos – the fastest growing voter group in the country, because of our fetish on so-called amnesty, when we should be for a path to immigration. And we’ve lost our connection to middle-class economics. We also have an operative class and unfortunately a lot of which is incompetent. We don’t know how to win. So, this isn’t about new software in the basement of the RNC. It’s not about a few Spanish language radio ads. It’s a fundamental rethink that begins with policy because the country is changing and if we don’t modernize conservatism, we can go extinct. The numbers are the numbers.

(…)

I want to quickly respond to one thing because it’s very fashionable now to beat up Romney and – and he made an unfortunate comment after the election. But the biggest problem Mitt Romney had was the Republican primary. That’s what’s driving the Republican brand right now to a disaster. And we’ve got to get kind of a party view of America that’s not right out of Rush Limbaugh’s dream journal. We got to look at reality.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2012/11/19/nbc-rino-demands-gop-abandon-conservative-principles-right-out-rush-li

Then we have the Republicans that support gun control, and the unconstitutional, illegal and unethical deprivation of Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights:

List of Republicans Who Voted for Gun Control Bill and Democrats Who Voted Against It

APRIL 17 2013
BY DAN CANNON

The Toomey-Manchin gun contorl amendment was thought to be the Senate’s best shot at passing any gun control this legislation.

It failed to reach the 60 votes needed, getting only 54 of the needed votes.

The defeat of this bill should more or less kill gun control for the immediate future in Congress.

Several senators from both parties defied their party’s stance.

The Democrats voting AGAINST gun control:

  • Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
  • Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
  • Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
  • Harry Reid (D-Nev.)*

*Note: Reid’s vote was only a procedural vote. Reid had to vote no in order to bring the matter back up again

Republicans voting FOR gun control:

  • Susan Collins (R-Maine)

  • Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

  • John McCain (R-Ariz.)

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/gun-laws/list-of-republicans-who-voted-for-gun-control-bill-and-democrats-who-voted-against-it/

Gay marriage loving Republicans?  Here you go:

More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday.

The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage in the state.

Among the signatories are 23 current and former Republicans members of the House of Representatives and Senate and seven current and former Governors. Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk have signed onto the brief, as has Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Other notables include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal and billionaire GOP mega-donor David Koch.

The 2013 brief included 131 signatures, featured many former top aides to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, including his general counsel and two senior advisors. The list has now grown to 303 signatories.

http://time.com/3734626/gay-marriage-supreme-court-republicans/

George H.W. Bush bore witness at a same-sex marriage in 2013.

Portman became the first Republican Senator to endorse same-sex marriage last year, but he has since been joined by other Republican senators and congressmen.

After his daughter Mary came out publicly during his Vice Presidency, Cheney eventually came out in support of her and gay marriage. His other daughter, Liz, does not believe in gay marriage, and made that clear while running for Senate in Wyoming.

“As a Republican, I value equality, personal freedom and a more limited role for government in our lives. I believe this philosophy should apply to the issue of marriage as well.” Charlie Dent (R-PA)

“Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this Earth is limited, I know that better than most. Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back– government has no place in the middle.” Senator Mark Kirk, R-IL

Collins’ home state of Maine legalized same-sex marriage, and not long after, she offered up her support.  (Senator Susan Collins, R-ME)

https://virusx.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=858&action=edit

I hope I’ve made myself abundantly clear.

If there was a litmus test to qualify as a RINO – a Republican in Name Only – the vast majority of the GOP would pass this test.  Unfortunately, that means that they are also no longer RINOs.

John Boehner :: Jameson

In calling someone a Republican in Name Only, you imply that they are not living up to or practicing the values that the Republican Party stands for.  This is no longer the case.  Now, what does the Republican Party stand for?  The instinctively and reflexively kowtow to Obama and the oppressive New Left of the DNC.  They sell out their constituents, at every opportunity.  They don’t live up to their promises, and blatantly lie for the sake of obtaining (i.e.:  getting elected), or maintaining (i.e.:  getting re-elected), political power.  They champion leftist causes, such as unconstitutionally legislating away the Senate’s treaty powers, and backing Obama’s wrong-headed, anti-American trade deal (http://dailycaller.com/2015/06/11/the-gops-sordid-embrace-of-obamas-trade-deal/).  They wheel and deal with leftists to give them what they want, and to blatantly shaft America (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/05/report-boehner-cut-deal-with-nancy-pelosi-to-use-netanyahu-speech-as-cover-to-fund-obamas-executive-amnesty/) by furthering every single thing Obama wants that Conservatism stands against.

What does this mean?

It means that the GOP as we once knew it, and as we wish it to be, is gone.  Possibly forever.

The GOP has become lost, and they’re stupid enough to believe that being lost is a good thing, and that it’ll get them somewhere, other than the ashheap of history along with the Whig Party.

Now, the people that we call RINOs are no longer Republicans in Name Only; they are simply Republicans.  With the majority of the GOP representation, wrong is right.  Ironically, that means that if you insist on calling people RINOs, you should be calling principled Conservatives that, because they are the ones, now, that are running counter to what the party is pushing.

I am Virus-X, REPUBLIC COMMANDO, and I approve this message.

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~ by virusx on October 8, 2015.

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