Skip to comments.Top 10 RINOs (Republicans In Name Only)
Posted on 12/27/2005 4:43:40 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel
Ranked by the editors of Human Events
1. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R.I.)
Once approached by Democratic Leader Harry Reid to switch parties, Chafee has long supported liberal polices. 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 President's reelection and one of three who tried to gut Bush's tax cuts.
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Rep. Walter Jones of NC...stands out...
And, IMHO..Lindsay Graham is one.
Single women tend to treat abortion as their single issue basis for voting, and HEO seems to do the same.
HOW in the world were we duped into believing and voting for L. Graham?? HOW? We must have been asleep at the wheel...ughhhh. HOW did he get passed us? DANG IT!!
(posted earlier: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1547711/posts)
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.
Try not to notice that two of these lamebrains have been put forward as presidential candidates in 08 by many "conservatives" here on FR.
(Has heart attack as he tries to get out of his wheelchair and strike xcamel with his cane)
John McAsshat for sure.
What a pompous... Loosen up those temple garments Mitt.
Yeah, I can't believe McCain and Hagel didn't make the top 10. Heck, Lindsey would've made the top 15 for sure.
He's a problem, but he votes conservative over 80% of the time.
Every one of these should be targetted
...for defeat in the next election, I mean. :p
Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski (For the Bridge to Nowhere boondoggle)...Arnold Schwarzenegger...Michael Bloomberg
Possibly, but then again, you might be a FRino.
From one Dude to another..........be carefull with that kinda stuff....8^!