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Oh, No! It's 2009 [the Year of the RINO Hunter]
Human Events ^ | 2008-12-31 | Jed Babbin

Posted on 01/01/2009 4:48:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385

According to the Chinese calendar, 2008 was the “Year of the Rat.” But that’s a completely inadequate monicker for the year of Eliot Spitzer, Jeremiah Wright, Chris Matthews, Rod Blagojevich, Somali pirates, the Obama boom and the McCain bust.

2008 wasn’t the year of the Dark Knight. It was the year of the Joker: why so serious? What could be funnier than the possibility of Al Franken in the US Senate? Ok, ok. Banking Queen Barney Frank is, and maybe Sen. Caroline Kennedy would be.

And if those images aren’t bizarre enough for you, how about the facts that -- for a while at least -- the French President was speaking as if he liked us, and his nation managed to go a whole year without surrendering to anybody?

Some Iraqi reporter tossed his shoes at W and the Arab world is treating him like a big celebrity. C’mon, you guys. That punk isn’t a great celebrity: take that from a nation that just elected one president. No, we didn’t elect Paris Hilton. We did much worse than that.

Most importantly, 2008 was the Year of the RINO. Conservatives went from early February through November 4th with a low-grade headache and acid indigestion, and not even Dr. House could have diagnosed the cause. It wasn’t until November 5, when we recovered suddenly, that we knew.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2008review; happynewyear; mcbama; mccain; mccainsfailure; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; rino
If 2008 was the Year of the RINO, we’re going to make 2009 the Year of the RINO hunter.


1 posted on 01/01/2009 4:48:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 01/01/2009 4:49:56 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m sick of RINOs, we need to throw them ALL out.


3 posted on 01/01/2009 4:50:37 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: rabscuttle385

Start with Arnie in CA..

Get him out of there!


4 posted on 01/01/2009 4:50:40 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rabscuttle385

Start with Arnie in CA..

Get him out of there!


5 posted on 01/01/2009 4:50:44 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s start with McCain. Snowe, Collins, Hagel, and keep going until only conservatives are left.

And that’s just the Senate for starters.

Next the House, then the Governors, then...


6 posted on 01/01/2009 4:56:33 PM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: nmh

Sounded so nice, he said it twice.


7 posted on 01/01/2009 5:04:41 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: deannadurbin

While you’re at it, get rid of Romney and Huckabee while you’re at it. Purge those two losers out of the party. One’s a smarmy plastic flip-flopping big-government liberal who’ll say anything to get a vote, and the other’s a creepy little Elmer Gantry wannabe who tries to mix that ol’ time religion and Karl Marx.

They both gotta go.


8 posted on 01/01/2009 5:08:18 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("I love democracy. I love Free Republic")
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To: rabscuttle385
Unfortunately there are a lot of Rinos out there.
Me thinks they just don't have the gonads to admit it.
9 posted on 01/01/2009 5:14:11 PM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: TigersEye; Grunthor; hiredhand; NFHale

10 posted on 01/01/2009 5:53:23 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sink or swim, RINOs! ;^)


11 posted on 01/01/2009 5:59:39 PM PST by TigersEye (I threw my shoe at Mohammed and hit Allah in the butt.)
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To: rabscuttle385
The "purge Rino's" thing started in earnest about four years ago and Pelosi and Reid have been leading Congress since. We need more of that??

Expecting all R's to behave the same is crazy. You're not going to get a pure conservative elected in Maine.

IMHO... we need all the R's we can get, whether RINO's or not. Its all about who LEADS... the leaders set the legislative agenda, they have the power.

"It's about the leadership, stupid!"

12 posted on 01/01/2009 6:42:51 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: rabscuttle385
We had a little fun with John Edwards and Sarah Palin last year. Moose (mousse) hunters. A definite role reversal.
13 posted on 01/01/2009 7:18:41 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: 1-Eagle
IMHO... we need all the R's we can get, whether RINO's or not.

Your post is in conflict with your tagline. Many RINOs are, in fact, Socialist fools.

14 posted on 01/01/2009 7:38:38 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton
Your post is in conflict with your tagline. Many RINOs are, in fact, Socialist fools.

To one degree or another, I would agree... but you completely miss the point that Pelosi would no longer have her nasty little hands on legislative agenda if we had more R's than D's. Get it?

15 posted on 01/01/2009 7:44:09 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: 1-Eagle
To one degree or another, I would agree... but you completely miss the point that Pelosi would no longer have her nasty little hands on legislative agenda if we had more R's than D's. Get it?

I think I get it...you're in favor of Socialist fools setting the legislative agenda as long as they're Republicans.

16 posted on 01/01/2009 7:51:35 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton; 1-Eagle
I think I get it...you're in favor of Socialist fools setting the legislative agenda as long as they're Republicans.

Some "conservatives" believe that Socialism and authoritarian Big Government is okay, so long as it's run by big-R Republicans and advances their own vision of society.

17 posted on 01/01/2009 7:54:31 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Prokopton
I think I get it...you're in favor of Socialist fools setting the legislative agenda as long as they're Republicans.

I'll take that bait.... so name a recent GOP leader in congress that was a socialist fool. Lets pick apart Newt Gingrich for starters... he was just another Stalin, eh?

18 posted on 01/01/2009 7:55:27 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: 1-Eagle; Prokopton
I'll take that bait.... so name a recent GOP leader in congress that was a socialist fool.

McCain!

Oh wait, I was supposed to name a GOP leader. My bad.

19 posted on 01/01/2009 7:59:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
Some "conservatives" believe that Socialism and authoritarian Big Government is okay, so long as it's run by big-R Republicans and advances their own vision of society.

So how bad a socialist was Trent Lott or Newt Gingrich? Tell me... I want to hear this. Make a case that GOP leadership has been socialist. Just try it... it might be fun, or at least humorous.

I suppose its much better to continue to purge the R's, as you suggest, of less-than-perfect conservatives and continue letting Pelosi and Reid tinker with Fannie Mae, and the country at large, I suppose. Things have been so much better with their grimy little hands on the legislative agenda.. /sarcasm off

20 posted on 01/01/2009 8:00:16 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain!

Oh wait, I was supposed to name a GOP leader. My bad.

LoL. Good point! Yep, we let a corrupt system that allows crossover voting to appoint our presidential candidate and we suffered for it. I had hoped not to have to live through another Dole/Kemp type of campaign experience but damn if it didn't happen. Bob Dole was another great veteran, wonderful man, who went down in flames to yet another young candidate with a "hope" or "change" message.

I'd still like to know how GOP is going to avoid letting a McCain happen again. States like NY that have a liberal voting streak should have a reduction in convention votes... say by 75%. Thats one way to fix it.

We weren't hoping for a "maverick" and any avid readers of Ann Coulter will recognize immediately that "maverick" is nothing but newspeak for "RINO".

21 posted on 01/01/2009 8:07:40 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: 1-Eagle; Prokopton
Make a case that GOP leadership has been socialist.

George W. Bush.

No explanation is necessary, other than to point to the recent Socialist bailouts spearheaded by Paulson and Bush or to the Socialist amnesties for illegal aliens put forth by Kennedy, McCain, and Bush.

22 posted on 01/01/2009 8:08:43 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
Make a case that GOP leadership has been socialist.

George W. Bush.

No explanation is necessary, other than to point to the recent Socialist bailouts spearheaded by Paulson and Bush or to the Socialist amnesties for illegal aliens put forth by Kennedy, McCain, and Bush.

Well, Bush, to his credit, used a small provision in the "bailout" to give the money to banks rather than Fannie Mae, but I would agree he hasn't been the best President and I'm disappointed in many things he did or his "sins of ommission" by failing to use his veto pen.

As Governor of Texas, he, like Palin, worked with Democrats and Republicans and had this "who cares who gets the credit" attitude and it worked great in Texas. It can work sometimes on the State level, but it is never going to work in DC where you have diehard socialist that look to every tragedy as another opportunity to nationalize something and I think they would institute full-blown communism if they had a chance. It was very telling, that little slip by Maxine Waters when she was grilling the oil-company execs about gas prices... almost said it out loud that she and her communist friends would love to nationalize the refinery companies.

You know, why don't we stop referring to them as socialists and just come right out and call them communists? Thats what they really want to be anyway. Jimmy Carter was a socialist, but these "progressives" we have to deal with today are not your Carter style socialists.

23 posted on 01/01/2009 8:20:01 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: bestintxas
Sounds great TX, but who is going to run against them? Got someone lined up for their offices? From what I have seen, there aren't many lining up to contest the seats.
24 posted on 01/01/2009 8:21:23 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Conservatives went from early February through November 4th with a low-grade headache and acid indigestion, and not even Dr. House could have diagnosed the cause.

“That would be wrong, Mr. Babbin. How about ‘a large part of the American political spectrum, left to right, is playing “Are You Smarter Than Trig Palin?”...and losing’? Really, I can’t even watch that s**t anymore. It makes my thigh throb. Even through enough Vicodin to kill Amy Winehouse. Don’t try me, Mr. Babbin. Don’t even try me. This cane hurts. By the way, I saw your vice-presidential nominee. If you, at least the men among you, had any medical problems between Labor Day weekend and Election Day other than an erection that lasted longer than four hours, you either weren’t paying attention, you were homosexual or you were dead.”

25 posted on 01/01/2009 8:29:42 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: 1-Eagle

I’ve been saying people should just call them Communists.


26 posted on 01/01/2009 8:39:22 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: 1-Eagle
I'll take that bait.... so name a recent GOP leader in congress that was a socialist fool

Hardly baiting. When I posted, "Many RINOs are, in fact, Socialist fools." you replied, "To one degree or another, I would agree..."

If you want a list, you could start out with the roll call of Republicans who voted for the "bailout".

27 posted on 01/01/2009 8:59:27 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Emperor Palpatine

While you’re at it, if you’re expecting perfection in a candidate you’ll wait a long time, while you’re at it.

:)


28 posted on 01/01/2009 10:11:43 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: TADSLOS

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29 posted on 01/01/2009 10:12:15 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
We’ll be activist, even more than we have in the past. The Obama administration -- coupled with the most liberal congress in memory -- will be working at a fevered pace to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, confirm liberal judges, and block economic recovery with tax increases and global warming schemes. They’ll try to make every liberal nostrum that’s been percolating on the back burner for eight years the law of the land. If the Senate RINO caucus joins the Dems to prevent a filibuster, we’ll hammer them all. From here on, the Gang of 14 -- what’s left of them -- won’t be given any free passes.

Hmmmm...let's see, "Gang of 14" (scratches head in a puzzled manner)...who are those people? (snaps fingers) Oh, wait, I know! Isn't the McMaverick part of that group?
/sarc

30 posted on 01/02/2009 3:37:40 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: 1-Eagle
I'd still like to know how GOP is going to avoid letting a McCain happen again.

They won't. It was his "turn."

31 posted on 01/02/2009 3:43:44 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: RichInOC
Conservatives went from early February through November 4th with a low-grade headache and acid indigestion, and not even Dr. House could have diagnosed the cause.

“That would be wrong, Mr. Babbin. How about ‘a large part of the American political spectrum, left to right, is playing “Are You Smarter Than Trig Palin?”...and losing’?..."

I will never be accused of being in Sarah's "rah-rah corner", but, even if you are channeling Greg House, that remark was uncalled for.

32 posted on 01/02/2009 5:06:15 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: gidget7

Since you asked, why not Palin for Murkowski in Alaska?

There are young, driven conservatives such as the likes of Eric Cantor, Jeff Flake, Thad Cotter, Paul Ryan, Mike Pence and Bobby Jindahl living in Nebraska, Maine or Arizona.

We just do not know of them as well yet.


33 posted on 01/02/2009 7:50:54 AM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Conservatives went from early February through November 4th with a low-grade headache and acid indigestion, and not even Dr. House could have diagnosed the cause. It wasn’t until November 5, when we recovered suddenly, that we knew.”

The GOP has a likely fatal case of....RINOS!


34 posted on 01/02/2009 8:48:19 AM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“While you’re at it, get rid of Romney and Huckabee”

And Rudy.


35 posted on 01/02/2009 8:51:17 AM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: rabscuttle385

Excellent cartoon.


36 posted on 01/02/2009 8:51:44 AM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: 1-Eagle

“Expecting all R’s to behave the same is crazy”

They are expected to stick to the platform or go find another that more suits their views.


37 posted on 01/02/2009 8:52:44 AM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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To: MaggieCarta

You’re right. I apologize to Trig.


38 posted on 01/02/2009 9:05:39 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Grunthor
“Expecting all R’s to behave the same is crazy”

They are expected to stick to the platform or go find another that more suits their views.

So, ok, by your standards it may be a thousand years before we may again have a majority in Congress. I can't wait that long, and I'm not sure the Republic can survive that long under mostly unfettered liberal rule.

I'm trying to tell you that it is not realistic to expect a party full of Newt Gingrichs in our lifetime. I'm also trying to get the point across that with a few more R's of any stripe, we wouldn't have liberals leading the House and Senate. Its the leadership that sets the agenda. Can you get that?

39 posted on 01/05/2009 12:41:12 PM PST by 1-Eagle (Today is just another day we fight to take back our country from the socialist fools.)
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To: 1-Eagle

“So, ok, by your standards it may be a thousand years before we may again have a majority in Congress.”

I care if the GOP holds power why, again? We’ve seen that they only sound conservative when they hold no power, when they win, however they throw conservatives and their values under the damned bus.

“I’m not sure the Republic can survive that long under mostly unfettered liberal rule.”

Why not? We’ve done ok for the last 8 years.

“I’m trying to tell you that it is not realistic to expect a party full of Newt Gingrichs in our lifetime.”

How about a party in which the supposed adherents agree with and advance the platform or GTFO?

“I’m also trying to get the point across that with a few more R’s of any stripe, we wouldn’t have liberals leading the House and Senate......Can you get that?”

You are confusing Conservatives with Republicans. The two really have very little in common anymore. Can you get that?


40 posted on 01/05/2009 2:15:43 PM PST by Grunthor (Democracy: Theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard)
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