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Rebrand the RINOs, Have Fun, Win $100+
Pascal Fervor ^ | December 27, 2010 | Pascal Fervor

Posted on 01/03/2011 3:20:35 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla

***Update: Now $125 thanks to Joan of Argghh!

I've been complaining for some time now that the label Republican In Name Only, and its acronym, RINO, are ineffectual to say the least.

My topmost reason is that a dichotomy exists in the word republican. Conservatives think of republicans as representing the people who elected them, with an eye fixed on protecting and preserving the American constitution with its limits on government and its recognition of personal rights. Progressives think of republicans as elitist and doing what they think is right no matter what the common folk think, and "The Constitution is only a piece of paper."

When conservatives see the "Progressive" subversive wing dominating the party and the decisions it makes, they get really rankled. But simply using the term RINO and intending that to be taken as disparaging by the arrogant politicians does not get the job done. The elitist either laughs at the ill-conceived acronym or looks down at the one who hurls RINO and sniffs "that's the kind of know-nothing who needs me to make the decisions." The elitist may be slightly annoyed by our intentions, but is neither insulted nor embarrassed.

So here's the contest. Come up with a variety of suggestions for an acronym to replace RINO. Here's some guidelines.

I'll decide which new acronym gets $100 from me. My decision is final. I do not yet have a closing date for this contest. I'll decide that soon.

Currently in the lead is SKUNCs.
Statists Knowingly Undermining National Charters
It has great imagery, is clean both up-front and underlying, and also picks on how all contemporary subversives appear to be globalists. 

Bonus: no pol likes being known as a skunk even if they secretly don't mind at all.

SKUNC also has versatility:

PF is grateful to blog owners who have endorsed this campaign.



TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: contest; countermeasures; rinos; statists; subversives
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As stated at the blog, so far the best entry has been submitted by GuyS:

However, it suffers from one big drawback. SKUNC may prove too useful in describing villainous globalists all over the world who are out to subvert their sovereign nations.

That would mean we still need a special new acronym that more readily describes subversive traitors of the USA who hide out in the GOP.

So the contest is still open.

It is hoped that FReepers will spread the word.

It's not a lot of money, now at $125. But surely many FReepers wouldn't mind having fun rebranding the traitors to America and conservatives and earning some money in the process.

1 posted on 01/03/2011 3:20:42 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Treasonous Assbag Republicans TAR

Treasonous Assbag Rino Scum TARS

just a suggestion


2 posted on 01/03/2011 3:29:53 PM PST by Germanicus Cretorian (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

I’m sure there are many would settle for labeling them TAR, provided it’s not for verbal application.


3 posted on 01/03/2011 3:35:31 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Germanicus Cretorian

Republican elected traitor RET


4 posted on 01/03/2011 3:36:22 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

RODENTs

Republicans Operating as Democratic ElephaNTs


5 posted on 01/03/2011 3:38:54 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

How about RebubliCON meaning we are conned into believing they are really republican when they get to DC and act like the other party.


6 posted on 01/03/2011 3:39:07 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: BradyLS

As in: “ ‘RATs and RODENTs will be the death of our Republic!”


7 posted on 01/03/2011 3:40:29 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

I like Mark Steyn’s name: DIABLO

Democrat
In
All
But
Label
Only


8 posted on 01/03/2011 3:41:52 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: bareford101

PC’S..PsuedoCons


9 posted on 01/03/2011 3:43:14 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Beware the Big Government Media Complex)
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To: Kandy Atz

i think diablo suit them. They’re essentially democrats in all but label only


10 posted on 01/03/2011 3:45:22 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Kandy Atz

**I like Mark Steyn’s name: DIABLO**

wondering how to replace the Elephant and replace it with the “DODO BIRD”


11 posted on 01/03/2011 3:45:45 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (NY... Can't afford to Live Here... Can't Afford to LEAVE!!)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

TURD’S..Totally Unreliable Republican Douchebags


12 posted on 01/03/2011 3:46:49 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Beware the Big Government Media Complex)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

I thought the term “Cocktail Party” covered it pretty well. It covers everything from CHarlie Crist to Nelson Rockefeller and Lincoln Chafee.


13 posted on 01/03/2011 3:53:35 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

American Republican election sellout

ARES


14 posted on 01/03/2011 3:57:45 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
Lillies In Man Pants.
15 posted on 01/03/2011 4:07:44 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Radicals, liberals, marxists, globalist, propagandists, vote deceptors,loyalists

Names not acronyms.


16 posted on 01/03/2011 4:10:08 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

How about just resurrecting the name “mugwumps” from the Grover Cleveland days.

A mugwump is a republican that acts like a democrat.


17 posted on 01/03/2011 4:13:39 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

CINO-Conservative In Name Only
RepublicRAT, as in crats and rats


18 posted on 01/03/2011 4:18:02 PM PST by nomad
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Not an acronym, but “Vichy Republicans” should suffice.


19 posted on 01/03/2011 4:19:40 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
Call a Spade a Spade - RINO = Democrat = Communist.

I vote REPUBLICOMMIE..

Vote out a Republicommie for your Mommy!!!

20 posted on 01/03/2011 4:21:44 PM PST by IrishPennant (No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care...."Me")
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

I agree that the “RINO” label is stale and meaningless from overuse and misuse. It’s got to where it’s like being called a “racist” - - brings nothing but yawns and eyerolls anymore.

Forget the acronym thing - - just call them “squishes”. “Moderate” Republicans run like scared bunny rabbits from the scumbag Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms (yes, even still in 2011) and tend to do their pandering from the “middle of the road”. That’s where things get squished.
Hence, these “moderate” Republicans are “squishes”.

Anyway, that’s what I’ve taken to calling them.


21 posted on 01/03/2011 4:25:32 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
Just call them what they are without getting gross or silly. They are 80-20 or 60-40 or in some bad cases 50-50 Pubbies.

These characters are not all created equal, and Rino was never an accurate acronym. look at the fiscal matters alone and they are not RINO.

Ditch RINO,it is totally inaccurate, and give Pubbies like Graham or Collins,Snow,and Murkowski the Percentages where they actually vote along with the pubbie Platform.

I am sure Freepers can come up with the right numbers accurately portraying those that are constantly straying afar.

22 posted on 01/03/2011 4:30:12 PM PST by samantha
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

a$$wipe


23 posted on 01/03/2011 4:31:28 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
RINO still works IMO, but in my
mind I consider same to be
professional politicians OR if you please

GOP PP’s.

Great fun - and you can give the
$100 to Jim Rob.

24 posted on 01/03/2011 4:31:44 PM PST by seenenuf ( PREPARE TO BE TESTED!)
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To: nomad
Cannot do CINO,that is Pelosi, all the Kennedy's, and almost all Rat Catholics.
25 posted on 01/03/2011 4:32:57 PM PST by samantha
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
Blatantly

Aristocratic

Socialism-

Tolerant

Assinine

Republican

Democrat

Sympathists

BASTARDS

26 posted on 01/03/2011 4:34:22 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
Democrat Infiltrator Always Playing Election Roulette
27 posted on 01/03/2011 5:06:55 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

AINO’s

American in name only.


28 posted on 01/03/2011 5:11:26 PM PST by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

How about the “New Labels” in reference to the No Label failures.


29 posted on 01/03/2011 5:11:38 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Let’s play Pin The Tail On The RINO!!!


30 posted on 01/03/2011 5:25:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

I like SOP sell-out politician, or mugwump


31 posted on 01/03/2011 5:30:22 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall
I guess you feel there is little utility in finding a new acronym to describe the craven, disloyal, self-serving, anti-American global elitists who were formerly and mistakenly called RINOs?

You may be right --- but it sure is fun anyway!!!! LOL

32 posted on 01/03/2011 8:49:05 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: AAABEST; AdamSelene235; AnnaZ; Askel5; backhoe; BlackElk; Brian Allen; calcowgirl; ...

My old friends (some of whom I’ve not pinged in a very long while).

There’s a contest, for which I’m springing $100 (and to which another blogger has added $25) to come up with a new and more accurate, vitriolic and imagery acronym for the craven, disloyal, self-serving, anti-American global elitists who were formerly and mistakenly called RINOs.

Details of the contest requirements are repeated in this thread starter. Entries are should be entered at the blog here:
http://pascalfervor.blogspot.com/2010/12/fun-contest-for-conservatives-100-top.html

Have fun.


33 posted on 01/03/2011 9:42:25 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

How about my old one?

COINO?
COnservative In Name Only?


34 posted on 01/04/2011 2:46:39 AM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

How about my old one?

COINO?
COnservative In Name Only?

like a BAD PENNY, they keep showing up?


35 posted on 01/04/2011 2:47:08 AM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

Were it easy to label bad pennies, the public would have taken them out of circulation long ago.


36 posted on 01/04/2011 8:30:10 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Sorosians


37 posted on 01/04/2011 9:20:22 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Kandy Atz; 4rcane
Several people have pushed forward Mark Steyn's DIABLO. Here was the first. It's been years now since he first coined it. So why has it failed to catch on?

If even popular conservative writer Mark Steyn couldn't bring about the acronym's acceptance, the reason must be that it is not good enough. Could be because of too many syllables. Probably because it is not harsh enough. (Even Democrats -- having been taken over by elitist demagogues -- are no longer democratic.) Maybe because it's Spanish.

The top of our entire political system, both parties, has been co-opted by the same moneyed global interests. Don't believe that ours are the only national borders being effaced. Look what is happening to them in Western-based nations world wide: Europe, UK, Australia, NZ. Meanwhile, the tyrannies let out their storm troops while deepening the enslavement of the bulk of their populations. SKUNCs fits the world-wide operatives -- so what do we call the traitorous members of the GOP? Even if the Dems were well-known by all Americans as monsters, DIABLO sounds devilish, and not demonic.

Conservatives may never, as a group, agree over a new acronym to describe the rotters whom we formerly called rinos. I've given you good reasons why I've arrived at the opinion that it needs to be nastier than DIABLO. It must convey the traitorous nastiness of the miscreants to whom it refers.

38 posted on 01/04/2011 10:21:47 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

Does it have to be fit for ‘mixed’ company?
.


39 posted on 01/04/2011 10:22:14 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sorosians would convey too how Soros has been able to fund both parties (and NGOs and other subversives) and not be stopped by campaign funding laws let alone other laws. The fox’s funded agents are guarding the hen house.


40 posted on 01/04/2011 10:25:45 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: editor-surveyor

It has to be fit for talk radio.


41 posted on 01/04/2011 10:26:49 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
OK....

Liberal
Imitating
Artificial
Republican

LIAR

Of course, the plural would be LIARs!

How's that?

42 posted on 01/04/2011 10:33:00 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("It's the church I left, not the belief.")
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

There’s always a catch!


43 posted on 01/04/2011 10:33:26 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

LIAR would be good, except that “liberal” is way too soft an accusation.
.


44 posted on 01/04/2011 10:35:23 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor
LIAR would be good, except that “liberal” is way too soft an accusation.

Hey! I gave it a shot.

45 posted on 01/04/2011 10:36:48 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("It's the church I left, not the belief.")
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

DECLASSE:

Defeatist
Entrenched (or Enabling)
Corrupt
Liberal
A**hat
Self-
Styled
Elitists


46 posted on 01/04/2011 10:39:02 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: kevkrom

Can someone post the above on my behalf? Even with NoScript completely disabled, I can’t seem to get the page to load correctly to post comments there.


47 posted on 01/04/2011 10:43:56 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Logic n' Reason
LIAR was previously submitted. It's not bad, but the Left and Statists have pretty much thrown off their soft (liberal squish) disguise for knuckle-dragging thug rule in the Chicago style. Like that of SEIU.

If only the liberals would feel the mugging quicker and switch sides like many former liberals already have.

Maybe if we succeed with coming up with a good rotten name to call those at the top of the GOP, many of the remaining liberals will finally see the disgusting anti-liberal nature of their Leftists.

48 posted on 01/04/2011 11:12:20 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: kevkrom

It’s up. It’s not clear who did it for you.


49 posted on 01/04/2011 11:14:05 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Oh, I’d forgotten that guard duck had posted earlier than that which I linked in my previous comment.

Here it is:

GuardDuck said...

LIARS

Left Inclined Artificial Republican Statesman
December 28, 2010 10:52 PM

Its underlying words are closer to yours than his second one was.

Great minds think alike. Keep talking like that and maybe you’ll help break the lock which the LIARs have on the GOP.


50 posted on 01/04/2011 11:18:54 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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