Skip to comments.Itís Time To Go RINO Hunting By Herman Cain
Posted on 06/10/2006 9:34:32 AM PDT by K-oneTexas
Its Time To Go RINO Hunting By Herman Cain June 7, 2006
The split in the majority party between conservatives and RINOs Republicans in Name Only first became apparent during last years debate over proposals to restructure the Social Security program. The chasm has only deepened this session in debates and votes in Congress on immigration, tax policy, spending and judicial nominees. Whether we agree or not with all aspects of President Bushs agenda, we at least know his positions. Conversely, Congressional Republicans are like a lost ship adrift at sea with no captain or compass.
President Bushs policy agenda focuses primarily on the following five key issues: ensuring our national security, strengthening the economy, restructuring Social Security, approving spending increases on seemingly every government program and budget request, and enacting a so-called comprehensive immigration policy. That policy ultimately provides amnesty for illegal aliens, although the president, RINOs and Democrats deny it.
The Republicans agenda in Congress is much harder to determine. When Republicans seized majority status just 12 years ago, they were united by the principles contained in the Contract with America and guided by the leadership of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. When Gingrich left Congress, the rudder fell off the Republican ship. Today, it may be easier to predict what the first Martian who lands on Earth will order for breakfast than the Congressional Republicans policy agenda.
For example, the Senate recently voted 62-36 to pass the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act. Twenty-three RINOs joined 38 Democrats and one Independent in support of the legislation. Five of those RINOs are oft-mentioned presidential wannabes, including Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN). What message does it send to the Republican Partys base when their Senate Majority Leader votes with 38 Democrats in support of a seriously flawed immigration reform bill? And just like the runaway costs of the misguided prescription drug bill, the senators have no idea what this bill will cost us in increased taxes and compromises to national security.
The message is clear. They take our votes for granted, and are trying to gain favor with those who are not even legal voting citizens yet, if ever.
President Bush last month signed the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act, a bill that will surely continue our strong and growing economy. Unfortunately, Congress missed a rare opportunity to enact landmark tax policy change. The bill only extends by two years the 15 percent tax rate on dividends and capital gains, and lifts for an additional year the Alternative Minimum Tax burden on middle-income families. Congress failed to lessen or completely eliminate the taxes on incomes, dividends, capital gains, estates or businesses. If a Democrat or RINO becomes president, we may not see significant tax policy change for generations, and we may never again see an economy this strong.
One reason Democrats and RINOs are aligned on so many issues is that the RINOs especially those likely to run for president in 2008 want to control the Republican Party and the policy agenda. They will move the party to the ideological left and even risk losing majority status to achieve their goals. The Democrats and RINOs see conservatives as the enemy, and all voters as pawns in a political chess game. Maybe the RINOs were never Republicans at all. They run as Republicans to get elected, then ignore the voters until the next election.
We can no longer look at the world of politics as merely a war between Republicans and Democrats. Ideological factions of growing size and influence exist within each party. It is these factions that are trying to determine the direction of policy for the foreseeable future.
Conservative and Republican voters must raise their collective voices to stop the RINO stampede and this love fest with liberal Democrats. First, we must continue to contact our members of Congress and the White House to let them know we are watching their votes and actions. Phone, email or fax your House representative and senators. Let them know where you stand on the common sense House immigration bill, and the key economic issues identified by the president.
Second, get involved in primary races. Primaries are often the only opportunity to determine the partys candidate in states and districts where the Republican nominee is virtually guaranteed victory in the general election. Find conservatives to challenge RINO incumbents in the primary and work to help them get elected. You may not receive support from the local or state party apparatus, but you may more than make up for that with the voices of grassroots support.
A clear line of demarcation runs through the ranks of Republicans in Congress, threatening our ability to ever enact real solutions to our biggest problems. Its time to go RINO hunting.
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It is a stupid article and already posted.
Herman Cain on top of it again.
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John Linder in the House(HR25) & Saxby Chambliss Senate(S25) offer a comprehensive bill to kill all federal income, SS/Medicare payroll, and gift/estate taxes outright replacing them with with a national retail sales tax administered by the states.
A bill to promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national retail sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.
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Meaningful dialog. Don't step on those tinkertoys and break one of them. K-one has a HC ping list that I am privileged to belong to and I like being alerted at Herman's articles. He is the best political hope for this country. We need men like this to move us out of the terminal big government phase.
The media, Dems and Republicans don't like people like Mr. Cain. He is trying too hard to restore ownership of the goverment to the people who hold the deed.
Since I was told to post exactly the way the article appear at the source, I appologize to all for the duplication.
The Moderator ahould remove this post since it is not necessary.
Stupid, eh? To a RINO Bushbot, maybe...
(As we say in Texas, "The hit dog always yelps". Nice whining yelp you have going, there...)
This Cain statement:
When Gingrich left Congress, the rudder fell off the Republican ship.
Is an absolute bullseye!
FR is a Conservative forum.
"A clear line of demarcation runs through the ranks of Republicans in Congress, threatening our ability to ever enact real solutions to our biggest problems. Its time to go RINO hunting."
We need to raise a little more 'Cain' a lot more often.
He is Spot On...we need to cull the RINO herds and knock off a bunch of them and replace with staunch Reagan-like conservatives. Bump for NeoCons.!
"We can no longer look at the world of politics as merely a war between Republicans and Democrats. Ideological factions of growing size and influence exist within each party. It is these factions that are trying to determine the direction of policy for the foreseeable future."
I think this hits the problem dead on. As conservatives we are being relegated to the same status as Blacks are in the RAT party. A couple symbolic votes, given verbal support and then after the election ignored.
The answer lies in supporting conservatives regardless of party. If the PUBS think they "own" us they have no reason to fear us.
In fact, it's a great article ... and is good e3nough to be posted twice. Especially since I missed the other post.
Glad to see it.
Pubbies don't need Frist as the leader. Frist is so RINO. Take for example his attitude on the criminal William Jefferson. Frist is a disgrace. He must be the twin brother of Arlen Specter.
Yep. Time to thin the herd!
Stupid? How so?
Would you care to elaborate or want to simply criticize absent any specificity or objective dialogue--a tactic the DIMS, usually resort to.
Sounds as if it were written by the Best President in the 20th Century, Ronald Wilson Reagan, may he Rest in Peace.
Herman Cain got my vote in the Republican Senate Primary. Johnny Isakson won, and I've been pretty satisfied with his voting record in the Senate, so far. But I'm waiting for my chance to vote for Herman Cain again.
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