Skip to comments.RINOs Who Need to Go
Posted on 05/09/2012 7:08:21 AM PDT by Freestate316
Now that Indiana RINO Richard Lugar will be vacating his Senate office, what other Senate RINOs would we most love to see follow him? I nominate John McCain.
McCain’s sidekick from South Carolina.
Anyone so eager to work with his “friends across the aisle” and says “we have no reason to be afraid of Senator Obama as President” must be voted out!
Lindsay Graham of SC. I know the Wonder Twins from Maine are big RINOs but perhaps they are the best one can expect from that state but it is inexcusable that a senator from one of the most conservative states a prick like Graham.
Well we’d all like to see McCain go, but it’s four years til his next election. Chance are he’ll retire then anyway.
Focus on younger guys closer to their election. Like Lindsay Graham - two more years before his next primary. I’m sure there are others in the Senate. Obviously in the House there will be some too.
I second the motion but it will never happen in Arizona for so long as they continue to allow Dimocrats to vote in their Republican primary!
J.D. Haworth tried but failed to succeed.
Lindsay Grahamnesty would be grief stricken if he could no longer serve at his mentor’s side. Excellent suggestion!
McCain might appear to be mild mannered, but he carries heroic credentials.
Good point! I thank McCain for his military service, but detest him as a Senator.
Boehner, if he can’t grow a spine.
At one time, so did Benedict Arnold.
You make the salient point. Our problem is not so much the twins from Maine - after all - it IS Maine. Our problems are Graham from SC, Cornyn and KBH from Texas, Chambliss from Georgia - and until recently Lugar from Indiana and Bennett from Utah. Conservative states with moderate RINO senators are the key targets.
The secondary problems are the conservative states with Dems, like Hagan from NC and Claire McCaskill frm Mizzou (who will be beaten this year).
Yes, Miss Graham would be at the top of the list.
He is not to be trusted. He’ll be voting conservative for a little while now since this election has shown that the tea party is not dead. But he sways to whichever side he thinks has the power. He only became a pubbie in November 1994.
Then he promptly bridled her from going after Obama, Steve Schmidt hated and undermined her, and McCain refused to defend her while his “friends” on the left ripped her to shreds.
Sorry, not buying. Oh yes, he has in his 80 years done some good things but he's done far more damage to the Republic on balance. He's gotten a pass on all of this due to the POW story. He went into the negative on the balance sheet 30 years ago. The Palin pick was great, but he still doesn't understand why himself. He and his handlers ruined Palin as VP - because they can never understand what the appeal was. McCain picked her because he thought she was as anti Republican as he was.
John Cornyn can go.
He bills himself as a conservative come election time, but he’s “all hat and no cattle”.
If a stroke doesn’t get him first.
Amen on all of those!
What’s going on with Hatch now anyways?
I do not always agree with Hatch, but I do not think he is a RINO. Mark Levin supports Hatch and I doubt Mark Levin would support a RINO.
Both Georgia ones
I like your list.
Ted Kennedy’s pal Orin Hatch tried to fend off a contested primary by dominating the state convention and didn’t have the power. He must now face challenger Dan Liljenquist in the June primary.
Mary Landrieu (the next shot at toppling her will be in 2014, I believe).
Republican Senators who voted YES on Sotomayor:
Republican Senators who voted YES on Kagan:
She was the only reason I voted for McCain. I was convinced that he would lose, but had hope that if he won, stress or a Heart attack would take him out, and leave a conservative the presidency.
Mark Levin has a pet project...a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget which Hatch has pushed for several years.
That is pretty much the basis of his giving Hatch a pass on his RINO tendencies.
This is something that needs to be addressed at the convention. States who allow open primaries should have the number of delegates reduced.
McConnell definitely needs to go, at least from his leadership spot. He has a great conservative voting record, but is a failed leader. I’ve never seen a man promise so much and deliver so little. He loves to spout high-principle conservative rhetoric, but consistently blinks when the Dems stare him down. He needs to pick fewer fights but follow through to the end of those that he chooses. Too late to teach the old dog new tricks. He needs to be replaced, as does Boehner, because they lack the fight necessary to deal with the bare-knuckle tactics of their opponents.
We all have lists. We all have different criteria on who makes it.
Seems as lot more productive to list the dems we would most like to retire.
The list would be shorter with those that should stay.
What do you think those RINOs are ?
Yes, we’ll see to it that Steelman beats McCaskill here in Missouri.
It gets little coverage but in Mo. 8th we are trying to oust Emerson. Last time Bob Parker got almost 35% of the vote & this time he is getting more attention but Emerson refuses to debate him. She votes wrong on most issues, her husband, Ron Gladney, is a lawyer for the SEIU & her daughters are lobbyists for Monsanto & GM. She co-sponsored a bill for tax payers to help fund union pensions that are suffering. But to those who don’t follow what’s going on she appears to be be such a sweet, caring person. “She’s pro-life, doncha know?” Oh, she’s also a friend of DWS & has even donated to her campaign! She’s not much of a conservative in my eyes.”.........
Orrin Hatch needs to go and the two RINO senators from GA, Chambliss and Isakson. I think we are hopefully going to get rid of Chambliss next year.
Casey from PA BUT not sure that will happen since the cities are all BLUE but the rest of the state is RED! There is just no way to overtake the population of the cities!
True, but we will always detest Dems, and would love to see all of them go. Democrats are out in the open, and are more lockstep and monolithic than Republicans. This was put on display with the passage of Obamacare. I accept the fact that Democrats have beliefs and values that are diametrically opposed to mine. That’s why I would die before I’d vote for one. RINOs, however, often masquerade as conservatives to get elected, than once in office are anything but. They oppose and undermine conservative values and hinder the advancement of conservative policies. That is why they must be purged from the GOP.
McCain did choose Palin, but he never seemed comfortable with the choice.
He almost immediately, cast her to the wolves.
It was a vote of ‘no confidence’ from him that was promptly parlayed into a vote of ‘no confidence' from the public. He can blame himself for his failure because he was only grudging and half hearted in his support for his OWN choice!!
Anyone who has led the formation of a police state where the Homeland inSecurity has turned against conservatives and vets naming them a domestic terrorist threat - McLame, GOP leadership and is in constant but unprofessional freak out mode about terrorism.
Anyone who has stood up on their hind legs and denounced the Tea Party. McLame and GOPe leadership in the Senate and House.
Anyone who gave Rand Paul a hard time for standing up to the TSA sexual molestion crew.
Anyone who is so entrenched in political correctness that they see Islam as our harmless master and see themselves as “citizens of the world” and US (especially the military)as the property of the UN.
Those involved in refusing to answer the demand of the base to check Obama’s citizenship background in light of constitutional qualification requirements.
Ya know...right after McCains loss for pres the voters of AZ had a chance to retire him from the senate....and didnt. Its unclear what it would take to remove him b/c the voters seem happy w/ his performance. I suspect he’ll be around for some time.
I have military experience also, but would make a lousy senator for Arizona... but I would be a better Senator FROM anywhere FOR America than McCain has been.
I’d never get elected, though. I say what I think, too much!
I have a PC (personal computer)
I am PC (proudly conservative, passionately Christian)
I am NOT a lawyer...
Hey, VOTE for ME! (any Dog Catcher positions on the next ballot?)
AGREED 1000% !!!!!! Miss Lindsey needs to go..... I hope SC can rid the Senate of this RINO in 2014
A rino is a rino; a dem is a dem.
No one is going to agree with me all the time.
And I don’t think I would like you making up my list.
Would you like me doing yours?
You can be damn sure that the 2014 class of republican senators will be voting very conservative for the next couple of years.
And the existing conservative senators should keep the pressure on by denying unanimous consents so they can’t hide behind them and keep their conservative ratings artificially high.
Graham and Alexander and Thune need to smarten up or be gone. The same with Isaakson, Cochrane and Wicker. McConnell’s up in 2014 too. He should get his hat handed to him.