Skip to comments.Top 10 RINO's (Human Events List)
Posted on 12/27/2005 11:12:52 AM PST by WatchYourself
1. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) Once approached by Democratic Leader Harry Reid to switch parties, Chafee has long supported liberal policies. He backs legal abortion, gay rights, federal-funded health care, strict environmental protections and a higher minimum wage. Opposes ANWR drilling. Also was the only Republican in Congress not to endorse the Presidents reelection and one of three who tried to gut Bushs tax cuts.
2. Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) A self-described centrist, Snowe scored a 100% pro-choice voting record as scored by NARAL and consistently votes with Democrats on social issues.
3. Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) Snarlin Arlen warned Bush not to nominate judges who might overturn Roe v. Wade, joined Chaffee reducing tax cuts and supported Democrats on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, HMO and overtime regulation. Also opposed school choice in Washington, D.C.
4. Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) Voted with liberals on the 1999 tax cut, campaign finance reform and the partial-birth abortion ban. Also advocated pay-as-you-go tax cuts with spending increases in 2004, leading to a budget never agreed upon between the House and Senate.
5. Rep. Christopher Shays (Conn.) He led the House fight for McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. Hes also prone to back environmental causes, gun control and abortion rights. He had no GOP challenger in 2004, but narrowly escaped defeat, 52% to 48%, by a Democratic opponent in the general election.
6. Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.) Helped unions raise pay and unionize Indian casinos. Has said, I believe in a limited government, low taxes, a tough approach to crime. ... But I also believe in an activist government. Im not one of those laissez-faire types.
7. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (N.Y.) Over the course of his 23-year career, hes gained considerable power (chairman of the Science Committee), despite amassing one of the most liberal voting records of any House Republican. Fought back conservative challengers in 2000 and 2002 and could face a GOP challenge in 06.
8. Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) Has said, I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. Supports civil unions and stringent gun laws. After visiting Houston, he criticized the citys aesthetics, saying, This is what happens when you dont have zoning.
9. Rep. Michael Castle (Del.) As president of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership and key player in the so-called Tuesday Group lunches, he is a ring-leader of RINOs. Hes teamed with Democrats to make federal funding of embryonic stem cell research one of his top priorities.
10. Rep. Jim Leach (Iowa) One of only six House Republicans to vote against the Iraq War resolution in 2002, he was also the only Republican to vote against President Bushs 2003 tax cuts. His support for environmental causes and abortion rights has won him liberal fans.
Yea, those two liberal women from CT were omitted -- the governor and Congresswoman Johnson.
MuhKAIN?? Insane MkCaine Mutineer???
Thanks for the post.
Two of the biggest RINO's were left off the list. Rudi Guiliani and Ahnold Schwarzy.... hardcore liberal Republicans.
Add John McCain and (up)Chuck Hagel.
EMAIL 'em here....
I can't believe "The Manchurian Candidate" didn't make the top 10?
McCain will always be number 1 in my heart. :) In this List at least.
A question for those who live under RINO rule. When your RINO runs for re-election, does his or her RAT opponent try to paint said RINO as a right-wing wacko extremist Christian fundamentalist Bush-bot who wants to pollute the air, poison the water, starve schoolchildren and freeze old folk?
One of the best RINOs, Connie Morella of MD, got re-districted out of office.
This list is another good reason I can't wait for the Northeastern region to secede from the union. The rest of us won't shoot at you this time.
How come McCaine didn't make the top 10?
I agree, it should be more like top 20 so Pirro, Rudy, Bloomberg, DeWine, etc. could have made it.
Give the Norheat corridor to Canada. End the mess.
You are so right.
Where's RINO Jim Kolbe?
In his own weird way, Colmes actually makes some sense some of the time. At least he's consistent.
"federal-funded health care"
This crosses the line. How the hell is Chafee a republican?
And where is John McCain? He should be #2.
"Two of the biggest RINO's were left off the list. Rudi Guiliani and Ahnold Schwarzy.... hardcore liberal Republicans."
At least they don't actively disrpupt the party. Say what you will about Giuliani, I'm not big on his social issues believe me, but at least he is on our side when it comes to the War on Terror and when he campaigned for Bush, he actually campaigned.
Arnold is a great fiscal conservative and he irritates the left to no small degree.
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